Italy : Tuscany

Chianti Classic Walk

Trip code: W10TY 4.7 (33 reviews)

Self-guided walking

10 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 2
Moderate

14.0Kg CO2e

SUMMARY

  • Quintessential Italian landscapes: rolling hills, sunflowers, endless vines and hilltop hamlets
  • Scenic walking on Etruscan trails and pilgrims' paths; wildlife in abundance
  • Mouth-watering local cuisine; world famous wines
  • Possible trips to the 'Super Tuscans': Florence, Siena and Pisa
  • Based on our popular 8 night, Volterra to San Gimignano Walk

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 10 nights accommodation
  • All continental breakfast and 2 evening meals
  • Briefing at the start of your holiday
  • Comprehensive route directions
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Walking transfers

TRIP DESCRIPTION

On this self-guided 10-night walking holiday, you explore the timeless countryside between picturesque Volterra and the soaring towers of San Gimignano. You'll feel as though you're strolling through history as you discover sleepy hilltop hamlets crowning sun-dappled hills, verdant vineyards and panoramic picnic spots in fields ablaze with sunflowers. There's the option too to visit the eternal cities of Siena and Florence - Tuscan favourites right on your doorstep!

You start in Volterra, a real Etruscan gem with its tangle of alleys home to alabaster workshops and secret chapels, from where you walk through the verdant Berignone Forest and up to a fantastic panoramic ridge before a final climb to Casole d'Elsa. Your journey then takes you east to medieval Colle di Val d'Elsa, enjoying balcony views across the Elsa Valley. As you move towards stunning San Gimignano, the medieval 'Manhattan of Tuscany', the landscape is dominated by vines so there are plenty of wine-tasting opportunities here!

Our carefully picked hotels are full of contrasts, from a 4 star hotel in Volterra to the elegant and magnificently restored 17th century Palazzo San Lorenzo in Colle di Val d'Elsa, where you spend four nights, and which is an excellent base for day trips to the eternal cities of Siena and Florence. Chianti is synonymous with excellent food and wine and evening meals are a celebration of the local cuisine. Perhaps try pappardelle alla lepre (fresh ribbons of pasta with a hare sauce) or bruschetta (toasted bread rubbed with garlic and olive oil, topped with sun ripened tomatoes), all washed down by a glass or two of full-bodied Chianti!

Terrain

The walking mainly follows reasonably flat strade bianche (white roads) with some asphalt lanes and partly shaded forest and valley trails. Walking boots and poles are recommended. Strade Bianche are mainly exposed, affording excellent views - a sunhat is essential.

Read more about this holiday in The Headwater Blog.

READ MORE

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Arrive in Volterra

We meet you at Pisa airport, and take you to your hotel (75 mins) within Volterra's medieval gates, where you have time to relax in the pool before dinner.

You stay at Hotel San Lino.

hotel details



Hotel San Lino, Volterra

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
AmEx
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe


Hotel San Lino is set within the medieval walls of Volterra, a 5-minute walk from Piazza dei Priori. Originally built as a convent in 1480, Hotel San Lino has been attentively renovated to preserve the original architectural features that celebrate its historical charm.

Rooms here are spacious and bright, exquisitely decorated in Tuscan style, with traditional terracotta floors and wooden furniture. All rooms are equipped with ensuite bathroom, TV, air conditioning and Wifi.

A buffet breakfast is served in the main dining room, and includes homemade cakes, cured meats, yogurt and cereals.

The property also benefits from a garden with outdoor swimming pool and panoramic terrace.

Day 2: Volterra to Casole d'Elsa (14km/8.7mi)

A short transfer (30 mins) this morning to the start of your walk. Forest trails lead east through the Berignone Nature Reserve where you may be lucky enough to see wild boar, deer and fox. As you leave the forest, the ridge opens up giving wonderful valley views out towards Casole d'Elsa where you'll spend the next two nights.

