My apologies for not writing to you sooner about our visit in Liguria with Dino (July 16th, 2011). We had a magnificent day visiting Cinque Terre and Portofino. Dino was a great guide and driver and brought us to some truly unique places and memorable vantage points to create some great memories. The drive up and down the hills above Cinque Terre were some of the most remarkable roads I have ever seen. No wonder these towns were only accessible by sea for most of their history. I would strongly recommend your organization and look forward to future opportunities to visit Italy.
5 Day Leisurely-Paced Private Vacation. Experience the Best of Florence and Gems of Tuscany Your Way. Lgbt Friendly Florence Tuscany Tour Package combines stunning artistic and architectural wonders with the haunting beauty of the local countryside. All the ingredients for a superb Italian vacation! Experience exquisite art, stunning countryside, hilltop historical towns, off the beaten path villages, and world renowned vineyards. Savor the timeless beauty and artistic heritage of the art-filled towns of Florence Lucca, Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano. Discover medieval and Renaissance gems your way, your pace, your style. Lgbt Friendly Florence Tuscany Tour Package offers authentic life-enriching travel experiences. In addition, you have downtime to soak up the local ambiance.
Explore colorful landscapes, celebrated art, and cultural traditions. Renaissance masterpieces in Florence and amazing scenery awaiting your discovery in Tuscany. Each day reveals a different Italian story which offers you fun and entertainment. Our expert local guides personal insights will engage in ways that show you more than just the sights. Plus, because we take care of logistics you get the most from your precious vacation time!
Lgbt Friendly Florence Tuscany Tour Package is private with no pre-set departure dates. versa. This sample itinerary can be personalized to suit your needs and dreams. Everything we do is customized to fit into your unique interests. You have the flexibility to choose your accommodation style, add extra nights, and tours that fit your needs. Tell our Italy based vacation consulting team if you would like to visit a place that is not mentioned in the itinerary. We work with you to help get you the most out of your trip to suit your taste and interests. Contact us to plan your own custom tour.
Day 1 Florence – Welcome to Florence the Birthplace of Renaissance!
Private Arrival Transfer
Florence City Tour in the Footsteps of Michelangelo,
Private Guided Walking Tour with Accademia Skip the Line Access
Day 2 Florence – Florence Adventure in the Renaissance Word of Art
Private Guided Walking Tour with Uffizi Skip the Line Access
Day 3 Florence – Travel through the Middle Ages in the heart of Tuscany
Private Guided Chauffeured Tour of Pisa and Lucca
Day 4 Florence – Travel back to the Middle Ages in the heart Tuscany
Private Guided Chauffeured Tour of Siena and San Gimignano
Day 5 Your unforgettable vacation ends. Arrivederci!
Private Departure Transfer.
Day 1 Florence - Welcome to Florence the Birthplace of Renaissance!
Private Arrival Transfer
Upon arrival at Florence airport/railway station you are transferred by private a/c deluxe vehicle to your hotel. Rest for a bit before exploring the Cradle of the Italian Renaissance and get acquainted with the city.
Private Guided Florence Discovery Walking Tour with Skip the Line Accademia Access
Get to know the Renaissance city and learn how life changed forever during this epic period. Face-to-face with the real David Florence’s most treasured work of art and symbol of the city. Delve into the Renaissance. Soak up the atmosphere of this sophisticated city. Florence is also famous for its fashion boutiques, leather articles and its large street market. Hear historical facts and experience breathtaking treasures. Discover Piazza della Signoria center of Florentine life. Enjoy the medieval Ponte Vecchio the city’s oldest bridge. At the Academia Gallery meet the real David the archetype of male beauty set in marble and symbol of the city. You will be overwhelmed by the sight of this huge statue with its impressive strength coming from his eyes and muscles. Up so close the realism in David facial expression, the curves of his muscles even the rippling veins in his arms are amazing. Tour ends with advice on where to eat and best local entertainment hangouts. Evening free to do as you please.
