Touring, Beautiful Scenes, Photos and Food
Join us on this special private tour designed for those who love taking pictures and their partners who just want a wonderful vacation experience! three of Italy’s most beautiful locations including Florence, the Tuscan Countryside and the Italian Riviera around Cirque-Terre.
Unlike standard tours where you are headed from place to place and on a strict timetable, we have our own private coach and guide. That allows us the freedom and flexibility to adjust our travels to get the most out of every place we visit. those interested in photography will benefit from having two pros on board who will spend the week helping you improve your images so that you have amazing images to bring home with you. Those not interested in cameras will have plenty of time for sightseeing, shopping and exploring without having to wait around for their photographers!
Both couples and singles are welcome as we journey from Siena to Florence to Cinque Terre. Accommodations all have private bath/shower and include daily breakfast. Some days also include lunch. Though we always make adjustments based on weather and unexpected opportunities, Here’s our Base Itinerary:
Friday, 5th May 2017 •
Overnight Flight to Florence
If you wish to arrive early to acclimate yourself to any time changes, please let us know and we can make arrangements for an airport transfer and extra hotel nights.
Saturday, 6th May 2017 •
Arrival in Florence
On arrival into Florence Airport (FLR), you will be met by your english-speaking driver in the arrival lounge who will take you to our first night’s hotel in Siena. Our hotel is in the Historical City Center and includes breakfast each morning.
Two nights accommodation in the Siena Historical City Center
Sunday, 7th May 2017 •
San Gimignano & Medieval Towns
We start with a leisurely walking tour in Siena to get a taste of this beautiful town. We’ll have an afternoon tour in our own private vehicle into the Tuscan landscape. We’ll explore the rustic paradise and make our way to San Gimignano with a stop to visit a winery. On the way back to Siena, we stop in Monteriggioni for some photos and exploring.
Monday, 8th May 2017 •
Chianti Countryside on the way to Florence
We’ll journey to Florence and make some stops to relax, explore and take photos in the countryside. We’ll visit Chianti for a wine tasting along with wonderful bruschetts, salamis and cold cuts from the region. Our explorations will take us to more medieval villages and beautiful vistas until we arrive in Florence later today.
Two nights in the Florence Historical City Center
Tuesday, 9th May 2017 •
While in Florence we’ll be able to tour the city more and arrange a Culinary Market Tour and Cooking Class for lunch where our chef will guide us through the preparation of a three course meal. There will be time to explore on your own and have a leisurely dinner.
Wednesday, 10th May 2017 •
Pisa & Lucca
Today we have a full day tour scheduled to visit both Pisa and Lucca. We will have private tour in each of these beautiful cities. Wee will then travel to our next destination - the beautiful Riviera Region and Cirque-Terre.Two nights accommodation in Cirque-Terre
Thursday, 11th May 2017 •
Cinque Terre Guided Tour
Today we have a full day sightseeing tour of Cinque Terre. We’ll take a train to Vernazza, a pedestrian only fishing village and then on to Manarola - the oldest of the Cinque Terre towns. We’ll walk along the Via dell’Amore to reach Riomaggiore for a wine tasting. At the end of the day, we’ll take the boat back to Monterosso (weather permitting - train otherwise!)
Friday, 12th May 2017 •
Transfer to Genoa Airport or Lake Como ExtensionPrivate car with english speaking driver. If you need transportation to another location (we know some of you will be remaining longer!) we can help make arrangements for you.
Lake Como Extension $499 per person, double occupancy
Friday, 12th May 2017 • Travel to Como
For those who wish to visit Lake Como for the weekend, we’ll board a train from Cinque Terre to Como. The extension includes two nights hotel. We will make arrangements for local tours for anyone interested in joining us as we explore this beautiful landscape of mountains and lakes.
Two nights accommodation in Lake Como
Saturday, 13th May 2017 • Tour Como on your own or join us!
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a free day around Lake Como or join us for an optional tour around the region (price TBD). If you are after capturing stunning photographs you should join us!
Sunday, 14th May 2017 • Transfer to Milan - or extend one more day!
For those heading out, we’ll get you to the train to Milan - a short 3o minute journey. If you like, you may extend another full day and spend it in and around Lake Como. We will get you pricing for the additional night at our Lake Como hotel
Monday, 15th May 2017 • Milan Transfer
We take the train from Como to Milan along with anyone who has extended the extra day. Diane and I are heading out to teach two days of Photo Workshops for a Milan Photo Distributor before we head home!