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Assisi and Cortona Full-Day Guided Tour from Florence

Product ID: 44600
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.
About this activity
Duration: 11 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
  • Transportation by fully equipped GT coach
  • Expert multi-lingual escort
  • Assisi tour with 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 visit to Cortona
  • Free pick-up on request (depending on agency availability)
  • Drop off in Florence
What’s Not Included
  • Drop off at your hotel
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Piazzale Montelungo - bus terminal, next to Santa Maria Novella train station. Look for staff wearing a fuchsia ciaoflorence 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 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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June 5, 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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September 30, 2019

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Excellent tour Guide

Our tour guide, Valentina showed professional lead and knowledge.

May 25, 2019

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Product ID: 44600