Experience Italy like a local, with the locals

Sing in Italy with OCYC

  • When

    Monday, June 3 (if traveling Air-Land) to Tuesday, June 11, 2024

  • Who

    Mr. Hancock’s choir students – current and alumni

  • Where

    The Eternal City of Rome, Vatican City and Umbria with Assisi + Perugia

Magical Experiences

Don’t just visit Italy, experience the Eternal City, the Vatican and beautiful Umbria with all your senses — and hear your voice in prime venues like St. Peter’s Cathedral and ancient Italian churches. Enjoy great food, learn about the rich history, visit world-famous landmarks, but also hidden gems: and yes, there’s gelato daily.

Italy is one of those magical places that offers something special for everyone, and you’ll be in some very special place to take it all in — whether you are a first time visitor or a returning traveler.

With Inside Travel Experiences, you’ll discover and enjoy Italy like never before, on a highly personalized journey, following your interests & passions.

See major sights, but also take the roads less traveled, by exploring neighborhoods away from the crowds. Travel like a local with the locals.

Eat incredible food from all over Italy. Taste delicious olive oil, cheese, gelato, wine and also craft beer. Enjoy stunning scenery, visit one-of-a-kind monuments and why not shop just a little, too. Get souvenirs made in Italy, uniquely Roman and only sold in town.

The Inside Travel Experiences Concierge Team will create a personalized itinerary based on your interests, passion and travel-style. We’ll include recommendations for sightseeing, restaurants, cafés and share priceless tips to make your visit to Rome stress-free and most memorable.

  • Insider Access

    While you may not be quite ready to sing in the Sistine Chapel on this journey (like the choirs traveling with Inside Travel Experiences), we’ll help you skip the line at the Vatican Museums. And, if you want, you could experience the Sistine Chapel without crowds on an exclusive after-hours visit.

    Our team gets you access to insider experiences in Rome and at the Vatican, also assisting with reservations at top restaurants and more.

    This one-of-a-kind Roman journey will be highly personalized for you, our travelers.

    Plus, you’ll get access to our Inside Travel Experiences travel app with even more individual insider tips for those moments when you are exploring on your own.

    Feel like splurging? Ask about Epic upgrades to Hotel Indigo St. George, an exclusive 5 star luxury property from our Sight-Sleeping Collection (at a nominal fee).

Make Magical Memories 

Traveling together is much more than just seeing sights. It’s the perfect occasion to spend quality time with family or friends. Reconnect as you discover stunning places together: with deep cultural roots, incredible food, stunning scenery, and welcoming locals.

Italy is one of our favorite destinations, because no visit is ever the same.

Even if you’ve been there before, there is always more to see and experience, especially in Rome.

  • Be a Traveler

    Experience Rome like a local, with the locals.
    See what’s on your bucket list, and then some. We are foodies, art lovers, history buffs, and all of us love to travel.

    We’ve been where we are taking you, again and again. We know what traveling is like now. Rest assured, your safety is our top priority. We speak Italian, have stayed in your hotel, and may have broken a heel on Roman cobble stones. Oh the stories our hips can tell, about the great Roman and regional Italian food awaiting you, in one of our all time favorite cities and #1 destination: Rome!

  • "An Inside Travel Experiences tour is like traveling with the perfect companion. A more adventurous friend who entices you out of your comfort zone and toward unique local experiences. Or, if you are an adventurer, a kindred spirit with the insider knowledge to score soccer tickets, and much more. And ohhh the food ...!"

  • Why only Sightsee when you can also Sight-Sleep?

    Why only Sightsee when you can also Sight-Sleep?

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  • Italy Insider: Hotel Le Méridien Visconti Rome

    Italy Insider: Hotel Le Méridien Visconti Rome

A Week in Rome – Get Inspired

  • Arrival in Rome

    Welcome to Italy: Benvenuti!

    Your Italy experience is based in the capital city of Rome. Transfer from FCO airport by train or taxi (flight and transportation is at your own expense, but we’ll assist you with all arrangements).  Then check into your hotel by 3 pm (early arrival upon request).

