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travelers in Venice

City Kids: Italy

July 1-10, 2010

The Academic Traveler is pleased to present a family educational travel program, City Kids: Italy.  This program gives kids and parents an opportunity learn about new things and explore a new culture – together!  Kids ages 8 – 18 are welcome to participate with parents (or grandparents, aunts, or uncles).

Travelers will:

  • Explore Venice by foot and by gondola
  • Enjoy a welcome dinner in Venice, known for its succulent seafood and tiramisu
  • Visit San Marco Basilica, the Palazzo Ducale and the Ponte dei Sospiri
  • Tour of the island of Burano and visit the glass blowing studio.
  • Tour the ancient center of Florence and learn about daily life during the Renaissance
  • Taste and tour at a world-class chocolatier in Florence
  • Shop at the San Lorenzo food market and taste cheeses, olive oils and balsamic vinegar
  • Tour the Accademia Gallery and the Uffizi and see Michelangelo’s David and Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus
  • Explore the medieval town of Lucca and see the leaning tower in Pisa
  • Visit the marble quarries in Carrara and tour Cinque Terra, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Learn how to cook classic Tuscan food at the villa
  • Take a guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica
  • Tour the Baroque monuments of Rome, including the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps, by horse-drawn carriage
  • Enjoy a cooking lesson and farewell dinner at a traditional Roman restaurant

Included in the program cost:

    • pre-trip educational material
    • lodging at The Hotel Metropole in Venice, Villa Carlotta in Tuscany and Hotel
    • Ponte Sisto in Rome
    • daily breakfast at hotels in Venice and Rome
    • museum admissions
    • tour and guide fees
    • most meals, as shown on the detailed itinerary

Excluded from the program cost:

    • transportation to/from the Memphis airport
    • round-trip airfare to Italy
    • meals, other than those listed above
    • travel insurance
    • passport feess
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