Your English-speaking tour driver will welcome you at the dock of your cruise ship in Civitavecchia Port. This is a tour for those who want a more relaxing, off the typical tourist path, excursion. Consider this fantastic journey: A visit up the Argentario coastline to see the little coastal village of Capalbio and a mesmerizing tour of the Tarots Garden! If you are looking for a slice of the Tuscany seaside, with so many things to offer, this is certainly the tour for you.
The Argentario coastline is surely one of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany. The coast is absolutely stunning. Monte Argentario, with its mountain, shores, beaches, lagoons and natural reserve, is the perfect mix of different types of landscapes and features. Driving along the coast you will find that the Argentario offers bustling harbour towns and plenty of glitz and glamour, a mild climate and several historical and cultural monuments.
On your way to Capalbio, you can stop briefly at Porto Ercole, one of the most famous, small and pretty harbour settlements in Tuscany and one of the two main towns on Argentario.
The town is set in a bay and climbs steeply up a headland. The port is a spectacular cove of clear, blue Mediterranean water with sand and rock beaches. The ancient, old town is looming from above, on a cliff and guarded by four stone forts on the surrounding hills. If you like, you can enjoy a cappuccino with home made pastries, in one of the local bars overlooking the sea. Just to unwind and relax.
Your next stop is Capalbio, a lovely, medieval village about 45 minutes from Port Ercole. The town is completely enclosed within a double set of walls, with extensive stretches that can still be walked on. Capalbio has narrow, curved streets climbing to the top of a hill. From the ancient fortified walls, rebuilt by Siena to defend the city center, you can admire a breathtaking view of the Maremma area. Be sure to also visit the Church of St. Nicholas with its interesting 15th and 16th century Umbrian school frescoes.
Your private tour driver can suggest some local spots, where you can grab a bight to eat, before heading to your next location.
During this private tour, there is another stop you will definitely want to take. Hold on tight, for your private tour of the Tarot Gardens! This place will take your breath away. Immersed in the typical Tuscan Maremma atmosphere, there is a park where dreams run wild. It is where an artist called Niki de Saint Phalle found inspiration in the style of great artists such as Gaudì and Ferdinand Cheval among others, who’ve exhibited their art works in a natural symbiosis with open spaces.
The Tarot Gardens, display the artist’s desire to create a colorful masterpiece in the heart of the Maremman countryside. In a turbine of dreamy, fascinating but also frightening sensations, you will discover that de Saint Phalle, has recreated subjects from the Tarot in pieces of every shape, which makes it all so incredibly folkloristik.
After such a fascinating day and with starry eyes you will enjoy a beautiful ride back to Civitavecchia in perfect time to board your ship.
• Pick up/drop off directly at your ship gangway
• A fun and informative private English speaking tour driver to lead you through the day
• Private transportation by air-conditioned and fully equipped luxury Mercedes Benz vehicle
• Fresh bottled water on board
• Parking, city passes, fuel & tolls
Meals & entrance fees (unless specified on your confirmation voucher)
Gratuities (entirely at the client’s discretion)