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Self-drive tour Tuscany & Umbria

12 days from £3,915pp

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Tour highlights

  • Cycle through the vineyards and hill towns of Chianti on a guided E-bike tour.

  • Learn how to make cheese on a visit to a local pecorino producer’s farm.

  • Sample Tuscan wines and cuisine at a Michelin starred restaurant in a 12th century abbey complex.

  • Stay in a medieval borgo located close to the Umbrian capital of Perugia.

  • Visit the city of Assisi, where St Francis and the Franciscan order were born.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international flights
  • Fully insured vehicle hire
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

  • Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Florence. Upon arrival in Florence, you’ll be met by your private driver and transferred to your hotel in the city. After settling in, you’ll have a panoramic introduction tour of the city to see the highlights and get your bearings.

  • Your guide will meet you at the hotel for a privately guided tour of the art collections of the Uffizi Gallery seeing some of the most important works of the Italian Renaissance. You have the afternoon free to explore Florence as you please.

  • You’ll have a private transfer to Florence airport to collect your car before setting off for Chianti. You’ll stop at a 12th century abbey complex for lunch and wine tasting in a Michelin starred restaurant before heading to your hotel.

  • Drive to Greve in Chianti today to set off by bicycle into the hills of Chianti. You’ll pass vineyards and hill towns before ending back in the town, and the remainder of the day is yours to visit other hill towns of Chianti or relax.

  • You’ll continue south to the Val d’Orcia today. Set your own pace visiting some of the towns of the region and enjoying the stunning scenery at your leisure before reaching your next hotel just outside Montepulciano.

  • Learn how to make cheese today on a visit to a family-owned cheese maker’s farm where you’ll have a demonstration of how to make cheese, a tour of the facilities and lunch complete with the cheese you’ve made.

  • Explore the countryside south of Pienza today on a guided hike through the spectacular scenery in this area of the Val d’Orcia. The afternoon is free to visit the town or Pienza or return to your hotel.

  • You’ll drive into Umbria today and to the town of Perugia where you’ll stay in a medieval borgo. You can set your own pace along the drive and explore as you like.

  • You’ll have a privately guided tour of Perugia today learning about the history of the city and visiting some of the highlights including the Carducci Gardens and the Piazza 4th of November.

  • Drive to Assisi for the day today where you’ll meet your guide for a private tour of the town including the Basilica of St Francis among other important landmarks.

  • You’ll drive to Orvieto today. After checking into your hotel, you’ll meet your guide for an E-bike excursion through the countryside to the charming hill town of Bagnoregio enjoying lunch at a local agriturismo along the way.

  • You’ll make the drive south to Rome airport today to return your car and depart for your flight home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

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Florence
 
Perugia
 
Orvieto
 

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