Italy Cruise: Hidden Treasures from Florence to Venice – Abercrombie & Kent

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Italy Cruise: Hidden Treasures from Florence to Venice – Abercrombie & Kent

Sail along nearly the entire navigable coast of beautiful Italy on an all-encompassing A&K voyage. From the iconic cities of Venice and Rome to exotic Sicily and less frequented treasures such as Matera, Urbino, Sardinia and Corsica, you will see all this amazing country has to offer.

JOURNEY Overview

Join A&K’s famed Expedition Team for a 12-day, spectacularly all-encompassing voyage that explores the landmarks and hidden gems of of Italy. Begin with two days in Florence before cruising on all-balcony Le Dumont d’Urville to more iconic destinations, including Rome, Venice and Sicily. You also visit less frequented treasures such as Matera, Urbino, Sardinia and Corsica.

Journey Highlights

  • Cruise the best of Italy for nine nights on exclusively chartered Le Dumont d’Urville, enjoying all-balcony accommodations and a capacity limited to just 148 guests
  • Spend two nights at a luxury hotel in Florence’s city centre
  • Sail with a remarkable team curated by A&K featuring our acclaimed Expedition Team, a skilled service staff and crew, and one of the best personnel-to-guest ratios at 1 to 1.2
  • Experience all-inclusive cruising with included gratuities, unlimited house drinks, every onboard meal and most meals ashore, port charges, complimentary Wi-Fi, and Traveller’s Valet laundry service
  • Enjoy a choice of included curated excursions led by A&K local guides throughout your voyage
  • Delight in the enchanted islands of Corsica and Sardinia
  • Explore historic Sicily and idyllic Puglia with special excursions that include farmhouse visits, cooking lessons and nature walks
  • Spend a full day exploring timelessly romantic Venice
  • Discover Le Marche and visit Urbino’s historic centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Combine this expedition with our Adriatic Voyage: Croatia, Montenegro & Greece for the European cruise of a lifetime

 

 

Expired on Thursday May 30th, 2024

Expired on Thursday May 30th, 2024

Sep 2: Arrive Florence, Italy

Arrive in Florence and transfer to The Westin Excelsior, where you join your fellow A&K guests for an elegant welcome reception.

The Westin Excelsior, Florence

Gracing the banks of the Arno River, Florence is the definitive cradle of the Renaissance, boasting one of the most impressive collections of art and architecture in the world. Today, you might embark on a walking tour of the historic city centre and the Oltrarno District. Alternately, leave the city behind for a truffle hunt in the rolling hills of Tuscany. Art lovers might opt for a tour of the Accademia and Uffizi galleries, home to such Renaissance masterpieces as Michelangelo’s David, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Annunciation and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus. Enjoy the evening at leisure in Florence.

The Westin Excelsior, Florence | Meals: BL

The charming region of Tuscany captures the very essence of the Italian heartland. Today, opt for Tuscan adventures in Florence, Pisa or Lucca. You might choose a visit to Palazzo Vecchio, the former residence of the powerful Medici clan; explore Pisa’s grand Baptistery, Campo Santo, Duomo and world-famous Leaning Tower; or stroll Lucca’s picturesque town centre, Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, and its impressive 16th-century ramparts. Later, drive to the port of Livorno and board your expedition vessel. Once you are settled in to your cabin, join your fellow guests for a welcome dinner celebrating the anticipation of the exciting cruise to follow.

Le Dumont d’Urville | Meals: BLD

Disembark in the port of Civitavecchia and transfer to Rome, the former capital of one of the greatest empires the world has ever seen. Built one century on top of the other, the Italian capital’s landscape of iconic Imperial Roman ruins stands layered amid the modernity of a cosmopolitan metropolis. Here, you might explore the Vatican’s incomparable treasures, tour central Rome’s narrow streets and iconic Trevi Fountain (pausing for a private visit to Palazzo Colonna) see the Colosseum and enjoy some free time in the charming Trastevere district, or savour a hands-on culinary experience at a former Papal palace in the hilltop village of Castel Gondolfo.

Le Dumont d’Urville | Meals: BLD

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.

Le Dumont d’Urville | Meals: BLD

Today, explore the wild and remote island enclave of Sardinia, coming ashore in its historic port city and capital, Cagliari. Stroll the Old Town, taking in views of the Roman amphitheatre, and visiting Saint Mary and Saint Cecilia Cathedrals. Alternately, hike Sardinia’s gentle hills and splendid vistas or sample local varietals and culinary specialties at a local winery.

Le Dumont d’Urville | Meals: BLD

Hosting a culture, landscape and flavour all its own, Sicily was colonised at various times by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans and Aragonese, with each group contributing something to see, taste and hear. Today, come ashore in the eastern Sicilian port of Messina. From here, you might opt for a walking tour of the intimate clifftop enclave, Taormina, pausing to take in stunning views of Mount Etna from the Greek Theatre. Alternately, set out on a 4x4 excursion to Mount Etna’s crater or take a scenic drive capped off with a tasting of the region’s distinctive local wines.

