In this package you will discover Italy and its most famous cities such as Florence and Rome, along with their culture and cuisine.
- 2 x nights in Florence in hotels indicated below or similar
- 3 x nights in Rome in hotels indicated below or similar
- Overnight rates
- 1 x welcome dinner
- 1 x farewell dinner
- Private motor coach for the transportation as itinerary
- Local guide speaking english for all services as itinerary
- Headphones for entire tour
- Entrances for Palazzo Pitti (Florence); Vatican City and Colosseum (Rome)
- 1 Free for group leader
Day 1: Home city-Florence – Transfer arrival
Transfer Airport FLORENCIA / HTL AC FIRENZE
Day 2: Florence City tour half day and complete with Palazzo Pitti
HD bus city tour with end of services in Florence ´s center
Entrances Palazzo Incluided.
Monday: Galleria Palatina closed
Contemplate: Boboli gardens, Argento Museum , Galleria Costume, Giardino Bardini.
3h Local guide.
Transfer Hotel / Restaurant.
Welcome dinner at the restaurant.
Transfer restaurant / Hotel.
Day 3: Florence-San Gimignano-Siena-Rome – Visits of San Gimignano & Siena
Florence Hotel / SAN Gimignano.
3h local guide San Gimignano.
Meeting with your local guide for the visit . The small walled town of medieval origin is known as “The City of a Thousand Spires ” and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990. The 14 medieval towers perfectly preserved are the symbol of the ancient power of its inhabitants , as the wealthy families competed to have the tallest tower .
Departure to Siena.
3h local guide Siena.
In Siena you will enjoy a guided tour of the Old Town : you will walk through the narrow medieval streets , admiring the splendid palaces and ending up at the Cathedral. The tour ends in Piazza del Campo, one of the most beautiful in the world , where the Palazzo del Comune is ( exterior).
Departure to Rome Hotel. Arrival and check in.
Place area hotel / Coliseum cocktail (no transfers) .
“Panella” about 5-10 min . walk from the hotel.
Day 4: Rome City tour half day Colosseum
Colosseum / Forums.
3h Local guide.
Meet your bus and private guide for this visit which begins with a tour of the Colosseum , a magnificent building where an expert speaking guide will tell interesting stories and show some details that will make you relive the splendor of the Colosseum.
Then you will visit the Roman Forum , once the political and social center of ancient Rome. Walk across the street where the ancient Roman army marched and explore the remains of banks, temples and houses . Climb Mount Palatine where Romulus and Remus , the founders of Rome , were raised by a she-wolf , and enjoy incredible views in which you can even see St. Peter’s Basilica .
Continue without a guide.
Trevi Fountain / Piazza di Spagna / Panteon.
Day 5: Roma City tour half day Vatican city
Transfer Hotel / Vaticano City
Entrances Vatican Museums.
4h Guide Vatican Museums / Sistine Chapel / St. Peter’s Basilica
Enjoy a unique and exciting tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Brilliantly decorated and lined with masterpieces , the Museums brim with treasures and history . Walk from the Vatican Museums , which houses over 2,000 rooms covering about 14 kilometers long. He will narrate the stories and secrets contained within the walls of museums , pleasures originally reserved for the exclusive enjoyment of the Pope.
Transfer Hotel / Restaurant Colosseum area.
Farewell dinner in a restaurant.
Transfer Restaurant / Hotel.
Day 6: Rome-flight back home – Transfer departure
Breakfast or Picnic.
Transfer Hotel / Airport
“Frank and the Forocio team were wonderful in working to make our Study Abroad program a success with the large group of students we traveled with. Every detail was well organized and allowed us to enjoy the trips without worry. The tour guides they chose for us were professional and knowledgable. Frank checked in on us after every trip to ensure things had gone smoothly. We can’t imagine having traveled without them! We highly recommend Frank and Forocio!”
Ryan M. Bessett, PhD
Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics Department of Writing & Language Studies University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
We are back in Manila now and I just want to say thank you for helping us make our travel to Europe a great and memorable experience. It’s one of our best trips together as a family and we could not have made it possible without your kind assistance. Please give our regards to Angelo our driver. He did great! I’m looking forward to working with you on our future travels again!
Eco Hotels Inc.
“The group arrived back to Hungary during the weekend. We already have some feedback from passengers: they were very-very satisfied with all the hotels we had during the trip. Everything was just perfect, bus was nice too, they all had a brilliant time in beautiful Spain. Thank you so much once again for your help with Camino del rey. Talk to you soon again about our trip in 2018.”
Baraka Travel Agency
“College of DuPage has been working with Forocio for the past eight years. Their team has helped organize several of the cultural excursions for our summer study abroad program in Spain. Forocio has provided reliable services, professional and expert guides, and nice accommodations for our students in a variety of locations throughout the country. One of the highlights of the program is a guided tour of the Alhambra in Granada. The guides have always been so knowledgeable and passionate about sharing their expertise with our group. We would highly recommend Forocio during your stay in Spain.”
