10 days
Destinations Visited
VeniceMontecatiniFlorenceRome
Local Conditions
43℉ Current Temp
Current Time

Highlights

Il Redentore

Venice

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Pisa

Il Duomo

Florence

Piazza Navona

Rome

Spanish Steps

Rome

Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from North America
  • Flight to Venice Sit back, relax, and enjoy your overnight flight to Venice!
Day 2 Benvenuti in Italia!
  • Ciao! Arrive at Venice's airport Meet your Excel Representative.
  • Transfer by deluxe coach to your three-star hotel in Venice. Welcome to your home away from home for the next four nights.
  • Check in and unpack
  • Welcome meeting and orientation
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Evening training session
Day 3 Explore Venice
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer to Venice by bus/boat
  • Arrive at Riva degli Schiavoni Located near St. Mark's Square, one of the most famous squares in the world.
  • Guided Tour of Venice Enjoy a two-hour walking tour of this famous canal city. The tour will include St. Mark's Square and its very expensive “Cafés”, St. Mark's Abbey, the Duke's Palace, the "Sospiri" Bridge, the Duke's Palace Prisons, and more.
  • Enjoy the afternoon to explore Venice on your own Get lost among the maze of streets and canals, opt to take a Gondola ride!
  • Return to your hotel
  • Soccer Match This evening, participate in your first friendly match-up against an Italian team.
Day 4 Experience Venice's Art and Culture
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning practice session
  • Explore Venice- Street Markets and Carnevale Enjoy free time to visit one of the many street markets. This sinking city is uniquely famous for local crafts that have been produced here for centuries and are hard to get elsewhere: the glassware from Murano, the delicate lace from Burano, and the cartapesta (papier-mâché) Carnevale masks you'll find in endless botteghe, where you can watch artisans paint amid their wares.
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Enjoy a free evening for social activities
Day 5 Game On!
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Free time for sightseeing Enjoy time on your own for sightseeing and last-minute shopping near your accommodations.
  • Soccer Match This afternoon, participate in your second friendly game against an Italian side.
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Enjoy a free evening for social activities
Day 6 Relax in Montecatini Terme
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer by deluxe coach to Pisa approximately a three-hour journey
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa Enjoy an afternoon visit to Pisa and its famous leaning tower.
  • Continue to Montecatini Terme approximately a one-hour journey
  • Arrive in Montecatini Terme Check into your three-star hotel in this famous Tuscan spa town, where you'll be staying for the following two nights.
  • Enjoy sightseeing on own Visit the thermal spas or the Montecatini Alto
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Enjoy a free evening for social activities
Day 7 Continue to Firenze!
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning practice session
  • Transfer by deluxe coach to Florence
  • Guided tour of Florence Enjoy a two-hour walking tour. The sightseeing route will include the Pontevecchio, the Duomo, and Santa Maria Novella.
  • You'll also enjoy Michelangelo's David, and many other masterpieces at the Accademia di Belle Arti.
  • Free time to explore Enjoy shopping and additional on-own sightseeing this afternoon.
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Soccer Match This evening, participate in your third friendly game vs. an Italian side.
Day 8 Arrive in Rome
  • Breakfast at hotel Description
  • Transfer by deluxe coach to Rome approximately a three hour journey
  • Arrive in Rome Check in and unpack at your three-star hotel, where you'll be staying for the following two nights.
  • Enjoy free time to explore Roma! The afternoon is free to relax and wander the ancient city on your own. There are many ruins to explore and cafes to sample.
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Attend a professional soccer game (dependent upon schedule) Or, enjoy free time this evening to participate in social activities.
Day 9 The Colosseum, Ancient Ruins, and More!
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Guided Tour of Rome Enjoy a 2-hour walking guided tour of Rome. The sightseeing walk includes visits to the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the ancient city Ruins, and the Pantheon.
  • Explore the city The afternoon is free for additional sightseeing on your own.
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Soccer Match This evening, participate in your final game vs. an Italian opponent.
Day 10 Depart for North America
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Depart Rome for North America *itinerary subject to change

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