Gems of Umbria & Tuscany with Sorrento (LTE)

12 Day Tour from Rome to Sorrento

2018 Tour Details

The name of this guided Italy tour—Gems of Umbria & Tuscany—says it all. 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, learn about the Etruscans and see remains from periods throughout Italy’s history. Orvieto has a labyrinth of caves carved by Etruscans, and 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, one of Europe’s finest piazzas. From Siena, you'll also take an excursion to Volterra, a former important Etruscan city, and San Gimignano, a picturesque, perfectly preserved medieval town. 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.

Of course, these regions are known not only for history, but also for wine and olive oil. Enjoy a wine tasting in the Tuscan Hills and an olive oil tasting in Frantoio di Spello. From the historic gems and the wonderful piazzas to the special adventures, this Umbria and Tuscany guided tour offers all of this and much more.

At the conclusion of your tour, travel to Naples by high-speed train and transfer to beautiful Sorrento for three nights. Enjoy a guided walking tour and time to explore on your own. All vacation package services in Sorrento, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms. A vacation of a lifetime!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

ROME
Special welcome and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; orientation
NARNI
Visit the Convent of San Domenico; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Brunello wine tasting and lunch
ORVIETO
Visit the Etruscan underground Labirinto; dinner with wine at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral
ROME-SORRENTO
By high-speed Train
SORRENTO
Guided walking tour through the Old Town; visit the Cloister of St. Francis & taste Limoncello

Headsets throughout the tour.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco
  • Historic Centre of San Gimignano
  • Historic Centre of Siena
  • Historic Centre of the city of Pienza

Transportation:

Motorcoach; high-speed, first-class train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

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

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

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 at one of Rome’s lively restaurants.

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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: Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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 awaits you at Vecchio Camino restaurant.

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Day 3 SPOLETO–FRANTOIO DI SPELLO–ASSISI–SAN MARTINO IN CAMPO

Enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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.

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

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Day 5 SAN MARTINO IN CAMPO–LAKE TRASIMENO–SIENA

Stop in Passignano and take a stroll along the promenade of Lake Trasimeno. 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. An optional dinner in Monteriggioni is available.

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Day 6 SIENA. EXCURSION TO VOLTERRA & SAN GIMIGNANO

A scenic day starts with a visit to the town of Volterra, a former important Etruscan center. Next is hilltop San Gimignano, the most picturesque of Italy’s perfectly preserved medieval towns with its tower houses and encircling walls. Return to Siena.

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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 enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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 famous Italian chef Maurizio.

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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 some of Rome’s main highlights, and this evening, a special farewell dinner and opera entertainment at Tanagra restaurant awaits you to celebrate the success of your vacation in Umbria and Tuscany.

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Day 9 ROME–SORRENTO

Travel by high-speed TRAIN (first class) to Naples, then transfer to beautiful Sorrento. Your Local Host can help you make the most of your stay.

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Day 10 SORRENTO

Morning guided walking tour through the OLD TOWN. Take pictures of Mount Vesuvius and visit the cloister of St. Francis Church before tasting locally produced LIMONCELLO.

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Day 11 SORRENTO

Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure.

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Day 12 SORRENTO

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Naples).

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 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

ANNE PALMER PUCCINI

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

As a veteran Tour Director, I find no other destination as stimulating and exhilarating as Italy. Here we have something for everyone--ancient ruins, delicious cuisine, breathtaking scenery, vibrant cities, amazing art, and more. Join me so you can absorb and understand the multi-faceted nature of this country without any of the difficulties, pitfalls, and time-wasting often encountered by individual travelers. I look forward to meeting and welcoming you to my beautiful country.

Tour Director - ANNE PALMER PUCCINI

 Accommodations

Rome
Spoleto
San Martino
Siena
Orvieto
Sorrento

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
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Siena
Sorrento

Siena

Excursion to Monteriggioni and Tuscan Farm Dinner

Excursion to Monteriggioni and Tuscan Farm Dinner

Experience one of the most classical and well preserved & best known medieval walled town, Monteriggioni followed by a delicious dinner.

Price Range: $$

Sorrento

Dinner in Sorrento

Dinner in Sorrento

Spend a remarkable evening, enjoying fine food from the Campania region as you bask in the delightful atmosphere at one of Sorrento's most beloved historical restaurants.

Price Range: $$

Pizza Dinner

Pizza Dinner

Enjoy a traditional 3-course Neapolitan pizza dinner at a charming restaurant in the center of Sorrento with al fresco seating available-a real treat!

Price Range: $

Sorrento Musical

Sorrento Musical

The sights and sounds of Neapolitan culture come to life during this lively performance featuring traditional songs and tarantella folk dancing!

Price Range: $

Cooking Class in Sorrento

Cooking Class in Sorrento

Learn to prepare authentic Italian dishes from a real Italian chef at this fun and interactive cooking class that's perfect for kids and adults alike!

Price Range: $$$

Island of Capri

Island of Capri

Discover the jewel of the Mediterranean on this wonderful excursion to the legendary isle of Capri!

Price Range: $$$$

Pompeii

Pompeii

This unique excursion allows you to time travel to a specific day in 79 AD, when this once-bustling area was forever frozen in time by the eruption of towering Mount Vesuvius.

Price Range: $$$$

Herculaneum

Herculaneum

This exceptional half-day guided private excursion introduces you to the UNESCO World Heritage excavations of Herculaneum, the city destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Price Range: $$$$

Cooking Class in Sorrento

Cooking Class in Sorrento

Learn how to make the Italian culinary classics pasta and gnocchi during this fun, interactive cooking class with a real Italian chef! Afterward, taste the fruits of your labor. Buonissimo!

Price Range: $$

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