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This package includes all itinerary activites for you plus all of the evening activities for your study abroader. Plus a trip for the two of you either to Venice or Vespa riding in Chianti.

Don’t worry, we have still allowed plenty of free time for your son or daughter to show you around Florence. And the things that we have included for you to do together are unique experiences that they never would have had on their own or with friends. Our goal is to create an amazing experience of Florence for you while your son or daughter is in class, and to create amazing memories for the two of you together.

Sunday:
Arrival, Check-in, Welcome Prosecco and Dinner
Meals: Dinner included

Monday:
Day Trip to Pisa, Siena, & San Gimignano
Meals: Breakfast and lunch included

Tuesday:
Family breakfast in the hotel
Visit your son/daughter's Study Abroad Campus
In the afternoon guided tour of Florence by eco golf cart
Meals: Breakfast, Rooftop aperitif & Steak dinner included

Wednesday:
Chianti winery tour and tasting
Meals: Breakfast & lunch inlcuded

Thursday:
Family breakfast at a local restaurant
Uffizi Gallery guided tour or Climb the Dome of the Cathedral.
In the evening choose between three restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinner.
Meals: Breakfast & dinner included

Friday:
Day trip to Venice or countryside tour by Vespa
Meals: Breakfast included

Saturday:
Free day to explore Florence
Meals: Breakfast included

Sunday:
Family breakfast, check-out, transfer to airport
Meals: Breakfast included

Just for You
– Transfer from Florence airport to the hotel
– 7 nights 4 star hotel accommodation in a double room
– Breakfast every day
– Day trip to Pisa, Siena & San Gimignano with lunch included
– Tour of Florence with an authorized guide in a golf-cart
– Day trip to Chianti with winery tour, tasting and lunch
– Tour of the Uffizi Gallery or Tour of the Duomo (with access to climb the Dome)
– Parent Week Concierge (restaurant bookings, info, etc)
– After hours emergency phone number

Together with your Son/Daughter
– Welcome dinner
– 3 Family Breakfasts
– Rooftop Aperitivo
– Florentine Steak Dinner
– Thanksgiving Dinner (choice of restaurants)
– Choice between day trip to Venice or Vespa Tour in the countryside
– Free day to spend as you choose exploring Florence (we can make suggestions or bookings for you)

This package DOES NOT include your flight from America to Florence.

– Transfer from other airports to Florence (quote on request)
– Tips to guides and local service providers
– Travel visa and airport tax
– Travel Insurance

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Yes of course! We will fill up your days while your son or daughter are in class. You will have evenings free.

We have however included a couple of special events for you and your student. Things that we know they also want to do. One is a rooftop aperitif followed by a Florentine steak dinner. And the other is Thanksgiving Dinner.

For Thanksgiving we will provide you with three options. Perhaps your son/daughter have a favorite place in Florence that they would like to take you to? We will be booking individual tables for each family rather than sitting all together as a group.

It is important to us that you, as a family, have an amazing time together in Florence.

We hope so. We have left time in your schedule to spend Tuesday morning at your son/daughter's study abroad program. We will be contacting the program's over the coming months to set up the possibility for you to attend a class together and have a tour of the campus.

After class we are sure that your son/daughter will take you to their favorite panini place for lunch.

Yes! If your son/daughter is studying abroad with their best friend that are welcome to come along. You can choose for them to come to all of the parent/child activities or just for Thanksgiving Dinner or the Friday Day Trip. You have the choice to add them in the Extras section of the booking process.

IMPORTANT PREPURCHASE INFORMATION FOR TRAVELERS
pursuant to Article 34 of the Tourism Code – Legislative Decree 79/2011 (ANNEX A – Part II of Legislative Decree 62/2018)

Standard Information Form for Tourist Package Contracts
The combination of tourist services proposed is considered a Package Holiday pursuant to Euorpean Union Directive 2015/2302, implemented in Italy according to Legislative Decree 21.5.2018, n. 62, which has amended articles 32-51 of Legislative Decree 79/2011 (Tourism Code). Therefore, you will benefit from all the EU rights that apply to Package Holidays. 

The organizer of the tourist package (as defined by article 32, paragraph 1, letter i of the Tourism Code) will be Parent Week Florence which is the trading name for tour operator Florence And Beyond SRLS, located in Via Dei Neri 1, Florence 50122, Tel +393287290848, Email Address info@parentweekflorence.com and will be fully responsible, pursuant to art. 42 of the Tourism Code, for the correct execution of the tour package. The seller of the package (as defined by art. 32, paragraph 1, lett. l of the Tourism Code) will be the Agency Florence And Beyond SRLS (as above).

Furthermore, as required by the law, the organizer and the above said seller are covered by professional liability insurance which should they become insolvent, will guarantee your repatriation, if the transport is included in the package.

