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Accessible only by boat, Instagram-worthy Navagio beach is the site of a famed smugglers’ shipwreck.
In Venice you will have the opportunity to explore the city's scenic canals by boat.
Marvel at historic monuments in Athens, Greece.
Santorini is the most famous of the Greek Islands, attracting visitors from throughout the world.
Begin your journey in Venice, one of Italy's most picturesque cities.
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Venice, Turkey & Greek Islands Cruise

Discover the romance of Venice & Santorini
Sail the Adriatic, Ionian & Aegean Seas
Earn & Use Qantas Points Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE/*ADL/*PER
10 nights aboard Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
2 nights quality hotel accommodation in Mestre, Venice
Enjoy 29 included meals while cruising
Overview

Overview

Explore Venice, Turkey and the Greek Islands in style with this 15 day package, including a 10 night cruise across the Adriatic, Ionian and Aegean Seas.

Begin by discovering the unique beauty of Venice, Italy, taking in awe-inspiring Renaissance and Gothic architecture or enjoying a romantic gondola ride. Then, set sail aboard the world-class Celebrity Constellation, featuring stylish accommodation, award winning cuisine and plenty of recreational activities.

In Greece, see Olympia (Katakolon), the birthplace of the Olympic Games, before travelling to Santorini, famous for its dramatic scenery and whitewashed villages. Continue to the World Heritage-listed site of Ephesus (Kusadasi) in Turkey to see landmarks including the Temple of Artemis.

Back in Greece, arrive in bustling Mykonos before travelling to the world's foremost archeological playground in Athens, home to relics including the Parthenon and Acropolis. Discover more ruins in Chania (Souda) and experience Cretan hospitality before continuing to the island of Zakynthos to swim in its crystal clear waters.

With return international flights, 2 nights hotel accommodation, 29 meals and more, this picturesque package is an amazing opportunity to discover ancient civilisations and live it up in some of the world's most scenic destinations.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
• Be enthralled by the beauty and uniqueness of ‘The Floating City’ - Venice
• Wander the Grand Canal thoroughfare marvelling at Renaissance and Gothic architecture
• Cruise the Adriatic, Ionian and Aegean Seas aboard the ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
• Spend 10 nights cruising to 8 ports across 3 countries
• Enjoy a complimentary classic beverage package while cruising
• Experience the history of Olympia by visiting the extensive ruins of stadiums that were home to the first series of athletic competitions
• Fall in love with the beauty of Santorini, Greece
• Explore picturesque Chania (Souda), Crete
• Swim in the crystal clear, turquoise waters of Zakynthos, Greece
• See how life was lived in ancient civilisations
FLIGHTS
• Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE/*ADL/*PER
CRUISE
• 10 nights aboard Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
• Complimentary classic beverage package
• Wifi
ACCOMMODATION
• 2 nights quality hotel accommodation in Mestre, Venice
DINING
• Enjoy 29 included meals while cruising
TOUR ESSENTIALS
• Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
• Service fee
Day 1 Australia to Venice, Italy

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, *Adelaide, *Brisbane, or *Perth for Rome, Italy.

Fly with airlines such as Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Air France, KLM, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, British Airways, Virgin Australia, Thai Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Malaysia Airlines, and airline partners (subject to availability).

Please note: Some customers may depart day 0 and arrive day 1 whilst others may depart day 2 and arrive day 2.


Meals included: In-Flight
Day 2 Arrive in Venice, Italy

Benvenuti in Italia! Welcome to Italy!

Upon landing, please make your own way to your accommodation and get settled in for two nights in Venice!

Enjoy the day at leisure by strolling along the canals and alleyways of this majestic city. Venice has been immortalised in art, literature, and film over the centuries and one of its most iconic buildings is the Palazzo Ducale. This beautiful, ornate building on the waterfront represents the city's seat of power.

Explore the countless galleries on offer or take some time to indulge in Venetian cuisine in one of the many traditional restaurants.

Overnight: Hotel Centrale (or similar)
Meals included: None
Day 3 Venice, Italy

Today you’ll have the day at leisure to continue exploring this eclectic city. Built on more than 100 small islands, Venice is one of the most unique and picturesque cities in the world.

Explore the ‘City of Canals’ and wander down the Grand Canal thoroughfare which is lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces, some dating from as early as the 13th century.

Perhaps take a trip on a gondola or marvel at the grandeur of the San Marco Campanile. Standing a colossal 98.6m high, you can take an elevator to the top and enjoy the best panoramic views of Venice.

Overnight: Hotel Centrale (or similar)
Meals included: None
Day 4 Begin 10 Nights Venice, Italy and Greek Islands Cruise - Departs 5pm

Enjoy the morning at leisure before making your own way to the cruise terminal in Ravenna (approx 1.5 hours from Venice) to embark on your 10 night cruise onboard Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Dinner
Day 5 At Sea

While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure.

Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board until you arrive at the next amazing destination.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 6 Olympia (Katakolon), Greece - Docked 8:00am-4:30pm

This small port on the Ionian coast is your gateway to ancient Olympia, the home of the original Olympic Games.

