Welcome to the Etruscan Coast! Today we will take you where an ancient civilization called Etruscans (Etruschi in Italian) lived more than 3000 years ago...on a hilltop ...in the middle of the enchanting Tuscan countryside.
The name of the first village where we will stop is Volterra (Velathri) which is located approximately 1 hour South West of Livorno port. It is one of the twelve main cities of the Etruscan confederation (Etruria). Priori Square and Priori Palace, the Medicean Fortress and Tower, the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Museum of Sacred Art, the Art Gallery, the Roman Theatre and Thermae and the Guarnacci Etruscan Museum are some of the highlights of this town. The incredible architecture with its narrow alleys will make you step back in time.
Let your eyes dance across the landscape; you will most certainly be spellbound! In case you didnít know Volterra is known as the Alabaster Capital of the World! An authentic alabaster souvenir would make a wonderful keepsake or gift from your visit.
After exploring Volterra we will start the drive towards the coast and our next stop will be the Bolgheri Wine DOC area where some of the best and most famous Italian wines are produced. Get ready for some wine tasting! Later on we will head to Bolgheri, one of the smallest villages you will ever see but incredibly charming and famous for its wine shops and restaurants. Bolgheri is also known for its extra virgin olive oil, but what makes this area unique is the cypress avenue that takes you straight to the entrance of the village: a 5 kilometer road with more than 2400 trees make this the longest cypress avenue in Italy!
Here in Bolgheri you can enjoy a little bit of shopping in the tiny stores and a delicious lunch in one of the restaurants that we will reserve for you. After lunch, a short drive will take us to the coast for a picture of the seaside and of course some gelato! Wine tasting is available, so please ask for a quote.
The day ends with a relaxing drive back to the port. An easy day, off the beaten path away from big crowds and noise of the city.
- Etruscan Volterra Village
- Castle of Bolgheri
- Wine tasting
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- This tour includes a professional informative English-speaking driver. Due to strict Italian laws & regulations that protect officially licensed guides, our drivers cannot walk with you into any site but can answer any question you have from the vehicle. A Professional licensed guide, where needed, can be hired on request at an extra cost.
- Keep an eye on your wallet and purses at all time. Do not wear jewelry or carry large amount of cash.
- Professional informative English-speaking driver
- Private vehicle for the day
- Pick up and drop off at the port
- Guaranteed return to the pier on time
- Flexible itinerary
- Admission fees if not mentioned
- Tips to driver and guide ( please read below for more information)
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The tour is private , just for your party, however if you wish to join a tour and alleviate costs,please check our small group tours section
Our English speaking drivers are NOT licensed guides. In order to provide you with the best-in-class service, our English speaking driving guides have been trained to offer our clients a nice overview with information regarding the major highlights avoiding the expensive charges of hiring a private guide. Due to strict Italian laws & regulations that protect officially licensed guides, our driving guides can comment and explain the sights only from inside the vehicle, but are not allowed to do so once they are outside the vehicle. They are regularly licensed instead to chauffeur the public. We highly recommend that you never book with any touring company that does not make this clear.
No, only a licensed guide is authorized to accompany you during the visit of sights. Our driver will drop you off close to the sights but will stay with the vehicle for the duration of your visit.
Lunch and admission fees are not included in the rate. Please contact our office for pricing and reservations.
Wine tasting and lunch are not included in the rate, but on request we can make arrangements for an extra 30-35 euros/person
Our itineraries are completely flexible, and we will be happy to operate any changes to the original itinerary (within reason). Please contact our office with all the requests you may have so that we can better organize your day.
In almost 30 years of business, we have never missed the ship that is why we have organized all itineraries to guarantee your return on time.
The driver pulls up to the ship if you are travelling in a small group.Please read your voucher confirmation for the exact details.
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