Venice & Cortina, Italy

Join Florida clubs for a wonderful time in Italy.  We'll start with a couple of days in  Venice, a unique city with many beautiful churches and palaces decorated by great artists, and boat travel is a necessity.  Then travel north to Cortina d'Ampezzo, in the heart of the Dolomites, for great skiing and sightseeing.  Non-skiers can enjoy optional daily excursions off the slopes to Bolzano, Conegliano, Udine, and Innsbruck. If your schedule permits, fly south to Palermo, Sicily where we can spend several days exploring the island.  This trip offers to best of Italy, from north to south.  Join us!  

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​March 7 – 18, 2019
(Florida Ski Council)
*Air between Tampa Airport and Venice Airport via Lufthansa Airlines
*Storage of one piece of big luggage per person at Venice airport with assistance (Just take small luggage to hotel) *Transfer via private water taxi between Venice Airport and Hotel. (Arrival at hotel docking station is subject to change based on water levels in Venice)
 *2 night’s accommodations at the 4* Hotel Bonvecchiati or Hotel Palace Bonvecchiati in Venice
*Breakfast buffet daily in Venice
*½ day walking tour of Venice with English Speaking guide
*Transfer via private water taxi between hotel and Venice airport. (Departure from hotel docking station is subject to change based on water levels in Venice)
*Pick–up luggage from Venice Airport
*Transfer between Venice airport and Cortina hotel in private motor coach with English speaking assistant
*7 nights’ accommodations in Cortina at the 4* Hotel Ancora
*Portage service of 1 bag per person in and out of hotel in Cortina
*Breakfast buffet daily
*7 night’s dinner (drinks not included)
*Welcome wine and cheese reception and orientation
*Nightly Hospitality Desk in hotel
*FSC mountain lunch
*FSG Gala party evening with DJ for dancing
*Optional excursions for skiing to Sella Ronda
*Optional non skiing excursions to Venice, Bolzano, Conegliano, Innsbruck and Udine
*Transfer between Cortina Hotel and Munich Airport Hotel via private coach and English speaking assistant
*All local taxes in Venice & Cortina
*1 night accommodations at the 4* Hilton Hotel Located at Munich Airport Terminal in standard category
*Breakfast buffet at hotel
*Return air between Munich Airport and Tampa via Lufthansa Airlines
*All local taxes
*All current air taxes of $217.00 per person. (Subject to change until ticketed)
*All current fuel taxes of $320.00 per person (Subject to change until ticketed)
Cost: $3250+/- per person, dbl. occ. in a hotel room; subject to change to be determined as airlines offer better prices and itineraries
​March 17 - 22 or 23, 2019 (depends on air availability)
*Air between Milan and Palermo on Easy Jet
*4 night’s accommodations in Palermo
*1 night accommodations in Agrigento
*All 4 star hotels (Garibaldi in Palermo & Kaos in Agrigento, or similar)
*Breakfast daily at the hotels
*English speaking tour guide for entire program
*Entrance fees
*Local city taxes
*Transportation in 50 seat bus with A/C
*Olive Oil tasting and lunch in a local farmhouse in Selinunte Area (beverage not included)
*English speaking local Guide in Palermo & Monreale HD, Selinunte Archeological Area, Agrigento Valley of Temples, Piazza Armeria Villa Romana del Casale
*Porterage of 1 piece of luggage per person at hotels
*Tips for driver and guide
*Dinner at hotel in Agrigento
*Return air with connection back to USA
*This itinerary is subject to change once we have air worked out!
Cost:  $1575+/- double occupancy, estimated because of air uncertainty

Trip Leader:  Barbara Rhawn
     Email: / 941-951-8516 (cell) / 941-923-5677 (work)

Deposit:  By September 1 -- $1000 for the basic trip to Venice and Cortina plus $300 additional for the optional post-trip Sicily extension.  Make check payable to Ski Club of Sarasota and mail to the club c/o Active Lifestyles, 5976 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL  34231.   Include a photocopy of the picture page of your passport (good at least 6 months beyond trip dates), membership application and dues, and trip reservation form.