GRAND ITALY TOUR

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Experience the variety of what Italy has to offer in our Grand Italy Tour! On this 10 day custom journey students and teacher alike will dive into the Italian culture, art scene, history and culinary experience.

From small canals in Venice to the ruins of Pomepii, the Grand Italy Tour aims to be a comprehensive learning journey in just 10 short days, completely customizable to your learning objectives.

DAY 1

Meet

Depart from local international airport
* Due to time zone difference, it is likely that you will arrive on day “two”

DAY 2

Arrive

Check into hotel

Meet with your expert tour director

Dinner

Return to hotel

DAY 3

Breakfast at hotel

Guided walking tour (2 hours):
o The famous monuments of St Mark’s square
oSt. Mark’s Basilica, with skip-the-line entry
oPrisons of Doge’s Palace
oScuola di San Marco
oGothic palaces of Campo Santa Maria Formosa
oMarco Polo’s house
oRialto Bridge

Break for lunch & city shopping

Cruise along the Grand Canal  (1-hour):
oPalaces and churches that line the famous canal
oVenice’s most important ‘street’
oMinor canals of Venice

Free time

Dinner

Return to hotel

DAY 4

Breakfast at hotel

Hotel check-out

Bus to Pisa (5 hours, 30 minutes)

Lunch in Pisa

Guided short walking tour

Bus to Florence (2 hours)

Check into hotel

City shopping & gelato at Vivoli, the best gelato in the city

Dinner

Return to hotel

DAY 5

Breakfast at hotel

Free time + lunch

Guided walking tour of Florence (1.5 hours)
oFlorence Cathedral
oPiazza della Repubblica
oBrunelleschi’s Dome
oCampanile de Giotto
oBattistero di San Giovanni
o Ponte Vecchio
oPiazza della Signoria

Extended tour includes the following, with express access:
oGallerie dell’Accademia
oUffizi Gallery

Free time

Dinner

Return to hotel

DAY 6

Breakfast at hotel

Hotel check out

Road trip to Orvieto (2 hours)

Lunch in the city of Orvieto

Bus to Rome (1.5 hours)

Hotel check-in

Free time

Dinner

Return to hotel

DAY 7

Breakfast at hotel

All day, guided, walking tour:
oColosseum
o Vatican Museums
o Sistine Chapel
o Trevi Fountain

Lunch break + Free time

Continue tour:
o Pathenon
o St. Peters Basilica
o View of Roman Forum
o Piazza Venezia & Mussolini’s balcony

Dinner

Return to hotel

DAY 8

Breakfast at hotel

Hotel check-out

Bus to Naples (2.5 hours)

Lunch

Free time

Dinner

Guided Naples underground tour (2 hours)

Return to hotel

DAY 9

Breakfast at hotel

Depart for Pompeii (30 minutes)

Guided Pompeii tour (1.5 hours):
o Thermal baths
oThe frescos of the Lupanare brothel
oThe Macellum with its “tabernae”
oFamous workshops located in the commercial streets
oThe Basilica
oHouse of Faun

Return to Naples (30 minutes)

Lunch

Free time

Group dinner

Return to hotel, pack bags

DAY 10

Breakfast at hotel

Hotel check-out

Flight back home