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Tour Dates & Prices

Bargain Florence 2020

  • Bargain Florence: March 19 - 23, 2020.  $1499 per person.
  • Rome Add-On:  March 23 - 26.  $1199 per person.
  • Venice Add-On:  March 17 - 19. $899 per person.
  • Book all three tours and take $300 off the price.
  • There is NO single supplement for solo travelers.
  • This tour is led by Michaela and Catherine.  Both tour leaders speak fluent Italian, hold dual passports, and have lots of local experience in showing you Italy the way no one else can.  For each city, we are accompanied by local, licensed guides.
The Jewels of Northern Italy
  • October 2020.  Now taking deposits!  
  • Price: $2999 per person. The single supplement is $599
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(s) 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, 3965 COTTON GIN RD, FRISCO, TX 75034.
  • Deposits are fully refundable within 21 days of receipt.  However, deposits are not refundable if a trip is scheduled to start within 75 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 2019 and 2020

Can't Join The Professor These Dates?  See Our Custom Tour Planning Service

The Traveling Professor Presents a Small Group Tour to Italy

Thursday, March 19, 2020 to Monday, March 23, 2020

See Photos from Our October 2017 Tour


This is the trip you have been waiting for.  Join a small group of active adults on a dazzling tour of Renaissance Florence at a bargain price. 

The Traveling Professor has 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 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:

  • 4 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.
  • VIP Paid Admission.  Visit the major sites including the Ufizzi Gallery, Michelangelo’s David, the Medici Chapels, the Pitti Palace, Fiesole and other major attractions without waiting in line or need for an appointment!  
  • 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. Steve and Linda are on this tour, from start to finish.
  • Priced at $1,499 Per Person.  There is no additional charge for single travelers.

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  • 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 this tour.  Please note there is a LOT of walking on the Florence, Rome and Venice tours.
  • To reserve, send a $400 deposit per person made out to “Traveling Professor LLC” and mail to TRAVELING PROFESSOR, 3965 COTTON GIN RD, FRISCO, TX 75034. 
  • Deposits are fully refundable within 21 days of payment.  However, no refunds of any payments may be made within 65 days of commencement of tour.
  • Travelers are strongly urged to purchase travel health insurance and trip cancellation insurance.  
  • For more information, see The Traveling Professor website at www.travelingprofessor.com or email info@travelingprofessor.com

​Optional Bargain Rome Add-On

  • 3 Nights at 4-star centrally located Massimo D'Azeglio Hotel with breakfast.  Tour starts Monday, March 23, 2020.
  • Professional, private, licensed guide walking tour of Rome with Colosseum and Roman Forum. VIP no-waiting-in-line admission.
  • Professional, private, licensed guided tour of Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. VIP no-waiting-in-line admission.
  • Also - Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and more.
  • All local transportation within Rome.
  • High speed luxury train transportation to Florence with reserved seating.  Transfer to Florence hotel. 
  • Price: $1199 per person.  There is no additional charge for single travelers.
  • Additional nights available at $199 per room per night.

​Optional Bargain Venice Add-On

  • Luxury high-speed train from Florence to Venice.  Reserved seating. 
  • Private water taxi transfer to canal-side 4-star luxury canal-side hotel.
  • 2 nights at 4-star Dinesen Hotel with breakfast.  Tour starts March 17, 2020.
  • Professional, licensed, guided tour of St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace and more.
  • Price: $899 per person.  There is no additional charge for single travelers.
  • Tour starts Monday, March 16 and ends Wednesday, March 18.  Please book flights to depart after 11:00 a.m. 
  • Additional nights available at $269 per night per room.
The Jewels of Northern Italy

The Jewels of Northern Italy

Venice, Padua, Verona, Bassano del Grappa

Vicenza and Treviso

with Optional Florence Add-On


small group tours to italy

Go beyond Rome and Florence and experience the real Italy.   The Traveling Professor has designed a delightful itinerary as an introduction to a new and refreshing Italy full of history, architecture, food, art, culture, and natural beauty that most tourists never see.

For instance, the extraordinary Scrovegni Chapel, the historic university of Galileo, and the markets of Padua are sights not often visited on an Italy tour.  Romeo and Juliet are brought to life in Shakespeare’s romantic Verona.  The memory of Andrea Palladio’s Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza will remain for years.   Go within the ancient walls of Treviso, it’s beauty, food and culture will surprise you.  Bassano del Grappa, at the foothills of the Dolomites is an Italy you never thought existed. Experience all this and more with knowledgeable and professional tour guides, providing insight that cannot be found with tour books, phone apps, or audio guides.   If you are a seasoned traveler yearning for an authentic Italian experience, this tour is for you.  

For full details including hotels, itinerary, and pricing, click The Jewels of Northern Italy.