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November 2012 - November 2014

LEARNING JOURNEYS Customized Educational Adventures to Italy and Beyond


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October 2011 - December 2012

FAITH JOURNEYS Customized Faith Based Journeys to Italy and Beyond

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For more than 68 years and three generations, the Perillo family has perfected the art of traveling to Italy, making Perillo Tours America’s leading tour operator to Italy. From the major cities to the charming hill towns off the beaten path, Perillo’s itineraries are crafted with the ideal balance of sightseeing, free time and activities that offer a glimpse of Italy’s rich traditions. No one knows better than Perillo how to see Italy in style. It is a country as vibrant today as it is rich in history. No matter what your reason for coming to Italy, it’s certain that you won’t want to leave.

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FAITH JOURNEYS For more than 68 years, Perillo Tours has hosted thousands of believers on carefully crafted itineraries which offer a perfect blend of touring and exploring. The Perillo Tours Faith Journeys brochure provides sample itineraries focusing on Italy and Europe. In the Perillo tradition, great care is taken in planning your program, ensuring that your group will enjoy an AUTHENTIC faith- based immersion, visiting not only major cities, but also small towns and villages where you will be welcomed with a warm smile and delectable local cuisine.

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Steve Perillo & Harry

MEET YOUR LEARNING JOURNEYS’ TEAM Let Perillo Tours Learning Journeys help bring the learning to life! Welcome to Perillo Tours Learning Journeys, a division of the historic Perillo Tours!

I am Professor Carol Dimopoulos, adjunct business faculty and Vice President of Perillo Tours Learning Journeys. With over 20 years of experience in the travel industry, I have had the honor to facilitate learning journeys for schools, universities and affinity groups.

I am Steve Perillo, composer and President/CEO of historic Perillo Tours. I studied composition with Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Del Tredici at the Boston School of Music. My works have been performed on National Public Radio and in concerts by the ARS Musica Chorale, the Wilmington (DE) Symphony and in Moscow by the Novoye Trio. I have had the great fortune to combine my music and academic life with global travel. Travel has enriched my learning and helped me to pursue my dreams. I created Perillo Tours Learning Journeys so learners of all ages can experience the richness and diversity of Italy and beyond, while applying their learning through hands-on experiences such as classes and cultural exchanges.

I am a faculty member who is committed to quality educational experiences. I know that travel changes lives! I decided to focus on the travel needs of the educational community by joining the Perillo Tours team to create Perillo Tours Learning Journeys. I am joined by Laurie Sickles and Denise Defino, specialists in educational travel. Our team will design a unique and exclusive experience for your group based upon your specific goals. Your learning journey - your way! Always private and customized.

TABLE OF CONTENTS Perillo Rewards - Authentic Italian Educational Experiences Classic Italy - Visit Venice, Florence and Rome, staying at a Tuscan Villa in Chianti The Italian Renaissance - Visit Rome, Florence, Siena, Assisi, Pisa and Lucca Musical Italy - Visit Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Naples and Capri Sicilian Adventure - Visit Palermo, Monreale, Marsala, Selinunte, Tormina, Noto, Siracusa Classical Greece - Visit Athens, Delphi, Mykonos, Santorini, Kusadasi, Rhodes & Crete Customized Groups Information Terms & Conditions/Perillo Protection Plan 2

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PERILLO EDUCATIONAL REWARDS Authentic Italian Educational Experiences for All Ages! Since 1945, the Perillo family has been America’s leader in academic travel to Italy. There is no greater educational experience than visiting sites where language, history, culture and art connect people through a hands-on experience. You group will experience local customs and foods, while applying their learning to life experiences. We offer extensive educational programs to Italy and beyond. Book your 2012/2014 Learning Journey with Perillo, and join us at our yearly symposium in Italy!

“Perillo Tours is the ultimate in professionalism. They are responsive to our needs and work very hard to ensure that all logistics are in place and work smoothly for us. They understand well the academic market so our guests not only enjoy themselves, but come away with a strong and enriched travel experience.” Maureen Winney Alumni Director- State University of New York/Empire State College

REWARDS BE OUR GUEST--TRAVEL TO ITALY! Yearly Learning Journeys Symposium In Italy. Be Our Guest-Submit For Continuing Educational Credits. We are committed to education. When you book a group of 20 or more travelers, you will be our guest for Perillo Tours’ yearly learning symposium hosted in Italy each fall. Our fourday educational conference focuses on showing you the art, history, language and culture of Italy, along with the latest trends in educational travel. We visit different regions each year, so you will have a chance to explore depth and diversity of the Italian culture and its people.

Refer a Group: You will receive a substantial cash bonus when you refer a colleague who travels with a minimum of 15 paying passengers. You will receive 12% of each paying traveler’s land tour price! Great way to earn extra money for yourself or your school.

For more information call our Learning Journeys’ Team at 855-PT-Groups (855-784-7687), email us at groups@perillotours.com or visit us at www.perillotours.com/groups.

Free Travel Places: When you book a group, you will receive one free land place for each 10 paying travelers. If you book a land and air package, you will receive one free land and air per 10 paying travelers.

