Cruise the Med, 7 days from $3899 pp, includes 2 free nights Rome

Includes Flightsreturn economy airfares  from $3899 per person twin share   Balcony Cabinprices include fab cabin A super way to take a week off, and yes, you can always extend your stay and come home later, (subject to flights at sale fare). Arrive in Rome, an astonishing city built on seven hills and overflowing with priceless treasures. Explore Rome independently, or ask about doing an awesome Vespa tour with my favourite guide Angelo and his team .

 THIS DEAL EXPIRES at 5PM 13 APR 2018 

Departs SYD 22 JUL ’18
flying – 
 Final Book By:13 APRIL 2018   Deposit: $3899pp
Final Balance: Immediate
Prices correct as at 04APR18
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*prices based on two people travelling, Twin Share Accommodation, and flying Economy Class. Sale airfares are correct and available as at date of eBrochure, but strictly subject to availability and confirmation from the Airlines. Space on escorted tours is subject to confirmation from tour operator. Book and confirm early to guarantee availability.

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Independent Tour & Cruise Package Includes
  • Round trip flights Sydney-Rome, Rome-Sydney
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights First Class accommodations
  • Cruise porterage
  • Hotel to port transfer
  • 22 meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
Daily Itinerary

DAY 1, Sunday – Depart for Italy
Depart for Italy

Departure Airline Flight #   From To Arrival
22 Jul 2018 10:05AM China Southern Airlines 326 Sydney, Australia Guangzhou, 22 Jul 2018 06:05PM
23 Jul 2018 12:40AM China Southern Airlines 661 Guangzhou, China Rome, Fiumicino, 23 Jul 2018 07:20AM

DAY 2, Monday – Arrive in Rome
Arrive in Rome, an astonishing city built on seven hills and overflowing with priceless treasures; transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Rome

DAY 3, Tuesday – Full Day in Rome
Today is yours to explore Rome independently. Perhaps participate in the optional morning tour of the Vatican Museums. Admire the Gallery of Tapestries and the Geographical Maps before arriving at the Sistine Chapel with its great frescoes by Michelangelo. Continue to the Basilica of St. Peter and burial site of its namesake, Saint Peter. In the afternoon discover the city’s rich culture and history on your own or, join the optional Ancient Rome tour. Begin at the legendary Roman Forum, the central area from which ancient Rome developed. View the triumphal Arch of Constantine, erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine’s tenth year of leadership over the eternal city. On to the mighty Colosseum, the largest amphitheater built in the Roman Empire that seated 50,000, where gladiatorial combats and public events took place
Optional: Vatican Museums (AM)
Optional: Ancient Rome (PM)
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Wednesday – Cruise Embarkation
Enjoy the morning at leisure in Rome before transferring to the port in Civitavecchia. Embarkation will begin at 2:00 pm. The ship sails at 7:00 pm. Sail overnight to Livorno
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Thursday – Full Day in Livorno, Italy
This morning at 7:00 am, arrive in Livorno, located in the heart of the Tuscany region on the Ligurian Sea coast. Livorno is characterized by a large network of canals that were originally built as defensive moats and later served as an important transportation network throughout the city. Perhaps take a cruise on the fossi (moats), or stroll through the Central Market and sample the delicious array of food brought in from the Italian countryside. Set sail at 7:00 pm
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Friday – Full Day in Cannes, France
This morning at 8:00 am, arrive in Cannes, located on the picturesque French Riviera and world-renowned for its international film festival. Explore the many shops and cafes on the promenade de la Croisette, or take a mini-train up to the “Colline du Chateau”  for a fabulous view of the city and the “Bay of Angels”. Set sail this evening at 6:00 pm
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Saturday – Afternoon in Palma de Mallorca, Spain
This afternoon arrive in Palma de Mallorca around 1:00 pm. Palma de Mallorca is the largest city and capital of the Balearic Islands, a group of Mediterranean islands off the east coast of Spain and known throughout Europe as a popular holiday resort. Palma was founded by the Romans some 2,100 years ago and is replete with wall-to-wall history and architectural splendor. The Cathedral, the Almudaina Palace, the Lonja fish market and Plaza Mayor are some of the sites worth visiting. The landscape of the island is full of caves, and beautiful beaches. Palma is the city with many activities to enjoy such as the beach, playing sports, historic sightseeing and great shopping! Set sail this evening at 8:00 pm
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Sunday – Full Day in Barcelona, Spain
Arrive at 5:00 am in Barcelona, considered one of the most artistic and culturally rich cities in Spain. Perhaps stop at Park Guell, one of Barcelona’s largest urban parks designed by Gaudi, the famous Catalan architect. Originally planned to be an exclusive area for the richest families of Barcelona’s bourgeoisie, it later became a public park. Though the park was never fully completed, it is considered one of Gaudi’s most colorful and playful works. Perhaps, visit the iconic symbol of Barcelona, Gaudi’s masterpiece La Sagrada Familia, a colossal church that is still unfinished.  Don’t forget to take a stroll down the historic avenue of Las Ramblas, the most famous and lively street in Barcelona. Sail at 6:00 pm
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Monday – At Sea
Enjoy a day at sea aboard the ship as you sail across the Mediterranean to Italy. Take advantage of your ship’s many unique features including the rock climbing wall or simply relax by one of the pools
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Tuesday – Full Day in Naples, Italy
Today at 7:00 am, dock in Naples, located on Italy’s breathtaking southern coast. Explore this picturesque city, or join an excursion to see the impressive sites in the area. Go to the city of Pompeii, destroyed by the Volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD, and has remained remarkably well-preserved by the ash that buried it, or marvel at the natural beauty of Italy’s Amalfi Coast, including the Isle of Capri, with its towering rock cliffs and turquoise waters. This evening, sail at 7:00 pm
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Wednesday – Depart Italy
This morning, arrive to Civitavecchia at 6:00 am. Disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Departure Airline Flight #   From To Arrival
01 Aug 2018 05:15PM China Southern Airlines 7026 Rome, Fiumicino, Paris Charles de Gaulle, 01 Aug 2018 07:25PM
Operated By: AF-Air France
01 Aug 2018 11:30PM China Southern Airlines 784 Paris Charles de Gaulle, Guangzhou, 02 Aug 2018 05:10PM
Operated By: AF-Air France
02 Aug 2018 09:25PM China Southern Airlines 325 Guangzhou, Sydney, 03 Aug 2018 08:25AM
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Most Australians traveling on an Australian passport will not require a visa for this itinerary. Check for updated information on the Smartraveller

