Day 1 – Spoleto
Scheduled flight to Italy from your preferred airport – transfer with our tour manager in our private executive coach to the 4* Hotel dei Duchi in Spoleto – dinner in the hotel.
Day 2 – Spoleto & Spello
Morning guided tour of Spoleto taking in sights such as the 14th century Ponte delle Torri and the magnificent Duomo – the ancient fortified hill town of Spello boasts the 13th century Church of Santa Maria Maggiore with wonderful works by Il Perugino and frescoes by Il Pinturicchio in the Baglioni Chapel.
Day 3 – Gubbio & Palazzo dei Consoli
Guided tour of the 14th century Palazzo dei Consoli in Gubbio, one of the finest expressions of medieval city architecture in Italy and home to the 2nd century BC bronze Eugubine Tablets – afternoon free to enjoy one of the most beautiful and best preserved towns in Italy.
Day 4 – Sansepolcro, Arezzo & Casa Di Vasari
The Museo Civico in Sansepolcro, the birthplace of Piero della Francesca, houses some of his exquisite paintings including the polyptych of the ‘Virgin of Mercy’ and his fresco of the Resurrection – Arezzo is famous for its hanging flower baskets and Pierro della Francesca’s fresco cycle ‘The Legend of the True Cross’ in the Basilica San Francesco – a guided tour of Casa Di Vasari explores the house built by the artist in 1540 and richly decorated with frescoes and a priceless collection of Mannerist paintings.
Day 5 – Todi & Montefalco
Morning visit to Todi whose principal sights include the main square, Piazza del Popolo, the delightful plain faced 13th century Duomo and the Museo Etrusco Romano – continue to panoramic Montefalco and a guided tour of the Museo Civico with works by an array of leading Umbrian artists including Benozzo Gozzoli’s ‘Life of St Francis’.
Day 6 – Orvieto
Gaining access into the town by cable car, our guided tour of the charming Etruscan town of Orvieto takes in the stunning 13th century Duomo with its huge façade adorned with frescoes by Lorenzo Maitani – transfer to the airport for our scheduled flight back home.
4* hotel in Spoleto
All excursions & guided tours included
Professional tour manager
Scheduled flights to Italy
Executive coach in Italy
One free place per 10 paying passengers
Guided tour of Spoleto
Ancient hill town of Spello
Medieval town of Gubbio & Palazzo dei Consoli - guided tour
Museo Civico in Sansepolcro
Panoramic Montefalco & a guided tour of the Museo Civico
Guided tour of Orvieto
Five nights at the central 4* Hotel dei Duchi in Spoleto. The hotel has a bar and restaurant and all rooms are en suite. Dinner is included the first night and the remaining four nights are on bed and breakfast basis.
Single room supplement £99
Entrance fees to places of interest
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Here are some more suggested places of interest you might like to include:
- Urbino - Galleria Nazionale delle Marche features works by Paolo Uccello, Piero della Francesca, Raphael and the magnificent intarsia work in the study of Duke Frederico, while the Palazzo Ducale is one of Italy’s most beautiful Renaissance palaces
- Città delle Pieve - medieval town home to a wonderful selection of art by its very own Renaissance painter, Il Perugino
- Perugia - guided tour of the wonderful collection of Umbrian art at Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria in Perugia, a delightful town dating from Etruscan times Assisi - guided tour of the Basilica and Giotto’s stunning frescoes of the life of St Francis
- Assisi - guided tour of the Basilica and Giotto’s stunning frescoes of the life of St Francis
Reviews for Art & History of Hidden Umbria
Your Tour Manager and your Guide were both outstandingly good. Please pass to them my warm thanks, and I believe everybody else thought the same.
EM, Marley Common October 2019
We have just returned from the most wonderful trip to Hidden Umbria. Everyone loved our tour manager – he was absolutely marvellous and made sure that everything ran smoothly. We cannot praise him highly enough. The hotel was very well situated close to the old town of Spoleto and of a very high standard. The local guides were very good – especially Maura. Thank you so much for arranging this trip and being so helpful; in particular when we had to make late changes to the passenger list. On the return trip some of the party were saying ‘Where are you taking us next?’ That speaks for itself. Once again, thank you for everything.
BA, Midhurst April 2019
A very enjoyable trip to Tuscany, Umbria and Hidden Italy. The tour guide was excellent and had very few problems in getting us to the required destinations each day. The arrangement in finding tour maps for each town worked well. The hotel was probably what is expected of a typical 3 star these days. A good tour and we look forward to the next.
DK, Worcester September 2016
Just a brief update on the second tour to Umbria. All went well. The guides, Antonella and Priscilla, were both popular with the group. Edo really is an excellent driver and again popular with the clients. The hotel was really good, it took just less than 5 minutes to walk to and from the hotel and the drop-off point morning and afternoon and then we were very centrally placed for shopping, sightseeing and more importantly restaurants for dinner. The staff were very friendly and the rooms were spotless. The food on the first night was excellent and drinks each evening were handled perfectly and generously and again were well received by the clients. The farewell dinner was also very good and enjoyed by everyone. Ludo is an excellent Tour Manager. I can say no more than that. He is attentive, intuitive, thoughtful, knowledgeable and a thoroughly nice man. He is the best Tour Manager that I have ever had on any tour with any company.
GB, Henley-In-Arden September 2014
We had a very successful holiday in Umbria. Misia, our guide, was excellent, she was very interesting, had a great sense of humour and kept the pace just about right for our age group. All our group were very happy with their hotel room and the staff were very helpful. Please pass on most sincere thanks to all involved at TT, from our travellers. I didn't hear any complaints from anybody! All rather tired at the end but happy. A special thanks from me. This is the first time that I have taken on a holiday like this. But you gave me excellent details etc and made it very easy. Again, thanks to you all.
GD, Cheam September 2014
I just want to say thank you very much for all your hard work and attention to detail. The trip was an enormous success. Ludo is so professional and organised (and quite funny!). Bruno our driver was perfect and Priscilla - everyone loved her! The hotel and location were ideal. I consider myself rather fortunate that everything went so smoothly - but appreciate that this was mostly down to your efforts. I have received letters of thanks and appreciation - also praising your skills. Phyllis said it was the best holiday she had ever been on (she's 84)! So a big thank you from me and I look forward to working with you all again next year.
A-S, West Sussex May 2013
I’m writing to thank you and say all went well with the tour. We had the most wonderful sunshine and temperatures throughout. Ludo kept telling me how delighted he was to be in the centre of Perugia, and most of the others did too. He is an asset to Tailored Travel and was a joy to work with. Thank you again for helping to make it work so smoothly.
SB, Farnham April 2013
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Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:
- stay at a 3* central Spoleto hotel
- on half board basis throughout
- for more (or fewer) days
- include different excursions – see ‘Tailor-make this tour’ tab for suggestions
- include UK airport coach transfers
- bring a specialist lecturer
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