Stephen Weiss and The Photo Pros

Venice, Tuscany, Rome

Starting At: $2,851.00 USD

Per Person, Double Occupancy

Single Supplement Add $700.00

Tour Destinations

Assisi, Cinque Terre, Florence, Italy, La Spezia, Montecatini, Murano, Padua, Pisa, Rome, San Gimignano, Siena, Tuscany, Vatican City, and Venice

Tour Details

The trip begins in Venice where you will visit a local Prosecco factory, travel the famous canals and see St. Mark’s Square while having day trips to see glass blowing in Murano and St. Anthony’s cathedral in Padua. Then travel on to the Tuscany region where you’ll be able to see the famous leaning tower of Pisa and experience the arts and culture of the city of Florence. Travel to the final destination, the city of Rome where you’ll be able to visit the Vatican as well as have plenty of leisure time to experience the city for yourself.

Includes:

  • 11 Days/10 Nights traveling famous regions of Italy.
  • Private luxury coach transportation for the duration of the tour
  • Four Star hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast each morning and ten full course dinners with wine
  • All scheduled tours, tour guides, attractions and admission included

Stephen Weiss -Travel Photographer

Stephen Weiss is a professional published photographer and the previous owner of a chain of 8 camera retail stores. He comes from an impressive background in photography, retail, and marketing. His experience includes, the St. Louis Hazmat Team, The St. Louis Cardinals, NASCAR, INDY CAR, NHRA, and he has traveled extensively during his career. His portfolio includes, Gucci, Charter Communications, Edward Jones, Coca-Cola Company, The May Company and many more. Stephen’s lifetime of travel includes every state in the US, plus, Cuba, France, Morocco, Amsterdam, Belgian, Iceland, Canada, Japan, Costa Rica, Spain, The Virgin Islands, Mexico, the Galapagos Islands, and many other parts of the world.

For those participating in the “photography” portion of the trip, each day Stephen will be joining with the group,
searching for those special locations and views. He will be available for assistance during the entire tour.

PRIOR TO THE TRIP – ALL PHOTOGRAPHY PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO A SPECIAL PRE-TRIP PHOTO CLASS (ONLINE) DEMONSTRATING COMPOSITION, APERTURE AND WHAT EQUIPMENT HE SUGGESTS FOR THIS ADVENTURE.

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Stephen Weiss is the General Manager, Instructor & Travel Guide for:
The Photo Pros in Maryland Heights, MO Call (314) 567-3456

Available Tour Dates

Scheduled Departure from USA Tour Start Date Tour End Date
September 19, 2022 September 20, 2022 September 30, 2022

Tour Itinerary

  1. Venice (Treviso)

    Includes: Dinner

    • Upon arrival at the Venice Airport, you’ll be met by your Tour Director for a transfer to your Venetian Manor where you will be staying just outside of Venice.
    • Take some time to rest up before enjoying a visit to a local Prosecco factory.
    • Experience a Venetian dinner at the hotel.
    • After Dinner, Stephen will conduct a one hour instructional class on getting the best travel images.

  2. Murano, Venice (Treviso)

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • This morning, board a private boat and sail to the island of Murano to visit one of the oldest glass blowing factories.
    • Proceed to the heart of Venice, cruising along the famous Grand Canal lined up with all the beautiful palazzi.
    • Enjoy an orientation tour of St Mark’s Square with the iconic Doge’s Palace, St Mark’s Basilica & Bridge of Sighs.
      • Optional – Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or join us for a serenaded Gondola ride through Venice’s beautiful canals with a special treat.

  3. Venice Padua (Treviso)

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • This morning, travel by bus to Padua.
    • Visit the cathedral of St. Anthony and spend some time in the shops and markets of this lovely town.
    • Afterwards, take a short drive to Bassano del Grappa, a beautiful little town famous for its beauty and Grappa, of course.
    • Take some time to stroll around and enjoy some wine or have a taste of grappa.
    • Later in the afternoon, return to the hotel for dinner.
    • Following dinner, Stephen will show you some of his images and discuss composition.

  4. Tuscany, Pisa, Lucca (Montecatini)

    Includes:

    • After breakfast, depart for Tuscany.
    • This afternoon, you’ll visit Pisa.
    • Your tour leader will walk with you to Miracle Square where you will admire the world-famous Leaning Tower.
    • This evening, check into a beautiful villa hotel and have a fantastic Tuscan dinner in Lucca, with plenty of wine and music.

