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Archaeology Tour In Italy

Duration: 10 nights/ 11 days

Capacity: 15 or more people

Italy is a country with a rich and long history, and its archaeological sites are some of the most important in the world. Italy is home to a vast array of archaeological treasures.Going on an archaeological tour in Italy is a great way to learn about the country’s rich history and culture. You’ll get to see some of the most amazing archaeological sites in the world, and you’ll learn about the people who lived there thousands of years ago.

Archaeology Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – Rome

Arrival at Rome Airport and meet your local Tour Manager. Transfer to your hotel by private GT motor coach. After check-in your Tour Manager is available for some information about the city and your hotel surroundings to enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 2 – Rome/Tarquinia/Cerveteri/Rome

Today we will start our archaeological explorations with a day trip to important Etruscan Sites to learn more about this ancient and mysterious civilization who ruled Italy before the Romans. We will start with the town of Tarquinia and visit the Etruscan Necropolis where the painted tombs represent a peculiar aspect of the artistic Etruscan culture and the National Etruscan Museum. On the way back to Rome, we will stop in Cerveteri and visit the Necropoli della Banditaccia, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 3 – Rome

This morning we will complete our Etruscan experience with a visit to the National Etruscan Museum housed in Villa Giulia in Rome. Among other treasures, we will admire the so-called Sarcophagus of the Spouses. In the afternoon, we will start our visits about Imperial Rome with a visit to Palatine Hill. According to Roman mythology the location of the cave is where Romulus and Remus were found by the she-wolf Lupa that kept them alive. Archaeological excavations show that people have lived there since approximately 1000 BC.

Day 4 – Rome

Today keep touring archaeological sites dating back to the Imperial age. Your tour begins with the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire and one of the greatest works of Roman architecture. Passing by the Constantine Arch, we will enter the Roman Forum. This was for centuries the center of Roman public life. The Arch of Titus provided the general model for many of the triumphal arches erected later as for example the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The tour will end by the Piazza Del Campidoglio, designed by Michelangelo, from where you will have a fantastic view over the Forum.

Day 5 – Rome/Pompeii/Naples

Check-out of your rooms and drive to southern Italy along the “Autostrada del Sole”. Upon arrival in Pompeii we will meet our local guide who will share amazing stories of this ancient and famous town uncovered beneath volcanic ash, after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Today, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy. We will then continue to Naples and visit the National Archaeological Museum to admire a great collection of masterpieces from archaeological sites Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Day 6 – Naples/Paestum/Overnight ferry to Sicily

Today we will go on a full day excursion to Paestum to visit one of the best collections of Greek temples anywhere. Paestum was a major ancient Greek city on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea in Magna Graecia. The ruins of Paestum are notable for their three ancient Greek temples which are in a very good state of preservation. After the visit we will return to Naples for some time before embarking on an overnight ferry to Sicily.

Day 7 – Palermo

This morning our ferry arrives at Palermo. Founded in 734 BC by the Phoenicians, Palermo then became part of the Roman and Byzantine Empire, and was under Greek, Arab and Norman rule as well. During our sightseeing we will see the Palatine Chapel, St. John’s of the Hermits and the Basilica of Monreale with its beautiful mosaics. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 8 – Palermo/Segesta/Selinunte/Agrigento

Breakfast, check-out and departure to the suggestive spot of Segesta where on a hill just outside the site of the ancient city of Segesta lies an unusually well preserved Doric temple built in the 420’s BC which escaped destruction by the Carthaginians in the late 5th century. In the afternoon, we will visit the Doric Acropolis of Selinunte, an ancient Greek city which grew to 30.000 people at its peak before 409 BC. Late afternoon arrival in Agrigento with a stay overnight.

Day 9 – Agrigento/Piazza Armerina/Taormina

After breakfast, get your guided visit to the Valley of the Temples, one of the most outstanding examples of Greek art and architecture and one of the largest archaeological sites in the world. We will then cross Sicily and reach Piazza Armerina, flourishing during Roman times as shown by the notable mosaics at the patrician Villa Romana del Casale, the richest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Late afternoon arrive in Taormina overnight.

Day 10 – Agrigento/Piazza Armerina/Taormina

Today we will enjoy a day trip to Syracuse, famous for its ancient history, art, architecture and as the birthplace of the preeminent mathematician Archimedes. The city played a key role in ancient times and was one of the major powers of the Mediterranean world leaving an outstanding monumental heritage of Greek, Roman and Baroque architectural creations. Back in Taormina don’t miss a visit to the Greek-Roman Theatre with a suggestive panorama overlooking Mount Etna.

Day 11 – Departure

Breakfast, check-out and transfer to Catania airport for your home flight. End of the tour.


Tour features Buffet Breakfast and local city tax; Professional Tour Manager; Modern A/C private coach; Overnight ferry from Naples to Palermo; Professional local guides; Admissions fees.

Travel tips

More activities can be added or included on optional basis; Tour on half or full board basis; Visit the ancient Acropolis of Alatri; Visit Herculaneum with Pompeii; Visit Naples underground caverns; Tour in Summer or Winter to access low season rates

Gourmet Tour in Italy

Duration: 10 nights/ 11 days

Capacity: 15 or more people
Italy is a foodie’s paradise, with a rich culinary history and a diverse range of regional cuisines. The famous cheese of Parma known as the hearty pasta dishes of Tuscany, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. If you’re looking for a truly immersive food experience, consider taking a gourmet tour of Italy.

Gourmet Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – Turin/Alba

Arrival at Milan Airport and travel to Turin. Brief orientation tour then a visit to one
of the famous historic Cafès to taste some of the local chocolate delights. Later
we arrive on the island of Alba for an overnight stay.

Day 2 – Langhe Tour/Alba

Explore the “Langhe”, a hilly area famous for its great wines and food. Along the
Barolo Wine Trail we will visit a local winery and have a local Wine tasting. This
evening dinner is served in a quaint country restaurant, where you will sample
regional dishes made with the legendary white truffle of Alba.

Day 3 – Alba/Parma

Departure to Parma. Guided tour of this elegant town rich in art treasures and
parks. Afternoon follow a gastronomic itinerary to discover one of the best food
products of this area, the Ham of Parma and visit a factory on the green hills
south of the city.

Day 4 – Parma/Modena/Parma

In the morning we will learn more about the famous Parmesan cheese called
Parmigiano Reggiano with a guided visit to the cheese factory. Afternoon we will
move to the nearby town of Modena, universally known by gourmands for the
traditional balsamic vinegar. Accompanied by an expert guide we will visit an old
vinegar factory for a real cultural and gastronomic journey.

Day 5 – Montecatini Terme

Departure to Pisa and visit the Leaning Tower. Early afternoon arrival in
Montecatini Terme, later you will be introduced to the authentic Tuscan cuisine by
participating in a Cooking Class and learn how to impress even the most
experienced foodies.

Day 6 – Montecatini Terme/Florence/Montecatini Terme

Day Trip to Florence. Upon arrival we will enjoy a guided walking tour followed by
lunch at a typical Florence restaurant and taste great food such as delicious
soups or wine braised meat. Afternoon at leisure and return to Montecatini for an
overnight stay.

Day 7 – Montecatini Terme/Siena/Pienza/Orvieto

After a nice drive through Tuscany we will arrive in Siena, one of Italy’s most
visited attractions. We will then move south to nearby Montalcino, home to the
king of the Italian wines, the Brunello. Visit to a local winery including Wine
tasting. Late afternoon arrival in Orvieto.

Day 8 – Orvieto

This morning is at your leisure to relax and enjoy Orvieto on your own. In the
afternoon we will visit a local farm producing tasty and aromatic scented Extra
virgin Olive oil. Later enjoy a typical dinner to see how local wine and olive oil are
ideal dressing for regional dishes.

Day 9 – Rome

Departure to Rome. Guided bus sightseeing tour of famous buildings and
monuments to discover their heritage throughout the historical ages. A walking
tour will follow to see the beautiful Piazzas and Fountains. Tonight you will eat
like the Romans do in a typical local restaurant and discover Rome cuisine based
on simple but very tasty dishes like Spaghetti with Carbonara sauce.

Day 10 – Rome

Morning at leisure. Early afternoon we will drive to the Alban Hills, another
famous food and wine destination. Stroll through the small historic towns of
Castel Gandolfo and nearby Frascati where we will visit a local wine estate for
Wine Tasting. Before making our way back to Rome, tasty local specialties will be
served for our Farewell Dinner.

Day 11 – Departure

Bus transfer to Rome airport for your flight home. End of the tour

Pathways of Faith Tours in Italy

Duration: 10 nights/ 11 days

Capacity: 15 or more people

A faith tour in Italy is a type of travel itinerary that focuses on religious sites and experiences. Our tours can be tailored to fit the interests of individual groups, and they often include visits to churches, monasteries, synagogues, and other places of worship. Faith tours can also include opportunities to learn about the history and culture of religion in Italy. They can also be a spiritual experience for travelers who are looking to connect with their faith in a new and meaningful way.

Pathways of Faith Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – Rome

Arrival at Rome airport, meet your local Tour Manager and board your coach to the Colosseum, not only an iconic symbol of Imperial ages but also widely regarded as a Christian site. Next, we will visit the Church of St. Peter’s in Chains, which houses the relics of the chains that bound Saint Peter. Transfer to your hotel for check-in. Then a welcome dinner in a typical Roman restaurant.

Day 2 – Rome

Meet a local guide and depart to the Vatican City to visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. We will then see the Basilica of St. Peter’s, by tradition the burial site of the first Pope and Bishop of Rome. In the afternoon we will visit the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls and complete our tour with a visit to the Christian Catacombs in a beautiful setting off the famous cobblestone of Via Appia Antica.

Day 3 – Rome

Early transfer to St. Peter’s square to attend the General Audience with Pope Francis. In the afternoon visit St. John Lateran’s Basilica, Cathedral of Rome, and the nearby Scala Sancta (Holy Stairs). Our tour will end with the Church of St. Mary Major, the largest Catholic Marian church in Rome.

Day 4 – Rome/S. Giovanni Rotondo

Today we leave for a long distance transfer to San Giovanni Rotondo. On our way, we will visit the Benedictine Abbey of Montecassino. Before reaching our destination, we will also stop in Pietrelcina, birthplace of St. Pio. Dinner will be at the reserved hotel.

Day 5 – S. Giovanni Rotondo

This morning we will visit the new Church of Saint Pio and its crypt with the tomb of the Saint. Later on we will make our way to the Sanctuary of Monte Sant’Angelo, the oldest shrine in Western Europe dedicated to the archangel Michael.

Day 6 – S. Giovanni R./Lanciano/Loreto/Assisi

Driving along the Adriatic coastline, we will arrive at Lanciano and visit the great Eucharistic shrine. We will then continue on to Loreto and visit the House of the Holy Family, miraculously transferred here from Nazareth, as tradition says. Early evening arrival in Assisi, known as the town of peace.

Day 7 – Assisi

Meet your local guide at your hotel and start a guided tour which includes St. Francis Basilica, considered one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Italy, the Church of St. Clare and the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels with the little Porziuncola church, where the young Francis started the Franciscan order.

Day 8 – Assisi/Padua

Buffet breakfast and check-out. Departure to Padua, a beautiful old university town with an illustrious past. Here we will visit the Basilica of St. Anthony, which welcomes millions of believers and pilgrims every year.

Day 9 – Padua/Venice/Padua

Today we will enjoy a day trip to nearby Venice with a guided tour of the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. We will continue with the monumental Rialto Bridge, the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Afternoon at leisure and return to Padua.

Day 10 – Padua/Milan

Departure to Milan where we will meet our local guide with a visit to the Duomo, which is considered to be one of the world’s largest churches and best example of Northern Gothic architecture in Italy. The tour will be completed with visits to the Sforza Castle and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. Farewell dinner included.

Day 11 – Milan

Bus transfer to Milan Airport for your flight home. Tour ends.


Tour features Buffet Breakfast and local city tax; Professional Tour Manager; Modern A/C private coach; Private motor boat transfers in Venice; Professional local guides; Admissions fees; Shrines of Italy; Welcome dinner in Rome; Farewell dinner in Milan.

Travel tips

More activities can be added or included on optional basis; Tour on half or full board basis; Organization and celebration of Masses; Meet with local monastic communities; Visit the shrine of St. Rita when in Umbria; Include the city of Turin which houses the Holy Shroud; Tour in Summer or Winter to access low season rates.