WHY PERILLO TOURS IS #1 Since 1945, the Perillo family has been America’s leader in tourism to Italy. My grandfather Joseph and my father Mario set the highest standards of quality, value and service for touring in Italy. Today, Perillo Tours itineraries have been honed and crafted, from the major cities to the charming hill towns off the beaten path, for group learning experiences and enjoyment. I am dedicated to maintaining Perillo’s fine tradition and will continue to introduce you to new and enriching travel experiences. The Perillo Foundation is also committed to promoting language arts, art programs and music in schools. Joseph & Mario Perillo 3


San Lorenzo Church Interior

CLASSIC ITALY 9 DAYS/7 NIGHTS. Visit Venice, Florence and Rome staying at a Tuscan Villa in Chianti. Join us on a classic Learning Journey to Italy with a twist. Learning experiences include an Italian Language class and meeting the Monks at SANT’ANTIMO to learn about the classic Gregorian chant. DAY 1 - USA - ITALY Depart from the U.S., beginning an unforgettable Learning Journey to Italy!! DAY 2 - ROME Welcome to Italy! You will be greeted by your Perillo Tours’ Educational Tour Manager and transferred by motorcoach to the hotel. This afternoon you will enjoy a visit of the historic Roman Coliseum and Forum. Enjoy the beauty of Rome at night with an Illuminated Tour, enroute to a festive Welcome dinner, featuring traditional Roman dishes. Overnight at Hotel.

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DAY 3 - ROME This morning enjoy an interactive Italian language lesson. After our lesson, practice your communication skills as we enjoy a half- day guided walking tour to the Renaissance and Baroque squares of Rome which include Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Piazza St. Ignazio, the Trevi Fountain and Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps). In the evening, we will enjoy dinner in a local restaurant. DAY 4 - ROME - VATICAN TOUR In the morning, you will visit the Vatican and the Vatican Museum. This afternoon, visit a town located in the Roman Hills, Castelli Romani. This evening, you will enjoy a concert in one of the beautiful squares or in a church in the town center. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 5 - ROME – ASSISI – FLORENCE - TUSCAN VILLA Guided tour of Assisi. Learn about the history of this beautiful Umbrian city. Continue to Florence area. Guided tour of Florence upon arrival, including entrance to the Accademia to see the statue of “The David.” Overnight and dinner at villa in the Florence area. DAY 6 - TUSCANY Departure for SANT’ANTIMO (South of Montalcino). You will have a rare opportunity to listen to the monks sing and the option to perform a few songs with the monks. The Abbazia is very famous for a genuine GREGORIAN CHANT, no music-only the human voice. It is known as the singing stone for its particular travertine marble that its nave is built in. Then a visit to Montalcino and guided tour of San


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Gimignano. Dinner and overnight at the villa. Day 7 - PISA – LUCCA – VENICE Morning departure for Pisa, with a stop to see the famous Leaning Tower. Continue on to Lucca, the city of Puccini to visit this medieval town. Continuing on to Venice for dinner and overnight. DAY 8 - VENICE Guided tour of Venice upon arrival. In the evening, enjoy a gondola ride with singing gondoliers, a Venetian tradition. Farewell dinner at hotel and overnight. DAY 9 - ARRIVEDERCI! Early breakfast at the hotel or basket breakfast furnished by the hotel. Transfer to Venice airport for your departure flight.

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Vatican Museum

WHAT’S INCLUDED

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Perillo Tours Learning Journal Perillo Tours Educational Tour Manager throughout Three nights stay at a four-star hotel in Rome Two nights stay at a Tuscan Villa in the Chianti Area Two nights at a three-star hotel in Mestre Daily buffet breakfast Daily dinners including Welcome and Farewell dinners (drinks included for Welcome and Farewell dinner) Gondola Ride in Venice Italian language lesson Half- day guided tours of Rome, the Vatican, Assisi, Florence, San Gimignano, Lucca, Venice Entrance fees Headphones where necessary Educational experiences during the tour as per the itinerary DATES & RATES (LAND ONLY)

SEASON PRICE 2013-2014 JAN-MAR & NOV-DEC APR-JUN & SEP-OCT JUL-AUG SINGLE SUPPLEMENT All Seasons

PRICE FOR 25

PRICE FOR 35

PRICE FOR 45

$2220 $2690 $2549

$2190 $2351 $2148

$1925 $2250 $2099

$499

$499

$499

Departure Dates and Land Rates per Paying Passenger in twin accommodations. Pricing includes three tour leader places in single rooms.

