Palio di Siena

02 July - 16 August 2018

Overview

The Palio di Siena is a race like no other. This unique event takes place on the 2nd July and a second race takes place on the 16th August with 3 horses drawn at random to enter the second race to make a full field. The town of Siena is made up of seventeen ‘contrade’ or city wards who have been rivals for many years. Ten horses are drawn for the race; as a field of seventeen is too many, with jockeys riding bareback and wearing traditional colours of the contrade they represent. The origins of this race are medieval and date back to 1581 meaning there is a lot of history and culture surrounding this pinnacle event. Horses and jockeys run three laps around the famous ‘Piazza de Campo’ of Siena, Tuscany on a temporary sand surface and normally lasts around 75 seconds. With nail biting corners and high speeds, there is a much greater risk of riders being unseated however, an unmounted horse is still able to cross the line first and win.

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Monday 2nd July

Campo Regio Relais 3 Night Package

Sat 30 Jun 2018 - Tue 03 Jul 2018

  • Paoli di Siena

    Return Direct Flights
    Airport & Racecourse Transfers
    Reserved seat on the Tribune

  • Campo Regio Relais

from
£1,395.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information


This Palio di Siena Package is based at the Campo Regio Relais and combines flights, accommodation, transfers, and a reserved seat on the Tribune to watch the iconic Siena race!

Your Package Includes


  • Return Direct Flights from London City Airport to Florence
  • Private Return Airport Transfers
  • 3 Nights Accommodation at The Campo Regio Relais in a Double Room
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Dinner on Sunday evening in Sienna during the trial runs
  • Reserved seat on the Tribune to watch the race

Itinerary


Saturday 30th June 2018

  • Depart from London City Airport at 07:15 flying direct to Florence to arrive at 10:20 local time.
  • Upon arrival you will be met by your driver and taken directly to Campo Regio Relais Hotel.

Sunday 1st July 2018

  • Today you have at leisure to enjoy Sienna or perhaps arrange a tour of a local winery.
  • Enjoy dinner in Sienna.

Monday 2nd July 2018

  • Today is the day of the Palio, you will make your way to Siena and take your seats on the Tribune to watch the race.

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

  • You will have the morning at leisure before being collected around late afternoon to head back to Florence.
  • Depart Florence at 19:00 arriving back into London City Airport at 20:10 local time.

Optional Extras


  • Upgrade your airport transfers to a luxury vehicle
  • Add additional nights accommodation

If you would like a price for any of the above do let us know.

Additional Information


About the Hotel

This elegant B&B on narrow alley in the Centro Storico is a 7-minute walk from both the central Piazza del Campo and the 13th-century Duomo di Siena. It is also only 1 mile away from Siena train station.

Rooms are individually decorated in a refined style and have en suite bathrooms. All feature minibars, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, and some include antique furniture. Room service is available. There are 2 upgraded rooms that respectively add a terrace, and a sitting area with a vaulted ceiling.

The house serves a breakfast buffet in a genteel dining room and features a terrace offering sweeping city views. There’s also a cocktail bar and a juice bar.

About the Flights

Flights are operated by BA Cityflyer.

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Palio di Siena - July Package

Sat 30 Jun 2018 - Tue 03 Jul 2018

  • Palio di Siena

    Return Direct Flights
    Airport & Racecourse Transfers
    Exclusive View of the Palio from an apartment overlooking 'Piazza del Compo'

  • Castel Monastero

from
£2,045.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information


Our Palio di Siena Package is based at the Castel Monastero Resort and combines flights, accommodation, transfers, and access to an exclusive apartment over the looking the main square of Siena where you can take in this famous race!

Your Package Includes


  • Return Direct Flights from London City Airport to Florence
  • Private Return Airport Transfers
  • 3 Nights Accommodation at The Castel Monastero Resort in a Superior Room
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Dinner on one evening (Castel Monastero wine selection included)
  • Return Transfer to Siena on the day of the Palio
  • A window space overlooking the Piazza del Campo
  • Cocktails and refreshments during the afternoon
  • A light buffet dinner with selection of local specialities following the event
  • A Spa treatment per person (50 minutes)
  • Access to the "Acqua Benessere" indoor water area of the Spa.

