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MORRISTOWN, NJ (July xx, 2023) - CIE Tours, the leading tour operator of guided vacations to Ireland and Britain, expands its Italy portfolio with the new Tuscan Treasures with Cinque Terre available for departures starting April 2024.  The itinerary’s innovative daytripper format immerses travelers in Italian cuisine, luscious landscapes and iconic sites throughout the region while calling the luxurious spa town of Montecatini Terme home.    


Guests who book by August 31, 2023, can enjoy savings up to $400 per couple on the Tuscan Treasures with Cinque Terre tour with CIE Tours’ Early Bird Discount.  


On the eight-day itinerary, guests will unpack and settle into their home base at the Grand Hotel Croce di Malta in Montecatini Terme. The tranquil town's history of restorative waters dates to Roman times and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site today.  


From Montecatini, guests will travel each day to explore Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, the fishing villages of Cinque Terre, and more. Travelers also take in some of Italy’s most famous sites with stops at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo’s David, and the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci. No trip to Italy would be complete without enjoying the culinary delights of the region, and some highlights of this tour include: 

  • Visit Fattorio il Poggio, a sustainable ‘agriturismo’ farm where you’ll tour the vineyard and olive grove, savor wine and olive oil tastings, and indulge in traditional, home-cooked cuisine. 

  • Enjoy a tour, tasting and a gourmet dinner at Castello di Verrazzano, a renowned vineyard producing Chianti Classico wine.     

  • Accompany a local and his skilled truffle-hunting dog on a quest for the prized delicacies in their natural habitat in the medieval town of San Miniato, followed by a truffle-centric luncheon at a local restaurant. 


Spend a day full day visiting treasures of the Cinque Terre, a string of five picturesque, colorful fishing villages perched on the Italian Riviera.  Travel by train from town to town to shop, sightsee, dine at any number of charming seafood restaurants and sunbathe or stroll among lemon trees. 


The Tuscan Treasures with Cinque Terre guided vacation starts at $1,895 per person land only, including the Early Bird Discount. This fantastic value includes accommodations for seven nights, motorcoach transportation, 13 meals including several farm-to-table experiences, all admissions and inclusions per the itinerary, and the services of a locally based Tour Director throughout the trip. 


CIE Tours offers nearly 40 guided vacations to Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Iceland, and Italy in 2024. In addition to Tuscan Treasures with Cinque Terre, this includes three other tours that follow the “daytripper” format, including Ireland South Daytripper, a seven or eight day vacation exploring some of Ireland’s top attractions from the charming village of Adare; six days on London Daytripper exploring England’s southern region with London as a homebase; or immersing in the history, culture and natural splendor of Scotland from the hub of Glasgow on Scottish Daytripper.  On all guided tours, travelers can count on CIE Tours’ All-In Inclusive Advantage which guarantees that every experience, and most meals, are included.   


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About CIE Tours 

Since 1932, CIE Tours has been the premier tour operator for Ireland and Britain vacations, earning a reputation for excellence rooted in its signature Irish hospitality.  In more than 90 years of operation, the Morristown, New Jersey-based company has taken more than three million travelers on the vacation of their dreams.  Expertly crafted vacations to Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Iceland and Italy suit every travel style and taste - from the camaraderie of coach tours and custom group travel to a variety of independent adventures, small group tours and personalized private driver experiences.  

CIE Tours takes care of every detail and provides exclusive access, authentic experiences, and in-depth knowledge of each destination. Only CIE Tours offers the “All-In Inclusive Advantage” which guarantees that every experience on your itinerary and most meals are included, so there are never any hidden expenses.  Above all, the genuine warmth and expertise of its guides and hosts shines through, with guest satisfaction ratings of 95%.  CIE Tours is committed to protecting the heritage, cultural diversity, and economic prosperity of the communities in which they travel, live, and serve.  For more information on CIE Tours’ Responsible Tourism Policy, visit For more information CIE Tours, visit   


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