Reflections of Italy, Switzerland and the Greek Islands, Cruise and Tour incl. Flights 22 Days

$5,999.00

Rome, Sicily, Valetta, Mykonos, Rhodes, Santorini, Athens, Naples, Florence, Venice, Verona, Zurich, Interlaken, Grindelwald, Lucerne, Bern, Meiringen, Furkapass, Milan, Pisa, The Vatican, Rome

Tour Highlights:

  • Enjoy an Eastern Mediterranean luxury cruise
    • Visit Sicily, Malta, and the Greek Islands of Mykonos, Rhodes and Santorini
    • Experience the world-class cruise ship, Celebrity Reflection
    • Cruise operator Royal Caribbean International was voted Best Mediterranean Cruises (Large Ship) in recent Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards.
  • Tour the best of Italy and Switzerland
    • Explore Milan, centre of the global fashion world, and see the world's oldest shopping mall
    • Enjoy an extensive guided tour of Venice, and see the famed Bridge of Sighs
    • Enter Vatican City and explore the artistic delights of St Peter’s Basilica and the Trevi Fountain
    • Get to know Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, and see the Leaning Tower of Pisa
    • Cross one of the most spectacular mountain passes in Switzerland, the Furkapass, with eternal snows and glaciers

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Guaranteed Departure Dates

2018 Price Per Person Single Supplement
25 Apr* 18 Jul* From$5,999 $3,299 (Inside Stateroom)
16 May 29 Aug
06 Jun 19 Sep*
27 Jun* 10 Oct
* Peak Season Surcharge: $300

Inclusions:

  • International airfares economy class and taxes flying Emirates or similar (subject to availability and applicable fare differences)
  • Europe Accommodation, mostly 4-star, twin rooms with private facilities and daily breakfast
  • Inside stateroom cruise fare, port charges, taxes, all meals & entertainment for 10 nights on Celebrity Reflection
  • All airport, hotel & cruise terminal transfers
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking tour guides in Europe
  • Dedicated coach transportation

Exclusions:

  • Mandatory tip for the tour manager and driver of €7 per traveller per day, which will be collected by the tour manager whilst on tour.
  • Optional gratuities
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Personal expenditure and anything else not stated

Upgrades:

  • Stateroom – twin share, per person (subject to availability) from:
    • Ocean View – $1,600
    • Balcony – $1,800
    • Suite – $6,800

Hotel Accommodation

The hotels we use are carefully selected to provide you with a comfortable stay in a relaxing environment (see below for details).

Zurich (Switzerland) Hotel ibis Zurich Messe or equivalent Heidi-Abel-Weg 5, Zurich 8050, Switzerland
Milan (Italy) iH Hotels Milano Lorenteggio or equivalent Via Lorenteggio 278, 20152 Milan, Italy
Rome (Italy) Hotel American Palace or equivalent Via Laurentina 554, 00143 Rome, Italy
Florence (Italy) Hotel Delta Florence or equivalent Via Vittorio Emanuele II 3, 50041, Calenzano, Italy
Venice (Italy) Albatros Hotel or equivalent Viale Don Luigi Sturzo 32, 30174, Mestre, Italy

Celebrity Reflection

Celebrity Reflection is the newest marvel offering three new types of suites, including the new AquaClass Suites. She also boasts an expanded deck, 72 additional staterooms, more seating in the main and specialty restaurants, more sun lounges on the pool deck, and more seats in the theatre. On the Lawn Club, take a painting class with a Master Artist at The Art Studio, celebrate the flavourful joys of outdoor grilling in the new Lawn Club Grill or unwind in your own cabana-style haven, The Alcoves. Make the most of your time aboard the Celebrity Reflection.

Deckplan
Basic Facts:

  • Inaugural Date: October 12, 2012
  • Occupancy: 3046
  • Gross Tonnage: 126,000
  • Length: 319m
  • Max. Beam: 37m
  • Draft: 8m
  • Cruising Speed: 24 knots

Cabins (Inside Staterooms):

  • Two single beds convertible to a double bedding arrangement (fine bedding)
  • private bathroom
  • One 32″ flat-panel television
  • Security safe, fridge and in-house phone
  • Max. occupancy: 2-3 persons
  • Average size: From 13sqm
  • Decks: 5/8/9/10/11/12/13/15
  • Pictured at bottom; Inside Stateroom

Upgrade to Dream Suite & receive:

  • Specialty dining and beverage credit
  • 24 hour butler service in Dream Palace
  • Crystal life spa priority bookings
  • 1 hour per day free WiFi
  • Complimentary in-room hot beverages
  • Exclusive acess to Dream Palace Suite Complex

