Your Ancient Lands & Sacred Sites Package

Ancient Lands & Sacred Sites

Celebrity Cruises

 

  25 Nights

  Mediterranean

  Celebrity Cruises

  PAKRJIP




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Your fly, stay and cruise package includes:

  • Economy class flight to Rome, return from Barcelona
  • 3 nights accommodation in Rome including breakfast
  • The Best of Tuscany Tour: Montepulciano and Pienza with Lunch & Wine Pairing
  • 11 night cruise to Greece and Turkey onboard Celebrity Beyond, Rome return
  • 1 night accommodation in Rome
  • 7 night cruise to Italy and Spain onboard Celebrity Edge, Rome to Barcelona
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of activities & entertainment onboard
  • Port charges & prepaid gratuities onboard your cruises
  • 3 nights accommodation in Barcelona including breakfast
  • Montserrat Monastery Visit and Lunch at Farmhouse
  • Private transfers in Rome and Barcelona

***Rate is based on twin share for travel 4 to 29 August 2023***


The Best of Tuscany Tour: Montepulciano and Pienza with Lunch & Wine Pairing
Leave Rome for a full day trip exploring the stunning towns in the Val d’Orcia region of Tuscany. On a private air-conditioned bus, you’ll stop off in hilltop villages, mystical abbeys and Tuscan farms where you'll experience an authentic lunch, wines and shopping for local goods with an expert English-speaking guide. The hustle and bustle of Rome will disappear as you glide over gently rolling hills to discover the towns of Montepulciano, Montalcino and Pienza. We have a special route that takes you to the hilltop region where villages have no cars, wine is still stored in underground caves and even the belltowers are dramatic. You’ll discover the history of the mysterious Etruscans who ruled before the Romans and soak up the views from the Montepulciano town walls over the hills. You’ll be eager to sit down to a three-course Tuscan feast and taste the world-famous Brunello di Montalcino wine. The food and wine are all produced locally, so we guarantee you’ll taste nothing fresher. While all the regions in Italy compete over food, Tuscany is a byword for local produce and its wine is the best in the world. Food and wine is not all it is known for. Once you set foot in Pienza, you’ll be visiting one of the first towns in the world to receive a beauty makeover. Another Italian World Heritage Site, it was rebuilt by Pope Pius II in the Renaissance to showcase the idea of urban perfection. Of course, you’ll also discover food here as it is famous for its Pecorino cheese. By the time you return to Rome, you’ll have experienced the sights and tastes of a unique historical region that many dream of when they first consider a visit to Italy.


Greece & Turkey Cruise Itinerary

Date

Destination

Arrive

Depart

7 August 2023

Rome, Italy

 

5pm

8 August 2023

Sicily (Messina), Italy

11am

8pm

9 August 2023

At Sea

 

 

10 August 2023

Santorini, Greece

8am

10pm

11 August 2023

Mykonos, Greece

7am

4pm

12 to 13 August 2023

Istanbul, Turkey

11:59am

1pm

14 August 2023

Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

10am

5pm

15 August 2023

Athens, Greece

6am

6pm

16 August 2023

At Sea

 

 

17 August 2023

Naples, Italy

7am

6pm

18 August 2023

Rome, Italy

6am

 

 


Italy & Spain Cruise Itinerary

Date

Destination

Arrive

Depart

19 August 2023

Rome, Italy

 

5pm

20 August 2023

Ajaccio, Corsica

8am

6pm

21 August 2023

Portofino, Italy

8am

7pm

22 August 2023

Florence, Italy

7am

7pm

23 August 2023

Monte Carlo, France

8am

8pm

24 August 2023

At Sea

 

 

25 August 2023

Palma De Mallorca, Spain

8am

6pm

26 August 2023

Barcelona, Spain

6am

 

 


Montserrat Monastery Visit and Lunch at Farmhouse
The experience starts in the upper part of Passeig de Gràcia, before journeying to experience the natural splendor of Montserrat, Catalonia’s most emblematic mountain, topped by a Benedictine Monastery. Montserrat is an ideal trip to spend a fun day in nature, just a few kilometers away from Barcelona. Board the Aeri Cable Car to observe the area’s fascinating flora and fauna. On the way to the Monastery, admire the Massif of Montserrat, a spectacular multi-peaked rocky range packed with unique needle-shaped formations. Upon arrival, visit the Monastery, which was founded in the 10th century and still functions to this day, with over 70 monks. It is also well-known for hosting the figure of La Moreneta, who is the patron saint of Catalonia. Your guide will bring history alive by explaining the history and ventures of this Monastery dating nearly a thousand years. A bus will take you to Farmhouse where you will have lunch from farm to table based on a delicious 3-course menu; first-course salad, second-course combination of barbecue (vegetarian and halal option) and dessert with stunning views. In August the restaurant will not be the usual, but you will be able to appreciate the views of Montserrat. Once this massif is observed from a distance, it is easier to understand the importance of this mountain when it comes to influencing the traditions and culture of the regions that surround it. The plans and terraces of the Farmhouse have been cultivated for hundreds of years. At present there are 2,700 trees of the varieties of the area, which are the Palomar and the Vera. After this full day of adventures you will return to the centre of Barcelona by private transport.  




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Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest Inside category available at the time. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 15 November 2022and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort or parking fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Hotel location and inclusions may vary depending on availability and alternative dates of travel. Visas are not included. Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and are subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.