Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Flight to Rome:
Relax and enjoy your scheduled flight from North America.
Day 2 :
Arrive in Rome
- Welcome to Italy!:
Fly through the night to Europe. Arrive in the Italian capital, Rome, and begin exploring.
Day 3 :
- Discover Rome with a local guide:
Follow in the footsteps of ancient Romans as a local guide shows you the "Eternal City": the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, the Pantheon, Trajan's Column and the Roman Forum.
- LEAP Caesar's Gladiators:
LEAP Activity | Caesar’s Gladiators
Discover the ancient secrets of the Roman gladiator games and master the basics of hand-to-hand combat at gladiator school.
Day 4 :
- See Vatican City with a local guide:
Discover the artistic legacy of Catholicism in the Vatican City. View the famous works of religious art in the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica, the world's largest Christian church.
Day 5 :
- Journey to Assisi:
Journey to the tranquil refuge of Assisi.
- Visit the Basilica of St. Francis:
Visit the beautiful Basilica of St. Francis and study Giotto's 28 stunning frescoes that depict the saint's life.
- LEAP Great Renaissance Debate:
LEAP Activity | Great Renaissance Debate
Greet six renaissance giants including Giotto, Galileo, and Isabella d’Este, and debate who made the greatest impact on civilization.
Day 6 :
- See Florence with a local guide:
Florence is home to some of the most astounding pieces of art in the world. Join a local guide for a sightseeing tour to experience "the Cradle of the Renaissance" up close, including the Duomo, the magnificence of Ghiberti's bronze Baptistery doors, and the Church of Santa Croce. In the Accademia, see Michelangelo's David.
- LEAP Cucina Fiorentina:
LEAP Activity | Cucina Fiorentina
Cook up a three-course traditional meal with a local chef using fresh local produce. Get a taste of Tuscan life and zesty flavors! Mangia!
Day 7 :
- Visit Siena:
Visit Siena, a town of seventeen medieval neighborhoods, each with its own church and symbol. See the Siena Cathedral, an ornate Roman Catholic structure completed in 1348.
- Explore San Gimignano:
Then explore San Gimignano, famous for its fourteen fortified, crumbling towers.
- Enjoy a Tuscan Farm Lunch:
Today, a Tuscan farm lunch is included instead of dinner.
Day 8 :
- Flight to the US:
Our rewarding and enjoyable tour comes to an end as our Tour Director accompanies us to the airport on our final day.