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Wines of Tuscany & Cinque Terre

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Visit: Rome, Pisa, Lucca, La Spezia, Cinque Terre, Siena, Chianti, San Gimignano, Siena, Montepulciano, Rome

Day 1 (Sunday): Rome - Pisa - Lucca - La Spezia

Departure from the tour Office at 8:00 am (possibility to pick up from central hotels in Rome) before heading to Pisa. Visit the city of the Leaning Tower, one of the most unique masterpieces in the World, located in Piazza dei Miracoli. Then continue on to Lucca, one of the flagships of the Tuscany region, also known as the "city of a hundred churches” because of the large number of religious buildings in the historic centre. Afterwards, we depart for La Spezia and accommodation at the hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner at la ocal restaurant and overnight stay.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Monday): La Spezia - Cinque Terre - Siena area

After breakfast, departure by boat for an unforgettable day dedicated to discovering one of the most amazing and enchanting landscape in the World: Cinque Terre. This area is suspended between sea and land, hanging from sheer cliffs surrounded by hills and vineyards. You will enter into a little piece of heaven. By touring the coast line by boat, you will have the possibility to admire this amazing landscape from the seaside. (*In the event of rough sea, the visit will be done by train.) During the tour, the boat will reach Porto Venere and the most important villages where you can stop and visit them! You can take some pictures in Porto Venere, Vernazza and Monterosso and walk through the narrow streets and immerse yourself in a colourful postcard! Then return back to La Spezia by train and form there you will take a private motor coach onto the Siena area. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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Florence, Chianti & Val d’Orcia

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Visit: Florence, Tavernelle Val di Pesa, San Gimignano, Siena, Montalcino, Pienza, Asciano, Radda in Chianti, Florence

Day 1: Florence

On arrival in Florence, make your way to your hotel where you'll stay overnight.

Day 2: Florence – Tavernelle Val di Pesa (40 kilometres / Height difference 700 metres)

After breakfast, you will begin the bike tour leaving Florence through the hills that surround it, passing from Piazzale Michelangelo, San Miniato and the area of ​​Pian dei Giullari. We will continue to the village of Tavernelle Val di Pesa. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

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Siena, Val d’Orcia & Chianti

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Visit: Siena, Montalcino, San Quirico d’Orcia, Bagno Vignoni and Pienza Ring, San Quirico, Asciano, Radda in Chianti, Florence

Day 1: Siena

On arrival in Siena, make your way to your hotel where you'll stay overnight.

Day 2: Siena – Montalcino (55 kilometres / Height difference 1100 metres)

After breakfast at the hotel, ride through Val d’Arbia wshere you’ll reach the worldwide famous Montalcino in the heart of Val d’Orcia. During the ride don’t miss a stop at the Etruscan village of Murlo. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

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The Tuscan Via Francigena and Val d’Orcia

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Visit: Lucca, San Miniato, San Gimignano, Siena, San Quirico d’Orcia, The Routes of Brunello Wine: Montacino Ring, Bagno Vignoni and Pienza ring, Siena

Day 1: Lucca

On arrival in Lucca, make your way to your hotel where you'll stay overnight.

Day 2: Lucca - San Miniato (47 kilometres / Height difference 350 metres)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you’ll travel mainly on plain secondary paved roads that cross the large suburban area of ​​Lucca up to Altopascio. From here the path becomes slightly rougher and the landscape more interesting. You will pass the town of Fucecchio, cross the Arno river from where a little climb will take you to the high village of San Miniato with its beautiful old town. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

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Florence, Medieval Villages and Chianti Region

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Visit: Florence, Tavernelle Val di Pesa, San Gimignano, Siena, Asciano, Radda in Chianti, Florence

Day 1: Florence

On arrival in Florence, make your way to your hotel where you'll stay overnight.

Day 2: Florence – Tavernelle Val di Pesa (37 kilometres / Height difference 700 metres)

After breakfast at the hotel, depart Florence, through a secondary route you’ll reach the hamlet of Galluzzo where you’ll take the Via Volterrana and anter the Chianti area. A marvelous secondary road, free of traffic and between olive groves and vineyards, will lead you to the village of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

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Italia Classica From Rome

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Visit: Rome, Orvieto, Montepulciano, Siena, Bologna, Venice, Verona, Florence, Assisi, Rome

