JOIN FUN HAPPENINGS FOR A ONCE IN A LIFETIME ITALY TOUR & ANDREA BOCELLI CONCERT
FUN HAPPENINGS TRAVEL GROUP PRESENTS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME TOUR TO ITALY THIS JULY 9 - 22, 2024! $4590 + $1095 Air FROM JFK
➨ We Depart Tuesday July 9th - Return Monday, July 22, 2024
➨ Our Italy Tour is limited to 50 persons
FUN HAPPENINGS TRAVEL GROUP IS VISITING ITALY’S NORTHERN LAKE REGION, FLORENCE, TUSCANY, & ROME WITH AN INTIMATE ANDREA BOCELLI CONCERT AND VIP PRE-CONCERT EXPERIENCE AT THE BOCELLI FAMILY-OWNED FARMHOUSE & WINERY!
You will be in awe of the amazing experience we have planned on the day of the Bocelli concert. Fun Happenings Travel Group is working closely with the Bocelli family and Winery in Lajatico Tuscany to include an Amazing VIP Pre-concert Experience for our group!
The special afternoon includes a Welcome Meet & Greet with Bocelli family members, a wine tasting led by Alessio Bocelli (nephew of Andrea) and an authentic 4-course Tuscan dinner, before our group is escorted to our VIP "POLTRONA" SEATS AT THE FAMOUS Andrea Bocelli Teatro del Silenzio concert in his hometown Amphitheater. FYI: The value of Bocelli concert tickets and invite-only VIP Pre-concert experience is valued at $750 per person and is fully included with our trip package… no extra cost whatsoever!
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 this tour was customized exclusively for Fun Happenings Travel Group and includes unique and memorable life-changing experiences! Our group will visit and explore so much over 13 days and we don't travel far each day. We are focusing on 4 regions in Italy with 3 Nights on Lake Maggiore, 4 Nights in Florence, 3 nights in a Tuscan Villa and ending with 2 nights in Rome...
THE HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR EXTRAORDINARY ITALY TOUR INCLUDE...
● Extraordinary intimate Andrea Bocelli in his hometown amphitheater, with a special invite only VIP Pre-concert wine tasting and 4-course dinner at the Bocelli Farmhouse & Winery, with Bocelli family present.
● A tour of Milan Cathedral with free time to explore Milan on your own!
● Private Boat tour of the Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore
● Guided Visit to Locarno Switzerland by train for day,, return by ferry
● Enjoy farm to table lunch & tour of world famous Acetaia Leonardi Balsamic Vinegar Farm in Modena
● Half Day walking Tour of Florence with local guide, including visit to Michelangelo’s “David” statue!
● Experience Italy’s Cinque Terre coastline by ferry as we visit 3 of the famous 5 villages.
● Visit Pisa with its famous Leaning Tower and explore the charming town of Lucca for lunch.
● Choose a Free day in Florence; or optional bullet train day trip to Venice or learn to make pizza and gelato at a Tuscan farmhouse!
● We visit tow top Tuscan wineries w/ wine tastings & dinner included!
● Visit Rome for 2 days, Experience the Sistine Chapel, walking tour of the city's top sights and be blessed by Pope Francis at St. Peter’s Square
OUR ITALY TOUR INCLUDES SO MUCH...
● VIP Poltrona tickets to intimate Andrea Bocelli, with a special invite-only VIP Pre-concert wine tasting and 4-course dinner at Bocelli family-owned Farmhouse & Winery, with Bocelli family present.
● RT Air JFK to Milan | Return from Rome (Included w/ Land/Air Package)
● 3-Nights at 4 1/2-star Regina Palace Hotel (on Lake Maggiore)
● 4-Nights at 4-star Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, in the heart of Florence
● 3-Nights at 4-star Boccioleto Tuscan Villa Resort & Spa (Montaione)
● 2-Nights at 4-star Quirinale Hotel, in the heart of Historic Rome
● Dedicated Italian Guide traveling with group for duration of tour
● Private coach transportation throughout Italy & Airport Transfers
● Guided day tour to Locarno Switzerland by train, return by Ferry
● 19 meals total included (12 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 dinners w/ wine)
● Daily activities as listed in itinerary (all included except 3 optional activities during free time)
● Luggage Porterage at Hotels
Our Italy Tour Does Not Include: Gratuities to our Italy Tour Director (with group for entire tour), local guides, Optional day train trip to Venice & (2) Italian cooking classes, souvenirs, spa treatments, laundry services, alcoholic & other beverages not listed as included in itinerary.
