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Umbrian Discovery

8 Days | Take to the Italian countryside and explore the green heart of charming Umbria

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Explore from Venice to Rome and discover the charming Italian countryside that lays in between. See a side to this diverse country that most never even dream of as you take in the slower pace, cooler climate and medieval wonders of Umbria. You’ll mingle with pilgrims, tuck into incredible Italian cuisine and marvel at the ancient sites along the way. You’ll slip into the local way of life during a farm stay in the countryside, discover the sacred sites nestled throughout Assisi and explore the ancient hilltop town of Gubbio via a 1,000-metre open-air cable car. Encounter the religious, historical and natural treasures of one of the most alluring regions in Europe on this delightful Italian adventure.

Trip overview

Map of Umbrian Discovery including Italy
Start
Venice, Italy
Finish
Rome, Italy
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Italy
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMSR
This trip generates 20.66 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Explore the quintessential medieval town of Gubbio, one of the oldest towns in the region, it’ll be like stepping back in time as you wander the cobblestone streets and marvel at gothic palaces.
  • Soar an incredible 1,000 metres above the picturesque Umbrian countryside as you take an open-air cable car to visit the hill-top Basilica of Sant'Ubaldo
  • Discover the birthplace of St Francis – Assisi, Italy's second holiest city – and explore the Piazza Matteotti, the Basilica of St Clare and the Roman temple remains as well as the Basilica di San Francesco (St Francis Cathedral).
  • Unwind in the Italian countryside during a farm stay, where you’ll hike through vineyards and enjoy rolling vistas before enjoying a wine tasting followed by dinner prepared with ingredients fresh from the farm.
  • Take in the famed cities of Venice and Rome at the start and end of your trip with the flexibility to extend your stays and explore these Italian gems even further, at your own pace.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The primary means of transportation on this trip is by train. Train travel is a fast way to traverse long distances, allowing you to avoid traffic jams and arrive right into the city centre. Trains are comfortable and all have toilets, however can often be quite busy.
  • Please note that you'll have to carry your own luggage on and off the trains, and up and down stairs at train stations and at hotels, so make sure it doesn’t exceed our weight and size recommendations. You can find this information in the 'What to Take' section of the trip notes. You may want to consider taking a backpack rather than a wheelie bag, however this is up to your personal preference and what you feel more comfortable with.
  • Summer temperatures can be extreme in many of the regions visited (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Many hotel rooms in Europe are not equipped with air-conditioning. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
  • Hotel rooms in Europe can seem rather small by American or Australian standards and often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together.
  • On this trip you must pack as lightly as possible because you will be expected to carry your own bag and although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes), we strongly recommend keeping the weight between 15kg / 33lb. Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps to accommodate the cobbled streets, uneven surfaces, stairs and steps you are likely to encounter while carrying your luggage. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.

Itinerary

Map of Umbrian Discovery including Italy

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Transport

Train, Public bus, Metro, Cable car

Accommodation

Hotel (6 nights), Farmstay (1 night)

Activities
  • Gubbio - Cable car to Basilica of Sant'Ubaldo
  • Assisi - Basilica di San Francesco guided tour
  • Umbria countryside - Bevagna’ Sculpture Park hike
  • Umbria countryside - wine tasting & lunch
  • Umbria Farmstay - Farm to table dinner
  • Rome - Leader-led orientation walk
Add on activities
  • Gubbio - Ducal Palace - EUR5
  • Gubbio - Diocesian Mueum - EUR7
  • Gubbio - Civic Museum - EUR6
  • Gubbio - Museum of Majolica - EUR6
  • Assisi - Eremodelle Carceri and Mount Subasio - Free
  • Assisi - Museo e Foro Romano - EUR4
  • Assisi - Museum of San Rufino Cathedral - EUR4
  • Assisi - Basilica of St Clare - Free
  • Spello - Half Day Trip to Spello - Free
  • Spello - Enoteca Wine Tasting & Lunch - EUR30
  • Rome - Pantheon One Hour Guided Tour Urban Adventure - EUR35

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is bookable on this trip. Availability is limited due to small properties we use. Please speak to your agent for further information.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews submitted.
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Michelle · Traveled September 2023
This tour is a wonderful mix of culture, arts, nature and gastronomy. Umbria is truely beautiful, with more locals than tourists and the food is exquisite. I enjoyed every minute of it.
Review submitted 01 Oct 2023

Thomas · Traveled September 2023
A good Discovery experience for the region. Really broadened my perception of Italy.
Review submitted 25 Sep 2023
Umbrian Discovery
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EUR €2,325