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Grand Tour of Italy

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A land full of history and stunning sites.

The true question on a tour of Italy is, “Where not to go?” The country is bursting with personality and beauty, making the possibilities for cultural discovery virtually endless. On this sweeping Italian tour, you’ll see the best of the country, exploring legendary cities like Venice, Florence, and Rome and smaller-yet-iconic towns like Ferrara and Assisi.

Your tour package includes
  • 13 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 13 breakfasts
  • 6 dinners with beer or wine
  • 7 guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
Included highlights
  • Villa Carlotta
  • Roman Theater of Verona
  • St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Florence Duomo
  • Assisi’s basilicas
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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Milan today.

Lake Como Region2 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Milan & transfer to Lake Como Region
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Italy! Transfer to your hotel in the Lake Como region. Then, gather with your group at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Como & Villa Carlotta
Included meal: Breakfast

Head out on a morning trip to explore Como, a city known for its mix of cultural and natural attractions.

  • Enjoy free time in Como for lunch and shopping, while admiring the lakeside vistas
  • Transfer to the beautiful Villa Carlotta to soak in spectacular views from the elaborate villa gardens

(Please note: If entrance to Villa Carlotta is out of season, you'll take a funicular to Brunate instead.)

Enjoy a free evening in the Lake Como region or add an excursion.

Lake Como Cruise & Bellagio
Excursion (additional cost)
Venice2 nights
Day 4: Venice via Verona
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

En route to Venice, stop in Verona and walk through the city with your Tour Director.

  • Stroll through the city’s UNESCO-recognized historic center
  • Admire the Roman arena, Piazza delle Erbe, and the balcony of Shakespeare’s Juliet

Enjoy free time before continuing on to Venice where you'll enjoy an included dinner.

Day 5: Sightseeing tour of Venice
Included meal: Breakfast

Admire historic churches, winding canals, and picture-perfect piazzas on a guided tour of the city known as "the Queen of the Adriatic."

  • Step into the iconic St. Mark's Square and enter St. Mark's Basilica
  • View the stately Doge's Palace, built in the Venetian Gothic style in 1340
  • Marvel at the Bridge of Sighs, the link between Doge's Palace and the New Prison
  • See a glassblowing demonstration to learn about the city's most celebrated art

Enjoy a free afternoon in Venice or add an excursion.

Gondola Ride: Venice Canal Cruise
Excursion (additional cost)
Private Gondola Ride: Canal Cruise for Two
Excursion (additional cost)
Florence3 nights
Day 6: Florence via Ferrara
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

On your way to Florence, stop in Ferrara. There, you’ll have free time to eat lunch and explore the city’s historic center, home to beautiful Renaissance architecture including Este Castle and Palazzo dei Diamanti.

Continue on to Florence and sit down for an included dinner.

Day 7: Sightseeing tour of Florence
Included meal: Breakfast

Set off on a guided tour of Florence, the city at the center of the Renaissance.

  • View the legendary Florence Cathedral, known as the Duomo
  • Pass Giotto’s Campanile, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture
  • See the medieval Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria, center of Florentine life
  • Step inside the Basilica of Santa Croce, burial site of Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and Galileo

Later, enjoy free time to continue exploring Florence or add an excursion.

Accademia Gallery
Excursion (additional cost)
Day 8: Free day in Florence
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Florence or add an excursion.

Siena & San Gimignano: Tuscan Hilltowns
Excursion (additional cost)
Assisi2 nights
Day 9: Sightseeing tour of Assisi
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Drive through spectacular Umbria to hillside Assisi, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the town’s UNESCO World Heritage sites.

  • Visit Assisi’s lower and upper basilicas
  • See Giotto’s magnificent frescoes and other late-medieval art

Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Day 10: Free day in Assisi
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Assisi or add an excursion.

Perugia: City Highlights & Wine Tasting
Excursion (additional cost)
Sorrento Peninsula2 nights
Day 11: Sorrento Peninsula via Pompeii
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

En route to the Sorrento peninsula, stop in Pompeii for a guided tour of the city’s famed ruins.

  • Discover how Roman citizens lived before Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D.
  • View the excavated Roman ruins of theaters, villas, temples, and baths

Continue on to the Sorrento peninsula and sit down for an included dinner.