HOW TO JOIN THIS AMAZING ITALY TOUR... FOLLOW THESE 4 EASY STEPS!
1.) Make either 1st SQUARE Recurring Payment or Full Payment by Check or Credit card to secure your spot. **NOTE: Making a Deposit or Full Payment is the Only Way to reserve your space!
2.) Take a Photo or Scan of your Passport Information Page & Email to email@example.com. List "Full Name and FH ITALY 2024 Trip" in Subject Line.
3.) RSVP "Yes" on the Meetup Trip Page on Meetup site [Note: You must be logged into Meetup . com or "Register your name, email" on Meetup to RSVP and see full details on trip page]. When RSVP’ing for Trip... List guests (+1, +2), if anyone is joining you.
4.) Email Fun Happenings Travel Group at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide us with the best email for trip updates, Mailing address, Cell Number and if you're traveling solo, with someone else and if you want a roommate or single room.
➨ TO VIEW ITALY TOUR BROCHURE WITH MORE PHOTOS & DAILY ITINERARY... CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW
PRICING / PAYMENT TERMS FOR JULY 2024 ITALY TOUR
➨ THERE ARE 4 WAYS TO PAY FOR ITALY TOUR...
1.) $4590.00 per person (Double Occupancy) for 13-DAY NORTHERN ITALY LAND PACKAGE + $1095.00 FOR INTERNATIONAL AIR TO MILAN / RETURN FROM ROME = $5685.00 (IF PAID IN FULL BY CHECK).
➨ Make checks payable to Fun Happenings and Mail to Fun Happenings. (Please notify FH, that you are mailing a check in advance and put yourself on Trip RSVP at www.funhappeningstravel.com):
PO Box 322
➨ NOTE: Check payments are only allowed by Full Payment of Trip. Partial payments must be made with recurring payments on SQUARE
2.) PAYMENT IN FULL BY CREDIT CARD FOR ITALY LAND & AIR PKG = $4728.00 (Land Portion) + $1129 AIR Per Person = $5857.00 (DOUBLE OCCUPANCY) (SQUARE LINK FOR FULL PAYMENT- Total $5857.00): https://square.link/u/8abDvEbZ
3.) 7 RECURRING MONTHLY PAYMENTS of $836.72 on Square (7 X $836.72 = $5857.00), Paid over 7 months = $5857.00) [Square Link]: https://square.link/u/mLwm0uGw
➨ AFTER DEC. 9, 2023; USE THIS PAYMENT LINK FOR 6 RECURRING MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $976.17 (Totaling $5857.00) [Square Link]: https://square.link/u/mwtPCWjC
➨ NOTE TO SECURE YOUR SPACE ON TRIP: You Must Start Recurring Payments Immediately or Make Full Payment, to secure your spot, as this is only way to reserve your space
4.) LAND ONLY PACKAGE (NO AIR) FOR ITALY $4390 BY CHECK OR $4728 BY CREDIT CARD (SQUARE LINK) [NO AIR INCLUDED): https://square.link/u/dXdJHTyL
➨ LAND ONLY PACKAGE WITH 6 RECURRING MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $788.00 = $4728 (Square link): https://square.link/u/zgF6m4iU
➨ NOTE: IF PURCHASING LAND ONLY PACKAGE: Meet Us in Milan on July 10th before 8:00am at MXP Airport or at hotel in Stresa that evening (2 hours north of Milan). And remember we depart from Rome on July 22nd at 11:30am.
➤ ITALY SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT FOR ALL 12 NIGHTS ($1195.00) - Limited to 5 single rooms [Square Link]: https://square.link/u/NKr8tKuF
PREMIUM ECONOMY / BUSINESS CLASS UPGRADES AVAILABLE IN LIMITED SUPPLY! - Contact Fun Happenings at email@example.com, to make sure these seats are available.
