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A Taste of Tuscany and Umbria (10 or 12 Days)

Eat and drink your way through the legendary cities, charming hill towns and expansive vineyards that make Italy a foodie mecca, all the while supporting the ability for our North Coast youth to explore their world! This community tour gives you an opprtunity to explore one of the most beautiful regions in the world with your neighbors and friends...and share those memories for a lifetime to come! Tuscany and Umbria bring their own unique flavors to the table, competing for both your heart and stomach. But delectable cuisine and fine wines are just the beginning of this food and wine tour. You’ll also get a taste for the history, hospitality and undeniable beauty that make this region so enticing. This tour is ten days of incomparable delight!
This Edventure includes:
  • Round-trip airfare out of SFO or LAX (price may vary based on choice of additional gateways)
  • 8 nights in hand-picked hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 lunches
  • 4 three-course dinners, including wine or beer
  • 3 wine-tasting excursions
  • Private deluxe motorcoach
  • Multilingual, full-time tour director
  • Select admissions
  • Tuscan-cooking in small class environment
The Duomo in Florance at Night

The Tuscan Sunset

Vineyards in the Lucca Valley

Montalcino

Statue of St. Francis in Assisi

A Tuscan Meal

Price: $4,653.00 (2016) based on double occupancy. Optional $374.00 for TravelSafe Premium*

Optional 2-Night Extension:
Rome $359 per person

Optional excursion on extension: Vatican $99 per person

Optional excursion on extension: Gourmet Eataly $115 per person

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Itinerary:

Day 1 - (In-flight meals) Your trip begins with a regularly scheduled overnight flight to Florence aboard an internationally recognized airline

Day 2- (In-flight meals, Dinner) Welcome to Italy! Our representative welcomes you at the airport and escorts you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for strolling along the cobbled streets and stone bridges of Florence or just relaxing in your hotel. This evening, become acquainted with your fellow travelers as well as the region’s famed cuisine at this evening’s Welcome Dinner.

Day 3- (Breakfast, Dinner) Discover the timeless city of Florence, birthplace of opera and the Italian language. Your guided tour brings you the Renaissance, from Brunelleschi’s masterpiece, located in Florence’s massive Duomo to the church of Santa Croce, where the tombs of Galileo and Michelangelo are displayed. The afternoon is yours to explore on your own. This evening, you will make Italian cuisine at a private Tuscan cooking class, then enjoy the freshly prepared meal with your fellow chefs.

Day 4- (Breakfast, Lunch) Today, your Edventure takes you to the Lucca Valley, north of Pisa, and the small town of Colleverde for some olive-oil tasting and a light lunch.Then return to Florance, where you will be free to enjoy your final evening in the Tuscan capital.

Day 5- (Breakfast) En route to the enchanting city of Siena, stop in San Gimignano, “the city of beautiful towers.” Take in views of glorious scenery before continuing to a local wine tasting, where you’ll have the opportunity to sample some of the region’s fine wines. Arrive in Siena for dinner on your own.

Day 6- (Breakfast, Lunch) This morning, travel through vineyards and olive groves to the hilltop town of Montalcino, famous for its Brunello di Montalcino wine. Taste this local treasure, as well as an included light lunch, then follow a local expert guide on this afternoon’s tour of Siena. Visit the Romanesque Duomo, housing works of art by Donatello and Pisano. Walk along medieval streets to the Piazza del Campo. Correctional/law enforcement officials will visit Fortezza Medicea in Volterra, then rejoin their companions for a free evening.

Day 7- (Breakfast, Dinner) Continue your travels across the Italian landscape. Stop for lunch near Lake Trasimeno to indulge in regional specialties, then continue on to Cortona, perched on a Tuscan hillside with panoramic views. Meander through steep, narrow streets and look for the remains of the original city wall before a visit to the Museum of the Etruscan Academy, home to an impressive collection of Etruscan artifacts. Enter the Umbrian region, as you arrive in Perugia in time for dinner.

Day 8 - (Breakfast) A local guide introduces you to Perugia, the medieval town symbolized by the Etruscan Arch. See the Palazzo dei Priori, the gorgeous medieval palace begun in 1298, and the Cathedral of San Lorenzo. Embark on an afternoon tour of Assisi, a hilltop medieval town and the birthplace of Saint Francis. Marvel at the Basilica of St. Francis, damaged by twin earthquakes in 1997 and painstakingly restored to its original form. After some free time to explore on your own, you'll head to the town of Spello for a guided walking tour. Enter through one of the town's three Roman arches and explore the cobblestone streets that wind through Spello. Listen to a commentated visit to the 12th-century Church of Santa Maria Maggiore. Before heading back, enjoy some free time to indulge in gelato or coffee. Please note: This excursion includes some walking uphill.

Day 9 -(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Journey across the Umbrian valleys today en route to Rome. Along the way, stop in Orvieto, which you’ll reach via funicular, for a wine tasting, followed by lunch. Arrive in Rome, the Eternal City, in time for this evening’s Farewell Dinner.

Day 10 - (Breakfast) Arrivederci a Tuscany e Umbria as you tranfer to the airport for your flight home

OR Optional Extension:

Day 10 - (Breakfast) Choose to extend your stay in Rome by two nights!
Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans with a tour of the Eternal City. Pass by Trajan’s Column and Piazza Venezia, the city’s central hub, then stop at the ruins of the Forum, from which the Caesars ruled their vast empire. Soak up over 2,000 years of history in Imperial Rome, viewing the Arch of Constantine, the Arch of Titus, the Temple of Rome and the Temple of Venus, then enter the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire, and take time to explore on your own.

Day 11 - (Breakfast) Explore Rome on your own, or choose an optional excursion to the Vatican. This guided tour takes you inside the world’s smallest state, Vatican City. Upon arrival, you’ll first visit the Vatican Museums, which recently celebrated a 500-year anniversary and hold many of the world’s most important Classical and Renaissance-era sculptures. Next, you’ll visit the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll gaze on what is perhaps Michelangelo’s greatest masterpiece. Finally, you’ll visit the enormous St. Peter’s Basilica, the epicenter of the Roman Catholic faith. The artists whose efforts have contributed to its glory are some of the best Italy has ever known, including Bramante, Peruzzi, Raphael and Michelangelo. Masterpieces await at every turn, from Bernini’s magnificent bronze canopy to Michelangelo’s Pietà. Please note: This excursion is not available on Sundays. Backpacks are not allowed in the Vatican and a dress code of no shorts or sleeveless shirts is enforced (additional excursion fee required). Tonight, choose a optional dinner excursion that will delight and entertain you. End your day with an elegant four-course dinner at one of our favorite Roman restaurants. While you dine, you’ll be treated to some of opera's best-loved arias…and you might even join the singers on stage. Don’t miss this lighthearted evening of food and fun (additional excursion fee required)!

Day 12 - (Breakfast) Transfer to the airport for your ride home.

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Departure Dates:
August
2018
(ITTU0818
August 2019 (ITTU0819)
June 2020 (ITTU0620)
October 2020 (ITTU1020
)
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