Rest & Relaxation

  • Full-service Vitality at Sea Spa with thermal suite and an extensive treatment menu
  • State-of-the-art Fitness Center, with classes like yoga and tai chi
  • Central Park® outdoor garden with galleries, restaurants and shopping
  • 5 pools including the Solarium, an adults-only retreat
  • 10 whirlpools, two of them cantilevered whirlpools overlooking the ocean
  • Concierge Club and Diamond Lounge

Dining

  • Guests on board Symphony of the Seas will enjoy the cruise line’s world-renowned GOLD Anchor Service and an expansive menu of delicious dinner options in early and late seating dining in the ships’ Main Dining Rooms, among up to 20 dining options aboard the world’s largest and most innovative cruise ships.
  • Guests will select from two seating times; the flexible My Time Dining program which offers guests the flexibility to select their own seating time and table companions in a dedicated portion of the main dining room; or from an extensive variety of specialty restaurants.
  • Quality, hand cut steaks at Royal Caribbean’s Chops Grille
  • Japanese grill specialties and a new teppanyaki menu at Izumi Hibachi & Sushi

Action and Adventure

  • The Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea
  • Classic carnival games at the new Boardwalk Arcade
  • Two FlowRider® surf simulators
  • Two rock-climbing walls, each 43 feet high
  • Zip line, nine decks in the air and 82 feet across
  • Full-sized basketball court
  • Ice-skating rink
  • Three multi-story waterslide

Kids and Families

  • Complimentary Adventure Ocean® Youth Program
  • Royal Babies & TotsSM Nursery
  • Royal Babies® and Royal Tots® program
  • Teen lounge areas and disco
  • Splashaway Bay kids’ water park
  • 3D movie theater
  • Family-friendly activities including games, contests, enrichment classes and lectures

Entertainment & Shopping

  • Bionic Bar on the Royal Promenade, featuring robot bartenders serving up one-of-a-kind crafted cocktails while dancing to a fluid beat
  • Beautiful hand-carved carousel on the Boardwalk
  • Complimentary AquaTheater shows, ice shows and other live entertainment
  • A VIP Room at Casino Royale®
  • Bars, lounges, and nightclubs that never have a cover, including live jazz club, karaoke bar, and comedy club
  • Parties and parades on the Royal Promenade
  • Variety of name-brand, duty-free shopping in Central Park® and the Royal Promenade including art gallery, teen and kids’ shops, plus jewelry, perfumes, and apparel
  • More bandwidth and VOOM, the fastest internet at sea, available throughout the ship

Exclusive For Suite Guests

  • The Coastal Kitchen restaurant offering fresh cuisine that fuses Mediterranean influences with California cool
  • A private lounge with ocean views
  • An exclusive full-service Suite Sun Zone sun deck
  • Royal Suites Class

Inside Stateroom

Take an international flight from Australia to Rome.
Arrive in Rome. You will be transferred to the hotel.
The Capital, Rome
You will be welcomed aboard Celebrity Reflection today.
Celebrity Reflection
Located in northeastern Sicily on the slopes of the Peloritani Mountains, Messina is an ancient place with a fascinating history. Walk by the ruins of the Santa Maria Alemanna Church, built in 1220 A.D. You’ll also want to see the Duomo, a Romanesque and Norman cathedral that includes a display of artefacts in its treasury.
Messina
In addition to a number of significant works of art, Valletta is known for the many fortifications built by the Knights of Malta, who for years helped care for European pilgrims and crusaders en route to and from the Holy Land.
Valletta Malta
Cruising in style while relaxing at sea.
Mediterranean Sunrise
Mykonos is known for its whitewashed villages sprinkled with blue and jade green. It’s also famous for its sophisticated nightlife. The most popular island in the Cyclades is bustling with activity, awash in beautiful alleyways, and home to alluring sandy beaches.
Mykonos Greece
Rhodes, the friendliest city in the Mediterranean, is situated at the island’s northernmost point. This sunny retreat is also home to many historic sites, such as the ruins of the Temple of Venus and the medieval Street of Knights.
Rhodes
Here on the island of Santorini, you’ll find a classic Greek seascape—whitewashed houses accented by sea-blue roofs. This is a treasure trove for both professional and amateur archaeology buffs, with sites that include tombs that date back to the 9th century and the Sanctuary of Apollo.
Santorini
Athens brought the world drama, history, poetry, and philosophy. Once home to the western world’s most powerful and sophisticated empire, Athens is now the world’s foremost archaeological playground. The towering columns of the Parthenon still stand in homage to the virgin goddess Athena.
Athens
Cruising in style while relaxing at sea.
Celebrity Reflection Aerial
Framed by Mount Vesuvius along a dramatic skyline, the 2,800 year-old port city of Naples is chock full of historical sites, churches, and museums that make it an incredible place for you to explore. And in the region where pizza was first invented, you know the food is going to be incredible. Just 35 miles down the coast, Salerno offers you a rich history but also boasts a marvellous collection of parks, natural wonders, and unique vantage points to take in the beauty of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Two cities. One incredible stretch of Italian coastline.
Naples
Disembark from the cruise. After breakfast enjoy the morning at leisure before you are transferred to your hotel.
Rome
A beautiful scenic drive in the morning to Florence. Upon arrival, you will visit the most famous lookouts for a stunning view of Florence – the Piazzale Michelangelo. Then followed by a city tour in Florence before lunch. In the evening, enjoy an orientation tour with a local expert and walk through the historic centre and attractions including the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio. You will have some free time to explore on you own and have dinner (own expense) at your favourite restaurant.
Florence
After breakfast, we enjoy stunning mountain landscapes whilst crossing the Apennine Mountains to Venice. Arriving in Venice prepare to be awestruck this afternoon with an incredible adventure through the beautiful city canals on a local water bus (Vaporetto). A comprehensive tour with a local guide to see the architectural marvels of Plaza de San Marcos and enter the marvellous Basilica (admission included) and enjoy a demonstration of Murano crystal blowing at the Murano glass factory. Relax this afternoon to explore the city on your own. You will have the chance to choose the type of restaurant that you prefer in the Mestre area (own expense).
Venice

