We will get you to and from your holiday with no troubles – all you need to do is pack your bag and make your way to the airport! Enjoy return airfare with a full-service carrier included in the price!
Enjoy a total of 8 nights of local 4 star reputable hotel accommodation during your tour. Your stay is sorted as you make your way through Italy this holiday.
Enjoy 7 nights onboard MSC Sinfonia as you sail Croatia, Greece and more this holiday. Even before MSC Sinfonia sets sail, stepping on board is like embarking on a voyage of discovery. This is one of MSC’s medium-sized Mistral-class ships, that underwent a two-year refurbishment program in 2014–2015. Spacious new cabins with balconies delight guests with superb panoramic views the restaurant and buffet areas to serve up an even greater variety of culinary treats.
Begin each day the right way with a full stomach when you tour Italy this holiday, with breakfast daily. When on your cruise enjoy all your included onboard meals.
Enjoy exploring the Roman cities of Rome, Florence and Venice with your included city tours. Marvel in the beauty, history, art and Italian charm all three cities offer.
Enjoy the comfort of air-conditioned transportation, as you explore your way through Italy on tour.
The last thing you want to do on your tour is to think about how you are going to get from A to B. With us, you will not have to worry! Enjoy all coach transfers on us as well as English-speaking tour guides. Best yet, you need not pay a single dollar in sightseeing admissions on this comprehensive holiday.
Final payment is required 120 Days prior to departure
From $4799* ex Sydney and Perth
From $4899* ex Brisbane
From $4949* ex Adelaide
From $5049* ex Melbourne
For customers requiring a single room, single supplement is available from $1475 per person based on ex Sydney departure
15 January 2020
15 February 2020
CRUISE CABIN UPGRADES
Upgrade to an Ocean View Cabin onboard MSC Sinfonia $300* per person
Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin onboard MSC Sinfonia $900* per person
EARLY ARRIVAL/STAY BEHIND BREAK FEE
$150 per person plus airfare differences
ROME (Pre-tour extension only)
VENICE (Post-tour extension only)
DOHA (2 nights)
DUBAI (2 nights)
2020 TRAVEL DATES
Day 1: Australia – Rome, Italy (In-flight Meals)
Depart Australia today for Rome, Italy.
Day 2: Rome (inflight meals)
Upon arrival into Rome, be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 3: Rome (B)
After breakfast at the hotel this morning, take a half day into Rome’s old city. The tour visits the beautiful Trevi fountain, then Piazza Colonna, to view the impressive Column in honour of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Walk on through Rome’s cobbled streets, to baroque Piazza Montecitorio. Visit the Pantheon (with an internal tour), erected by Emperor Hadrian during the 2nd century AD and preserving the biggest dome in the world. Continue on to Palazzo Madama, seat of the Senate of the Italian Republic before arriving at Piazza Navona, famous for Bernini’s ornate Fountain of the Four Rivers.
Enjoy free time to explore Rome for the rest of the day.
Day 4: Rome – Siena Approx 321kms (B)
Leave Rome after breakfast this morning and travel north east into the beauty of Tuscany. Siena is a stunningly beautiful medieval city, with easy to navigate cobbled streets and an impressive central piazza, ideal for a relaxing meal and people watching. Enjoy free time after checking in to your hotel today.
Day 5: Siena – Florence Approx 274kms (B)
Drive on to Florence today. A half day fully guided tour will introduce the heart of the city, starting with a visit to the Basilica of the Holy Cross, final resting place of such Italian greats as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli and Rossini. See the majestic Uffuzi Gallery, with time to visit (optional, not included). Take in the unique street life of Florence as you walk the winding old streets to the Ponte Vecchio, the 600 year-old arched bridge spanning the Arno River.
Take advantage of free time this afternoon to further explore the city.
Day 6: Florence – Pisa Approx 85kms (B)
Take the short journey up to Pisa today. The seaside town most famous for the Leaning Tower, is also an esteemed university town. It’s well preserved Romanesque buildings, Gothic churches and Renaissance piazzas are home to a vibrant local culture.
