Strolling through Tuscany

Quintessential Tuscan landscapes
Experience the rich culture and delicious Tuscan cuisine as you take gentle walks through archetypal Tuscan landscapes on this self-guided, hotel-to-hotel walking holiday, with your luggage transported as you go.
Strolling through Tuscany. 4 nights
Strolling through Tuscany. 4 nights

Holiday information


A walking break in Tuscany

Nestling between the great art cities of Florence, Siena and Pisa, the Chianti hills are as famed for their beauty as for their dark red wines. Hill-top villages crown the rolling landscapes, and idyllic churches are dotted along the quiet paths. An extraordinary sense of history pervades the region, from San Gimignano's imposing medieval towers to Siena’s wide Campo.
Enjoy wonderful walking through vineyards, rolling hills and timeless woodland. Tuscany's magical countryside and the marvellous food and wine will be revealed in all their richness on this unique journey through scenery immortalised in the works of many great artists.



The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
  • The average maximum daytime temperatures and monthly rainfall relate to the nearest weather station and are intended as a guide only.
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  • Arrival in San Gimignano
    Night 1: at Il Bel Soggiorno (where you spend one night).
    As your first night’s accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of walking.
  • San Gimignano to Colle Val d'Elsa: 10.5km, 4hrs; ascent 195m/descent 270m
    This is a scenic walk which leads you through archetypal Tuscan countryside of olive groves and vineyards, and across the River Foci, to another fascinating hill town, Colle Val d'Elsa, surrounded by ramparts. There are classic views of San Gimignano and its striking towers as you leave it behind. You stay for one night at either the Palazzo San Lorenzo in Colle Val d'Elsa itself, or at Relais della Rovere, a former abbey a couple of kilometres beyond the town.
    The route from San Gimignano to Colle Val d'Elsa
    San Gimignano to Colle Val d'Elsa: 10.5km
  • Colle Val d'Elsa to Siena: 18.5km, 7hrs; ascent 390m/descent 300m
    After a transfer to the fortified hamlet of Monteriggioni, you walk along a section of the Via Francigena, the ancient pilgrims' route between Canterbury and Rome. You descend through farmland to reach the outskirts of Siena, where your hotel for your last two nights, the elegant Hotel Garden, is located. We can also offer the historic Palazzo Ravizza, a former noble residence set in lovely gardens close to the centre of Siena.
    Fortified Monteriggioni
    Colle Val d'Elsa to Siena: 18.5km
  • Explore Siena
    At the heart of this enchanting city is the incomparable square, the Campo, which is the centre of Sienese life. The cathedral is also magnificent, its masterpieces including works by Donatello, Ghiberti and Jacopo della Quercia. As in all Tuscan towns, just walking around is a great pleasure, and you will discover ancient gates, parts of the city wall and a wide selection of bars and restaurants.
    Explore Siena


Three high-quality hotels make this an enjoyable break.

In some places, we work with more than one hotel, as shown below. All are hand-picked by us and, unless there is a price implication (in which case we will contact you to discuss your options), we will tell you which one we have booked for you on your booking confirmation.

In Siena, you have the choice of staying on the outskirts at the Hotel Garden or in the heart of the city at the Palazzo Ravizza (the latter is booked on a room-only basis). Please indicate your preference at the time of booking, when we will discuss any price implication with you. Whichever hotel you choose to stay at here, we recommend adding extra nights to further explore this Renaissance gem.

Extend your stay

Prices & travel options
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  • 4 nights: 01 April 2024 - 30 June 2024, 22 August 2024 - 31 October 2024, 01 April 2025 - 30 June 2025 & 21 August 2025 - 31 October 2025

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    1 - 30 Apr 2024 £885 £210
    1 May - 30 Jun 2024 £990 £225
    22 Aug - 30 Sep 2024 £960 £220
    1 - 27 Oct 2024 £890 £215
    1 - 30 Apr 2025 £925 £220
    1 May - 30 Jun 2025 £1030 £235
    21 Aug - 30 Sep 2025 £1000 £230
    1 - 27 Oct 2025 £930 £225
    3rd & 4th person discount -£160 to -£165
    Single traveller supplement £160 to £170

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Deduct £32pp if your stay at Hotel Bel Soggiorno falls on a Wednesday; no dinner is included as the restaurant is closed on Wednesdays.

    Included travel: taxi from Pisa airport to first hotel & rail from Siena to Pisa station

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Hotel Bel Soggiorno, San Gimignano
    Panoramic view: 01 Apr - 30 Jun 2024 £13
    Panoramic view: 22 Aug - 31 Oct 2024 £13
    Panoramic view: 01 Apr - 30 Jun 2025 £14
    Panoramic view: 21 Aug - 31 Oct 2025 £14

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Hotel Bel Soggiorno, San Gimignano (with dinner) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 30 Jun 2024 £145 £241
    22 Aug - 31 Oct 2024 £145 £241
    01 Apr - 30 Jun 2025 £155 £255
    21 Aug - 31 Oct 2025 £155 £255
    Deduct £29pp in 2023 or £32pp in 2024 if your stay at Hotel Bel Soggiorno falls on a Wednesday; no dinner is included as the restaurant is closed on Wednesdays.
    Hotel Garden, Siena (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 07 Apr 2024 £72 £115
    08 Apr - 30 Jun 2024 £105 £160
    22 Aug - 21 Oct 2024 £99 £149
    22 Oct - 31 Oct 2024 £72 £115
    01 Apr - 07 Apr 2025 £75 £120
    08 Apr - 30 Jun 2025 £109 £166
    21 Aug - 21 Oct 2025 £103 £155
    22 Oct - 31 Oct 2025 £75 £120

