Mediterranean Journey by Sea with Gerald Quigley

18
Nights
2020
Sep 9
From
$9790
Enchanted
Princess
Including flights, accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals

You’re invited on an epicurean journey amid glorious scenery through the Mediterranean. Indulge in authentic eating experiences and all the delicious delicacies of the region while learning about the many enriching and healing benefits of the revered Mediterranean cuisine.

Highlights Include

  • Two nights in Rome on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 15 days/14 nights on the luxurious Enchanted Princess
  • Italian Cooking Classes in Rome and Naples
  • Greek Coffee experience in Corfu
  • Olive Oil Plantation visit in Crete
  • Greek Farm tour in Mykonos
  • Winery tour in the hills of Montenegro
  • Market visits in Sicily and Barcelona
  • Vinyasa yoga in Santorini
  • Information sessions with highly regarded wellbeing expert author, and media commentator, Gerald Quigley
  • Sightseeing tours or activities in nearly every port
  • Fully escorted by Travelrite International tour manager
  • All meals on-board Enchanted Princess, taxes, port & handling and ship gratuities
  • Luxury Cruising onboard Enchanted Princess
Mediterranean Lifestyle Cruise Map

Includes

  • Economy-class return air travel from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth to Rome and return from Barcelona
  • Travel on the Enchanted Princess in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on the Enchanted Princess during the Wellbeing Mediterranean cruise
  • 2 nights accommodation in Rome, including breakfast
  • Leadership and workshops by Gerald Quigley
  • Tours and activities in most ports as per the itinerary
  • Port and handling charges, cruise taxes and gratuities on the Enchanted Princess
  • Tour management by Travelrite International
Enchanted Princess Deck plans

Enchanted Princess

Enchanted Princess, the fifth in line of the Royal-class ships, she shares all of their spectacular style and luxury, and introduces new attractions all her own. Get ready for exquisite, one-of-a-kind dining experiences. The most pools and whirlpool hot tubs ever. World-class entertainment venues hosting dazzling performances. Revitalize and refresh body, mind and soul with Princess, from rejuvenating spa treatments and the tranquillity of a top-deck retreat reserved just for adults to our state-of-the-art fitness centres, you’ll find all the elements to come back new.

Don’t worry about coming alone

About a third of people on the cruise travel alone. We will match people in twin-share cabins when available, saving you the single supplement. You won't be left alone – Travelrite will be looking after you and there will be sightseeing excursions or talks every day.

The advantages of the WellBeing Mediterranean Cruise

The cruise is fully escorted. It will be a great fun holiday, with exclusive events limited only to those who have booked on this fabulous package. All sightseeing tours are included in the price. Each evening you will dine with the group at our reserved tables. You will meet a fun group of people and have a fabulous time.

Gerald Quigley

Gerald Quigley

Gerald is a practicing Community Pharmacist, and accredited Herbalist, well known for his unique view of health from a holistic perspective. A popular personality on the House of Wellness radio and TV shows, Gerald offers practical advice in an easy to understand format.

Day 1 Wednesday 9 September, 2020 Departure
Today we depart Australia on our flight for Rome Italy.

Day 2 Thursday 10 September, 2020 Rome, Italy
Early afternoon we arrive into Rome. After clearing customs, we will be met by our private coach and travel to central Rome. We will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the 'Eternal City' and see the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, where group members can throw a coin and make a wish to return to Rome one day. Late afternoon we will check in to our hotel.

Day 3 Friday 11 September, 2020 Rome
This morning we head off on foot to the Villa Borghese. A fantastic opportunity to get some exercise while soaking in the vibes of this wonderful city and the beautiful gardens of Borghese. Villa Borghese is the most popular park in Rome and is considered its green lung. The Villa Borghese Gardens are located on the Pincian Hill, close to Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo. After enjoying the gardens we will head off for a unique and wonderful cooking class experience. No one does food quite like the Italians, so it seems fitting that we should spend some time learning from the best, and of course savouring all of our hard work at the end is just as important as the creation. This is sure to be a highlight of the trip. Tonight the group will have a Welcome dinner at a delicious local restaurant.