We will depart from Venice, travelling to Verona. Our guide will instruct us on the places where you will be able to walk in Romeo and Juliet’s city – the city of lovers? Afterwards we continue the journey to Switzerland. Very beautiful lakes and mountains with snow-capped peaks line our route.

Arrival in Zurich. Free time in the historic centre next to the lake, where you will be able to dine your chosen restaurant serving Italian, Indian, Chinese, International or Swiss food.

Verona
Start the day with a hot breakfast. Today’s stage has beautiful landscapes with soaring mountains and glittering lakes. On a clear day you may be able to see Jungfrau from the city centre. Take a stroll along Interlaken and follow to Grindelwald, also known as ‘Glacier Village’. Enjoy a quick coffee break before taking an unforgettable cable car ride (ticket included) to the Grindelwald First and walk half an hour along the ‘footbridge over the empty’ whilst absorbing the fantastic scenery of glaciers around us. We will have lunch (included) before continuing to Lucerne, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. After that we return to Zurich and you will have time to explore your dining option at the city center (own expense).
Lucerne
Amongst hills we travel to Bern, the capital of the confederation and time for a stroll. After this, we will cross the Alps on a stage of great scenic interest. We will follow beautiful lakes to Meringen, where the novelist wished Sherlock Holmes to die. In Meringen we will stop and have lunch. We then cross one of the most spectacular mountain passes in Switzerland, the Furkapass, with eternal snows and glaciers. We will stop at the ice cave and at the viewpoint over the Rhone Glacier (until early June and after the beginning of October, the mountain pass may be closed due to snow. In this case the alternative visit will be to the Aareschlucht gorges in Meiringen). Arrive in Milan at the end of the afternoon. There will be time to dine at the Porta Venezia (Port of Venice) where an outstanding variety of restaurants can be found to delight your palate. From restaurants serving Swiss and Italian, French, Chinese and other international cuisines. Transfer to hotel.
Bern
After breakfast, we will visit the magnificent Duomo di Milano an exceptionally large and elaborate Gothic cathedral, and one of the world’s oldest shopping malls the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II on the main square of Milan.

Then we continue towards to Pisa. On a little tourist train we will travel to the Piazza Dei Miracoli (‘Square of Miracles’), where there will be time to admire one of the most alluring and beautiful art complexes in Italy, including the well-known Leaning Tower of Pisa.

After that, we continue to Rome and arrive in the evening.

Milan Cathedral
Experience some of the richest history in the world today with a scenic tour of Rome, which will be a great introduction to the ‘The Eternal City’. We will visit the tiny state of Vatican City. Vatican City is the world centre of Catholicism. You will be able to visit the famous St Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums (own expense). And we have also included admission to the incredible ruins of the Roman Colosseum (admission included) the principal symbol of Rome. This impressive construction dates back 2000 years and will transport us in time so that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire. In the evening, a transfer service will be provided to Via Cavour area, here you will find restaurants serving different cuisines (own expense).
Vatican City
Transfer to the Rome International Airport today to board your homebound flights.
Arrive home this morning