➨  PREMIUM ECONOMY SEATS AVAILABLE ON 2 ITALY NON-STOP FLIGHTS [$1700 Upgrade (TOTAL $2795 per seat) in addition to Economy Fare of $1095- Limited to 12 seats] (Square Link): https://square.link/u/Ur3X7I9v
➨  BUSINESS CLASS SEATS (with lie-flat beds) AVAILABLE ON 2 NON-STOP FLIGHTS [$3900 Upgrade in addition to Economy Fare of $1295- Total $4995.00 - Limited to 12 seats] (Square Link): https://square.link/u/JQfFTAN2
AMERICAN AIRLINES GROUP FLIGHT ITINERARY
Tuesday, July 9, 2024
➨ AA #198: DEP New York JFK at 6:05PM | ARR MILAN MXP 8:10am (ARR July 10th)
Monday, July 22, 2024
➨ AA #235: DEP ROME FCO 10:30AM | ARR New York JFK 2:03PM (same day)
DETAILED DAILY ITINERARY OF OUR AMAZING 13-DAY ITALY TOUR...
➤ Tuesday, July 9, 2024: Depart JFK for Milan MXP; AA #198 at 6:05PM
➤ Wednesday, July 10, 2024: ARR AA #198 AT MILAN MXP AT 8:10AM: Guided tour of Milan, visit to Milan Cathedral, lunch on your own, group transfer to Regina Palace Hotel in by private motor coach. Dinner at your leisure. Overnight in Stresa (3 nights).
➤ Thursday, July 11, 2024: Included breakfast at hotel, morning cruise by private boat to Lake Maggiore Borromean Islands, Isola Bella and Palazzo Borromeo with English-speaking guide, free time for lunch, Isola Madre, return to Stresa for afternoon at leisure. Tonight is Welcome dinner at Trattoria Ristorante Imbarcadero, on the island of Isola dei Pescatori. Include round-trip transfer by private motorboat. Overnight in Stresa at Hotel Regina Palace.
➤ Friday, July 12, 2024: Included breakfast at hotel, Full day excursion to the Canton of Ticino in Switzerland (town of Locarno Switzerland), Depart (early) in the morning by private bus to rail station for the Famous Centovalli Swiss Alpine train from Domodossola to Locarno, return to Stresa late afternoon by scenic ferry. The evening and Dinner in Stresa at your own leisure. Overnight at Hotel Regina Palace.
➤ Saturday, July 13, 2024: Included breakfast at hotel prior to checkout, transfer to Florence via private coach with tour of Acetaia Leonardi Balsamic Vinegar Farm, vinegar tasting and farm to table lunch, late afternoon arrival in Florence, check into 4-star centrally located Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, free evening, dinner at your leisure. Overnight at Grand Hotel Mediterraneo (4 nights)
➤ Sunday, July 14, 2024: Included breakfast at hotel, 4-hour morning walking tour of Florence’s historical center with 2 top rated English-speaking guides (including Accademia Museum, Michelangelo’s “David”, Santa Croce Basilica), free time for lunch and the afternoon and evening are on your own to explore this beautiful city. Ask for recommendations from guides for lunch and dinner, as there are some incredible culinary gems in Florence. Overnight at Grand Hotel Mediterraneo.
➤ Monday, July 15, 2024: Included breakfast at hotel. Today, we visit Italy’s famous Cinque Terre coastline. We travel to La Spezia by private coach, then board ferry to Cinque Terre with expert local guide with the below itinerary and timing. The evening and dinner are at your leisure in Florence. Overnight at Grand Hotel Mediterraneo.
➨ 10:00AM: Arrival at La Spezia
➨ 10:15AM: Departure by ferry to Portovenere
➨ 11:00AM: Arrival in Portovenere, time for visit
➨ 12:00PM: Departure by ferry from Portovenere to Vernazza: Panoramic cruise with stop without landing in Riomaggiore and Manarola
➨ 1:05PM: Arrival in Vernazza, free time for lunch and visit
➨ 4:05PM: Departure from Vernazza to Monterosso
➨ 4:20PM: Arrival in Monterosso and visit
➨ 5:00 PM: Departure by train from Monterosso to Levanto
➨ 5:10PM: Arrival in Levanto and departure by bus to Florence with arrival in the late afternoon
➤ Tuesday, July 16, 2024: Included breakfast at the hotel, free day at leisure in Florence, or choose to join one of two optional activities (not included in trip package): Overnight at Grand Hotel Mediterraneo.
