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NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT FOR SOLO TRAVELERS ITALY S M AGNIFICENT L AKE D ISTRICT SPONSORED BY THE TUFTS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION APRIL 29-MAY 7, 2014 Other dates available upon request (877-EDU-TRAV)
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NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT FOR SOLO TRAVELERS ITALY S M AGNIFICENT L AKE D ISTRICT SPONSORED BY THE TUFTS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION APRIL 29-MAY 7, 2014 Other dates available upon request (877-EDU-TRAV) PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS W here Italy kisses Switzerland, glacial lakes sparkle in the sun. Surrounded by the foothills of the Alps and romantic villas, the lakes are abundant with lush vistas. This region of Italy formally known as Lombardy, but also called the Lake District has long been a favorite of artists and writers. It has also been a center of commerce since the Middle Ages. Explore the colorful towns around the lakes and the sophisticated city of Milan, Italy s economic and fashion capital. Embrace the serene and the spectacular in Italy s Magnificent Lake District. ITALY IS MY MAGNET. ~ LORD BYRON ENGLISH POET Enjoy accommodations by Lake Maggiore in Stresa. Cruise lakes Maggiore and Como, the great lakes of Italy, by private boat. Explore Lake Orta, a beautiful mountain lake, and its legendary island of San Giulio. Visit historic, baroque villas and exotic gardens while exploring the beautiful Borromean Islands: Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori. Discover the vibrant city of Milan, Italy s economic hub and one of the great fashion capitals of the world. Stroll through some of Lake Como s most charming cities and villages, including Bellagio and Como. Cross the Swiss border to visit Ascona, which sits on the shore of Lake Maggiore, before returning to Italy to explore the town of Cannobio. Alumni Campus Abroad Advantages The unique, value-added features of Alumni Campus Abroad programs deliver an outstanding educational travel experience. A carefully selected hotel with comfortable accommodations is the perfect base for exploring the region s renowned landmarks and off-thebeaten-path treasures while providing opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture and lifestyle. Groups are limited to 36 travelers to maximize your travel experience. An extensive meal plan is seasoned with traditional specialties. Meet the People opportunities allow you to interact with local residents and gain personal insight into their everyday lives. Knowledgeable guides lead your excursions and local experts present insightful educational lectures. An experienced Campus Director ensures attentive service for the duration of your stay. All gratuities for excursion guides and drivers are included. The Italian Lakes trip was absolutely everything and more than I had hoped . (Tufts Traveler) Dear Tufts Traveler: This specially crafted Northern Italy journey, showcases the highlights of Italy s Lake District, and is not to be missed. Explore picturesque islands, stroll through gorgeous gardens and villas, visit historic palaces and cathedrals, and embrace splendid art and architecture. Experience the incredible beauty that has inspired writers and poets as you live la dolce vita in the Italian Lake District. Our program is replete with excursions and an educational component that enhances our understanding of the region s people and culture. Lectures with a regional focus, guided tours, opportunities for intellectual discussions, and camaraderie with alumni travelers are compelling features. By popular demand, free time is available for independent exploration and relaxation. Space is limited to 36 travelers. With included accommodations, most meals, scheduled excursions, and the convenience of unpacking only once, capped with one of the world s most romantic destinations, we have the makings of a fascinating program! To avoid the disappointment of a sold out program and to take advantage of the early booking savings, please make your reservation today by calling our Tufts representative at Alumni Holidays toll free number ( ). Cheers, From Our Past Travelers: The tour guides were great the scenery was fantastic... The travel experience was interesting and seamless Pampered, educated, and with far-ranging unique experiences. Overall tremendously varied. Wonderful people, extremely well-organized and well-planned itinerary, and an amazing country Usha Sellers, Ed. D. Director, Tufts Travel-Learn Program (877-EDU-TRAV) ITALY S LAKE DISTRICT A ZURE W ATERS AND The breathtaking natural beauty of Italy s Lake District has drawn everyone from Renaissance nobles to contemporary celebrities to gaze at la bella vista. You ll do the same from Stresa, a picturesque town that overlooks the Borromean Islands and Lake Maggiore. As your home for this enchanting exploration of villages, villas and vistas, Stresa offers the best of the Lake District s legendary culture, cuisine and beauty. DAY ONE Depart your gateway city for Milan, Italy. A A Provided for Air Program participants. A LPINE B EAUTY DAY TWO STRESA, ITALY D Upon your arrival in Milan, transfer A to Stresa and the Hotel La Palma on Lake Maggiore. