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Program #14299RJ
12 Days | 11 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Linda Gottesman Sep 22, 2014 at 10:52 AM

I'm excited to be on this trip, leaving Oct. 5 from NY (JFK) Any other New Yorkers on this flight?
Linda Gottesman Sep 29, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Kathleen Brooks Sep 02, 2014 at 05:11 PM

Can someone tell me - I'm one of those folks who gets seasick. How long is the boat ride to Cinque Terre?
Raymond Lewis Sep 04, 2014 at 01:03 PM

Just over an hour. Don't worry your leader watches the weather outlook, and changes the schedule if appropriate. That was done for us on our June visit.

Phyllis Taylor Aug 28, 2014 at 12:31 PM

I will be flying on Sept. 7 on KLM from San Francisco to Amsterdam, then on to Pisa. It looks like many of you are going earlier or from the east coast. If anyone has similar flights, I'd love to find you. Now that I look, it seems that Mary and Raymond may be on the same flight to Pisa--KLM 2657.I look forward to meeting you all. Phyllis Taylor
Raymond Lewis Sep 04, 2014 at 01:13 PM

Hi fPhyllis, Mary and Ray went to this program in June but, we did fly into Amsterdam. Unfortunately our flight was 3 hours late in leaving due to aircraft problems. As a result we missed the one flight a day to Pisa. KLM rerouted us through Munich to Pisa and we arrived at the end of the group dinner in Lerici. We took a taxi from Pisa at a cost of 160 euros. This has happened to us before on other trips, so I always make sure I have some Euros in my pocket just for such an emergency.

Lee Anne Kientzy Jul 28, 2014 at 03:34 PM

Hi Jan,
My friend and I are flying out of San Francsico on 9/6/14...will be Pisa early, on Sept. 7th. We might be interested. I will talk with her. City looks amazing.

Jan Carey Jul 05, 2014 at 04:04 PM

I'm on the Sept 7 trip. Tho I live near San Francisco I'm Flying out of Boston on Sept 2 to Amsterdam to visit friends and on to Pisa on Sept. 6. I want to go to Lucca on the 7th. Anyone interested?
Raymond Lewis Jul 09, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Raymond Lewis Jul 09, 2014 at 11:03 AM

You may be interested to know, that during the Cinque Terre program the week of June 15, our leader, Jane Bacon, provided an option on our free day to visit Lucca. It was a little over an hour train ride to Lucca on your own expense. Jane gave detailed directions on how to use the trains. Most likely she will offer the Lucca option during your visit, if Sept. 7 doesn't work out.
Jan Carey Jul 09, 2014 at 08:24 PM

Thanks, that's a good backup. I'm wondering if I could contact Jane and find out more before the trip.
Jan Carey Jul 09, 2014 at 08:25 PM

Eric Andersen Jun 22, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Pat and Eric arrive Heathrow via British Airways 6:20 A M. I assume we will Join other participants for transfer to Pisa on British Airways 8:50 AM

Eric Andersen Jun 20, 2014 at 07:17 PM

Pat Kaminski and Eric Andersen are booked for the trip to Cinque Terre 9/7/14 to 9/18/14. Anyone else out there booked on the same trip? We leave from Newark NJ and are very much looking forward to this trip. Just reviewed pictures that a previous participant posted and they looked wonderful.
Donna Callahan Jun 20, 2014 at 08:30 PM

I'm booked for those dates and am flying from Boston to to Heathrow and then on to Pisa. Looking forward to meeting everyone.
Gerald Debenedette Jul 25, 2014 at 02:09 PM

ERIC We are booked on the 9/7 trip from Newark on LH413 leaving at 815pm. Are you on the same flight?

Diane DiMartino Jun 14, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Hi Lois. We're taking a 4pm flight Alitalia from NYC to Rome, and then a 10:10am to Pisa. Perhaps we see you then!
We'll be the two w the red eyes!!!
Raymond Lewis Jun 14, 2014 at 07:36 PM

Hi Diane,
Raymond Lewis Jun 14, 2014 at 07:45 PM

You and Shelia won't be the only ones with red eyes. Mary and I have a similar flight from Atlanta on KLM to Amsterdam, then on to Pisa. We never sleep on the trip going. We look forward to joining you at the hotel. We arrive in Pisa at 2:20p.making it a very long day.
Diane DiMartino Jun 15, 2014 at 11:41 AM

See you soon in Lerici! Diane

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