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Ancient Mysteries, Kingdoms & Holy Land - 32 Night Cruise & Stay PACKAGE - Rome to Athens (HAL36520)

Discover Cypress treasures and the Egyptian Pyramids. Overnight in Istanbul and Athens as you begin your 28 Night adventure aboard Nieuw Statendam.

Tour Departure: Sep 17, 2023


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InsideNZ$7091
OutsideNZ$8612
BalconyNZ$9596

Highlights

Delve into ancient wonders on a cruise from Italy to Greece. Cyprus treasures, the Egyptian Pyramids, and the marbled temples of Ephesus await. Overnight in Istanbul and Athens.

Inclusions:

32 night Package includes:
  • 2 night pre-cruise stay at Oxford Hotel, including breakfast
  • BONUS: Small Group market tour and cooking class in Civitavecchia
  • 28 night cruise from Rome (Civitavecchia) to Athens (Piraeus) aboard Nieuw Statendam
  • All main meals while onboard (excluding specialty restaurants)
  • All entertainment onboard 
  • 2 night post-cruise stay at Hera Hotel, including breakfast
  • Private transfers between airport, port & hotel throughout
  • Port charges and government fees

Itinerary

Day 1:Private Standard car transfer from Rome airport to hotel
Private Standard car transfer from Rome airport to hotel
Transfer prices are subject to change closer to departure and may be repriced at time of final payment.
Fri 15 Sep 2023
Day 1 - 3:Oxford hotel
Oxford Hotel

This wonderful hotel is situated in the very heart of the eternal city just around the corner from Via Veneto and with the Spanish Steps only a short walk away. Travellers can enjoy the stunning, historical surroundings in one of the characteristic cafés of Via Veneto and visit Piazza Barberini to see 17th century masterpiece Fountain of the Triton, or admire the more traditional cultural attractions such as the Coliseum and Roman Forum. The airport is about 30-minute ride away. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, the superior services, modern amenities and central location make it the best hotel for those seeking the ‘dolce vita'. It offers tastefully decorated rooms equipped with all the essential amenities to have a comfortable and pleasant stay.

Twin Standard, including breakfast
Estimated total amount of taxes & fees for this booking: 24.00 Euro payable on arrival.
Fri 15 Sep 2023
Day 2:Small Group Market tour and Cooking Class in Civitavecchia
Small Group Market tour and Cooking Class in Civitavecchia

  • NOT INCLUDED Transport
Drinks
  • Included Drinks
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  • Included coffee
Meals
  • Included Food Tasting
Others
  • Included Cooking class
Location
Starting points
  • A. Civitavecchia Port, Piazzale della Pace, Rome, Italy Please provide your email address when booking. We will send you the meeting point instructions few days before the activity.
End point
  • · Same as Starting Point
Services
  • Small group
About this tour
Italy has a vast and varied culinary heritage, and our local hosts are proud to share its hidden secrets. Share your passion for Italian gastronomy with other lovely guests, immerse yourself in the vibrant local market and enjoy an authentic hands-on cooking class. You'll visit the local market with your Cesarina host, who will teach you all about how to select the best ingredients with the season. Then, you'll return to their home, warm up with an Italian Aperitivo and enjoy the class. You'll learn how to make one iconic Pasta recipe, typical of the city you are visiting, and the famous Tiramisu.

After the class, you will enjoy everything you've prepared for lunch or dinner with local wines. This experience is the perfect choice if you want to encounter the real Italian regional gastronomy through genuine connections, food, and friendship. This experience is held by Cesarine, the oldest Italy’s network of home cooks available in more than 500 cities all over the country. Cesarine stands for "home cook", they are passionate and welcoming local hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.

