Amazing Tour of Tuscany, Rome & the Amalfi Coast with an Andrea Bocelli Concert!

Price: $3,250.00 /per person
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FUN HAPPENINGS TRAVEL GROUP PRESENTS A TRIP OF A LIFETIME TO SOUTHERN ITALY TOUR WITH ANDREA BOCELLI CONCERT IN TUSCANY!

- Depart Tuesday July 23rd – Return Friday August 2nd 2019
- Tour is Limited to 35 Persons! | $3250 + $1150 Air from Newark!

Join Fun Happenings Travel Group for an Amazing “Once in a Lifetime” opportunity to experience the food, wine, history, and art of 3 unique regions in Italy, including the Tuscany and Chianti wine regions, Rome and the Amalfi Coast! But wait, There’s More… We are also attending the 14th Annual Teatro del Silenzio Andrea Bocelli Concert in an outdoor amphitheater in The Tuscan countryside! This trip is limited to only 35 spots and is expected to sell out quickly, so if you are considering joining… I would make a decision quickly!

Get ready for a Tour of Italy like never before! This tour is not your average cookie-cutter tour purchased from an American Tour company, as our tour is customized exclusively for Fun Happenings Travel Group and includes unique and memorable life-changing experiences!
I have worked closely with an Italian Tour company over the last 5 years and they are including some incredible activities on this tour… and Most Everything is Included, except 1-2 optional excursions, that are planned during our free time.

Our group will be immersing ourselves fully in the Italian Culture and Experience a side of Italy- like never before as we:

1. Immerse yourself in the local culture of each region we visit with unique experiences!
2. Visit the Vatican on Sunday July 28th and join Pope Francis’ “Papal Blessing” Live at St. Peter’s Square.
3. Tour and taste wines from 3 prominent wineries in the Tuscany and Campania wine regions and meet their winemakers.
4. Explore one of the most charming & quaint villages of Tuscany Italy- San Gimignano, and Siena Italy!
5. Explore the most charming & quaint towns in Southern Italy- Positano & Amalfi villages!
6. Attend the Famed Andrea Bocelli concert in an amphitheater in the Tuscan countryside.
7. Experience the Real Italy with outstanding local guides in each region we visit!
8. Visit the Isle of Capri and explore the Famous “Blue Grotto” and the quaint villages on the island.

Our group will fly to Rome, Italy on Tuesday, July 23rd... Once in Rome on July 24th, we will make our way by private coach to the Tuscany Wine region (2 hour drive) for 4 days, where we will stay in a luxury 31 bedroom Tuscan Villa outside of Siena. We will immerse ourselves into the local culture, food & music of this region- as we visit two wineries and see Andrea Bocelli Live in concert at his hometown amphitheater in nearby Tuscan town Ljatico.

Villa Scacciapensieri (4 ½ Star 31-Bedroom Tuscan Villa): https://www.villascacciapensieri.it/en
TripAdvisor Reviews on our Villa: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-d239518?m=19907

After Tuscany, we will make our way by private coach to Rome, where we will spend 2 Days exploring the beauty, history and Famous Landmarks of this beautiful city! We will see Pope Francis Live give his "Papal Blessing" on Sunday morning at St. Peter's Square and you will have the opportunity to attend mass at St. Peter's Basilica this morning as well.

After 2 Amazing Days in Rome, we will head to one of Italy's most beautiful regions, the Magnificent Amalfi Coast, where we will spend 5 days in the city of Sorrento. We will use Sorrento as our home base while touring the Amalfi Coast for 5 days, as it is centrally located to all parts, including the Isle of Capri, the Amalfi Coastline and Pompeii.

TRIP COST
Land Only Price: $[masked] (If paid by check)
Roundtrip airfare from New York JFK: $[masked]
Single Supplement: $990.00

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OUR AMAZING SOUTHERN ITALY TOUR WITH ANDREA BOCELLI CONCERT:

• Superior 4-star Hotels (Siena area: 3 nights; Rome: 2 nights; Sorrento/Amalfi Coast: 4 nights)
• 17 Meals Included (9 full American breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners, and 4 wine tastings)
• Daily Guided Excursions as per our itinerary (1-2 optional activities offered during free time)
• Private Local Tour Guide for our group throughout duration of trip
• Deluxe Private Coach Transportation throughout 11 Day Tour
• Ticket to the Sold Out Andrea Bocelli concert on July 25th at Teatro del Silenzio, an open air amphitheater, located in Bocelli‘s hometown- Lajatico, Tuscany.
• Enjoy a Special Post-Concert Dinner at unique venue, near Lajatico.
• “Whisper Technology” Headsets on guided tours throughout 11 Day Tour
• Baggage porterage on airport and hotel transfers
• All VAT and local service taxes, city taxes

Detailed Southern Italy Itinerary with Andrea Bocelli Concert

Day 1- Tuesday, July[masked]
• Depart Newark EWR AIRPORT AT 5:35PM (Arrive to EWR 3-4 hours prior to our Departure)
• The Trip begins from Newark EWR Airport- so everyone is responsible for meeting at EWR.

UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT #40 [Non-stop Flight]
DEPART Newark EWR AT 5:35 PM
ARRIVE Rome FCO AT 7:45 AM (+1 Day - JUL 24, 2019)

Day 2 – Wednesday, July 24
Welcome to Italy! Our group arrives at Fiumicino Airport, Rome at 7:45am. Our group will be met by our local tour manager and transferred by private coach to our Tuscan villa near Siena.

After check in at our Tuscan villa, our group will enjoy an excursion and lunch to the Chianti Wine Region for a visit to the famous Verrazzano Winery. After a tour of the winery and vineyards, we will enjoy a tasting of their classic wines and lunch featuring local products. We return to our villa for an afternoon of leisure. Tonight is our Welcome to Italy Dinner at a local restaurant in Siena. Overnight in Siena area (L, Wine Tasting, D included)

Day 3 – Thursday, July 25
After our breakfast at the hotel, we will enjoy a morning tour of Siena with our local guide. We will visit the Piazza del Campo, known for the Palio, an important horse race that takes place twice a year in Siena (July 2 and August 16). We will also visit the Duomo di Siena and the Baptistery of San Giovanni Battista, as well as the Torre del Mangia (Tower of the Eater). We will have free time in this quaint medieval city to eat lunch, shop, and explore the narrow streets and contrade. We will return to our hotel after lunch.

This evening we depart for one of the Top Highlights of our trip... the Andrea Bocelli concert that takes place at Teatro del Silenzio, an amphitheater in Lajatico, Italy, the birthplace of Bocelli. The amphitheater was built by the local government at the request of Bocelli. He performs a concert here each summer. The amphitheater sits unused the remainder of the year; however, the stage area is flooded and becomes a “lake” in which sculptures are exhibited.

The 14th Annual Andrea Bocelli Teatro Del Silenzio Concert, the exclusive event that takes place every year on the hills of Lajatico (Pisa), Maestro Bocelli’s hometown concert titled "Ali di libertà", scheduled for Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 8:30 pm is sold out.
The artistic direction is once again by Luca Tommassini a visionary guru artist and former choreographer of X Factor, collaborator of Madonna and Michael Jackson concerts. This year the most beloved Tenor in the world will be joined, by his son Matteo Bocelli, rising star of international pop, from the extraordinary success obtained with the song "Fall on me", duet interpreted together with his father.

Teatro del Silenzio 2019 Andrea Bocelli Concert: http://citysoundmilano.com/en/
The best of the best is in the program: a multi-sensory experience that will reinvent opera by offering the greatest composers, the most beloved songs and the most popular “classics”, presented within an innovative format that will symbolically take the audience by the hand, within spectacular moving sets that are, currently, unparalleled. It is a memorable journey, to be taken – as always – alongside Andrea Bocelli, through the places where he was born and where many of his dearest loved ones still reside. It’s an intimate concert and the best place to see Andrea Bocelli Live! After the concert, we will enjoy an authentic Italian dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight Siena. (B, Concert, D included)

Concert Promo Video: https://youtu.be/cPntqFzaY2M

Day 4 – Friday, July 26
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, we depart for San Gimignano, city of beautiful towers. As we walk with our tour director through the narrow, medieval streets of San Gimignano, you will notice the magnificent 13th century stone walls that completely enclose this Tuscan hill town. As you encounter the 14 towers that remain today, imagine how the town might have appeared when 72 towers were standing. After we tour this magical hill town, we will visit a local wine estate for wine tasting and lunch. After lunch, the afternoon is at leisure. Tonight we will enjoy dinner at our villa. Overnight Siena area (B, wine tasting, L, D included)

Day 5 – Saturday, July 27
After breakfast at the hotel, we depart for Orvieto, which Rick Steve’s called “one of the most striking, memorable, and enjoyable hill towns in central Italy!” During our time here, we will visit the spectacular Cathedral, tour Orvieto’s “Underground City” (created by the Etruscans over a course of 2500 years), enjoy a tasting of local wines, and visit Civita di Bagnoregio (a unique village of 12 inhabitants), reachable only on foot by crossing a spectacular bridge.

