FAM Trips

We are thrilled to share FAM trips for TBEX Europe 2020 in Catania, Sicily, Italy. These FAMs are offered by a collection of hosts and sponsors, including  LivItaly Tours, Trapani West Sicily, and Visit Piazza Armerina. They’re some of the most amazing TBEX FAM trips we’ve offered!

FAM APPLICATIONS WILL CLOSE ON JANUARY 25 (midnight PT). ACCEPT/DECLINE NOTICES WILL BE EMAILED TO EACH APPLICANT SHORTLY AFTER THE CLOSE DATE.

TBEX Europe 2020 Fam Trips from LivItaly

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All final FAM trip decisions and notifications will be made and sent out as soon as possible.

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:

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

FAM TRIP 1: LivItalyTours: 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.

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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: LivItalyTours: Agrigento/Barcelona/Girona

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 4: LivItaly Tours: Agrigento/Venice/Florence (CLOSED)

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: LivItaly Tours: 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, Catania 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

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.

FAM TRIP 5: Visit Piazza Armerina: Piazza Armerina

Number of Participants: Maximum of 19 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, Catania city center
Transportation: Departure from Catania to Piazza Armerina with private van. . VAN THROUGHOUT THE TOURS. Participants will need to arrange their own flight home from Catania. Accommodation for the night of March 16 IS NOT COVERED.

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March 14 Day 1
9:00 – Departure from catania to Piazza Armerina with private van.
10:30 – arrival and warm welcome to Piazza Armerina with musical
performers in medieval costumes. Visit to the Commandery of the
Knights of Malta, followed by the visit to Garibaldi theatre and a
projection of the “Palio dei Normanni” trailer.
13:00 – Lunch at a Sicilian restaurant and tasting of local delicacies.
15:00 – Tour of the medieval old town and the museum of Palio.
18:00 – arrival to the hotel.
20:00 – “Middle Ages” themed dinner party with actors, a fire show,
jugglers and tumblers. Guests are also encouraged to wear period
inspired clothing, the organization will try to provide costumes also
for guests.

March 15 Day 2
8:30 – breakfast.
9:30 – visit to the most prominent churches (itinerary of the Knights).
12:00 – lunch stopover at agrituristic business with tasting of locals
oils and wines.
15:00 – visit to the archaeological site of Morgantina and the museum
of Aidone (with the famous ‘Venere of Morgantina’), followed by return
to the hotel.
20:00 – cooking show of famous Sicilian pasta recipe “la norma”.
During the show an opera singer will intone “Casta Diva” by Vincenzo
Bellini, the reason behind this culinary and musical match will also
be explained.
22:00 – Nocturnal visit to the ancient Roman Villa of Casale with the
famous roman mosaics.
http://www.visitpiazzaarmerina.com/project/villa-del-casale/

March 16 Day 3
Breakfast and departure for a woodland trekking trip.
12:00 – return to the hotel and lunch.
14:00 – Departure for Sicily Outlet Village, where the guests will be
provided with customized ‘gold cards’ granting access to dedicated
discount for shopping.
17-18 Return back to Catania where guests must to provide for
accommodation on their own.

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FAM TRIP 6: Trapani West Sicily: The Villages and Wine Roads

Number of Participants: Maximum of six attendees – ground transportation, lodging, most meals and activities provided

Start Point: March 14 with pick-up at Catania City

End Point: March 18 with drop-off (attendees can choose Palermo Airport or Catania Airport)

Transportation: Van and driver provides from Distretto Turistico Sicilia Occidentale on 03/14/2020. Participants will need to fly home from Catania or Palermo Airport (CTA – PMO codes) on 03/18/2020. Palermo airport is only 90km from West Sicily, Catania airport is only 350 km from West Sicily.

Description: You will travel from the East (Catania), until you reach the part of western Sicily. Participants will experience a panoramic journey of about 4 hours in a minivan that will cross the whole of Sicily. From March 15, instead, three days full of fun begin, visits to winery, cookigshow, tastings of typical dishes, visit to Norman castles.

