February 15, 2019

fStop Italy 2019

 

Join us on a

fStop Photography & Art Enrichment Tour

hosted by Gary Walker


photos by Gary Walker

Featuring the Amalfi Coast and Isle of Capri, Sorrento, Pompeii, Rome, Naples, Siena and a stay in a historic Tuscan hill town, plus a chance to attend the Pope’s Sunday Blessing in St. Peter’s Square, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

Dates: Oct. 11-19, 2019 (7 nights hotel and days of touring)

Rome Extension to be Announced

Cost: (Land Only):   $2999 Per Person Double  $3489 Single Rate

Air: Guests can book their own air and meet us at the Rome airport or hotel on October 12th. You can also call Prime Tours if you’d like assistance and we can book your air, from any  city and for arrive early or stay after the tour on your own!

Our friend and exceptionally creative photographer and teacher, Gary Walker, will host this tour. The tour is dedicated to the memory of every photographer’s friend, Joe Wagenhals, who helped plan this itinerary along with past guests who have traveled to Italy.    

“Join us and explore the unique beauty of Southern Tuscany’s farmland, quaint villages and colorful seascapes. This is a photographer’s and artist’s dream creative adventure.”  -Gary Walker

This tour includes all these features:

  • Luxury motorcoach transportation
  • 7 nights in first class hotels with baggage handling for one bag: Rome (2) Sorrento (2), Pienza in Tuscany (2), Rome Airport (1)     
  • 11 Meals (7 breakfasts and 4 lunch/dinners)
  • Prime Tours tour director
  • Tour Highlights
    • Panoramic tours of all key cities we visit, including San Gimignano, Siena, Rome, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast
    • Enjoy a boat trip to the beautiful Isle of Capri with free time to explore
    • Incredible scenery, historic locations and iconic buildings will provide excellent photographic opportunities
    • Guided tours plus free time for shopping, dining and relaxation
    • Photography-discuss photography with host Gary Walker and guests
  • All admissions that are in the itinerary, including:
    • Entrance fees at Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Colosseum in Rome
    • Admission to Pompeii, Il Duomo in Siena and more
    • Winery visit in Tuscany Escorted by Prime Tours rep

REGISTRATION INFORMATION! BOOK NOW!

  1. Register and pay your deposit online click here. Pay online with credit card (3% cc fee)  or with e-check from your checking account.
  2. Mailing a check? Make it payable to Prime Tours 7177 Dublin Rd. Dublin OH.
  3. Payments: Upon receipt of registration and deposit, you will receive an email with details of your account. Save the email so that you can manage your account, check your balance and make payments.
  4. Payment Schedule after deposit
    1. April 10. 2019 ⅓ of your balance
    2. June 1, 2019 ⅓ of your balance
    3. August 1, 2019 final ⅓ of your balance
  5. Cancellation Policy: Deposit fully refundable until April 10, 2019. Cancel after April 10, 2019 and you will receive deposit minus $100 fee. Final payments due by August 1, 2019. After final payment deadline August 1st, 2019 tour is  non-refundable.
  6. Questions: Call Prime Tours, based in Dublin, Ohio (www.GoPrimeTours.com) at 614-766-5553. Travel insurance is available through Travelex. Visit www.goprimetours.com for more information.
  7. Prime Tours recommends protecting your trip with travel insurance. www.goprimetours.com and click the Travelex logo for free quote and to purchase. 

 

Accessibility Note: This tour will require walking on uphill, downhill, steps and uneven surfaces. Discuss with Prime Tours to see if this tour is for you. European sites are not necessarily ADA compliant.

F-Stop Italy Tentative Itinerary- Subject to change
Day 1 Friday Oct. 11
Depart USA with overnight flight with dinner and light breakfast.

Day 2 Saturday Oct. 12
Arrive in Rome this morning and do a panoramic tour of Rome, then check into our hotel Copa d”Africa for two nights near the Colosseum.