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception and Dinner at the hotel, and enjoy regional specialties and wines. DAY THREE LAKE ORTA B/D Educational Focus: The Development of the Lake District. Learn about Italy s Lake District, a haven of Alpine peaks, gardens and lakes that have been influenced throughout history by many historical figures. Excursion: Lake Orta. Enjoy a scenic transfer to Lake Orta. Take a walking tour of Orta San Giulio, a beautiful resort town that sits on the peninsula that juts into the lake. Then board a boat to visit Isola San Giulio, the island in the lake, to see the spectacular frescoes in a fourth-century basilica. Independent Exploration: Enjoy some free time in Orta San Guilio for lunch and exploring on your own. DAY FOUR BORROMEAN ISLANDS B/L Educational Focus: Golden Age of the Renaissance. Delve into the true genius of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo and trace their profound influences on sculpture and painting. Excursion: The Borromean Islands. Cruise Lake Maggiore aboard a private boat to visit Isola Madre s paradise of baroque splendor. Inside the 16th-century villa, a ceramic collection and display of 19th-century puppets and marionettes help you conjure images of daily life in another time. Then, embrace the rustic charm of the peaceful fishing village of Isola dei Pescatori. Stroll its narrow streets lined by the quaint houses of the hard-working fishermen and their families who call this island home. Finally, visit Isola Bella, the Beautiful Island, extolled by writers over the centuries. Explore its 17th-century baroque palace and summer house that is home to a mosaic grotto and an astounding collection of art and antiques. Stroll through hanging gardens adorned with Greek and Roman statuary while listening to rare birds. Local Flavor: Savor a delicious lunch at a restaurant on one of the islands. DAY FIVE MILAN B Excursion: A Cultural Visit to Milan. See some of the world s most stunning art and architecture in Milan. Enjoy a memorable trip to the beautiful Renaissance Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie to see Leonardo s magnificent The Last Supper. Then, visit the museum at the legendary La Scala, Italy s opulent, premier opera house. Enter the flamboyant 14th-century Duomo, a Gothic UNESCO The Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with Leonardo da Vinci s The Last Supper in Milan is a UNESCO World Heritage site featured in this program. masterpiece defended by 2,244 marble saints and nearly 100 scowling gargoyles. Independent Exploration: Spend time at leisure getting to know cosmopolitan and cultural Milan. DAY SIX STRESA B Educational Focus: The Gardens of Lake Maggiore. Learn the history of the powerful Borromeo family and how they transformed the tranquil islands that now are named after them into splendid retreats featuring palaces and landscaped gardens. Independent Exploration: The day is at leisure to pursue your own interests. Use this time to sightsee or shop in Stresa. Or spend some time relaxing at a neighborhood restaurant or sidewalk café while sampling local specialties. Educational Focus: Contemporary Italy. Enjoy an engaging discussion of Italy s current economy, politics, society and role in the European Union. Educational Focus: Meet the People. Learn about daily Italian life from local residents. DAY SEVEN BELLAGIO AND COMO B/L/D Excursion: Bellagio. Enjoy a boat ride from Tremezzo to Bellagio on Lake Como. Explore Bellagio, where you will roam narrow lanes and covered walkways lined with pastel houses. Admire the 18th- and 19th-century villas built by the region s noble families. Local Flavor: Enjoy a delicious lunch at a lakeside restaurant. Independent Exploration: Shop Bellagio s boutiques or take a romantic stroll along the waterfront. Excursion: Como. Travel by private boat from Bellagio to Como. Discover how the town has kept much of its ancient Roman street plan. Begin your walking tour at Piazza Cavour, which fronts the lake, and is lined with cafés, hotels and shops. Independent Exploration: Discover more of Como at your leisure. Browse through the shops or walk along the lake. Far left: Garden, Isola Bella Center left: Isola San Giulio, Lake Orta Left: Tremezzo, Lake Como Far lower left: The Last Supper, Da Vinci Lower left: Ascona, Switzerland Below: Views from Cathedral, Milan DAY EIGHT ASCONA & CANNOBIO B/L/D Excursion: Ascona, Switzerland. Cross the border into Switzerland to visit Ascona, a picturesque town along Lake Maggiore. See its Old Town, centered around San Pietro e Paolo, a 16th-century church. Take time to explore the narrow alleyways that wind down to the beautiful lakeside promenade. Venture back into Italy with a visit to Cannobio, another beautiful lakeside town. Local Flavor: Sample local specialties during a restaurant lunch in Cannobio. Excursion: Cannobio. Admire the pastel-colored buildings that line the lake. See