Venice – Greece – Israel

19 Days 20 September – 08 October, 2020 from just $9,990 ex Auckland.

Featuring a 14 night Holland America “Veendam” Holyland cruise

** 1 night Venice with sightseeing (Post cruise Rome option)

** 14 night cruise from Venice to Hvar and Dubrovnik (Croatia), Corfu and Crete (Greece), Haifa and Ashdod (Israel), Kusadasi (Ephesus, Turkey), Piraeus and Katakolon ( Athens and Olympia, Greece), Venice.

** Included tours to Galilee, Jerusalem, Ephesus, and Athens.

Day 1. Sunday. 20 September, 2020 AUCKLAND DEPART

Depart Auckland today

Day 2. Monday 21 September VENICE ARRIVE (D)

Arrive Venice and transfer to our hotel. Time to relax. Evening stroll in the Plaza.

Day 3. Tuesday 22 September VENICE (BD)

Morning guided walking tour of Venice and gondola ride. This afternoon transfer to our home for the next 14 nights, Holland America's cruise ship “Veendam” Sail at 5pm. (“Veendam” 57,092 tons. 1,350 passengers. 568 crew. 220 metres).

Day 4. Wednesday 23 September HVAR, Croatia. (BLD)

Arrive Hvar 10am – sail at 6pm. Optional tours available

Day 5. Thursday 24 September DUBROVNIK, Croatia (BLD)

Arrive 8am – Sail 5pm. Optional tours available

Day 6. Friday 25 September KERKIRA, (Corfu), Greece (BLD)

Arrive 8am – Sail 5pm Optional tours available

Day 7. Saturday 26 September AT SEA (BLD)

A free day to relax and enjoy the facilities of your ship.

Day 8. Sunday 27 September AGIOS NIKOLAOS, Crete, Greece (BLD)

Arrive 8am – sail 6pm Optional tours available.

Day 9. Monday 28 September AT SEA (BLD)

A free day to relax and enjoy the facilities of your ship. Optional introduction to 4,000 years of history we will be experiencing in Israel!

Day 10. Tuesday 29 September. HAIFA GALILEE Israel (BLD)

Arrive 8am – sail 11pm.

Drive across the Valley of Jezreel to Nazareth. Visit the Church of the Annunciation and the ancient Israel Village presenting life in Israel as it was at the time of Jesus Christ. Then on to Galilee to the Mt of Beatitudes where Jesus gave his Sermon on the Mount, Tabgha the traditional site where Jesus performed the miracle of the Loaves and Fishes, and Capernaum to visit the Synagogue where Jesus taught, and Peter's House. Lunch on the shores of the Sea of Galilee on fish from Galilee and enjoy a cruise on the Lake before returning to our ship. Sail at 11pm.

Day 11. Wednesday 30 September ASHDOD. JERUSALEM - Israel (BLD)

Arrive Ashdod 7am. Drive to Jerusalem and the Mt of Olives for a panoramic view over the ancient city including the Kidron Valley, Golden Gate, and Temple Mount. Pause in the Garden of Gethsemane and visit the Church of All Nations. Enter the old city to visit the 2nd century Cardo and remains of the walls of the 2nd Temple. We visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorosa, Western Wall, and Temple Mount. Also visit the Garden Tomb if there is time. Return to our ship and sail at 8pm.

Day 12. Thursday 01 October. AT SEA (BLD)

A day to relax, reflect, recuperate and enjoy your ship.

Day 13. Friday 02 October. KUSADASI – EPHESUS – Turkey (BLD)

Arrive Kusadasi 7am – sail 7pm.

Full day excursion to ancient Ephesus, one of the best preserved cities of the ancient Roman Empire included. Walk the streets where Paul walked, see the library, Agora, and Grand Theatre and the remains of the Temple of Artemis. Also visit Mary's house.

Day 14. Saturday 03 October. ATHENS (BLD)

Arrive Piraeus 8am. Sail 6pm

Our included excursion includes a climb to the Acropolis and visit the Parthenon, nearby Mars Hill, and pass by the Tomb of the unknown soldier, Parliament House, Temple of Olympian Zeus, and Hadrian’s Arch before returning to the ship.

Typical Greek lunch included.