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A typical Italian country villa in Tuscany

RENAISSANCE ART & ARCHITECTURE 9 DAYS/7 NIGHTS. VISIT ROME, FLORENCE, SIENA, ASSISI, PISA AND LUCCA. Highlights include a specific focus on the art and architecture of the Renaissance. Stay at a Tuscan Villa which dates back to the 12th century. Learning includes two exclusive drawing and painting “en plein air” classes. In the warm weather months, course takes place outside, in the heart of Florence and Rome. DAY 1 - USA-ITALY Depart from the U.S., beginning an unforgettable Journey to Italy!! DAY 2 - ROME-ORVIETOFLORENCE AREA Upon arrival in Rome you will be greeted by your Perillo Tours Educational Tour Manager. Enroute to Florence you will stop in Orvieto. Free time for lunch. Visit the Duomo, Orvieto’s most striking sight. The magnificent façade was erected according to Maitani’s project. The rose window is the work of the Florentine artist Andrea Orcagna. In the interior are the Cappella Nova, frescoed by Luca Signorelli and the Cappella del Corporale. Arrive in Florence 6

area. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at a Tuscan Villa. DAY 3 - FLORENCE After breakfast we depart for Florence. Our full day tour starts with a walk through the city center with an introduction to highlights such as the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore with its golden globe, St. John’s Baptistery with Ghiberti’s famous bronze doors, the old city hall called Palazzo Vecchio, and the jeweler’s bridge of Ponte Vecchio. Then a visit to the Uffizi Gallery. Uffizi Gallery is home to numerous famous artworks such as the Primavera by Botticelli, the Birth of Venus, The Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci and more works by Michelangelo, Ruben’s and Titian. The Uffizi Gallery was designed by Giorgio Vasari around 1560 and is rectangular in shape; beginning at the Signoria Palace and stretching to the Arno River. Inside the Uffizi Gallery, visit the Botticelli Rooms (The Birth of Venus, Pallas and the Centaur, Allegory of Spring, the Annunciation, Madonna of the Pomegranate, Adoration of the Magi and other works by Sandro Botticelli), The Leonardo Room (Annunciation of

the Magi, Adoration of the Magi and other works by Leonardo da Vinci as well as other works by Perugino and Luca Signorelli). Visit the Academia Gallery, to see Michelangelo’s statuary masterpiece “The David,” and Botticelli’s Madonna and Child. Overnight at Villa. DAY 4 - FLORENCE - ART CLASSES “EN PLEIN AIR” Breakfast at the Villa and transfer to Florence. Exclusive experience: Drawing and painting “en plein air.” In the warm weather months, the course takes place outside, in the heart of Florence. During the winter months, classes are held indoors at a school. Students will draw and paint in front of the ancient town hall, the Palazzo Vecchio, or on the unique “old bridge,” the Ponte Vecchio. Before we return to the Villa, we will stop outside Florence and explore the Piazzale Michelangelo. Offering a splendid panoramic tour of the city’s domes and tower, this is a great location to see some of the local


remains of magnificent temples, basilicas and triumphal arches that once formed the heart of the Empire. In the afternoon, a walking tour of Rome including the Trevi Fountain, where it is tradition to toss a coin into the fountain to ensure a safe return to the Eternal City.

Leaning Tower of Pisa

artists at work. Dinner and overnight at the Villa. DAY 5 - PISA - LUCCA Breakfast at the Villa and departure to Pisa. Visit the beautiful areas of Piazza del Duomo where the wonderful Leaning Tower is located. We continue on to Lucca. Visit San Martino, Lucca’s magnificent cathedral and admire the green and white marble façade as well as the Romanesque and Gothic interior. Spend time in San Michele in Foro - a beautiful church with a rich mixture of twisted marble columns and mosaics on the Pisa Romanesque façade. Return to the villa for dinner and overnight. DAY 6 - TUSCANY - ASSISI - ROME Today we visit Assisi, the quaint hilltop home of St. Francis and St. Clare, city of birds and silence. You have a walking tour of Assisi and Santa Maria Degli Angeli in the valley. Arrive in Rome for dinner at a local restaurant and overnight. DAY 7 - ROME Enjoy a special guided tour through the spectacular remains of the Roman Empire. Visit the Coliseum, considered to be the great symbol of Ancient Rome’s power and glory. Continue to the Arch of Constantine and to the Roman Forum, which features the

DAY 8 - ROME Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is dedicated to a visit of the Vatican Museum, home to one of the world’s most impressive collections of art. Our tour includes the Raphael rooms and spectacular Sistine Chapel, highlighted by Michelangelo’s ceiling and his Last Judgment. We continue into St. Peter’s Square to visit St.

Peter’s Basilica, with Michelangelo’s Pieta and Bernini’s magnificent Baldacchino over the High Altar. DAY 9 - ARRIVEDERCI Early breakfast at the hotel or basket breakfast furnished by the hotel. Transfer to Rome airport for your departure flight.

GROUP AIR RATES AVAILABLE FROM ALL GATEWAY CITIES. REMEMBER TO ASK ABOUT THE PERILLO LEARNING SYMPOSIUM FOR EDUCATORS!

WHAT’S INCLUDED

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Perillo Tours Learning Journal Four nights stay at an authentic Tuscan Villa Three nights at a four-star hotel in Rome Two painting/drawing classes Daily buffet breakfast Daily dinners including Welcome and Farewell dinners (drinks included for Welcome and Farewell dinner) Perillo Tours’ Educational Tour Manager throughout Half- day guided tours of Rome, Assisi, Florence and Lucca Entrance fees Headphones where necessary Art classes as indicated

CUSTOMIZE YOUR GROUP Student Options - add a performance, class, student exchange or team building event Alumni Options - add a cooking class or visit to a winery Continuing Education - add a class based upon your specific area of study DATES & RATES (LAND ONLY)

SEASON PRICE 2013-2014 JAN-MAR & NOV-DEC APR-JUN & SEP-OCT JUL-AUG SINGLE SUPPLEMENT All Seasons

PRICE FOR 25

PRICE FOR 35

PRICE FOR 45

$2350 $2570 $2515

$2145 $2310 $2275

$1990 $2175 $2150

$598

$598

$598

Departure Dates and Land Rates per Paying Passenger in twin accommodations. Pricing includes three tour leader places in single rooms.

