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Classical Italy by Rail | November 5–14, 2019 ~ discontinued

The UWL Alumni Association and UWL Continuing Education and Extension office have teamed up with travel partner Premier World Discovery to offer the Classical Italy by Rail tour November 5–14, 2019 (10 days).

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Join us in Rome! Visit the Treasures of the Vatican Museum, home to one of the world’s most extensive collections of art including Michelangelo’s impressive Sistine Chapel. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica then see the Colosseum, The Arch of Constantine, and the Circus Maximus & Piazza Venezia. Travel south by High Speed Train to Naples. Travel to Pompeii and enjoy a Pompeii Excavations Tour featuring the Roman city preserved by ash and mud almost exactly as it was on the day Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. Continue the leisurely journey to the beautiful Italian Coast dotted with picturesque towns, villages and rocky cliffs. Enjoy Rome at your own pace; sip a cappuccino at the Spanish Steps or stroll the boulevards of designer Italian goods.

Travel by motorcoach to Siena, the heart of Tuscany. Enjoy a Siena City Tour as you stroll the medieval streets to the dramatic Campo, scene of the annual Palio horse race. Also see the town’s famous black and white striped cathedral. Visit one of the most famous cities in Italy, Pisa. Here you will stroll into the Piazza Dei Miracoli to see the Duomo, the historic Baptistry and the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. The tower is 180 feet high and no less than 13 feet off of the perpendicular; an amazing sight to see.

Arrive in Florence, enjoy a Florence City Tour featuring a visit to the Academy Gallery to see Michelangelo’s awesome original Statue of David. Then view the Duomo to see Giotto’s Belltower, Bruneleschi’s Dome and the Baptistry with its impressive Gates of Paradise. Continue to Piazza Della Signoria and Santa Croce. The insightful walking tour also features a stroll across the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge lined with shops. Board a High Speed Train to Venice and enjoy a Venice City Tour with a water taxi ride to St. Mark’s Square to see St. Mark’s Basilica, the lavish Doge’s Palace, Clock Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. Also enjoy the quintessential Venetian experience – a Venice Gondola Ride on the canals. Enjoy a Venetian glass making demonstration. Enjoy a tasty pizzeria lunch or perhaps visit a museum. All as you enjoy food, fun and fellowship with other travelers.

Tour highlights:

Itinerary and reservation form

Classical Italy by Rail brochure


  • Roundtrip airfare - MSP/ORD
  • Int’l air departure taxes/fuel surcharges
  • 11 meals: 8 - breakfasts & 3 - dinners
  • Professional tour director
  • Motorcoach transportation
  • Admissions per itinerary
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Baggage handling


Make your reservation by downloading the brochure. Fill out the registration form and return it to Premier World Discovery along with your $500 deposit. 

Tour rates:

  • Booking discount*: $4,685 per person double (+$900 single supplement)  
  • Regular rate: $4,785 per person double
  • Single supplement: +$900
  • A deposit of $500 per person is due with reservation form to secure reservations

*See notes for booking discount details

Questions? 877.953.8687 or, 608.785.8494