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**REMOVED** - Italian and Greek Isle Essence

Mediterranean

9 Day Tour
9 Day Tour
10 Night Cruise
10 Night Cruise
BONUS Experiences on Tour
BONUS Experiences on Tour
BONUS My Cruises Holiday Savings
BONUS My Cruises Holiday Savings

My Cruises Package Inclusions

  • 9 Day Best of Italy Tour
  • 8 nights accommodation in hand selected hotels with breakfast daily whilst touring
  • Transportation on a private deluxe motor coach with services of a professional tour director
  • 10 night cruise from Venice onboard Celebrity Constellation in an Interior Cabin
  • Return Economy flights to Rome returning from Venice
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • All port taxes & charges included

 

Bonus Value

  • BONUS Entrance to and guided tour of the Vatican Museum & St Peter’s Basilica in Rome
  • BONUS Wine Tasting in Tuscany
  • BONUS City Tours & Catherdal visits in Siena & Milan
  • BONUS Guided Tour of Cinque Terre + daily train card
  • BONUS Day Tour to Lake Como
  • BONUS City Tour in Verona – home of Romeo & Juliet
  • BONUS City Tour in Venice
  • BONUS My Cruises Package Savings

 

General Departure Information 

$5490 per person twin share ex Auckland
$5490 per person 
twin share ex Christchurch

Please note departure can be out of Auckland or out of Christchurch

 

General Sail Date Information

Set Sail on Monday, October 12, 2020

 

General Upgrade Information 

Upgrade to an Oceanview Cabin from only $499 per person
Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin from only $1199 per person
Upgrade to a Concierge Suite from only $1399 per person

Day 1: Rome, Italy

With two and a half thousand years of history, art and culture, it is no wonder Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. After breakfast today, enjoy a guided tour of the Vatican and its museums. See ornate candelabras, furniture and tapestries, view historic maps and priceless art works. Visit the Sistine Chapel to view frescos of the Genesis and the Last Judgment. Then take an internal tour of Saint Peter’s Basilica, to take in Michelangelo’s Pietà; the marble statue of Mary holding the body of Jesus. Finally visit impressive Saint Peter’s Square. The rest of the day is free for your relaxation or further sightseeing around Rome.

Day 2: Rome – Montepulciano – Siena – Florence

After breakfast and check out, leave Rome behind and travel into Tuscany. Enjoy your BONUS wine tasting today in the beautiful town of Montepulciano. Later in Siena, experience a BONUS guided city tour. Starting from Piazza San Domenico, be guided through the historic and beautifully preserved streets and piazzas of the old city. Admire the fourteenth-century Palazzo Salimbeni and continue onto Palazzo Tolomei; the oldest private palace of the city, constructed in 1205. Then enter Piazza del Duomo, one of Italy’s finest examples of the Gothic style. Your tour ends in Piazza del Campo, a beautiful medieval square. Finish the day with the short drive on to Florence.

Day 3: Florence – La Spezia – Genoa

From the magical city of Florence today, drive up to la Spezia, gateway to the Cinque Terre; ‘Five Lands’. Comprised of five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore, the coastline, villages and surrounding hillsides form the UNESCO listed Cinque Terre National Park. Look out for the carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Only paths, trains and boats connect the villages, cars cannot reach them from the outside. After the scenic local train trip (included) into Cinque Terre, enjoy your included BONUS guided tour. Later continue your adventure on to Genoa.

Day 4: Genoa – Lake Como – Milan

This morning take the scenic drive to Lake Como, a highlight on your Italian adventure. The BONUS tour will start from Piazza del Duomo with a splendid cathedral, neoclassical theatre and Casa. Wandering through the historic town centre, reach the Romanesque basilica of San Fedele and the walls medieval walls that surround the city. Then, experience Lake Como from the water on a one hour boat trip past some of the most iconic lakeside villages. Return to Milan to relax for the evening.

Day 5: Milan, Italy

Famous as the Italian capital of fashion and design, Milan is also a hub for art, history and culture! Today enjoy a BONUS city tour. Take a guided walk by the Castello Sforzesco with a visit to the extensive gardens. From the castle walk towards the Duomo, look out for the many elegant buildings that line each street. From Piazza Duomo, walk through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele to Piazza della Scala and the famous theater in the world: La Scala. Spend the rest of the day at your own pace.

