The Umbrian Easter Chocolate Bonanza

Perugia, Bevagna, Assisi & Lake Trasimeno

19 - 22 Apr 19
Starting From
€ 399

Itinerary

Meet the tour leader at 12:00 hrs (noon) at the Malta International Airport for check-in on your direct Ryan Air flight to Perugia departing at 14:00 hrs. Upon arrival your private coach will transfer you to your 3* Etruscan Chocolate Hotel in Perugia. Hotel Perugia Etruscan Chocohotel, is the only hotel in the world dedicated to chocolate and is distinguished by its originality and excellent location. After room check in and allocation, familiarize yourself with the area and the hotel before dinner (optional). Soon after dinner join your tour leader for a transfer to Bevagna’s Good Friday Procession. The crowds along the streets await the arrival of the procession, thanks to the darkness and the silence broken by the sound of the drums and the heavy notes of the band that precedes the passage of the Dead Christ and the Mother Mary, the atmosphere becomes suggestive, strong and emotional. Return to your hotel for overnight.

After breakfast, join the tour leader for a Full day excursion of the city that you will be calling home for this few days in Umbria. Lifted by a hill above a valley patterned with fields, where the river Tiber runs swift and clear, Perugia is Umbria's petite and immediately likeable capital. With the guidance of an English-speaking guide appreciate the fact that history seeps through every shadowy corner of these streets and an aimless wander through them can feel like time travel. Later head towards the Casa del Cioccolato® Perugina®, a unique place in the world, few kilometres from the center of Perugia, where anyone can breathe chocolate emotions and live a unique experience whilst experiencing the secrets of the food for the gods. It’s the ideal place for fans, where Perugina ® shares its passion of all time and its creative art with all chocolate lovers. For a sweet souvenir, do not miss the Gift Shop with its proposals Casa del Cioccolato® Perugina® and personalised packaging where you can find all the variety of the best Perugina chocolates. Later head back to the hotel for dinner (optional) and overnight. (You might want to head towards Perugia's Cathedral for the Easter mass concelebration In Italian).

After breakfast we offer you the chance to join the group for a full day excursion to Assisi. Though certainly at its heart a religious destination, Assisi's striking beauty and pristine preserved medieval centro storico and UNESCO listed Franciscan structures are a fabled haven that will compel and electrify visitors of any motive. Enjoy your day in such beautiful surroundings whilst experiencing a guided tour from our English-speaking local guide. Later head towards the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli laying in the plain at the feet of the hills of Assisi protecting the Porziuncola, where San Francesco is said to have founded the first group of the Order of the Frati Minori, and the Chapel where the saint died on October 3rd 1226. Later head back to the hotel for dinner (optional) and overnight.

After breakfast and checkout (luggage room will be made available), we offer you the opportunity to join the group for a morning excursion to Lake Trasimeno. Lake Trasimeno is the fourth largest in Italy and is immersed in lovely environment, surrounded by green rolling hills. The Etruscan people settled around the lake and established their sophisticated culture here. Visit Tuoro sul Trasimeno, an important landmark in the history of the Roman empire, since this is the site, where Hannibal defeated the roman army in 217 BC. Later head back to the hotel in order to collect your luggage’s before heading towards Perugia’s airport for your flight back to Malta departing at 15:50 hrs.

Rates

Price per person  
NormalSpecial
Twin€399€299
Triple€449€349
Single€499€399
Child€309€259

Excursions

 AdultChild
Bevagna (Transfer to Procession) €29€25
Perugia inc. Casa del Cioccolato® Perugina®€50€45
Assisi €49€45
Lake Trasimeno€39€35
€167€150

Price Includes

  • Direct Ryan Air flight to Perugia
  • 10 Kgs Hand Luggage
  • All Transfers
  • 3 Nights at the 3* Etruscan Choco Hotel on Bed and Breakfast Basis (or similar)
  • Tour Leader
  • English Speaking Guide as per itinerary above
  • Protection by the Insolvency Fund

Not Included

Half Board Supplement

3 x Dinners (drinks excluded)

Adult  @ €55  | Child @ €50

 

Extra Checked in Luggage at €30 per person per way