Group posted: 3/18/2019

HOLY LANDS & EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CruiseTOUR on Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas

10/27/2019 - 11/08/2019

16-day CruiseTOUR from $3,799 with $399 LOW-cost AIR!

GOLDEN ANCHOR TRIPS... So Much Included! LOW-cost Air from $99, Breakfast, Travel Protection, Hotel, MORE!

GOLDEN ANCHOR TRIPS PRESENTS

HOLY LANDS & EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

aboard Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas

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Rome Pre Tour ~ Messina, Sicily ~ Jerusalem & Tel Aviv, Israel ~ Haifa, Israel ~ Limassol, Cyprus ~ Rhodes, Greece ~ Ephesus, Turkey ~ Athens, Greece ~ Naples & Capri, Italy 

 

SO MUCH Is Included! ~ LOW-cost Air Add on Cities from just $399 ~ FREE Travel & Cancellation Travel Protection PLUS Cancel For ANY Reason option ~ FREE Meal Package ~ And so much more!

 

16 Day HOLY LANDS & EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CruiseTOUR from just $3,799. LOW-cost Air is available from Many USA cities!  This amazing trip is a GOLDEN ANCHOR TRIPS EXCLUSIVE and SO MUCH is Included! You will fly (LOW-COST AIR) to Rome (and return from Rome). Your leisurely paced CruiseTOUR features your comprehensive Trip Cancellation & Interruption Protection Plan PLUS Cancel For ANY Reason Option (FREE TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN) and already free to make this a worry-free vacation. All Transfers are included (FREE TRANSFERS) in Italy.  

 

Enjoy an exciting 13 Day cruise aboard Jewel of the Seas. Best of all no need to worry about planning meals as you enjoy Breakfast daily while in Italy.  Enjoy the best of Rome & Italy.

 

 This CruiseTOUR is the ABSOLUTE BEST VALUE for a first-class experience.  These are two special departures in 2019 so we recommend you act fast!
 

 

ITINERARY..............................................
 

TRIP ITINERARY: Departs October 27, 2019

 

Day 1   | Fly to USA Transatlantic Overnight Flight to Rome

 

Day 2   | Arrive Rome

Upon arrival FREE TRANSFERS are included from Rome airport to your hotel when Golden AnchorTrips arranges your air. Upon arrival you check into your first class (3 star) Rome hotel, Relais Argentina (or similar). 


 

Day 3   | Rome & Rome Sightseeing

Breakfast is included this morning.  Today you enjoy a tour of this magical city.  Rome is the cradle of ancient civilization. Your tour will show you the best of Ancient Rome and Vatican City.  The afternoon is free for your own pursuits.. 

 

Day 4   | Rome & Transfers to Civitavecchia & board Jewel of the Seas

Breakfast is included this morning.  Today you are transferred to the pier in Civitavecchia and board the lovely Jewel of the Seas. Rome is served by the port city of Civitavecchia, located approximately 50 miles away.

 

Day 5   | Cruise: Messina, Sicily

11 am - 7 pm. Situated on the western shore of the strait bearing its name, this port is the gateway to Sicily. Messina's principal attractions include the Duomo, its adjoining bell tower and the local museum on the northern outskirts of the city. Train-ferries, car-ferries and hydrofoils make the connection across the Strait of Messina to Reggio Calabria on the Italian mainland, with excursions available to Taormina, Mount Etna and the mainland.

 

Day 6   | Cruise: Fun day at sea

 

Day 7   | Cruise: Fun day at sea

 

Day 8   | Cruise: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv & Ashdod, Israel

7 am - 11 pm. The port town of Ashdod serves as the gateway to one of the most revered cities in the world. Jerusalem, which is central to three world religions, includes both an old walled city and a modern urban area surrounding the wall. As you stroll inside the wall, you'll eventually "discover" some of the most magnificent holy shrines in the world, including the Mosque of Omar (also known as the Dome of the Rock, the third holiest site in Islam, after Mecca and Medina); the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (marking the site of the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Christ); and the Western ("Wailing") Wall, once part of Solomon's Temple. Outside the walls of the old city is the beautiful Franciscan church, the Church of All Nations, on the slope of the Mount of Olives; the church is built around the rock in the Garden of Gethsemane.

