Wiltrans International has devised an inspiring Sojourn featuring two beautiful Mediterranean itineraries aboard Paul Gauguin Cruises’ new 90-passenger MV Tere Moana cruise liner. Guests can cruise several countries including Italy, Greece and France in just seven days in their choice of three incredible Sojourns during the summer. The all-inclusive experiences on offer include return economy class airfares with Emirates from Australia (upgrades available), private chauffeured transfers, and pre- and post- cruise accommodation at five-star luxury hotels. The Mediterranean cruises run in August 2013 and bookings are now open.
ROME (CIVITAVECCHIA) TO VENICE
Depart for this Mediterranean Sojourn on 20 August 2013 from Australia, on an Emirates’ flight to Rome via Dubai. You will be met on arrival and transferred to the luxurious Hotel Raphael for three nights in a Richard Meier room. Enjoy two days of leisure exploring the variety of historical landmarks in Rome, including the Colosseum, Pantheon, Vatican and Sistine Chapel, before embarking the MV Tere Moana from the port of Civitavecchia.
You will then visit Lipari, the largest of the Aeolian islands, a volcanic chain in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the coast of Sicily, Taormina with its amazing views of Mount Etna, the Greek Island of Corfu, and Kotor, Montenegro situated on the only natural fjord of its kind in the world, with its wonderfully preserved Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Next you cruise on to Croatia and take in Dubrovnik – ‘the Pearl of the Adriatic’ and Hvar, recently named as one of the world’s ten most beautiful islands by Conde Nast Traveler, US.
The finale is fairytale Venice, where you are transferred to the Luna Hotel Baglioni for two nights’ in a deluxe room. You have a day at leisure to discover the romantic city of canals.
Your journey home is with Emirates and includes a two-night stopover at Raffles Dubai in a Signature room. After two days exploring this futuristic city and its desert surrounds, you will be transferred to the airport for your Emirates flight back to Australia.
Fares start from AU$9,417 for 20 August 2013 departure, window stateroom based on double occupancy.
BARCELONA TO ROME (CIVITAVECCHIA)
The departure from Australia is on an Emirates flight to Barcelona via Dubai on 14th August 2013. You will be met on arrival and transferred to the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona, for two nights’ accommodation in a Deluxe Boulevard room. Following, you enjoy a day at leisure exploring the architectural treasures of Gaudi, or visiting the incredible Picasso Museum.
You will then be transferred to Barcelona’s cruise port terminal where you will embark the MV Tere Moana.
You cruise to the beautiful fishing village of Sète, in France, and then the glamorous St Tropez where the Moana stays until midnight so you have a chance to experience the lively nightlife.
Next your cruise visits Monte Carlo, Portofino on the Italian Riviera, and Elba, a gorgeous island off Tuscany. You also have a full day in Florence to explore its palaces, cathedrals and gardens.
The cruise concludes in Rome where you spend three nights at lovely Hotel Raphael and have time to explore one of the world’s great cultural centres.
Following your stay, you are transferred to Rome airport for your Emirates flight to Dubai. As with the Sojourn above, you enjoy two nights at Raffles Dubai, before your flight home to Australia.
Fares from AU$8,915 for 14 August 2013 departure, window stateroom based on double occupancy.