Discover the Adriatic: Italy & Croatia

Starting Price $3750 per person
Trip Duration 13 Days
Availibility All Year
Activity Level High level of fitness
Highlights
  • 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
What To Expect

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.

Educational Benefits

From ancient ruins to modern marvels and ancient history to modern art, you will fall in love with (if not in) Italy.

Customization

Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your group, desires, and needs.ds.

Daily Itinerary

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

Depart to Croatia. Arrive in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Partake in a walking tour of the city, led by a local guide. Discover the complex, riveting history of Croatia. Participate in a Croatian cooking class.

 

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.

Transportation
  • Airfare
    Roundtrip group airfare to Italy
  • Coach
    Private coach bus for duration of tour, equipped with A/C, T.V & DVD players, on-board washroom
  • Public Transit
    Public transportation in Rome, led by your Evolve leader
Accommodation
  • Hotels
    Centrally located, student friendly, 3 * minimum, acclaimed hotels
Food

Daily breakfast and dinner included in tour. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants and accommodations serving authentic cuisine sufficient for all appetites.

Meet Our Leaders
Katie Leaman
Did you know?

Northern Italians tend to have last names which end in “i”, while southerners more often end in “o.”

Places You’ll Visit

Rome

Explore the historic sights in Rome, dating back to the time of the Roman Empire.

Pompeii

Since its excavation, Pompeii has provided detailed insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire.

Assisi

Known as one of the best places in the world to stroll through the streets and enjoy the views.

Siena

The Duomo, dating back to the twelfth century, is one of the great examples of Italian Romanesque architecture.

Florence

One of the most charming cities in all of Europe.

San Gimignano

Tour through the city’s famous four squares: Piazza della Cisterna, Piazza Duomo, Piazza Pecori, and Piazza delle Erbe.

Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa was constructed in 1173 and began leaning due to instability of the soil underneath.

Bologna

Sample pasta with Bolognese sauce for which Bologna is famous for.

Padua

Visit the Scrovegni Chapel and tour the Palazzo della Ragione.

Venice

See the city from the view of your Vaporetti, a local water ferry.