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Cruising the Med

Including Bordeaux, Andorra and Barcelona

This Celebrity cruise takes in some of the best of the Mediterranean, preceded by three full days in the French city of Bordeaux and a night in the little-visited principality of Andorra before arriving in Barcelona to begin the cruise.
Lie back in luxury aboard the Solstice-Class ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ as you enjoy the myriad of features, visiting some of Europe’s iconic cities - an experience to remember.
Spain, France and Italy - different countries, different cultures, but united by stunning architecture and history that goes back more than 1000 years; tapas, baguettes, pasta terracotta rooflines, futuristic buildings and opulent marinas.
Bordeaux – the old city is UNESCO listed with its Gothic Cathedral and river port and is hub of the famed wine growing region.
Andorra – the land-locked principality on the French / Spanish border
Barcelona – cosmopolitan, Saudi’s architecture, Las Ramblas and its famous football team
Gibraltar – a touch of Britain, sentinel to the Mediterranean, dominated by ‘The Rock,’ and famous for its Barbary monkeys
Malaga – historically and culturally rich city
Valencia – city of arts, sciences and modern buildings
Nice – capital of the French Riviera, tourist hotspot
Livorno – the modern harbour in Tuscany, canals, gateway to Florence, Pisa and Cinque Terra
Rome – iconic, ancient ruins, Vatican City, St Peters’ Basilica and more
Naples – old art architecture, chaotic, history back to BC, near Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii 
The opportunity to extend your holiday is available. 

  • Bordeaux
  • Barcelona
  • Naples
  • Celebrity Eclipse
  • Naples
  • City Harbour Malaga
  • Bacelona

Your travel itinerary

Saturday 29 September

Auckland – Singapore

Midday departure on Singapore Airlines for flight to Singapore. Change planes.

Sunday 30 September

Singapore – Paris – Bordeaux

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Arrive Paris early morning and change planes for flight to Bordeaux, arriving late morning where we will be met by local guide and transferred to your centrally-located hotel. Afternoon at leisure to rest before a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travellers.

Monday 01 October

Bordeaux (Sauternes region)

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After le petit déjeuner (breakfast) meet our guide for a short orientation tour of Bordeaux.  Travel by coach through the vine-covered countryside to the restored Château Cazeneve – set in a wooded park, English-style gardens and beautifully furnished in its original style.
Lunch at a Chateau.

Tuesday 02 October

Bordeaux (St Emilion)

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This morning we travel to the fortified harbour town of Libourne and visit the popular local market. Continue to the alluring medieval village of St Emilion for a guided walking tour including the underground monuments. Free time for a typical French lunch (own expense).
Return to Bordeaux via the Pomerol district with time for a walking tour of ‘Old Bordeaux.’

Wednesday 03 October

Bordeaux (Medoc & Blaye)

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Today travel on ‘La Route des Chateaux’ to the Pauillac area and visit a winery. Lunch is in a typical Médoc restaurant.
Take a ferry across the Gironde River to visit Blaye Citadelle, high above the river.
Later return to Bordeaux.

Thursday 04 October

Bordeaux – Andorra

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Morning departure by coach for Andorra, a tiny independent principality in the Pyrenees Mountains (five hours including a coffee stop). Arrive early afternoon and check into your hotel for a one night stay. Time to explore this mountain

Andorra - Population 85,458

The tiny principality of Andorra is located in the high mountains of the Pyrenees between France and Spain.
Andorra is not a member of the EU, but enjoys a special relationship with it and uses the euro.

 

Friday 05 October

Andorra – Barcelona

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Continue on to Barcelona via Monserrat (a Benedictine Monk retreat set in a spectacular mountain setting). After a tour of the Monastery, stop in the village for lunch (own expense). Arrive in Barcelona and embark ‘Celebrity Eclipse’- your home for the next 12 nights. Time to explore the ship’s varied and opulent facilities before your first dinner on board.

Saturday 06 October

Valencia (Spain)

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Valencia is a port city known for its Arts and Sciences and futuristic buildings.

Sunday 07 October

Alicante (Spain)

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Famous for its palm-tree-lined boulevards and pedestrian streets while the ‘Old Town’ has narrow streets and coloured houses. The elevator to medieval Castile de Santa Barbara provides glorious views of the Mediterranean.

Monday 08 October

Gibraltar (UK)

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Time in the former military fortification and gateway to the Med provides panoramic views across the strait to Africa and a natural reserve famous for its Barbary monkeys.

Tuesday 09 October

Malaga (Spain)

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Is a vacation favourite on the Costa del Sol with its yellow sandy beaches. Looming over the modern skyline are the city’s two massive hilltop citadels.

Wednesday 10 October

Cruising

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A day at sea to enjoy the on board facilities.

