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18 Day Tour Italy, Cruise Croatia & Greece

Cruise + Tour

AIRFARE
AIRFARE
9 DAY TOUR
9 DAY TOUR
7 NIGHT CRUISE
7 NIGHT CRUISE
EXCLUSIVES
EXCLUSIVES

YOUR FLIGHT CENTRE EXCLUSIVES HOLIDAY INCLUDES:

  • International airfare and taxes with full-service carrier including 20kg checked luggage.

We will get you to and from your holiday with no troubles – all you need to do is pack your bag and make your way to the airport! Enjoy return airfare with a full-service carrier included in the price!

  • 8 nights in 4-star hotel accommodation across Italy.

Enjoy a total of 8 nights of local 4 star reputable hotel accommodation during your tour. Your stay is sorted as you make your way through Italy this holiday.

  • 7 nights onboard MSC Sinfonia in an Inside Cabin.

Enjoy 7 nights onboard MSC Sinfonia as you sail Croatia, Greece and more this holiday. Even before MSC Sinfonia sets sail, stepping on board is like embarking on a voyage of discovery. This is one of MSC’s medium-sized Mistral-class ships, that underwent a two-year refurbishment program in 2014–2015. Spacious new cabins with balconies delight guests with superb panoramic views the restaurant and buffet areas to serve up an even greater variety of culinary treats.

  • Breakfast daily on your tour of Italy and all meals onboard MSC Sinfonia

Begin each day the right way with a full stomach when you tour Italy this holiday, with breakfast daily. When on your cruise enjoy all your included onboard meals.

  • City tours in Rome, Florence and Venice.

Enjoy exploring the Roman cities of Rome, Florence and Venice with your included city tours. Marvel in the beauty, history, art and Italian charm all three cities offer.

  • Air-conditioned transportation.

Enjoy the comfort of air-conditioned transportation, as you explore your way through Italy on tour.

  • All coach transfers, sightseeing admissions and English-speaking tour guides

The last thing you want to do on your tour is to think about how you are going to get from A to B. With us, you will not have to worry! Enjoy all coach transfers on us as well as English-speaking tour guides. Best yet, you need not pay a single dollar in sightseeing admissions on this comprehensive holiday.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Tour Italy, cruise to Croatia, Albania and Greece.
  • Spend 9 days on a guided tour through Italy’s finest towns and countryside.
  • Stay in Rome; take a guided city tour including the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon.
  • Visit Tuscany, staying in stunning Siena and Florence.
  • Get to know Florence on a guided city tour.
  • View the famous leaning Tower of Pisa.
  • Spend a full day on a guided exploration of the Cinque Terre’s famous 5 villages.
  • Visit one of Venice’s iconic traditional glass factories.
  • Experience a guided tour of Venice from Piazza San Marco.
  • Sail for 7 nights aboard MSC’s Sinfonia cruise ship.
  • Explore Split, on Croatia’s sparkling Dalmatian coast.
  • Visit incredible Santorini, Greece.
  • Dock in peaceful Saranda on the Ionian Coast of Albania.
  • Experience the history and culture of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Land and cruise ship tipping
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional entry fees and taxes not mentioned in this itinerary

DEPOSIT:

  • Deposit is $2,150 per person
  • Deposit is non-refundable

Final payment is required 120 Days prior to departure

DEPARTURE CITY PRICE:

From $4799* ex Sydney and Perth
From $4899* ex Brisbane
From $4949* ex Adelaide
From $5049* ex Melbourne

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT PRICE:

For customers requiring a single room, single supplement is available from $1475 per person based on ex Sydney departure

PURCHASE BY:

15 January 2020

BOOK BY:

15 February 2020

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CRUISE CABIN UPGRADES

Upgrade to an Ocean View Cabin onboard MSC Sinfonia $300* per person

Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin onboard MSC Sinfonia $900* per person

 


 

EARLY ARRIVAL/STAY BEHIND BREAK FEE

$150 per person plus airfare differences

 

