9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

Rome, Umbria & la Grande Toscana

Assisi - Chianti - Cortona - Florence - Montepulciano - Piemonte - Rome - San Gimignano - San Quirico - Siena
Starting from $3,290.00

Rome, Umbria & la Grande Toscana

Join TPT on this 9 Day Tour of Rome, Umbria & la Grande Toscana. Rediscover Rome, Florence, then discover the riches of some of Italy's lesser known treasures of San Gimignano, Siena, Chianti, Cortona, Montepulciano, San Quirico, Perugia and Assisi while enjoying the relaxed itinerary of this small-group coach tour. You'll travel off the beaten track away from motorways with more authentic dining experiences & plenty of time to explore on your own. 8 nights / 9 days - 3 nights in Rome, 2 nights in Florence, 2 nights in Cortona, 1 night in Roma.you and your family  will discover  places, meet people, and feel the real life &taste of Tuscany & Umbria.  FEATURED PROPERTIES: Roma (Ripetta, Ponte Sisto, Empire Palace ****), Florence (Pierre, De La Ville****), Cortona (Villa Marsili****) Roma / Last night
NH Villa Carpegna

INCLUDES
  • Bus as per itinerary
  • Tour Escort till Florence + Driver Guide from day 6 to day 8
  • Welcome cocktail
  • 4 (3+1) nights in Roma
  • 2 nights in Florence
  • 2 nights in Cortona
  • 3 lunches, wine included
  • 6 dinners, wine included
  • Wine and olive tastings in Chianti and Montepulciano
  • Visit of Vatican, entrance fee included
  • Walking tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome
  • Visit of Siena and en route stop in San Gimignano
  • Walking tour of Florence
  • Visit of Perugia with guide
  • Visit of Montepulciano with guide
  • Luggage handling at hotel
  • Book Discover Italy
EXCLUDES
  • Any optional tours mentioned.
  • International Airfare (Please contact us for details)
  • Tips & Personal items
  • Travel insurance
  • Arrival & Departure transfers
  • City tax to be paid in hotel
ITINERARY
Day 1 - Friday Arrival

Welcome to Italy! 
Upon arrival at Rome airport please proceed through the Passport Control and collect your luggage inside the customs area. Transfer on your own to the hotel.  The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the Eternal City. 
In the evening, meeting at hotel with tour host which will provide information regarding the program and literature of the destination that are about to be visited and will offer a welcome cocktail.
Overnight in Rome.


Day 2 - Saturday Rome [breakfast, dinner]

After breakfast, transfer to the Vatican for a guided visit of the Museums. 
Vatican art and history have always left a profound impression on visitors to Rome: discover the masterpieces of Greek and Roman ancient art, works of Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. 
After the end of the tour, return to the hotel by private coach.
Afternoon available to explore the city on your own. In the evening, enjoy a tasty dinner in a local restaurant.
Overnight in Rome.


Day 3 - Sunday Rome [breakfast, dinner]

Morning Guided Visit of Imperial Rome including Colosseum and Imperial Forum.
Tonight you will enjoy a great dinner served in a traditional Roman Trattoria, away from the touristic crowds and amongst the locals.  
Overnight in Rome.


Day 4 - Monday Siena and San Gimignano [breakfast, lunch]

In the morning, meeting with the driver and departure to Siena.
The drive itself is a magnificent path along the roads of Tuscany, where it is possible to enjoy the view of hills covered by vineyards, olive trees, small villages and original bell towers. Lunch will be served in a typical farm house near Montepulciano, where it is possible to see the hills covered by vineyards and olive trees.
Upon arrival in Siena, meeting with your local guide and departure for a walking tour of Siena, probably Italy's loveliest medieval city. Siena's heart is Il Campo or Campo's square, where the famous horse race Il Palio takes place two times each summer. The town offer magnificent masterpieces and incredible views.
Continue to Florence and en route stop in San Gimignano. The town is listed as a World Heritage site and fascinates for its medieval look. Its high towers create a unique skyline. 
Enjoy the village on your own.
Arrival in Florence in the evening and overnight.
 


Day 5 - Tuesday Florence [breakfast, dinner]

In the morning, enjoy a guided walking tour of the city. 
Lorenzo de Medici transformed Florence into the cradle of the Renaissance by attracting the best artists, architects and writers of the time such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli to whom he commissioned various works. Visit Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, the Dome with Giotto's bell tower, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce.
Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring Florence on your own, maybe taking the opportunity to visit the Uffizi Gallery.
Dinner will be served in a local Tuscan restaurant in Florence. Overnight in Florence.
 


Day 6 - Wednesday Chianti [breakfast, lunch, dinner]

Breakfast in hotel.
Transfer to Cortona. Today discover Chianti with your driver-guide.
En route stop in the most intriguing villages of Chianti. This is a name we often hear the sound no matter what Restaurant in the world wine lovers go, this name comes from a land where luscious hills takes over the landascape and where tranquillity, good wine and food do the rest.
Visit Greve in Chianti and Radda, with their castle, vineyeards, small churches in the countries.
The lunch will be served in a typical farm house and during the drive, there will be many chances to taste the world-known red wine named Chianti.
Late afternoon arrival in Cortona. Dinner and overnight.


Day 7 - Thursday Assisi & Perugia [breakfast, dinner]

Breakfast in hotel.
Today discover Umbria with your driver guide, the green heart of Italia. Visit Perugia, located almost in the geographical centre of Italy. Perugia is a lively medieval walled hill town with historic buildings, people-filled squares, and modern shops. Etruscan remains are still visible in several places. Free time for lunch in town. Continue the day and discover on your own Assisi, the small magnificent village of St.Francis.
Return to the hotel for dinner. Overnight in Cortona.
 


Day 8 - Friday [breakfast, lunch, dinner]

Breakfast in hotel.
Transfer to Roma and discover one of the most beautiful area of Tuscany with the beautiful villages of Montepulciano, Pienza and San Quirico.
Lunch will be served in a trattoria in Montepulciano.
Late afternoon arrival in Rome. Dinner in hotel and overnight. 


Day 9 - Saturday [breakfast]

Breakfast.
Complimentary transfer to Rome FCO.


Notes
  • Our commitment is to guarantee any departures even with 2 participants, even if this is a rare event.
  • For groups travelling with a minimum of 7 pax, a tour leader will escort the group from the arrival till the departure.
  • In case of the number of people travelling will be less or equal to 6, the tour will be operated with a tour host.
  • The tour host will visit daily the guests and will assist them at check in in any single hotel.
  • The tour host will escort the guest to the restaurants when the dinner is included.
  • The tour host is available 24hrs by phone.
  • The passengers are provided at their arrival with a Travel Pocket with information, maps and an itinerary with details, tips and emergency toll free number.
  • Departures in Jan, Feb, Nov and Dec are On request and can be operated with a minimum of 10 pax traveling together.
  • 25% Child Reduction
  • Any departures can be chartered with a min of 10 pax.
  • Third bed Adult on request
  • Hotel may be substituted with similar category

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