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Best of Italy & Greek Islands Fly/Cruise

18
Nights
2018
June 7
From
$4999
Jewel of
The Seas
Including flights, accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals, entertainment

Experience the very best of Como, Florence and Rome in Italy and Santorini, Mykonos, Athens and Katakolon in Greece on this spectacular land and sea journey. We will enjoy leisurely three night stays in Italy so that you can really explore each city. Highlights include Lake Como and the beautiful towns along the lake including Bellagio. In Florence see the impressive Duomo and Michelangelo’s David. Wander the streets of Rome and see the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon and Vatican City. While on the cruise soak up the sun on the beautiful Greek Islands of Santorini and Mykonos.

Tour highlights

  • Discover the best of Italy and Greece
  • Explore Como, Bologna, Florence, Siena, Orvieto, Rome and more
  • Cruise to Santorini, Mykonos, Athens and Katakolon
  • Discover the beauty of Florence on a walking city tour and see the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and more
  • Wander through the historic towns of Bologna, Siena and Orvieto
  • Discover the ancient highlights of Rome on a sightseeing tour and see the Colosseum, the Spanish steps, Piazza Navona, Panthenon and more.
  • Soak up the history of Athens
  • Relax on the stunning islands of Santorini and Mykonos
  • Visit Katakolon, the gateway of ancient Olympia
  • Luxury cruising onboard Jewel of the Seas
Best of Italy & Greek Islands Map

Includes

  • Return flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation in three and four-star centrally located hotels (3 nights in Como, Florence & Rome, Italy) including daily breakfast
  • 7 night Greek Island cruise on the 4-star Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas
  • All meals, entertainment, and service charges on Jewel of the Seas
  • Journey through beautiful Italy in a luxury coach
  • Sightseeing tours in Florence and Rome, Italy with a local guide
  • Enjoy 30 meals including daily breakfast
  • Professional English-speaking tour manager in Italy
  • Port and handling charges on Jewel of the Seas
  • Cruise taxes & air taxes and surcharges
  • Onboard ship gratuities

 

Jewel of the Seas Deck plans

Jewel of the Seas

Jewel of the Seas combines sleek swiftness, panoramic vistas, and wide-open spaces for the ultimate cruise getaway. With acres of glass throughout and elevators facing the sea, every view is picture-worthy. Bask at the tranquil Solarium pool, recharge at Vitality Spa, or reach new heights on our signature rock-climbing wall. When the sun goes down, the night heats up with Broadway-style shows, Casino Royale, plus 16 bars and lounges. In 2016 the ship was completely renovated with three new restaurants, poolside movie screen, tech upgrades and more. This revitalization makes Jewel the newest ship to sail out of Rome this summer.

DAY 1

Depart Australia

Upon arrival we will be transferred to the hotel. The evening is free time.

DAY 2

Como, Italy

This morning we arrive at Milan airport. After clearing customs, we will be met by our private coach and transferred to our centrally located hotel in Como. Set in the shadow of the snow-covered Rhaetian Alps and hemmed in on both sides by steep wooded hills, Lake Como is the most spectacular of the region’s three major lakes. Shaped like an upside-down Y, its winding shoreline is dotted with ancient villages and exquisite villas. Meals included: In-flight

DAY 3

Como, Italy

A free day to visit the beautiful towns on Lake Como. You may like to catch a ferry and travel to Villa Carlotta, known for its beautiful setting and spectacular gardens. Take the ferry across the lake to the lovely town of Bellagio. Occupying a magnificent site on the promontory dividing Lake Lecco from Lake Como, Bellagio is known for its pretty streets, villas and gardens. Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 4

Como, Italy

A free day to explore the town of Como and the Italian Lakes. Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 5

Florence, Italy

This morning we travel first to the city of Bologna for free time to walk around this lively city. The city has a well-preserved historic centre and is known as the home of Bolognese sauce. In the afternoon we will arrive in Florence, known as “The Cradle of the Renaissance” which will be your base for exploring the region over the next three days. Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 6

Florence, Italy

This morning we will enjoy a walking tour to see Florence’s highlights with a local guide. We will see the Piazza del Duomo, one of the largest cathedrals in the Christian world. Together with Brunelleschi’s wonderful dome, we see the Campanile and the Baptistry. We also wander through the Piazza della Signoria, which contains the Loggia della Signoria, the Palazzo Vecchio and nearby, the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River. Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 7

Florence, Italy

A day for individual exploration of this historic city. Florence’s museums, palaces, and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. Visit the Uffizi Gallery, with its unsurpassed collection of art, the Accademia di Belle Arti, with Michelangelo’s statue of David, the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens. Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 8
Rome, Italy

Cruising

Today we travel to Siena, where we will see the magnificent Piazza del Campo renown for the famous Palio horse race held in the Campo and its splendid civic tower and the enormous, partially completed Duoma. We continue our journey and stop in Orvieto, one of the most popular places in the region of Umbria, Italy. Vineyards famous for their delicious white wines surround the town. Orvieto’s impressive gothic cathedral houses some of Luca Signorelli’s most beautiful frescoes. In the afternoon we travel onto the eternal city of Rome and the capital of Italy for three nights. Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 9

Rome, Italy

This morning we will enjoy an overview sightseeing tour of Rome with a local guide. We will see the famous Colosseum, the Spanish steps, Piazza Navona, Panthenon and more. We will also see the Trevi Fountain, were you can throw two coins over your shoulder into the fountain and wish to return to Rome. Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 10

Rome, Italy

A free day to explore Rome. You may wish to visit the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 11

Rome – Begin 7 night Greek Islands Cruise

Today we travel to Civitavecchia to board the Jewel of the Seas. Be up on deck as the ship slips her moorings at 5:00pm for the start of our fabulous cruise. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 12