Day 7: Pisa – Cinque Terre – Pisa Approx 150kms (B)
After breakfast today, head to the famous and beautiful Cinque Terre coast. Enjoy a short local train ride into one of the 5 spectacular ocean-locked villages, with winding paths, boat filled bays and tiny cafes. Paved walks connect the villages and criss-cross the surrounding hills and are a beautiful way to explore this dramatic coastline.
Later, train back to the coach and return to Pisa (approx. 1 hour) to dine and relax for the evening.
Day 8: Pisa – Venice (Mestre) Approx 295kms (B)
Your tour of Italy crosses from the West to East coast today. Observe the changing landscapes as you travel in comfort from Tuscany to the Venetia region. After check in to your Mestre hotel, take a boat transfer onto Venice and experience a unique guided tour of Vecchia Murano – a traditional glass blowing factory, housed in a beautiful Venetian Palace.
Day 9: Venice (B)
Today’s 2 hour guided tour starts in the magnificent Piazza San Marco, the hub of Venice. See the Clock Tower, Napoleonic Wing and visit Basilica of San Marco, with its breathtaking Byzantine mosaics and glowing leadlight windows. The tour concludes after walking over the famous Rialto Bridge, one of the oldest and most important bridges in Venice, spanning the Grand Canal. The rest of the day is free to your own exploration.
Day 10: Depart Venice onboard MSC Sinfonia (B, L, D)
After a leisurely start to the day, be transferred to the Cruise Terminal to embark the wonderful MSC Sinfonia and start your Eastern Mediterranean cruise to Croatia, Greece and Albania.
Day 11: Split, Croatia 7.00am – 5.00pm (B, L, D)
Wake up today docked at Split, one of Croatia’s most popular port cities. Explore the beautifully preserved Old Town and waterfront Riva, or take an optional (not included) tour out to one of the spectacular Dalmatian islands, such as Hvar.
Day 12: At Sea (B, L, D)
Take advantage of a day at sea to make full use of the MSC Sinfonia’s amenities, entertainment and plentiful dining options.
Day 13: Santorini, Greece 8.00am – 2.00pm (B, L, D)
The Sinfonia docks in Santorini this morning. Incredibly photogenic, Santorini is renowned for its whitewashed and domed buildings, excellent dining and bright blue waters.
Day 14: Saranda, Albania 1.00pm – 7.00pm (B, L, D)
Popular for its array of restaurants, crystal clear water and year round sunny weather, Saranda is set into a peaceful bay on the Albanian Riviera.
Day 15: Dubrovnik, Croatia 9.00am – 6.00pm (B, L, D)
Fortressed, medieval Dubrovnik is dramatically perched on the edge of the Adriatic Sea. Visitors wander the narrow, winding alleys of the old town, explore the waterfront or walk the ancient fortress walls, taking in panoramic views across the city and out to sea.
Day 16: Ancona, Italy 10.00am – 6.00pm (B, L, D)
Today, explore one of Italy’s traditional sea towns. Ancona is known for very beautiful beaches, a blend of architectures and a lovely hill top cathedral.
Day 17: Disembark Venice from 8.00am – Fly Australia (B, inflight meals)
Disembark after breakfast on board today and make your own way to the airport for your journey home.
Day 18: Arrive Home
HOTEL ACCOMMODATION (or similar)
All star ratings are local ratings
4 Star rated throughout
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
PASSENGER INFOMATION CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS
All amendments and changes are subject to a $150 fee per person, per change. Amendments and changes requested within 60 days of departure for travel will incur a $350 fee per person, per change.
Savings % is calculated on the maximum discount across all Ex points.
Valued at price is based on the maximum price across all ex points.
*FROM PRICE EX SYDNEY & PERTH. BUY BY 15 JANUARY 2020 & BOOK BY 15 FEBRUARY 2020.
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