Houston’s First Baptist Choir and Orchestra Italy Tour 2022

Houston’s First Baptist Choir and Orchestra Italy Tour 2022

June 7, 2022

- June 17, 2022

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11 Days, 10 Nights

FLORENCE, MONTECATINI, VENICE, ORVIETO, & ROME

Hosts/Guest Artists:

Jeff Bumgardner

Guest Artist

Phil & Sheri Barfoot

Hosts

Highlights:

  • 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!

Daily Itinerary

Tuesday, June 7th

  • Depart the US for overnight flights to Rome

Wednesday, June 8th

  • 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, June 9th

  • American 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

Friday, June 10th

  • 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, June 11th

  • American Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Free day in Montecatini Terme or Pisa / Lucca Tour
  • Evening outdoor concert in Montecatini Terme
  • Dinner on own
  • Overnight in Montecatini Terme

 

Optional Pisa/Lucca 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

Sunday, June 12th

  • 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, June 13th

  • 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, June 14th

  • 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, June 15th

  • 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 the Church of Sant’Ignazlio of Loyola
  • Final concert at the Church of Sant’Ignazlio of Loyola OR Evangelism Outreach Crusade sponsored by local Rome churches
  • Depart for hotel
  • Dinner on your own
  • Evening free
  • Overnight in Rome

Thursday, June 16th

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

Optional

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

Friday, June 17th

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

What's Included:

Included with package
  • Transportation by modern motor coach
  • Accommodations at excellent hotels
  • Local tour managers and guides
  • Buffet breakfast each day
  • Four (4) dinners provided
  • A final packet including an itinerary with details pertaining to the trip and luggage tags
  • Rental fees of performance venues and promotional costs
  • Individual health insurance coverage
  • Tour management, and coordination of all items related to the tour
  • Assistance from CCT Staff throughout the tour
  • Admissions to St. Mark’s Basilica, Colosseum, Vatican Museums, St. Peters Basilica & Mamertine Prison
  • Private boat cruise along the Cinque Terre
  • Audio receivers for all guided tours

 

What’s Not Included

  • Tips to drivers and guides
  • Airfare
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Travel to and from your home to departure airport
  • Pisa / Lucca (additional cost)