Splendors of France and Italy

Offered to the Students of the Maclay School

The Splendors of France and Italy
Paris- Florence – Rome – Pompei – Sorrento, Amalfi Coast

May 28 – June 8, 2025


$4999.00 from Tallahassee**                   Tour Code: 225145

On May 28th, you will depart Tallahassee to begin your 12-day educational adventure exploring the sites and splendors of Paris, France, Florence and Rome, Italy. You will land in the incredible city of Paris on May 29th and begin to explore the wonders of this city. As your journey unfolds, you will experience fantastic excursions, memorable cultural encounters, preserved historical sites, delicious and wonderful shopping in two extraordinary countries.

Space is limited, so don’t delay! Submit your application and $500 deposit to EAtours.com to reserve your space on this tour!

May 29 – June 2, 2025

Bonjour Paris! On May 29th, you will arrive in Paris, where you will be met at the airport by your Tour Director and immediately commence your guided panoramic city tour* of the City of Lights. you will see such recognizable sites as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the stunning Louvre Museum. Following the city tour, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in procedures. Dinner this evening is included*. On Friday, May 30th, you will depart from your hotel at 9 am for a full day excursion to the charming village of Giverny*, the site of artist Claude Monet’s home and famous gardens. Afterwards, you will travel to Versailles. Here, you and your fellow travelers will explore and admire the incredible Palace of Versailles*. Once a hunting lodge and seat of power, the sprawling grounds were built by King Louis XIV. Dinner this evening is not included. On May 31 st , you will depart your hotel at 9 A.M. for a visit to the area of the Eiffel Tower followed by a narrated River Cruise* along the Seine. The afternoon will take you to Galleries Lafayette and/or personal sightseeing. In the evening, you will travel to the area of Montmartre famed artistic history of Place du Tertre and Sacre Coeur. Dinner is not included. On June 1st, you will spend the morning visiting such world class museums as the Louvre Museum*, the Musee d’Orsay* and time permitting, the Musee de l’Orangie. Dinner this evening is included on a lovely Seine River dinner cruise*. On June 2nd, you will depart Paris in the morning and fly to Florence Italy, the birthplace of the Renaissance.

June 2 – June 4, 2025

Buongiorno Firenze! Upon arrival in Florence, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in procedures followed by a walking tour of Florence. This afternoon, you will visit the Academia Gallery*, home to Michelangelo’s David. This stunning sculpture stan*ds as a true masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance. Dinner this evening is included.* On June 3rd, you will depart at 9 A.M. for a visit to Basilica de Santa Croce*, the burial site of such historic figures as Galileo and Michelangelo. Following your Santa Croce visit you will walk to Piazzale Michelangelo* where you will enjoy the beautiful vista of Florence. The afternoon is free for personal sightseeing and shopping. Don’t forget to leave room for souvenirs! Florence is famed for it leather markets as well as gold and silver shops on the Ponte Vecchio. Dinner is not included. The morning of June 4th will see you depart by train bound for Rome.

June 4 – June 8, 2025

Upon arrival at the train station, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Following hotel check-in, you will depart for a walking* tour featuring such historic sites as Piazza Navona, Piazza della Rotonda (Pantheon), the world famous Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps. Dinner this evening is included. On the morning of June 5 th , you will begin your day with a guided walking tour* to the area of the Colosseum, the iconic symbol of Italy. Your walking tour continues with a visit to the Roman Forum*, home to the ancient ruins of Rome’s government buildings and once a thriving marketplace. Your afternoon will be devoted to an inspiring bike tour* along the historic Appian Way. June 6th takes you for a highlight of your amazing Italian journey to the ancient city of Pompei *and the lovely town of Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast. You will travel by a direct fast train to Naples where you will be met by your bus and guide and taken to Pompei to explore the archaeological treasures of Pompei. Following your tour of Pompei, you will transfer to one of the most famous towns on the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, for time to enjoy wonderful shopping and dinner before you return to Naples to connect with your return train to Rome. On June 7th, you will begin your final day in Rome with a visit to Vatican City, the seat of the Roman Catholic Church. Here you will visit the magnificent cathedral of St. Peter’s. It is planned that you will also visit the Vatican Museums (subject to availability) with its renowned Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms. The afternoon is yours to enjoy additional historic sites or indulge in Italian shopping. Your final dinner this evening is included*. On June 8 th you will transfer to the Rome International Airport to with your return flight to the United States. Say “Arrivederci Roma” as your educational tour come to an end and you return home with wonderful memories, photographs, and souvenirs.


SPECIAL TOUR CONDITIONS: The tour price, if payments are made by cash or check, is $4,999.00: otherwise, if paying by credit card, the $4999.00 tour price is subject to a 3% additional credit card fee, which is estimated to be $150.00. You are allowed to use a credit card for your initial $500. deposit. If you wish to purchase / supply your own airfare to Italy, you may deduct $1050. per person. If you wish to use a credit card for your initial deposit, you will be allowed to make your remaining payments by check and NOT be subject to credit card fees. Your trip price is based on triple occupancy and will include round trip airfare from Tallahassee (applicable taxes and governmental fees not included – see below), point-to-point transportation between cities while in Paris and Italy as described in your itinerary, all breakfasts and 5 evening meals (2 in Paris, 1 in Florence and 2 in Rome). Additionally, *Entrance fees and/or transportation marked with an asterisk will be included in the tour price. Additional items may be offered optionally.

A guaranteed single room may be available for a supplemental charge of $985.00 and a guaranteed double room may be available for a supplemental charge of $700.00. A minimum number of paying participants may be required to operate the tour. A $500.00 nonrefundable (for any reason) application fee / deposit is required to reserve your space on this tour. All tour participants must submit an online application. Very specific conditions relating to cancellation apply and are listed in the Tour Conditions of the online Participation Application at Eatours.com. A second payment of $1000.00, for which you will receive an invoice, will be due no later than 30 days from the date that EA Tours receives your initial payment and online application. Final payments are due no later than 130 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 note: Additional tour conditions apply and are listed in the Tour Conditions Section on the Online Application. Applicable items listed above may supersede those listed in the tour conditions section on the online application.

**Applicable governmental international airline ticket taxes, fuel surcharges, security surcharges, and associated fees (estimated to be approximately $550.00 per person) are NOT included and will be billed as a separate item on your final invoice.

The exact flight details and information (which may be subject to change and are beyond the control of EA Tours) will be posted on the official EA Tours website (eatours.com). In order to access your flight information, you will need to enter your tour code, 225145. Additionally, it is planned for all hotels to be centrally located, four-star hotels, of course, with each room having private bathroom facilities.