Umbria and Tuscany, Italy:

Umbria and Tuscany, Italy

9 Day Tour from Rome to Rome

Tuscany and Umbria

Vacation Overview

Enjoy a unique in-depth vacation in the fascinating regions of Umbria and Tuscany.

Learn about the mysterious Etruscans.

  • Start and end in Rome, where you will enjoy welcome and farewell dinners with wine at local restaurants.
  • Visit St. Peter’s Square.
  • Travel to Spoleto.
  • Stop in the hilltop town of Narni, inspiration for the Chronicles of Narnia, and visit the Convent of San Domenico.
  • Highlights are a pasta demonstration by a chef to learn the art of homemade Manfricolo pasta, followed by lunch, and an olive oil tasting in Spello.
  • Stay two nights in Assisi, and hear all about St. Francis and St. Clare as you visit their basilicas with a Local Guide.
  • Enjoy an excursion to Perugia, where a visit to the Perugina Baci chocolate factory is included, as well as dinner in the town of Deruta.
  • Stop in Cortona, made famous by the movie Under the Tuscan Sun.
  • Stay two nights in Siena with an included excursion to picturesque Pienza, famous for pecorino cheese, and Montalcino, where a Brunello wine tasting and lunch await you.
  • Enjoy picturesque San Gimignano and the town of Volterra.
  • On to Orvieto, high atop a volcanic rock, where you hear about the Etruscans during a unique visit to the Etruscan underground Labirinto.
  • An exclusive dinner has been prepared for you by the famous Italian cook, Maurizio.
  • This is an unforgettable vacation!

$2449; Double Occupancy – per person rate; Air fare not included.  Air fare varies depending on departure city and date.

Call Travelers Lane at 314.223.1224 to Book

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Day 1Arrive in Rome, Italy

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, join your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner with wine at one of Rome’s lively restaurants. (D)

Day 2Rome–Narni–Spoleto

Your discovery of the green province of Umbria, made famous by the movie My House in Umbria with unforgettable Maggie Smith, starts in the hilltop town of Narni, almost 800 feet high. Narni is the town that is said to have been the inspiration for the Chronicles of Narnia. Enjoy a guided visit of the CONVENT OF SAN DOMENICO basement, and see a cell where prisoners of the Inquisition wrote graffiti on the walls. Then, a true highlight: [LF] learn the art of homemade Manfricolo pasta from a chef during a PASTA DEMONSTRATION, and, of course, enjoy lunch afterwards. Next is Spoleto, a former Roman municipium and capital of an important Lombard duchy from the 6th to the 8th centuries. During your walking tour with a Local Guide, take pictures of La Rocca, the former papal fortress that was used as a high-security prison until 1982; admire the Ponte delle Torri, erected on the foundations of a Roman aqueduct; and visit PIAZZA DEL DUOMO. This evening, a special dinner with wine awaits you at Vecchio Camino restaurant. (B,L,D)

Day 3Spoleto–Spello–Assisi

In Spello, enjoy an OLIVE OIL TASTING at an authentic oil mill. Time to browse through the little shops before continuing to Assisi. Start your guided walking tour with visits to ST. CLARE’S CHURCH and ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God’s creatures. (B)

Day 4Assisi. Excursion to Perugia & Deruta

A short drive brings you to Perugia, capital of Umbria and an important university town. A guided walking tour features the PIAZZA IV NOVEMBRE, one of the grandest squares in Italy, graced by the Fontana Maggiore. Admire the gothic cathedral, the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, and Perugia’s stunning medieval municipal palace. Then, a special treat: [LF] visit the original PERUGINA BACI CHOCOLATE FACTORY, and taste Italy’s most delectable candy. End in Deruta, and enjoy dinner at a local taverna, L’Antico Forziere. (B,D)

Day 5Assisi–Cortona–Siena

Enter Tuscany and stop in the town of Cortona, made famous by the movie Under the Tuscan Sun. Arrive in Siena, and follow your Local Guide on a walk through ancient, narrow lanes to PIAZZA DEL CAMPO. Hear about the biannual Palio, Siena’s spectacular medieval-style horse race that is held on this square. This evening, an optional dinner outing to Monteriggioni is available. (B)

Day 6Siena. Excursion to Volterra & San Gimignano

A scenic day: visit the town of Volterra, an important Etruscan center, and admire its impressive medieval walls. Next is San Gimignano, the most picturesque of Italy’s perfectly preserved medieval towns. Return to Siena. An optional excursion to Asciano to visit the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, followed by dinner, is available to make the most of your stay. (Breakfast)

Day 7Siena–Pienza–Montalcino-Orvieto

Famous for pecorino cheese, Pienza has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to a member of the Piccolomini family who became Pope Pius II in the 15th century and redesigned the town in perfect renaissance style. Continue to Montalcino, beautifully located in the Tuscan Hills, and [LF] enjoy a Brunello WINE TASTING, followed by lunch with local specialties. Continue to Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock, where a unique visit to the ETRUSCAN UNDERGROUND Labirinto (labyrinth) awaits you. This evening, an exclusive dinner has been prepared for you by the famous Italian cook, Maurizio. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8Orvieto–Rome

Hear the history of this fascinating town from your Local Guide during a pleasant walk through the narrow lanes and visit the CATHEDRAL with its San Brizio Chapel. Return to the “Eternal City” for a drive past Rome’s main highlights, ending at ST. PETER’S SQUARE. A special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant awaits you to celebrate the success of your vacation in Umbria and Tuscany. (B,D)

Day 9Rome

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Vacation Highlights

ROME
Special welcome and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; orientation, visit St. Peter’s Square

NARNI
Visit the Convent of San Domenico; [LF] homemade pasta demonstration with a chef, followed by lunch