PRE/POST ACCOMMODATION

ROME (Pre-tour extension only)

  • $275 per night twin-share including breakfast (excludes transfers)

VENICE (Post-tour extension only)

  • $275 per night twin-share including breakfast (excludes transfers)

 

STOPOVER PACKAGES

DOHA (2 nights)

  • From $350 per person room only twin share including transfers

DUBAI (2 nights)

  • From $300 per person room only twin share including

2020 TRAVEL DATES

  • 26 March
  • 2, 23 April

Day 1: Australia – Rome, Italy (In-flight Meals)

Depart Australia today for Rome, Italy.

Day 2: Rome (inflight meals)

Upon arrival into Rome, be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 3: Rome (B)

After breakfast at the hotel this morning, take a half day into Rome’s old city. The tour visits the beautiful Trevi fountain, then Piazza Colonna, to view the impressive Column in honour of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Walk on through Rome’s cobbled streets, to baroque Piazza Montecitorio. Visit the Pantheon (with an internal tour), erected by Emperor Hadrian during the 2nd century AD and preserving the biggest dome in the world. Continue on to Palazzo Madama, seat of the Senate of the Italian Republic before arriving at Piazza Navona, famous for Bernini’s ornate Fountain of the Four Rivers.

Enjoy free time to explore Rome for the rest of the day.

Day 4: Rome – Siena Approx 321kms (B)

Leave Rome after breakfast this morning and travel north east into the beauty of Tuscany. Siena is a stunningly beautiful medieval city, with easy to navigate cobbled streets and an impressive central piazza, ideal for a relaxing meal and people watching. Enjoy free time after checking in to your hotel today.

Day 5: Siena – Florence Approx 274kms (B)

Drive on to Florence today. A half day fully guided tour will introduce the heart of the city, starting with a visit to the Basilica of the Holy Cross, final resting place of such Italian greats as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli and Rossini. See the majestic Uffuzi Gallery, with time to visit (optional, not included). Take in the unique street life of Florence as you walk the winding old streets to the Ponte Vecchio, the 600 year-old arched bridge spanning the Arno River.

Take advantage of free time this afternoon to further explore the city.

Day 6: Florence – Pisa Approx 85kms (B)

Take the short journey up to Pisa today. The seaside town most famous for the Leaning Tower, is also an esteemed university town. It’s well preserved Romanesque buildings, Gothic churches and Renaissance piazzas are home to a vibrant local culture.

Day 7: Pisa – Cinque Terre – Pisa Approx 150kms (B)

After breakfast today, head to the famous and beautiful Cinque Terre coast. Enjoy a short local train ride into one of the 5 spectacular ocean-locked villages, with winding paths, boat filled bays and tiny cafes. Paved walks connect the villages and criss-cross the surrounding hills and are a beautiful way to explore this dramatic coastline.

Later, train back to the coach and return to Pisa (approx. 1 hour) to dine and relax for the evening.

Day 8: Pisa – Venice (Mestre) Approx 295kms (B)

Your tour of Italy crosses from the West to East coast today. Observe the changing landscapes as you travel in comfort from Tuscany to the Venetia region. After check in to your Mestre hotel, take a boat transfer onto Venice and experience a unique guided tour of Vecchia Murano – a traditional glass blowing factory, housed in a beautiful Venetian Palace.

Day 9: Venice (B)

Today’s 2 hour guided tour starts in the magnificent Piazza San Marco, the hub of Venice. See the Clock Tower, Napoleonic Wing and visit Basilica of San Marco, with its breathtaking Byzantine mosaics and glowing leadlight windows. The tour concludes after walking over the famous Rialto Bridge, one of the oldest and most important bridges in Venice, spanning the Grand Canal. The rest of the day is free to your own exploration.

