9 days - from only £649pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Green Heart of Italy for Solo Travellers by Express Coach

Umbria has often been considered 'the quite neighbour' to a glitzier and better known Tuscany, however, anyone who has had a chance to visit Umbria will soon be converted. The unspoilt nature and rich landscape create beautiful scenery, the hill-top towns and village are picture-perfect and the cultural and architectural heritage is evident. Umbria also has somewhat traditional and inviting easy-paced lifestyle, while the superb food and rich wines are simply outstanding – and inexpensive!

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • No single room supplement
  • Sole use of your own room
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

9 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then drive through the night towards Italy.

  • Day 2:

    Across Switzerland and into Italy, to Umbria, where we stay for six nights in Cannara, near Perugia.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 3: Perugia and City Tour

    Included excursion to Perugia, capital of Umbria, where we include a guided walking tour.

    Perugia was founded centuries ago and still has its preserved old Etruscan gates and city walls. Sit back, enjoy a glass of wine and become immersed in the easy-paced Umbrian lifestyle.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Perugia

    Perugia

    Included Highlights

    • Perugia Guided Walking Tour
    • Perugia
  • Day 4: Deruta and Torgiano

    Optional excursion to Deruta famous for its pottery and ceramics production among the most beautiful and precious of Italy.

    Deruta ceramics are famous for their decorative vases, plates and other objects of various shapes and the oldest is now kept in the best museums in the world for its high artistic quality. Visit one of the famous ceramic shops to learn about this ancient art and crafts.

    In the afternoon, we enjoy a tasting of two of the region’s specialities, as we continue to vineyard land Torgiano village to visit the olive oil and wine museums.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Deruta

    Deruta

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2021
    • Deruta & Torgiano
    TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 5: Gubbio and Città di Castello

    Included excursion, as we enjoy the lush countryside, beautiful landscapes and scenery and see these typically Umbrian medieval towns.

    Marvel at the evident cultural and artistic heritage. We head to Gubbio, where you can admire the Cathedral, the panoramic Piazza Grande, and the Palazzo dei Consoli.

    In the afternoon we head to Città di Castello. See evidence of its medieval past, with its bell towers and town walls, still intact in many places.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Gubbio

    Gubbio

    Included Highlights

    • Città di Castello
    • Gubbio
  • Day 6: Perugina House of Chocolate

    A day for chocolate lovers! We head Perugina House of Chocolate, where we learn the history of 100 years of this brand, a symbol of the Italian chocolate craft. The visit continues with a taste of delicacies.

    Return to the hotel for a relaxing afternoon.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Perugia

    Perugina House of Chocolate

    Included Highlights

    • Perugina House of Chocolate
  • Day 7: Assisi

    Today will see us exploring the exquisite town of Assisi, famous for being the birthplace of St Francis. This town boasts many fascinating sights, and we’ll get to explore many of them during our time here.

    Spend time discovering the Franciscan structures of Assisi, which have been designated as a UNESCO site since 2000. These include the stunning Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi, as well as the Church of San Pietro, the Santa Maria Maggiore, and Assisi Cathedral. Assisi also has two medieval castles to admire and a Roman amphitheatre.

    The Temple of Minerva is another must-see - this ancient Roman building has been beautifully preserved.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Assisi

    Assisi

    Included Highlights

    • Assisi
  • Day 8:

    After breakfast, we begin our homeward journey and travel north overnight.

    Included meals: Breakfast

  • Day 9:

    Return home.

Hotels

You will stay for six nights at the 3-star Phi Hotel Hortensis in Cannara. This well-appointed hotel offers a spacious garden, bar and restaurant serving typical Umbrian specialities. 

  • Phi Hortensis

    The 3-star Phi Hotel Hortensis in Cannara is a well-appointed hotel offering a spacious garden, bar and restaurant serving typical Umbrian specialities.

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement of £20pp. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

For a full list of our joining points, click here.

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