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Islands of the Mediterranean

22 day tour from $15,595 per person share twin
Flying Emirates
This tour is guaranteed to travel

Sale Period

Until 21 Aug 19


22 day tour from
per person share twin Flying Emirates
This tour is guaranteed to travel

Islands of the Mediterranean

Personally escorted by Jill Worrall.
Join me to visit the islands of Malta, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica and Elba. Four islands under three different flags (British, Italian and French), with a rich diversity of culture, history and landscapes but all set in the glorious Mediterranean Sea.

Late September-early October is off peak in the Mediterranean, so although it might not be quite as warm as in summer the tremendous advantage will be far fewer tourists. We are planning to island- hop by ferry through the Italian islands of Sicily (visiting some of its superb Roman ruins and enjoying it fantastic food and wine along the way), and Sardinia with its rugged mountains and ruins of the mysterious Nuragic civilisation (which dates back to 1500BC).  We will also explore Corsica, which is French territory but very proudly Corsican with its immensely diverse landscapes and intriguing history. 

Our tour will also include the island of Elba (where Napoleon was exiled) and once on the Italian mainland we will stop at Lucca before our tour finishes in the glorious Renaissance city of Florence. This would be a very complex tour to organise independently, so join me as all the hard work has been done for you! As a land-based tour (using ferries between islands) it’s also a tour few other operators are offering and certainly will give you a much more in-depth journey than you could ever experience on a cruise-based tour.

22 Day Full Escorted Holiday 
From $15,595 per person share twin, 3 extra nights from $1,450 per person
From $18,545 per single traveler, 3 extra nights from $2,050 per person
Travel: 21 Sep - 14 Oct 19

Deal Includes
 Return economy class flights from Christchurch or Auckland to Malta and return from Rome on Emirates
 Includes all ground transportation including ferries
 First class hotels with a mix of smaller authentic hotels
 All breakfasts, six lunches and twelve dinners
 All sightseeing as specified in the itinerary 
 All group tipping
 Expert local guides
 Fully escorted from NZ by your tour operator Jill Worrall

• Visit five diverse and fascinating Mediterranean islands – Malta, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica and Elba in the one tour.
• Tour history-rich Malta including its capital, Valetta, and its stunning coastline.
• Explore Sicily’s UNESCO-listed archaeological treasure-trove that is Syracuse.
• Experience Mt Etna, Europe’s largest and most active volcano.
• Visit Sicily’s Valley of the Temples with its spectacular Greek monuments.
• Wander through one of the legendary food markets in Sicily’s capital Palermo.
• Cross the Mediterranean to Sardinia by night ferry.
• Explore Sardinia’s historic and architectural landmarks including its unique and ancient Nuragic civilisation.
• Dip your toes in the waters of Sicily’s beautiful Emerald Coast.
• Cruise out to the Maddalena Archipelago between Sardinia and Corsica.
• Tour Corsica’s oldest town, Bonifacio.
• See Napoleon’s birthplace, Corsica’s capital, Ajaccio.
• Explore the beautifully authentic inland Corsican town of Sartene.
• Visit Elba, where Napoleon was exiled.
• Spend time in one of Italy’s most loved cities, Lucca, in Tuscany.
• Explore Anchiano, the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci and the museum dedicated to the genius in Vinci.
• Along the way taste a wide range of delicious regional foods and wines with seven lunches and 12 dinners included.
• You will be accompanied by expert tour managers and highly knowledgeable local guides.
• The tour will be escorted from New Zealand by tour operator and manager Jill Worrall.

If you are a solo traveller and are interested in sharing a cabin, please just let us know.

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Terms and Conditions

Valid for new bookings from 15 December. Ticket taxes and surcharges are included in the advertised price. A non-refundable deposit of $2500 pp is required upon confirmation. Departure is guaranteed subject to a minimum 15 passengers. Full payment will be required by 03 June 2019. Other departure points from NZ domestic cities not included. Visa costs are not included. Itinerary is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. For full details please ask your House of Travel Consultant.
Booking note - Escorted Tour HOT Code: riccarton-med

Sale Period

Until 21 Aug 19

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