    As an alternative to flying, we can arrange rail travel from London

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend flying via Milan or Rome.  To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Florence (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Aberdeen - Pisa (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Pisa jet2 
    Birmingham - Pisa (via Munich) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Florence British Airways 
    Bristol - Pisa easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Nottingham East Midlands - Pisa Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Florence British Airways 
    Edinburgh - Pisa Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow Prestwick - Pisa Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Humberside - Pisa (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Pisa Ryanair 
    Leeds Bradford - Pisa jet2 
    Leeds Bradford - Pisa (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Liverpool - Pisa Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    London City - Florence Air France,  British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Florence British Airways,  Vueling 
    Gatwick - Pisa British Airways,  easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Florence British Airways 
    Heathrow - Pisa British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Florence Vueling 
    Luton - Pisa easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Pisa Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Florence British Airways 
    Manchester - Pisa easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Florence (via Amsterdam Schiphol) Air France 
    Newcastle - Florence (via Paris) Air France 
    Newcastle - Pisa (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Teesside International - Pisa (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend flying via Milan or Rome.  To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated in the connecting travel section, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Please do not book your flights until we have confirmed your accommodation to you. Alternatively, our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice and to make flight bookings for you for any of the options listed above. We charge £35 per person for our flight booking service. Your flights are then covered by our package-booking conditions, which give you greater protection in the event of delay or cancellation, as well as providing ATOL cover.

  • Prices below are based on 2 people travelling together. If you are travelling solo or as a party of 3 or more and our arrangements include a taxi, please contact us for prices; additional passengers often pay less.

    Unless otherwise stated, connecting travel by rail or bus tends to be from the city centre station, rather than from its airport, and connections between the two should be paid for locally.

    Where a price range is given, the price you pay depends on your date of travel.

    Connecting travel options - flying via Pisa

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    direct taxi Pisa airport to hotel (1h15) included flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Siena station (0h05, pay locally), rail Siena to Pisa Centrale (2h15) some elements included 1200
What is included
  • 4 nights

  • 2 dinners
    4 breakfasts
  • luggage transported
  • route notes and maps

  • GPS navigation
  • transfer on day 2
  • taxi from Pisa airport
    rail back to Pisa

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If you have any questions relating to this or any other Inntravel holiday, our friendly travel experts will be happy to help. You might also find our General FAQs section helpful.
  • We’ll send you route notes and maps 2-3 weeks before your holiday. The route notes not only contain directions to get from A to B, but also include practical information about places of interest and eateries along each route, plus cultural information about the area. If/when you are moving between hotels, you leave your luggage in reception as you leave, and it will be transferred ahead to your next accommodation, meaning that all you need to take with you are a camera, sun cream, drinks, food and waterproofs.

    For more detailed information, see our walking holidays in Europe page.
  • Yes, prior to going on holiday you will be able to download GPX tracks so that you can follow your route on your smartphone or dedicated GPS device if you wish. It’s entirely up to you whether or not you use them – our detailed, step-by-step route notes remain the principal means of guiding you from A to B – but we provide them as a secondary means of navigation for additional reassurance when walking.
  • We can book a wide range of routes from the UK with a variety of airlines. As well as being more convenient for you to book all elements of your holiday together, it also means that we’ll accept liability for your travel arrangements, so if things go wrong, such as the airline going bust, we’ll make suitable alternative arrangements for you. The fee for this service is £35 per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). More information on flights >
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted to book your own flights to London (or elsewhere in the UK), we can make all onward travel arrangements (including flights) from there. Alternatively, if you are booking your own flights to an airport in continental Europe that’s appropriate for your holiday, we can book onward rail travel and/or taxis. More information about how we can tailor holidays for customers outside the UK >
  • Since our holidays are self-guided, we recommend calling us for a chat about your plans before making a booking, especially if it’s the first time you’ve booked with us.
    The price panel shows the supplement for a single room and also the single traveller charge (this covers (luggage) transfers and other costs which are usually shared between two people).
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.

    More information about the booking process >
    Information about accommodation, general practicalities and more >
    Booking conditions >
  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can incur a five or six-figure bill.

    Many insurers offer travel insurance (you can find details on our insurance page of a policy that you may like to consider if you are a UK resident), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies – including falling ill with Covid-19 while on holiday – and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.

    When you purchase a policy, be sure to check that it covers the activities you'll be doing on holiday and that it is adequate for your own individual needs.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to Italy, but not a visa (please note, however, that a new travel authorisation system is being introduced). If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice for UK citizens can be found through the Travel Health Pro website. You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). You should also apply for a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) if your EHIC has expired (if you have a still-valid EHIC, you can use this until it expires).
  • The principal official language is Italian, though some regions have a second official language, such as South Tyrol, where German is widely spoken. The currency is the Euro. Italian time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • For information on the practicalities of travel now that the UK is no longer part of the European Union, visit
  • The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.

    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
  • You are the best judge of your child’s/children’s capabilities. We are happy to take bookings for families of older children/teenagers if they walk regularly, love the outdoors and are comfortable with the distances and ascent/descent involved. Please note that the bedrooms at most of the accommodation we use will normally only sleep a maximum of 3 people, and sometimes only 2.
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