Classic Wonders of the Mediterranean

21 Night Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday With $3000 Bonus Value including Hotel Stays, Exclusive Package Savings & More

Deal Code: MC-95253

from $... per person
Book by June 30, 2021

Your 21 Night Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday Includes

Flights
Economy Flights to Venice, Returning from Milan

Your Pre Cruise Experience in Venice
Bonus 2 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City of Venice

Your MSC Cruise
17 Night cruise from Venice to Genoa to Onboard MSC Lirica in an Interior Stateroom
Onboard Dining Across A Range Of Complimentary Venues
Onboard Entertainment including Live Music & Performances
Onboard Port Taxes & Charges

Upgrade Your Onboard Experience – Add on a Beverage Package $599pp*

Your Post Cruise Experience in Milan
Bonus Scenic Rail Journey from Genoa to Milan
Bonus 2 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City of Milan

Bonus My Cruises Holiday Savings
Low Deposit from $199pp*

General Sail Date Information
Set sail on Friday, October 28, 2022

Day 1 – 2: Venice, Italy

On arrival at Venice Marco Polo Airport make your way to your hotel for your 2 night stay to explore Venice.
Venice, a romantic destination in itself, is an artisan masterpiece. The city is built on 118 small islands, separated by canals, in a shallow lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. This UNESCO World Heritage Site overflows with beauty – from the gondola-lined canals and ancient marble palaces to the historical architecture of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo. Visiting Venice is like being in a fabled land, a scintillating mix of culture, history, and water.

Day 3: Venice, Italy

Embark your 17 night Mediterranean cruise onboard MSC Lirica today.

Day 4: Koper, Slovenia

Welcome to the picturesque port town of Koper. The region is bolstered by Venetian Gothic architecture including palaces and castles, boasting unbelievable views of the coastline.

Day 5: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Despite the magnificent 13th century walls that surround the city, Dubrovnik is one of the most welcoming cruise destinations in all of Europe. Dubbed “the pearl of the Adriatic”, this Croatian city exudes romantic charm and beautiful scenery with its shimmering marble streets, centuries-old buildings capped by bright orange roofs, and lovely beaches ensconced between awesome rocky ledges.

Day 6: Kotor, Montenegro

Welcome to this beautiful port town in Montenegro. Gaze upon terracotta roofs, clear waters and fresh local seafood right by the sea. This is the perfect destination to sit back and relax amongst the towering mountains of Montenegro.

Day 7: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ship’s activities can be found on the vessel’s daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 8: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Endless adventures await in Rome. With two and a half thousand years of history, art, and culture, it is no wonder Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. Gaze at the masterpieces of the Vatican or walk into the past with visits to ancient relics, historic monuments, and legendary museums. Or people-watch while sipping on an espresso in a quaint cafe.

Day 9: Genoa, Italy

Genoa is known for its key role in maritime trade over several centuries. Narrow streets open onto monumental squares like Piazza de Ferrari, the site of an iconic bronze fountain, and Teatro Carlo Felice opera house.

Day 10: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Endless adventures await in Rome. With two and a half thousand years of history, art and culture, it is no wonder Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. Gaze at the masterpieces of the Vatican or walk into the past with visits to ancient relics, historic monuments and legendary museums. Or people-watch while sipping on an espresso in a quaint cafe.

Day 11-12: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ships activities can be found on the vessels daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 13: Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol – or Lemoses – is the second-largest urban area in Cyprus, this is a bustling and vibrant city with plenty to offer. The compact centre snakes around an old castle and is packed with boutiques, restaurants and bars.

Day 14-15: Haifa, Israel

Haifa, a large port located in northern Israel, is the perfect setting-off point for excursions. For example, a tour of places described in the Bible. After visiting places such as Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana, and Jerusalem. if you are more interested in history and are not afraid of getting a little tired, an excursion to Massada will take you to the top of the mountain where the Jews took their last stand against the Romans. A short distance from Massada sits a landlocked lake that is so salty that it has been nicknamed the Dead Sea. You will be able to reach the bubbling city of Tel Aviv, it is considered, for good reason, the most modern city in Israel.

Day 16: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ships activities can be found on the vessels daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 17: Chania (Crete), Greece

Known for its 14th-century Venetian harbour, narrow streets and waterfront restaurants, Chania is a quaint town on the island of Crete in Greece. Taste the traditional cuisine in the small taverns and small cafes around the old harbour. Be sure to explore Venetian ruins as you enjoy your snooping at the market hall.

Day 18: Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

This quaint little seaside town on the Ionian Sea is the gateway to Ancient Olympia, where Greek mythology was born and the first Olympiad was held. You may still be able to hear the distant echoes of the ancient Greeks cheering as you tour the ruins of one of the most important and exciting sanctuaries of antiquity.

Day 19: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ships activities can be found on the vessels daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 20: Genoa, Italy – Milan, Italy
Disembark from MSC cruise this morning in Genoa, and enjoy a scenic rail jouney to Milan to enjoy a 2 two night stay.

Day 21: Milan, Italy
Day in Milan to explore at your leisure. Milan is said to be Italy’s city of the future, where money talks, creativity is big business and looking good is an art form. Milan is home to Leonardo da Vinci’s mural of The Last Supper, hidden away on a wall in Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie. It is a sight not to be missed. When you are not gazing at the masterful displays of da Vinci’s work, spend your day strolling through the cobbled streets, taking in the cities spectacular fashion. Visit the Duomo, an extravagant gothic cathedral and Galleria Vittoria Emanuele II, followed by a spot of aperitivo hopping.

Day 22: Milan, Italy
Farewell Italy as you fly home today or ask us about our flexible flights and extend your stay.

Welcome aboard MSC Lirica, renowned for her elegance, comfort and fine dining. The panoramic windows provide endless ocean views whilst the spacious layout still boasts a lot of intimate areas. Visit Lord Nelson Pub or Beverly Hills Bar for a delightful drink prior to catching an astounding performance in the Broadway Theatre. Dine in an array of incredible restaurants including Kaito sushi bar, La Pergola, La Bussola and Le Bistrot then relax in your Mediterranean-inspired cabin. The kids will also love Lirica with the Chicco, LEGO and Namco partnered play areas, fit for children of all ages. Aurea Spa is the perfect place to unwind each day with a range of treatments, suitable for anyone and everyone.

Upgrade to Outside Fantastica Stateroom from only $499 per person
Upgrade to Balcony Fantastica Stateroom from only $999 per person
Upgrade your onboard experience – Add on a Beverage Package $599 per person

Travel based on Cruise Departure 28 October 2022

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations.
Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Accommodation is subject to change and availability.
Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Please note – onboard benefits valued at has been converted into Australian Dollars from the onboard currency. Details of the onboard currency can be provided by your consultant at the time of enquiry.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.
Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.
Please note that a majority of US based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.
Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.
All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.

Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.

China, Russia, India, Canada and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.

For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.

** Low Deposit Policy
A second deposit (part payment) will be required/date & amount will be supplied by the consultant at time of booking.

Highlights

Cruise Line: MSC Cruise
Ship: MSC Lirica
Departs: Venice, Italy
Countries Visited: Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Cyprus, Israel, Greece
Sail Date: 
28 October 2022

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