Tuscan & Umbrian Countryside featuring Italy's Charming Hill Towns

Starting From $3,599* pp |  10  Days •  16  Meals  *Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy.

Learn the Secrets of Authentic Italian Towns

See another side of Italy. Explore Tuscany and Umbria’s smaller, more authentic towns. Learn the secrets of Umbrian cuisine. Journey to Florence, the “Cradle of the Italian Renaissance.” Visit a family-owned winery for a tasting and have a home-hosted lunch in a charming country home. Stop in Siena, a medieval town with one of Tuscany's most beautiful squares. Choose to visit Siena's Torre (Tower) del Mangia or explore one of its Contradas. Venture to Assisi for a guided walking tour of the old city. Travel to the Etruscan hill town of Orvieto, known for its white wine and Gothic cathedral. Spend time in the hill town of Volterra to visit the Guarnacci Museum and witness an alabaster carving demonstration at a local workshop. Explore San Gimignano, known as the "City of Beautiful Towers." Along the way, Savour regional specialities and enjoy Italian wine with every dinner.

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  • Reviews Of Tuscan & Umbrian Countryside featuring Italy's Charming Hill Towns

    Reviews Of Tuscan & Umbrian Countryside featuring Italy's Charming Hill Towns

    Tuscan & Umbrian Countryside featuring Italy's Charming Hill Towns

    Starting From $3,599 pp*

    10 Days • 16 Meals

    • Excellent service, we are very happy customers

      • Service
        The service was excellent. While we planned our own flights, Collette did the rest and it was all very well coordinated. Our tour manager, *Personal details removed by Feefo*, was very good. He managed all aspects for ultimate enjoyment and was, himself, a great addition to the tour. One area of improvement is product knowledge by those who provide phone customer service. I asked more than once on how many people or bus size indicating number of people on the tour. I received responses of up to 44 people. However, this was an Explorer tour so the maximum is 24.
      • Tour
        We loved the smaller group and focus on small hillside towns! Highlights include the visit to the olive oil farm, Carletti, where the intimate setting was marvelous as was the olive oil. The cooking class in Vallo di Nera was a lot of fun and laughs. The small town is worth walking around too. The meal at a home near Bevagna was spectacular! What an idealistic home and place to live! The small towns and history the represent was also fabulous like the fortress town of Monteriggioni. Assisi and its history, cathedral are amazing and inspiring. Saint Francis is fascinating as he didn't start off as such a nice young man, but he certainly grew into a very special person. Learning of the painter Giotto who painted fresco's in the Assisi cathedral and was also the architect of the Florence bell town was beyond description. We also made some very nice and fun trip friends, Mary and Nancy, who made the trip more enjoyable with many laughs. Our tour manager was exceptional, *Personal details removed by Feefo*, and in addition to his tour management capabilities, he can sing beautifully. The weather during our tour was cooler than I expected so it's a reminder to be very prepared for expended cold weather or it could have gotten warm and Italy mandates no A/C until 6/1. We recommend this tour and Collette.
    • Loved it, we will always go with Collette.

      • Service
        Very good tour thanks to Steve our guide.
    • If you can't sleep, you can't enjoy touring when your weary.

      • Service
        Hotel's did not meet the expectations presented within you marketing materials. We felt like we got the second tier rooms were we stayed. Rome we too noisy, Spoleto had no heat the first night and I got a cold, and Mannaioni the room was too hot and with the window open were attacked by mosquitos.
      • Tour
        If you can't sleep, you can't enjoy touring being weary! Tour seem to be pinching pennies as you had to buy water on the but.
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