Donna Gillespie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish
College of DuPage – U.S.A.
“Son los mejores ofreciendo tours a medida, personalizados y se ajustan a tu presupuesto sin problema. Su profesionalidad contribuye a nuestra más absoluta tranquilidad en cada viaje que hacemos con nuestros grupos. Son más de doce años de confianza en los cuales hemos contado con ellos no sólo como proveedores de nuestros viajes sino con todo lo que tiene que ver con traslados privados locales, excursiones o reservas en restaurantes. ¡Prestan un servicio excepcional!”
Sr. Admin Coordinator
University of CaliforniaEducationAbroadProgram– España
“El colaborar con aliados comerciales como Forocio fortalece el intercambio entre México y Europa, además de la confianza, atención, resolución y requerimientos especiales para todo tipo de clientes, nos sentimos muy halagados de contar con partners como Forocio y nuestros clientes aún más”
Coordinador de grupos
(Viaje España y Europa)
“I personally have been working with Frank for nearly 4 years. During that time he has organized logtistics for 6 university travel courses. Thanks to FOROCIO, our programs have been able to incorporate multiple city visits seamlessly. From city guides and buses in Morocco to trains and planes throughout Europe, I know when working with Frank we have access to the best options in terms of times, prices, and logistics. He continues to keep our budget and needs in mind in order to provide our groups with just what they need.”
If you would like more I am more than happy to write additional specifics. I truly am grateful for all you have done to make my job easier and would like to support FOROCIO in any way.
Advisor, Office of International Studies Abroad
University of San Diego – U.S.A.
“Hace varios años que trabajamos con Forocio desde Uruguay, contratando servicios para grupos de estudiantes en toda Europa continental. Estando tan lejos precisamos de operadores confiables disponibles 24/7 que nos puedan ayudar y apoyar, ofreciéndonos lo mejor para nuestros clientes en cualquier circunstancia. En Forocio hemos encontrado este respaldo y tranquilidad para operar con estudiantes. Una gran empresa no se destaca cuando no ocurren inconvenientes, si no, cuando ocurren, están disponibles para solucionarlo rápidamente brindando tranquilidad y confianza.”
Gerente Dept. Educativo
Viajes Sin Fronteras – Uruguay
“We are using Forocio service since 2010 and were amazed with their professionalism and excellent service organized a very detailed and nice tour tailored for all our School trips in Spain or other cities in Europe. The itinerary was perfect, the tour guides and drivers were very good & professionals, always picked our group’s up on time. Their staffs worked very hard to make the trip a success, the teachers & students are all had an amazing time. Thank you so much for all your hard work. I will definitely and highly recommend Forocio to others who will visit Spain or Europe cities.”
Arrow Travel Agency Ltd. – Central, Hong Kong – China
(Viaje España y Europa)
“We’ve been one of the more difficult to please clients of Forocio, however Frank has always been very efficient, accommodating and extremely patient with us, resulting in a fantastic business relation. I trust their judgment about the destination and the new ideas they always come up with. Well done and keep it up always.”
Holiday Bazaar Ltd – Kenya
(Viaje España y Europa)
“Forocio coordinated two weekend excursions for my study-abroad group. Both trips were impressively well-planned and reasonably priced. We had access to knowledgeable guides, a fantastic (also knowledgeable) bus driver, and a schedule that was perfectly balanced between sight-seeing and free time. I was also particularly impressed by the professionalism and reliability of Frank, the director. When a student’s minor emergency resulted in a two-hour delay to one of the trips, Frank personally assisted in shifting our full schedule of activities to accomodate the delay (no easy feat!). I whole-heartedly recommend Forocio to other educational travel coordinators, and I look forward to using their services again.”
Faith S. Harden
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ – U.S.A.
“Well all is positive and always has been with your great organization and your wonderful self Frank. We have always been delivered what your company has always promised and has rather exceeded our expectations with our complete satisfaction. Your honest attention to even the minor most concern was always addressed with complete professionalism and dedication and I am proud to acknowledge that Forocio is our BEST and MOST RELIABLE partner in Europe. ALL THE BEST AND THUMBS UP TO FOROCIO!”
President & CEO
Ozone Travel – Lahore, Pakistan
(Viaje España y Europa)
“I am so appreciative and thankful for all the extra attention you are giving this group. You are an extraordinary operator. I’ve been in business for 25 years and this is the best and most help I’ve ever received- and without any grumbling!… it was a great trip- and everything was well organized… You worked so hard to make this trip successful- I am very happy with you and your company and look forward to working together again. Thank you.”
