2021 Kinston Italy Program

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2021 Kinston Italy Program!  We have created two webpages dedicated to this once in a lifetime experience so that travelers are as informed as possible throughout the process. The first page, Pre-Enrollment page, is meant to share exciting details, highlights, and pertinent info, that participants will want to know before enrolling. Once enrolled, the Post-Enrollment page is intended to prepare travelers for participation on the adventure ahead. Please be sure to review the information on the appropriate page thoroughly and get excited for Italy!
Travel Dates: June 1, 2021 - June 11, 2021
Dates are tentative
Group Organizer(s):
WTT/SSA Contact:
Program Tuition: $2,490 USD - or - $2,390 USD with discount if paid in full
Airfare not included in program tuition
Estimated Airfare: $750

Tuition Calculator

Our admissions team makes the payment process simple, offering multiple payment options and easy monthly payment plans.

Program Tuition: $2,490

Pay in Full

Pay in full at the time of enrollment and receive a $100 discount off your program tuition! Your program tuition with this discount would be:

$2,390.00

due today

Payment Plan

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:

$110.56

per month

* This is an approximate price. Your exact total will be confirmed by the Admissions Director upon enrollment.

All prices in United States Dollars.

Italy Cultural Journey

Italy is a traveler’s dream and an item on 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

Cultural Journeys

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.

Program Highlights


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

Take a bicycle tour through the Roman hillside

Tour a local olive farm

Learn to make true Italian food in a private cooking class

Explore the famed Colosseum

Explore La Basilica di Santa Croce, where greats like Niccola Machiavelli, Galileo Galilei, and Michelangelo are buried

The Itinerary


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. 

DayLocationActivityLodging
1USA -Rome, ItalyFly from USA to Rome, Italy.In Flight
2Arrival in RomeWe’ll arrive in the Eternal City by late morning. Today we will explore the Colosseum, the massive stone amphitheater and an iconic symbol of the city! Next, we'll head to the Roman Forum and the other Imperial Fora before grabbing some much needed gelato as our snack the second of many. On our way to our first Italian dinner we’ll walk by the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain.Rome Hotel
3RomeThis morning we will visit another country! We will spend our morning marveling at the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Vatican Museums. We’ll break for lunch and then head ove to the FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for a guided tour to learn more about the important work done in Rome to ensure food security for the whole world.Rome Hotel
4RomeToday we’ll explore Rome’s Jewish Ghetto stopping by the Campo de’Firori, translated literally from Italian the “Field of Flowers Square” . We'll also visit the Piazza Navona; crowned by the Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini, as well as by an Egyptian obelisk and two other fountains. We’ll head over to the Testaccio Market for lunch to savor homemade ravioli, gelato, meats and cheese, fried risotto and all kinds of pasta! We'll also work off our food as we continue to see sights in both Testaccio and in the Jewish Ghetto.Rome Hotel
5RomeWe’ll start the day on the Spanish steps and continue into the Villa Borghese park to get a view from Rome from the terraces that overlook the city. After a pic-pic-nic in the park, we’ll have a short lesson in olive oil! We’ll learn how to tell the quality stuff from the imposters and we’ll get to taste some unique things including chocolate made with olive oil! Before dinner, we’ll go underground into the Catacombs of Priscilla.Rome Hotel
6FlorenceAfter a ride on one of Italy’s high speed trains we'll arrive in Florence and start our day with a walking tour, visiting the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and many other piazze and monuments. We'll also make time for the Galleria dell' Accademia, which hosts the original David.Florence Hotel
7FlorenceThis morning we will have breakfast at the hotel and continue our exploration of the capital of the Rinascimento (Renaissance) by entering into the world famous Uffizi Galleries where we’ll see some of the world’s most treasured works of art. After all of that art, we’ll visit the famous market, eat some delicious street food, then head to La Basilica di Santa Croce, where people like Niccola Machiavelli, Galileo Galilei, and Michelangelo are buried. Not only will we see the tombs of these Italian greats.Florence Hotel
8SienaToday we’ll get up and head straight to Siena, the city of the world-famous Palio horse race. For more than 700 years, rival neighborhoods of Siena have been participating in a horse race. We’ll have a short lesson on to explain the Palio and get the unique opportunity to tour the city and witness the preparations for the event and even see a trial race in the evening. Our country director for Italy, originally from Denver, has been a resident in Siena for 16 years and he’ll be able to guide us with a local perspective.Siena Hotel
9Siena to RomeToday, we will wake up early and get a bus back to Rome. We will have the afternoon to wander see of the lesser-known streets of Rome’s Centro Storico and reflect together about everything that we’ve seen and done.thatRome Hotel
10Rome DepartureArrivederci Italia!!!Your own bed

Accommodations


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.

Travelers will always be grouped in rooms and/or sleeping areas by gender, and will never share rooms with people who are not associated with their Walking Tree group. Group Organizers and Program Leaders will be roomed separately from each other and from other students. Walking Tree partners with locally-operated, three star or equivalent hotels that are centrally located, clean, safe and wifi-enabled. 

 

Below are a few examples of our partner hotels. Although these are our preferred providers, they are subject to change based on availability. Your final itinerary will provide complete information on your accommodations in the cities you will be visiting.
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.

Oasi Verde

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.

Safety and Support


 EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING

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Sabrina
Group Organizer on Morocco Service Adventure

Your Adventure Includes

Estimated Airfare

In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. We will provide full transparency in cost so that families pay what the flight costs and nothing more. You will be invoiced for the flight once we are able to secure the group’s airline contract.

Program Tuition Excludes: Premiere 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 funding opportunities that are easy to implement and fun to take part in. Our flagship fundraiser involves selling fair trade, organic, shade-grown, carbon-neutral coffee from a women’s collective in Peru. There is no limit to the amount you can earn, so get started now by clicking the link below!

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Resource center

Resource Center

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.

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