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Mediterranean Discovery - 22 Night Fly, Stay, Cruise & Rail Package (AZA9789)

Experience an incredible 9 night rail and stay journey from Zurich to Rome! Then join Azamara Pursuit for 10 nights of cruising from Rome to Lisbon!

Tour Departure: May 4, 2020


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Inside A$8502
Outside A$8863
Balcony A$9929

Highlights

Experience an incredible 9 night rail and stay journey from Zurich to Rome! Then join Azamara Pursuit for 10 unforgettable nights of Mediterranean cruising from Rome to Lisbon!

Inclusions:

22 Night Package Includes:
  • Economy Class airfares from Australia to Zurich, returning from Lisbon
  • 1 night pre-cruise stay at the Marriott Hotel Zurich, including breakfast
  • 9 night 'Treasures of Switzerland & Italy' rail & stay package from Zurich to Rome
  • 10 night cruise from Rome to Lisbon aboard Azamara Pursuit
  • BONUS: US$200 on-board credit per stateroom
  • All on-board meals, entertainment and crew gratuities
  • 2 night post-cruise stay at the Intercontinental Hotel Lisbon, including breakfast
  • Private transfers between airport, hotel and port throughout^
  • All port charges, government fees and air taxes
9 Night 'Treasures of Switzerland & Italy' rail & stay package includes:
  • Rail travel as per itinerary
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Lucerne*
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Lugano*
  • 1 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Milan*
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Venice*
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Rome*
  • 4-day Swiss Pass
  • Mount Rigi Day Trip
  • Walking tour in Venice with admission to Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour in Rome
*Accommodation is in 3 star hotels or higher, with options to upgrade for a supplement. The specific hotels will be advised at the time of booking.
^Transfers are not included between rail stations and hotels. These can be added upon request for a supplement.

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2: Cathay Pacific Airways ex SYD MEL BNE

Depart from either: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

To: Zurich / Lisbon

SPECIAL FARE

FARE TYPE: Economy Booking Class N/S

CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS/FEES: For further information refer to the Terms & Conditions located on our website.

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Thu 23 Apr 2020
Day 2: Private transfer from airport to hotel
Fri 24 Apr 2020
Day 2 - 3: Marriott Hotel Zurich

This 5 star hotel is located in the city centre of Zurich and was established in 1972. It is close to the Lake. The Hotel has 2 restaurants, a bar, a conference room, a coffee shop and a fitness centre/gym. All 266 rooms are equipped with minibar, hairdryer, safe, trouser press, ironing set and air conditioning.

Fri 24 Apr 2020
Day 3 - 12: 9 Night 'Treasures of Switzerland & Italy' rail & stay package from Zurich to Rome

TRIP OVERVIEW


Discover two of Europe’s most popular and exciting countries: Switzerland and Italy on this nine-day train journey. These countries are crowd-pleasers for all the right reasons – gorgeous landscapes, impressive dining scenes, fascinating history, and easy accessibility by train. Lucky for you, Switzerland and Italy are neighbors, and they’re iconic cities are perfect for exploring by rail. This is the ultimate itinerary if you want to explore the treasures of these two countries.


HIGHLIGHTS


  • Explore the gateway to central Switzerland in Lucerne
  • Enjoy the Mediterranean flair and lakeside experiences in Lugano
  • Visit the Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral in Milan
  • Tour Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice
  • Embrace the Eternal City’s history and culture in Rome


PACKAGE INCLUDES:


  • Rail travel as per itinerary
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Lucerne*
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Lugano*
  • 1 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Milan*
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Venice*
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Rome*
  • 4-day Swiss Pass
  • Mount Rigi Day Trip
  • Walking tour in Venice with admission to Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour in Rome


*Accommodation is in 3 star hotels or higher, with options to upgrade for a supplement. The specific hotel(s) will be advised at the time of booking.


ITINERARY:


DAY 1 – ZURICH TO LUCERNE

After arriving into Zurich, you’ll take a direct train to Lucerne, known as the gateway to central Switzerland. This stunning town boasts delicious food, friendly locals, sunny plazas, waterfront promenades, and unforgettable countryside and mountain views. There’s a reason this city of lights wins over so many travellers’ hearts. (Overnight in Lucerne)


