Rome, Assisi & Magical Umbria with Robin Esrock

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Departing October 19, 2024

Discover Rome, Assisi and Umbria with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society accompanied by explorer Robin Esrock.

Explore historic landmarks and classical ruins in Rome and Assisi. Walk through the unspoiled countryside of Italy, staying in a picturesque four-star resort in the hills of Umbria, led by an expert local guide and hosted by bestselling author, TV host, public speaker and Royal Canadian Geographical Society fellow, Robin Esrock. Whether it’s your first time in Italy or your 100th, this guided walking tour will live long in your heart.

  • Join a guided tour in Rome, which takes in the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain
  • Hike through the hills and villages of Umbria
  • Discover the UNESCO-listed hill town of Assisi, birthplace of Saint Francis
  • Enjoy the comforts of a four-star hotel and countryside resort with a spa
  • Sample fine wines and craft beers in Montefalco and Todi
  • Learn the secrets of making fresh pasta in an Italian cooking class
  • Visit the iconic Museum of Chocolate in Perugia
  • Learn all about the art of producing delicious olive oil
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Day 1: Start in Rome
Day 2: Walking tour of Rome; transfer to Collepepe
Day 3: Bevagna to Montefalco circular walk; afternoon wine and virgin olive oil tasting
Day 4: Walk from Collepepe to Collazzone; Italian cooking class; sunset and dinner in Todi
Day 5: Daytrip to Assisi
Day 6: Chocolate experience and Perugia visit
Day 7: Walk the Path of Olives from Spello to Collepino; brewery tour and tasting 
Day 8: Transfer to Rome Airport

Meet your RCGS Travel Ambassador

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Robin Esrock

Robin Esrock is a bestselling author, journalist, TV host and public speaker. Having travelled to over 110 countries on 7 continents, his stories and photography have appeared in major publications on five continents, including National Geographic TravelerThe GuardianThe Chicago  TribuneSouth China Morning Post and Sydney Morning Herald. A former travel columnist for The Globe and MailVancouver Sun, Outpost and MSN, Robin has been profiled as a travel expert by 60 Minutes, CBC, MSNBC, ABC, CTV, Global, Travel and LeisureThe Wall Street Journal and many others.

Sharing the stage with Buzz Aldrin and Ken Burns, Robin was honoured as Master of Ceremonies at the Explorer’s Club Annual Dinner in New York.

He is the creator and co-host of the 40-part television series Word Travels, and his passion for travel has been seen by millions of viewers in nearly two-dozen languages on National Geographic and Travel Channel International, and on  OLN, Prime Video and CityTV in Canada. These adventures were also captured for his international bestselling book, The Great Global Bucket List.

Robin spent years scouring every province and territory for Canada’s most unique experiences, recording his journey in the smash bestseller The Great Canadian Bucket List. He has also written two bestselling travel books about Australia. A Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Robin currently writes the national column Bucket Listed for Can Geo Travel. Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, he lives in Vancouver with his wife and two children.