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Umbria Vacation Packages & Tours

Umbria is a lush and green landlocked region in the heart of Italy, bordered by Tuscany, Le Marche, and Lazio. It’s home to the country’s fourth-largest lake, Lake Trasimeno, cheery yellow sunflower fields, vineyards, olive groves, and Roman ruins. While its more famous neighbor, Tuscany, seems to get all the glory, Umbria is truly one of the best-kept secrets in Italy.

Visitors will find lots of rich history to explore, intriguing art, stunning natural scenery, and mouthwatering cuisine, yet the crowds are much thinner than you’ll find in the country’s most popular destinations. In some places, you might be able to enjoy the attractions practically all to yourself. Strolling the centuries-old streets of hill towns like Orvieto and Assisi, discover fabulous photo ops around nearly every corner. In Umbria’s spectacular and mountainous national park, Mount Sibillini, there are miles and miles of walking and biking trails along with abundant wildlife.

Umbria Trip Inspiration

Get inspired with our Umbria example trips and then get in touch to plan your own adventure

  • Highlights of Italy

    Rome - Florence - Venice

    8 Nights
    From $4,420 pp
    This exciting itinerary will bring you to three of Italy’s top cities for the perfect way to make the most of limited time. Over nine days and eight nights, you’ll discover ancient Rome, including the iconic Roman Colosseum, Vatican City and its many exceptional museums, a world of incredible works of art in Florence, two of Tuscany’s most stunning medieval hilltop towns, and the dreamy waterways of Venice. Throughout your trip, you’ll stay in four- and five-star hotels that have been hand-selected to ensure your comfort, enjoy 24/7 support from our dedicated staff, and embark on numerous tours led by expert local guides.
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  • Rome & Amalfi Escape

    Rome - Sorrento

    7 Nights
    From $4,540 pp
    This 8-day, 7-night adventure is the perfect escape for those who want to explore the fascinating history of Rome and the jaw-dropping beauty of the Amalfi Coast. Begin with a private tour of Ancient Rome that explores iconic sites that include the Roman Colosseum and the Roman Forum. You’ll tour the many remarkable highlights in the Vatican City too, like the Sistine Chapel with its ceiling covered by Michelangelo’s renowned fresco and St. Peter’s Basilica before traveling to one of the world’s most spectacular coastlines. Discover the charming villages along the Amalfi Coast like colorful Positano and sample the region’s signature drink, limoncello.
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  • Luxury Italy

    Rome - Sorrento - Florence - Venice

    11 Nights
    From $10,650 pp
    This luxurious trip will bring you to Rome, Amalfi, Florence, and Venice over 12 days and 11 nights, covering many highlights in each with expert local guides. Begin in Rome by exploring Ancient Rome and the Vatican City where you’ll step into the Sistine Chapel to marvel at Michelangelo’s frescos and explore a wealth of intriguing museums. Head to the Amalfi Coast to soak up some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery and make a stop in Naples to enjoy pizza where it was invented. Discover some of the most world-renowned works of art and architecture in Florence, concluding with a sailing excursion in Venice.
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  • Gourmet Italy

    Rome - Florence - Bologna - Venice

    9 Nights
    From $5,220 pp
    If immersing yourself in the flavors of Italy is a priority while enjoying its fascinating historic landmarks and incredible scenery, you’ll want to book the 9-night Gourmet Italy tour. It includes overnights in Rome, Florence, Bologna, and Venice with many private, locally guided tours through iconic places like Rome’s ancient Colosseum, some of Tuscany’s most enchanting walled medieval hilltop towns, and Venice’s picturesque canals. You’ll take part in multiple food experiences too, from a food tour in the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome to a cooking class in Bologna. Private transfers and upscale accommodation in 4- and 5-star hotels are included throughout the trip.
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  • Captivating Italy & Croatia Private Tour

    Rome - Florence - Venice - Opatija - Plitvice - Split - Dubrovnik

    14 Nights
    From $7,890 pp
    It can be difficult to decide which destinations to visit when there are so many fabulous possibilities. Italy and Croatia are two hotspots and it’s easy to explore both in one trip as they’re separated only by the Adriatic Sea. This 15-day, 14-night private tour will bring you to explore the highlights of these two magnificent countries, with seven nights in Italy, including Rome, Florence, and Venice, followed by seven nights in Croatia, including Opatija, Plitvice, Split, and Dubrovnik. Throughout your journey you’ll stay in upscale, hand-selected hotels on a B&B basis, enjoy many private guided tours, 24/7 support, and private transfers throughout.
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Best Hotels in Umbria

As a land of striking natural beauty and history, there’s lots to see and do in Umbria. You’ll want to choose a base, or two, before deciding which hotel to book. The best place to stay in the region really depends on your particular interests and travel style, but the capital city of Perugia is a great place to start. The vibrant city has sprawling urban and industrial areas but the historic center is a delight and you’ll be perfectly situated for exploring other places throughout Umbria.

Plus, it sits about midway between Florence and Rome, with a direct train connection making it easy to reach either city. There are many other destinations to consider, like the lovely hilltop Orvieto which boasts magnificent views of the surrounding countryside, or Castiglione del Lago, which sits right along the shores of Lake Trasimeno. Assisi is a must for pilgrims and those interested in religious sites.

Things to do in Umbria

There are practically an overwhelming number of things to do in Umbria, but for the first-time visitor, these are some absolute musts.

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When to visit Umbria

The best time to visit Umbria is generally April through early June or September and October, particularly for sightseeing and enjoying outdoor activities as it won’t be too cold or too hot. Temperatures typically range from the mid-60s to upper 70s Fahrenheit, meaning you’ll avoid summer’s extreme heat and the summer crowds. Late September and October can be especially ideal with the landscapes blanketed with brilliant autumn foliage.

Those who come in the off-season, from November through March, will enjoy an especially tranquil time with few visitors around as well as the chance to take advantage of budget-friendly prices with significant discounts on accommodation. Even in the winter, the weather is relatively mild, with daytime highs averaging 50 degrees, outside of the mountainous areas and ski resorts anyway. There it will be a bit busier with many coming to ski the slopes, taking advantage of all the snow and the beauty of a white wonderland.


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