Your Fundamental Rights Pursuant to EU Directive 2015/2302

1. Travelers will receive all essential information relative to the Package Holiday before the conclusion of the contract (tour purchase). 

In particular:

1.1 Destination: Florence, Italy
1.2 Itinerary:
The detailed itinerary can be found in the brochure and online catalogue.

Day 1: Arrival and Welcome to Florence
Day 2: Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano
Day 3: Campus Visit and Steak Dinner
Day 4: Chianti Winery Tour and Tasting
Day 5: The Uffizi, The Duomo & Thanksgiving Dinner
Day 6: Venice or Vespas – for Parents & Students!
Day 7: Free Day in Florence with Family
Day 8: Departure

1.3 Accommodation:
‐ Dates / How many nights? 7 nights
Florence Fall Semester 2019: Sunday November 24th, 2019 to Sunday December 1st, 2019
‐ Location and Hotel Classification
The provided hotel will have a 4-star classification and be located in the historic center of Florence, Italy. The exact hotel is subject to change based on availability, price changes/increases and other extenuating factors.

1.4 Transport:
‐ Type: Private transfer to/from the Florence airport to the hotel
‐ Dates and Times: to be determined once the participant has purchased flights and has communicated flight numbers, arrival and departure times to Florence and Beyond Srls.

1.5 Meals included:
All breakfasts are included (Monday to Sunday)
Lunch (Monday and Wednesday)
Dinner (Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday)

1.6 Guided tours, museum visits, excursions, and other services included in the tour package:
– Day trip to Pisa, Siena & San Gimignano with lunch included
– Eco Golf Cart tour of Florence with an authorized guide
– Day trip to Chianti with winery tour, tasting and lunch
– Tour of the Uffizi Gallery OR Tour of the Duomo (with access to climb the Dome)
– Choice between day trip to Venice or Vespa Tour in the countryside

1.7 Group Tour:
‐ The minimum number required for confirmation of the tour is 20 participants / if the minimum number is not met, according to  ex art. 41, comma V, lett. a) Cod. Tur, the tour will be cancelled not less than 30 days prior to departure.
‐ Maximum number of participants (approximate): 100

1.8 Language in which the tour will be run: English 

1.9 Is the tour suitable for passengers with reduced mobility or special needs:
The tour is not especially suitable for someone with reduced mobility. In the event that you still want to participate, we require that you travel with someone who can provide you with the necessary assistance. And that you contact us prior to booking to discuss whether it will be possible for you to participate in all of the scheduled activities.

1.10 Special requirements which the consumer has communicated to the organizer or retailer when making the booking, and which both have accepted:
Your choice for the days that have options in the tour package should be communicated to Florence and Beyond not later than 30 days prior to the start of the tour.  

If you have any special requirements please communicate these to Florence and Beyond in a timely manner. Florence and Beyond will endeavor to accommodate your needs. In the event that one of your requests incurs an extra cost, this will be communicated to you via email before any action is taken on your behalf.   

1.11 Total Price:
€3850 — Two parents + One student
€2199 — One parent + One student
€3499 — Two adults without student
€1799 — One adult without student

– Services: n/a
– Taxes and Fees: All local taxes and fees are included in the package price.

– Extra costs:
The following are NOT included in the tour package:
– Your flight to/from Florence, Italy
– Transfer from other airports (not Florence airport) to the hotel in Florence (quote on request)

– Tips to guides and local service providers
– Passport, visa and any airport/travel fees or taxes
– Travel insurance

There are optional/extras listed in the online catalogue which you can choose to add to your tour package at the time of booking. These are:
– Extra night of accommodation (before or after the tour package)
– Extra student for all itinerary activities
– Extra participant for the Venice or Vespa Day Trip
– Upgrade to a single room
– A family photoshoot in Florence
All costs, other than those specifically listed in the ‘Trip Includes’ section of the online tour catalogue, for meals and activities are at the expense of the individual.

– Administration fees: n/a

1.12 Method of payment: Payment should be made in full at the time of booking. 

1.13 Cancellation Policy (art. 41, comma 2 Cod. Turismo):
In the event that the participant would like to withdraw from the tour prior to departure, Florence and Beyond Srls will apply the following penalties,

– 10% of the total price 30+ days prior (covers the cost of non recoverable bank and administration fees incurred by Florence and Beyond for your booking)
– 30% of the total price up to 30 days prior to tour start date;
– 50% of the total price up to 20 days prior to tour start date;
– 75% of the total price up to 15 days prior to tour start date;
– 100% after the above mentioned terms;

These fees apply to everyone, including those who cannot take part in the tour due to missing, expired or irregular personal emigration documents. No refund is due to travellers who decide to interrupt their stay once it has started.

