Umbria & Assisi

Leisurely Touring

8 Days from £1,279

Sep 2019 - Sep 2019 Departures

​Travel to Umbria and discover a magical region where history and beauty go hand in hand. Visit medieval cities and hilltop towns as you follow in the footsteps of St Francis and enjoy a stay on the shores of tranquil Lake Trasimeno. You'll see some of the country's most memorable and historic sights on this authentic Italian journey.

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Your holiday at a glance

LEISURELY TOURING
ALL BREAKFASTS
FLIGHT CHOICES
MAX GROUP SIZE 25

What's included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host 
  • Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 7 nights in 3-star hotels 
  • 11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners 
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink & dinner
  • Farewell dinner & get-together
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • Audio Guide

Included excursions

  • ​Explore Assisi and the Basilica of St Francis
  • Discover avant-garde La Scarzuola 
  • Take the ferry to Isola Maggiore
  • Enjoy a bread making lesson and lunch at a traditional organic farmhouse

Optional excursions

  • ​Walking tour of Spoleto & dinner in a local restaurant
  • Deruta with ceramic demonstration & a visit to Marmore Waterfall
  • Follow in the footsteps of St Francis with visits to Gubbio and La Verna Sanctuary​
  • Discover Perugia & learn about the migrating birds on Lake Trasimeno
  • Farmhouse dinner

Your itinerary

​You'll fly to Rome today and drive to Foligno, located in the heart of Umbria, for a 3 night stay. Your hotel is in the central pedestrian zone of the town. Take the opportunity to get to know your travelling companions over a welcome drink and dinner at the hotel this evening.

​We'll visit Assisi today, said to be the jewel of Umbria. Beneath the slopes of Mount Subasio we'll discover streets of muted pink stone buildings crowned by the famous Basilica of St Francis. This ambitious construction, actually two churches built on top of each other, is a celebration of 13th and 14th century art and decorated with renowned frescoes. We'll have free time to explore the city; a wander to the Piazza del Comune is highly recommended. 

Alternatively take a stroll amongst the narrow steep alleys and tiny shady squares and enjoy a bite to eat in one of the cafes. This evening join our optional tour to Spoleto, a delightful hill town. A walk will ensure we see all the highlights and the tour concludes with a dinner in a local restaurant.

​The day is free for you to explore the historic centre of Foligno and perhaps visit one of the excellent chocolate shops. Alternatively, join our optional tour and discover more of the area. We'll visit the medieval town of Deruta, famous worldwide for its colourful ceramics. Learn how this artistic tradition dates back to the Etruscan period during a demonstration. Later, we'll visit Cascata delle Marmore, a majestic artificial waterfall built by the Romans. We'll visit the falls when they are in full flow, following an easy trail near the cascading water​.

Todays optional excursion starts this morning with a visit of Gubbio, set on the slopes of Monte Ingino and dating back to the Roman period. The town is distinguished by its medieval palaces. It is here where St Francis of Assisi is said to have tamed a wolf, creating a lasting peace between the animal and the townspeople. 

This afternoon we'll visit the sanctuary of La Verna, located in the Tuscan Apennines. In the summer of 1224 St Francis withdrew to this monastery and it is here that he received the stigmata, a term used by members of the Christian faith to describe body marks or sensations that correspond to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus Christ. Today the monks produce herbal remedies and liquors at the monastery. We'll continue to our hotel on the shores of Lake Trasimeno, our base for the next 4 nights. Dinner is included at the hotel this evening​.

​We'll visit an organic farm this morning and discover how typical grains have evolved over the centuries. Rare types of vegetables are also grown here. A traditional bread making lesson will follow before we sit down to a delicious lunch of organic produce. Afternoon at leisure.

​You are free to relax on the shores of Lake Trasimeno today. 

Alternatively, join our optional tour to Perugia, the capital town of Umbria. With our local guide we'll discover some of the highlights of the town including the Cathedral, the wonderful Piazza IV November and its famous fountain. We'll then have some free time for lunch.

In the afternoon we'll visit the Naturalistic Oasis La Valle​, a stopping point for many migratory birds en route from Northern Europe to Africa. Here we'll learn first-hand how birds are monitored and ringed and how their migratory habits are shared around the world.  

This evening join our optional tour to a local farmhouse where you will be visiting the vegetable garden and shown by the landlady how traditional tagliatelle are made while enjoying your starter.

 Today we'll visit the convent of La Scarzuola where a church is dedicated to St Francis. In the 1950's an avant-garde architect built his ideal city around the convent. A mix of architectural styles were used to create quite extraordinary buildings and a unique environment, all of which we'll experience during our tour​.