Most New Zealanders traveling on a New Zealand  passport will not require a visa for this itinerary. Please check the Safetravel Website.

 

Accomodation

Grand Hotel Palatino, Rome

 

 

Optional Tours
Prices are per person and can be booked individually if only one person wishes to go

 

Day #3

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#3 Vatican Museums 8:30 AM

This morning, depart from Piazza del Risorgimento, in front of Bar-Cafferteria “L’Ottagono”, and travel along Via Bissolati and Via Veneto. Pass by Villa Borghese, one of Europe’s most elegant parks, and previous estate of the noble Borghese family. The tour continues to the Vatican Museum and Galleries, where you will find galleries of chandeliers, tapestries, geographical maps, the Sobieski Hall and the Immaculate Conception Hall. From here, visit the Sistine Chapel and behold the great frescoes by Michelangelo. Passing through the Vatican Hall, continue to the Basilica of Saint Peter, one of the four major basilicas of Rome, and burial site of its namesake, Saint Peter.

*Due to local events, the opening times of the St. Peter Basilica are subject to change without notice. In the event of a closure, passengers will visit the Vatican Library instead of the Basilica.

*Please note that on Wednesdays during the Holy Father’s Audience, the visit inside St. Peter’s Basilica will not take place.

*Please note that conservative clothing should be worn when visiting the Vatican, meaning legs and shoulders should be covered.

Departs at 8:30 am from Piazza del Risorgimento. Pick-up from hotel approximately 1 hour prior to departure time. Drop-off in the Vatican area. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

AUD$113.00

 

Day #3

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#2 Ancient Rome 2:30 PM

Today’s tour will feature the classic splendor of the Roman Empire. Leave via di San Gregorio at the marble fountain, opposite side of the entrance to Palatine Hill. Continue to the square of the Capitol, where you can climb Palatine and Capitoline Hill to admire the unique sight of the Forum and the Colosseum, one of Rome’s most ancient districts. Walk along the pavement of the original Roman grid, which crosses the ruins of the Roman Forum, the Curia, and the Reggia. Enjoy views of the Temple of Vesta, the Arch of Titus and the Triumphal Arch of Constantine. Continue with an inside tour of the Colosseum, a giant amphitheater used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles, and the largest building ever built in the Roman Empire.

Departs at 2.30 pm from Via V. E. Orlando, 95. Pick-up from hotel 1 hour prior to departure time. Drop-off in the Archaeological area. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Important: Due to security restrictions no backpacks, large bags, electric devices, or knives are allowed inside of the sights.

AUD$99.00