Slovenia4Seasons

Tuscany & Umbria private tour – 12 days

12 days/ 11 nights

The price is based on the number of people in your group.

Tuscany & Umbria private tour – 12 days

Description

Embark on a captivating 12-day private tour through the picturesque regions of Umbria and Tuscany in Italy. Starting at Rome airport, explore charming towns like Citta della Pieve, Colle di Val d’Elsa, and Spoleto. Discover historic landmarks, from the unique medieval village of Civita di Bagnoregio to the Renaissance town of Pienza.

Delight in the rich history of Siena, Florence, and Assisi, savoring the beauty of San Gimignano and Volterra. Immerse yourself in the art, architecture, and culinary delights of Lucca and Pisa. The trip culminates with a visit to the iconic city of Florence. This comprehensive private tour blends cultural exploration, scenic landscapes, and gastronomic experiences for an exclusive journey through central Italy.

Day 1
ROME AIRPORT – CITTA DELLA PIEVE
Upon your arrival at Rome airport, our guide will warmly welcome you and facilitate your transfer to Hotel Vanucci 4* or a similar comfortable option for a delightful three-night stay in the heart of Città della Pieve's old town. Positioned on a hill between Umbria and Tuscany, with picturesque views of Lake Trasimeno and the Val di Chiana, this charming town sets the stage for an unforgettable experience. Later in the day, embark on a guided exploration of the historic district, soaking in the local charm. Cap off your day with a welcome dinner featuring delectable Umbrian specialties and a wine tasting extravaganza at one of the finest restaurants in the area. Get ready to immerse yourself in the rich culture and flavors of this enchanting region. (D)
Tuscany & Umbria private tour – 12 days - day 2 - ROME AIRPORT – CITTA DELLA PIEVE
Day 2
CITTA DELLA PIEVE - ORVIETO - CIVITTA DI BAGNOREGIO - CITTA DELLA PIEVE

Embark on a fascinating journey today, starting with a visit to the unique medieval village of Civita di Bagnoregio in the Lazio region. This enchanting village, isolated by earthquakes and erosion, resembles an inland island with only nineteen inhabitants. Accessible solely on foot via a 300-meter bridge, Civita di Bagnoregio promises a truly unique experience.

Next, explore the spectacular town of Orvieto, perched atop a 325-meter outcrop of volcanic tufa rock. With thousands of caves beneath the city, dug out during Etruscan, Medieval, and Renaissance times, Orvieto boasts a rich history. Accompanied by a local guide, delve into one of Italy's most renowned Gothic cathedrals, a masterpiece under construction for 300 years. Explore the San Brizio chapel, adorned with the captivating frescoes of Signorelli.

As the day unfolds, return to Città della Pieve, where you can enjoy a leisurely evening. Immerse yourself in the charm of this historic town and savor the memories of your day's adventures. (B)

Tuscany & Umbria private tour – 12 days - day 3 - CITTA DELLA PIEVE - ORVIETO - CIVITTA DI BAGNOREGIO - CITTA DELLA PIEVE
Day 3
CITTA DELLA PIEVE - TRASIMENO LAKE - PERUGGIA - CITTA DELLA PIEVE

Embark on a journey through the rich history of Umbria, starting with a short drive to Perugia, the capital of this picturesque region. Perugia, fortified by both art and nature, rises majestically above the breathtaking Umbrian plain, with roots dating back to Etruscan times.

Your exploration of Perugia begins with a guided walking tour, unveiling the city's historical treasures and cultural richness. Enjoy some free time to immerse yourself in the charm of Perugia and discover its unique character. On your way back to the hotel, make a stop at Lake Trasimeno, a serene and picturesque setting. Take a coffee break at Passignano sul Trasimeno and savor the tranquil atmosphere of this lakeside locale.

