Medieval Cities of the Mediterranean

17
Nights
2020
Jul 1
From
$8790
Celebrity
Edge
Including accommodation, guided sightseeing,
tours, meals,

The Medieval Cities of the Mediterranean tour will be a wonderful opportunity to cruise the Mediterranean Sea aboard the luxurious Celebrity Edge and visit medieval cities of the ancient world. The cruise is fully escorted and includes sightseeing tours in most ports of call. Also included are special activities for members of the group. We hope that you can join us.

Visiting Rome, Sicily, Malta, Santorini, Athens, Mykonos, Naupilon, Olympia, Sorrento, Pompeii

Highlights Include

  • Seightseeing tour of Rome, Sicily, Malta, Santorini, Athens, Mykonos, Naupilon, Olympia, Sorrento, Pompeii
  • See the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain
  • Vatican Museum
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Welcome dinner
  • Day tour to Tivoli on the outskirts of Rome to visit Villa d'Éste and Hadrian's Villa
  • Visit the impressive Duomo di Orvieto and the Pozzo di San Patrizio
  • Torre dell'Orologio
  • St Johns Co-Cathedral
  • Palace of the Grand Masters
  • Explore Santorini
  • The Acropolis and The Parthenon
  • Olympia, the site of the ancient Olympic Games
  • The ancient, perfectly preserved ruins of Pompeii
  • Luxury cruising onboard Celebrity Edge
Medieval Cities of the Mediterranean Map

Includes

  • Return economy-class air travel from Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane/Perth to Europe
  • Travel on Celebrity Edge in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Celebrity Edge
  • Private group activities on board
  • 4 nights in 4-star accommodation in Rome including breakfast
  • Sightseeing tours in Rome and in most ports of call
  • Cruise management by Travelrite International
  • Port and handling charges on Celebrity Edge
  • Cruise taxes
  • Air taxes as of 1 June 2019
  • Onboard ship gratuities
Celebrity edge Deck plans

Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Edge marks a turning point in cruise ship design. With its maiden voyage as recent as December 2018, it takes cruising to a whole new level. Aboard, you’ll feel more connected with the sea and the places you’ll visit in a variety of spaces. Unwind in transformational accommodations that blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living. Soar above the sea on the Magic Carpet. Surrender to the carefree pleasures of the Rooftop Garden. Endless culinary adventures await with not one, but four main restaurants, plus a whole host of specialty and complimentary dining options, Entertainment surrounds you at every turn. Engaging, visionary performances from exclusive performers and award-winning productions blend seamlessly with innovative design to bring you the best entertainment at sea.

Fantastic Value – nothing more to pay

The Travelrite escorted Celebrity Edge cruise represents amazing value. There are no costly extras; everything is included in the one great price!

Clothing on board Celebrity Edge

During the day casual clothing is typical, although shorts and swimwear are not permitted in the restaurants. Formal Night gets a modern luxury reboot. Say goodbye to Formal Night, and hello to Evening Chic. It’s your time to shine. Get glamorous. Get chic. Be sophisticated. While dressier than Smart Casual, Evening Chic is intended to be less dressy than Formal attire. Evening Chic means that you can get glamorous and be sophisticated in your own way. If you would like to still wear a tuxedo or formal gown on Evening Chic nights, you absolutely should. The self service restaurants are casual.

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, the Travelrite International tour manager will be there to guide you. There will be group activities almost every day.

The advantages of the Celebrity Edge escorted cruise

The cruise is fully escorted and will be a great fun holiday with plenty of activities. 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.

DAY 1 Depart Australia
Today we board our overnight flights to Rome, Italy.

DAY 2 Rome, Italy
Today we arrive in 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. In the afternoon we will check in to our hotel.

DAY 3 Rome, Italy
This morning we will visit the Vatican Museum, with a wealth of artistic treasures, and the spectacular Sistine Chapel. The afternoon will be at leisure. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner to celebrate the start of our exciting tour.

