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Eastern Mediterranean Gourmet Cruise with Lyndey Milan

Mediterranean Cruise 1

It’s a small and very personal group on a much larger ship but we have fantastic land content too. I am so excited to have some personal recommendations for secret places to dine in Venice, Taormina, Florence and the Amalfi Coast. We’ll also be visiting Tuscany and Dubrovnik. I also give cooking demonstrations on board on sea days. I was incredibly impressed with Celebrity last year and would heartily recommend them for their professionalism, maintenance of the ship and care of guests. You can read my blogs from my last cruise click here.

Lyndey's gourmet cruise takes you to scenic Venice, Italy
Lyndey’s gourmet cruise takes you to scenic Venice, Italy

Last year, I hosted 30 Australians from around Australia. It was a great mix of couples, singles and friends. They all enjoyed it so much that 20 made it to a reunion we hosted in our Sydney Studio Kitchen!

Ex-Australia, it is 19 days including flights, 11 days/10 nights on the luxurious ship, Celebrity Constellation. It includes two nights’ accommodation in Venice and 4 nights’ accommodation in the Italian Lakes in four-star hotels. There are lots of inclusions like a Welcome dinner in Venice, sightseeing tours in Venice, Taormina, Rome, the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany and Dubrovnik. I lead the tour and there is also a professional tour manager. All meals on board Celebrity Constellation and private on-board activities are included.

Turkey is spectacular for its beauty and is on the itinerary for Lyndey's gourmet cruise
Turkey is spectacular for its beauty and is on the itinerary for Lyndey’s gourmet cruise

From limoncello tasting in Sorrento to the bustling food markets of Venice and Italy’s best vineyards, this unique Eastern Mediterranean tour is a feast for all the senses. Find out what and where foodies eat, dine at authentic local restaurants, sample the local wines, shop the bustling food markets and enjoy cooking demonstrations at sea. Highlights include the small town of Taormina in Sicily, spectacularly located on a 200-metre high rocky outcrop overlooking Mt Etna; the picturesque walled city of Dubrovnik, perched on the shimmering Adriatic Sea and the enduring beauty of the Italian Lakes region.

Priced from $8,995 per person twin share, this fully-escorted 20-day round trip departs on September 16, 2016.

For full details please visit Travelrite website or call 1800 630 343.

Written by Lyndey Milan

Lyndey Milan, OAM, Australian home cook hero, combines a thirst for life and a sense of fun with a love of good food and sparkling shiraz.

A familiar face on television and in print, she has been instrumental in changing the way Australians think and feel about food and wine for thirty years.

Hospitality of the table is her catchphrase, as evidenced by her numerous television appearances, nine best-selling books and countless culinary appearances over the years as she maintains her position at the forefront of Australian cuisine. Since 2011 Lyndey has hosted seven television series including Lyndey Milan’s Taste of Australia currently on 7TWO on Sundays at 1.30pm. The accompanying book won BEST TV Chef Cookbook in the World in English & Best Culinary Travel book in Australia in The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2015. In the Best of the Best judged at the Frankfurt Book Fair she came 3rd overall in the last 20 years!

Fresh with Lyndey Milan can be heard on 2UE 954’s Lunchtime Lowdown from 2 – 3pm every Thursday.

In 2014 Lyndey was awarded an OAM in the Australia Day Honours List for services to hospitality, the food and wine industry and the community and in 2012 was made Vittoria Legend in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Awards.

She is also the Food editor of TheCarousel.com

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