 

Day 9   | Cruise: Haifa, Israel

7 am - 10 pm. Haifa is Hebrew for "beautiful coast," and this port lives up to its name. Much of the city lies on the slopes of Mount Carmel as it plunges to the sea. A day can be well spent in Haifa, home to the Bahai Temple, Elijah's cave, the Druze villages and the artists' colonies at Ein Hod and Safad. More popular, though, are the excursions to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee.

 

Day 10 | Cruise: Limassol, Cyprus

10 am - 5 pm. Limassol is a resort town in the Greek southern half of the island. The most popular excursions visit the sites of the Curium amphitheater and the sanctuary of Apollo, the Crusader castle at Kolossi and the House of Dionysus at Paphos.  

 

Day 11 | Cruise: Rhodes, Greece

9 am - 5 pm. This island is celebrated for its natural beauty and delightful climate. Its most outstanding site is the Acropolis of Lindos; take a donkey trek to the site and pass charming whitewashed cottages on the way. The island's capital city is ringed with more than two miles of 15th-century walls. Most excursions include the medieval castle and Turkish market.

 

Day 12 | Cruise: Ephesus & Kusadasi, Turkey

7 am - 5 pm. Ephesus was the capital of Asia Minor during the time of the Roman Empire, and now it is one of the world's most impressive and best-restored archaeological sites. Walk the marble-paved streets and see the spectacular ruins of the Temple of Hadrian, the Library of Celsus, the house where the Virgin Mary spent her last days and the amphitheater where St. Paul once preached. Kusadasi is a Turkish resort known for its extensive marina and miles of beaches, but it is famed for the ancient treasures just minutes away: Miletus and its Greco-Roman theater and Temple of Athena, Didyma and its Temple of Apollo, and the most glorious of all, the marble city of Ephesus.  

 

Day 13 | Cruise: Athens & Piraeus, Greece

7 am - 5 pm. Piraeus is the port to Athens -- the birthplace of Western civilization. The first stop on most excursions is the Parthenon on the hill of the Acropolis. The Acropolis also is the site of the Propylaea, the Temple of the Wingless Victory, the Erechtheion and the Acropolis Museum. A drive down Syngrou Avenue offers an impressive view of the Arch of Hadrian and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. The National Archeological Museum houses a rich collection of antiquities.

 

Day 14 | Cruise: Fun day at sea

 

Day 15 | Cruise: Naples & Capri, Italy

7 am - 6 pm. Naples is one of the world's greatest cultural centers, filled with extraordinary works of art and architecture in the classical Greek and Roman styles. Several interesting tours are available of the city itself and the fascinating places that lie just outside of Naples. While you're in the area, you'll want to visit Pompeii, one of the most famous excavation sites in the world. Take a short boat trip to the entrancing Isle of Capri, and explore Capri Town. Wander its quaint streets and explore its shops and cafés. Or, take a ride up the Amalfi Coast. With its ocean views and beautiful vistas, it's one of the most breathtaking stretches of road in the world. Walk around and spend an afternoon getting to know the picturesque city of Naples.

 

Day 16 | Cruise: Arrive Rome & Transfer to Airport 

Transfer to the Rome airport for those guests that had Golden AnchorTrips arrange your air.  Enjoy your flight home with many wonderful memories of your trip from Florida to Italy.

 

TRIP ITINERARY: Departs November 8, 2019

 

Day 1     | Fly to USA Transatlantic Overnight Flight to Rome

Day 2     | Arrive Rome

Day 3     | Rome & Rome Sightseeing

Day 4     | Rome & Transfers to Civitavecchia & board Jewel of the Seas

Day 5     | Cruise: Messina, Sicily

Day 6     | Cruise: Fun day at sea

Day 7     | Cruise: Fun day at sea

Day 8     | Cruise: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv & Ashdod, Israel

Day 9     | Cruise: Haifa, Israel

Day 10   | Cruise: Limassol, Cyprus

Day 11   | Cruise: Rhodes, Greece

Day 12   | Cruise: Ephesus & Kusadasi, Turkey

Day 13   | Cruise: Athens & Piraeus, Greece

Day 14   | Cruise: Fun day at sea

Day 15   | Cruise: Naples & Capri, Italy

Day 16   | Cruise: Arrive Rome & Fly to USA or Optional BEST OF ITALY TOUR

 

PRICING................................................

