Project Description

Italy

~ Wine & Culinary from Venice to Rome ~ 

(September 7 – 18, 2020)

Join Manuela, on a Eataly Experience throughout Italy.  Savor this world class cuisine as you walk through vineyards and olive groves. Indulge in the beauty of the Tuscan countryside through Umbria and … Begin this incredible journey in one of the most romantic settings of Italy.

APPETIZERS

Italian Wineries and Olive Groves

Culinary Classes

 

MAIN COURSE

Art, History and Cultural experiences in Venice, Bologna, through Tuscany, Siena, Florence & Roma paired with

Exceptional Dining and Wining

 

DESSERTS

“Once in a Lifetime” experience

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Monday, September 7, 2020    Buongiorno Italia!

Overnight: Venice Meals Included: B

Welcome to Venice! Discover the unique aspects of this city that was built entirely on water and has managed to survive into the 21st century without cars​.  Enjoy two comfortable night’s accommodation at a quaint centrally located 3+ star hotel.  After check-in, bask in the Venetian life and enjoy the rest of your day leisure. Later this evening you will join the rest of your group for a welcome beverage hosted by your Travel Your World Italy tour director and expert – Manuela Ninassi

Day 2 – Tuesday, September 8, 2020    Venice

Overnight: Venice Meals Included: B

Begin your Italian adventure with a guided half day walking tour of Venice ~ including the Piazza San Marco, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Castello District, Marco Polo’s House, the famous Rialto Bridge, the Grand Canal and end the tour in the Rialto area. 

Optional: After lunch hop aboard the ‘people mover’ to the islands of Murano, Burano and Lido and the beautiful beaches. 

Day 3 – Wednesday, September 9, 2020    Venice to Bologna via Giusti Winery

Overnight: Bologna Meals Included: BL

The best start to any day is at the Giusti Winery. Enjoy every moment of your guided estate and cellar tour with a tasting of Valpolicella and Amarone wines, including a fabulous lunch. 

From 1600 the Giusti family cultivates the passion for wine culture and value to the earth with love and respect for the tradition.

Continue your day to Bologna, the capital of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region and the best food region of Italy. There is a delicious multitude of goodies are around every corner in this wonderful old city where the Bolognese take their food tradition very seriously. 

In fact, the city is known as ‘La Grassa’ meaning ‘the fat one’, and for good reason. 

Must tries: Tagliatelle al ragù and Lasagne alla bolognese

Day 4 – Thursday, September 10, 2020    Bologna

Overnight: Bologna Meals Included: B

Begin your day at the Piazza Maggiore, next the fountain of Neptune for your 2.5 hour city walking tour.  This very informative tour will include entrance fees to the Archiginnasio, the National Library and the Anatomical Theatre, as well as the Santa Maria della Vita Church.  Finish off with an Authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese tour, and a complete tour of the Prosciutto di Parma factory all topped with tastings. Enjoy the rest of you evening at leisure in Bologna.

Day 5 – Friday, September 11, 2020    Bologna with Modena to Florence

Overnight: Florence Meals Included: B L or D

Another full day loaded with cars and vinegars! Visit Motor Valley with a tour of the Ferrari Museum and world famous test track. Then, we venture on to entice our taste buds while touring an ancient authentic Acetaia Balsamic Vinegars. Be sure to try the Saba!  Continue to Florence with a stop at the Trebbio Castle. A favourite of Travel Your World and a definite must for everyone travelling through Tuscany. Here you will learn the true art of pasta. Mixing, kneading, rolling and eating!  Buon Appetito!

Castello del Trebbio ~ will immerse you in the thousand souls of our estate, including historic buildings and agricultural activities, regenerating walks and quality wine tourism. Enjoy your Castle Tour and hear the stories of the Pazzi Family.

Day 6 – Saturday, September 12, 2020    Florence

Overnight: Florence Meals Included: B

Fabulous Florence ~the home of the Renaissance and the Italian language

Join your private guide on a 3 hour walking city tour of Florence. See the Santa Maria del Fiore – the Duomo or also known as the Cathedral of Florence, Giottoʼs Bell Tower, the Bapistryʼs Bronze doors, Piazza de la Signoria and learn about the famous Medici Family.  The rest of the day is yours to explore the markets, squares and great cafes.

Day 7  – Sunday, September 13, 2020    Volpaia + the Tuscan Countryside

Overnight: Volpaia Meals Included: B

Depart this morning for Volpaia ~ This eleventh century village is intimately involved in the wine-olive oil production.  Here the fermentation room, wine cellars, the vinsantaia and bottling are still housed in the basement, in the halls, desecrated churches and buildings of the village, joined together by an amazing underground “wineduct”.  End this fabulous day in Volpaia.

Day 8 – Monday, September 14, 2020    Orvieto

Overnight: Orvieto Meals Included: BD

After a sleepy morning enjoy a scenic drive to Orvieto.  Orvieto is a small city perched on a rock cliff and famous for its Duomo di Orvieto, dating from 1290.  The Pozzo di San Patrizio ( St. Patrick) is a 16th-century well shaft with a double spiral staircase.  

~ 175 feet deep, 45 feet wide and 496 steps down ~                                                                                                                                                       

Upon arrival into Orvieto, enjoy a private walking tour of this beautiful Etruscan town. With its most beautiful cathedral and the underground city with her tunnels, galleries, wells, stairs, quarries, cellars, unexpected passageways, cisterns, detailing its creation over the centuries. Many of the homes of noble and rich families were equipped with a means of escape from the elevated city during times of siege through secret escape tunnels carved through the rock. These tunnels would lead from the city palazzo to emerge at a safe exit point some distance away from the city walls. Overnight in Orvieto with a special truffle dinner designed by TYW including Orvieto wine. 

