10 Day Tour : December 19 – December 28, 2013
JOIN THIS UNIQUE AND MAGICAL TOUR IN ITALY THAT IS SURE TO
CREATE MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME.
Begin in the heart of Naples, visiting the charming neighborhoods where you will stroll through narrow cobbled streets delighting in the renowned. The Cribs traditionally mark the Christmas festivities and they are one of the rare hidden treasures started many centuries ago and can only be seen at Christmas time as an artistic representation of the nativity. Exclusive to Naples are masterpieces like the Veiled Christ, a marble sculpture by Guiseppe Sammartino and the Capodimonte’s Museum.
Included is an enticing day excursion to the beautiful island of Capri.
Christmas 2013 will mark a new era with Pope Francis celebrating his first Christmas Mass in St. Peter’s followed by the Urbi et Orbi blessing on Christmas morning. We will join in this celebration with a special Christmas Eve vigil in St. Peter’s, while awaiting midnight to arrive. This is truly a magical experience for believers, and non-believers alike to be a part of a rare moment of great inner peace and spirituality.
In the days following, we will visit several landmarks including the Vatican, the Pantheon, and the Catacombs in the capital city Rome accompanied by a knowledgeable lecturer who will teach us about the beauty of these places. Interspersed with the visits will be special social occasions, marked by visits to traditional markets, a cooking class and wine tasting. We will conclude with a very special farewell dinner on the final night before returning home.
December 19 – December 28, 2013 (10 days, 9 nights)
Minimum 20 participants – Maximum 28. Accessible to everyone.
$5,300 USD pp plus airfare / Deposit $1,000 USD by October 15, 2013
• Transfer from and to the airports in Italy; Arrive Naples; Depart Rome
• First class hotel(s); 9 nights
• All meals included with water, wine and coffee
• Private transfer for the entire program to performances and excursions
• First class tickets for performances
• Museum tickets
• Services of any lecturers, chaperones, and tour manager
• All admissions and donations; all tips; all state and airport taxes
• Single supplement $530 USD
All price and itineraries are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operator. Availability is limited. The trip will depart with a minimum of 20 persons and maximum of 28.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
DAY 1 FRIDAY | December 20th
Arrival in Naples. Transfer to hotel.Welcome dinner at the hotel.
DAY 2 SATURDAY | December 21st
Visit to Cucinello and San Gregario Armeno to view the enchanting cribs. Afternoon free. Dinner in a traditional local restaurant.
DAY 3 SUNDAY | December 22nd
Excursion to Capri: enchanting island during winter. Lunch in a private home with an authentic Italian meal. Light dinner in Naples.
DAY 4 MONDAY | December 23rd
Visit to Cristo Velato and Museo Capodimonte. Lunch in a traditional Italian café. Afternoon free. Dinner in the heart of Naples.
DAY 5 TUESDAY | December 24th
Transfer to Rome. Afternoon free. Early dinner. Christmas vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica.
DAY 6 WEDNESDAY | December 25th | MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Morning Mass in St. Peter’s with Pope Francis. Christmas lunch. Afternoon free. Light dinner.
DAY 7 THURSDAY | December 26th
Visit to Pantheon with light lunch. Afternoon free. Wine tasting and dinner.
DAY 8 FRIDAY | December 27th
Visit to the Catacombs. Visit to a traditional food market, cooking class, and lunch. Afternoon free. Light dinner.
DAY 9 SATURDAY | December 28th
Sightseeing with light lunch. Afternoon free. Special farewell dinner.
DAY 10 SUNDAY | December 29th
Depart to airport for return flights
Tour Organized by: Dincanto Educational Tours
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