Monaco Formula One Grand Prix & Cannes Mediterranean Cruise

15
Nights
2019
May 15
From
$10990
Azamara
Journey
Including flights, accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals, entertainment

The Azamara Journey cruise will be a wonderful opportunity to sail to some of the most historic and interesting cities and towns of the Mediterranean, as well as being in the action at one of the highlight events on the motor sports calendar, the Formula One Grand Prix in Monaco. The cruise is fully escorted and includes sightseeing tours at each port of call. We hope that you can join us.

Rome, Sorrento, Elba, Florence, Italy; Calvi; Corsica; Cannes, France; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Barcelona, Spain.

Highlights Include

  • Sightseeing tours in Rome, Sorrento, Pompeii, Portoferraio, Pisa, Florence, Italy; Cannes, Calvi, France; & Barcelona, Spain
  • The mysterious Capuchin Friars' Crypt on the fashionable Via Veneto
  • Vatican Museum and restored Sistine Chapel
  • Michelangelo's Pieta - perhaps a climb (for the energetic) to the top of the dome to view the spectacular Roman skyline and the papal gardens
  • The ancient ruins of Pompeii
  • Exploring the island of Portoferraio
  • The Leaning Tower
  • Festival Palace, and a stroll along Le Promenade de la Croisette - Cannes
  • French Island of Corsica
  • The 2019 Monaco Formula One Grand Prix
  • Antoni Gaudi, walks along La Ramblas and many fine museums, such as the Picasso Museum - Barcelona
  • Luxury Cruising onboard Azamara Journey
Monaco Formula One Grand Prix & Cannes Mediterranean Cruise map

Includes

  • Economy-class return flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane & Perth to Rome and return from Barcelona (upgrades to business class are available)
  • 11 days/10 nights on the Azamara Journey
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Azamara Journey
  • 2 nights’ 4-star accommodation in Rome including breakfasts
  • 1 night’s 4-star accommodation in Barcelona including breakfasts
  • Sightseeing tours in Rome, Sorrento, Pompeii, Portoferraio, Pisa, Florence, Italy; Cannes, Calvi, France; & Barcelona, Spain as listed in the itinerary
  • Grand Stand seats at the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix
  • Escorted by a professional Travelrite International tour manager
  • Air and cruise taxes
  • Transfers to and from the Azamara Journey
  • Drinks on board
  • Ship board gratuities

Fantastic value – nothing more to pay

The Travelrite escorted Azamara Journey cruise represents amazing value. There are no costly extras; everything is included in the one great price.

Azamara Journey Deck plans

Azamara Journey

The Azamara Journey is a modern, smaller boutique ship that is able to dock in ports that large cruise ships struggle to visit. Premium in every sense, Azamara Journey has been designed with refined elegance in mind, from the finest marble, wood, leather and fabrics to the specially crafted furniture and original works of art. Six dining venues let you enjoy a wide range of gourmet meals, which include standard wines and beers. Azamara Journey provides a truly luxurious cruise experience for enjoying the Mediterranean and the Monaco Grand Prix.

Clothing on board Azamara Journey

In keeping with our friendly yet sophisticated on-board environment, we encourage guests to follow a resort casual dress code. Out of respect for others, bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps, bathing suits, shorts and jeans are not allowed in the dining room or specialty restaurants. When dining at Windows Café, guests must wear footwear and a cover-up or shirt. Formal evening wear is not expected or required in our restaurants. If you prefer to dress more formally, you are welcome to do so.

The advantages of the Azamara Journey escorted cruise

The escorted cruise will be a great, fun holiday with plenty of activities. Each evening we will dine as a group on our reserved tables. You will meet a fun group of people and have a fabulous time.

Day 1 Wednesday May 15, 2019 Depart Australia
Today we depart Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth on our overnight flights to Rome where we will stay for two nights.

Day 2 Thursday May 16, 2019 Rome
Today we arrive in Rome and check into our centrally located hotel. We will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Eternal City and see the world-famous Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the political centre of the early Roman Empire, Piazza Navona, the breathtaking Pantheon, the Spanish Steps and the eccentric Trevi Fountain, with its fantasy of mythical sea creatures and waterfalls. A bone-chilling visit to the mysterious Capuchin Friars' Crypt on the fashionable Via Veneto will conclude our tour.

Day 3 Friday May 17, 2019 Rome
This morning a trip to the Vatican Museums with our guide will enable us to see the restored Sistine Chapel. Since the Lateran Treaty of 1929, Vatican City, covering 108 acres, has been an independent state. In the afternoon we will have a short walk to St Peter's Basilica to see Michelangelo's Pieta, with perhaps a climb (for the energetic) to the top of the dome to view the spectacular Roman skyline and the papal gardens.

