Los Alamitos 

High School

Discover

Italy 

April 10-19, 2020

 

Passport & Visa 

 

U.S. Citizens

Passports need to be valid for 6 months after the final day of the program.  Please check the visiting countries for visa requirements.  There are no visas needed for Europe.  If a traveler is unable to obtain these travel documents, our standard cancellation policy will apply.

All children under the age of 18 unaccompanied by a parent or legal guardian traveling abroad must have a notarized letter of permission with a parent’s or legal guardian’s signature.

To apply or renew your passports please click here

Non U.S. Citizens

Please contact your country's embassy to  find out visa and vaccination requirements for the countries you are visiting.

You can contact us for further information

Terms and Conditions

 

A La Carte Travel Booking Conditions

These Booking Conditions are valid for all A La Carte Travel departing after October 1, 2015, and are subject to change with or without notice. The most current Booking Conditions at the time of your departure will apply.

Enrollment

All Enrollment Forms must be received at A La Carte Travel 120 days prior to departure. Travelers should provide complete first, middle and last names and dates of birth as they appear (or will appear) on their passports.

Any corrections to match passport names made after 120 days prior to departure require that we change the flight reservation, resulting in a minimum fee of $200 per airline up to the cost of a new published fare ticket. This may also result in a different flight itinerary from the group. Travelers who have not yet applied for a passport should provide their full name and date of birth as they appear on their birth certificate.

Rooming

 A La Carte Travel handles final rooming assignments for all travelers. Please ensure that all rooming requests are submitted by 110 days prior to departure.

Students will room in double, triples, or quads with others of the same gender from the entire tour group.

Adults are placed in twin accommodations (a hotel room with two beds) with another adult of the same gender from the entire tour group unless the name of a roommate has been provided.

Adults can request double-bed accommodations (a room with one bed for two people)  or a single room for an additional fee per hotel.   Single rooms are not available on overnight trains.

Lost belongings

A La Carte Travel is not responsible for loss of passports, airline tickets or other documents, or for loss of or damage to luggage or any other passenger belongings. In the case of a lost paper airline ticket, the traveler is solely responsible for meeting the airline’s requirements (both logistical and financial) for ticket replacement.

Food Allergies

 A La Carte Travel recognizes that some travelers may have severe food allergies. We will do our best to ensure that our suppliers are informed of the situation but we cannot guarantee that all requests will be accommodated. Travelers are responsible for making their own arrangements for all in-flight meals.

Deposit and Payments

A deposit of $500 is required at the time of registration to hold the space for the passengers.  The remainder of the balance is divided into equal monthly payments with the final payment due no later than 60 days prior to departure.

Baggage

Excess baggage is subject to extra fees.

Passengers are advised to find out about the fees on the airline’s website.

Cancellation

120 days or more prior to departure

Full refund less all non-refundable fees, and a $300 cancellation fee

45 days to 119  days prior to departure

Full refund less all non-refundable fees, $500 cancellation fee and 50% of the program price

 

45 days or less prior to departure

No refund will be issued

 
 

Travel Insurance

A La Carte Travel automatically insures all the passengers in the Travelex Standard Choice plan.

The Standard Travel Protection Plan covers the following:

 

  • Emergency Medical and Dental Expenses up to $15,000

  • Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation Expenses of up to $50,000

  • Trip Delay Expenses of up to $1000

  • Lost or Delayed Baggage Expenses of up to $250

  • 24/7 travel assistance and concierge services

A  La  Carte Travel is now offering our groups a more comprehensive Travel Insurance as part of the Travel package and as part of an effort to ease the travelers’ concerns with the events around the world.

The travel protection plan we recommend, Travelex 360° Student Group Choice, includes coverage for Trip Cancellation and Interruption, Trip Delay, Emergency Medical Expense and Evacuation, Baggage Loss or Delay and more. 

 In addition to all of the above benefits, the Choice Plan upgrade will cover the following:

  • Trip Cancellation/interruption benefits include:  Sickness, injury, or death

  •  Pre-existing exclusion waiver through final payment

  • Common carrier cancellations/delays

  • Terrorist acts** (Occurring within 30 days of the scheduled departure date for the covered trip in your departure city or in a city which is a scheduled destination)

  • Trip delay benefits – 5 hours or more

  • Baggage Delay benefits – 12 hours or more

  • Cancel for any reason coverage upgrade

 

The  Cancel for Any Reason benefit, which allows you to cancel your trip for any reason, within 2 days of your Scheduled Departure Date, and receive up to 75% of the Insured Trip Cost. To be eligible for this benefit, the plan must be purchased within 21 days of your initial trip deposit and full trip cost must be insured. Contact us to find out the costs associated for these upgrades.

For more information please contact one of our travel consultants at:  703-281-1225 or Email Us

 

Standard of Conduct

 

Proper behavior is expected at all times. Remember, you are representing your country. Show respect for language and customs different than your own.

 

Grounds for Dismissal

  1. Possession, consumption, or distribution of alcohol or illegal drugs

  2. Poor attitude or behavior and consistently acting independently of the chaperones' admonishment and warnings

  3. Leaving the group on excursions, or leaving the hotels without the permission of chaperones and after the designated curfew

  4. Getting a piercing or tattoo

  5. Stealing or defacing any personal property, building or material

  6. Possession or using weapons such as firearms, knives, explosives, etc

  7. Breaking group rules

Detailed Itinerary

 

Day 1: Friday, April 10th, 2020- Depart

Take an overnight flight from LAX to Rome.

