Land Journey

Tuscany & Cinque Terre

Small Group Active Journey | All Departures From 22 – 26 Tauck Guests



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$4,990 USD
Journey Type
Time of Year
Apr - Jun, Sep - Oct
Cities & Landmarks
Florence, Cinque Terre, Siena, Monterosso al Mare, Lucca, Carrara
Tuscany Cinque Terre Escorted Tour
Cinque Terre, Italy
Cinque Terre National Park


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Small groups from 22 – 26 guests for a more personal travel experience


Private, early-opening visit to Florence's Basilica di Santa Croce, final resting place of Michelangelo, Galileo, Rossini and more




A two-night stay at a premier hotel nestled between Cinque Terre and the inspirational Gulf of Poets


Hike along Cinque Terre National Park's coastal paths amidst breathtaking views


Learn about the rich history of Florence's artisan guilds on a visit to the San Nicolo neighborhooe


In Florence, explore the fabulous Uffizi Galleries on a guided tour


Take a guided tour of the quarries where Carrara marble has been mined since Roman times


Enjoy a wine and olive oil tasting in Tuscany & a cooking class in the art of making pasta





Designed for fit, vigorous travelers capable of easily walking three miles or more. Many days might include active pursuits such as hiking, bicycling or sea kayaking for one to three hours at a time. Guests should be capable of walking three or more miles over terrain including hills and rocky or uneven terrain.



Consistently robust – very full and active days, extended travel times, use of different modes of local transport, and a possibility of early starts.

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Along Europe's Scenic "Yellow Roads"

From under the Tuscan sun to the Italian Riviera... discover the stories behind the brilliance of Renaissance painters and sculptors from an art historian in Florence... prepare pasta with a chef and learn the finer points of olive oil tasting... 

For the culturally curious, this journey through Italy is a feeling that you've become much more savvy after an art history briefing. It's walking through the medieval alleys of Siena... or bicycling atop the walls of Lucca. It's laughter. It's sharing vino made from grapes in the vineyards you've just walked through and kicking back. It's about becoming a part of day-to-day Italy... and new views on life... Hear a recital by a concert pianist in his private palazzo and discover centuries of artistic excellence... enjoy the beauty of natural marble and Cinque Terre villages overlooking the sea, connected by walking trails... and go off-the-beaten-track for an Italian cultural connection unlike any other.

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Guided Bike Tour in Lucca

A cooking class in the Tuscan hills

Day 6

Learn culinary secrets with a hands-on demonstration, tasting and lunch in the Tuscan hills

In case you were wondering, Tuscany is indeed all about the food... as you'll see for yourself at a hands-on cooking lesson with local chefs at Fattoria Colle Verde, one of the region's foremost wineries and olive oil producers. You'll do some olive oil tasting, some wine tasting, and dive into a pasta-making class to help create a lunch that can best be described as delizioso.

4x4 tour of Carrara's marble quarries

Day 4

Tour the marble quarries of Carrara, used for millennia, aboard a 4x4 vehicle

Traveling along winding roads towards the Gulf of Genoa, you'll arrive at Carrara. This is the oldest industrial site on Earth, where highly-prized Carrara marble – considered the finest in the world – has been quarried for over a thousand years. Get a closer look as you ride aboard a 4x4 vehicle on a guided tour of the quarries, with their mountains of white marble, in operation since the days of the Roman Empire. Carrara marble has been used in some of the most recognizable structures on Earth, from ancient Rome's iconic buildings to Renaissance sculptures like Michelangelo's "David."

Plaza Hotel Lucchesi

Nights 1, 2 and 3

A rooftop (and more) with a view...

The inimitable city of Florence might just be at its best when seen from the rooftop bar of the Plaza Hotel Lucchesi, overlooking the River Arno and Firenze in all of its Renaissance glory. One of the first hotels in Florence, the Plaza Hotel Lucchesi opened in 1860, and over its long and colorful history has catered to artists, celebrities, statesmen and authors – including the British novelist D.H. Lawrence, who wrote his infamous "Lady Chatterley's Lover" while staying here with his wife in the 1920s. Perhaps you'll be inspired during your stay here, too; your room will have a view featuring the Arno or the Duomo and Santa Croce.

Cinque Terre has the most spectacular views I have ever seen. Hiking is amazing, beaches that are beautiful, and the food... delizioso!

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My friend and I decided to take this trip not so much for the “culturious” aspect but because of the itinerary. Having said that, the trip more than met our expectations. There were options offered if you chose not to do the super active activities; for example walking tours of Lucca and Cinque Terre vs. bike riding on the walls or hiking.

Most Memorable Moment:

Artisans workshops in Oltarno; ride through the marble quarry in Carrera; the magical city of Siena with its Il Campo.

Everything about the trip was top notch! We enjoyed the sights, the adventures, the tour director, the local tour guides, and the food. Even the weather cooperated!

Most Memorable Moment:

The private visit with Georgio Nardi and his piano recital for us. Close behind this were the marble quarry visit, the pasta class and lunch, the restoration class, and the bike ride. It was all wonderful!

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