Day 6: Milan – Verona – Mestre

After breakfast at the hotel this morning, travel east to pristine Verona. Here experience a BONUS City tour. Visit the still-used Verona Arena (with the option – not included – to fully enter the arena), Castelvecchio as seen from the river, Porta Corsari (a roman gate of the first century AD) and the impressive Ponte Pietra (stone bridge). Wrap up the tour with a visit to Juliet’s house to view the famous balcony visited by Romeo. Conclude today with the short trip over to Mestre, just outside Venice, where you can relax for the evening.

Day 7: Mestre – Venice

Today make your way to Venice by private boat to Tronchetto San Marco. When in Venice your BONUS city tour starts from the magnificent Piazza San Marco, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and the centre of Venetian life. On the north side of the square stands the Clock Tower and the Procuratie Vecchie, to the west is the Napoleonic wing and on the south, Procuratie Nuove. The Basilica of San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale – the symbolic monuments of the Venetian Republic – stand on the background of the square. Inside the church, admire the ornate décor and magnificent Byzantine mosaics. Conclude by walking to Rialto Bridge, one of the most beautiful bridges and symbols of the town. Take the rest of the day to soak up Venice’s unique culture, history and architecture.

Day 8: Venice, Italy

After a leisurely breakfast today, take the time to further explore Venice and the fascinating surrounding islands. Enjoy some of the excellent traditional food and drink, or soak up the atmosphere in one of the piazzas before being heading to the Celebrity Constellation to commence your cruise.

Day 9: Venice, Italy

Today in Venice embark on Celebrity Constellation and get ready to begin the cruise portion of your holiday

Day 10: At Sea

Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 11: Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

This quaint little seaside town on the Ionian Sea is the gateway to Ancient Olympia, where Greek mythology was born and the first Olympiad was held. You may still be able to hear the distant echoes of the ancient Greeks cheering as you tour the ruins of one of the most important and exciting sanctuaries of antiquity.

Day 12: Santorini, Greece

Santorini is one of the most formidable islands in the world, famed for beautiful food, pristine water and unrivalled sunsets, in the foreground are the post card whitewashed buildings. Perceptions are had about the lost city of Atlantis being located here due to Santorini’s subtle mystery.

Day 13: Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Iona in Turkey. It is said that this city of Ephesus was created by Androclosthe son of the king of Athens. Take a trip to see the 10th-century ruins there including the Temple of Artemis a shrine of the goddess Artemis. Ephesus is also said to be home the House of Virgin Mary, as well as the St John Basilica.

Day 14: Mykonos, Greece

Explore this quintessential Greek island with pristine white houses with blue accents and beautiful beaches. Once you’ve seen one of the famous sunsets, you’ll understand why this is the most visited island in the region!

Day 15: Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Welcome to Piraeus, the port city of Athens. It is the oldest city in Greece, a guaranteed highlight is the mystical Acropolis, perched high in the hills. Just because this city is vintage don’t think that you’ll be stuck in the past – it is juxtaposed against a modern city filled with shopping, restaurants, culture and beautiful art.

Day 16: Chania (Crete), Greece

Known for its 14th-century Venetian harbour, narrow streets and waterfront restaurants, Chania is a quaint town on the island of Crete in Greece. Taste the traditional cuisine in the small taverns and small cafes around the old harbour. Be sure to explore Venetian ruins as you enjoy your snooping at the market hall.

Day 17: Corfu, Greece

One of the lushest of the Greek Isles, Corfu is rimmed in dramatic blue waters and topped with tranquil hillside villages. A collection of quaint cafes in the town of Corfu feels very continental, but the island’s secluded coves and sandy beaches could only be found in the Greek Isles.

Day 18: At Sea

Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 19: Venice, Italy

Today disembark and get ready to begin your journey home.

Celebrity Constellation carries over 2000 passengers, weighing in at 91,000 Gross Tonnage and spanning 294 metres. Known for her modern luxury, Constellation offers some very unique features including world class restaurants, luxury fashion brands and state of the art RFID door locks for all cabins!

Enjoy some of the finest cuisine at sea, paired with a Cellar Masters wine tasting session, view the latest films and relaxing vibes at the newly introduced Rooftop Terrace. There is always something to do on board Constellation and plenty of relaxing activities such as the all-day spa treatment.

Prices are per person twin share in NZD based on travel from Auckland unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to availability and currency fluctuations & subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Accommodation is subject to change and availability.

Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.

Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.

Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.

Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.

Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.

These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.

Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.

Please note that a majority of US based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel.

There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.

Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.

All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from New Zealand.

From $5,490*
Per Person Twin Share
Includes
$2,000
In Bonus Value
Valued At
$6,490
Per Person Twin Share