You stay at Hotel Torre dei Serviti.

hotel details

 equivalent

Hotel Torre dei Serviti, Casole d'Elsa

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Shops
Market
Bank
Cash machine
Mastercard
Visa
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe


Set in the heart of the medieval village of Casole d'Elsa, the Hotel Torre dei Serviti is a beautifully converted monastery with an impressive 14th century tower, which gives the hotel its name. The bedrooms are in keeping with the building's ancient history, with wooden beams, tiled floors and exposed stone and brickwork, as well as some rooms retaining remnents of the frescoes that adorned the walls in days gone by. The hotel also boasts a panoramic terrace - where you'll find the jacuzzi - as well as a bar and restaurant.

Room upgrades: Superior suite
The superior suites have a sitting area on a separate level to the sleeping area

Day 3: At Casole d'Elsa

Casole d'Elsa is a picture perfect etruscan village atop a panoramic ridge. From the vermillion hued 14th century castle, views stretch as far as Monte Amiata in the south of Tuscany. A leisurely lunch maybe in the medieval piazza, before visiting the small but intact amphitheatre and Etruscan tombs.

Day 4: Casole d'Elsa to Colle di Val d'Elsa (19km/11.8mi)

Today's walk takes you down to the valley floor passing fields of sunflowers and orchid-sprinkled paths, before coming to the small hamlet of Quartaia, a good lunch stop. Continue through the woods along the famous pilgrim's path, the Via Francigena, where the fossils in the stones beneath your feet bear witness to the time when this area was covered by the sea. A final easy stroll takes you along the milky-blue, limestone-rich river d'Elsa and to your stunning hotel.

You stay at Palazzo San Lorenzo & Spa.

hotel details



Palazzo San Lorenzo & Spa, Colle di Val d'Elsa

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
AmEx
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe


The Palazzo San Lorenzo and Spa is located in the upper part of the medieval town of Colle di Val d'Elsa, better known as the old village of the “town of lead crystal-glass”. The building dates back to the 17th century when it started life as a hospital, whilst today, the public spaces are decorated with statues and crystal chandeliers.

The spacious rooms come with free Wi-Fi, Flat screen TV, free mineral water in the minibar and air conditioning. They have parquet floors and marble bathrooms. Headwater customers get the Superior rooms as standard.

A buffet breakfast is served in the breakfast room, a wonderful 'winter garden' completely lit by natural light, where you can find a large range of sweet and savoury delicacies. Your evening meals (when included), will be taken in the hotel’s restaurant which serves traditional Tuscan dishes.


Days 5-7: At Colle di Val d'Elsa

Regular buses to Siena (30 mins) and Florence (1hr) leave from just outside the hotel grounds so you can easily explore Il Campo, the Duomo, and the treasures of the world-famous Uffizi. The historic town of Colle di Val d'Elsa dates back to Etruscan times with cathedral, museums and fine Renaissance buildings. Back at the hotel, you can relax at the hotel's spa facilities.

Day 8: Colle di Val d'Elsa to San Gimignano (16km/9.9mi)

Today you follow in pilgrims' footsteps along the Via Francigena. Bright with sunflowers and fragrant apple orchards, this historic path skirts tiny hamlets and lonely chapels towards the lazy Foci River. You may like to make a short detour to take in a wine-tasting at Montauto, before retracing your steps to rejoin the Via Francigena up to San Gimignano.

Day 9: At San Gimignano

Visit San Gimignano's mystical towers this morning built by warring neighbours in the 12th century to out-do one another! Or for a longer day out, hop on a local bus to Siena (30 mins), a perfectly preserved medieval gem with a stunning striped 14th century Gothic Cathedral and beautiful square.

Day 10: San Gimignano to Volterra (22km/13.7mi)

A short taxi ride (10 mins) from your hotel takes you to the start of the walk at the Castelvecchio Nature Reserve. From here you follow a woodland trail dotted with rock roses and wild strawberry plants to reach a panoramic strada bianca, where hawks soar overhead. With open views across cypress studded ochre fields to Monte Voltraio, you pass through the villages of Sensano and Ulignano, historic hamlets with 16th century villas. Perhaps picnic by the Era Valley before ascending an ancient mule track back to Volterra.

You stay at Hotel La Cisterna or Hotel Pescille.

hotel details



Hotel La Cisterna, San Gimignano

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Aircon
Safe


Enjoy your stay at this picturesque 14th century building hotel nestled in the heart of San Gimignano.

