Tours & activities by Sacred Destinations from Viator

  • Location: Siena, Italy
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
From USD $103.68

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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.

Highlights

  • 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.

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

Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Your central Siena hotel
Departure Time:
8:15am
Duration:
9 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes in central Siena

Pricing information

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Pricing information

Assisi and Cortona Day Trip from Siena

Assis and Contona Tour from Siena

Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees: Basilica di San Francesco, Basilica di Santa Chiara
Exclusions:
  • 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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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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: Dave, July 2016

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.