BEST OF ITALY & GREECE CruiseTOUR aboard Rhapsody of the Seas

11/11/2018 - 11/26/2018

16-day CruiseTOUR from $2229 with $349 LOW-cost AIR!

52 GREAT TRIPS... So Much Included! LOW-cost Air from $99, Most Meals, Cancellation Travel Protection PLUS Cancel For ANY Reason, Escorted, MORE!

…One of 52 GREAT TRIPS

BEST OF ITALY & GREECE

aboard Royal Caribbean

Rhapsody of the Seas

 

Rome ~ Tuscany ~ Montecatini ~ Florence ~ Kotor, Montenegro ~ Corfu, Greece ~ Athens, Greece ~ Mykonos, Greek Isles ~ Argostoli, Greece ~ Venice

 

SO MUCH Is Included ~ LOW-cost Air Add on Cities from just $349 ~ FREE Travel & Cancellation Travel Protection Plan plus Cancel For ANY Reason Option ~ FREE Meal Package ~ FREE Escorted Experience ~ And so much more!

 

16 Day BEST OF ITALY & GREECE CruiseTOUR from just $2229. LOW-cost Air is available from Many USA cities!  This amazing trip is a 52 GREAT TRIPS EXCLUSIVE and SO MUCH is Included! You will fly (LOW-COST AIR) to Rome (and return from Venice). Your leisurely paced CruiseTOUR features your comprehensive Trip Cancellation & Interruption Travel Protection plus Cancel For ANY Reason Option (FREE TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN) and already included to make this a worry-free vacation. All Transfers are included (FREE TRANSFERS) in Italy.  

 

Enjoy an exciting 8 Day cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Seas. Best of all no need to worry about planning meals as you enjoy Breakfast & Dinner daily (FREE MEAL PACKAGE) while in Italy.  Your comprehensive sightseeing will include the best the Italy.  Experience a 2-night Rome stay with sightseeing; 3 nights in the heart of Tuscany with sightseeing in Florence. Your Greece cruise will visit Kotor, Montenegro; Corfu, Greece; Athens, Greece; Mykonos, Greek Isles; Argostoli, Greece.  After your cruise enjoy 2-night Venice stay with sightseeing. This CruiseTOUR is the ABSOLUTE BEST VALUE for a first-class experience. This is the ONLY 2018 departure so we recommend you act fast!

 

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

 

TRIP ITINERARY: Departs November 11, 2018

 

Day 1 | LOW-cost Air USA to Rome  / Overnight Flight to Europe

 

Fly from Select USA cities to Rome (other cities on request).  

 

Day 2 | Arrive Rome  / Transfer from Airport to Rome Hotel

 

You arrive in Rome today.  You will be transferred from the airport to the first class (3 star) Relais Argentina Hotel (or similar).  You may upgrade to a deluxe (4 star) city center hotel. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner as you meet your Tour Escort and fellow travel guests.

 

Day 3 | Rome sightseeing

 

Breakfast is included this morning.  Today enjoy a wonderful tour of Rome.  This is the cradle of human civilization and you will learn about ancient Rome and Caesar.  Your tour will see the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum (exterior) and more.  A highlight will be a visit to Vatican City and St Peter's Square. The afternoon is available for your own pursuits.  Tonight dinner is included.

 

Day 4 | Rome to Tuscany  / Montecatini

 

Breakfast is included this morning.  Today you head out north and soon will be in Tuscany.  Italy’s most beautiful region is home to the Italian Renaissance and the incredible art famous around the world.  Arrive in the heart of Tuscany and the lovely village of Montecatini, a famous spa town. You will check into the first class (3 star) Hotel Byron (or similar).  You can upgrade to the deluxe (4 star) Hotel Royal Palace (or similar). Tonight dinner is included.

 

Day 5 | Tuscany & Florence sightseeing

 

Breakfast is included this morning.  Todays sightseeing program includes Tuscany to Florence.  The home of some of the world’s most famous sculptors and painters will be an enjoyable experience.  See the famous cathedral, the second largest in Europe. Your guided tour will place you squarely in the 15th century renaissance.  Dinner is included tonight.