Day 4 Saturday May 18, 2019 Azamara Journey
This morning will be free for some sightseeing or shopping before we board the luxurious Azamara Journey for our ten-night Grand Prix & Cannes Mediterranean Cruise. Sip cocktails up on deck as we sail away from the Roman port of Civitavecchia.

Day 5 Sunday May 19, 2019 Sorrento, Italy
This morning we arrive into the seaside town of Sorrento and enjoy a tour of this beautiful town with its spectacular views of the Bay of Naples. We then travel by coach to the ancient ruins of Pompeii, a highlight of the tour: the Roman city destroyed by an eruption of the volcano, Vesuvius, in the year AD79. The impressive ruins help us understand what life was like at the height of the Roman Empire, 2000 years ago. Our guided tour of this ancient city is with a local expert. The Casa dei Vettii is the most lavishly decorated dwelling in the town. Faithfully restored, it is the finest example of a Pompeiian house and garden.

Day 6 Monday May 20, 2019 Portoferraio, Italy
In the afternoon we arrive into Portoferraio, a northern town on the Island of Elba, the largest island in the Tuscan Archipelago and the third largest in Italy. We will spend the day exploring the island, and visit The Villa dei Mulini, which was the primary residence of Napoleon during his exile in 1814.

Day 7 Tuesday May 21, 2019 Livorno, Italy
This morning we arrive in Livorno and travel to Pisa, the city of the Leaning Tower. Located in the Piazza dei Miracoli (Plaza of Miracles), this near 56-metre structure will astound you, viewed from all angles. We will continue our journey to Florence, known as the Cradle of the Renaissance. Florence's museums, palaces and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures of the world. On our tour today, we will see the Piazza del Duomo, and the cathedral that is one of the largest in the Christian world. Together with Brunelleschi’s wonderful dome, we see the Campanile and the Baptistery. We also wander through the Piazza della Signoria, which contains the Loggia dei Lanzi, the Palazzo Vecchio and, nearby, the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River. In the afternoon, there will be some free time to explore the city at leisure before returning to the ship.

Day 8 Wednesday May 22, 2019 Cannes, France
This afternoon we call in to the exclusive French Riviera city of Cannes, where the most prestigious film festival in the world is taking place. Be prepared to rub shoulders with the stars of the present and future, as we take a sightseeing tour of the town, including Cannes’s most famous attraction, the Festival Palace, and a stroll along Le Promenade de la Croisette.

Day 9 Thursday May 23, 2019 Cannes
Today we have a free day to enjoy the Cannes Film Festival. Day 10 Friday May 24, 2019 Calvi, France The ship arrives in Calvi this morning, on the French Island of Corsica. We will have a sightseeing tour of the town, visiting the Genoese Citadel, an important historical monument that also offers breathtaking views of the coast. We visit the old town, which is home to the restored Palace of the Genoese Governor, also believed to be the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. The afternoon is free to wonder the many hidden alleyways and winding streets of the town.

Day 11 Saturday May 25, 2019 Monte Carlo
This morning we arrive in the sovereign city-state of Monaco. Surrounded by France on three borders and the Mediterranean Sea on the other, this playground for the rich is also famous for one of the greatest street races in the world, the Monaco Grand Prix. Today we will be enveloped in the atmosphere, as we take our grandstand seats for the exciting qualifying sessions of the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Day 12 Sunday May 26, 2019 Monte Carlo
The highlight of the cruise and of the Formula One racing calendar, the 2019 Monaco Formula One Grand Prix is a real once-in-a-lifetime experience, the biggest day of the year in the glamorous principality of Monaco. Enjoy your grandstand tickets as you see this bucket-list event. The Azamara Journey will be moored in Monte Carlo harbour until 10pm tonight, so you will be able to sample the renowned nightlife of the principality after the Grand Prix.

Day 13 Monday May 27, 2019 Barcelona, Spain
A day at sea is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the fabulous facilities of this luxurious ship. We may be awakening from an afternoon siesta as we arrive in Barcelona, Spain, the capital city of Catalonia. This cosmopolitan city is known for works by Antoni Gaudi, walks along La Ramblas and many fine museums, such as the Picasso Museum. We overnight on board in Barcelona.

Day 14 Tuesday May 28, 2019 Barcelona
Today we disembark. This morning we will have a sightseeing tour of Barcelona. We will see the historic cathedral and the beautiful streets of the Gothic Quarter, as well as the modernist Eixample district and examples of Gaudi’s stunning architecture, including the famous Sagrada Familia. We check in to our centrally located hotel and the afternoon and evening will be free to continue exploring this fascinating city

Day 15 Wednesday May 29, 2019 Depart Barcelona
A free morning for last minute sightseeing or shopping before we transfer to the airport for our flights home.

Day 16 Thursday May 30, 2019 Arrival Australia
We arrive back in Australia today and the tour ends.

