Insider's Italy

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Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

Venice

2 2 Nights

Florence

2 2 Nights

Rome

3 3 Nights
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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.

Rome Market Tour

Rome Market Tour

The Mercato di Testaccio is a Roman institution. Stalls piled high with fresh vegetables, meat, fish and cheeses jostle for space in this bustling covered market. Let your guide tell you all about the history of the market, the characterful vendors and the local foods. You'll have the chance to find out about the authentic, local produce and of course to taste a selection. Che buono!

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The Mercato di Testaccio is a Roman institution. Stalls piled high with fresh vegetables, meat, fish and cheeses jostle for space in this bustling covered market. Let your guide tell you all about the history of the market, the characterful vendors and the local foods. You'll have the chance to find out about the authentic, local produce and of course to taste a selection. Che buono!

Pizza Making Lesson and Dinner

Pizza Making Lesson and Dinner

A staple of Mediterranean cuisine stretching far back in time, pizza is an important and delicious part of Italian history and culture. From crust to toppings, a professional pizza chef will teach you the steps to creating the perfect pie, Roman style. Knead, roll and spin the dough, top it with sauce and toppings in the traditional way and watch brown and bubble in a brick oven. Then feast on your own creation for dinner!

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A staple of Mediterranean cuisine stretching far back in time, pizza is an important and delicious part of Italian history and culture. From crust to toppings, a professional pizza chef will teach you the steps to creating the perfect pie, Roman style. Knead, roll and spin the dough, top it with sauce and toppings in the traditional way and watch brown and bubble in a brick oven. Then feast on your own creation for dinner!

Cicchetti Tasting in Venice

Cicchetti Tasting in Venice

Dine like a local, sampling traditional Venetian-style tapas dishes such as crostini, fried mozzarella or artichoke hearts.

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Dine like a local, sampling traditional Venetian-style tapas dishes such as crostini, fried mozzarella or artichoke hearts.

Balsamic Vinegar Tour and Tasting

Balsamic Vinegar Tour and Tasting

Visit a Balsamic vinegar producer near Modena and learn more about the centuries old traditions behind producing the best vinegars in the world. Discover what goes into the cultivation process, what grapes are used, and the bottling process. Students will also get to taste a few varieties so they gain new appreciation of the different flavors and aromas.

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Visit a Balsamic vinegar producer near Modena and learn more about the centuries old traditions behind producing the best vinegars in the world. Discover what goes into the cultivation process, what grapes are used, and the bottling process. Students will also get to taste a few varieties so they gain new appreciation of the different flavors and aromas.

Private Motor Launch Transfer

Private Motor Launch Transfer

Duomo di Orvieto

Duomo di Orvieto

St. Peter's Basilica

St. Peter's Basilica

Vatican Museums with Guide and Reservation

Vatican Museums with Guide and Reservation

Rome Tour with Guide

Rome Tour with Guide

Orvieto Underground Cave Tour

Orvieto Underground Cave Tour

Accademia with Guide and Reservation

Accademia with Guide and Reservation

Florence Dinner Voucher

Florence Dinner Voucher

Venice 48-Hour Vaporetto Pass

Venice 48-Hour Vaporetto Pass

Santa Croce

Santa Croce

Florence Tour with Guide

Florence Tour with Guide

Ferrari Museum

Ferrari Museum

Fondaco dei Tedeschi Rooftop

Fondaco dei Tedeschi Rooftop

Glassblowing Demonstration

Glassblowing Demonstration

Doge's Palace

Doge's Palace

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: Venice

Arrive in Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic, and transfer by private motor launch to the Lido. Spend the afternoon exploring the city's winding streets and canals.

Day 3: Venice

Consisting of an archipelago carved by nearly 150 canals into 118 different islands, the incomparable city of Venice contains a wealth of sights. Arrive in St. Mark's Square where you can see the Basilica of St. Mark before enjoying entrance to the Gothic Doge's Palace, including the Bridge of Sighs, which connected the old prisons of Venice to the palace's interrogation rooms. Then learn more about one of Venice’s most famous exports during an authentic glassblowing demonstration before visiting the historic Fondaco dei Tedeschi for breathtaking views of the Grand Canal from its rooftop. Stop for a photo at Rialto Bridge en route to an authentic cicchetteria where you will sample traditional Venetian-style tapas. Then explore more at your own pace with unlimited access to the entire canal network and smaller islands using your vaporetto pass. You'll feel like a local in no time.

Day 4: Florence

Drive to Maranello, where we'll get your engines revving with a tour of the Ferrari Museum. Next you'll enjoy a Balsamic vinegar tasting—visit a four-generation farm and production facility near Modena to learn about the family's process for making and aging the famed Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena before tasting a few of the varietals. Continue to Tuscany and its magnificent capital, Florence. Tonight perhaps stroll out to see the iconic Ponte Vecchio, with its bustling gold shops all lit up at night.

Day 5: Florence

During today's sightseeing tour a local guide provides commentary while showing you Brunelleschi's splendid Duomo, Ghiberti's famous Baptistry Doors, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce (where many illustrious Italians, including Michelangelo and Galileo, have been buried) and the Piazza della Signoria—the political center of the Renaissance city. Also, breeze by the crowds with your own timed entrance to the Accademia, which houses Michelangelo's David. There is no shortage of wonderful places to eat in Florence, and you'll get to dine like (and with) the locals using our insider tips and restaurant vouchers.

Day 6: Rome

Journey to Orvieto. Once a major center of the Etruscan civilization, the city is perched high on a plateau of volcanic tufa stone and is known form its gothic Duomo, whose dramatic outline is visible for miles around. Visit the Duomo and Capella San Brizio before heading underground on a guided cave walk through the secret labyrinth of tunnels carved into the soft rock beneath the city's streets. Once you emerge above ground, you'll head to Rome. Your tour manager will introduce you to Rome with an evening walking tour that winds past the imposing illuminated columns of the Pantheon and into the ever-lively Piazza Navona.

Day 7: Rome

Rome is called “The Eternal City” because the ancient Romans believed that no matter what empires rose and fell, Rome would endure forever. Today's sightseeing tour introduces you to every phase of Rome's legendary history with a panoramic drive of the city. In addition, your local guide accompanies you through the incomparable Vatican Museums, including Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, and continues to St. Peter's Basilica. In the evening try your hand at an Italian tradition with a pizza making lesson and dinner. Pay close attention to the pizza chef's presentation on how to lay out the dough for a perfect pie, top it with ingredients in the Roman style and finish it off in the oven. Work in teams to assemble and cook your own creations as you enjoy an authentic, brick oven pizza dinner.

Day 8: Rome

Mingle with locals and experience a true slice of daily Roman life during this morning's Rome market tour. Learn how to shop for the best of the produce varieties and traditional foods, and sample some of the wares. Then visit the famous Colosseum, a nearly two thousand year old Roman emblem.

Day 9: Departure

Depart for the USA.



Optional Extensions and Extra Nights:

Further immerse yourself in the culture and wonders of la dolce vita with an extra night in Rome, including the services of your ACIS Tour Manager.

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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