Private Delegation to Italy
September 19, 2020 - September 26, 2020
Benvenuto in Italia!

Join the one and only Doc Jolley on a delegation to Italy that will change the way you see the world around you!

Buy Trip
  • RSVP: Monday, July 06, 2020
  • Final Balance Due: Monday, July 06, 2020
  • Member Fees: $3,599.00
  • Non-Member Fees: $0.00
  • Deposit Amount: $800.00
  • Single Room Supplement (optional): $900.00
ITINERARY
DAY 1, September 19, 2020 | Rome
Rome

Upon arrival at Rome Fiumicino International Airport, you will be welcomed by your local English-speaking assistant and transferred to your hotel by private motor-coach. Enjoy a tasty lunch in a local trattoria. Check-in to your hotel with the afternoon at leisure. This evening you will enjoy a typical roman dinner in a local restaurant, located at walking distance from the hotel.

DAY 2, September 20, 2020 | Rome
Rome

Today you will meet your English-speaking tour guide in the hotel lobby and you will depart for an orientation tour of the Eternal City. Discover a lively hub of Roman life before the spectacle of the Piazza Navona opens before you. The stunning oval-shaped piazza maintains the form of its original purpose as a Roman athletics track. Today the piazza is flanked by cafes and restaurants with al fresco terraces, and whose centerpiece is Bernini's famous Quattro Fiumi fountain. A short stroll away is the Pantheon, arguably Rome's most inspiring site-the best-preserved of all Roman monuments in the city.

A short walk through narrow cobble-stone streets with your guide brings you past the ministries of the Italian Government, across the Via del Corso to the world-famous Trevi Fountain. Be sure to throw in a coin to ensure you will return to Rome one day! Finally, your guide shows you the elegant Piazza di Spagna, with the Spanish Steps rising to the Trinita di Monti. At the end of the visit, enjoy a tasty lunch in a local trattoria. After lunch, you will be privately transferred back to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a typical Italian restaurant for dinner.

DAY 2, July 29, 2020 | Reykjavik
Reykjavik

Morning – Drive to Hellisheidi and visit the Geothermal exhibition at Hellisheidi Power Plant. Learn about the utilization of geothermal energy in Iceland.

Then continue to Ljosafoss Power Plant to experiencing the wonder of energy and electricity.

Lunch

Afternoon – Visit the Fridheimar Greenhouse and gain an insight into the process of greenhouse horticulture.

Then continue to Gullfoss (The Golden Waterfall) and the Geysir Area with numerous hot springs, fumeroles and geysers, including the 30 meter spouting world known Strokkur; Þingvellir, a remarkable geological site and a historic site.

Dinner

Overnight in Reykjavik (at Cabinn Hotel or similar)

DAY 3, September 21, 2020 | Vatican
Vatican

This morning, you will meet your English-speaking tour guide and you will depart for a visit of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Established by the Lateran Treaty in 1929, the Vatican City is the smallest independent state in the world. Cross the Tiber River into this awe-inspiring place and discover the Vatican Museums. Part of the Papal Residence, the museums are estimated to contain 1,400 rooms, chapels and galleries! Witness the extraordinarily rich collection of precious arts, maps, sculptures and antiquities, and marvel at its most breath-taking masterpiece, Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling, which famously adorns the Sistine Chapel. Afterwards, head to the center of the Vatican, to the vast Basilica of St Peter. The present cathedral is a beautiful mix of Renaissance and Baroque architecture, formed under the hands of masters such as Michelangelo. Take in its stunning interior, an elaborate and detailed display of marble, mosaic, gilt and bronze. Enjoy a tasty lunch in a typical restaurant. After lunch, you will be privately transferred back to your hotel for an afternoon and evening at leisure.

DAY 4, September 22, 2020 | Rome
Rome

Today you will meet your English-speaking tour guide and you will depart for a visit that shows you the heart of the Roman Empire. Marvel at the imposing Colosseum, commissioned by Emperor Vespasian. The stadium accommodated up to 50,000 spectators who came to view the gladiatorial battles that sometimes lasted up to one-hundred days! Adjacent is the Arc of Constantine; dating from AD 315, it is a forerunner to many other Triumphal Arches around the world. Next, discover the excavations of the vast Roman Forum, where remains of temples, streetscapes and palaces can be appreciated up close. Your guide helps brings to life the atmosphere of Rome's pulsating heart and explains the other nearby Emperor Forums; Trajan, Augustus and Caesar. Finally, discover the Palatine Hill, inhabited since the ninth century BC; archaeologists believe this to be the place where Romulus, founder of Rome, lived. Lunch and the afternoon is at leisure. In the evening, enjoy the characteristic Trastevere area for dinner.

