Heart of Italy by Express Coach

Based in quaint Chianciano in Tuscany, we’ll discover the highlights of one of the most attractive areas of Italy. From Rome, the Eternal City, to Renaissance Florence with its impressive Duomo, uncover some of Italy's most famous destinations. We'll also have the chance to visit the beautiful town of Assisi and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Siena's historical centre as well as dipping our toes into the picturesque Lake Trasimeno. This is one not to be missed.

9 days from £839pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Itinerary

Please choose your preferred 9 day itinerary

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then travel by Express Coach overnight towards Italy.

Travel across to Switzerland, through the Lombardy Plain, to Tuscany and the spa-town of Chianciano.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Tuscany is filled with incredible sights, and we’ll delve into the region’s hidden delights today with an optional excursion to the town of Cortona.

This beautiful Tuscan town has something for everyone, with its wonderful heritage, stunning medieval architecture and amazing atmosphere. Wander along the narrow streets, admire the pretty plazas and town squares, and why not visit some of the town’s many attractions?

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Hidden Tuscany
    • 2024: £22.00pp

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

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

Today, we enjoy a full day to explore the endless sights of this romantic city.

Known as the 'Eternal City' of the Roman Empire, Rome is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its historical centre. Rome has an immensely rich heritage and cosmopolitan atmosphere, making it one of the world’s most-visited capitals.

Packed with historical attractions and with something for absolutely everyone, we are guaranteed to enjoy our time in this famous city.

We will be able to enjoy free time to explore to our heart’s content, so we can see some of the city’s best-known attractions.

Take the time to discover St Peter’s Square, the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel or Trevi Fountain, the choice is yours.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Rome

Optional Excursions

  • Rome Guided Walking Tour
    • 2024: £30.00pp

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

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

Today's optional excursion 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.

After our time in Assisi, we will enjoy a leisurely drive to the magnificent Lake Trasimeno, allowing us to take in the astounding scenery of this part of Italy.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Assisi and Lake Trasimeno
    • 2024: £25.00pp

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

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

Join our full-day excursion to Florence, capital of Tuscany.

Florence is a wonderful city, with amazing architecture and a huge number of historical sights. While at leisure, you can choose to see such sights as the Piazza della Signoria where the Fountain of Neptune is located, as well as a replica of Michelangelo’s David statue - the original is housed within the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence.

There’s also the gothic Florence Cathedral, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of the History of Science, and many other sights.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Florence

Optional Excursions

  • Florence Guided Walking Tour
    • 2024: £24.00pp

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

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

Today we include an excursion to charming Siena.

With the city’s historical centre a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Siena is one of Italy’s most-visited tourist attractions and is famous for its beautiful attractions. We’ll explore its wonderful heritage and culture, and will get the chance to visit a number of its most popular sights at leisure.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Siena

After breakfast, we begin our journey north and travel through the night.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Return home.

Accommodation

You will stay for six nights at the Hotel Mizar in the spa town of Chianciano Terme, or similar hotel of a minimum 3-star standard. 

Mizar

Mizar

Location: Viale Lombardia 43 , Chianciano Terme,

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 3 Star
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (Seasonal)
  • Lift
Room
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Extra Pillows and Blankets
  • Safe Box
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
Accessibility
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Service
  • Room Service Available
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
Transport
  • Bus Stop Nearby
Hotel
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Reviews

3.8 Out of 5 ( 20 Reviews )

Reviews

Excellent
30%
Great
35%
Average
25%
Poor
5%
Bad
5%

Quality

3.9 / 5

Value for Money

4 / 5

Teresa Comley, 10 months ago

Held up at Dover with French customs so 2 hour delay in ferry sailing. Due to delay, a very rushed journey from Calais down through France, with only 2 stops. However, this is a good value budget holiday travelling overnight. Location lovely; hotel, staff and food very good; great trips and an interesting way to get a taste of Italy. I have done this overnight trip 5 times now quite comfortably. The coach we had this time, although new, was uncomfortable and cramped for an overnight journey. There was concern that one of the drivers was drinking a lot in the hotel bar but overall the actual holiday was enjoyable.

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Bob Orchard, 10 months ago

Great for anyone who likes beautiful countryside, good food, fantastic historical cities and of course the Italian people. Siena is absolutely stunning. Long coach journey but totally worth it. Chianciano is a little 'faded' and if it was anymore 'laid back' it would be going backwards. Grand Hotel Ambasciatori is charming, elegant, clean, nice food and pleasant staff. All in all the holiday could not be faulted except for the single room supplement charged.

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ELLIOTT, 10 months ago

The holiday itself was great,the guide we had in Rome didn’t speak very good English so a lot of us couldn’t understand what she was saying.Coach driver Steve Cogbill was great couldn’t do enough to help you but all in all a very good holiday,plenty to do.

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Tricia Power, 10 months ago

Tuscany is a beautiful place and the trips are really interesting. Hotel, food and pool was very good but the trip could have been improved by better service from the drivers on board the coach.

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Tracey Adams, 11 months ago

Journey could be improved slightly by an interesting stop on the way back. Hotel was Ok but not as good as other lesser rated hotels in Italy we've stayed in.

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