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Best of Florence & Chianti (Tour code: 11710)

Starts and Ends
in Florence
Travel Periods
01 Nov 23 - 10 Nov 24
Experience
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
Be astonished by the endless beauties of historical Florence, the fruitful vineyards and medieval villages of the Chianti region!

Highlights

Discover the old vineyards and olive groves which characterize the splendid Chianti territory and visit Monteriggioni, Montalcino and Montepulciano!

Delicious lunch and wine tasting in a Chianti vineyard

Visit to the world-famous Accademia Gallery and admire the "David by Michelangelo"

4 days
From
AUD 1,433
per person, twin share
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Overview

Florence is an unmissable destination on your trip to Italy: this city has so many incredible monuments, squares, museums, boutiques, gelato shops and restaurants! A visit to this city can only be made even more unique by combining it with a trip to the Chianti region. Chianti is one of the most beautiful and representative regions of Tuscany's countryside, with endless rows of grapes, olive groves, sunflowers, cypress tree-lined roads and incredibly beautiful villages.

Peace of mind booking plan
  1. ENTIRE Cooling-Off Period
  2. ENTIRE AUD Prices
  3. ENTIRE Change of Mind
  4. ENTIRE Industry Accredited
  5. ENTIRE On Ground Support
  6. ENTIRE Australian Owned

Inclusions

3 nights in Florence at Hotel Cellai - 4 * or similar
Private arrival & departure transfers to/from the train station or airport
Daily Breakfast
Half-day private guided walking tour of Florence with Accademia Gallery
Small group Chianti Classico, Montalcino, Montepulciano full day tour with Wine tasting and lunch (Min 4pax – Max 8 pax)
Skip-the-line tickets to the Accademia Gallery

Day 1 Florence

Welcome to Florence! Transfer from the airport/station to your hotel.

Overnight in Florence at the Hotel Cellai or similar.

Florence
Ponte Vecchio, Florence

Day 2 Florence

After breakfast, meet your guide at the hotel to begin a 4 hour private walking tour of Florence and its superb Accademia Gallery!

This tour will lead you to the most fascinating and interesting places of the city. In the Accademia Gallery, you will have the chance to admire the most famous statue in the world, the imposing David of Michelangelo, a sculpture of absolute beauty and icon of the Renaissance period. During the visit at the Gallery, you will also find other incredible and important masterpieces.
Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Florence at the Hotel Cellai or similar.

Important notes: the Accademia Gallery is closed on Mondays, therefore for packages starting on Sunday, Day 2 and Day 3 of the itinerary will be inverted.

Breakfast
Florence
Details of the Cathedral's facade, Florence

Day 3 Florence Chianti Region Florence

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be meeting your guide and start your full day small group tour to the Chianti region- Montalcino, Montepulciano with Wine tasting and lunch.

Continuing along a scenic road, we have the opportunity to appreciate the picturesque village of Monteriggioni, a charming medieval gem still encircled by its ancient walls. Moving forward, we arrive at a region that presents a breathtaking contrast to the Crete territory - the lush Val d'Orcia, a UNESCO heritage site, boasting a harmonious landscape of rolling hills adorned with cypress trees. This enchanting scenery is dotted with castles, churches, ancient villages of Etruscan origin, and farms that follow the route of the famous "Via Francigena".

At a historic farm, a guided 2-course lunch-tasting will be served, featuring the renowned Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello, and Supertuscan wines. An extensive selection of local products, along with a delectable homemade fruit pie, will also be offered. Following this, guests will have the opportunity to explore the cellars and enjoy some leisure time.

We will then make a stop in the medieval village of Montalcino, which is graced with fortified walls adorned with towers and houses a magnificent 14th-century fortress, offering panoramic views of Val d'Orcia. Montalcino also boasts narrow streets lined with numerous wineries and artisan shops, showcasing locally-produced goods.

Lastly, after a short journey on a scenic road, we will reach Montepulciano, a hilltop town nestled between Val d'Orcia and Val di Chiana, enclosed by protective walls. This town is renowned for its Noble wine, derived from the vineyards that surround it. You can take a leisurely stroll along the steep streets and elegant squares, admiring the splendid Renaissance buildings and churches. Furthermore, a visit to one of the many wine cellars in the old town will provide an opportunity to indulge in delightful wine tastings. We will then return to Florence.

Overnight in Florence at the Hotel Cellai or similar.

Please be advised that if the tour does not meet the minimum requirement of 4 participants, an alternative private option will be provided for an additional fee.

Breakfast, Lunch
Florence → Chianti Region → Florence
Vineyards in Chianti

Day 4 Florence

After breakfast at the hotel, you'll be transferred to the train station or airport for your departure.

Breakfast
Florence
View of Florence

Additional information

Official language
Italian
Local currency
EURO
  • We work with a selection of hotels in each location. All bookings are subject to availability, which means our team will confirm your specific hotels upon confirmation and payment of deposit. The package price is based on 4-star accommodation.