We will visit Erice, Buseto Palizzolo, Salemi.

A variety of guided activities and tours will be offered to explore the beautiful surroundings, and around 5-6 in the afternoon we will return to the hotel for leisure.

Unique and comfortable accommodation and services, as well as a culinary scene that will surprise even expert gourmets, will provide rejuvenation after the adventure of each day.

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.

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FAM TRIP 7: Trapani West Sicily: Salt, Fish and Coral: Treasures of the Sea

Number of Participants: Maximum of six attendees – ground transportation, lodging, most meals and activities provided

Start Point: March 14 with pick-up at Catania City

End Point: March 18 with drop-off at Palermo Airport or Catania Airport

Transportation: Van and driver provides from Distretto Turistico Sicilia Occidentale on 03/14/2020. Participants will need to fly home from Catania or Palermo Airport (CTA – PMO codes) on 03/18/2020. Palermo airport is only 90km from West Sicily, Catania airport is only 350 km from West Sicily.

Description: You will travel from the East (Catania), until you reach the part of western Sicily. Participants will experience a panoramic journey of about 4 hours in a minivan that will cross the whole of Sicily. From March 15, instead, three days full of fun begin, visit to old town, fish market, cooking lesson, Red praws of Mediterranean sea, Punic and Roman boat museum, Salt tasting, Pink Flamingo near the salt pans, Coral museum and red garlic tasting.

We will visit Trapani, Marsala, Mazara del Vallo, Salt Pans in Trapani and Marsala.

A variety of guided activities and tours will be offered to explore the beautiful surroundings, and around 5-6 in the afternoon we will return to the hotel for leisure.

Unique and comfortable accommodation and services, as well as a culinary scene that will surprise even expert gourmets, will provide rejuvenation after the adventure of each day.

APPLY HERE

FAM TRIP 8: Trapani West Sicily: The Land of Florio

 

Number of Participants: Maximum of six attendees – ground transportation, lodging, most meals and activities provided

Start Point: March 14 with pick-up at Catania City

End Point: March 18 with drop-off at Palermo Airport or Catania Airport

Transportation: Van and driver provides from Distretto Turistico Sicilia Occidentale on 03/14/2020. Participants will need to fly home from Catania or Palermo Airport (CTA – PMO codes) on 03/18/2020. Palermo airport is only 90km from West Sicily, Catania airport is only 350 km from West Sicily.

Description: You will travel from the East (Catania), until you reach the part of western Sicily. Participants will experience a panoramic journey of about 4 hours in a minivan that will cross the whole of Sicily. From March 15, instead, three days full of fun begin, visit an ancient winert named Florio from 1822 for Marsala wine production, another Winery for a Perpetual wine, Favignana island and Tuna Farm Florio, Mothia punic island and a new Tuna Farm in Trapani.

We will visit Trapani, Marsala, Favignana, Levanzo or Mothia.

A variety of guided activities and tours will be offered to explore the beautiful surroundings, and around 5-6 in the afternoon we will return to the hotel for leisure.

Unique and comfortable accommodation and services, as well as a culinary scene that will surprise even expert gourmets, will provide rejuvenation after the adventure of each day.

APPLY HERE

FAM TRIP 9: Trapani West Sicily: The Cultures of the Territory: Phoenician, Greek, Roman, Arab

Number of Participants: Maximum of six attendees – ground transportation, lodging, most meals and activities provided

Start Point: March 14 with pick-up at Catania City

End Point: March 18 with drop-off at Palermo Airport or Catania Airport

Transportation: Van and driver provides from Distretto Turistico Sicilia Occidentale on 03/14/2020. Participants will need to fly home from Catania or Palermo Airport (CTA – PMO codes) on 03/18/2020. Palermo airport is only 90km from West Sicily, Catania airport is only 350 km from West Sicily.

