Italy Educational Tour
What better way to introduce students to Italian history and culture than by visiting its three most famous cities? On this immersive educational tour, discover Italy like locals. See history come alive at Rome’s ancient sites, Discover the birthplace of the Renaissance in Florence, and soak up the incredible ambience of Venice’s canals.
Our years of experience bringing students to Italy means that we know exactly how to educate, excite, and inspire. Join us for the chance to immerse your students in the best of Italy and leave them with memories to last a lifetime!
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Map and Route
- Day 1: Overnight flight to Europe
- Days 2-4: Rome
- Days 4-6: Florence
- Days 6-8: Venice
- Day 8: Depart for home or choose to extend your trip
Possible Extensions for a 9-10 Day Trip
- Extra Day 1: Spend the day in Perugia and tour a famous chocolate factory
- Extra Day 2: Visit a private vineyard in Tuscany and enjoy a hands on cooking lesson and swimming pool
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Detailed Trip Itinerary
Learn more about what each day is like on tour! Click on the day to discover the different sites and activities you will experience
DAY 1: Depart for Europe!
Flight from your preferred airport to Rome.
DAY 2: Rome
Upon your arrival in Rome, you’ll be greeted at the airport by your Travel For Teens guides, who will accompany you for the duration of your journey. After getting settled into the hotel, have lunch and visit the Colosseum. Tour this incredible structure that has been standing for millennia, and learn about the battles that Gladiators fought here. Next, visit the Roman Forum to learn about ancient Roman government. Top off an exciting first day with your first taste of authentic Italian cuisine at one of TFT’s favorite local restaurants.
- Roman Forum
DAY 3: Rome
Cross another country off your bucket list today and visit Vatican City. Begin in Saint Peter’s Basilica, the seat of the Roman Catholic Church, before continuing to the Vatican Museums to marvel at the archaeological treasures in the Church’s collection. After lunch (Italian pizza anyone?), Continue your journey to see some of the most iconic sites in the Eternal City. Grab a gelato while strolling through the vibrant Piazza Navona and toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return to Rome!
- Vatican City
- St. Peters Basilica
- Trevi Fountain
- Spanish Steps
- Piazza Navona
- Campo De Fiori
DAY 4: Rome to Florence
Today say arrivederci to Rome and depart for Florence, the Renaissance City. After a short train ride, get settled into your hotel before enjoying your first Florentine lunch. Tour the rest of the city’s iconic sites before topping off your day with a postcard perfect sunset from the best view point in the city.
- Piazza Della Signoria
- Ponte Vecchio
- Basilica of Santa Croce
- Catch sunset from the best view point in the city- Piazzale Michelangelo
DAY 5: Florence
Begin the day with a visit to the Galleria dell’Accademia to see Michelangelo’s statue of David. No other statue will look the same after you’ve seen this masterpeice! Have lunch and time to browse for treasures in the famous Mercato di San Lorenzo, best known for the abundance of vendors selling high quality leather goods. Enjoy a personal experience at a local leather shop with a close friend of TFT.
Finish off your day by climbing to the top of the Duomo, the famous cathedral in the heart of the city, for incredible views.
- Climb to the top of the Duomo
- Explore the famous leather market
- Galleria dell’Accademia
DAY 6: Florence to Venice (optional stop in Parma)
After departing Florence, choose to stop in the charming city of Parma for a traditional balsamic vinegar tasting at a local farm and balsamic producer, or head directly to Venice. Take a walking tour over the famous Rialto Bridge and down to Saint Mark’s Square, the buzzing heart of the city. For dinner, enjoy some traditional Venetian cuisine!
- St. Mark’s Square
- The Grand Canal
Optional add ons
- Stop in Parma for balsamic tour/tasting
Day 7: Venice
Time to explore the picturesque island of Murano, famous for its traditional glass blowing. Catch a vaporetto (water taxi) to the island, where we’ll watch a traditional glassblowing demonstration and surely pick up some souvenirs to bring home. Top off the day with a gondola ride through the winding canals before enjoying an upscale final dinner to celebrate the end of an incredible trip!
- Catch a traditional water taxi to the island of Murano
- Enjoy a glass blowing demonstration
- Free time to explore the island
- Enjoy a gondola ride
Optional add ons
- A traditional venetian mask making workshop
Day 8: Depart for home or choose to extend your trip!
Choose to cap your trip to an 8-day journey, or extend your stay in Italy with some of our 9-10 day options!
Extra day 1: Rome to Perugia
Choose to add an extra day to your journey and an extra night in Rome with a fun day trip to the capital of the Umbria region, Perugia! This stunning historical village perched on a hill is world famous for its beauty, cultural and of course, chocolate!
- Guided tour of Perugia
- Take an interactive tour and tasting at a local factory
- Free time to explore before returning to Rome
Extra day 2: Rome to Montalcino
Add an extra day to your tour with a visit to a private vineyard just outside the town of Montalcino to experience the stunning Tuscan countryside in real Italian fashion. This day is a TFT favorite! We have an exclusive invitation to a family’s private Tuscan Estate where we will receive a hands-on tasty Italian cooking lesson using freshly harvested vegetables straight from their garden! Enjoy a special tour of the winery where they produce award-winning wine and receive an introduction to this important part of Italian culture before spending the rest of the day lounging under the Tuscan sun by the large swimming pool overlooking the rolling vineyards.
- Visit a private winery in Tuscany owned by a close friend of TFT
- Enjoy a private winery tour
- Take a hands on cooking lesson with the family
- Take a dip in the family’s pool overlooking the vineyards
The TFT Difference
We Never Combine Groups (unless you want to!)
Your tour is special and just for you and your students! We will never combine two or more groups on the same bus or tour unless you request traveling with another teacher. We will lead a trip with as few as six people and a teacher. Your Trip Director travels with you for the duration of your educational tour. If you have another group you would like to travel with, let us know and we can arrange for that as well!
Stress-Free Planning and 24/7 Support
We are there for you every step of the way, and our support begins the moment you decide to do a TFT educational tour! We will provide you with a team member who will help bring your tour to life, along with everything you need to help get students to sign up for the adventure! On the tour you will have 24/7 dedicated staff with you to ensure everything runs smoothly and because we know travel is full of surprises, solve anything that may pop up along the way.
Photos and Email Updates
We make sure your travel memories are captured forever! Expect frequent personal email updates and hundreds of photos from your TFT staff shared with you and your students’ families so everyone can follow along on the journey. We are the only educational tour company to offer this in-depth trip communication and it truly makes all the difference!
Central Accommodation and Local Meals
Authenticity is engrained in everything we do. We stay at locally owned accommodation in the city center so you don’t waste your valuable time commuting. We dine at charming authentic restaurants to get a real flavor (literally!) for the local culture. The best way to travel is like a local. So ditch the tour bus and have a real traveler’s experience with us!
Travel with us and discover why we are consistently winning awards for Top Youth Travel Organization.