The Cesarine serve only local specialties from their family cookbooks to tell the great story of their traditional regional cuisine.
Sat 16 Sep 2023
Day 3:Private standard car transfer from hotel to Civitavecchia port
Private standard car transfer from hotel to Civitavecchia port
Transfer prices are subject to change closer to departure and may be repriced at time of final payment.
Sun 17 Sep 2023
Day 3:Civitavecchia (Rome) Italy
Sun 17 Sep 2023
Depart 5:00 PM
Day 4:Day At Sea
Mon 18 Sep 2023
Day 5:Katakolon (Olympia) Greece
Tue 19 Sep 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 6:Nafplion Greece
Wed 20 Sep 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 7:Day At Sea
Thu 21 Sep 2023
Day 8:Alexandria (Cairo) Egypt
Fri 22 Sep 2023
5:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 9:Day At Sea
Sat 23 Sep 2023
Day 10:Kusadasi (Ephesus) Turkey
Sun 24 Sep 2023
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Day 11:Cruising The Dardanelles
Mon 25 Sep 2023
Day 12:Istanbul Turkey
Tue 26 Sep 2023
Arrive 7:00 AM
Day 13:Istanbul Turkey
Wed 27 Sep 2023
Depart 4:00 PM
Day 14:Mykonos Greece
Thu 28 Sep 2023
12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Day 15:Thira (Santorini) Greece
Fri 29 Sep 2023
7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Day 16:Piraeus (Athens) Greece
Sat 30 Sep 2023
Arrive 7:00 AM
Day 17:Piraeus (Athens) Greece
Sun 1 Oct 2023
Depart 5:00 PM
Day 18:Day At Sea
Mon 2 Oct 2023
Day 19:Nafplion Greece
Tue 3 Oct 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 20:Mykonos Greece
Wed 4 Oct 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 21:Iraklion (Crete) Greece
Thu 5 Oct 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 22:Day At Sea
Fri 6 Oct 2023
Day 23:Haifa (Tel Aviv) Israel
Sat 7 Oct 2023
Arrive 8:00 AM
Day 24:Haifa (Tel Aviv) Israel
Sun 8 Oct 2023
Depart 11:00 PM
Day 25:Ashdod (Jerusalem) Israel
Mon 9 Oct 2023
7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 26:Limassol Cyprus
Tue 10 Oct 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 27:Rhodes Greece
Wed 11 Oct 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 28:Kusadasi (Ephesus) Turkey
Thu 12 Oct 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 29:Day At Sea
Fri 13 Oct 2023
Day 30:Katakolon (Olympia) Greece
Sat 14 Oct 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 31:Piraeus (Athens) Greece
Sun 15 Oct 2023
Arrive 7:00 AM
Day 31:Private standard car transfer Athens port to Hotel
Private standard car transfer Athens port to Hotel
Sun 15 Oct 2023
Day 31 - 33:Hera Hotel
Hera Hotel
Renovated to a classic style, the elegant boutique hotel Hera with its charming façade is ideally situated in the historic heart of Athens, right at the foot of the Acropolis hill and next to the archaeological sites. Guests will appreciate the exceptional view of the Acropolis from the hotel's rooftop restaurant as well as a range of further excellent services and amenities. Major attractions such as the Acropolis itself, the new Acropolis Museum, the Temple of the Olympian Zeus or the ancient Plaka with its narrow streets are only a few steps away. An ideal base to explore the Greek capital. 

Double standard, including breakfast
Estimated total amount of taxes & fees for this booking: 6.00 Euro payable on arrival 
Sun 15 Oct 2023
Day 33:Private standard car transfer Athens Hotel to airport
Private standard car transfer Athens Hotel to airport
Tue 17 Oct 2023
Ports of Call may vary by departure date and subject to weather and other conditions.


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Prices are per adult in AUD, based on lead-in twin share accommodation in each of the specified categories. Valid for a limited time only, is capacity controlled, subject to change/availability and can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Does not include any additional accommodation made necessary by flight schedules. Prices are subject to change due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency even after the deposit is paid. Agents may charge service fees/or fees for card payments which vary. Transfer prices are subject to change closer to departure and may be repriced at time of final payment. Cancellation penalties and conditions apply.

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