 

CruiseTOUR RATES:

October 27, 2019 Departure Rates from $3,799

November 8, 2019 Departure Rates from $3,799

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

Government taxes & fees of $160.56 (OCTOBER 27, 2019) AND $167.96 (NOVEMBER 8, 2019) are additional.

 

All categories are available aboard the ship.  SPECIAL PERKS including On Board Credit, Dining Upgrades, Beverage Packages, Free On-Board Gratuities may be available.  Your travel agent can assist you with details.  

 

Rates were valid on May 14, 2018 and are subject to change

 

PAYMENTS: $1,000 PP deposit due upon booking. Final Payment due 120 days prior to departure. If there are any additional airfare charges or any Travel Protection supplements they must be paid at time of deposit.

CANCELLATION PENALTIES: Deposit is non-refundable, 120 - 91 days prior 50%, 90 - 61 days prior 75%, Within 60 days 100%

 

INCLUSIONS..........................................

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED & what’s not included…

 

SO MUCH IS INCLUDED! Just compare Golden Anchor Trips with the competition and find out all of the value you receive.  No wasted time, no tricks, no long planning and hassle-free travel.  We are passionate about this experience and that is why this looks different than anything you have ever seen before. Golden Anchor Trips has included all of the essential cost for your vacation so you can enjoy a worry-free experience.  (note: items of a personal nature like drinks, shopping, gratuities and the like are not included.)

 

LOW-COST AIRFARE AVAILABLE: See air chart below. You already know, that getting to the cruise or destination requires expensive travel arrangements.  LOW-cost Air is already offered in your Golden Anchor Trips price.  And that even includes your arrival and departure transfers.  Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase air and transfers on your own. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS! Upgrade to PREMIUM AIR and you can select the number of stops, the times, the airlines, or any flight preferences at prevailing air supplements. This option is VERY HIGHLY recommended to get your EXACT flight preferences. Ask your agent for details.

 

Low-cost Air Add On:  add $399 for New York. add $499 for Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Washington.  add $549 for Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham, Buffalo, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus (OH), Detroit, Hartford, Indianapolis, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Richmond. add $599 for Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Memphis, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, St Louis, West Palm Beach. add $649 for Denver, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City.  add $699 for Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland (OR), Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle. NOTE: all rates are per person.

 

Transfers Are Available Even If You Don’t Participate in our Low-cost Air Program:  You may purchase round-trip transfers in Rome for just $79 per person.  You must provide your exact air schedule no later than 60 days prior to trip departure.

 

ROYAL CARIBBEAN JEWEL OF THE SEAS: Special 12-night cruise aboard JEWEL OF THE SEAS sailing from Rome to Rome. SPECIAL PERKS including On Board Credit, Dining Upgrades, Beverage Packages, Free On-Board Gratuities may be available.  Your travel agent can assist you with details. NOTE: Certain categories include special benefits include alcohol beverages and even unlimited alcohol.  ASK YOU AGENT FOR DETAILS.

 

FIRST CLASS (3 Star) HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: 2 nights Rome are included. You can upgrade to deluxe 4-star Rome accommodations just $149 per person Double, $298 per person Single, $99 per person 3rd/4th. NOTE:  all rates are per person.

 

FREE MEAL PACKAGE: Meals including ALL Breakfasts. The cost of meals while you are traveling is a substantial cost.  That is already included in your GOLDEN ANCHOR TRIPS price.  Most meals are already planned for.  

 

SIGHTSEEING as outlined in itinerary on the ITINERARY Tab. Every effort has been made to include all the “must see” attractions in each destination, yet provide time for individual exploration.

 

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:  There are some things that are not possible to include.  Items of a personal nature (like beverages, shopping, gratuities and the like) are NOT included in your price.  Also travel components (like currency conversion, air departures taxes departing a foreign country, local taxes and on-site resort fees in some some cities that can’t be prepaid, VISA’s, passport application, airline baggage fees and the like) are NOT included in your price.


 

PACKAGE DETAILS...............................