Day 4 Saturday 12 September, 2020 Embarkation
This morning you will have some free time to further explore Rome before our private coach takes us to the port of Civitavecchia for us to board the Enchanted Princess on this fantastic Wellbeing at Sea cruise around the Mediterranean.

Day 5 Sunday 13 September, 2020 Naples, Italy
Today we arrive in Naples. Naples is the motherland of pizza. Pizza slathered with tomato sauce, cheese and basil existed here as early as the 18th century, but later named Pizza Margherita after the queen of Italy in 1889. Today we will learn to make the traditional Margherita pizza, starting with a trip to the market to choose the freshest ingredients before heading off to meet our Chef at a historical pizzeria to make and then enjoy your fresh delicious pizzas. Followed by some tastings of other local specialities.

Day 6 Monday 14 September, 2020 At sea
This morning we will have time in the gym with an on-board instructor to talk about the equipment and develop personal goals. Gerald will give a talk this afternoon on ageing gracefully. How can we reduce inflammation (or ageing) that is thought to be the underlying cause of chronic disease? What food & herb options do we have? We do have options, as every single aspect of our nutrition and food choices can reduce or add to the inflammatory process.

Day 7 Tuesday 15 September, 2020 Kotor, Montenegro
Today we sail up the picturesque Bay of Kotor, a submerged river canyon. A fantastic landscape is created by the overhanging limestone cliffs of Orjen and Lovcen. The town was founded by the ancient Romans in 168 BC and conquered by the Venetians in the 15th century. The port of Kotor was built by the Republic of Venice and is surrounded by impressive city walls. There are many attractive Venetian buildings in the town. We will have a morning walking tour with a focus on local food and produce while exploring this interesting city. This afternoon will be at leisure for you to enjoy this magical town.

Day 8 Wednesday 16 September, 2020 Corfu, Greece
This morning we arrive in Corfu, the most northern island of the Ionian Group, lying at the entrance of the Adriatic Sea. Influenced by the Venetians, the British and the French, it is a melting pot of cuisines. Today our walking tour will take us on a trip through the exciting history of this town, unfolding its rich heritage while taking you off the ordinary and letting you stroll down the side streets to taste the city's most famous foodie delights at some of the best shops, cafés and restaurants! There will be a few tasting stops to give us a taste of Corfu's dazzling multi-influenced food. We will also have a Greek coffee tasting to experience one of Greece's favourite beverages.

Day 9 Thursday 17 September, 2020 Crete, Greece
This morning, join Gerald for a talk on Sleep. Why does it evade many of us? We will discuss sleep hygiene, foods to hep us get to sleep, and the habits we need to re-learn to maintain sleep quality. Today we arrive in Crete at midday. Crete has some of the oldest Olive trees in the world and is famous for its production of the liquid gold. Olive oil which is part of the Mediterranean diet is a traditional fat that has been a dietary staple for some of the world's healthiest populations. This morning we will take a coach into the hills of the Chania region to a farm at Terra Creta in Kolymvari just 27 km from Chania town. We will take a tour which will show the complete path of the olive from tree to table, at this picturesque but modern site with views to the sea and the White Mountains.

Day 10 Friday 18 September, 2020 Mykonos, Greece
Today we arrive in the scenic Greek island of Mykonos. Mykonos is one of the smallest islands of the Cyclades complex, but is definitely the most famous, thanks to its treasure of natural beauty, rich history, cosmopolitan character combined with plenty of local colour. This morning will be at leisure to explore this beautiful island. This afternoon we will have a wonderful experience as we travel to a working Mykonos farm. You will learn about the history of the island's farming, its livestock and its crops. Enjoy a farmer's snack consisting of bread, tomatoes, kopanisti, cucumbers and poor man's black olives, accompanied by the traditional raki. Cut and savour products from the vegetable garden, depending on the season. Help with farming tasks or just have free time to play with the animals or take pictures with them.

Day 11 Saturday 19 September, 2020 Athens, Greece
Today we call in to the ancient city of Athens, capital of Greece and home of the Acropolis, and the ultimate in ancient Greek architectural perfection – the Parthenon. Our sightseeing tour today delves into the glorious history of Athens. A highlight of the tour is a visit to the Acropolis and the Parthenon, built to honour the goddess Athena, still dominating the frantic bustle of modern Athens and one of the wonders of the ancient world.

