DISCOVER & EXPLORE TUSCANY

with Rancho Cucamonga Chamber Of Commerce

October 18, 2018 to October 26, 2018

Day 1: 10/18/2018 - USA - Italy

Today depart the U.S. on an international flight to Italy.

Day 2: 10/19/2018 - Montecatini

Upon arrival, proceed to baggage claim. After clearing customs, you will be met by your English-speaking Discovery Program Guide who will assist you onto your deluxe motorcoach. You will arrive at the nearby spa resort town of Montecatini, your home for the next seven nights. Montecatini is situated in the northern part of Tuscany, just outside of Florence, in the heart of the Italian art cradle. One of the many highlights of this tour is that there is no "packing and unpacking" . . . a relaxed way to experience this wonderful region of Italy. Have a Welcome Cocktail and briefing this evening at the hotel. Then enjoy your first real Italian meal this evening in the dining room. Dinner is at the hotel. (D)

Day 3: 10/20/2018 - Pisa - Lucca

In the morning, you will visit Pisa. The square of Mirades contains some breathtaking monuments: the Leaning Tower, the Cathedral, the Baptistry, the monumental cemetery and the Opa Museum. After your tour of Pisa, enjoy a tour of the city of Lucca. Being of Etruscan origin, Lucca once belonged to the ancient Roman powers, and then self proclaimed itself as independent for five centuries, making Lucca truly a gem in Tuscany. It is a haven filled with divine religious buildings, fascinating history and with fabulous places to eat. (B, D)

Day 4: 10/21/2018 - Florence

After breakfast, you'll travel to the heart of the Tuscan region and the city of Florence, which has produced famous artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Dante and Michelangelo. Your tour of Florence will include a visit to the Piazza del Duomo to see its massive bronze "Gates of Paradise," Signoria Square, the 13th century Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Giotto Tower and the Church of Santa Croce where Michelangelo is buried. The afternoon will be free to sightsee or shop in Florence. (B)

Day 5: 10/22/2018 - Montecatini (Cinque Terre)

Today, enjoy an Optional Tour of Cinque Terre where you'll find rugged beauty and a slow pace. Named for the five towns of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, this portion of the Italian Riviera is a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with a string of centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. In each of the five towns, colorful houses and ancient vineyards cling to steep terraces, fishing boats bob in harbors and trattorias turn out seafood specialties along with the Liguria region's famous sauce, pesto. (B)

Day 6: 10/23/2018 - Montecatini (San Gimignano - Chianti)

After breakfast we travel into the heart of Tuscany. As we travel south you will recognize many of the landscapes from the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun," filmed in this area. Visiting the walled city of San Gimignano, the best-oreserved medieval village in Italy, you will admire the many towers that once served as the skyscrapers of the 13th and 14th centuries. We will stroll around the tiny streets leading to the top of the village, maybe stop in one of the many cafes and small trattorias for a sandwich and a "gelato"... Italian ice cream. [Chamber Experience] As you drive south through the wine country of Chianti this afternoon, your stop will include a winery to taste the local superb wine. Enjoy local wines and an educational program as brought to you by the leaders of the local wine industry. (B, D)

Day 7: 10/24/2018 - Montecatini (Venice)

Day at leisure or take an optional full day tour to Venice. Enjoy a city tour of Venice where you will see St. Mark's Cathedral and Doge's palace. This afternoon, make a life memory as you enjoy the sights, sounds and the hustle and bustle of Venice while cruising the Grand Canal aboard a traditional wood carved gondola boat. While cruising be sure to look for the Rialto Bridge which is the most famous and oldest of the four bridges that span the Grand Canal. Venice is a must-do Italian experience. Enjoy! (B)

Day 8: 10/25/2018 - Montecatini (Siena)

Day at leisure or take an optional tour to Siena, in the heart of Tuscany. Your escort will lead you to the Piazza del Campo, the ancient Tuscan capitol, a fascinating art town. This is the site of the most famous "palio" in all of Italy. This race of men on horseback, held twice a year, is charged with electricity as the competitors race around the town square at a furious pace. Take the time to explore the museums and churches of Siena and the glamorous shops of the Via dei Banchi de Sopra. This evening enjoy a delicious Tuscan feast with your fellow travelers as a tribute to your new fond memories of Italy. (B, DB)

