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Tour Features

What is included in the tour fee:

  • Escorted Tour: 14 days, 12 nights.
  • First Class, 4-star or 3-Star Hotel/Resorts.
  • Sea View Room Free Upgrade if available at the arrival in Maremma.
  • Twenty meals
  • Deluxe air-conditioned motor coaches, mini-buses or vans.
  • High speed round trip train from Rome to Florence.
  • English-speaking Italian professional tour director for the first 8 days.
  • Expert English-speaking Florentine and Vatican guides for the final 6 days.
  • MUM humanities and art history professor for the whole trip.
  • Ten museum entrance fees the last 6 days of the tour.
  • Group transfer from Rome airport, railroad station, or Civitavecchia Port to Tuscany.

More details…

  • Airfare to and from Italy
  • Transfer to Rome airport at the end of trip
  • Meals not already listed in the itinerary
  • 2-4 optional museum entrance fees the first 8 days of the trip
  • Subway tickets and taxis in Rome
  • Hotel taxes
  • Gratuities to driver and guides, and dining tips
  • Personal expenses

Deposit $500 before November 30

You can pay the deposit by credit card and still receive a fully discounted tour fee if you pay the balance by check.

By making a deposit you indicate your agreement with the tour policies listed on the Waiver and Agreement forms.

NOTE: The first 8 people to pay their deposit will receive $108 in Euros each to shop for art, fashion, gold jewelry, handcrafted leather goods, gifts, and souvenirs.

This tour is limited to 18 people. The first 8 people to pay their deposit will receive $108 in Euros each to shop for art, fashion, gold jewelry, handcrafted leather goods, gifts, and souvenirs.

The first 9-day option follows the same itinerary as the 14-day tour, but you depart from Rome on Sunday, May 31

Tour fee for first 9 day itinerary includes: 

  • First Class, 4-star Hotel/Resorts.
  • Sea View Room Free Upgrade if available on arrival in Maremma.
  • Fifteen meals
  • Deluxe air-conditioned motor coaches, mini-buses or vans.
  • English-speaking Italian professional tour director
  • Expert English-speaking guides and an MUM humanities and art history professor (for both 9-day tours)

The cost is:

  • $2495 per person for a double room paid by check, and $2595 paid online.
  • Single room: $3195 (check), $3295 (online).

You can pay the deposit online and still receive the discounted rate by paying the balance by check.

The second 9-day option is from May 28 to June 5. 

Here is the itinerary:

  • Thursday, May 28 Leave U.S.
  • Friday, May 29 Arrive in Rome in morning, rest at hotel, explore neighborhood near the Vatican if you like, meet me and others for dinner that night
  • Sat, May 30 From here out the itinerary is exactly the same as what’s on the website for these days for the 14-day tour.

Tour fee includes 10 museum entrance fees, high-speed train round trip from Rome to Florence, and all breakfasts.

The cost is

  • $2495 per person for a double room paid by check, and $2595 paid online.
  • Single room: $3195 (check), $3295 (online).

You can pay the deposit online and still receive the discounted rate by paying the balance by check.

  • A non-refundable deposit of $500 must be paid before November 30.
  • The balance must be paid before Jan. 10.

You must also fill out and send the tour agreement form  with your full balance payment.

Agreement Form Page Here

We recommend that you purchase a travel protection plan from an insurance provider to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected.

Travel protection plans can include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more.

Please Note: One insurance provider is Travelex. For Travelex insurance, to be eligible for the waiver of pre-existing medical condition exclusion, the protection plan must be purchased within 15 days (Travel Basic) or 21 days (Travel Select) from the time you make your initial trip deposit.

However, the plan can be purchased any time prior to departure.

The product descriptions provided here are only brief summaries. The full coverage terms and details, including limitations and exclusions, are contained in the insurance policy.

Contact Travelex Insurance Company for details

  • 50% refund of balance before February 10.
  • 25% refund of balance before March 10.
  • After March 10 no refunds can be issued.

Cancellations must be made  by e-mail to mbeaufort@mum.edu, and you must receive a response from Matthew verifying your request.

We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance to protect your investment. (See the relevant tab on this page).

NOTE: This refund policy ensures that the trip can continue if some people cancel

 

AIR TRAVEL
Participants will make their own air arrangements, so everyone can get the flights and seating class they desire. Professor Beaufort is happy to advise and coordinate (mbeaufort@mum.edu).

You must arrive at the Rome Fiumicino airport early enough on May 24 so you have time to go through customs and pick up your luggage to be ready to leave on the transfer bus at 10 am from the airport. People who miss the bus will have to make and pay for their own arrangements to get to the hotel in Maremma.

To catch the free transfer bus we recommend that you arrive at the Rome Fiumicino Airport before 8 am.

Please note luggage restrictions: Guests are permitted one suitcase per person and a small personal bag (not a carryon with wheels).

EXPECT WALKING
Many of the tours’ destinations do not permit motorized vehicles in the historic centers. You should expect substantial walking, often on uneven surfaces and up or down steep inclines and stairs. People requiring assistance must have a travel companion who is fully capable and responsible for providing assistance.

GRATUITIES
It is customary to reward good service. Especially for tour escorts, waiters, guides, drivers and porters. Their jobs are seasonal and they depend on gratuities. Please extend driver and guide gratuities on the last day of their service.

Tour Fee Comparison

Yale University 2019 Italy tour fee:

  • 9 Day tour (5 fewer days than 14-day MUM tour)
  • Double room $4,595*
  • $1000 deposit.

University of Michigan 2020 Italy tour fee:

  • 14 Day tour in May
  • Double room $4,395*
  • Single room $5790
  • With a $500 deposit.

MUM ITALY TOUR FEES:

14 day tour in May

  • Double room (paid by check) $4180*
  • Double room (paid online) $4295
  • Single room (paid by check) $5480
  • Single room (paid online) $5620
  • $500 deposit (must be paid by November 30)

9 day tour in May (includes expert English-speaking Florentine and Vatican guides, and tours by Professor Matthew Beaufort)

  • Double room (paid by check) $2495*
  • Double room (paid online) $2595
  • Single room (paid by check) $3195
  • Single room (paid online) $3295
  • $500 deposit (must be paid by November 30)

*per person

Pay Tour Fees

MUM 14 and 9 day Italy Tours

NOTE: after you submit your payment you will be directed to the Agreement form page.

To pay by check

Price reminders for 14-day tour:

  • Deposit – $500
  • Double room balance – $3680
  • Single room balance – $4980

Price reminders for 9-day tour:

  • Deposit – $500
  • Double room balance – $1995 per person
  • Single room balance – $2795

Make check out to Journeys for the Heart and send to:

Journeys for the Heart
C/O Julie Beaufort
Maharishi University of Management
1000 North 4th Street
Mailroom #725
Fairfield, Iowa 52557