Day 12 Sunday 20 September, 2020 Santorini, Greece
Yoga is well known for its multiple health benefits and if you've never participated in a yoga class before then this is the place to do it, in beautiful picturesque Santorini. After disembarkation by tender we will head to the cocktail bar PALIA KAMENI (not for it's great cocktails but for it's beautiful location) where our Yoga Companion will provide us with mats and gently guide us through vinyasa yoga which focuses on movement and breathing (optional). After the class, you will be at leisure to further explore this beautiful town.

Day 13 Monday 21 September, 2020 At sea
This morning we will have a tour of the Lotus Spa and the Enclave. In the afternoon Gerald will talk about Brain health. Can we regenerate the parts of our brain that lie dormant? What foods are best, and can herbs help? The remainder of the day is free to enjoy the facilities of the ship.

Day 14 Tuesday 22 September, 2020 Kotor, Montenegro
Today we return to Kotor. On our return journey we will head out of town by coach into the hills for a tour and tasting in one of Kotor's quaint yet hospitable wineries. Montenegro offers wonderful wine, particularly red, and grappa (a grape-based pomace brandy). We will then head back to the port for an early departure.

Day 15 Wednesday 23 September, 2020 Sicily, Italy
This morning we arrive in Sicily, a foodie's haven incorporating everything from seafood to goats cheese. We begin by visiting the popular Messina fish and seafood market. We then continue our unique journey of Sicilian food in the spectacular location of Taormina, high on the cliffs overlooking the Strait of Messina. We will travel to the markets, bakeries, cake shops and coffee shops tasting the local specialities.

Day 16 Thursday 24 September, 2020 Naples, Italy
We arrive into Naples this morning. We have a morning tour of the beautiful resort town of Sorrento with its spectacular views of the Bay of Naples. We then visit the ancient, perfectly preserved ruins of Pompeii, a wealthy settlement of the Roman Empire, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD. We will have a tour of the ruins with a local guide to see the Forum, the House of the Vetti, a well preserved aristocratic villa and much more.

Day 17 Friday 25 September, 2020 At sea
Today is a day at sea for you to enjoy the luxuries of the ship. Today we will enjoy a tour of the ships galley to gain a glimpse into the enormous operations of feeding a couple of thousand people every day (please note that this might need to be changed to a different day pending availability). This evening we will enjoy a Farewell drinks party to celebrate the wonderful memories of the Wellbeing at Sea Cruise.

Day 18 Saturday 26 September, 2020 Barcelona/Departure
This morning we disembark the Enchanted Princess in the vibrant and exciting capital of Spain, Barcelona. Barcelona is well known for combining socialising and food so it is fitting that we take a foodie tour to taste the specialities of the city where we will get to meet and chat with the small business owners. Included is a stop at Mercat de la Boqueria, Barcelona's most famous market. Early afternoon we will travel to the airport for our flights to Australia.

Day 19 Sunday 27 September, 2020 Australia
This evening we arrive back in Australia and the tour concludes.

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
ID Inside 10,11,12,14 $9,790 $13,790
IB Inside 8,9,10,11,12,14,15 $9,990 $13,990
IA Inside 9,10,11,12,14 $10,190 $14,190
DW Balcony 8,15,16 $11,590 $16,890
D4 Balcony 8,9,10,11,12,14,15 $12,290 $17,490
MC Suite 8,15,16 $12,790 $18,690
MB Suite 10,11,12,14,15 $12,990 $18,990
Included port and handling charges $557 $907
Included ship gratuities $300 $300
Included air taxes as at 1/6/2019 $180 $180

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Economy-class return air travel from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth to Rome and return from Barcelona
  • Travel on the Enchanted Princess in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on the Enchanted Princess during the Wellbeing Mediterranean cruise
  • 2 nights accommodation in Rome, including breakfast
  • Leadership and workshops by Gerald Quigley
  • Tours and activities in most ports as per the itinerary
  • Port and handling charges, cruise taxes and gratuities on the Enchanted Princess
  • Tour management by Travelrite International

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Travel insurance
  • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary will be quoted for separately
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Drinks on board
  • Lunches when not on the ship

Availability

All cabins are subject to availability. Please call 1800 630 343 for fares and information on other cabin categories.

