Soft hills, lush greenery and picturesque historic towns… that is how we know the Tuscany. Simply being there is a relaxing retreat for body and soul so think about this wonderful trip to one of Italy’s most beautiful parts. I found this really great value deal on Travelbird.co.uk and have added a flight from ryanair.com.
Fly from London Stansted to Pisa and I have noted down 3 options to get to the airport below, by public transport, by taxi and with a rental car. Just pick your best option! Whatever option you pick the drive up to the hotel alone will be a fantastic start to your holiday. You can enjoy the view across the sunflower fields and pass the beautiful vineyards until you’ve arrived. This is definitely not going to be an annoying trip to the hotel… You will stay in Montecatini Terme, a renowned spa town with rejuvenating thermal baths. The town is ideal for people who like a quiet getaway yet like to have the option of strolling around in a lively little historical town, with lots of shops, restaurants and cafes. Since Pisa, Florence and Siena are all close by these cities would be very suitable for a day trip. You can even drive to the sea…
The accommodation you’re going to stay in is the 4 star Hotel Manzoni (73% on Tripadvisor). the trip from Travelbird includes either 3 or 7 nights. I have chosen the latter, to make sure you can fully relax in their comfortably designed rooms. Since the hotel is set in this spa-town Manzoni is of course equipped with a great thermal area. The use of the sauna and the Turkish bath is free for two hours per day. Take advantage of the Jacuzzi, relax your muscles in the steam room and refresh in the Kneipp pool. Outside you will also find a pool, where you can chill out and sunbathe. The deal also includes half board with a breakfast buffet and 3-course dinners (excluding drinks), so for other cravings you can explore the beautiful town and treat yourself to some great Italian cuisine with fantastic wine.
If you travel with kids note that they go for free when they are under 6 years of age and get a great discount if they are older! You can also change the dates if you don’t want to go in September or if you only want to make this a break of 3 nights. There are more dates for the hotel in July, August, September, October, November and December available. To see the exact prices, click on Travelbird ‘Book Now’ which won’t force you to make a booking, but gets you to the calender with all available dates and durations. Then customize the flights separately on Ryanair.
- Tuscany Holiday: 7 Nights incl. 4* Hotel, Half Board and Spa + Flights for only £362
- Travel period: 21/09/2014 – 28/09/2014, alternative dates in July, August, September, October, November and December available
- Travel duration: 7 nights
- Air temperature during stay: 22ºC
- Water temperature during stay: 23ºC
- Airport of departure: London Stansted
- Destination: Pisa
- Airline: Ryanair
- Hotel: 4 star Hotel Manzoni
- Rating: 73% on TripAdvisor out of 408 reviews
- Location: Montecatini Terme, Tuscany
- Board basis: half board
- Airport transfer: public transport £15, 1 hr 20 min; taxi £55, 45 mins
- Rental car: £15 per day on carrentals.co.uk
- Excluded: Booking fee of £9
- Price: only £362 per person based on two adults sharing
(The link directs you to the main page. Please type in London Stansted – Pisa 21 -28 Sep)