Ursuline Europe 2017 - Italy and France
On April 10th you will depart New York to begin your “Enchanted Europe” adventure, landing in the timeless city of Milan on the 11th and discovering the hidden treasures of this city. Fantastic excursions, cultural encounters, preserved historical sites, delicious foods and exotic shopping make this trip exciting and rewarding. Bring these memories home with you on April 20th.
Space on the tour is limited, so don’t delay! Please submit your online application and $500.00 deposit to eatours.com by June 30, 2016 for a FREE Gondola Ride in Venice!
Milan, Desenzano & Venice
April 11- 14, 2017
Upon your arrival to Italy on April 11th, Milan will welcome you with its art, fashion and culture. Head of the northern Italian textile industry for centuries, Milan is now a bustling, 21st century metropolis, famous for catapulting designers from their studios to international stardom, including Missoni, Prada, Ferre, Armani and Versace. On your guided city tour* you may see the renowned Piazza del Duomo with its lacy Gothic cathedral and the da Vinci’s restored Last Supper* (pending availability) before departing to Desenzano this afternoon. Desenzano is located on the shores of Lake Garda, nearby Brescia and Sirmione. St. Angela lived and founded the Company of St. Ursula in Brescia. It is planned for you to visit the Church of St. Francis with its “Angela Chapel” and the Church of San Clemente to see the painting of St. Ursula by Moretto on April 12th. Visits are planned to the Church of St. Angela (St. Afra), its museum, and the small room where St. Angela lived and died. Other Brescia sights include the Roman ruins around Piazza del Foro, the Pinacoteca Civica Tosio Martinengo, containing works by Raphael, Lorenzo Lotto and local artists and the Duomo on Piazza Paolo. The next day you will continue your journey to Venice* for an excursion on April 13th to explore the charm of this city with a guided city tour* including the Doges Palace*. After lunch explore area points of interest with your tour leader including optional sights such as the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, or perhaps taking time to relax with a Gondola ride through Venice’s historic canals (free to those who submit their application and deposit by the deadline).
Florence & Assisi
April 14-17, 2017
On April 14th you will depart Desenzano for Florence! Along the way you will enjoy a brief visit to Bologna. As birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence will thrill you with its treasures. During a guided walking tour of the city*on April 15th, you will see many of the important sights of this historic town including the Academia*, home to Michelangelo’s “David”, Santa Maria Novella, the Duomo, and the eight-sided Baptistry. Later this afternoon, you may wish to optionally visit the Uffizi Gallery, Italy’s greatest art gallery the Bargello Museum, Florence’s second-ranking museum, which houses Italy’s finest collection of Renaissance sculpture. Other highlights may include visiting the Boboli Gardens, shopping in the straw market and open-air market, visiting a leather factory and strolling across the Ponte-Vecchio to see the gold and silver shops. On April 16th you will enjoy an excursion to Assisi where you will enjoy a guided tour and a visit to St. Francis Basilica*.
Pisa, Nice & Monaco
April 17-20, 2017
Bid farewell to Florence on April 17th as you continue your adventure to Nice! Enjoy a scenic drive through the Tuscany region including a brief stop in Pisa where you will enjoy a guided tour of the city including great views of the Leaning Tower. After arriving in Nice you will spend the evening exploring area points of interest with your tour leader. The unofficial capital of the French Riviera, Nice is a vibrant, important city boasting France’s third largest airport, a major university, several museums and the most scenic beach in France. The famous seaside boulevard, lined with majestic palms, incredible shops and some of the world’s most exclusive hotels, offers remarkable outdoor cafes and the perfect spot to rest and relax during your European sojourn. April 18th you will enjoy a fantastic excursion to Monaco including special visits to the Prince’s Palace* and the Jacques Cousteau Oceanographic Museum*. Spend your last day in Nice, April 19th, discovering such sights as the Matisse Museum, or spending time at leisure before your farewell dinner. On April 20th you will return to the United States with fond memories, amazing experiences and perhaps a souvenir or two from your European adventure.
SPECIAL TOUR CONDITIONS: **The tour price, if payments are made by cash or check, is $4,250.00; otherwise, if paying by credit card, the standard non-discounted price is $4,350.00. Tour participation is based on triple occupancy and includes roundtrip airfare from New York, point-to point transportation between cities while in Europe, all breakfasts and 3 dinners. *Entrance fees and/or transportation marked with an asterisk are included in the tour price (The Last Supper (pending availability) St. Angela’s house, excursion to Venice with Doge’s Palace, Academia, excursion to Assisi, visit to Pisa, Matisse Museum, excursion to Monaco including Oceanographic Museum and Prince’s Palace and city tours in Milan, Venice, Florence, Assisi, Pisa, and Nice) and may be subject to availability. Additional items may be offered optionally, are also subject to availability and are not included in the tour price. A guaranteed single room may be available for a supplemental charge of $895.00. A guaranteed twin room may be available for a supplemental charge of $205.00. Included are the estimated applicable governmental international airline ticket taxes, fuel surcharges, security surcharges, and associated fees. If applicable, tax increases will be billed on a supplemental invoice. A minimum number of paying participants may be required to operate the tour. All tour participants must submit a signed application. A $500.00 non-refundable deposit is required and will reserve your space on this tour. The tour cost, including the initial deposit, is fully refundable if the tour does not operate. You may apply online by visiting www.EAtours.com and “student/traveler sign up”. The tour number for your group is 217101. A 2nd payment of $1,000, will be due no later than 15 days after your initial payment. Final payments are due no later than 70 days before departure. Updated Tour details (hotels, day by day itinerary, flights, etc.) are scheduled to be released approximately four weeks prior to departure.
Please submit your online application and deposit of $500 deposit to EA Tours by June 30, 2016 for a FREE Gondola Ride in Venice!