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TRAVEL PROGRAM COST PER PERSON

€3,595 euros per person based in double occupancy.
€3,995 euros per person based in single occupancy.

PALERMO PRE-TRIP COST PER PERSON

1,875 euros per person based in double occupancy.
€2,095 euros per person based in single occupancy.

EDUCATION PROGRAM COST PER PERSON

€350 euros per person

It is mandatory that at least one person per room is registered for the conference.  Only those paying Education Program fee may attend the Education Program and receive a Certificate of Attendance. 

PAYMENTS

A deposit of $1,000 per person is required to confirm your place on the main trip. The deposit is refundable up until Nov 1, 2018. A second deposit of $1,000 per person is payable by December 3, 2018. Balance of payment is due August 1, 2019.

A deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm your place on the Palermo pre-trip. The deposit is refundable up until Nov 1, 2018. A second deposit of $500 per person is payable by December 3, 2018. Balance of payment is due August 1, 2019.

The cost of the trip is in Euros. Billing will be in US and CDN dollars. Final costs in dollars will be based on the exchange rate in effect at the time of final invoicing.  All payments can be made by American Express, VISA, Master Card or cheque. Please make all cheques payable to Benefactor Travel.

Your deposit is fully refundable up to and including November 1, 2018. Your final payment is due August 3, 2019.  If you should have to cancel after November 1, 2018 but prior to and including August 3, 2019 your deposits would be forfeited.   Any cancellations after August 3, 2019 your full payment becomes non-refundable.

What's Included:

  • 6 nights' accommodation in in Deluxe Rooms at the 5-Star-Luxe Verdura Resort of the Rocco Forte Collection.
  • 6 full buffet breakfasts.
  • Arrival and departure transfers Palermo-Verdura-Palermo as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Welcome cocktail reception.
  • 5 gourmet dinners with fine wine including private dinner at wineries of Planeta Ulmo and Cantine de Gregorio. 
  • Final evening cocktail reception.
  • All guided visits and events as outlined in the program. Including our private after-hours' visit of The Valley of the Temples.
  • All daily transfers as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Experienced Benefactor Travel guides. Tom Hamilton to coordinate.  One experienced walking guide.  4 experienced biking support guides each in a van.
  • Top-notch bikes and all accessories*.
  • Detailed biking and hiking maps and personalized route instructions.
  • Water, fresh fruit, granola bars and snacks before and during daily activity.
  • Digital handbook of regional information.
  • All tips to hotels, buses, restaurants, guides and events.

*Hybrid bikes included. Road bike rentals available at an additional cost.

PALERMO PRE-TRIP WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • 3 nights' accommodation in Deluxe Rooms at the 4-Star-Luxe Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa, Palermo.
  • 3 full buffet breakfasts.
  • 2 full lunches with beer, wine, mineral water and tea/coffee.
  • "Snacking" lunch in the markets on Friday.
  • 2 gourmet dinners with wine including the very special private dinner at Palazzo Ugo with the Baron and Baronessa. 
  • All guided visits and events as outlined in the itinerary under the guidance of an art historian.
  • All transfers as outlined in the itinerary in deluxe air-conditioned bus.
  • Experienced Benefactor Travel bi-lingual guide.
  • Handbook of regional information.
  • All tips to hotels, buses, restaurants, guides and events.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

  • Includes all course materials, sessions and presentations.
  • Daily coffee break. 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

  • International airfare.
  • Personal charges (laundry, minibar, telephone etc.)
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend Travel Insurance, the company we recommend using is
    Travel Guard.