Heart of Italy by Express Coach

Heart of Italy by Express Coach

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Heart of Italy by Express Coach

9 Days Starting and ending in 53042 Chianciano Terme SI, Italy

Visiting: Italy, Chianciano, Tuscany, Rome, Assisi, Lago Trasimeno, Florence, Siena, Chianciano Terme

Tour operator:

Shearings

Tour code:

whoi

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

8-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

From:
$1040 (USD)

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Tour Overview

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 it’s 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.

Highlights

  • Based in quaint Chianciano in Tuscany, discover the highlights of one of the most attractive areas of Italy

  • From Rome, the Eternal City, to Renaissance Florence with it’s impressive Duomo, uncover some of Italy's most famous destinations

  • 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

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Travel Towards Italy
Location: Italy
Accommodation: Overnight coach journey
Meals Included: No Meals

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

Day 2 : Arrive In Chianciano
Location: Chianciano
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Mizar or similar
Meals Included: Dinner

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

Day 3 : Hidden Tuscany
Location: Tuscany
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Mizar or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast, 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?

Day 4 : Rome
Location: Rome
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Mizar or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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.

Day 5 : Assisi And Lake Trasimeno
Location: Assisi, Lago Trasimeno
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Mizar or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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.

Day 6 : Florence
Location: Florence
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Mizar or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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 Archeological Museum, the Museum of the History of Science, and many other sights.

Day 7 : Siena
Location: Siena
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Mizar or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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.

Day 8 : Travel North
Location: Chianciano Terme
Accommodation: Overnight coach journey
Meals Included: Breakfast

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

Day 9 : Return Home
Location: Chianciano Terme

Return home.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Additional Services

    Travel from a wide range of joining points across the UK is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement. Please contact us for our full list of joining points.

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Transport

    Comfortable, air-conditioned motorcoach

  • Porterage at Hotels

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Insurance

Accommodation

You will stay for six nights at the Hotel Mizar in Chianciano, or similar. 

Check out our Q&As

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 8 years or above

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    You can be assured of a high level of service and reliability from our expert-trained coach crews, who will be on hand to assist and escort you along the way

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No

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Jul 20, 2024 - Jul 28, 2024
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  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of shearings charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 42 days before tour starts: Forfeit 75% of booking price.

    At 21 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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