Classical Italy & the Greek Isles

19 day Italy tour with Greek Isles cruise including return flights, deluxe accommodation, 8 day deluxe cruise, breakfast daily, sightseeing and more!

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19 days | per person twin share | | Typically $6,189!
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  • 19 Day Classical Italy tour & deluxe Greek Isles cruise
  • 19 Day Classical Italy tour & deluxe Greek Isles cruise
  • 19 Day Classical Italy tour & deluxe Greek Isles cruise
  • 19 Day Classical Italy tour & deluxe Greek Isles cruise
  • 19 Day Classical Italy tour & deluxe Greek Isles cruise
  • 19 Day Classical Italy tour & deluxe Greek Isles cruise
  • 19 Day Classical Italy tour & deluxe Greek Isles cruise
  • 19 Day Classical Italy tour & deluxe Greek Isles cruise
  • 19 Day Classical Italy tour & deluxe Greek Isles cruise
  • 19 Day Classical Italy tour & deluxe Greek Isles cruise
  • 19 Day Classical Italy tour & deluxe Greek Isles cruise
  • 19 Day Classical Italy tour & deluxe Greek Isles cruise
  • 19 Day Classical Italy tour & deluxe Greek Isles cruise
  • 19 Day Classical Italy tour & deluxe Greek Isles cruise
  • 19 Day Classical Italy tour & deluxe Greek Isles cruise
  • 19 Day Classical Italy tour & deluxe Greek Isles cruise
  • 19 Day Classical Italy tour & deluxe Greek Isles cruise
  • 19 Day Classical Italy tour & deluxe Greek Isles cruise
  • 19 Day Classical Italy tour & deluxe Greek Isles cruise
  • 19 Day Classical Italy tour & deluxe Greek Isles cruise
  • 19 Day Classical Italy tour & deluxe Greek Isles cruise
  • It was great Kim B
  • Had the most fantastic tour of Italy. Wow. Far beyond any expectations, Fantastic tour guide Kattia & great bus driver. What a beautiful country. So much history & hidden gems.… Judith K
  • Had a wonderful experience. Nice small group of likeable fellow travellers,. Airport transfers were easy . Etihad was extremely comfortable - despite the distance. Katia was a fantastic tour guide… Judith K
  • Excellent trip Lyn J
  • Great services and well organised tours, with informative guides. Thanks for the amazing experience! Liang L
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise on Sinfonia and would definitely cruise with MSC again JillyT-Preston
  • Once we were on board, I was so impressed. Maybe because I have nothing to compare it to, but it surpassed my expectations. It looked new and shiny, with plenty… Jojomccull

Highlights

 

Delicious pasta, historical architecture and cultural treasures make Italy a much-loved destination for travellers of all ages. Experience it all yourself with a 19 day Classical Italy & Greek Isles cruise.

Wander Rome’s ancient streets, see Sorrento‘s stunning views, tour Florence‘s cultural hub and more before cruising picturesque Lake Maggiore. Enjoy a private boat tour of Venice’s islands, take a gondola ride and then board your 8 day Mediterranean cruise of Croatia and the Greek Islands! 

Port at stunning Corfu, ancient Athens, glamorous Mykonos and more! 

Your package includes return international flights, deluxe accommodation, 8 day MSC cruise, breakfast daily, in-depth sightseeing, professional tour manager and more! 

See What You Get for more.

The MSC Sinfonia offers an impressive array of new features and facilities, with spacious cabins, quality dining options, activities and more, providing a world of new experiences to discover on board. 

 
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Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Rome 

Depart Australia today to begin your journey of Italy. 

Day 2: Rome 

Today, arrival in to Rome! On arrival, please make your own way to your hotel. There are plenty of transport options with the quickest being the Leonardo Express train from the airport to the city. 

Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Roman Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, boasts St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes. 

