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ABOUT THIS TOUR • 13 DAYS

JUNE 5 – JUNE 17, 2022     Spots Left: 8

Experience Italy! On this special journey through Northern Italy, you will experience the true magic of the Italian culture and people, eat amazing food, drink incredible wine, capture stunning images, and explore the greatest cities that will take your breath away at every turn. Go way-beyond what most tourist ever experience, and discover the “True Italy” – tasting and understanding the local cuisine, living the Italian lifestyle, and discovering the art and history that is over 2,000 years in the making. This is a unique opportunity to be led by Adam DeSerio, Italian-American guide and photographer, with a rich local knowledge and deep cultural understanding and passion for all that Italy has to offer. What makes this trip especially unique is the intimate size and nature of this Italian experience (Group Size: Limited to 6-8 people). All aspects of the tour have been carefully thought out, planned, and curated specifically so you can just arrive and enjoy the journey without needing to plan a thing. Adam has led tours in Italy for years and speaks the language, providing you something very special compared to other tours. Dine at the best local restaurants with recommendations of specific dishes to taste, as well as learn some photography and gain valuable travel skills along the way.

We begin in Venice, exploring beautiful canals by Gondola, and taking in the ancient architecture of this unique city. Explore the magic and discover the secrets of one of the most romantic cities in the world. In Florence we’ll be surrounded by beautiful art, statues, museums, views, and the amazing food of Tuscan kitchens. Siena is a step back into medieval times, composed of a passionate local culture, traditions, ancient buildings, and amazing food, all carefully and proudly preserved for nearly a thousand years. We’ll explore the Tuscan Countryside by private van, discover the very best of the landscape, hill-towns, and enjoy special wine tastings & tours of the vineyards. We finish in Rome among the Roman ruins and visit the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and Saint Peter’s Basilica. The trip offers a truly special opportunity to combine Italian history, culture, photo opportunities, and food & wine into one unforgettable journey! For more details, view Full Itinerary.

TOUR COST

$5,750 + AIRFARE

Price per person, double hotel-room occupancy. Single-supplement: additional $1,950.

Price includes: • Hotel Accommodations • All activities on Itinerary • Italian ground transportation • Breakfast everyday • Welcome & Farewell group-dinner.
Excludes: • All other meals • International airfare • Travel/Health/Cancellation Insurance.

Deposit of $1,250/person reserves spot on tour. Once reservation application is complete, you will receive invoice for non-refundable deposit. Remaining payment-in-full due 100 days prior to tour start date. View the registration process for more details.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Gondola ride on the Grand Canal of Venice
  • World-class art: Galleria Accademia & Uffizi Gallery in Florence
  • Private van through the beautiful Tuscan hills
  • Taste the best: Special wine tour in the Tuscany Countryside
  • Siena, A step back to Medieval Tuscany
  • Exclusive tours: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and The Vatican
  • Perfect balance: Culture, food, activities, & photo opportunities
  • Perfect time of year: Beautiful weather & fewer tourists

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IS THIS TRIP FOR YOU?

This small-group tour is for people looking to truly experience all the wonderful aspects of Italy from a local perspective. A good balance of culture and tradition, touristic attractions, and food/wine experiences as well, creating a rewarding all-inclusive experience. There is a moderate level of physical activity, carrying your bags up stairs, and a fair amount of daily walking/exploring, but nothing too strenuous. Being a small group, we move at the pace everyone is comfortable with.
Perfect for first-time Italy travelers, or those who have been before and want to discover a lot more than their first trips. Adam also shares photography tips and techniques.

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ACCOMMODATIONS & FOOD

ITALIAN B&Bs – RATED EXCELLENT TO SUPERB!

We will be staying in excellent to superbly rated Italian Bed & Breakfast Hotels, each carefully chosen by Adam DeSerio for their combination of Italian charm, friendly staff, and perfect location in the heart of each city. Each private room comes with a private bathroom and wi-fi access, and includes breakfast every morning. You will truly enjoy your hotel experiences in every city!
Most meals are spent together as a group, and often family-style, allowing us to taste a variety of wonderful local dishes that make each region and city unique.

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The Full Itinerary below outlines all activities, entrances, hotel nights, transportation, and group dinners included throughout the tour. Most days begin at 8am and finish after dinner time. There will be free time made available throughout the tour, as well as optional morning and night photography too. Most days consist of daily walking around the cities, with frequent stops along the way to enjoy the views, delve into the activities, and live “La Dolce Vita” (the sweet life) in Italy!

VENICE

DAYS 1 – 4

Welcome to Italy… What better way to begin than in the most beautiful and romantic city in the world. Home to hundreds of quite canals, filled with gondolas and beauty, Venice is a city just waiting to be explored. You will fly into the Venice International Airport, and we’ll meet at the hotel in the afternoon to begin our excursion together.

