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Greek Isles with Princess & Italian Spectacle

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DATES AVAILABLE: 14th Apr 18
DURATION: 24 Days

Inclusions:

  • Airfares from Australia to Barcelona
  • 2 nights at a 4 star Barcelona Hotel
  • 11 nights onboard Crown Princess cruising from Barcelona to Rome
  • All main meals, entertainment and port taxes onboard cruise
  • 11 Day guided tour of Italy
  • 10 breakfasts and 5 dinners on tour
  • City tour in Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Assisi and Florence
  • Cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in Venice
  • Orientation of Venice and Siena
  • View the ancient sites of Rome, Benedictine Abbey in Monte Cassino, the Faraglioni Rocks on the Isle of Capri, the Byzantine St Mark’s Basilica, Santa Croce Basilica, Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Duomo
  • Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the amazing Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel and the Roman Colosseum in Rome, the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino, the excavations at Pompeii and St. Francis Basilica in Assisi
  • Airfare from Rome to Australia

Here’s a list of your

Day by Day Itinerary

  1. 14 April 2018

    Fly from Australia to Barcelona

  2. 15 April 2018

    Arrive Barcelona. Make your way to your 4 star hotel for a 2 night stay

    Overnight: Barcelona Hotel

  3. 16 April 2018

    Explore Barcelona at your leisure. The 1992 Summer Olympics revealed to the world what Europeans and seasoned travelers already knew – Barcelona is one of the world’s greatest treasures. Vibrant and earthy, commercial and cultural, this city of two million residents is the capital of Spain’s autonomous region of Catalonia. Stroll along the wide, tree-lined promenades of Las Ramblas and marvel at the spires of Gaudi’s Basilica La Sagrada Familia. Or visit the former Olympic Ring on the hill of Montjuic – also home to world-class parks, fountains and museums. Barcelona, which nurtured such artistic giants as Picasso, Dali, Miro and Casals, is definitely a traveler’s paradise.

    Overnight: Barcelona Hotel

  4. 17 April 2018

    Make your way to the port and embark Crown Princess. Depart 7PM

    Overnight: Crown Princess

    Meals: Dinner

  5. 18 April 2018

    Marseille (Provence), France. ARRIVE 8:00AM DEPART 5:00PM

    The largest port on the Mediterranean, Marseille is France’s second largest city and a virtual melting pot of peoples and cultures. It is also a place of striking contrasts, from the fishing boats and pleasure craft of the picturesque Vieux Port to the modern Canebiere. Dominating the harbor is the infamous Chateau d’If, the rocky prison from which Alexandre Dumas’ Count of Monte Cristo escaped. Marseille is also your gateway to Provence. Explore the countryside around Arles and Avignon, immortalized in the canvases of Van Gogh, Cezanne, Matisse and Picasso.

    Overnight: Crown Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. 19 April 2018

    Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy ARRIVE 7:00AM DEPART 6:00PM

    Livorno is the gateway to glorious Tuscany. Visit Florence – the cradle of the Renaissance – home to the Duomo, the Uffizi and the Ponte Vecchio. Here the Medici fostered a city-state whose cultural legacy is as great as classical Athens. Giants like Dante, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Galileo infused the West with a new creative spirit. Then there is Pisa, Florence’s rival for political power. Pisa, a brash, commercial seafaring town rivaled the great maritime powers of Venice and Genoa. The city was a leader in art and architecture second only to Florence.

    Overnight: Crown Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. 20 April 2018

    Cruising at Sea

    Overnight: Crown Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. 21 April 2018

    Katakolon (Olympia), Greece ARRIVE 9:00AM DEPART 6:00PM

    Perched on the west coast of the Peloponnesus, Greece’s largest peninsula, this sleepy fishing village of some 300 souls is your gateway to Olympia, site of the original Olympic Games. Held every four years between 776 B.C. and 393 A.D., when the Emperor Theodosius banned pagan festivals, the Olympic Games celebrated the ideal harmony of mind and body. Every four years, the sacred flame of Altis is rekindled to light the torch for the Modern Games.Olympia’s temples were destroyed after the games were banned. An earthquake in the 6th century compounded the destruction, and floods buried the site. Excavation of the ruins began in 1875, and Olympia was declared a National Park in 1976.