SPOLETO
Guided walking tour, visit Piazza del Duomo; dinner with wine at a local restaurant

SPELLO
Olive oil tasting

ASSISI
Visit St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica

PERUGIA
Guided walking tour, visit Piazza IV Novembre; [LF] visit the Perugina Baci chocolate factory

DERUTA
Dinner with wine at a local taverna

CORTONA
Orientation of the town made famous by the movie Under the Tuscan Sun

SIENA
Guided walking tour, visit the Piazza del Campo

VOLTERRA
Orientation

SAN GIMIGNANO
Orientation

PIENZA
Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site

MONTALCINO
[LF] Brunello wine tasting and lunch

ORVIETO
Visit the Etruscan underground Labirinto; dinner with wine at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral

Headsets throughout the tour

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 special lunches with wine in Narni and Montalcino; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including special dinners in Rome, Spoleto, Deruta, and Orvieto

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

Transfers from the airport to the hotel upon arrival at the beginning of the trip*

Transfers from the hotel to the airport at the end of the trip*

Superior first class hotel accommodations throughout the trip

Porterage and hotel taxes and fees

Baggage handling at each hotel stop

Professional Tour Director throughout the trip

VIP admissions to popular sites – no waiting in line, admission included

Motor coach transportation throughout the tour

Full buffet breakfast daily

Special Welcome Dinner with wine at one of Rome’s lively restaurants

Special Farewell Dinner with wine at a local restaurant in Rome awaits you to celebrate the success of your vacation

Favorite Activities – experiences to help you become immersed in the local flavor and lifestyle

Headsets for sightseeing tours

Complimentary Wi-Fi on motor coach and at most hotels

*If air fare is purchased with the tour

Hotels

Rome

Una Hotel Roma

First-Class

Six story Hotel with early 20th century furnishings; located downtown; 100 meters from Termini Station.

Grand Hotel Beverly Hills

First-Class

Contemporary hotel centrally located near Via Veneto for shopping and Villa Borghese – Spacious, elegantly furnished guestrooms.

Hilton Garden Inn Claridge

First-Class

Set in the elegant residential district of Parioli, within walking distance from the Borghese Gardens with its extraordinary museum, the Hilton Garden Inn Rome Claridge hotel is perfect for either a business break or a relaxed Roman holiday.

Spoleto

San Luca

First-Class

Gracious Hotel housed in a completely restructured building dating from 1800.

Assisi

Roseo Hotel Assisi

First-Class

Set in a charming place of peace, between the green of the olive trees of the surrounding hills, the Ròseo Hotel Assisi enhances the nuances, aromas and flavors of this earth uniting with the best hospitality and courtesy taste, refinement and elegance to the attention for every little detail.

Siena

NH Siena

First-Class

Impressive Eight-story Hotel with contemporary interiors throughout.

Orvieto

Grand Hotel Italia

First-Class

The GRAND HOTEL ITALIA is located in the historic center of Orvieto, next to the suggestive “Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo”, now Convention center, to the Cathedral and to the most important monuments of the medieval city. Its large terraces with hanging gardens are open over the panorama of the city of the tuff, discovering the antique beauties.

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it’s a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

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CITY: Assisi

Magnificent Spello with Dinner Take a short drive south to reach beautiful Spello. Admire the well-preserved Roman stone arches, forming entry gates into the Old Town, and the medieval tower with an olive tree on top, symbol of peace and of the most typical local product- olive oil. Stroll along the narrow cobblestone streets lined with simple, elegant homes built from pink and white limestone, and soak up the unique atmosphere of this charming Umbrian town. Enjoy dinner with wine or soft drinks at a local restaurant to taste the specialties of this region.

Approximate value: €54 EUR per person

CITY: Siena

Excursion to Monteriggioni and Cherry Dinner Nested on a natural hillock about 12 miles (20 km) from Siena, Monteriggioni is undoubtedly one of the most classical, well preserved and best known medieval walled towns. Even the Italian poet Dante Alighieri mentions his ’round enclosure’ in the Divine Comedy (Hell, chant XXXI vv. 40-41). The town was built by the Senesis in the 13th century and its ideal position allowed them to control the Elsa and Staggia Valleys in the direction of Florence, the historic enemy of Siena, that at that time was rapidly expanding its territory. The walls, nearly intact, cover a length of 570 meters and are alternated by 14 towers and two gates, the Senese Gate and the Florence Gate. Recently a part of the wall walk of the town walls has been restored and made accessible. From the top of the walled circuit, it is possible to admire the surrounding Chianti countryside. After the visit let us spoil you with a delicious 4-course dinner, including unlimited drinks, in a traditional family owned agriturismo (farmhouse). Taste locally produced wines, Italian antipasti, home made pasta and discover exactly what cherries have to do with all of this…?

Approximate value: €53 EUR per person
The Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore Followed by Dinner The imposing Arch Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore has been built thanks to the initiative of Bernardo Tolomei (1272-1348), a man of God who embraced the rule of St. Benedict order. Together with a Olivetan Benedictine Monk visit the Church constructed between 1400 and 1417 in Romanesque-Gothic style, see the crypt used by the Community for liturgical celebration in winter, the Library and the Cloister with its 35 large frescoes depicting the life of St. Benedict. In the herbalist shops you can find locally produced tea, soaps, oils and organic juices. After the visit, drive to a nearby Trattoria where you will be served a tasty 3-course dinner based on local specialties. Local wine is included and Buon Appetito!

Approximate value: €58 EUR per person
Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$429

Triple room reduction per person:
$44

Extra nights per person in Rome:
in single room $268, in twin $180, in triple $157

 

Call Travelers Lane at 314.223.1224 to Book

 

 

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