10 Days: Rome, Tuscany and Umbria
- Colosseum and Imperial Fora
- Vatican Museums
- Uffizi Gallery
- Civita di Bagnoregio
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- 3 nights at Hotel Fortyseven in Rome 4****L (or similar): 1 double room
- 3 nights at the boutique hotel La Lupaia in the Sienese hills (or similar) : 1 double room
- 2 nights at Borgo dei Conti Resort in Perugia 4**** (or similar) :1 double room
- 1 night at Hotel Ambasciatori in Rome 5***** (or similar): 1 double room
- Breakfast every day at the hotel
- Private English speaking guide for half day walking Tour in Rome including the visit at the Colosseum and Imperial Fora
- Private English speaking guide for Half day walking Tour in Rome including the visit at the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
- Private English speaking guide for half day walking Tour in Siena
- Private English speaking guide for half day walking Tour in Florence including the Duomo and the Uffizi Gallery
- Private English speaking guide for half day walking Tour in Assisi
- Private English speaking guide for half day walking Tour in Orvieto
- One lunch in Assisi (3 courses menu- beverages not included)
- One dinner at the hotel La Lupaia (3 courses menu- beverages not included)
- 1 wine tasting + light lunch at winery in Montalcino
- 1 wine tasting at winery in Montepulciano
- Two dinners at the hotel Borgo dei Conti Resort (3 courses menu- beverages not included)
- One lunch in Civita di Bagnoregio (3 courses menu- beverages not included)
- Entrance tickets at all mentioned monuments
- Luxury cars equipped with A/C for the programmed tours including arrival and departure transfers
THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Municipality city tax to be paid at each hotel upon arrival
- All that is not expressly stated in "THE TOUR INCLUDES"
Day 1 – Rome / Arrival
Upon arrival of your flight at Fiumicino airport meet your private English speaking driver for a direct transfer to your centrally located hotel in Rome: Hotel Fortyseven 4****L. Check in and rest of the day at your own leisure. Overnight in Rome.
Day 2 – Rome / Colosseum and Imperial Fora
Meet your private English speaking guide at the lobby and begin the walking guided tour of the Ancient part of the Eternal city: Colosseum and Imperial Fora. With direct access to this remarkable landmark and no waiting in long lines, you will be awestruck even before entering. Once inside, your personal guide will bring to life the ancient world of the various emperors, noblemen, aristocrats, gladiators and wild beasts that once populated this building. You will be accompanied to the nearby Roman Forum, known as the "heart" of ancient Rome, and the commercial, political and religious center. End of this visit , you will have the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Rome.
Day 3 - Rome / Vatican Museum , Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Church
Meet your private English speaking driver and guide in the lobby of your hotel for a direct transfer to the Vatican Museum. There are no queues and no waiting as your specialist guide introduces you to the masterpieces of such great painters as Raffaello and Michelangelo. This is one of the greatest collections of art in the world, a collection gathered over the centuries by the Popes of the Catholic Church. You will be enthralled and enchanted by the stunning vision of the Sistine Chapel and also continuing on to the Cortile della Pigna ( "Court of the Pinecone" ) and the celebrated Raphael’s rooms, and finally direct access into Saint Peter's Basilica. At the end of this visit , you will have the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Rome
Day 4 - Rome / Torrita di Siena / Siena
Breakfast and check out at the hotel. Meet your private English speaking driver for a direct transfer to your next destination: Torrita di Siena, at Hotelito La Lupaia: you will reach it in approx 3 hours drive. Check-in at the hotel La Lupaia and time to relax. In the afternoon you will be accompanied by your private driver to one of Tuscany’s most famous town, Siena. There you will meet your guide who will take you through the Magnificent streets, squares and through several Medieval churches , where you can soak up the unique atmosphere. You will discover the Magnificent Piazza del Campo where , twice a year (2 July and 16 August) an event , that every citizen of Siena looks forward to , takes place: the Palio di Siena. You will learn about the history of the Contrade (ancient Sienese name for neighborhood), visit the famous Duomo and other monuments of this lovely city. You will be accompanied back to your hotel La Lupaia where you can enjoy a traditional Tuscan welcome dinner with a 3 courses menu ( without beverages) . Overnight in Torrita di Siena.
