A week at a historic hotel in the Classic Resort of Montecatini, a beautiful spa town well-located for visits to Florence, Lucca and Pistoia
Montecatini - 7 nights
Montecatini Terme is an elegant and historical spa town set amidst green Tuscan hills. Famed for its 'Liberty' style buildings, this flamboyant architecture defined the town's heyday when visitors included Puccini, Rossini, Mascagni, Strauss and Caruso. The cultural life and musical activities ensured an air of exclusivity prevailed.
From 1898, Giuseppe Verdi spent 19 consecutive summers drawing inspiration from the beautiful formal gardens, wide avenues and thermal spas. But Tuscany is intrinsically linked with the Middle Ages and high above stands the medieval Borgo of Montecatini Alto reached by funicular railway.
In less than an hour frequent trains connect Montecatini with historic city states and Renaissance towns from Florence and Pisa to the lesser known but equally rewarding Lucca, Pistoia, Prato and even to coastal Viareggio. Montecatini has a wide selection of bars, restaurants and shops. There are eleven spas offering a full range of thermal treatments and a programme of open air concerts.
Cultural Classic Resort
Jules Verne Sightseeing
Local Expert Guide
No Single Supplement
Group Size: 6 – 18
Day 1 Fly from London Heathrow to Pisa. Free time in Pisa, then transfer to the 4-star Grand Hotel Tamerici & Principe in Montecatini for seven nights.
Day 2 Morning walking tour of Montecatini. Visit Tettuccio Spa including refreshments and take the funicular to Montecatini Alto. (B)
Day 3 Return train ticket to nearby Pistoia to meet a guide for a walking tour. (B)
Day 4 Return train ticket to Florence to meet a guide for an introductory walking tour. Free time to explore and return independently by train in the afternoon or evening. (B)
Day 5 A day to relax or explore independently. (B)
Day 6 Train ticket to Lucca, the home town of Puccini for a walking tour. Puccini concert at Lucca’s San Giovanni Church. Return to Montecatini by minibus. (B)
Day 7 Day at leisure. Optional Cooking lesson at the hotel (£80, pre-bookable). (B)
Day 8 Transfer to Pisa for the return flight. (B)
A historic palace, built in Liberty style, now a 4-star central hotel in Montecatini close to the centre, funicular and spa park and station. Elegantly decorated with a restaurant, bar, large garden terrace with outdoor pool, gym and a wellness centre. 140 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.
per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from London Heathrow
Supplements per person
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (standard room only)
Single Supplement £145
Prestige room with Balcony £45
Single Supplement £145
Cooking lesson £80
Extra Nights - Montecatini
Grand Hotel Tamerici & Principe
Standard room £45 (per night)
Single supplement £20
Prestige room with balcony £50 (per night)
Single supplement £25
Arrival or departure transfer add £60
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 7 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.
Travel insurance, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
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