As the day winds down, you'll have a free evening to relax and reflect on the day's discoveries. Enjoy the quiet beauty of the Umbrian landscape and the memories created during your exploration. (B)

Tuscany & Umbria private tour – 12 days - day 4 - CITTA DELLA PIEVE - TRASIMENO LAKE - PERUGGIA - CITTA DELLA PIEVE
Day 4
CITTA DELLA PIEVE - VAL DI ORCIA - PIENZA - MONTEPULCIANO - COLE DI VAL D'ELSA

Embark on a picturesque drive to Val d'Orcia, where you'll encounter the iconic landscapes of Tuscany. The rolling hills, adorned with vineyards and medieval villages, create a green tapestry characteristic of this enchanting region. Revel in the beauty of the Tuscan countryside, marked by dense vegetation, olive groves, cypresses, and charming rural houses.

Your journey continues to the Renaissance town of Pienza, known as the "ideal city" and commissioned by Pope Pius II. Marvel at the panoramic views of the Orcia Valley as you enjoy a brief, guided walking tour of this charming town. Take some free time to savor lunch and explore Pienza at your own pace.

In the afternoon, venture to a unique winery near Montepulciano for a tour and the opportunity to taste their exquisite Nobile wine. Experience the rich flavors and craftsmanship of Tuscan winemaking before returning to your hotel.

As the day concludes, you'll have a free evening to unwind and reflect on the beauty of Val d'Orcia and the memorable experiences of the day. Enjoy the tranquility of the evening, surrounded by the allure of Tuscany. (B)

Tuscany & Umbria private tour – 12 days - day 5 - CITTA DELLA PIEVE - VAL DI ORCIA - PIENZA - MONTEPULCIANO - COLE DI VAL D'ELSA
Day 5
COLE DI VAL D'ELSA - SIENA - MONTERIGGIONI - COLE DI VAL D'ELSA

Depart from Citta della Pieve in the morning for the enchanting Gothic city of Siena, renowned for its captivating Piazza del Campo and the grand cathedral. Explore the medieval history of Siena with our knowledgeable guide, unraveling its fascinating stories that echo through the ages. Enjoy some free time to roam the city and indulge in a leisurely lunch.

Continue your journey with a visit to the 13th-century walled fortress of Monteriggioni, offering a glimpse into its historical role as the northernmost citadel of Siena during wars against Florence. Take a break for a cappuccino within the fortress's walls before heading to Colle val d'Elsa, a picturesque hilltop town that will be your home for the next three days.

Check into Hotel Palazzo San Lorenzo 4* or a similar accommodation situated in the upper town near the ancient district. Conclude your day with an included dinner at a nearby ristorante, where you'll savor traditional local dishes. Immerse yourself in the charm of Colle val d'Elsa and anticipate the memorable experiences that await during your three-night stay. (B, D)

Tuscany & Umbria private tour – 12 days - day 6 - COLE DI VAL D'ELSA - SIENA - MONTERIGGIONI - COLE DI VAL D'ELSA
Day 6
COLE DI VAL D'ELSA - SAN GIMIGNIANO - VOLTERRA - COLE DI VAL D'ELSA

After breakfast, embark on a journey to San Gimignano, a captivating town renowned for its iconic towers and picturesque landscapes. Nestled between the Sienese hills and the sunny Val d'Elsa hills, San Gimignano boasts medieval charm, surrounded by thirteenth-century walls. Explore the town's enchanting streets and admire the well-preserved towers that contribute to its unique skyline.

Next, head to Volterra, an Etruscan town with a rich historical center. Enjoy a guided tour that takes you through the charming streets and offers panoramic viewpoints, providing spectacular views over the ruins of a Roman Theater. Take advantage of some free time for lunch and then return to your hotel, where you can enjoy a free evening to relax and unwind. Immerse yourself in the beauty of San Gimignano and Volterra, capturing the essence of Tuscany's rich history and landscapes. (B)

Tuscany & Umbria private tour – 12 days - day 7 - COLE DI VAL D'ELSA - SAN GIMIGNIANO - VOLTERRA - COLE DI VAL D'ELSA
Day 7
COLE DI VAL D'ELSA - FLORENCE - PISTOIA

Departing from Colle Val d'Elsa in the morning, you'll enjoy a short drive to the historic district of Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Your first stop is the Accademia Museum, where you'll marvel at Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the iconic David. Following this, a local guide will lead you on a captivating historical and architectural walking tour, exploring landmarks such as Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, and more.

