Experience beauty, heritage, and bounty with this tantalizing tour of Italy’s distinctive villages, cities, and country charm. Your travels begin in Florence, heart of romantic Tuscany. We’ll gather at our hotel for a luscious meal and lively conversation. On our first full day, a local guide will give us the highlights of Florence as well as the hidden gems. Then, we head to medieval Lucca, home of Puccini. After walking the cobblestone streets, you’ll understand why he was inspired to create beauty!

You’ve dreamed about pastel-colored villages clinging to the bluffs above the dazzling Mediterranean; this is your chance to immerse yourself in the wonder of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterward, we return to Lucca before heading to the classic, and quirky, Leaning Tower of Pisa. We’ll have plenty of time to explore the mysteries of this medieval center.

San Gimignano is a brilliant town with a legendary piazza, architecture, and winding lanes. We’ll meet a gelato maker and then indulge in Tuscan wine tasting. Glorious Siena is a secret tucked in the hills, and from there we journey to Pienza. This is an enchanted village, and we’re privy to handcrafted cheese, world-class wines, and stunning views of Tuscany. In Chianti, delight in an authentic regional cooking class. We end the day together, dining, and recalling the favorite parts of this exceptional tour. This is the tour that will renew your spirits!


Included Unique Activities

  • Walking Tour in Florence with a Local Guide
  • Regional Cooking Class in Chianti
  • Taste Delectable Cheeses & Wines at a Local Farm


1 Night

City Center 18th Century Hotel

2 Nights

Historic Lucca Hotel

1 Night

Quiet Tuscany Retreat

2 Nights

Exquisite Tuscany Hotel

1 Night

Countryside Resort


  • Premium Mini-Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

Dining Options Included

  • Delectable Full Breakfast Each Morning
  • 2x Lunch & 2x Evening Meals

Available Dates

28 May - 03 June 2023

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03 - 10 June 2023

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17 - 24 June 2023

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24 June - 01 July 2023

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08 - 15 July 2023

From $2,435 per person

22 - 29 July 2023

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19 - 26 August 2023

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26 August - 02 September 2023

From $2,509 per person

02 - 09 September 2023

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09 - 16 September 2023

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16 - 23 September 2023

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23 - 30 September 2023

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07 - 14 October 2023

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13 - 20 April 2024

From $2,372 per person

11 - 18 May 2024

From $2,435 per person

25 May - 01 June 2024

From $2,509 per person

15 - 22 June 2024

From $2,509 per person

13 - 20 July 2024

From $2,435 per person

07 - 14 September 2024

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14 - 21 September 2024

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28 September - 05 October 2024

From $2,435 per person

19 - 26 October 2024

From $2,372 per person

Your Price Includes


  • 7 Nights of Boutique Hotel Accommodation


  • Premium Mini-Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide


  • Delectable Full Breakfast Each Morning
  • 2x Lunch & 2x Evening Meals


  • Walking Tour in Florence with a Local Guide
  • Regional Cooking Class in Chianti
  • Taste Delectable Cheeses & Wines at a Local Farm


  • Cross Florence's Ancient Ponte Vecchio Bridge with Shops
  • Explore Lucca's Medieval Gates and Walls
  • Discover Pisa's Field of Miracles
  • Marvel at the Italian Riveria's Brilliant Seaside Villages
  • Savor Heavenly Gelato & Wines in the UNESCO Village of San Gimignano
  • Learn the Secrets of Authentic Italian Food in a Chianti Cooking Class
  • Tour a Local Oil Mill & Sample Tantalizing Olive Oils
  • Experience Siena's Piazza del Campo, Site of the Famous Palio Horse Race
  • See Exquisite Alabaster and Bronze Crafts in the Hilltop Town of Volterra
Prices Based On
  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.

"Couples Vacation"



Lauren was wonderful to work with and helped us plan a perfect vacation in Ireland. Everything from our flights, rental car, and every BNB was outstanding! We've used Authentic Vacations for 3 trips to Ireland …'s to planning the 4th in the near future! Thanks Lauren!

"Wonderful Ireland"



Amber, Ireland is wonderful, and we’re having a ball. We got in to Kinsale late this afternoon and are taking a breather now to overcome some jet lag. When the town wakes up tomorrow, we’ll see it and shop a bit before going on to Killarney and Muckross.  By the way, The Irish House Party was perfect. Fun, not loud and crass but classy and friendly, entertainment. We recommend it highly. Thank you for all you did to help us put this trip together.

"Amore Italy"



I am a travel advisor that uses Authentic Vacations and my client just got back from Italy and can't say enough about the Italy tour we booked for her.  It was a Rome add on for cruise clients - it was a 3 night behind the scenes of agent Rome, and they LOVED it!!  Thank you, Ellie. The hotels, tours everything was great.  My clients want to go back to Italy again and I will use Ellie and Authentic Vacations in a heartbeat!!

"Ireland Holiday"

Tina and Pat


Jorie, well, we have returned from a most amazing holiday in Ireland.  The car rental worked out wonderfully.   Pick up and Drop off were a breeze.  Driving to Clifden, we added Downpatrick Head as a site to see. It's BEAUTIFUL.  Drove the Doo Lough Pass....Breathtaking! The trip was absolutely amazing. We absolutely LOVED our vacation and will definitely recommend Authentic Vacations to friends and family.

"Amazing Scotland"

Malissa & Rachel


Hi Lauren, I just wanted to take the time to tell you that Rachel and I had an AMAZING TIME!! Scotland was worth the wait, and I hope to be back soon. Every place we stayed at was very courteous and so kind., even with the last-minute changes we made. I will get in touch soon to book another vacation. Please keep me posted if there's any deals around. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

"Perfect Italy Honeymoon"

Claire & Kendall


Our trip was phenomenal!!! We loved every second of it. Joleen, thank you so much for organizing it for us. We are SO grateful for your help and everything that the company did to make our trip memorable and carefree! It was the perfect honeymoon experience, and we will definitely look into using you all again in the future.

"Family Vacation Ireland & Scotland"



We recently returned from a dream trip in Scotland and Ireland. We worked with Lonna and she is incredible. Lonna answered all my questions with care and kindness and worked on our trip to make sure I got to see everything I had dreamed about. I can’t say enough great things about her, she really does care about her clients. Thanks Lonna

"Italy Bucket List"



We recently completed our trip to Italy after walking the Camiño de Santiago. The trip included Tuscany, Sicily, and Rome with a cruise to the Holy Land between Sicily and Rome. We worked with Naomi on the original planning and Joleen on the execution. Both were exceptional to work with and both are true professionals. Every facet of the trip, from transportation to billeting to excursions, was flawlessly planned and executed. We worked with Authentic Vacations for three trips this summer, Ireland, Scotland, and Italy we could not be more pleased with the service they provided us. Thank you!

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