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Beyond the Acropolis & Aqaba

Bonus: 3 night luxury stay on Mykonos

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29 Nights from $ Per Person

Crystal Cruises

  Fly Cruise

  Italy, Greece, Jordan, Israel, Oman & UAE

  29 Nights

  PACB993


Description

Overnights in Athens, Aqaba, Eilat and Dubai invite immersive discovery on this Middle East adventure where legendary sites from the Parthenon and Petra to the Burj Khalifa and Palm Island await.

Fall head over heels for Puglia - an unspoiled, food lover's paradise. See the curious trulli and sparkling white towns, the unique beauty of the Bay of Naples, and the sun-drenched Isle of Capri.


Your Fly, Stay, Cruise & Tour Package Includes:

  • Economy class flights from Sydney to Rome, returning from Dubai
  • 8 night Puglia & Neapolitan Riviera guided holiday with Insight Vacations
  • Includes 8 nights luxury accommodation, authentic dining – 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners with wine, 40-seat luxury coach with double the standard legroom, hotel & restaurant tips, Wi-Fi (where available) + more
  • Economy class flight from Rome to Mykonos
  • 3 nights accommodation in a 5 star Mykonos hotel including breakfast
  • Economy class flight from Mykonos to Athens
  • 2 nights accommodation in a 5 star Athens hotel including breakfast
  • 16 night cruise onboard Crystal Symphony, Athens to Dubai
  • Includes acclaimed dining in as many as eight elegant venues, Unlimited fine wines, premium spirits & champagne, all gratuities, Complimentary Wi-Fi/Internet access (where available) + more
  • Select private car transfers throughout
  • Port charges, & airline taxes

Extend your flights and stay longer - talk to our travel experts about more options


Country Roads of Puglia & The Neapolitan Riviera itinerary and highlights 

Highlights:

Alberobello:

  • Led by a Local Expert, explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site showcasing the Trulli of Alberobello. Circular structures with conical roofs that are domed within, built from local limestone and stacked without using mortar.
  • Experience the social ritual of la passeggiata.

Matera:

  • With your Local Expert, visit the famous Sassi or cave dwellings, which were home to approximately 20,000 people until 1950 and are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sorrento:

  • Perched upon the cliffs, lookout to see the mighty Mount Vesuvious across the Bay of Naples.

Isle of Capri:

  • Cruise by hydrofoil to this famous isle through beautiful blue Mediterranean waters to meet your Local Expert.
  • Explore Capri town with your Local Expert and see the whitewashed houses, winding alleyways, small cafes, fashionable boutiques and artisans studios. Take a moment to enjoy a refreshing granita, a local specialty.
  • In the style of the jet-set, descend to the port by open-top taxi.

Positano:

  • Drive along the Amalfi Coast to visit this seaside town. See the pastel rainbow of colourful houses precariously stacked upon one another as if cascading from the hilltop to the water.

Pompeii:

  • Walk with a Local Expert through the cobbled streets of this ill-fated town.
  • Scenic Drives: Relax and take in the views as you travel past the Apennine Mountains, along the Sorrento cliff top road, Capri corniche and Amalfi Coast.

Date

Itinerary

10 Oct 20

Rome

Join your Travel Director at 17:30 to explore the Eternal City, passing the Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches scattered throughout the city. Get to know your fellow travellers over a pleasant Welcome Dinner as you dine at your hotel's restaurant, Unique al Palatino. Hotel:Kolbe Hotel Rome. Meals: Dinner with Wine

11 Oct 20

Alberobello

Relaxed start to the day - Head southeast, through the sun-baked landscapes to the region of Puglia and its most spectacular town, Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With your Local Expert, explore the small, white-washed stone houses - known as Trulli - which are clustered together throughout the city and built entirely without mortar. Hotel: Grand Hotel La Chiusa di Chietri, Alberobello. Meals:Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