Olympia has preserved both athletic and mythological monuments, many dating back to 776 BC. Most intriguing is the stadium, which is still standing, and the gymnasium. The museum also offers a peek at fabulous Greek sculptures (museum entry additional).

This Grecian port city is also the gateway to one of the most important archeological sites in the world, the ruins of ancient Olympia (shore excursions are not included in tour cost and can be booked directly with the cruise line).

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 7 Santorini, Greece - Tendered 9:00am-8:00pm

Santorini is one of the world’s most popular islands, known best for its dramatic scenery, whitewashed villages and fiery volcanic activity. Here adventure bubbles above the Aegean Sea in the boldest and breathtaking ways.

As an optional tour (bookable directly with the cruise line), take a short trip to the island of Nea Kameni for a dip in its famous hot springs. The warm dark waters are enriched with iron and manganese and considered therapeutic.

A trip to Santorini is not complete without visiting Oia - famous not only for the ancient, Minoan site of Akrotiri, but also quite possibly the best vantage point from which to witness the spectacular sunsets.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 8 Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey - Docked 7:00am-7:00pm

Once the capital of the Roman province of Asia Minor, this coastal town is now an archeologist’s dream. The UNESCO World Heritage ruins of Ephesus impress even those familiar with the world's other ancient cities. Though excavations have been underway for 150 years, only 20 percent of the city has been uncovered.

This former Greek banking and trading centre is rich with historic sites, including the Great Theatre, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

You will experience a taste of Turkish life by strolling the seafront promenade and the bustling city centre. Walk Marble Street, paved with actual marble slabs, which takes you from downtown to the Temple of Artemis, where you can still see one lone remaining column from this wonder of the ancient world.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 9 Mykonos, Greece - Tendered 7:00am-7:00pm

Mykonos is known for its whitewashed villages sprinkled with blue and jade green. It's also famous for its sophisticated nightlife.

The most popular island in the Cyclades is bustling with activity, awash in beautiful alleyways, and home to alluring sandy beaches.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 10 Athens (Piraeus), Greece - Docked 6:00am-6:00pm

Athens brought the world drama, history, poetry, and philosophy. Once home to the world's most powerful and civilised empires, Athens is now the world's foremost archaeological playground.

The towering columns of the Parthenon still stand in homage to the virgin goddess Athena. The Parthenon sits atop the Athenian Acropolis and watches over the city where it can be seen from just about anywhere in Athens.

Make it a point to visit the incredible Acropolis Museum on your cruise to Athens (optional shore excursion, bookable directly with the cruise line). The joint effort between two architects, one American and the other Greek, this outstanding building was completed and opened to the public in 2009. It focuses primarily on the Greek period dating to 5 B.C., considered to be the apex of art, culture, and philosophy in ancient Greece, but it also has artefacts from the Bronze, Roman, and Byzantine Ages. There’s even a Plexiglas walkway from which an excavated section of an old Athenian neighbourhood can be viewed.

In addition to an abundance of historical riches, modern Athens has plenty on offer—from scenic beaches to restaurants with superb Mediterranean cuisine and bustling central markets.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 11 Chania (Souda), Crete, Greece - Docked 7:00am-4:00pm

Like many ports in this part of the world, archeological ruins dating back to antiquity are found everywhere. There are also hundreds of gorges around the island and over 1,500 land and sea caves, including Elefantos, noted for its remarkable white and red stalactites.

Throughout the millennia, this harbour city was conquered many times over by Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, and Turks. Chania remains crisscrossed with Ottoman architecture and historic Venetian mansions, many of which have been transformed into quaint shops, inviting cafes, and boutique hotels.

Experience Cretan hospitality and history on your cruise to Chania with a tour to the traditional Village of Vamos, the Karidi Monastery, the Braoudakis winery, and the Folklore Museum (optional shore excursion, bookable directly with cruise line).

Admire the local flora, the ancient homes, and the time-worn old mill, with its 12 arches built in 1862. Take a stroll through Chania’s breathtaking Botanical Park, featuring 50 acres of exotic fruit trees, plants, and herbs. You’ll learn about the Cretan diet and prepare a traditional dish using local products and extra virgin olive oil (optional shore excursion, bookable directly with cruise line).

A historic Venetian lighthouse still watches over the harbour and local artisans can still be seen crafting their wares in the older streets. However, beyond its rich history, Chania is a beachcomber’s paradise, with some of the finest sands and most inviting waters in all of Crete.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 12 Zakynthos, Greece - Tendered 9:00am-6:00pm

A Greek island in the Ionian Sea, the popular summer resort Zakynthos is also known by its Italian name, Zante.

Surrounded by bright turquoise waters, the island boasts wonderful sandy beaches as well as dramatic cliffs and woods so captivating they were a favourite spot for godly twins Artemis and Apollo, according to ancient myths.