Itinerary


Saturday 30th June 2018

  • Depart from London City Airport at 07:15 flying direct to Florence to arrive at 10:20 local time.
  • Upon arrival you will be met by your driver and taken directly to the Castel Monastero Resort.

Sunday 1st July 2018

  • Today you have at leisure, you could take advantage of your inclusive Spa Treatment or perhaps arrange a tour of a local winery.
  • Enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Monday 2nd July 2018

  • Today is the day of the Palio, you will be transferred to Siena and taken to the luxury apartment where you will watch the famous race from.
  • Enjoy cocktails and refreshments throughout the afternoon
  • Following the race a light buffet dinner will be reserved before you will be transferred back to the hotel.

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

  • You will have the morning at leisure before being collected around late afternoon to head back to Florence.
  • Depart Florence at 19:00 arriving back into London City Airport at 20:10 local time.

Optional Extras


  • Upgrade your room to: Deluxe, Prestige, Junior Suite, or Executive Suite
  • Upgrade your airport transfers to a luxury vehicle
  • Add a trip to a local winery (including transfers and lunch)
  • Add a visit to a local "Contrade" on the evening before the Palio
  • Add additional nights accommodation

If you would like a price for any of the above do let us know.

Additional Information


About the Race/Apartment

Your vantage point for the famous Palio Race is from a truly exclusive position, a beautiful apartment overlooking the square. You will have an incredible view of the race including build up starting early afternoon.

About the Hotel

The Castel Monastero Resort consists of 74 rooms & suites and 1 villa. There are 2 restaurants on site: the gourmet "Contrada" restaurant (in partnership with Gordon Ramsey) and the Tuscan "La Cantina" restaurant located in the hamlet's 13th-century wine cellars.

There is also a bar with outdoor terrace, Spa with 8 treatment rooms, 3 outdoor swimming pools, tennis court, concierge service and Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas.

About the Spa

The inclusive Spa Treatment is a 50 minute treatment for face of body, chosen on the advice of staff from the hotel.

The "Acqua Benessere" indoor water area consists of: Finnish Sauna, Turkish Bath, swimming pool with toning hydro massage, swimming pool with high saline density for relaxing, draining effect, Kneipp program, sensorial showers with chromo therapy and natural essences, relax area.

About the Flights

Flights are operated by BA Cityflyer.

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Thursday 16th August

Campo Regio Relais 3 Night Package

Tue 14 Aug 2018 - Fri 17 Aug 2018

  • Paoli di Siena

    Return Direct Flights
    Airport & Racecourse Transfers
    Reserved seat on the Tribune

  • Campo Regio Relais

from
£1,395.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information


This Palio di Siena Package is based at the Campo Regio Relais and combines flights, accommodation, transfers, and a reserved seat on the Tribune to watch the iconic Siena race!

Your Package Includes


  • Return Direct Flights from London City Airport to Florence
  • Private Return Airport Transfers
  • 3 Nights Accommodation at The Campo Regio Relais in a Double Room
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Dinner on Wednesday evening in Siena during the trial runs
  • Reserved seat on the Tribune to watch the race

Itinerary


Tuesday 14th August 2018

  • Depart from London City Airport to Florence.
  • Upon arrival you will be met by your driver and taken directly to Campo Regio Relais Hotel.

Wednesday 15th August 2018

  • Today you have at leisure to enjoy Sienna or perhaps arrange a tour of a local winery.
  • Enjoy dinner in Sienna.

Thursday 16th August 2018

  • Today is the day of the Palio, you will make your way to Siena and take your seats on the Tribune to watch the race.

Friday 17th August 2018

  • You will have the morning at leisure before being collected around late afternoon to head back to Florence.
  • Depart Florence back into London City Airport

Optional Extras


  • Upgrade your airport transfers to a luxury vehicle
  • Add additional nights accommodation

If you would like a price for any of the above do let us know.