In the event that you can no longer participate in the tour, you can elect to send someone in  your place. The change will be subject to a fee of €100 plus any charges relative to the change of circumstance.

1.14 Required travel documents and visas:
Participants are required to have a valid passport or alternative document, and travel visa (if necessary) to enter Italy. 

For US citizens the following rules apply:
PASSPORT VALIDITY: Must have at least six months validity remaining beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area.
BLANK PASSPORT PAGES: Two pages required for entry stamp
TOURIST VISA REQUIRED: Not required for stays under 90 days
VACCINATIONS: None
CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR ENTRY: 10,000 Euros or equivalent
CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR EXIT: 10,000 Euros or equivalent

1.15 Health requirements: n/a

1.16 Travel Insurance: Travel insurance (medical, cancellation, travel delay, theft, etc) is not compulsory but is highly recommended by Florence And Beyond Srls.

2. There is always at least one professional responsible for the correct execution of all the tourist services included in the contract.
3. Travelers are informed of an emergency telephone number or another method or place in which they can reach the organizer or travel agent.
4.
Travelers can transfer their tour package to another person, provided the tour operator is given reasonable notice and paying any possible additional costs/fees associated with the change.
5. The tour package price can be increased by the tour operator (after the closure of the contract/sale) only if specific costs (for example, fuel prices) increase and only if it is expressly nominated in the contract. The increase must be communicated no less than 20 days before the start date of the tour. If the price increase is more than 8% of the total package price, the traveler can elect to cancel the contract. If the organizer reserves the right to increase the price, the traveler is equally entitled to a price reduction if there is a decrease in the relevant costs.
6. Travelers can terminate the contract without paying any termination fees or penalties and obtain full reimbursement of payments if any of the items essential to the package, other than the price, is changed substantially. If, before the tour begins, the tour operator/travel agency cancels the tour, travelers are entitled to obtain reimbursement and, if necessary, compensation.
7. Travelers may, in exceptional circumstances, terminate the tour contract without paying a termination fee before the start of the tour, for example, if there are serious security problems at the destination that may affect the tour. Travelers can also cancel their tour at any time, and withdraw from the contract upon payment of standard penalties as indicated above (1.13) or, failing that, adequate and justifiable ones calculated pursuant to art. 41, paragraph 1 Tourism Code.
8. If, after the start of the package, substantial elements of the package cannot be supplied as agreed in the itinerary, a suitable alternative must be offered at no extra cost to the traveler. Travelers can cancel the contract, without paying any termination fees, if the services are not carried out according to what was agreed upon and this has a significant effect on the execution of the package and the organizer has not remedied the problem.
9. Travelers are also entitled to a price reduction and/or compensation for damages in the event of failure or non-compliance to execute the tour package and included tourist services.
10. The organizer is obliged to provide assistance if the traveler is in difficulty.
11. If the organizer or, in some cases, the seller becomes insolvent, the tour payments will be reimbursed. If the organizer or, where appropriate, the seller becomes insolvent after the start of the tour and transport was included in the package, the repatriation of travelers is guaranteed. The aforementioned organizer/seller is covered in the event of insolvency by the following policy Financial Guarantor: Fondo Garanzia Viaggi Nobis Assicurazione 6006002234/Y.Travelers can contact the corresponding body or, if appropriate, the Ministry of Health, Agricultural, Food, Forestry and Tourism Policies, as the Italian competent authority pursuant to art. 48, paragraph 2 of the Tourism Code (with headquarters in Via Venti Settembre, 20, 00187 Roma RM Tel 0646651 email urp@politicheagricole.it) so far as services are denied due to insolvency of the organizer or seller.
12. The traveler is informed that they can take out a personal travel insurance policy that covers the penalties for withdrawal from the tour by the traveler as well as the assistance costs associated with return to your country in the event of accident, illness or death. The tour operator has the right to request a travel insurance policy as mandatory for participation in their package offers.

 

SIGNATURE AS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE PRECONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT

(Payment in full of the tour package online is by default your acknowledgement that you have read and understood the terms of the contract. For more information about the terms and conditions that govern the organization of tour packages in Italy and Europe please go to our Terms & Conditions page)

Place ………………………… Date …………………..………………….
The date will be taken from the timestamp of your purchase which will be considered as accepted by Florence and Beyond by our confirmation of booking email. 

 

For more information on the fundamental rights of the traveler who purchases travel packages (as defined by article 32, paragraph 1, letter g of the Tourism Code) consult the text pursuant to the European Union Directive 2015/2302, and Italian Legislative Decree 21.5.2018, n. 62, published on the website www.fiavet.it (documents section) or on the website www.assoviaggi.it section “documentation / legislation of the sector” as well as on the site www.enac.gov.it section “passengers’ rights”.