Day 3 Sunday Oct. 13
St. Peter’s Basilica for the Papal Blessing (based on the Pope being in town and doing his regular Sunday Blessing), followed by a visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. The rest of the day is at your leisure

Day 4 Monday Oct. 14
Depart Rome and a panoramic tour of Naples, then to Pompeii self-guided tour with plenty of time for photos and exploring the ruins of this city that was buried by ash from the eruption on nearby Mount Vesuvius. Then onward to Sorrento for 2 nights stay at Hotel Isabella.

Day 5 Tuesday Oct. 15
Isle of Capri day trip via jet boat with views of the Amalfi coast cruise. We will return to our hotel in the late afternoon.

Day 6 Wednesday Oct. 16
Depart Sorrento this morning and head for Pienza, in the heart of Tuscany and check in at the 13th Century former Franciscan Convent, Relais Il Chiostro di Pienza Hotel in the heart of this ancient hilltop town.

Day 7 Thursday Oct. 17
Explore nearby Montepulciano, San Gimignano and other Tuscan treasures in this region, then have an early dinner at the ancient La Tancia Winery with wine and food, plus vin santo dessert wine with biscotti for dessert, then back to Pienza for the evening.

Day 8 Friday Oct. 18
Depart Pienza, explore the region more,  then visit the mountaintop city of Orvieto this afternoon, then on to an early evening arrival at our hotel, the Rome Marriott Park Hotel, just 8 miles from the Airport. We’ll have a farewell dinner, then toast our many memories and artistic creations.

Day 9 Saturday Oct. 19

Return to United States or extend your stay in Italy.

Images by Gary Walker

 

Some fine print from the lawyers on liability: Prime Tours of Dublin, Ohio serves as an independent agent for tour passengers, arranging transportation, hotels, meals and sightseeing for the benefit of its customers. Prime Tours, nor the organizing party, is responsible for any loss or damages of property or for injuries incurred by passengers, nor for delays caused by situations beyond our control, including natural disasters, riots, strikes, non-participation or other events that could affect the tour. We reserve the right to cancel any tour at our discretion, at which time full refunds are made, which releases Prime Tours and and the organizing party from future obligation. The exact scheduling and scope of events, hotels, meals, etc. during any tour is subject to change, and expenses, such as added hotel nights, added meals, transportation costs, etc., the could be incurred because of delays caused by circumstances beyond our control, such as transportation delays. Persons registering for the tour agree to these terms.

  • Register and pay your deposit online at www.goprimetours.com. Pay online with credit card or with your checking account.  Mailing a check? Make it payable to Prime Tours 7177 Dublin Rd. Dublin OH.

 

Registration Form – Mail in with your $300 per person deposit
Passenger 1: (Please Print – As name appears on Passport)
First:____________________________Middle_____________________Last___________________________________
Preferred Name:__________________________________Date of Birth:_____________________
Passport Exp. Date:__________________Passport #:______________________
Street:__________________________City:__________________________State:_________Zip:_______________
Phone:________________________________ Email:_________________________________________________
Sharing Room with:_____________________________ Dietary or other issues: _______________________________
________ double rate $2999 per person ________single rate $3589 per person
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________ I/We will book our own airfare ________ I/We will contact Prime Tours to find out air options
Passenger 2: (Please Print – As name appears on Passport)
First:____________________________Middle_____________________Last___________________________________
Preferred Name: __________________ Date of Birth:______________________
Passport Exp. Date:_______________________Passport #:___________________________ Street:__________________________City:__________________________State:_________Zip:_______________
Phone:________________________________ Email:_________________________________________________
Sharing Room with:_____________________________ Dietary or other issues: _______________________________
________ double rate $2999 per person ________single rate $3589 per person
Type Room (circle choice) *Double 1 bed *Double twin beds *Single 1 bed
________ I/We will book our own airfare ________ I/We will contact Prime Tours to find out air options