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Our Bocelli FarmHouse Pre-Cruise TourThe Bocelli FarmHouse Pre-Cruise Tour offers those of you visiting Italy on a cruise the unique opportunity to spend four days exploring the life and music of the Maestro Andrea Bocelli. You will be able to enjoy this wonderful Pre-cruise Tour prior to your main cruise vacation which will start from the Airports of Rome.
Luxury AccomodationsDuring the Bocelli FarmHouse Pre-Cruise Tour, you will stay in the luxurious Bocelli FarmHouse apartments, dine in delightful regional restaurants and enjoy out top selection of revitalizing local Day Tours throughout Tuscany's best highlights while being chauffeured in comfort and elegance by your English Speaking Driver.
Bocelli FarmHouse Pre-Cruise Tour ActivitiesThe Bocelli FarmHouse Pre-Cruise Tour is perfect for those looking to enhance their cruise vacation with rich Italian culture and cuisine. Enjoy luscious wine tastings and vineyard tours amongst Italy’s top canteens – including an exclusive tour of the Bocelli canteens, to taste the Bocelli family’s very own wine.
Day One: Pick up from Rome Fiumicino Airport, Relax in Lajatico
On the first epic day of your Bocelli FarmHouse Pre-Cruise Tour, you will be arriving in the Roman Airport of Fiumicino (alternatively we may collect you from your custom Roman accommodation).
You will be greeted by your English Speaking Driver, which will be at your total disposal for the length of your Bocelli FarmHouse Pre-Cruise Tour.
In an elegant and spacious company vehicle, you will be chauffeured to the region of Tuscany to the breathtaking Bocelli FarmHouse family nestled in the peaceful Tuscan valleys in Lajatico. On your arrival you will be shown to your elegant private apartment where you will be able to relax and enjoy the local surroundings before your evening meal.
You will then be taken to a typical Tuscan restaurant located in the heart of the town, where you will indulge in a four course email accompanied by fabulous regional wine. When ready, you will return to the farmhouse where you will have the rest of the evening to do just whatever you prefer.
Day Two: Florence
On the second day of your unforgettable Bocelli FarmHouse Pre-Cruise Tour you are in for a real treat as you discover the artistically rich city of Florence. Before leaving the region of Valdera, however, you will be treated to a fabulous breakfast spread including both sweet and savoury Italian specialities in Lajatico's top cafe. Afterwards, your English Speaking Driver will chauffeur you directly to the heart of this enchanting Tuscan city where you will meet your English Speaking Licensed Guide. Your first Florentine visit will be to the simply striking Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore and Brunelleschi’s great Duomo.
You will then move on to view Giotto’s sky-scraping 84 metre tall campanile and the beautiful Baptistery of San Giovanni famed for its intricate mosaics and golden Gates of Paradise.
You will then enjoy a pleasant stroll to the magnificent Piazza della Signoria, here you will find yourself before the striking Palazzo Vecchio before making you way to the celebrated Ponte Vecchio. You will then head for the Chiesa di Santa Reparata, this lovely church was once the city’s main cathedral and today is often admired for its ornate mosaic flooring and beautiful bas-relieves. After having thoroughly enjoyed a delightful meal alongside a glass of fine Tuscan wine, you will embark on a tour of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. This majestic theatre has played host to a number of talented musicians including Andrea Bocelli when, in 2003, the talented tenor performed his emotional rendition of Puccini’s Tosca before a mesmerized audience.
Afterwards, you will pay a visit to one of the world’s greatest art collections which is housed within the architecturally striking Uffizi Gallery. Attraction tickets are also pre-booked meaning that you do not have to worry about those pesky queues.
When you are ready, your English Speaking Driver will accompany you to the Academy Gallery where you will continue your discovery tour of these wonderful artistic gems including the symbolic white marble Statue of David, masterfully sculptured by none other than Michelangelo himself.
When you have finished admiring this impressive artwork, your English Driver Guide will be ready and waiting to chauffeur you back to Bocelli FarmHouse family where you will have ample time to freshen up and put your feet up before heading to another delicious Tuscan dinner.
Day Three: Bocelli Countryside Escape
The third day of your Bocelli FarmHouse Pre-Cruise Tour will be filled with authentic Tuscan flavors as you enjoy our Bocelli Countryside Escape Tour.
Your English Speaking Driver will pick you up from your accommodation and lead you to Volterra, followed by a visit to the Teatro Del Silenzio, venue to Maestro Bocelli’s annual concert. You will then continue your day with a guided tour of the Bocelli vineyards and cellars where you will learn about the cultivation and harvesting of grapes and the process of making delicious wine.
At the Bocelli FarmHouse, you will indulge in wonderful flavors of wine on a private Wine Tasting Tour, as well as sample the Bocelli family’s oil and honey. The beauty of the Tuscan countryside will leave you awestruck, as your English Speaking Driver chauffeurs you to a marvelous Tuscan restaurant where you will dine like royalty and enjoy a sensational four course lunch filled with the exquisite flavors of Tuscany.
After lunch, you will head to Pisa to witness the world renowned Leaning Tower and the Piazza dei Miracoli. You will then return to your accommodation, and will end your day with an exquisite dinner at a local Trattoria.
Day Four: Departure for Civitavecchia
The final day of your Bocelli FarmHouse Pre-Cruise Tour begins with a fantastic Italian breakfast at the cafè located near your accommodation in Lajatico. After check out, you will once more be greeted by your English Speaking Driver – ready to chauffeur you via the panoramic Tuscan routes to Lazio.
He will take you directly to your dock in Civitavecchia Port of Rome for 3.30 pm where you will have plenty of time to spare before embarking onto your Cruise ship.Here, we will say our farewell and wish you a spendid cruise vacation after having experienced, what we hope to be, four of the most spectacular days imaginable on your personal Bocelli FarmHouse Pre-Cruise Tour.
English Speaking Driver
Multilingual translator (can be REQUESTED)
Private Mercedes Sedan/Van
In the meals price are included ½ lt of wine, water or soft drinks 33cl per person, anything else will be paid extra directly to the restaurant.
The menu will be composed by 4 courses or some tasting meals, all the requests will be paid extra directly to the restaurant
Day tours (9.00-17.30) + Transfer to and from accommodation
Any extra requests must be notified and it will cost 50 Euro per hour
Guided tour of Florence
Guided tour of Bocelli vineyards
Skip line tickets to Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery
Tour operator insurance