7 Nights | £699 pp
Outward Date: 14/08/2018 - Depart Edinburgh 1515 arrive Pisa 1910
Return Date: 21/08/2018 - Depart Pisa 1935 arrive Edinburgh 2130
Departing from Edinburgh
Fly direct to Pisa. On arrival join the transfer to your hotel where you will spend 1 night.
Pisa: Take time to visit the Leaning Tower, one of Italy's trademark sights before making your way to the railway station for the journey by rail to Lucca where you will spend 2 nights. (Journey time approximately 30 mins.)
Lucca: Enclosed within well-preserved Renaissance city walls, Lucca’s historic quarter is a delight to explore. Amble along the cobbled streets and explore the elegant piazzas. Broad, tree-lined pathways along the tops of the massive 16th and 17th century ramparts have become a pedestrian promenade and one of Lucca’s main attractions.
Make your own way to the railway station for the journey by rail to Florence where you will spend 4 nights. (Journey time 1hr 20mins.)
Florence: The city is very much akin to a living, breathing museum. Every step reveals a treasure from Florence's long and colourful history. The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, known as the Duomo, is a Gothic masterpiece. The magnificent dome, built by Brunelleschi, dominates the Florentine skyline and boasts wonderful panoramic views over the city.
Florence: The undisputed jewel in Florence's crown has to be the Uffizi Gallery. The Uffizi boasts the world's finest collection of Renaissance art, bestowed upon the city by the mighty Medici family and has been on display to the public since 1591.
Florence: For a change of scene, make for the picturesque Ponte Vecchio which straddles the River Arno and is one of Florence's most iconic landmarks. Browse the jewellery sellers, art dealers and souvenir shops before continuing on to the Palazzo Pitti, the one time residence of the Pitti Family in the 15th century but now home to several of the city's museums. A stroll in the neighbouring Boboli Gardens would make a pleasant end to the day.
Make your own way the Santa Maria Novella railway station where you will join the airport bus to Pisa airport for the return flight to the UK.
Your Holiday Hotels
This traditional, welcoming hotel is of a very high standard for its category, and it enjoys a great location between the station and the main square, Campo dei Miracoli. Recently renovated, the bedrooms are of a good size, with modern facilities and are decorated in relaxing pastel colours. Well positioned for those relying on public transport, but the hotel also has the advantage of a private garage (at extra cost) for those wishing to explore the area by car. within 20 minutes walk: Many shops and museums, the main station. The Leaning Tower of Pisa and Piazza dei Miracoli are just 20 mins. walk from the hotel.
Our opinion… Lovely hotel and great location.
Location… The hotel is located in the heart of Lucca, inside the city walls.
Accommodation… All rooms are non-smoking and en-suite and come with hairdryer, air conditioning, telephone, television, mini bar/fridge and coffee/tea making facilities.
Facilities… Breakfast room, lobby cafteria and courtesy bikes.
Our opinion… Delightful 3* superior hotel in the centre of Florence
Location… Centrally located on Via Nazionale, this hotel is in the immediate vicinity of the Duomo and San Lorenzo market.
Accommodation… Perfectly soundproofed, all rooms have individually controlled air conditioning, satellite television, direct-dial telephone, hair dryers, private safe and mini-bar, as well as modem connections.
Facilities… Breakfast is served buffet-style, with a choice of pastries prepared according to delicious traditional Tuscan recipes, accompanied by a wide variety of cheeses, cold meats, yogurt and seasonal fruit. The hotel does not have a restaurant but there are many to choose from within the immediate vicinity.
Transport… Only steps away from the Santa Maria Novella train station.
Your Holiday Price Includes
Return direct flights from Edinburgh to Pisa
1 night at the 4* Bologna Hotel in a twin or double room
2 nights at the 3* Ilaria Hotel in a twin or double room
4 nights at the 3* Corona D'Italia Hotel in a twin or double room
Standard class rail travel from Pisa to Lucca
Standard class rail travel from Lucca to Florence
Return airport transfers
UK Air Passenger Duty
Services of Our 24 hour duty manager