THE BEST OF ITALY 2022

THE BEST OF ITALY 2022

August 2, 2022

- August 12, 2022

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11 Days, 10 Nights

Rome, Venice, Montecatini, Florence, Italy

Hosts/Guest Artists:

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 CAMPANILEthe BASILICA OF SANTA CROCEthe famous LEANING TOWER OF PISAand 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, August 2nd

  • Depart the US for overnight flights to Rome

Wednesday, August 3rd

  • 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 the hotel
  • Evening free
  • Overnight in Montecatini Terme

Thursday, August 4th

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

Friday, August 5th

  • American Buffet Breakfast at the 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 the hotel
  • Overnight in Montecatini Terme

Saturday, August 6th

  • American Buffet Breakfast at the hotel
  • Free day in Montecatini Terme or Pisa/Lucca Tour

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

All Participants 

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

Sunday, August 7th

  • American Buffet Breakfast at the 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 the hotel
  • Overnight in Venice Mestre

Monday, August 8th

  • American Buffet Breakfast at the 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 9th

  • American Buffet Breakfast at the 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 10th

  • American Buffet Breakfast at the 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
  • Depart for the hotel
  • Dinner on your own
  • Evening free
  • Overnight in Rome

Thursday, August 11th

  • American Buffet Breakfast at the 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 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 12th

  • American Buffet Breakfast at the 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 superb 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
  • Private boat cruise along the Cinque Terre
  • Audio receivers for all guided tours

What’s Not Included

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