The Mediterranean – Kingdoms and the Holy Land
The Mediterranean – Kingdoms and the Holy Land
19 days

Featuring Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Israel

Overview

Travelling from Rome and back, delve into the past and present of some of the most magnificent regions in the world. See where the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe stretch along the glorious Mediterranean, feast on local cuisines, visit the gateway to Pompeii, overnight in Haifa where the holiest of sites are within easy reach and drop by some of Greece’s famous islands.

Australian Destination
International Destination Europe
Tour Date 16 October to 03 November 2019
Number Of Days 19 days
Tour Price From (per person twin share) $10,725
Tour Cost Adult$0
Tour Price Single Option $0
Interior Stateroom CAT J Price $10725
Single Option $2865
 
Ocean View Stateroom CAT E Price $11090
Single Option $3125
 
Veranda Suite CAT A Price $15010
Single Option $7775
 
Other Cabin Categories On Application

Holiday Activity Level

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highlights
  • City Tour of Rome
  • Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
  • Piraeus (Athens), Greece
  • Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel
  • Haifa (Nazareth), Israel
  • Rhodes, Greece
  • Limassol, Cyprus
  • Souda (Chania), Greece
  • Messina, Sicily
  • Naples, Italy
Pre/Post Tour Transfers (ex Perth, WA)

Airfares and Taxes (ex Perth, WA)

45 Meals

16 Nights Accommodation

Professional Villa Tour Leader*

Local Guides

Gratuities and Visas* 
  • Villa Tour Leader is subject to minimum numbers*
  • Shore excursions are examples only and at own expense.
  • Full details of shore excursions will be made available before your departure.

 
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.
 
Itinerary subject to change.  Terms and conditions apply.  FreeCall 1800 066 272 for details.

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