11 Days Italy Bar Mitzvah Tour

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Tour operates with a Minimum of 4 passengers


DAY 1 - Sunday

FLIGHT TO ITALY

Overnight flight to an exciting trip to Rome for a Bar Mitzvah celebration! Rome is a city rich in history, culture, and stunning architecture. While Rome is not traditionally known for its large Jewish community compared to some other cities, it does have a Jewish quarter, known as the Roman Ghetto, with several synagogues and kosher restaurants. Meals on board your flight.


DAY 2 - Monday

DAY 2 - Monday

BENVENUTI A TUTTI! WELCOME TO BELLA ROMA!

On arrival at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino airport you will be warmly greeted by your English-speaking tour representative who will escort you to your hotel. Check-in begins at 2PM. Depending on your arrival time, you may have some time to familiarize yourself with some of its highlights. Overnight in Rome.


DAY 3 - Tuesday

ROME – COLOSSEUM

Morning: After breakfast, drive to the Colosseum to meet your private guide. Introduction. Meet your guide outside the Colosseum for an overview of its history and significance. Learn about its construction, the events that took place there, and its importance in Roman society.
Exploration of the Colosseum. Enter and explore the Colosseum with skip-the-line tickets. Your guide will take you through the different levels, explaining how the arena was used for gladiatorial contests, animal hunts, and other spectacles.
You can wear Samsung Gear glasses to uncover the history and culture of Ancient Rome, experiencing the Colosseum like never before. Relive the history of the ancient world while a multilingual narrative voice coupled with epic background music brings it all to life. Return to Hotel: After the tour, return to your hotel to relax for the rest of the day. Evening: The evening is free for leisure activities or dining in Rome. Overnight: Overnight stay at your hotel in  

 


DAY 4 - Wednesday

ROME – VATICAN PRIVATE TOUR - HALF DAY AT LEISURE

After a sumptuous buffet breakfast visit the Vatican Museums, one of the cornerstones of Rome. After a special Jewish reading in the Sistine Chapel take a few minutes to look for the seven Hebrew prophets in Michelangelo’s ceiling frescoes. Following lunch on your own in a local restaurant, visit one of the best, yet least-known attractions in the city, the walled and crowded Ghetto of Rome. Moving along we arrive at the ornate and massive Tempio Maggiore di Roma, the principal synagogue of Rome, one of the largest synagogues in Europe built between 1901 and 1904. Beneath the Great Synagogue is the Museo Hebraic di Roma, the Jewish Museum of Rome, host to several exhibits highlighting the connection between the Jewish people and Rome. Their history is depicted in its magnificent collection of silverware and precious textiles from all over Europe, marble carvings that once decorated the Cinque Scole, the five synagogues of the Ghetto demolished in the 19th century as well as miniature parchments. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Rome. (Meals: Breakfast


DAY 5 - Thursday

DAY 5 - Thursday

ROME | DAY OF BAR MITZVAH

TODAY IS YOUR BAR/BAT MITZVAH DAY.
This morning you will meet your Rabbi for your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony at Chabad Rome’s synagogue. Today your child becomes Bar / Bat Mitzvah which is every parent excitement seeing their child becomes an adult. 
We are inviting you to a lunch celebration of your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah at a restaurant nearby. 
Around 2:00 pm Begins your Gelato & Italian biscotti cooking class. Gelato and Biscotti making class offers an exciting and engaging way for kids with a sweet tooth to experience Rome. After having explored the sites of Rome it is time for kids to explore another Italian wonder: gelato! Gelato and Italian biscotti class is an authentic Italian experience taking place in either one of our cooking schools found at the center of Rome. The kids will learn to make classic Italian gelato and biscotti from our chef who will show to them the making of these sweet delights. Kids love choosing their own flavors...we have had a lot of requests for personalized Nutella gelato! This experience provides a more engaging activity for kids than simply buying them gelato! It is also the perfect opportunity for them to make friends and learn a new skill during their visit to Rome. We will send you the recipes afterwards so that the kids can continue to make gelato at home. We returned to our hotel in Rome for an overnight. (Breakfast) 


DAY 6 - Friday

DAY 6 - Friday

ROME | FLORENCE

Morning transfer to the Rome Railway Station to board the fast train to Florence (about 2h). On arrival meet your local concierge and driver and transfer to the hotel. Your luggage will arrive at your hotel in a minivan. Reception will notify you and bring your luggage to your assigned room at the hotel. Meet your English-speaking guide Ilaria at hotel lobby and discover Florence city center. Your 3hrs visit proceed with Gallery Accademia Museum where you could admire the real David’s statue of Michelangelo! The gallery displays the largest number of Michelangelo's sculptures in the world (as many as seven). Your guide will have your tickets. Please don't forget your passport, museum staff could ask for it to enter.

Enjoy your dinner on your own. Overnight Florence.


