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VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations Unveils 12th Italy Tour:  Cycling Italy’s Middle Ages: Lucca to Pisa 

  Travelers Experience Historic Architecture, Authentic Meals with Locals & Italian Culture for $3,845 Per Person 

BRISTOL, VT— Jan. 9, 2014 – VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, The Italy Travel Expert, is pleased to announce a new bicycling vacation in the northwest corner of Tuscany.  Cycling Italy’s Middle Ages: Lucca to Pisa, joins VBT’s line of Italian vacations with six fall departures starting Sept. 7, 2014.

“We have been leading active tours in Italy for over 20 years and our travelers want even more in this amazing country,” said VBT President Gregg Marston. “Our product development team responded by putting together a unique new trip with historic sites, accommodations, bike routes and cultural experiences.”

This new tour highlights Pisa and Lucca, as well as more off the beaten track destinations such as Montecatini and Vicopisano. As with any vacation with the Italy Experts, VBT brings travelers closer to the local culture through fascinating off-the-road experiences such as home-hosted meals, museum visits, guided tours, and unique accommodations. A few highlights:

  • Meet descendants of the Ginori Lisci family—of the world-famous Italian housewares brand—for a prepared lunch on the manicured grounds of the Ginori villa.
  • Cycle along undulating rivers, through quaint villages and even atop Lucca’s famous city walls.
  • Discover the Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa.
  • Visit the Leonard da Vinci museum, Castello dei Guidi, in Vinci.
  • Enjoy a cocktail at Terme Tettucio.

The 10-day experience starts from $3,845, including roundtrip international airfare from New York (JFK), stays at authentic three-, four- and five-star Italian accommodations, 15 meals, use of a custom VBT bicycle and helmet, van support and the services of two local, Italian VBT trip leaders. VBT also offers a seven-day, land-only package from $2,845.

To learn more about this new itinerary and to book visit http://www.vbt.com/Tours/lucca-pisa or call VBT’s tour consultants at 800-245-3868 Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 6:30pm EST. 

About VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations

VBT offers deluxe, small group bicycling and walking tours worldwide, including destinations throughout Europe, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Vietnam, Thailand, Peru, Argentina, and the United States.  Each trip includes all accommodations, many meals, two expert local Trip Leaders, unique sightseeing and cultural activities and on-tour vehicle support.  Unlike other companies, VBT also includes roundtrip international airfare from over 30 U.S. cities and select Canadian cities for all overseas vacations.  

In 2013, VBT was rated by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine among the “World’s Best Tour Operators” for the fourth consecutive year.  For more information visit www.vbt.com

Paul Williams, Director of Marketing
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