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Cultured Vacations 2019 Italy Experience

 

Rome & Florence, Italy

August 7 – 13, 2019

Hey Cultured Vacationers!

Join us for a cultured 6 night experience in Italy, as we explore Rome and Florence and enjoy the culture, the food, the shopping and of course THE WINE!!!

This is a small group experience, with a max of 10 people traveling… because you know… we want to protect the energy of the group!

Itinerary is as follows:

  • Aug 6, depart the states for Rome (RT flight from States not included).
  • Aug 7, upon arriving to Rome, and clearing customs, you will be met by a local representative who will transfer you to the Le Meridien Visconti Rome. Get settled and get some rest before heading off to our meet & greet. (Light Dinner included)
  • Aug 8, enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then get ready to experience some of the Rome’s history.  We will visit the Roman Colosseum, built between 72 and 80 AD and the Roman Forum, which was erected 7th century BC.  Afterwards enjoy the rest of your afternoon and evening as you wish. (Breakfast included)
  • Aug 9, after breakfast at the hotel , enjoy the day on your own.  Choose to visit the Vatican, Sistene Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica (optional excursion – additional cost).  It is awesome and amazing!  Or – hang out with some of the locals by the Spanish Steps or Trevi Fountain and take in some of the Italian culture. (Breakfast included)
  • Aug 10, after breakfast at the hotel we will drive to Tuscany for some views and a lot of wine! We will spend the afternoon tasting everything from Prosecco to Full Bodied Reds with Italian tapas.  After our jaunt in the countryside we will continue our journey to Florence with our private driver.  Arrive to Florence late afternoon.  After checking into the hotel – do you and explore the city and the wonderful vendors selling leather goods – or rest up for the next day. (Breakfast and Light Lunch included)
  • Aug 11, enjoy breakfast at the hotel before exploring Florence on your own. Choose to shop more, see Michaelangelo’s David,  or take an optional full day excursion to Cinque Terre (additional cost).  Have a chill vacation day just like Black Hollywood’s A-List, enjoying wine and #views. (Breakfast included)
  • Aug 12, today is our day to wind down and prepare for heading back to the States.  This evening we will meet up for our Farewell Dinner (Breakfast and Dinner included)
  • Aug 13, after breakfast, we will say our goodbyes and head back to The States!

This is definitely going to be a memorable journey to Italy, and we hope you can join us!

Where You’ll Stay…

Le Meridien Visconti Rome and Westin Excelsior Florence

Le Méridien Visconti is a perfect location in the heart of Rome for shopping and nightlife.  It’s in walking distance from the Spanish Steps and the Vatican, has been recently renovated and will provide some of the comforts of home while traveling.

 

The Westin Excelsior, Florence sits at the center of Florentine culture. Browse boutiques along the Ponte Vecchio, have an espresso at a local café and enjoy the best Florence has to offer. Take in the vibrant flavors and sweeping views in SE·STO on Arno, their glass rooftop bar and restaurant.

Vacation Packages have the following inclusions:

 

  • Ground transportation from FCO airport in Rome to hotel in Rome; Ground transportation from Florence hotel to FLR airport in Florence
  • 3 nights at the Le Meridien hotel in Rome in a superior room, 1 King or 2 twins beds by request
  • One-way ground transportation from Rome to Florence
  • 3 nights at the Westin Excelsior, Florence in a deluxe room, 1 King or 2 twins beds by request
  • All activities as listed in the itinerary, to include entry fees

What’s Not Included:

  • Your flight from the States to Rome (make sure you arrive August 7) and your returning flight from Florence on August 13, 2019
  • Tips/gratuities for housekeeping,  waitstaff, guides or drivers
  • Transportation outside of what is listed above
  • Meals outside of what is listed above
  • Additional excursions

This package is land only in Rome and Florence.  No airfare from the US to Rome is included.

We know it’s helpful to have some flexibility when traveling, so we aren’t locking you in to airfare from the US in your package.

This frees you up to use points, miles, gift cards etc. with an airline that you would like to use towards your airfare to Italy, and customize the flight plan that works best for you!

PACKAGE PRICING – LAND ONLY (Without Roundtrip Airfare From the US)
  • Double Occupancy

  • $2500per person
  • Single Occupancy

  • $3500per person

Trip Insurance

Trip insurance for this package is included to provide some level of protection in the unforeseen circumstance of a medical emergency while traveling and to protect your vacation investment. It also reimburses nonrefundable payments, less the cost of insurance, if you must cancel or interrupt your trip due to an illness, injury, job loss or death.  If you need to cancel for another reason, you will receive 50% back of funds paid if optional coverage for CANCEL ANY REASON is selected*, less the cost of the insurance and the cancellation fee of $50/person.

If elected, trip insurance starts at $299/person with the cancel for any reason benefit (cost based on age and variety of factors).  To get a quote and purchase travel insurance click the link at the bottom of the page.  PLEASE NOTE INSURANCE MUST BE PURCHASED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF YOU MAKING YOUR DEPOSIT TO GET THE CANCEL FOR ANY REASON BENEFIT.

*Except for New York and Pennsylvania residents.

Important Information

You will need to have a passport to travel to Italy, and it must be valid for six months after you return from the trip.  If your passport is due to expire before April 15 2020, you will need to renew it before traveling. Failure to do so may prevent you from traveling or entering back into the States — neither is a good look!

Let’s Talk Reservations & Payments

Making reservations for this package signifies your acceptance of our Terms and Conditions.  The deposit per traveler is a non-refundable payment of $300/person.

Reservations must be made with your full government name and birth dates as they appear on your passport.  Any changes to the information provided will result in a change fee of $50/person.

Prices are subject to change without notice. A deposit is the only way to lock in rates.

If you are electing to room with someone (double occupancy), both of you must pay your initial deposits at the same time in order for the rates and reservation to be guaranteed.  If one of the roommates is no longer able to attend, the remaining traveler is responsible for covering the entire portion of the room, taxes and fees that was left unpaid by roommate, or that is due once second roommate is cancelled and the room turns to single occupancy.

Payment Schedules

Cultured Vacations accepts reservations and payments according to two schedules:

  • Payment in full at the time of booking (save $100!)
  • Payments over time with final payments due June 4, 2019

 

Payment in Full

You may pay in full at the time of booking. No future payments will be needed, unless you later modify your reservations.  This option allows you to save $100.

 

Payment Plan

You may choose to make payments over time!  Simply complete a payment via your dedicated invoice link and payments will be processed automatically.  Once initially set up, you may go into your invoice at any time and make additional payments.

  • $200/person deposits (non-refundable) – EARLY BIRD DEPOSITS OF $100/PERSON BY NOVEMBER 30!
  • June 4, 2019 – Final Payment Due

When you (and your roommate) are ready to make your deposits, please complete your details at this link.

Payment #2: $400 on January 4, 2018

Payment #3: $400 on February 4, 2019

Payment #4: $400 on March 4, 2019

Payment #5: $400 on April 4, 2019

Payment #6: $400 on May 4, 2019

Payment #7: Final Balance on June 4, 2019

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