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SERENADES OF DALMATIA & TUSCANY - Fly Cruise departs 17th Aug 2019

Fly, Cruise & Tour 19 nights with Ponant`s Le Lyrial from Rome to Venice plus Tuscany small group tour. Twin from $13,255*pp

HIGHLIGHTS:
- Take in UNESCO World Heritage sites from the Cinque Terre to Siena
- Unlock the secrets of Tuscan cuisine with wine tastings and an exclusive cookery class
- Stay in a country house in the Tuscan Hills
- Cruise features UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the historical centre of Rome from Civitavecchia (embarkation port), Amalfi, Mount Etna from Taormina and its Greek Theatre, the old town of Dubrovnik, the lagoon of Venice (disembarkation port).
- The most beautiful ports of call in Dalmatia: Dubrovnik, Hvar & Rab
- Sailing by the Stromboli volcano

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PRICES per person in AUD from*
Twin Deluxe Balcony was $14,935 - NOW from $13,255*pp
Single Deluxe Balcony was $23,600 - NOW from $17,680
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SERENADES OF DALMATIA & TUSCANY Fly, Cruise & Tour package includes:
- Return economy class airfare** from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Rome and ex Florence on return inc taxes
- One way transfer from Rome airport to hotel
- FREE* 1 nights accommodation in Rome^ with breakfast
- One way transfer from Rome hotel to port
- 7 night Le Lyrial cruise from Rome to Venice 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 Venice port to hotel
- 2 nights accommodation in a 5-star hotel^ on Venice Island with breakfast
- One way transfer from Venice hotel to train station
- One way first class train ticket from Venice to Florence
- One way transfer from Florence train station to hotel
- 2 nights accommodation in a 5-star hotel^ Florence, with breakfast
- 6 night small group tour* (18 guests max) Tuscan Treats (see below for day to day itinerary) including: 6 nights in boutique accommodation (2nts Lucca, 1nt Volterra, 1nt Pienza, 2nts Tuscany) | Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader | Premium mini-coach transportation | Daily European-style breakfast (B), 2 lunches (L), 3 evening meals (D) | Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Cinque Terre, Baptistery of St John in Pisa, Siena Cathedral
- 1 night post-tour accommodation in Florence with breakfast
- One way transfer from Florence hotel to airport

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Small Group tour itinerary
No more than 18 guests - Itinerary

Day 1 FLORENCE – LUCCA
Your introduction to Italy begins with an in-depth guided walking tour of Florence. Then, it`s off to leafy Lucca, where cobbled streets and red-roofed buildings await. When we get there, we`ll learn about its fascinating history and fine architecture as we go beyond the city walls. Tonight, we`ll come together for the first of our delicious dinners at a local osteria. (D)

Day 2 LUCCA – CINQUE TERRE – LUCCA
Rocky coastline. Romantic candy-coloured villages. It`s time to explore the Italian Riviera`s sublime shoreline. Our route brings us to Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a tour highlight. After time spent discovering this beautiful area, we`ll return to Lucca. (B)

Day 3 LUCCA – PISA – VOLTERRA
Infamous and impossible to miss, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is a staggering sight and our first port of call today. Afterwards, we`ll travel on to Volterra, where you`ll have the chance to explore the town at your own leisure. Perched on a plateau, this magnificent and mysterious medieval walled town is our home for the night. There`s plenty of time for you to discover its unique character this evening. (B)

Day 4 VOLTERRA – SAN GIMIGNANO – SIENA – PIENZA
Today we`ll make tracks to San Gimignano, home to a magnificent piazza, meandering stepped streets and some beautifully preserved architecture. Here, we`ll visit Gelateria Dondoli to sample the creations of a master gelato maker, before carrying on to Fattoria San Donato for an indulgent wine tasting complete with bruschetta and local meats. After taking in the town`s head-turning historic centre, we`ll continue to Pienza with a stop at Siena along the way. Tonight, the evening is all yours. (B)

Day 5 PIENZA – TUSCANY
Pienza`s timeless charm and enchanting rural backdrop make it a serene spot to spend this morning on foot with your Tour Leader. After, we`ll sample some handcrafted Pecorino cheese and world-class wine. Driving onwards through the Chianti countryside, another gem awaits: a Tuscan country house that we`ll call home for the next two nights. (B,D)

Day 6 TUSCANY
Rise and shine! Today you`re cordially invited to the kitchen, where we`ll roll up our sleeves and put on our aprons. The villa`s chef will treat us to an exclusive lesson in making Tuscan delicacies before we sit down to savour the fruits of our labours for lunch. (B,L,D)

Day 7 TUSCANY – FLORENCE
Sadly, we have to say goodbye to our villa this morning – but there`s one more treat in store. On our way back to romantic Florence, we`ll stop off at an oil mill for a guided tour, olive oil tasting and light lunch. All in all, it`s a fitting end to a tour celebrating the natural beauty and culinary traditions of Tuscany. (B,L)

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*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (04Sep18). All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. 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 31Jan19 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) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (04Sep18). All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. 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 31Jan19 or until sold out/withdrawn. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty.