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Discover Italy 2019

About Tour

July 30 - August 09, 2019
Rome, Venice, Montecatini, Florence, Orvieto

About Tour

July 30 - August 09, 2019
Rome, Venice, Montecatini, Florence, Orvieto

Discover Italy

Leaders

 Dr. Gary Matthews, Pastor of Worship Arts, Christ Memorial Church, Holland, MI

 Dr. Ron Matthews, President, Eastern University, St. Davids, PA

 Randy Woods, Minister of Music & Worship, The Village Church at Shell Point, Fort Myers, FL

 Kevin Price, Worship Pastor, FBC Broken Arrow, OK

Host

Phil Edited Phil Barfoot, Host


Features

  • MINISTRY concerts in FLORENCE, MONTECATINI, VENICE, ORVIETO, & ROME!
  • ENJOY the extraordinary sights and scenes of MONTECATINI, CINQUE TERRE, FLORENCE, PISA & LUCCA, VENICE, & ROME!
  • TAKE the VATICAN TOUR including the SISTINE CHAPEL, ST. PETER’S BASILICA and the COLOSSEUM!
  • EXPLORE the breathtaking cliffs and ocean views along the CINQUE TERRE!
  • EXPERIENCE the PIAZZA DEL DUOMO and the incredible SANTA MARIA DEL FIORE CATHEDRAL, GIOTTO’S CAMPANILE, the BASILICA OF SANTA CROCE, the famous LEANING TOWER OF PISA, and the endless shopping of LUCCA!
  • INDULGE in a private boat ride to PIAZZA SAN MARCO for a guided tour of this amazing city and a romantic GONDOLA ride around the famous canals of VENICE!

Musicians and Non-Musicians Welcome!


Daily Itinerary

(Subject to change)

Tuesday, July 30th – Depart USA

  • Depart the US for overnight flights to Rome

Wednesday, July 31st – Rome / Montecatini Terme

  • Early morning flight arrivals in Rome
  • Welcome by CCT Staff and our local guides
  • Depart for Montecatini Terme
  • Stop along the way for lunch on own
  • Check-in to our hotel
  • Welcome Dinner at hotel
  • Evening free
  • Overnight in Montecatini Terme

Thursday, August 1st – Cinque Terre

  • American Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Depart for La Spezia
  • Board our private boat for guided tour along the Cinque Terre
  • Lunch on own
  • Depart for Montecatini Terme
  • Evening free
  • Overnight in Montecatini Terme

Friday, August 2nd – Florence

  • American Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Depart for Florence
  • Guided walking tour of Florence
  • Lunch on own / Free time in Florence
  • Concert at the Oratorio of San Filippo Neri
  • Dinner on your own in Florence after the concert
  • Depart for hotel
  • Overnight in Montecatini Terme

Saturday, August 3rd – Montecatini / Pisa / Lucca

  • American Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Montecatini Terme / Optional Free Day

Optional Tour (additional cost)

  • Depart for Pisa
  • Free time in Pisa
  • Depart for Lucca
  • Free time in Lucca
  • Lunch on your own in Lucca
  • Depart for Montecatini Terme

All Participants

  • Evening outdoor concert in Montecatini Terme
  • Dinner on own
  • Overnight in Montecatini

 Sunday, August 4th – Verona / Venice Mestre

  • American Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Check-out of our hotel
  • Depart for Verona
  • Guided walking tour of Verona including a stop by the balcony of Shakespeare’s Juliet from Romeo & Juliet
  • Afternoon free for lunch on your own and shopping
  • Depart for Venice Mestre
  • Check-in to our hotel
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Overnight in Venice Mestre

Monday, August 5th – Venice

  • American Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Depart for Venice
  • Board our private boat for Piazza San Marco (Venice City Center)
  • Guided walking tour of Venice including admission into St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Afternoon free for lunch on your own
    • Opportunity to take a Gondola Ride through the canals of Venice
  • Sing for Mass at St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Dinner on your own in Venice
  • Depart for our hotel
  • Overnight in Venice Mestre

Tuesday, August 6th – Orvieto / Rome

  • American Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Check out of our hotel
  • Depart for Orvieto
  • Guided walking tour of Orvieto
  • Afternoon free for lunch on your own and shopping
  • Concert at the Duomo
  • Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Depart for Rome
  • Check-in to our hotel
  • Overnight in Rome

Wednesday, August 7th – Rome

  • American Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning guided walking tour of Rome including admission to the Colosseum
  • Lunch on own
  • Afternoon free to explore the Ancient City of Rome (Roman Forum, Mamertine Prison, Trevi Fountain, etc.)
  • Depart for Basilica of San Paolo fuori le Mura
  • Final concert at Basilica of San Paolo fuori le Mura
  • Depart for hotel
  • Dinner on your own
  • Evening free
  • Overnight in Rome

 

]Thursday, August 8th – Rome / Vatican City

  • American Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Guided walking tour of the Vatican including the museums, Sistine Chapel, & St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Lunch on your own
  • Depart for our hotel

 Optional

  • Visit to Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps with our local guide
  • Free time to explore
  • Depart for the hotel

 All Participants

  • Farewell Dinner at Papa Rex
  • Panoramic Bus Tour “Rome by Night”
  • Depart for our hotel
  • Overnight in Rome

Friday, August 9th – Departure

  • American Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Depart for airport and check-in for flights back to the USA

What’s Included

  1. Transportation by modern motor coach
  2. Accommodations at 4-star hotels
  3. Local tour managers and guides
  4. Buffet breakfast each day
  5. 4 dinners provided
  6. A final packet including an itinerary with details pertaining to the trip and luggage tags
  7. Rental fees of performance venues and promotional costs
  8. Individual health insurance coverage
  9. Tour management, and coordination of all items related to the tour
  10. Assistance from CCT Staff throughout the tour
  11. Admissions to St. Mark Cathedral, Colosseum, Vatican Museums, & St. Peters Basilica
  12. Private boat cruise along the Cinque Terre
  13. Audio receivers for all guided tours

What’s Not Included

  1. Tips to drivers and guides
  2. Airfare
  3. Travel to and from your home to departure airport.
  4. Meals not specified in itinerary.