Le Dumont d’Urville | Meals: BLD

Relish a day of relaxation, enjoying the amenities of your ship and engaging presentations by our experts.

Le Dumont d’Urville | Meals: BLD

Disembark in Bari, vibrant capital of the Puglia region. Today, choose from a culinary experience at a local farmhouse, a visit to the intriguing Castel del Monte, a nature trek through the hills of Alta Murgia National Park or a drive inland to explore Matera’s cave dwellings.

Le Dumont d’Urville | Meals: BLD

Explore Le Marche, a region renowned for its landscapes, history and artistic heritage. Disembarking in Ancona, you might opt to tour the Renaissance art and architecture of Urbino, privately visit the Villa Imperiale in Pesaro or savour a wine experience in the breathtaking countryside.

Le Dumont d’Urville | Meals: BLD

From its earliest days, Venice’s ethereal, romantic waterscape has bewitched artists, poets, musicians and travellers from around the world. Experience Venice’s beguiling magic firsthand with a private water taxi tour, pausing at St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. Alternatively, you might explore St. Mark’s Square on foot and go off the beaten path to discover the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, the city’s largest church. Or, escape to the Orto di Venezia winery and the glassworks of the Murano islands.

Le Dumont d’Urville | Meals: BLD

Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight or set sail on A&K’s Adriatic Voyage: Croatia, Montenegro & Greece.

Meals: B

DATE & PRICES

Sep 13, 2024 – Sep 24, 2024

CABIN CLASS PRICE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Le Dumont d’Urville: Classic Stateroom – Category 1 AU$23,070pp  AU$24,610 AU$4,614  AU$18,455
Le Dumont d’Urville: Deluxe Stateroom – Category 2 AU$25,375pp  AU$26,915 AU$5,048  AU$20,190
Le Dumont d’Urville: Prestige Stateroom – Category 3 AU$28,450pp  AU$29,990 AU$5,625  AU$22,500
Le Dumont d’Urville: Deluxe Suite – Category 4 AU$37,685pp  AU$39,225 AU$33,915
Le Dumont d’Urville: Privilege Suite – Category 5 AU$41,530pp  AU$43,070 AU$37,375
Le Dumont d’Urville: Prestige Two-Room Suite – Category 6 AU$53,070pp  AU$54,610 AU$47,760
Le Dumont d’Urville: Grand Deluxe Suite – Category 7 AU$61,530pp  AU$63,070 AU$55,375
Le Dumont d’Urville: Owner’s Suite – Category 8 AU$65,375pp  AU$66,915 AU$58,840

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

DATE & PRICES

Sep 02, 2025 – Sep 13, 2025

CABIN CLASS PRICE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Le Dumont d’Urville: Classic Stateroom – Category 1 AU$24,485pp AU$12,240
Le Dumont d’Urville: Deluxe Stateroom – Category 2 AU$27,545pp AU$13,770
Le Dumont d’Urville: Prestige Stateroom – Category 3 AU$30,605pp AU$15,300
Le Dumont d’Urville: Deluxe Suite – Category 4 AU$40,555pp AU$30,420
Le Dumont d’Urville: Privilege Suite – Category 5 AU$45,150pp AU$33,895
Le Dumont d’Urville: Prestige Two-Room Suite – Category 6 AU$57,395pp AU$43,080
Le Dumont d’Urville: Grand Deluxe Suite – Category 7 AU$66,575pp AU$49,970
Le Dumont d’Urville: Owner’s Suite – Category 8 AU$71,170pp AU$67,620

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Terms and Conditions

Early Bookings Discount: Savings are per person in all stateroom categories and suites. Offer subject to availability and may be with withdrawn at any time.

Save 75% on the single supplement in stateroom categories 1-3 on select 2024 Luxury Expedition Cruises. Offer subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Not combinable with any other single supplement discounts.

Expired on Thursday May 30th, 2024

Journey Details

This journey contains some active elements, including walks over uneven terrain and optional, challenging hikes.
Minimum age is 7 years.
Categories 4–8 include room upgrade at the hotel and butler service aboard the ship.
First group event: welcome briefing at 6:30 p.m. on Sep 2.
Last group event: disembarkation by 9:00 a.m. on Sep 13.

INCLUDED WITH THIS LUXURY EXPEDITION CRUISE

  • An Exclusively Chartered, All-Inclusive Voyage Led by A&K’s Expedition Team and Local Guides
  • Airport Meet and Greet and Transfers
  • Private Balcony with Every Onboard Accommodation and Butler Service with Every Suite
  • Maximum Personnel-to-Guest Ratio of 1 to 1.2 and ship occupancy limited to 80 percent
  • Culinary Program Featuring French-Inspired Cuisine, Including House Drinks, Afternoon Tea and Pastries
  • 24-Hour Room Service and Breakfast in Bed on board
  • Choice of Curated, All-Inclusive Shore Excursions
  • Enrichment program, lectures and presentations
  • Traveller’s Valet® Laundry Service on board
  • All Gratuities, Port Charges and Taxes
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on Board and in Hotels
  • Onboard Service from an English-Speaking Staff, Including an Accredited Physician
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support

Expired on Thursday May 30th, 2024

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