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AWG MEMBERS TRIP: ITALY : JUNE 12-20, 2019

A PERFECT WEEK IN ROME AND TUSCANY

 

Itinerary

Board your overnight flight

Day 1  – JUNE 12TH -ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY
Arrival into Rome and welcomed by two highly qualified English speaking Tour Leaders.
Check in at Sina Bernini Bristol
Dolce Vita Rome Walking Tour-Private. This afternoon you and your guides will experience classic Rome in this walking tour to include  the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and the Spanish Steps. Tonight enjoy a special welcome dinner at your hotel. 

Day 2 – June 13th - ROME : WOW EVENT!
This morning enjoy a leisurely breakfast before a brief orientation meeting. Your guides will provide suggestions for lunch and free time before you depart for the unique experience at Castel Gandolfo, the  former summer residence of the popes. This evening enjoy a dinner prepared for you at the Pagnanelli Restaurant.
3 pm depart from Hotel for an amazing Castel Gandolfo private visit including the majestic gardens
Tour is aprox 3 hours. 6:00 pm Transfer to Pagnanelli Restaurant for visit of cellars, sparkling aperitif. 
Including Dinner with Wine (1/2 bottle per person)
Return to Rome

Day 3 – JUNE 14TH - ROME
3 Proposals for your day in Rome: small group experiences of 20 participants per tour

COOKING EXPERIENCE (AM or PM)
Discovering local recipes in the city centre and enjoy a complete lunch paired with wine.
9.30 Walk to beautiful cooking school (20 minute walk)
Private cooking class followed by lunch with pared wine

VATICAN MUSEUM : 3 hour tour
9.30 Private Transfer and private guide will lead you in areas of most interest of the Vatican
Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, the tour ends inside the majestic Sistine Chapel

ANCIENT ROME TOUR (AM or PM) : 3 hour tour
9.30 Meet your guide at Hotel for a walk through the Roman Forum and Palatine, private tour of the Colosseum 
(inclusive Underground Tour) learning myths and legends of Ancient Rome
 
Day 4 – JUNE 15TH : ROME -TUSCANY
Transfer with 2 luxury buses to Tuscany to La Bagnaia Resort
Stop in Orvieto, Funicolar up to the city.  Lunch on own and free time

Day 5  – JUNE 16TH   : TUSCANY
4 Proposals for your days in the Tuscan countryside 

(4 tours daily for groups of 20 people per group)

SIENA AND SAN GIMIGNANO:
A private tour discovering the centre of Siena and the city tower and its treasures: Vernaccia of San Gimignano and Saffron!
9.30 Pick up at the Hotel with Luxury 28 seat Minibus
10.30 Private guided Tour of a saffran farm and lunch 15.00 Meet your guide in Siena for a cultural walk with Audio Boxes
17.00 return to the Hotel

FLORENCE Art & Accademia experience 
Cultural walk with guide discovering Renaissance
Florence inclusive tour of Accademia
9.00 Pick up at the Hotel with Luxury 28 seat Minibus
10.00 Meet your English speaking guide and Audio Boxes in central Florence
Suggestion for lunch (not included) Tour of Accademia (tickets included)
American Cemetery & Memorial guided Tour
16.00 return to the Hotel

MONTEPULCIANO AND PIENZA
A gourmet tour discovering the beautiful valley of 
Montepulciano and Pienza, home to the best Pecorino cheeses of Italy and the Nobile wine of Montepulciano.
9.00 Pick up at the Hotel with Luxury 28 seat Minibus
10.00 Tour of the town of Montepulciano
12.00 Lunch and Private guided Tour of a cheese and wine farm with beautiful terraces and breathtaking views
Gelato in the cute town of Pienza
16.00 return to the Hotel

DISCOVER LAKE TRASIMENO
A beautiful journey on to the calm water of 
Lake Trasimeno
9.00 Pick up at the Hotel with Luxury 28 seat Minibus
10.00 Private Tour with 2 boats and a local guide, drinks included.
Stop at Isola Maggiore for lunch (lunch not included)
16.00 return to the Hotel

Day 6 – JUNE 19TH  : TUSCANY : WOW EVENT!
Relax at Hotel : Spa or Golf activity on own
Gala Wine Challenge Dinner presented by Filippo Bartolotta at prestigious Cecchi Winery

The International Wine Challenge is an exciting and engaging game presented by Filippo Bartolotta “Obama’s Sommelier”
Each table becomes a team. The conductor introduces the techniques of wine tasting, making all participants comfortable with the game. The team of entertainers is made up of qualified sommeliers who will entertain groups throughout the activity by sharing content and anecdotes.

The challenge is usually contains four wines, two white and two red which accompany the menu. Some of the questions are about wine general knowledge and some others are specific on the wines tasted. The participants must wait until the end of the competition in order to discover the identity of the blindfolded wines. Afterwards the awards ceremony is held at the winning table. Prizes will be given to the winning team.

Day 7 – JUNE 20TH  : TUSCANY - FLORENCE
Transfer to Florence with 2 Luxury Buses
Board your return flight home or stay for a post extension. 

MAIN PACKAGE PRICING
from $4,299*pp / $126 per week

if booked by Sep 28, 2018

* Pricing is per person, subject to change, and based on double occupancy. Billing is based on 34 weeks, commencing on Oct 12, 2018.

Includes: Airport transfers when arriving/departing on group transfer, 3 nights at Sina Bernini Bristol in Rome – 5 star, 5 nights at La Bagnaia Golf and Spa Resort in Siena – 5 star, Breakfast Daily, other meals where noted, Tours and activities listed, 2 special “Wow” events. Not Included: Airfare, gratuities and insurance.

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