Afterward, you'll have some free time for personal exploration, soaking in the artistic and cultural wonders of Florence. Later, you'll be transferred to Hotel Patria 4* or a similar accommodation for a delightful three-night stay in the old town of Pistoia. Conclude your day with dinner at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of Tuscan cuisine. Immerse yourself in the art, history, and charm of Florence and Pistoia during this enriching experience. (B)

Tuscany & Umbria private tour – 12 days - day 8 - COLE DI VAL D'ELSA - FLORENCE - PISTOIA
Day 8
PISTOIA - LUCCA - PISA - PISTOIA

Embark on an exciting excursion to Lucca, an elegant city of art surrounded by a massive 4-kilometer wall that spans 150 years of history. Begin your day with a morning walking tour of Lucca led by a knowledgeable local guide. Indulge in a delightful lunch at one of the charming restaurants located on the elliptical piazza, set within the grounds of a former Ancient Roman amphitheater.

In the afternoon, your adventure continues to Pisa, where you'll explore the famous Square of Miracles, featuring the iconic Leaning Tower and a magnificent Cathedral. After this enriching day of exploration, return to Pistoia and enjoy a free evening. Immerse yourself in the architectural wonders of Lucca and the iconic landmarks of Pisa during this memorable excursion.(B)

Tuscany & Umbria private tour – 12 days - day 9 - PISTOIA - LUCCA - PISA - PISTOIA
Day 9
PISTOIA – AREZZO – GUBBIO – SPOLETO

Depart from Pistoia in the morning and make your way to Arezzo, known for its handsome Medieval square, which gained fame as a setting in the Oscar-winning film "Life is Beautiful." Explore the town with an experienced local guide, taking in highlights such as the stunning frescoes by Piero della Francesca in the Church of San Francesco. After some free time for lunch, head to Gubbio, one of the best-preserved medieval Umbrian towns nestled against the slopes of Monte Ingino.

In Gubbio, experience a unique adventure with a ride on the Gubbio Cable Car, a distinctive conveyance resembling a cross between a bucket and a birdcage. This cable car will transport you to Monte Ingino and the Basilica di Sant’Ubaldo. Later, transfer to the romantic town of Spoleto, where you'll spend three nights at Hotel dei Duchi 4* or a similar accommodation located in the upper town near the ancient Roman Theater. Conclude your day with an included dinner at a nearby restaurant, where you'll savor the famous local pasta. (B, D)

Tuscany & Umbria private tour – 12 days - day 10 - PISTOIA – AREZZO – GUBBIO – SPOLETO
Day 10
SPOLETO - ASSISI - SPOLETO

Embark on a historical pilgrimage as you explore the rich heritage of Umbria. Begin your day with a visit to Assisi, renowned for the incomparable Basilica di San Francesco and its brilliant cycle of frescoes depicting the Life of Saint Francis by Giotto. Assisi boasts a 2,000-year-old Piazza del Comune, the first-century B.C. Temple of Minerva, numerous churches, the Duomo, and the 14th-century fortress, Rocca Maggiore.

After some free time and a lunch stop, return to Spoleto to enjoy an evening at your leisure. Immerse yourself in the timeless history of Assisi and the captivating charm of Spoleto during this enriching journey. (B)

Tuscany & Umbria private tour – 12 days - day 11 - SPOLETO - ASSISI - SPOLETO
Day 11
SPOLETO - TREVI - MONTEFALCO - SPOLETO

Embark on a delightful exploration of three charming Umbrian towns. Kick off your day with a visit to an olive oil farm near Trevi, where you'll discover the secrets of extra virgin olive oil production. Continue your journey with a visit to a vineyard to learn about Montefalco Rosso and Sagrantino, two of Umbria's most famous wines. Enjoy some leisure time for shopping and cap off your day with a late farewell lunch. Return to Spoleto in the evening and savor the memories of your enriching Umbrian experience. (B, L)

Tuscany & Umbria private tour – 12 days - day 12 - SPOLETO - TREVI - MONTEFALCO - SPOLETO
Day 12
SPOLETO - ROME AIRPORT

Morning transfer to Rome airport. Safe travels! (B)

  • Transportation in modern luxury passenger mini-van with extra leg room
  • Transfer from Rome airport on Day 1
  • Transfer  to Rome airport on Day 12
  • 11 nights accomodation based on double/twin bed occupancy in a 4  star hotels
  • Full time professional English speaking guide/driver on the tour.
  • Entrance fees to Accademia David Museum-skip the line tickets, Orvieto Cathedral, the Church of San Francesco in Arezzo and Siena Belvedere.
  • Funiculare ride in Orvieto and Bird-cage ride in Gubbio.
  • Local guides for Orvieto, Volterra , Lucca, Perugia, Florence, Arezzo, Assisi and Siena.
  • All breakfasts, three dinners with drinks, one lunch with drinks, two wine tastings, ...
  • Parking fees, permits and motorway tolls.
  • Basic insurance and organization.
  • Overnight city tax
  • City walking tours with local guides in Lucca, Florence, Perugia, Orvieto, Assisi and Siena, Michelangelo's David at the Accademia museum
  • Brunello cantina tour with wine tasting
  • Cortona views
  • Bird cage funivia at Gubbio
  • Guided tour of the Palazzo Ducale/National Gallery of Le Marche at Urbino
  • Olive Oil tasting in Umbria
  • San Brizio chapel - Orvieto Duomo
  • Perugia old town
  • Siena Duomo

TUSCANY & UMBRIA PRIVATE TOUR begins: Citta della Pieve, Italy
Transfers from Rome airport on Day 1

Other airports on request.

Leave your testimonial

    Which tour were you on*:
    When was it?*:

    How was your tour?

    Your testimonial*:
    Your name*:
    Slovenia4Seasons - Tuscany & Umbria private tour – 12 days
    Slovenia4Seasons - Tuscany & Umbria private tour – 12 days
    Slovenia4Seasons - Tuscany & Umbria private tour – 12 days
    Slovenia4Seasons - Tuscany & Umbria private tour – 12 days
    Slovenia4Seasons - Tuscany & Umbria private tour – 12 days
    Slovenia4Seasons - Tuscany & Umbria private tour – 12 days

    Why travel with us?

    Explore the world with the utmost comfort and flexibility on a private tour, offering eight compelling reasons to choose this personalized travel experience:

    1. Private Travel, Unforgettable Experience: Tailored tours providing a unique blend of major attractions and off-the-beaten-path gems for an unforgettable journey.
    2. All-Inclusive Experience: No optional excursions or hidden extras – everything you need is included in the tour package.
    3. Best Value Private Tours: Offering the best value compared to the competition, ensuring you get the most out of your travel investment.
    4. Prime Old Town Hotels: Stay in the best hotels strategically located in the heart of old towns, providing convenience and immersion in local culture.
    5. Authentic Family-Run Restaurants: Dine in the finest family-run restaurants, enjoying à la carte menus with inclusive drinks such as wine, beer, soft drinks, and water with meals. 6. Exceptional Tour Guides: Knowledgeable and engaging guides enhance your travel experience with insights into local history, culture, and attractions.
    7. Leisurely Pace: No need for early wake-up calls; enjoy a relaxed pace with the average day starting at 9 am.
    8. Flexible Airport Transfers: Choose your arrival airport with flexibility in mind, as we provide convenient transfers to and from nearby airports to your hotel. Travel comfortably and confidently with a private tour experience.

    Share with friends