After years of running Select Study Abroad we’ve learned that the kind of “girl bonding” that happens while traveling abroad is unmatched. We’ve watched countless students arrive strangers and leave life-long friends. We want to take that incredibly powerful bonding experience and bring it to families, and more specifically, mothers and daughters. What could be better than celebrating this unique relationship while exploring Tuscany!
So we are thrilled to offer a unique mother-daughter experience for sorority members, alumnae, and their mothers, or daughters (or grandmothers or granddaughters)!
We know that traveling side by side and experiencing the beauty and culture of Italy will only strengthen your bond and create the kinds of memories that last a lifetime. To do this, our carefully crafted itinerary includes personalized excursions, exclusive activities, and memorable meals designed specifically for mothers and daughters.
While Florence will be our home base, we will also venture to other cities in Tuscany. Each day will focus on an aspect of Italian culture to discover together. These themed days feature educational activities, tastings and demonstrations, mouth-watering meals, and hands-on classes, all while bonding with one another!
Michelangelo and the Renaissance: See the David and other artistic treasures
Vino and Vistas: Wine tasting and lunch in Chianti and an evening in Siena
Florence Fashionista: Visits to a leather-making school and Italian fashion houses
Tuscan Perfection: A day trip to The ideal Renaissance city of Pienza and the idyllic city of Montepulciano
Buon Appetito!: Italian Cooking Class with Marco, our favorite chef with a visit to Florence’s central food market
May (prior to the June session)
Depart the U.S.: Saturday, May 20 to arrive on Sunday, May 21
Depart Italy: Sunday, May 28
June (prior to the July session)
Depart the U.S.: Saturday, June 24 to arrive on Sunday, June 25
Depart Italy: Sunday, July 2
See our calendar for more information.
Cost: $2,500 per person
Included in Cost:
• Onsite trip organizers available 24/7 for the entirety of the 8-days/7-nights
• Knowledgeable guides for numerous onsite activities
• 4-star hotel accommodations
• Excursions to Siena, Pienza, and Montepulciano
• Transportation within Italy
• Breakfast daily
• 4 incredible dinners
• Special wine tasting and lunch
• Hands-on Italian cooking class
These trips will precede the regular Select Study Abroad programs in June and July. Mothers and daughters are welcome to come solely for the special trip or daughters may stay to participate in the student program immediately following the trip.
*Pricing is based on double occupancy
*Cost does not include airfare to/from Italy or airport transfers
*Guests should plan to fly into Florence airport
*Itinerary subject to change
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