Icons of Greece & Italy with Oceania Cruises

7 nights from only
R37 680
per person sharing incl. taxes
ID # 3723
Valid: 04 May 23 to 11 May 23
Duration: 7 Nights
ENQUIRE TODAY ADDED BONUS
Free flight credit & more! 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 7 nights accommodation in a Veranda Stateroom onboard Oceania Riviera
  • All meals onboard
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Free shuttles from port to city centre in many ports of call
  • Free speciality restaurants
  • Free and unlimited soft drinks and bottled water
  • Free cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices
  • Free room service menu available 24 hours a day
  • Port Charges & Taxes
  • Bonus Offer: 
    OLife Choice package, which includes FREE Internet and a FREE amenity of your choice and much more!
    - FREE - Shore Excursions or
    - FREE - Beverage Package or 
    - FREE - Shipboard Credit
    Amenities are per stateroom
  • Pentravel Exclusive Offer:
    Up to R6,000 flight credit per booking
     
  • Covid-19 country and travel restrictions may apply. 

Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Offer can be removed at any time. Excludes flights, Insurance. Free amenities are per cabin. Excludes gratuities, gratuites are USD16 pppd for Concierge Class and below, and USD23 pppd for Suites.  Up to USD400 flight credit per booking, applicable on a first come first serve basis and only applicable for the first 5 bookings with Pentravel. Book by 30 June 22. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

Bonus Offer:
*OLife Choice offers and fares expire on 30th June 2022. All fares are cruise only per person, based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted), for new bookings only, subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. OLife Choice amenities are per stateroom, based on double occupancy and subject to change. Free Internet is one per stateroom; Owner’s, Vista & Oceania Suites receive access for two devices per suite. OLife Choice Free Shore Excursions vary by voyage and exclude Oceania Select, Oceania Exclusive, Executive Collection, Food & Wine Trails, Wellness Discovery Tours by Aquamar, Go Local, and Culinary Discovery Tours. Voyages up to 9 days receive 4 free excursions; 10-13 days receive 6 free excursions; 14+ days receive 8 free excursions. If shore excursion amenity is selected, all excursions must be chosen at least 14 days prior to sailing. OLife Choice Beverage Package amenity is House Select and is one per full-fare paying adult of 21 years of age or older with a maximum of two per stateroom. Free Shipboard Credit is one per stateroom, based on double occupancy and subject to change. Value of shipboard credit is dependent on the length of sailing, voyages up to 9 days receive $400 OBC; 10-13 days receive $600 OBC; 14+ days receive $800 OBC. Guests in the same stateroom must choose the same OLife Choice amenity. Not all promotions are combinable. Cruise Ship Fuel Surcharge may apply. Oceania Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees, offers and surcharges at any time.
 
EXCLUSIVE OFFER:
Offer is applicable for sale from 1st – 30th June’22. Flight Credit will be rewarded to the first 5 bookings only and is per booking, not per person. Flight Credit will be confirmed to client on deposit payment however will be reimbursed once final payment has been made. Should clients cancel booking prior to final payment – flight credit will be retracted and will not be given to the next qualifying booking. Should clients cancel booking once final payment has been received, they will be required to reimburse the contribution in full and standard cruise line penalties will apply on cruise fare. Offer is combinable with current Oceania cruises promotions at time of booking. Flight contribution cannot be transferred to another booking. Once the 5 qualified bookings are confirmed during campaign period the standard promotion will be applicable for the remainder of promotional month. Contribution will be paid out at applicable rate of exchange of the day and at the time of payout.

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CRUISE ITINERARY

DAY 1: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Rome is one of the most popular cities in the world and is a history lesson in itself. Key sites include the Vatican City, The Forum, the Colosseum and the ruins of the Circus Maximus. There are many museums and art galleries, with works by Raphael, Bottecelli, Pinturicchio and Belini and many more.

The Vatican City has many spectacular buildings and churches to visit principle amongst which is the Sistine Chapel with its Michelangelo ceiling. It is the world's smallest independent sovereign state and also features St. Peter's Basilica was built over 1,500 years ago the Vatican Library hand the Vatican Garden.

Modern Rome is a city of restaurants, open piazza's, wonderful shopping and more.

Things to See & Do
* Vatican City
* Sistine Chapel
* St. Peter Basilica
* The Colosseum
* Trevi fountain

DAY 2: Amalfi/Positano, Italy

Amalfi is a town and commune in the province of Salerno, in the region of Campania, Italy, on the Gulf of Salerno, 24 miles southeast of Naples. It lies at the mouth of a deep ravine, at the foot of Monte Cerreto surrounded by dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery. Amalfi is the main town of the coast on which it is located, named Costiera Amalfitana, and is today an important tourist destination together with other towns on the same coast, such as Positano, Ravello and others. Amalfi is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Amalfi is full of steps, little streets and squares. Attractions include the Amalfi Cathedral and the Cloister of Paradise, Piazza dei Dogi and Piazza dello Spirito Santo and the Vagliendola quarter, with its tower houses.

Through the northern gate is the Valle dei Mulini. Here, we find the Museo della Carta (Paper Mill Museum), with its old machines, called “ingegni”, to produce paper. Beyond here is the last paper mill, belonged to the Amatruda family, that still produce the old paper.

