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Gems of Umbria & Tuscany

Price per person
from £1,650

Price based on
London Luton
29th Jun 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 9 days

  • Europe

  • Steady pace

  • Globus escorted tours

Our first-class range of tours include more of everything you love, weaving in VIP access to the must-see sights and authentic experiences so you come away from your holiday having truly lived each place you visit.

The name of this Italy tour—Gems of Umbria & Tuscany—says it all, as you’ll visit some of the medieval hill towns and see some of the beautiful gems that call central Italy home. You’ll begin and end in Rome, and in between, you’ll overnight in Spoleto, San Martino in Campo, Siena, and Orvieto.

History fans will be thrilled throughout this Umbria and Tuscany tour. As you travel through the towns in these regions “off the beaten path”, you’ll learn about the Etruscans, who lived here for centuries before the Romans did, and you’ll see remains from periods throughout Italy’s history, including medieval times. Orvieto sits atop a volcanic rock and has a labyrinth of caves carved by Etruscans. You’ll visit these caves as well as Orvieto’s cathedral, dating back to the early 14th century. In Siena, one of Italy's best-preserved medieval towns, you’ll walk through its narrow lanes to Piazza del Campo, perhaps one of the finest piazzas in Europe. From Siena, you'll also take an excursion to Volterra, a former important Etruscan city, and San Gimignano, a picturesque, perfectly preserved medieval town with its 14 towers from the 13th century. In Narni, a guided visit of the Convent of San Domenico basement reveals a cell where prisoners of the Inquisition wrote graffiti on the walls. Also enjoy guided walking tours in Spoleto, Assisi and Perugia.

Of course, these regions are known not only for history but also for wine and olive oil. That’s why we’ve arranged a Brunello wine tasting with lunch in Montalcino, beautifully located in the Tuscan Hills, and an olive oil tasting at an authentic mill in Frantoio di Spello—just two of the unique experiences offered by Globus! From the historic gems and the wonderful piazzas to the special adventures, this Umbria and Tuscany tour offers all of this and much more. A holiday of a lifetime!

At a glance

Rome Welcome and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; orientation

Narni Visit the Convent of San Domenico; homemade pasta demonstration with a chef, followed by lunch

Spoleto Guided walking tour, visit Piazza del Duomo; dinner 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

Lake Trasimeno Stop in Passignano

Siena Guided walking tour, visit the Piazza del Campo

Volterra Orientation

San Gimignano Orientation

Pienza Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site

Montalcino Brunello wine tasting and lunch

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

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

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Make your own way

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Overview

The name of this Italy tour—Gems of Umbria & Tuscany—says it all, as you’ll visit some of the medieval hill towns and see some of the beautiful gems that call central Italy home. You’ll begin and end in Rome, and in between, you’ll overnight in Spoleto, San Martino in Campo, Siena, and Orvieto.

History fans will be thrilled throughout this Umbria and Tuscany tour. As you travel through the towns in these regions “off the beaten path”, you’ll learn about the Etruscans, who lived here for centuries before the Romans did, and you’ll see remains from periods throughout Italy’s history, including medieval times. Orvieto sits atop a volcanic rock and has a labyrinth of caves carved by Etruscans. You’ll visit these caves as well as Orvieto’s cathedral, dating back to the early 14th century. In Siena, one of Italy's best-preserved medieval towns, you’ll walk through its narrow lanes to Piazza del Campo, perhaps one of the finest piazzas in Europe. From Siena, you'll also take an excursion to Volterra, a former important Etruscan city, and San Gimignano, a picturesque, perfectly preserved medieval town with its 14 towers from the 13th century. In Narni, a guided visit of the Convent of San Domenico basement reveals a cell where prisoners of the Inquisition wrote graffiti on the walls. Also enjoy guided walking tours in Spoleto, Assisi and Perugia.

Of course, these regions are known not only for history but also for wine and olive oil. That’s why we’ve arranged a Brunello wine tasting with lunch in Montalcino, beautifully located in the Tuscan Hills, and an olive oil tasting at an authentic mill in Frantoio di Spello—just two of the unique experiences offered by Globus! From the historic gems and the wonderful piazzas to the special adventures, this Umbria and Tuscany tour offers all of this and much more. A holiday of a lifetime!

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners

UK - Rome, Italy

Day
1

Fly to Rome where you will be transferred to your hotel.

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, join your Tour Director and travelling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Rome’s lively restaurants.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Rome - Narni - Spoleto

Day
2

Your discovery of the green province of Umbria, 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: learn the art of homemade Manfricolo pasta from a chef during a PASTA DEMONSTRATION, followed by lunch. 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, dinner awaits you at Vecchio Camino restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Spoleto - Frantoio Di Spello - Assisi - San Martino In Campo

Day
3

You cannot leave Italy without trying one of its most important products. Therefore you will have an OLIVE OIL TASTING at an authentic oil mill at Frantoio di Spello. In Assisi, a guided walking tour includes 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

San Martino in Campo. Excursion to Perugia

Day
4

Perugia is the 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, and of course you will taste Italy's most delectable Baci candy. An optional dinner outing is available.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

San Martino in Campo - Lake Trasimeno - Siena

Day
5

Take a stroll along the promenade of Lake Trasimeno in Passignano on your way to Siena, where your Local Guide will take you for 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. An optional dinner in Monteriggioni is available.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Siena. Excursion to Volterra & San Gimignano

Day
6

See some of Tuscany’s prettiest towns during this excursion: start with a visit to the town of Volterra, a former important Etruscan centre. Then visit hilltop San Gimignano, the most picturesque of Italy’s perfectly preserved medieval towns with its tower houses and encircling walls. Return to Siena.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Siena - Pienza - Montalcino - Orvieto

Day
7

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, for a Brunello WINE TASTING, followed by lunch with local specialties. 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 chef Maurizio.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Orvieto - Rome

Day
8

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 some of Rome’s main highlights, and a farewell dinner and opera entertainment at Tanagra restaurant to celebrate the success of your holiday in Umbria and Tuscany.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Rome - UK

Day
9

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
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Things to note

This Platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Rome - Starhotels Michelangelo

Modern hotel catering to business and leisure travellers is located a short walk to St Peter's Square; staff is multilingual.

  • Location

    Via Stazione S.Pietro,14 Roma, Italy

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Spoleto - San Luca

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

  • Location

    Via Interna Delle Mura 21 Spoleto, Italy

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer

San Martino - Alla Posta Dei Donini

Alla Posta dei Donini is an Historical 48 room Villa located near Perugia. Built in the 17th century as the summer residence of the noble Donini family, it features original paintings and frescoes by Perugian artists. Facilities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, wellness centre with indoor swimming pooland is surrounded by a magical botanical park. There is also a bar and restaurant serving local and italian specialities.

  • Location

    Via Deruta, 43 S.Martino In Campo-Pg-, Italy

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Siena - NH Siena

Impressive Eight-story Hotel with contemporary interiors throughout.

  • Location

    Piazza La Lizza Siena, Italy

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer

Orvieto - Grand Hotel Italia

The GRAND HOTEL ITALIA is located in the historic center of Orvieto, next to the suggestive "Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo", now Convention centre, 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.

  • Location

    Via Di Piazza Del Popolo 13 Orvieto, Italy

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

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