Day 3: Rome (B) 

In the morning, meet your Tour Escort and then embark on a full day tour of Italy’s historic capital city. Start the tour at the famous Trevi Fountain. Legend has it, that if you make a wish and toss a coin over your left shoulder into the fountain, you are sure to return to Rome! Pay tribute to the brave Gladiators of Rome, with a visit to the Colosseum. At this amphitheatre, the notorious and gory gladiatorial games were held, where they fought one another and wild animals while the crowd roared! See the triumphal Arch of Constantine, one of the most important commemorative monuments of antiquity and then drive through Piazza Venezia, the main square in Rome, where the grandiose monument to the reunification of Italy is often referred to as the Marble wedding cake! Head to the Vatican City, the smallest nation in the world! Headed by his holiness the Pope, it is the administrative and spiritual capital of Roman Catholicism. It boasts a priceless art collection and is probably per square foot the richest country in the world! Visit the Vatican museum, one of the largest museum complexes in the world. A must see is the Sistine Chapel. The most famous square of the Vatican is St. Peter’s Square with St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest churches in the world.

Day 4: Rome – Pompeii – Sorrento – Rome (B) 

After breakfast, we drive to Pompeii, the affluent Roman town which was buried under tons of ash which poured down from Mount Vesuvius in AD79. Today, on this half day guided tour visitors can walk through the preserved remains, revealing the daily life of Roman civilisation which was captured in a few dramatic moments. You will be led through the ancient cobbled streets, houses, temples, shops and cafes by a local guide, who will impart the history of one of the world’s most fascinating archaeological experiences. On leaving Pompeii, the coach will follow the spectacular clifftop road to the picturesque coastal resort of Sorrento, overlooking the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Return to your hotel in Rome. 

Day 5: Rome – Florence (B) 

Today’s journey sees us head north, into the Province of Umbria, Italy’s green heartland and the only Italian region that has neither the sea nor another country as its border. Continue onto Tuscany, famed for its picture-perfect landscapes and superb cuisine. Arrive in Florence late afternoon and immediately capture the essence of the heart of the Italian Renaissance.

Day 6: Florence (B) 

After breakfast, we proceed to Giotto’s bell tower and then see the Gates of Paradise, located in front of the Cathedral and one of the most famous works of art in the world. Visit the Piazza della Signoria open-air museum then stroll on to Piazza Santa Croce, famous for its Basilica and luxury shops. Your half day guided sightseeing of Florence will end late afternoon but there will still be time for more exploration, maybe wandering down the ancient streets to the Arno River and crossing the historic Ponte Vecchio to the newer district of Oltrarno. This evening is at leisure. 

Day 7: Florence – Cinque Terre – Rapallo – Genoa (B) 

Leave Florence and met your full day local guide for a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Cinque Terre, a string of centuries-old seaside fishing villages set on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. The oldest of the villages is Monterosso, located on a hilltop and where the main attractions are the Old Castle, the Church of Saint John the Baptist and the Convent of the Capuchin. On leaving Cinque Terre, continue to visit the Italian Riviera town of Rapallo, across the bay from Portofino with its colourful houses, boutiques, café bars on the piazzetta and luxurious yachts moored in the harbour. The day ends in Genoa, capital of the Liguria region where you will be checked into your hotel.

Day 8: Genoa – Lake Maggiore (B) 

After breakfast, we drive north to the beautiful Italian Lake District, a favourite retreat of the rich and famous. This drive meanders through pretty Alpine scenery before arriving at Lake Maggiore, situated on the south side of the Alps and the second largest lake in Italy. The climate is mild all year, the result being a landscape of exotic plants and luxuriant Mediterranean vegetation. After check-in to our hotel the afternoon is then free for you to enjoy the wonderful natural surroundings and fresh mountain air. 

Day 9: Lake Maggiore – Verona – Venice (B) 

Today, continue to Verona, situated in northern Italy’s Veneto region and most famous as being the setting for Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’.Enjoy a half day guided walking tour of Verona . Then following a 2½ drive, you will arrive in Venice. 

Few cities can claim such a priceless art and history heritage as Venice. This unique city with its magical, spectacular scenery is not just beautiful; it is a real miracle of creative genius: a city built on mud, sand and the slime of a difficult, inhospitable landscape. Venice is the symbol of wise government and freedom. The lagoon was its only defence, there were no palace guards except the Arsenal workers and no parade ground except the sea. During centuries of feudalism and barbarism, Venice symbolised democracy and civilization. 

Day 10: Venice  (B,D)  cruise-icon

After breakfast, we embark on a half day guided walking tour of Venice. We embark on a cruise from Tronhetto Pier and glide past fairy tale palaces, through incredible miniature canals to the Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) to where you start your tour. Enjoy Venice’s history as your meander through the narrow alleys. The tour ends with a brief visit to a glass-blowing factory on Murano. One of the oldest and most respected trades in Venice. Learn about the Murano glassmakers, arguably some of the most famous glass artists in the world. 

