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From Florence: Assisi and Cortona Full-Day Guided Tour

4.6 / 5

18 reviews

From Florence: Assisi and Cortona Full-Day Guided Tour

From £80.27 per person

Experience the stunning religious architecture of the city of Assisi, the home of San Francesco. Take in the beauty of the Etruscan town of Cortona, where you’ll see movie sets from Under the Tuscan Sun and have a chance to enjoy panoramic area views.

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Duration 11.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience Assisi, one of Umbria’s most beautiful cities, with an experienced guide
  • Visit the Church of San Francesco d'Assisi, and other important churches in the city
  • Enjoy free time exploring the beautiful town of Cortona
Full description
Head out from Florence into the rolling green hills of Tuscany and Umbria to discover the architectural jewels of Assisi and Cortona. Your 11-hour tour begins in Assisi, the home of San Francesco. Your guide will lead you along the narrow, winding streets of the medieval town as you learn about its history. Inside the Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi you’ll admire Giotto’s frescos of the life of San Francesco and discover why this is such an important pilgrimage site. See the interior of the Basilica of Santa Chiara, dedicated to a follower of San Francesco. Afterwards you’ll have free time for a stroll around this mystical city. Your tour will then continue with a visit to Santa Maria degli Angeli Church, the birthplace of the Franciscan Order. Cross back into Tuscany to the town of Cortona, built by the Etruscans, and noted for its architectural wonders and panoramic views over the surrounding landscape. Cortona is also well known as the setting for the movie, Under the Tuscan Sun.
Includes
  • Roundtrip transportation by fully equipped GT coach
  • Expert multi-lingual escort
  • Assisi tour with a professional guide
  • Admission to the Church of San Francesco
  • Admission to the Church of Santa Chiara
  • Admission to the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli
  • Free time in Cortona
  • Stop for panoramic pictures at Passignano sul Trasimeno
  • Drop off at your hotel
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet at the kiosk at Piazzale Montelungo Bus Terminal - Located 5-10 minutes walking distance from Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Look for staff wearing a fuchsia colored jacket.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Cameras
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Please note that the given order of the visits may change.
  • Entrance into churches requires a strict dress code. The local partner cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. Please make sure your shoulders and knees are covered.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.7/5
  • Transportation
    3.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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No time to explore

The meeting location in Florence was poorly indicated in the instructions and our group almost missed the bus. The tour was in two languages so one group sat while the guide spoke Spanish then the other group sat while the guide spoke the same information in English. In total we spent an hour standing waiting while the other group had their translation. It would have been great to have had that time to look around. There was very little free time to explore Cortona or Assisi on our own.

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5 June 2019

Estupendo tour, el itinerario me pareció muy bien planificado, primero la Cortona y de allí a Assisi, Siempre en algunos lugares uno quisiera mayor tiempo, pero la verdad es que es difícil congeniar todo. Giuliano, el guía a cargo del tour excelente, muy buena disposición y conocimiento del tema, y de igual modo Victoria, la encargada del tour en Assisi, amable, conocedora del tema y hace el paseo muy grato. Hace dos años fui en un tour similar, fue totalmente distinto y me hizo reencantar con la zona y los lugares. Totalmente recomendable.

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30 September 2019

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16 May 2019

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