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Self Drive in Tuscany – The best way to explore Tuscany, Italy.
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Self Drive in Tuscany – The best way to explore Tuscany, Italy.

Discover the charm of Tuscany, Italy’s heartland, through a self-drive tour with Indus Travels. Self drive in Tuscany allows you to freely explore the region’s vineyards, olive groves, and medieval towns. It’s an opportunity to connect with the Tuscan way of life deeply, as you navigate scenic routes and uncover hidden gems, local cuisine, and culture at your own pace. This isn’t just travel; it’s an immersive exploration into the soul of Tuscany.

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Self Drive In Tuscany Tour By Indus Travels- 8 Days

Discover the beauty and art of Tuscany on this self-drive tour through one of Italy’s most picturesque regions. Tuscany celebrated as a prime art repository and a stunning Southern European destination, offers a rich tapestry of experiences. Base yourself in this charming area and embark on excursions to various Tuscan cities, tailoring your journey to your interests. Explore Pistoia, a city famed for its plant nurseries, medieval churches, and culinary delights. Marvel at the scenic hills, cypress trees, olive groves, and vineyards that define Tuscany’s landscape. An hour’s drive takes you to Florence, where you can immerse yourself in its extraordinary architecture. Don’t miss the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa in your travels. For nature lovers, Chianti offers excellent hiking trails with stunning views of the authentic Tuscan countryside.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the beautiful landscape, Town, and Villages of Tuscany at your own pace
  • Visit the historical Cathedral of San Zeno in Pistoa, built in the 12th to 13th century
  • Explore the splendid city of Florence, home of the Renaissance and Michelangelo
  • Experience the beauty of Siena and the medieval town of San Gimignano
  • Choose to relax in the thermal waters of Montecatini, Italy’s main thermal center
  • Have the opportunity to discover Rome’s historical sites before or after your Journey

INCLUSIONS

  • 06 nights accommodation on a twin/double sharing basis at listed superior hotels or similar
  • Car rental for 06 days including:
  • Pick up and drop off at Rome Airport
  • Economy Manual transmission- Fiat Panda or similar (Automatic transmission available for extra fees)
  • VAT tax included
  • One driver (drivers must be at least 25 years old)
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Theft Waiver (TW). Unwaivable charges may apply.
  • Collision Damage Waiver Reduction (CDW). Unwaivable charges may apply.
  • International roundtrip airfare from various Gateways
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharges
  • All currently applicable taxes
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ITINERARY

DAY 1 – DEPARTURE FROM USA/CANADA

Begin your journey by making your way to the airport for your overnight flight to Italy. Enjoy the inflight meals and services.

DAY 2 – ARRIVAL IN ROME – TRANSFER TO PISTOIA

Arrive at Rome International Airport, collect your rental car, and drive to the picturesque Tuscany region, approximately a 3-hour journey. Check into your Pistoia hotel and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Stay overnight in Tuscany.

DAY 3 – EXPLORE PISTOIA, LUCCA, AND PISA

Enjoy a day either relaxing in Pistoia or exploring Lucca and Pisa. A 45-minute drive from Pistoia leads you to Lucca, a captivating medieval town. Wander its ancient streets, visit San Michele, and see the site of the old Roman Forum. In Pisa, stroll through the Old Maritime Republic’s charming streets, marvel at the medieval Borgo Pio arcades, and don’t miss the iconic Piazza dei Miracoli with the Leaning Tower, Baptistery, and Duomo. Return to Pistoia in the evening.

Stay overnight in Tuscany.

Optional Day Tours:

  • Full Day Tour to Pisa, San Gimignano from Florence Including Lunch: USD 130 per person, minimum 2 participants.
  • Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence with Hiking: USD 145 per person, minimum 2 participants.
  • Pisa from Florence Afternoon Tour including Skip-The-Line Leaning Tower Ticket: USD 125 per person, minimum 2 participants.
  • Skip the Line: Florence Uffizi Gallery Tickets: USD 60 per person, minimum 2 participants.

DAY 4 – PISTOIA TO FLORENCE DAY TRIP

Choose to relax in Pistoia or take a 1-hour drive to explore Florence, known for its Renaissance art and architecture. Visit the Piazza del Duomo, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Baptistery of St. John, and Santa Croce. Discover the Galleria dell’ Accademia with Michelangelo’s “David” and the Uffizi Gallery’s masterpieces. Return to Pistoia in the evening.

Stay overnight in Tuscany.

DAY 5 – PISTOIA TO CHIANTI REGION EXCURSION

Spend the day leisurely in Pistoia or visit the Chianti region, famous for its red wine. Explore Radda In Chianti and possibly enjoy wine tasting at local wineries. Visit Greve, a medieval market town, and the picturesque Montefioralle village. Return to Pistoia.

Stay overnight in Tuscany.

DAY 6 – VISIT SIENA AND SAN GIMIGNANO

Relax in Pistoia or drive to Siena and San Gimignano. In Siena, see the Duomo, and Piazza del Campo, and explore its medieval streets. In San Gimignano, known for its towers and art treasures, wander through the lanes and squares. Return to Pistoia.

Stay overnight in Tuscany.

DAY 7 – PISTOIA TO MONTECATINI AND RETURN TO ROME

Visit Montecatini, famous for its thermal waters and the vintage funicular, then drive back to Rome. Spend the day at leisure in Rome, exploring its architecture and enjoying local cuisine.

Stay overnight in Rome.

Optional Rome Tours:

  • Half-Day Tour of Classic Rome (3H): USD 140 per person, minimum 2 participants.
  • Half-Day Tour of Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter Basilica – Afternoon (3H): USD 85 per person, minimum 2 participants.
  • Half-Day Tour of Crypts & Catacombs (3.5H): USD 95 per person, minimum 2 participants.

DAY 8 – ROME – USA / CANADA

Depending on your departure flight schedule, drive to Rome International Airport accordingly and return your vehicle prior to your flight home.

Navigating through the undulating hills and vineyards, exploring ancient towns, and savoring the local gastronomy, you’re embarking on much more than a mere holiday. This journey is a timeless adventure, weaving through the rich tapestry of Tuscan history and culture. This self-drive tour is an exploration deep into the heart of Tuscany, crafting memories that will resonate long after your return. Embark on this journey with Indus Travels and discover the enchantment of Tuscany, a region where each path has its own tale to tell and every moment is a cherished gem.

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Should you need assistance in planning this trip, reach out to us and our experts at Indus Travels will ensure your experience is seamless and unforgettable.

Check out more of our Italy Tours for a memorable trip across Italy.

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