Best of France, Spain & Italy

17
Nights
2019
June 28
From
$5349
Oasis of
The Seas
Including flights, accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals, entertainment

Experience the very best of Paris, Montpellier and Provence in France, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca in Spain and Florence, Rome and Naples in Italy on this spectacular land and sea journey. We will enjoy leisurely three night stays in France and Spain so that you can really explore each city. Highlights include Paris the city of love, where you can visit the Louvre, Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. Also make sure you leave some time to wander the city’s grand boulevards and eat in as many cafes, bistros and brasseries as possible. Barcelona is an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture, fabled architecture and a world-class food scene. While on the cruise soak up the sun and history in the beautiful Mediterranean. In Florence see the impressive Duomo and Michelangelo’s David. Wander the streets of Rome and see the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon and Vatican City. We hope that you can join us!

Paris, Montpellier & Provence, France; Barcelona & Palma De Mallorca, Spain; Florence, Rome & Naples, Italy

Tour highlights

  • Discover the best of France, Spain and Italy
  • Enjoy guided tours of Paris, France & Barcelona, Spain
  • See the magnificent Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame
  • Stop in beautiful Montpellier in the south of France
  • Take the high-speed TGV train from Paris to Montpellier to Barcelona
  • Marvel at the sights of Barcelona, including the famous Sagrada Familia
  • Cruise to Palma de Mallorca, Provence, Florence, Rome, Naples
  • Discover the beauty of Florence and see the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and more
  • Discover the ancient highlights of Rome and see the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and more.
  • Soak up the history of Naples, Sorrento and Pompeii
  • Luxury cruising onboard Oasis of the Seas
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Includes

  • Economy class flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth to Paris and return from Barcelona
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation in three-star centrally located hotels (3 nights in Paris and Barcelona and 2 nights in Montpellier) including daily breakfast
  • 7 night Western Mediterranean cruise on the 4-star Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges aboard Oasis of the Seas
  • Fast train journey from Paris to Montpellier and Montpellier to Barcelona in second-class
  • Sightseeing tours in Paris and Barcelona with a local guide
  • Enjoy 29 meals including daily breakfast
  • Port and handling charges on Oasis of the Seas
  • Cruise taxes & air taxes and surcharges
  • Onboard gratuities
Oasis of the Seas Deck plans

Oasis of the Seas

Oasis of the Seas is a destination for bold explorers, with whole neighbourhoods that await your discovery. Take a spin on the classic merry-go-round at the Boardwalk, or discover seven nights of excitement at Entertainment Place – this is a ship where anything is possible. There are over 20 restaurants and cafes to choose from. The ‘American Icon Grill’ will serve you home comforts as you cruise and ‘The Grande’ is a formal setting for you to enjoy fine food. Late into the night you can enjoy a multitude of bars and clubs ranging from a jazz and comedy club and the amazing ‘Rising Tide Bar’ which raises up and down between three different decks. Your time on the Oasis of the Seas will be one you will cherish forever

Day 1 Depart Australia
Today we board our flight to Paris, France. Meals included: In-flight

Day 2 Paris, France
This morning we arrive at Paris airport. After clearing customs, we will be met by our private coach and transferred to our centrally located hotel in Paris. Meals included: In-flight

Day 3 Paris, France
This morning we have a sightseeing tour of the city of light. We will see the Eiffel tower, Arc de Triomphe, drive along the Champs-Élysées, the Seine, Notre Dame and the other major sights of Paris. The afternoon will be free to explore the city, you may like to visit the Louvre or go shopping. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Paris, France
A free day to discover the amazing city of Paris. You may like to take a cruise along the Seine, climb to the top of the Eiffel tower or take a tour to the French countryside to the small village of Giverney and visit the villa and famous gardens of the impressionist painter Claude Monet. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Montpellier, France
This morning we travel south on the famous high-speed TGV train to Montpellier. Montpellier, the capital of Languedoc is a stylish city with elegant buildings, grand private mansions, stately boulevards and gorgeous white-sand beaches on its doorstep. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Montpellier, France
Today you will enjoy a free day in Montpellier. You may like to wander down Montpellier’s ancient cobbled streets and learn of the cities life during the Middle Ages. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Barcelona, Spain
Today we travel by high-speed TGV train and arrive in Barcelona, capital of Catalonia and the second-largest city in Spain. Barcelona is an enchanting seaside city with amazing culture, fabled architecture and a world-class food scene. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Barcelona, Spain
This morning we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Barcelona with a local guide. We travel to the medieval Gothic Quarter, where we will see the historic Cathedral Santa Creu and the medieval streets. The modernist Eixample district is known for the architecture of Antonio Gaudi. We see examples of Gaudi’s architecture including the famous Sagrada Familia, the world-wide symbol of Barcelona. The monumental church is Gaudi’s most famous work and the finest example of his visionary genius. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Barcelona, Spain
A free day to discover Barcelona. You may like to visit Parc Guell, which is a public park and one of the major works of Gaudi in Barcelona. The park was commissioned by Count Eusebi Guell in the 1890’s. By 1914 Antoni Gaudi had completed the famous features that are most enjoyed by the park’s visitors today. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Barcelona – Begin Western Mediterranean Cruise
Today we travel to Barcelona port to board the Oasis of the Seas. Be up on deck as the ship slips her moorings at 6pm for the start of our fabulous 7 night cruise. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Today we arrive in Palma de Mallorca, a former Moorish walled city and capital of the Spanish island of Mallorca. Palma’s Old Town is an appealing maze of narrow streets that are a delight to explore on foot. Hop on the Soller Railway for a 17-mile scenic trip, visit 14thcentury Bellver Castle and the museum of contemporary art. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 Provence, France
This morning we arrive in Marseille, France’s oldest city, and one of its most dynamic, with a melting pot culture and vibrant arts scene. The soul of the city is its Vieux Port, the working waterfront. Marseille is also a gateway port to the scenic villages and coastal areas of Provence, such as Aix-en Provence and Avignon. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13 Florence, Italy
Today we arrive in the port of La Spezia, which is the gateway to Florence. Take a tour to Florence, where you can soak up the atmosphere of this lovely city, capital of Tuscany. Home of Michelangelo and the Medici family, the city was the cradle of the Renaissance. Highlights are the Piazza del Duomo, one of the largest cathedrals in the Christian world and the Ponte Vecchio Bridge over the Arno River. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14 Rome, Italy
This morning we arrive in the port of Civitavecchia. Take a tour to the Eternal City, Rome. There is so much to see in Rome including the majestic Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon with its all-seeing eye of heaven, Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain’s spectacular fantasy of mythical sea creatures and cascading water. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15 Naples, Italy
We arrive in Naples this morning, which is close to the beautiful resort town of Sorrento, with its spectacular views of the Bay of Naples, and the ancient, perfectly preserved ruins of Pompeii. Pompeii was a wealthy settlement of the Roman Empire, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16 At sea
A free day while the Oasis of the Seas cruises the Mediterranean. There will be time to enjoy the wonderful facilities of the ship, perhaps have a spa or beauty treatment, attend an informative lecture, or a dance class. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 17 Barcelona, Spain – Australia
This morning we arrive back in Barcelona, and after disembarking the ship, we travel to Barcelona airport for your flight home after a spectacular trip-of-a-lifetime. Meals: Breakfast & In-flight