1.) Full day guided trip to Venice by Bullet Train: Economy RT ticket by bullet fast train from Florence to Venice, with 2-hour walking tour by local English-speaking guide and whisper headset. This optional tour is escorted by our tour director.
2.) Pizza and Gelato Making Class at a Tuscan Farmhouse from Florence (optional 5 hour morning & lunch tour) 9:00am pick-up from Florence, Return by 2pm.
➤ Wednesday, July 17, 2024: (Day of Teatro del Silencio Concert in Lajatico Tuscany!) Included breakfast at hotel prior to checkout of Florence hotel. We travel to Pisa via private coach with a scenic stop en route, visit Leaning Tower in the Piazza Dei Miracoli, then proceed to charming town of Lucca for lunch and free time. After free time, we continue to town of Montaione and check into our 28-bedroom Tuscan Villa at Boccioleto Resort and Spa. At 3:00pm, we transfer by private coach to Lajatico to visit Bocelli Farmhouse and Winery with wine tasting, dinner and for the highlight of the evening; Andrea Bocelli Teatro del Silencio concert. We return to farmhouse before transfer to hotel by private coach. Overnight at Boccioleto Resort and Spa.
➤ Thursday, July 18, 2024: Included breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a free half day at our Tuscan Villa or join an optional cooking class in a nearby village from 10am – 2pm. At approximately, 3:30pm, our group will transfer by private coach to the charming Tuscan town of San Gimignano (40-minute drive) to explore this Tuscan village on your own. You can taste the World’s Best Gelato at Gelateria Dondoll or browse at the many quaint shops in town. At 6:00pm, we will depart for one of the top-rated Chianti wineries, Tenuta Torciano for a magnificent Tuscan Wine Dinner & wine tasting…. We will taste many wines throughout dinner, and you will have the opportunity to order these magnificent wines. Tenuta Torciano Winery has a warehouse in Illinois, do shipping is free. We return to our Tuscan Villa by private coach. Overnight at Boccioleto Resort and Spa.
➤ Friday, July 19, 2024: Included breakfast at hotel with morning free time at our charming Tuscan villa or choose to explore the charming nearby village of Montaione. At 3:00pm, we visit to Verrazzano Winery for tour of castle gardens and aging cellars, guided tasting of a selection of wines, dinner of gastronomic specialties in the tradition of Chianti Sunday meal served in the Hosteria of the winery. Overnight at Boccioleto Resort and Spa.
➤ Saturday, July 20, 2024: Included breakfast at hotel before checkout, 9:00 A.M. departure by bus for Rome, arrival in Rome by 1:00 P.M. for an special Skip-the-line appointment to visit the famed Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel with our local Vatican guide. After this tour, we check in at Quirinale Hotel, free evening to explore Rome on your own. Many Rome sights, including the famed Trevi Fountain, are within a 10–15-minute walk of our centrally located Rome hotel. Overnight at Quirinale Hotel.
➤ Sunday, July 21, 2024: Included breakfast at hotel, free morning to explore Rome on your own. At 11:00am, our group departs by private coach for 12:00pm viewing of Pope Francis’ Blessing at St. Peter’s Square. After this special Papal blessing, we break for free time to have lunch on your own in the Vatican area. At 1:30pm, we join a walking tour of Rome’s top sites in Historic Rome, including Navona Piazza, Saint Angels Castle and the Pantheon. The remaining afternoon is free at your leisure to explore Rome on your own. At 7:00pm, our group will meet at a top-rated family-owned restaurant near our hotel, to celebrate with a Farewell to Italy Dinner! Overnight at Quirinale Hotel.
➤ Monday, July 22, 2024: Be packed, checked out, and ready to depart with your luggage in the lobby at 7:00AM. At 7AM, we transfer by private coach to Rome FCO Airport for 10:30 A.M. non-stop flight to JFK [AA #235 DEP FCO 10:30AM | ARR JFK 2:03PM – Same Day]
ITALY TOUR REFUND POLICY: No Refunds are offered with less than 120 days notice before departure date. With less than 120 days, you can find a replacement to take your place and spot is fully transferrable.