    Overnight: Crown Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. 22 April 2018

    Mykonos, Greece ARRIVE 9:00AM DEPART 9:00PM

    Thanks to its proximity to the mainland, Mykonos was one of the first Greek islands to become an international travel destination. During the late ’60s and early ’70s, Mykonos was famed as a haunt for the rich. The island’s nightlife – then and now – was a glittering whirl of colored lights, music, and parties. But there’s another side to Mykonos – the neighboring island of Delos. In classical mythology, Delos was the birthplace of Apollo and his twin sister Artemis. Travelers to Delos can stroll among the island’s vast ruins, which include three temples consecrated to the Sun God and the famed Lions Walk.Mykonos town features hip boutiques, restaurants, jewelry stores, souvenirs, taverns and cafés. The island’s famed windmills are found just south of the waterfront.

    Overnight: Crown Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. 23 April 2018

    Santorini, Greece ARRIVE 7:00AM DEPART 7:00PM

    Did the catastrophic volcanic eruption that ravaged Santorini circa 1600 B.C. destroy Crete’s ancient Minoan civilization – and give birth to the myth of Atlantis? In 1967, archaeologists on Santorini unearthed the remains of a Bronze Age city that may have been home to as many as 30,000 people. Whether the Lost Continent of Atlantis is rooted in myth or reality, an undisputed fact remains. The eruption created a caldera – and one of the most dramatic land and seascapes in the entire Mediterranean. On Santorini, whitewashed buildings cling to vertiginous cliffs that plunge to a turquoise sea. Part of the Cyclades Archipelago, the three-island group of Santorini, Thirasia and uninhabited Aspronisi present the traveler with unforgettable vistas.

    Overnight: Crown Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. 24 April 2018

    Cruising at Sea

    Overnight: Crown Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. 25 April 2018

    Kotor, Montenegro ARRIVE 7:00AM DEPART 6:00PM

    Kotor lies at the head of Boka Bay. Bordered by towering limestone cliffs, the winding bay is actually Southern Europe’s longest and most dramatic fjord. The port itself is a medieval gem: its narrow, asymmetrical streets are lined with ancient stone houses, old palaces, and churches dating from the 12th century. Kotor is also your gateway to the cultural and scenic wonders of Montenegro, from the old royal capital at Cetinje to the marshes and wildlife of Lake Skadar National Park.Kotor is renowned for its nightlife: the streets of the old port are lined with pubs, taverns and cafés. The city is also host to a renowned summer carnival.Kotor is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship’s tender.

    Overnight: Crown Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. 26 April 2018

    Cruising at Sea

    Overnight: Crown Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. 27 April 2018

    Naples, Italy (for Capri & Pompeii)Italy’s third-largest city, Naples is a bustling metropolis famed for it stately buildings, crowded streets, pizza – and notoriously bad traffic. However, this beautiful city is rich in centuries-old culture and customs. Naples is also your gateway to the Isle of Capri, the fabled Amalfi Coast and the ruins of Pompeii, buried in ash by the cataclysmic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.Naples boasts an ideal location, with both the ruins of Roman cities and the stunning Amalfi Coast in easy reach.

    Overnight: Crown Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. 28 April 2018

    Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy ARRIVE 5:00AM

    Your gateway to the Eternal City, Civitavecchia has served as Rome’s seaport since the 13th century. The port has a long and venerable history. The emperor Trajan built a pleasure villa near the modern city, while Bernini and Michelangelo designed the harbor fortifications.Yet the Eternal City eternally beckons. The ancient capital of the Western World and the center of Christianity for nearly 2,000 years, Rome provides an inexhaustible feast. Visit the ruins of the Forum, view the splendors of the Sistine Chapel, or climb the Spanish Steps, once the heart of Rome’s Bohemian Quarter.

    Disembark and make your way to your Rome Hotel. Relax after check-in, or take a leisurely stroll through the city’s ancient streets. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception. Enjoy an evening orientation drive to see St. Peter’s Basilica – the perfect introduction to your holiday.

