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Holy Land, Ancient Kingdoms & Greek Enchantment - 23 Night Cruise & Stay - Trieste(Venice) to Athens (HAL37306)

Take a 19 night cruise from Trieste(Venice) to Athens aboard Oosterdam and discover the Ancient lands of Italy, Greece, Israel to name a few.

Tour Departure: Jun 9, 2023

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Discover the ancient lands of Italy, Greece, Israel, Croatia and Turkey on this 19 Night Voyage aboard Oosterdam from Trieste(Venice) to Athens. 


23 Night Package Includes:

  • 2 night pre-cruise stay at Palazzo San Lorenzo, Including breakfast
  • Tour: Venetian Waterways by Gondola and Doge's Palace Skip The Line Admission and Guidebook
  • 19 night cruise from Trieste (Venice)  to Athens aboard Oosterdam
  • All main meals and entertainment onboard (excludes specialty restaurants)
  • 2 night post-cruise stay at Athens One Smart hotel, Including breakfast
  • Private transfers between airport, hotel & Port throughout
  • Port charges and government fees 

  • 19 night cruise from Trieste(Venice) to Athens aboard Oosterdam  
  • PLUS 2 Night stay in Premium Venice Hotel 7 2 nights in Athens + Tour Venetian Waterways by Gondola and Doge's Palace Skip The Line Admission and Guidebook
  • Visit: Katakolon, Piraeus, Ashdod, Haifa, Split, Rhodes & more!  



  • WI-FI

Valid until 30 September 22. Conditions apply.



Day 1:Private standard water transfer from Airport to Hotel
Private standard water transfer from Airport to Hotel
Fri 9 Jun 2023
Day 1 - 3:Palazzo San Lorenzo
Palazzo San Lorenzo

Palazzo San Lorenzo, the new 4-star Superior Hotel, a few steps from St. Mark's Square, overlooking the picturesque Rio Dell'osmarin and immersed in one of the most authentic "Sestrieri" in Venice. The classic contemporary style combined with luxurious design create a unique atmosphere All spacious Junior suites elegantly furnished with original Murano glass chandeliers, parquet floors or Venetian terrace, precious stuccoes, fabrics on the walls, and luxurious marble bathrooms Calacatta gold and black Marquinia. Some rooms enjoy a spectacular view from which one can admire, not only the silent trails of the gondolas, but also the marvellous monumental complex with the church of San Giorgio dei Greci and its famous leaning bell tower.

Double Classic, including breakfast
Estimated total amount of taxes & fees for this booking: 18.00 Euro payable on arrival .  

Fri 9 Jun 2023
Day 2:Combo: Venetian Waterways by Gondola and Doge's Palace Skip The Line Admission and Guidebook
Combo: Venetian Waterways by Gondola and Doge's Palace Skip The Line Admission and Guidebook

Duration Half-day morning or Half-day afternoon

  • Included Gondola ride
  • Included Skip the line entry to the Doge's Palace
  • Included Guidebook
  • Included Map
Starting points
  • A. Italy Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the Tour start time.
End point
  • · city centre
  • Skip the line-Fast track
About this tour

The Doge's Palace with skip the line admission
Admission to Saint Mark's Square Museums
Guidebook with details of Doge’s Palace, Saint Mark's Basilica, Saint Mark’s square and 7 itineraries to visit Venice with a detailed map with public boat transportation information
Free entrance to Music Museum
Romantic gondola ride

- Venetian Waterways and Grand Canal by Gondola
An exciting gondola ride in Venice that will take you along the canals of this magical city while the guide let you discover tales known only by Venetians! Enjoy the gondola cruise through Venice most secluded waterways passing under small bridges and along part of the Grand Canal!

During your pleasant gondola ride you will admire the Mozart House passing by the worldwide famous La Fenice Theatre proceeding along the Rio (Canal) “De le Ostreghe” leading into the most charming part of the Gran Canal, where you will admire the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Once reached the Salute Church and Punta della Dogana you will enjoy a quick unique breathtaking view of the Doges Palace and of St. Marks’ Belltower. During this amazing gondola tour you will have the most beautiful views of Venice.

The guide will narrate you the fascinating history of gondola and gondoliers! Onboard you will listen to all about the palaces, churches and attractions around you. At the end of the tour, you will receive a QR code to download a digital map with 2D images of Venice from the middle ages until the 18th century.

Start times
11:10am or 4pm, subject to availability

1 hour: 30 minutes guided tour + 30 minutes gondola ride

The guide will be only on one gondola, the participants on the other gondolas will listen to her/him with the audio devices.
The live commentary will be only in English and Italian. The commentary on German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Hindi, and Russian will be provided by a mobile app downloaded on your smartphone.
To use the commentary on the mobile app you must have a smartphone or a tablet.

- Doge's Palace Skip the Line Admission and Guidebook
The Doge's Palace was founded after 812 in the monumental zone of Piazza San Marco. It is a masterpiece with a distinctive style inspired by Byzantine and Oriental architecture. The Doge's Palace and the New Prison are connected via a double passageway over one of Venice's most famous bridges: the Bridge of Sighs, so called because prisoners, crossing the bridge, used to sigh at the idea of seeing Venice for the last time.