Carew Travel Consultants – United States of America
“Having collaborated with Forocio for the first time in 2009, I can honestly say that they are professional and work with a really helpful staff. We had a few groups visiting Spain, and all of our passengers came home with a lifelong memory. They had a really good time, and were satisfied with your services. You did a brilliant job, see you next time!. ”
BarakaTravel Agency – Hungary
“Como directora de un programa de study-abroad, me encanta trabajar con Forocio. Frank y su staff dan un servicio personalizado excelente. Siempre puedo contar con ellos para ayudarme a organizar cualquier viaje para mis alumnos y, trabajando con ellos, sé que los viajes van a ser de buena calidad a precios muy razonables. ¡Yo recomiendo Forocio a todo el mundo! ”
Resident Director Alcalá ProgramInstituteforStudyAbroad
Butler University UAH
“Intrax Education Abroad, one of the leading North American providers in faculty led study abroad programs has been working successfully with Forocio International Friends for a number of years. Over the past year we have seen an increase in our group offerings to Spain due to the excellent work of the Forocio team. Without exception, every student group that we have sent to Spain with Forocio has been extremely satisfied with their attention to detail and high level of customer attention and service. Our organization works with tour operators all over the world and Forocio stands out head and shoulders above all!” ”
Operations Manager Intrax Education Abroad
“From transportation and hotels to guided visits, Forocio offers quality excursions at competitive prices. Frank and his team are exceptional, and Forocio’s customer service and willingness to adapt to our program requirements has resulted in first-rate travels throughout Spain and wonderful memories for our students. Indeed, even with a program as large as ours (80-100 students), Forocio has provided excellent accommodations, comfortable and spacious motor coaches, exceptional guides in both Spanish and English, and does it all while maintaining quality and an economical price. And, to top it off, Forocio makes sure that everything is taken care of for you by making all arrangements and staying in contact at all times. This is an honest and trustworthy company that is genuinely interested in their client. Higly recommended. ”
Chad M. Gasta
Director, Western European Studies Program
Iowa State Universit
“Back from Sevilla, I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you and Forocio for organizing the trip for us. Everything went well… We all had a great time: the hotel accommodations were good, and the hotel food was good too. I want to especially commend our guide Pablo Carbajosa, who is an excellent guide, and a very lovely person. We truly enjoyed his sense of humor, his knowledge, his kindness, as well as his impressive linguistic abilities. I hope we can have another trip with Forocio, if not this year, then next year. I am going to give your address and information to the next Field Directors, who may contact you even before they get here next year. Best wishes, and once again, thank you very much!”
St. Marys University
“Another successful ISU trip in Spain! Thank you for all that you do for us.”
Howard Van Auken, PhD Bob&Kay Smith
Entrepreneurship Fellow Professor of Management Iowa State University
“Trabajamos con Forocio desde hace más de 20 años con total satisfacción tanto por parte de nuestros clientes como nuestra. Es una empresa seria y fiable. Los precios son muy competitivos y se esmeran por complacer las necesidades de los clientes. Mientras la relación siga siendo tan buena como hasta ahora, seguiremos trabajando y recomendando Forocio para reservas hoteleras y viajes.”
Estdio Internacional Sampere
“For the last 6 years Forocio has been essential to our study-abroad program in Madrid. Their rare combination of expertise, dependability, and affordability makes our program run smoothly and makes my life much easier. Our extended field trip to Barcelona is the highlight of our summer and the meals Forocio arranged for us were exquisite. My students bragged to their friends from other programs about the hip restaurants we went to in Spain.”
George A. Carlsen
Director of the Madrid Summer Study Abroad Program
“We have worked with Stefan Schmuckle and Forocio since 2012, taking groups of American university students to Europe during the month of January. Our groups have ranged in size from 23-32, and we have visited five cities per trip, ranging from Barcelona to St. Petersburg, Russia. We have always sought the elusive combination of acceptable price point and comfortable accommodations – and Stefan has always delivered. Not once have we had a guide or transport fail to show up on time or arrived at a hotel that was not only expecting us but ready for early check-in. Stefan even handled all the flights between the European cities. We could not be more pleased with Forocio and look forward to working with them in the future.”
Janie Spencer, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish
“Just wish to express my appreciation for helping and organizing a very successful experienced with all our groups and individuals. It was overall an enjoyable trips Thank you for your patience, trust and attention to details and most importantly, for accommodating to our many requests with a feeling that we are at our homes and with our families. After a long relationship I can admit that you are the number one travel agency that provides the level of superb services and professionalism, and after all I would like to thank you for never refer back to us for money or financial issues …
Well done Forocio team we do appreciate your hard work.”
Vladimir Travel & tourism Lebanon
“ Forocio es un sinónimo de servicio ,profesionalismo y cercanía con el cliente.
Hemos tenido la oportunidad de hacer grupos , servicios privados, reserva de hoteles, guías y consulta de cualquier tema sobre nuestros mutuos clientes, son unos socios comerciales que juntos hacen la diferencia para que tus clientes regresen contentos y quieran repetir.
Sus precios justos y te dan las opciones que pidas para siempre estar en precio de acuerdo a las necesidades del cliente sin afectar el servicio.
Por ahora, eso es todo y me despido de usted no queriendo perder la oportunidad de reiterale mis sentimientos de congratulación y agradecimiento por todo lo recibido de Stefan Schmückle y todo su equipo.”
BCeuropa Travel Management