 

Day 6 | Tuscany at leisure

 

Breakfast is included this morning.  Today's a full day to enjoy the best of Tuscany.  Your Tour Escort can help you with sightseeing to Pisa, Cinque Terre, Siena or any of the other famous Tuscan gems.  Dinner is included tonight.

 

Day 7 | Tuscany to Venice Pier  / Board Rhapsody of the Seas

 

Breakfast is included this morning.  Today you enjoy a trip north as you travel to world famous Venice.  Upon arrival you board the lovely Rhapsody of the Seas for a 7-night cruise.  This will be a perfect home for your cruise to the Eastern Mediterranean. 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.

 

Day 8 | Cruising: Kotor, Montenegro

 

1 pm – 8 pm. Montenegro is one of the most beautiful coastal regions of the Adriatic and you will see the best of it in Kotor.

 

Day 9 | Cruising: Corfu, Greece

 

9 am – 3 pm. Corfu is the Greek western resort on the Adriatic and has many interesting sights to see.

 

Day 10 | Cruising: Athens, Greece

 

12 noon – 8:30 pm. Athens is the cradle of human civilization and you can see the famous Acropolis, National Museum, the famous Plaka neighborhood and so much more.

 

Day 11 | Cruising: Mykonos, Greek Isles

 

7 am – 4 pm. Mykonos is widely considered the most beautiful of all the greek isle ports and you have the day to enjoy all of its most beautiful treasures.

 

Day 12 | Cruising: Argostoli, Greece

 

11 am – 7 pm. Argostoli is the beautiful capital of Kefalonia, the largest of the Ionian Islands in western Greece. Argostoli offers a perfect balance of modernized comforts and preserved Grecian beauty that allows the city to be highly accessible to visitors while not feeling like a tourist town.

 

Day 13 | Cruising: Fun day at sea

 

Day 14 | Leave Rhapsody of the Seas  / Venice

 

Your cruise aboard “Rhapsody” comes to an end and you disembark the ship.  Meet your escort today for your three-day experience in Venice This city is one of the most romantic and beautiful in the world.  You will enjoy a unique ‘water transfer from your cruise ship to your hotel. Upon arrival you check into your first class (3 star) Montreal hotel, Hotel Dell’Opera (or similar). Tonight, enjoy dinner in Venice.

 

Day 15 | Venice sightseeing

 

Breakfast is included this morning.  Today you enjoy a tour of this magical city.  The city is home to the world famous St. Mark's Square, the Rialto Bridge and of course the ‘Grand Canal’. Tonight, farewell dinner is included.


 

Day 16 | Venice and Fly to USA

Breakfast is included this morning.  Your unique journey to Eastern Mediterranean & Italy will come to an end today as you say goodbye to your Tour Escort and other travel companions.  You will be transferred to the Venice Airport for your flight home with many wonderful memories of your CruiseTOUR.

 

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

 

CruiseTOUR RATES:
 

Rates from $2229

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

Government taxes & fees of $84.91 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 are valid for: November 11, 2018 departure  

 

Rates were valid on March 26, 2018 and are subject to change

 

PAYMENTS: $900 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 52 Great 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. 52 Great 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 52 Great 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 52 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 $349 for New York. add $399 for Miami, Orlando, Tampa. add $449 for Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Hartford, Philadelphia. add $499 for Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham, Buffalo, Cleveland, Columbus OH, Detroit, Indianapolis, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Richmond, Washington. add $549 for Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Memphis, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, St Louis. add $599 for Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland OR, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, 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 and Venice for just $69 per person.  You must provide your exact air schedule no later than 60 days prior to trip departure.

 

ROYAL CARIBBEAN RHAPSODY OF THE SEAS: Special 7-night cruise aboard Rhapsody of the Seas sailing from Venice to Venice. 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.

