Trevi Fountain
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Congratulations Ellen Marie Krilow from Abbotsford, B.C.!
Our WINNER of the 2012 Leveraging the Universe Sweepstakes ITALY TRIP!!!!!



Italy is calling!

Well traveled citizens of the world virtually all agree on one thing: Italy ROCKS! Italy is repeatedly and consistently rated the best all-round country to visit if you want to taste Europe, experience ancient culture, indulge in spectacular cooking, and come home totally changed.

Last year we polled over 350,000 TUTTERS, and their number one dream destination mirrored these findings: A Land Excursion in Italy. Having received numerous proposed agendas from different travel agencies, none of them were good enough. So we requested our own unique itinerary that will take us from the north, in Venice, south through Florence, Rome, and ultimately to the exotic Mediterranean, to what I believe is perhaps the most beautiful village in the world, the famed Positano. SEE IT ALL!!! We're on a mission to offer you the very best Italy has to offer - please check out the day-by-day options that include Pompeii, Amalfi, Capri, and the Academy Tour in Florence!

Our WOW Tours are known for the fun and friendships that are made with scenic backdrops that are as spectacular as they are energy inducing. None of us self-proclaimed TUTTERS are into the idea of “group travel” – the whole notion speaks of compromise, routine, and boredom – hardly adjectives for the life adventurers that we are! Yet something magical happens when likeminded thinkers embark on these trips. As was recently shared on one of our trips, “I’ve done group travel before, when there were few alternatives, and while I enjoyed the people, the conversations could only go so far...” Whoa, this does NOT happen on our trips! Everyone is fully versed in spiritual thinking, personal responsibility, and creating our own realities! Dreams and challenges are shared, illumination is sparked, and lives are changed. On every trip we’ve ever taken, fast friends are made almost immediately, and kept long after we return home.

Travel, alone, is mind expanding and invigorating, but when you add to the mix fantastic itineraries, in exotic locales, great conversations, and super-cool people... NOTHING ELSE COMPARES! I’ve been on every one of our WOW Tours, and they’ve quickly become the highlights of my year. And during each trip, I have this feeling, “YES!! This is it!! Life is so awesome!! I HAVE TO SPREAD THE WORD to all our fellow TUTTERS how truly awesome these adventures are!” But don’t just take my word for it, read the testimonials! Many of our TUTTERS have joined us on multiple trips! In fact, we are now seeing 10-20% WOW TOUR repeaters on our trips.

We work extremely hard at choosing the best locations on the planet, always in 4 or 5 star accommodations, at prices that approximate, or are less than, what they would be if you booked alone. We don’t host these trips for the small margins involved, we host them because they are life changers for all who participate. Group sizes typically range from 45-90 people, but there is no limit either way. Always, the right people show up for the right trip, and the quantities are always “perfect.”

Every step of this adventure will be a magical experience, filled with wonderful new friends and a shared sense of love for life!

I am honored and excited to share this with you!!

Yours in the adventure,





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Good to Know!
  • Venice is built on water and has around 150 canals connected by 409 bridges, and over 3000 alleyways.
  • Venice is sinking. The mean level of the land has lowered while the sea levels have risen.
  • 60% of the world's art treasures can be found in Italy.
  • The city of Florence, famous for its history, culture, and architecture is considered the "birthplace of the Italian Renaissance" and the "Athens of the Middle Ages."
  • Julius Caesar founded Florence in 59 BC as the retirement location for his veteran soldiers.
  • The region where Florence is located is home to the world's best wine and cheese.
  • With nearly 3,000 years of rich history, Rome is often called the "Eternal City."
  • The Colosseum took 12 years to build, and the exit time for 50,000 spectators was 3 minutes.
  • St Peter's Basilica inside Vatican City is the largest church ever constructed and displays the work of Italy's greatest artists like Raphael, Michelangelo, and Maderno.
  • Positano is known as "The Vertical City." Initially, it began as a fishing village and later on, the town became famous for writers and artists.
  • The 2003 film "Under the Tuscan Sun" has scenes filmed in Positano.
  • The average Italian consumes 26 gallons of wine a year.
  • Italy's national dish is pasta.
  • Pizza was "invented" in Naples around the 1860s
  • The ice cream cone is an Italian invention.
  • Italy has over 3,000 museums.
  • Italy is slightly larger than Arizona.
  • Italy has three active volcanoes: Vesuvius, Etna, and Stromboli.
  • Italy's major industries include tourism, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, food processing, textiles, motor vehicles, clothing, footwear, and ceramics.
  • John Steinbeck wrote this famous account of his first visit to Positano: "It is a dream place that isn't quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone."
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Adventure Highlights
Does not depict actual Italian Tour.