    Overnight: Rome Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast, Welcome Reception

  16. 29 April 2018

    Rome Sightseeing

    Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins at the Vatican Museums. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Later visit St. Peter’s Basilica to see the famous Pietà. Your tour continues in ancient Rome. Visit inside the impressive Colosseum and see the Circus Maximus, where chariot races were once held. There’s time afterwards to explore the city on your own, or simply relax and watch the world go by. Please note: On certain departures the Vatican Museums will be visited upon return to Rome

    Overnight: Rome Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  17. 30 April 2018

    Rome – Cassino – Pompeii – Sorrento – Isle of Capri (2 Nights)

    Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery at Cassino in the valley below the 6th century Abbey. Then explore the excavations at Pompeii – buried for centuries beneath volcanic ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD – with commentary from your Local Specialist. In Sorrento enjoy a Cultural Insight into fine local craftsmanship at an inlaid wood demonstration. Cruise across the Bay of Naples to the beautiful Isle of Capri, your home for the next two nights.

    Overnight: Capri Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  18. 01 May 2018

    Capri Orientation

    Your walking orientation of Capri town includes views of the Marina Piccola with a Local Specialist. Admire the legendary Piazzetta, the centre of local life. Spend free time shopping at elegant boutiques or perhaps explore the coast of this pretty island by private motor launch. Dine tonight at your hotel.

    Overnight: Capri Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

  19. 02 May 2018

    Isle of Capri – Naples – Perugia – Assisi

    Sail back across the Mediterranean to ‘Bella Napoli’. Drive through Naples and north via Latium to Perugia, the capital of the Umbria region. Here experience a Cultural Insight involving Italian weaving history at TreadRight and Join Trafalgar Heritage Initiative project Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti. This is one of the few remaining traditional wooden frame hand-weaving workshops in Italy. Later arrive in Assisi and dine tonight at your hotel.

    Overnight: Assisi Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

  20. 03 May 2018

    Assisi Sightseeing – Venice (2 Nights)

    This morning after breakfast your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour which includes a visit to the Basilica of St Francis, famous for its frescoes depicting the life of this much-loved saint. Travel through scenic countryside towards Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. Tonight you might want to join an Optional Experience to start discovering this unique place.

    Overnight: Venice Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  21. 04 May 2018

    Venice Orientation

    Savour the unique sights and sounds of Venice as you cruise by private launch to visit some of the attractions of this unique city. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making before seeing the sights including the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace. This afternoon explore on your own, shop for souvenirs or perhaps take a cruise across the lagoon for a delicious meal.

    Overnight: Venice Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  22. 05 May 2018

    Venice – Pisa – Montecatini Terme (Tuscan Hills) (2 Nights)

    This morning travel to Pisa to view the famous Leaning Tower. Later arrive in the spa-resort of Montecatini Terme in Tuscany, your home for the next two nights.

    Overnight: Tuscany Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

  23. 06 May 2018

    Florence Excursion

    Your day excursion to the Renaissance city of Florence is incredible. Your Local Specialist shows you all the sights including views of the marble Duomo and magnificent Baptistery and visit Piazza della Signoria, with its statues and stunning palazzi. Free time afterwards is an opportunity to explore museums and art galleries. Shop for high-quality leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery in Florentine boutiques. Join your companions later for an authentic Tuscan Be My Guest dining experience at a farmhouse set amid beautiful olive groves in the countryside.

    Overnight: Tuscany Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  24. 07 May 2018

    Montecatini (Tuscan Hills) – Siena – Rome

    Discover Siena, a picturesque medieval town in the heart of Tuscany, famous for the biannual Palio horse race. Admire the architecture on Piazza del Campo as you sip a cool drink at a pavement café. Shop for unique local pottery before returning to Rome. Join your companions this evening and celebrate the end of your holiday with a Farewell Dinner.

    Overnight: Rome Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

  25. 08 May 2018

    Depart Rome

    After breakfast say farewell to Italy and your newfound friends as you prepare to return home after a memorable Italian journey of discovery. Airport transfers are available to Fiumicino airport. Conditions apply.

    Meals: Breakfast

DATES AVAILABLE: 14th Apr 18
DURATION: 24 Days
Greek Isles with Princess & Italian Spectacle - Pricing

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Greek Isles with Princess & Italian Spectacle - Pricing

Prices are to be considered as a guide only due to fluctuations in flight, hotel and cruise availability. Prices are based on per person, twin share unless otherwise stated. Some components may also require compulsory additional payments such as gratuities or visas. Prices are based on the lowest available cabin category at time of quoting therefore cabins may have an obstructed view at these rates. For unobstructed cabin categories please discuss your options with a travel consultant. Call or enquire now for up-to-date information.

This holiday is available from all departure points in Australia, if you don’t see your preferred city in the pricing below please call us and we’ll be happy to quote.

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