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8 Night Italy (Rome, Florence, Tuscany, and more) - TRIP INTEREST

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  • This is an email to gauge interest in our Italy trip scheduled for next year. If you're interested in this trip, please RSVP. This doesn't commit you to the trip but lets us know how many people might want to go. This trip is tentatively scheduled for 09/02/17 - 09/10/17 over 8 days and will include Rome, Vatican City, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Tuscany, and much more. Trip dates may be changed depending on what we're able to get from the hotels and depending on our Scandinavian trip. We're aiming for early September and hope to release the exact details of the trip in the next month or two.

    All scheduled tours and admissions will be included along with front of the line entry at major attractions. Our goal is to keep the price around $1,999 per person double occupancy LAND ONLY. At this time we're not sure what the single supplement will be as that depends on the hotels that are chosen. Our goal is to announce this trip in the next month or two after we finalize everything with the hotels and tour companies.

    Here is a preliminary itinerary.

    Day 1

    Arrival into Rome

    Day 2

    With our guide we explore Rome's most famous attraction, the Colosseum, as well as Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum, all of which are within walking distance of our hotel.

    Day 3

    We'll spend the morning walking through some of Rome's famous sites - the Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps.

    The afternoon is free time to explore the city.

    Day 4

    We'll take the metro to Vatican City where we'll meet our guide to explore the Vatican Museum, Raphael’s Rooms, the Sistine Chapel and the St. Peter Basilica.

    Day 5

    We'll explore Florence and visit sites such as Il Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, and Piazza della Signoria. We'll also visit the Uffizi Museum and check out the Statue of "David".

    Day 6

    We'll take the train to Pisa to visit the world famous Tower of Pisa. Then it's off to explore the walled city of Lucca.

    Day 7

    Today is a free day to explore the city or take a day trip.

    Day 8

    Today we'll head out to Chianti and visit a couple of wineries for tastings.

    Hope that you can join us!

    If you have any questions please contact me at [masked] or (571) 318-9252.


    Paul Cathcart

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  • Erin

    Will we all be getting our own flights or will there be a group flying together.

    October 7

    • Paul

      Sorry I missed this when it was posted as we're currently on the Iceland trip.

      Everyone will be getting their own flights. We have people coming in from Virginia, Maryland, DC, Boston, Raleigh, Chicago, and Raleigh.

      October 12

  • Donna

    I wouldn't mind going later in September.

    October 8

    • Paul

      Sorry I missed this when it was posted as we're currently on the Iceland trip.

      Unfortunately we'll be on the Scandinavian trip later in September.

      October 12

  • Patty

    Please mark me down as an interested traveller.

    September 27

    • Paul

      If you're interested in this trip simply RSVP. The people that RSVP "Yes" will get first notification if and when the trip goes "live".

      1 · September 27

  • Suzanne G.

    Yes, I agree. I rent to Tufts Grad students, so a week later would be great. Lots of new incoming student stuff happening that first week of September.

    September 22

  • Marcia

    I would go if it was a week later. The way it's scheduled now it falls just days before my son returns to college.

    September 21

    • Paul

      When you click on the group there is a listing of all trips and potential trips (TRIP INTEREST) listed.

      Also, you can click "Upcoming Meetups" on the left hand side of the page.

      Here is a direct link:­

      September 21

    • Marcia

      Thank you.

      September 21

  • nancy

    Are some meals included??

    September 21

    • Paul

      Daily breakfast will be included. Lunches and dinners will be on your own but the restaurants we suggest for the group are very reasonable.

      September 21

  • elaine

    Hello! Mark me down as an interested traveler for the 2017 Italy excursion - looks like a nice tour.

    September 16

  • A former member
    A former member

    This looks like a lot of fun and I would rsvp if it wasn't planned for early September, which is an impossible time of year for me (I'm an academic librarian and that's the start of the fall semester). I'll stay tuned to see if the dates change.

    September 5

    • A former member
      A former member

      I should also say, "Hi, I'm new to this group!" I just joined because I love to travel, have been to a lot of places (including Italy--Venice is my favorite city there), and look forward to making new friends and future travels.

      1 · September 5

    • Paul

      Welcome to the group An!

      The 2017 Italy trip's date probably won't change but if it does, it will be moved to sometime in late September or early October. We're currently juggling dates for our Scandinavia, Italy, and Iceland trips to get the group the best deals.

      September 5

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    This sounds wonderful!!

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    Single and enjoy traveling with other singles.

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    looking forward to travel with like minded,fun people. There is a grwat big world out there !!!

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