the town s famous Santuario della Pieta and its medieval stone buildings. This evening, attend a special Farewell Reception and Graduation Ceremony, followed by a Farewell Dinner. DAY NINE B After breakfast, transfer A to the airport for the return flight to your gateway city. Note: Itinerary subject to change. Some events on this program involve an element of walking. Included meals indicated each day as B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. INCLUDED FEATURES Accommodations Seven nights in Stresa at the firstclass Hotel La Palma. Meals Enjoy an extensive meal program, including seven breakfasts, three lunches and four dinners. Tea or coffee is included with all meals, plus wine with dinner. Take advantage of leisure time to try local cuisine independently. Sample authentic regional specialties at local restaurants. Attend a special Welcome Reception and Dinner. Gather for a Farewell Reception and Graduation Ceremony followed by a Farewell Dinner. Your Exciting Travel Program (For full details please refer to the day-by-day itinerary.) Informative educational programs, presented by local experts, will enhance your insight into the region. Personal VOX listening devices allow you to hear every word from your expert English-speaking guides. All excursions: Visit Lake Orta and its island. Discover Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands: Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori. Explore cosmopolitan Milan. Cruise Lake Como to the lakeside towns of Bellagio and Como. Cross the border to Ascona, Switzerland, before returning to Italy to visit Cannobio. Many Included Extras Consultation services of a dedicated Passenger Service Representative prior to departure. Services of a friendly, professional Campus Director throughout your stay. Detailed travel and destination information to assist you in your planning. Tipping of excursion guides and drivers. Complimentary travel wallet. Ascona A CCOMMODATIONS Hotel La Palma The Hotel La Palma enjoys a central location in Stresa next to Lake Maggiore. The hotel has a restaurant specializing in the cuisine of the Piedmont (Piemonte) region and the Sky Bar is a terrace lounge where you can relax with friends and view the lake. The spa offers several rejuvenating services and treatments and the fitness center has cardio and strength-training equipment so you don t have to miss a workout. Both the spa and fitness center have floor-toceiling windows, which give you panoramic views of the lake and the mountains. Open seasonally, the outdoor pool sits by the lake and has a lawn where you can enjoy the sunshine and the view. Lake Maggiore Reserve your trip to the Italian Lakes today! For Office Use Only: B #: Date: Trip #: W PSR: Send to: Italy s Magnificent Lake District The Tufts Travel-Learn Program c/o AHI Travel International Tower-Suite W. Bryn Mawr Avenue Chicago, IL Please contact the Tufts representative at AHI Travel at (877-EDU-TRAV) with questions regarding this trip or to make a reservation. Full Legal Name (exactly as it appears on passport) (1) Title First Middle Last Date of Birth (2) Title First Middle Last Date of Birth School & Class Year Street Address City State ZIP Home: ( ) Office: ( ) Sharing with. (Form sent separately.) I/we authorize you to make my/our reservations as follows: Land and Air Program I/we reserve the Land Program and request the Air Program to and from Milan, Italy, to depart from: Departure City Please send me information on upgrading my flights. Please note: Air prices will be sent to you with your Reservation Confirmation and air schedule sent at 90 days before departure. International flight arrangements can be canceled with no obligation up to 75 days before departure. Land Program I/we will make my/our own air arrangements and transfers. Please contact me/us regarding air options. I prefer single accommodations (supplement waived, limited availability). Reservations are subject to availability and processed on a first come, first served basis. Reservations to be paid in full by February 13, 2014 (75 days prior to departure). Reservations received after this date must be accompanied by payment in full. Final payment may be made by personal check, MasterCard, Visa or Discover. Make checks payable to AHI International. Enclosed is a deposit of ($600 per person required) to reserve place(s). Accept my check made payable to AHI International. Charge my deposit to: MasterCard Visa Discover Card # Expires / (Signature as it appears on credit card) Please note: Any payment to AHI International constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out herein, including but not limited to the cancellation terms. LAND PROGRAM April 30-May 7, 2014 Full Price Early Booking Savings Early Booking Price* $3,345 $250 $3,095* *Special Price valid if booked by the date found on the address panel. VAT is an additional $295 per person. All prices quoted are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy and do not include air program costs (unless otherwise stated). Single supplement waived for solo travelers! (Limited availability.) AIR PROGRAM April 