Enchanted Italy in the SpringMay 23 - June 6, 2019

Week One

Puglia – A region of ancient culture and the land of Primitivo di Manduria, a deep, ruby-red, delicious wine second to none. Crystal clear sea, the Ionic on the south side and the Adriatic on the east side, Puglia abounds with fields after fields of ancient olive trees and vineyards.

 

Experiences & Activities

Stay in old town Manduria at boutique hotel – Unique wine tasting experiences – Farmers market – Visit to Archeological site and agricultural museum – Trip to the beach – Sightseeing  in Alberobello and lunch at a farm – Trip to Monopoli and Polignano a Mare – Making pasta and lunch with local family – Gelato making in Lecce

 

Week Two

Abruzzo – Nature at its best, situated in the heart of the Gran Sasso National Park with medieval towns and castles, this region will enchant you. The locals have great pride about their hospitality and slow food culture!

 

Experiences & Activities

Stay in a castle –  Visit to Loreto Apruntino – Biking country side excursion with wine tasting and lunch – Making spaghetti alla chitarra with Nonna Antonietta- Hiking around Rocca Calascio – Relaxing surrounded by incredible nature

Emilia Romagna – Home of the most recognized Italian icons such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Balsamic Vinegar, Parmesan Cheese, Tortellini, Lambrusco and much more, this region is the crib to the Italian gastronomy. 

 

Experiences & Activities

Staying at boutique hotel – Making Tortellini – Lamborghini & Ferrari museums – Parmesan Cheese making – Traditional Balsamic Vinegar – Castle visit – Shopping in Bologna

What People are Saying

“I consider myself fairly well traveled and have been to Italy several times before but traveling with Voomago, and specifically Antimo, was unlike any other travel experience I have ever had. He is extremely passionate about travel, people and places and putting together the perfect experiences to meet his clients needs, interests and budget. Antimo truly takes excellent care of his clients. I am spoiled now and cannot imagine traveling any other way. Highly recommend! ”

Deborah S.

“Without question the most exceptional vacation experience I've ever had. The connections, the insight, the destinations, all exceptional. If you want to see Italy, more importantly, if you want to experience Italy in an intimate way, I encourage you to check out Antimo and his passion. Do yourself a favor contact him!”

Kirk F.

“I would highly recommend traveling with Voomago! It is worth every penny! Thank you Antimo for for the experience and the wonderful group of amazing people you allowed us to meet. Forever grateful! ”

Charlene H.

“My friends and I had an amazing week with Antimo. After a week of touring on our own before meeting up with Antimo, the difference is unmeasurable. Antimo was not just a guide, he became a close friend taking us to all the places he loves and familiar with. He was very knowledgeable and the information he gave us was impressive. ”

Susan R.

What's Included

Boutique hotel, B&B, and Castle stay – Private transportation – Two meals per day –  Cooking with locals – Visit and shopping to local markets – Two free days – Sightseeing – Train Tickets as needed – Private guided art, history and architecture walks – Visit to local wineries  – Traditional Balsamic Vinegar making – Visit to Medieval and Baroque towns –  Making of Parmesan Cheese  – Meals with Locals – Time on the beaches of Southern Italy – Organic seasonal produce – Castle visit – Gelato Making and much much more!

Note: You will be responsible for your airfare, hotel incidentals and additional libations, and airport to hotel transfers. 

 

LOGISTICS

Start your travel from the US on May 22nd to arrive the following day. Arrive on May 23rd in Brindisi (airport code BDS). Schedule your return flight on June 6th out of Bologna (airport code BLQ).

Support with booking your flights

We highly recommend our agency partner for domestic and international flights and connections. They offer excellent Business Class rates (to all destinations), and competitive quotes on all coach seats. Finding the best flight times and minimum connections will bake a big difference in your travel experience. We want you to have peace of mind and agency support in case of the unexpected. ***Please note that discount internet fares are often mixed airlines, longer connections, highly restricted and non refundable, and do not provide support***

For quotes, questions, or advice, please contact: gene@surfcitytravel.com (Expect a reply within 24h during regular business hours).

Trip Insurance

Protecting your trip and vacation is very important as a variety of events could cause a financial loss before or during the trip. We require proof of Travel Insurance Coverage through our partners (Squaremouth) – their policies are built accordingly to your needs and concerns. The cost of a policy depends on: the cost of the trip, your age, the length of the trip, any pre-existing conditions, and the amount and type of coverage.

Flight Insurance

We recommend you buy travel insurance for your flight at the time you book your airfare as most coach class are non refundable but changeable with standard airline fees. 

Please note, flight insurance is separate and only covers your flight. Let us know at the time of booking if you have any pre-existing conditions that may require better comprehensive coverage. 

How to Join Us

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Per Person (Double Occupancy): $5,800

Per Person (Single Occupancy): $7,100

To keep the group small and intimate, space is limited to 8-10 travelers. In order to book your spot a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is required. (Your deposit will apply toward the balance)  

Gratuity is NOT included – Suggested Gratuity (5-8%)

A basic or comprehensive Travel Insurance coverage through our partners (Squaremouth) is required. 

 For any questions Email Antimo or call 503 7206214
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