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Explore Italy Tour
Customised tour for the Duke of Edinburgh Award 2018
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Discover Northern & Central Italy
14 Days - March 2018
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Full of Italian history, culture, adventure, and self discovery
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Journey through Milan, Venice, Florence, Siena, Assisi, & Rome
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Customized for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, develop and grow your life skills outside of the classroom
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Challenge yourself to journey with your eyes open

Explore Italy Tour

Milan, Venice, Florence, Siena, Assisi, and Rome

14 Day Group Tour

Customized tour itinerary for the Duke of Edinburgh Award

Life is a journey of learning and exploration; the world is yours for discovering and Europe is a continent rich with history and stories of times gone by. What better country could there be to grab hold of with two hands and explore to the full then la bella vita, the good life of Italy! Welcome to this Italy Tour of a lifetime.

Customized to align with the Duke of Edinburgh Award, this adventurous 14 day Italy tour packed full of history, culture and self discovery that will inspire your sense of adventure. Starting in Milan, you’ll travel across to Venice before heading south to Florence, Siena and Rome via Assisi.

All along the way you’ll discover and explore ancient cities, soak up sights and iconic landmarks and spend time living like a local, shopping for and cooking with local produce that will see your life skills grow and develop outside of the classroom.

Join us on this tour to “challenge yourself and discover the world around you.”

Tour Route

Explore Italy Tour Map EIT831

Explore Italy Tour

Customized for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, see your life skills grow and develop outside of the classroom on this tour of northern and central Italy.
"Challenge yourself and discover the world around you.”

Accommodation

Quality Hotel Accommodation

Central, quality hostels & hotels

  • Milan (2 nights)
  • Venice (2 nights)
  • Florence (2 nights)
  • Siena (2 nights)
  • Rome (3 nights)

Meals

Italy Tour - Duke of Edinburgh Award

Quality daily meals

Enjoy full, daily breakfasts as well as daily meals (3 courses) with the exception of Milan (1 night) and Florence (2 nights) where dinner is prepared by travelers as part of the Duke of Edinburgh award.
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Exploring Italy

Milan

Venice

Vatican

Siena

On tour

Florence

Market shopping

Assisi

Venice

Milan

Rome

Glassblowing, Murano

Siena Cathedral

Rome

Assisi

Murano

Day by Day

  • Board your evening flight from Taipei International Airport and fly to Milan, Italy.
  • Arrive in Milan and be greeted by your Tour Manager (Eleanor Jackson) at the airport. Enjoy a Tour Manager led introduction walk of the city and see the heart of Milan before enjoying a Welcome Dinner all together in the evening. Spend the evening overnight in a hostel.
  • Enjoy a full day dedicated to your award practice as you form 3 groups of 5 and head out on your daily mission. Take care of your own dinner in the evening as you shop and cook all together in the hostel.
  • Travel onwards by train to Venice and orientate yourself with an afternoon of guided sightseeing. Wander through the maze and alleyways of Venice and make the most of your included entrance to San Marco Basilica and Palazzo Ducale (Doge Palace). Enjoy dinner all together at night.
  • Take a day out for your own leisure and exploration of Venice. You’ll have the added option of a half day excursion to Murano and Burano, colourful islands made famous for their glassblowing and lacemaking. Regroup all together for dinner at night to discuss your day.
  • Travel by speed train to Florence where, once checked in to your hostel, you will have another dedicated full day (7 hours) to explore this pretty Tuscan town for your award.
  • Enjoy a full day schedule of the Duke of Edinburgh Award activities.
  • Use Day 8 to spend the day in Florence to finish off your award mission. In the late afternoon you will transfer to Siena where you will have a Tour Manager led introduction walk of the heart of this beautiful medieval town after a delicious dinner all together at night.
  • Spend the day visiting Piazza del Campo, Siena Cathedral and the fortress. Take some time out with free time in the afternoon before regrouping for dinner in the evening.
  • Depart early morning to Rome via Assisi, where you will make a 3 hour stop on route to explore the town as well as enjoying entrance and a guided tour of the Cathedral. Take time for some lunch before continuing on to Rome. Dinner at Campo dei Fiori in the evening.
  • Start the day with a guided sightseeing of the Vatican Museum and Vatican Basilica. After lunch, discover more of Rome with a Tour Manager led walking tour of the city including Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish steps. Dinner all together at night.
  • Guided sightseeing of the Ancient Rome including entrance to Colosseum and Roman Forum. Spend the afternoon as you wish with some structured free time before coming back together for your Farewell Dinner in the evening.
  • Departure flight from Rome (FCO), Italy to Taipei.
  • Arrive in Taipei.

Flights and Dates

28 March 2018: Departure from Taipei, Taiwan to Milan, Italy.
9 April 2018: Return from Rome, Italy to Taipei, Taiwan on day 13 of the tour.

Included on tour

  • Round-trip airfares and European airport transfers
  • An expert Tour Manager from beginning to end
  • Central hotel / hostel accommodation of high quality
  • Full, daily breakfasts
  • Daily meals (3 courses) with the exception of Milan (1 night) and Florence (2 nights) where dinner is prepared by travellers as part of the Duke of Edinburgh award
  • Private local guide for sightseeing tours in Venice, Assisi, Ancient Rome (Colosseum) and Holy Rome (Vatican)
  • Visits and entrances to selected museums and sights including Doge’s Palace, Uffizi Museum, Academia, Basilica of Assisi, Vatican, Colosseum, and Roman Forum
  • Transportation for all scheduled activities
  • Smartphone app for all travellers with schedules, timings, safety information, menu choices, maps, hotel info and more

Gelato per favore!

Italy Group Tour Gelato Rome

One of the best!

If you are looking for a good gelato when in Rome we recommend you to go to Fontana di Trevi. Facing the fountain you turn right and pick the second gelateria on your left hand side. One of the best!

Milan

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Venice

Italy Tour Venice

Florence

Lingo Tours History Tours | Group Tours | Florence, Italy

Siena

Italy Tour Siena town

Assisi

Rome

Italy Tour Rome Pantheon

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