 

WHAT IS ’GOLDEN ANCHOR TRIPS’ ALL ABOUT…

SO MUCH IS INCLUDED! Just compare Golden AnchorTrips with the competition and find out all of the value you receive.  No wasted time, no tricks, no long planning and hassle-free travel.  We are passionate about this experience and that is why this looks different than anything you have ever seen before. Golden Anchor Trips has included all of the essential cost for your vacation so you can enjoy a worry-free experience.  (note: items of a personal nature like drinks, shopping, gratuities and the like are not included.)

 

FREE CANCELLATION & INTERRUPTION TRAVEL PROTECTION Plus CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION SUPPLEMENT*: Golden Anchor Trips takes the worry out of travel because ALL of our guests already have Trip Cancellation & Interruption Travel Protection and is FREE. This is so critically important for your peace of mind for your vacation experience.  Cancel for Work-related Reasons (including loss of job)  trip protection FREE (up to the value of the trip cost including work-related reasons in addition to job loss). Cancellation trip protection FREE (up to the value of the trip cost).Travel interruption trip protection FREE (up to 150% of Trip Cost). Emergency medical and evacuation & Repatriation trip protection FREE (up to $250,000)..  Baggage & Personal Effects travel protection FREE (up to $1500).  Travel Delay travel protection FREE (up to $750). Missed connections travel protection FREE (up to $500).  Baggage delay travel protection FREE (up to $400). Non-medical Emergency Evacuation FREE (up to $150,000). Accident & Sickness Medical Expense travel protection FREE (up to $50,000). And more.  Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase this free program already provided FREE. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS!  (benefits include Worldwide Emergency Assistance.) See TRAVEL INSURED trip protection policy statement for exact details and benefit limits.) TRAVEL INSURED is one of America’s most respected Travel Insurance Providers and provides you peace of mind while traveling. Please see your Travel Protection Policy coverage limits and descriptions for complete details.  This document contains highlights of the travel protection plan. The plan contain insurance benefits underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Company. The plans also contain non-insurance Travel Assistance Services that are provided by an independent organization.  Coverages may vary and not all coverage is available in all jurisdictions.

 

TRAVEL PROTECTION POLICY DETAILS:  Your FREE policy will include coverage of your total invoice for $2501 to $3000 per person.  If you purchase services that exceed this amount you can add to the travel protection amount with the following low-cost add on (INSURANCE SUPPLEMENTS MUST BE PAID FOR AT TIME OF BOOKING AND ARE NON-REFUNDABLE):   

$3001 - $3500 per person $35 supplement  

$3501 - $4000 per person $70 supplement

$4001 - $4500 per person $105 supplement  

$4501 - $5000 per person $140 supplement  

$5001 - $5500 per person $175 supplement  

$5501 - $6000 per person $210 supplement   

$6001 - $6500 per person $245 supplement   

$6501 - $7000 per person $280 supplement   

$7001 - $7500 per person $315 supplement  

$7501 - $8000 per person $350 supplement   

$8001 - $8500 per person $385 supplement  

$8501 - $9000 per person $420 supplement   

$9001 - $8500 per person $455 supplement  

$9501 - $10000 per person    $490 supplement

 

CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION*:  You may add at an additional cost optional CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION. This gives you protection regardless of your reason for cancellation.  This addition provides coverage of 75% of the nonrefundable trip cost. Trip cancellation must be 48 hours or more prior to scheduled departure. CFAR must be purchased at the time of the plan purchase and within 14 days of your initial trip deposit.   Please see your Travel Protection Policy coverage limits and descriptions for complete details. *NOT available for residents of New York.  