Day 12: Free day on the Sorrento Peninsula
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day on the Sorrento peninsula or add an excursion.

Capri: A Day on the Iconic Island
Excursion (additional cost)
Rome2 nights
Day 13: Sightseeing tour of Rome
Included meal: Breakfast

Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans on a guided tour of the Eternal City.

  • Soak up over 2,000 years of history in Imperial Rome, viewing the Arch of Constantine and the Arch of Titus
  • Enter the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire
  • Stop at the ruins of the Forum, once the setting of parades, elections, and trials
  • Pass by Palatine Hill to see Circus Maximus, the stadium where ancient Romans raced chariots, and the Baths of Caracalla
Day 14: Free day in Rome
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Enjoy a full free day in Rome or add an excursion.

This evening, enjoy an elegant, four-course farewell dinner. While you dine, you’ll be treated to some of opera's best-loved arias.

Please note: The opera performance is seasonal and runs from March through November. Dinner will take place at a local restaurant from December through February.

Iconic Sights: Vatican City
Excursion (additional cost)
Flight Home
Day 15: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Rome.

Extension to Rome

Only in Rome can you sip cappuccino at a cafe in front of the Pantheon, buy grapes at a centuries-old market, and have an audience with the pope—all in one morning. For a mix of spectacular art, grand history, and exuberant street life, no other city comes close.

Rome2 nights
Day 15: Free day in Rome
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Rome or add excursions.

Ancient Roman Ruins of Ostia Antica
Excursion (additional cost)
Rome Home-Hosted Dinner
Excursion (additional cost)
Day 16: Free day in Rome
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend another free day exploring Rome or add an excursion.

This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Ancient Rome: St. Paul’s Basilica & the Catacombs
Excursion (additional cost)
Flight Home
Day 17: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Tour prices are per person, before flights, and based on two travelers per hotel room.
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Reviews
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Memories of a lifetime
by 3rd time traveler 

We had the time of our life on the Grand Tour of Italy. Our group of 25 all got along well. Everyone was on time, didn't complain, and they were caring and always ready to have fun. Our tour guide Monique went above and beyond to make sure we all had every opportunity to enjoy beautiful Italy. I...

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A Heavenly Trip
by 2nd time traveler 

Don't know how we could have had a more thorough presentation of the contribution of Italian culture through the ages. From start to finish and from north to south we experienced the beauty, history, glamour and influence of this country and its citizens. Hotels and included meals were five star a...

by 2nd time traveler 

This was my first overseas visit and I was most pleased. The tour guide, the drivers, the meals, the local tour guides, the entire tour was a wonderful experience. I highly recommend GoAhead tours. Thank you so much.

Grand Tour of Italy
by 2nd time traveler 

We had the time of our lives on this trip! I highly recommend this trip to anyone. Our tour director, Monique was wonderful. She was knowledgeable, accommodating, funny and knew all the answers to questions asked. She made more accommodations for us for special dinners which were fantastic! The ...

Grand, Indeed!
by 2nd time traveler 

This was our first group tour experience. We lucked out and got the Best Tour Director Ever! Monique was informative, organized, funny and helpful. We saw so many wonderful and memorable parts of Italy on this trip. Returned to the hotel every evening tired but happy. My wife and I highly recom...

Hotels, flights & FAQ

Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

Hotels

We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.

Hotel Quattro Fontane

This traditional hotel is located in Lido di Venezia. Guests enjoy a restaurant and bar, tennis court, and gardens. Nearby, you’ll find the Bridge of ...

Grand Hotel Adriarico

This comfortable hotel is located in the city center. Guests enjoy a restaurant, spa, and fitness center. Nearby, you’ll find the Duomo, Santa Maria N...

NH Pontevecchio

This scenic hotel is located in Lecco, on the shores of Lake Como. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, a gym, and restaurant. Nearby, you’ll find walking paths, ...

Hotel La Terrazza

This traditional hotel is located near the city center of Assisi. Guests enjoy a restaurant, pool, and spa. Nearby, you’ll find the Basilica of Santa ...