After our time in Orvieto, we will continue to Rome. Upon arrival, we will take a Panoramic Tour, stopping at several locations for photographs. Tonight we will be welcomed to Rome with dinner in a family owned trattoria, walking distance of our hotel. Overnight Rome: (B, Tasting, D included)

Day 6 - Sunday, July 28
After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit St. Peter’s Square to see Pope Francis and receive a Papal Blessing. After the Blessing, you are free to explore and have lunch on your own. After lunch, we will visit the architectural remains of Ancient Rome, including the Coliseum and the Roman Forum. This evening will be at your leisure to explore the quaint shops, cafes, piazzas, and galleries located near our hotel or choose to take an optional Angels and Demons Catacombs tour in Rome! Overnight: Rome (B included)

Day 7 – Monday, July 29
Early this morning we will depart for Sorrento, in the Campania region. En route, we will stop at Cantina del Vesuvio, one of the most scenic wineries in Italy, located on the picturesque slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Here we will tour the winery and enjoying a tasting. After lunch at the winery, we will proceed to Pompeii, a city destroyed in 79 A.D. by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. We will explore this excavated city, which provides an extraordinary snapshot of everyday Roman life. After our tour, we will proceed to Sorrento where you will enjoy a free evening and dinner on your own. Our hotel provides a free shuttle to the center of Sorrento, which is less than 1 mile away. Overnight in Sorrento area (B, Wine Tasting, L included)

Day 8 - Tuesday, July 30
After breakfast, join our group for a FULL DAY EXCURSION exploring the enchanting towns along the picturesque Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana). As we make our way to Amalfi, we will stop at the picturesque hilltop town of Positano for photos. Upon arrival in Amalfi, whose origins date back to both the Roman and Byzantine Empires, we will have free time to explore and enjoy lunch on our own. After lunch, we will continue to Ravello, where we will tour Villa Rufolo, known as the cultural and historical center of Ravello. Villa Rufolo dates from the 13th century and figures in one of Boccaccio’s stories in the classic book, the “Decameron.”

We return to Sorrento in the late afternoon. This evening, you are on your own for dinner, shopping, and exploring the area.
Overnight Sorrento (B included)

Day 9 – Wednesday, July 31
After breakfast, we’ll head to Sorrento’s harbor to embark on a high-speed hovercraft to the Isle of Capri, one of the most scenic islands in the world! Upon our arrival in the port of Capri, we’ll transfer by minibus to Anacapri, one of the two towns on the island. You'll have free time to visit the sites here, including Villa San Michele, The Blue Grotto, and the chairlift for Mount Solaro. The day is yours to enjoy at your leisure, exploring either Capri or Anacapri, which are only 3 km apart. We return to Sorrento where dinner and your evening are on your own. Overnight in Sorrento (B included)

Isle of Capri Italy: https://www.capri.com/en/anacapri

Day 10 – Thursday, August 1
After breakfast, you will have the entire day at leisure or you may choose to join an optional Water Buffalo Mozzarella Farm and demonstration. Tonight we will have our Farewell to Italy Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight Sorrento (B, D included)

Day 11 – Friday, August 2
Prior to our early departure from Sorrento, we will enjoy breakfast at the hotel. We will transfer to Naples International Airport (NAP) for our non-stop flight to Newark (EWR).

UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT #965 (Non-stop Flight to Newark)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2ND 2019
DEPART Naples NAP AT 10:10 AM
ARRIVE Newark EWR AT 2:05 PM

OUR SOUTHERN ITALY ITINERARY HOTELS:

Siena / Tuscany Hotel: Villa Scacciapensieri – 4 ½ Star Superior Hotel
July 24 – 27; 3 nights
Website: https://www.villascacciapensieri.it/en/
TripAdvisor Reviews: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-d239518?m=19907

Rome: Hotel: Hotel Quirinale
July 27 – 29; 2 nights
Website: https://www.hotelquirinale.it/en/
TripAdvisor Reviews: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-d205121?m=55593

Sorrento: Grand Hotel Vesuvio; 4 star Sea View Hotel
Dates of Stay: July 29 – Aug. 2nd; 4 nights
Website: http://www.grandhotelvesuvio.website/en/
TripAdvisor Reviews: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-d277289?m=55593

PAYMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SOUTHERN ITALY TOUR WITH ANDREA BOCELLI CONCERT:

Our 11 Day Tour of Southern Italy is priced at $3250 + $1150 for International Air from Newark EWR Airport [Fly into Rome FCO | Return from Naples NAP]. You have the option to Pay for the Trip in Full by Check or Credit Card or Choose 5 Recurring Payments over 5 months on PayPal.

