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Mediterranean to the Middle East

Accommodation Breakfast Cruise Day Tours Fly Transfers Wi-Fi

23 Nights from $ Per Person

Celebrity Cruises

  Package

  Italy

  23 Nights

  PA14MAWA


Description

Your fly, stay and cruise package includes:

  • Flight to Naples, returning from Dubai
  • 3 nights accommodation in Sorrento including breakfast
  • The Amalfi Coast: Positano, Amalfi and Ravello - Private Tour
  • 3 nights accommodation in Rome including breakfast
  • Rome: Vatican Tour and Ancient Rome with Lunch
  • 14 night cruise onboard Celebrity Edge, Rome to Dubai
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of activities & entertainment onboard
  • Port charges & prepaid gratuities onboard your cruise
  • 3 nights accommodation in Dubai including breakfast
  • Heritage Safari by Vintage G Class & Al Marmoom Bedouin Experience
  • Select private transfers

***Rate based on twin share for travel 24 October to 16 November 2023***

***Own train arrangements required from Sorrento to Rome on 27 October 2023***


The Amalfi Coast: Positano, Amalfi and Ravello - Private Tour
Soak up the atmosphere like an insider and discover the history and fun facts of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. Thanks to the beauty of its landscapes, Positano has been a touristic destination since the period of the Roman Empire. Nowadays it offers an ideal scenery for those who want to discover the suggestive lanes and shores of Salerno’s Bay, relax in a cafè on the beach or visiting the Art Galleries hidden in the narrow streets wrapping the town. The Ancient Maritime Republic of Amalfi is now an UNESCO World Heritage Site. You could visit the marvelous Cathedral of Sant’Andrea which stands superbly on the top of a great flight of steps leading up from the main square, the historical city centre and the breathtaking abbeys. At the end of the day there will be a stop in Ravello where you will have the chance to visit the dazzling Villa Rufolo, a favorite destination of musicians, artists and poets, praised in the verses of Boccaccio and in Richard Wagner’s Parsifal.

Vatican Tour and Ancient Rome with Lunch
See some of the most famous pieces of art collected by the popes through the centuries as you explore the most important rooms of the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel with your expert and passionate guide. Visit the wide ranging collection of archaeological finds, sculptures and artworks whose origins lie in the 16th century sculptures collected by Pope Julius II. See the collection of beautiful 15th to 17th century tapestries in the Gallery of Tapestries, examples of artistic and cultural history from some of the world’s most influential civilizations and a fascinating collection of modern and contemporary religious art. Move on to the Sistine Chapel, named after Pope Sixtus IV, to see the wonderful frescoes and the chapel ceiling, considered to be Michelangelo’s finest work. Complete the tour with a visit to Ancient Rome, to see some of the city’s world renowned archaeological marvels including the Colosseum, the Roman Empire’s largest – and perhaps the bloodiest! - amphitheatre. Admire the splendid triumphal Arch of Constantine, climb the Palatine hill and walk on the via Sacra or Sacred Way, one of the main streets of ancient Rome and the setting for some of her greatest triumphs as well as scenes from everyday Roman life.

 

Date

Cruise Destination

Arrive

Depart

30OCT23

Rome, Italy

 

5pm

31OCT23

Catania, Sicily

1pm

8pm

01NOV23

At Sea

 

 

02NOV23

Athens, Greece

6am

4pm

03 to 04NOV23

Suez Canal

11pm

1pm

05NOV23

Aqaba, Jordan

8am`

6pm

06 to 11NOV23

At Sea

 

 

12NOV23

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

8am

6pm

13NOV23

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

5am

 

 

Heritage Safari by Vintage G Class & Al Marmoom Bedouin Experience
Have you ever been to an unfenced desert reserve in Dubai? A 45 minute drive from Dubai in a modern air-conditioned vehicle will transfer us to Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve. Upon arriving, we hop on to the Vintage G Class Mercedes 1980s from our modern vehicle, enjoying a soft ride across the fascinating dunes. During the ride, admiring the vast dunes, we halt amidst the desert to enjoy a photo stop observing the National Tree of UAE- Al Ghaf, a drought-tolerant evergreen tree, and medicinal herbs and plants such as Al Ashkhar. Take advantage of this opportunity, listening to the delightful stories of Dubai, the history, and the importance of desert plants in the old Bedouin lifestyle. While exploring the desert holding on to the rods in our open car, consider yourself lucky to witness wild animals like Arabian Oryx, Ghazals, Falcon, and even other birds. As we reach the authentic Bedouin Village nearing sunset, experience the traditional Emirati welcome with Arabic coffee, luqaimat, and dates after which we visit the underground cooking station, witness the preparations. Riding the traditional camel caravan into the middle of nowhere, experience a magnificent sunset. Hop off the camel with the carpet provided by us and get seated to witness the sunset falcon show. Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn about the importance of falconry in Dubai while admiring the UAE's National Bird in flight. Arriving at the Bedouin Village after sunset, constructed with natural materials like goat hair, located in the heart of the desert oasis in Al Marmoom Conservation Reserve, we sit down to enjoy a traditional Emirati 3 Course meal starting with an appetizer followed by the main course and finished with a dessert. Learn about the spices and handcrafts used by the bedouins to sustain life; engage in activities like Henna tattoo, Arabian makeover and witness the ladies making luqaimat, the man roasting coffee, and more while listening to their true-life stories enjoying soft drinks. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn and participate in the National Emirati Dance for Men, popularly known as Yulla and enjoy the ladies Khaliji Na'shat dance as well. As the evening draws to a close, we can participate in an astronomy session learning more about how the Bedouins used stars for navigation and story-telling. In the end, the camp lights will be turned off to feel the true essence and magic of the calm desert. Concluding the Evening Heritage Safari at Al Marmoom Desert Reserve by Vintage G Class, we will drive you back to your accommodation in Dubai.

Terms and Conditions

*Conditions apply. Subject to availability and change without notice. Prices listed are in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy/travel, unless otherwise stated. Prices/Offers are correct at the time of distribution. Full travel supplier booking conditions apply.

Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest Inside category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 29 July 2022 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Hotel location and inclusions may vary depending on availability and alternative dates of travel. Visas are not included. Air credit can be used on any airline of your choice subject to schedules and availability. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Transport required from Sorrento to Rome, and must be organised by the guest at their own expense.

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