Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church & Fr. Eddie presents…
Spotlight on Tuscany
With Optional 3-Night Rome Pre Tour Extension
March 8 – 16, 2022
For more information contact
Father Eduardo Medina
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (561)483-2440
Montecatini Terme, Lucca, Gothic Line, Winery Tour, Florence, Choice on Tour, Pisa, Cooking Class, Cheese Farm, San Gimignano
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Days 2 to 8 – Hotel Ercolini and Savi, Montecatini
Note: On some dates alternate hotels may be used.
Unpack just once and explore the world’s most iconic cities during Spotlights’ single-hotel stays. The leisurely pace offers you the chance to get to know these destinations like a local. Must-see cultural highlights are always included, plus there’s plenty of time to explore independently, creating your own unique adventure.
Per Person Rates (subject to change)
Double $2,498; Single $3,098; Triple $2,468
Tour Presentation in O'Shea Hall - Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 10:30 AM
Day 1: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 Overnight Flight
Rolling landscapes, savory wines, delicious food and stunning architecture – find all of this and more in Tuscany. Unpack once on this journey among Italy’s most charming towns.
Day 2: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 – Montecatini Terme, Italy – Tour Begins
Your tour opens in the famous spa resort town of Montecatini Terme, nestled in the heart of the rolling hills of Tuscany. This evening, get to know your fellow travelers during a welcome dinner where regional foods and Italian wines kick off your adventure. (D)
Day 3: Thursday, March 10, 2022 Lucca – Borgo a Mozzano – Gothic Line
Enjoy a guided tour of Lucca, Tuscany’s best-kept secret.
Discover Renaissance walls, Romanesque churches, and medieval
streets flanked by towers. Explore on your own before setting off for Borgo a Mozzano. See the Ponte del Diavolo (Devil’s Bridge) and the nearby remains of the Gothic Line – the Germans’ last defense during WWII. Visit the Museum of Liberation and see authentic fortifications and bunkers. Make your way to a Tuscan winery and learn about the art of winemaking as you taste local varieties. (B)
Day 4: Friday, March 11, 2022 Florence
A cultural tour in Florence showcases the beautiful “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Start with a visit to the Academy Gallery* to see Michelangelo’s sculpture of David. Join a local Florentine guide on foot and make your way through the city. At the Piazza del Duomo, see the impressive Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the gilded bronze doors of the Baptistery dedicated to St. John. Take the remainder of your time in Florence to explore this unparalleled city as you choose. (B)
Day 5: Saturday, March 12, 2022 Montecatini Terme Today, it’s your choice!
Learn more about Montecatini’s curative waters during a guided walking tour and visit to the historic Tettuccio Spa,** known for the health benefits in its mineral waters -OR- journey to Siena and embark on a walking tour through its narrow Gothic streets, getting to know the local lifestyle in a contrada (neighborhood) whose community is centered around the colorful Palio horse race. (B)
Day 6: Sunday, March 13, 2022 Pisa
Explore historic sites in the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa, including the Piazza dei Miracoli, or “Field of Miracles” (UNESCO). Keep your camera handy at the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Visit the Baptistery, the largest in Italy. This evening, travel to the quiet countryside to learn the secrets of traditional Tuscan cuisine. Partake in a cooking class, using local ingredients and culinary techniques that have been passed down for generations. Enjoy your freshly-prepared meal for dinner. (B, D)
Day 7: Monday, March 14, 2022 Montecatini Terme
The day is yours to relax and experience the local flavor. Take this opportunity to shop at the local boutiques and dine at one of the many fine local restaurants. Or, perhaps you will choose an optional excursion to Cinque Terre with its rugged coastline dotted with terraced vineyards; explore this string of fishing villages nestled between the mountains and the Mediterranean. (B)
Day 8: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Cheese Farm Visit – San Gimignano
At a nearby cheese farm, learn how the famous pecorino cheese is made before sampling it for yourself. Soak in breathtaking views as you travel to the hilltop village of San Gimignano, one of Tuscany’s most picturesque places. Explore this enchanting medieval town, from its famous 14 towers to its magnificent vistas overlooking vineyards. Enjoy free time and perhaps indulge in some gelato. Later, attend a Tuscan feast of traditional cuisine and wines set in the countryside. (B, D)
Day 9: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 Montecatini Terme – Tour Ends
Your journey comes to a close today. Depart with many fond memories of Tuscany. (B)
Per Person Rates*:
Double $2,498; Single $3,098; Triple $2,468
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Miami Intl Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $399 per person
Upgrade your in-flight experience with Elite Airfare
Additional rate of: Business Class $3,990
Extend Your Vacation With A Rome Pre-Tour Extension
Optional 5 Days 3-Night Rome Pre-Tour Extension
Rate: $1,099.00 USD per person, double, land only
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* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change
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- A deposit of $600 per person is due upon reservation. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis.
- Reservations made after the deposit due date of September 02, 2021 are based upon availability.
- Final payment due by January 07, 2022.
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