*Culinary Tour: Northern Italy


Excite Experiences and MCC Culinary Arts Presents: Northern Italy

Sept. 16-28, 2018


For those already enrolled, final payment is due Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. Pay using the links below. 
*Culinary Tour: Northern Italy - Single Occupancy 
*Culinary Tour: Northern Italy - Double Occupancy  ​

MCC and Excite Inc have been hard at work perfecting your itinerary for Italy in September.  Below you will find an updated day by day including many new experiences.  We will continue to update you with further developments.  Next month you will receive a final version of the itinerary with which meals are included.  Hotels and final group flight information will arrive with your tour information packet about a month before your departure. We hope you are as EXCITED as we are!

Sept. 16-28, 2018

Sunday, Sept. 16 - Day 1
Meet at Eppley Airfield
Depart Omaha - Delta

Monday, Sept. 17 - Day 2
Land in Turin, IT
Meet motorcoach at airport
Arrive Alba for wine dinner
Overnight in Pollenzo

Tuesday, Sept. 18 - Day 3
Depart for Le Fattorie Fiandino Cheeses
Cheese production tour with tasting session
Depart for Raineri Vini
Vineyard activities with dinner at Raineri Vini
Overnight Pollenzo

Wednesday, Sept. 19 - Day 4
Food Sustainability - UNISG (9am - 5pm)

Thursday, Sept. 20 - Day 5
Piemontese Cuisine - UNISG (9am - 7:30pm)

Friday, Sept. 21 - Day 6
Italian Wine - UNISG (9am - 7:30pm)

Saturday, Sept. 22 - Day 7
Depart for Turin on train
Solone del Gusto
Overnight Turin

Sunday, Septe. 23 - Day 8
Solone del Gusto
Free time in Turin to do other activities
Overnight Turin

Monday, Sept. 24 - Day 9
Depart for Genoa on train
Walking culinary tour of Genoa with tastings
Free Time
Overnight Genoa

Tuesday, Sept. 25 - Day 10
Road Scholar Day 1 - Motorcoach
Chiavari - Wine tasting
Mortar Pesto with Aperils Salami & local cheese
Portovenere - Lunch
Parma - Langhirano Ham Factory tour
Overnight Parma

Wednesday, Sept. 26 - Day 11
Road Scholar Day 2 - Motorcoach
Reggio Emilia - cheese factory tour
Magreta di Formigine - vinegar tour with lunch
Time in Modena
Overnight Florence

Thursday, Sept. 27 - Day 12
Free Day in Florence

Friday, Sept. 28 - Day 13
Depart hotel for airport
Depart Florence, IT
Arrive Omaha


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*Itinerary subject to slight variation due to weather, and availability. Specific visits or dates my change but will be substituted for similar valued excursion.
**This tour requires significant walking, various modes of transportation, and uneven terrain. Please consider this when booking your tour.
***Health Insurance - Health insurance is required from this MCC approved provider. This insurance also covers cancellations etc. Use the link below to complete the application and payment. Proof of this purchase is required before leaving for Italy. 

****Valid passport required 


Double Occupancy (Land Only, minus deposit) 


Single Occupancy (Land Only, minus deposit)


*Prices are based on Euro as of March 26. If when the final payment is due, the exchange rate has increase more than .02 there will be a surcharge on your final invoice. 



Group Rate (if purchased through Excite)


(Round trip OMA to TRN, FLR to OMA)


* You may purchase airfare on your own or through Excite Experiences. If purchased on your own, it is your responsibility to meet the group at their current destination and all costs associated. 

**If airfare is purchased through Excite, payment will be made directly to Excite. Contact Excite Experiences for more information about airfare:
Phone: 855-293-9282



Deposit Due Date April 9, 2018


Final Payment due 45 days (August 2) before departure. 

Refunds: Deposits are non-refundable 90 days  prior to departure. Full refunds may be available with trip insurance. Once final payment is made, refunds without insurance coverage will be on a case by case basis, based on what MCC and Excite can receive refunds for.