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Tuscany and Umbria

 

Overview

Hotel description:

9 days | 7 nights

Explore the stunning landscapes and valleys of Tuscany and Umbria, with overnight stays in lovely Perugia and Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance. Discover medieval hilltop towns, impressive churches and museums, and much more, and immerse yourself in Italy’s old world traditions.

If you love the freedom and adventure of the open road, then a Fly & Drive vacation is just what you need. Drive your way through the experience of discovering parts of Italy one kilometre at a time. The car rental and hotel stays are included in the package, along with a bunch of other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable.


Location

Orvieto, Todi, Perugia, Assisi, Siena, San Gimignano, Florence, Chianti Region, Pisa, Lucca, Arezzo, Rome

What's included

Package inclusions

  • Round-trip flights to Rome (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • 7-day car rental in selected category
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Earn Aeroplan® Miles


Out & About - Suggested Itinerary

The day-to-day locations are already set and hotel accommodations will already be booked, but what you do during the day in each location is completely up to you. We've gathered our top picks for suggested itineraries, places to visit, things to do and even great spots for tasty treats. Explore to your heart's content and take our suggestions - or don't! No one decides what your travel days look like but you. Just make sure to get to the hotel on time!  

Day 1        Depart Canada
Fly to Rome.

Day 2        Rome - Orvieto - Todi - Perugia Area (approx. 202 km)
Upon arrival, pick up your rental car, then head to the Umbria region. Stop in Orvieto, then continue to the medieval town of Todi. Head to your hotel in the Perugia area.

Out & About Suggestions
Stop in Orvieto, perched on a rock cliff and offering the most splendid of views. If you like, take a city tour ($), including the Gothic Duomo of Oriveto cathedral and a short visit to the Adriano pastry shop to sample Orvieto's typical cakes and desserts, including chocolates made with chillies and saffron. Continue to Todi, a splendid medieval town, where you can wander through the old monuments and craft shops.

Day 3        Perugia Area: Assisi (approx. 60 km)
Take the morning to explore the area before travelling to Assisi to discover this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the birthplace of Saint Francis.

Out & About Suggestions
Perugia, perched on a hill, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. Visit the Perugina chocolate museum, famous for its Baci Perugina chocolates, or stop at the historical Pasticceria Sandri pastry shop for a tasty treat. Assisi is known for its magnificent medieval architecture. Visit the the old city and the spectacular Basilica di San Francesco.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4        Perugia Area - Siena - San Gimignano - Florence (approx. 211 km)
Head towards Tuscany along the Trasimeno Lake to stop in Siena. Then it's off to San Gimignano, and then continue to the Florence area for the night.

Out & About Suggestions
Visit the beautiful town of Siena, surrounded by beautiful architecture, including the Museum delle Contrade. Siena is famous for the Palio horse race, in which each horse runs for a different contrade, or district. Sample delicious traditional desserts like the panforte at the Pasticceria Nannini, one of the most famous pastry shops in town. In San Gimignano, you can visit the famous towers and the San Gimignano 1300 museum: see storyboards, multimedia exhibits, street scenes and a ceramic recreation of the city as it was back in 1300. Take time to visit Gelateria Dondoli, home to a master gelato (ice cream) maker.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 5        Florence
Explore this historic city at your leisure.

Out & About Suggestions
Welcome to the Cradle of the Renaissance. Admire the Santa Croce Church, where Michelangelo, Galileo, Rossini and Machiavelli are buried. The Baptistery, the Duomo and Giotto's Bell Tower and the Piazza della Signoria are all worth a look. Sample delicious gelato at Perchè No!, which offers more than 33 different flavours!

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6        Florence: Chianti Region (approx. 109 km)
Discover the wonderful Chianti region. Travel to Radda in Chianti, with its ancient defensive walls, then proceed to Greve in Chianti and stroll through the town centre. Return to Florence.

Out & About Suggestions
Chianti is home to rolling hills, incredible wine and lovely medieval towns. Radda in Chianti's ancient defensive walls enclose the town centre and its maze of streets. Greve in Chianti, another beautiful medieval town, boasts a charming town centre and a historical butcher shop, Falorni, which has been producing local specialties since 1729!

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 7        Florence: Pisa & Lucca (approx. 195 km)
Spend a day exploring two of the most picturesque towns in Tuscany: Pisa and Lucca.

Out & About Suggestions
Start in Pisa, renowned for its Leaning Tower, and stroll around the glorious Piazza dei Miracoli. Journey on to Lucca and discover this ancient town with still-intact Renaissance-era city walls, medieval churches and exquisite piazzas—including the well-known Anfiteatro Square. Wander around the city and stop to taste the local cake, buccellato, before making your way back to Florence.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 8        Florence - Arezzo - Rome (approx. 297 km)
Travel to Rome via Arezzo, an art lover's dream. Continue to Rome and explore the city at your own pace. Spend the night in Rome.

