Greece and Italy Cruise with Chives Restaurant

May 12, 2019 to May 23, 2019

Join Chives Restaurant for ten nights as we sail from Greece to Italy on a classic voyage with late stays or overnights in almost every port. You’ll enjoy one night in Athens, before boarding the beautiful Azamara Pursuit. You’ll then sail on to Mykonos, and the iconic Grecian views of white-washed houses, blue-domed buildings, and spinning windmills. Head to Little Venice for seaside splendor, then get a taste of the island’s legendary nightlife before you pull out of port.

Your stop in Santorini promises to be stunning. Take a cable car up to the capital of Fira and settle into a taverna for an unforgettable sunset over the Aegean. It’s time to island-hop over to Crete for the next destination. Chania is a mosaic of ancient civilizations, from Minoan, to Byzantine, to Venetian. After a day at sea, you arrive in Sorrento—a wonderfully walkable city and the gateway to the Isle of Capri. Next, Rome holds endless opportunities for adventure—even if you’ve already been. Next stop Livorno, where an overnight stay allows you to experience the opulence of Florence and picture-perfect Pisa. Conclude your voyage in Nice for a little dash of joie de vivre.

 


Attend a Travel Show to Learn More!

October 9, 2018 – 6:30 pm
Chives Schoolhouse
Suamico, WI
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Motorcoach transportation is included from various pickup points to Chicago O’Hare airport for your overnight flight to Athens.

Arrive at Athens Airport where you’ll be transferred to your hotel for the evening.

Enjoy breakfast and a leisurely morning before your transfer to the Azamara Pursuit.

Start your journey in Piraeus with an archaeological walk past landmarks like the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Agora, and of course, the Acropolis. Afterwards, head to the Central Market for a feast of fresh fruit and veggies, nuts, olives, and Grecian cheese.

Picture perfect is the best way to describe Mykonos. Idyllic in every way, from the brilliant blue water in its harbor to the rows of 16th-century Venetian windmills, Mykonos is a postcard come to life! Spend your days strolling delightful cobblestone streets and visiting artisan craft shops. And when the sun goes down, discover why locals refer to this hedonistic city as the Ibiza of Greece!

The capital, Fira, clings to the rim of the caldera 900 feet above the sea. Take the cable car, or giddy-up on a donkey to climb the 588 steps to the top. Next, hike to nearby Oia, a quintessential Greek village. Later, head south to the 3,500-year-old Minoan town Akrotiri. Often called Greece’s answer to Pompeii, the well-preserved ruins provide a glimpse into Santorini’s storied (and explosive) past.

Venetian splendor gives Crete's second largest city, Chania, a distinctly Italian air. Greek and Ottoman influences add to the city's unique history and culture—each era certainly worth exploring. Framed by a dramatic mountain backdrop, Chania is an exceptional destination for history buffs, with plenty of tavernas and cafés to recharge after a day of discovery.

Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

Looking out from Sorrento is the Isle of Capri. The island is divided into two main parts, Capri and Anacapri. Capri is full of Italian luxury, with designer stores and five-star hotels lining the streets, while Anacapri is slightly more down-to-earth. Take a relaxing chair-lift ride to the very top of the island, as the views are jaw-droppingly gorgeous.

Always enchanting, the Eternal City will captivate you, no matter how many times you visit. Walk in the steps of gladiators at the Colosseum, channel your inner statesman at the Forum, or gaze up in wonder at Michelangelo's masterwork at St. Peter's Basilica. Pasta and vino are a must, and there are plenty of places to relax and refuel after a day of exploration.

The port city of Livorno has many charms of its own: the canals of La Venezia Nuova (New Venice), which date back to the Medici era, the Mercato Centrale, and the chessboard-style Terrazza Mascagni promenade, to name a few. But Livorno is also the gateway to the magnificent art and architecture, palaces, churches and museums of Florence, as well as Pisa’s famous leaning tower. Decisions, decisions!

The decision making continues with a second day in Livorno. As this is your last day in Italy, we suggest you take in all you can for one final day of adventure.

After breakfast depart for the Nice Airport for your departure home. Upon arrival in Chicago, your motorcoach will take you to your original pick up location.


Air-Inclusive Package Transportation Inclusions

  • Round-trip motorcoach transportation to and from Chicago O’Hare airport from select locations
  • Round-trip flights from Chicago O’Hare to Athens and return from Nice, France
  • Roundtrip motorcoach transfers between the airport, and the ship if using group air

Hotel & Cruise Accommodations

One pre-cruise night in Athens at the Athens Hilton (or similar)
Deluxe nine-night cruise aboard the Azamara Pursuit to:
  • Athens, Greece
  • Mykonos, Greece
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Sorrento, Italy
  • Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
  • Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy
  • Nice, France
Gratuities for stateroom attendants, and for bar and wait staff, are included.

