Europe Royalty - Cruise & Tour with Chelsea Flower Show

Immerse yourself in the scents, sights and colours of the Chelsea Flower Show and cruise the stunning Mediterranean coastlines.
Destinations:

United Kingdom & Europe

$9,829.00 per person twin share (member)

$9,989.00 per person twin share (non member)

$13,899.00 per person single room (member)

$14,159.00 per person single room (non member)

Includes

  • Return flights from your closest international airport.
  • Transfer from London Airport to your accommodation.
  • 5 night Spotlight on London tour featuring the Chelsea Flower Show. Includes breakfast daily and 2 dinners.
  • Explore London’s famous Underground, ‘the Tube
  • Exclusive access to the Chelsea Flower Show.
  • Private tour of Oxford and Blenheim Palace.
  • 1 night post-tour stay in London at Grange Holborn Hotel including breakfast.
  • Transfer from your accommodation to Southampton Cruise Terminal.
  • 17 nights aboard Queen Elizabeth cruising return from Southampton with port calls in Mallorca (Spain), Athens (Greece), Ephesus (Turkey), Santorini (Greece), Olympia (Greece), Cagliari (Italy) and Gibraltar (Great Britain). Includes on board meals and entertainment.
  • Transfer from Southampton Cruise Terminal to London Airport.

Enjoy exclusive members-only access to the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show.  Explore beautiful Mallorca, ancient Athens and the preserved ruins of Ephesus on Turkey’s shore. Experience the gems of Santorini, Olympia, Sardinia and Gibraltar.

Itinerary Details

Day 1

Friday 18 May London Upon your arrival, you will be transferred from London Airport to your accommodation for the beginning of your London tour. This evening, experience a classic British pastime when you join your fellow travellers for a special welcome dinner at a traditional pub, complete with an ale tasting! Included meals: dinner Accommodation: Grange Holborn Hotel, London - 6 night stay

Day 2

Saturday 19 May London Join a local expert on a panoramic city tour. See Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace, the London home to Britain’s royalty since 1837. At Westminster, see the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. End your city tour with a visit to Harrods, London’s most iconic department store. This afternoon, perhaps join in on an optional tour to regal Windsor Castle. Originally built to guard the city of London, the imposing castle has been the home of kings and queens for nine centuries. Included meals: breakfast

Day 3

Sunday 20 May London Start your day like a true Londoner. Hop on the famous Underground, known to locals as ‘the Tube.’ Opened in 1863, this engineering marvel was the world’s first metro system. Next, it’s your choice! Perhaps you will join a local guide and explore the neighbourhoods of Kensington and Knightsbridge, known for their iconic shops and famous residents, before a visit to Kensington Palace, once the home of Queen Victoria and Princess Diana. Or, perhaps you would prefer to travel to Westminster station and snap a photo in front of Big Ben before heading north on Whitehall, known as the centre of Her Majesty’s Government. Catch a glimpse of 10 Downing Street before visiting the Churchill War Rooms. Included meals: breakfast

Day 4

Monday 21 May Oxford & Blenheim Palace Travel across England’s beautiful countryside en route to the historic city of Oxford, one of the world’s most famous university cities. Join a local expert on a privately-led walking tour that brings life to this quaint, yet privileged place. Enjoy some free time to explore the city at leisure before setting out to visit Blenheim Palace, one of England’s most magnificent homes, for a self-guided tour. Famous for being the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, this UNESCO World Heritage site offers a glimpse into the life of English royalty. Included meals: breakfast

Day 5

Tuesday 22 May Chelsea Flower Show Get out your cameras! Today is membersonly day at the famous Chelsea Flower Show and you are invited to this prestigious event. Enjoy full access and be amazed at the sheer number and variety of gardens and plants on display. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a special farewell dinner and toast the end of a wonderful London getaway! Included meals: breakfast & dinner

Day 6

Wednesday 23 May London Your London tour comes to a close today. Farewell your fellow travellers and spend the rest of the day relaxing at your own pace. Included meals: breakfa

Day 7

Thursday 24 May This morning you will be picked up and transferred to Southampton Cruise Terminal to board your ship, bound for the blue waters of the Mediterranean. Your cruise includes on board meals and entertainment. Included meals: breakfast & dinner Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth - 17 nights on board