La Cisterna offers beautifully decorated rooms in both Florentine and modern style all of which are equipped with air conditioning, free Wifi and a flat-screen satellite TV.

A continental buffet breakfast is served at the on site restaurant Le Terrazze, where you can enjoy panoramic views over the historical square whilst your sip on your morning caffé.

The advantageous position of this property will allow you to easily reach shops, points of interest and a vast choice of restaurants in the town centre.



Hotel Pescille, Pescille

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
AmEx
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon


The Hotel Pescille is located just 4km outside San Gimignano, in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. It started life as an old farmhouse before being converted into the 3 star hotel it is today. Evidence of its origins still remains however, with its ancient tower housing the hotel's small agricultural museum. There are pleasant gardens surrounding the hotel - with lovely views of the surrounding landscape - and it also benefits from an outdoor swimming pool.

All rooms at the Hotel Pescille are ensuite and are simple yet spacious with tiled floors, whitewashed walls and pristine white linen; air conditioning. satellite TV, minibar and hair dryer also all come as standard. Rooms have views onto either the timeless Tuscan countryside, or the roofs and mediaeval towers of San Gimignano itself.

The hotel does not have a restaurant open for dinner, a short walk will be leading you to a local restaurant.

Room upgrades: Superior room
Superior rooms are much larger than standard rooms

Day 11: Leave Volterra

Return home after breakfast.

See our Volterra to San Gimignano Walk for an 8-night version of this holiday.

Extending your holiday

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra hotel nights we recommend: Hotel Cosimo De Medici, Florence; Hotel La Luna, Lucca; Hotel Alessandro della Spina, Pisa; Hotel Chiusarelli, Siena.

hotel details



Hotel Cosimo De Medici, Florence

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Shops
Market
Bank
Cash machine
Mastercard
AmEx
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Aircon
Safe


This 3-star hotel is beautifully decorated, with rooms in individual styles - some are traditionally Tuscan whilst others are funky and modern. Parts of the the building actually date back to the 18th century, and the reception and public rooms are designed with this in mind, with Persian rugs, stained glass windows and wrought iron doors in evidence.

Although just off the main Via Nazionale, only 2 minutes' walk from the central station and 5 minutes from the Duomo, the hotel faces an internal courtyard for peace and quiet. All the rooms are double glazed, and all have air-conditioning so there is absolutely no reason not to have a good night's sleep!

There is no restaurant at the hotel, but there is plenty of choice nearby.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.



Hotel La Luna, Lucca

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Shops
Market
Bank
Cash machine
Mastercard
AmEx
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe


The Hotel La Luna is a friendly hotel, tucked away in a quiet side street, just off the atmospheric Via Fillungo, the most sophisticated and exclusive street in Lucca's historic centre.

The original part of the hotel dates back to the 1200s when it was built elsewhere and then 'moved' about a century later to its present location. It now comprises of 2 buildings, with the 29 en suite rooms divided between the two. Breakfast is taken in the buffet breakfast room in the reception building, where there is also a small bar.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.



Hotel Alessandro della Spina, Pisa

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Shops
Bank
Cash machine
Mastercard
AmEx
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe


The Hotel Alessandro della Spina is located just 500m from Pisa central train station and just a 10 minute walk from most of the city's main monuments. This modern and cosy property welcomes its guests with an elegant, warm atmosphere, enhanced by its charming garden, and friendly staff that are always on hand to ensure you a relaxed stay.

Hotel facilities include internet and wi-fi access in the lobby and a bar and comfortable seating area. Guest rooms are spacious, furnished with wood and marble and have air conditioning, a safe and satellite TV. Buffet breakfast includes homemade bread and croissants.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.



Hotel Chiusarelli, Siena

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Shops
Market
Bank
Cash machine
Mastercard
AmEx
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Aircon
Safe


Hotel Chiusarelli is located just beyond Siena's medieval walls and a ten-minute walk away from town's main square, Il Campo. Its position on the edge of the historical centre is perfect as the hotel is spacious and quiet but still within walking distance of all the sights and restaurants. There is even a small garden to the front with palm trees and a quiet (except on Sunday afternoons when you will have a grandstand view of Robur Siena's matches!) veranda to the rear of the hotel.

