CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL TOUR TO ITALY

January, 2025

Dear Cathedral High School Student or Family,

We are excited to welcome you to Italy for your tour with the Paideia Institute in 2025. On this page, you will find everything you need to get ready for your tour. We are looking forward to meeting you and helping you get to know the classical world.

Sincerely,

Jason C. Pedicone, Ph.D. 
President
The Paideia Institute

PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR THE TOUR

ITINERARY

You can view the trip's itinerary here.

FLIGHT INFORMATION

A group reservation on the following flights has been reserved. Please note that the airline may make schedule changes before departure; exact times and flight numbers may vary. We will update the listing here with any major schedule changes.

Departing:

  • Thursday, 01/02/25, Delta (DL) 3134, Indianapolis (IND) 16:57 Atlanta (ATL) 18:36
  • Thursday, 01/02/25, Delta (DL) 66, Atlanta (ATL) 20:10 Friday, 01/03/25, Rome (FCO) 11:35

Returning:

  • Sunday, 01/12/25, Delta (DL) 67, Rome (FCO) 13:50 Atlanta (ATL) 19:30
  • Sunday, 01/12/25, Delta (DL) 22:25 Indianapolis (IND) 23:57

To request changes to the flights, fill out the form here by the enrollment and deposit deadline, August 20th, 2024. Changes to the flights cannot be guaranteed, and there may be additional charges for difference in fare.

WHAT TO BRING

For tips on packing, what to bring, and other practical information, download our information sheet here.

ENROLLMENT, PAYMENT, AND SUBMITTING FORMS

ENROLLMENT

In order to enroll, please click the enrollment button at the bottom of the page and fill out the form. The form is due by the enrollment and deposit deadline, August 20th, 2024.

LEGAL FORMS

All tour participants, or a parent or legal guardian if the participant is under 18, must sign Code of Conduct, Liability Release, Health Insurance Information, and Cancellation, Refund, and Rescheduling Policy forms by the enrollment and deposit deadline. You will sign these forms as part of the enrollment process via the button at the bottom of the page.

PAYMENT

Once the legal forms are completed, you will be directed to a payment page. Payment may be submitted via bank (ACH) transfer or credit card (with 3% convenience fee).

The cost of this tour will be determined as follows:

  • If at least 12 students sign up, the cost of this tour is $4850 / student.
  • If at least 18 students sign up, the cost of this tour is $4500 / student.
  • If at least 24 students sign up, the cost of this tour is $4300 / student.

A deposit of $500 is due by the enrollment and deposit deadline, August 20th, 2024.

The balance is due by September 20th, 2024. The balance will be determined after the enrollment and deposit deadline, based on the number of students who enroll. Participants will be informed of the balance via email, and the amount will be posted at this site.

FURTHER INFORMATION 

CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS, AND RESCHEDULING

The cancellation policy for this tour is as follows:

  • For cancellations made before the deposit deadline, August 20th, 2024, all funds are refundable.
  • For cancellations made from the deposit deadline, August 20th, 2024, to the balance deadline, September 20th, 2024, all but the deposit is refundable.
  • For cancellations made from the balance deadline, August 20th, 2024, to 61 days prior to departure, November 2nd, 2024, 50% of the total cost is refundable.
  • For cancellations made 60 days prior to departure, November 3rd, 2024, to 31 days prior to departure, December 2nd, 2024, 25% of the total cost is refundable.
  • There are no refunds for cancellations after December 2nd, 2024.

Traveler substitutions after the deposit deadline, if possible, are subject to a change fee.

There are no refunds in the event that a traveler is unable to travel due to insufficient documentation, such as lack of passport, including lack of passport valid for at least 6 months after the end of the trip, and lack of visa, or due to last minute health issues. For these issues, Paideia recommends travel insurance.

If travel becomes impossible after the deposit deadline, Paideia will offer to revise the itinerary on the current dates or reschedule the tour for new dates. Additional fees may apply.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

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A Student Travel Protection Plan is available for this tour through Travel Guard.  For coverage information and to purchase this insurance, please visit this link. Cancel for any reason coverage can be purchased at the time the base plan is purchased and within 15 days of Initial Trip Payment.

Please contact Travel Guard at 866-385-4839 with any questions.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions for the Paideia Institute about the tour, please contact David Hewett, Outreach Manager for Classical Tours, at [email protected].

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