Best of Italy & Dalmatian Coast Cruise 2019
Legend:IFM: In Flight Meal B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner
Day 1 & 2: PERTH TO ROMEIFMD
Your holiday begins when you are picked up from home by a private vehicle and transferred to the airport. Meet your fellow travellers and Kings Tour Manager and fly to Rome. Upon arrival into Rome we will transfer to our hotel. The afternoon will be at leisure. Tonight dinner will be served in the hotel.
Hotel: Una Hotel Roma or similar for 2 nights
Day 3: VIP VATICAN AND ROMEB
In the morning, you will be joined by a Local Expert to guide you through the art collection of the Vatican Museums, culminating beneath Michelangelo’s famous ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Your VIP visit includes fast-tracked entry and a behind-the-scenes look at the Vatican usually closed to visitors (Access to Bramante Staircase is subject to availability). More of Michelangelo’s genius is on display next door in St. Peter’s Basilica. Then venture inside the Colosseum to learn about the mighty Gladiators and visit Palatine Hill. Later, walk with your Travel Director to perhaps toss a coin in the Trevi, Fountain, and enjoy time in Piazza Navona.
Day 4: ROME TO SIENA TO FLORENCEB L
After breakfast we travel to Siena, distinguished by its medieval brick buildings. The fan-shaped central square, Piazza del Campo, is the site of the Palazzo Pubblico, the Gothic town hall, and Torre del Mangia, a slender 14th-century tower with sweeping views from its distinctive white crown. After free time to explore Siena we depart for Florence.
Hotel: Athenaeum Personal Hotel Florence or similar for 3 nights
Day 5: SAN GIMIGNANO AND FLORENCE SIGHTSEEINGB L
After breakfast we will be taken to see another part of Tuscany visiting San Gimignano including lunch at a typical Tuscan Farm, where all their produce is organic and their wines delicious. After lunch we drive to Volterra for a guided tour of this magical Etruscan/Roman & Medieval hill top city. There will be some free time to either shop or just sit and soak up the atmosphere.
Day 6: FLORENCE SIGHTSEEINGB
This morning we join our local guide to explore Florence. We have arranged Skip the line passes to see Michelangelo’s 'David' at the Accademia Gallery before enjoying a leisurely paced walking tour of Florence. Experience world-famous artwork and the Renaissance city’s top attractions, including the Florence Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio. As you go, gain insight about Florentine art and architecture. The rest of your afternoon will be at leisure.
Day 7: FLORENCE TO VERONA ONTO VENICEB D
Continue to the elegant city of Verona, the setting of one of literature’s most tragic and best known love stories between starcrossed
lovers. See the ancient Roman Arena, still used for Opera performances and stand beneath Juliet’s balcony in a Renaissance courtyard of the supposed Capulet home - can you recite Shakespeare’s immortal words? Your travels continue through the Soave vineyards, passing Padua, and on to the canals of Venice.
Hotel: SHG Salute Palace Venice for 2 nights
Day 8: VENICEB D
Even for the experienced traveller, there can be no better joy than waking up in Venice. Admire the art of glassblowing when you visit a traditional arts centre on Giudecca Island. Then cruise by private launch along canals lined with ornate palaces to arrive at St. Mark’s Square where St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge's Palace and its adjoining Bridge of Sighs await. Board your gondola to be serenaded through the beautiful canals, passing waterlapped doorways and Rococo palaces. Relax amongst the romantic atmosphere as you drift along. The afternoon is yours to enjoy at leisure. Tonight cruise the islands of the Venetian Lagoon to Burano, where we sit down to a sumptuous Celebration Dinner with wine, sampling the local specialties.
Day 9: VENICE / EMBARK THE CRUISEB D
We have a relaxing morning before we check out of the hotel and transfer to the cruise terminal to board the Celebrity Constellation.
Cruise: Celebrity Constellation for 9 nights
Day 10: CRUISE | KOPER, SLOVENIAB L D
Day 11: CRUISE | RIJEKA, CROATIAB L D
Day 12: CRUISE | DUBROVNIK, CROATIAB L D
Day 13: CRUISE | KOTOR, MONTENEGROB L D
Day 14: CRUISE | AT SEAB L D
Day 15: CRUISE | VALLETA, MALTAB L D
Day 16: CRUISE | CATANIA, SICILY, ITALYB L D
Day 17: CRUISE | NAPLES, ITALYB L D
Day 18 & 19: ROME / DISEMBARK CRUISE - FLY TO PERTHIFMB
After a wonderful cruise you will disembark and transfer to Rome Airport for your flight home to Perth. Upon arrival into Perth your driver will be waiting to transfer you home.
Explore Italy’s captivating landscapes, culture and the mouth-watering flavours before embarking on a 9 night cruise of the Dalmatian coast onboard Celebrity Constellation. Celebrity Constellation is newly refreshed. Luxurious and upscale on every level and continues to set new standards in modern luxury vacations.
- Home pick-up and return by Hughes
- Fully Escorted by a Kings Tour Manager
- Return economy airfares and taxes
- 7 nights’ accommodation deluxe accommodation
- 9 nights’ onboard the Celebrity Constellation
- Breakfast daily, 11 lunches and 12 dinners and all entertainment onboard the cruise
- All sightseeing and entry fees as per itinerary, gratuities for travel director and driver
- Gratuities for travel director and driver, luxury coach with a professional driver
A Kings Tour Manager is based on reaching a minimum number. For this holiday, as a cruise in involved, once you have paid the deposit on the tour, it is forwarded to the cruise company to secure your stateroom. The cruise will proceed regardless of whether minimum numbers are met in order to send a Kings Tour Manager.
Home pick-up and return is included based on a set radius – surcharges will apply outside these areas. Other special conditions may apply to each individual tour, please contact the office for further details. Organised shore excursions are an additional expense.
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: 26