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Tuscany & Umbria Grand Explorer

Europe
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI2547

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

10 days

2018 - Grand Hotel Excelsior, Chianciano Terme - 10 Days (AED0270)

This beautiful tour of southern Tuscany and Umbria offers a fabulous opportunity to enjoy some iconic Italian sights and countryside, whilst also sampling some of Italy’s most famous wine along with a traditional Italian lunch at one of the region’s most historic trattoria’s. Whilst our itinerary is packed full of fabulous excursions, our base in Chianciano Terme is ideally located, in the heart of this beautiful region Chianciano Terme itself is a pretty hilltop spa town set in the heart of the rolling Tuscan countryside with sweeping views over the surrounding towns and villages.

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Accommodation

Grand Hotel Excelsior, Chianciano Terme

This lovely hotel is located in the main town square, right in the heart of this pretty hilltop spa town. It boasts a wonderful range of facilities including its own pool and sauna and a lovely restaurant and bar - and despite being in the centre of town also has its own pretty gardens.

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart South Wales and head to Dover for our crossing to France and first overnight stop.

Day 2

Travel on to our second overnight stop, with dinner included.

Day 3

Today we travel on into Italy and Tuscany to the wonderful Grand Hotel Excelsior.

Days 4 – 7

Enjoy time at leisure plus our fabulous excursions.

Day 8

Today we bid farewell to Tuscany and journey back to our penultimate overnight stop.

Day 9

We continue our journey home stopping a final time for the night in France

Day 10

After a final breakfast we head on to the channel ports and then back to South Wales

Excursions

Pienza & Montepulciano

A wonderful day visiting two Tuscan gems, both located within a short distance of Chianciano Terme. Pienza is a little gem of a Renaissance village, built of pretty pink stone, and famous for its cheeses. Montepulciano is a beautiful medieval town, famous for its wine, especially the ‘vino nobile’. We will also enjoy a delightful tasting of local wines, returning to our hotel in time for a drink before dinner. The entire area was the set for some of the best film scenes from both The English Patient and Gladiator.

Siena

Travel north for a full day in Siena, a World Heritage Site that is the embodiment of a medieval city. Throughout the centuries its inhabitants have pursued their rivalry with Florence and fiercely preserved their city’s Gothic appearance, acquired between the 12th and 15th centuries. The city is built around Piazza del Campo and devised as a work of art that blends into its landscape. Surely, Siena is one of the greatest jewels in all of Italy!

Orvieto & Lake Trasimeno

Today we head out to the stunning Umbrian hilltop town of Orvieto famous for its setting, imposing cathedral and white wine. After a relaxing morning sightseeing, we head on to the red brick town of Citta della Pieve for an authentic Italian lunch at a historic Trattoria. After lunch we take a short journey up to picturesque Catiglione del Lago on the shore of Lake Trasimeno where we have the opportunity to walk off our lunch or just relax.

Perugia & Assisi

Just when you thought this holiday could not get any better, we head out to two of the most iconic towns in Italy on our final full day in the region. Pilgrims have been coming to Assisi since the 13th century to venerate the patron saint of Italy who was born and buried here, but you don’t have to be religious to enjoy the beauty of this postcard-perfect town. Framed by the long, undulating hills of Umbria and the forests of Monte Subasio, Assisi is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the world and one of Italy’s most spell-binding gems – which is why it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Includes

  • Executive coach travel
  • Short sea ferry or shuttle crossings
  • 2 overnight hotels – bed & breakfast
  • 2 overnight hotels – dinner, bed & breakfast
  • 5 nights at the Grand Hotel Excelsior dinner, bed & breakfast
  • Excursion to Montepulciano & Pienza
  • Wine tasting experience in Montepulciano
  • Excursion to Siena
  • Excursion to Perugia & Assisi
  • Excursion to Orvieto & Lake Trasimeno
  • Traditional trattoria lunch

Pickups

This tour picks up at the following points:

  • Bridgend
  • Bristol Aztec West
  • Cardiff Central
  • Cardiff Gate
  • Cardiff West
  • Gorseinon
  • Llanelli
  • Magor
  • Morriston
  • Neath
  • Newport
  • Port Talbot
  • Pyle
  • Sarn
  • Skewen
  • Swansea Central
  • Swansea West

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Important Notes

Important Notes

OUR PRICES

Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms are available in the booking process.

Please note that passports and travel insurance are required on European tours.

£200 Single Room Supplement

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