Overview

 Highlights


  • Experiencing the culture in France
  • Exploring with local guides
  • Enjoying a spectacular mix of scenery and sights
  • Traveling with peers on a horizon broadening experience
  • Exploring the historic towns and archaeological sites of Pompeii and Naples
  • Tasting the Italian cuisine with a pizza and gelato cooking class in Florence
  • Visiting the natural and architectural wonders of the Island of Capri
  • Riding on a gondola in Venice

The Italy Tour is a program carefully created for schools interested in immersing in the vast history and culture within Italy. Students will have the opportunity to engage in an Italian cooking class, allowing a hands-on experience with the delicious cuisine, be creative and make a Venetian mask, and visit historical sites to further knowledge about major events and their impacts on Italy and its towns. Local tour guides will take students to some of the most famous sights, sites and museums Italy have to offer while providing informative and interpretive commentary.

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Upon arrival at Rome FCO airport you will be met by your tour manager who will stay with you throughout the tour. You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day will be free at leisure.

Meals:  D

Today you will have a full day guided tour of Rome during which you will visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum and see sights such as the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps.

Meals:  B

This morningyou will have a guided tour of the Vatican with a visit to the Vatican Musuem including the Sistine Chapel and the St. Peter’s Basilica. In the afternoon you will visit the Appian Way with a visit to the St. Callixtus Catacombs.

Meals:  B

In the morning head to Tivoli (45 minutes) where you will visit Villa d’Este. The afternoon will be free at leisure in Rome.

Meals:  B

Transfer to the train station from where you will take the train to Naples (approximately 1.10 hours). On arrival in Naples you will visit the archaeological museum with a local guide.

Meals:  B

Transfer to Naples port and sail to the island of Capri for an excursion. Visit Anacapri and the Blue Grotto before transferring back to the hotel.

Meals:  B

On this day enjoy a visit to the famous archaeological site of Pompeii. In the afternoon you will be free at leisure.

Meals:  B

This morning you will take a train to Florence (approximately 3.10 hours). When you arrive in Florence make your way to the hotel and in the afternoon have a guided walking tour of the city. During the tour view the main sights such as the Piazza della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio and visit the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore.

Meals:  B

In the morning you will have a guided tour of the Galleria dell’Accademia and in the afternoon you will enjoy a hands-on immersion into the Italian culture with a pizza and gelato cooking class which can be eaten for dinner.

Meals:  B,D

Take the train to Venice (approximately 2.10 hours) in the morning and be transferred to your hotel by boat on arrival. In the afternoon you will have a guided walking tour of the city during which you will see the main sights such as the St. Mark’s Square and Bridge of Sighs and visit the St. Mark’s Basilica. Later on have a 30 minute gondola tour on the canals.

Meals:  B

Today you will go on a full day excursion by boat to the islands of Murano and Burano. You'll visit a glass blowing workshop for a demonstration and see the colourful houses of Burano.

Meals:  B

In the morning you will have a guided tour of the Doge’s Palace and in the afternoon you can be creative with a Venetian mask making workshop. The remainder of the day will be free at leisure.

Meals:  B

Transfer to Venice airport; end of services upon arrival at the airport.

Meals:  B


Learning outcomes for students

World Expeditions Schools journeys are designed to encourage positive personal development and the learning of life skills, while leaving the communities and environments we travel to, in a better condition than when we arrived.
The programs are designed to:
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers, their teachers, and the local people they meet.
• increase the confidence to engage with new people, and collaboratively make informed decisions.
• discover the benefits of working cooperatively together as a cohesive team, to achieve a common objective.
• Increase the ability to face, and cope with, mental and physical challenges and therefore increase resilience.
• give students a chance to appreciate and care for the natural world. The environments we travel through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment.
• Learn personal skills i.e., time management, personal hygiene, responsibility for personal gear, patience, tolerance, and public speaking.
We help encourage students to learn what it means to be a true global citizen.


Inclusions

  • International economy group flights (return) - as required/requested, organised by World Expeditions Schools
  • Experienced English speaking local guide/s
  • All meals as described in the itinerary (12 breakfasts, 2 dinners)
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • All transfers as described in the itinerary by private coach and train, public transport
  • Entrance fees and experiences as outlined
  • 24 hour Emergency support contact in Italy
  • All city taxes
  • Teachers travelling from school with program

  • Any drinks during meals
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Visa if required
  • Lunch

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Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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