Australian small ship specialist, Cruise Traveller, has paired a small group overland tour of Spain with a boutique Mediterranean cruise to create an indulgent, 22-night summer European holiday in 2024 that also offers comprehensive onboard bonuses for bookings made by August 31, 2023.
Cruise Traveller’s exclusive, new, 22-night ‘Amar Spain, Amore Italy and Agape Greece’ package, named after the Spanish, Italian and Greek words for ‘love’ features a live-it-up, culturally immersive voyage from Barcelona to Athens aboard the 1250-guest Oceania Cruises ship, Riviera, which boasts five-star service, fine cuisine and country club elegance.
The multi-textured land and sea itinerary embraces ancient places and romantic landscapes across northern Spain and the sun-kissed rivieras of Spain, France and Italy.
The holiday package begins on August 30, 2024, with a night in the vibrant, architecture-rich city of Bilbao in northern Spain followed by a 10-night overland tour for just 18 guests across northern Spain, taking in the beautiful regions of Basque Country and Catalonia and the local cuisine and including visits to the famous, titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the gastronomic capital of San Sebastian, sweeping Spanish vineyards, and enchanting, medieval, walled towns such as Laguardia, Olite, Boltana, Cardona, which is famous for its salt mines, and Girona.
After a night in Barcelona, guests board Riviera for a 10-night cruise from Barcelona to Athens including port calls to glamorous St Tropez on the French Riviera, Livorno on the Italian Riviera close to Tuscany, Rome, Naples, Sicily, Istanbul in Turkey and the Turkish island of Tenedos in the Aegean Sea, a picturesque, Mykonos-like isle brimming with alfresco cafes, whitewashed houses, cobblestoned streets, succulent seafood, colourful bougainvillea and pretty beaches. The cruise and package ends in Athens.
Snapshot of inclusions and features – ‘Amar Spain, Amore Italy and Agape Greece’ package
* 22 nights from August 30, 2024
* One night in Bilbao and 10-night northern Spain, small-group coach tour including accommodation, 16 meals and sightseeing
* One night in Barcelona and 10-night cruise from Barcelona to Athens aboard Riviera
The 22-night tour and cruise package is available from A$11,995 per person, twin-share, in an Inside Stateroom. Bookings made by August 31, 2023, will receive a raft of complimentary, onboard bonuses including US$800 of free excursions per twin stateroom, a complimentary beverages package, free specialty dining , unlimited Wi-Fi and free onboard gratuities. Flights from Australia are additional and can be booked through Cruise Traveller.
An upgrade to an Oceanview Cabin is available from only A$76 per person per day, twin share.
Cruise Traveller is Australia’s premier, small ship cruise specialist, representing 57 boutique, luxury and expedition cruising operators around the world.