16 Sep 2018 • 22 Day Venice to Rome • Fly, Tour & Cruise Package

  • Pricing

    PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

    Interior from (N) stateroom  –  $9,499 per person


     Oceanview from (F) or Balcony (VH – partially obstructed) stateroom – $10,331 per person


     Verandah from (VD – verandah with glass balcony)  –  $10,699 per person


     Suite from (BC Vista – 267 sq ft)  –  $13,499 per person


    Suite from (SY Signature – 400 sq ft)  –  $14,599 per person


     Suite from (SC Neptune – 502 sq ft)  –  $15,599 per person

     

    SINGLE PRICING **BOOK BEFORE 20 FEB AND SAVE**

    Interior from (N) stateroom  –  $11,913 per person  FROM 21FEB – $13,481


     Oceanview from (F) or Balcony (VH – partially obstructed) stateroom – $14,213 per person FROM 21FEB – $15,781


     Verandah from (VD – verandah with glass balcony)  –  $14,773 per person   FROM 21FEB – $13,481


     Suite from (BC Vista – 267 sq ft)  –  $19,913 per person  FROM 21FEB – $21,581


    Suite from (SY Signature – 400 sq ft)  –  $22,213 per person    FROM 21FEB – $23,781


     Suite from (SC Neptune – 502 sq ft)  –  $24,213 per person   FROM 21FEB – $25,781

    Suites & Staterooms

    Step into a private haven characterized by light, space and elegance. Our interior designer, guided by guest feedback, was given the freedom to completely reimagine staterooms aboard. The result: welcome modern touches such as bedside USB ports and frameless shower glass doors, as well as luxe appointments like customized wooden cabinetry.

    Interior StateroomInterior room

    2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 151–233 sq. ft.

    Stateroom amenities include:
    • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
    • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage & 100% Egyptian cotton towels
    • Premium massage showerheads, 5x magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
    • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
    • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
    • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
    • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
    • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

    Oceanview StateroomOcean-view room

    2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 175–282 sq. ft.

    Stateroom amenities include:
    • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring finely woven cotton linens
    • Luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage & 100% Egyptian cotton towels
    • Premium massage showerhead & 5x magnifying make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer
    • Room safe & Mini fridge
    • Fragrant soap, lotion, shampoo from Elemis Aromapure
    • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
    • Flat-panel TV with video-on-demand
    • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service
    • Corner bar unit & Bedside USB ports

    Verandah StateroomVerandah room

    2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 228-420 sq. ft. including verandah.

    Stateroom amenities include:
    • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring finely woven cotton linens
    • Luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage & 100% Egyptian cotton towels
    • Premium massage showerhead & 5x magnifying make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer
    • Room safe & Mini fridge
    • Fragrant soap, lotion, shampoo from Elemis Aromapure
    • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
    • Flat-panel TV with video-on-demand
    • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service
    • Corner bar unit & Bedside USB ports

    Suite (Neptune)Neptune Suites

    2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 465-855 sq. ft. including verandah.

    All the Signature Suite amenities plus:
    • Use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, a private place to relax with refreshments served throughout the day
    • Personalized concierge service
    • Priority dining reservations
    • Priority boarding in tendered ports of call
    • Priority disembarkation
    • Complimentary airline boarding pass printout
    • Complimentary e-delivery of assorted newspapers
    • Clothing brush, lint remover and shoehorn for keeping clothing immaculate
    • Wall bar unit
    • Complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise
    • Exclusive daily breakfast service
    • Afternoon in-suite tea service
    • Cold hors d’oeuvres served before dinner each evening
    • Complimentary sparkling wine upon embarkation
    • Fragrant bath salts and exfoliating loofah mitt for an invigorating shower experience
    • Binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise

     

    Inclusions

    Includes return Economy class return airfares with airline taxes & fuel surcharges ex Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne.
    Contact us for pricing ex Adelaide/Perth/Darwin or other cities and towns in Australia.

    10 Day Italy Tour Inclusions –
    • Airport to hotel transfer in Venice (shared coach)
    • 11 nights First Class accommodations while on tour and includes 4 nights Venice, 3 nights Florence, 4 nights Rome which includes Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges & hotel porterage
    • 14 meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners with wine
    • Sightseeing as per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
    • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
    • Services of local guides in all major cities
    • Entrance fees per tour itinerary
    • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
    • Transfer from hotel to cruise ship pier

    10 Day Mediterranean Cruise Inclusions –
    • All meals plus non-alcoholic beverages onboard Koningsdam
    • Onboard credit from US$150 to US$400 per stateroom, depending on stateroom booked
    • Up to 10% off select shore excursions when booked by 15 March 2018
    • Book a suite and received pre-paid gratuities (gratuities not included with other cabin categories, to be paid onboard)

     *Pricing is based on the cabin quoted above, onboard the Holland America Line’s Koningsdam and economy class return airfares with Emirates departing BNE/SYD/MEL.  Pricing may fluctuate depending on the airfare costing on the day of quoting or if you are departing from a different city or prefer to fly with another airline. Business class flights are available, ask us when enquiring. Onboard cruise gratuities are not included, gratuities only included when a suite is booked. Stateroom upgrades are available in select stateroom categories and are subject to availability of the staterooms in the higher category. Pricing & availability is correct at time of publishing but can change or be withdrawn from sale at any time.  Pricing is correct as of 16 Feb 2018.