Day 8

Friday 25 May Today you will be cruising at sea. Find your favourite lounge on board and soak up stunning ocean views as you read a book or enjoy a coffee. Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 9

Saturday 26 May Today you will be cruising at sea. Pamper yourself and pay a visit to the spa for a relaxing massage or beauty treatment. Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 10

Sunday 27 May Today you will be cruising at sea. Get involved in the daily on board activities and join in on inspirational and exciting enrichment programs. Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 11

Monday 28 May Palma de Mallorca, Spain Arriving in Mallorca’s capital, Palma, you’ll find a vibrant city of boutiques, cafés and markets in medieval lanes, all under the watchful gaze of its immense and photogenic gothic sandstone cathedral. Beyond Palma, the island’s gorgeous coast shelters beautiful coves, calm harbours and the lavish villas of the rich and famous. Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 12

Tuesday 29 May Today you will be cruising at sea. Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 13

Wednesday 30 May Today you will be cruising at sea. Do a spot of shopping, from souvenirs and local crafts, to jewellery and clothing from world-class brands. Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 14

Thursday 31 May Athens, Greece Welcome to the “Birthplace of Modern Democracy,” a city whose architectural, art and political triumphs are a universal legacy. Discover the perfectly proportioned Parthenon built during the Golden Age of Peracles. Stroll through the ancient columns of the Stoa, where Plato once lectured, or explore the twisting lanes and lively tavernas of the Plaka. Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinne

Day 15

Friday 1 June Ephesus, Turkey A great chance to brush up on your ancient history, explore the incredible 2,000 year old remains of Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis and the Library of Celsius. Tread over the marble pathways to gaze at the goddess Nike or discover the colourful mosaic flooring in the ancient Roman homes. The palm-lined boulevard is the centre of town life with thousands of merchants offering wares to rival the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinne

Day 16

Saturday 2 June Santorini, Greece When you arrive by sea, there is no mistaking the island of Santorini. Dazzling white houses cling to the edge of vertical, rocky cliffs against azure blue waters. The most southern of the Cyclades islands, it is surrounded by Thirasia and Aspronisi, which were once part of a large volcanic island. Considered by many to be the site of the “Lost City of Atlantis”, this magical little island glimmers from the fading sun as many watch its decent from the numerous bars and cafés at the water’s edge. Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 17

Sunday 3 June Olympia, Greece Step back in time to almost 3,000 years ago, ancient glory awaits at Olympia: the birthplace of the Olympic games. The marble starting blocks where 20,000 spectators once stood to watch the Olympians are still visible. Katakolon is a visually beautiful port, set against a backdrop of rolling mountains and giving way to the Ionian Sea, separating the sea from the Gulf of Kyparissia. Located in the municipality of Pyrgos, it is just seven miles from downtown Pyrgos. Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 18

Monday 4 June Today you will be cruising at sea. Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 19

Tuesday 5 June Cagliari, Italy Cagliari is situated in southern Sardinia, Italy. This historic city overlooks the Mediterranean sea. Maybe you’ll want to take a relaxing stroll around the historic centre, enjoying refreshment in one of the many cafes that line charming piazzas. Or set off to explore its 13th century towers and fine museums. Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 20

Wednesday 6 June Today you will be cruising at sea. Try your luck in the on board casino with games for novices, casual players, or high rollers. Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 21

Thursday 7 June Gibraltar, Great Britain Gibraltar is perhaps best known for The Rock – a giant limestone ridge rising to a huge 426 feet, with sheer drops on the northern and eastern sides. Following suit, much of the landscape of Gibraltar is rural, diverse, and well worth an afternoon of exploring. Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 22

Friday 8 June Today you will be cruising at sea. Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 23

Saturday 9 June Today you will be cruising at sea. Treat yourself and dine at one of the delicious specialty restaurants this evening, then catch a broadway style show in the theatre or put your dancing shoes on to complete a perfect evening on board. Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 24

Sunday 10 June This morning you will arrive into Southampton and be transferred from the cruise terminal to London Airport for your scheduled flight home. Included meals: breakfast.

Price based on 18th May 2018 departure. The prices, dates and information supplied are valid at the time of the web page going live, however prices and itinerary are subject to change or may be withdrawn at any time. Please confirm all details and final cost with your consultant at the time of booking. Product is supplied by Holidays of Australia & the World. For full terms and conditions please contact your travel consultant or refer to the terms and conditions on the supplier’s website.