This afternoon, you will be transferred to Venice port to board your deluxe 7 night Mediterranean cruise of Croatia and the Greek Islands on board MSC Sinfonia 

Day 11: Dubrovnik, Croatia (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

Set between cobalt seas and the rugged Dinaric Alps, Dubrovnik is a medieval delight. Behind the thick defensive walls of its Old Town, discover lively promenades and narrow lanes lined with churches, monasteries, shops and cafés. 

Please note: Some sailings replace Dubrovnik with Split and operate in a different port order however all other ports remain the same. Please refer to the ‘travel dates’ section to see which dates are affected.

Alternative Port: Split, Croatia (B,L,D) 

A former Roman imperial complex contains Split’s lively Old Town, whose sights include shops, cafés, pagan temples, palazzos and a magnificent cathedral. Nearby Split are ruins, beaches, seaside resorts, fairy-tale towns and more.

Day 12: Kotor, Montenegrio (B,L,D) cruise-icon

This morning make port in Kotor. Kotor is a fortified town on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, in a bay near the limestone cliffs of Mt. Lovćen. Characterized by winding streets and squares, its medieval old town has several Romanesque churches, including Kotor Cathedral. Located where the Balkans meet the Adriatic, Kotor sits on a deep bay surrounded by soaring cliffs. A hilltop fortress stands guard over the walled medieval Old Town, where you’ll find small piazzas, elegant palazzos, lively cafés and shops to explore.

Day 13: At Sea (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Today, enjoy a relaxing day at sea to enjoy everything your ship has to offer. Jam pack your day with every type of activity or simply do nothing! The choices are endless.

Day 14: Santorini, Greece (B,L,D) cruise-icon

No other Greek island is more famous for its romantic setting, mythic beauty and volcanic scenery. Santorini enchants with a deep blue bay, high cliffs, black and red sand beaches, and white-washed towns perched on the crater rim.

Day 15: Katakolon, Greece (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Feel the original Olympic spirit among the ruins of Olympia, where the ancient games were held for centuries. The port of Katakolon is a laid-back seaside town of waterfront cafés, shops, galleries and a quiet beach.

Day 16: At Sea (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Today, enjoy a relaxing day at sea to enjoy everything your ship has to offer. Jam pack your day with every type of activity or simply do nothing! The choices are endless.

Day 17: Venice – Disembark cruise (B,L,D)

This morning we arrive back in Venice. As you disembark, your guide will meet you at the port and transfer you to your hotel. On arrival, the rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 18: Venice – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B,L,D)

Today marks the end of your journey, at the appropriate time make your own way to the airport for your onward flight.

Day 19: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

 
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What You Get

 
  • Return international economy airfares with a full service airline including 20kgs checked baggage
  • 9 nights in quality 3-4 star accommodation throughout Italy
  • 8 day deluxe cruise on-board the MSC Sinfonia sailing the crystal blue waters of the Greek Isles
  • Delicious breakfast daily
  • All meals while on-board your cruise
  • Return port transfers
  • The services of a professional tour manager throughout
  • In depth sightseeing in all cities and towns with local experts that know them best
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Dedicated coach transportation throughout 
  • On-board gratuities 

Highlights:

  • Explore the Vatican Museum – boasting one of the world’s greatest art collections
  • Step back in time at the Colosseum where great gladiatorial battles took place
  • Unearth the mysteries of Pompeii which was buried beneath the outpourings from Mount Vesuvius
  • Witness the birth place of the Renaissance in the ancient town of Florence. Enter the Accademia Galley and view one of the world’s great masterpieces – Michelangelo’s David 
  • Gaze upon the cliffs of the Cinque Terra
  • Enjoy the shores of spectacular Lake Maggiore 
  • Wind your way through the narrow alley ways of Venice and be mesmerised by the beauty of this canal city
  • Cruise the Greek Isles and marvel at the beauty of the Med stopping at ports like Corfu, Mykonos and ancient Athens

 
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Fine Print

 