Out & About Suggestions
Stop in Arezzo, one of the wealthiest cities in Tuscany, due to its tradition in goldsmithery. Arezzo is an art lover's dream. Its handsome medieval square is one of the city's main attractions, featured in the Oscar-winning film Life is Beautiful. See the famous Church of San Francesco, with the incredible early Renaissance fresco cycle by Piero della Francesca depicting the Legend of the True Cross. Head uphill to Piazza Grande, then on to the Medicean fortress, the cathedral dedicated to San Donato, then back down to the Roman Amphitheatre and the Church of San Domenico with the wooden crucifix by Cimabue. Continue to Rome, the Eternal City. Take a stroll in the historic city centre, where you can admire the magnificent Piazza del Popolo, via del Babuino with its refined boutiques, the wonderful Piazza di Spagna, the famous Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and last but not least Piazza Navona.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 9        Rome - Return to Canada
Head to the airport to return your rental car and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast

 

Accommodations

Additional fees might apply
The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

3-star Accommodation with Automatic Intermediate Car Rental

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.

The locations and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Perugia area: Casa Leonori (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Florence area: La Fortezza (or similar) (4 nights)
  • Rome: Smooth Rome Termini (or similar) (1 night)


Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

 

3-star Accommodation with Automatic Standard Car Rental

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.

The locations and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Perugia area: Casa Leonori (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Florence area: La Fortezza (or similar) (4 nights)
  • Rome: Smooth Rome Termini (or similar) (1 night)


Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

 

3-star Accommodation with Automatic Luxury Car Rental

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.

The locations and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Perugia area: Casa Leonori (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Florence area: La Fortezza (or similar) (4 nights)
  • Rome: Smooth Rome Termini (or similar) (1 night)


Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

 

4-star Accommodation with Automatic Intermediate Car Rental

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.

The locations and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Perugia area: Cenacolo Hotel (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Florence area: Villa Il Palagio (or similar) (4 nights)
  • Rome: The Britannia Hotel (or similar) (1 night)


Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

 

4-star Accommodation with Automatic Standard Car Rental

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.

The locations and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Perugia area: Cenacolo Hotel (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Florence area: Villa Il Palagio (or similar) (4 nights)
  • Rome: The Britannia Hotel (or similar) (1 night)


Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

 

4-star Accommodation with Automatic Luxury Car Rental

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.

The locations and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Perugia area: Cenacolo Hotel (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Florence area: Villa Il Palagio (or similar) (4 nights)
  • Rome: The Britannia Hotel (or similar) (1 night)


Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

 

Important notes

2019 Departure Dates
Daily from May 1 to October 24

City taxes
City taxes are applicable for hotel stays in Italy and are payable in local currency upon checkout. Rates vary from 1 EUR to 5 EUR depending on hotel star rating and location, and are calculated per person, per night. Rates are subject to change without notice. Hotel city taxes are to be paid locally.

Car Rental
Automatic Intermediate Car: Intermediate Volvo V40 or similar
Automatic Standard Car: Standard Citroen C4 Picasso or similar
Automatic Luxury Car: Luxury Audi A4 or similar

Inclusions:
Unlimited Mileage, Third party liability, CDW (collision damage waiver; with penalty), TLW (Theft Liability Waiver; with penalty), 16% Airport charge, Road tax, VAT

Exclusions: Fuel, ASC (Airport Service Charge), PAI (Personal Accident Insurance), Booster seat/Child or toddler seat, GPS, Toll payments tag/pass. WiFi: All special equipment/optional extras may be on request at the time of booking are not included in the rental price. They are paid locally at the rental desk. The price of optional extras is subject to change without notice and subject to availability.

Deposit and Credit Card Information: American Express, Diners Club, Master Card (no debit or prepaid, Visa (no debit or prepaid): A deposit amount will be held on your credit card for the duration of the rental. Your deposit is a guarantee held in the event of damage/theft of the vehicle. It will be automatically released if there is no theft or damage during the rental period. Please note that this does not include the total excess liability. No other payment type will be accepted. A valid credit card in the name of the driver must be presented at the rental desk in order to pre-authorized/charge a deposit. The credit card must be embossed and a PIN number may be required. In the event that you fail to present a valid card or lack of funds on the credit card or the lead driver's name is not on the card the rental car agent may refuse to release the vehicle. No funds will be reimbursed.
Voucher: A printed voucher must be produced upon arrival at the rental desk. Failure to do so means the agent can charge you the local rates.

Not included
  • Meals, unless noted
  • Parking
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance