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Trip Overview

Experience a taste of Tuscany with this seven-night holiday. After a night in cosmopolitan Geneva, travel by train through spectacular alpine scenery to Florence and spend two days soaking up the artistic glamour of this fascinating city. Then head on to Siena, with its stunning Romanesque architecture. Visit the Duomo and taste some Siennese dishes before continuing to Lucca, where you will enjoy two days exploring this beautiful, medieval walled town before flying back to London.

Highlights

  • Spend a night in lakeside Geneva enjoying the sights
  • Explore the charming cities of Florence, Sienna and Lucca
  • Admire the verdant Tuscan countryside on rail journeys between destinations 

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel throughout your trip
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Geneva
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Florence          
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Siena          
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Lucca
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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

Daily Itinerary:

DAY 1 – UK TO GENEVA
Your adventure begins in the UK, where you'll board the Eurostar to Paris. Change onto a high-speed train and whiz through France towards Switzerland in just over three hours. On arrival in Geneva, make your way to your hotel for an overnight stay. Spend the evening enjoying a tasty meal at a local lakeside restaurant, or take a relaxing boat trip out on the lake and admire the city’s cosmopolitan feel and the stunning backdrop of the Alps and the Jura mountains. (Overnight in Geneva)

DAY 2 - GENEVA TO FLORENCE
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel and then head to the station for your train through the Simplon Pass. This scenic journey runs along Lake Leman and passes scenic Swiss vineyards, with stunning views of the Alps in the background. Travel further south after crossing the border into Italy with a change in Milan, before arriving in Florence. On arrival, check in at your hotel and enjoy a three-night stay. Once settled in, why not head to the popular Uffizi Gallery and see the Renaissance works of great artists such as Botticelli, Raphael and Michelangelo. (Overnight in Florence) B

DAY 3 - FLORENCE
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before spending the day in Florence at your leisure. Marvel at the spectacular Duomo Basilica, dominating the city skyline and don’t miss one of the city’s most famous landmarks, the 14th century Ponte Vecchio bridge. (Overnight in Florence) B

DAY 4 - FLORENCE TO SIENA
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel and then make your way to the train station, before boarding a service to Siena. On arrival, check into your hotel for a two-night stay. Surrounded by olive groves and the vineyards of Chianti, Siena's ancient Romanesque architecture and fine Italian roots make this town a stunning destination to visit. The Duomo, Siena's grand cathedral and St Maria della Scala museum offer great insights into the history of the town and a clear reason behind its World UNESCO Heritage status. Soak up the atmosphere of the bustling markets in Piazza del Campo before enjoying a traditional Siennese evening meal - perhaps the pappardelle sulla lepre (pasta with hare sauce), washed down with a glass of Chianti classico. (Overnight in Siena) B

DAY 5 - SIENA
Spend your second day in Siena exploring more of the sights. Take a walk through the sea of vineyards and olive groves surrounding the city or travel the short distance to the Arbia valley and to the hill-top town of Montalcino, home to the famous Brunello wine. Alternatively, spend the afternoon discovering more of the Gothic architecture, quaint churches, 17th century gardens and various le fonti fountains displayed throughout the city. (Overnight in Siena) B

DAY 6 - SIENA TO LUCCA
After breakfast, return to the train station and travel to Lucca aboard a regional Tuscan train for your two-night stay. Protected by 16th century walls, Lucca is a medieval gem of Tuscany. Featuring superb dining, charming antique markets, and only half an hour away from beautiful beaches, there is plenty to occupy the traveller's mind. (Overnight in Lucca) B

DAY 7 - LUCCA
After breakfast, explore the highlights of Lucca such as the cathedral San Martino, the churches of San Michele and San Frediano, and the Guinigi Tower belonging to the prestigious Guingi family. Spend the afternoon shopping for Italian treats and boutique clothing on Via Gallitassi before relaxing in Piazza San Michele with a glass of local wine. (Overnight in Lucca) B

DAY 8 – LUCCA TO UK
Enjoy a final breakfast at your hotel this morning, then ride the rails to Pisa for your flight back to the UK. If you prefer to take the train back to the UK with an additional night in Milan, one of our Rail Specialists will be happy to assist you with the details. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

DISCLAIMER:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

Hotel Cornavin Geneva

The superior Cornavin Hotel in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district offers cozy rooms with views over Lake Geneva. Built in 1932, the hotel is a combination of traditional architecture and contemporary facilities. The hotel is nestled in the heart of Geneva, steps away from Gare de Cornavin train station. The property is set within 2 km distance from the city center.

Hôtel Cristal Geneva

Hotel Cristal welcomes guests in the heart of Geneva meters away from a cathedral and a museum. The hotel occupies 7 floors and was renovated in 2001.The property is located in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district, 3.5 km from PalExpo. Hotel Cristal is within about 20 minutes' walk of the center of Geneva. Offering climate control, high-speed internet, a laptop-size safe, TV and a refrigerator, modern guestrooms boast an English interior. Hotel Cristal offers rooms with the lake view. The bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer for more comfort.

Hotel Les Nations Geneva

Les Nations Hotel is a 3-star property in Petit-Saconnex / Servette district of Geneva close to restaurants and pubs. Featuring original architecture, the hotel occupies a 7-story building opened in 1975. This comfortable hotel is situated 1.7 km from Lake Geneva. Set within a 30-minute walking distance from Geneva city center.

Hotel Athenaeum Florence

The Hotel Athenaeum Florence is a plush 4 star hotel comprised of 60 high quality rooms, gourmet restaurant, hotel bar, conference facilities, fitness room and even a billiard room. It's just a 10 minute walk from the magnificent Florence Cathedral and also within walking distance of the train station.

Hotel Botticelli Florence

The Boticelli Hotel in Florence is situated in the heart of the city, a stone’s throw from San Lorenzo Market and Santa Maria Novella train station, and just five minutes from the Accademia Gallery. The hotel boasts a rooftop terrace bar and original frescoes, with traditional Tuscan-style rooms, all featuring air conditioning, TVs and en suite bathrooms.

Grand Hotel Adriatico

The Grand Hotel Adriatico is a 4-star hotel located in a central and strategic position , a few steps from the Santa Maria Novella railway station, the fair district and the most interesting places of the city.

Starhotels Michelangelo Florence

As befits a hotel in beautiful Florence, our recently refurbished 4 star hotel in Florence city center pairs classic design with contemporary touches. Moments away you’ll discover the glittering River Arno and a kaleidoscope of inspiring sights.

Athena Siena

The Athena is a traditional style hotel with 100 comfortable, air-conditioned bedrooms. The hotel has a bar with a panoramic terrace overlooking the Tuscan countryside and a restaurant serving local specialities. The Athena is located in the centre of Siena, a short walk from the Duomo and Piazza del Campo.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

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