Best Western Hotel President

This modern hotel is located near Termini Station. Guests enjoy free WiFi, a minibar, and laundry center. Nearby, you'll find Arcibasilica di San Giov...

Grand Hotel Cesare Augusto

This cozy hotel is located in the city center. Guests enjoy an outdoor pool, bar, and free Wi-Fi. Nearby, you’ll find Piazza Tasso, Marameo Beach, and...

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Local weather
Assisi, Italy
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Ferrara, Italy
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Florence, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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Venice, Italy
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Verona, Italy
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FAQ
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Passport & visa requirements
  • In order to enter Italy, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
  • We recommend having at least one blank passport page for entry stamps.
  • there is no visa required for U.S. or Canadian citizens.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact your destination country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
Tour pace
  • You will walk for about 2 hours daily across moderately uneven terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with some hills and stairs.
  • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the amount of walking on your tour.
  • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times, as well as stepping between boats and uneven docks.
  • Go Ahead Tours and the Tour Director who accompanies your group are unable to provide special, individual mobility assistance to travelers on tour. The responsibility of the Tour Director is to ensure the group as a whole enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and he or she cannot be relied upon to provide ongoing, individualized assistance to any one traveler.
  • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.
Transportation & arrival information
  • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead Tours arrive in Milan Malpensa airport and depart from Rome. A representative from Go Ahead Tours will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival.
  • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead Tours. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead Tours for an additional cost.
  • Please note that the transfer between Milan Malpensa airport and your hotel in the Lake Como region is typically more than an hour drive. Please contact us with any questions regarding this transfer.
  • A water taxi ride in Venice is included in the price of your tour.
  • All other included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach.
Baggage allowance
  • Please note that our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights.
  • Contact your airline(s) for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights, which may include on-tour flights in addition to your round-trip flights to and from tour. Please note that your included on-tour flights may have more restrictive baggage limits.
  • Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage or exceed baggage size and weight restrictions. Be advised that you are responsible for any baggage fees incurred on all flights.
  • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents in your carry-on bag.
Clothing & packing tips
  • We recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate varying temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rainwear.
  • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.
  • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.
  • It is preferable not to visit churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (and entrance may be denied on this basis).
Health
  • There are no major health risks associated with traveling to Italy.
  • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
  • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
  • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead Tours at least 30 days prior to departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.
Cuisine
  • Venice and Northern Italy are known for flavorful meats and pastries.