Day 2 Florence - Experience Sophisticated Florence Your Way
Private Guided Best of Florence Walking Tour with Skip the Line Uffizi Gallery Access
Follow a charming route through Florence back streets imagining Michelangelo, Leonardo, Botticelli and Raphael who traveled along the same paths. Feel part of the history and experience the events through the eyes of the artists. With the help of your friendly local guide you won’t just see Florence, you’ll truly experience it. Relive the Renaissance with informative stories and anecdotes that bring art and history to life. Step inside the Basilica of Santa Croce, burial site of Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Galileo. Sample the colossal art collection of the Uffizi Gallery. Your expert art historian guide leads you through the museum where its 45 rooms showcase paintings by artists such as Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian. Enjoy a fun-filled exploration of art as your guide unlocks the art museum wonders, reveals the history of the museum, the role played by the Medici family and the secrets behind the world’s most important collection of Renaissance art. Rest of the day free to do as you please.
Day 3 Florence – Experience Pisa and Lucca Tuscany Art Towns
Private Guided Chauffeured Tuscany Escape
Travel through the heart of Tuscany in comfort and style by private a/c deluxe vehicle. Head out of the city to experience Pisa and Lucca. During the journey your expert driver/guide armed with insider knowledge introduces you to the history and legends of Pisa and Lucca glorious past. Explore medieval Pisa and discover why the tilted Leaning Tower leans. Enter and climb this true wonder of the medieval world skipping the lines. Savor Pisa’s rich architectural heritage. Stroll the famous Piazza dei Miracoli housing the striking Leaning Tower, the impressive Duomo and the largest Baptistery in Italy. Delve into Lucca’s rich art and history. Lucca is a miniature walled art town with a colorful history that stretches back to the days of the Romans. Almost no cars are allowed inside the medieval walls and Renaissance ramparts which have been converted into a lovely treed park. Locals use bicycles, which impart an additional charm to the city. When in Lucca bike and ride as the locals do!. At the end of your private guided Pisa and Lucca day trip your personable driver/guide transfers you back to Florence. Rest of the day free to do as you please.
Day 4 Florence – Enjoy the Quintessential Medieval Hilltop Towns of Siena and San Gimignano
Private Guided Chauffeured Journey that Blends the Sophistication and Heritage of Tuscany
Delight in the scents and flavors of Tuscany. Travel back to the Middle Ages in the heart of the Italian countryside lined by cypresses, vineyards, and olive groves. Delve in the heart of Chianti Classico sampling the red wine that made the region famous. Enjoy imposing castles en route to the historical towns of Siena and San Gimignano. Along the way your driver/guide will explain the history, show you places not in the guide books and tell you about the Italian themselves. Experience San Gimignano the Town of Towers. Step back in time and discover all of the rich history and architecture that this UNESCO World Heritage Site holds. San Gimignano Italy best preserved fortified hilltop town features Roman ruins and medieval architecture. Stroll the cobbled streets, marvel at the thick protective city walls, and the remaining 13 towers. The small walled village of San Gimignano offers visitors the chance to step back in time while enjoying its local products including saffron and its white wine, the Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Curiosities will let you experience the story of Siena and the way in which old important buildings were made. Walk through the narrow medieval streets of the wards of the famed Palio horse race. Discover the famous Piazza del Campo, the city’s great scallop-shaped piazza. Stroll hidden corners and mysterious streets where time seems to have stopped. It is here where history and legend meet! Evening free to do as you please in Florence.
Day 5 Your unforgettable vacation ends. Arrivederci!
Private Florence Departure Transfer to Florence Airport or Florence Railway Station.
PRIVATE TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES
Day 1 – Private Florence Arrival Transfer by a/c Deluxe Vehicle.
Day 1 – 3hrs Private Walking Tour led by Licensed Local Guide with Reservations and Tickets to Skip the Line at the Accademia Gallery
Day 2 – 3hrs Private Walking Tour led by Licensed Local Guide with Reservations and Tickets to Skip the Line at the Uffizi Gallery
Day 3 – 8hrs Private Chauffeured Tuscany Tour of Pisa and Lucca led by Licensed Local Driver Guide by a/c Deluxe Vehicle with Reservations and Tickets to Skip the Line at Pisa Leaning Tower.
Day 4 – 8hrs Private Chauffeured Tuscany Tour of Siena and San Gimignano led by Licensed Local Driver Guide by a/c Deluxe Vehicle.
Day 5 – Private Departure Transfer by a/c Deluxe Vehicle.
