Seven Day Escorted Italian Fam Tour
October 22-28, 2017
A See the World, Sell the World - Escorted Tour
This Escorted Fam Tour will be a "working" tour limited to only 6-8 agents interested in selling Italian tours. Sales tools, group-tour support, and incentives for future client bookings will be available through TA Fams for agents attending.
Special Agent Rate of $1500*
* Price is based on double occupancy and reserved for validated agents who are seeking to become tour promotors. Single Supplement $375
From the Colosseum to the Sistine Chapel onto Pompeii and the Mediterranean Sea, this 7-day tour of Rome and The Amalfi Coast will leave you breathless. Explore Rome's top tourist attractions while also getting a view of local life via a 4-hour walking food tour. Learn firsthand how to create an authentic Italian dish at a cooking class with a local chef. Frolic among the olive and lemon trees of the Amalfi coast before tasting the region's famous Limoncello liqueur.
Most of all, you will leave Italy with the firsthand experiences and connections necessary to be a successful tour provider. The limited group size allows each agent plenty of time with our tour provider for one-on-one Italian tours and design discussions. In addition to our scheduled tours of Rome and Tuscany, you will learn how to build custom tours for groups interested in specific aspects of the Italian culture. Whether it's the ancient history, architecture, or soaking in the culture through the wine & food, Italy can provide a special experience to every niche group.
Day 1 October 22, 2017: ARRIVAL IN ROME
Ciao and welcome to Italy! Upon your arrival at Rome Fiumicino airport, you will be welcomed by an English speaking assistant and driver that will take you to your hotel, in the historical city center. You will have free time to explore the wonders of Rome, shop the boutiques, sip a cappuccino at a local cafe or rest up before our welcome dinner in the evening. Tonight you'll enjoy a meal in a typical Roman Trattoria. Mangia! Overnight in Rome.
Day 2 October 23, 2017: ANCIENT ROME/LOCAL STREET FOOD TOUR
Breakfast in the hotel. Today you'll discover Ancient Rome. An English speaking guide will join you in our private coach as you visit the Roman Forums, the Palatine and the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater built in the Roman Empire - highlights of any visit to Rome.
In the afternoon, you'll discover another side of Rome and visit the neighborhood of Testaccio, on an escorted, walking food tour.
Testaccio is no-holds-barred Rome and it is serious about food! You'll experience the city like a local on a 4 hour tour that includes nine authentic food stops with 12 delicious tastings. We'll escape the tourist crowds and taste the best the city has to offer - gelato, cheese, pastries and pasta - we'll try it all! Along the way, your guide will entertain and educate you with stories and insights into Rome's culture and history, while exploring the city's most fascinating and offbeat landmarks.
The rest of the day and evening are at leisure and allow you time to explore the beauty of Rome at night - throw a coin in the Trevi fountain or take a break on the Spanish Steps. Enjoy some authentic gelato while strolling through one of the many piazzas or try an aperitivo with the locals at one of the many cafes. The wonders of Rome await! Overnight in Rome.
Day 3 October 24, 2017: VATICAN TOUR ( with skip the line pass)
Breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast, you'll be met by a guide for a visit to the Vatican Museums where you will skip the line and head straight in. A local's perspective will help us to see beyond just the Sistine Chapel and help us gain a real understanding of all the ancient wonders, Renaissance masterpieces and treasures, untold, throughout the museums.
You'll cover the best of the Vatican Museums collection, the Sistine Chapel and a fully guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica, giving the Vatican City the time and attention it deserves, without the long wait in line. Overnight in Rome.
Day 4 October 25, 2017: POMPEII AND SORRENTO (with lunch and wine tasting)
Breakfast at the hotel. You'll be transferred by private bus to the ancient city of Pompeii. Along with your English speaking guide, you'll visit the ruins of the cities destroyed 2,000 years ago by the eruption of Vesuvius. Afterwards, you'll enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and indulge in a wine tasting under the Vesuvius Volcano. Continue on to the picturesque town of Sorrento. You'll have time to relax and enjoy the scenic views and charming shops. Dinner is on your own. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 5 October 26, 2017: HANDS ON MOZZARELLA CLASS/POSITANO
After breakfast, we'll have the opportunity to meet with a local mozzarella cheese farmer. This is NOT your store bought cheese! You'll be shown the process, step by step, and can even try your hand at making your own mozzarella. You'll taste samples of some typical, local cheese like you've never tasted before. Afterwards, we'll travel along the breathtaking, winding roads of the Amalfi coast to the stunning cliffside town of Positano. You'll have time to explore at your leisure before heading back to your hotel. Tonight we'll gather for a farewell dinner in a local restaurant and enjoy our last bit of time in this amazing part of Italy. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 6 October 27, 2017: COOKING CLASS AT FARM & LIMONCELLO TASTING
Breakfast in the hotel. Today we'll visit a local farm in Amalfi and experience a hands on cooking class with a local Chef. Talk about Farm to Table - you'll collect the ingredients straight from an organic garden and use them to prepare your meal. You'll learn the culinary secrets of local Italian mammas and regional cuisine. Afterwards, you'll enjoy the fruits of your labor with a local family, under the lemon trees, in their garden. Your meal willl end with a scrumptious dessert and a chance to taste the local Limoncello liquer. Free time in Amalfi before heading back to your hotel. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 7 October 28, 2017: ARRIVEDERCI ITALY
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Naples Train Station, where you can extend your trip or continue on to Rome airport.
When you return to the USA, TA Fams will be ready to help you market Italian Tours to your clients!