Depart various Australian capitals for Prague, capital of the Czech Republic (a country now officially – but rarely – called Czechia)
We arrive Prague, where we are met by our local guide and transferred to our downtown hotel for check in. After a rest and freshen up, we enjoy a guided city tour to help get our bearings.
Activities in and around Prague.
Depart Prague to the southwest with an arable farm visit along the way. We also call in on a hop production enterprise and of course, a Pilsen brewery where we inspect the hops and barley being put to good use.
We cross into southern Germany this morning and onto the village of Schwandorf and a visit to the Horsch farm machinery factory.
We continue onto the beautiful medieval town of Regensburg, located majestically on the Danube River.
Continue south today and enter the awe-inspiring Alps. The Alps are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe. They stretch for 1200 km across eight Alpine countries (France, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany and Slovenia). The Alpine region contains about a hundred peaks higher than 4000 metres (13,000 feet). The altitude and size of the range affects the climate – and farming – across a large area of Europe.
Farm and cultural visits in the Dolomite region of Austria/northern Italy.
Farm and cultural visits in the region.
Continue southeast into Slovenia and the magnificent Lake Bled.
Farm and scenic visits around Lake Bled.
Travel eastwards today into the grain producing region of Slovenia for farm visits and then we continue onto the beautiful capital of Ljubljana.
Guided city tour
More activities in and around Ljubljana.
We travel northwards today into Italy and onto the agricultural centre of Udine.
Travel to Venice with a dramatic entrance via the Grand Canal. Guided tour of Venice.
A free morning before it's westwards towards Florence with farm and scenic visits along the way.
Guided tour of Florence and other activities before a free afternoon.
Travel south today with a durum farm visit. We also call in on a pasta manufacturing facility and a visit to Siena and onto the Montalcino region.
More activities and farm visits in beautiful Tuscany. We also visit a local vineyard producing the world-acclaimed Brunello wine.
Continue south to Rome with scenic and technical visits along the way. On arrival in Rome we enjoy a guided city tour of just some of the many highlights.
More activities in Rome before a free afternoon.
Flights home today or you have the option of continuing with your adventure to other European or Asian destinations.