The Royal Palace - today's Museo Correr, was once the palace of the highest dignitaries in Venice: the procurators. At the far end of the square stood the Church of San Giminiano, demolished and rebuilt by Napoleon to make sumptuous salons. During Napoleon Kingdom of Italy (1805-1814), the Procuratie Nuove buildings were the Royal Palace, refurbished for Empress Elisabeth of Austria. This function continued until 1946. Today, in Correr Museum, visitors can learn about the Venetian way of life through sculpture, paintings, libraries and discover secrets of Venice's naval power.

Start time
The ticket to the Doge's Palace is available from 10am.

Guidebook available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Russian

Important information - There may be restrictions
Each gondola can host maximum of 6 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending on the guest’s weight.
The skip the line ticket for Doge's Palace includes one single admission to the Doge’s Palace and the combined museums. All museums could be visited on different days. The combined museums have different time of visiting.
Sat 10 Jun 2023
Day 3:Private standard car & water transfer from Venice to Trieste port
Private standard car & water transfer from Venice to Trieste port
Sun 11 Jun 2023
Day 3:Have It All Offer
Have It All Offer
Sun 11 Jun 2023
Day 3:Trieste (Venice) Italy
Sun 11 Jun 2023
Depart 5:00 PM
Day 4:Day At Sea
Mon 12 Jun 2023
Day 5:Katakolon (Olympia) Greece
Tue 13 Jun 2023
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Day 6:Piraeus (Athens) Greece
Wed 14 Jun 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 7:Day At Sea
Thu 15 Jun 2023
Day 8:Ashdod (Jerusalem) Israel
Fri 16 Jun 2023
8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Day 9:Haifa (Tel Aviv) Israel
Sat 17 Jun 2023
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 10:Limassol Cyprus
Sun 18 Jun 2023
7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Day 11:Rhodes Greece
Mon 19 Jun 2023
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 12:Souda (Chania) Greece
Tue 20 Jun 2023
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Day 13:Argostoli Cephalonia Greece
Wed 21 Jun 2023
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 14:Day At Sea
Thu 22 Jun 2023
Day 15:Trieste (Venice) Italy
Fri 23 Jun 2023
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 16:Split Croatia
Sat 24 Jun 2023
10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Day 17:Korcula Croatia
Sun 25 Jun 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 18:Day At Sea
Mon 26 Jun 2023
Day 19:Thira (Santorini) Greece
Tue 27 Jun 2023
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 20:Rhodes Greece
Wed 28 Jun 2023
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 21:Kusadasi (Ephesus) Turkey
Thu 29 Jun 2023
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Day 22:Piraeus (Athens) Greece
Fri 30 Jun 2023
Arrive 7:00 AM
Day 22:Private standard car transfer from Athens port to hotel
Private standard car transfer from Athens port to hotel
Fri 30 Jun 2023
Day 22 - 24:Athens One Smart Hotel
Athens One Smart hotel

Cutting edge comfort at the Athens One smart hotel in the city center Work smart, play hard(er) in the vibrant core of Europe's oldest metropolis, from your cocooned base at the Athens One. Located in a typical 30's modernist building, renovated with respect to its past, in line with the present and an eye on the future, the Athens One smart hotel, seamlessly blends old school charm with cutting edge technology and contemporary cool; an arty disposition and a dash of audacity, with an intimately cozy feel. Expect no less than the comforts of home; the white glove treatment -sans the pose- in all aspects of your stay, and the tantalizing buzz of all things hip and happening just around the corner. Welcome to Athens One: Your smart, tech savvy, luxuriously casual abode at Athens' very much alive and kicking, real heart. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Monastiraki Square, Omonia Square and National Archaeological Museum of Athens. The nearest airport is Eleftherios Venizelos Airport, 33.8 km from Athens One Smart Hotel.

Double or Twin standard, including breakfast
Estimated total amount of taxes & fees for this booking: 6.00 Euro payable on arrival.
Fri 30 Jun 2023
Day 24:Private standard car transfer from hotel to Athens airport
Private standard car transfer from hotel to Athens airport
Sun 2 Jul 2023
Ports of Call may vary by departure date and subject to weather and other conditions.



*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. Some categories may have obstructed views. ^Have It All Included offer is valid for new bookings only, is based on twin share staterooms and subject to availability. Shore Excursions: A credit for shore excursions is applied to booking of US$200 per person for 19 night voyage and US$300 per person for 21 night voyages and above. Drinks Package has a daily limit of 15 beverages priced at US$11.00 or less. Specialty dining is limited to 2 nights on the 19 night voyage and 3 nights on voyages 21 nights and above. WI-FI has some limitations. See for full Have It All terms and conditions. Valid for sale until 30 Sep 22 unless sold out prior. Additional city tax payable direct to hotel upon check-in. For new bookings only and are not combinable with any other offer. Full deposit must be paid by deposit required due date. Standard full deposit penalty is applied if the booking is cancelled within final payment period. Cancellation penalties and conditions apply.  

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