Gems Of Umbria & Tuscany

Day 1 - Arrive 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 2 - Rome - 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 city 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 3 - Spoleto - Frantoio di Spello - Assisi - San Martino in Campo. [LF] Enjoy an OLIVE OIL TASTING at an authentic oil mill at Frantoio di Spello. Continue to Assisi and 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. Arrive at your hotel in San Martino in Campo. (B,D)
Day 4 - San Martino in Campo. Excursion to Perugia. 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 (Great Fountain). 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. An optional dinner outing to Deruta is available. (B)
Day 5 - San Martino in Campo - 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 excursion to Monteriggioni is available. (B)
Day 6 - Siena. Excursion to Volterra & San Gimignano. A scenic day starts with a visit to the town of Volterra, an important Etruscan center. 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. (B)
Day 7 - Siena - 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. Next, on 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. (B,L,D)
Day 8 - Orvieto - 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. This evening, a special farewell dinner with wine and opera entertainment at Tanagra restaurant awaits you to celebrate the success of your vacation in Umbria and Tuscany. (B,D)
Day 9 - Rome. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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  Tour Name   Gems Of Umbria & Tuscany
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  Tour Duration    9 Days
  Start City:   Rome
  End City:   Rome
  Price From   USD $2,289.00   See in Cart
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    Triple room reduction per person:
    $41

    Extra nights per person in Rome:
    Pre tour: in single room $153-$211, in twin $101-$150, in triple $95-$136
    Post tour: in single room $152-$194, in twin $95-$138, in triple $88-$127
 

Features

  • City 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
    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
  • Launch Date
  • 09/15/15 8:00pm
  • 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, and Orvieto
  • Title
  • Gems of Umbria & Tuscany
  • Transportation
  • Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
 
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