2021 Lincoln High School Italy Cultural Journey
|Travel Dates:||June 21, 2021 - July 2, 2021|
Airfare not included in program tuition
There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan. Follow whichever works best for your family.
Program Tuition: $3,690
Pay in Full
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 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 featured experiences of your program!
Take a bicycle tour through the Roman hillside
Tour a local olive farm
Learn to make true Italian food in a private cooking class
Visit the famous Colosseum
We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers, but given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but if inclement weather pushes us off course or an unexpected opportunity arises which travelers are excited about, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group.
|1||USA -Rome, Italy||Fly from USA to Rome, Italy.||In Flight|
|2||Arrival in Rome||We’ll arrive in the Eternal City by late morning. We’ll quickly settle in at our hotel and then we’ll head out to explore the city on foot. We’ll walk through the Piazza Navona, enter into the Pantheon, and stand in awe at the Trevi fountain. For dinner we’ll be enjoying our first of many authentic Italian dishes.||Rome Hotel|
|3||Rome||This morning we will visit another country! We will spend our morning at eh Wednesday mass and then afterwards we’ll marvel at the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Vatican Museums.||Rome Hotel|
|4||Rome||Today we’re headed back in time to nearly 2000 years ago to the height of the Roman Empire. We’ll have a guided tour of the Coliseum and Ancient Forum. In the afternoon we’ll relax in Rome’s Villa Borghese park that overlooks the city. On our way to dinner, we’ll pass by the Spanish steps.||Rome Hotel|
|5||Pompeii/Sorrento||This morning we’ll catch a bus to Napoli for a pizza lunch in the birthplace of pizza! After lunch we’ll get a guided tour of the ancient Roman city of Pompei. We’ll end the day in Sorrento, where we’ll be staying for the next few days.||Sorrento Hotel|
|6||Sorrento/Capri||This morning we’re going to get on a boat and head to the Island of Capri! Bring your good walking shoes because we’re going to climb up Anacapri, the highest point on the island where we’ll have a 360 degree view of the Bay of Naples. Afterwards, there should be time for a dip in the sea and a gelato too!||Sorrento Hotel|
|7||Sorrento/Herculaneum||Almost everyone has heard of Pompeii, but much fewer know about Herculaneum, another Roman city destroyed by the same volcano on the every same day. We’ll explore the archeological site and see some of the incredibly preserved frescoes that are still on the walls of the buildings that are 200 years old! In the afternoon, we’ll head back towards Sorrento for some relaxation on the beach.||Sorrento Hotel|
|8||Flight to Malta||We’ll wake up and head to the airport in Napoli where we’ll catch a plane to Malta. Once on the island, we’ll get our bearings and explore the unique surroundings.||Malta Hotel|
|9||Malta||Today we’ll visit some of the amazing archeological sites on the Island of Malta and we’ll enjoy the unique cuisine as well.||Malta Hotel|
|10||Malta||Today we will have a free day in Malta to soak up some sun on the beach!||Malta Hotel|
|11||Rome||Today we will say goodbye to Malta and board a quick flight back to Rome. We will have some time in the afternoon to explore Rome’s Jewish Ghetto stopping by the Campo de’Firori, translated literally from Italian the “Field of Flowers Square”. Then we’ll head over to the Testaccio Market 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|
|12||Flight home||Arrivederci Italia!||Your own bed, eventually!|
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I was very concerned about my daughter who has a peanut allergy travelling to a foreign country for the first time without us. Walking Tree was very sensitive to my concerns and reassured me that this is something they could handle and they did! I would send her again in a heartbeat. Thank you Walking Tree.
Parent of Emilie, traveler on 2018 Service Program to Costa Rica
Your Adventure Includes
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. Once confirmed, you will be invoiced for the flight roughly 75 days prior to travel.
Program Tuition Excludes: Premiere Travel insurance, baggage fees, airline minor fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.
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