PRIVATE TOUR PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE
MEALS & DRINKS
TIPS & GRATUITIES (Optional)
ANYTHING NOT EXPRESSLY MENTIONED AS INCLUDED
We offer you the opportunity to associate any type of property to this land package and customize it as you wish. Choosing the right hotels for your upcoming vacation can be an overwhelming affair. Our first-hand knowledge enables us to match the perfect accommodation tailored to your itinerary. As part of the trip planning service based on your budget and travel style, we recommend and help you booking gay-friendly hotels that fit your needs. Speak to someone who’s been there.
Please inquire for a custom quote. The price of our tailor-made private vacations is quoted on an individual basis depending on party size and activity choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.
As a general rule, the minimum cost of a curated itinerary is €800 per couple per day (excluding airfares). Please keep in mind that every vacation, like every guest, is different. No two are alike which is why costs can vary a lot and it will depend on the services and travel arrangements you decide to include.
What are the departure dates for the Lgbt Friendly Florence Tuscany Tour Package?
There are no set departure dates for Nancy Aiello tour packages because every tour is private, which means that you can depart on whatever day you wish.
Do we skip the lines ?
Yes. This tour package includes priority-entrance tickets to skip the lines. Your tickets will be pre-booked and prepaid for fast hassle-free entry. Recently due to increased security concerns, new screening procedures were put in place for entry to the popular sites. Due to increased security measures ALL visitors must pass through security checks and metal detectors, even those with skip the line access. Because of the security measures, the lines for entry the major attractions may be quite long during peak seasons and holidays. However, no time will be wasted. Your experienced guide will use this time to provide an overview and contextualization for the tour.
Do you combine people to share the tour?
No. We specialize in individual and family private tours. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form small groups. Our private tour packages mean that you do not share your tour with anyone else.
Are meals included in the Lgbt Friendly Florence Tuscany Tour Package?
We understand that local food is an important component of any Italy trip. Everybody has different tastes and we have found that our guests enjoy the spontaneity of discovering restaurants on their own. As a result, we intentionally do not include any meals in the itinerary. In addition, your private guides and drivers will be happy to recommend restaurants if you ask.
Lgbt Friendly Florence Tuscany Tour Package Customized For You!
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I just wanted to let you know that Tim and I really enjoyed our time with Lucia. Not just the skipping of the queues but she had a lot of knowledge and grasped what would interest a 10 year old. I am glad we booked with you and I will certainly use the company again on another trip.
I had been working with another touring agency for two weeks and was continually frustrated that I was getting no where in defining costs, which was important for our budget. They made an initial excellent recommendation about seeing Florence first, but that was it. After 2 weeks, I gave up and searched the web, finding your company among others. The description of your agency and the length of time in business was what made me send an initial inquiry. Within 24 hours, not only had you detailed an itinerary to work from, you had all the costs associated with it! The promptness and detail was what won me over immediately. Rachel was excellent and accommodating to work with. Not only were the initial planning emails detailed and the final reservations easy, your organization followed through wonderfully on every aspect. The drivers were courteous and careful, and dressed in suits and ties even in the hot Italian weather (we encouraged them to lose the coat and tie to be more comfortable). Our drive from Pisa to Rome was especially memorable due to the driver’s congeniality; we even invited him to eat with us. As an opera singer, he regaled us with some of his work and our young daughter reciprocated with her own version of Sunrise, Sunset.
The tour guide in Florence, Elizabetta, was energetic, extremely knowledgeable with a masters in Art History and who was also sensitive to our kid’s needs to stop for a drink or some gelato. Again, we asked her to join us for lunch where we could converse some more. Our stop at her favorite gelato shop resulted in us going there 3 more times before leaving Florence. If it wasn’t so hot, we could have gone on for several more hours.
Our tour guide in Rome, Linda, was great; with children of her own, she was sensitive to my son and daughter. She moved at a quicker pace, skipping over some things to get at areas or topics that would be more interesting for the kids.
The cost of the tour seemed expensive to us at first and is why we deleted some things from our original plan. However, after being with the quality of individuals assigned to us, we think that the value for the money is worth it. We will not hesitate to book with you again or to recommend you to friends planning trips to Italy.
Thank you for helping make our trip to Italy memorable and enjoyable. Please feel free to use this letter or any part of it as testimonial on your website.