  • Tuscany is world-famous for its wine, oil, sauces, and pasta. Menus favor subtle, lighter pastas and desserts made with nuts, fruit, and honey. Try a dish featuring the region’s Chianina beef, perhaps the most prized breed of cattle in all of Italy. For wine, popular Tuscan reds include Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which are primarily made from the Sangiovese grape. Well-known white wines are also made around the San Gimignano region.
  • In Umbria, be sure to sample the reds and whites produced around Orvieto and Perugia.
  • The cuisine of Southern Italy is often what diners think of when imagining Italian flavors—pasta with tomato sauces, olives, and olive oil, zucchini, veal, and fish are all featured prominently on menus throughout the region.
  • Roman food is typically freshly prepared and varies depending on the season. Must-try bites include cacio e pepe (a simple dish of pasta, cheese and pepper) and supplí (a fried rice ball similar to Sicily's arancini).
  • For more authentic meals, try trattorias,small restaurants set away from the main piazzas. A typical Italian meal includes wines and the occasional beer, followed by a few sips of after-dinner drinks like_grappa_ or limoncello.
Electricity & air conditioning
  • Italy operates on the European standard 220-240 volts and use Types C, F, or L plugs with two or three small, round pins.
  • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other device without a built-in converter.
  • The strength of the air conditioning in European hotels is often not as strong or as cool as what you might be used to in the U.S. or Canada. When air conditioning is available, it is usually regulated seasonally and controlled centrally by the hotel.
  • Your hotel may provide hairdryers, irons, and other small appliances. However, these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.
  • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
  • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.
Time zones
  • Italy is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and six hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET).
  • When it’s noon in New York, it’s 6pm on tour.
Currency
  • You will use the euro in Italy.
  • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive.
  • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.
  • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
  • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
  • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.
Tipping
  • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
  • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $7USD to $10USD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD per person per day for your driver.
  • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD per local guide.
  • Tips can only be paid in cash.
Purchasing excursions on tour
  • Most optional excursions will be available for purchase while you are on tour.
  • Your Tour Director will only accept cash (in USD only), Visa, or MasterCard as payment for excursions.
  • Please be advised that if you pay for an excursion by credit card while on tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged.
  • Some optional excursions may only be purchased in advance. See page four of your tour itinerary for more information.
Museums in Florence
  • If you are interested in visiting any of Florence's many museums during your free time, we recommend that you make reservations in advance. See uffizi.org for the Uffizi Gallery or accademia.org for the Accademia Gallery. Please note that the museums are closed on Mondays. International travel is, by its very nature, unpredictable. We must therefore reserve the right to change this itinerary, without advance notice, to meet with local conditions at the time of travel. We appreciate your understanding. Please refer to our website for Terms & Conditions, dates, and prices.
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Tour prices are per person, before flights, and based on two travelers per hotel room.
Feb 22–Mar 7, 2020
$2,909$2,509
Mar 7–Mar 21, 2020
$3,059$2,659
Mar 21–Apr 4, 2020
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$3,059$2,659
Apr 4–Apr 18, 2020
$3,559$3,159
Apr 9–Apr 23, 2020
Extension available
$3,559$3,159
Apr 18–May 2, 2020
$3,559$3,159
Apr 25–May 9, 2020
$3,559$3,159