  • Itinerary

    Sunday 16 Sep – Depart Australia, bound for Venice, Italy

    Classic Italy Tour Itinerary

    DAY 1, Monday, 17 Sep – Arrive Venice
    Transfer to your hotel, the rest of the day is yours at leisure. Your Italy tour starts tomorrow night.  Your hotel is located on Murano Island – LaGare Hotel Venezia.  This is a wonderful location, access the main island by ferry – a short ride.  From previous customers who have done this tour, this location ended up being a delight, in an area bustling by day but so pretty and being able to stay here at night – without the crowds, just divine.

    DAY 2, Tuesday, 18 Sep
    Today is yours at leisure in this city built on over a hundred small islands and connected by 400 bridges, Venice is truly an artistic masterpiece. This evening, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by a Welcome Dinner
    Overnight: Venice  Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

    DAY 3, Wednesday, 19 Sep – Murano, St. Mark’s Square
    The Island of Murano is known for its artistic and colorful Murano glassware. This morning, visit one of the factories to witness the art of glass blowing. Afterward, take a boat ride to Venice. The guided walking tour of this romantic city begins at St. Mark’s Square. View the Golden Basilica of San Marco, built over several centuries in a fusion of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian architecture. See the Bridge of Sighs, created at the beginning of the 17th century to serve as a link between the prisons and the inquisition rooms of Doge’s Palace. Then, continue to visit the pink marble Doge’s Palace, the official residence of the Venetian ruler; its facade is highlighted by a massive late-Gothic gate, known as the Porta della Carta. This afternoon enjoy a Gondola Ride with music – it’s definitely one of the highlights of any Italian holiday.
    Overnight: Venice  Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 4, Thursday, 20 Sep – The Islands of Burano and Torcello
    Today, discover the peaceful islands of Burano and Torcello on the Venetian Lagoon. Begin with a boat ride to the island of Burano, the most scenic of the islands with its picturesque canals lined with brightly colored houses. Walk along the main street of Via Galuppi, famous for its artisan lace makers and lined with pastry shops, cafes, and restaurants. Continue to the rural and quiet island of Torcello, the first settlement in the lagoon. Many artists have spent time here to escape from the noise and chaos of the city, including Ernest Hemingway. Enjoy the balance of the day on our off the beaten path Venice walking tour.
    Overnight: Venice  Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 5, Friday, 21 Sep – Tuscan Cooking Class, Travel to Florence
    Depart Venice and travel through the stunning golden landscape of Tuscany, dotted with olive trees. Enjoy a Tuscan cooking class where you learn about making homemade pasta, rural soups & sauces by using seasonal ingredients, according to tradition. All of the Tuscan secrets will be revealed, and using fresh Tuscan olive oil makes a huge difference in taste. Afterwards, sit back, relax, sip a glass of wine and savor lunch, your own creation! Continue to the lively Renaissance city of Florence, with its priceless art and architecture. Your home for the next three nights is Hotel Ambasciatori, in a central location, this is the perfect base to enjoy all that Florence has to offer.
    Overnight: Florence  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    DAY 6, Saturday, 22 Sep – Tour of Florence
    Today’s tour of Florence begins with a visit to the Accademia of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is housed; stand in awe of this glorious work of art. Walk to the Duomo, celebrated for its magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi, and view the Baptistery’s renowned “Gates of Paradise” by Ghiberti. Continue on a walk through the open-air museum at Signoria Square, ending at the splendid Ponte Vecchio. Florence is indeed the center of the world’s finest art and architecture. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in this spectacular Renaissance city, or participate in the optional guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery*. Tonight, a delightful evening that begins with a ride through the Tuscan hills to a lovely restaurant where a sumptuous Tuscan dinner is served along with unlimited wine and entertainment.
    *(Optional Uffizi Gallery Tour PM, US $62): available for purchase only in Italy from your Tour Manager
    Florence and the fine arts are synonymous. This guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery provides insight to the history of the structure and its collections. Originally the private collection of the Medici family, the palazzo was opened to the public in 1765. Your tour highlights exceptional examples of Florentine painting with an aim to help you better understand the works of masters including Giotto, Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci. Tour participation guarantees immediate entry to the Gallery, with no lengthy waits in oftentimes two-three hour queues. 
    Important: The museum has a limited maximum capacity and therefore reserves the right to restrict admission. In this case, we may not be able to offer the tour. Price is based on minimum number of passengers
    Overnight: Florence  Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    DAY 7, Sunday, 23 Sep  – Full Day in Florence
    Enjoy a full day tour to the medieval city of Siena, site of the famous Palio horse race. This traditional race takes place each year on July 2nd and August 16th, and runs in celebration of the holy apparition and assumption of the Virgin Mary, patron saint of the city. Tour Campo Square and St. Dominic’s Basilica before returning to Florence
    Overnight: Florence  Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 8, Monday, 24 Sep – Medieval Assisi to Rome
    Depart Florence to the small medieval town of Assisi perched high on a hill in the Umbria region, with its Roman ruins, winding medieval streets and sacred shrines. Assisi is best known as the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi – patron saint of Italy. Its main attraction is the 13th century Basilica di San Francesco, one of the artistic highlights of medieval Europe which contains the sacred relics of St. Francis and Giotto’s astonishing frescoes. The town of Assisi has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its significant art and architecture. Afterwards, continue to Rome, the astonishing city built on seven hills. Dinner together at the hotel – Grand Hotel Palatino your base in Rome for the next four nights.
    Overnight: Rome  Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    DAY 9, Tuesday, 25 Sep – Vatican Museum & Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel
    Today, visit the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel. Stroll through one of the most important art collections in the world. Admire the Gallery of Tapestries and the Geographical Maps before arriving to the Sistine Chapel, with its great frescoes by Michelangelo. Continue to St. Peter’s Square, passing Bernini’s famous colonnade to view St. Peter’s Basilica,* built on the burial site of Saint Peter, with the most famous Michelangelo’s Pieta. This afternoon enjoy a walking tour of the Eternal City’s grand piazzas that includes the Spanish Steps, the legendary Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and the baroque Piazza Navona. Tonight, linger and explore on your own and perhaps enjoy the typical Roman cuisine.
    *Due to Religious events, the opening times of St. Peter Basilica are subject to change without notice. In these cases, you will visit the Vatican Library instead of the Basilica.
    Overnight: Rome  Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 10, Wednesday, 26 Sep – Tour Ancient Rome
    The historic tour of ancient Rome begins at the Roman Forum, the central area of the city from which ancient Rome developed. View the triumphal Arch of Constantine, erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine’s tenth year of leadership over the Eternal City. On to the mighty Colosseum, the largest amphitheater built in the Roman Empire that seated over 50,000, where gladiatorial contests and public events were attended by the rich, the poor and by the Emperor himself. This afternoon, discover the delights of Rome on your own. Stop at a local café for lunch and just people-watch, or savor a cappuccino, indulge in a delectable gelato or try an authentic Italian pizza. Tonight, dinner in a typical Roman restaurant with wine and music, followed by an illuminated tour of the city
    Overnight: Rome Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    DAY 11, Thursday, 27 Sep – Tour ends this morning after breakfast
    The rest of the day is yours at leisure.  Overnight: Rome  Meals: Breakfast

