FAM Trips

WOOOO HOOOO We are thrilled to share our first group of FAM trips for TBEX Europe 2020 in Catania, Sicily, Italy. These FAMs are offered by our sponsor LivItaly Tours and are some of the most amazing TBEX trips we have ever offered.

There will be more FAM’s released in the coming weeks but decisions will start being made on FAMs right away so people can book flights and plan their trips.

TBEX Europe 2020 Fam Trips from LivItaly

Do not wait. Apply now.

If you are not accepted for one of these FAMs you can reapply for the next round of FAMs coming soon. All final FAM trip decisions and notifications will be made and sent out by January 15th.

Content Creators who are registered to attend the TBEX Europe 2020 conference in Catania, Italy are welcome to apply for the following post-conference FAM trips.

Participation in these Blogger FAM trips is by invitation only. Each FAM trip host will select FAM attendees based on the applications that are submitted.

You must be registered to attend TBEX Europe in order to apply for a FAM trip.

Please keep the following in mind when submitting your application:

Fam Trip applications are open December 5th – January 15th (closing at 11:59pm Pacific time.)

PLEASE NOTE: NOT ALL FAM TRIPS RETURN TO CATANIA-ITALY.

FAM TRIP 1: Agrigento/Paris

Number of Participants: Maximum of 12 attendees – ground transportation, lodging, most meals and activities provided
Start Point: March 14, Catania city center (exact spot to be determined)
End Point: March 16, Paris city center
Transportation: Van and driver to and from Agrigento. Flight to Paris (from Catania). Participants will need to arrange their own flight home from Paris, and accommodation for the night of March 16.

APPLY HERE

Description:

Day 1. Agrigento, Sicily. Guests will travel west from Catania city center to Agrigento via chauffeured vehicle. This is approximately a 2-hour ride. Our first stop is at the gorgeous rocky limestone cliff of Scala dei Turchi, a short visit perfect for picture taking. They will then continue en-route towards Agrigento for a comprehensive Agrigento Day Trip Tour which includes a guided walk through the ancient ruins such as Temple of the Valley, Temple of Dioscuri, Temple of Concordia, Temple of Asclepio, Temple of Era, Temple of Heraclese and Temple of Jupiter. Guests will also receive exclusive VIP access to the Catacombs of the Temple of the Valley. We will finish off the tour with a brief aperitivo in a picturesque villa within the ancient ruins overlooking the sea! We will then return to Catania city center. Breakfast, lunch and aperitivo included.

Day 2. Paris, France. Guests will travel from Catania city center to Catania airport on an early morning flight to Paris. After hotel check-in, guests will take LivTours’ Île de la Cité Paris Tour, a small island located in central Paris which holds plenty of stories to tell of times past to present. Visit the dreaded La Conciergerie Prison where Marie Antoinette spent her last hours before her famous death by beheading. Guests will also be able to visit her private chapel and learn why “fake news” was a political tactic even in the 18th century. This is the perfect introduction to the city, after which they will have a few hours to themselves and then join LivTours’ Monmarte Walking Tour with Dinner where they will learn about the neighborhood known as the quintessential heart of Paris, conjuring images that most people know from movies and books. The tour starts from the bottom of the hill just outside the famous Moulin Rouge with a hike to the top of Montmartre taking the hidden cobble stone streets as you learn about the public and private lives of Impressionist artists along the way. Light breakfast and dinner included.

Day 3. Paris, France. Guests will meet after breakfast and take a short train ride (30 – 40 minutes) to begin their morning Golf Cart Tour of the Versailles Gardens, which are so massive and impressive that they cover over 30,000 acres of land and feature over 1400 fountains. Drive past Marie Antoinette’s private palace and imagine the countless hours she spent with her beloved children in this very spot. Guests will then go to the Versailles Palace for a comprehensive tour of the main rooms within the palace. We will take a train back and will arrive at the city center by 2PM. Breakfast and lunch included.

