Discover the Umbrian region of Italy on a tour from Venice to Rome
Travel to Italy and explore the green heart of charming Umbria - mingling with pilgrims, eating delicious foods and seeing ancient sites along the way. Visit the most sacred places in Italy as you travel from Venice to Rome, via the ancient hilltop towns of Gubbio and Assisi. Encounter the religious and historical treasures of one of the most alluring regions in Europe on this delightful Italian adventure.
Romantic Venice is like no other city in the world, a watery wonderland literally sinking under the weight of its iconic sights
Explore the masterpiece medieval town of Gubbio – centuries of history around every corner and the requisite cobblestone streets, gothic palaces and churches, all with stunning views straight across the valley
Ride a unique open-air cable car over picturesque Umbrian valleys and ancient ruins to a hill-top basilica
Visit the birthplace of St Francis, Italy's second holiest city, to explore the imposing basilica built in his name
If Italian cuisine is known for its simplicity and big flavours, no place does this better than rural Spello. Let Umbrian delicacies such as lamb meat balls with rosemary and porcini risotto whet your appetite
No Italian adventure would be complete without a visit to Rome. Enjoy plenty of free time to discover the ancient Colosseum, stroll through Vatican City and gaze up towards the gods inside St Peter's Basilica
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.
As accommodation on this trip is twin-share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same sex. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it while you can. If you’d prefer not to share, a single room supplement is available at an additional charge. Please ask your travel consultant for more details, and please note that in some hotels a single supplement exclusion applies where single rooms are not available. 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. Please also note that often hotels offer shared bathrooms rather than en-suite facilities.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 21 October 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
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A single supplement is available on this trip.
Our Umbrian Discovery trips score an average of 4.83 out of 5 based on 60 reviews in the last year.
If you’re considering the Umbrian Discovery tour, we fully recommend it. Lots of experiences that you can’t get on your own. It’s the perfect blend of big cities and tiny, ancient towns. Loved it!!
Review submitted 18 Sep 2018
It was great starting in Venice and finishing in Rome, both iconic cities. However, the smaller cities of Umbria were highlights; such a good contrast to Venice and Rome. Our guide was informative and helpful and it was great travelling with like-minded people; making the Umbrian Discovery memorable and fun.
Review submitted 16 Sep 2018