10 days
Rome, Capua, Benevento, Matera, Bari, Ostuni, Polignano a Mare, Alberobello

Savour the sights and bites of southern Italy on this immersive tour. Explore charming seaside towns and dig in to the local flavour, whether it’s a slice of fresh focaccia or a beachside gelato tasting. See the concept of farm-to-table firsthand during visits to a buffalo mozzarella farm, a family-owned olive grove, and a small-batch factory that takes chocolate from bean to bar.

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps

    Enjoy a dinner featuring classic Italian dishes 

  • Day 3: Rome

    Take a tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Participate in a food-themed scavenger hunt in historic Testaccio Market 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Rome cooking class

    Rome cooking class

    Discover why food plays such an integral role in Italy’s culture as you dive into this hands-on cooking class. With a local Italian chef as your guide, participate in making several classic Italian recipes. Upon completion, sit down at the table and enjoy the tasty fruits of your labour.  

  • Day 4: Rome • Capua • Benevento

    Visit the Capua Amphitheater and Gladiator Museum 

    Visit a rural mozzarella di bufala farm (mozzarella cheese) 

  • Day 5: Benevento • Matera

    Self-guided exploration of Benevento 

    Visit a multi-generational chocolate factory, sample a variety of flavors 

    Explore Matera during free time on your own 

  • Day 6: Matera • Bari

    Take a guided tour of Matera

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario
    • Chiese Rupestri

    Take a food-themed guided tour of Bari

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Bari Cathedral
    • Basilica of St. Nicholas
    • Local food vendors

  • Day 7: Bari • Ostuni • Polignano a Mare

    Tour a local olive farm - sample olive oil 

    Transfer to Ostuni, the White City. Enjoy a locally guided tour followed by free time for lunch 

    Enjoy a beach-side gelato 

    Relax by the Adriatic in Polignano a Mare 

  • Day 8: Bari • Alberobello

    Discover Alberobello's famous truli house with an expert local guide.  

    Take a guided tour of the Castellana Caves 

  • Day 9: Bari • Rome

    Fly from Bari to Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Marcello Theatre
    • Campidoglio & Michelangelo Square
    • Roman Forum & Colosseum (from the outside)

    Enjoy a dinner featuring classic Italian dishes 

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps

    Enjoy a dinner featuring classic Italian dishes 

  • Day 3: Rome

    Take a tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Participate in a food-themed scavenger hunt in historic Testaccio Market 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Rome cooking class

    Rome cooking class

    Discover why food plays such an integral role in Italy’s culture as you dive into this hands-on cooking class. With a local Italian chef as your guide, participate in making several classic Italian recipes. Upon completion, sit down at the table and enjoy the tasty fruits of your labour.  

  • Day 4: Rome • Capua • Benevento

    Visit the Capua Amphitheater and Gladiator Museum 

    Visit a rural mozzarella di bufala farm (mozzarella cheese) 

  • Day 5: Benevento • Matera

    Self-guided exploration of Benevento 

    Visit a multi-generational chocolate factory, sample a variety of flavors 

    Explore Matera during free time on your own 

  • Day 6: Matera • Bari

    Take a guided tour of Matera

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario
    • Chiese Rupestri

    Take a food-themed guided tour of Bari

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Bari Cathedral
    • Basilica of St. Nicholas
    • Local food vendors

  • Day 7: Bari • Ostuni • Polignano a Mare

    Tour a local olive farm - sample olive oil 

    Transfer to Ostuni, the White City. Enjoy a locally guided tour followed by free time for lunch 

    Enjoy a beach-side gelato 

    Relax by the Adriatic in Polignano a Mare 

  • Day 8: Bari • Alberobello

    Discover Alberobello's famous truli house with an expert local guide.  

    Take a guided tour of the Castellana Caves 

  • Day 9: Bari • Rome

    Fly from Bari to Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Marcello Theatre
    • Campidoglio & Michelangelo Square
    • Roman Forum & Colosseum (from the outside)

    Enjoy a dinner featuring classic Italian dishes 

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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Everything you get

This all-inclusive global experience gives students the chance to explore the world–all at an unbeatable value.
  • Airfare & transportation

    Your flights—covered. Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavours to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left for you to discover new favourite dishes of your own.

  • Entrances

    Sistine Chapel • Capua’s Amphitheatre and Gladiator Museum • Bari Cathedral • Basilica of St. Nicholas

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your dedicated Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides add cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project.

  • Continuous Support

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