Culture & Art Tour In Italy

Duration: 8 nights/ 9 days

Capacity: 15 or more people

Italy is a country with a rich and diverse culture, dating back to the ancient Roman Empire. The country has produced some of the most famous artists, architects, musicians, and writers in history, and its cultural heritage is evident in its many museums, and galleries. Italy is a country that has something to offer everyone, and its culture is one of its greatest treasures.

Culture & Art Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – Venice

Arrival at Venice Marco Polo airport. Meet and greet with your local Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel by GT motorboat. Check-in and time at leisure. Tonight you will start your Italian experience with a typical welcome dinner at a nice local restaurant.

Day 2 – Venice

This morning start of a guided walking tour to discover Venice secrets and famous sights such as St. Mark’s square with the Byzantine Basilica, Rialto Bridge and the Doge’s Palace with the Bridge of Sighs. Afternoon is at leisure. The Tour Manager will suggest optional experiences, such as excursion to Burano and Murano or a romantic Gondola ride. Evening on your own.

Day 3 – Venice/Pisa/Florence

Breakfast and check-out. Transfer by GT motorboat to Venice bus terminal and continue by coach to Pisa. Here you will see the beautiful Piazza dei Miracoli and the Leaning Tower. In the afternoon we will drive to Florence. Check in and free evening in the cradle of the Renaissance.

Day 4 – Florence

This morning enjoy a guided walking tour of Florence starting from the Gothic style Duomo. We will then continue with a visit to Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and the Holy Cross Church. The tour will end at the Galleria dell’Accademia, home to the famous David by Michelangelo. Afternoon is at leisure. You can keep exploring the town on your own or do some shopping at exclusive fashion boutiques as well as at typical street markets.

Day 5 – Florence/ Siena/Chianti/Assisi

Breakfast and check-out. After a nice drive through the Tuscan countryside we will arrive in Siena, where a local guide will show us the highlights of the city, which includes Piazza del Campo, home to a traditional and popular horse race, and the medieval Cathedral. After the guided tour we will visit a local wine estate to taste some delicious “Chianti Classico” wine with some local culinary delights. Late afternoon arrival in Assisi for an overnight stay.

Day 6 – Assisi/Rome

Breakfast and check-out. Guided tour of Assisi including St. Francis Basilica, Church of St. Claire and the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli. In the early afternoon, transfer to Rome. After check-in at the hotel, your Tour Manager will suggest some nice restaurants and places to enjoy your first evening in Rome.

Day 7 – Rome

Meet your local guide for a full day of sightseeing. We will begin the exploration of the Eternal City from the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. In the afternoon our tour will continue with the monumental stairway of the Spanish steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Evening on your own.

Day 8 – Rome

This morning we will explore the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel. Our guided tour will continue with St. Peter’s Basilica. In the afternoon keep wandering on your own through Rome’s quaint neighborhoods. We will meet again as a group for a farewell dinner including a live folk music entertainment.

Day 9 – Home flight

Breakfast at hotel and check-out. Transfer to Rome airport for your flight home. Tour ends. ARRIVEDERCI!!!


Tour features Buffet Breakfast and local city tax; Professional Tour Manager; Modern A/C private coach; Private motor boat transfers in Venice; Professional local guides; Admissions fees; Visit of a Tuscan winery including wine tasting; Welcome dinner in Venice; Farewell dinner in Rome.

Travel tips

More activities can be added or included on optional basis; Tour on half or full board basis; Cicchetti tour: explore Venice through its bars and taverns; Visit Lucca and Siena when in Tuscany; Visit the Uffizi Gallery in Florence; Enjoy a cooking class; More sightseeing in Rome; Day trips to Tivoli or Alban Hills when in Rome; Tour extension to include Sorrento, Capri and Pompeii; Tour in Summer or Winter to access low season rat

Tips for Making Travel the Most Memorable Cultural Experience

The purpose of “Tips for Making Travel the Most Memorable Cultural Experience” is to provide cultural travelers with the tools they need to fully immerse themselves in the destinations they visit. This book is intended for people who want to go beyond the tourist traps and experience a new culture in a meaningful

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