Gems of Umbria & Tuscany (LT)

9 Day Tour from Rome to Rome

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The name of this escorted 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, you’ll learn about the Etruscans, who lived here for centuries before the Roman Empire, 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.

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 in Montalcino, beautifully located in the Tuscan Hills, and an olive oil tasting at an authentic mill in Frantoio di Spello. From the historic gems and the wonderful piazzas to the special adventures, this Umbria and Tuscany escorted tour offers all of this and much more. 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

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. 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

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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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
Rome

 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).

Price Ranges

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


San Martino
Siena

San Martino

Magnificent Spello with Dinner

Magnificent Spello with Dinner

Enjoy dinner at a charming local restaurant to taste the specialties of this region.

Price Range: $$

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 a delicious dinner.

Price Range: $$

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $1,805*
12 guests in a party: $878*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for both 2018 and 2019 travel years unless tour will no longer be offered in 2019. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.

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