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Vibrant Mediterranean - 20 Night Fly, Stay, Cruise & Rail Package (OCE9829)

Embark on an amazing 8 night rail and stay journey from Paris to Barcelona, then join Sirena for 10 nights of cruising from Barcelona to Monte Carlo!

Tour Departure: Jun 18, 2020


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Deluxe Oceanview $9,295
Veranda Stateroom $10,485

Highlights

Embark on an amazing 8 night rail and stay journey from Paris to Barcelona, then join Sirena for 10 amazing nights of Mediterranean cruising from Barcelona to Monte Carlo!

Inclusions:

20 Night Package Includes:
  • Economy Class airfares from Australia to Paris, returning from Nice
  • 8 Night 'Paris, Bordeaux, Carcassonne, Barcelona' rail & stay package from Paris to Barcelona
  • 10 night cruise from Barcelona to Monte Carlo aboard Sirena
  • All on-board meals, entertainment and crew gratuities
  • 2 night post-cruise stay at the Le Meridien Hotel Nice, including breakfast
  • Private transfers between airport, hotel and port throughout^
  • All port charges, government fees and air taxes
8 Night 'Paris, Bordeaux, Carcassonne, Barcelona' rail & stay package Includes:
  • Rail travel as per itinerary
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Paris*
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Bordeaux*
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Carcassonne*
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Barcelona*
*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: Qatar Airways V/Qcl EX MEL to PAR NCE ATH VCE

Depart from Melbourne

To: Europe


SPECIAL FARE

SALES VALIDITY: 28Feb20

FARE TYPE: Economy Booking Class V/Q

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

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Tue 9 Jun 2020
Day 2: Private transfer from airport to hotel
Wed 10 Jun 2020
Day 2 - 10: 8 Night 'Paris, Bordeaux, Carcassonne, Barcelona' rail & stay package from Paris to Barcelona

TRIP OVERVIEW


Are you ready to explore the heart of the City of Light, world-class art museums, storybook towns, and sun-drenched landscapes? From the iconic to the unexpected, this nine-day train vacation is an experience like no other. Discover the incredible and distinct cultures, sights and sounds of Paris, Bordeaux, Carcassonne and Barcelona. While no trip to Europe would be complete without checking off iconic attractions and landmarks from your bucket list, during this train vacation, you’ll get to experience some worthwhile hidden gems and off the beaten path moments. This is surely a journey you won’t soon forget.


HIGHLIGHTS


  • See the all the crowd-pleasing attractions in Paris
  • Stroll the waterfront and enjoy world-class wine in Bordeaux
  • Explore the storybook settings of Carcassonne in southern France
  • Bask in the sun amidst the mosaics of the Parc Guell in Barcelona


PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:


  • Rail travel as per itinerary
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Paris*
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Bordeaux*
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Carcassonne*
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Barcelona*


*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 - PARIS  

Welcome to unforgettable Paris! There is so much to see and do in the city that your options are seemingly endless. Today, you can visit Musée Picasso, home to the world’s largest public collection of Picasso’s works, stroll through Père Lachaise (Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, Frédéric Chopin, and Jim Morrison are buried here), and make a stop at the beautiful Parc des Buttes Chaumont, located in the 19th arrondissement. (Overnight in Paris)


DAY 2 - PARIS

Why not start with visiting the iconic Eiffel Tower in the Champ de Mars park? There’s a reason it’s one of the world’s most photographed landmarks. A couple more places you should visit on your first day is the Champs-Élysées and Sacré-Cœur Basilica, the Roman Catholic church perched atop Montmartre. In the evening, why not find an authentic Parisian restaurant to enjoy dinner?(Overnight in Paris) B


DAY 3 - PARIS TO BORDEAUX

Board a train from Paris to Bordeaux. With its charming, 18th-century buildings, pedestrian-friendly city centre, and an exciting waterfront featuring chic boutiques and afés, Bordeaux is a beautiful destination. Spend the day visiting world-class art museums, sampling creative dishes (like tomato ice cream) and checking out St-Michel and the Flêche St-Michel tower, which is one of the tallest medieval stone towers in France. (Overnight in Bordeaux) B


DAY 4 - BORDEAUX

Located in the southwest of France along the Garonne River, Bordeaux is the world’s largest urban World Heritage Site. Not to mention, there is no region in the world more closely associated with its incredible vineyards and wine production than Bordeaux. (overnight in Bordeaux) B


DAY 5 - BORDEAUX TO CARCASSONNE

Catch a train from Bordeaux to Carcassonne. Like something out of a children’s storybook, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is located on a hilltop in the heart of southern France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region. The old medieval town is a paradise for travellers who love history, beautiful scenery and wine. (Overnight in Carcassonne) B


DAY 6 - CARCASSONNE

Enjoy a morning coffee in Place Carnot, the central square, before setting out to discover the town’s museum and gallery areas. You could spend hours wandering through narrow, winding streets of La Cité from one medieval attraction to another, exploring the charming countryside, or strolling along the Canal du Midi. (Overnight in Carcassonne) B


DAY 7 - CARCASSONNE TO BARCELONA

Take the last train on this journey from Carcassonne to Barcelona. Upon arrival, set out and explore the colourful city, basking in the sun amidst the mosaics of the Parc Guell, catching a boat out on the ocean or riding the cable car to the top of Montjuïc hill, where you'll be treated to delightful views over the city as well as a plethora of grand museums. (Overnight in Barcelona) B


DAY 8 - BARCELONA

Spend some time wandering down the city's most famous shopping street, Las Ramblas, and soak up the bustling atmosphere among the shops and street artists of this tree-lined boulevard. Culture vultures might like to visit the Picasso Museum to view a huge collection of the famous artist's work. (Overnight in Barcelona) B


DAY 9 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN BARCELONA

Check out of your hotel this morning 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.

Wed 10 Jun 2020
Day 10: Private transfer from hotel to port
Thu 18 Jun 2020
Day 10: Barcelona
Thu 18 Jun 2020
Depart 8:00 PM
Day 11: Valencia
Fri 19 Jun 2020
6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 12: Alcudia (Mallorca)
Sat 20 Jun 2020
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 13: Cruising The Mediterranean Sea
Sun 21 Jun 2020
Day 14: Valletta
Mon 22 Jun 2020
9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 15: Taormina (Sicily)
Tue 23 Jun 2020
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 16: Amalfipositano
Wed 24 Jun 2020
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 17: Rome (Civitavecchia)
Thu 25 Jun 2020
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 18: Portoferraio (Elba)
Fri 26 Jun 2020
8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Day 19: Portofino
Sat 27 Jun 2020
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 20: Monte Carlo
Sun 28 Jun 2020
Arrive 8:00 AM
Day 20: Private transfer from Monte Carlo port to Nice hotel
Sun 28 Jun 2020
Day 20 - 22: Le Meridien Hotel Nice

This hotel is situated on the beautiful Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Nestled amidst the stunning heart of the French Riviera, the hotel is a great option for discerning business and leisure travellers alike. The city's convention centre, Acropolis, is located just a 15 minutes' walking distance from the hotel. Stylish shopping opportunities, delightful dining options and exciting entertainment venues are to be found nearby.

Sun 28 Jun 2020
Day 22: Private transfer from hotel to airport
Tue 30 Jun 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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