Thursday 11 October

Provence (Marseilles, France)

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Provence is the port for Marseilles, the cruise gateway to the Provence area of France with access to Aix and Avignon. Many visitors enjoy ‘Le Vieux Port’ – a picturesque harbour lined with boutiques, cafés, local fishermen and mega yachts. 

Friday 12 October

Nice (Villefranche, France)

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Nice on the Cote d’Azur with its old town, fabulous shops and stylish inhabitants. The city remains a magnet for the mega-rich of many countries.

Saturday 13 October

Florence / Pisa (Livorno- Italy)

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The capital of Tuscany is known for its Renaissance architecture and art, the Duomo, Cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome, Michelangelo’s David and the Uffizi Gallery. 

Sunday 14 October

Rome (Civitavecchia – Italy)

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Civitavecchia, Rome’s port is about an 80 minute drive from the centre of Italy’s sprawling capital city. With a 3,000 year history, the Roman Empire’s influence can be seen at the Forum and Coliseum with the Vatican City containing St Peters Basilica, the Vatican Museum and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes. 

Monday 15 October

Naples (Capri – Italy)

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Italy’s southern city near Mount Vesuvius and the excavated town of Pompeii is also called an open air museum because of its opera houses, theatres, statues and monuments.
Capri is a 40 minute ferry ride by hydrofoil.

Tuesday 16 October

Cruising

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A day at sea to soak up the sea air and relax before the end of the cruise.

Wednesday 17 October

Barcelona

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Arrive in Barcelona, disembark ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ and enjoy a sightseeing tour before transferring to our hotel for a one-night stay. Afternoon free before a ‘Tapas Walking Tour.

Thursday 18 October

Barcelona – Singapore

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After breakfast, depart for the airport for our Singapore Airlines flight to Singapore. 

Friday 19 October

Singapore – Auckland

Optional Extension

Option to extend your holiday in Barcelona or other European destinations.

Contact Belinda for details.

Inclusions

  • Return economy air Auckland – Singapore - Paris // Barcelona – Singapore  – Auckland
  • Economy flight Paris – Bordeaux
  • Four nights Bordeaux
  • Three days touring the Bordeaux region with wine tasting, a typical French lunch, markets, villages and Chateau visits
  • Local guide from arrival in Bordeaux to embarkation in Barcelona
  • One night Andorra
  • Luxury coach travel pre-cruise
  • Breakfast daily
  • Meals as specified
  • A 12-night cruise on board ‘Celebrity Eclipse’
  • All gratuities on board ‘Celebrity Eclipse’
  • Captain’s Welcome receptions and Farewell Dinners
  • Half-day sightseeing tour – Barcelona
  • One-night Barcelona
  • Pukekohe Travel escorts subject to 20 persons travelling

Cost

Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle Supplement
 Category 09 (Inside Stateroom)  $7,774  +$2,390
 Category 1C (Veranda Stateroom)  $8,558     +$2,066
 Category 1A (Deluxe Veranda Stateroom)  $8,778    +$3,255
 Land Only- Simply deduct $1.800  
Business Class Upgrade +$6,455
Premium Economy Class Upgrade +$3,260
Early Booking Discount ( 23/3/18 ) $150
Previous International Pukekohe Travel Tour Discount $100

*This is a cash or cheque price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment

Exclusions

  • Travel Insurance compulsory – please ask us for a quote
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities pre-cruise
  • Items not specified
  • Airport and airline taxes (NZD238)

Booking Conditions

  • A non-refundable deposit of $1,250 per person will secure a place on this trip
  • Full payment is due no later than 22 June 2018

Cancellations

  • From the date of booking until 22 June 2018 – loss of deposit
  • After 22 June 2018 - no refund

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is essential. Please feel free to contact us for a quote.

General Information


                                                

Weather  Max ˚c Min ˚c
Bordeaux          19 10
Andorra 18         08
Malaga 24 15
Nice 21 14
Rome  23 12
Barcelona 23 14

Clothing
On board ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ by day – comfortable touring clothes and good walking shoes or jandals; by night – smart casual

Currency
Euro for France and Spain – USD on board ‘Celebrity Eclipse’

Health and Fitness

Walking tours are an important part of the itinerary and a good standard of health is required with the ability to walk on uneven surfaces and negotiate stairs

Ship Information

‘Celebrity Eclipse’
Is a Solstice-class ship operated by Celebrity Cruises and is rated in the Top 20 large cruise ships. Features include Sky Observation Lounge and a top deck grass lawn.

  • Launched                               2010
  • Length                                     317m
  • Capacity                                2,850
  • Crew   (approx.)                     1,271  
  • Speed                                     24 knots / 44kph
  • Tonnage                                  122,000


Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change

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