Day 18 Arrive in Australia
You will arrive back in Australia. The tour concludes.

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
Interior 6V 6,7,8,9 $5,349 $7,724
Ocean View 6N 7,8,9,10,11 $5,849 $8,489
Central Park View Balcony 2J 10,11,12,14 $6,149 $9,099
Boardwalk View Balcony 4I 8,9,10,11,12,14 $6,249 $9,139
Ocean View Balcony 8D 6,7,8,9 $6,349 $9,514
Included port & handling charges $481 $831
Included air taxes as at 20/5/18 $710 $710
Included ship gratuities $154 $154

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Economy class flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth to Paris and return from Barcelona
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation in three-star centrally located hotels (3 nights in Paris and Barcelona and 2 nights in Montpellier) including daily breakfast
  • 7 night Western Mediterranean cruise on the 4-star Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges aboard Oasis of the Seas
  • Fast train journey from Paris to Montpellier and Montpellier to Barcelona in second-class
  • Sightseeing tours in Paris and Barcelona with a local guide
  • Enjoy 29 meals including daily breakfast
  • Port and handling charges on Oasis of the Seas
  • Cruise taxes & air taxes and surcharges
  • Onboard gratuities

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Travel insurance
  • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary including sightseeing tours while on the ship.
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Drinks on board
  • Lunches when not on the ship

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TOUR OPERATOR:
Cruise Offers (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd), (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Oasis of the Seas is operated by Royal Caribbean Cruises and the Best of France, Spain and Italy fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Royal Caribbean brochure 2019. All passengers must complete and online cruise personalizer at www. royalcaribbean.com and sign a Cruise Offers Value Holidays booking form.

DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:
All Cruise Offers Value Holidays are heavily discounted and available for a limited time only. For this reason we require a deposit of $1500 per person at the time of booking. This payment is non-refundable. The deposit should be sent with a completed Cruise Offers 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 online Royal Caribbean cruise personaliser at www.royalcaribbean. com. Final payments are due to be paid to Cruise Offers 90 days prior to the commencement of the Oasis of the Seas fly/cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by Visa or Mastercard and 3% for payment by AMEX or Diners Club cards. Any changes made to a booking after purchase may incur fees.

DEPARTURE DATES:
There are three departure dates, 24 May 2019, 28 June 2019 & 26 July 2019.

AIRLINES USED:
Etihad Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Qantas Airways, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

ACCOMMODATION:
Accommodation has been booked at the following hotels Paris - Ibis Hotel Alesia Montparnasse – 3-star Montpellier – Holiday Inn Express – 3-star Barcelona – Hotel Astoria – 3-star

EXTENDING:
You can stay longer in Europe, please contact Cruise Offers on 1800 630 343 for more information.

CANCELLATION CHARGES:

Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee
Over 90 days Loss of deposit
90 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. A visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days. If you are not an Australian passport holder check with Cruise Offers for visa requirements.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Adequate travel insurance is required 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 20kg 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, Cruise Offers 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:
Cruise Offers (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd, ATAS A10538) is the tour organiser. Cruise Offers, 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 break-down, 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 Oasis of the Seas fly/ cruise passage contract with Royal Caribbean, detailed on the Royal Caribbean website. If you do not have a copy of the Royal Caribbean terms and conditions please contact Cruise Offers and we will send one to you.

HOW TO BOOK:
Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $1500 per person to:

CRUISE OFFERS 423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103
Further information can be obtained by telephoning Toll Free: 1800 630 343
Telephone: (03) 9836 2522
Fax: (03) 9836 8068
Email: sales@cruiseoffers.com.au

ABOUT CRUISE OFFERS:
Cruise Offers (a division of 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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Cruise Offers Royal Caribbean