PRICE BASED EX BRISBANE/MELBOURNE
AIR ADD-ONS AVAILABLE:
Departing from Sydney + $415 per person
GREECE INTENSIVE JOURNEY Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:
- Economy airfare with full service carrier from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne to Venice, returning from Athens
- 2 nights accommodation in a 5-star hotel in Venice+ including breakfast
- Two and a Half hour Inside Venice: the golden Basilica and the Doge´s Palace^*
- 11 Night Greece Intensive cruise onboard Azamara Journey from Venice to Athens
- 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
- 2 nights accommodation in a 5-star hotel in Athens+ including breakfast
- Half Day Athens Private Walking Tour^*
- Airport taxes, Port charges and government fees
7 Night Cruise sailing from Athens to Istanbul aboard Azamara Journey.
Live the Mediterranean life at summer’s peak with five late or overnight stays. You’ll fall in love with the cliffside villages and colorful beaches of volcanic Santorini, and want to miss the sunset from Oia town on the caldera’s edge. From Mykonos, you can visit the treasures of Delos, enjoy lunch at a seaside taverna, and later join the nightlife for which this island is well-known. Patmos is quite different, with beautiful beaches, an aura of peace and some say a spiritual presence. Here you can walk in the footsteps of St. John in the winding streets of old Chora town and see the 12th century frescoes and rare icons at St. John Monastery. Ephesus paints a picture of ancient life in a once powerful city, a story that continues to unfold as excavations continue.
Highlights of this cruise:
Experience Venice, one of the most captivating—and romantic—cities in the world. Tour the city’s cobblestone streets and overarching bridges, or take to the water and explore the canals on a water taxi or gondola. As you make your way through the city, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to shop, sample delicious Veneto wines, or people watch in Piazza San Marco.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kotor is filled with churches, shops, bars, restaurants, and hidden piazzas. (The latter are perfect for enjoying Montenegrin wines like the red Vranac or dry white Krstač.) The entire city is surrounded by stone, both in the form of imposing Mount Saint John and by towering ancient walls, creating a cozy feeling of protection when you walk the cobblestone streets.
It's one of the most popular Greek Isles for good reason. Explore the cobblestoned streets of Old Town in search of handcrafted treasures or while away they day on a sandy beach in town, or head out to the charming countryside. Here you'll find olive groves, lemon trees, and and rugged cliffs that are more than postcard-worthy.
You'll find this small island packs a punch—from its sheer cliffs to its pristine beaches. In the capital—also named Zakynthos—you'll see traces of the island’s time as an overseas colony of Venice. The best preserved example from this period is the Venetian castle atop Bochali Hill where a bird’s-eye view of the town and panoramic sea views will have you feeling on top of the world.
Mention the word “Kalamata” and visions of large, plump olives start Greek dancing around your head. But when we’re talking Kalamata, the capital city of Messenia in the Greek Isles, there are even more tasty treats to sink your teeth into. It’s a veritable buffet of beauty, with numerous historic sites, great attractions, spectacular beaches, and even better food (including olives).
Hidden away from the rest of the world, Monemvasia is a perfect escape for explorers and history buffs looking for a town seemingly unaffected by the passage of time.
Chania, Crete, Greece
Venetian splendor gives Crete's second largest city a distinctly Italian air. Greek and Ottoman influences add to the city's unique history and culture—each era certainly worth exploring. Framed by a dramatic mountain backdrop, Chania is an exceptional destination for history buffs, with plenty of tavernas and cafés to recharge after a day of discovery.
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.
The tiny island of Patmos is where the last book of the New Testament was allegedly written. Visit the Cave of the Apocalypse where John the Apostle stayed in AD 95. Fast-forward 993 in the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian which still stands guard over Patmos town. Then, make the pilgrimage back to Skala for a picnic of local delicacies like fresh octopus and savory cheese pie.
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!
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.
*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 08Jan20 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. Some transfers have local speaking drivers only. 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 28Feb20 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.