Later we'll take the ferry to Isola Maggiore, a peaceful spot with just 18 residents. There will be time to enjoy lunch and visit the quaint lace museums. You may get the chance to engage with the local women who still produce lace and often sit sewing outside their homes.​

This evening join your travelling companions for a farewell dinner at the hotel, the perfect end to your holiday. ​

​We'll transfer to Rome Airport for the return flight to the UK.​

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Italy - Spoleto by night with Dinner

Italy - Spoleto by night with Dinner

from £69

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An evening walking tour will ensure you see all the highlights – Enjoy spectacular views of the superb medieval bridge which spans the gorge and visit San Salvatore on of Italy’s oldest churches which has changed very little since the 5th century. Your tour concludes with dinner in a local restaurant.

Evening excursion – Moderate walking – Historical Interest

Italy - Farmhouse dinner with tractor and wagon ride

Italy - Farmhouse dinner with tractor and wagon ride

from £82

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Enjoy an optional tour to a local farmhouse renowned for its heritage pulses. We’ll take a tractor and trailer ride and enjoy lovely views of the lake before a traditional dinner of local produce.

Evening excursion – moderate walking – Local Cuisine

Italy - Perugia, Birdwatching and Bird ringing

Italy - Perugia, Birdwatching and Bird ringing

from £62

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Visit Perugia in the company of a local guide and explore the historical center of the capital of Umbria. Discover important highlights such as the Cathedral and the wonderful Piazza IV November with its fountain. You will have free time for lunch and then we will journey to the Naturalistic Oasis La Velle on the shores of Lake Trasimeno. Lake Trasimeno is a stopping point for many migratory birds en-route from Northern Europe to Africa. At the Naturalistic Oasis La Valle we’ll learn first-hand how birds are monitored and ringed and how their migratory habits are shared around the world.

Three quarter day - Moderate walking – Wildlife Activity

Italy Prebookable Package - Deruta, lunch and Marmore Waterfall/ Farmhouse dinner with tractor and wagon ride/ Perugia, Birdwatching and bird ringing

Italy Prebookable Package - Deruta, lunch and Marmore Waterfall/ Farmhouse dinner with tractor and wagon ride/ Perugia, Birdwatching and bird ringing

from £202

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You can save money and enhance your holiday with this prebookable excursion package...

Deruta, lunch and Marmore Waterfall/ Farmhouse dinner with tractor and wagon ride/ Perugia, Birdwatching and bird ringing

Italy - Deruta, lunch and Marmore Waterfall

Italy - Deruta, lunch and Marmore Waterfall

from £74

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We’ll visit the medieval town of Deruta, famous worldwide for its colourful ceramics. Learn how this artistic tradition dates back to the Etruscan period during a demonstration. Lunch is included before we visit Cascata delle Marmore, a majestic artificial waterfall built by the Romans. We’ll visit the falls when they are in full flow, following an easy trail near the cascading water.

Full Day – Moderate walking – Must See

Italy - Gubbio and La Verna Sanctuary

Italy - Gubbio and La Verna Sanctuary

from £65

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You will start this morning with a visit of Gubbio, set on the slopes of Monte Ingino and dating back to the Roman period. The town is distinguished by its medieval palaces. It is here where St Francis of Assisi is said to have tamed a wolf, creating a lasting peace between the animal and the townspeople.

This afternoon we'll visit the sanctuary of La Verna, located in the Tuscan Apennines. In the summer of 1224 St Francis withdrew to this monastery and it is here that he received the stigmata, a term used by members of the Christian faith to describe body marks or sensations that correspond to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus Christ. Today the monks produce herbal remedies and liquors at the monastery.

Accommodation

Your hotel is located in the heart of the town, facilities include a restaurant and bar. Guest rooms feature private facilities, TV and fridge.
Occupying a lovely position beside the lakefront promenade, your hotel’s facilities include a restaurant, bar and swimming pool,with fantastic views of Lake Trasimeno. Guest rooms feature private facilities, air conditioning, TV and balcony.

Hotel Italia

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Dates and Prices

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TOUR DURATION

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8 days

Tuesday 03 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,114

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DEPARTING FROM

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DEPARTURE

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London (Heathrow)

Tuesday 03 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,279

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Tuesday 03 September 2019

Departs

07:00 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

10:30 Rome (Leonardo Da Vinci)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Departs

15:15 Rome (Leonardo Da Vinci)

Arrives

17:00 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

Manchester

Tuesday 03 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,428

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Tuesday 03 September 2019

Departs

07:15 Manchester

Arrives

11:10 Rome (Leonardo Da Vinci)

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Departs

12:10 Rome (Leonardo Da Vinci)

Arrives

14:15 Manchester

Operated by

Jet2

Bristol

Tuesday 03 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,428

Available

Outbound
Easyjet

Tuesday 03 September 2019

Departs

12:10 Bristol

Arrives

15:45 Rome (Leonardo Da Vinci)

Operated by

Easyjet

Inbound
Easyjet - EZY

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Departs

16:20 Rome (Leonardo Da Vinci)

Arrives

18:05 Bristol

Operated by

Easyjet

Local Knowledge

For stunning views from Assisi, stop in the Piazza Santa Chiara and look out to the olive groves and the sweeping valley below.
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