12 Oct 20

Explore Alberobello

Puglia is a paradise for wine-lovers. Join an expert vintner for a tasting of the region's most robust and structured reds - as rich and complex as anything you’ll find in Tuscany! For your Dine-at-Home experience, you are welcomed into a local family's home. See Nonna making orecchiette pasta and join her for a traditional freshly prepared southern Italian meal.  Hotel: Grand Hotel La Chiusa di Chietri, Alberobello. Meals:Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

13 Oct 20

Alberobello

Free time - The day is free for you to enjoy this extraordinary town as you wish. Why not join an Optional Experience to the stunning city of Ostuni? With its dazzling white-washed houses and fascinating history, it is a true delight. Hotel:Grand Hotel La Chiusa di Chietri, Alberobello. Meals:Breakfast

14 Oct 20

The Sassi Di Matera & Sorrento

Visit Matera with a Local Expert for an in-depth exploration of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sassi — a labyrinth of cave dwellings, churches, staircases and arches, hewn out of the solid rock. You may recognise Matera as the biblical backdrop for the film ‘The Passion of the Christ.’ Your journey continues with rolling green hills and wide mountain views paving the way, as you head towards the Tyrrhenian Sea. Take the dramatic coastal road to the lively clifftop town of Sorrento. Perched upon the cliffs, look out to see the mighty Mount Vesuvius across the Bay of Naples. Hotel: Hotel Isabella, Sant'Agnello, Sorrento. Meals: Breakfast

15 Oct 20

Capri, The Isle of Dreams

Cruise by hydrofoil through the impossibly blue sea to the sun-drenched island of Capri. On arrival, ride an open-top taxi up to Capri town where your Local Expert escorts you to Caesar Augustus Gardens for views of the Faraglioni rocks and a refreshing lemon granita. After exploring the winding cobble streets, descend to the port by funicular before returning to Sorrento where you are at leisure for the rest of the day. Hotel: Hotel Isabella, Sant'Agnello, Sorrento. Meals: Breakfast

16 Oct 20

The Amalfi Coast & Positano

Travel along Italy’s finest coastline, the Amalfi Coast. Stop for a bird’s-eye view of the terraced houses of Positano before venturing in to the heart of the town. There’s time to be tempted by the boutiques before returning to Sorrento to enjoy stunning views down to the clear waters of the Bay of Naples. Maybe relax over coffee and contemplate your options. You could stroll down to the harbour, visit the Church of St. Francis, take a swim from the foot of the cliffs or just relax and enjoy the warm, southern sunshine. Hotel: Hotel Isabella, Sant'Agnello, Sorrento. Meals: Breakfast

17 Oct 20

Pompeii & Rome

Journey north to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, eerily preserved by the eruptions of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. Your Local Expert walks you through cobbled streets to explore some of the shops, villas and temples. Witness the colourful frescoes that were hidden for centuries. Continue beneath the brooding hilltop monastery of Monte Cassino and back to Rome where your journey reaches its zenith in the evening. In the heart of the Eternal City, you are treated to a quintessential Italian experience – fine food, wine, music and a private performance of enchanting operetta for your Celebration Dinner. Hotel:Kolbe Hotel Rome. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

18 Oct 20

Rome

Tour ends.  Meal: Breakfast

  

Crystal Symphony cruise itinerary

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

23 Oct 20

Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Embark

Overnight

24 Oct 20

Athens (Piraeus), Greece

 

5:00pm

25 Oct 20

Lindos, Greece

8:00am

6:00pm

26 Oct 20

At Sea

 

 

27 Oct 20

Suez Canal

 

 

28 Oct 20

Aqaba, Jordan

1:00pm

Overnight

29 Oct 20

Aqaba, Jordan

Eilat, Israel

 

10:00pm

9:00pm

Overnight

30 Oct 20

Eilat, Israel

 

6:00pm

31 Oct-05 Nov 20

At Sea

 

 

06 Nov 20

Muscat, Oman

8:00am

6:00pm

07 Oct 20

Dubai, UAE

5:00pm

Overnight

08 Oct 20

Dubai, UAE

Disembark

 

 


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