Assumption College Alumni presents….
Venice & the Greek Isles
featuring a 7-night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise
Venice ● Bari ● Greek Islands ● Katakolon ● Santorini Mykonos ● Rhodes ● Dubrovnik
23, 2010 Days October 23, 2010 ● 10 Days ● 22 Meals: 8 Breakfasts ● 6 Lunches ● 8 Dinners
Day 1: Overnight Flight Join Collette Vacations and explore the magnificent historical sights and cultures of Italy, Croatia and the stunning Greek Islands. Experience the breathtaking scenery of Venice followed by a romantic 7-night Eastern Mediterranean cruise aboard the Costa Fortuna. Day 2: Venice, Italy - Tour Begins Your tour begins in Venice. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. Today dinner will be included. Day 3: Venice - Board Cruise Ship This morning visit St. Mark’s Square, a bustling hub of quintessentially Italian activity and events. A local expert provides a walking tour featuring the Clock Tower, St. Mark's Basilica, the Grand Canal and the famous Bridge of Sighs. Later, board the Costa Fortuna for an exciting 7-night Eastern Mediterranean cruise. This lovely ship draws inspiration from the grand Italian steamships that provided trans-Atlantic passage. While on board breakfast, lunch and dinner are included daily in luscious Italian-style! Early this evening you will set sail for Bari. Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Day 4: Bari, Italy This afternoon you dock in Bari. Perhaps you will spend the afternoon exploring the medieval streets and Romanesque churches, including the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, built to house the body of Saint Nicholas, now known throughout the world as the man behind the legend of Santa Claus. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included. Day 5: Katakolon, Greece Today you will enjoy an afternoon in stunning Katakolon. Upon arrival, you may wish to visit the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and explore the site of the very first Olympic Games. This evening you will set sail for breathtaking Santorini. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included. Day 6: Santorini - Mykonos This morning you will arrive on the beautiful island of Santorini. In 1500 BC, a powerful volcano erupted and caused the central part of the island to sink into the sea. Could this be the lost city of Atlantis? Enjoy some leisure time to soak in the breathtaking views of this beautiful island and delve into the mysteries of ancient Santorini. Your next stop is the fashionable island of Mykonos. Enjoy an evening stroll through Mykonos, where picturesque windmills dot the landscape and view the beautiful beaches, whitewashed houses, and an endless line of boutiques and chapels. Depart late this evening to sail overnight to Rhodes. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included. Day 7: Rhodes Dock this morning on the beautiful island of Rhodes where, centuries ago, the Crusader Knights of St. John made it their headquarters. Take some time to explore the Palace of Grand Masters which once housed the knights. Take in this island’s beauty before setting sail this evening. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included. Day 8: At Sea Enjoy a full day at sea to sit back, relax by the pool and enjoy all of the amenities available on board your cruise ship. Perhaps you will sit by one of the four swimming pools, soak in the waters of one of the six jacuzzis, head to the fitness center or spa, or just sit on deck, relax, and watch the lovely scenery go by. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included. Day 9: Dubrovnik, Croatia This morning you dock in Dubrovnik where you have the opportunity to explore this ancient city, known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic." Set on a peninsula, this beautiful city is surrounded
by a 1,000-year-old protective wall. Take plenty of time to explore the treasures of this marvelous city. This afternoon, set sail for enchanting Venice. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 10: Venice, Italy - Disembark Cruise Ship - Tour Ends Your tour ends today. Today breakfast will be included.
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YOUR ITINERARY AT A GLANCE Overnight Flight Principe Hotel or Hotel Carlton, Venice Costa Fortuna, Costa Cruises, Venice
Alternate hotels/vessels may be used.
Balcony, Single and Triple cabins are limited and will be confirmed upon request and availability from the cruise line. AAA Member Choice Vacations air passengers will arrive into and fly home from the Venice, Italy airport. Onboard gratuities are not included in the price of your vacation. For your convenience, Costa Cruises automatically applies a 6.50 EURO (subject to change) per guest, per day service charge to your shipboard account. All of the service personnel on board receive gratuities from this service charge and there is no need for you to think about additional tipping. Separately, a gratuity is automatically added to beverage purchases. The included breakfasts are Buffet breakfasts. Port taxes of approximately $184 USD per person are not included in the cruise portion of the tour cost. Fuel surcharges and port taxes may be assessed or changed at the discretion of the cruise line without advance notice. This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven grounds and cobblestone streets.
Please Note: Air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more traveling on the same flights and dates.