DAY 4 Rome, Italy
Today we enjoy a day tour to Tivoli on the outskirts of Rome to visit Villa d'Éste and Hadrian's Villa. Tivoli is home to luxurious residences, magnificent villas, and two famous UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Renaissance palace of Villa d'Este, known for its extravagant, gardens and water fountains, and the ruins of Hadrian's Villa, the grand second-century estate of Emperor Hadrian of ancient Rome. We return to Rome late afternoon.

DAY 5 Rome, Italy
Today we will take a coach to the beautiful town of Orvieto. We will visit the impressive Duomo di Orvieto and the Pozzo di San Patrizio. After a guided walking tour, the afternoon will be at leisure to explore the medieval cobbled streets of the town or enjoy a relaxing lunch at one of the many restaurants, cafes, and trattorias. Late afternoon we return to the hotel by coach.

DAY 6 Embarkation
This morning is free for individual exploration. In the early afternoon we are transferred to the cruise terminal. Make sure that you are up on deck as the Celebrity Edge slips her moorings as we commence our 'Medieval Cities of the Mediterranean' cruise.

DAY 7 Catania, Sicily
Today we call in to the island of Sicily. We travel to the famous resort of Taormina, spectacularly located high on a 200-metre-high rocky outcrop, with views to Mt Etna. The town, founded by the Greeks, has an ancient theatre that also overlooks the mountain. We will walk around the medieval centre and see the Terrace Piazza IX April, with its views overlooking Mt Etna and the sea. We will visit Torre dell'Orologio, a restored 12th-century clock tower and the famous Ancient Greek theatre, founded in the third century BC and rebuilt by the Romans at the end of the first century – it is spectacularly sited with views of Mt Etna in the distance.

DAY 8 Valletta, Malta
The capital of Malta, Valletta was founded by the Knights of St John in 1566. Its purpose was to strengthen the Order's position on the island, following the siege of Malta by the Turks in 1565. The sightseeing tour includes visits to St Johns Co-Cathedral and the magnificent Palace of the Grand Masters. We also visit Mdina,Malta's ancient capital and a medieval walled town situated on a hill in the centre of the island. The afternoon is free to visit Valletta's wonderful museum or palaces.

DAY 9 Day at sea
This is our first full day at sea to explore the fabulous facilities of the Celebrity Edge. This afternoon we invite you to join us for a light hearted session of The Senior Trivia. Please join us to get to know your fellow tour members, test your general knowledge, and have some fun.

DAY 10 Santorini, Greece
Today we have a free day to explore Santorini, known as the "Black Pearl of the Aegean", one of the most spectacular landscapes in Greece and in the world. The traditional villages of the island, built on tall cliffs, offer a breathtaking view over the submerged volcano. They represent the most beautiful island view you have ever seen!

DAY 11 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Today we call in to the ancient city of Athens, capital of Greece. Today we visit 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. We continue on to see other famous sights of Athens such as the first modern Olympic stadium. We will also have time to explore the Plaka district, a maze of winding streets with shops, café's and restaurants.

DAY 12 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 and cosmopolitan character combined with plenty of local colour. Chora, the islands capital is spectacular with its narrow, whitewashed streets and white cubicle houses with their tiny balconies, coloured windows lined by bougainvillea and posts of basilicum. We will have a free day to explore the quaint streets of this beautiful island.

DAY 13 Naupilon, Greece
Today we dock in charming Nauplion, picturesquely situated on the rock shores of the Argolic Gulf. This morning we will take a tour of the old town and historic Palamidi Fortress. The afternoon will be spent at leisure for individual exploration of this charming town.

DAY 14 Katakolon, Greece
This morning we visit Olympia, the site of the ancient Olympic Games. The Ancient Greeks flocked here every four years for more than a millennium to celebrate the sacred games dedicated to Zeus. We visit the ruins of the Sanctuary, with its athletic quadrangles, stadium, temples and treasuries; then visit the modern Archaeological Museum, a treasure house of Archaic, Classical and Roman sculptures, including the famous Nike "Winged Goddess of Victory".

