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Tuscan & Umbrian Countryside

featuring Italy's Charming Hill Towns
11 DAYS
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On a journey through the less-traveled country roads of Umbria and Tuscany, discover another side to the Italy you love. Stroll Assisi’s old city, and explore the Etruscan hill town of Orvieto, where one of history’s rarest frescoes is on display inside a Gothic cathedral. Visit Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” In Siena, stand inside one of Tuscany’s most ancient piazzas. Admire the famous towers of San Gimignano. Delight in regional specialties and Italian wine with every dinner. Feel like a local as you discover the marvels of wine, cuisine, culture, and history.

Your Tour Includes
  • 4 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 15 Meals
  • 2 Choice on Tour Options
Included Highlights
  • Rome
  • Orvieto
  • Spoleto
  • Olive Oil Mill

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Your Tour at a Glance

Stay

11 Days

10 Nights


Meals

15 Meals

9 Breakfasts

2 Lunches

4 Dinners


Activity

3 - Active

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Accommodations

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Kolbe Hotel Rome

Night 1

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Antica Dimora Alla Rocca

Nights 2-4

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Hotel Corsignano

Nights 5-6

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Villa San Lucchese

Nights 7-9

Trip Reviews

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Rating

51 reviews
Overall Trip Rating
4.7
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    5star
    Wonderful. Enjoyed all tours and activities. Tour guide Dario was informative and enjoyable for the entire experience We had a wonderful group that got along and made the entire experience remembarable forever
    Kathleen Cimmino
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    Absolutely! Our tour guide Darrio P. made the trip both informative and enjoyable.
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    Great tour manager and excellent selection of venues
    James Curley
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    Beautiful Italy countryside, delicious fresh food, wonderful people on the tour, wonderful tour guide and driver.
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    All accommodations and experiences were wonderful. I liked the balance of free time and planned activities.
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    The tour was absolutely as promised - balance of hands on experiences & visiting historical sites with free time, great accommodations with stays of 2-3 nights. Excellent tour manager & top notch driver. All details covered - appreciated door to door service!Hard to name only 1 thing - but highlight was our meal prepared in an Italian family’s home - best meal, awesome setting & such gracious & welcoming hosts. Memory of a lifetime!
    Vicky Timerman
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    Attentive trip and great facilities.
    Arie Galles
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    Outstanding service, really good tour Director and wonderful locations to visit and nice hotel.
    Richard Germek
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    Tour manager was excellent. Only thing I would have wished differently was better AC, but realize it is not necessarily important in Italy the way it is in the US.
    Lisa Wheeler
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    3star
    Already written and discussed3
    Robert Wallner
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    Awesome experience! You’ll love this tour.
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    everything was top notch.
    William Evans
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    There is no way we could have planned a trip on our our and packed so much in 12 days. It was a great variety of experiences!
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    Other than our flights which, in one case were booked too closely and we missed our connection (and I HAVE YET ago hear back from Collette), and on the way home the trip was WAY TOO LONG). The rest of the trip was great! I loved visiting the small villages with a city or two peppered in.
    Bonnie Hyler
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    5star
    The guide and driver we had during the whole trip were outstanding. Mariangela and Pasquale made us feel comfortable and well taken care of. All of the experiences and local guides were excellent.
    Carolyn Gauthier
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    4star
    We really enjoyed the overall tour experience.
    Scott Pigna
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    I loved seeing how olive oil was made! It was so fun to spend time on the farm and learn from the people who are doing it.
    Mesa Covill
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    All of it; small group, exceptional tour guide/manager.
    Lisa Crenshaw
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    See above comments. Tour was disappointment.
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    Wine tasting and cooking class plus meals
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    The history , wine and cooking class.
    William Devereaux
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    Luciana Lyons was a huge part of the success of this excursion. Her bubbly personality was infectious and she made everyone feel special. Her commentary throughout the trip was interesting and informative. We all loved her!!!
    Judith Brush
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    I bought 4 bottles of wine, olive oil, soap made with olive oil, and two blouses. i am very happy with all my purchases.
    Carole Hoveland
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    Excellent tour of smaller, less visited hilltop towns.
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    Every day was busy, hot and tiring but absolutely fantastic. We had good local guides at each of the towns we visited. The hotels were very good and the included meals were excellent. The cookery class was really good.
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    5star
    I like the smaller group. This is the first tour I've been on. Most of my travel has been with one to four people with a personal tour guide. It was fun to meet new people and learn about them.
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    Countryside breathtaking.
    Julia Pollock
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    We were treated with great love and caring by our guides.
    Albert Spaw
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    The tour moved smoothly from one experience to the next. Our tour manager was full of valuable suggestions for interesting ways to utilize our free time. Staying in the smaller towns allowed me to feel less like a tourist and experience the daily life of a local.
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    This was of the best tours I have taken. From the minute we met our tour guide Siblia I knew my friend and I were going to have a fantastic time. All the hotels, the tours, the people on our tour and the people that we met, to the bus driver Luigi and the local guides it was a win win tour. No wonder Collette is celebrating 100 years in the travel business. Happy Birthday Collette and thank you for a wonderful trip.
    Sandra Goodman
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    Loved the regions we visited and the ability to obtain a intimate perspective of the culture and people that lived in the country and hill top towns. Beautiful vistas and experience.
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    Meeting the people at the wineries and the cooking class and at the olive oil grove and the wonderful food.
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    Dinner with Umbrian family. Tour of the winery & olive oil farm.
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    Everything to cooking class and visit the family farm.
    Nancy Trama
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    Lunch at local Italian family. American husband / Italian wife that rebuilt a stable into a lovely home. Delicious meal prepared by Italian grandmother.
    Nita Searcy
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    Lunch with a local family in the Umbria Region.
    Linda Mayer
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    Lunch hosted by Italian family at their country home.
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    Everything about the trip was perfect, very talented and knowledgeable local guides made all the visited sites memorable. The tour manager was able to make the tour a very pleasurable experience.
    Paul Hopkins
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    1star
    Read our review. We were an English speaking group and our Collette guide seemed to ignore that fact, so did the bus driver. The countryside was beautiful and the 1st wine tasting was nice. The 2nd was unacceptable. Florence and Assisi are beautiful places. Local guides were ok but seemed to think the only thing we wanted to see were churches! The home hosted lunch was very nice.
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    Siena and getting to the airport! We were signed up to see the Leonardo da Vinci museum and the tour guide said she knew nothing about it!
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    Lunch at a private home with an Italian family.
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    5star
    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.
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    3star
    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.
    JRFord
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The tour of Siena was wonderful and informative and the city is beautiful and different. I really enjoyed this day.
    Patricia Kearon
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    5star
    Best vacation we have ever taken! Our tour manager, was very knowledgeable, organized and entertaining. We were able to go to places that we would have never found on our own. Loved the local guide, Romana. Lunch at the private home was outstanding. Everything about the trip exceeded our expectations!
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    5star
    My favorite day was the trip to the olive oil factory and the cooking class.
    Christy
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    5star
    A very well planned tour with a varied itinerary. Nice pace. Wonderful guides. Excellent hotels. It may have been luck that the group was small and particularly congenial. The entire experience was delightful. My favourite part was the stay in Umbria where we stayed in lovely Spoleto and visited places I doubt many tourists find.
    Paula

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