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Tuscan & Umbrian Countryside Featuring Italy's Charming Hill Towns
11 Days / 10 Nights
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April 23 - May 3, 2022
$3,599* CAD per person
BONUS: Save 10% - Savings of $800 per couple!
Book by April 23, 2021

PLUS, book confidently knowing you can change your tour or departure date – for any reason – up to 60 days before departure**. Add Collette's Travel Protection Plan and get a full money-back refund† if you need to cancel – up to 24 hours before departure***


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On a journey through the less-traveled country roads of Umbria and Tuscany, discover another side to the Italy you love. Stroll Assisi’s old city, and explore the Etruscan hill town of Orvieto, where one of history’s rarest frescoes is on display inside a Gothic cathedral. Visit Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” In Siena, stand inside one of Tuscany’s most ancient piazzas. Admire the famous towers of San Gimignano. Delight in regional specialties and Italian wine with every dinner. Feel like a local as you discover the marvels of wine, cuisine, culture, and history.

IT'S YOUR CHOICE
- Join a local truffle hunter on a hunt for mushrooms and sample the foods yourself OR take to the countryside on an ATV adventure, followed with a taste of truffle bruschetta.

MUST-SEE INCLUSIONS

- Surround yourself in the mystery of the Etruscan hill town of Orvieto.
- Discover Florence, the "Cradle of the Renaissance."
- Explore historic Siena and see the famous piazza of the Palio Horse Race.

CULINARY INCLUSIONS
- Experience a home-cooked meal in one of Umbria's country homes.
- Enjoy a wine tasting and lunch at a Tuscan winery.
- Sample pecorino sheep-milk cheese at a local farm in the Orcia Valley.

CULTURAL EXPERIENCES
- Take a hands-on cooking class in a 12th-century abbey.
- Behold the unique water-filled piazza in the village of Bagno Vignoni.
- Enjoy 3 nights in a restored Tuscan villa.



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MEALS
16 Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners

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ITINERARY
Day 1
Overnight Flight
On a journey through Italy’s roads less traveled, discover its endless treasures from Rome to Umbria to Tuscany, and the marvels of wine, cuisine, culture, and history in between.

Day 2
Dinner 
Kolbe Hotel Rome
Rome, Italy - Tour Begins
Italy’s dynamic capital city beckons. Get a taste of the local culture and start your journey at a delicious welcome dinner.

Day 3
Breakfast & Dinner 
Antica Dimora Alla Rocca
Rome - Orvieto - Umbria
Olive and cypress trees accent the Etruscan hill town of Orvieto. Stroll the historic streets with a local expert and visit the prominent Gothic cathedral to gaze at a remarkable Signorelli fresco. Continue to discover Orvieto on your own this afternoon. Eat, drink, and disappear into the local scene before taking in the splendors of country life in a pristine Umbrian hill town, your home for the next 3 nights.

Day 4
Breakfast & Dinner 
Antica Dimora Alla Rocca
Umbria - Spoleto - Olive Oil Mill - Umbria
Medieval palaces command the foreground of ancient Spoleto. In the shadow of the Apennines, embark on a walking tour to see centuries of architectural history, from the Ponte delle Torri aqueduct to the gilded elegance of the Duomo of Santa Maria Assunta. Explore more of Spoleto on your own before learning about olive oil at a family-run frantoio (olive presser). Venture into a local restaurant in the Nera Valley, where you’ll enjoy a cooking class in a former 12th-century abbey. Dig in to your handcrafted meal for dinner.

Day 5
Breakfast & Lunch 
Antica Dimora Alla Rocca
Umbria - Assisi - Home-Hosted Lunch - Umbria
Travel to Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis. Set out on a walking tour of the old city with a local guide, learning about its history as you stroll the medieval streets. Visit the famous Basilica of St. Francis. Later, a local family welcomes you to their country home for lunch as their honored guest. Share stories and make an Umbrian friend (or two).

