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The main thing to know about travel is that rules/regulations/policies change.
Before you book, please contact us and we can keep you informed about current travel policies.
Join Stan & Joanie Olson
 & Penoach Winery 

Flavors of Italy Tour

 Venice, Tuscany & Rome
March 20-31, 2023


Priced from $4650* per person, land only.

If you enjoy custom-designed tours; a small, intimate group size; traveling with friends; private coach transportation; visits to local artisans; leisurely, flexible schedules and great wine, this tour is for you!

Highlights Include:

  • Venetian islands of Burano & Murano
  • Wine tasting in the Prosecco region
  • Local Balsamic producer in Modena
  • Parmigiano Reggiano cheese manufacturer
  • Famous Antinori & Verrazzano Wineries
  • Market Day in Greve
  • Deruta Ceramics Factory
  • Etruscan town of Orvieto
  • Food & Wine Walking & Tasting tour in Rome
  • Ancient Roman Colloseum & Vatican City



  • Private transport in one or two modern minibuses with A/C and services of experienced multi-lingual guide for six days. Local transportation in Rome for included tours.
  • Ten overnights in selected 4-star hotels (3-nts Venice, 4-nts Tuscany, 3-nts Rome.
  • Breakfast daily. Four multi-course dinners and two lunches. Wine included at Welcome and Farewell meals.
  • Sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees to various museums and sites as per itinerary.
  • All taxes and service charges at hotels and at restaurants for included meals.
  • Basic gratuities to driver/guides and to local tour guides.
  • All advance reservations and complete tour documentation and planning.

*Price is based on two persons sharing a room.  Group size 16 including tour guide.  Price may be adjusted if the group size falls below 16.  Single supplement:  $900 additional.  Airfare to/from Europe is additional and can be arranged from any city.

For more information, contact:

Lew or Judy Boehnke

Phone:  515.220.2236

Email:  jboehnke@ttcdsm.com


International Travel

Here is the link to current CDC guidelines with FAQ's for airline travel:

Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States | CDC

Many countries have dropped their covid testing/entry requirements. Here is a link to the Sherpa website which provides up-to-date information about curent travel requirements.

Travel Restrictions (joinsherpa.com)


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