Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Enjoy your Flight:
Board your overnight flight to Italy.
Day 2 :
Arrive in Florence
- Welcome to Italy!:
Arrive in Florence and begin to explore the vibrant city. Take a walking tour of Florence with your Tour Director.
Day 3 :
- Discover Florence with a Local Guide:
Join a local guide for a tour of the Duomo, Ghiberti’s Baptistry doors, Ponte Vecchio, and the Church of Santa Croce. A visit is included to the Accademia to view Michelangelo’s David.
- LEAP Cucina Fiorentina:
- Add on: Pisa:
Tonight, roll up your sleeves and create delicacies tonight in 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!
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 4 :
Siena & San Gimignano
- Visit Siena:
Visit Siena, a town of seventeen medieval neighborhoods, each with its own church and symbol.
- Explore San Gimignano:
Then explore San Gimignano, famous for its fourteen fortified, crumbling towers.
- Visit Siena Cathedral:
Discover the Siena Cathedral.
- Enjoy a Tuscan Farm lunch in place of dinner:
Today, a Tuscan farm lunch is included in place of dinner.
Day 5 :
- Travel by high-speed train to Naples:
Take a high speed train to Naples.
- Explore Naples:
- LEAP Patron of the Renaissance:
- Take a guided tour of Pompeii:
Then, a guided tour reveals Pompeii, a mysterious city left remarkably preserved after being buried by a catastrophic volcanic eruption in 79 A.D
- Continue to Sorrento:
Later, journey south to the Mediterranean resort town of Sorrento.
LEAP Activity | Patron of the Renaissance
Imagine you’re a Medici. Suppose you’re a Sforza. Use this innovative activity to explore the motives of the patrons of the Renaissance.
Day 6 :
- Visit the island of Capri:
Cross the Bay of Naples to the island of Capri, summer home of the Roman Emperor Tiberius.
- Enjoy an Italian feast and music in Sorrento:
Tonight, enjoy an Italian evening in Sorrento, complete with Italian cuisine and musical entertainment.
Day 7 :
- Travel to Rome:
Travel to Rome, the capital of Italy and discover the city with a local guide.
- Discover Rome with a local guide:
See the Arch of Constantine and listen for the roar of the ancient crowds at the Colosseum. Visit the Roman Forum.
- Take a walking tour of Rome with your Tour Director:
Day 8 :
- See Vatican City with a local guide:
This morning, visit the Vatican Museum and discover the artistic legacy of Catholicism. Marvel at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel before moving up the broad steps of the world’s largest Christian church, St. Peter’s Basilica.
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 9 :
Return Home to the United States
- 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.