Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Itinerary

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
1:15pm (44 passengers) Departure from Kansas City via United Airlines flight 7458, connecting in Chicago with Lufthansa flight 435, and in Munich with Lufthansa flight 1846.
2:46pm (10 passengers) Departure from Kansas City via United Airlines flight 5840, connecting in Chicago with Lufthansa flight 435, and in Munich
with Lufthansa flight 1846.

Thursday, March 24, 2011 - Rome
4:40pm Arrive in Rome. Meet your MCI Tour Manager, Stefano Rizzo, who will assist the group to awaiting chartered high decker motorcoach for transfer into
Rome for check in at Hotel Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia
8:00pm Dinner at the hotel restaurant Alla Bell'Italia(Lasagna, Roasted Veal, Potatoes, Vegtables, Tiramisu, unlimited tap water).

Friday, March 25, 2011 - Rome
8:00am American buffet breakfast at the hotel.
9:30am Half-day guided tour of Imperial Rome, including entrance to the Roman Forum and Colosseum, view the Pantheon, Baths of Caracalla, and Palatine Hill.
Lunch on your own in Rome.
3:00pm – 5:00pm Rehearsal at the hotel.
7:00pm Dinner at Osteria dei Pontefici(Pasta papalina, escalope w/ lemon sauce, salad, potatoes charlotte & tap water).

Saturday, March 26, 2011 - Rome
8:00am American buffet breakfast at the hotel.
9:30am A half-day guided tour of Religious Rome includes the Vatican City, the Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel (featuring Michelangelo's Ceiling Frescos and The Last Judgment).
Lunch on your own in Rome.
Visit Rome’s highlights including stops at Spanish Steps, Piazza
Navona, Pantheon and Trevi Fountain.
4:30pm Arrival at St. Peter’s Chair Altar
5:00pm Sing/ participate in Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica.
6:30pm Dinner at Restaurant La Vittoria(pasta califfa, turkey w/ herbed potatoes, vegtables, cake & tap water).
8:00pm Arrival St. Eustachio.
9:00pm Concert at Basilica di Sant’Eustachio as part of the American
Celebration of Music in Italy.
Return to the hotel via local one-way motorcoach

Sunday, March 27, 2011 - Rome / Siena? / Florence
7:00am American buffet breakfast at the hotel followed by hotel check-out
8:00am Transfer to Florence.
Lunch on your own in Florence.
1:00pm Visit the the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo's original 'David' and other sculptures by the great master (using the whisper system).
5:30pm Check into Starhotel Michelangelo.
8:00pm Dinner at the hotel restaurant (pasta w/ tomatoes & basilico, chicken cacciatora, vegtables, dessert of the day, & tap water).

Monday, March 28, 2011 - Florence

7:00am American buffet breakfast at the hotel.
8:30am:
Option 1 Morning transfer to Siena.
A guided walking tour of Siena includes the famous Piazza del Campo,the Town Hall, built in the 13th Century, and the Duomo (cathedral).
A walk through the streets of Siena is an excursion into past history
and the glorious Renaissance. Return to Florence to visit the Duomo.
Option 2 Full day at your leisure to explore Florence.
Lunch on your own (both groups).
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FULL GROUP
6:00pm Arrival at the venue to prepare for concert.
7:00pm Concert at Chiesa Santa Maria de’ Ricci as part of the
American Celebration of Music in Italy.
8:45pm Dinner at local restaurant TBD.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - Florence / Venice
7:00am American buffet breakfast at the hotel followed by hotel check-out.
8:00am Transfer to Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic!
11:45am Transfer to the main island of San Marco via private boat.
Lunch on your own in Venice.
1:00pm Guided walking tour includes St. Mark's Square, with entrance to Basilica of St. Mark and the Palace of the Doges.
6:00pm Return to hotel via private boat and coach.
8:00pm Dinner and overnight at Hotel Plaza(Linguine, braised beef, mashed potatoes, carrots, tiramisu, & tap water).

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - Venice

7:30am American buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Day at leisure in Venice with Tour Manager at the group's disposal.
Round-trip vaporetto tickets included for transfers to and from islands.
5:00pm Dinner at Il Trovatore (baked lasagne, turkey, potatoes, spinach, dessert of the day, & tap water).
6:20pm Arrive at St. Mark’s for set-up
6:45pm Sing/ participate in Mass at Basilica di San Marco.
Return to the hotel.

Thursday, March 31, 2011 - Venice / Milan
7:00am American buffet breakfast at the hotel followed by hotel check-out
8:00am Transfer to Milan.
Lunch on your own in Milan.
1:00pm Half-day guided tour of Milan includes entrance to La Scala, the best known opera house in the world. Also visit the Duomo, the largest
Gothic cathedral in Italy.
Evening Farewell Dinner at Il Pomodorino restaurant (mixed appetizer, pizza, dessert of the day, & tap water).
Check into Hotel Una Malpensa.

Friday, April 1, 2011 - Depart for home

4:15am (34 passengers) Boxed breakfast to be picked up at hotel check-out
4:15am Transfer to Milan’s Linate Airport.

7:20am (34 passengers) Depart Milan’s Linate Airport via Lufthansa flight
279, connecting in Frankfurt with Lufthansa flight 430, and in
Chicago with United flight 7356, arriving in Kansas City at 4:20pm.

*6:15am (20 passengers) Boxed breakfast to be picked up at hotel check-out.

*6:30am Transfer to Milan’s Malpensa Airport.

*9:00am (20 passengers) Depart Milan’s Malpensa Airport via Lufthansa flight 3177, connecting in Du├čeldorf with Lufthansa flight 436, then in Chicago with United flight 7623,arriving into Kansas City at 7:12pm.

HOME!!!!!! by 9:30pm Friday, April 1, 2011 and that is no April Fools Joke!