Welcome to Tuscany

Tuscany is a land of perfect landscapes, delightful Italian food, and is bursting at the seams with art masterpieces. We’ll enjoy our time here deep in the beautiful countryside where we can enjoy the simple Tuscan way of life of countryside walks and horse rides, complemented with visits to some of Tuscany’s most spectacular medieval towns and cities including Florence, Pisa, Siena and the towers of San Gimignano.

Our school trips are open to vision impaired and sighted travellers who will be accompanied by our International School students from Zurich International School. Our vision impaired customers will enjoy the holiday at the same discounted price that’s paid by the sighted travellers. Sighted travellers will have a lighter than usual guiding role on this trip since most of the guiding will be done by our students.

This special 6-day trip to Tuscany is based in the rolling hills of Montieri, the perfect platform from which to explore Tuscany’s more celebrated historic sites and delve into the cultural delights of Tuscan Italy.

Tour Highlights

  • Stay in glorious hilly Tuscan Countryside
  • Discover the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Explore the awe-inspiring masterpieces of Florence
  • Marvel at the tall medieval towers of sublime San Gimignano
  • Ride horses through splendid Tuscan scenery
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  • Dates & Prices

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    May 31 - June 5, 2020 (6 days)


    Standard Blind Price: £999 Book Now

    Discounted Sighted Price: £999 Book Now

    The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return flights and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .

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  • What's Included

    • Flights and transfers from the UK (UK prices only)
    • 5 nights' accommodation at Hotel Prategiano in Montieri
    • All meals
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • Italian Language Lesson
    • Two Tuscan Countryside Walks
    • Tuscan Horse Ride
    • Florence City Tour
    • Siena City Tour
    • San Gimignano Visit
    • Pisa Tour

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Sunday 31st May

Journey to Pisa Airport in Tuscany where we’ll meet the students from Zurich International School. We’ll then transfer together to our accommodation in Montieri which will take around two hours where we’ll orient ourselves with our rural retreat and enjoy our first group dinner together.

Dinner included. Overnight in Montieri.

Monday 1st June

We’ll enjoy a bit of a lie-in this morning before meeting for a late breakfast. Our first activity will be to immerse ourselves in local Italian culture with a language class. This introduction to Italian will teach you the key phrases, the basics of a simple conversation, and a dash of fun Italian culture to prepare us for a week of Tuscan living.

We’ll then enjoy a typical Italian lunch outside on a terrace before enjoying an afternoon stroll through the Tuscan hills with a guide. We’ll also have time to explore the local town of Montieri. The town has evaded touristic development so offers a relaxing and authentic Tuscan vibe that contrasts with the popular highlights of Florence and Pisa.

This evening, we’ll return to our accommodation for dinner together.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Montieri.

 

Tuesday 2nd June

Today we’ll head to the spellbindingly beautiful city of Florence. We’ll visit Duomo Square, home to a striking red and white cathedral with one of the biggest domes in the world. Then we’ll continue to Signoria Square where the Medici rulers once held court and enjoyed the beginnings of the Renaissance nearby the Ponte Vecchio – an iconic bridge over the Arno River that is lined with shops.

We’ll enjoy lunch together in an Italian restaurant before enjoying free time to explore Florence in our pairings.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Montieri.

Wednesday 3rd June

This morning we’ll take a walk into the historic local village of Montieri where we’ll have time to have a meander and get an ice cream in the local café. We’ll then head into the surrounding Tuscan countryside with where we’ll enjoy a picnic together in the outdoors.

We’ll then return to the hotel for an afternoon of horse riding. We’ll split into two groups and take it in turns to ride a horse through the Tuscan hills while the other group can enjoy free time swimming in the hotel’s pool.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Montieri.

Thursday 4th June

Today we’ll journey to the city of Siena to see the impressive Piazza del Campo. This is where the annual Palio happens, a world-famous horse race on the streets of Siena which has been a tradition since the 17th century. We’ll stroll through the cobbled streets and grand Gothic piazzas to the Church of San Domenica.

We’ll tuck into lunch in a local restaurant before heading to San Gimignano, a city of tall medieval towers and spires. We’ll take our time to explore this unique town and there will be an opportunity to buy a traditional Italian gelato.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Montieri.

 

Friday 5th June

Our excursion today takes us to the iconic city of Pisa. The enjoyable journey will take about 2 hours through Tuscan countryside before arriving at the Piazza del Duomo, known by some as the ‘Meadow of Miracles’. Once a powerful sea-faring republic, Pisa’s great riches are showcased in the gorgeous basilica, baptistery and bell tower – now known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Following lunch, we’ll depart from Pisa Airport for our journey home.

Breakfast and lunch included.

Single rooms are available upon request only and are priced at £180.

Sighted students will come from the Zurich International School and all be English speakers aged between 14 and 18. Students will be divided into groups of 2 and act as sighted guides for 1 visual impaired traveller.