Experience an Italian Christmas as a solo traveller, as we take in breath-taking architecture, ancient palaces and bustling piazzas, from our base in the Tuscan town of Chianciano Terme. We begin with a visit to the fabulous Florence, the artistic capital of Italy. On Christmas Eve, why not join us as we journey to Siena, where you can explore the Pizza del Campo and see the famous Duomo. In the evening we enjoy a delicious festive feast. On Christmas Day, we enjoy another beautiful banquet, before we head for the capital of Rome, on Boxing Day. Whilst in Rome experience amazing architecture and celebrated sights, from the Trevi Fountain to the Colosseum. All making for a magical Christmas singles holiday!
Door-to-Door or local departure by coach, then continue overnight through France and Italy.
Arrive at our hotel in Chianciano Terme for a five-night stay. The town itself is made up of two distinct parts – the spa town with its relaxing gardens and the Old Town, where quiet, narrow streets lined with pretty houses wind their way around the medieval castle.
<p>We begin our explorations of Italy today as we make our way to the Renaissance city of Florence on our included excursion. To make the most of your visit why not join our optional sightseeing tour, where our local guides’ commentary will reveal many of the stories behind the buildings and personalities that have shaped the history of this magnificent city. Travel by coach up the hills behind the city, to Piazza Michelangelo. Here you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the city and surrounding countryside. Once you have taken your photos the coach will take you back to the city, where your guide will lead you on a walking tour through the delightful streets of Florence, pointing out the major sights. See the Santa Croce church, the burial place of Michelangelo, the famous statues in Piazza della Signoria and also the magnificent Santa Maria Duomo. <p>Following the tour you will have time at leisure to explore the endless historic sights, see the shops in and around the centuries old Ponte Vecchio, or even have your portrait painted by one of the street artists who usually gather in the square next to the medieval Duomo (Cathedral).
Location: Free Time or Siena
<p>Why not join our optional excursion to the medieval town of Siena? Set on three hills, Siena is drawn together by winding alleyways and steep steps. The town has worked hard to preserve its Gothic architecture, and its centre, the Piazza del Campo is listed by UNESCO as one of the world's most significant historic sites. There will be ample free time for you to explore the town at your leisure. <p>Alternatively, why not purchase our optional Siena with a guided sightseeing tour which allows you to combine your visit to this fabulous town with a guided walking tour. This evening we enjoy our four-course dinner and a toast with Father Christmas!
Merry Christmas! A leisurely day in Chianciano Terme. Perhaps take a stroll around the town, which is made up of 2 distinctive parts – the Spa Town and Old Town. The Spa Town encompasses relaxing gardens. In the Old Town you will find quiet, narrow streets lined with pretty houses, which wind their way around the medieval castle. Enjoy a four-course Christmas lunch at the hotel.
<p>Today you have the full day to discover the Italian capital city of Rome on our included excursion. Also, known as the ‘Eternal City’ and the famed city of the Roman Empire, it has been a millennium long centre of power, culture and religion. The Historic Centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with wonderful palaces, churches, basilicas, Roman ruins, monuments and fountains. It has an immensely rich historical heritage and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Upon arrival in this beautiful city you will have time at leisure to savor the special ambience of this former capital of the Roman Empire.
We leave Chianciano and begin our overnight journey north.
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
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