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Celebration Concert Tours International

The Best of Italy 2020

About Tour

Hosts

  Phil & Sheri Barfoot, Hosts


 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 IGNATIUS CHURCH, 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!

Singers and Non-Singers Welcome!


Invitation Video (CLICK HERE)


Daily Itinerary

(Subject to change)

Wednesday, August 5th – Depart USA

  • Depart the US for overnight flights to Rome

Thursday, August 6th – 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 your own
  • Check-in to hotel
  • Welcome Dinner at hotel (included)
  • Evening free
  • Overnight in Montecatini Terme

Friday, August 7th – Cinque Terre

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

Saturday, August 8th - Florence

  • Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Depart for Florence
  • Guided walking tour of Florence
  • Lunch on your 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

Sunday, August 9th – Montecatini / Pisa / Lucca

  • 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 your own
  • Overnight in Montecatini Terme

 Monday, August 10th – Verona / Venice Mestre

  • Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Check-out of 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 hotel
  • Dinner at hotel (included)
  • Overnight in Venice Mestre

Tuesday, August 11th – Venice

  • 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 (additional cost)
  • Sing for Mass at St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Dinner on your own in Venice
  • Depart for hotel
  • Overnight in Venice Mestre

 Wednesday, August 12th – Orvieto / Rome

  • Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Check out of 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 (included)
  • Depart for Rome
  • Check-in to hotel
  • Overnight in Rome

Thursday, August 13th – Rome

  • Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning guided walking tour of Rome, including admission to the Colosseum
  • Lunch on your own
  • Afternoon free to explore the Ancient City of Rome (Roman Forum, Mamertine Prison, Trevi Fountain, etc.)
  • Depart for St. Ignatius Church
  • Final Concert at St. Ignatius Church
  • Depart for hotel
  • Dinner on your own
  • Evening free
  • Overnight in Rome

Friday, August 14th – Rome / Vatican City

  • Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Guided walking tour of the Vatican, including the museums, Sistine Chapel and 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
  • Depart for “Rome by Night” Panoramic Bus Tour
  • Depart for our hotel
  • Overnight in Rome

Saturday, August 15th – Departure

  • Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Check-out of 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 superb 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’s Basilica, 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