Day 1: Rome
Welcome to Rome! Arrival transfer to your hotel. Welcome drink. Dinner at a local restaurant followed by a unique tour of the Eternal City where you will learn about the Ghosts, the Mysteries and Legends of Rome. Discover attractions like the Castel Sant’Angelo (outside visit), Piazza Navona, Palazzo Farnese and Ponte Sisto. Learn about the ghosts of Olimpia Pamphili, that you can spot at full moon nights on her carriage pulled by black horses and the one of aristocrat Beatrice Cenci, unfairly killed in the 16th century and many more interesting strories. Overnight.
Ignas Tour Tip: visit the Museum of the Souls of Purgatory, located by the Gothic Church of the Sacre Heart of the Suffagio, its unique in its kind and here you will find proves and testimony of ghost appearances on sheets and books. Small donation, no entrance fee
Day 2: Rome - Underground Rome
Buffet breakfast. This morning you will learn about another interesting aspect of the history of Rome and experience the underground side of it. Visit the Mithraeum of Circus Maximus, one of the largest secret Mithraic temples in Rome hidden next to the famous Circus Maximus and discovered in 1931 as part of Rome’s fascist-era building projects.The site dates to the 2nd century AD and features five parallel but separate chambers with a central sanctuary paved in white marble, with two niches for statues of Caute and Cautopates and a place of honor which would have held a statue of Mithras. Following the tour you will have the rest of the day free for shopping or visit some other attractions that the Eternal City has to offer. Overnight.
Day 3: Rome - Civita Bagnoregio - Narni - Perugia
Buffet breakfast. Morning departure to Civita di Bagnoregio, known as “The dying city”. The town is set on a pinnacle rising high above a vast canyon ruled by wind and erosion. Today there are only about seven year-round residents and many of its buildings have been lost. The village can only be reached by a footbridge. Lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to Narni, the town that has inspired C.S Lewis bestsellers “The Chronicles of Narnia”. Tour of the medieval historical center and will learn about the life during the Middle Age. Continue with a Narni underground tour and visit the subterranean rooms of the antique convent complex of St. Dominic, along with the adjoining protoromanic church with its frescoes of the 13th and 15th centuries. Dinner and overnight in Perugia.
Meals: B - L - D
Day 4: Perugia - San Bevignate - Marmore falls
Buffet breakfast. Morning walking tour of Perugia, popular Italian city of art, with a beautiful square with architectural jewels like the superb Palazzo dei Priori and the splendid Cathedral. Continue the visit to the Church of San Bevignate, an intact proof of Templar presence in its own territory, attested in the sources since the middle of XIII century. After lunch on your own, stop for testing of mead and drive to the Marmore Falls, a man-made waterfall created by the ancient Romans. Its total height is 541 feet, making it one of the tallest in Italy and the tallest man-made waterfall in Europ. Guided tour. Return to Perugia. Dinner and overnight Perugia.
Meals: B - D
Day 5: Perugia - Assisi - Assisi UndergroundBuffet breakfast. This morning we will reach Assisi the birthplace of St. Francis and founder of the Franciscan order. You will visit the major historical and religious monuments of Assisi such the Basilica, the Roman Temple of Minerva, St. Francis birthplace as well as the visit of the underground of the city and learn about its Roman history. Lunch on your own and some free time. Continue to farmhouse where we will attend a medieval cooking class followed by included dinner. During this unique and rare experience you will learn recipes from the 14th to the 17th century found in Umbrian monasteries and convents. Overnight in Perugia.
Meals: B - D
Day 6: Perugia - Siena - San Galgano - Abbey - Chianti Area
Buffet breakfast. Morning departure to Siena, where you will be amazed by the splendid Cathedral built in Romanesque/Gothic style and by the City hall)and by the picturesque Piazza del Campo, in which the famous Palio takes place every year. Lunch on your own. Continue to San Galgano for visit of the roofless San Galgano Abbey a ruined Cistercian monastery dating from the 13th century. The whole site has a very mysterious and magic atmosphere. We continue to visit the Montisiepi Chapel where the legendary sword in the stone linked to legendary King Arthur has been kept for 800 years. Dinner and overnight in the Chianti area.
Meals: B - D
Day 7: Vinci - Lucca
Buffet breakast. This morning we depart to Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci. Walk around the historical center and visit the museum and learn about his inventions. Continue by walking on a picturesque path (easy walk of 30’) to his birth house where you will be able to even see his hologram. Stop at a local farmhouse to taste the the local wine, Chianti di Montalbano followed with a light lunch. Afterward continue to Lucca, known as the city of 100 and one churches. Admire the Cathedral of S. Martino a place that preserves unresolved symbols and legends, the Torre Delle Ore and walk along the medieval walls. Return to your hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Meals: B- L – D.
Ignas Tour Tip: Visit the Botanical Gardens of Lucca, it’s said to be haunted by the ghost of Lucida Mansi who is said, sold her soul to the devil in order to remain young
Day 8: Chianti - Pisa
Buffet breakfast. Drive to San Miniato and visit the historical center. For those who are not afraid to face the uphill climb, the tour continues to the Tower of Frederick II from where one can enjoy a breathtaking view over the northern part of Tuscany. Lunch on your own. Afternoon arrival in Pisa. Visit the historical center of Pisa and admire the famous Piazza del Miracoli with the Leaning Tower, one of the most instantly recognizable structures on earth. Dinner and overnight in Pisa.
Meals: B - D
Ignas Tour Tip: Climb to the top of the Tower of Frederick II for few euros.
Day 9: Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport.
- Welcome drink
- 8 nights in 4* charming hotels
- 16 meals (8 Breakfast, 1 3-course lunch in local restaurant in Civita di Bagnoregio with drinks included , 1 3-course dinner at local restaurants with drinks included , 5 3-course dinner at hotel with drinks included
- Visit to a farmhouse in Vinci area with wine tasting and light lunch included
- Medieval cooking class followed by dinner
- English speaking guide during guided tours (2 x Rome, Assisi, Siena, Lucca, Narni underground, Perugia)
- Guided tour of Narni historical center
- Guided visit of the Marmore Falls
- Entrance fees at Underground Narni, Civita di Bagnoregio, Basilica of San Bevignate, Montesiepi Chapel, Leonardo da Vinci birthplace and museum
- Deluxe AC motor-coach as per itinerary
- Airport transfers
- Porterage in/out at all hotels
- Ignas Tour English speaking tour director throughout the trip
- Headsets throughout the trip
- Tips, City Taxes and everything not listed under “Included features”
Ignas Tour Hotel Collection
- Hotel Romanico Palace 4* or similar
- Assisi area
- Relais il Canalicchio 4* or similar
- Tenuta Santi Giacomo & Filippo 4* or similar
- Palazzo Leopoldo 4* or similar
- Hotel Bagni di Pisa 4* or similar
* Price per person sharing a double/twin room:
|Dates||8 guests||16 guests||25 guests|
|01/03/17 - 03/15/17
10/09/17 - 11/30/17
|€ 1709||€ 1369||€ 1159|
|03/16/17 - 05/08/17||€ 1839||€ 1489||€ 1279|
|05/09/17 - 10/08/17||€ 1949||€ 1499||€ 1299|
|Single supplement: € 309|
*The itinerary is on request and rates are subject to the availability of the hotels at the time of booking. Prices are subject to change if travel occur during trade shows, bank holidays or special events and supplements may be applied.