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Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on June 10, 2015

11-15-2010 10-18-35 AM

Paralegals Fly to Tuscany, Italy – April 15 – April 23, 2016
…Join the Paralegal Division on its trip to Tuscany (Florence)

Deadline to Register is October 31, 2015
(travelers must be at least 18 years of age)Florence Italy
$100 Discount if register by July 31, 2015

Travelers have all been educated on these trips as well as forged friendships and enjoyed culture from around the world.  Hope you can join us in 2016.  For complete details of the trip and how to sign up, see below or click here.

at www.acis.com/register, choose Participant from the drop down menu and sign in using: Group Leader ID: 91260 – Group Leader’s Last Name: Hackler – Click on the appropriate circle for your departure city for the “At Home in Tuscany” trip and fill in your information.

[FLORENCE, ITALY: The Plazzo Vecchio, one of the important areas of the city.] *** []

The Plazzo Vecchio

FRI, April 15, 2016 — Depart from the USA.

SAT, April 16, 2016 (Florence) – Arrive in Florence, meet your ACIS Tour Manager at the airport and check into your hotel. After a free afternoon, wind down at a relaxing welcome reception and dinner. (B,D)

SUN, April 17, 2016 (Florence) – Today’s sightseeing tour with a local guide and headsets shows you the splendid Duomo, Ghiberti’s famous Baptistry Doors, Santa Croce and the Piazza della Signoria, the political center of the Renaissance city. Also, enjoy a timed entrance to the Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David. During the afternoon perhaps learn about Florence’s merchant history with a stroll across the Ponte Vecchio. (B)

MON, April 18, 2016 (Florence) – Today there is an excursion to Siena. Drive to Siena, where you visit the Duomo and the Piazza del Campo and enjoy a tasting and lunch. Today’s flavors are huge and hearty, as you might expect. Tastings and discussions delve into breads, oils, cured meats, wild mushrooms, cheeses and Siena’s own Panforte. Lunch at a local Trattoria complements the morning’s talk and samplings. After lunch, stroll through Siena on your own before returning to Florence for the overnight. (B,L)

TUE, April 19, 2016 (Florence) -Today enjoy a full-day excursion exploring regional specialties in a trio of towns. Wine and Montepulciano have been linked since 789; the varietal was then sought after by English royalty in 1669. Today’s tasting features Vino Nobile, a “noble” red wine blend. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pienza isn’t just a Renaissance mecca; it’s also renowned for its Pecorino di Pienza. The sheep’s milk cheese is often aged for up to a year and is considered the primo Pecorino. In Montalcino, climb the ramparts for a view down from the medieval fortress before perusing the bottles of one of Italy’s prized and most expensive red wines: Brunello di Montalcino. Continue just outside Montalcino to the Abbey of Sant’ Antimo and surrender your ears to the magnificent Gregorian Chants. Please note: lunch at a local trattoria is included today. (B,L)

WED, April 20, 2016 (Florence) -This morning depart for Assisi to see the stone cell where St. Francis of Assisi lived and founded the Franciscan order of Friars. In the Basilica of St. Francis, located above his tomb, you will see beautiful frescoes by Giotto and Cimabue. Enjoy free exploration time and lunch before returning to Florence. (B,L)

THU, April 21, 2016 (Florence) -This morning visit Lucca, a former Roman colony famous for its full intact city walls and enjoy lunch on your own. Then continue to Pisa with entrance to the ornate Cathedral of Pisa, part of a complex of buildings located on the Piazza dei Miracoli accompanying the iconic Leaning Tower, the cathedral’s bell tower. (B)

FRI, April 22, 2016 (Florence) – Today is a day of free exploration time for you to spend in Florence. Perhaps visit the Uffizi, the Bargello, or the Medici Chapel to see the famous Florentine tombs. Allow some time to shop Florence’s artistic tradition is today expressed in gold and leather. Tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner. (B,D)

SAT, April 23, 2016 – Depart for the USA. (B)

FEE WITH AIR INCLUDED: Fee is based on registration by October 31, 2015 ($100 discount & guarantee of no increase in fuel surcharges if registered by July 31, 2015)

Fees: Departing DFW– $5,219; Houston/Austin/San Antonio – $5,239; Amarillo/Midland – $5,319; Abilene – $5,339 (includes program fee). Note: Registrations after July 31 may include additional fuel surcharges that are finalized 45 days prior to departure; an invoice will be sent at that time if there are any increases. Other departure cities available upon request. Fees based on 20 persons and includes airfare, hotel, transportation, tours, and meals as indicated above.

Additional/Optional fees: Single room supplement:  $400; Ultimate Protection Plan:  $270; Comprehensive Protection Plan:  $225

LAND ONLY FEE: (if you wish to make your own air travel arrangements): $3,999.00

PAYMENT SCHEDULE: Deadline for registration is October 31, 2015; Initial non-refundable deposit is $300; second payment of $500 is due November 15, 2015; third payment of $500 is dues on December 15, 2015, with balance due on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Please note: there is a one-time $40 convenience fee for any credit card payments after the initial deposit. Non-payment of required on-time monthly payments will result in trip cancellation.

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