    Mediterranean Cruise Itinerary

    DAY 12, Friday, 28 Sep –  Departs 06:00 PM
    Transfer to Civitavecchia (Rome), cruise terminal for a 6:00pm disembarkation

    DAY 13, Satuday, 29 Sep
    AT SEA

    DAY 14, Sunday, Sep 30 – Arrives 10:00 AM Departs 11:00 PM
    Dubrovnik, Croatia

    DAY 15, Monday, Oct 01 – Arrives 08:00 AM Departs 05:00 PM
    Kotor, Montenegro

    DAY 16, Tuesday, Oct 02 – Arrives 08:00 AM Departs 06:00 PM
    Kerkira, Nisos Kerkira (Corfu), Greece

    DAY 17, Wednesday, Oct 03 – Arrives 08:00 AM Departs 04:00 PM
    Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

    DAY 18,  Thurday, Oct 04 – Arrives 08:00 AM Departs 11:00 PM
    Piraeus (Athens), Greece

    DAY 19, Friday, Oct 05 – Arrives 08:00 AM Departs 06:00 PM
    Thira (Santorini), Greece

    DAY 20, Saturday, Oct 06 
    AT SEA

    DAY 21, Sunday, Oct 07 – Arrives 08:00 AM Departs 07:00 PM
    Naples (Pompeii), Italy

    DAY 22, Monday, Oct 08 – Arrives 07:00 AM
    Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy. Transfer to the airport today for your return flight home to Australia

  • Only one date available for this fly, tour & cruise package

    16 Sep to  8 Oct 2018

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