Roman Ruins & Greek Isles

from 

AU$8,909

per person
 
Duration: 18 Nights
Destination: Rome, Italy
Region: 
Deal Code: PAKGLGJ

 

 

Description

Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and marvel at the heavenly frescoes of the Sistine Chapel in Rome before setting off on a spectacular European cruise. Soak in the seaside views and terra-cotta rooftops of Dubrovnik and visit Medieval landmarks in Kotor. Dive into the crystal-clear turquoise waters of Corfu and lounge on impossibly white-sand beaches in Zakynthos. Make the most of your stop in Naples and head out to the nearby ruins of Pompeii or the glamorous island of Capri.


Experience the Italian way of life on this Italy trip featuring all the main highlights and some surprises. Enjoy a sunset feast in the shadow of olive groves in a local family’s home, unearth the secrets of Pompeii frozen in time and soak up sophistication on the Isle of Capri.


Your Fly, Cruise & Tour Package Includes:

  • $1500 flight credit
  • 8 night Italy, Croatia & Montenegro cruise onboard Celebrity Beyond, Rome return
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues, & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • 10 night Italian Concerto guided holiday with Trafalgar, Rome to Venice
  • Select transfers
  • Port charges & fees on your cruise

Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 07-25 May 2023

Single traveller pricing available, speak with your travel consultant


Cruise Itinerary:

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

07 May 23

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - Embark

-

5.00 pm

08 May 23

At Sea

-

-

09 May 23

Dubrovnik, Croatia

7.00 am

11.59 pm

10 May 23

Kotor, Montenegro

7.00 am

6.00 pm

11 May 23

Corfu, Greece

7.00 am

7.00 pm

12 May 23

Zakynthos, Greece

8.00 am

6.00 pm

13 May 23

At Sea

-

-

14 May 23

Naples, Italy

7.00 am

5.00 pm

15 May 23

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - Embark

5.00 am

-


Tour Itinerary:

Day 1

Ciao Rome

Embrace excess on this At Leisure jaunt through the highlights of Italy, which begins in Rome. Spend the day soaking up its vibrant atmosphere before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception. We enjoy a leisurely orientation through the city this evening, venturing into Ancient Rome before our journey through Italy begins.

Day 2

Discover Ancient Rome and the Vatican City

Explore the Vatican City this morning with a Local Specialist who will reveal all the highlights of St. Peter's Basilica. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to visit the awe-inspiring Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. We continue to Ancient Rome next, to admire where exhilarating chariot races were once held, and visit to the imposing Colosseum. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore on your own. From Roman ruins to Renaissance palazzi - Rome has it all.

Day 3

Rome Your Way

Discover why the Italians say 'it is sweet doing nothing', spending your day watching Rome's beautiful people embrace life lived to its fullest in the exquisite city. Delve into its treasures spanning millennia – the museums, churches, gardens and architecture that remain as enduring symbols of a powerful city. Or perhaps consider an Optional Experience to Tivoli, site of the magnificent Villa d'Este Gardens.

Day 4

Explore the Ruins of Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast

Today we pay homage to the thousands of brave souls whose final resting place is the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino. View the 6th-century Abbey that was destroyed during World War II, before venturing south to Pompeii, a city frozen in time. Join a Small Group Sightseeing tour through the excavations that yield the tragic story of a once vibrant city engulfed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Wander down the stone avenues past such sights as the Forum and Temple of Apollo. We arrive later at our hotel on the iconic Mediterranean Amalfi Coast where we'll dine tonight.

Day 5

Scenic Amalfi Coast Your Way

Indulge in a full free day at leisure. Consider joining an Optional Experience along the Amalfi Coast to the beautiful seaside village of Positano, a true painter's paradise. You could also choose to soak up the extraordinary beauty of the village of Ravello which has long inspired musicians, writers and artists. Smell the fresh scents of lemons as you relax in this picture-perfect setting. After a day of sightseeing, perhaps you could spend a relaxing evening sipping limoncello and watching the Mediterranean sky light up in glorious pinks, yellows and blues.

Day 6

Experience the Isle of Capri

This morning, we set sail to the glamorous island of Capri, ascending to Capri town by funicular for a guided walking tour with a Local Specialist who will share views of the piazzetta, the heart and soul of this beautiful town. Later, we return to the mainland and have some free time to stroll around the medieval town of Amalfi and see its 10th-century Romanesque Cathedral of Sant'Andrea and Campanile.

Day 7

Journey to Florence

From the Amalfi Coast, we travel north through the rolling green and golden landscape of Umbria into scenic Tuscany before arriving in the Renaissance city of Florence. You’ll have a free evening to amble along the Arno River, admire the famous city skyline at night from Piazzale Michelangelo, or indulge in the finest antipasti in town.

Day 8

Florence Your Way

Delve into the history of a city renowned for its art, architecture and cultural treasures. Join your Local Specialist for a walking tour, including views of the exquisite marble Duomo, Baptistery and Ponte Vecchio. Wander through the Piazza della Signoria, the centre of Florentine political life since the 14th century with its prominent Palazzo Vecchio. Learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. During your unforgettable MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience later, you’ll Connect With Locals at the Trebbio Castle over an exclusive Be My Guest dinner with your warm hosts, the Baj-Macario family. It’s hard to believe that a vicious plot was hatched against the backdrop of these tranquil Tuscan vineyards and olive groves, but you’ll learn all about it as well as how your visit is helping the family to run the estate in harmony with nature.

Day 9

Venture to Venice

After a leisurely start to the day, continue north, bound for Venice, the 'Queen of the Adriatic' and our home for the next two nights.

Day 10

Cruise the Canals of Venice

We cruise by private launch past many of the city's most prominent sights, enjoying views of the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Next up is an unforgettable MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience where you’ll Dive Into Culture and witness first-hand the intricate craft of glassblowing. Watch how master craftsmen use the same techniques their forefathers did to shape the delicate glassworks for which Venice has become justifiably famous, perhaps choosing to buy a souvenir of your own. Inspired by the artistry you’ve just witnessed, you’ll soak up the pageantry and elegance of Venice on your own terms before enjoying a Farewell Dinner with our Travel Director and newfound friends to toast to the delicious flavours of Italy.

Day 11

Journey Home

For now our leisurely encounter with an extraordinary destination has come to an end.


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Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 09 May 2022 and can be withdrawn without notice.   Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated.  Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included.  Air credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions.  Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.