"When I booked the travel, I had no idea what to expect... Here I am one week after returning home, still, profoundly experiencing my experience!"

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We've discovered that one of the best things about these trips is the candidness and connection shared by the group. This is an opportunity for adventurers, like-minded thinkers from around the world, to join together and share the experience of a lifetime. The focus of these adventures is not on Mike, but rather on OURSELVES, our group dynamic, and the adventure at hand. For us, the most important thing is to achieve a sense of comfort from day one; to learn, explore, and discover together. Mike's casual, unplugged workshops will follow suit. We'll start by following a schedule, but if we get inspired or feel pulled in other directions, so be it! Here's some of what we have to look forward to together over the course of this great experience:

  • Exploring the best of ITALY with Mike and fellow "TUTTERS" from around the world.
  • Participating in casual, unplugged workshops centered on self-discovery and manifesting change, designed to make this adventure a truly life-changing experience.
  • Visiting the most remarkable sights of Italy: The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ("Duomo"), the Gallery Academia (and the marble sculpture of David), the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, the Forum, the Colosseum, the Vatican Museum (and Sistine Chapel) and more.
  • Staying at the most beautiful 5-star luxury hotels Italy has to offer!
  • A "Classic Umbrian Cooking Class" with a traditional Italian chef. We'll learn to make appetizers, homemade pasta with truffle sauce, gnocchi, and a few more delightful dishes.
  • Time to explore the beauty of Italy at our leisure.

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Testimonials
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“It was incredible to meet you all and share such an INCREDIBLE adventure. Such an incredible heart-opening and soul-awakening experience. Love you all. Thank you, for the special way each and every one of you affected my life with love and possibilities.”

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Congratulations Ellen Marie Krilow from Abbotsford, B.C.! Our WINNER of the 2012 Leveraging the Universe Sweepstakes ITALY TRIP!!!!!


PAST TRIP WINNERS

For the past few years, we've made it a point to share the love, giving away 1 FREE TRIP on each adventure to 1 LUCKY TUTTER. These are the winners who were picked and joined us on the incredible adventures!

2011 AFRICAN SAFARI
2011 MAYAN CRUISE!
2010 TAHITI CRUISE!
2010 EGYPT TOUR!

Check out photos of our past adventures! Check out photos of our past adventures!

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Schedule
Best of Italy Tour Day 1

DAY 1: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
THE ADVENTURE BEGINS!

Depart New York with fellow TUTTERS this evening! Italy, here we come!! Pack lightly, dress comfortably, and don't forget to bring snacks, pillow, and something to read! Enjoy your first day of travel... relax, settle in, take a nap, and in a few hours you'll be in Italy! Pre-departure checklist, packing tips, weather reports, and more!

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Best of Italy Tour Day 2

DAY 2: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
ARRIVE IN VENICE

Arrive in the beautiful "floating city" of Venice, one of Europe's most romantic cities. Venice is renowned for its beauty, its architecture, and its artwork. In the afternoon we will take a guided group walking tour of the city, followed by a delicious welcome dinner to experience some of Italy's best cuisine!

Accommodations: The Westin Europa & Regina or similar

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Best of Italy Tour Day 3

DAY 3: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
VENICE AT YOUR LEISURE

Arthur Symons, a British poet once said, "A realist, in Venice would become a romantic, by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him." So today, we set out to see what inspired so many before us. A guided walking tour will take us through the city to explore the beautiful maze of narrow, winding streets and bridges. We'll spend the afternoon at our leisure, sampling food, shopping, and surprising ourselves with what's around every corner.

Accommodations: The Westin Europa & Regina or similar

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Best of Italy Tour Day 4

DAY 4: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
ON TO FLORENCE

After breakfast, it's on to Firenze (Florence), the capital city of Tuscany and birthplace of the Renaissance! Home to many famous artists and celebrities, including Dante, Donatello, Machiavelli, Michelangelo, and Galileo, the city is a wealth of knowledge and art. We'll spend a half-day sightseeing, including a visit to the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (the "Duomo"), one of the largest churches in the world, known for its distinctive Gothic Renaissance dome.

