Palaces, thermal pools, medieval cities, wonderful food and a journey on a vintage steam train. With its treasure trove of sights and delights, Tuscany in spring is an amazing duo! Image: Siena Treno Natura Locomotiva Foto F. Magonio
Detailed Overview

Hotel

4* Grand Hotel Le Fonti, Chianciano

The Grand Hotel Le Fonti awaits you in the heart of Chianciano. Among the hotels in the center of Chianciano Terme, the Grand Hotel le Fonti is an ideal place to take care of your well-being thanks to the presence of the spa and discover the magical villages scattered in the Tuscan countryside. The Grand Le Fonti is a beautiful historic building dating back to the early 1900s, completely renovated and subjected to a careful restyling process, positioned along the main street of the town from where it dominates the central Piazza Italia.

• Telephone • Air-conditioning • Hairdryer • Safe • Satellite TV • Wi-Fi • Restaurant • Bar •

Price includes

  • Return ferry crossing

  • 2 Overnights in the Metz area including international buffet breakfast and 3-course dinner   

  • 2 Overnights in the Como area including international buffet breakfast and 3-course dinner  

Resort Hotel

  • 5 nights at the Grand Hotel Le Fonti with international buffet breakfast

  • A welcome drink at the main hotel

  • A 3-course welcome dinner

  • 3-course dinner with choice of menu for 3 nights

  • 1 night traditional local dinner

  • Pecorino tasting in Pienza

  • 2-hour guided tour of Perugia

  • 2-hour guided tour of Assisi

  • Vintage steam train ticket

  • Visit to the Castiglione d'Orcia Spring Festival

  • Porterage



Image: Siena Treno Natura Locomotiva Foto F. Magonio

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We catch the early morning ferry and head to our first overnight hotel in the Metz area.

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Day 2

Journey to the second overnight hotel in the Como area.

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Day 3

Arrive in Tuscany for welcome drinks at the main hotel.

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Day 4

Montepulciano, Bagno Vignoni & Cheese Tasting in Pienza
The dignified, renaissance character of the Montepulciano cityscape is reflected in the countless exquisite palaces which line the streets. Enjoy the historic Piazza Grande before we travel to Pienza where we will visit a pecorino cheese producer to sample this wonderful cheese. We then make our way to Bagno Vignoni where you will find a large thermal pool in the town centre.

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Day 5

Day at Leisure in Chianciano Terme
Today is yours to explore Chianciano Terme. Both the old town and the surroundings are worth a visit: the medieval village is home to interesting architecture, religious and museums: must-sees are the Clock Tower, the Archaeological Museum of Waters and the Art Museum which houses antique and contemporary works from Guttuso to Munch.

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Day 6

Perugia & Assisi
Today we meet our guide and head for the centre of Perugia. Hardly changed since the Middle Ages, Perugia has a rich treasure trove of sights. We then continue to Assisi, the birthplace of St Francis whose art and religious sites have charmed visitors from all over the world.

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Day 7

Vintage Steam Train & Castiglione d'Orcia Spring Festival
Join the vintage steam train journey to Castiglione d'Orcia for the Spring Festival. Here you'll have plenty of time to browse the small markets of handicraft, taste olive oils and high-quality wines, watch street artist's shows and listen to folk music. In the charming, cobblestone central piazza of Castiglione d'Orcia there is a beautiful travertine fountain, medieval buildings, several shops and artisans' galleries. There is also Romanesque churches of Santa Maria Maddalena and Santi Stefano e Degna, the latter of which houses two Madonna with Child paintings, one by Simone Martini and the other by Pietro Lorenzetti.

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Day 8

We begin our return journey to our overnight hotel in the Como area.

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Day 9

Continuing to retrace our steps, we arrive at our overnight hotel in Metz.

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Day 10

We return to Calais for our ferry crossing and then return to the local area.

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