    Stroll through the Prati neighborhood, cross Ponte St. Angelo or walk to St. Peter’s. Enjoy views over the Roman rooftops from the beautiful panorama terrace of your hotel as you sip your first Roman espresso, maybe a cappuccino or a welcome drink of your choice.

    Included is a stay in a deluxe room at the family-friendly, elegant and modern, 4 star hotel Le Meridien Visconti Palace in the chic neighborhood of Prati — with daily gourmet breakfast and welcome cocktail.

  • Day 2 + 3

    Roaming around Rome

    It’s up to you to just explore Rome independently or with an expert local guide (guide hire not included). Rest assured, we’ll share what’s best to see and when — avoiding the crowds and making the most of your time. How about joining Mass at the Pantheon, today? Let’s not forget all the great food + drinks awaiting you in the Eternal City – we’ll include recommendations for favorite cafés, authentic Italian restaurants, where to get the best pizza al taglio, and must-try gelaterias.

  • Day 4 + 5

    Vatican Visits + Papal Audience (most Wednesdays)

    One day is simply not enough to take in Vatican City with St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and beautiful gardens. While your auction win does not include entrance fees, we’ll help you with any arrangements you would like to make. Including special rates for the ultimate splurge: an exclusive, private after-hours visit to the Sistine Chapel. Maybe you’d like to venture to nearby Castel Gandolfo, the Papal summer residence. Another must for Catholics visiting Rome is to participate in the general Papal Audience on Wednesdays at the Vatican. We’ll put in a good word for you to get seats close(r) to the Holy Father.

  • Day 6 + 7

    It won't be easy to say Ciao!

    You’ll bring back memories to last a lifetime from even just a week in Rome — and we’ll keep you as busy or let you relax as much as you’d like during these final days.  If you can, why not stay a little longer, and continue north to Assisi, Florence, or Venice, or head south to the Amalfi Coast. Extension cost is not included, but will be offered to SPN auction winners at preferred pricing.

    If you can’t extend, no worries. We are sure you’ll want to return again soon. There is much more to see in bellissima Italia.

    This itinerary is a first example, a starting point for your very own highly personalized Rome + Italy experiences and introduction of our Inside Travel Experiences Concierge Services. 

  • "No words can express how thankful I am for all you did to make our family's trip the journey of a lifetime."

    Lindsay PriceHuntington Beach, CA

Better Together - Some of our Partners

Our promise to you: We’ve been where we are taking you – again and again. Not just for ‘work’, but also with our friends and family.
We love Italy so much, we got married in Venice.
Your travels are personal for us at Inside Travel Experiences and none of our journeys is ever the same.

Inside Travel Experiences

Italy is ready, how about you?

We'ld love to meet you.

Travel Better Together – with Inside Travel Experiences.

We’ve been where we take you, again and again.
We speak Italian, partner with the official Italian tourism board, but also small, regional entities, the US embassy in Rome… And our local team is, surprise, Italian! Our friend Fabio plays the organ at the Vatican and would love to welcome you to a Mass he is accompanying. Chef Laura makes THE best lasagne. Ready? Andiamo.

A Week to Remember in Rome — Experience preview:

  • Embark on a carefully planned Roman journey that will be highly personalized your interests, passion and travel style.
  • Sight-Sleeping stay in a modern, elegant 4 star boutique hotel in the Prati neighborhood of Rome, the Le Meridien Visconti Palace.
  • Gourmet breakfast daily
  • Concierge recommendations for daily activities, sightseeing, etc. – we’ll help you skip the line and get priority entrances to museums and major attractions.
  • Insider recommendations for great authentic food + drink experiences!
    We are foodies at Inside Travel Experiences and share favorites to enjoy eating out in Rome like a local. Make sure to come hungry.
  • Experience a worry-free and most memorable time in Rome at the Vatican.
  • Wow moments that will create memories to last a lifetime
  • See what’s on your bucket list, without the crowds. Our concierge team is always at your side, both during the planning stages, but also when you are traveling.
  • Exclusive Inside Travel Experiences app with travel tips and VIP recommendations

Let’s make you smile in Italy