Included Dining & Beverages

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and room service on board ship
  • Some specialty restaurants may be additional
  • Your cruise fare covers select standard spirits, international beers, and a changing selection of one red and one white wine by the glass each day throughout your voyage
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas

Tour Inclusions

  • Hosted by Chef JR Schoenfeld and Logan, the General Manager of Chives Restaurant
  • $100.00 per cabin Shipboard Credit to be used for optional tours, onboard purchases
  • Welcome Chives Cocktail Reception
  • Wine Tasting Excursion in Tuscany
  • Evening of special dining
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
  • Experienced Tour Manager from Fox World Travel to accompany the group*
  • Customized, informative travel documents

Not Included: Travel Insurance; airline-imposed baggage fees; airport gratuities to baggage handlers, gratuities to motorcoach drivers and tour guides; optional tours; medical services or any other items of a personal nature. A valid passport is required.

* A minimum number of passengers are required for the Fox World Travel tour manager to accompany this group. If the minimum is not met, the tour will still include a professional local guide in the destination.  Hotels, tour itinerary and tour inclusions are subject to change.

Air-Inclusive

Club Interior Stateroom

Recently refurbished
Airfare from Chicago
Based on double occupancy

Verandah Club Stateroom

Private balcony
Airfare from Chicago
Based on double occupancy

Tour Only

Club Interior Stateroom

Recently refurbished
Arrange your own airfare
Based on double occupancy

Verandah Club Stateroom

Private balcony
Arrange your own airfare
Based on double occupancy

Single Supplement: Call for more details.
Initial Deposit: $500.00 per person
Final Payment Due:
 No later than January 8, 2019

*Above base pricing is per person based on double occupancy. All air taxes and fees of $491.81 per person are included and subject to change. 

Located in a historic building in Suamico’s Vickery Village, the authenticity is impossible not to notice. We offer choices for everyone from burgers and daily sandwich and pasta features, to fresh seasonal cuisine utilizing local ingredients at great prices.

Chives is a casual atmosphere inspired by owner, JR Schoenfeld. Chives stellar reputation for food quality, presentation, and value are well earned.

By offering delectable specialty items in all price ranges every day, Chives always offers a fresh experience

 

Chives Restaurant

 

 

 

 

The Azamara Pursuit is smaller than most vessels, which grants access to places that bigger cruise ships cannot navigate. The reduced number of passengers on the ship allows for ample socialization while still maintaining the privacy and luxury that Azamara is known for. When you’re not visiting one of Azamara’s unique ports of call, there’s plenty to do on the ship. Get in some rest and relaxation at the spa, keep up your fitness level at the fitness center, try your luck at the casino or enjoy some live entertainment at the Cabaret Lounge. You can even visit the Drawing Room to relax and read the latest novels. The onboard dining options are varied as well; between the Discoveries main restaurant, the Italian Aqualina, Prime C steakhouse, the casual patio and the Windows Café, every taste can be satisfied.

Departing from Chicago O’Hare

Departure on May 12, 2019

Flight #DepartDeparture TimeArriveArrival Time
Lufthansa #431Chicago4:00 p.m.Frankfurt7:15 a.m. (May 13)
Lufthansa #1278Frankfurt9:50 a.m.Athens1:30 p.m.

 

Return on May 23, 2019

Flight #DepartDeparture TimeArriveArrival Time
Lufthansa #2273Nice1:15 p.m.Munich2:35 p.m.
Lufthansa #434Munich3:45 p.m.Chicago6:30 p.m.
Tickets will be non-refundable once issued. Changes will be subject to a fee plus any fare difference.  Additional restrictions may apply. Flight schedules are subject to change. Fox World Travel has no control over flight or equipment changes, seat assignments, delays or cancellations. 

Optional Insurance:

Cancellation and travel protection is strongly recommended. Fox World Travel offers several plans with Travel Guard Insurance. Details and rates can be obtained from your travel consultant.

Cancellation Penalties:

  • Date of booking to January 8, 2019 : Deposit amount $700.00 per person
  • January 9 – February 8, 2019:  50% of trip cost + applicable airline fees
  • February 9  – March 11, 2019: 75% of trip cost+ applicable airline fees
  • March 12, 2019 to departure:  No refund

Airline tickets are non-refundable once ticketed.

 

Requirements: A valid passport is required with a validity of at least six months beyond the return date of the trip.