The en-suite rooms have recently been renovated and are quite simple but comfortable.

In order to give the best available rate, prices are on request. Please contact us for a quote.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

CHOOSE A DEPARTURE DATE

Show prices including flights?  

MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
SUN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
£1899
£2149
23
 
24
£1899
£2149
25
 
26
£1899
£2149
27
 
28
£1899
£2149
29
 
30
£1899
£2149

These tour only prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £498.

These flight inclusive prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £498.

OPTIONAL UPGRADES
  • Flights from Heathrow to Pisa with British Airways
  • Other flights, including regional departures
  • Alternative flights, including regional departures
  • Business/club/first class fares
  • Room upgrades and extra nights at selected hotels
  • Option to shorten to 8 nights
TRAVEL DETAILS

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

Air prices include our standard flights/transfers
British Airways Heathrow to Pisa, Transfer to hotel 75 minutes. Return: Transfer to airport 75 minutes British Airways Pisa to Heathrow.

Business/club/first class seats are available on request.

Alternative Air Travel
Alternative flights, onward rail to your holiday area, and connecting private transfers can be arranged from most UK airports. If you would like to use one of the many 'low cost' airlines, we can book these on your behalf. We can also book UK shuttles to connect with your onward flight, please call for details and prices.

Self drive
We can arrange various channel crossings for you. Please call for details and prices.

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we open again 9am tomorrow) or email sales@headwater.com

Should you require overnight airport accommodation, airport parking or even a uniformed chauffeur to take your car from your departure terminal and park it for you, we can arrange this for you through Holiday Extras. You can book airport parking, airport hotels and executive lounges through their website or contact us for further details. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

REVIEWS

What was so good was the excellent service from Headwater. I would particularly like to mention Helen Hodson.

She was so professional, friendly, patient and helpful with my all various queries and requests.

Clare Mccann, 26 Sep 2023

 

We had a great time on the ‘Chianti Classic’ walking holiday. The only glitch was when Ryanair lost our luggage, but Headwood staff and local rep came to the rescue and couldn’t have been more helpful. The walking trips were excellent, the directions provided faultless and our destinations interesting. The choice of hotels was very good and our luggage (once received) was transported effortlessly and always waiting for us at the end of each walk. Would definitely recommend.

Mr Mcintyre, 14 Sep 2019

 

Well planned route, excellent travel rep and lovely area

Mrs Provan, 4 Sep 2019

 

Really enjoyable walking holiday mixed with days for other cultural activities which for us worked really well. Food and wine opportunities on the trip were fantastic. September proved to be great weather but bad time for mosquitoes so be prepared!

Mrs Shannon, 31 Aug 2019

 

As described in the brochure/online. Good combination of walking/sightseeing/leisure. Great locations and hotels.

Representative (Frankie) particularly helpful and provided reassurance by always being available, contactable by phone and ready to assist. We could not have asked for more.

Mr Morgan, 24 Jun 2019

 

An excellent experience in terrific countryside. The walking was good and in some cases quite exhausting but we had all day to complete the journey with a refreshing drink at the end. The hotel accommodation was very good with three of the hotels being excellent and the fourth being good. Great walking, good weather and good reps. We had an extra two nights in Coll di Vald'Elsa which enabled us to travel by bus to Sienna and Florence.

Mr Hill, 30 Sep 2018

 

It was an excellent introduction to walking holidays abroad, we will be returning to Italy with Headwater next year. There was a good variety in the countryside experience during the walks. On the whole the hotels and food were good. The only negative issue was at Relais della Rovere where the restaurant was taken over by a large bus tour party of Koreans.

Mrs Skinner, 10 Sep 2018

 

Our holiday was a good balance of walking days and free sightseeing days, giving us the opportunity to visit Sienna and Florence as well as completing over 70km of self-guided walking. We were pleased to have the very agreeable company of 5 others who were on similar holidays. The weather was as hot as expected but the first walk ended in a thunderstorm which none of us were properly prepared for as we arrived at our hotel completely soaked. The remaining days were dry and sunny except for the last which was mainly cloudy - which we were grateful for as it was the longest and most tiring. The routes passed through very varied countryside and villages, and the stopovers were all in small towns which were very enjoyable to explore. The self-guiding notes were very detailed and easy to follow, except for a very few places where they were ambiguous or misleading but none of us got seriously lost or delayed more than a few minutes. Accommodation, hospitality and food were all of high standard.

