Andrea Bocelli in Tuscany

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
In the unlikely event of the total cancellation of the performance due to weather, ill-health, or any other reason or change of cast, the ticket price will only be refunded if the entire performance is cancelled. Only the ticket price will be refunded under such circumstances and no reimbursement made for travel expenses such as flights, hotels, meals etc.

FLIGHTS

Please note that all flight times are provisional and subject to airline schedules and changes.

HEALTH & INSURANCE – EHIC CARD
Please note that EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) only allows access to the same state-provided healthcare as a resident of the EU country they are temporarily visiting. It is NOT an alternative to travel insurance and will not provide the same level of cover as a travel insurance policy. The EHIC will not cover any private medical healthcare or the cost of things such as repatriation to the UK or lost or stolen property. It is also important to note that each country’s healthcare system is slightly different, so the EHIC might not cover everything that would be generally free on the NHS. On the EHIC application website, there is a section called Access to Healthcare Abroad which clarifies all the conditions and inclusions. We strongly recommend that you take out an appropriate travel insurance policy when you travel abroad.

Accommodation

Hotel Rivoli, Florence (31st July 2017 departure)
Located in the centre of Florence and only 10 minutes' walk from the Duomo, the four-star boutique Hotel Rivoli was originally a 14th century Franciscan monastery and has now been updated with all the modern amenities while still holding on to its antique and Renaissance style. Facilities at the hotel include a bar, restaurant, indoor sitting room, internal courtyard, fitness centre and secret garden with whirlpool. The comfortable bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms with bath/shower, TV, telephone, wifi, air-conditioning, minibar, safe and hairdryer. 

Hotel Rivoli Website

Hotel B4 Astoria, Florence (1st August 2017 departure)
Located close to the church of Santa Maria Novella and the Duomo just a five minute walk away, the four-star B4 Astoria is housed in the historic buildings of Palazzo Gaddi and Palazzo Arrighetti which date back to 1596. The hotel features traditional Florentine frescoes and period furnishings throughout. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, wine bar, lounge bar and terrace with wonderful views across Florence. The comfortable bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms with bath/shower, TV, telephone, wifi, air-conditioning, minibar, safe and hairdryer. 

Hotel B4 Astoria Website

OUR VIEW OF THE HOTELS 
Both hotels are in a great location for exploring the city and sights on this tour. The hotels offer all the modern amenities needed for a comfortable stay. Each hotel has a restaurant but there is also an abundance of local restaurants on your doorstep for evening meals. 

Places of Interest

Please see the detailed itinerary for full details

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Destinations
  • Florence
  • Italy
  • Europe
  • London
  • Siena
  • San Gimignano
  • Pisa
Tour Types
  • Music
  • Cultural
  • 50 plus
  • Air Tours
  • Music Tours
Departure Points
  • London Heathrow

31 July Departure Itinerary

Day 1:
 Fly from London Heathrow to Pisa. On arrival transfer to Florence with en-route visit to the Camp dei Miracoli in Pisa, home to the stupendous Duomo and one of the world's most iconic sights, the Leaning Tower (pre-booking essential for the brave!). Continue onto Florence for check-in to the Hotel Rivoli for five-night stay. 

Day 2: Full day in Florence
Morning guided tour of Florence with afternoon free for personal exploration. The Renaissance city of Florence has a wealth of sights that could take weeks to explore. Highlights include the Duomo, Uffizi, Accademia, a host of churches, lavish palaces and atmospheric, ancient streets. 

Day 3: Full day Siena and San Gimignano
A classic day’s excursion from Florence takes us to the beautiful city of Siena, once a rival to Florence and a magnificent city in its own right, renowned for its stunning semi-circular main Piazza del Campo, 12th century striped marble Duomo, one of Italy’s greatest cathedrals (and there are no shortage of then in the home of Catholicism!), world class museums and delightful cobbled streets. San Gimignano is often referred to as the medieval Manhattan thanks to its lofty towers that dominate its skyline built as status symbols centuries ago, and offers a host of lovely churches, palazzo as well as its renowned towers.

