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9 Day | Private Exclusive Jewish Tour of Italy
 
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  • 7 nights' accommodation using selected hotels
  • 1 day of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned vehicle + 3 days of walking tours with licensed, English-speaking local tour guides
  • 1st class train tickets from Rome to Florence and from  Florence to Venice
  • 1 group transfer to and from each train station
  • 1 group transfer and assistance to and from the airport
  • All site entrance fees and program fees as per itinerary
  • Meals: daily breakfast
  • Porterage at the hotels




Day One: Sunday
DEPARTURE

  • Depart the U.S.A.

Overnight: Flight

Day Two: Monday
ARRIVAL IN ROME | no guide

  • Arrive at the Rome International Airport.
  • Meet your driver, transfer to your hotel in Rome for check-in.
  • Remainder of the day at leisure to acclimate and explore on your own.

Overnight: Rome

Day Three: Tuesday
THE GLORY OF ROME WITH HIDDEN TREASURES REVEALED | walking tour

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Meet your tour guide and embark on a walking tour to some of Rome's most beautiful structures, including the Spanish Steps, Europe's longest and widest staircase, the Trevi Fountain, the largest baroque fountain in the city, Piazza Navona (Navona Square) and more.
  • Lunch on own.
  • Tour ancient Rome, including the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, and other monuments that recall Rome's great historic past. View the Arch of Titus, perhaps the best-known symbol of the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in 70 C.E.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Dinner on your own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Rome

Day Four: Wednesday
SACRED ROME

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Enjoy a special visit to the Vatican Museum and view some of the seldom-revealed Jewish, historic relics preserved there.
  • Continue to the Sistine Chapel, followed by a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, built in the late Renaissance.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Continue to the Great Synagogue, built in 1904, home to the Museum of Jewish Heritage
  • Tour the Jewish Ghetto, established by Pope Paul IV in 1555. Rome's Jews were stripped of their rights and forced to live in the walled-in, overcrowded area. The medieval streets wind their way towards the square from which Jews were deported during the Holocaust.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Rome

Day Five: Thursday
ROME - FLORENCE | no guide

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
  • Transfer to Rome's central train station and board the train for a journey through the beautiful countryside of Tuscany.
  • Arrive in Florence and transfer to your hotel for check-in.
  • Remainder of the day at leisure to explore on your own.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Florence

Day Six: Friday
THE JEWS AND FLORENCE, THE CRADLE OF THE RENAISSANCE | walking tour

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Begin the walking tour of Florence with a close look at the Jewish world once centered here. The stories that emanate from the late 14th-century ghetto and the Moorish-style synagogue built in 1882 will be enhanced by a visit to the Museo Ebraica (Jewish Museum).
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Visit the Uffizi Gallery, one of the oldest and most famous art museums in Europe.
  • Walk to the Duomo, celebrated for its magnificent dome, designed by Brunelleschi, and view the Baptistery's renowned "Gates of Paradise" by Ghiberti.
  • Continue with an exploration of the open-air art museum of Piazza della Signoria, ending at Ponte Vecchio, or the "Old Bridge.”
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Florence

Day Seven: Saturday
FLORENCE - VENICE | no guide

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
  • Transfer to Florence's central train station and travel north to Venice.
  • Arrive in Venice, transfer to your hotel for check-in.
  • Remainder of the day at leisure to explore on your own.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Venice

Day Eight: Sunday
VENICE & THE JEWISH CONDITION | walking tour

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Begin a walking tour along the alleys, bridges and canals, which will bring alive the compelling beauty of this unique city. Visit St. Mark's Square, the symbol of romantic Venice, and then view the Golden Basilica of San Marco and the Bridge of Sighs.
  • Visit the Doge's Palace, once the residence of the Venetian Republic's supreme authority. Enjoy the beautiful interiors and explore its hidden dungeons.
  • Lunch on own.
  • Unchanged Legacy: Tour the Jewish Ghetto, the home and center of Venetian Jewish life, 1515-1848. Visit the Great Synagogue and Jewish Heritage Museum in the Nuovo Ghetto.
  • Ride a gondola through the canals of Venice.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Venice

