• A first deposit payment of US $1,000 is due by March 2nd, 2018 to secure place.

    A second payment of US $2,300 is due by May 4th, 2018.
    The final balance of US $2,000 is due June 8th, 2018.  
  • Enrolment is on a first-come first-serve basis. 
  • Payments must be made promptly on the due dates. 
  • There will be a cancellation fee of USD $ 750. 
  • No cancellation is possible and no refund after June 8th. 


  • Hotel accommodation at 4 **** hotels or equivalent based on sharing a twin or double room
  • Airport-Hotel pickups and drop offs (provided flights arrive and leave at fairly close times on the same morning or afternoon)
  • Air-conditioned bus for transfer from city to city
  • All boat transfers & water taxis where listed
  • All breakfasts
  • One group dinner
  • One Tuscan estate wine tasting, lunch and cheese tasting
  • One Opera concert
  • Hotel city tax (the Italian government levies a tax on tourists per person per night. It ranges from 2.4-5 euros per night per person depending on the city).
  • One group gondola boat ride in the water canals of Venice
  • Local guide fees for tours (7 local guides):
  1. Walking tour inside Coliseum & Roman Forum with guide
  2. Walking tour inside Vatican with guide
  3. Walking tour of Assisi including main cathedrals with guide
  4. Walking tour inside Uffizi and Pitti Palace with guide
  5. Day tour of Tuscany with guide
  6. Walking tour of Venice (St. Marco & Doge Palace) with guide
  7. Walking tour of Alps with 2 guides
  • All admissions to all of the following sites and venues, which require tickets:
  1. Castello Sant’ Angelo
  2. Coliseum
  3. Roman Forum
  4. Vatican (including St. Peters, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Raphael Rooms)
  5. Pantheon (Free)
  6. Basilica di San Francesco (St. Francis Basilica)
  7. Cathedral of San Rufino
  8. Villa Bomarzo
  9. Villa Lante
  10. Uffizi Gallery
  11. Pitti Palace
  12. Siena Cathedral
  13. Doge Palace
  14. St. Marco Cathedral
  15. Isola Madre (island & villa)
  16. Isola Bella (island & villa)
  17. Santa Caterina del Sasso
  18. Alps Day hike with 2 guides & 2 buses
There are 12 other sites we will visit which do not require tickets but which I will cover myself as guide. 


  • Visas (if you require one)
  • Travel insurance (it is compulsory to purchase travel insurance. It costs between $25-35, which will cover any medical emergencies for the duration of our trip)  
  • Airport-Hotel pickups and drop offs if flights are too far apart
  • Single room supplements (extra $1150/person in case you want a single room no share)
  • Lunches (except for the one Tuscan estate lunch)
  • Dinners (except for one group dinner),
  • Additional meals
  • Gratuities (it is customary to pay tips to drivers and local guides)
  • Other daily personal expenses 





  1. You will get a 48-page Discover Yourself in Italy Guidebook for daily readings, my daily reflections, and exercises.
  1. You will get an elegant Discover Yourself in Italy Journal Notebook & Pen.
  1. You will receive the following talks by your Ciceroni:
  • ► The Inner & Outer Landscapes: The Art, Philosophy, & Psychology of Travel
  • ► The Eternal City: Rome, Classicism, & Stoic Philosophy of Mindfulness
  • ► Gardens of the Soul: Renaissance Garden Design & the Hermetic Tradition
  • ► Florentine Humanism: Renaissance Philosophy & Symbolism
  • ► Wandering and Wondering: Finding Yourself with Nietzsche
  • ► Goethe & Henry David Thoreau on Immersion in Nature
  • ► Returning Back to Reality: Tips on Keeping Your Journey Alive


  • For more information about this trip, tailor made trips just for you, or for any other information please feel free to contact me. I would be more than happy to have a sit down info session with anyone of you over coffee or over the phone to plan your dream educational escape. 


  1. You will get post-journey meet-ups, calls, or emails if you want to discuss issues that have come up. People usually find it difficult to re-adjust to normal life after a transformative experience.
  1. 10% discount on all future MCA trips

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