THE BEST OF THE MED
through Rome, flow through Florence, visit Vienna and meander around the Mediterranean before bowing out in Barcelona on a 27-day tour.
King William Travel with Insight Vacations is offering the escorted Splendour of Italy and Grand Mediterranean Cruise for $10,188 a person. The price includes airfares from Adelaide, all hotel accommodation, 26 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 19 dinners. The tour departs on August 12.
A limousine will pick you up from your home in the metropolitan area and take you to the airport for the flight to Rome via Singapore. On arrival you will be taken on an orientation tour of the ancient city before checking into your hotel.
The next day visit the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the ancient Colosseum and the fantastic Forum. You get the chance to explore at your own pace in the afternoon. There’s more time to find your own Roman magic after a visit to the Villa d’este on the outskirts of the city on Day 4.
A luxury coach will take you to Florence, stopping in the medieval city of Sienna on the way. In Florence, a local guide will show you the Duomo cathedral and the Uffizi Gallery, which contains works of art by some of the most famous Italian masters.
The next stop is the fashion capital of Milan, also home to the La Scala Opera House, then it’s on to Stresa in the Italian Lake District for two nights. Here you can follow the shore of Lake Como, board the ferry to Bellagio then return and continue to Lake Lugano.
From Stresa it’s on to Verona, where a local guide will take you to the Casa de Giulietta, home to Shakespeare’s