The Trip begins from NEWARK EWR AIRPORT on Tuesday, July 23RD 2019 departing at 5:35PM on Non-stop United Flight #40, so you should arrive to EWR 3-4 hours before departure. Each person is responsible for meeting the group at NEWARK EWR International Airport.
THERE ARE 4 WAYS TO PAY FOR THIS TRIP:

1.) Pay in Full by Check ($3250 + $1150 Int'l Air) = TOTAL $[masked]

2.) Pay in Full by PayPal Or Credit Card ($3250 Land Pkg. + $1150 Int'l Air + $132.00 cc fees) = TOTAL $[masked]

3.) Pay in 5 Installment Payments over 5 months (5 Payments of $906.40)- Totaling $[masked]. [Note: Recurring Payments must begin by Feb. 15th or until Trip sells out]

4.) Land Only Package $3250 (by check) or $[masked] (PayPal or Credit Card) and Purchase your own Air and Meet us in Rome FCO or Tuscany on July 24th 2019 [Note: Transfers are not included unless you arrive before group flights]

PAYMENT DETAILS

1.] PAY IN FULL BY CHECK...$[masked] ($3250 Land Pkg+ $1150 for Air -per person / Based on Double Occupancy - If paid in Full by Check (Single room is additional- See Single Supplement below)

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO FUN HAPPENINGS AND MAIL TO:

Fun Happenings
PO Box 322
Brentwood 37024

2.] PAY IN FULL OF AIR/LAND PACKAGE BY PAYPAL/CREDIT CARD: TOTAL $[masked] ($3250 Land Package + $1150 Int'l Air + $132.00 cc fees)

SOUTHERN ITALY TOUR PAYMENT IN FULL PAYPAL LINK ($[masked]):
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=VFF92ZE39LZMY

3.] PAY WITH 5 RECURRING PAYMENTS ON PAYPAL FOR SOUTHERN ITALY LAND AND AIR PACKAGE- TOTALING $[masked] (5 Recurring Automatic Payments of $906.40)

A.) $906.40 Due Now (1st Payment Due Before Feb 15 or until Trip Fills up)
B.) $906.40 Due 4 weeks after previous payment (Auto PayPal Payment)
C.) $906.40 Due 4 weeks after previous payment (Auto PayPal Payment)
D.) $906.40 Due 4 weeks after previous payment (Auto PayPal Payment)
E.) $906.40 Final Auto Payment- Must be paid by July 10th 2019- If you begin payments late- you may be required to make 2 payments at end to make final payment by July 10th 2019.

** PAYPAL LINK FOR 5 RECURRING AUTOMATIC PAYMENTS OF $906.40 (Totaling $[masked]):
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=VM5NJBKD68VTJ

4.] LAND ONLY PACKAGE FOR SOUTHERN ITALY $3250 (Mail Check to Address above) or $[masked] (PayPal or Credit Card) and Purchase your own Air.

PAYPAL LINK FOR LAND ONLY SOUTHERN ITALY PACKAGE ($[masked]):
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4AK3SPT9RZMHG

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT $990.00: Single Room Supplement for entire Tour.

PAYPAL LINK FOR SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT [$990.00]:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=HKBGQNYC4PFZY

** REFUND POLICY: There are no refunds available with less than 120 days’ notice before departure date, unless you can find a replacement for those canceling and then will incur a $200 name change fee per person.

TO JOIN THIS AMAZING TRIP - PLEASE COMPLETE THESE 4 EASY STEPS!

1.) Make either 1st Payment on PayPal or Full Payment by check [Partial payments can only be made by PayPal] to Reserve your Space. **Payment is the only way to secure your space. [Note: This trip has more people interested in joining vs. the 38 available spots and trip is expected to fill up quickly.

2.) Take a photo or scan of your Passport Info Page & email to [masked]. Put your "Name and FH July 2019 Southern Italy Tour" in Subject line.

3.) RSVP "Yes" on this Trip Page on meetup site [Note: You must be logged into or "Register your name, email" on Meetup to RSVP and see full details on trip page] Also, +1, +2, If traveling with others.

4.) Email Fun Happenings Travel Group at [masked] and provide us with the best email for trip updates and if you're traveling / rooming with anyone, requesting a single room or want assistance in finding a roommate.

IN CLOSING

Thank you for your interest in Fun Happenings Travel & Adventure Group! We hope you can join this Amazing Trip of a Lifetime, as we tour Southern Italy and experience Andrea Bocelli Live in Concert in Tuscany! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at [masked].

Your Travel Planner,

Michael
Fun Happenings Travel Group
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United Airlines Group Flight Itinerary (Limited to 35 seats)

UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT #40 [Non-stop Flight]
TUESDAY, JULY 23RD 2019
DEPART Newark EWR AT 5:35 PM
ARRIVE Rome FCO AT 7:45 AM (+1 Day - JUL 24, 2019)

UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT #965 (Non-stop Flight to Newark)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2ND 2019
DEPART Naples NAP AT 10:10 AM
ARRIVE Newark EWR AT 2:05 PM