Things to See & Do

* The Cathedral
* The Cloister of Paradise
* Paper Mill Museum
* Atrani (5 mins on foot from Amalfi)

DAY 3: Syracuse (Sicily), Italy

The island of Sicily is a place of contrasts, from the crumbling grandeur of its capital, Palermo, to the Greek ruins at Syracuse, volatile Mt Etna and the Aeolian Islands. It's home to touristy Lipari, jet-set Panarea, rugged Vulcano and spectacularly spouting Stromboli.

DAY 4: Argostoli (Cephalonia), Greece

Argostoli is the capital of the island of Kefalonia, the largest of the Greek Ionian Islands. On Kefalonia tourists are drawn to the beautiful blue sea, the golden sandy beaches, the unique caves, the rocky mountains and the traditional settlements. Kefalonia also boasts archeological areas and impressive historical monuments.

Argostoli itself has an attractive main square, the Platia, which has plenty of bars and tavernas in which to sit and watch the world go by. Other attractions in Argostoli include the bridge of Drapano, the Koutavos lagoon, the Lighthouse of Agii Theodori and the Cave of Agios Gerasimos.

Things to See & Do

* Bridge of Drapano
* Koutavos lagoon
* Lighthouse of Agii Theodori
* Cave of Agios Gerasimos.
* Melissani Caves

DAY 5: Chania (Crete), Greece

Chania city and seaport in Greece, is located in northwestern Crete (Kríti). It is the second largest city on Crete and considered among the most picturesque in Greece. It is built around an old Venetian Port and Castle and extends to a new part which boasts parks and wide streets.

Some notable sights include the Mosque of Djamissi; the remains of the Venetian "arsenali", where ships were once built and repaired; the Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, the huge Municipal Market that connects to the new town at its opposite entrance; the marvellous Archaeological Museum occupying a 16th Century Venetian church; and many of the lovely side streets filled with shops, craftsmen, and beautiful architecture.

Things to See & Do

* Samaria Gorge
* Turkish mosques
* Greek churches
* Municipal market
* Archeological Museum

DAY 6: Rhodes, Greece

The Island of Rhodes is the sunniest place in Europe; it averages 300 days of sunshine per year. It is the fourth largest island in Greece. Occupied by Italy until only 56 years ago, it is now “occupied” by thousands of enthralled international visitors.

The “palia poli” (the old city) is the medieval city of Rhodes, surrounded by a high defensive wall. It is one of the few medieval cities still inhabited in its largest part, excluding its museums, of course. Walking along its cobbled streets one is reminded of iron-armored horse’s hooves clapping, and steel swords clashing and clanging

The New Town of Rhodes, just a short distance from the Old Town, is where the beaches lie, and where hotels, shops, restaurants, discotheques, and even a casino, are packed together to create a lively ambience. A walk in Rodini Park is a must. This park is perhaps the first landscaped park in the world. It is a couple of kilometers away from the Old Town, and one can see part of the ancient aqueduct system of Rhodes within it.

No visit of Rhodes is complete without visiting Lindos. You'll find Lindos at a distance of 55 kilometers from Rhodes town, on the eastern side of the island. Built in the 12th Century B.C., it is now a top-class resort, with a fine sandy beach and a tiny lagoon, which reflects the whitewashed houses and the Lindos Acropolis above. The village contains many houses dating from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, which are known as “the houses of the captains.” Their architecture and decoration are unique in the Greek world.

Things to See & Do

* Palia poli – the old city
* Rodini Park
* Lindos
* Street of the Knights (Odos Ippoton)

DAY 7: Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

Kusadasi is a resort town in the province of Aydın on the Aegean coast of Turkey, 90 km (56 mi) south of İzmir, and 71 km (44 mi) from the inland provincial capital of Aydın. The city stands on a bay in the Aegean with the peninsula of Guvercin Ada sticking out into the sea at one end, and the mountain of Kaz Dağı behind.

Kudasi is a sprawling tourist center, serving thousands of tourists who flock here to visit the nearby ruins of Ephesus (30 km's away) and enjoy the beaches. It is also a great place for shopping. A highlight is a visit to a small island connected to the coast by a footbridge called Guvercin Adasis. The island has a walled fortress with a small museum and is great for exploring.

Things to See & Do

* The city walls
* Kaleiçi Camii - mosque
* Guvercin Adasis - fortress and museum
* Ruins at Ephesus
* Kadıkalesi - Venetian/Byzantine castle

DAY 8: Athens (Piraeus), Greece

The port of Piraeus is one of the last old-style Mediterranean ports from where you can catch ferries to all of the Greek islands and travel a short distance to Greece's capital city Athens.

In the heart of the city lies the ancient Plaka district, with its honeycomb of streets, little shops - and tavernas that come alive at night. Situated on the north and east slopes of the Acropolis, it is rich with historic sites, such as ancient monuments and churches. Within Athens there are eight large hills, including the Acropolis, and on the outskirts, Mount Parnitha, Mount Pendeli and Mount Hymettos surround the city. A trip to Athens' most famous tourist attraction, the impressive Parthenon built on the Acropolis around 2,500 years ago, will be memorable to say the least.

There are an extraordinary number of historic tourist sights in Athens and many of these are known world-wide. Some of the top Athens attractions include the Agora - a grand, ruined Roman building, Hadrian's Arch - originally the city gate linking the Roman quarters with original town of Athens and the stunning Dionysos Theatre - the world's oldest theatre where many great plays have been performed over the years.

Things to See & Do

* Acropolis
* The Panathenaicon Stadium - site of the first Olympiad
* The Temple of the Olympian Zeus
* Plaka district