Discover the Adriatic: Italy & Croatia
- Tour the Naples Underground Geothermal Zone
- Explore the Naples National Archaeological Museum
- Outdoor activity with a light hike up Mount Vesuvius
- Participate in two Italian cooking classes, in Naples and Florence
- Guided tour of Pompeii
- Guided tour of Herculaneum
- Tour the Vatican City – St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
- Enjoy Piazza Navona
- Visit Piazza della Rotonda where the Pantheon is located
- Stop at Trevi Fountain,
- Enjoy time to explore Piazza di Spagna
- Embark on a guided tour of Rome
- Tour the Roman Forum
- Tour the Coliseum
- Visit The Academia to see the original David by Michelangelo
- Explore the Uffizi Gallery
- Climb the Duomo to see all of Florence
- Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa
- Visit the Duomo di Pisa and the Baptistery Dome with sculptured decorations
- Visit St Mark’s Basilica
- See a glass blowing demonstration
- Take a Vaporetti to explore Murano and Burano Islands
- Partake in a walking tour of Zagreb, Croatia’s capital
- Participate in a Croatian cooking class in Zagreb
- Barter at the Dolac Market
- Explore the wilderness of Plitvice Lakes National Park
Canal through Venice and learn how to blow glass. Participate in an authentic Italian cooking class (because who doesn’t love pizza & pasta?). We will also explore the Roman Empire with its history centered in Rome & Italy.
From ancient ruins to modern marvels and ancient history to modern art, you will fall in love with (if not in) Italy.
Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your group, desires, and needs.ds.
Day 1 - TRAVEL TO ITALY
Depart on your overnight flight to Naples, Italy via connection(s).
Day 2 - WELCOME TO NAPLES
Tour the Naples Underground Geothermal Zone. Running beneath the Italian city of Naples and the surrounding area is an underground geothermal zone and several tunnels dug during the ages. Dinner & hotel.
Day 3 - EXPLORE NAPLES
Tour the Naples National Archaeological Museum. Enjoy an outdoor activity with a light hike up Mount Vesuvius. Evening hands-on Italian cooking class!
Day 4 - POMPEII AND HERCULANEUM
Guided tour of Pompeii providing detailed insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire. Lunch along Via Abbondanza. Tour Herculaneum, another UNESCO site. Travel to Rome.
Day 5 - VATICAN & ROME
Guided visit to Vatican City – Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica. Free time for lunch at Piazza Navona. Visit the Pantheon architectural masterpiece. Visit the famous Trevi Fountain. Evening in Piazza di Spagna
Day 6 - ENJOY ROME
Morning walking tour of Rome’s highlights. Tour the Roman Forum & the Coliseum.
Day 7 - TRAVEL TO FLORENCE
Visit the Academia to see the original David by Michelangelo. Explore Uffizi Gallery to see works by da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt and more. Climb the Duomo to see all of Florence. Evening Italian cooking workshop
Day 8 - PISA
Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Lunch in Pisa and then shopping time. Group dinner and evening exploration.
Day 9 - WELCOME TO VENICE
Travel to Venice. Arrive in Venice, world-famous for its canals. Explore the city. Visit St Mark’s Basilica.
Day 10 - EXPLORE VENICE
Vaporetto ride, a local water ferry. Take the vaporetto to Murano Island where we will the chance to see a glass blowing demonstration by one of the talented local artists. Continue on to Burano Island, stroll through the charming streets. Return to Venice
Day 11 - WELCOME TO ZAGREB, CROATIA
Day 12 - EXPLORE PLITVICE LAKAES AND ZAGREB
Peruse the stalls of the Dolac Market. Travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Embark on one of the may trails to see the park’s famous pools and waterfalls. Time to explore Zagreb city centre to view the Austro Hungarian architecture.
Day 13 - Homeward Bound
Begin our journey home after an amazing trip to Italy & Croatia together.
AirfareRoundtrip group airfare to Italy
CoachPrivate coach bus for duration of tour, equipped with A/C, T.V & DVD players, on-board washroom
Public TransitPublic transportation in Rome, led by your Evolve leader
HotelsCentrally located, student friendly, 3 * minimum, acclaimed hotels
Daily breakfast and dinner included in tour. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants and accommodations serving authentic cuisine sufficient for all appetites.
Northern Italians tend to have last names which end in “i”, while southerners more often end in “o.”
Places You’ll Visit
Explore the historic sights in Rome, dating back to the time of the Roman Empire.
Since its excavation, Pompeii has provided detailed insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire.
Known as one of the best places in the world to stroll through the streets and enjoy the views.
The Duomo, dating back to the twelfth century, is one of the great examples of Italian Romanesque architecture.
One of the most charming cities in all of Europe.
Tour through the city’s famous four squares: Piazza della Cisterna, Piazza Duomo, Piazza Pecori, and Piazza delle Erbe.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa was constructed in 1173 and began leaning due to instability of the soil underneath.
Sample pasta with Bolognese sauce for which Bologna is famous for.
Visit the Scrovegni Chapel and tour the Palazzo della Ragione.
See the city from the view of your Vaporetti, a local water ferry.