Popular beaches like Agios Nikolaos, Alykanas and Tsilivi offer swimming and water sports. Accessed only by boat, Instagram-worthy Navagio beach is the site of a famed 1980 smugglers’ shipwreck resting in a sandy cove dramatically framed by towering limestone cliffs (optional shore excursion, bookable directly with cruise line).

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 13 At Sea

Enjoy your last full day at sea, reminiscing on the memories, monuments, history and architecture of your European adventure.

Take the time to enjoy the sunset on the top deck and sample the fare of the many onboard restaurants.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 14 Venice (Ravenna), Italy - Arrives at 5am

Enjoy your last breakfast onboard before disembarking. Once disembarked, make your own way to the airport in time for your return flight to Australia.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight
Day 15 Arrive in Australia

Once arrived in Australia, make your own onward travel arrangements.

Important Info

Booking information



After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase .



Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.



On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 



Please note: All countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead up to and immediately prior to travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return. 



 



CANCELLATION POLICY



Covid-19 Booking Policy



• TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website. 



Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the property you are due to stay with.



Please note: All additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Offer essentials



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 1st September, 2023.



 
This travel offer is priced for two people based on twin share. 



 



Single Traveller Supplement



For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies. 



Inside cabin: $3,000



Oceanview cabin: $3,500



Balcony cabin: $4,300



 



Departure Dates



2023:



June: 09



July: *07



August: *04



September: 01



Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.



 



Surcharges



Please note



• dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $200 per person.
 
Departure Cities



Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide and *Perth



 



Departure City Surcharges



*Brisbane, *Perth and *Adelaide: $100 per person



Flights



Full Service Airline(s) Used



Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Air France, KLM, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, British Airways, Virgin Australia, Thai Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Malaysia Airlines, and airline partners (subject to availability)



Please note: One way flights cannot be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. Some flights may depart on Day 2 and arrive on Day 2.



 



Arrive early in Venice, Italy



$200 per person, subject to availability



Please note:



• This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.



• No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.



• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.



• Blackout dates: 



10/06/2023-31/07/2023



10/09/2023-10/10/2023



 



Stay behind in Venice, Italy



$200 per person, subject to availability



Please note:



• This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.



• No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.



• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.



• Blackout dates: 



10/06/2023-31/07/2023



10/09/2023-10/10/2023



 



Flight Class Upgrades



• Premium Economy: Not available



• Business Class: Buy now for $6,999 per person



Please note



• All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfil your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).



• On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.



• If Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Doha stopovers are offered, Premium Economy upgrades will not be available



Cruises



Cabins



All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.



Accommodation



Accommodation Used



3 Star (self-rated)



Hotel Centrale, Mestre, Venice (or similar)



Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.



 



Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Constellation' ship



The Celebrity Constellation ship offers world-class dining with specialty restaurants, multiple bars and lounges, staterooms with world-class amenities and a rejuvenating Wellness Centre.



 



Extra Nights



Not available at check-out. 



Please note: If you are interested in booking additional nights accommodation pre or post tour, please wait until you receive your travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure for the confirmed list of hotels. If booking your own additional accommodation directly with the hotel please be aware that you may be required to change rooms at the start/end of your tour. 



 



Maximum Room Capacity



2 (subject to availability).



 



Child Policy



• No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.



• Valid for Children 6 months old and over.



Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.



 



Triple Share



Not Available



 



Bedding Configuration



Double or Twin bedding (subject to availability).



 



Adjoining/Interconnecting Rooms



Subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



General tour information



Minimum group size 16



 



Optional Tours / Activities



Please note:



• Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.



• Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)



• Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).



Exclusions



• Visa fees and requirements (A visa is not required if travelling on an Australian passport and staying less than 90 days)



• Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)



• Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)



• Personal expenses



• City Tax 



• Travel insurance (Mandatory)



Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



Other important information



CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES



Summers on the Adriatic, Ionian Aegean Seas are sometimes very hot, and the coastal towns on the mainland and the Adriatic also have wonderfully sunny and warm summer months. July is typically the driest month and considered the peak of Summer, yet there is little change between June -September. Average temperatures range from 17-23°C.



 



FLIGHTS



Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:



At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.



 



Passport Validity:



Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days prior to the departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance, customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred. Ensure your passport is up to date and will remain valid for at least 6 months from the date of the termination of your cruise.



 



CRUISE



Disembarkation:



• Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.



• Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.



• Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.



• Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.



 



Cruise Loyalty Discounts:



Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 



 



Gratuities/Tipping:



Cruise



Cruise gratuities (tips) are included in the tour price for the services of the cruise staff throughout the cruise component of this tour. However additional gratuities may apply to on board purchases.



 



Sightseeing:



Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).



 



Shopping: (International)



Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 



Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Cruise Staff.



Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



Visas



A tourist visa is not required for Europe if travelling on an Australian passport and under 90 days.



Important: Visa rules may have changed since COVID-19. Check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.



 



Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.



Schedule of fees



Voluntary Changes



This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.



• Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.



 



Name Changes Due To Passenger Error



• If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.



 



Supplier Fees



In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.

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