Day 10: Depart Venice onboard MSC Sinfonia (B, L, D)

After a leisurely start to the day, be transferred to the Cruise Terminal to embark the wonderful MSC Sinfonia and start your Eastern Mediterranean cruise to Croatia, Greece and Albania.

Day 11: Split, Croatia 7.00am – 5.00pm (B, L, D)

Wake up today docked at Split, one of Croatia’s most popular port cities. Explore the beautifully preserved Old Town and waterfront Riva, or take an optional (not included) tour out to one of the spectacular Dalmatian islands, such as Hvar.

Day 12: At Sea (B, L, D)

Take advantage of a day at sea to make full use of the MSC Sinfonia’s amenities, entertainment and plentiful dining options.

Day 13: Santorini, Greece 8.00am – 2.00pm (B, L, D)

The Sinfonia docks in Santorini this morning. Incredibly photogenic, Santorini is renowned for its whitewashed and domed buildings, excellent dining and bright blue waters.

Day 14: Saranda, Albania 1.00pm – 7.00pm (B, L, D)

Popular for its array of restaurants, crystal clear water and year round sunny weather, Saranda is set into a peaceful bay on the Albanian Riviera.

Day 15: Dubrovnik, Croatia 9.00am – 6.00pm (B, L, D)

Fortressed, medieval Dubrovnik is dramatically perched on the edge of the Adriatic Sea. Visitors wander the narrow, winding alleys of the old town, explore the waterfront or walk the ancient fortress walls, taking in panoramic views across the city and out to sea.

Day 16: Ancona, Italy 10.00am – 6.00pm (B, L, D)

Today, explore one of Italy’s traditional sea towns. Ancona is known for very beautiful beaches, a blend of architectures and a lovely hill top cathedral.

Day 17: Disembark Venice from 8.00am – Fly Australia (B, inflight meals)

Disembark after breakfast on board today and make your own way to the airport for your journey home.

Day 18: Arrive Home

TRAVEL DATES:

  • Selected dates from: 26 March – 10 May 2020

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION (or similar)

All star ratings are local ratings

4 Star rated throughout

  • Rome Ih Roma Z3 hotel or similar
  • Siena Executive Hotel or similar
  • Florence The Gate Hotel or similar
  • Pisa Tower in Pisa Hotel or similar
  • Mestre Antony/Antony Palace Hotel or similar

 

FITNESS

  • A moderate level of fitness is required for full days of brisk walking with intermittent breaks. You may encounter occasional flights of stairs. The tour is not suitable for people requiring assistance or walking aid.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

PRICES

  • All prices are subject to change and availability.
  • Prices are AUD per person for twin-share unless otherwise specified
  • Single Supplement is available from $1,475

DEPOSIT

  • Deposit is $2,150 per person
  • Deposit is non-refundable
  • Final payment is required 120 Days prior to departure

PASSPORTS

  • Copies of passports valid for 6 months beyond trip completion is strictly required at the time of booking. You are liable for all fees due to incorrect or incomplete full names, or passports lacking the required validity.

VISA

  • Tourist visas are not required for Australian and most other nationalities travelling to Europe. It is your responsibility to check all requirements with your local consulate, embassy or visa centre.

BAGGAGE POLICY

  • Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one checked bag not exceeding 20kg, plus one carry-on bag not exceeding 7kg. However, you are strongly encouraged to pack lightly below these limits, as you will be required to carry your own bag between the coach and hotel rooms, and to and from any other transport, while travelling to multiple cities and hotels.

FINAL DOCUMENTATION

  • Electronic documentation including e-tickets are generally emailed within two weeks of departure of your core tour, irrespective of early departures, pre-tour extensions or stopovers.

FLIGHTS

  • The default full service carrier included in your package will be provided when you receive your final documentation. Example default carriers include: Qatar, Lufthansa, Emirates, Singapore Airlines or similar.
  • Business Class may be available from $6,500. Please contact your travel consultant at the time of booking for premium economy and business class upgrade quotes.
  • All flights or airfare related fees and costs are due immediately upon confirmation by cash payment. Frequent flyer points redemption is not permitted.
  • Pre-set airline meals can be requested at the time of booking (or no later than one week before departure) and is subject to availability.
  • All flights may involve up to two transits.

