Italy Kayak into history
June 20th-July 2nd 2018
A feast of spectacular sights, history and magical waterways. You could only be in Italy!
From the stylish streets of Florence and the option to paddle the Arno River passing under the four main historical bridges, from the sparkling seas of the Italian Riviera, to the natural beauty of Cinque Terre National Park, to the soaring peaks of the Alpi Apuane range and its exquisite villages and walking tracks, from the rugged coastline of Elba Island to a spectacular finale – paddling the famous canals and lagoon of Venice. Celebrate Italy on this unforgettable kayaking and walking tour. 13 nights, 7 paddles on Italy’s most beautiful waterways plus many walks. Each place we visit has its own unique character and charm. All are quintessentially Italian, yet each is quite different from the others. Fully escorted by Freedom Outdoors, with expert local guides.
One of life's great experiences, paddling the Grand Canal in Venice
Kayak and hike Venice, Florence, Cinque Terre National Park, the Italian Riviera, Alpi Apuane Mountains, and Elba Island.
Superbly guided by locals who really know their stuff.
An insight into local culture
World renowned cuisine
Extra time in Florence
Every day is different - every day is special.
Florence pre-trip add-on
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How to sign on for this great adventure
A non-refundable deposit of $1,500 per person is required to secure your booking. Balance payable by March 31, 2018 - $5,950.
We will then email you bank details for the balance.
If you do not bank electronically, payment may be made at any Westpac branch or by cheque (add $5 for processing). No credit card payments for balance. Limited numbers – allocations strictly in order deposit received.
Single supplement add $960. Florence add-on $980. Italy has introduced a system of city taxes payable in cash at hotel check out. Typically these are 2 to 3 Euros per night per person and are not included in the cost of this tour. Cancellations advised in writing within 2 months of the trip start date will be charged at 50%. Cancellations within one month of the trip start date will be charged at 100%. Participants must arrange their own travel insurance. This should include cover for the cancellation charges noted above, personal injury, emergency medical treatment and transport costs, itinerary changes, delays, interruptions, and loss of or damage to personal items. While we are confident that demand for this trip will be strong, if fewer than 12 people register, Freedom Outdoors may choose to change the trip or not to proceed. All payments made, including the deposit will then be refunded if requested.
The price includes Guides/drivers throughout, at a guide to guest ratio of 1:8. All necessary vehicle, water-taxi and ferry travel from the Florence rendezvous on day 1 to the conclusion of the programme in Venice on July 2. 12 nights’ accommodation in hotels and vacation apartments (twin/double rooms with ensuites). 10 x breakfasts, 3 x lunches and 5 x 3-course dinners with wine. 6 guided kayaking trips including all necessary equipment hire. The 3-hour guided walk and bacari-tour in Venice (not including any personal food or drink purchases). Cinque Terre National Park two-day trail passes. Advice and assistance with other travel arrangements in Italy. Arrive early or stay on and see more. Excludes Sydney/Italy airfares.
… and other things you should know.
Itinerary and trip details correct as at August 12, 2017 but are subject to change. If currency fluctuations exceed 5%, the final price of the trip will be adjusted. Should you decide to voluntarily alter your travel arrangements after the commencement of your trip, Freedom Outdoors is not responsible for any additional costs you may incur.
Your personal safety on the water is always our top priority. For that reason it may be necessary to alter, substitute or abandon planned itineraries without advance warning. The programme outlined above may not be carried out in the order suggested. If conditions on the water are not suitable for kayaking, we may substitute walks. All paddlers must wear PFDs (supplied) while on the water. Trip guides will decide on safety matters, coordinate the group and advise changes.
No compensation will be paid should itinerary changes be necessary. Guides will carry a first aid kit and have Senior First Aid experience, however no doctor will accompany the group. You should ensure you are in sufficiently good health and are of at least average fitness. Guides cannot provide prescription medication. It is your responsibility to bring sufficient quantities of any specific medications you require. It’s a good idea to have a check-up prior to departure.
Please advise any specific dietary requirements. Inappropriate behaviour will result in you being required to leave the trip without compensation.
We strongly recommend you undertake at least three Freedom Outdoors day paddles in the three months leading up to the trip and that you attend one of the company’s Skills Workshops. Click here for details of upcoming trips and workshops. The fitter you are and the more aware you are of paddling technique, the better you will enjoy the trip.
This trip is not suitable for children under 14 years of age. All participants will be required to sign the standard Freedom Outdoors Risk Waiver document and complete a confidential personal information form. Freedom Outdoors has for sale suitable dry bags, kayaking gloves and shoes, which should be purchased before departure from Sydney. We recommend you bring a camera that is waterproof.
Freedom Outdoors is not a travel agency. From the monies transferred by you to us, we pay the companies providing the services in Italy and retain an amount to cover the administration of your booking in Sydney.
Contents and travel concept copyright 2017/8.