Mon, 14 Oct|
Idyllic Italy: The Wonders of Tuscany & Umbria
Join us for hiking, culinary and sightseeing trip through the amazing Umbria and Tuscany regions of Italy.
Time & Location
14 Oct 2019, 07:30 – 20 Oct 2019, 13:00
Umbria, Umbria, Italy
About the event
Join us for a hiking, culinary and sightseeing trip through the amazing Umbria and Tuscany regions of Italy. The hikes themselves are not long and are relatively easy, the focus of the trip is to combine nice countryside hikes with a taste of the culture, history, scenery and culinary flavours of an amazing part of Italy.
-Walk through idyllic Italian countryside and visit vineyards and olive groves
-Sample some of Italy’s most mouth-watering pasta, wine, Pecorino cheese and other local delicacies
-Visit stunning lakes, amazing castles, cathedrals and quaint hamlets & villages
DAY 1 MONDAY, October 14th: Arrival in Italy and transfer by private coach to the hotel in Umbria. Welcome drink and dinner in the Hotel.
DAY 2 TUESDAY, October 15th: Perugia/ Urban Trekking (10 km approx 4-5 hours including stops)
Led by a local hiking guide we’ll discover the most important monuments of the town and hidden corners of the capital city of Umbria, off the beaten track to learn about the Etruscan origin of the city, the medieval alleys and the huge cathedral
DAY 3 WEDNESDAY, October 16th - Montefalco - Bevagna (10 km)
Departure by coach to Montefalco, the wonderful terrace of Umbria famous for wine and for the frescos of Benozzo Gozzoli of the little church of Saint Francis. Here we’ll start our walk to Bevagna through vineyards and olive groves (3-4 hours, 10km).
Arrive in Bevagna, where beautiful Roman mosaics are preserved and some workshops where we’ll see how paper, leather & candles were prepared during the middle ages. We’ll also visit an amazing square and a wine estate for wine tasting.
DAY 4 THURSDAY, October 17th – Lake Trasimeno / Tuscany (8-10km)
Before saying goodbye to Umbria we’ll discover the beauty of its famous lake, the biggest in central Italy. Panoramic tour by coach along the coast. Arrival in Castel Rigone, a fantastic little hamlet on the dominant hill over the lake.
Hike to Passignano Sul Trasimeno, a fishermen’s village. Arrival in Passignano and transfer by coach to a typical organic farm where oil and wine are produced.
Lunch with a rich “antipasto”, handmade noodle, dessert (plus wine), then transfer to Tuscany. Arrival at the hotel in San Quirico d’Orcia, where a fantastic wine tasting session with local delicacies awaits
DAY 5 FRIDAY, October 18th: San Quirico d’Orcia/ Bagno Vignoni (10 km)
Walk to the wonderful Bagno Vignoni, an old thermal village along the old Francigena way (the pilgrims’ route that takes us from Canterbury to Rome), then along vineyards, through the old Vignoni Alto where a medieval castle dominates the valley. Arrival in Bagno Vignoni.
DAY 6 SATURDAY, October 19th: Pienza
Depart for Pienza, the town of Pope Piccolomini. Visit the cathedral and the Palazzo of the Pope. Pienza is also known as the town of Pecorino cheese. We’ll visit a local cheese factory and taste the local produce with some wine. Afternoon at leisure. Farewell dinner in Hotel
DAY 7 SUNDAY, October 20th: Departure by private coach to the airport
£695 (For payment before May 12th)*
£795 (For payment before July 12th)*
£895 (For payment after July 12th)*
* It means both payments: a deposit and a remainder.
Once the deposit of £150 + PayPal fees have been paid, you can transfer the remainder at your convenience but no later than a month before the trip.
What is included:
- Coach travel including airport transfers (for recommended flights)
- 6 nights in twin share room in 3* hotel in Perugia and in 3* hotel in Tuscany
- 6 breakfasts
- 1 dinner in Hotel in Umbria (3 course set menu without beverages)
- 1 dinner in Hotel in Tuscany (3 course set menu without beverages)
- 1 lunch in organic farm near Lake Trasimeno (organic food of the area and own farm products Plus glass of wine)
- 1 wine tasting session at San Quirico d’Orcia Hotel
- 1 cheese & wine tasting session in Pienza
- Hiking guide for all hikes
What is not included:
- Lunch and dinner, where not specified
- Flights to Italy
-Items not mentioned in the what is included section
Monday, October 14, Ryanair FR4952, 7:30 – 11:05, STN London Stansted - PEG Perugia Santegidio
Sunday, October 20, Ryanair FR4953, 11:30 – 13:00, PEG Perugia Santegidio - STN London Stansted
*As we have minimum and maximum numbers for each trip, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org once you pay your deposit.