 

FIRST CLASS (3 Star) HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: 7 nights Italy first class (3 star) accommodations including 2 nights Rome; 3 nights Tuscany, 2 nights Venice are included. You can upgrade to deluxe 4-star city center accommodations just $349 per person Double, $698 per person Single, $299 per person 3rd/4th.

 

FREE MEAL PACKAGE: Most Meals including ALL Breakfasts, and ALL Dinners. The cost of meals while you are traveling is a substantial cost.  That is already included in your 52 GREAT TRIPS price.  Most meals are already planned for.  Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase this FREE program already included. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS!

 

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 pre-paid, VISA’s, passport application, airline baggage fees and the like) are NOT included in your price.


 

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

 

WHAT IS ’52 GREAT TRIPS’ ALL ABOUT…

SO MUCH IS INCLUDED! Just compare 52 Great 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. 52 Great 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.)

 

NO HIDDEN FEES: 52 Great Trips takes the unusual step to include ALL taxes & government fees in our pricing.  FEW OTHER travel companies or cruise lines do this! Anything you see from most of our competition has these additional fees.  This could be as much as $500 per person! Why are they hiding them from you?

 

FREE CANCELLATION & INTERRUPTION TRAVEL PROTECTION Plus CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION SUPPLEMENT*: 52 Great 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 $2001 to $2500 per person.  ADD CANCEL FOR ANY REASON PROTECTION FOR JUST $73 (*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    $35 supplement     + $20 Cancel for ANY REASON

    $3001 - $3500 per person    $70 supplement     + $40  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $3501 - $4000 per person    $105 supplement   + $60  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $4001 - $4500 per person    $140 supplement   + $80  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $4501 - $5000 per person    $175 supplement   + $100  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $5001 - $5500 per person    $210 supplement   + $120  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $5501 - $6000 per person    $245 supplement   + $140  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $6001 - $6500 per person    $280 supplement   + $160  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $6501 - $7000 per person    $315 supplement   + $180  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $7001 - $7500 per person    $350 supplement   + $200  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $7501 - $8000 per person    $385 supplement   + $220  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $8001 - $8500 per person    $420 supplement   + $240  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $8501 - $9000 per person    $455 supplement   + $260  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $9001 - $8500 per person    $490 supplement   + $280  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $9501 - $10000 per person $525 supplement + $300  Cancel for ANY REASON

 

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.

 

52 GREAT 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.)

 

GUESTS WORLDWIDE CAN PARTICIPATE: Airfare is available to Rome and from Venice from many USA and other gateways to participate in this trip.  We can provide hotel & transfers before or after the tour. Ask your 52 Great Trips agent for details.

 

LEISURELY PACED TRAVEL EXPERIENCES ARE ALREADY INCLUDED: While many trips shuttle their guest from destination to destination, the 52 Great 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 52 Great 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..........................................................

 

About Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas: The ship is perfect for a cruise from Venice to the Eastern Mediterranean & Greece. This 79,000-ton vessel will be a comfortable home for your Canada & New England CruiseTOUR. Carrying just 2040 passengers, ‘Rhapsody’ features and intimate cruise experience for the Adriatic and Eastern Mediterranean.

 

Why CruiseTOUR for Italy, Eastern Mediterranean & Greece: This is a PERFECT combination of everything you would want to due in this region of the world.  A tour of Italy misses so much. A Cruise of Eastern Mediterranean & Greece misses so much. 52 Great Trips is the only place where you get both.  In a leisurely paced experience the combination of touring Rome & Tuscany… THEN taking the Mediterranean Cruise… THEN experience Venice… does the best of ALL WORLDS.

 

Escort or Host: Either way you are going to get local knowledge on the destination you are visiting.  We provide a special 52 Great 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 52 Great Trips is to be inclusive with meals.  This means providing Breakfast & Dinner daily on the tour portion of your tour. This 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).  Optional Pre & Post tours do not include meals to provide you the maximum amount of freedom of choice.

 

Travel Protection Program: 52 Great 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. 52 Great 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 pre-paid, VISA’s, passport application, airline baggage fees and the like) are NOT included in your price.

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