Tour Dates & Prices

Bargain Florence and Tuscany 2018

  • New date just added - Monday, March 19 to Saturday, March 24.  
  • $1,679 per person, double occupancy.  Have your own room for just $295 more
  • Optional Rome Pre-Tour starts Friday, March 16 for 3 nights.  Optional Venice Post-Tour starts Saturday, March 24 for 2 nights.
  • Click HERE for complete details. 
How to Book
  • Send an email to info@travelingprofessor.com saying you want to go on the trip.  Include contact info and the name and date of the trip you want to go on.
  • Within 7 days follow up with a $400 per person deposit made to TRAVELING PROFESSOR LLC, and send to TRAVELING PROFESSOR, PO BOX 747, GREAT BARRINGTON MA 01230.
  • Deposits are fully refundable within 21 days of receipt.  However, deposits are not refundable if a trip is scheduled to start within 65 days.  In any case, all payments and deposits are fully refundable upon cancellation if we can fill trip to capacity.
  • Credit cards and PayPal are accepted subject to fees.
Italy: Small Group Tours for Adults in 2018

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Bargain Italy: Florence and Tuscany 

Ciao to Italy!  Jump on the bandwagon on this attractively priced tour to Florence and Tuscany.   Because of off-season pricing and our specialrelationships with hotels in Florence, get on this bargain-priced tour of the best of Italy.   Top hotels, expert and licensed guides, VIP admission to all the great sites including the Accademia, Uffizi, Medici Chapel and much more.  Rome and Venice add-on available.  Get on our mailing list and get first notice on all our tours.

Click HERE for complete  2018 details including itinerary and pricing.

Our Bargain Italy  tour was completely sold out in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The Traveling Professor Presents

BARGAIN FLORENCE AND TUSCANY
Monday, March 19, 2018 to Saturday, March 24, 2018

This is the trip you have been waiting for.  Join a small group of women on a dazzling tour of Renaissance Florence and breathtaking Tuscany at a bargain price. And yes, we have options for extending your tour to Rome and Venice.

The Traveling Professor, Steve Solosky and professional tour guide Lisa Mastropieri have custom-designed a culturally enriching, delightful and fun itinerary.  Not only are major sites like Michelangelo’s David, the Pitti Palace, the Medici Chapel and the Uffizi Gallery on the schedule, but there are opportunities to experience a side of Florence and Tuscany most tourists never get to see.   We know the best local dining spots and insider secrets that make this visit a truly unforgettable experience.

Included With Your Trip:

  • 5 Nights in Florence in a clean, comfortable, quiet hotel in a safe, central location, just steps from the center of Florence.  The il Guelfo Bianco Hotel is a 3-star deluxe hotel consistently ranked as a top choice on Tripadvisor.com and has earned TA’s “Certificate of Excellence” honor.   Breakfast is included.
  • Professional Guide Services.   Lisa Mastropieri is an American living in Florence serving as your professional, licensed tour guide. She is on the tour with you from start to finish. Her impressive knowledge of the history, art, culture, and architecture of Florence is supplemented by her insider knowledge of Florence and Tuscany.  Our tour guides separate The Traveling Professor tours from the rest.
  • VIP Paid Admission.  Visit the major sites including the Ufizzi Gallery, Michelangelo’s David, the Medici Chapels, the Pitti Palace, and other major attractions without waiting in line or need for an appointment!  
  • Private, Escorted Day Trip to Siena and the Tuscan Countryside.  Sample the cheeses, aged balsamic vinegars, foods and wines of scenic Tuscany.  Finish the day in the medieval hilltop town of Siena, perhaps the loveliest small city in all of Italy.Small Group Size limited to 10-14 travelers.  We take you to places no other tour company goes.   We move quickly and efficiently to make the most of the trip.
  • Personalized, Attentive Service.  Lisa Mastropieri is your personal guide.  She is always accessible to answer any and all questions, guide your stay, and to offer personal advice on everything from dining to touring to shopping.
  • Priced at $1,679 Per Person, Double Occupancy.  The single supplement is $299 and single travelers get a full-size room.
  • Additional Options Include:  Additional nights in Florence for only $200 per person, double occupancy.   Add a 3-night pre-tour in Rome at $999 per person, double occupancy.   A 2-night night post tour in Venice is only $749 per person.  That means you can see Rome, Florence, and Venice all for a great price! See details below for Rome and Venice add-ons.