  5. Florence (Montecatini)

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • After breakfast, a trip to Florence, the capital city of Tuscany.
    • A local expert leads you on a sensational walking tour through the area, famous for its art and museums.
    • Visit the Cathedral, Town Hall Square, The Old Bridge, the Holy Cross Church and the tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo, Joaquin Rossini, and Nicholas Machiavelli.
    • The tour is highlighted with a visit to The Academy of the Fine Arts featuring Michelangelo’s Statue of David.
    • Later, witness a demonstration at a local leather factory.
    • Take some free time for you to explore before heading back to the hotel and dinner.

  6. La Spezia, Cinque Terre (Montecatini)

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • This morning a short drive takes you to the Italian Riviera and La Spezia.
    • In La Spezia, board a ferry boat and cruise to one of the beautiful Cinque Terre villages
    • Take free time to shop and explore. Stroll along the pristine shores of the Mediterranean.
    • Board a classic train back to La Spezia while taking in breathtaking views of the seascape.
    • Enjoy another Tuscan feast for dinner.
    • Stephen will request images from the group. He will critique and continue to assist with your photography skills.

  7. San Gimignano, Siena (Montecatini)

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • After breakfast and hotel checkout, visit San Gimignano, a splendidly preserved, medieval town known for its towering structures. In fact, it is known as Town of Fine Towers.
    • There will be plenty of shopping opportunities in this gorgeous town, including local delicacies and hand-painted Tuscan pottery. Likewise, there will be countless vantage points to admire the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
    • Just outside the town, enjoy lunch and wine at a famous winer before continuing on to Assisi by way of Siena.
    • This evening, dinner will be at the hotel.

  8. Assisi, Rome

    Includes:

    • Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before touring the Papal Basilica of St. Francis with a local expert guide.
    • Afterward, take time to explore the own of Assisi and shop for souvenirs made by local artisans.
    • Take in the awesome views of Mount Subasio and the valley below. There are plenty of photo opprotunities.
    • Before leaving, the group will stop at the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli (St. Mary of the Angels). The basilica houses and was literally built around The Porziuncola, the original church of St. Francis.
    • Later, arrive in Rome, the Eternal City. Enjoy a relaxing dinner in the hotel and get ready for the next big day.
    • After dinner, Stephen will have his final class in preparation for the next 2 days of photographic grandeur in Rome.

  9. Rome, Vatican

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • After a hearty breakfast, a local history expert takes you to the Vatican City, the smallest independent state in the world.
    • First enter the Vatican Museums to witness some of the great art treasures of the Church.
    • Then proceed into the Sistine Chapel and gaze in awe at the most famous and most painstaking masterpiece of Michelangelo. Upon entering the majestic St. Peter’s Basilica, look to the right to admire another spectacular masterpiece or Michelangelo, the Pieta.
    • After, take free time to explore the shops around St. Peter’s Square.
      • Optional: This afternoon, take a guided tour inside the Roman Colosseum and visit the Roman Forum.

  10. Rome, Leisure

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Today, join our local expert guide to explore some of the most beautiful sights of Rome, such as the Pantheon, the beautiful Navona Square, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and many other hidden treasures.
    • Then enjoy a very special farewell dinner at Lucky’s restaurant (by the way, Lucky is Riccardo’s best friend) which includes a cooking exhibition, music and plenty of choice wine.
    • Before returning to the hotel, enjoy an illumination tour of the Eternal City, a great way to contemplate your amazing vacation and memories that will last a lifetime.

  11. Departure

    Includes:

    • After breakfast, your tour director and driver will escort you to Leonardo da Vinci airport in Rome Fiumicino for your return flight home.

Disclaimer

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE AIRFARE, OPTIONAL TRIP INSURANCE OR GRATUITIES FOR DRIVER AND TOUR DIRECTOR. CANCELLATION POLICIES WILL BE PROVIDED AT OR BEFORE THE TIME OF DEPOSIT. ANY ITINERARIES, HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS LISTED ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES. ANY SUBSTITUTIONS WILL BE OF EQUAL OR GREATER VALUE. WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE BEYOND OUR CONTROL.