Day 9: 10/26/2018 - Montecatini - USA

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your return fight to the U.S. (B) OR, for those extending their stay on to Rome, you will transfer to Rome via motorocoach following breakfast. Upon arrival in Rome, you`ll enjoy a panoramic guided tour of the city and check in at your city center hotel where you`ll enjoy the rest of your afternoon/evening at leisure. *On some dates tours and cities visited operate in a different order.
LEGEND: ( ) = Included meal, B = Breakfast, D = Dinner, DB = Dinner Banquet, L = Lunch
HIGHLIGHTS:<br/>- Round trip scheduled airfare<br/>- Round trip transfers between airports and hotel<br/>- 7-nights first class Hotel<br/>- Superb cuisine, daily breakfast, and four dinners<br/>- City tour of Florence, see the Cathedral, Baptistery, and the famous Gates of Paradise.<br/>- City tour of Pisa<br/>- Visit San Gimignano<br/>- Chianti Wine Tasting<br/>- Discovery Program guide<br/><br/>PREFERRED HOTELS: <br/>Grand Tettuccio, Columbia or Boston/Davinci
Room Type 
Price Per Person
Single
$3699.00
Twin
$3099.00
Double
$3099.00
Triple
$3066.00
Book today and make your balance of payment by check, and you will receive a $200 discount.
OPTIONAL: SIENA TOUR (MIN 20)
3/4 Day Tour
Venture back in time to Siena, an amazingly preserved medieval city with its architecture and towers that still mark out time. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, ancient cityscape and the palio. In this city the presence of fearless knights can be relived with this area’s characteristic alleyways that give Siena its proud and elegant aspect. Be sure to stop for a gellato or a taste of Italian cuisine during your free time!
Per Person Price: $95.00
OPTIONAL: VENICE TOUR (MIN 20)
Full Day Tour
Enjoy a city tour of Venice where you will see St. Mark’s Cathedral and Doge’s palace. This afternoon, make a life memory as you enjoy the sights, sounds and the hustle and bustle, of Venice while cruising the Grand Canal aboard a traditional wood carved gondola boat. While cruising be sure to look for the Rialto Bridge which is the most famous and oldest of the four bridges that span the Grand Canal. Venice is a must-do Italian experience. Enjoy!
Per Person Price: $189.00
VATICAN TOUR (MIN 20)
This Tour is only available with Rome Post Tour Extension of Your Trip.
Accompanied by our guide, you will enjoy a unique and exciting tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Brilliantly decorated and lined with masterpieces, the Museums brim with treasures and history. (Price includes reservations fees and headsets)
Per Person Price: $115.00
OPTIONAL: CINQUE TERRE TOUR (MIN 20)
Full Day Tour
Today, enjoy an Optional Tour of Cinque Terre where you’ll find rugged beauty and a slow pace. Named for the five towns of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, this portion of the Italian Riviera is a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with a string of centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. In each of the 5 towns, colorful houses and ancient vineyards cling to steep terraces, fishing boats bob in harbors and trattorias turn out seafood specialties along with the Liguria region’s famous sauce, pesto.
Per Person Price: $125.00
*Optional Tours and Tour Extensions require minimum participation numbers and as such are subject to cancellation, change and price changes based upon participation rates.*
Payments:
Refunds and Cancellations:
Cancellations made more than 130 days prior to departure for any reason, will be issued a refund less $150 per person. Cancellations made 129 days to 110 days prior to departure date will receive a refund less $450 per person. Cancellations made 109 to 61 days prior to departure date will receive a refund of 50% of the total trip cost. Any cancellations made within 60 days of departure will be charged 100% of total trip cost. Written notice of cancellation is required and is effective when received by Chamber Discoveries during normal business hours.
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This trip is arranged by Chamber Discoveries ("CD"), a DBA of Adelman Travel Systems, Inc., a Wisconsin corporation. It has made the travel arrangements as agent for the transportation carriers & other suppliers ("SUPS") of services connected with the tour, all of which are independent contractors. CD in no way owns or operates the vehicles or facilities to be used during the trip, & does not guarantee or assume responsibility for the acts &/or omissions of SUPS, their employees, agents, etc. All bookings are accepted subject to the conditions imposed by SUPS & CD, including airline, cruise line, rail, coach, hotel, restaurants, insurance, & other companies, firms or persons concerned with the trip, & CD will make no refund in the event of their delay, cancellations, overbooking, strike, bankruptcy, force majeure or for elements of the package not used by customer. If there is a difference between CD Conditions & those published by a SUP, the higher cost conditions shall apply. CD reserves the right to cancel a trip, change the itinerary, airline, hotel or adjust rates whenever in its sole judgment conditions warrant, or if CD deems it necessary for your comfort, convenience or safety. Optional Tours and Tour Extensions require minimum participation numbers and as such are subject to cancellation, change and price changes based upon participation rates. Trips outside the USA require a valid U.S. passport. You are responsible for, & release CD from passport, visa, vaccination requirements, & safety conditions in travel destinations. CD strongly recommends you purchase appropriate cancellation/medical/baggage insurance for the trip, which is available from CD. For medical information, call the U.S. Public Health Service at 301-443-2403, & for U.S. State Department travel advisories, 202-647-5225. CD reserves the right to decline to accept any person as a member of the tour, or to require any participant to withdraw from the trip at any time who presents a significant risk to the health & safety of themselves or others which cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by CD’s reasonable accommodation. CD reserves the right to cancel a tour prior to departure, & in such cases all payments made will be refunded & shall constitute full settlement. Chamber Discoveries, 1300 E. Shaw Ave, Suite 127, Fresno, CA 93710, Phone (559) 244-6600. This seller of travel is not a participant in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. California law requires certain sellers of travel to have a trust account or bond. This business has a trust account. CST #2020386-50. In calculating the cost of your trip, CD has relied on your consent to these terms & in the absence of this release, the trip cost would have been higher. CD reserves the right to correct an error in advertised price prior to your final payment. The price is subject to supplemental price increases after the date of purchase due to additional charges imposed by a supplier or government for increased fees, fuel surcharges, taxes, fluctuations in foreign exchange markets, or a combination thereof. By clicking "I Agree" or by signing this agreement, you hereby consent to any post-purchase price increases & authorize us to charge your credit card for such additional amounts. Your initial payment to CD constitutes acceptance to these terms & a contract is made when your reservation & payment are accepted by CD at it offices & any dispute shall be governed by WI law & subject to the jurisdiction of Milwaukee County, WI.
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Rancho Cucamonga Chamber Of Commerce, 9047 Arrow Route Ste #180, Rancho Cucamonga, California, 91730
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