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Amalfi Coastline

MUSIC ITALYSOUTHERN TRADITIONS 9 DAYS/7 NIGHTS. VISIT ROME, POMPEII, SORRENTO, AMALFI, POSITANO, NAPLES & CAPRI Highlights include a specific focus on the unique music and culture of Southern Italy. Learning includes an Italian language class, a visit to the Music Conservatory of Naples and the opportunity to perform at the Shrine of Pompeii DAY 1 - USA - ROME Welcome to Italy! You will be greeted by your Perillo Tours’ Educational Tour Manager and transferred by motorcoach to the hotel. This afternoon you will enjoy a visit of the historic Roman Coliseum and Forum. Enjoy the beauty of Rome at night with an Illuminated Tour, enroute to a festive Welcome dinner, featuring traditional Roman dishes. Overnight at Hotel. DAY 2 - ROME This morning enjoy an interactive Italian language lesson. After our lesson, practice your communication 8

skills as we enjoy a half- day guided walking tour to the Renaissance and Baroque squares of Rome which include Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Piazza St. Ignazio, Trevi Fountain and Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps). In the evening, we will enjoy dinner in a local restaurant.

DAY 5 - ROME - SORRENTO After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a panoramic view of the enchanting towns along the scenic Amalfi Coast. Option to meet with COSTA - D’AMALFI WINDS ORCHESTRA for a performance. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Sorrento.

DAY 3 - ROME After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of Assisi with the possibility for a recital or participation at High Mass. Return to Rome for dinner and overnight.

DAY 6 - AMALFI - POMPEII POSITANO After breakfast, we depart for the stunning Amalfi Coast.

DAY 4 - ROME - VATICAN TOUR In the morning, you will visit the Vatican and the Vatican Museum. This afternoon, visit a town located in the Roman Hills, Castelli Romani. This evening, you will attend a concert in one of the beautiful squares or in a church in the town center. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Enroute to Sorrento, we visit historic Pompeii to tour the archaeological excavations. After the tour, the group will enjoy a true delicacy for lunch – Neapolitan Pizza with buffalo mozzarella and fresh tomatoes. This evening, the group will perform at the Shrine of Pompeii. Dinner and overnight in Sorrento.


DAY 7 - NAPLES After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a full day guided tour of Naples. Visit the The Music Conservatory of Naples, a music institution located in the complex of San Pietro a Majella. The conservatory and adjacent church are part of the old San Pietro, a Majella monastic complex, built at the end of the 13th century and dedicated to the monk Pietro da Morone. The conservatory houses an impressive library of manuscripts pertaining to the lives and musical production of composers who lived and worked in Naples, among whom are Alessandro Scarlatti, Pergolesi, Domenico Cimarosa, Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti. The historical museum has a display of rare antique musical instruments. Afternoon walking tour along Via San Sebastiano, a street completely dedicated to music shops. Lunch at a typical Neapolitan restaurant. Dinner and overnight in Sorrento. DAY 8 - CAPRI This morning, we transfer to the Port of Sorrento, where we catch a hydrofoil to the Isle of Capri. Visit lovely Anacapri and explore the charming shops as you stroll the island’s narrow streets. Continue to “La Piazzetta,” the social heart of the island, on your way to the open-air Gardens of Augustus. Tonight, enjoy a festive Farewell dinner in Sorrento. DAY 9 - SORRENTO Early transfer to Rome airport for your departure flight.

Travel Changes Lives

WHAT’S INCLUDED

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Perillo Tours Learning Journal Perillo Tours Educational Tour Manager throughout Four night stay at a four-star hotel in Rome Four night stay at a four- star hotel in Sorrento Daily buffet breakfast Welcome dinner at the hotel with drinks included Three dinners in Rome (drinks included) Four dinners at the hotel in Sorrento (drinks included) Lunch with Pizza in Pompeii Lunch at a local restaurant in Naples (drinks included) Italian language lesson Farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Naples (drinks included) Deluxe motorcoach at disposal including arrival and departure Half day guided tours of Rome, Assisi, Pompeii and Capri Full day tours of Amalfi Coast (Positano and Amalfi) and Naples Entrance fees Shuttle service to Positano City Center Visit to Conservatories Performances and concerts during the tour DATES & RATES (LAND ONLY)

GROUP AIR RATES AVAILABLE FROM ALL GATEWAY CITIES. REMEMBER TO ASK ABOUT THE PERILLO LEARNING SYMPOSIUM FOR EDUCATORS!