Extending

You can stay longer in Europe for minimal extra cost. Please contact 1800 630 343 for more information

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

International touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.

TOUR OPERATOR:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Enchanted Princess is operated by Princess Cruises and Enchanted Princess cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Princess Cruises brochure. All passengers must complete and sign a Travelrite International booking form.

DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:
A deposit of $900 per passenger should be sent with a completed Travelrite International booking form that lists your requested cabin category. As soon as the booking is confirmed, (usually within 24 hours), a cruise confirmation advice will be posted to the client. The confirmation advice will contain all details. The passenger must also complete the Enchanted Princess on-line check-in. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 90 days prior to the commencement of the Princess Cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by credit card.

CANCELLATION CHARGES: Number of days before sailing.

Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee
Over 90 days Loss of full deposit
90 - 61 days 50% of full fare
60 days or less 100% of full fare
Nonappearance/no written notice 100% of full fare

REFUNDS:
The cruise is based on arrangements which do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:
All passengers will require a valid passport. If not an Australian passport holder check with Travelrite International regarding visa requirements.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover cruise members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.

BAGGAGE:
Baggage is at owners’ risk throughout the cruise.

MINIMUM TOUR NUMBERS:
The cruise arrangements have been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling. In the event that less than the required number of passengers have confirmed their booking 90 days from the date of departure, Travelrite International reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified fare.

TOUR PARTICIPATION:
Children under 5 years of age are ineligible on coach & cruise tours. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers with disabilities are welcome on Travelrite & Cruise Offers tours provided they are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance, and do not require special assistance from Travelrite & Cruise Offers personnel. Travelrite and Cruise Offers reserves the right to refuse to carry anyone if it is felt the individual cannot cope with the requirements of coach & cruise tour travel and who may require services and facilities that Travelrite & Cruise Offers cannot guarantee will be available. You agree to not hold the Travelrite & Cruise Offers responsible for any decision made by any of them or any service provider to refuse to carry you, provide any facilities or accommodation to you or to provide any service to you.

DISCUSSIONS AND TALKS OFFERED:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd reserves the right to alter the talks and discussions offered due to unforeseen events.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ATAS accredited A10538) is the tour organiser. Travelrite International Pty Ltd, its agents, officers, affiliates, and/or suppliers of services pursuant to, or in connection with these cruises, shall act only as agents for the passenger in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, including transportation by ship, restaurants, or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in cruises, or by act of God. Further no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, rerouting or acts of any government authority. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of these cruises and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any cruise and/or make such changes in the cruises as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the cruise. This contract shall be construed in accordance of the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any action must be taken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of Enchanted Princess cruise passage contract with Princess Cruises detailed on the Princess Cruises website. If you can’t bring up this form please contact us and we will send one to you.

DELAYS AND UNFORSEEN EVENTS:
You engage Travelrite International to book this tour on your behalf and you acknowledge that Travelrite International acts as your agent for the purpose of making contracts between you and the various providers of accommodation, transportation and other services that comprise the tour. Travelrite may without reference to you provide or make available to you, or may as your agent engage any third party to provide or make available to you, any good or service which Travelrite reasonably believes is necessary for your benefit to maintain the tour itinerary, repatriate you or otherwise accommodate, transport or sustain you in circumstances in which the tour itinerary fails wholly or partly for any reason. You appoint Travelrite International your attorney for this purpose. You agree to pay Travelrite any cost thereof and you indemnify Travelrite in respect of any cost it incurs in this regard. Travelrite advises you to obtain travel insurance generally including in respect of the risk that any such good or service may become required.

HOW TO BOOK:
Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $900 per person to:

Travelrite International Pty Ltd
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103

Further information or a booking form can be obtained by contacting Travelrite International on the following numbers:
Toll Free: 1800 630 343
Telephone: (03) 8803 6868
Fax: (03) 9836 8068
Email: balwyn@travelrite.com.au
www,travelrite.com.au

ABOUT TRAVELRITE INTERNATIONAL::
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 30 years. It has two fully ATAS accredited (No. A10538) offices at Balwyn and Heathmont. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

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