CENTRAL ITALY GRAND TOUR
FROM € 1035,00
The itinerary Central Italy Grand Tour is a fantastic unforgettable tour for discovering the essence of fine living Italian Style!
ESCORTED TOUR PROGRAM
12 Days Trip from Rome to Florence
Tour Type: Group Tour, Escorted Tour
Period: from April to October
Departure: any day
Fashion, art, cuisine, sun, slow-living, faith, love: That’s Italy!
A 12 days bus tour for groups suitable also in private basis for individual travellers.
Day 1: Rome
Day 2: Rome
Day 3: Orvieto and Perugia
Day 4: Deruta
Day 5: Assisi
Day 6: Gubbio and Frasassi
Day 7: Siena
Day 8: Val d'Orcia
Day 9: Volterra and San Gimignano
Day 10: Florence
Day 11: Florence
Day 12: Florence and departure
Day 1: ROME
Arrival in Rome and private transfer to your first accommodation in the heart of Rome. Time for a first walk in the city: Piazza di Spagna and the staircase of Trinità dei Monti, Fontana di Trevi, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Venezia, Via Veneto, Via del Corso, Castel sant'Angelo and the Lungotevere. Your guide will take you to discover the most famous and iconic places of the "eternal city" to let you go back to the unforgettable movies and memories of Dolce Vita life in Italy.
Day 2: ROME
Visit to the Quirinale, Home of the President of Italy and former residency of the italian royal family. It is considered one of the most beautiful royal palaces in the world for the richness of its interiors and the quality of art masterpieces preserved in the palace (reservation required through our office). In the afternoon visit to Piazza San Pietro and Vatican City for visiting the fantastic Dome. Guided tour of Sistine chapel and Vatican Museum with your guide with supplement (reservation is mandatory).
Day 3: ORVIETO and PERUGIA
Departure from Rome to Orvieto to visit the wonderful ancient tombs of the etruscan age in Orvieto: a dip into the old etruscan history of Italy. Later visit to the amazing cathedral and to the historical center of this elegant and fashion town. Time at leisure for a wine tasting in the wine bars of the town or for sitting on the the street cafès observing life going by slowly. That's pure italian lifestyle. Transfer to Perugia.
Day 4: DERUTA
New experiences to discover Italy. Visit to one of the most important ceramic districts of Italy, a small nice village named Deruta with a rich and very old history. Workshop in a private lab with a painter and ceramist. In the afternoon back to Perugia for a new exciting and peculiar discovery
We will visit an ancient laboratory where the glasses that decorate the cathedrals in many cities of the world are prepared and hand painted. An all-female tradition for this ancient art which is always appreciated as much as it is rare and precious. Dinner at leisure in the center of the old town of Perugia, that always offers new thrilling culinary experiences.
Day 5: ASSISI
Today you will visit Perugia historic center with your guide to appreciate the fantastic heritage of this 3000 year old city. The cathedral, the main square with a very precious fountain, the underground fortress of the Pope, the monastery of Saint Peter, the etruscan gate and the fabulous intricate network of narrow medieval streets that wind through the center. In the afternoon half day city tour of Assisi including Giotto frescos in the upper basilica dedicated to Saint Frances and the Porziuncola. Protected as an heritage site by Unesco, Assisi is a place of the heart. The pink stone of its buildings, the medieval alleys, the artistic treasures and the mystic atmosphere are unforgettable.
Day 6: GUBBIO and FRASASSI
A new day for new discoveries. First stop will be in Gubbio for visiting the historical center of the beautiful medieval town. Gubbio is world famous also for the traditional Ceri race that take place on may 15th every year. After the visit of the town, departure to Frasassi to visit the biggest and most important Caves of Europe. Guided tour with your local guide.
Day 7: SIENA
New experience in Tuscany today for discovering the beauty of Siena. Siena is one of the most popular and visited places in Tuscany, a town that is extremely rich in history and art and with strong local traditions tied to its 17 districts (called “contrade”) and to the famous race of Palio, the biggest annual event. Your guide will take you to discover Piazza del Campo that is really unique with its shell shape, the Cathedral and maybe you would like to climb the Torre del magia with its 400 steps!
Day 8: VAL D'ORCIA
Departure to explore Unesco protected site of Val d’Orcia and Montalcino following the world famous Via Francigena with an Hiking guide. it is an easy but extremely interesting hike that will show you the beauty of this place from a different and more natural point of view. During the hike we will stop for visiting a Wine Estate in Montalcino for relaxing and for a rich wine tasting of the best local wine Brunello Of Montalcino.
Day 9: VOLTERRA and SAN GIMIGNANO
A new fantastic day to discover another face of Tuscany. First stop for the day will be Volterra, one of the most important etruscan towns of central Italy. Second stop will be unforgettable San Gimignano, the medieval town of hundred towers. At the height of its glory, San Gimignano's patrician families had built around 72 tower-houses as symbols of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano still retains its feudal atmosphere and appearance.
Time for a good glas of the typical local white wine of San Gimignano, the Vernaccia, in one of the warm and cozy wine bars of the old town.
Day 10: FLORENCE
The Grand Tour of central Italy could not disregards a 2 days experience in Florence, the city of Medici family and the cradle of the Renaissance. The first day will be dedicated to the visit of the impressive Cathedral with the imposing Dome and the Medici Tombs, to the Ponte Vecchio and to Piazza della Signoria.
Day 11: FLORENCE
Second day of exploration of Florence to discover more secluded corners of the town and precious places. One day is not sufficient to discover the immense artistic and cultural value of Florence. Beside the world famous Galleria degli Uffizi (on request with reservation) we will visit the most beautiful garden in Florence, Giardino de Boboli, the Italian garden model that became exemplary for many European courts. For the lunch we suggest the traditional market in San Lorenzo for tasting local delicacies and fine wines in the recently renovated old central market. Fiorentina steak, lampredotto, Chianti wine, white beans, ribollita and much more.
Day 12: FLORENCE
Breakfast and departure according to flight schedule.
Price from € 1035,00
Rate is for group min 30 pax.
Possible to choose Gold Package (4* hotel + customized services) for accomodation.
It is possible to extend the stay. Extention has to be requested at reservation.
Supplement for single room on request.
Supplement for other guided tours not included in program.
Individual travelers or small groups always available on request.
Accomodation: 11 overnights in 3* hotels in half board basis in double rooms (2 overnights in Rome area, 4 overnights in Perugia area, 3 overnights in Siena area, 2 overnight in Montecatini)
Food: 11 breakfasts, 1 wine tasting and snack in wine estate in Montalcino, 1 tasting in Perugina Chocolate Factory.
Other Services Included: Bus on disposal according to program, 1 full day guide in Rome (it is possible to split the full day into 2 half days), 1 half day guide in Perugia, 1 half day guide in Assisi, visit to a ceramic workshop in Deruta, 1 half day guide in Siena, 1 full day guide in Florence (it is possible to split the full day into 2 half days), 1 visit to a wine estate in Montalcino, 1 half day city tour with speleologic guide in Gubbio, entrance ticket for the private tour to Frasassi caves (upgrade to the Speleo tour with gear is available), ticket to visit the Perugina Chocolate Factory, driver on disposal all through the tour, free of charge in double room every 20 paying clients (21 is free), UmbriAction assistance 24h.
Price Does Not Include: city tax (to be paid on spot at check out), meals when not mentioned, beverages and what is not mentioned in the services included.
Category: Group Tour, Escorted Tour
Accommodation level: Standard or Superior
Attention: the itinerary might change because of bad weather conditions, pandemic, closure days in general
Departure: rate for 30 persons – individual travelers or small groups always available on request
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