  • Please be advised that due to operational reasons, if the package begins on Mondays and Wednesdays, the order of tours on day 2 and day 3 will be reversed.

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package

FAQs

Who are Entire Travel Group?

Welcome to Entire Travel Group. We offer exceptional travel experiences across our extensive range of Entire Holiday Packages, Entire Group Journeys, Entire Rail Journeys, and Entire Cruise Journeys. With our industry-leading Peace of Mind Booking Plan, you can Book Now with flexibility and confidence.

Entire Travel Group is celebrating over 50 years of passionately delivering unique and memorable travel experiences. We are an Australian, family-owned, award-winning business with a friendly team ready to match your expectations to the perfect holiday experience.

Entire Travel Group used to be known by the individual brands shown in the footer of the website. The company has not changed, but we have amalgamated under one brand - Entire Travel Group.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

Is Entire Travel Group Australian owned and operated?

Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

Is Entire Travel Group industry accredited?

Entire Travel Group is both ATAS and CATO Accredited. ATAS is actively administered by the Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA). The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) is the trade association representing the land supply sector of the Australian Travel Industry.

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was honoured at the 2023 National Travel Industry Awards with Most Oustanding Wholesaler - Product / Service.

As our team works tirelessly to deliver exceptional holiday experiences, it was exciting to have this acknowledged with the highest recognition. The award is also a testament to the quality of our partners around the globe, and we take this opportunity to thank them for their tremendous support of our customers.

Are the Entire Travel Group holiday packages exclusive?

In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?

  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
  • Our holiday packages have been exclusively built for us in collaboration with our handpicked suppliers, who also offer full on-ground support for the clients.
  • We are offering unique travel experiences which cannot be found elsewhere.
  • Many packages include our “Freedom of Choice” options which allow you to tailor the holiday experience. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.
  • They include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan.
  • A wide selection of our packages are compliant with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Covid Safe Travels.

Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

At Entire Travel Group, our focus is Independent Holiday Packages. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

Our holidays suit every demographic, from couples to singles, to retirees to families and everyone else in between.

Why travel with Entire Travel Group?

Of Entire Travel Group's attributes, we have settled on "When Experience Matters" as the quality we believe adds the most value to our customers. We have the experience to ensure your itinerary makes the dream holiday possible. Our continually enhanced technology allows our team to provide a quality customer service experience, and our partnerships with outstanding operators ensure we are confident of the on-ground experience for our customers.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

How does the Peace of Mind Booking Plan work?

Our Peace of Mind Booking Plan allows you to book with confidence in the new international travel environment. With low deposits, a cooling off period and a flexibility period where you can cancel and rebook later, we really do have you covered.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

Is there a cooling-off period?

Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

  • We understand that occasionally plans may change, so we give you the confidence to proceed with a cooling off period.
  • You may cancel for any reason within 7 days, where you will receive a 100% refund of your $100 per person deposit.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

What is Freedom of Choice?

At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
  • The price of the package remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

For more details please visit - Freedom of Choice | Entire Travel Group

What is Book Now?

Book Now offers you the ability to make a reservation on our website for Holiday Packages that include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan. But it’s not just a static offer – you have complete flexibility from travel dates, passenger numbers, single supplements, room upgrades, optional extras, flexible booking terms and more.

  • Our team will contact our overseas suppliers and confirm all arrangements.
  • A Confirmation from our reservation system will be sent in the coming days.
  • The Booking Number on this confirmation supersedes the website reference.

What forms of payment can be used at Entire Travel Group?

  • To confirm a booking using our on-line Book Now process, a credit card must be used to pay the refundable deposit.
  • For additional payments on the booking, Entire Travel Group supports bank transfer, credit card, TravelPay B2B, PaymentGate.
  • For further details please visit our Payments page.

How secure is the Entire Travel Group's on-line payment portal?

  • Entire Travel Group have partnered with TravelPay to ensure secure on-line credit card payments.
  • TravelPay is a level 1 PCI DSS compliant, which gives you peace of mind that your payment card data is in safe hands.
  • Entire Travel Group does not store any credit card information.

For more details please visit - Security and Compliance - TravelPay

Can you book my international airfares?

On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

  • Travel on a specific airline of their choice
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to our Holiday Package start/end dates
  • Use a Travel Credit already held with the airline
  • Use their travel agent for this service

We are able to assist with flights on any Holiday Package, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Should I take travel insurance?

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. During the Book Now process please confirm you require assistance, and our team will be in contact with you.

What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

For more information please visit - Before you travel | Entire Travel Group

How does a Travel Agent make a booking?

Please visit the Entire Travel Group's Agent Portal. We are here to support our industry partners with a range of informative updates, marketing collateral for campaigns and a reward & recognition program.

How do I start a Booking?

  • On any page that has Book Now simply follow the booking process.
  • You must select the Travel Agent tick box and provide correct details.
  • To confirm a booking only the refundable deposit is required.
  • An agency credit card must be used for this initial payment.

How do I contact Entire Travel Group?

For more information please visit - Contact us | Entire Travel Group

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