2025 Belmont Italy Cultural Journey

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2025 Belmont Italy Cultural Journey! We have created two webpages dedicated to this exciting program so that travelers are as informed as possible throughout the process. The first page, Pre-Enrollment, 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 meant to prepare travelers for participation on the adventure ahead. Please be sure to review the information on the appropriate page thoroughly and we can't wait to start our enriching adventure!
Travel Dates: April 19, 2025 - April 27, 2025
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Program Tuition: $2,990 USD
Airfare not included in program tuition
Confirmed Airfare: $1,110

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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 allow travelers to gain insights into the heritage, history and modern realities of their destination by offering a broad diversity of experience. We rely on the expertise of our local staff to plan itineraries which not only explore the prominent sites but also make time for the lesser-known local gems and are intentional about regular interaction with local people.

Program Highlights


Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!

Witness your classwork come to life!

Explore the world's smallest country, Vatican City!

Have the adventure of a lifetime with your friends

Take a bicycle tour through the Roman hillside

Visit Mt. Vesuvius and tour the ancient ruins of Pompeii

Wander through the Roman Colosseum

The Itinerary


We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers and given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group. 

DayLocationDescriptionLodging
April 19USA - ItalyFly from USA to Rome, Italy.Airplane
April 20RomeWe arrive in the Eternal City in the evening. After dropping our bags at the hotel, we will have a guided walking tour of the city, hitting many of the great attractions that are in Rome, but keeping in mind that it's our first day! On our way to dinner, we’ll walk by the Trevi Fountain and to make a wish as we toss a coin in the fountain. Once we are back at our hotel, we will have our orientation meeting to prepare for the days ahead!Hotel Rome
April 21RomeThis morning we will visit another country! We will spend our morning marveling at the Vatican Museums masterpieces and of course admire the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Square. We will have a beautiful sit down lunch, then head to visit Saint Peter's Basilica from inside or visit "Castle St Angelo," also known as the Mausoleum of Hadrian, the fortress-castle of the Pope. After a very long day, we will have dinner at a local restaurant and have a Gelato before going to bed. Hotel Rome
April 22Rome-pompeiiToday we escape the big city and head to Pompeii. We will have an amazing lunch and have the original pizza, the world-famous Neapolitan pizza. After lunch, the group will tour the archeological site with a local guide. After a full day of exploring, we will stay in an "agriturismo" in the area of Mt Vesuvius, eat some local produce and appreciate a smaller town atmosphere. During our visit we will get a chance to taste many pastries for which the area is famous for.Hotel Vesuvius
April 23Vesuvius- Rome Have you ever seen a volcano? Well, now you have, and we are going to hike our way to the top! We will have an amazing view of the Gulf of Naples and see some of its unique landscape and nature. We will visit Ercolano, another archeological site at the footsteps of the Vesuvius. In the afternoon we will head back to Rome to be there in time for dinner and a beautiful nighttime stroll of the eternal city. Hotel Rome
April 24RomeToday we have a late start, so we can catch up on sleep and recharge for the rest of our stay. We will leave the hotel midmorning and head towards the "Musei Capitolini". After lunch, we will have a guided bike tour of the Via Appia, which is an ancient Roman road over 100 miles long. We will of course only visit a portion of it, but with the help of our bikes we will be able to see much more than on foot. We will head back to the city center and have an amazing dinner at a local restaurant.Hotel Rome
April 25RomeToday we will visit one of the most famous monuments of the world, the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built. We will have a private guided tour of the Colosseum and the Forum. After our tour we will taste some delicious street food for lunch as we make our way towards "Campo dei Fiori". We will then head to the Pantheon and finish off our day with some free time and gelato! Hotel Rome
April 26RomeOn our last day we will walk toward "Villa Borghese," where we will admire some of Romes most famous statues. The museum of "Villa Borghese" is in one of Romes biggest parks and has some breathtaking views. We will then head to "piazza del Popolo" and admire some more Caravaggio in a small, unassuming church. We will then walk all of "Via del Corso" where we will be able to do some last minute shopping. Later, we will head towards the "Vittoriano", take a glass elevator and see one of the most breathtaking views in Rome. We will then head to our last dinner in Rome which we will surely be a feast of pasta and Pizza! We will also have our last Gelato before saying ciao to Rome. Hotel Rome
April 27Rome - USAArrivederci Italia!You own bed, eventually!

Accommodations


In order to provide a safe and memorable experience, we follow strict guidelines when choosing program accommodations. Walking Tree partners with hotels and guest houses which are centrally located, clean and safe.  We vet and inspect the accommodations to ensure they uphold the ethos of our programs, are great values for our travelers and nice places to rest after enriching days of travel.  

Below are the accommodations we anticipate using on your trip, subject to availability. 
Rome Garden Hotel

The Rome Garden Hotel is the perfect accommodation that marries peace and relaxation, characteristic of a reserved and suggestive location, with the commodity of a central position, in the heart of the bustling metropolis of Rome. The hotel is located in the vicinity of Porta Pia on Via Nomentana, in the elegant area of the consular and diplomatic premises. It’s a Patrician villa of the XIX century, entirely modernized and surrounded by a private garden and only a few steps from the splendid frame of Villa Torlonia. It is also the perfect location for art lovers, with the nearby park of Villa Borghese and its prestigious gallery, which houses the famous sculptures of Bernini, being easily reachable on foot from the hotel.

Hotel Casa Valdese Roma

The Hotel Casa Valdese Roma is a historic hotel in the Prati district of Rome, near the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica, of which there is a beautiful view from a large terrace on the fifth floor.  Students will be split by gender between double or triple rooms based on availability. Wifi and air conditioning are standard, and students will enjoy breakfast each morning at the hotel.

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

Great experience for our son. He would jump at the chance to do it again.

Daniel
Parent of Raymond, traveler on Peru 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. Once confirmed, you will be invoiced for the flight roughly 75 days prior to travel. 

Program Tuition Excludes: Travel insurance, baggage fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.

 

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