SEASON PRICE 2013-2014 JAN-MAR & NOV-DEC APR-JUN & SEP-OCT SINGLE SUPPLEMENT All Seasons

PRICE FOR 25

PRICE FOR 35

PRICE FOR 45

$2125 $2325

$1899 $2375

$1650 $2025

$450

$450

$450

Departure Dates and Land Rates per Paying Passenger in twin accommodations. Pricing includes three tour leader places in single rooms.

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Coast of Palermo

A SICILIAN ADVENTURE 9 DAYS/7 NIGHTS. VISIT PALERMO, MONREALE, MARSALA, SELINUNTE, TAORMINA, NOTO, SIRACUSA Welcome to Sicily, a unique island graced with art, archeology, history, folklore and breathtaking scenery. And, of course, great food. Discover Sicily and discover the world. Learning includes a language lesson focusing on the language and dialects of Sicily and a Mount Etna Adventure. DAY 1 - USA - ITALY Depart from the U.S., beginning your unforgettable Learning Journey. DAY 2 - PALERMO Upon arrival at Palermo airport transfer to your hotel. Lunch is on your own. This afternoon you will have a language lesson focusing on the language and dialects of Sicily. Remainder of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight in the hotel. DAY 3 - PALERMO - CITY SIGHTSEEING - MONREALE PALERMO American buffet breakfast in the hotel. 10

Morning sightseeing of Sicily’s capital. Visit the Royal Palace, the Palace of the Normans, the Palatine Chapel and the Cathedral of Palermo and Monreale. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. DAY 4 - PALERMO - MARSALA SELINUNTE - PALERMO Today enjoy an excursion to Marsala. Follow the coast road which provides fine views over the saltpans of Trapani, Stagnone and the Island of Mozia. Marsala is the home of a thick dark wine which has been in production since the 18th century. Continue to Selinunte where you visit the archeological site, renowned for its majestic remnants of its temples and acropolis. Return to Palermo for dinner out and overnight in the hotel. DAY 5 - PALERMO - PIAZZA ARMERINA - TAORMINA Depart this morning for the town of Taormina via Piazza Armerina to visit the early 4th century mosaic

pavements in the Villa Romana del Casale. Lunch on your own. Continue the drive to Taormina. Dinner and overnight in the hotel. DAY 6 - TAORMINA - CITY SIGHTSEEING American buffet breakfast in the hotel. Today we visit the Greek and Roman outdoor Theatre, offering a rare beauty, a panorama of Mt. Etna and the sea coast. Hugging a slope of Mt. Tauro, the Greek’s hewed the theatre out of rock. Dinner out and overnight in the hotel. DAY 7 - TAORMINA - MT. ETNA VOLCANO ADVENTURE Enjoy an excursion to Mount Etna, one of the world’s largest active volcanoes. Climbing to the summit of a volcano and looking inside its smoking craters is a thrilling experience. If you are a mountain lover, Volcano Adventure is something you won’t want to miss. Dinner at the hotel.


Taormina with Mt Etna in Background

DAY 8 - TAORMINA - NOTO SIR ACUSA - TAORMINA Today’s excursion is to Noto, a Unesco World Heritage Site, one of the towns of Baroque art and architecture in the Val di Noto. Lunch on your own. We will also visit Siracusa to see the Roman amphitheatre and the ear of Dionysus. Return to Taormina for dinner out and overnight in the hotel. DAY 9 - CATANIA - USA Early transfer to Catania for your flight to the USA.

Capturing The Moment

WHAT’S INCLUDED

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Perillo Tours Learning Journal Perillo Tours Educational Tour Manager throughout One language lesson Three nights at a four-star hotel in Palermo Four nights at a four-star hotel in Taormina Seven dinners featuring local Sicilian specialties Deluxe motorcoach at disposal as per itinerary Guided tour of Palermo, Cappella Palatina and Monreale Guided tour of Selinunte and Archeological sites Guided tour of Piazza Armerina Mount Etna Adventure Tour Guided tour of Taormina and Greek Theatre Guided tour of Siracusa All entrance fees DATES & RATES (LAND ONLY)

GROUP AIR RATES AVAILABLE FROM ALL GATEWAY CITIES. REMEMBER TO ASK ABOUT THE PERILLO LEARNING SYMPOSIUM FOR EDUCATORS!

SEASON PRICE 2013-2014 JAN-MAR & NOV-DEC APR-JUN & SEP-OCT JUL-AUG SINGLE SUPPLEMENT All Seasons

PRICE FOR 25

PRICE FOR 35

PRICE FOR 45

$2390 $2770 $2690

$2260 $2510 $2450

$2190 $2375 $2350

$390

$390

$390

Departure Dates and Land Rates per Paying Passenger in twin accommodations. Pricing includes three tour leader places in single rooms.

