2018 Surf and Turf Sojourn

Trip Info At a Glance:

June 17 – July 1, 2018

Cost: $4,225 

$350 non-refundable deposit due with application. Balance must be received no later than March 15, 2018.

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Yeah, we know the name is corny…. Call it Mare e Terra if you like, but either way you’ll be combining our Tuscany and Italian Riviera Sojourns into one seriously discounted package. You’ve probably already read the descriptions of each individual Sojourn, so now let us make you an offer you can’t refuse:

The regular price of both trips together should be $5,075. Sign up for the Surf and Turf Sojourn now and you’ll pay only $4,225 – a discount of $850! That’s two full weeks in Italy in four-star hotels, including all of our Sojourn art and travel activities, plus all dinners in Sestri Levante!

Please read the full descriptions in our individual trip listings. We think you just might find this a tough offer to refuse!

Enrollment is limited so we encourage you to register early. Please read below for complete details.

Important Trip Info

June 17 (June 16 US departure) – July 1, 2018

Travel Coordination and Orientation

Please note for this extended Sojourn you will fly into Pisa (PSA) airport and out of Genoa (GOA) airport. Detailed travel instructions will be sent to each participant to ensure they arrive and depart at times that coordinate with our charter ground transportation. Applicants are responsible for securing their own transportation to and from their home and the airports in Italy. No refunds are given for missed connections.

US departure should be on June 16 for next day arrival in Italy. Most airline tickets are non-refundable once issued, so it is essential that each applicant wait until they have received their confirmation and instructions before booking flights.

When we receive your application and deposit we will send a complete pre-trip orientation package to help you prepare. Our Sojourn will begin with an in-country orientation session as well.

Travel Insurance

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to guard against a possible loss in case of cancellation or withdrawal from the trip for some unforeseen reason. Please see our cancellation policy below.


Both hotels are top-level four-star establishments with full modern conveniences, including air conditioning, TV, WiFi, and private baths with hair dryers. There is a hot tub in Lucca, and a pool and solarium in Sestri Levante.

Cost of the Arts Sojourn*

SURF AND TURF SOJOURN DISCOUNTED PRICE: $4,225 — per person sharing a double room.

WITH SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: $4,865 — total trip cost.

A limited number of single rooms are available on a first come basis. We suggest registering early if you desire a single room. SINGLE ROOMS DO NOT HAVE A LAKE VIEW.


*Please note that these prices are based on the exchange rate as of August 2017. Although no increase is anticipated, due to the current volatility in the international exchange rate Arts Sojourn reserves the right to add an appropriate surcharge to cover additional costs should the value of the US dollar drop appreciably prior to our departure.

Method of Payment

By credit card using our secure online form.

Payment Schedule

$350 non-refundable deposit due with application. Balance must be received no later than March 15, 2018. (It may still be possible to join the Arts Sojourn after the March deadline if space is available.)

Confirmation and Pre-Trip Orientation

Confirmation and comprehensive trip information will be emailed within two weeks of receipt of your deposit.

Cancellations and Refunds

We understand that events sometimes happen that may preclude you from joining us. Notice of cancellation must be made in writing via email. The following scale of charges will apply after cancellation notice is received:

  • All deposits are non-refundable.
  • Between 60 days and 30 days prior to departure, there is a cancellation fee of 50% of the total price of the trip.
  • Less than 30 days prior to departure the cancellation fee is 100% of the total price.

Sorry, but we must be firm in our cancellation policy. We highly recommended all applicants purchase travel insurance to guard against possible loss.
 In the unlikely event that we must cancel an Arts Sojourn, we will issue you a full refund of all funds paid to us, including your deposit.


Each person is strictly limited to one suitcase and one carry on (art supplies included). No exceptions. Please travel light and be certain that you are capable of handling your own luggage. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the participant.

What IS included in the Arts Sojourn price?

  • Transportation from Pisa airport to Lucca hotel
  • Charter coach from Lucca and Sestri Levante
  • Transportation from Sestri Levante hotel to Genoa airport
  • 4-Star hotel accommodations for 14 nights. Surcharge applies if a single or upgraded room is requested.
  • Welcome reception and dinner in Lucca
  • All breakfasts in Italy plus ALL DINNERS in Sestri Levante with wine and mineral water included.
  • All day trips in Lucca, including Carrara marble quarries and lunch
  • Evening food festival in country outside of Lucca
  • Tips for drivers
  • All art activities
  • Pre-trip and in-country travel orientation

What is NOT included in the Arts Sojourn price?

  • Transportation to and from your home to airports in Italy
  • Travel Insurance
  • Laundry
  • Phone calls
  • Beverages not specified above
  • Lunches and dinners not specified above
  • Optional tips for hotel personnel
  • Lucca city tax
  • Sestri Levante city tax
  • Personal items
  • Fees charged by museums and cultural sites

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