A Taste of Umbria

7 Days Umbria – Private Small Group Journey.

Highlights Include: Cooking Class, Montefalco and Bevagna wine tour, Todi, Spoleto, Assisi, and Chocolate Making Class. 

Specially customized for private small groups of 6 to 12 guests

A Taste of Umbria

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN ITALY: Arrive in Rome. After you make your way through customs, meet with your private driver in the arrivals area. Shortly afterwards, transfer to Bettona, an ancient town and comune of Italy, in the province of Perugia in central Umbria. Check in to your hotel – Relais La Corte di Bettona. Set in the historic center of Bettona, this restored 14th century mansion enjoys panoramic views across the Umbrian countryside. Tonight, enjoy a welcome Dinner in the hotel. (D)
Hotel Name: Relais La Corte di Bettona

DAY 2 MONTEFALCO & BEVAGNA WINE: An exciting day after breakfast, meet your driver for a full day excursion to Montefalco and Bevagna, visiting the beautiful medieval villages of the area. An easy drive among vineyards and olive groves will take you to the village of Montefalco, called the balcony of Umbria, known for its unique location that offers a breathtaking 360° view of the Umbria Valley and the Sagrantino grapes. Your driver will make recommendations on what to see and where to eat. Before leaving you will experience a wine tour in a winery that produces Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCGS. Enjoy a guided tour of the vineyard, cellars finishing up with a test of the Umbrian specialties and the wines. Later, return to Bettona for overnight at the Relais. (B)
Hotel Name: Relais La Corte di Bettona

DAY 3 COOKING CLASS & WINE!: Enjoy breakfast at the Relais, followed by a 2-hour cooking course in the hotel. Learn to prepare many traditional and seasonal Umbria dishes, then enjoy your efforts for lunch. Lunch to follow bases on your efforts. This afternoon, travel a short distance to Arnaldo Caprai Winery, the acknowledged leader in the production of top quality Sagrantino di Montefalco, a wine produced exclusively from grapes of Sagrantino, the variety that has been growing in the region of Montefalco for more than four hundred years. Enjoy a tour of the winery followed by a guided wine tasting, paired with bruschetta topped with their delicious olive oil. Return to Bettona where the remainder of your day and evening are free. (B/L)  
Hotel Name: Relais La Corte di Bettona

DAY 4 TODI & SPOLETO: Today enjoy a full day excursion to Todi and Spoleto. Todi, a town nestled on top of 2 hills, legends of eagles and witches, but above all history going back to the Umbri, Etruscans and Romans as well as to powerful Middle Ages and elegant Renaissance. A town that still bears witness to its glorious past thanks to impressive churches and public buildings, yet a town where the locals still feel like a community and keep their traditions alive. Take a stroll amid its Medieval alleys, enjoy the fascinating views, stop in a caffe to taste one of the best gelato in central Italy or sit down for an excellent meal with a gorgeous view on the countryside or next to a fireplace. Continue to Spoleto. Surrounded by green hills, Spoleto with its squares, little streets, elegant shops, Roman, Romanesque, Renaissance and Baroque art will capture your attention and remain in your heart. Enjoy some free time to explore before making your way back to Bettona for overnight. (B)
Hotel Name: Relais La Corte di Bettona

DAY 5 ASSISI & CHOCOLATE: This morning, depart for Assisi where you will enjoy a priavte 2-hour walking tour with English-speaking guide. Encounter the magnificent walled city of Assisi. Stroll through Assisi and visit the Basilica of San Francesco, which is dedicated to the town’s most famous resident, St. Francis. Step inside the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli and enjoy free time in Assisi for lunch and leisure. In the afternoon depart Assisi and make your way back towards the Perugia area for ahands-on experience of the chocolate making tradition for which Perugia is famous all over the world. During a real chocolate making class you will learn the secrets of chocolate making under the supervision of a master chocolatier. You will taste some sweet delicacies created by the master and at the end of the class you will also taste the chocolate you made.  After the class, return to your Relais for overnight. (B)
Hotel Name: Relais La Corte di Bettona

DAY 6 AT LEISURE: After breakfast, enjoy a day at leisure in Bettona. Perhaps take the opportunity to experience the Cinthia Wellness Spa located inside the Relais. It is a place of enchantment for the senses, attention for the body, calm for the mind. Wellness experts create complicity between Eastern and Western techniques and Natural Remedies: Water, Heat, Lava stones, Vegetable and essential oils, Himalayan Pink Salt. (B)
Hotel Name: Relais La Corte di Bettona

DAY 7 ROME/USA: After breakfast, transfer to Rome airport for your return flight to the USA, arriving home the same day. Or, you might like to extend your stay in Italy. (B)

Customize to Suit

The above suggested itinerary can be customized to suit; more or less meals, different cities and/or sightseeing based on your clients’ interests.  You name it, our expert group specialist professionals will put it together for you. Please call 1-855-220-6450, or simply complete the group request form, and we’ll get back to you with your proposal.

Inclusions

  • 6  nights 4-Star Relais La Corte di Bettona
  • Private vehicle and driver for transfers and excursions as outlined in the itinerary 
  • Breakfast daily, except day of arrival
  • Welcome dinner
  • Umbria Cooking Class, followed by lunch
  • Excursion to Montefalco and Bevagna, including wine tasting
  • Visit Arnaldo Capra Winery, including wine tasting
  • Full-day excursion to Todi and Spoleto.
  • Half-day excursion to Assisi
  • Private 2-hour walking tour of Assisi with English-speaking guide
  • Chocolate Making Class in Perugia
  • Hotel Taxes
  • Portfolio of travel documents
  • 24-hour local customer service while traveling in Italy

Private Departures

Please Call 1-855-220-6450 for Group Rates on this Custom Group Journey

This suggested itinerary can be customized to suit; more or less meals, different cities and/or sightseeing based on your clients’ interests.  You name it, our expert group specialist professionals will put it together for you. Please call 1-855-220-6450, or simply complete the group request form, and we’ll get back to you with your proposal.

Group Discounts

On custom journeys, discounts vary depending on group requirements. Typically, travel with a group of 20 and the 21st traveler receives a 100% discount* off the land portion of the vacation price. A second traveler receives a 100% discount* off the land on a group of 40 paying passengers.

*Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date. Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum of 10 seats from same gateway. Less than 10 air seats will require full payment at time of booking. Single Room Supplement: On Request. Triple Room Reduction: On Request. Group discounts cannot be combined with our Triple Room discounts. Not valid on Specialty, Customized Vacations or River Cruises, optional extensions, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers. Other restrictions may apply. All passengers’ names must be advised before the discount is applied. *Group discount is on a twin-share basis only.

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