DAY 7 - Saturday

FLORENCE

9.00 am Meet your English-speaking guide Francesco at hotel lobby and watch Florence through the lens of your polaroid.  Immortalize Florence's most emblematic squares: Piazza San Lorenzo, Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza del Mercato Nuovo (Fontana del Porcellino), Piazza della Signoria, Piazzale degli Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Passera, Piazza Santo Spirito (Ending Point). 
Enjoy lunch on your own in Florence city center. 
1.00 pm Meet your English-speaking guide Ilaria and reach the meeting point independently at Uffizi Square on the Palazzo Vecchio/Piazza della Signoria’s side, your guide will wait for you with a panel with your sign name (900m from Piazza Santo Spirito, 12 min by walk). Visit one of the most important museums of the world: Uffizi Gallery. Discover with your guide collections of 14th-century and Renaissance paintings contain some absolute masterpieces of the art of all times: suffice it to mention the names of Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Beato Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Caravaggio, as well as masterpieces of European painting, especially German, Dutch, and Flemish. No less important in the panorama of Italian art is the Medici family's collection of statuary and busts from antiquity. The collection graces the corridors of the Gallery and includes ancient Roman sculptures, copies from lost Greek originals. Your guide will have your tickets. Please don't forget your passport, museum staff could ask for it to enter.
Enjoy your dinner on your own. Overnight Florence.


DAY 8 - Sunday

FLORENCE | MANARELLO | VENICE

8.30 am Meet your private driver in the hotel lobby and transfer to your Venetian hotel. 
10.30 am Stop in Maranello for your visit to Ferrari Museum, enjoy the Maranello Simulator F1, and finish your tour with the Fiorano Panoramic tour by bus. Your visit begins with the Ferrari Museum, a true guardian of myth, founded in Maranello in 1990 under the name Galleria Ferrari and has always collected inside the cars, images and trophies that have written the history of the brand. 11.35 am and 11.45 am Reach semi-professional simulators to experience the thrill of driving a Ferrari Formula 1 single-seater in Maranello. Simulators of F1 are outside the exhibition area. In this 2 of you begin at 11.35 am and 2 of you at 11.45 am.  The simulator is in the final part of the museum, near the shop.
Please be there 10 minutes before departure time. Please don’t forget your voucher, and don't forget your passport museum staff could ask for it to enter. 12.30 am The Ferrari Museum in Maranello reserves for its visitors the opportunity to take an exclusive panoramic shuttle tour inside the Fiorano Racetrack and along Enzo Ferrari Avenue in the Factory. Your guide from the Museum will explain, in Italian and English, the features and contents of the Ferrari circuit, where tests of racing and road cars have been held since 1972, and of the Ferrari Citadel, the heart of the Factories where all the Prancing Horse cars are produced. Of particular interest are the architectural structures built by famous architects such as Renzo Piano, Massimiliano Fuksas, Jean Nouvel, Marco Visconti, and Luigi Sturchio. Equally interesting is the carefully preserved historical part, starting with the entrance hall, which has been the same since 1947. Please don’t forget your voucher, and don't forget your passport museum staff could ask for it to enter. The program may be subject to changes and cancellations, depending on Fiorano Track and Factory commitments, which can be announced up to the last moment.

After your visit, enjoy a lunch on your own. 
2.00 pm Meet your private driver and transfer to Piazzale Roma in Venice. 
5.00 pm At Venice, meet your assistant and transfer by water taxi to your hotel. 
Enjoy your dinner on your own. Overnight Venice. 


DAY 9 - Monday

EXPLORE VENICE

9.30 am After breakfast, reach St. Mark’s square the most famous square of Venice with your hotel water shuttle. The shuttle departs at 9.30 am from your hotel, please arrive 10 minutes before departure. 
10.00 am Meet your English-speaking guide Alessia and discover Venice by walking. Look around you the alleys, palaces, squares: every stone a reminder of the town's history.  This Venice specialist will take you to the city's most emblematic and typical landmarks.  Enjoy your lunch on your own in Venice. 

3.30pm Meet your gondolier at Danieli pier and enjoy your gondola tour. Please don’t forget your voucher.   

Overnight hotel Venice. (Breakfast)
 


DAY 10 - Tuesday

VENICE | ROME

8.45am Meet your private water taxi driver at your hotel and transfer to Venice airport for your flight to Rome Fiumicino. 

12.25 pm at your arrival in Rome airport meet your assistant and driver and transfer to your hotel in Rome for overnight.
  


DAY 11 - Wednesday

ROME | FLIGHT BACK HOME!

Meet your private driver at your hotel and transfer to Rome Fiumicino airport for your departure flight back home!

Arrivederci Bellissima Italia!
 


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Price Includes

  •  Welcome meet & assist upon arrival by IBMT representative.
  •  Transfer upon arrival and departure
  •  English-speaking guide throughout the tour
  •  10 nights hotel accommodation in 4 – 4½ star hotels
  •  Daily breakfast
  •  All site entrance fees and program fees as per itinerary.
  •  Bar Mitzvah ceremony & lunch
  •  Portage at the hotels

Not Included

  • Airfare and departure taxes
  • Rabbi service and ceremony
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Early check-in or late check-out
  • Meals & Beverages not mentioned
  • Entrance fees not mentioned
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Any tips to guide / driver and restaurant staff

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