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2024 Italy Cruise: Hidden Treasures from Florence to Venice

Abercrombie Kent
USD $15,995

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Tour Itinerary

Join A&K’s famed Expedition Team fora 12-day, spectacularly all-encompassingvoyage that explores the landmarks andhidden gems of of Italy. Begin with twodays in Florence before cruising on all-balcony‘Le Bougainville’ to more iconicdestinations, including Rome, Veniceand Sicily. You also visit less frequentedtreasures such as Matera, Urbino, Sardiniaand Corsica.

Countries Visited

France , Italy

Cities Visited

Ancona , Bari , Corsica , Florence , Livorno , Rome , Sardinia , Sicily , Venice

  1. Day 1
    Florence, Italy
    Arrive in Florence and transfer to The Westin Excelsior,where you join your fellow A&K guests for an elegantwelcome reception.Hotel: The Westin Excelsior, Florence  
  2. Day 2
    Gracing the banks of the Arno River, Florence is thedefinitive cradle of the Renaissance, boasting one of themost impressive collections of art and architecture in theworld. Today, you might embark on a walking tour of thehistoric city center and the Oltrarno District. Alternately,leave the city behind for a truffle hunt in the rollinghills of Tuscany. Art lovers might opt for a tour of theAccademia and Uffizi galleries, home to such Renaissancemasterpieces as Michelangelo'''s David, Leonardo da Vinci'''sThe Annunciation and Botticelli'''s Birth of Venus. Enjoy theevening at leisure in Florence.Hotel: The Westin Excelsior, Florence  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  3. Day 3
    Tuscany & Livorno
    The charming region of Tuscany captures the very essenceof the Italian heartland. Today, opt for Tuscan adventures inFlorence, Pisa or Lucca. You might choose a visit to PalazzoVecchio, the former residence of the powerful Medici clan;explore Pisa'''s grand Baptistery, Campo Santo, Duomo andworld-famous Leaning Tower; or stroll Lucca'''s picturesquetown center, Piazza dell'''Anfiteatro, and its impressive16th-century ramparts. Later, drive to the port of Livornoand board your expedition vessel. Once you are settled into your cabin, join your fellow guests for a welcome dinnercelebrating the anticipation of the exciting cruise to follow.Hotel: 'Le Bougainville'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Disembark in the port of Civitavecchia and transfer toRome, the former capital of one of the greatest empires theworld has ever seen. Built one century on top of the other,the Italian capital'''s landscape of iconic Imperial Romanruins stands layered amid the modernity of a cosmopolitanmetropolis. Here, you might explore the Vatican'''sincomparable treasures, tour central Rome'''s narrow streetsand iconic Trevi Fountain (pausing for a private visit toPalazzo Colonna, see the Colosseum and enjoy some freetime in the charming Trastevere district or savor a hands-onculinary experience at a former Papal palace in the hilltopvillage of Castel Gondolfo.Hotel: 'Le Bougainville'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Corsica, France
    Arrive in the ancient fortress town of Bonifacio to explore Corsica, the enchanting mountainous Mediterranean island where Napoleon Bonaparte was born in 1769. Once ashore, explore the citadel's medieval houses, chapels, and web of alleyways. Afterward, you may wish to stroll the cobbled streets, historic buildings and quayside of Porto Vecchio'''s Old Town. Or, opt for a hike to Castellu d'''Araghju for stunning views of the coast.Hotel: 'Le Bougainville'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Sardinia, Italy
    Today, explore the wild and remote island enclave ofSardinia, coming ashore in its historic port city and capital,Cagliari. Stroll the Old Town, taking in views of theRoman amphitheater, and visiting Saint Mary and SaintCecilia Cathedrals. Alternately, hike Sardinia'''s gentle hillsand splendid vistas or sample local varietals and culinaryspecialties at a local winery.Hotel: 'Le Bougainville'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Hosting a culture, landscape and flavor all its own, Sicily wascolonized at various times by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs,Normans and Aragonese, with each group contributingsomething to see, taste and hear. Today, come ashore in theeastern Sicilian port of Messina. From here, you might optfor a walking tour of the intimate clifftop enclave, Taormina,pausing to take in stunning views of Mount Etna from theGreek Theater. Alternately, set out on a 4x4 excursion toMount Etna'''s crater or take a scenic drive capped off with atasting of the region'''s distinctive local wines.Hotel: 'Le Bougainville'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    At Sea
    Relish a day of relaxation, enjoying the amenities of yourship and engaging presentations by our experts.Hotel: 'Le Bougainville'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Disembark in Bari, vibrant capital of the Puglia region.Today, choose from a culinary experience at a localfarmhouse, a visit to the intriguing Castel del Monte, anature trek through the hills of Alta Murgia National Park ora drive inland to explore Matera'''s cave dwellings.Hotel: 'Le Bougainville'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Explore Le Marche, a region renowned for its landscapes,history and artistic heritage. Disembarking in Ancona, youmight opt to tour the Renaissance art and architecture ofUrbino, privately visit the Villa Imperiale in Pesaro or savor awine experience in the breathtaking countryside.Hotel: 'Le Bougainville'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    From its earliest days, Venice'''s ethereal, romantic waterscapehas bewitched artists, poets, musicians and travellers fromaround the world. Experience Venice'''s beguiling magicfirsthand with a private water taxi tour, pausing at St. Mark'''sSquare and the Rialto Bridge. Alternatively, you mightexplore St. Mark'''s Square on foot and go off the beaten pathto discover the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari,the city'''s largest church. Or, escape to the Orto di Veneziawinery and the glassworks of the Murano islands.Hotel: 'Le Bougainville'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  12. Day 12
    Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight or set sail on A&K'''sAdriatic Voyage: Croatia, Montenegro & Greece.
    Meals:   Breakfast

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More than 55 offices in more than 30 countries
Abercrombie & Kent has over 55 offices in more than 30 countries, a global family consisting of more than 2,500 dedicated travel experts. Chief among them is the Resident Tour Director who leads each group departure, providing unmatched on-the-ground expertise with A&K local guides contributing along the way.

Small groups make travelling safely that much easier
Abercrombie & Kent small groups make it much easier to maintain cleaning and hygiene procedures and ensure adequate physical distance between guests. On a custom Tailor Made Journey, your group size is completely up to you, of course, and you travel only with the people you choose on most activities.

Wearing masks
On all journeys, masks must be worn in accordance with local regulations and service provider requirements. We encourage you to bring your own masks; a supply will be on hand where needed. Note all protocols are subject to change in accordance with relevant guidelines, local regulations and conditions.

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Abercrombie & Kent worldwide network is always on hand to answer questions and address any concerns you may have. Local offices are experienced in handling emergencies and have the contacts and knowledge to support guests 24/7 in the event of medical challenges, including, if necessary, arranging for doctor’s visits or even emergency medical evacuation.

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