Day 5 - Torrita di Siena /Florence
Meet your private English speaking driver for a direct transfer to Florence that you will reach in about 1 hour and 30 minutes and will meet your private English speaking guide for a walking tour of the city (Duomo and Ponte Vecchio) and the inside visit at the Uffizi Gallery. The Gallery houses a superb collection of priceless art, originating in great part from the Medici family collection, enriched over the centuries by endowments, exchanges and donations, among which an important group of religious works stands out, resulting from the suppression of the monasteries and convents between the XVIII and XIX centuries. Here, you will find the richest collection in the world of works of the Tuscan school, Florentine in particular, among which: Cimabue, Michelangelo, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaello. Without parallel is the collection of works by Sandro Botticelli. End of tour and re-join the driver for a transfer back to your Hotel.Lunch and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Torrita di Siena.
Day 6 - Torrita Di Siena/ Montalcino and Montepulciano
After a gourmet breakfast of homemade pastries, jams, cheeses and fresh milk, you will be ready for a splendid day: you will be chauffeured in luxury car from your hotel to the magnificent medieval village of Montepulciano and taken to one of the most famous wineries in the region, home to the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (meticulously produced with 100% Sangiovese grapes: those that the Tuscans define as “the true table wine”). Here, you will be able to taste the wines, guided by an expert wine steward and accompanied by a variety of delicious local delicacies including local organic cheeses and cold cuts. The next winery you will visit is in Montalcino and you will taste one of the Best wines in the world the “Brunello di Montalcino”. Each of your tastings will be accompanied by samples of local, toasted bread and olive oil. At the end of the day your driver will transfer you back to your hotel. Overnight in Torrita di Siena.
Day 7 - Torrita di Siena / Perugia
Breakfast and check out in hotel. Meet your private English speaking driver for a direct transfer to your next destination: Perugia. You will reach your Relais Borgo dei Conti Resort **** in approx. 2 hours.Check-in at the hotel and free time for lunch. Rest of the day at your leisure and time to benefit of the facilities of the hotel. Dinner at the magnificent restaurant of the hotel Borgo dei Conti. The chef will prepare a dinner with home – grown and organic ingredients. Overnight at Borgo dei Conti **** .
Day 8 – Perugia / Assisi
Meet your private driver at the lobby for a transfer to Assisi where you will enjoy the walking city tour of the city with your private English speaking guide. Assisi was the birthplace of St. Francis who gave up his worldly possessions and founded the Order of Franciscans in AD 1208. You will see the Roman Forum, an area of historical significance and well-preserved Roman remains and other interesting spot. Then you will walk to the magnificent Basilica of San Francesco, which (since AD 1230) preserves the saint's remains. With its medieval artworks by Giotto and Cimabue, the church is a Unesco World Heritage Site. After your walking tour you will enjoy a special lunch that will be served at one of Assisi’s most famous restaurants, built upon an ancient Roman settlement. You will be able to indulge in dishes prepared from authentic ingredients. After lunch transfer back to your hotel in Perugia and free time to treat yourselves to the pool and spa facilities. Dinner at the restaurant of the hotel Borgo dei Conti Resort ( 3 courses without beverages). Overnight in Perugia.
Day 9 – Perugia / Orvieto / Civita di Bagnoregio / Rome
Meet you private English speaking driver for a direct transfer to Orvieto, an old city situated on the flat summit of a large butte of volcanic turf, famous for its Duomo and its strong Etruscan identity, traceable to the nearby necropolis and town museums. You will meet here your personal English speaking guide and together will explore the magnificent monuments and buildings for which this incredible city is famous. Then, move towards the nearby Civita di Bagnoregio, a small town of Lombard origins, where you will enjoy a wonderful lunch in one of the most well-known restaurants in the area. Here, the cuisine is simple with traditional dishes of Viterbo, where you will discover piciarelli (local pasta made with water and flour), wild boar, truffle and fungo porcino (boletus mushroom).After lunch, transfer to Rome, at your hotel Ambasciatori 5****.Check-in at the hotel and rest of the day at your own leisure. Overnight in Rome.
Day 10 - Rome / Departure
Breakfast and check out at the hotel and meet your private English speaking driver in the lobby for a direct transfer to Fiumicino airport for your flight back home.