~ TUSCANY & UMBRIA TOUR ~

TUSCANY & UMBRIA

15 Days/14 Nights - a unique experience and unforgettable journey.

START THE JOURNEY with 3 nights in the exquisite Lucca. Explore by foot or bicycle this beautiful medieval walled town. Visit the Piazza dei Miracoli and the famous leaning tower of the nearby city of Pisa.

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES with 3 relaxing nights in Elba Island, in the Tyrrhenian Sea's Tuscan Archipelago National Park. It's known for its beaches, crystal-clear sea, and as Napoleon's place of exile in 1814-15. Then move to the Umbria region for 4 nights in Castiglione del Lago, a picturesque village surrounded by walls and overlooking Lake Trasimeno.

COMPLETE THE JOURNEY in Cortona; we will take you on day trips to share our passion for the iconic scenery of Tuscany and Umbria.

TUSCANY - The beautiful landscapes, deep culinary and wine traditions, and world-class art make Tuscany the main tourist destination in Italy. Tuscany, the cradle of the Italian Renaissance, is so rich with art, architecture, and culture that it has been called an open-air museum and has seven designated World Heritage Sites, including the cities of Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano and Pienza. Tuscany landscapeTuscany’s countryside also offers inspiration with its gently rolling hills, sculpted vineyards, olives trees and sunflower fields. And we have included a few of Tuscany’s hidden gems to enrich this unforgettable journey!

UMBRIA - A region rich in history and spiritual traditions, Umbria is known for its monasteries, Romanesque churches and Gothic monuments where many masterpieces are displayed - such as sublime frescoes by Giotto and Cimabue. It is also a treasure of culinary and wine traditions, best exemplified by the region’s black truffles and Sagrantino di Montefalco, one of the most prestigious wines in italy. Umbria, Gubbio Umbria’s rolling hills are covered with lush elm and chestnut trees and river valleys. The beautiful medieval village of Assisi is a Christian mecca, famous as the birthplace of St. Clare and St. Francis, whose spiritual light influenced the world.

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Tour highlights

  • Tour starts in Lucca and ends in Florence.
  • Experience a delightful journey and enjoy Italy with the locals!
  • Stay in small, charming hotels.
  • Our intimate group size (max 6 people*) offers flexibility and efficiency, plus personalized service.
  • Travel in a comfortable minivan.
  • Spend less time in long transfers, spend more time savoring your Italian journey.
  • Sample creative cuisine inspired by the Slow Food Movement.
  • Enjoy special farewell dinners in amazing settings.
*For larger groups please contact us.

Sightseeing

  • Explore charming medieval and Renaissance villages, Etruscan museums, castles, cathedrals, beautiful piazzas and monasteries, accompanied by our English-speaking local Italian guides.
  • Tuscany region: Lucca, Pisa, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Elba Island, Portoferraio, Capoliveri, Porto Azzurro, Populonia, Siena, Pienza, Montepulciano, Cortona and Arezzo.
  • Umbria region: Castiglione del Lago, Orvieto, Isola Maggiore, Gubbio and Assisi.
  • Lazio region: Civita di Bagnoregio
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Activities

  • Visit local wineries, tasting Chianti, Vermentino, Sagrantino di Montefalco, Montepulciano, and more.
  • Make your own cheese, with a lesson at an organic farm, followed by a family-style lunch with homemade cheese and homegrown produce.
  • Participate in hands-on cooking classes with a local chef.
  • Visit a family farm, their organic grains are freshly milled, and sample their delicious pasta products, olive oil, and wine.