The 2020 Italy trip has been cancelled. We are working on plans for a different trip for Fall 2021!
We are delighted to announce the 2020Morrison Travel Club trip Italy: Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast and Rome, September 21 – 30, 2020 with an optional extension to Florence: Cradle of the Renaissance, September 30 - October 5, 2020
We look forward to having you join us as we explore the wonders of Italy through art, architecture, culture, food and history; while we discover Pompeii, enjoy a cooking class under the watchful eye of Vesuvius, visit a lemon orchard and limoncello liqueur factory, travel the Amalfi Coasti, and take a day trip to the island of Capri.
We will spend several days exploring the Eternal city of Rome, including the an early morning visit to Sistine Chapel, an evening tour of the Colosseum, along with museums, Vatican City, beautiful gardens, all while enjoying the companionship of old friends and new.
We will be travelling with WorldStrides Tour Company again. The main trip is $4549 - $4895 (depending on enrollment and early discount), and the optional extension is $1995. Initial deposit of $300 is due by January 15, 2020.
All costs are included except for transportation to and from O’Hare airport, lunches, a few dinners, personal beverages with meals, tips and gratuities (for the Tour Director, tour guides, and bus drivers), any fees that might be imposed by the airlines at the airport for checked baggage, and travel insurance.
There is a $50surcharge per night for single rooms.
All Travel Club members are required to purchase a Trip Mate travel insurance policy through the WorldStrides registration portal. This basic policy includes health, property, and limited cancellation coverage at a cost of $149. You may chose to upgrade your Trip Mate Insurance for an enhanced policy which includes Cancel For Any Reason for $249. Please review the insurance information link at the registration page for the specific coverage details and cancellation policies.
Please take into consideration your health and physical capabilities. You should be able to walk an average of 6 miles per day at a moderate pace, possibly over uneven cobblestones or somewhat hilly terrain in all kinds of weather. You need to be able to stand for a reasonable length of time in galleries and museums, negotiate stairs and escalators, manage your own luggage and get on and off a coach bus unassisted.
Occasionally the coach bus may not be able to stop in front of the hotel. If this is the case you will need to be able to transport your luggage a short distance to the hotel. Your luggage should not be so big or heavy that you cannot carry it up stairs, if needed, as not all hotels have elevators.
WorldStrides recommends "that group members restrict themselves to one suitcase and one piece of hand luggage per person. Each participant is responsible for their own baggage. Airline baggage size, weight and overall rules must be followed otherwise there may be a cost associated by the airline."
If you are unable to keep up with the group, you may need to wait for the group as they tour a site, or you may have to take public transportation or a taxi at your own expense to meet the group at a walking destination.
If you require any type of assistance, you must bring a capable travel companion who can help you get on and off the motor coach, in and out of hotels, and keep up with the pace of the tour.
Some Travel Club members will choose not to participate in all scheduled events. Taking a day off to explore on your own, or to rest and recuperate is ok, too!
Safety and Security
We understand that traveling abroad is a concern in these uncertain times. When you travel with WorldStrides, you can rest assured knowing that they have taken every precaution possible to ensure the safety of our group.
“On all travel programs, WorldStrides has emergency contingency plans in place to ensure the highest level of safety for travelers in every scenario. WorldStrides has a global presence with over 45 offices around the world to monitor situations and assist in the event that safety issues arise. WorldStrides has an extensive on the ground support network in all travel destinations to assist in the event safety issues arise.
Our VP of Risk Management, supported by our 24/7 team of dedicated risk management professionals, assesses all travel destinations and situations. Our internal risk and operations teams are staffed by executives with decades of experience in contingency planning.
Our Tour Directors have experience working in the cities our tours visit and are available at all times to support their groups. We are in regular contact with all of our staff on the ground to provide up to date information on local conditions."
You can view the complete itineraries for the main trip and the optional extension along with information about insurance, enrollment information and FAQs at the link.
Please carefully review all of the information at the Worldstrides site listed above.
When setting up your on-line registration you must have your passport available. Check your passport expiration date to make sure it is valid through May 2021, due to current travel regulations.
If you chose to add the Florence extension, the dates on your registration site may only show the Amalfi Coast/Rome trip dates, so make a note of the additional dates for yourself.
You will need to keep track of yourindividual account number. (This is different from the Trip ID number).
The WorldStrides Customer Service team is ready to assist you with any items related to registration or making payments. The toll free number can be used Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) at 1-855-843-3436 from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (and until 5:00pm during the summer) or email them at email@example.com.
Please make sure that you always have your Trip ID number: 184139
Should you have general questions about the Morrison Travel Club, please contact Theresa by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. I am unable to access your personal accounts, registration or payment information.
The Morrison Travel Club is an informal designation. There are no membership fees and you don't have to be a resident of Morrison, Illinois to belong to the club. Feel free to share this easy-to-remember link with friends and family: MorrisonTravelClub.com
Please drop us an email at email@example.com if you are thinking of going on the trip so that we have a rough idea of how many people may be interested.
We are looking forward to traveling with you in 2020!
Sincerely, Theresa Brandon, Ned J Nesti Jr, Linda White
"Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” ― Terry Pratchett