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Are you ready to explore Italy’s famed Umbrian region? Popular for its medieval hill towns, breathtaking landscapes, delicious cuisine, and ancient architecture, Umbria is the true heart of Italy. This trip begins and ends in Rome, but in between you'll travel to Orvieto, Perugia, and Spoleto. These destinations feature iconic attractions, sacred sites, and landmarks. This is the perfect European train vacation if you want to experience old-world traditions and beautiful lands that have been seemingly unchanged for centuries. Off the beaten path moments and exciting adventures await!

Highlights

  • See the all the crowd-pleasing attractions in Rome
  • Experience Orvieto’s cobbled streets, medieval piazzas and churches
  • Visit Perugia, one of Italy’s most underrated destinations
  • Take a day trip from Perugia to Assisi
  • Travel to the delightful village of Castiglione del Lago
  • Lose yourself in the visually stunning hill town of Spoleto

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel as per itinerary
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Rome
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Orvieto
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Perugia
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Spoleto
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1              ROME 
When you arrive in Rome, you’ll immediately experience its charm. Discover the city's catholic heritage and Michelangelo's phenomenal ceiling, wander through the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Come the evening, see the Trevi Fountain and try some authentic Italian gelato. (Overnight in Rome)

DAY 2              ROME
Italy's capital boasts a wealth of history on every street, which you'll be able to explore at your own leisure by visiting the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. (Overnight in Rome) B

DAY 3              ROME TO ORVIETO
Board Trenitalia from Rome to the small hill town of Orvieto. Located between Rome and Florence, the city features cobbled streets, medieval piazzas and churches. (Overnight in Orvieto) B

DAY 4              ORVIETO
Why not spend the day exploring jasmine-scented cafes and squares? Then there’s always the colorful cathedral, Torre del Moro, Orvieto Caves (a wondrous underworld showcasing the city’s Etruscan roots, or Pozo di S. Patrizio (St. Patrick’s Well and double spiral staircase). No trip to this enchanting town would be complete without tasting its famous Classico wine. (Overnight in Orvieto) B

DAY 5              ORVIETO TO PERUGIA
Take a Trenitalia train from Orvieto to Terontola-Cortina then Terontola-Cortina to Perugia, one of Italy’s most underrated destinations. This place is packed with Etruscan, medieval, Gothic and 18th-century treasures. The city’s sun-kissed roads will entice you to aimlessly explore its cobbled alleys and piazzas like Piazza IV Novembre.  (Overnight in Perugia) B

DAY 6              PERUGIA
This picturesque Umbrian city is the perfect place to take in ancient architecture such as Palazza dei Priori and the Basilica di San Pietro, discover cathedrals and other sacred sites, visit a winery, and take breathtaking views of the city from Via dell’ Acquedotto. (Overnight in Perugia) B

DAY 7              DAY TRIP TO ASSISI
Take a day trip from Perugia to Assisi onboard Trenitalia. A day trip is more than enough time to cover the town’s highlights on your own. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town’s Basilica di San Francesco (where St. Francis of Assisi once worshipped). Then, take a leisurely stroll through town and absorb the atmosphere of both the Lower (Parte de Sotto) and the Upper (Parte de Sopra). Return to Perugia following your adventures. (Overnight in Perugia) B

DAY 8              DAY TRIP TO CASTIGLIONE DEL LAGO
Catch a train to Castiglione del Lago onboard Trenitalia. Located on the southwest corner of Lake Trasimeno, this delightful village features ancient Etruscan and Roman history and a beautiful town center. Visit Rocca del Leone and Palazzo della Corgna in old town or relax on the beach with some salumi and Pecorino Umbro or a delicious local panino with chianina. Return to Perugia following your day trip. (Overnight in Perugia) B

DAY 9              PERUGIA TO SPOLETO
Board Trenitalia once more from Perugia to the visually stunning hill town of Spoleto. Marvel at the Ponte delle Torri (Bridge of Towers), a spectacular example of Roman architecture in the region. Walk along Giro dei Condotti, visit Arco di Druso (Arch of Drusus), and wander through Garibaldi Square. (Overnight in Spoleto) B

DAY 10            SPOLETO
Make the ascent to Rocca Albornoziana, the town’s fortress dating back to the XIV century. Once at the top, take in a gorgeous panorama of the town and surrounding mountains, forests, and valleys. (Overnight in Spoleto) B

DAY 11            YOUR VACATION ENDS IN SPOLETO
Check out of your hotel this morning and travel via Trenitalia from Spoleto to Rome Tiburtina train station and then Rome Tiburtina to Fiumicino airport to continue with your onward travels. B

Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D – Dinner

Hotel Ariston Rome

Located in the centre of Rome, just a stone's throw from Termini Station, the Ariston Hotel provides a fantastic vantage point for exploring all the Italian capital has to offer. The hotel's colourful guestrooms are all decorated in a modern style, and come complete with LCD TVs, minibars and air conditioning.

The Inn At The Roman Forum

Located just a few steps from some of the oldest and most precious ruins in Rome, including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, this Inn is a proud member of the small luxury hotels of the world with a 5 star service. It boasts charming views of the Campidoglio, Palatin Hill, the Roman Forum and Venice Square.

The Inn At The Spanish Steps

The Inn at the Spanish Steps, located in Via Dei Condotti 85, is one of Rome's best-kept secrets. Member of The Small Luxury Hotels of the world is uniquely located on Rome's famed shopping street near Spanish Steps and and other famous monuments such as the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain.

Mascagni Hotel Rome

The Mascagni Rome is a beautiful hotel set within an Umbertine style palace. Decorated with elegant antiques, this hotel offers comfortable surroundings, personalised service and spacious rooms featuring high ceilings and plenty of natural light. The Mascagni features a fully licensed bar, charming lounge serving Italian snacks and a free Wi-Fi area. The Mascagni hotel is located just 5 minutes walk from the main train station and within easy reach of Rome's attractions such as the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Colosseum.

Hotel Dei Mellini Rome

Welcome to the wonderful world of Mellini, where every detail has been carefully put in place and where guests are surrounded by works of modern art made by artists from the Italian and Roman schools. Proud of being an independent Roman hotel! Our objective is to improve and grow by learning from our guests, from their needs and requests!

Morgana Hotel Rome

Situated just 200 yards from Rome's main Termini Station, the Morgana Hotel has the perfect location for anyone travelling in by train. The hotel's 108 rooms are traditionally decorated, and all come equipped with flat screen TVs and Wi-Fi internet access. Guests can make use of the fantastic transport links, and are free to use the gym in front of the hotel.

Sina Brufani Palace

Since 1884 the Sina Brufani has been the only luxury 5-star hotel to dominate the ancient town of Perugia, with its panoramic view of the green Umbrian valley.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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