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12 Days / 11 Nights

Overview
Discover cities that have shaped the world's culture. Taste regional flavours and wines that are celebrated around the globe. Experience picture-perfect landscapes that will capture your imagination. Exploring Italy is truly an experience to be savoured.

Day 1 - Rome - Assisi - Perugia

They say all roads lead to Rome, but after we meet today, our route will whisk us away to the awe-inspiring Assisi, the birthplace of St Francis. Tonight, we'll come together for a delicious dinner in Perugia. Meals - Dinner

Day 2 - Perugia - Siena - Tuscany
Introducing Siena: a gorgeous Gothic city bursting with fabulous architecture. After exploring the Historic Centre, we'll venture to our villa in the world-renowned Chianti region. Meals - Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3 - Tuscany
Our host will let us in on a few Italian culinary secrets today as we have a go at preparing a classic Tuscan lunch. Later, the afternoon is yours to relax or explore as you wish. Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Tuscany - Florence - Lucca

Today we turn our attention to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to the world's most treasured masterpieces. A local guide will bring the city alive as we stroll through the streets on a walking tour. As the afternoon turns to dusk, we'll continue on to Lucca. Meals - Breakfast

Day 5 - Lucca - Pisa - Lucca

We'll get up close to an Italian icon today with a visit to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Later, the afternoon will see us back in Lucca, where you'll have the rest of the day and night to explore at your own pace. Meals - Breakfast

Day 6 - Lucca - Camogli - San Fruttuoso - Portofino - Santa Margherita
It's time to experience the glitz and glamour of the Italian Riviera. Make sure you have your camera ready - we'll be ticking off Camogli, San Fruttuoso and the glittering village of Portofino, before settling in Santa Margherita Ligure. The evening is yours to explore at your own pace and stroll along the beachfront, which is lined with pastel-coloured houses. Meals - Breakfast

Day 7 - Santa Margherita - Barolo - Alba - Cherasco
Today we travel inland to Piedmont, a region of rich red wines and luxurious cuisine, before continuing on to the village of Barolo. A treat is in store for the sweet-toothed at a distillery near Asti, where we'll sip regional liquors complemented by handmade nougat. Finally, we'll end our day with a sumptuous dinner in Cherasco. Meals - Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8 - Cherasco - Alba - Lake Orta - Lake Maggiore
This morning we'll join a truffle hunt with a local farmer. After a risotto tasting lunch, it's time to head for the hills, pristine lakes and soaring mountains of northern Italy. Lake Maggiore will be the magnificent final stop on today's journey. Meals - Breakfast & Lunch

Day 9 - Lake Maggiore
Today we'll leave dry land behind and set sail for the Borromean Islands. We'll have plenty of time to wander the terraces of the ornate baroque garden on Isola Bella and discover the pretty harbour of Isola dei Pescatori. The rest of the day is yours to relax or explore. Meals - Breakfast

Day 10 - Lake Maggiore - Lecco - Tirano
After bidding farewell to Lake Maggiore, we'll discover the sights of Lecco. After an indulgent afternoon of wine tasting on the way to Tirano, we'll return to our hotel and meet for dinner at a local restaurant to continue our culinary adventure. Meals - Breakfast & Dinner

Day 11 - Tirano - Lake Molveno - Trento
This morning we'll turn our attention to the majestic Lake Molveno, which lies at the foot of the Brenta Dolomites. We'll continue to Trento for a walking tour and meet in the evening for a farewell dinner. Meals - Breakfast & Dinner

Day 12 - Trento - Verona - Venice
Fair Verona beckons today, with its impressive Roman ruins and romantic hotspots. Then, it's onwards to the show-stopping finale, the floating city of Venice, where we'll bid farewell to the group. Meals - Breakfast

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  2019      
  Departure : Mar - Oct  
     
  Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
  *Apr 18 - 29, 2019 $5,580 $6,775
  *Apr 28 - 09 May, 2019 $5,630 $6,775
  *May 02 - 13, 2019 $5,630 $6,775
  *May 04 - 15, 2019 $5,630 $6,775
  *May 09 - 20, 2019 $5,630 $6,775
  May 12 - 23, 2019 $5,630 $6,775
  *May 14 - 25, 2019 $5,630 $6,775
  May 16 - 27, 2019 $5,630 $6,775
  *May 23 - 03 Jun, 2019 $5,630 $6,775
  *May 28 - 08 Jun, 2019 $5,630 $6,775
  Jun 05 - 16, 2019 $5,630 $6,775
  Jun 09 - 20, 2019   $5,630 $6,775
  *Jun 16 - 27, 2019   $5,630 $6,775
  Jun 23 - 04 Jul, 2019   $5,630 $6,775
  Jun 30 - 11 Jul, 2019   $5,630 $6,775
  *Jul 04 - 15, 2019   $5,630 $6,775
  Jul 07 - 18, 2019   $5,630 $6,775
  Jul 09 - 20, 2019   $5,630 $6,775
  Jul 18 - 29, 2019   $5,630 $6,775
  Jul 21 - 01 Aug, 2019   $5,580 $6,775
  Jul 25 - 05 Aug, 2019   $5,580 $6,775
  Aug 01 - 12, 2019   $5,580 $6,775
  Aug 11 - 22, 2019   $5,580 $6,775
  *Aug 22 - 02 Sep, 2019   $5,580 $6,775
  Aug 29 - 09 Sep, 2019   $5,630 $6,775
  *Sep 01 - 12, 2019   $5,630 $6,775
  *Sep 03 - 14, 2019   $5,630 $6,775
  Sep 05 - 16, 2019   $5,630 $6,775
  *Sep 08 - 19, 2019   $5,630 $6,775
  Sep 10 - 21, 2019   $5,630 $6,775
  *Sep 12 - 23, 2019   $5,630 $6,775
  *Sep 15 - 26, 2019   $5,630 $6,775
  Sep 17 - 28, 2019   $5,630 $6,775
  *Sep 19 - 30, 2019   $5,630 $6,775
  *Sep 24 - 05 Oct, 2019   $5,580 $6,775
  Sep 26 - 07 Oct, 2019   $5,580 $6,775
  Sep 30 - 11 Oct, 2019   $5,580 $6,775
  *Oct 06 - 17, 2019   $5,580 $6,775
  Oct 10 - 21, 2019   $5,580 $6,775
  Oct 17 - 28, 2019   $5,535 $6,775
         
  *Guaranteed Departure      
 
Inclusions:
  • 11 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Driver and Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Meals 11 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • Local guide in Florence
  • Tuscan cooking class
  • Truffle hunt in Piedmont
  • Wine & liquor tasting, risotto tasting
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Isola Madre and Isola Bella, the Pisa Baptistery of St John
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