Additional Information


About the Hotel

This elegant B&B on narrow alley in the Centro Storico is a 7-minute walk from both the central Piazza del Campo and the 13th-century Duomo di Siena. It is also only 1 mile away from Siena train station.

Rooms are individually decorated in a refined style and have en suite bathrooms. All feature minibars, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, and some include antique furniture. Room service is available. There are 2 upgraded rooms that respectively add a terrace, and a sitting area with a vaulted ceiling.

The house serves a breakfast buffet in a genteel dining room and features a terrace offering sweeping city views. There’s also a cocktail bar and a juice bar.

About the Flights

Flights are operated by BA Cityflyer.

Click here to find more information on the Palio di Siena

More information Hide information

Palio di Siena - August Package

Tue 14 Aug 2018 - Fri 17 Aug 2018

  • Palio di Siena

    Return Direct Flights
    Airport & Racecourse Transfers
    Exclusive View of the Palio from an apartment overlooking 'Piazza del Compo'

  • Castel Monastero

from
£2,045.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information


Our Palio di Siena Package is based at the Castel Monastero Resort and combines flights, accommodation, transfers, and access to an exclusive apartment over the looking the main square of Siena where you can take in this famous race!

Your Package Includes


  • Return Direct Flights from London City Airport to Florence
  • Private Return Airport Transfers
  • 3 Nights Accommodation at The Castel Monastero Resort in a Superior Room
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Dinner on one evening (Castel Monastero wine selection included)
  • Return Transfer to Siena on the day of the Palio
  • A window space overlooking the Piazza del Campo
  • Cocktails and refreshments during the afternoon
  • A light buffet dinner with selection of local specialities following the event
  • A Spa treatment per person (50 minutes)
  • Access to the "Acqua Benessere" indoor water area of the Spa.

Itinerary


Tuesday 14th August 2018

  • Depart from London City.
  • Upon arrival you will be met by your driver and taken directly to the Castel Monastero Resort.

Wednesday 15th August 2018

  • Today you have at leisure, you could take advantage of your inclusive Spa Treatment or perhaps arrange a tour of a local winery.
  • Enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Thursday 16th August 2018

  • Today is the day of the Palio, you will be transferred to Siena and taken to the luxury apartment where you will watch the famous race from.
  • Enjoy cocktails and refreshments throughout the afternoon
  • Following the race a light buffet dinner will be reserved before you will be transferred back to the hotel.

Friday 17th August 2018

  • You will have the morning at leisure before being collected around late afternoon to head back to Florence.
  • Depart Florence and head back to London City Airport.

Optional Extras


  • Upgrade your room to: Deluxe, Prestige, Junior Suite, or Executive Suite
  • Upgrade your airport transfers to a luxury vehicle
  • Add a trip to a local winery (including transfers and lunch)
  • Add a visit to a local "Contrade" on the evening before the Palio
  • Add additional nights accommodation

If you would like a price for any of the above do let us know

Additional Information


About the Race/Apartment

Your vantage point for the famous Palio Race is from a truly exclusive position, a beautiful apartment overlooking the square. You will have an incredible view of the race including build up starting early afternoon.

About the Hotel

The Castel Monastero Resort consists of 74 rooms & suites and 1 villa. There are 2 restaurants on site: the gourmet "Contrada" restaurant (in partnership with Gordon Ramsey) and the Tuscan "La Cantina" restaurant located in the hamlet's 13th-century wine cellars.

There is also a bar with outdoor terrace, Spa with 8 treatment rooms, 3 outdoor swimming pools, tennis court, concierge service and Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas.

About the Spa

The inclusive Spa Treatment is a 50 minute treatment for face of body, chosen on the advice of staff from the hotel.

The "Acqua Benessere" indoor water area consists of: Finnish Sauna, Turkish Bath, swimming pool with toning hydro massage, swimming pool with high saline density for relaxing, draining effect, Kneipp program, sensorial showers with chromo therapy and natural essences, relax area.

About the Flights

Flights TBC

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