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The Treasures of Italy Tour is a private 14-day tour hosted by Pastor Brad and Heidi Meyer. We will visit several major cities including Venice, Florence, Assisi, Rome, Sorrento, and Positano. Along the way we will experience all that Italy has to offer.
We will visit beautiful palaces and magnificent cathedrals, tour galleries with astounding paintings and sculptures from the masters, enjoy regional wines and olive oil at Poggio Amorelli winery, see spectacular Roman sites such as the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, the Colosseum and the Forum, gaze at Michelangelo’s The Last Judgement at the Sistine chapel, be contemplative at the prison where the apostle Paul was held, visit the Holy Stairs that Martin Luther climbed, and try our hand at making pizza.
We will also explore the ruins of Herculaneum destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, take a boat ride to the Isle of Capri and witness its famed blue grotto, drive along the spectacular Amalfi coast, and relax and shop in quaint villages. Each site will enhance our understanding of this incredible country full of history and incredible beauty.
Key: IF = In Flight Meals, B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Day 1: Sunday, June 1, 2025: Departure
We will depart from Omaha on our overnight flights to Venice, Italy. (IF)
Day 2: Monday, June 2, 2025: Arrival in Venice
On arrival in Venice, we will meet our Reformation Tours’ Tour Director who will welcome us to Italy and escort us to our hotel on Venice Island. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Venice, before we meet up for our Welcome Dinner at our hotel. (IF/D)
Day 3: Tuesday, June 3, 2025: Venice
After breakfast, our guide will take us on a walking tour of Venice, including inside visits of the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Square, the Bell Tower, and the impressive St. Mark’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore. We can shop in the famous market area around the Rialto Bridge, watch glassblowing, take a gondola ride, or enjoy a coffee and some people-watching at St. Mark’s Square. (B)
Day 4: Wednesday, June 4, 2025: Florence
We will drive to Florence this morning, stopping first at the Piazzo Michaelangelo for a stunning view of the city. After free time to purchase lunch, our guided walking tour will include the Ponte Vecchio bridge, a visit to Galleria dell-Accademia to see Michelangelo’s incomparable “David”, and the Duomo with its famed Baptistry. We will dine in our hotel this evening. (B/D)
Day 5: Thursday, June 5, 2025: Florence
The Uffizi Gallery with the finest collection of paintings in all of Italy, including Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” and many Biblically-themed masterpieces. We will have a break for lunch, so we can purchase sandwiches from the renowned sandwich shop, All’Antico Vinaio. The rest of the day is free to visit the Boboli Gardens, shop, take a cooking class or explore independently. (B)
Day 6: Friday, June 6, 2025: Florence, Assisi
Italy is known for its spectacular wines, and we will sample some of the best regional wines, as well as visiting some scenic villages. We will have a special lunch on the panoramic terrace of the Poggio Amorelli winery in the Tuscany region. The food is all locally-produced, such as vegetables from the organic garden, truffles, and locally-made goat’s cheese. We will also take a tour of the winery and sample their wines, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. We will continue on to Assisi and dine in our hotel. (B/L/D)
Day 7: Saturday, June 7, 2025: Assisi
Assisi is a traditional Umbrian hill-top town, made famous by the St. Francis and the UNESCO-listed Basilica of St. Francesco. Our walking tour will include the basilica, which has hand-painted frescos from the 13th and 14th centuries. In the main city square we will see one of the best-preserved Roman temples in Italy. The rest of the day is free time to soak up the atmosphere of this special town. (B)
Day 8: Sunday, June 8, 2025: Rome
We will begin the day by driving through beautiful Tuscany to Rome, with a lunch stop on the way. We will begin with a panoramic tour of Rome, seeing all the familiar sites. In the afternoon our guide will show us the highlights of old Rome on foot, including the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Colonna, the Colosseum and Piazza Navona. The rest of the day is at leisure and tickets to tour the inside of the Colosseum can be arranged. (B)
Day 9: Monday, June 9, 2025: Rome
Our morning begins with a visit to the Vatican City, beginning with the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museum. We will also tour St. Peter’s Cathedral, home of the Roman Catholic Church and the largest building in Christianity. The rest of the day is at leisure, for independent sightseeing, with an optional tour to the Roman catacombs. (B)
Day 10: Tuesday, June 10, 2025: Rome
We will begin today at the Scala Sancta (Holy Stairs) which were reputedly brought to Rome from Jerusalem by St. Helena in the fourth century. According to tradition, the Holy Stairs are the steps leading up to the praetorium of Pontius Pilate on which Jesus Christ stepped on his way to trial during his Passion. Martin Luther climbed these steps when he visited Rome. We pause and think of Christ appearing before Pilate and the Passion of Christ. After lunch, we will stroll through the Roman Forum with time at Mamertine Prison to reflect on Paul’s time spent in Rome. We will also see San Pietro in Vincoli Church with Michelangelo’s Moses. This evening we will learn how to make pizza at the La Carovana Restaurant. (B/D)
Day 11: Wednesday, June 11, 2025: Herculaneum, Sorrento
On our way down to the Amalfi Coast, we will stop in the seaside retreat of Herculaneum, close to Naples, which was the very first archaeological site discovered in that region during the 18th century. We will explore this ancient Roman town that was completely covered in dust after Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Smaller than Pompeii, it’s an ideal size for an afternoon tour. We’ll end the day in Sorrento, a picturesque town perched on rocks overlooking the ocean. We will dine in our hotel. (B/D)
Day 12: Thursday, June 12, 2025: Capri, Sorrento
From Sorrento we will be able to see the Isle of Capri, as it’s a short ferry ride to this stunning island. It is said that Charles Dickens once noted, “There is no spot in the world with such delightful possibilities of repose as this little isle.” We will take a private boat trip around the island, stopping at the Blue Grotto (if tides permit). We’ll also go up to the top of the island for some spectacular scenic views. (B)
Day 13: Friday, June 13, 2025: Positano, Rome
We will have a stunning drive on the Amalfi Coast with panoramic views of both the Lattari Mountains and the blue ocean. We’ll have some free time in the delightful village of Positano before we head back up to Rome. Our farewell meal is in a restaurant this evening. (B/D)
Day 14: Saturday, June 14, 2025: Return
We will transfer to Rome Airport for our return flights to Omaha.
