La Grande Toscana and Umbria

A view of Ponte Vecchio from from the Uffizi Gallery

La Grande Toscana Tour

Florence, San Gimignano, Siena, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pisa, Cortona, Assisi, Perugia
ESCORTED + SEMI-PRIVATE 6 nights | 7 days
3 nights in Florence, 2 nights in Cortona, 1 night in Roma. Pre and Post extensions available

Typical Itinerary

Meet your driver and tour leader at your hotel in Rome or in Piazza Bar- berini ( meting point).
Transfer to Florence with two en route stops to enjoy the best of Tus- cany: Siena (guided visit) & San Gimignano (free time). The drive itself is a magnificent path along the roads of Tuscany, where it is possible to enjoy the view of hills covered by vineyards, olives tree, small villages and original bell towers. The first stop is Siena, probably Italy’s loveliest medieval city, for a walking tour with a local guide. Siena’s heart is Il Campo or Campo’s square, where the famous horse race Il Palio takes place two times each summer. The town offers mag- nificent masterpieces and incredible views. Enjoy a wine tasting with cheese and salami. Continue to Florence and en route stop in San Gimignano. The town is listed as a World Heritage site and fascinates for its medieval look. Its high towers create a unique skyline. Enjoy the village on your own. Arrival in Florence late afternoon. Free time for dinner. Overnight in Florence.
In the morning, enjoy a walking tour of the city with guide with Accademia.
Lorenzo de Medici transformed Florence into the cradle of the Renais- sance by attracting the best artists, architects and writers of the time such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli to whom he com- missioned various works. Visit Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, the Dome with Giotto’s bell tower, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring Florence on your own, visiting the Uffizi or taking the opportunity to visit Chianti or Lucca. Overnight in Florence.
The day is free at leisure. There are many optional tours available: Pisa with its leaning tower, Montepucliano and Montalcino, Cortona, Assisi and Perigia and many other. In the late afternoon, transfer to Chianti area for a unique experience. Enjoy the view of the beautiful hills cov- ered by vineyards and have a fantastic dinner in a farm house, accom- panied with Chianti wine. Return late evening at hotel. Overnight in Florence.
After breakfast, meet your expert driver guide and continue to Pisa. Here, meet you local guide and visit the city. Pisa is most famous for its Leaning Tower, but the old Maritime Republic offers incredible sights like Miracles’ square, the beautiful Battistero and many other masterpieces. At the end of the excursion, proceed to Cortona, where you will spend the next 2 nights. Dinner will be served in a typical restaurant. Overnight in Cortona.
After breakfast, start your unforgettable cooking experience in Cortona with your local expert. Cortona is a small charming town in the Valdichi- ana, in southern Tuscany. The city, enclosed by stone walls dating back to Etruscan and Roman times, sits on the top of a hill about 600 meters above sea level. This dominant position over the valley offers a spectac- ular view from all over the town of the surrounding valley and even Lake Trasimeno. IN the morning, you will have the possibility to visit the fresh market to learn about the local ingredients, then you will have an excit- ing cooking class to learn the secrets of Tuscan cuisine. Then, you will eat what you have prepared with your own hands. The afternoon on is free. Overnight in Cortona.
In the morning meet your driver guide and proceed to Assisi, where you will have free time to discover the town.
Continue to Perugia. Your lunch will be served in a nice farm house in the countryside. Upon arrival in Perugia, meet your guide for a visit. At the end, continue to Rome. Your dinner will be served at hotel.
Transfer to airport or railway station in Rome


  • Transportations As Per Itinerary
  • Tour Escort / tour host
  • Welcome drink
  • 3 Nights In Florence
  • 2 nights in Cortona
  • 1 night in Rome
  • 2 Dinners, Wine Included
  • 1 Dinner in Chianti with wine tasting
  • Cooking class in Cortona + 1 lunch, wine included
  • 1 wine tasting with cheese and salumi in Siena
  • Walking Tour Of Florence With Accademia entrance fee included
  • Visit of Siena And free time in San Gimignano
  • Visit of Pisa
  • Visit of Perugia and free time in Assisi
  • Departure transfer from Rome hotel to Fiumicino airport or railway station
  • Luggage Handling att Hotel


  • Transfer on arrival
  • Porterage at airport on arrival
  • City Tax (4€ per person per night, to be paid locally. The amount may change according to local policy)
  • Tips
  • Beverages and meals not mentioned in the program
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional Excursions

*Tour Host
Our commitment is to guarantee any departures with a minimum of 2 participants.
For groups travelling with a minimum of 7 pax, a tour leader will escort the group from the departure up to the departure.
In case of the number of people travelling will be less or equal to 6, the tour will be operated with a tour host.
The tour host will visit daily the guests and will assist them at check in in any single hotel.
The tour host will escort the guest to the restaurants when the dinner is included.
The tour host is available 24hrs by phone.
The passengers are provided at their arrival with a Travel Pocket with information, maps and an itinerary with details, tips and emergency toll free phone number.


From €1823, per person, based on double occupancy.
Single room packagefrom €225 .

* Seasonal air and land supplements apply. Please, feel free to ask for details at time of booking. Additional supplements and restrictions may apply over local holidays. Package prices are subject to change without notice. Please, request airfare updated price before making the final payment. Prices are per person, sharing a room. Package booking code: VI/08/13

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