Member Trip to Italy

The Gardens of Rome and Florence

Information Session and Slide Presentation
Thursday, January 29, 2015

6:30 p.m.
Visitor Center, Lakeside Room
R.S.V.P. by calling (847) 835-8333

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Join an exclusive tour to some of the most beautiful gardens in Europe with Kris Jarantoski, executive vice president and director of the Chicago Botanic Garden. The tours (and all entry fees) of 11 gardens are included in a ten-day trip to Rome and Florence, from September 15 to 25, 2015, customized for Chicago Botanic Garden members in collaboration with Insight Vacations and Frosch Travel. Featured gardens include the Vatican Gardens in Rome—a retreat for popes since 1279—and Villa Gamberaia in the hills of Tuscany.

The trip includes deluxe accommodations at Hotel Majestic in Rome and the Gallery Art Hotel in Florence, with airport transfers and baggage handling, as well as nine breakfasts, two lunches, and four dinners. With a private guide, participants will travel by private coach to must-see destinations including the Vatican, the Colosseum, and Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze (home of Michelangelo’s David).

The cost is $6,092 per person (based on double occupancy), with land transportation only (air transportation can be made through Frosch Travel or on your own). Included is a one-year Director’s Circle membership at the Ambassador Level (a $250 tax-deductible gift to the Chicago Botanic Garden). A $250 per person deposit is required to reserve your spot; space is limited.

For more information, call Frosch Travel at (847) 948-5300.