Day 15. Sunday 04 October KATAKOLON – Greece (BLD)

Arrive Katakolon 10am. Sail 8pm

Optional (extra cost) excursion to ancient Olympia, original home of the Olympic Games first held in 776 BC. This was a sacred precinct of the god Zeus, whose temple once housed one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. See the ancient stadium.

Day 16. Monday 05 October AT SEA (BLD)

Final day at sea to relax.

Day 17. Tuesday 06 October.  VENICE DEPART (B)

Arrival at Venice is scheduled for 7am. We disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for our flight home.

You are welcome to extend your stay and explore the wonders of Italy and Europe.

Join our 3 night excursion to Rome, explore on your own, or Trafalgar offer a wide range of tours of Italy and Europe.

Day 18. Wednesday 07 October EN ROUTE

Day 19 Thursday 08 October AUCKLAND ARRIVE

Arrive Auckland today


Tour cost per person share twin room/cabin in New Zealand dollars

Oceanview Cabin $9,990

Verandah Cabin $13,960

Upgrade to Premium Economy air fares Add $2,000 per person

Upgrade to Business Class Add $4,000 per person


Tour cost includes
** Return economy class air fares from Auckland to Venice

** 1 night in Venice with morning tour and transfers

** 14 night cruise aboard " VEENDAM" from Venice to Venice including all meals and entertainment.

** Full day tours to Galilee, Jerusalem, Ephesus, and Athens.

** Services of tour escort from Auckland.subject to minimum of 10

Not included:

** Travel Insurance – essential

** Personal expenses

** Wines with meals Deposit 20% Balance 15 June, 2020


Add 3 nights Rome.

Day 17. Tuesday 06 October VENICE – ROME (BD)

We take the fast train to Rome and transfer to our hotel.

Day 18. Wednesday 07 October ROME (BD) Enjoy the day sightseeing in ancient Rome including St Peters Square, Vatican City and Museum, Sistine Chapel, Tiber, Colliseum, and St Paul's Cathedral..

Day 19. Thursday 08 October ROME (BD)

Free day to explore at your leisure.


Day 20. Friday 09 October ROME (B)

Transfer to the airport for departure.

Extra cost per person 2 per room $790 Single room $1.150



DISCOVER EUROPE before your Holyland cruise


8 day tour Warsaw, Krakow, Prague 14 night cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam

1 night Amsterdam

26 Days. 05 October – 30 October 2020

21 Days excluding Poland

















"NOORDAM" Sydney - Auckland 07-21 December. Fares from $1399 

"NOORDAM": Auckland - Sydney 21 December - 04 January. Fares from Inside $1,499, Oceanview $1,549, Verandah $1,849.  Christmas Day at sea and New Years Eve in Hobart. 

"WESTERDAM" Far East Discovery. Fabulous Value!!! December 21 - January 4.  Hong Kong, Halong Bay, Da Nang (overnight), Nha Trang, Phu My, Sihanoukville, Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Koh Samui, Singapore.  Inside cabins from $1,299. Oceanview cabins from $1,399, Verandah cabins from $1,919  





Air fare to Sydney is not included in the prices below. Travel to Sydney when you wish with the airline of your choice. Explore, relax and/or shop till you drop with no worries about weight limits on the way home!.  

On board ship you can be as sociable or chill out as you wish. Join the group for meals and activities or choose your own, or relax in the library or spa. The choice is yours.


Monday 24. Arrive Sydney and transfer to our hotel in downtown Sydney 

Tuesday 25.  Free day.  Optional full day tour to the Blue Mountains and wildlife park - extra cost $220.

Wednesday 26.  Morning tour of Sydney and harbour lunch cruise before embarking on "Noordam". Depart Sydney 5pm 

Thursday 27     At sea to enjoy your ship 

Friday 28.     Melbourne. Arrive 10am - sail 6.30pm. 

Saturday 29.   At Sea 

Sunday 01 March   Port Arthur arrive 7am - sail 5pm. Arrive Hobart 9pm.

Monday 02 March. Hobart - sail 11pm  

Tuesday 03 - Wednesday 04. Cruising the Tasman

Thursday 05. Cruising Milford Sound, Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound - weather permitting. 3

 Friday 06. Dunedin. Arrive 9am - sail 8pm 

Saturday 07. Akaroa. Arrive 7am - Sail 6pm. 