Accommodations: Grand Hotel Villa Medici or similar

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Best of Italy Tour Day 5

DAY 5: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
FLORENCE AT YOUR LEISURE

Spend today sightseeing at your leisure. An optional tour will be offered to the Gallery Academia to see the magnificent marble sculpture of David by Michelangelo, a stunning piece of art carved from a single piece of marble. Later this evening, we'll join back up for a special gourmet dinner and visit to a local winery in Chianti! Cheers!

Accommodations: Grand Hotel Villa Medici or similar

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Best of Italy Tour Day 8

DAY 6: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
ON TO POSITANO

Today we'll drive along the coast to Positano, the "pearl of the Italian shore." Positano is a picturesque village of white houses, terraced gardens, and colorful fishing ports. The area is home to artists and writers. For the next few days, we'll stay at the Hotel Le Agavi, with stunning sea view rooms. The hotel overlooks the Bay of Positano and has its own private beach, which can be reached by funicular.

Accommodations: Hotel Le Agavi or similar

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Best of Italy Tour Day 9

DAY 7: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
POSITANO AT YOUR LEISURE

Enjoy the entire day at your leisure! Swim at the pool, take the funicular down to the beach, or catch the free shuttle into town. An optional excursion will be offered to the island of Capri. Take a private boat to circumnavigate the island and view the famous blue and white grottoes. Then take the funicular from Marina Grande up to Capri and walk to the Gardens of Caesar Augustus or the Punta Tragara. There will be plenty of time to explore Capri, with its chic shops, hotels, and restaurants lining the winding streets.

Accommodations: Hotel Le Agavi or similar

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Best of Italy Tour Day 6

DAY 8: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
ON TO ROME

We head to Rome today! There's lots to see in Rome, so today we'll visit the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and the Spanish Steps. Then it's off to the Forum (the commercial, political, and religious center of ancient Rome), followed by the Colosseum, which once held up to 80,000 spectators and was the site for many games including those that pitted gladiators against wild animals.

Accommodations: Hotel D'Inghilterra or similar

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Best of Italy Tour Day 7

DAY 9: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
ROME AT YOUR LEISURE

Today we'll visit the Vatican Museum, home to the magnificent Sistine Chapel and the official residence of the Pope. The rest of the day can be spent at your leisure, exploring Rome's alleyways filled with shops, restaurants, and cafes. For those interested in learning the fine art of Italian cooking, join us for an afternoon of Classic Umbrian cooking with a traditional Italian chef (we'll learn to make appetizers, homemade pasta with truffle sauce, gnocchi, and a few more delightful dishes). This evening enjoy a farewell dinner and wine at San Lorenzo Restaurant.

Accommodations: Hotel D'Inghilterra or similar

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Best of Italy Tour Day 10

DAY 10: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
HOME SWEET HOME



This morning we'll say our goodbyes, catch our transfers to the airport, and make our way back home to our friends and families who await!

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Accommodation Highlights
The Westin Europa & regina

THE WESTIN EUROPA & REGINA

Ideally positioned on the Grand Canal with a private water entrance and in the heart of the city’s artistic and theatre districts, The Westin Europa & Regina is a sanctuary which holds a fresh atmosphere where guests can unwind in a setting of relaxed luxury. Offering sweeping views of the city’s most iconic landmarks, this is the only hotel in the centre of the city with a selection of breathtaking terraces on the Grand Canal.

Grand Hotel Villa Medici

GRAND HOTEL VILLA MEDICI

The 5-Star Villa Medici is a historical residence situated in the center of Florence, walking distance to all major art sites and shopping. Located in the historic heart of Florence close to the Amo River, it's a haven of peace and tranquility and an oasis of relaxation in the city centre. Large lounges, elegant furnishings, a garden with a swimming pool, and a terrace overlooking the city, all add to the spirit of this 18th century beautiful villa.

Hotel Le Agavi

HOTEL LE AGAVI

The hotel, set on a promontory of 26,000 square meters is made up of the main buildings and outlying villas, which are reached by a unique, characteristic funicular (which also carries guests to the hotel's private beach). Seaside rooms are available while they last. In the likely event that we sell out of our allocated rooms in this hotel, a substitute hotel will be used to handle the overflow and seaside rooms are NOT guaranteed.