Day 9 Tuesday, September 15, 2020    Orvieto to Rome

Overnight: Rome Meals Included: B

After breakfast, depart for Cascate del Mulino In the municipality of Manciano, just a few kilometres from the village of Saturnia, springs of sulphuric waters form large ponds with a temperature of 37.5° C, creating free and open-air thermal “pools”.  Relax in these warm healing waters as you prepare for your last journey to Rome – The Eternal City.

Enter Roma ~ Rome is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world; every year millions of tourists come from around the world to admire the treasures and masterpieces of Roman art and architecture, incredible cuisine and wine. Enjoy your evening walk exploring Baroque Rome beginning with the Pantheon, Rome’s oldest intact building and one of the best preserved ancient buildings in the world. Be sure to check out behind the Pantheon to Piazza della Minerva, where you’ll find the beautiful Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, Rome’s only Gothic style church. Visit the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and end this day in the Piazza Navona with two famous Baroque fountains designed by Bernini.

Day 10  – Wednesday, September 16, 2020    Rome

Overnight: Rome Meals Included: B

The next adventure begins with your grand tour of the Vatican City.  St. Peter’s Basilica is without a doubt the grandest of churches. You will discover the beauty of the Pieta, the breathtaking interior work of Bernini and then the incredibly restored Sistine Chapel, one of the greatest chapels of the Vatican City and of the world in general. It is known as much for its decoration, as for being the temple in which popes are chosen and crowned. It is not the architecture that impresses, but the frescoes that completely cover the walls and the ceiling. Some of the most important artists who worked in the chapel are Botticelli, Perugino, Luca and Michelangelo. This is where I recommend having  a small set of binoculars. 

After lunch continue to Ancient Rome following in the path of Caesar.  Tour Ancient Rome, ( the largest amphitheater in the world) from the Colosseum to the famous Forum, where you see the Arch of Titus, the Palatine Hill and  the Arch of Constantine. 

Day 11  – Thursday, September 17, 2020    Rome

Overnight: Rome Meals Included: B

Enjoy your day of leisure in Rome.

Suggestions: Ostia Antica, Hop on Hop off……

Day 12  – Friday, September 18, 2020    Arrivederci 

Overnight: On-board Meals Included: B

Your tour ends today with a transfer to the Rome-Fiumicino Airport.  What a fabulous journey! Arrivederci!

B – Breakfast    L – Lunch   D – Dinner

INCLUSIONS:

  • 11 nights accommodations in 3-4 * hotels
  • 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 2 incredible dinners
  • Private coach transfers
  • Full time TYW Tour Director, Manuela Ninassi
  • Entrances to: Doges Palace, Ferrari Museum, Trebbio Castle, Underground tunnels of Orvieto, Vatican Museum and Roman Colosseum, Parma Cheese Factory, Acetaia Balsalmic Vinegar, Chocolate House in Perugia and the Orvieto Winery
  • Guided tours of: Venice, Bologna, Florence, Rome

EXCLUSIONS: 

  • International airfare and air taxes
  • Transportation to and from airports
  • Mandatory Travel Insurance
  • All beverages and meals not mentioned
  • Items of personal nature
  • Gratuities

Travel Facts:

Vaccinations –  Recommended that all immunizations are up to date.  Please contact your local travel health clinic well before departure.

Luggage Allowance –  Will depend on the airline and class of service of your choice.  Please contact your airline.

Travel Visa –  Not required if travelling with a Canadian Passport

Climate –  Fall in Venice:  Highs of 30° / lows of 19°    Fall in Rome: Highs of 30° /  lows of 19°

Currency –  Euro

PACKAGE PRICE

$5,195.00

Based on 16 participants in twin shared accommodations

Single Supplement = $800.00

Based on land rates of 2019

Important Notes:

This is a quotation only and neither reservations for services nor hotel bookings have been made. Availability of all services is guaranteed upon confirmation of first deposit. Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and hotel availability and the number of travelling participants. Therefore, quoted rates might change accordingly.

Booking Conditions:

Applications and Confirmation –  ALL TYW documents including: 1) Application 2) signed Waivers, and 3) Payment Agreements, must be completed and handed in by the due date to ensure your place and confirmation. 

Application Due Date – TBA

Payments –  All deposits are to be made to Travel Your World International Ltd.  First deposit is non refundable by TYW.

Late Payments –  All payments 1 – 15 days past due will result in a 10% late payment penalty. All payments 16 – 29 days past due will result in a 15% late payment penalty. If the scheduled payment and penalty amount(s) are not received within 30 days from a scheduled payment date, TYW assumes the participant will not be travelling and refunds will be subject to Travel Your World’s cancellation policy. Should the participant still wish to travel on the tour, this must be communicated clearly in a written format to Travel Your World and the full outstanding amount(s) plus penalties must be paid within 24 hours of providing notice. Please visit www.tyw.ca for our Terms & Conditions.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is not included in your quoted tour package, however, is mandatory for all TYW customized tours. For more information on Travel Insurance or to receive a quote, please contact TYW’s Registered Travel Insurance Specialist, Jackie – jackie@tyw.ca | 780 862 5430

Other Cost Considerations:

Beverages & Meals not included in the tour itinerary

Gratuities (estimated at approx. $100.00)

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