Travel to Tuscany with the Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce!

This Italian adventure is open to everyone, not just chamber members!

Our Tuscany trip includes round-trip airfare, seven nights at first-class hotels in Florence, Pisa & Lucca, Siena, Cinque Terra (optional), San Gimignano, the Chianti region and Montecatini for just $3,099.

Learn more by contacting Chamber CEO, Kevin O’Malley.
Call 503-682-0411×2 or click here.

Inclusions:
Round Trip Airfare from PDX
Airline Fuel Surcharges, Taxes and Fees
7 Nights First Class Hotel
10 Meals (7B, 3D)
Sightseeing Per Itinerary
Admissions Per Itinerary
Professional Tour Manager
Baggage Handling
Hotel Transfers

Itinerary:
Day 1 – Depart the United States on an overnight flight to Italy.

Day 2 – Montecatini: Upon arrival you will proceed to baggage claim and, after clearing customs, you will be met by our professional tour manager and transferred to your hotel in Montecatini. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure. Have a welcome cocktail and briefing at 7:00 PM in the hotel. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel. (D)

Day 3 – Montecatini/Florence/Montecatini: After breakfast, you will transfer to Florence for a walking tour. The striking buildings, formidable galleries, and treasure-filled churches attest to the Florentine love of display. The elegant appearance and beautiful skyline, with its russet rooftops and lofty domes give this city its role as an important center for culture and arts. See the Cathedral, whose gigantic “cupola” is the symbol of Florence’s artistic achievements, the Baptistery (from outside) with its fine bronze doors adorned with the famous gates of Paradise and the Piazza della Signoria. Enjoy free time for shopping or visiting some of the numerous museums and art galleries. (B)

Day 4 – Montecatini/Pisa: Today, enjoy a tour to Lucca and Pisa. Lucca is a peaceful place with narrow lanes that wind among the medieval buildings, opening suddenly to reveal churches, tiny piazzas, and many other reminders of the city’s long history; including a Roman amphitheater. This town is well known for its magnificent 16th and 17th century ramparts, which having remained intact, encircle its narrow streets which are lined with many medieval buildings. In the afternoon, we continue to Pisa to see its incredible Leaning Tower. It is 14 feet off center at the top because of settling after construction was started in 1173. Your visit of Pisa will also
include a sightseeing tour of Pisa’s Campo dei Miracoli, or Field of Miracles, to see the Baptistery and Duomo (entrance included); all are fine examples of the Pisan-Romanesque architectural style. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel. (B, D)

Day 5 – Montecatini/Siena: After breakfast, transfer to Siena for your full-day tour. Set in the most beautiful Tuscan countryside of rolling hills, lush vines, and gray-green olive trees. Siena offers much to see, from the fine palaces that line the narrow cobbled streets and the superb Duomo, to the celebrated Piazza del Campo where the famed Palio horserace is run yearly. Enjoy the Piazza del Campo, the ancient Tuscan capitol, a fascinating art town. Take time to explore the museums and churches of Siena and the
glamorous shops of the Via dei Banchi de Sopra. (B)

Day 6 – Montecatini/Cinque Terre: Enjoy a day of leisure or join the optional full day excursion to Cinque Terre. After breakfast, depart from your hotel and transfer by coach to the train station of La Spezia. By train, you will discover the renowned region called Cinque Terre (Five lands in Italians), taking its name from the five villages nestled on the cliffs which overlook a blue sea and a coastline of astounding beauty. Our first stop will be the village of Manarola, the smallest “Borgo” after Corniglia, but with a nice
tiny square and a lovely view of the coast. Some time for a coffee and we take the train to reach our second stop Vernazza. Last destination is Monterosso, the biggest village, where you will have time for your lunch in one of the typical restaurants or cafes facing the sea. This afternoon you will take the train back to La Spezia and by coach drive back to Montecatini. (B)

Day 7 – Montecatini/San Gimignano & Chianti Region: Today, enjoy a tour to San Gimignano, a town of Etruscan origin. Built by noble families, the fourteen remaining towers that lined the ramparts look like medieval skyscrapers. As we drive south through the Italian wine country of Chianti this afternoon, your stop will include a winery to taste the superb local wine. Together we will learn what makes a Chianti Classico. This day is sure to be a highlight! (B)

Day 8 – Montecatini: Spend the day at leisure to explore Montecatini on your own, enjoy a spa treatment or just relax. Tonight we will enjoy a farewell Tuscan feast at the hotel. (B,D)

Day 9 – Montecatini/United States: This morning transfer to the airport for your return flight home, taking with you many wonderful memories of Italy. (B)

Optional Rome Extension

Day 9 – Montecatini—Rome: Following breakfast we will say farewell to Montecatini Terme as we board our deluxe motor coach and head to Rome as in Italy all roads lead to Rome. This afternoon is dedicated to a guided tour of Ancient Rome, by bus and on foot with a stop at the Coliseum (entrance not included), Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. This evening enjoy some free time as the city comes to life. (B)

Day 10 – Enjoy breakfast this morning. Today is yours to explore. You might want to consider experiencing Rome from an “open air motocoach” on a Hop on & Hop Off bus. Or perhaps enjoy an optional guided tour of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. To avoid the long lines, our group will have reservations and will make our tour much more enjoyable. This afternoon is yours to explore and enjoy. Perhaps you will take in a walk where you can see the: Piazza Popolo, Spanish Steps, or the Piazza Navona. (B)

Day 11 – Rome – USA After breakfast we will bid farewell to this amazing city as we board our motorcoach the Rome airport. (B)

Meals: B-Breakfast L-Lunch D-Dinner

Learn more by contacting Chamber CEO, Kevin O’Malley.
Call 503-682-0411 x2 or click here.

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