PRICE BASED EX SYDNEY/BRISBANE/MELBOURNE
GREEK GODS & ITALIAN GEMS Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:
- Return economy class airfare with full service carrier from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne to Athens, returning from Barcelona
- 1 nights accommodation in a 5-star hotel in Athens+
- 4Day/3Night Classical Tour with Meteora from Athens^*
- 2 nights accommodation in a 5-star hotel in Athens+
- 9 night Mediterranean Icons Cruise onboard Azamara Journey from Athens to Barcelona
- Main Meals~ and entertainment onboard
- Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings event (on most voyages of seven nights or longer)
- Complimentary Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
- Complimentary Shipboard bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
- Complimentary Shipboard Gratuities for waitstaff, bar staff and housekeeping
- Shipboard self service laundry
- Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
- Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
- 3 nights accommodation in a 5-star hotel in Barcelona+ including breakfast
- Airport taxes, Port charges and government fees
DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY
4-DAYS CLASSICAL TOUR WITH METEORA - Tourist Class Hotels - Half Board
1st Day: Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop).
Drive on and vsit the Theatre of Epidaurus, famous for it's remarkable
acoustics. Then proceed to the town of Nafplion (short photo stop),
drive on to Mycenae and visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of
Agamemnon. Then depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the
towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight in Olympia, the cradle of
the Olympic Games.
2nd Day: In the morning visit the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary
of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum.
Then drive on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia until the
magnificent bridge which is crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rion to
Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpaktos (Lepanto) and Itea,
arrive in Delphi. Overnight.
3rd Day: In the morning visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum.
Depart for Kalambaka, a small town at the foot of the astonishing
complex of Meteora, gigantic rocks. Overnight.
4th day: Visit Meteora, among striking scenery, perched on top of huge
rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Monasteries,
where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Return to
Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (short stop to see across the
road the Leonidas Monument). Arrive in Athens early in the evening.
Departure Point: Go Tours Terminal, Amalias Ave and Souri St, Athens.
Pams Tours. Ph: +30 210 922 9269.
The Greek Government has applied a new Accommodation Tax, applicable to
all Greek hotels and to be paid by clients directly to the hotel.
The tax is as follows:
4 Star hotels: 3.00 euro per room per night
9 Night cruise sailing from Athens to Barcelona onboard Azamara Journey.
Where better to begin an immersive discovery of the Mediterranean than mythical, legendary Athens? Arrive a few days early and step back through millenia at the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Arch of Hadrian, Ancient Agora, and the Acropolis.
On majestic Mykonos, we stay late, so stroll the cobblestone streets and sample fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts and Grecian cheeses at local tavernas, before an island hop to stunning Santorini. Sip fine Greek wines, and explore the 3,500-year-old Minoan town of Akrotiri to discover the island’s explosive past.
After a luxurious day at sea, relax on Giardini Naxos, soaking in the Mediterranean sun and views of Mount Etna. Head to the hilltop town of Taormina, one of the most beautiful vantage points in all of Sicily, before a late stay in the colorful cliff-side city of Sorrento—perfect for visits to nearby Capri and Pompeii.
In the Eternal City, stroll in the steps of gladiators at the Coliseum and gaze in awe at Michelangelo's masterpiece in St. Peter’s Basilica. Then discover Florence—full of art, architecture, palaces, churches and museums—before another relaxing day at sea and the conclusion of this dazzling Mediterranean discovery in bustling Barcelona.
Highlights of this cruise:
Piraeus, (Athens), Greece
Start your journey in Piraeus with an archaeological walk past landmarks like the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Agora, and of course, the Acropolis. Afterwards, head to the Central Market for a feast of fresh fruit and veggies, nuts, olives, and Grecian cheese. Finally, check out a local taverna where you can rub elbows with the locals well into the wee hours of the night.