Day 4: Morning visit to Fiesole and early evening transfer to Lajatico for performance at the Teatro del Silenzio
Morning visit to the lovely village of Fiesole up in the hills to the north of Florence. Fiesole offers wonderful views of the city below as well as delightful churches and buildings, with plenty of places for a leisurely coffee stop. Return to the hotel mid-afternoon for time to freshen up before heading to Lajatico and the performance with Andrea Bocelli at the Teatro del Silenzio. Please note there is a 1km walk from the car park to the arena. 

Day 5: Full day tour to Lucca
The gorgeous walled city of Lucca is a delight to explore. Highlights amongst its narrow cobbled streets and alleys include Puccini’s House, San Martino and San Michele in Foro churches and city walls that offer lovely vistas of the city. 

Day 6: Free time in Florence to relax, explore and do some last minute sightseeing before transferring to Pisa Airport for the return flight to London Heathrow. 

1 August Departure Itinerary

Day 1: Fly from London Heathrow to Pisa. On arrival transfer to Florence with en-route visit to the Camp dei Miracoli in Pisa, home to the stupendous Duomo and one of the world's most iconic sights, the Leaning Tower (pre-booking essential for the brave!). Continue onto Florence for check-in to the Hotel B4 Astoria for five-night stay. 

Day 2: Full day in Florence
Morning guided tour of Florence with afternoon free for personal exploration. The Renaissance city of Florence has a wealth of sights that could take weeks to explore. Highlights include the Duomo, Uffizi, Accademia, a host of churches, lavish palaces and atmospheric, ancient streets.

Day 3: Morning visit to Fiesole and early evening transfer to Lajatico for performance at the Teatro del Silenzio
Morning visit to the lovely village of Fiesole up in the hills to the north of Florence. Fiesole offers wonderful views of the city below as well as delightful churches and buildings, with plenty of places for a leisurely coffee stop. Return to the hotel mid-afternoon for time to freshen up before heading to Lajatico and the performance with Andrea Bocelli at the Teatro del Silenzio. Please note there is a 1km walk from the car park to the arena. 

Day 4: Full day tour to Lucca
The gorgeous walled city of Lucca is a delight to explore. Highlights amongst its narrow cobbled streets and alleys include Puccini’s House, San Martino and San Michele in Foro churches and city walls that offer lovely vistas of the city. 

Day 5: Full day Siena and San Gimignano
A classic day’s excursion from Florence takes us to the beautiful city of Siena, once a rival to Florence and a magnificent city in its own right, renowned for its stunning semi-circular main Piazza del Campo, 12th century striped marble Duomo, one of Italy’s greatest cathedrals (and there are no shortage of then in the home of Catholicism!), world class museums and delightful cobbled streets. San Gimignano is often referred to as the medieval Manhattan thanks to its lofty towers that dominate its skyline built as status symbols centuries ago, and offers a host of lovely churches, palazzo as well as its renowned towers.

Day 6: Morning transfer to Pisa Airport for the return flight to London Heathrow. 

NB: All tours are subject to amendement according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion.

Please note: There is a significant walk (approximately 1km) to the concert auditorium so this tour is not suitable for those with walking difficulties. 

Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 50 passengers.

INCLUDED

  • Return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow to Pisa, including all payable taxes
  • Five nights' accommodation on bed and breakfast basis at the four-star Hotel Rivoli (31 July) or the four-star Hotel B4 Astoria (1 August), both located in Florence, based on shared occupancy of twin room
  • Full touring itinerary as detailed
  • 3rd sector ticket in either block C1, C2, C7 or C8, located at the very front of the Prima Poltrona sector at the open-air Teatro del Silenzio, Lajatico
  • Tour manager throughout

NOT INCLUDED

  • Single room supplement
  • Holiday insurance
  • Any ticket upgrades
  • Personal items such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls 
  • Porterage and gratuities 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
In the unlikely event of the total cancellation of the performance due to weather, ill-health, or any other reason or change of cast, the ticket price will only be refunded if the entire performance is cancelled. Only the ticket price will be refunded under such circumstances and no reimbursement made for travel expenses such as flights, hotels, meals etc.

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

Dates Price Single Availability
20-Jul-2021 for 5 Nights Flight Included
21-Jul-2021 for 5 Nights Flight Included

Touring with Travel Editions

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