Day 6
Breakfast & Lunch 
Hotel Corsignano
Umbria - Winery - Pienza
Leave Umbria for the villages of Tuscany, nestled among the vineyards and olive groves of the Val d’Orcia region (UNESCO). Tour a winery’s estate and cellar before indulging in an authentic Tuscan lunch. Created by the on-site chef, this meal is expertly paired with the vineyard’s very own wines. End your day in Pienza (UNESCO), a Renaissance village where flowers and plants adorn the cobblestone streets.

Day 7
Breakfast & Lunch 
Hotel Corsignano
Pienza - Orcia Valley - Bagno Vignoni - Pienza
Journey through the Orcia Valley’s rolling hills on your way to the 12th-century Abbey of Sant’Antimo. Continue on to the unique hamlet of Bagno Vignoni, whose central piazza is filled with thermal water. Taste the flavors of the region at a local pecorino cheese farm. Snack on some of the cheesemaker’s creations before returning to Pienza for an afternoon at leisure. Maybe you’ll explore the countryside along one of the many white roads that cut through the farmland.

Day 8
Breakfast 
Villa San Lucchese
Pienza - Siena - Chianti Region
Take a guided walking tour through Siena, delving into the local history as you learn about the world-renowned Palio Horse Race. Enjoy free time to explore more of this hilly town, perhaps visiting its cathedral or the town hall’s frescoes. An afternoon drive through Tuscany’s Chianti Region takes you to the restored Tuscan villa where your hotel is located.

Day 9
Breakfast 
Villa San Lucchese
Chianti Region - Florence - Chianti Region
Explore Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance,” with a local expert on foot. Wander along the glittering storefronts on the Ponte Vecchio, where gold shops adorn the only Florentine bridge to survive WWII. You’ll also take in the Palazzo Vecchio, the Piazza della Signoria, and Santa Croce. Take some time on your own to explore the city’s seemingly endless treasures, both historic and modern. Return to your Tuscan villa in the evening.

Day 10
Breakfast & Dinner 
Villa San Lucchese
Chianti Region - San Gimignano - Chianti Region
Choose how to explore Tuscan landscape because it’s your choice! Join a local truffle hunter in search of the elusive mushroom and sample the goods yourself -OR- take to the countryside on an ATV adventure along winding dirt roads, followed with a taste of truffle bruschetta. Spend your afternoon in San Gimignano, whose beautiful 13th-century medieval towers stand tall over the surrounding vineyards. As the sun begins to set, gather with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner of Tuscan specialties.

Day 11
Chianti Region - Tour Ends
Your journey through Tuscany and Umbria comes to a close today in your restored Tuscan villa.



*Terms & Conditions:
Prices quoted are per person, based on double occupancy, and reflect ALL applicable savings. Land only. Airfare extra. Additional conditions apply. Prices were valid at time of publishing and are subject to change without notice. Promotional offer may be withdrawn at any time. Terms and Conditions may apply.

Offer valid on new retail bookings only made 04/12/2021 - 04/23/2021 for travel 5/1/2021 - 08/31/2022. Free changes up to 60-days prior to departure, land & flex air (excluding Oberammergau Departures), for bookings made through 4/23/2021 for travel through 04/30/2022. Any price differentials due to a change of date would be the responsibility of the guest. Offers can expire earlier due to space or inventory availability. Space is on a first come, first served basis. Offers are not valid on group or existing bookings. Offers are combinable with member benefits only and are not combinable with any other offers. Discount level and availability varies by destination and month of travel. Other restrictions may apply. Offer valid on new bookings only and can expire earlier due to space or inventory availability. Savings amount will vary by tour and departure date, and is only available on select departures. Promotional pricing may remain in effect after the expiration date.

**Free changes up to 60-days prior to departure, land & flex air, for bookings made through 4/23/21 for travel through 8/31/2022.
***Visit collette.com/travelprotection for full details of insurance policy and benefits. †If you choose to cancel your tour, a refund will be issued in the original form of payment, minus the cost of the Travel Protection Plan. Other restrictions may apply.
****Price Protection (for date cancellation) – land only, for travel on like departures (to be determined by Collette) to future departures through 8/31/2022