FAM TRIP 2: Agrigento/Barcelona

Number of Participants: Maximum of 12 attendees – ground transportation, lodging, most meals and activities provided
Start Point: March 14, Catania city center (exact spot to be determined)
End Point: March 17, Barcelona city center
Transportation: Van and driver to and from Agrigento. VAN THROUGHOUT THE TOURS. Flight to Barcelona (from Catania). Participants will need to arrange their own flight home from Barcelona, and accommodation for the night of March 17.

APPLY HERE

Description:

Day 1. Agrigento, Sicily. Guests will travel west from Catania city center to Agrigento via chauffeured vehicle. This is approximately a 2-hour ride. Our first stop is at the gorgeous rocky limestone cliff of Scala dei Turchi, a short visit perfect for picture taking. They will then continue en-route towards Agrigento for a comprehensive Agrigento Day Trip Tour which includes a guided walk through the ancient ruins such as Temple of the Valley, Temple of Dioscuri, Temple of Concordia, Temple of Asclepio, Temple of Era, Temple of Heraclese and Temple of Jupiter. Guests will also receive exclusive VIP access to the Catacombs of the Temple of the Valley. We will finish off the tour with a brief aperitivo in a picturesque villa within the ancient ruins overlooking the sea! We will then return to Catania city center. Breakfast, lunch and aperitivo included.

Day 2. Barcelona, Spain. Guests will travel from Catania city center to Catania airport on an early morning flight to Barcelona. After hotel check-in, guests will enjoy a bit of free time to settle in before taking LivTours Evening Barcelona Bike Tour at 4PM. This tour will take us around Barcelona as the locals, on bike along some of the more popular routes including Barceloneta, Arc de Triomf, Parc de la Ciutadella & more. Once you leave your bikes off with your guide, you will make your way to your next tour – LivTours’ Barcelona Flamenco Show & Tapas, where you will enjoy a traditional Flamenco show and some delicious tapas! Light breakfast, lunch and tapas included.

Day 3. Barcelona, Spain. Guests will meet after breakfast and take one of LivTours most comprehensive tours in Barcelona – VIP Gaudi Tour Barcelona. This half day tour will give you a full overview of Antoni Gaudí’s most important works including La Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Vicens and more! Guests will have some free time before we take a train journey to Girona, Spain. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 4. Girona, Spain. Guests will meet after breakfast and take LivTours’ Girona Day Trip from Barcelona. This tour will include a look at some of the city’s highlights which include Girona Cathedral, Arab Baths of Girona, Jewish Quarter and more. Breakfast and lunch included.

FAM TRIP 3: Agrigento/Venice/Florence

Number of Participants: Maximum of 12 attendees – ground transportation, lodging, most meals and activities provided
Start Point: March 14, Catania city center (exact spot to be determined)
End Point: March 16, Florence city center
Transportation: Van and driver to and from Agrigento. VAN THROUGHOUT THE TOURS. Flight to Florence (from Catania). Participants will need to arrange their own flight home from Florence on March 17. Accommodation will be covered for the night of March 16.

APPLY HERE

Description:

Day 1. Agrigento, Sicily. Guests will travel west from Catania city center to Agrigento via chauffeured vehicle. This is approximately a 2-hour ride. Our first stop is at the gorgeous rocky limestone cliff of Scala dei Turchi, a short visit perfect for picture taking. They will then continue en-route towards Agrigento for a comprehensive Agrigento Day Trip Tour which includes a guided walk through the ancient ruins such as Temple of the Valley, Temple of Dioscuri, Temple of Concordia, Temple of Asclepio, Temple of Era, Temple of Heraclese and Temple of Jupiter. Guests will also receive exclusive VIP access to the Catacombs of the Temple of the Valley. We will finish off the tour with a brief aperitivo in a picturesque villa within the ancient ruins overlooking the sea! We will then return to Catania city center. Breakfast, lunch and aperitivo included.