Mr Firth, 24 Jun 2018

 

One of the easiest holiday operators ever used. Great responses from all staff contacted both at home and on holiday.

Mr Housden, 10 Jun 2018

 

A great holiday. A great combination of walking and relaxing at comfortable hotels. Lovely walks with clear instructions. Our reps were really friendly and helpful: when we got into difficulty with blistered feet (our responsibility entirely, we ignored advice given on suitable footwear!) they bailed us out and arranged for us to do a shortened version of the walk, picking us up at an agreed point.

Mr Mckenzie, 12 Jun 2017

 

thoroughly enjoyed the walking-especially when following the river. Accomodation comfortable and staff in the hotels welcoming and friendly. We had really personable and informative couriers able to supply us with local information on the areas-they went the extra mile!

Mrs McKenzie, 18 Sep 2016

 

We enjoyed this holiday but with the following proviso in comparison with the Footsteps of St Francis Umbria which we did last year there was much more hard surface and road walking particularly on the last day.

Our first and last Hotel San Limo was without doubt the poorest hotel that we have experienced on a Headwater holiday. there was no atmosphere in the restaurant the staff both at dinner and breakfast did not give a friendly or welcoming approach. We actually decided to eat out in Volterra on the final night rather than eat at the hotel. The room we were given 403 was supposed to be a superior room it was the smallest of all the rooms we had and the only thing that could have made superior was that it had a small balcony.

Hotel Relias della Rovere whilst the food was excellent and the room good, the pool and the pool area was very poor, grass uncut and pool a little dated

Mr Ford, 12 Sep 2016

 

Challenging, enjoyable walking in a scenic setting.Easy access to visit Sienna, Florence and the small historical towns along the way a real bonus.

Mrs Handley, 21 Aug 2016

 

Stunning countryside and food. Best reps we've ever had.

Mr Smith, 22 Jun 2016

 

Wonderful hilltop towns and beautiful, diverse scenery. Good hotels and excellent food. Luke and Eleanor were lovely reps. Nothing was too much trouble. We found we needed to shorten the walks and they helped us work out a way to do this, yet ensuring we did the best parts of each one. They ensured we had a stress free holiday and overall we had a very relaxing and memorable time. Ten days was ideal. A holiday we would recommend.

Mrs Cox, 4 Jun 2016

 

Luke & Eleanor the reps couldn't have been more helpful and made the holiday a special experience. Taking the extra days to allow for visits to Sienna and Florence added an extra dimension to the holiday and would thoroughly recommend doing this as an addition to visiting the hilltop towns.

Mr Clarke, 2 Jun 2016

 

Really attractive area,great hotels.We interspersed some extra days for additional relaxation and chance to visit additional restaurants for dinner.Fonti was weakest for dinner but other 3 were all excellent. Terrific wine tasting and dining at San Gimiagno

Mr Dent, 11 May 2016

 

Wonderful scenery, good friendly hotels, tough walks but worth it! Mosquitoes, especially the new 'tiger mosquitoes' are a real problem it would seem even in September so take lots of insect repellent and a spray to do your room before bedtime. I covered my legs and sprayed my arms for walking when I realised this and that did the trick!

Mr Creswell, 12 Sep 2015

 

Beautiful area but let down by inattention to detail.

Disappointing largely for small but cumulative reasons.

Mr McGregor, 6 Sep 2015

 

Relaxing yet active walking holiday - lovely locations and good back up if needed

Mr Lawrence, 4 Sep 2015

 

This was one of our very best Headwater holidays. We liked the mix of walks and sight-seeing. We felt very well looked after.

Mrs Price, 2 Sep 2015

 

We really enjoyed the holiday. Katie and Jim were very good representatives. There has been a problem with an outbreak of horse flies and so they went out of their way to suggest an alternative walk that avoided walking through woods. This was really appreciated. My only issue was the last walk between Casolare Le Terre Rosse and Park Hotel Le Fonti. I found this walk to be too long especially as the last couple of miles was up hill. Luckily it was a relatively cool day, if the sun had been out I don't think I would have been able to complete the walk.