At Sea

A day at sea is the perfect opportunity to explore the fabulous facilities of this magnificent ship. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 13

Santorini, Greece

Arriving after lunch, we have the afternoon and evening to explore Santorini, known as the “Black Pearl of the Aegean”, one of the most spectacular landscapes in Greece and in the world. The traditional villages of the island, built on tall cliffs, offer a breathtaking view over the submerged volcano. They represent the most beautiful island view you have ever seen! Enjoy free time to explore this magnificent port. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 14

Mykonos, Greece

Today we arrive in the scenic Greek island of Mykonos. You will have a free day to explore the quaint streets of this beautiful island. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 15

Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Today we call into Piraeus, the port of the ancient city of Athens, capital of Greece. Athens is home of the Acropolis and the ultimate in ancient Greek architectural perfection, the Parthenon, built to honour the goddess Athena, and one of the wonders of the ancient world. A highlight of Athens is the Acropolis, still dominating the frantic bustle of modern Athens. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 16

Katakolon, Greece

Katakolon is the gateway of Olympia, the site of the ancient Olympic Games. The Ancient Greeks flocked here every four years for more than a millennium to celebrate the sacred games dedicated to Zeus. Otherwise stay around Katakolon and enjoy the seaside town with fishing boats bobbing in the harbour and many cafes around the waterfront. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 17

At sea

A free day while the Jewel of the Seas cruises the Mediterranean. There will be time to enjoy the wonderful facilities of the ship, perhaps have a spa or beauty treatment, attend an informative lecture, or a dance class. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 18

Rome, Italy – Australia

This morning we arrive back at Civitavecchia, and after disembarking the ship we travel to Rome airport for your flight home after a spectacular trip-of-a-lifetime. Meals included: Breakfast & In-flight

DAY 19

Arrive in Australia

You will arrive back in Australia. The tour concludes.

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
6V Inside 3 $5,149 $6,959
4V Inside 7,8,9,10 $5,249 $7,099
8N Oceanview 3,4 $5,549 $7,479
6D Balcony 7,8,9,10 $6,049 $8,219
2D Balcony 7,8,9,10 $6,149 $8,419
Included port & handling charges $418 $768
Included air taxes as at 30/6/17 $190 $190
Included ship gratuities $142 $142

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Return flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation in three and four-star centrally located hotels (3 nights in Como, Florence & Rome, Italy) including daily breakfast
  • 7 night Greek Island cruise on the 4-star Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas
  • All meals, entertainment, and service charges on Jewel of the Seas
  • Journey through beautiful Italy in a luxury coach
  • Sightseeing tours in Florence and Rome, Italy with a local guide
  • Enjoy 30 meals including daily breakfast
  • Professional English-speaking tour manager in Italy
  • Port and handling charges on Jewel of the Seas
  • Cruise taxes & air taxes and surcharges
  • Onboard ship gratuities

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Travel insurance
  • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary including sightseeing tours while on the ship.
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Drinks on board
  • Lunches when not on the ship
  • Tips for tour manager and guides and hotel city taxes

EXTENDING:

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

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

International touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.

Tour Operator

Cruise Offers (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd – ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Jewel of the Seas is operated by Royal Caribbean Cruises and the Best of Italy and Greek Islands fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Royal Caribbean brochure 2018. All passengers must complete and online cruise personalizer at www.royalcaribbean.com and sign a Cruise Offers Value Holidays booking form.

Deposit and Payment

All Cruise Offers Value Holidays are heavily discounted and available for a limited time only. For this reason we require a deposit of $2,000 at the time of booking. This payment is non-refundable. The deposit should be sent with a completed Cruise Offers 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. The confirmation advice will contain all details. The passenger must also complete the online Royal Caribbean cruise personaliser at www. royalcaribbean.com. Final payments are due to be paid to Cruise Offers 90 days prior to the commencement of the Jewel of the Seas fly/cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by Visa or Mastercard and 3% for payment by AMEX or Diners Club cards. Any changes made to a booking after purchase may incur fees.

Cancellation Charges

Number of days before sailing.

Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee
90 days or more Loss of deposit
90 days or less 100% of full fare
Non appearance/no written notice 100% of full fare

AIRLINES USED:

Etihad Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Qantas Airways, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability)

ACCOMMODATION:

Accommodation has been booked at the following hotels: Como – Best Western Hotel Continental – 3-star
Florence – Hotel Bigallo – 3-star
Rome – Hotel California – 3-star

FLY/CRUISE FARES:

We have worked hard to provide the best possible deal for your next holiday. The discount is calculated by comparing our deal with the launch cruise prices and airline & hotel rack rates.

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. A visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days. If not an Australian passport holder check with Cruise Offers 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 which could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.

Baggage

Passengers qualify for a 20kg 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 90 days from the date of departure, Cruise Offers 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

Cruise Offers (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd, ATAS A10538) is the tour organiser. Cruise Offers, 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, or by act of God. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism 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/cruise. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this fly/cruise 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/cruise. This contract shall be construed in accordance with 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 Jewel of the Seas fly/cruise passage contract with Royal Caribbean, detailed on the Royal Caribbean website. If you do not have a copy of the Royal Caribbean terms and conditions please contact Cruise Offers 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 $2,000 per person to:

Postal Booking
Cruise Offers
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103.

Online Booking
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Further information can be obtained by telephoning
Toll Free:1800 630 343
Telephone (03) 8803 6868
Fax (03) 9836 8068
Email balwyn@travelrite.com.au

About Cruise Offers

Cruise Offers (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd), is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 30 years. It has two fully ATAS accredited (No. A10538) offices at Balwyn and Heathmont. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

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