Return Channel crossing
Coach travel throughout
2 nights bed & breakfast en route
5 nights half board
Excursions to Siena & San Gimignano
Ticket to the Andrea Bocelli concert (Category 6 ticket)
Ticket upgrades available upon request
*Optional visit to Florence (additional £20 per person, minimum numbers required – please advise at the time of booking)
During Your Stay
Day 1 – Travelling across picturesque Europe, later this afternoon we will arrive at our overnight hotel for a one‐night bed and breakfast stay.
Day 2 – After breakfast we continue to Italy, and our Hotel Biondi in Montecatini Terme.
Day 3 – This morning we visit Siena, considered the loveliest medieval city in Europe. A visit here is like stepping back into the middle ages as you marvel at the architecture, fabulous art treasures and tradition of this wonderful city. James Bond aficionados will recognise Siena as the backdrop to the movie Quantum of Solace. After some free time, we travel to nearby San Gimignano, one of the most iconic and recognizable destinations in Tuscany. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990, San Gimigiano – also called the ‘Manhattan of the Middle Ages’ – owes its fame to its fascinating medieval architecture and incredible quantity of towers that rise above the city.
Day 4 – After a leisurely day to do as much or as little as you like, there will be a late lunch served at the hotel before the sensational Andrea Bocelli concert later this evening. The show promises to be a spectacular multi-sensory experience that will reinvent opera by offering the greatest composers, the most beloved arias and the most popular classics, all presented within an innovative format.
Day 5 – Enjoy exploring Montecatini Terme at your own pace today, most famous for its thermal waters. Wander along Viale Verdi (the main street) which is lined with shops, cafés and restaurants until you reach Piazza Popolo its most famous historic spa.
Day 6 – Today you can join us for an optional excursion to Florence – one of Europe’s most culturally and historically significant cities. Florence is a vibrant city nestled among the idyllic green hills of Tuscany. Thanks to its relatively small size it retains a sense of intimacy romance, while still offering a remarkable selection of museums, galleries and restaurants which continue to impress even the most regular visitor*.
Day 7 – We retrace our footsteps to our overnight hotel.
Day 8 – After an early morning start, we continue our journey home.
Please note: If the weather is bad, the concert will take place the next day which means the itinerary will be changed to accommodate this.
**To reach Teatro del Silenzio passengers will need to walk approx. 800 metres. The concert will start at approx. 20:30 and will finish at midnight.