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
12 Interior 4 $10,990 $17,090
11 Interior 6, 7 $11,190 $17,390
10 Interior 7 $11,490 $17,890
9 Interior 8 $11,690 $18,290
8 Oceanview Obstructed 6 $11,890 $18,690
6 Oceanview 4 $12,090 $19,090
5 Oceanview 4 $12,290 $19,490
V3 Verandah 6, 7 $12,990 $20,990
V2 Verandah 6, 7 $13,190 $21,390
V1 Verandah 8 $13,390 $21,790
Included port, handling and taxes $569 $1,009
Included air taxes as at 1 April 2018 $175 $175

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Economy-class return flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane & Perth to Rome and return from Barcelona (upgrades to business class are available)
  • 11 days/10 nights on the Azamara Journey
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Azamara Journey
  • 2 nights’ 4-star accommodation in Rome including breakfasts
  • 1 night’s 4-star accommodation in Barcelona including breakfasts
  • Sightseeing tours in Rome, Sorrento, Pompeii, Portoferraio, Pisa, Florence, Italy; Cannes, Calvi, France; & Barcelona, Spain as listed in the itinerary
  • Grand Stand seats at the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix
  • Escorted by a professional Travelrite International tour manager
  • Air and cruise taxes
  • Transfers to and from the Azamara Journey
  • Drinks on board
  • Ship board gratuities

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Travel insurance
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Lunches when not on the ship
  • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary

Availability

All cabins are subject to availability. Please call for fares and information on other cabin categories. Please call for details on 1800 630 343.

Extending

You can stay longer in Europe for minimal extra cost. Please contact 1800 630 343 for more information.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TOUR OPERATOR:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Azamara Journey is operated by Azamara Cruises and the package arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Azamara 2019 brochure. All passengers must complete and sign a Travelrite International booking form and complete an Azamara Cruise’s online check in.

TOUR COSTS:
The tour costs are based on airfare, shipping, general transport, accommodation costs and foreign exchange rates at 1 April 2018. Travelrite International reserves the right to alter the costs if any of these factors change, giving any passenger that has booked the right to withdraw with full refund of monies paid or modify arrangements. No alterations to price will be made within 120 days of departure from Australia.

DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:
A deposit of $1000 per passenger should be sent with a completed Travelrite International booking form that lists your requested cabin category. As soon as the booking is confirmed (usually within 24 hours), a cruise confirmation advice will be posted to the client. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 120 days prior to the commencement of the package. A 1.5% administration charge will be added to payment by Visa and Mastercard and a 3% administration fee will be charged to payments made by AMEX and Diners Club cards.

CANCELLATION CHARGES:

Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee
Over 120 days Loss of deposit
120 - 91 days 50% of full fare
90 days or less 100% of full fare
Non appearance/no written notice 100% of full fare

REFUNDS:
The cruise is based on arrangements which do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:
All passengers will require a valid passport. If not an Australian passport holder, check with Travelrite International for visa requirements.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover cruise members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees that could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.

BAGGAGE:
Passengers qualify for a 30kg free baggage allowance on flights to join or return from the cruise. MINIMUM TOUR

NUMBERS:
The fly/cruise arrangements have been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling. In the event that less than the required number of passengers have confirmed their booking 120 days from the date of departure, Travelrite International reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified fare.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ATAS No. A10538) is the tour organiser. Neither Nationwide News Pty Limited nor any of its subsidiaries, nor any of its newspapers have any involvement in the tour, and have no liability of any kind to any person in relation to the tour. Travelrite International Pty Ltd, its agents, officers, affiliates, and/or suppliers of services pursuant to or in connection with these fly/cruises shall act only as agents in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, including transportation by ship, restaurants, or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in fly/cruises, acts of terrorism, acts of God, acts of Government or any other authorities. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. Baggage is at owners risk throughout the fly/cruises. The passage contract between the carriers concerned when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of these fly/cruises and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any fly/cruise and/or make such changes in the fly/cruises as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the fly/cruises. This contract shall be construed in accordance of the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be undertaken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the fly/cruises passage contract with Azamara Cruises, detailed on the back of the reservation form. If you do not have a copy of this form please contact us and we will send one to you.

HOW TO BOOK:
Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $1000 per person to:

Travelrite International Pty. Ltd.
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103

Further information or a booking form can be obtained by telephoning Travelrite International on:
Toll Free 1800 630 343
Phone: (03) 8803 6868
Fax: (03) 9836 8068
Email: balwyn@travelrite.com.au

ABOUT TRAVELRITE INTERNATIONAL:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 32 years and operating in Victoria for more than 37 years. It has two fully ATAS accredited (No. A10538) offices at Balwyn and Heathmont which are also accredited with IATA. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotels, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

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