If you purchase services that exceed this amount you can add to the travel protection amount with the following low-cost add on:   

$2501 - $3000 per person $86 supplement    

$3001 - $3500 per person $106 supplement  

$3501 - $4000 per person $126 supplement

$4001 - $4500 per person $146 supplement  

$4501 - $5000 per person $166 supplement  

$5001 - $5500 per person $186 supplement  

$5501 - $6000 per person $206 supplement   

$6001 - $6500 per person $226 supplement   

$6501 - $7000 per person $246 supplement   

$7001 - $7500 per person $266 supplement  

$7501 - $8000 per person $286 supplement   

$8001 - $8500 per person $306 supplement  

$8501 - $9000 per person $326 supplement   

$9001 - $8500 per person $346 supplement  

$9501 - $10000 per person    $366 supplement

 

GOLDEN ANCHOR TRIPS TOUR ESCORT, Tour Manager or Host: Having a local expert is of great value and with our travel experience you will have it.  Having an experienced local expert to ensure the smooth operation of the trip, answer your individual questions and be of assistance in the event of an emergency is of great value. Compare how much more it would cost if you had to purchase this free program already included. (see FAQ policy description for full details.)  Not all trips provide an escort/host.  On those trips where a escort or host are appropriate a minimum of 30 tour participants is required.

 

GUESTS WORLDWIDE CAN PARTICIPATE: Airfare is available to Rome and from Rome from many USA and other gateways to participate in this trip.  We can provide hotel & transfers before or after the tour. Ask your Golden AnchorTrips agent for details.

 

LEISURELY PACED TRAVEL EXPERIENCES ARE ALREADY INCLUDED: While many trips shuttle their guest from destination to destination, the Golden Anchor Trips philosophy is to offer a more leisure paced tour to ensure an in-depth experience for our guest.  So many of our competitors have one-night stays and move your Cruise or CruiseTour along too fast. With Golden Anchor Trips your travel experience will be a journey under the philosophy of taking your time.  Have the time to enjoy where you are visiting. Compare what they do versus this program already included.

 

FAQ.........................................................

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

About Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas: The 90,000 ton ship was built in 2004 and completely refurbished in 2016.  The Jewel of the Seas offers its guests spectacular views, from the panoramic elevators that face the open sea to the walls of windows in the top-deck Viking Crown Lounge -- in fact, close to half of the ship’s surface is made of glass! When it’s time for dinner, passengers can choose to dine on continental cuisine in the main dining room, elegant Italian fare at Portofino or a steak dinner at Chops Grille. For a more casual dining experience, visit the Windjammer Café or take advantage of the complimentary 24-hour room service. Athletic passengers will appreciate the variety of sports amenities, including a putting green and golf simulator, state-of-the-art ShipShape fitness center and spa, and popular rock-climbing wall. In the unique Colony Club, you’ll find four themed clubs in one: The Congo Bar, The Safari Club, Zanzibar Lounge and Serengeti Card Club. Young cruisers will love Adventure Ocean, the kids-only area of the ship that includes a video arcade, art studio, teens’ pool and more.

 

Escort or Host: Either way you are going to get local knowledge on the destination you are visiting.  We provide a special Golden Anchor Trips Escort that travels with you on the included land portion of the trip when there is a minimum of 30 guests.  If there are less, then we provide a local host that provides that same experience. Either way, you are going to enjoy a personal and intimate experience with local experts of the region you are visiting. Optional Pre & Post tours are hosted.

 

FREE Meal Package: A core philosophy of Golden Anchor Trips is to be inclusive with breakfast. Breakfast will be provided as a planned meal or in some instances as a credit to allow you choice (depending on the convenience for our guests in the destination we are visiting).  

 

Travel Protection Program: Golden Anchor Trips is very unique in that your trip travel protection program is free.  Pre-existing condition is waived with your deposit. Your enrollment is automatic with participation in our group travel program.  The premium is included for the base cost of the Tour or CruiseTour. Your Travel Protection includes Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Travel Delay, Baggage & Personal Effects Coverage, Accident & Sickness Medical Expense Coverage, Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation Coverage, and world-wide assistance from Travel Insured.  See the trip protection plan policy for complete details of coverage. IF you would like to increase your trip protection coverage contact Travel Insured or your travel agent for exact details. Golden Anchor Trips HIGHLY recommends the addition of CANCEL FOR ANY REASON optional supplement.

 

What’s Not Included:  There are some things that are not possible to include.  Items of a personal nature (like beverages, shopping, gratuities and the like) are NOT included in your price.  Also travel components (like currency conversion, air departures taxes departing a foreign country, local taxes and on-site resort fees in some some cities that can’t be prepaid, VISA’s, passport application, airline baggage fees and the like) are NOT included in your price.

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