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Italy: Classic Tuscany and the Treasures of Florence

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Program #19715RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Susan from Grand Junction, CO Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/19/14 - 11/01/14
As a solo traveler going to Europe for the first time it could not have been any better.

Amy from Sodus, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 10/04/14
I attended this program 9/21-10/4,and was so impressed with Jane Bacon, our group leader, and the local guides. A well organized trip. Loved everything about it: the Tuscan countryside(with tastings/meals at many vineyards), the cooking class, and the beautiful cities of Lucca, Siena, and Florence.

Mary from Hopkins, MN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 10/04/14
This program was terrific. Jane Bacon was a great group leader. Beautiful countryside, strong program content, and fun learning experiences along the way. Small group is an added plus. Mary Marshall

Jennifer from Hayden Lake, ID Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 06/01/14 - 06/14/14
This trip was highly educational, well paced, covered most aspects of the beautiful Tuscan countryside as well as explaining the artistic works and artists of the 14th and 15th centuries working and living in middle Italy.

Dolores from San Antonio, TX Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 05/18/14 - 05/31/14
This was a very active tour! Rough uneven walkways, many steps to climb in Siena. I fell into bed each night exhausted trying to ease my aching legs. Still I am glad that I went and survived! Tuscany is beautiful and the towns are full of very old interesting buildings and cathedrals. I saw paintings and sculptures that I have heard of and never thought I would see. Our leader got us into museums without a long wait. There were crowds everywhere from all over the world, very interesting. The Pisa tower does lean!

Ingrid from Grande Prairie, AB Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/18/14 - 05/31/14
Classic Tuscany and the Treasures of Florence was amazing. I gazed in wonder at the art, the architecture of the medieval Tuscan towns and the beautiful Tuscan countryside. The guide was upbeat and frindly and the group soon bonded to make the trip a memorable experience.

Susanne from Atlantic Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/05/14 - 05/18/14
This trip was amazing! We learned a lot about Tuscany and the history of the area. We even had a cooking class and now I will be able to treat my friends to a Tuscan meal! If you want to enjoy the beauty of Tuscany at a leisurely pace including wine tasting and a visit to an olive orchard , this is the trip for you!

Tom from Sulphur Springs, TX Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 11/10/13 - 11/23/13
This is a fabulous combination of the natural beauty of Tuscany and the amazing history and art of what at one time was the financial and cultural center of the world. Don't miss it..especially as long as Jane Bacon is leading.

Carol from Green Valley, AZ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/10/13 - 11/23/13
Everything Road Scholar is first class from beginning to end.

Ben from Holmdel, NJ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/12/13
We had a wonderful time learning about and experiencing the art, architecture, history, culture, food, and wine of the Tuscan area. Great trip!

Ruth Ann from Rockford, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/13/13 - 10/26/13
My husband and I agree this program could hardly be better for us who want an in-depth experience of Tuscany that, at the same time, leaves us wanting to learn more. We will be planning future trips with Road Scholar. Thank you, Road Scholar and Trinity College.

Karen from Rocky River, OH Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/12/13
This tour will leave its participants with increased knowledge of and appreciation for the people, culture and food of Tuscany. It was one of the peak experiences of my life!

Jan Edward from Georgetown, TX Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 05/05/13 - 05/18/13
A wonderful experience - a well planned program handled in an efficient and outstanding manner by our group leader, Jane Bacon

Jan from Waveland, MS Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/07/13 - 04/20/13
This program was excellent and I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the art, history, food, wine and culture of the Tuscan area.

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