ITINERARY

  • The indicative itinerary and its order are subject to change based on local conditions and as we see fit to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the tour.
  • The indicated length of trip includes time in flight and is subject to change depending on the prevailing flight schedule to be provided when you receive your final documentation.

TIPPING

  • Land tour tipping: $5-10 (approx. EURO5) per person per day is recommended for the driver and tour guide.
  • Cruise ship tipping is Euro10 per person, per day and automatically billed to your cabin, along with other extra charges, such as beverages.

HOTELS

  • Reference hotels are listed and may be substituted with properties of a similar standard. Final hotels will be provided when you receive your final documentation. All hotel ratings are self-rated locally. All rooms are lead-in type.

TRIPLE SHARE

  • Triple-share is not available on this tour + cruise. 

CHILD POLICY

  • Children under 12 years old are not permitted on this tour. Children over 12 must travel with a responsible adult 18 year or older.

REFUND POLICY

  • All costs and fees are fully non-refundable at all times.

GROUP SIZE

  • Minimum 20 passengers required to operate, maximum group size per vehicle 48. 

OPTIONAL PROGRAMS

  • Optional programs are subject to availability, time and weather permitting, and prepayable in AUD at the point of purchase. Some tours require minimum numbers to operate. Non-participants must wait at the venue for the group to conclude the activity. 

BREAKAWAY POLICY

  • It is a condition of booking that you must always remain with the tour group and guide for the entirety of the tour. Any departure or deviation from the set tour itinerary is strictly prohibited. Penalties including cancellation of remaining accommodation and other arrangements will be enforced. 

BREAK FEE

  • A ‘break fee’ for early arrivals, stay behind or stopovers is collected for any deviations from the set dates and group tickets. Transfers are not included for arrivals and departures outside of the set group arrangements. 

TRANSFERS

  • Group transfers are at designated times. Transfers outside designated group arrangements incur additional costs. No refunds are provided for unused transfers. 

CURRENCY

  • Exchanging some local currency before leaving home is advisable. The local currency can be used for optional programs, tipping, shopping and expenses of a personal nature.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • Travel insurance is strongly recommended. Please contact your travel consultant for a quote on discounted insurance.

REFUND POLICY

  • All trip costs and fees are fully non-refundable at all times.

COMPLAINTS POLICY

  • All efforts must be made to resolve issues on tour with the tour leader. Formal complaints must be submitted within 14 days of tour completion.

DIETARY

  • Special meals are generally not available on tour. Please notify your guide of any special dietary requirements. Certain meals can be requested for the flights at the time of booking, subject to availability.

PASSENGER INFOMATION CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS

All amendments and changes are subject to a $150 fee per person, per change. Amendments and changes requested within 60 days of departure for travel will incur a $350 fee per person, per change.

 

Savings % is calculated on the maximum discount across all Ex points.

Valued at price is based on the maximum price across all ex points.

*FROM PRICE EX SYDNEY & PERTH. BUY BY 15 JANUARY 2020 & BOOK BY 15 FEBRUARY 2020.

Prices are correct at the time of publication, are twin share per person, may change without notice & subject to availability. Restrictions & conditions apply. See website for full terms, conditions & travel dates. Prices quoted are on sale until 15 JANUARY 2020 unless otherwise stated or sold out prior. Seasonal surcharges & blackout dates may apply depending on date of travel. Additional fees, including surcharges & visa fees specific to your departure date may apply. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Advertised price includes any bonus nights. Please ask us for further details or visit our website at www.flightcentreexclusives.com.au. Flight Centre Exclusives provides holiday packages offered by Ignite Holidays Pty Ltd & is a subsidiary of Ignite Travel Group. ATAS Accreditation No. A10345.

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