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Walking & Hiking in Idyllic Tuscany and Mystical Umbria

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Program #3573ENZ
12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Walk and hike through the incomparable Italian countryside and get up close to the culture, history, geology, art, flora and fauna of Tuscany and Umbria. Discover not only storied beauty and panoramic views of rolling pastures, famed vineyards and olive groves, but also learn about and appreciate some of the most historic and best-preserved medieval towns, villages and monuments in Europe.


Highlights

• In the town of Bevagna learn about two of Umbria’s finest Romanesque churches, while in Siena marvel at the medieval architecture made of sienna-colored brick.
• Follow in the footsteps of Saint Francis as you visit his hermitage and explore the town of Assisi.
• Savor the best cuisine in Tuscany at a special lunch at a mountain hut, visit renowned wineries and sample local cheeses.

Activity Notes

Walking 4-8 miles per day over the course of 3-5 hours; trails and dirt roads are well-marked and generally gently undulating with some rocky sections and steep ascents and descents. Elevations of 5700 feet. Sturdy walking/hiking shoes are required (ankle-high shoes are not required, but highly recommended).

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Rome, coach to Pienza (Tuscany), 5 nights; coach to Montefalco (Umbria), 5 nights; coach to/departure Rome.

Date Notes
5/11/2014
Please note that this departure date starts in Montefalco and ends in Pienza. All program content and hotels remain the same.9/18/2014
Please note that this departure date starts in Montefalco and ends in Pienza. All program content and hotels remain the same.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
10 nights of accommodations
26 meals: 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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5
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