Past international trip: Italy
May 2013(completed)

Credit and non-credit

* Please see below for information on the companion course we are offering. This course can help prepare you for the trip.

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Related course

History and Culture of Tuscany and Umbria, a non-credit course is being offered at CCBC Essex to compliment this trip. This course will enable students to learn the history, culture, and landscape of Italy, with special emphasis on Tuscany and Umbria and their distinct culture, important to Italy's history. Topics will include: history of Italy; life in Italy; characteristics of Tuscany and Umbria; food; myths, folk stories and traditions; and landscapes.

CRN: 34297
Course: HIT 189
Dates: 1/12/13, 9:30-2:00 pm, Essex Campus, Building D, room 51 (downstairs)
Instructor: Dr. Natalie Forest
Cost: $29
Call to register with a credit card: 443.840.4700

Overview of trip

Join us for this wonderful trip to Italy to see the beautiful cities and villages of Tuscany and Umbria! This trip will include sightseeing in Florence, San Gimignano, Siena, Brunello, Cortona, Perugia, Orvieto and Rome. We will visit the famous vineyards of the region, including Brunello di Montalcino and Orvieto. We will also enjoy a Tuscan cooking class in beautiful Florence. There will be time to marvel over the Italian masterpieces of art and architecture and the medieval towns and villages of the region. We'll wrap up with a two-night stay in the Eternal City of Rome. 

There is the possibility of a two-night, post-tour extension in Rome, giving you the opportunity to further explore the grandeur of the Roman Empire. You'll also have time to tour Vatican City, where you'll find Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica and the incredible Sistine Chapel. Extension is available on select departure dates and space is limited. Please call early to hold your spot. Extension also requires a minimum of 10 travelers. 


$3,879 Double occupancy, Single supplement $295 

Registration fee: $300 (Due by December 31,2012 to lock in the published price )
* We recommend that you purchase Travel Protection insurance, $269, when making your registration.
Final Payment: $3574.00 (Due by Feb. 23, 2013) 


  • Round trip airfare with a major airline and airport transfers
  • The services of a bilingual Go Ahead Tour Director
  • A professional local guide in Florence, Siena and Perugia
  • 8 nights accommodations in well-located hotels, including baggage handling
  • Buffet breakfast daily, 2 lunches; 5 three-course dinners, including wine or beer; 3 wine tastings
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Personal audio headset and entrance fees to select sites
  • Administrative fee for CCBC
  • Departure fees and taxes (subject to change)

Not included

  • Some lunches
  • Optional excursions
  • Rome 2-day extension- $299 p.p. double
  • Recommended Travel Protection- $260.00 p.p.
  • Customary gratuities for tour director, local guide, and coach driver.