Hotel d'Inghilterra

HOTEL D'INGHILTERRA

Hotel d'Inghilterra is an exclusive, elegant hotel set in a 17th-century palazzo in the centre of Rome and just a stroll away from the Spanish Steps. Originally a guesthouse of the Torlonia princes, this Rome hotel is renowned for its unequalled hospitality and service, with 160 years of hosting royalty, celebrities and international travelers. The 89 rooms offer the ambience of a distinctly luxurious private home with period furniture, silk and damask fabrics.

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ITALIAN TOUR CREW
Mike Dooley

Mike Dooley

While the topics of conversation are at times unpredictable and dependent upon those traveling with us, Mike will kick off his part of the program by drawing from his current World Tour III material, Playing the Matrix. Topics will likely include:

  • Lessons on how to become unstuck - socially, romantically, and at work.
  • Tips for thriving in spite of global economic conditions, creating opportunity out of chaos, and living during the most exciting time to be alive in recorded history (with specific references to what we can expect as we approach the fabled, and sometimes feared, 2012).
  • Re-discovering your passions, achieving clarity, and becoming enthused again - no matter what you've been through.
  • Learning to grasp your phenomenal, supernatural powers and understanding exactly how to use them, as "the eyes and the ears" of the divine.
  • Learning how to work around invisible limiting beliefs, without ever having to discover what they are.
  • Learning how to take action in the direction of your dreams while not messing with the "cursed hows."
  • Time for creating your own road map, with custom tailored action steps to take upon returning home.
  • Ample Q&A time to address your specific needs, concerns, dreams, and challenges!
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Andy Dooley

Andy Dooley

Andy, Mike’s brother, a Law of Attraction expert, spiritual comedian, and life coach will be there with us throughout the adventure and, time permitting, will host several optional talks, including morning “Body and Soul Wake-up Sessions” to set the tone for most days! Andy is also a life coach and he’ll be offering free one-on-one talks during bus trips, as will Mike!

For more on Andy, and his current touring material, “Vibration Activation,” visit his website here: www.andydooley.com.





Rates

Best of Italy Tour Rates:

  • Twin accommodations land only - $5,195 per person
  • Single accommodations land only - $7,190 per person (single accommodations are limited)
  • Academy Tour in Florence - $45 per person (optional excursion)
  • Full day tour to Capri - $145 per person (optional excursion)
  • Half day tour to Pompeii - $95 per person (optional excursion)
  • Half day tour to Amalfi - $95 per person (optional excursion)
  • Half day tour to Pisa - $95 per person (optional excursion)

Want a roomate?

Learning Through Travel will help match you up with a fellow Adventurer! E-mail for more information!

Rates Include:

  • International air from New York to Venice and Naples to New York
  • 2 nights accommodation in Venice at the The Westin Europa & Regina or similar
  • 2 nights accommodation in Florence at the Grand Hotel Villa Medici or similar
  • 2 nights accommodation in Positano at the Hotel Le Agavi or similar
    (sea view rooms available while they last)
  • 2 nights accommodation in Rome at the Hotel D'Inghilterra or similar
  • Walking tour of Venice
  • Half day tour of Venice
  • Half day tour of Rome
  • Half day tour of Vatican City including entrance into the Sistine Chapel
  • Half day tour of Florence
  • 8 breakfasts, 1 Lunch, and 4 dinners (including a pizza making class)
  • English speaking guide and escort throughout Italy
  • All transfers and sightseeing by deluxe air conditioned motor coach
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Rates Do Not Include:

  • U.S. Departure Taxes & Airport Security ($300.00 subject to change)
  • Domestic air within the U.S.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, internet services, soft drinks, coffee, tea (except at breakfast), mineral water, alcoholic beverages, passport fees, gratuities for drivers, guides, transfer personnel, etc...

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Repeat TUT travelers who have attended a previous "Playing the Matrix" Wonders of the World Tour save $300 off the workshop fee. Just let Learning Through Travel know!

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Photos courtesy of The Westin Europa & Regina, Villa Medici, Hotel d'Inghilterra, and Le Agavi Hotels.