DAY 15 Day at sea
A day at sea to enjoy the ship's facilities. You might like to enjoy the resort feel on deck, play some board games in Eden, read a book in the roof top garden, or participate in one of the many activities highlighted in your Daily program. This afternoon join your fellow group members for a game of bingo with prizes for the winners.

DAY 16 Naples, Italy
We arrive in 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 guided tour of the ruins of the Forum, the house of the Vetti, a well preserved aristocratic villa and much more.

DAY 17 Rome, (Civitavecchia) Italy. Departure
This morning we arrive in the port of Civitavecchia where we disembark. Our private coach will transfer us to Rome Airport for the flight back to Australia.

DAY 18 Arrive Australia
Tour members arrive back in Australia and the Tour concludes.

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
9 Interior 9,10,11,12 $8,790 $11,990
E4 Edge Balcony 6,7,8 $10,490 $15,290
E3 Edge Balcony 6,7 $10,590 $15,490
E2 Edge Balcony 7,8 $10,690 $15,690
C3 Concierge balcony 9,10,11,12 $10,990 $15,990
C2 Concierge balcony 9,10,11,12 $11,190 $16,390
S2 Suite 9,10,11 $15,490 $24,990
Included port and handling charges $615 $1,095
Included ship gratuities $195 $195
Included air taxes as at 1 June 2019 $200 $200

Availability:

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

Extending:

You can stay on in Europe for minimal additional airfare cost. Please contact Travelrite on 1800 630 343 for more information.

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Return economy-class air travel from Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane/Perth to Europe
  • Travel on Celebrity Edge in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Celebrity Edge
  • Private group activities on board
  • 4 nights in 4-star accommodation in Rome including breakfast
  • Sightseeing tours in Rome and in most ports of call
  • Cruise management by Travelrite International
  • Port and handling charges on Celebrity Edge
  • Cruise taxes
  • Air taxes as of 1 June 2019
  • Onboard ship gratuities

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
  • Gratuities when not on the ship

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 (ABN64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Celebrity Edge is operated by Celebrity Cruises and the fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Celebrity Cruises brochure 2020. All passengers must complete and sign the Travelrite International booking form and complete the Celebrity Cruises on line check in.

TOUR COSTS:
The tour costs are based on airfare, shipping, general transport, accommodation costs and foreign exchange rates at 1 June 2019. Travelrite International reserves the right to alter the costs if any of these factors change, giving any passenger that has booked the right to withdraw with full refund of monies paid or modify arrangements. No alterations to price will be made within 90 days of departure from Australia.

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 a cruise confirmation advice will be posted to the client. The confirmation advice will contain all details. The passenger must also complete the Celebrity Cruises on line check in. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 90 days prior to the commencement of the Celebrity Cruise fly/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 deposit
90 - 61 days 50% of full fare
60 days or less 100% of full fare
Non appearance/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 with at least six months validity upon return into Australia. If not an Australian passport holder check with Travelrite International for 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:
Passengers qualify for a 30kg free baggage allowance on flights to join or return from the cruise.

MINIMUM TOUR NUMBERS:
The fly/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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ATAS 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 fly/cruises, shall act only as agents 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 fly/cruises, or by act of God. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery breakdown, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. Baggage is at owners’ risk throughout the fly/cruise. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this fly/cruise and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any fly/cruise and/or make such changes in the fly/cruises as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the fly/cruise. This contract shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be undertaken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the Edge cruise passage contract with Celebrity Cruises, detailed on their web site www.celebritycruises.com. If you do not have access to these details please contact Travelrite International and we will send them to you.

DELAYS AND UNFORESEEN EVENTS:
You engage Travelrite to book this tour on your behalf and you acknowledge that Travelrite 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 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 can be obtained by telephoning
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 27 years and operating in Victoria for more than 32 years. It is a member of ATAS (No. A10538) and has two fully accredited IATA offices Heathmont and Balwyn. 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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