Day 1 (Monday): Rome - Orvieto - Montepulciano - Siena

Meet your driver a few steps from the Vatican Museums. Depart at 8:00am (pick-up can be arranged from hotels in Rome centrally located) for Orvieto, a village in Umbria built on a tuff cliff Continue to Montepulciano to taste ‘Nobile’ wine, one of the oldest and finest wines of Tuscany. Then reach the hotel in Siena area. Dinner and overnight stay.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Tuesday): Siena - Bologna - Mestre

Leave for Mestre after breakfast in the hotel. Along the way, stop in Siena for a guided tour of the old town centre of this medieval city built around Piazza del Campo, famous all over the world for its architectural beauty and unique “shell” shape. Continue for Bologna and visit the symbols of the city, like the impressive Piazza Maggiore and the Asinelli and Garisenda Towers. Then reach the hotel in Mestre. Dinner in the hotel and overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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Heritages of the North: from Milan to Rome

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Visit: Milan, Como, Sirmione, Verona, Mestre, Venice, Bologna, Florence, San Gimignano, Siena, Rome

Day 1 (Saturday): Milan - Como - Milan

Meeting with the tour leader directly at the hotel established for the tour to start at around 11:00am, a panoramic guided tour of Milan, considered the world’s capital of fashion and shopping. Discover its most symbolic points, such as the Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and the Teatro alla Scala. Immediately afterwards, a half day excursion in Como, a tiny jewel of a town rich in history. Return to Milan and check-in at the hotel. Welcome dinner and overnight stay.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Sunday): Milan - Sirmione - Verona - Mestre

Breakfast in the hotel and departure for Sirmione, one of the most popular tourist destinations on Garda Lake. Upon arrival, a boat ride to see the main attractions of the area, the Villa of Maria Callas, the Scaligero Castle, and the ruins of an ancient Roman villa, commonly known as the Grotte di Catullo. Proceed to Verona and time at leisure to visit the romantic city which set the scene for the love story of Romeo and Juliet. In the afternoon, departure for Mestre and check-in at the hotel. Dinner in the hotel and overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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Italian Landscapes from Venice to Rome

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Visit: Venice, Bologna, La Spezia, Pisa, Florence, San Gimignano, Siena, Rome

Day 1 (Sunday): Venice - Bologna - Modena Area - La Spezia

Departure at 8:30am from Piazzale Roma in Venice for Bologna, and time at leisure to visit the symbols of the city, like the impressive Piazza Maggiore and the Asinelli and Garisenda Towers. Proceed to the area of Modena for a tasting of balsamic vinegar, one of the most world-renowned classic Italian products. Departure for La Spezia and check-in at the hotel. Welcome dinner in a local restaurant and overnight stay.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Monday): La Spezia - Cinque Terre - La Spezia

Breakfast in the hotel and departure from the port of La Spezia to start the boat excursion to the Cinque Terre, one of the most unspoilt areas of Italy, a long stretch of rocky coastline filled with bays and beaches on a crystal sea, dotted with little villages, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. Arrival by boat at Porto Venere and Proceed to Vernazza and Monterosso, the biggest and oldest Cinque Terre village, divided into two parts: the old town and the new town. Return to La Spezia. Dinner at leisure and overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast

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Venice Coast Express and Dalmatian Paradise Cruise

LAND & CRUISE DETAILS

Visit: Venice, Opatija, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Korcula, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Peljesac Peninsula, Hvar, Bol, Split

 

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Day 1 (Wednesday): Arrival Venice

Pick up at Tronchetto bus station or at the Venice airports (Marco Polo or Treviso). Transfer to Opatija on the Croatian riviera. Overnight in Opatija.

Meals: Dinner

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Venice Coast Express and Dalmatian Paradise Package

LAND & CRUISE DETAILS

Visit: Venice, Opatija, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Korcula, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Peljesac Peninsula, Hvar, Bol, Split

 

This Land and Cruise tour departs every Monday between 22 April - 07 October

Twin Share Deluxe Lower Deck from AUD $3955.00 per person.

Twin Share Deluxe Upper/Main Deck from AUD $4485.00 per person.

Single Supplement Deluxe Lower Deck from AUD $1789.00 per person.

Single Supplement Deluxe Upper/Main Deck from AUD $2055.00 per person.

 

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Day 1 (Monday): Arrival Venice

Upon arrival at Venice Airport you will be met and transferred by water taxi to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 2 (Tuesday): Venice

After breakfast, enjoy a 2 hour skip-the-line walking tour with St. Mark’s Basilica. There will be free time for lunch before a late afternoon shared Venetian Gondola ride with serenade by a traditionally dressed gondolier.

Meals: Breakfast

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