DAY 2 – LUCERNE/MOUNT RIGI

Today take a 1hr cruise on Lake Lucerne to Vitznau, then the oldest mountain cog railway in Europe 1800m up to Rigi Kulm. The railway carriages haven't changed much in 100yrs, and once at the top you get to enjoy some spectacular 360-degree views of as far afield as France and Germany on a clear day. There’s a gift shop and restaurant for lunch at the top, and between May and October you may even have the chance to take a stroll with a St Bernard dog, synonymous with the area. On your decent take another scenic cog railway to the town of Art-Goldau then a train back to Lucerne, or if you're feeling adventurous hop off at Rigi Kaltbad and take the cable car to Weggis from where there is a 15-minute walk to the boat cruise back to Lucerne. (Overnight in Lucerne) B


DAY 3 – LUCERNE TO LUGANO

Embark on a scenic train ride from Lucerne to Lugano on the Gotthard Pass via a train change in Erstfeld. You’ll be treated to beautiful scenery along the way. (Overnight in Lugano) B


DAY 4 – LUGANO 

Spend today getting to know Lugano. Located in Switzerland right on the Italian border, this city offers all the loveliness of Switzerland with a Mediterranean flair. Why not use your Swiss Pass to take a cruise on Lake Lugano or catch a ride to the top of San Salvatore in the Lepontine Alps? (Overnight in Lugano) B


DAY 5 – LUGANO TO MILAN

Travel by train to fashionable Milan. Spend the rest of the day discovering the city. Visit the Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral in the heart of the city or the Santa Maria delle Grazie, a classically beautiful Renaissance church. Milan is also home to the Last Supper and the majestic La Scala Opera house. (Overnight in Milan) B


DAY 6 – MILAN TO VENICE

Catch a Trenitalia train directly to Venice. Set out to acquaint yourself with the classic Italian city. Stroll down the banks of the shimmering canals and discover the magnificent architecture that lines the cobbled streets and square. Come the evening, relax at an outdoor trattoria by the sparkling lagoon (Overnight in Venice) B


DAY 7 – VENICE

Discover the city's hidden gems and highlights on a walking tour, and take an iconic, relaxing gondola ride on your own. You will also have skip-the-line access to Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica, two of the city's most popular monuments. (Overnight in Venice) B


DAY 8 – VENICE TO ROME 

Board Trenitalia once more to Rome and begin admiring the Eternal City’s allure. Italy's capital boasts a wealth of history on every street, which you'll be able to explore at your own leisure with your included hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. (Overnight in Rome) B


DAY 9 – ROME

Continue using your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to explore all the history and wonder of the city. See the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, and many more popular landmarks and attractions. (Overnight in Rome) B


DAY 10 – YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN ROME

Check out of your hotel and continue with your onward travels. B


MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER


Terms & Conditions: AU$250 per person non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.

Sat 25 Apr 2020
Day 12: Private transfer Hotel to Civitavecchia Port
Mon 4 May 2020
Day 12: US$200 on-board credit per stateroom
Mon 4 May 2020
Day 12: Rome (Civitavecchia) - Italy
Mon 4 May 2020
Depart 5:00 PM
Day 13: Sorrento - Italy
Tue 5 May 2020
7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 14: At Sea
Wed 6 May 2020
Day 15: Mahon - Menorca - Spain
Thu 7 May 2020
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 16: Barcelona - Spain
Fri 8 May 2020
Arrive 8:00 AM
Day 17: Barcelona - Spain
Sat 9 May 2020
Depart 6:00 PM
Day 18: Valencia - Spain
Sun 10 May 2020
8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Day 19: Cartagena - Spain
Mon 11 May 2020
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 20: Gibraltar - United Kingdom
Tue 12 May 2020
2:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Day 21: Portimao - Portugal
Wed 13 May 2020
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Day 22: Lisbon - Portugal
Thu 14 May 2020
Arrive 7:00 AM
Day 22: Private transfer from port to hotel
Thu 14 May 2020
Day 22 - 24: InterContinental Lisbon

Ideally located, the 5-star InterContinental Lisbon sits at the very heart of the city and offers warm refinement, contemporary design and expansive views of the Tagus river. With an emphasis on luxury and sophistication throughout, the hotel provides guests with quality service and first-class facilities.

Thu 14 May 2020
Day 24: Private transfer from hotel to airport
Sat 16 May 2020
Ports of Call may vary by departure date and subject to weather and other conditions.



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*Prices are per adult in AUD, based on lead-in twin share accommodation in each of the specified categories. Valid for a limited time only, is capacity controlled, subject to change/availability and can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Does not include any additional accommodation made necessary by flight schedules. Prices are subject to change due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency even after the deposit is paid. Agents may charge service fees/or fees for card payments which vary. Cancellation penalties and conditions apply.

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