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 What's new with CIT ITALY and SWITZERLAND in 2017?

   
SWITZERLAND
  NEW 20 page 2017 e-brochure
 

 

 

 










    Scenic rail journeys, road trips, food & wine, art, history & culture, walking, cycling, luxury, small groups, mini-stays and mountain excursions (all rail journeys include a half fare Swiss Card which offers many half price mountain excursions.

Some Highlights
* 9 day Grand train tour of Switzerland (daily May-15 Oct)
* 11 day Glaciers to Gondolas (daily 16 Apr - 19 Oct)
* 8 day Top spots of Switzerland (Saturdays Mar - Sep)
* 7 day Authentic Switzerland (daily May - Oct)
* 8 day Track the Bernina Express - hiking (Jun - Oct)

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ITALY
  New escorted and self drive holidays

    * Small group slow food tours in Tuscany, Campania & Sicily
* Cooking tours in Abruzzo & Puglia
* Family fun packages including cooking & 'gladiator school'
* self drive boating in the Venetian Lagoon
* Aeolian Island cruise
* pre & post cruise packages Rome, Venice & Cinque Terre
* 105 new self catering properties in brochure Lake Como | Cinque Terre | Sorrento | Amalfi Coast | Sardinia | Sicily | Puglia | Milan | Venice | Umbria | Tuscany | Rome | Florence | Venice


Walking Tour:

Western Sicily/Egadi Islands Walk - 7 days fm AUD 1850
 
                         
  Discover the remarkable west and spend four days exploring the beautiful Egadi Islands, followed by Sicily's first national park, a spectacular piece of coastline stretching along the  Castellamare Gulf.
* self guided walking tour - stunning coastal walks
* visit the ancient village of Erice (pictured on right)
* maps and detailed walking instructions provided
* daily breakfast included

Daily on request: 01 Jan - 31 Dec 2017
                                    
   
Culture, History & Art
  Treasures of Italy - 5 days from AUD 2195 pp share twin



Discover the vibrant cities of Italy and their breathtaking art and architecture visiting Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Padua, Venice and Montepulciano.  (Fully escorted small group - max 15)

* Visit Florence - the cradle of the Renaissance
* Skip the line access to St. Mark's Basilica in Venice
* Explore the wine region of Tuscany
* English speaking tour guide
* 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners included
Departs: 13,27 May | 10,24 Jun | 8,22 Jul | 19 Aug | 9,23 Sep | 7,21 Oct
     
Abruzzo

Essence of Abruzzo - 7 days from AUD 2231 pp share twin



Abruzzo spreads from the Apenine mountains to the Adriatic Sea and offers a wide variety of landscapes and sea scapes alongside a very diverse gastronomic heritage.  (Small group tour - max 16)
* Hands on cooking classes - discover Abruzzo's gastronomic heritage
* Seasonal specialities and activities
* 3 or 4 cooking lessons included
* 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners included
Departs: 09 Apr | 21 May | 4,18 Jun | 2,16 Jul | 27 Aug | 10,17 Sep | 15 Oct | 5 Nov | 3 Dec 2017
     
Puglia

Flavours of Puglia - 8 days from AUD 2498



Nicknames the heel of italy, Puglia's cuisine has been influenced over the centuries by neighbours and invaders.  The Greeks left their mark with fragrant, herb infused lamb spit roasted over a fire Discover olive groves, whitewashed houses, turquoise seas, baroque churches & 13th century castles on this small group cooking tour - max 10.

* Learn to cook specialities such as orecchiette pasta
* all meals and wine included

Departs: 6,13,20 May | 3,10,17 Jun | 23,30 Sep | 7 Oct

     
Tuscany

Gourmet Tuscany - 8 days from AUD 2873 pp share twin



Experience the philosophy of the Slow Food movement on this unique small group tour of Tuscany (max 25).  Visit the fascinating towns of Pienza, Montepulciano, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Montalcino and the wine growing Chianti area. 

* 5 guided tastings of Slow Food wines and/or Presidia products
   from the Tuscany region
* English speaking professional tour leader & licensed local guides
* 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 3 dinners included

Departs: 21 May | 11 Jun | 10 Sep
     
Cruise

Aeolian Islands Cruise - 8 days fm AUD 3007 pp s/twin



Sail into the sun on board a traditional wooden gulet and discover the exclusive charm of the UNESCO protected Aeolian Islands.  Fully escorted small group tour - max 20

* Discover the 'Sulphur Island' of Vulcano, and visit the Grotta del
   Cavello
* view from the sea the majestic stromboli Volcano
* explore Lipari, the largest island
* 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners included
Departs: Saturdays between 20 May - 14 Oct 2017




Sicily

Culinary Sicily - 8 days from AUD 3341 pp share twin


  Experience the philosophy of the Slow Food movement on this unique small group tour of Sicily (max 25), discovering unique attractions, a rich cultural heritage and delicious food and wine as you go.

* Discover Sicily's rich cultural heritage
* Sampling of Slow Food Presidia products - delicious and authentic traditional foods
* 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 3 dinners included

Departs: 21 May | 11 Jun | 10 Sep 2017


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