Afternoon Optional Activity-Private Gladiator School Session Meet your English-speaking assistant and head to the Gladiator school for a fun-filled 2-hours session, based on the re-enactment of Roman life and Gladiatorial combat, with an English speaking instructor. Your session includes a brief introduction to the history and world of Gladiators, after which you are given your own tunic, belt and wooden sword before proceeding to learn the basic skills of gladiatorial sword fighting. After the techniques have been mastered, try on a variety of the heavier Gladiator amours, like those used in Roman times. Continue with an exciting gladiatorial tournament using rubber swords. The winner of the tournament receives a prize and all the participants receive a certificate. *(minimum number of 10 attendees at an additional price).

DAY 5, September 23, 2020 | Tivoli
Tivoli

Today, travel with your English-speaking tour guide and private motor-coach to Tivoli, just a short way out of Rome. Your destination is the UNESCO-listed Villa d'Este, the palatial villa of the powerful Cardinal Ippolito d'Este from the sixteenth century. The villa was designed as a monument to power and excess, its construction involved demolishing a monastery and diverting an entire river to fit the eighty tumbling fountains in the gardens. Whilst the interior is hugely impressive, the stupendous gardens are a phenomenal example of Italianate gardens, much copied in noble and regal palaces across Europe. After lunch, the visit continues with the superb Hadrian’s Villa (Villa Adriana), one of the best kept and most visited archaeological sites in Italy, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. The villa was built by Roman Emperor Hadrian at the foot of the Tiburtine Hills between 118 and 138 AD. The vast residential complex extended over an area of about 120 hectares (about 300 acres) and looked very much like an ancient Roman city. The site included buildings, baths, temples, barracks, theatres, gardens, fountains and nymphaea. The villa itself was designed on two levels: the upper floor, quiet and welcoming, was reserved for the emperor’s official use, while the lower floor was noisy and bustled with the work of slaves. Return to the hotel for dinner at leisure.

DAY 6, September 24, 2020 | Castel Sant’Angelo
Castel Sant’Angelo

Today, your tour guide will lead you through Castel Sant’Angelo and the Jewish Ghetto. Castel Sant’ Angelo was built as a mausoleum for the Emperor Hadrian (AD130-139), but it has also been a prison and a papal residence. It was used by former Popes who absconded there for protection in times of danger. There has been a covered passageway which still connects Castel Sant'Angelo to the Vatican. The castle has various exhibits ranging from Renaissance paintings and pottery to antique military weapons. A huge spiral ramp ascends upwards the Castel Sant Angelo for about 400 feet. As in the last act of Tosca, admire the beautiful view from the terrace. Walk then to the Jewish ghetto, on the other side of the Tiber River. The age-old presence of Jewish community in the city of Rome is commonly identified with one specific area – that bounded by the Isola Tiberina section of the Tiber, the Ponte Fabricio, Via del Portico d’Ottavia and Piazza delle Cinque Scole, designated by Pope Paul IV in the bull of 14 July 1555 as Rome’s ghetto. From the archaeological, historical and urban point of view this fascinating area of the city reveals many layers of Jewish history in the city. Lunch will be in a typical restaurant located in the area. The afternoon and evening will be at leisure.

DAY 7, September 25, 2020 | Rome
Rome

Today, you will have the day at leisure with a morning and afternoon optional activity. Tonight, you will be privately transferred to the famous restaurant Alfredo’s to taste their world-renowned fettuccine! At the end of the dinner, return to your hotel. Morning Optional Activity-Private visit of the imposing Palazzo Colonna The family's celebrated art collection, one of the most important Roman collections that developed after the Renaissance, is still housed in the most famous wing of the Palazzo, the renowned Galleria Colonna, an extraordinary, magnificent example of Baroque architecture, built and decorated from the mid seventeenth century on by Cardinal Girolamo Colonna I and opened in 1730.*(minimum number of 10 attendees at an additional price) Afternoon Optional Activity-Rome’s Trastevere & Villa Farnesina Explore Rome’s lively Trastevere district including a guided walking tour. Named for its location across the River Tiber, Trastevere was once the city’s Bohemian quarter and retains its artistic character. Afterward, enjoy a lunch of local specialties in a nearby restaurant before transferring to the 16th century Villa Farnesina for a private visit. The villa was built by Agostino Chigi, treasurer of Pope Julius II and patron of the Renaissance. Admire its architecture and interior design, as well as works by famous artists of the time, including notable frescoes by Raphael, Sebastiano del Piombo and Il Sodoma.*(minimum number of 10 attendees at an additional price)

DAY 8, September 26, 2020 | Rome
Rome

Breakfast at your hotel followed by a private transfer to the Rome Fiumicino International Airport. Ciao!

