Amalfi, Pompei, Cassino, Rome, Umbrian & Tuscan Countryside, Florence & Venice
Thursday September 5th to Wednesday September 25th, 2024 (21 Days)
Maximum 20 travellers
When only the Best is good enough!
You will travel in style - dining in typical restaurants, tasting delicious wines, relaxing in high quality accommodation in historic centres, Tuscan countryside and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, travelling in a luxury coach, a private water taxi and first class train with luggage handling by smiling porters. You will be travelling hassle free and allowing your dreams to come true in La Bella Italia!!
Susan and John will meet you in Amalfi.
Amalfi was once an independent republic during Byzantine times and one of the great naval powers - learn about Amalfi's past glories, walk the moorish alleyways; sit in the main square and watch the light play on the mosaic facades. Bathe in the Mediterranean Sea; visit seaside villages by ferry and ancient gardens with stunning views! You may wish to attend a concert in the garden of an ancient villa! Accommodation is in a magnificent convent, which clings to the steep cliffs. Visit famous historic sites with your own personal English speaking Italian professional guide. Pompeii will intrigue you and then visit Cassino to pay our respects to our young men lost during the 2nd world war.
You will be lured into the tempting shops of Rome and Florence - and amazed by the timeless history, grand architecture and the famous art!!! The restaurants are fun and the markets colourful! Even if you have been to Rome and Florence before - we will show you places you have not seen! We will make an appointment for you to visit the famous galleries so you do not have to waste time standing in a queue!
Wander the streets of medieval hill top towns in Umbria and Tuscany and become completely immersed in the Italian way of life as we introduce you to our friends. The grapes are being harvested - will this year be a good year? It is the hunting season and fresh game will be prominent on the menu accompanied by fresh vegetables. Discover the local wines and the uniqueness of the cuisine of the various regions - the variety will fascinate your palate! Delicious meals in typical Italian trattoria, especially planned so you can experience the different cuisine and wines of the various regions.
From Florence, travel aboard Italy's rapid rail, in a First Class carriage through the countryside of Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna and into the region of Veneto and the magical floating city of Venice. Travel by private water taxi through the fascinating canals and be accommodated in a hotel which was once a family palace. The shops and galleries are a feast for the eyes as are the treasures of Venice. Your professional local guide, who was born in Venice, will introduce you to the history and walk you through the back streets! Travel by private water taxi to the islands of Venice.
Accommodation in a 4 star quality beautifully restored convent with panoramic sea views and swimming pool. In ancient Rome, accommodation in a 19th century palace now a 4 star quality hotel. A 4 star quality restored convent in Tuscany and in the medieval centre of Siena, a palace recently refurbished into a glorious 5 star quality hotel. Accommodation in a 4 star deluxe renovated monastery in Florence and a comfortable 4 star deluxe hotel - once a palace in the historic centre of Venice - all personally selected and wonderfully characteristic. Dining in typical restaurants including all breakfasts and 18 other meals, tasting local cuisine and wines; luxury transport by coach, local ferry, local bus, private water taxi, all luggage handling, gratuities, entry fees, professional guides, transfers - as described in the detailed itinerary.
Amalfi Coast - 4 nights
Rome - 3 nights
Umbria - 1 night
Tuscan Countryside - 3 nights
Siena - 2 nights
Florence - 4 nights
Venice - 3 nights
Share Twin NZ$15,825 per person
(excluding airfare - to be purchased from agent of your choice)
Single Supplement: NZ$4,185 for a standard double room for single use
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