grotto monsumanno spaUltra Pampering for Your Mind, Body and Soul

Join us for an unforgettable journey of pampering yourself through your mind, body and soul at the Grotta Giusti Terme Spa. This trip for women will be a chance for us to bond and experience a deepening of our spirituality. You will also experience the best of Italy.  Highlighting Tuscany, Rome, Florence and Venice with a relaxing spa in the heart of Tuscany.  While in Rome we will visit the Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pantheon (which became a Christian church in 606 A.D. ) the Roman Forum, and the Coliseum.   In Florence, we will observe cultural treasures such as the Romanesque Baptistery, the Medici Palace and the Uffizi Gallery.  Finally, we will experience Venice, the “city of canals.”  A highlight of our journey will be the spa holiday featuring Tuscan hospitality in the comfortable elegance of an ancient villa.  The Grotta Giusti Terme spa retreat is considered one of Nature’s gifts to mankind.  Our hotel is near a grotto with thermal waters that generate a natural “bath of health.”  During our stay we can reserve and create our own spa program.  Treatments include mud therapy, beauty care, cosmetic dermatology, massages, thermal water baths and more.

WHAT YOUR TRIP PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Round-trip transfers between airport and hotels
  • Accommodations in First Class hotels in Rome (3 nights) and Venice (2 nights)
  • Spa Accommodations (5 nights)
  • Airline & hotel taxes
  • Service charges at the hotel
  • Portage
  • Daily breakfast & Dinners
  • Transportation to/from restaurant in Rome
  • Sightseeing tour as per itinerary including entrance fees
  • Transportation by coach from Rome to Tuscany and from Tuscany to Venice

Added Features

  • Journey with like-minded travelers
  • Local Guides for assistance and sightseeing
  • Farewell dinner in Venice with Gondola ride
  • Special Spa Program designed by individual (price to be determined based on selection)

Day 1, Friday – Depart USA for Italy

Day 2, Saturday  Rome.  Upon arrival we will be guided through customs and baggage claim.  We then board a coach for our hotel and will have the afternoon to relax before a “welcome to Italy” dinner that evening.

St. Peter's Vatican City

St. Peter's Vatican City

Day 3, Sunday Rome.  Our first morning is a tour of Rome featuring the Forum, St. Peter in Chains, the statue of Moses by Michelangelo, and the Coliseum.  We will continue to the Vatican to visit St. Peter’s Basilica and the Pieta by Michelangelo.  After lunch on our own, we will continue our tour to include the Basilica of St. Mary Major, the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Tomb of Cecilia Madelia, the Catacombs and the Baths and Caravalla.

Day 4, Monday Rome. After breakfast our morning starts with a visit to the famous Trevi Fountain for a chance to toss a coin and assure a return trip to Italy.  The balance of the day is free for shopping, museum touring, or sitting at a street side café and watching the crowds.  Tonight our Italian guide will take us to dinner at a typical Roman restaurant.

Monsummano piazza

Monsummano piazza

Day 5, Tuesday – Sienna and Monsummano Terme. After breakfast, we will board our coach and depart for the legendary city of Sienna with its XII century streets, palaces, churches and squares.  We then continue to Monsummano Terme and our spa accommodations.

Days 6 -9, Wednesday – Saturday Monsummano Terme.   We will be four days at the Grotta Gisti Terme spa.  We will have a selection of treatments that we can reserve prior to our visit.  On June 22, after breakfast, we will tour nearby Florence.  Featured will be the Academy and the statue of David by Michelangelo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Baptistery, the Ponte Vecchio and Giotto’s Belltower.  That afternoon we are free to explore the city on our own or go to the Ufizzi Gallery and view its masterpieces.  We will return to our spa for dinner.

Florence Italy

Florence, Italy

Day 10, Thursday Venice.  We will board our coach and depart for Venice, the “city of canals”.  The afternoon is free to relax and shop before having dinner at our hotel.

Day 11, Friday Venice. We will take a morning walk of Venice and visit St. Mark’s, the Doges Palace, the Dungeons and the Bridge of Sighs.  The afternoon is free to shop and visit a Venetian glass factory.  In the evening, we will take a gondola ride and will return to our hotel for a farewell dinner.

Venice gondola ride

Venice gondola ride

Day 12, Saturday USA. Departure to the airport for our connecting flights back to the States. Same day arrival.

NOTE: This is a sample itinerary for group tour leaders. For more information about how to form a group and travel free, please visit: http://bodymindspiritjourneys.com/form-a-group-and-travel-free

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