Day 2. Venice, Italy. Guests will travel from Catania city center to Catania airport on an early morning flight to Venice. After hotel check-in, guests will enjoy a walk around the city on LivTours’ Market & Cicchetti Venice Food Tour. Learn about Venetian food as you get a full lunch along this tour. Guests will have free time to relax before meeting for one of the most extraordinary tours in all of Venice – LivTours’ Saint Mark’s Basilica Night Tour (Access After Hours). The group will have exclusive access to the basilica at night, on a guided tour – an absolute VIP experience. Light breakfast and lunch (on tour) included.

Day 3. Florence, Italy. Guests will meet after breakfast and take a short train ride to Florence. After check in and a bit of free time, we will meet for the Florence Small Group Walking Tour with David & Duomo where they will get an overview of some of the city’s highlights, including one of Michelangelo’s greatest work of art – the David. After working up an appetite, guests will come on LivTours’ Private Florence Food Tour where they will see city highlights while walking to some of the most traditional eateries in town, all the while enjoying a full course meal. Light breakfast and dinner (on tour) included.

FAM TRIP 4: Agrigento, Etna, Syracuse & Noto

Number of Participants: Maximum of 12 attendees – ground transportation, lodging, most meals and activities provided
Start Point: March 14, Catania city center (exact spot to be determined)
End Point: March 16, Florence city center
Transportation: Van and driver to and from Agrigento. VAN THROUGHOUT THE TOURS. Participants will need to arrange their own flight home from Catania on March 17. We will cover accommodation for the night of March 16.

APPLY HERE

Description:

Day 1. Agrigento, Sicily. Guests will travel west from Catania city center to Agrigento via chauffeured vehicle. This is approximately a 2-hour ride. Our first stop is at the gorgeous rocky limestone cliff of Scala dei Turchi, a short visit perfect for picture taking. They will then continue en-route towards Agrigento for a comprehensive Agrigento Day Trip Tour which includes a guided walk through the ancient ruins such as Temple of the Valley, Temple of Dioscuri, Temple of Concordia, Temple of Asclepio, Temple of Era, Temple of Heraclese and Temple of Jupiter. Guests will also receive exclusive VIP access to the Catacombs of the Temple of the Valley. We will finish off the tour with a brief aperitivo in a picturesque villa within the ancient ruins overlooking the sea! We will then return to Catania city center. Breakfast, lunch and aperitivo included.

Day 2. Etna, Sicily. After breakfast, guests will travel from Catania city center to Etna (30-minute ride) via private jeep with a driver-guide. Spend a picture-perfect day at one of Sicily’s most breathtaking natural sites on LivTours’ Mount Etna Tour with Wine Tasting. This Etna Day Trip offers an absolutely thrilling experience atop a very active volcano, where you will get to look straight into the mouth of Sicily’s Etna Volcano. A drive, hike and funicular ride will get you to the top and back, and your adventurous day winds down with a visit to one of the volcano’s family owned wineries. This one of a kind Sicily tour that covers it all – and in just one day! At the end of your tour, you will be driven back to the city center. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 3. Syracuse & Noto, Sicily. After breakfast, guests will travel from Catania city center to Syracuse (1-hour ride) via private chauffeured vehicles. See two of the most beautiful cities in Sicily in just one day on LivTours’ Syracuse & Noto Full Day Trip which offers a thorough look at ancient history, art and culture all in one go. Experience the beauty of the historic city of Syracuse and the old town of Ortygia, visit the Neapolis National Park of Syracuse, have a delicious Sicilian lunch and end your day with a tour of the charming city of Noto, ending your day with a granita tasting so you understand the true art that goes into each and every flavor. You will then be taken back to Catania city center by car. This is the best way to see the highlights of two of the most important places in southern Italy. Breakfast and lunch included.

If you’ve not yet registered for TBEX Europe 2020 in Catania, Sicily, Italy please register here then return to this page to apply for the FAM trip of your choice.