2019 Lowellville Italy Program
|Travel Dates:||August 6, 2019 - August 19, 2019|
|Program Tuition:||$4,400 - or - $4,180 with discount if paid in full|
Our admissions team makes the payment process simple, offering multiple payment options and easy monthly payment plans.
Program Tuition: $4,400
Pay in Full
Pay in full at the time of enrollment and receive a 5% discount off your program tuition! Your program tuition with this discount would be:
Pay a $500 deposit at the time of enrollment, then we set up an automatic monthly payment plan. If you apply today, your estimated* monthly payments would be:
Italy is a traveler’s dream and a destination on almost everyone’s bucket list. No other country in the world contains as many historical sites and artifacts that provide a glimpse at the very root of western civilization. Where else can you stand and see the place where the basis for modern government was forged? Where else can you see so many timeless and priceless pieces of ancient art and architecture in just a few days?
Natural history, as well as human history, is on full display in the massive peninsular nation with stunning views of the Dolomites and Alps in the north, idyllic Mediterranean countryside along the coast, and broad pastoral landscapes of rolling hills in between. Italians are an incredibly varied and diverse people, but the one constant is their openness and sense of hospitality towards travelers. And, of course, once you have tried true Italian food, there’s no going back to anything else!
Cultural Journeys provide deep insight into the history, culture, and natural heritage of our host countries through authentic immersive experiences. Students will explore ancient ruins, sample new foods, and develop valuable leadership skills.
Check out some of the possible featured experiences of your coming adventure! Each customized itinerary is unique, but these are just a few of the activities which may be available during your program.
Visit Siena's world renowned cathedral and crypt
Spend a night on a farm in the Tuscan hills
Take a bicycle tour through the Roman hillside
Tour a local olive farm
Learn to make true Italian food in a private cooking class
Get to know regional Italian delicacies bite by bite
Head to Murano Island and witness Venice's famous glass blowing
Hike Mt. Vesuvius and tour the fascinating ruins of Pompeii
Explore the famed Colosseum
Explore La Basilica di Santa Croce, where greats like Niccola Machiavelli, Galileo Galilei, and Michelangelo are buried
We work hard to create engaging, educational, and truly immersive itineraries for our travelers. However, we also know that travel can be unpredictable, so we always design our experiences to be flexible enough to allow for adjustments based on group interests, unexpected opportunities, and any weather or safety concerns that may arise during your program. Should changes to the itinerary occur, we will notify travelers and families as quickly as possible.
|Day 1||USA-Rome||Fly from the US to Rome, Italy||Plane|
|Day 2||Rome||When in Rome, do as the Romans, or today... Do as the ancient Romans. Today we'll learn about ancient Rome from inside the Colossuem and the Roman Forum. Of course, there will be time for gelato too.||Hotel in Rome|
|Day 3||Rome||Today is Vatican day. You'll see the St. Peter's Basilica, The Vatican museum which is home to Michelangelo's Sistine chapel, and you'll get a chance to climb up to the top of the St. Peter's dome where you'll be able to look out over rome. After all of this, you'll head over to the Trastevere area of town for some local ambiance and food.||Hotel in Rome|
|Day 4||Rome / Sorrento||Today we'll pass by the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps on our way to Rome's beautiful Villa Borghese park. After a picnic in the park, we'll get on a bus headed to Sorrento!||Hotel in Sorrento|
|Day 5||Sorrento / Amalfi||We will wake up, and head to an organic lemon grove at the Fattoria Terranova where we'll get a tour of the working farm and then we'll meet the chef who will give us a cooking lesson using all of the local products! Of course we'll eat everything that we make. After our lunch we'll need to get some excersize so we'll head to Amalfi to take a walk through the unique town. We'll head back to Sorrento for a light dinner.||Hotel in Sorrento|
|Day 6||Pompeii / Florence||Today we'll visit the ancient city of Pompeii located just below the volcano, Mt. Vesuvius. In the afternoon we'll hop onto on of Italy's high speed trains and head to Florence||Hotel in Florence|
|Day 7||Florence||We'll take a tour around Florence, seeing the Brunelleschi's Duomo and climb the belltower next to it. We'll also see the Piazza della Signoria, il Ponte Vecchio and more! In the afternoon we'll head over to Piazza Michelangelo for a breathtaking view of the city.||Hotel in Florence|
|Day 8||Florence/Siena||After breakfast we'll head to the Accademia, home to Michelangelo's David||Hotel in Siena/Host fam?|
|Day 9||Siena||Palio activities, Palio lesson||Hotel in Siena/Host fam?|
|Day 10||Siena||Le Mura service project, Palio activities||Hotel in Siena/Host fam?|
|Day 11||Siena||Palio activities||Hotel in Siena/Host fam?|
|Day 12||Siena||Palio Activities, PALIO!||Hotel in Siena/Host fam?|
|Day 13||Siena/Maremma||After 4 intense days of the Palio, we'll head south to the Maremma coastal region for a day on the beach. We'll stay in an Agriturismo and get a good night's rest, becasue we'll be waking up early to head to the airport in Rome||Agriturismo in Maremma|
|Day 14||Maremma/flight home||Arrivderci Italia! Alla prossima!||Your own bed, eventually!|
In order to provide a safe and memorable experience for our travelers, teachers, staff, Program Leaders and Country Directors, we follow strict guidelines when deciding on lodging, making reservations, and assigning program participants to rooms.
As the name suggests, this bed and breakfast’s verdant surroundings give the place the sensation that one has escaped from the city for a more natural, relaxing accommodation. In reality, it’s conveniently located near several of Rome’s historic sites and is a great base from which to explore this incredible city.
Il Giglio Rosso
Colorful, spacious, and dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of local art, this bed and breakfast in the heart of Florence provides unique accommodations for our students.
Safety and Support
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
This being my first experience with an international trip for my child I have nothing to compare it to. However I feel Walking Tree did an excellent job from conception to completion with informing me on costs, what to expect, safety concerns, and sharing the experience through their blog. While I was worried about how safe my child would be on a trip… on the other side of the world, she told me that she felt safer than school safe.
Parent of Brigid, traveler on Japan Cultural Journey
Your Adventure Includes
Program Tuition Excludes: Travel insurance, baggage fees, airline minor fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.
Need to Raise Money? We have you covered.
Our travelers are provided with fundraising opportunities that are easy to implement and fun to take part in. Our flagship fundraiser involves selling bird-friendly, fair trade coffee from our host countries. There is no limit to the amount you can raise, so get started now by selling coffee or referring your friends to earn credit toward your program!
Why should high school students travel abroad? What happens if a participant gets sick? How quickly do we need to enroll? We’re sure you have plenty of questions and we’ve got you covered! Visit our Resource Center to discover the answers to your most pressing questions and contact us anytime with additional questions.