29-May 7, 2014 AHI Travel s exclusive Air Program provides special advantages for travelers who are flying on our designated group flights. Reserve your air with us to enjoy a number of important services to help ensure a smooth and relaxing journey. We have negotiated special fares and benefits with our airline partners. AHI AIR BENEFITS Arrival and Departure Transfers including baggage handling. Price Guarantee protect yourself from fare and fuel surcharge increases. Advance Seat Assignments on most airlines. Group Discount Business Class Prices on most airlines. Flexibility most programs do not require immediate ticketing, avoiding penalties for cancellations or changes until the tickets are issued. A dedicated Passenger Service Representative a single point of contact to assist you. Knowledgeable Air Agents will track your flights and assist with any lost baggage, flight delays or cancellations. NOT INCLUDED-Fees for passports and, if applicable, visas, entry/departure fees; personal gratuities; laundry and dry cleaning; excursions, wines, liquors, mineral waters and meals not mentioned in this brochure under included features; travel insurance; all items of a strictly personal nature. MOBILITY AND FITNESS TO TRAVEL-The right is retained to decline to accept or to retain any person as a member of this trip who, in the opinion of AHI Travel is unfit for travel or whose physical or mental condition may constitute a danger to themselves or to others on the trip, subject only to the requirement that the portion of the total amount paid which corresponds to the unused services and accommodations be refunded. Passengers requiring special assistance, including without limitation those who permanently or periodically use a wheelchair, must be accompanied by someone who is fit and able to assist them, and who will be totally responsible for providing all required assistance. AIR TRANSPORTATION-The price of air transportation offered by AHI Travel is based on Advance Purchase Excursion fares. After tickets are issued, penalties up to 100% of the ticket price may be levied. If connecting flights are requested, special promotional fares may be used, in which case penalties of as much as 100% may be assessed by the airlines if reservations are changed or canceled after ticketing. After departure, if the reservations are changed, you will be charged the higher, all year Economy class fare. VARIATIONS TO THE GROUP ITINERARY MUST BE REQUESTED NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. Passengers who choose to make their own airline reservations independently will be wholly responsible for any airline fees or penalties incurred as a result of program cancellation and/or change in travel dates, or airline schedule(s). CANCELLATION-In addition to airline cancellation penalties, all cancellations for any reason whatsoever will be subject to a $250 per person cancellation fee. Cancellation from 120 days to 76 days prior to departure will result in forfeiture of 10% of the entire cost of the trip per person; 75 days to 30 days, 50% of the trip cost per person; cancellation from 29 days up to the time of departure will result in 100% forfeiture of the entire cost of the trip. TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE IS AVAIL- ABLE. AN APPLICATION WILL BE SENT AFTER YOU RESERVE. All cancellations must be submitted in writing to AHI International Corporation. BAGGAGE-Baggage restrictions vary according to the airline policy and the class of service flown. Details will be provided with your pre-departure information. Baggage allowances are subject to change by the carrier without notice. Excess baggage charges for additional or oversized/overweight pieces are expensive and not included in your trip price; plan your wardrobe accordingly. Transport of baggage and personal effects is at the owner's risk throughout the travel program. AUTHORITY TO USE IMAGES AND AUDIO RECORDINGS - On occasion, AHI Travel obtains, from its staff, or from trip participants, photographic or video images of passengers and trip activities. By participating in this travel program, you authorize AHI Travel, without providing compensation to you, or obtaining additional approvals from you, to include photographic and video recordings of you, as well as voice recordings included with any videos, in AHI Travel's sales, marketing, advertising, publicity and/or training activities. RESPONSIBILITY-AHI Travel, Tufts Travel-Learn Program and the Trustees of Tufts University do not own or operate any entity which provides goods or services for this program, and act only as agents for the independent suppliers of travel conveyance, transport, accommodations or other services. All such persons or entities are independent contractors. As a result, AHI Travel and the Sponsoring Association are not liable for any negligence or willful act of any such person or entity or any third person. In addition and without limitation, AHI Travel and the Sponsoring Association are not responsible for any delays, delayed departure or arrival, missed carrier connection
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