Sunday 08. Wellington. Arrive 9am - sail 6pm 

Monday 09. Gisborne. Arrive 10am - sail 6pm 

Tuesday 10. Tauranga. Arrive 8am - sail 11pm  

Wednesday 11. Cruising Bay of Plenty - White Island, Coromandel Peninsula.

Thursday 12.   Auckland arrive  7am

Cruise costs Sydney - Auckland including 2 nights Sydney hotel and buffet breakfast and Sydney tour and cruise as at 04 August, 2019 in New Zealand dollars, share twin cabin - subject to change. 

Inside Cabin     $3,500 

Oceanview     $3,700 

Verandah       $4,530 

Signature Suite    $5,440 



Holland America's  fabuloius cruise ship "NOORDAM"  (82,318 tons, 1,972 passengers,  811 crew) 12-15 nights.

Sydney to Auckland sails 09 November, 07 december, 01 February, 26 february  

 Auckland to Sydney. Sails 23 November, 21 December, 26 February, 12 march..     


"MAASDAM" 03 - 16 February, 2020. 

Sunday 03 February.. Depart Auckland 5pm. 

Monday 04 February.. Tauranga.. Arrive 07am - sail 6pm 

Tuesday 05 February Napier..  Arrive 12pm - sail 6pm. 

Wednesday 06 February.. Wellington. Arrive 9am - sail 6pm      

Thursday 07 February.. Akaroa. Arrive 8am - sail 6pm 

Friday 08 February.. Port Chalmers. Arrive 8am - sail 6pm 

Saturday 09 February.. Oban.. (Stewart Island). Arrive 8am - sail 5pm 

Sunday 10 February.. Cruising Fiordland National Park. 

Monday 11 February.. Tuesday 12 April.. At sea 

Wednesday 13 February.. Hobart Arrive 8am - Sail 11pm 

Thursday 14 February.. At sea 

Friday 15 February.. Eden.. Arrive 7am - sail 4pm 

Saturday 16 February.. Sydney arrive 7am                                 

Cruise cost per person as at 24 May, 2019 - subject to confirmation. 

Inside       $2,399......Oceanview     $2,549...... Lanai $3,049......Vista Balcony  $4,249 


SYDNEY - AUCKLAND  16 February - 01 March, 2020 

Sunday 16 February.. Sydney. Sail at 5pm 

Monday 17 February.. At sea 

Tuesday 18 February.. Port Arthur. Arrive 8am - Sail 4pm. Hobart arrive 8pm 

Wednesday 19 February.. Hobart depart 5pm

Thursday 20 February..  Friday 21 February..   At Sea 

Saturday 22 February..  Milford Sound and Fiordland cruising 

Sunday 23 February..  Oban (Stewart Island) Arrive 8am - Sail 5pm

Monday 24 February.. Port Chalmers Arrive 8am - Sail 5pm

Tuesday 25 February.. Akaroa Arrive  7am - Sail 6pm 

Wednesday 26 February..  Wellington Arrive 8am - Sail 5pm   

Thursday 27 February..  Arrive 8am - Sail 2pm

Friday 28 February..   Tauranga. Arrive 8am - Sail 11pm 

Saturday 29 February..  Cruising Bay of Plenty and Coromandel Peninsula

Sunday 01 March..       Arrive 7am

Cruise cost per person:  

Inside $2,799...... Oceaniew $2,949......Lanai $3,899......Vista Balcony  $5,299 


DISCOVER ASIA - non hosted


"Westerdam". Join in Shanghai 15 February (overnight) Visit Qingdao, Tianjin, Beijing (overnight), Dalian, Sasebo, Busan, Jeju, Nagasaki, Shanghai. Disembark 29 February. 

Cost in New Zealand dollars from: Inside $2,29, Oceanview $2,439, Verandah $2,589   


"Westerdam" Join in Shanghai 29 February. Visit Nagaksaki, Kagoshima, Naha, Ishigaki island, Keelung, Taipei (overnight), Kaohsiung, Manila, Hong Kong. Disembark 14 March. 

Cost in New Zealand dollars from:

Inside $2,119, Oceanview, $2,429, Verandah $2,579


"Westerdam" Join in Hong Kong 14 March. Visit Shanghai (overnight), Qingdao, Tianjin, Beijing (overnight), Dalian, Nagasaki, Yokohama, Tokyo. Disembark 28 March. 

Cost in New Zealand dollars from: Inside: $2,199. Oceanview $2,519, Verandah $2,669







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