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INTIMATE ITALY, CROATIA & GREECE - Fly, luxury cruise & small group tour 2019

Fly, cruise with Ponant and tour in a small group to Italy on this magical 23 night holiday departing in July 2019

HIGHLIGHTS:
- Cook up an Italian feast in a Tuscan villa
- Hunt for truffles in Piedmont
- Enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting near Tirano
- Save $250 per person on a Free Rome sightseeing tour
- Enjoy an overnight stay in Parga Greece

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Twin Deluxe Balcony from $15,695*pp
Single Deluxe Balcony from $20,465*
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INTIMATE ITALY, CROATIA & GREECE Fly, Cruise & Tour package includes:
- Return economy class airfare** from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth round trip to Venice inc taxes
- One way transfer from Venice airport to hotel
- 1 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel, Venice^ with breakfast
- One way transfer from Venice hotel to port
- 7 night Le Lyrial cruise from Venice to Rome including: • All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation) • Captain`s welcome cocktail and gala dinner • Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne | alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request) • Port taxes • Room service 24h (special selection) • Ships prepaid gratuities
- One way transfer from Rome port to hotel
- 3 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel^ in Rome with breakfast
- FREE TOUR in Rome: Take the tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine chapel and jump the queue! Your guide will lead you into the museums where you will visit one of the most important art collection of the world. Admire the beautiful spiral stairway, the gallery of tapestries and geographical maps, before arriving at the famous Sistine Chapel and the unforgettable Basilica! After lunch, we will continue our visit to the Archeological area. Gain your special access to the Colosseum and, once inside, breath the bloody past of the amphitheatre and its atmosphere lead by passionate and expert guides. Let's admire the splendid arch of Constantine, climb the Palatine hill and stomp on the legendary via Sacra. Tour includes: Skip the Line Entrance to Vatican Museums, Colosseum, Roman Forum, guide service, headsets, lunch. (Beverage is not included)
- 11 night small group tour* (18 guests max) of Northern Italy (see below for day to day itinerary) including: 11 nights in boutique accommodation (1nt Perugia, 2nt Tuscany, 2nts Lucca, 1nt Santa Margherita Ligure, 1nt Cherasco, 2nt Lake Maggiore, 1nt Tirano, 1nt Trento) | Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader | Premium mini-coach transportation | Daily European-style breakfast (B), 2 lunches (L), 6 evening meals (D) | Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Isola Madre and Isola Bella, The Pisa Baptistery of St John
- 1 night post-tour accommodation in Venice with breakfast
- One way transfer from Venice hotel to airport

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Small Group tour
No more than 18 guests - Itinerary

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. (D)

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. (B,D)

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. (B,L,D)

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. (B)

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. (B)

Day 6 LUCCA – CAMOGLI – SAN FRUTTUOSO – PORTOFINO – SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE
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. (B)

Day 7 SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE – BAROLO – 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. (B,D)

Day 8 CHERASCO – 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. (B,L)

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. (B)

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. (B,D)

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. (B,D)

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. (B)

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*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single, triple or quad) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (21Nov18). All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. **All airfares/taxes are based on 2018 rates/schedules and subject to change until bookable approximately 10 months prior to departure. Once booked all airfares/taxes are due in full 24 hours from reservation and strict cancellation/change fees apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Offer subject to availability at time of booking. ^Italian city hotels must charge a local govt tax directly to guests upon checkout - this is not included in prices listed here. Offer ends 31Mar19 or until sold out/withdrawn. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty.

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Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single, triple or quad) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (21Nov18). All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. **All airfares/taxes are based on 2018 rates/schedules and subject to change until bookable approximately 10 months prior to departure. Once booked all airfares/taxes are due in full 24 hours from reservation and strict cancellation/change fees apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Offer subject to availability at time of booking. ^Italian city hotels must charge a local govt tax directly to guests upon checkout - this is not included in prices listed here. Offer ends 31Mar19 or until sold out/withdrawn. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty.