Florence and Rome

  • 9 Days
  • Classic Trip

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Depart

Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

Florence

3 3 Nights

Assisi

1 1 Night

Rome

3 3 Nights
Return
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What's Included

Our itineraries reflect 40 years of experience in crafting exceptional educational tours. That means we know exactly how to make the best of your time abroad—incredible destinations, immersive activities, centrally located hotels, and smart, well-traveled tour managers who ensure your educational goals are met. Here are some of the exceptional features of this tour.

ACIS Guarantees

We have high standards, which is why we take care to include these features in every tour.

Round-Trip Flights

Leave the airlines to us.

3- or 4-Star Hotels

After a busy day, comfort is key.

Centrally Located Hotels

Save the commuting time, beat the morning crowds and keep right on exploring after dark when your hotel is in the heart of the city.

Daily Breakfast and Dinner (unless otherwise noted)

Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.

24-Hour Tour Manager

Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.

Start Exploring

Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.

Service Guarantee

We're so sure you're going to love your tour, we guarantee it!

Global Network

24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.

Personal Headsets Included Throughout Tour

Participants will have unlimited access to personal headsets so that local guides and ACIS Tour Managers can more easily communicate with the group along the way.

Exceptional Experiences

Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.

Tuscan Cooking Lesson

Tuscan Cooking Lesson

Unlock the secrets of Italy's culinary arts with a cooking lesson and demonstration held in one of Florence's most historic buildings, just steps from the Palazzo Pitti. Begin with an introduction to Italian cuisine, specifically local Tuscan cooking, and an explanation of what local ingredients are used and why they were selected. The chef will then demonstrate and teach participants how to make the dishes on the day's menu, with the students' assistance at various stages of preparation. Chefs are professionally qualified and currently employed in some of Florence's best restaurants and luxury hotels. Finish off the lesson by sampling the treats you created! Possible dishes include things like Crepes Florentine, Potato Tortelli, Aretina Chicken, stuffed tomatoes, Chocolate cake and Tiramisù.

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Unlock the secrets of Italy's culinary arts with a cooking lesson and demonstration held in one of Florence's most historic buildings, just steps from the Palazzo Pitti. Begin with an introduction to Italian cuisine, specifically local Tuscan cooking, and an explanation of what local ingredients are used and why they were selected. The chef will then demonstrate and teach participants how to make the dishes on the day's menu, with the students' assistance at various stages of preparation. Chefs are professionally qualified and currently employed in some of Florence's best restaurants and luxury hotels. Finish off the lesson by sampling the treats you created! Possible dishes include things like Crepes Florentine, Potato Tortelli, Aretina Chicken, stuffed tomatoes, Chocolate cake and Tiramisù.

Traditional Tuscan Farmhouse Lunch

Traditional Tuscan Farmhouse Lunch

Indulge in an unforgettable glimpse of Italy's rural way of life and cuisine with a traditional Tuscan farmhouse lunch.

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Indulge in an unforgettable glimpse of Italy's rural way of life and cuisine with a traditional Tuscan farmhouse lunch.

Gelateria Tour and Tasting in Rome

Gelateria Tour and Tasting in Rome

Live la dolce vita with a behind-the-scenes look at a historic working gelateria in the heart of Rome. Hear the story of gelato's origins, tour the production area to learn how a flavor is crafted from start to finish and gain an understanding of the ingredients and procedures used. Then sharpen your taste buds, expand your belly, and brush up on the Italian way to request your favorite flavor as you refuel with a sampling of gelato, plus one of the gelateria's famous Sanpietrino treats—made only here!

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Live la dolce vita with a behind-the-scenes look at a historic working gelateria in the heart of Rome. Hear the story of gelato's origins, tour the production area to learn how a flavor is crafted from start to finish and gain an understanding of the ingredients and procedures used. Then sharpen your taste buds, expand your belly, and brush up on the Italian way to request your favorite flavor as you refuel with a sampling of gelato, plus one of the gelateria's famous Sanpietrino treats—made only here!

Orvieto Funicular

Orvieto Funicular

Duomo di Orvieto

Duomo di Orvieto

Florence Tour with Guide

Florence Tour with Guide

Accademia with Guide and Reservation

Accademia with Guide and Reservation

Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Porziuncola Chapel

Porziuncola Chapel

Rome Tour with Guide

Rome Tour with Guide

Vatican Museums with Guide and Reservation

Vatican Museums with Guide and Reservation

St. Peter's Basilica

St. Peter's Basilica

Rome Dinner Voucher

Rome Dinner Voucher

Colosseum with Guide and Reservation

Colosseum with Guide and Reservation

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Itinerary

This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Depart from the USA.

Day 2: Florence

Arrive in Rome, meet your ACIS Tour Manager, and drive to the former Etruscan city of Orvieto. Take the funicular up to the historical center and admire the view of the surrounding Umbrian countryside. Visit the beautiful Duomo before continuing to Florence for dinner.

Day 3: Florence

Discover the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance today with a local guide. See Ghiberti's Baptistry Doors, Santa Croce, the Duomo and the Piazza della Signoria as well as a timed entrance to the Accademia to see Michelangelo's David. In the afternoon enjoy a Tuscan cooking lesson where an Italian chef will teach you how to prepare a three-course Tuscan meal. Participants will aid the chef in the preparation and then everyone will enjoy a tasting.

Day 4: Florence

Explore more of old Tuscany today. First journey to Siena, one of Italy's best-preserved hill towns, for a walking tour that shows you the green and white marbled Duomo and the famous Piazza del Campo. Then indulge in a magnificent Tuscan style lunch at a countryside farmhouse, where you'll learn about the traditions and cuisine characteristic to Italy's rural way of life. You will continue next to explore medieval San Gimignano, famed for its wines and beautiful tall towers, before returning to your accommodations.

Day 5: Assisi

Today drive to Cortona and enjoy views of the medieval buildings perched on the hillside overlooking the valley and remnants of the area's Etruscan history. Then end your day in Assisi, where St. Francis lived and founded the Franciscan Friars.

Day 6: Rome

Visit the Basilica of St. Francis and the Porziuncola at the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli. Then it's time to depart Assisi for Rome, the Eternal City.

Day 7: Rome

Today's sightseeing tour introduces you to every phase of Rome's history with a panoramic drive of the city. In addition, your local guide accompanies you through the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel, and continues to St. Peter's Basilica. Tonight we'll provide restaurant vouchers and suggestions for our favorite trattorias so you can dine like (and with) the locals.

Day 8: Rome

Today go inside the iconic and historic Colosseum with a local guide (another line-avoiding timed reservation) and learn the many stories of this nearly 2,000-year-old Roman landmark that's considered one of the architectural wonders of the ancient world. Your ticket also includes entrance to the nearby Roman Forum if your group has time. Later you will live la dolce vita as you visit one of Rome's most historic gelaterias to see how the famous Italian-style ice cream is produced during a gelateria tour and tasting. Your learning will be rewarded with a sweet sample of your favorite flavor as well as one of the gelateria's iconic Sanpietrino treats. In the evening, you'll enjoy an authentic Roman pizza dinner. Then join your tour manager for a passeggiata romana through the piazzas around the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps.

Day 9: Departure

Depart for the USA.

Price This Tour

Price This Tour

Optional Extras

Ultimate-Plus Protection Plan

Most Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $180

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Ultimate Protection Plan

Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $90

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