May 2–May 16, 2020
Extension available
$3,559$3,159
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May 7–May 21, 2020
$3,559$3,159
May 9–May 23, 2020
Extension available
$3,559$3,159
May 14–May 28, 2020
$3,559$3,159
May 16–May 30, 2020
$3,809$3,409
May 21–Jun 4, 2020
Extension available
$3,809$3,409
May 30–Jun 13, 2020
Extension available
$3,809$3,409
Jun 4–Jun 18, 2020
Extension available
$3,809$3,409
Jun 6–Jun 20, 2020
$3,809$3,409
Jun 11–Jun 25, 2020
Extension available
$3,809$3,409
Jun 13–Jun 27, 2020
Extension available
$3,809$3,409
Jun 18–Jul 2, 2020
$3,809$3,409
Jun 20–Jul 4, 2020
Extension available
$3,809$3,409
Jun 25–Jul 9, 2020
Extension available
$3,809$3,409
Jul 4–Jul 18, 2020
Extension available
$3,659$3,259
Jul 11–Jul 25, 2020
$3,659$3,259
Jul 16–Jul 30, 2020
Extension available
$3,659$3,259
Jul 23–Aug 6, 2020
Extension available
$3,659$3,259
Aug 4–Aug 18, 2020
Extension available
$3,659$3,259
Aug 13–Aug 27, 2020
Extension available
$3,659$3,259
Aug 20–Sep 3, 2020
$3,659$3,259
Sep 3–Sep 17, 2020
Extension available
$3,709$3,309
Sep 5–Sep 19, 2020
Extension available
$3,709$3,309
Sep 10–Sep 24, 2020
$3,709$3,309
Sep 12–Sep 26, 2020
Extension available
$3,709$3,309
Sep 12–Sep 26, 2020
$3,709$3,309
Sep 15–Sep 29, 2020
$3,709$3,309
Sep 17–Oct 1, 2020
Extension available
$3,709$3,309
Sep 19–Oct 3, 2020
Extension available
$3,709$3,309
Sep 24–Oct 8, 2020
Extension available
$3,709$3,309
Sep 26–Oct 10, 2020
$3,709$3,309
Oct 1–Oct 15, 2020
Extension available
$3,509$3,109
Oct 3–Oct 17, 2020
$3,509$3,109
Oct 8–Oct 22, 2020
$3,509$3,109
Oct 10–Oct 24, 2020
Extension available
$3,509$3,109
Oct 17–Oct 31, 2020
Extension available
$3,509$3,109
Oct 22–Nov 5, 2020
$3,509$3,109
Nov 5–Nov 19, 2020
Extension available
$3,059$2,659
Nov 7–Nov 21, 2020
$3,059$2,659
Dec 5–Dec 19, 2020
$3,059$2,659
Dec 26, 2020–Jan 9, 2021
Extension available
$2,909$2,509
Jan 14–Jan 28, 2021
Extension available
$2,909$2,509
Jan 23–Feb 6, 2021
$2,909$2,509
Feb 13–Feb 27, 2021
Extension available
$2,909$2,509
Feb 20–Mar 6, 2021
$2,909$2,509
Mar 6–Mar 20, 2021
Extension available
$3,059$2,659
Mar 20–Apr 3, 2021
$3,059$2,659
Mar 27–Apr 10, 2021
Extension available
$3,059$2,659
Apr 3–Apr 17, 2021
$3,559$3,159
Apr 8–Apr 22, 2021
Extension available
$3,559$3,159
Apr 17–May 1, 2021
Extension available
$3,559$3,159
Apr 24–May 8, 2021
$3,559$3,159
May 1–May 15, 2021
Extension available
$3,559$3,159
May 6–May 20, 2021
$3,559$3,159
May 8–May 22, 2021
Extension available
$3,559$3,159
May 13–May 27, 2021
$3,559$3,159
May 15–May 29, 2021
$3,559$3,159
May 15–May 29, 2021
$3,559$3,159
May 20–Jun 3, 2021
Extension available
$3,809$3,409
May 22–Jun 5, 2021
$3,809$3,409
May 27–Jun 10, 2021
Extension available
$3,809$3,409
May 29–Jun 12, 2021
$3,809$3,409
Jun 3–Jun 17, 2021
$3,809$3,409
Jun 5–Jun 19, 2021
Extension available
$3,809$3,409
Jun 10–Jun 24, 2021
$3,809$3,409
Jun 12–Jun 26, 2021
Extension available
$3,809$3,409
Jun 17–Jul 1, 2021
$3,809$3,409
Jun 19–Jul 3, 2021
Extension available
$3,809$3,409
Jun 24–Jul 8, 2021
$3,809$3,409
Jun 26–Jul 10, 2021
$3,809$3,409
Jul 3–Jul 17, 2021
$3,659$3,259
Jul 8–Jul 22, 2021
Extension available
$3,659$3,259
Jul 10–Jul 24, 2021
$3,659$3,259
Jul 15–Jul 29, 2021
$3,659$3,259
Jul 17–Jul 31, 2021
$3,659$3,259
Jul 22–Aug 5, 2021
Extension available
$3,659$3,259
Jul 24–Aug 7, 2021
$3,659$3,259
Aug 5–Aug 19, 2021
$3,659$3,259
Aug 12–Aug 26, 2021
Extension available
$3,659$3,259
Aug 19–Sep 2, 2021
$3,659$3,259
Aug 21–Sep 4, 2021
$3,659$3,259
Sep 2–Sep 16, 2021
$3,709$3,309
Sep 4–Sep 18, 2021
$3,709$3,309
Sep 4–Sep 18, 2021
$3,709$3,309
Sep 9–Sep 23, 2021
$3,709$3,309
Sep 11–Sep 25, 2021
Extension available
$3,709$3,309
Sep 16–Sep 30, 2021
$3,709$3,309
Sep 18–Oct 2, 2021
$3,709$3,309
Sep 23–Oct 7, 2021
Extension available
$3,709$3,309
Sep 25–Oct 9, 2021
$3,709$3,309
Sep 25–Oct 9, 2021
$3,709$3,309
Sep 30–Oct 14, 2021
Extension available
$3,709$3,309
Oct 2–Oct 16, 2021
$3,509$3,109
Oct 7–Oct 21, 2021
Extension available
$3,509$3,109
Oct 9–Oct 23, 2021
$3,509$3,109
Oct 14–Oct 28, 2021
$3,509$3,109
Oct 16–Oct 30, 2021
$3,509$3,109
Oct 21–Nov 4, 2021
Extension available
$3,509$3,109
Oct 23–Nov 6, 2021
$3,509$3,109
Nov 6–Nov 20, 2021
Extension available
$3,059$2,659
Dec 4–Dec 18, 2021
$3,059$2,659
Dec 11–Dec 25, 2021
$3,059$2,659

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