Mr Larcombe, 8 Sep 2014

 

Well organised and supported walking holiday assisted by friendly and knowledgeable staff. Fine food and accommodation.

Mr Kell, 8 Sep 2014

 

Thank you for a wonderful holiday! We enjoyed the walking, the days off by the pool, the scenery, the swimming pools, the food and the wine immensely. All five of us, including the kids, had a fantastic time.

Mrs Buckle, 26 Jul 2014

 

The holiday was very enjoyable, very well organised, and the reps went out of their way to be helpful.



As Headwater guests, we felt that we were being given particularly good treatment at each hotel.

Mrs Osborne, 14 Jul 2014

 

This was a well organised holiday with 4 excellent hotels with swimming pools, good food, 4 quite long days walking through interesting and varied terrain, and opportunities to explore Siena and Florence on the rest days. The reception staff at all the hotels were very helpful, providing local information including booking tickets for the Accademia/Uffizi in Florence. Excellent and knowledgeable support from Roger and Monika, the holiday reps - who were always there when needed.











Mr Beresford, 28 Sep 2013

 

Lovely walks particular second and third ones. Wouldn't recommend extension to 10 nights as food at Rovere was very limited in choice.

Mr Gunn, 10 Sep 2013

 

An excellant Holiday company for all the local knowledge it incorporates. The reps were great.

Mrs Rouse, 6 Sep 2013

 

Roger and Monika had changed the routing of the first day's walk as a result of storm damage. We really enjoyed this walk as we felt it added more variety and more open views than the original route which would have meant more walking in less open woodland. The walk was shorter than the original but we felt this was a good idea as it broke us in more gently and meant we had more time to savour the landscape. We recommend you amend your notes to keep this new route and ditch the original. The last day's walk was lovely until we reached the agriturismo San Antonio junction; from then on until Restaurant Prato d'Era we were on quite a busy strada bianca with quite a lot of traffic (not just tractors) for a long time, followed by and another long walk on a tarmaced lane. We would have preferred more 'off-road' walking if it had been possible at this point without losing the views. All the other days were simply lovely, the views wonderful and the walking very much enjoyed.This is our fifth holiday with you and we have had some excellent reps but we must say Roger and Minika were outstanding and provided a personal, friendly and humerous service above and beyond what we could have expected.

Mrs Allen, 30 Jul 2013

 

Four very varied walks, challenging in places given my fitness level (poor!) but all definitely do-able - and very, very rewarding - in fact, unforgettable. It was unseasonably hot (35-38 degrees) but we were able to stop for leisurely lunches on two of the walks. The weather meant we made full use of the pools a each hotel - just wonderful. Our room at the Terre Casole will go down as one of my favourite ever - wonderful terrace with a walk across the lawn to the pool. At the relais we were upgraded to a superior room at no extra charge - just a most lovely room with a jacuzzi bath. As for the rest days ... with easily arranged trips into Florence, Sienna and San Gimignano - just wonderful, giving great lunch opportunities too.



This was a complete break from our daily lives. Whilst undoubtedly costly ( we had three extra nights) it was the main holiday we will take this year, the only holiday abroad and was just superb. I'm usually very attached to 'seaside' holidays but the landscape, countryside, towns and hotels all combine on this holiday to make iot a real experience to treasure

Mrs McIntosh, 28 Jul 2013

 

1. Make sure you get the details you need before you travel.

2. If travelling with friends, insist on separate invoicing if that is what you want. Keep insisting

3. Self guided holidays offer great flexibility and also require more effort. Guided holidays have the potential to give local knowledge.



Ms Merrick, 28 Jul 2013

 

A really lovely mix of hotels with excellent walking and sight seeing opportunities

Mr Sillett, 24 Jul 2013

 

we really enjoyed the holiday-great way to visit these lovely hiiltop towns and cities of Tuscany

Mrs Graham, 12 Jun 2013

 


Self-guided walking

10 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 2
Moderate

14.0Kg CO2e

10 nights from £1899

CHOOSE A DEPARTURE

Call: 01606 720199

 

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE