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    Arrival Florence

    Day 1 Arrival Florence

    On arrival in Florence you will be transferred to the hotel. Check in. The day is at leisure to explore the city on your own. Overnight at hotel in Florence.
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    Florence – Leaning tower of Pisa – Siena

    Day 2 Florence – Leaning tower of Pisa – Siena

    After breakfast, pick up your car and drive towards Pisa city. Park you car at the main car park & travel on foot towards the city center. You have time free to roam about the city and visit the leaning tower (entrance included). Post lunch, drive south towards the famous vineyard region of Siena. Check into the hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Siena. (B)
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    Siena: Hot Air Balloon, Self Drive to Chianti, Dinner at Local Restaurant

    Day 3 Siena: Hot Air Balloon, Self Drive to Chianti, Dinner at Local Restaurant

    This morning, take in the gorgeous view of Tuscan lands. The hot air balloon will take you upto 2000feat over rolling hills, Italian villas, imposing castles and sprawling vineyards and olive gardens. Toast this experience with a glass of sparkling wine. Return to hotel for breakfast. Today, self-drive to Chianti region and explore the town, vineyards, and olive gardens. You can also get a chance to taste the wine at one of the estates (Chianti Classico being one of the wines). Tip: The gelato ice-cream is worth the try Return to Siena. In the evening, experience an authentic Italian moment in the Tuscan countryside. Patrizia opens the doors of her beautiful villa located at a stone's throw from Siena to share with you a typical Tuscan 'aperitivo' by the pool. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and taste local delicacies and fine wine. Overnight at hotel in Siena. (B)
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    Siena: Self-drive to Cinque terre

    Day 4 Siena: Self-drive to Cinque terre

    Cinque Terre is an area, declared World Heritage by UNESCO, where earth and sea fuse to create a unique and unforgettable landscape. The area consists of of rocky coasts made of caves, beaches and paths with breathtaking landscapes. The main towns are Manarola, Vernazza, Riomaggiore, Corniglia and Monterosso. (3hrs drive per way). You can choose to visit all or a few of the towns at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Siena (B)
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    Siena – Palermo

    Day 5 Siena – Palermo

    Today drive back to Florence airport, drop off your vehicle and take the flight to Palermo. Palermo a civilization on the edge of Europe, a place where you will find Arabic influenced market and Baroque churches. On arrival, pick up your vehicle and transfer to the hotel. Relax and enjoy the evening at leisure. In the evening proceed to a Spa centre for a 45mins relaxing massage. Overnight at hotel in Palermo. (B)
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    Palermo: Walking tour

    Day 6 Palermo: Walking tour

    Today take a 3 hour tour of the street food of Palermo, the authentic art treasures and beautiful monuments of Palermo and you can browse through the street markets which represent a true mix of culture, customs and food tradition. Walk along the old Cassaro (Corso Vittorio Emanuele), see Ballarò, Capo and Vucciria markets, the oldest and most popular areas of Palermo. The richness of the artistic treasures of Palermo join the gastronomy and street food. The walk will be an opportunity to taste some specialties from Palermo including the distinctive flavors of the street food, the "sfincione" (dough topped with onion, cheese, bread crumbs, tomato and oregano), the "panelle" (fried chickpea flour), the "crocché" (potatoes crochettes), the "arancine" stuffed with meat or butter (ball of rice stuffed), caponata (eggplants with tomatoes, capers, onions and olives) and a little cannolo (dessert filled with a cream containing ricotta).Overnight at hotel in Palermo. (B)
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    Palermo – Self-drive to Cefalu and Corleone

    Day 7 Palermo – Self-drive to Cefalu and Corleone

    Today you will get time to explore the nearby towns. Drive to Corlene, a charming old town in Sicily popularized by the filming of the movie “Godfather”. It also has a rich archeological history you can learn more at the MuseoCivico. If you are a nature lover you can stop at the BorgottaFicuza nature reserve which lies between Palermo and Corleone. From Corleone proceed to Cefalu, well known for its pristine beaches. Apart from the beaches, take out some time to visit the ancient laundry area. During the ancient times, women used to wash their families clothes here. You get to see the pools being filled with water and pass through narrow lanes which flow into the sea. San’t Ambrogio is another place to visit, a quaint area tucked in a hill. It is 5kms from Cefalu. Return to Palermo. Overnight at hotel in Palermo. (B)
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    Palermo: Mt Etna self drive

    Day 8 Palermo: Mt Etna self drive

    Today after breakfast, you get a chance to visit one of the world active volcanoes. Located about 3hrs away from Palermo, Mt Etna is an active volcano which erupts lava now and then. You can take the a walk on the Silvestri craters or take the cable car and off the vehicle road to a higher altitude. From here you can admire the views of the sea and the craters. Overnight at hotel in Palermo. (B)
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    Palermo – Back Home

    Day 9 Palermo – Back Home

    Today check out, and drop of your vehicle at the airport for your flight back home. (B)
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    Accomodation

    Location Premium (4.5 – 5*) Deluxe (3.5 - 4.5*) Standard (2.5 - 3.5*)
    Palermo Grand Hotel Igea Artemisia Palace Hotel Ibis Style
    Siena Grand Hotel Continental Relais Cappucina Hotel Duomo
    Florence Regency Hotel Hilton Garden Inn Hotel Select
    Note: Accommodation will be provided in the Hotels/Resorts mentioned above or in similar category.
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    Package Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • 08 night accommodation with breakfast • Above accommodation at room categories higher than basic • Airport to hotel transfer on private basis in Florence • 10 Days Rental Fee from Florence to Florence and Palermo to Palermo – (Lancia Y or Similar Manual or for standard and deluxe package and BMW S1 Automatic for Premium package – Convertible vehicle on request at additional charge) • Leaning tower of Pisa ticket only • Hot Air Balloon ride including a glass of chamangne and transfer on seat in coach basis • Dinner at local restaurant in Siena • Walking tour of Palermo with a small group • 45mins relax massage at Bellesere Spa Palermo

    Exclusions

    • International and domestic airfare • Tips and Porterage • Optional tours and transfers • Entrance to sightseeing/tour points – to the recommended areas • Visa and insurance • Adventure activities can be pre booked at additional charge
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    Package Price (per person)

    Validity: 21 Mar 2017 to 31 Mar 2019 BARRING PEAK AND BLOCK OUT PERIODS

    Rooming Basis Premium (4.5 – 5*) Deluxe (3.5 - 4.5*) Standard (2.5 - 3.5*)
    Adult Twin Sharing EUR 1688 EUR 1104 EUR 1046
    EXCL GST OF 5.0%
    Package Price may vary as per actual Date of Travel
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