Overseas Adventure Travel returns to Italy in 2014 for first time in six years with two new adventures Boomers will experience Italy in small groups from less than $210 per day

BOSTON, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT), the leader in small groups on the road less traveled, will return to Italy in 2014 after a six year absence with two new adventures—one to Sicily and the other to Tuscany & Umbria. Both adventures are geared to American boomers and beyond who seek exceptional value and an authentic experience of the food, culture and people of this incomparable bel paese (beautiful country), announced OAT CEO Vince Cook today.

OAT's Italy adventures are Sicily's Ancient Landscapes & Timeless Traditions, 14 days from $2795 or $200 per day, and Tuscany & Umbria: Rustic Beauty in the Italian Heartland, 14 days from $2895 or $207 per day.  Both offer free single supplements on the base adventure and on all pre-and-post trip extensions. 

"We found that many of our OAT travelers toured Italy when they were younger, loved it, and have always wanted to go back," Cook said. "They were captivated by its beauty, its way of life, and its people, but they knew they had only scratched the surface. Thanks to our local offices in Italy and our expert Italian Trip Leaders, our travelers will now experience Italy in a much more personal way, engaging with locals and their ways of life, exploring its art, history and food, and enjoying la dolce vita (the sweet life)."

On OAT's Sicily's Ancient Landscapes & Timeless Traditions adventure, travelers will experience Sicily's full enchantment on a journey from the bustling streets of Palermo and ancient Greek temples of Agrigento to the Baroque beauty of Ragusa and Catania.  OAT's Tuscany & Umbria: Rustic Beauty in the Italian Heartland adventure will take travelers from the grape-laden Chianti region of Tuscany to the rolling green hills of Umbria, with a day trip to Florence. Both trips include stays at traditional agriturismo farmhouses.

Sicily's Ancient Landscapes & Timeless Traditions
Explores Palermo, Mazara del Vallo, Piazza Armerina, Ragusa, and Catania

14 days from $2795 (or $200 per day)—Land Tour Only
15 days from $3995 (or $267 per day)—Includes International Airfare
Single Supplement: Free
First Departure: September 2014

Optional Trip Extensions:
Puglia: Italy's Undiscovered Heal: 5 nights from $1395
Calabria: Southern Italy's Heartland: 7 nights from $1595
Single Supplement: Free

Tuscany & Umbria: Rustic Beauty in the Italian Heartland
Explores Lucca, Chianti region, Pienza, and Trevi

14 days from $2895 (or $207 per day)—Land Tour Only
15 days from $3995 (or $267 per day)—Includes International Airfare
Single Supplement: Free
First Departure: September 2014

Optional Trip Extensions:
Bologna & Parma: Rich History & Cultural Traditions: 6 nights from $1595
Rome, Italy: 4 nights from $995
Single Supplement: Free

What's Included:  Included in every OAT adventure are unique accommodations; most meals; small group activities; an expert OAT Trip Leader; all internal transportation; 5% Frequent Traveler credit toward one's next trip; special Good Buy Plan discount; porterage for one bag; and more. 

In the past three years, more than 116,000 older Americans have traveled overseas with OAT, all in small groups of 10-16 by land or 12-24 by small ship.  For more information about OAT, please call 1-800-955-1925 or visit www.oattravel.com.  For information on either of OAT's Italy adventures, including videos, please click Sicily or Tuscany & Umbria.

ABOUT OVERSEAS ADVENTURE TRAVEL
Established in 1978, Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) is part of Boston-based Grand Circle Corporation's family of travel companies, which include Grand Circle Cruise Line and Grand Circle Travel. OAT offers Americans aged 50 and older 42 small group land and small ship adventures in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and the South Pacific. Since 1992, the organization's charitable arm, Grand Circle Foundation, has donated or pledged more than $97 million to some 300 humanitarian, educational, and cultural organizations worldwide, including 100 schools, in 50 countries, prompting Travel + Leisure to award OAT its 2013 Global Vision Award for Leadership in philanthropy.

SOURCE Overseas Adventure Travel



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