  • Depart from LAX at 5:20pm

  • Arrive to MUN at 1:30pm+1

  • Depart from MUN at 4:55pm

  • Arrive to FCO at 6:25pm

 

Day 2: Saturday, April 11th, 2020- Rome

Arrive in Rome and meet your English-speaking tour escort at the airport. Transfer to the hotel with a private coach bus while taking in a panoramic view of the city. Check-in to the hotel before having dinner at the hotel and spending overnight in Rome.

 

Day 3: Sunday, April 12th, 2020- Rome-Naples

Have breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the train station with a private coach bus and taking a train from Rome to Naples, a city in southern Italy. Arrive in Naples and transfer to your hotel with a private coach bus to check-in. Afterwards, take a sightseeing coach tour to visit Naples and see San Severo Cristo Velato, or the Veiled Christ, the famous sculpture by Sanmartino, as well as the Basilica of Santa Chiara. Afterwards, visit Naples' underground city and archaeological museum with all of the ruins from Pompeii! For dinner, have pizza at the Pizzeria del Presidente and spend overnight in Naples.

 

Day 4: Monday, April 13th, 2020- Pompeii/Vesuvio- Sorrento

Eat breakfast at your hotel then take a private coach bus to Pompeii, the ancient Roman city, and enjoy a guided tour of Pompeii. While there, visit Mount Vesuvius and hike up the volcano, best known for its eruption and destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum in AD 79! In the afternoon, take a private coach bus transfer to Sorrento and check-in to your hotel. Learn the art of making delicious gelato during a gelato-making class. Have dinner at a local restaurant in the evening, before overnight in Sorrento.

Day 5: Tuesday, April 14th, 2020- Excursion to Capri

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before walking to the port for a boat departure to Capri, the island off the Bay of Naples, famed for its rugged landscapes to its handmade leather sandals. Upon arrival, the group will split and have the option to hike through Capri, spend the day shopping, visit Villa Jovis or visit Blue Grotto the beautiful and illuminated sea cave. Before departing Capri, the group will also take the Monte Solaro chairlift to witness the most beautiful views of the island and beyond. Return back to Sorrento in the evening for dinner at a local restaurant and overnight in Sorrento.

Day 6: Wednesday, April 15th, 2020- Amalfi Coast- Paestum

In the morning after breakfast, take a private coach bus to explore the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. Visit the small, yet charming towns of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. While exploring the coast, stop to visit the Amalfi Cathedral and Villa Rufalo, before arriving in Paestum where you will check-in to your hotel. In the evening, enjoy an open dinner on your own* before taking a night walk and exploring Paestum with your tour escort. Spend overnight in Paestum.

 

Day 7: Thursday, April 16th, 2020- Paestum

Have breakfast at the hotel before taking a tour of the Greek temples and tombs of Paestum, including the Temple of Hera and the Temple of Athena. In the afternoon, learn how to make delicious mozzerella di bufala during a tour and a class at Caseificio Barlotti. In the evening, have dinner at a local restaurant before spending overnight in Paestum.

Day 8: Friday, April 17th, 2020- Paestum-Rome

In the morning, eat breakfast before transferring from Paestum to Rome. Arrive in Rome and go to your hotel to check-in. Afterwards, take a walking tour of Rome with your tour escort to visit the famous sites: Campo di Fiori, Piazza del Popolo, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Trastevere and the Pantheon. In the afternoon, take public transportation to visit the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the center of Rome. In the evening, have an open dinner on your own before spending overnight in Rome.

 

Day 9: Saturday, April 18th, 2020- Rome

After breakfast, take the metro and enter into Vatican City. Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City. In the afternoon, the group will split up and have the option to either take a bike tour to see the Catacombs, visit Galleria Borghese or the Gladiator School. In the evening, enjoy dinner and a show at Terme del Colosseo before spending overnight in Rome.

 

Day 10: Sunday, April 19th, 2020- Depart

In the morning, after a final breakfast at the hotel, take a private coach bus to the airport for your flight home.

  • Depart from FCO at 8:50am

  • Arrive at MUN at 10:20am

  • Depart from MUN at 12:05pm

  • Arrive at LAX at 3:05pm

 

 

 

Program Price & Payment Terms

 

$3,595 is based on a minimum of 30 students 

 

Included in your price:

 

English Speaking Tour Escort

 

Transportation:

  • Round-trip airfare

  • Private coach bus transfer to and from airport in Italy

  • Public transportation in Rome

  • Train from Rome to Naples

  • Private coach bus to Pompeii and Sorrento

  • Private coach bus through Amalfi Coast and to Paestum

  • Private coach bus from Paestum to Rome

  • Boat transfer to Capri Funicular tickets in Capri

  • Sightseeing Coach tour in Naples

 

Accommodations:

  • 3 nights hotel in Rome, including breakfasts and dinners

  • 1 night hotel in Naples, including breakfast and dinner

  • 2 nights hotel in Sorrento, including breakfast and dinner

  • 2 nights hotel in Paestum, including breakfast and dinner

Guided Tours and Entrances as per program 

 

Travel insurance including health, trip delay, luggage loss and delay for all participants

 

Liability Insurance for all Tour Leaders

Options for Students (not included in total price and all options in euros)

  • Villa Jovis- Free

  • Blue Grotto- 30,00 per person

  • Borghese Gallery- 11,00

  • Bicycle Tour- 10,00 per person for 1 hour

  • Gladiator School- 50,00 per person

2019-2020 Payment Schedule

 

Upon Registration: $500 Due with the online application

Monthly Payments Until: December 15, 2019

 

Last Payment Due: January 15, 2020

A La Carte Travel Standard

Cancellation Policy

 

120 days or more prior to departure

Full refund less all non-refundable fees, and a $300 cancellation fee

 

45 days to 119  days prior to departure

Full refund less all non-refundable fees, $500 cancellation fee and 50% of the program price

45 days or less prior to departure

No refund will be issued