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Panorama of Santorini Caldera

CLASSICAL GREECE 10 DAYS/8 NIGHTS. VISIT ATHENS, DELPHI, MYKONOS, SANTORINI, KUSADASI, RHODES AND CRETE Our Classical Greece Learning Journey offers an immersion into Greek history, culture and art. All are closely interwoven, and are characteristic expressions of the culture, both past and present. DAY 1 - USA - ITALY Depart from the U.S., beginning your unforgettable Learning Journey. DAY 2 - ARRIVAL IN ATHENS Yassou and welcome to Greece! Upon arrival in Athens, meet your Perillo Tours’ Learning Journey Tour Manager and transfer to the center of Athens, the capital of Greece and birthplace of democracy and philosophy. Enjoy a walking tour to see the center of the city, the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the Old City Plaka and Flea Market. This is the oldest district of Athens, located under the Acropolis, the only district where a visitor may see the Greek capital as it was 1000 years ago. The part of Plaka towards the Acropolis is named Anafiotika, with buildings that have a Cycladic architectural style. After World War II all buildings in the 12

Plaka district have been characterized as architectural monuments. There are numerous museums, cafes and restaurants in the area. Proceed to the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight. DAY 3 - ATHENS SIGHTSEEING TOUR After breakfast depart for your sightseeing tour of Athens with our professional guide. First you will have a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games in 1896 were held. On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Academy, University and National Library. On the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the Parthenon “the harmony between material and spirit,” the monument that “puts order in mind.” Your first taste of Athens would not be complete without a visit to the Acropolis Museum, a modern architectural building where, at last, the statues have found their home and

admire the wonders and architectural masterpieces of the classical era. Return to your hotel and the remainder of your day is at leisure. Dinner and overnight at hotel. DAY 4 - ATHENS - DELPHI ATHENS Enjoy your breakfast and depart for your tour to Delphi. Located on the slopes of Mount Parnasus, Delphi, once believed to be the centre, “Naval” of the Earth, is the home of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. At the oracle of Apollo, Pythia, the high priestess of the temple, under the influence of the ancient god Apollo, delivered her famous prophesies. You will also visit the Treasury of the Athenians and the Delphi Museum, which hosts valuable pieces of art like the famous bronze charioteer. Depart for Athens. Enjoy your dinner at hotel and overnight. DAY 5 - ATHENS - CRUISE TO MYKONOS After breakfast at hotel check out and transfer to Piraeus Port and set sail into the Aegean Sea. In the evening we arrive at our first island: Mykonos, which belongs to the group of the


Cyclades. The mountainous island of Mykonos has about 400 churches. The main city consists of picturesque white houses and the island’s trademarks: the charming windmills. The place has a unique architecture of Byzantine and Western characteristics. Must “sees” in Mykonos include the church of the Virgin Paraportiani and the Cathedral on the main square as well as the many boutiques and taverns along tiny paved streets. Return to your ship for dinner and overnight. DAY 6 - CRUISE TO EPHESUS (KUSADASI, TURKEY) PATMOS Arrive at the port of Kusadasi on the Turkish coast were you can take an optional excursion to the Ancient city of Ephesus, where Mary lived with Joseph in a small house on the hill behind the city. You can walk the marble roads rutted by the wheels of countless chariots and pass the ruins which are architectural masterpieces. It is here that Paul preached to the Ephessians and where he was arrested and cast out of the city. Ship sets sail at noon for the Island of Patmos, the holy island where Saint John the Divine wrote the book of Revelations. On the optional excursion, we will visit the cave where he lived- now the site of a monastery housing priceless icons and manuscripts. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight on board. DAY 7 - CRUISE RHODES A day to the island of Rhodes. Optional excursion to the Temple of Athena at the magnificent Acropolis of Lindos and the Valley of the Butterflies. DAY 8 - CRUISE TO SANTORINI & CRETE In the morning, we arrive at the volcanic island of Santorini in the Cyclades. Admire the spectacular caldera, created by the eruption of the closeby islet’s volcano in ancient times and the whitewashed houses perched on the edge. Explore this cosmopolitan island on your own or take an optional tour and enjoy the breathtaking panorama and

the world famous sunset in Oia traditional village. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight on board. DAY 9 - PIR AEUS - SOUNION After disembarkation, depart for your tour in Sounion. Drive along the coastal road, passing the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni & Varkiza to the most Southern point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand. On the way, you have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, you have time to walk at leisure on the rocky cliffs of Sounion. This evening you will enjoy a festive Greek Evening dinner! DAY 10 - ATHENS - USA After breakfast you will be transferred to the Athens airport .

Acropolis at Athens, Greece

GROUP AIR RATES AVAILABLE FROM ALL GATEWAY CITIES. REMEMBER TO ASK ABOUT THE PERILLO LEARNING SYMPOSIUM FOR EDUCATORS!

WHAT’S INCLUDED

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Perillo Tours Learning Journal Perillo Tours’ Educational Tour Manager throughout Four nights accommodation in four-star hotel in Athens Three dinners at the hotel Festive farewell dinner Four nights islands cruise-inside cabin including full board-breakfast, lunch and dinner Cruise taxes and fuel surcharge (subject to increase) Luxury motorcoach throughout the land itinerary Professional local guides in Athens/Delphi/Sounion One lecture in the Hellenic-American University (subjects include culture, social studies, Greek History, etc)

Not included: Tips and shore excursions DATES & RATES (LAND & CRUISE ONLY)

SEASON PRICE 2013-2014 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT All Seasons

PRICE FOR 25 $1590 $450

PRICE FOR 35 $1575

PRICE FOR 45 $1490

$450

$450

Departure Dates and Land Rates per Paying Passenger in twin accommodations. Pricing includes three tour leader places in single rooms.