Please note this itinerary is copyrighted.
Our hotels are chosen for their quality, amenities and proximity to areas of interest. Whenever possible, we choose hotels in town centers, so that you are able to go off and explore in your free time. It may be necessary for us to substitute hotels for others of equal quality. You will be fully informed of any changes that affect you. Enjoy your stay!
June 2-4, 2025
Hotel Saturnia and International Venezia (4 star)
Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 2398
June 4-6, 2025
Grand Hotel Mediterraneo (4 star)
Lungarno del Tempio 44
June 6-8, 2025
Hotel Giotto (4 star)
Via Fontebella, 41
June 8-11, 2025
Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio (4 star)
Via Cavour, 18
June 11-13, 2025
Grand Hotel Vesuvio (4 star)
Via Nastro Verde 7
June 13-14, 2025
Hotel Cristoforo Colombo (4 star)
Via Cristoforo Colombo 710
Transfers are automatically included if we have booked your flights.
If you have booked your own flights, we can still provide transfers, as long as we have your flight details on file and a phone number to give to the driver. We will include your transfer information in your final packet. Transfers will be arranged for each arrival, so that you won’t have to wait for other tour members if their flight is delayed. Transfers can be arranged for the day of your choosing, but we can’t arrange transfers if you arrive or depart by train.
Please note that individual transfers are booked through a third-party and you will be responsible to communicate with the company in case of delays.
As travelers are coming from so many different places, group flights are not available for this tour.
Option 1: You may request a flight quote from us by filling out this form. Payment is due at the time of booking.
Option 2: You may book your own flights, making sure you land on the morning of June 2, 2025 no later than 10:00 AM. If you would prefer to arrive earlier, we can arrange a pre-tour hotel night in Venice. You are welcome to depart at any time on June 14, 2025. Please send us a copy of your flight itinerary for our records as soon as you have booked it.
Please note that if you would like to use air miles you will need to book directly with the airline.
*Price based on a minimum of 35 participants.
• Transportation: via deluxe air-conditioned coaches
• Accommodations (double-occupancy) in 4-star hotels
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• Professional Tour Director throughout the tour
• Local step-on guides for city tours and major attractions
• Admission to all activities indicated in the itinerary
• Group arrival and departure transfers
• All taxes and tips, except as indicated below
• Full color tour book
• Personalized travel app
• Round-trip air transportation
• Individual arrival and departure transfers
• Single supplement ($1,000)
• Meals and beverages not identified in itinerary
• Items of a personal nature, such as passports and visas. Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond return date.
• Passenger trip cancellation insurance (options available)
• Gratuities for the tour director and driver
The deposit of $350 per person is due at the time of booking and can be paid online. Online payments incur a 3% credit card fee. Checks can be mailed to “Reformation Tours”, 12316 244th St, Chisago City, MN 55013-9688.
• Final invoices will be sent in February 2025
• Final payment is due by March 3, 2025
• Reservations will be accepted after March 3 subject to availability
There are two levels of insurance offered. Click here to compare. When you fill out the registration form, you will be given quotes for both.
Standard is 4.55% of the trip cost and can be purchased up until 2 days prior to departure, although we recommend purchasing it before.
Enhanced is 7.6% of the trip cost and includes cancel for any reason benefits. It has to be purchased within 14 days of registration.
The following penalties apply plus any non-recoverable expenses such as hotel deposits and attraction costs that had been made by the time of cancellation. Travel insurance is highly recommended for all travelers.
From time of deposit until 100 days before departure: $100 per person.
From 99-15 days prior to departure: $350 per person.
14 days or less prior to departure: No refund.
Cancellation charges also apply to additional accommodation reserved prior to and after the tour. Cancellations must be received in writing by 5:00 p.m. Central Time on the last business day of the applicable time period. For flight changes or cancellations, revision fees and/or airline cancellation charges will apply. Roommates canceling can result in a single supplement charge for the roommate. The Participant who cancels will be responsible for that charge if a substitute roommate cannot be found.
Reformation Tours reserves the rights to alter itineraries without notice should it become necessary. While on tour, if conditions necessitate changes, or if certain features are unavailable or limited, we reserve the right to vary or substitute alternatives. All prices are calculated at the exchange rate in effect at the time of this quotation. Should currency fluctuations necessitate an adjustment in tour price; the adjusted price will be reflected in the final invoice.
Reformation Tours reserves the rights to alter itineraries without notice should it become necessary.
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