How to book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Once you have purchased your voucher, please complete the following request form: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/bookings
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book by the 65 days prior to departure. 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $499 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. We offer a FREE date change policy allowing you to change your departure date any time up until your final payment is made.
  • Final Payment is due 60 days after initial deposit. Once this payment is made, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and all prior payments become strictly non-refundable. If you book within 90 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment. Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Free Date Changes:

  • After booking your travel and paying the deposit, you may change your travel date subject to the following terms.
  • Changes can only be made up until 60 days after purchase or 90 days prior travel whichever is earlier. After this point, your booking becomes non-changeable and remains strictly non-refundable.
  • Any change is subject to availability
  • To request a date change, please email customerexperience@webjetexclusives.com.au with your existing booking details and your requested travel date
  • If you choose to change your travel date, you will be requested to complete another booking form. Please ensure you include all preferences and special requests, as prior submissions will not be considered in finalising your booking.

Excludes: Travel insurance, Airport transfers, Tipping, Visas, Personal expenses, Anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary

Single Supplement:

Inside Cabin – $2499 per person in addition to the twin share voucher.
Oceanview Cabin – $2799 per person in addition to the twin share voucher.
Balcony Cabin – $2999 per person in addition to the twin share voucher

Please purchase one twin share voucher and then purchase your single supplement. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here

Triple Share: Not available

Group Sizes: 10 – 40 people

Documentation: 
Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and before 30 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Accommodation: 

Rome: Ergife Palace or similar
Florence: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo or similar
Genoa: Starshotel President or similar
Lake Maggiore: Hotel Simplon or similar
Venice: Villa Foscarini or similar
Cruise: MSC Sinfonia 

Land Only: To purchase this tour land only (no flights) please click here 

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

For more information on how to book your Webjet Exclusives deal, please visit our Bookings FAQ Page 

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote

Note: If you have not yet selected your dates of travel or submitted your booking form, our 21 Day Money Back Guarantee allows you to claim a full refund within 21 days of your purchase. However, if you have selected your dates and submitted your booking form, your purchase becomes strictly non-refundable even within 21 days of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.

 

 
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Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

16 May 2018
13 June 2018*
25 July 2018* 
22 August 2018* 
19 September 2018 

* High season surcharge applies 

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 
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Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfares from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane with China Southern (Finnair, KLM, Lufthansa, Emirates or Etihad if unavailable). 
  • Adelaide or Perth – A $250 Interstate surcharges applies per person. You can purchase your interstate surcharge after you click ‘Buy Now’ or by clicking here
  • Including minimum 20kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. 
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only 

Flights:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations:

Option 1: Arrive early and/or extend your stay post tour with the promotional airline

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person is applied per person should you wish to arrive early and/or extend your stay. Fee is non-negotiable and must be paid before your flight variation can be confirmed.
  • Please select how many days you want to arrive early and/or extend your stay by on your Booking Form. 
  • Flights will arrive into the city as per the tour itinerary and depart from the city as per tour itinerary. Customers cannot choose another airport or city for their arrival and/or departure.
  • All flights will be booked with the promotional airfare available at the time of booking – for your choice of preferred airline or cabin class, please see below.
  • Your fight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference in addition to the flat fee.
  • You will be sent an invoice for the additional fee after your booking form has been received. Once this invoice has been paid, your flights will be ticketed based on the days you have requested. Your varied flight itinerary will not be provided in advance of ticketing and once your flights have been ticketed, no further changes can be made.
  • If the invoice is not paid by the expiry date, you will be automatically booked on the promotional airfare for the standard dates of the package.
  • If you are wishing to arrange internal flights, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.
  • Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense. By extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to the airport at your own expense.

 Option 2: Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase.
  • If you have a preferred airline for your upgrade quote, please mention this in the Special Request field of your Booking Form. If no specific airline is requested, the best available fare will be quoted to you.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the promotional airfare included in your packages.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

Option 3: Choose an alternative airline

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to travel with a premium airline for your tour.
  • Please specify your preferred airline in the Special Request field of your booking form.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to confirm your flights as per the tour itinerary.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your airline preference, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable

 
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Package Inclusions
  • Return international economy airfares
  • 9 nights in quality 3-4 star accommodation throughout Italy
  • 8 day deluxe cruise on-board MSC Sinfonia
  • Delicious breakfast daily 
  • All meals while on-board your cruise
  • The services of a professional tour manager 
  • In depth sightseeing
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