Assisi and Cortona Day Trip from Siena

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  • Location: Siena, Italy
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5919ASSISCOR
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 (Italy’s patron saint) on a walking tour, learning about his life in the town. See Santa Maria degli Angeli Church, where he realized his vocation, and Basilica di San Francesco -- a spectacular church built to commemorate him.


  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Led by a local guide
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 café 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 merchant’s 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. Finish your afternoon in Assisi with a visit to Santa Maria degli Angeli Church -- a little-known place where St Francis is said to have realized his vocation.

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

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Your central Siena hotel
Departure Time:
9 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes in central Siena

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Assisi and Cortona Day Trip from Siena

Assis and Contona Tour from Siena

  • Hotel pickup
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees: Basilica di San Francesco, Basilica di Santa Chiara and Santa Maria degli Angeli Church
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Walking tour of Cortona (optional)
  • Hotel drop-off
Additional Information:
  • 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
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Maria L, October 2014

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"

Reviewed by: CRAIG G, September 2015

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.

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Tour code: 5919ASSISCOR