INCLUDES:

  • Welcome to Venice Group Dinner
  • Explore the Beautiful Canals by Gondola
  • San Marco Square & Tower Overlook
  • Murano & Burano Island Exploration
  • Sunset & Night Photography Opportunities
  • Discover Quiet Streets/Canals, Away From Tourists
  • Venice Hotel (3 Nights)

FLORENCE

DAYS 4 – 6

Travel by train from Venice to Florence in the morning, and check-in to the hotel. During our days in Florence we will be overwhelmed with art and beauty as we discover the magic of the Tuscan culture. Enjoy amazing family-style cooking, beautiful views and vibrant city squares, as well as spectacular sculptures and artwork from the past 2,000 years!

INCLUDES:

  • Highspeed Train From Venice to Florence
  • The Uffizi Gallery of Art
  • Statue of David & Galleria Accademia
  • City sunset view from Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Florence Cathedral and Tower Overlook
  • Photograph the Ponte Vecchio
  • Florence Hotel (2 Nights)

SIENA

DAYS 6 – 8

Travel from Florence in the morning down to Siena, and check-in to the hotel. This special city has remained virtually unchanged for nearly a thousand years, maintaining a truly medieval feel and traditions present around every corner. It is a step back in time, and a favorite city of nearly all travelers!

INCLUDES:

  • Train/Bus to Siena
  • Siena Cathedral & Tower Overlook
  • Baptistry and Underground Crypt
  • Walking Tour of City, History, & Culture
  • Beautiful Photography Opportunities
  • Relaxing Evenings in Piazza Del Campo
  • Siena Hotel (2 Nights)

TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE

DAYS 8 & 9

Board our private 8-person van, and journey through the beautiful rolling hills, cypress trees, and breathtaking landscape of the Tuscan Countryside. Adam will not only take you to the best places at the best times of day, but also show you unique, small Tuscan hill-towns along the way. Overnight stay in the Tuscan Countryside.

INCLUDES:

  • Private Van & Driver
  • Special Wine Tasting / Vineyard Tour
  • Unique Hill-Town Adventures
  • Landscape Photography Opportunities
  • Overnight Stay in Pienza
  • Hotel in Countryside (1 Night)
  • Siena Hotel Return (1 Night)

ROME

DAYS 10 – 13

Travel by high-speed train to Rome in the morning. During our days together in the Capital of Italy, we will discover the true ancient history and culture that started over 2,000 years ago. We will explore the mighty ruins, monuments, museums, and churches in a uniquely hands-on and personal way. The perfect conclusion to our epic journey through Italy!

INCLUDES:

  • Highspeed Train to Rome
  • Colosseum Tour: In, Around, Above, & Underground
  • Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • The Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
  • Saint Peter’s Basilica & Dome City-Overlook
  • Farewell Group-Dinner Cooking Class
  • Rome Hotel (3 Nights)

YOUR GUIDE

ADAM DESERIO

Enjoy traveling with the ease of your experienced guide; Adam DeSerio, an American born – Italian speaking landscape photographer. Adam has lived and traveled in Italy over many years, and has expert knowledge of all the trip locations. He is excited to share with you all the local traditions, side-streets, and secrets, something very unique to this tour. You will be led to some of the very best locations, eat amazing food, and experience a local feel in every city. Now, join Adam for the chance of a lifetime to experience Italy to the fullest. Whether returning, or your first time, Adam will guide you with local knowledge, travel skills, and sightseeing like never before, all while in a small group style.

Adam is the son of renowned professional photographer, Lou DeSerio; who studied with Ansel Adams for many years and been selling his landscape photographs for over 40 years. Adam followed in his father’s footsteps and has been selling his own photographs in galleries since he was only 5 years old. Adam has spent his entire life capturing the natural world around him, traveling on and off the beaten path, and enjoys sharing the most important and most unique parts of the globe with people.

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  • Step 1: Submit reservation application today! First come first serve!
  • Step 2: Receive notification of availability, and payment of $1,250 non-refundable deposit to secure reservation.
  • Step 3: Once deposit is received & tour has minimum of 5 travelers, notification to “purchase your airfare tickets” will be sent to you.
  • Step 4: Payment in full is due at least 100 days prior to the tour start date.
    • Tour Payment Due Date: February 25, 2022.
  • Step 5: Start packing! You have one amazing trip ahead!

Registration Process & Deposit/Payment/Cancellations/Refunds:*

  • This tour is limited to a minimum of 5 people, and a maximum of 8 people.*
  • Prices are per person. Rooms will be filled with double occupancy (single supplement additional cost: $1,950/person. Due in full at “due date”).*
  • Cancellations on your (Participant) behalf: Cancellation Fee is the non-refundable $1,250 initial deposit, before “Due Date” as indicated above. (Once deposit and/or additional payments in full are received, there is a $1,250 non-refundable cancellation fee applied against your refund if you cancel before “Due Date”). Any cancellations on your behalf on/after “Due Date” are entirely non-refundable. “Due Date” correlates to 100 days prior to tour start dates indicated above.*
  • Cancellations on behalf of DeSerio Tours, DBA of DeSerio Global Ventures, LLC: At any time prior to or during tour, DGV, LLC may cancel the tour, after which time either a refund or credit for the tour only will be made to all participants in accordance with the terms & conditions of such cancellation.*

* Please see the Terms & Conditions agreement for additional information.

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