To complete your vacation, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing AAA Member Choice Vacations airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times. The following categories will be utilized when confirming cabin assignments: Inside Category I1; Outside Category E1; or Balcony Category B1. Specific cabin assignments are supplied in your final documentation.
IDENTIFICATION Passports are required for this tour at your expense. Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details. Visit www.travel.state.gov for the U.S. State Department for the latest details about passports and visa requirements. IMPORTANT: We recommend that our clients traveling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact. Cancellation Charges for this tour: After your seat reduction date has passed, a nonrefundable deposit will be retained. For Ocean Cruises: For cancellation between 9061 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 25% of total price. For cancellation between 60-31 days prior to departure: 50% of total price. 30 or fewer days prior to departure: 100% of total price. Cancellation protection is highly recommended and must be purchased at time of deposit. Air rates are subject to change until tour is paid in full. If waivers have not been purchased and a reservation is cancelled for any reason prior to departure - Air is 100% non-refundable once paid in full. Cancellation charges also apply to reservations made for "pre" and "post" night accommodations. Purchase of Waiver and Insurance guarantees a full refund of all payments (including deposit), except the Waiver and insurance fee itself, made to Collette Vacations for travel arrangements in case of cancellation of your travel plans for any reason prior to the day of departure. The Waiver and Insurance does not cover any single supplement charges which arise from an individual's Traveling companion electing to cancel for any reason prior to departure. Upon cancellation of transportation or travel services where you, the customer, are not at fault and have not canceled in violation of the terms and conditions above, you will be refunded 100%. Please see your sales agent for more information, or review our brochure for details. Responsibilities: Neither Member Select Vacations, LLC nor Collette Travel Services, Inc., its affiliated entities and its and their employees, shareholders, officers, directors, successors, agents, and assigns (collectively "Member Select Vacations"), own or operate any person or entity which is to or does provide goods or services for these trips. Because neither maintains any control over the personnel, equipment, or operations of these suppliers, Member Select Vacations assumes no responsibility for and cannot be held liable for any personal injury, death, property damage or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience, or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of (1) any wrongful, negligent, willful or unauthorized acts or omissions on the part of any of the suppliers or other employees or agents, (2) any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment, or instrument owned, operated or otherwise used by any of these suppliers, or (3) any wrongful, willful or negligent act or omission on the part of any
other party not under the supervision and control of Member Select Vacations. Additionally, responsibility is not accepted for losses or expenses due to sickness, lack of appropriate medical facilities or practitioners, weather, strikes, theft or other criminal acts, war, terrorism, computer problems, or other such causes. All services and accommodations are subject to the laws of the country in which they are provided. Member Select Vacations reserves the right to make changes in the published itinerary whenever, in their sole judgment, conditions warrant, or if they deem it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or safety of the tour. They reserve the right to withdraw any tour announced. Member Select Vacations reserves the right to decline to accept any person as a member of the tour, or to require any participant to withdraw from the tour at any time, when such action is determined by the tour manager to be in the best interests of the health, safety, and general welfare of the tour group or of the individual participant. Neither does Member Select Vacations accept liability for any carrier's cancellation penalty incurred by the purchase of a non-refundable airline or other ticket to the tour departure city and return or otherwise. Baggage and personal effects are the sole responsibility of the owner at all times. Participants may be photographed for the promotional purposes of Member Select Vacations. Arbitration I agree that any dispute concerning, relating, or referring to this contract, the brochure or any other literature concerning my trip, or the trip itself, shall be resolved exclusively by binding arbitration according to the then existing rules of the American Arbitration Association in Rhode Island. Such proceedings will be governed by substantive Rhode Island law. ”AAA Member Choice Vacations” is a trade name of Member Select Vacations, LLC, a distributor of tour operator products. Collette Travel Services, Inc. also known as Collette Vacations is a member of Member Select Vacations, LLC, and the operator of “AAA Member Choice Vacations” vacation products. References in this document, the brochure and any other literature to “AAA Member Choice Vacations” as an entity should be interpreted accordingly. Payment of the deposit to Member Select Vacations constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions. Consumer Protection Plans: AAA Member Choice Vacations through Collette Vacations holds membership in the following highly reputable industry organizations: the United States Tour Operators Association and the American Society of Travel Agents. Each association operates a consumer protection plan to cover deposits made by travelers. Full details are available from the organizations or AAA Member Choice Vacations. We are pleased to give this additional protection to our clients. Our California Sellers of Travel registration number is 2006766-20. Our State of Washington Unified Business Number is 601220855. Our Nevada Sellers of Travel registration number is 2003-0279.