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Wonders of Tuscany & Umbria: Perugia, San Gimignano and Florence

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,072

DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Known for its rolling hills and vineyards, medieval hilltop towns and fantastic regional foods, discover hidden gems in the regions of Tuscany and Umbria. Highlights include guided visits in Spoleto, Montefalco and a boat ride on Lake Trasimeno. And, visit the important cities of Perugia, Assisi and Siena, Chianti and Cortona.


This 8 day deluxe, private guided tour delves into some of Italy’s beautiful Tuscan countryside as well as explores the historic cities in Umbria. Sample fabulous wines, stay in luxurious hotels and experience the best of renaissance art, history and culture. 

After arriving in Rome, you head for the hills and make your way towards the small city of Spoleto to take in the medieval streets and Albornoz fortress. The next day you explore the towns of Trevi, Montefalco and Assisi  on your way to Perguia to view stunning renaissance architecture and impressive cathedrals.

Perugia is in close proximity to Lake Trasimeno. After some time exploring this ancient university town, which is still home to one of the largest universities for foreigners in Italy, you can hop on a ferry to Polvese Island in the middle of the lake and tour a 12th century castle and enjoy amazing natural scenery

Make your way to Siena. This ancient Tuscan capital is famous for its central plaza and the old town has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From here you will head towards the small town of San Gimignano with a stop at a vineyard on the way to experience some fantastic local wine. 

The last few days of the tour are spent in Florence, the world capital of Renaissance art. Florence has a huge array of things to do. Visit the Duomo and Baptistery in the centre of the city or explore the Uffizi Gallery, which contains works by Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Bottecell to name a few. 

On your return to Rome for you pass through the Chianti region with a stop at Brolio Castle to try some of the wine this region is famous for. The next morning you will return to the airport for your onward travels.

 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,072

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Day 1

Fiumicino or Ciampino Airport to Central Rome

Duration30 Minutes

Hotel Dei Mellini

The 4-star Hotel Dei Mellini is your very own oasis and has a terrace, sunning deck and a gym that guests can use free of charge. Cosmopolitan surroundings and an elegant atmosphere will welcome you to the heart of Rome. Near the Lepanto Metro station at Piazza Cavour, Hotel Dei Mellini is between 10-15 minutes' walk to the Spanish Steps, Via Condotti and Piazza del Popolo. Enjoy the experience of staying in the functional and refined atmosphere of Hotel Dei Mellini, beautifully located in the vibrant heart of Rome.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel Dei Mellini

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    Hotel Dei Mellini



    The 4-star Hotel Dei Mellini is your very own oasis and has a terrace, sunning deck and a gym that guests can use free of charge. Cosmopolitan surroundings and an elegant atmosphere will welcome you to the heart of Rome. Near the Lepanto Metro station …

    The 4-star Hotel Dei Mellini is your very own oasis and has a terrace, sunning deck and a gym that guests can use free of charge. Cosmopolitan surroundings and an elegant atmosphere will welcome you to the heart of Rome. Near the Lepanto Metro station at Piazza Cavour, Hotel Dei Mellini is between 10-15 minutes' walk to the Spanish Steps, Via Condotti and Piazza del Popolo. Enjoy the experience of staying in the functional and refined atmosphere of Hotel Dei Mellini, beautifully located in the vibrant heart of Rome.

    Facilities

    • Bikes Available (Free)
    • Dining Room
    • Gym
    • Laundry And Dry cleaning services ( Charges Apply)
    • Meeting Facilities
    • Pets Allowed
    • Reception
    • Safe Deposit box at reception
    • Sun Terrace
    • WI-FI

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Day 2

Rome - Civita di Bagnoregio - Spoleto

Depart Rome towards Civita di Bagnoregio, a stunning little hilltop village only accessible by a pedestrian footbridge nearby. Upon entering the village, be enchanted by its timeless appearance, with its medieval structures embraced by the narrow alleys that climb up the hill like a labyrinth. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Badlands Valley that appears at the end of each narrow alley. Continue to Spoleto. Walking through the streets of Spoleto, be amazed by the historical richness and beauty of this well-preserved Umbrian village. Some interesting sights to see: the Arch of Drusus and Germanicus, a Roman arch that once led to the forum, the Roman Theater, the Basilica of San Salvatore (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Duomo, erected in Romanesque forms in the 12th century and a symbol of the city and finally, the Albornoz fortress.

Duration1 Night
Day 3

Spoleto - Trevi - Montefalco - Assisi - Perugia

After breakfast, you will discover the most beautiful villages in Umbria. Trevi, known for its rich history and art, lies on sloping hillside with part of its historical centre still surrounded by defensive walls. Churches, towers and noble palaces fill this small town with a network of alleys and narrow streets. Montefalco offers some of the best examples of Medieval and Renaissance art with Romanesque and Gothic churches. It is also surrounded by renowned vineyards where you will have a chance to stop for a tasting of typical products of the area. Continue to Assisi, the city of Saint Francis who revolutionized Christian thought and became a world famous Saint. Assisi, built with the typical pink stone of Subasio and nestled on a hill at the foot of Mount Subasio, lets you live a unique experience for its simple spirituality, in contact with nature and deeply immersed in the contemplation of its landscapes. Continue to Perugia for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Day 4