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Customized Groups and Learning Journeys

Our dedicated Group Department can create or refine any itinerary to reflect your group’s interests and budget. You are planning a journey of a lifetime, a life changing experience for your group. Since 1945, Perillo Tours has worked with the academic and alumni markets to provide a learning journey dedicated to the understanding of the Italian Culture, past and present.

The Perillo Advantage

F.A.Q. for Customized Tour Groups What is the cost of a tour? You can select a sample itinerary from our Learning Journeys brochure and review the land costs, which are clearly listed, including three tour leader positions. Group air costs are quoted to you by calling our group department.

Sales support tools, including shells and co-op marketing support. Your group will also receive a Perillo Learning Journal and kit to introduce travelers to the destination and chronicle their unforgettable experience.

The cost of a customized tour depends on the duration, hotels and features selected for the program; and, are quoted to include complimentary tour leader places based upon your specification.

Group Sales Department Our dedicated professionals offer years of experience in creating successful group experiences. Choose one of our sample itineraries, or allow us create a customized tour to your specifications.

What is the minimum group size? As you will have exclusive transportation and services, we suggest a minimum of 20 paying passengers.

Air Travel Perillo Tours offers competitive contract air rates with all the major carriers serving all our destinations. Here are the advantages of working with Perillo Tours to arrange a customized group: 1. Freedom to design any itinerary based upon your group’s travel goals. 2. Perillo Tours buying power is strong and the benefit is passed along to you. 3. We understand the educational market and can include special interest features such as school visits and exclusive access to sights not offered on scheduled tours. 4. Your group travels on their own coach - no sharing!

What about tour conductor places? Free conductor places are clearly stated for our sample itineraries. Customized tour places are offered, depending on group size.

How Do I Book A Perillo Tours Learning Journey? 1. By calling our group department at 855-PT-GROUP (855-784-7687) 2. A $500 group deposit will be required to book land and air space. 3. Final air payments are due 95 days prior to departure. 4. Final payment for land accommodations are due 65 days prior to departure. 5. Group documents are sent 30 days prior to departure.

Perillo Tours Learning Journeys - Your Group, Your Way!

Perillo Tours is committed to offering your group an unforgettable travel experience. Please visit our website at www.perillotours.com/groups or call our group department at 855-PT-GROUP (855-784-7687). 14


INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS. TERMS AND CONDITIONS. RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT. A $500 group deposit will be required to book land and airspace. Final air payments are due 95 days prior to departure. Final payment for land accommodations are due 65 days prior to departure. Group documents are sent 30 days prior to departure. PRICES. All prices are subject to increase due to any increase in our costs, such as, but not limited to: increases in air, land or sea fares, fuel cost, and currency fluctuations. All taxes, fuel surcharges, security charges and any other taxes or charges imposed by airlines, airports, cruise lines, governments, etc. are not included in price. Gratuities not specifically mentioned are excluded. AIR DEVIATING TOUR MEMBERS must arrange their own transportation from airport to hotel and hotel to airport. UNUSED TOUR ELEMENTS. No refund will be given for any unused tour features, by reason of customer’s choice, for operational reasons, or because of bad weather. ERRORS. In case of printing, typographical error, computer error, verbal or human billing error, we reserve the right to invoice or re-invoice participants with corrected billing. TICKET REVISION/CANCELLATION FEE. Once tickets are issued, a $200 per ticket revision/cancellation fee will apply to each ticket plus the cost of express mail charges. This charge is not covered by the Perillo Protection Plan and subject to change. HOLIDAYS AND CHANGES. During local or national holidays abroad, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing tours and shopping may be limited. In such instances, and whenever possible, slight itinerary adjustments are made by Perillo Tours to minimize inconvenience to tour members. If, however, your enjoyment might be diminished by such minor limitations, please check with the appropriate tourist office before selecting a departure. Holidays, closing days and other circumstances may change the day of the week for scheduled “dining out”, sightseeing and other activities. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS. United States citizens require a valid passport only, when traveling to Europe. Non-citizens have other requirements which should be checked immediately.

BAGGAGE. Each tour member is limited to one large suitcase and one small carryon due to limited baggage area on buses. Some airlines are now charging for all checked luggage as well as overweight suitcases. Please check your airline’s website for current information. As Perillo Tours cannot take responsibility for lost or damaged luggage, the Perillo Protection Plan outlined below is highly recommended. SINGLE ROOMS. A limited number of single rooms are available at the supplement rate shown for each tour. While single rooms provide privacy, they are often smaller than twin bedrooms and sometimes poorly located, especially in older hotels. TRIPLE ROOMS. Are available on some tours. They usually consist of a twin bedded room with an additional folding bed or cot for the third person. This may not be comfortable for three adults. CANCELLATION AND INSURANCE. Because of the extraordinary savings being offered, if you cancel your reservations, the penalties shown below will apply depending on the length of time remaining before departure. Your right to receive a refund is limited. All cancellations and refund requests must be sent to us in writing and are subject to the following cancellation charges which are based on the price of the tour and the number of weeks prior to departure we receive your notice. MOST CHARGES MAY BE AVOIDED BY YOUR ACCEPTING THE PERILLO PROTECTION PLAN EXPLAINED BELOW. CANCELLATION CHARGES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE CANCELLATION CHARGES 91 DAYS