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NOTES

  • Airfare is not included.  However, The Professor is happy to consult with you, at no charge, in order to get the best air itinerary for you.
  • The Professor is happy to communicate with you prior to the trip via e-mail or telephone to answer questions or address concerns.
  •  You must be able to walk 2-5 miles daily, up and down stairs, and on different grades of pavement in order to accompany The Professor on tours.
  • To reserve, send a $400 deposit per person made out to “Traveling Professor LLC” and mail to TRAVELING PROFESSOR, PO BOX 747, GREAT BARRINGTON MA 01230.   Deposits are fully refundable within 21 days of payment.  However, no refunds of any payments may be made within 60 days of commencement of tour.
  • Travelers are strongly urged to purchase travel health insurance and trip cancellation insurance.  See http://safeguardtravel.com/
  •  For more information, see The Traveling Professor website at www.travelingprofessor.com or email info@travelingprofessor.com


The Traveling Professor Presents

  Rome:  The Eternal City
Friday, March 16, 2018 to Monday, March 19, 2018

As a special add-on to our bargain Florence and Tuscany tour, we are happy to propose an add-on tour to historic Rome.  

Included on Your Trip:

  • 3 Nights Rome:   The 4-star Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio is a luxurious grand hotel with a perfect location in the center of Rome.   At your option, we can provide inexpensive private limo pick-up at the Rome airport for direct transfer to the hotel.
  • Small group size limited to 10-14 travelers. 
  • Professional Tour Guide Services.  Professional, licensed guide services separate The Professor’s tours from the rest.  The itinerary is ambitious:  Private guided tour of Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.  Colosseum and Roman Forum.  Borghese Gallery.  Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and Spanish Steps.  All of this with NO waiting in line – our VIP status lets us skip the long lines.    
  • Personalized, attentive service.  Your professional tour leader takes care of the details, serving as the group’s private concierge.  The Traveling Professor is available to answer questions, guide your stay, and to offer personal advice on everything from dining to touring to shopping. Professional guide Lisa Mastropieri is with you in Rome, from start to finish and accompanies you to Florence.
  • What Else is Included?  Breakfast at the hotel.  High-speed train transportation from Rome to Florence.  We handle ALL the details.  All you need to do is enjoy your Roman holiday. 
  • Best of All All of this at a special price of $999 per person, double occupancy.   Single occupancy is $275 more.  Extra nights in Rome available at $129 per person, double occupancy.

For More Information:  Contact The Traveling Professor at www.travelingprofessor.com or email at info@travelingprofessor.com.  


The Traveling Professor Presents

  The Wonders of Venice

A Visit to the Most Unique City in the World

Saturday, March 24, 2018 to Monday, March 26, 2018

 As a special add-on to our bargain Florence and Tuscany tour, we are happy to propose an add-on tour to special Venice.  

Included on Your Trip:

  • 2 Nights, 3 Days in Venice:   The 4-star Hotel American Dinesen is in the exclusive Dorsoduro section, quietly located away from the tourist crowds. It is conveniently situated between the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Accademia.   The American Hotel Dinesen has been recently renovated and is one of the top boutique hotels in this fascinating city.  It is renowned for its special location and personal service.
  • Small group size limited to 10-14 travelers. 
  • Professional Tour Guide Services.    Professional, licensed guide services separate The Professor’s tours from the rest.  Enjoy an informative private tour of St. Mark’s Square, the Basilica, and the Doge’s Palace.  
  • Private Water Taxi Pickup:  Upon arriving in Venice by train, a water taxi picks us up and drops us off at the hotel’s private dock after a stunning private cruise of the Grand Canal. How easy is that?
  • Personalized, attentive service.  Your professional tour leader takes care of the details, serving as the group’s private concierge.  The Traveling Professor is available to answer questions, guide your stay, and to offer personal advice on everything from dining to touring to shopping. Professional guide Lisa Mastropieri is with you in Venice, from start to finish.
  • What Else is Included?  Breakfast at the hotel.  High-speed train transportation from Florence to Venice.  We handle ALL the details.  All you need to do is enjoy your Venetian holiday. 
  • Best of All All of this at a special price of $749 per person, double occupancy.   Have your own room for $249 more.  Extra nights in Venice available for $159 per person, double occupancy.

For More Information:  Contact The Traveling Professor at www.travelingprofessor.com or email info@travelingprofessor.com.