Your holiday itinerary (ex Perth, Western Australia)
Day 1/2. Perth to Rome (Inflight, D)
We collect you from home and transfer you to the Perth Airport for your overnight flight to Rome. On arrival we make our way to our accommodation. Overnight: Rome
Day 3. Rome Touring (BD)
On a tour of Rome, take in the haunting ruins, the awe inspiring art and the vibrant street life of one of the world’s most romantic and inspiring cities. The cityscape is an exhilarating spectacle with ancient icons, monumental basilica’s, towering renaissance architecture and captivating streetscapes. Overnight: Rome
Day 4. Begin Cruise (BD)
Welcome aboard your magnificent ship, ms Rotterdam with her wide teak decks and classic lines. On board there is multi-million dollar art, state of the art amenities, cooking shows or hands on workshops, a fitness centre, specialty restaurants and presentations and activities. Overnight: 14 nights ms Rotterdam
Day 5. At Sea (BLD)
Today is at your leisure. Enjoy the wealth of on board cruise activities and indulgences along with the freedom to do as much or as little as you please.
Day 6. Katakolon (Olympia), Greece (BLD)
Katakolon, a small fishing village bustling with bright coloured fishing boats, is the gateway to ancient Olympia. Shore excursions visit Olympia as well as tour unspoilt scenery and picturesque villages, wineries and vineyards, olive groves and farm animals (shore excursions at your own expense and are examples only).
Day 7. Piraeuse (Athens), Greece (BLD)
One of the world’s oldest maritime powers, Athens is blessed with a balmy climate and stunning coastline. Choose from the many shore excursions. Visit the remains of ancient Athens and the Corinth Canal connecting the Ionian and Aegean seas or take a leisurely stroll to absorb the remarkable and fascinating history or dine at a local restaurant to sample Greek delights (shore excursions at your own expense and are examples only).
Day 8. At Sea (BLD)
Day 9. Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel (BLD)
Today experience one of the world’s most fabled cities with extraordinary history. You will be in awe of the antiquity and being surrounded by the feeling of being amidst more than 26 centuries of civilization. Discover Jerusalem, drive via the Judean Mountains to the Mount of Olives, visit the Wailing Wall, see the Dead Sea Scrolls or travel to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea (shore excursions at your own expense and are examples only).
Day 10/11. Haifa (Tel Aviv), Israel (BLD)
Haifa, overlooking the Mediterranean, is the gateway to a region with an almost unreal collection of captivating historic sights and natural beauty. Choose from one or two day excursions that travel to Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee, visit modern Tel Aviv or drive to Bethlehem (shore excursions at your own expense and are examples only).
Day 12. Limassol, Cyprus (BLD)
Antiquity lovers will find plenty to explore in this city. Modern waterfront, an old town, medieval and archaeological museums, small villages featuring market squares and monasteries and wineries are just some of your excursion options (shore excursions at your own expense and are examples only)
Day 13. Rhodes, Greece (BLD)
Rhodes offers an enduring blend of history and architecture and is one of the most popular of the Greek Islands. On the various shore excursions pass orange and lemon groves and gnarled old olive trees. You can choose to visit a pottery factory, temples or visit charming towns selling small ceramic items and beautiful crocheted linen (shore excursions at your own expense and are examples only).
Day 14. Souda (Chania), Greece (BLD)
Nearby, Chania is where you will find a famous Venetian Harbour which dates back to the 14th century, a restored 500-year-old lighthouse and a tangle of streets that makes up the old town. Shore excursions feature the British Commonwealth War Cemetery, a monastery, walking tours and botanical gardens (shore excursions at your own expense and are examples only).
Day 15. At Sea (BLD)
Day 16. Messina, Sicily (BLD)
Welcome to Sicily and the gateway to Mt Etna an awe inspiring and active volcano. You will be spoilt for choices on your excursions including stunning Taormina, scenic touring of Mt Etna, Castelmola or why not enjoy Sicilian wine (shore excursions at your own expense and are examples only).
Day 17. Naples, Italy (BLD)
Arrive today in Naples, one of Italy’s most colourful and seductive cities. Home to world class museums and attractions there is something for everyone. Sample their famous pizzas, visit the remarkable ruins of Pompeii, tour out to the picturesque Amalfi coast towns, visit the Isle of Capri or travel to the foot of awesome Mount Vesuvius (shore excursions at your own expense and are examples only).
Day 18/19. Rome to Perth (B, Inflight)
Your Mediterranean adventure comes to an end. We transfer you to the airport for your flight to Perth. On arrival your courtesy small charter vehicle will be on hand to see you safely home.
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