  • Italian, English
  • Euro
  • Pasta & Pizza, Arancini, Lasagne
  • Milan Cathedral, Cathedral of Monreale, Ponte Vecchio, Mount Etna, Trevi Fountain
TRIP DETAILS
TRIP LEADER(S)
Doc Jolley

I have had the opportunity to travel with teens and adults all over the world. After all of my travels, the one place I love the most is Italy. Since I began leading groups around the world, my friends and colleagues have longed for the perfect trip; this is it! I am excited beyond measure to share this amazing trip and opportunity with you. Over the years, I have been to Italy several times, and every time I go and see the faces of those with me take in the sights and sounds and food, I get the most joy. I can’t imagine a more perfect place to be with some of my dearest friends, colleagues, and family. If you have questions about anything, don’t hesitate to ask. All things history, art, music, language, culture, and much more will be right in front of your very eyes!

AIRFARE
International airfare is not included in the cost of the program. We kindly ask the following: o Purchase your roundtrip airfare on Delta Airlines Flight DL64 departing Friday, September 18 from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) at 7:05pm and arriving to Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) on Saturday, September 19 at 10:50am. o For your return flight we ask that you please book Delta Airlines Flight DL54 departing Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) on Saturday, September 26 at 1:00pm and arriving at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) the same day at 6:17pm.
INCLUSIONS

The following is included with your registration fee:

  • Full Itinerary
  • Hotel Accomodations
  • Audio Systems
  • Bilingual Tour Manager
  • Motor Coach Transportation
  • Gratuities
  • City tax per person/per day
  • Porterage at the hotel on arrival and departure
  • Free Wifi at the hotel
  • Fitness center at the hotel
  • 24-hour emergency contact service
  • One Bottle of water per person/per day
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners

The following is NOT included with your registration fee:

  • International Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional Activities
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature
TERMS & CONDITIONS

People to People International reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a program participant. Should any person’s health, physical infirmity, or general deportment, in the judgment of the delegation leader, impede the operation of the program or the rights, welfare, or enjoyment of other participants, the leader has the right to terminate that person(s) participation, and a refund of unused services, where such refund can be obtained from land operators, is the limit of the sponsor’s responsibility should such person be required to depart the program. In arranging for transportation or conveyance, hotel accommodations, or other services and in carrying out the program, neither the sponsors nor their agents shall be responsible or liable for any loss, cost, damage, injury, delay, irregularity, or expense of any kind whatsoever arising from the use of any conveyance, accommodations, or services, or from thefts, pilferage, government restrictions, or regulations and any loss or expense resulting from the above contingencies shall be borne by the participant. Neither the sponsors nor the agents shall be responsible or liable for any loss, injury, damage, or expense suffered or incurred by the participant in respect of any acts, or omissions of any third parties, the participant hereby expressly waiving any such responsibility or liability, and services are subject to the laws of the countries visited. People to People International shall not be responsible in any way for loss or damage to baggage or personal effects. INSURANCE FOR LUGGAGE, PERSONAL EFFECTS, ACCIDENTS, AND TRIP CANCELLATION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. If the program must be canceled prior to travel, the liability of People to People International or its agents is limited to refund of monies received by People to People International or its agents for delegates currently registered. The sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to withdraw the program (in which case a refund will be made) or to make such alterations in the schedule as they may deem necessary or desirable. No refund shall be made for services not taken in case of sickness, accident, or emergency resulting in omission of service for less than three consecutive days. Refund will be made on the basis of such amount, if any, as is actually recovered on unused accommodation and service, less all expenses and charges incidental to effecting cancellations. Refund for unused transportation tickets will be made in accordance with the respective carrier regulations. If the program must be canceled after travel has begun, the liability of People to People International or its agents is limited to a refund of unused services, where such refund can be obtained from land operators. All parties must be 18 years of age or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Enrollment in a program allows People to People International the right to use any photos or videos taken during the program.

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