This Italian excursion is focused on competitive Dragonboat racing. However, even in the face of such competition, travelers cannot ignore the force of the Italian culture that gives the city of Florence its charm. Spend six days competing against some of the best and most passionate Dragonboat racers in the world, and six afternoons exploring the city of Florence and the surrounding countryside.
The IBCPC Dragon Boat Festival is held every four years under the auspices of the International Breast Cancer Paddler’s Commission. The Festival is an international non-competitive participatory event targeting Breast Cancer Survivors teams who engage in Dragon Boat activities as post-operative rehabilitation.
For the first time since its institution in 2005, the IBCPC FESTIVAL will take place in Continental Europe: in ITALY!
*All event opportunities proposed in this itinerary are pending final confirmation and availability at time of booking. Your group's final program will be determined by confirmed times and locations for the races and practices. Although your exact itinerary will vary to accommodate schedules, the same type of activities will be included in your program.
6 nights in upper middle class hotels double occupancy in Florence, including all hotel service charges and taxes.
Full-time MCI tour manager to accompany your group from arrival to departure.
Each member of your group will receive:
MCI, Inc. holds $5,000,000.00 of Travel Agent and Tour Operator Professional Liability Insurance.
Roundtrip airfare on regularly scheduled flights from North America to Florence (includes one or more layovers in each direction). Schedules and airfares will be quoted separately according to your group’s departure airports.
*Travel Insurance can be purchased per individual requests through your custom Traveler’s Resource Website.
The prices for land services in this offer are valid until September 30, 2017. In order to guarantee these prices, please send a confirmation deposit of $1500 and registration materials by this date. Prices cover above dates and listed services only, and are based on current availability. Severe fluctuation in the exchange rates before the group has confirmed their plans can also lead to a change in the price. Therefore, please inform MCI in writing of your confirmed plans when they are made.
At this time, no flight reservations have been made for your group. The tour package prices in this proposal are based on the most currently available group flight quotes for your dates of travel as indicated on this itinerary. Please understand that airfare and seats are subject to availability and can only be guaranteed when seats are reserved. MCI recommends to secure your group’s flights as early as possible in the tour planning process. In order to reserve group space and lock in airfare, a $150 per person flight deposit will be required. Upon receipt of your deposit, our flight department will confirm the best flight option for your group. Therefore, we suggest that you prepare to send us your group’s flight deposit upon confirmation of this tour.
Flight taxes and fuel surcharges are subject to change until tickets are issued. For this reason, flight taxes and surcharges are not included in the price of this tour. The exact amount of flight taxes and surcharges will be determined by the airlines at the time of ticketing which normally occurs 30 to 60 days before departure (but can be done earlier). The amount of the flight taxes and surcharges varies greatly depending on a wide range of factors from the number of scheduled connections to the price of fuel.
In this itinerary, a standard motor coach seating up to 49 passengers is used. Should the group size increase beyond 49 passengers, an additional motor coach will need to be hired, affecting the cost of the land program. Please notify MCI of the exact size of your group. Additional transfers or a change in itinerary may result in added coach fees.
MCI will send a professional, full-time manager to accompany your group during the entire program. The manager will handle all logistics for your group and provide general information about the regions to be visited. Local guides will conduct tours of specific cities and sites as indicated in your itinerary.
MCI can make additional meal or excursion arrangements for the group, for example: lunches, museum tours, theater or performing arts tickets. Prices listed for optional activities are subject to reconfirmation at the time a reservation is made. Group discounts may be available.