Picture perfect is the best way to describe Mykonos. Idyllic in every way, from the brilliant blue water in its harbor to the rows of 16th-century Venetian windmills, Mykonos is a postcard come to life! Spend your days strolling delightful cobblestone streets and visiting artisan craft shops. And when the sun goes down, discover why locals refer to this hedonistic city as the Ibiza of Greece!
The capital, Fira, clings to the rim of the caldera 900 feet above the sea. Take the cable car, or giddy up on a donkey to climb the 588 steps to the top. Hike to nearby Oia, a quintessential Greek village. Head south to the 3,500-year-old Minoan town Akrotiri. Often called Greece’s answer to Pompeii, the well-preserved ruins provide a glimpse into Santorini’s storied (and explosive) past.
Giardini Naxos, (Taormina), Sicily, Italy
For rest and relaxation, Giardini Naxos is just the ticket, with a coast that seems to stretch on for miles. To the left looms Mount Etna, Italy’s largest active volcano. Hikes to the top are only advised for experienced hikers (dress warmly!), but the Silvestri Craters are fun to explore at any skill level. Or head to the hilltop town of Taormina, one of the most beautiful places in all of Sicily.
Live it up in the land of limoncello. Perched on one of the world's most stunning coastlines, Amalfi delivers a true Italian experience. Discover unique shops and galleries, take a thrilling cliffside drive, or stay close to the shore and live la dolce vita.
Civitavecchia, (Rome), Italy
Always enchanting, the Eternal City will captivate you—no matter how many times you visit. Walk in the steps of gladiators at the Coliseum, channel your inner statesman at the Forum, or gaze up in wonder at Michelangelo's masterwork at St. Peter's Basilica. Pasta and vino are a must, and there are plenty of places to relax and refuel after a day of exploration.
Livorno, (Florence & Pisa), Italy
The port city of Livorno has many charms of its own: the canals of La Venezia Nuova (New Venice), which date back to the Medici era, the Mercato Centrale, and the chessboard-style Terrazza Mascagni promenade, to name a few. But Livorno is also the gateway to the magnificent art and architecture, palaces, churches and museums of Florence, as well as Pisa’s famous leaning tower. Decisions, decisions!
Barcelona is a cosmopolitan masterpiece. With a history rich in art and architecture, medieval, Gothic, and modern influences can be seen all over the city. Start at the waterfront and stroll up the shady, tree-lined Las Ramblas boulevard and discover some of the city's best shopping and bustling cafes.
*Conditions Apply: Prices are per person, capacity controlled and listed in Australian dollars twin share including port taxes. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change, and may be withdrawn at any time. Prices shown here are not shown in real time. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the live prices in our booking system. The prices shown are for a cash payment. Credit card fees of up to 2.5% will apply. Offer correct as at 22Aug19 and subject to live availability at time of booking. Prices are per person twin share based on best available cruise fare, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. All offers are capacity controlled and can be withdrawn or modified at any time without notice and subject to availability at time of booking. Outside and Balcony cabins may have obstructed views and Suite cabins comprises Junior Suites, Mini Suites and any other type of suite that represents the best value for each cruise. Unless otherwise stated, all packages containing airfare will require full airfare and taxes within 24 hours of reservation and cancellation/amendment conditions apply. Air taxes are included in package price and are subject to change depending on departure city. Onboard gratuities are included and may not be removed from pricing. ~Specialty restaurants may incur a surcharge. Cabins are based on guarantee and cabin number will not be assigned until documentation or embarkation. ^*With international travel most tours will run in multi languages by a multilingual guide/audio. +Hotels in certain cities must charge local government tax directly to guests upon checkout which cannot be collected in advance by our agency. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Some cruise lines reserve the right to impose a fuel levy if the NMEX price reaches a certain level - please check with your consultant at time of booking. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees not included. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. Offer ends 11Oct19 or until sold out/withdrawn from sale. Please note only residents with an Australian address are eligible to book Australian rates in Australian dollars. This cruise package is provided by Seven Oceans Cruising, please ask your travel agent to contact us for more information.