Day Nine: Monday
DEPARTURE | no guide

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel and transfer to the Marco Polo International Airport.
  • Departure flight to the U.S.A., arriving the same day.
  • Tour rates are per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of 4 full paying participants.
  • Tour prices are per person in U.S. dollars. All hotel accommodations, motor coach transportation, special dinners, sightseeing, admissions, luggage handling and the services of local guides, drivers and the tour educator are included.
  • Hotels are subject to confirmation. If the hotels listed cannot be confirmed, we will use other hotels on the same level.
  • Hotel Accommodations: The tour price includes all hotel accommodations, in hotel rooms with private baths. Our standard is to provide the best available hotels while considering value. Although the level of the accommodations may differ slightly from hotel to hotel, we are committed to your comfort. Two-bed rooms are reserved in most hotels. Triples are two-bed rooms with a rollaway cot where available and are not recommended when considering the comfort of those in the room. King-size beds are not available in most hotels; what is considered king-size usually consists of two single beds pushed together and made up separately, but with one headboard. Some two-bed rooms may have two twin (not full- or queen-size) beds.
  • Meals are included as specified in the itinerary.
  • Tour Educator: All trips are conducted by our tour educators or local guides who remain with the group throughout the tour.
  • Gratuities included for restaurant and hotel staff only (for guides and drivers, see below).
  • Baggage: All tour packages / group tours allow one piece of luggage per person and one carry-on bag. Excess luggage will be subject to a charge of up to $100 per piece. The Travel Agent and/or Tour Operator, shall not be held responsible for any damage to or loss of luggage/personal items. All damage/loss must be reported at time of the incident and documented in writing by local authorities for submission to the insurance company. With regard to airline baggage allowance, different carriers have different regulations for business and coach. Please check with your individual carrier with regard to permitted number of pieces, weights and dimensions. The tour operator is not responsible for fees levied by any air carrier for the transport of personal belongings of any kind.



Not Included

  • Airfare to the tour departure point and from the tour ending point is not included. Airfare may be purchased from us for travel originating in the United States. 
  • Supplemental cost for Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony (to be advised upon request). 
  • Personal Expenses: All personal expenses such as laundry, valet service, cables, telephone calls, Wi-Fi usage and postage are not included.
  • Guide and Driver Gratuities (recommended guidelines vary based on number of participants):
      • For a group of 4-9 passengers:
        $20 per participant per day for the Da'at tour educator & $3 per participant per day for the driver  
      • For a group of 10-19 passengers and more:
        $10 per participant per day for the Da'at tour educator & $5 per participant per day for the driver
         


    Additional Information

    • Airline Security Measures: In the U.S., you must provide identification in the form of a passport at the time of airport check-in for travel to international destinations. Your passport name must match the name on your tour reservation and airline ticket or you may be denied boarding.
    • If you are traveling from an airport outside the jurisdiction of the U.S., you will need to determine what travel documentation and identification is required for that particular airport.
    • Due to heightened security regulations, certain items such as a metal nail file, pocketknife, cigarette lighter or tweezers, and some liquid, gel, or aerosol items may not be permitted in your carry-on luggage. Please call your airline prior to departure to obtain current information on non-permissible carry-on items and recommended airport check-in times. You may also wish to visit the Transportation Security Administration website at www.tsa.gov to obtain more information on acceptable identity documentation and prohibited luggage items.
    • Holidays and Museum Closures: Museum visits and personal shopping time may be disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances or the many religious, state and local holidays locally observed in the destinations being visited.
    • Photography During Tours: We will occasionally use photographs taken by fellow guests or your trip director for promotional purposes. If you prefer that your photo not be used in any marketing activities, please notify us at the start of your tour.


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