Description: You will travel from the East (Catania), until you reach the part of western Sicily. Participants will experience a panoramic journey of about 4 hours in a minivan that will cross the whole of Sicily. From March 15, instead, three days full of fun begin, visit Satiro museum, the biggest greek archeologic park Selinunte, black bread tasting, Mothia island, Salt Pans, Punic and Roman boat museum, Segesta greek temple and theater, Castellammare harbour and castle.

We will visit Mazara del Vallo, Selinunte, Marsala, Mothia, Segesta, C/mmare del Golfo, Scopello.

A variety of guided activities and tours will be offered to explore the beautiful surroundings, and around 5-6 in the afternoon we will return to the hotel for leisure.

Unique and comfortable accommodation and services, as well as a culinary scene that will surprise even expert gourmets, will provide rejuvenation after the adventure of each day.

APPLY HERE

FAM TRIP 10: Trapani West Sicily: Ancient Flavors and Ancient Craft

Number of Participants: Maximum of six attendees – ground transportation, lodging, most meals and activities provided

Start Point: March 14 with pick-up at Catania City

End Point: March 18 with drop-off at Palermo Airport or Catania Airport

Transportation: Van and driver provides from Distretto Turistico Sicilia Occidentale on 03/14/2020. Participants will need to fly home from Catania or Palermo Airport (CTA – PMO codes) on 03/18/2020. Palermo airport is only 90km from West Sicily, Catania airport is only 350 km from West Sicily.

Description: You will travel from the East (Catania), until you reach the part of western Sicily. Participants will experience a panoramic journey of about 4 hours in a minivan that will cross the whole of Sicily. From March 15, instead, three days full of fun begin, visit ancient cave, a marble quarry, the famous beach in San Vito Lo Capo with a special Cous Cous lesosn and cooking show, slowfood product like red garlic, yellow melon and sea salt, sweet workshop in Erice, taste typical pasta Busiata, visit to the coral laboratory of Platimiro Fiorenza, intangible heritage of humanity.

We will visit Custonaci, San Vito Lo Capo, Buseto Palizzolo, Paceco, Erice, Trapani.

A variety of guided activities and tours will be offered to explore the beautiful surroundings, and around 5-6 in the afternoon we will return to the hotel for leisure.

Unique and comfortable accommodation and services, as well as a culinary scene that will surprise even expert gourmets, will provide rejuvenation after the adventure of each day.

APPLY HERE

FAM TRIP 11: Trapani West Sicily: Kitesurf and Natural Parks

Number of Participants: Maximum of six attendees – ground transportation, lodging, most meals and activities provided

Start Point: March 14 with pick-up at Catania City

End Point: March 18 with drop-off at Palermo Airport or Catania Airport

Transportation: Van and driver provides from Distretto Turistico Sicilia Occidentale on 03/14/2020. Participants will need to fly home from Catania or Palermo Airport (CTA – PMO codes) on 03/18/2020. Palermo airport is only 90km from West Sicily, Catania airport is only 350 km from West Sicily.

Description: You will travel from the East (Catania), until you reach the part of western Sicily. Participants will experience a panoramic journey of about 4 hours in a minivan that will cross the whole of Sicily. From March 15, instead, three days full of fun begin, visit San Vito Lo Capo, trekking in Zingaro Reserve 7 km from north gate to south gate, Scopello with a special bread tasting, visit the Sea Stadium or Kite Stadium between Trapani and Marsala, Gorghi Tondi reserve, The islands of Favignana and Levanzo, belonging to the largest Marine Protected Area in Europe.

We will visit San Vito Lo Capo, Scopello, Marsala, Mazara del Vallo, Favignana, Levanzo, Trapani.

A variety of guided activities and tours will be offered to explore the beautiful surroundings, and around 5-6 in the afternoon we will return to the hotel for leisure.

Unique and comfortable accommodation and services, as well as a culinary scene that will surprise even expert gourmets, will provide rejuvenation after the adventure of each day.

APPLY HERE