Perugia - Lake Trasimeno - Perugia

After breakfast, enjoy some free time in Perugia to explore this city. Perugia is a hidden gem filled with remnants of the past that flourishes with modern art and culture. It has one of the oldest universities and the largest university for foreigners in Italy. Famous painters such as Perugino, Pinturicchio and Raffaello have left wonderful traces of their art, with museums and workshops. The city host many festivals and events such as the Umbria Jazz Festival. From Perugia, board a ferry to visit Polvese Island, the largest of the 3 islands in the Trasimeno Lake Natural Park. Take in its magnificent natural landscapes. The island is also home to a 12th century castle, the Piscina del Porcinai, a garden of aquatic plants. From the balcony, admire the whole island and Trasimeno Lake from above. Continue to the Monastery of the Olivetan Monks with its Church of San. Return to Perugia for an overnight stay. Optional experience(s): Gourmet Experience (exclusive dinner in Alcova), Wine tasting, Oil olive tasting, Cooking class on 2 types of fresh pasta from the Umbrian tradition.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 5

Perugia - Siena - San Gimignano

After breakfast, depart for Siena, one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Tuscany. After entering the city, you soon arrive with a short walk in Piazza del Campo, the heart of the city and home to the famous Palio di Siena, a passionate horse race whose origins date back to the seventeenth century. According to legend, Siena was founded by Senio, son of Remo, and in the city there are several statues representing the mythical Romulus and Remus being breastfed by the she-wolf. After leaving Siena in the direction of San Gimignano, a stop at the winery of the Bindi Sergardi family, who have been producing wine here since year 1300, for a tasting of their products. Continue to San Gimignano, hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 6

San Gimignano - Florence

After breakfast, explore San Gimignano, with its forest of towers that stand out over the horizon, it is one of the most iconic and recognizable destinations in the entire Tuscany. Depart for Florence and have the opportunity to walk through the streets. The capital city of Tuscany, Florence has kept its charm and splendour of the past. Enchanting with its masterpieces of art, the coloured marbles of the churches and the architectures that evoke the splendour of Renaissance culture and art. The heart of Florence is Piazza del Duomo, with the monumental complex of the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore, topped by Brunelleschi's majestic dome, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, a magnificent example of Florentine Romanesque architecture, Giotto's bell tower, a true architectural masterpiece Florentine Gothic. Next to the square is the majestic Uffizi Gallery, home to one of the most important museums in the world, which includes works by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and many other great artists. Explore this marvellous city by foot until you reach the river Arno and the Ponte Vecchio and perhaps climb uphill to Piazzale Michelangelo and enjoy an incredible view over Florence. Optional experience(s): Uffizi group

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Day 7

Florence - Castello di Brolio - Cortona - Rome

After breakfast, depart Florence for a journey across the Chianti wine production area, for a stop with wine tasting at the Brolio Castle, now owned by the Ricasoli family, a major producer in the Chianti Classico district. Enroute back to Rome, visit the ancient village of Cortona, enclosed in its ancient Etruscan walls, built on a hill about 600 meters high overlooking the Valdichiana landscape up to Trasimeno Lake. The symbol of the city is the town hall, characterized by the clock tower with its stone staircase that overlooks Republic Square. Spend some time exploring this charming city and perhaps try some traditional cuisine like the famous Chianina steak. Arrive in Rome in the evening.

Meal Plan Breakfast

The Code Hotel

The Code Hotel is a new and elegant 4-star hotel located in the heart of Rome city center, in the historical Via Sistina, 4 minute walk from Spanish Steps, the most exclusive shopping area Via Condotti and metro station; about 10 minutes walking distance from the Trevi Fountain. Combining art, history, and culture - this property offers both the past of luxury & elegance with a modern twist, enhanced by high quality services and the pleasure of discovery. An ideal place for relaxation in the brand new Wellness Spa.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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The Code Hotel

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    The Code Hotel


    The Code Hotel is a new and elegant 4-star hotel located in the heart of Rome city center, in the historical Via Sistina, 4 minute walk from Spanish Steps, the most exclusive shopping area Via Condotti and metro station; about 10 minutes walking distance from …

    The Code Hotel is a new and elegant 4-star hotel located in the heart of Rome city center, in the historical Via Sistina, 4 minute walk from Spanish Steps, the most exclusive shopping area Via Condotti and metro station; about 10 minutes walking distance from the Trevi Fountain. Combining art, history, and culture - this property offers both the past of luxury & elegance with a modern twist, enhanced by high quality services and the pleasure of discovery. An ideal place for relaxation in the brand new Wellness Spa.

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Day 8

Central Rome to Fiumicino or Ciampino Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

2021: Saturdays (April to October)

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 2 nights first-class accommodations in Rome
  • 6 day tour with private transportation in minivan including: 
    • Driver-guide at disposal
    • 1 night first-class accommodations in Spoleto
    • 2 nights first-class accommodations in Perugia area
    • 1 night first-class accommodations in San Gimignano area
    • 1 night first-class accommodations in Florence
    • Boat ride on Lake Trasimeno with visit to Isola Polvese
    • Entrance ticket to Castello di Brolio in Chianti area
  • Breakfast daily (excluding day 1), 2 dinners (drinks not included), 3 wine tastings

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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