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10 Day Premium Golden Week in Florence and Italian Riviera - For Women Only 2019
time 10 Days / 8 Nights

Exclusive Small Group Tour Led by Author Susan Van Allen —14 guests maximum

Join Susan Van Allen, author of 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, for a Premium Golden Week in two extraordinary locations, Florence and the Italian Riviera. This 8-night adventure is custom-designed for women to enjoy Italian pleasures to the max. We'll stay in luxury hotels, dine in top traditional restaurants, meet locals in artisan shops, enjoy a cooking class and ceramic painting workshop, and discover a range of beautiful places: the treasures of art and architecture in Florence, enchanting coastal villages of the Italian Riviera, including chic Portofino, and the stunning Cinque Terre.

This is a Gift of La Dolce Vita=the Sweet Life, custom-designed and led by Susan so that women can fully experience Italy's rejuvenating pleasures.

inclusion Inclusions
  • Entertaining hosting by author Susan Van Allen, focusing on Italy's celebration of  all things female
  • 4 nights at First-Class Hotel Plaza Lucchesi in Florence in premium rooms
  • 4 nights at First-Class Hotel Continental in Santa Margherita Ligure in sea view rooms
  • Transportation by private minibus, including roundtrip transfers from Florence airport or train station and to Genoa airport or train station at scheduled times
  • Ferry, train, or mini-van transportation for all group activities
  • Daily buffet breakfast at the hotel
  • 3 multi-course dinners, with wine
  • 1 cooking class followed by lunch in Florence
  • 1 ceramics painting class
  • Guided tours of Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Cloisters, Uffizi Gallery, Cinque Terre, San Fruttuoso Abbey
  • Entrance fees to museums and monuments
  • Travel Journal
  • Gratuities for all group activities
  • Charitable donation of $25.00 to the Friends of Florence
  • Optional Travel Journal Writing workshop
Not Included
  • Airfare
  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Optional Travel Insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Gratuities for private transfer drivers and hotel staff
  • Everything not mentioned under “Inclusions”
inclusion Inclusions
Not Included
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in a Double
Sep 28 - Oct 7