HIGH SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR:

CUSTOMIZED ITINERARIES
Our experienced staff can help you customize an itinerary that will best suit your group travel needs.

EXPERIENCED TOUR GUIDES

You will be accompanied by experienced and knowledgeable tour guides for the duration of travel.

AIRPORT AND GROUND TRANSFERS

Your tour will include all transfers between airports, hotels, and attractions for your convenience.

TOP RATED ACCOMODATION

Enjoy a good night’s sleep in comfort with our top rated hotel accommodations for the duration of travel.

ROUND TRIP TRANSPORTATION

Your tour includes round trip transportation from local departure cities to any destination worldwide. 

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Highschool Custom Tours - Rome and Around Tour

Discovering Rome, Assisi, & Florence

Includes:

  1. Round Trip International Airfare 

  2. Nine Days eight Nights

  3. Hotels - 3 nights in Rome,  2 nights in Assisi, and 2 nights in Florence

  4. All Breakfasts

  5. Eight Dinners

  6. Private Transportation. We will have our own private motorcoach every day until we arrive in Florence

  7. Local Tour Guides in Rome, Assisi, and Florence

  8. Lorna Holland, 24/7 Tour Director with you from beginning to end 

  9. Entrance fees: Coliseum, Roman Forum, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, The Scavi at St Peter's Basilica, The Catacombs, entrances to churches and basilicas as listed, The Accademia in Florence. (The David)

Total cost per passenger including airfare:

$3000

Includes 3 Free Chaperones

Not Included:

  1. Travel Insurance 

  2. Tips

Sample Itinerary - Rome and Around Tour

Day 1 - June 1st, 2020

Depart from Pittsburgh - Fly through the night

Day 2 - June 2nd, 2020

Upon arrival in Rome, we meet Lorna, our 24/7 Tour Director as we clear security. Today we visit the Pantheon with a guide followed by an orientation tour of Navona Square, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. We then have free time in the area. Tonight we enjoy dinner at a local restaurant! B, D

Day 3 - June 3rd, 2020

Today we will attend one of the following, depending on the travel dates we decide on.  This day will be moved around as needed!  Some events are dependent on availability.  I may need letters from the parish/school for some registrations.  For the Scavi, all students must be over 15 years of age that day.  Here is the Papal calendar for the beginning of June:

03 June 2020
Papal Audience
9:30 a.m. in Saint Peter’s Square

07 June 2020
Angelus/Papal Blessing
12:00 p.m. in Saint Peter’s Square

10 June 2020
Papal Audience
9:30 a.m. in Saint Peter’s Square

My goal is to attend one of the above and visit the Scavi on the same day.  

 

This afternoon we meet our local guide to tour the Vatican Museum with its magnificent art collection and the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s masterpiece and deeply moving interpretation of Christianity. We tour St. Peter’s Basilica and have quiet time for reflection.  B,D

 

Day 4 - June 4th, 2020

This morning we see the catacombs along the Appian Way, the traditional pilgrims’ route followed by Peter and Paul.  After lunch, we explore ancient Rome with the Colosseum and a walking tour with a local guide of the Palatine and Capitoline Hills areas. We walk through the Roman Forum and the ruins of 2000 years ago imagining what it must have been like as we see the tracks the chariot wheels left. B,D

 

Day 5 - June 5th, 2020

ORVIETO – ASSISI – Today the focus will be on the ancient history of the Italian people. We will make our way to the magnificent city of Orvieto, an ancient city of the Etruscans, home to a Eucharistic miracle, and the unforgettable frescoes of Signorelli’s chapel in the Duomo. For lunch we will eat at Da Maurizio, voted the 2nd best restaurant in all of Italy! We will then depart for Assisi. B, D

 

Day 6 - June 6th, 2020

After breakfast, our day begins with a local guide joining us as we explore the basilica with its wonderful frescoes by Cimabue and Giotto. We visit the Basilica of St. Clare, Francis’ friend and foundress of the Poor Clare nuns, and see the crucifix that spoke to St. Francis in San Damiano. We also visit the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli built to enclose the tiny Church of the Porziuncola. The church is St. Francis’ first retreat and place of prayer, where he consecrated Clare as the Bride of Christ. Later we go to San Damiano to pray in the place where Francis wrote the “Canticle of the Sun.” B,D 

 

Day 7 - June 7th, 2020

We depart his morning for Florence, “the Cradle of the Renaissance.” En route we stop at the American Cemetery of Florence. Here we see the graves of thousands of GI’s who fell while fighting their way “up the boot” of Italy. Next we stop for a photographic moment and a beautiful view of Florence on Piazza Michelangelo. A local guide joins us for a walking tour and explains the history of this colorful city to us as we walk. We learn of the Duomo with its famed Baptistry, Giotto's Tower, the Pitti Palace, and Ponte Vecchio. We see the magnificent bronze doors of the Baptistery and explore the treasures inside the Duomo. We overnight in Florence tonight. B,D

Day 8 - June 8th, 2020

We leave from Florence this morning, we stop for a visit to the Accademia with Michelangelo's incomparable "David." The afternoon is free to explore all the great treasures of the city or go shopping! B, D

Day 9 - June 9th, 2020

Our journey draws to a close as we transfer to a Milan airport for our return flight home. We return home moved by the Spirit with enduring memories of early Christianity, historic sites and cities, and a host of new friends. B

Abbreviations for included meals: B = Breakfast   L = Lunch D = Dinner

Supplemental charges for inflight meals are not included in the tour cost.

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