FULL COST OF AIR INCLUDING FUEL & TAXES

61 DAYS

FULL LAND COST

Travel Insurance is non-refundable at the time of purchase. REFUND. All refunds are conditioned upon your understanding that your acceptance of a refund is on the express condition that you release us from all further liability and you thereby waive all additional rights and remedies under this contract or any applicable state, federal or foreign law. TOUR MEMBERS NEEDING SPECIAL ASSISTANCE. We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance to a tour member for walking, dining, getting on and

off motorcoaches and other transportation vehicles, or other personal needs. Travelers who need such assistance must be accompanied by a qualified companion. OPTIONAL TOURS. Traditionally, tour directors make available for purchase a series of optional excursions and other activities to fill in free days and evenings. You are under no obligation to take any, they are strictly optional. Depending on the tour, if you avail yourself of all optionals, the total will be approximately $200 to $600 per person. RESPONSIBILITY. Perillo Tours, Inc., and their employees, shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, successors, agents, and assigns (collectively “Perillo Tours”), does not own or operate any entity which is to or does provide goods or services for your trip including, for example, lodging facilities, airline, vessel, motorcoach, or other transportation companies, guides or guide services, local ground operators, providers or organizers of optional excursions, food service providers, etc. All such persons and entities are independent contractors. As a result, Perillo Tours is not liable for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any such person or entity or of any third party. Tour members are also subject to the terms and conditions set forth on their airline, rail or cruise line ticket. These conditions are available upon request. You may see the name PERILLO TOURS affixed to motor vehicles, on signs around the hotel or elsewhere. This use of our name is purely for reasons of identification and does not denote ownership, supervision, or control by Perillo Tours in any way. In addition and without limitation, Perillo Tours is not responsible for any injury, loss, death, inconvenience, delay, or damage to person or property in connection with the provision of any goods or services whether resulting from, but not limited to, acts of God or force majeure, illness, disease, acts of war or civil unrest, insurrection or revolt, animals, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, overbooking or downgrading of accommodations, mechanical or other failure of airplanes or other means of transportation, or for any failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart on time. Also be advised that foreign air-conditioning systems in public places, hotels and motorcoaches are not up to U.S. standards.

If due to weather, flight schedules or other uncontrollable factors, you are required to spend an additional night(s), you will be responsible for your own hotel, transfers and meal costs. Baggage is entirely at owner’s risk. The right is reserved to decline, to accept or retain any person as a member of these trips at any time. In any such event, Perillo Tour’s sole obligation is to refund for any unused accommodations or other trip features. Passenger certifies not to have any mental, physical or other condition or disability that would create a hazard for himself/herself or other passengers. Perillo Tours reserves the right to change the itinerary or trip features at any time and for any reason, with or without notice and/ or to substitute airlines or hotels of a similar category for those listed in this brochure, and Perillo Tours shall not be liable for any such changes. By your knowing the above, you can purchase the Perillo Protection Plan and there will be no misunderstanding before, during or after your vacation. From time-to-time a tour departure may be cancelled for lack of participation. In such a case, the operator’s sole responsibility is to provide a refund without any other liability whatsoever. Operator will have no further responsibility for any conjunction tickets, non-refundable or otherwise. ARBITRATION AGREEMENT. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating in any way to these Terms and Conditions, to the Responsibility Clause, to the brochure, or any other information relating in any way to the trip, or to the trip itself, shall be settled solely and exclusively by binding arbitration in New Jersey, in accordance with the commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association then existent. Upon payment of a deposit, tour participant indicates acceptance of the above Terms and Conditions and of the Arbitration Agreement. OPERATOR/TOUR MEMBER AGREEMENT. Fu r t h e r i n f ormation concerning t h e conditions of this tour is contained in an agreement that will be signed between the tour member and tour operator at the time of tour deposit.

Perillo Tours, Perillo Plaza, Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677 Phone: 1-800-431-1515 www.PerilloTours.com

This travel insurance is custom made for your group’s peace of mind before and during your trip.

Coverage Benefit Amount Trip Cancellation (Maximum Limit $25,000 per person)

100% of Insured Trip Cost

Medical Expense $25,000 Dental $500 Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation of Remains $250,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment $25,000

Trip Interruption -150% of Insured Trip Cost* Trip Interruption- Return Air Only Trip Delay ($150 max/day) Missed Connection Baggage & Personal Effects Loss Baggage Delay

$750* $750 $250 $1,500 $250

The following non-insurance services are provided by Travel Guard. Travel Medical Assistance Included Worldwide Travel Assistance Included LiveTravel® Emergency Assistance Included

AIG Travel Guard Toll-Free: 1-866-221-8078 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The full details of this policy will be provided at time of purchase. *Coverage for Trip Interruption and Trip Interruption-Return Air Only Cannot Be Combined. 15


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