Assisi And Cortona Day Trip From Siena

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Overview

Visit Cortona and Assisi, two stunning hilltop towns, on a full-day trip from Siena! Explore the town of Cortona in the morning, sightseeing independently or discovering its delights on a guided walking tour (own expense). Then, spend your afternoon in the town of Assisi, following in the footsteps St Francis of Assisi (Italys patron saint) on a walking tour, learning about his life in the town.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Led by a local guide

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Leave your central Siena hotel in the morning and travel east to Cortona, a stunning little hilltop town of ancient origins. The setting for the 2003 rom-com Under the Tuscan Sun, Cortona boasts a wealth of picture-perfect medieval architecture making it a perfect place to spend your morning. Sightsee at leisure or join a walking tour (own expense), seeing sites like Santa Margherita Sanctuary built to commemorate the patron saint of the city and the imposing Palazzo Communale. Enjoy a walk and stroll around the city walls.

After your tour, relax with some free time in the town to do as you please. Perhaps find a piazza-side caf for lunch (own expense) or stroll around the narrow lanes admiring the sun-bleached stone buildings. Meet back up with your guide at a pre-arranged time to leave Cortona by coach.

Continue your tour traveling south into Umbria to visit Assisi, an enchantingly beautiful hill town, best known for its links to St Francis a wealthy merchants son who chose to embrace poverty and preach on the streets of the town.

Follow in St Francis footsteps on a walking tour around Assisi, ambling along winding streets and alleyways and ending up in the spectacular Basilica di San Francesco. See both the upper and lower basilicas -- one lavishly ornate and the other minimalistic and sober in line with St Francis teachings. The church is also famous for its Giotto frescoes, and your guide will point out these medieval depictions of St Francis life in the town.

Return to your coach for the journey back through the picturesque Tuscan hills to Siena, where you'll arrive in the late afternoon.

Inclusions for Assisi And Cortona Day Trip From Siena

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees: Basilica di San Francesco, Basilica di Santa Chiara
  • Guided visit of Assisi
  • Expert multilingual escorts

Exclusions for Assisi And Cortona Day Trip From Siena

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A dress code is required to enter places of worship. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

Please note that a fair amount of walking is involved

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Would like to rank this higher. Loved our tour guide, Viola, but she was dealing with logistical problems beyond her control. Driver was half an hour late picking up the Siena group to join other groups on a big bus, then when we returned that evening, there was no driver to meet us. Another half an hour waiting, with a bus full of people who were tired and still had to drive back to Florence as soon as the Siena people were picked up. Also, the day was rushed and too long. Would be better to skip Perugia and spend a little more time in Cortona and Assissi.

  • Our driver (Chiro?) was a hoot--he was informative and very funny. Cortina was lovely and we had plenty of time to explore. We would have liked some free time in Assisi to explore on our own. It may have been worth it to sacrifice Perugia for more time in Assisi. Our guide in Assisi was very good.

  • A good tour.

  • A really good tour. The bus was late and we were left stuck at a gas station for an 1 1/2 hours due to traffic in Florence with no real help. The trip was really great but very long because of the delay and then thectour also took in Puglia. Most people would have been happy enough to skip Puglia due to the delayed start. It was a very long day. Trip was well worth it.

  • Started in the medieval village of Cortona before going to Assisi. Assisi was special and so well maintained. With the larger group we were given a PA system to link us to the guide so as we could all hear what she was saying even while we walked. The guide was particularly good in explaining the various churches and centres of St Francis and Saint Claire. The lower church of the main Basilica was particularly moving where St Francis was buried, the second Basilica where he died and the crypt to Saint Claire were also special places that we visited.

  • English speaker in Siena was impossible to understand.

  • Not as described. No time in cortona. They Added perugia which was not in the marketing info and we had no interest in seeing

  • My husband and I enjoyed the tour. It was well organized, picked us up at our hotel on time and the tour guides were very personable, accomodating and knowledgeable I lost my iphone and the tour guides and the dispatcher as well very supportive and accomodating. I would highly recommend to use "Viator"

  • Not enough time for Cortona or Assisi

    ELIMINATE using anything by MyTours!!!!

    Perugia was a WASTE of time

    Bob Hahn

  • This tour was WAY too rushed and could have done with a lot more attention. First Cortona. We got there at 9:30 and set loose on our own to explore. No map, no orientation, and absolutely no reference to the choice of paying for a local guide as described in Viator's summary of the tour. We were there for just over an hour which was basically enough to have a quick coffee and walk around aimlessly. Assisi was better. We had some free time there for lunch and to wander unattended. The free time would have been better after the guided tour, so that we had some kind of idea about what we wanted to do with our free time. Our driver for the day said it was set up this way because Santa Chaira is closed until 2pm. So 2 we had a guided walking tour ending in 25 minutes to tour the Basillica of San Francesco. 25 minutes, seriously? Three levels of floor to ceiling masterpiece paintings, a huge complex and San Francesco's tomb in 25 minutes? Again this was WAY too rushed. Perugia was a third a final stop on the tour. Why did we do this? It is not even mentioned in viator's description of the day. Again we were set loose for an hour, pointed in the direction of the main square. I and others on the tour thought that it would have been much better to spend the extra time in Assisi. Our driver was a nice person. Overall the day had too much frustration over being rushed. I recommend to readers that if any of these towns are of interest to you as a day trip, do a maximum of two in one day and do it on your own. You could easily spend a full day in Assisi alone. That may be true for Cortona and Perugia too, but I didn't see enough to say for sure.

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