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Quilting Tour of Italy & the Greek Islands with Michelle Marvig

16 Nights MS Zuiderdam

Includes Flights, Hotels, Meals, Guided Sightseeing

Departures 28/04/2020

Bagno Vignoni, Tuscany, Naples, Venice, Italy; Kusadasi, Turkey; Santorini, Crete, Athens, Nafplion, Katakolon, Corfu, Greece; Kotor, Montenegro

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Experience the very best of Italy with an exclusive retreat in the Tuscan hills for four days then Santorini, Mykonos, Athens and Katakolon in Greece on this spectacular land and sea journey. We will enjoy workshops with Michelle Marvig while staying in the gorgeous village, Bagno Vignoni and during our cruise. While on the cruise soak up the sun on the beautiful Greek Islands of Santorini and Mykonos. We hope that you can join us!
Quilting Tour of Italy & the Greek Islands with Michelle Marvig

Venice Post Tour

Venice Post Tour

Twin-share per person: $1395
Single supplement: $320

Included in the post-tour to Venice:

  • 3 nights' accommodation in a first-class hotel in Venice on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Sightseeing as listed in the itinerary
  • Tour leadership by Michelle Marvig
  • Tour management by Travelrite International

Not included in the extension post-tour price:

  • Travel insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary. These will be quoted for separately.
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Lunches, dinners and drinks unless listed in the itinerary


Day 1 Friday 15 May, 2020 Venice, Italy
Unique in the world, Venice is one of the most spectacular and romantic of cities. After disembarking the ship we will check into our hotel. We continue with a visit to Palazzo Mociengo Museum. We will see amazing garments, wonderful glassware and perfumes. The Tour Manager will meet those wishing to dine with the group in the lobby this evening.

Day 2 Saturday 16 May, 2020 Venice, Italy
This morning we have an excursion to the island of Murano, known as the glassmaking island. There will be an opportunity to purchase a piece of this famous artisan made glasswork as a wonderful memento of your time in Venice. We continue with a ferry ride to Burano well known for its bright coloured fishermen’s houses. We will visit the Museo del Merletto, where we will see exhibits of local lace making. The shops on the island sell lace products, linen and clothes.

Day 3 Sunday 17 May, 2020 Venice, Italy
This morning we will discover the local water ways by gondola. We glide through the small waterways on a relaxing gondola. The afternoon will be free for individual exploration.

Day 4 Monday 18 May, 2020 Departure
The morning is free for some last minute shopping. Later we are transferred to the airport for our flight back to Australia.

Day 5 Tuesday 19 May, 2020 Arrival Australia
This morning we arrive in Australia. Tour activities are concluded.

L Interior 4,5,6,7 $9,860 $11,950
F Ocean View 1,6 $10,220 $12,610
VD Deluxe Balcony 6,7 $10,920 $14,795
VC Deluxe Balcony 4,5,6,8 $10,970 $14,910
VB Deluxe Balcony 4,5,6,7,10 $11,020 $15,020
Included port and handling charges $660 $1,070
Included gratuities $216 $216
Included air taxes as at 10/3/19 $260 $260
Twin Share$9,860
Single Fare$11,950
CategoryOcean View
Twin Share$10,220
Single Fare$12,610
CategoryDeluxe Balcony
Twin Share$10,920
Single Fare$14,795
CategoryDeluxe Balcony
Twin Share$10,970
Single Fare$14,910
CategoryDeluxe Balcony
Twin Share$11,020
Single Fare$15,020
Included port and handling charges
Twin Share$660
Single Fare$1,070
Included gratuities
Twin Share$216
Single Fare$216
Included air taxes as at 10/3/19
Twin Share$260
Single Fare$260


  • Economy-class flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Milan and return from Venice
  • 4 nights' accommodation in a moderate first-class hotel in Bagno Vignoni including daily breakfast and dinner
  • Tour leadership by Michelle Marvig
  • Tour management by Travelrite International
  • 12 night Mediterranean cruise on MS Zuiderdam in the cabin category of your choice
  • All meals, entertainment, and service charges on MS Zuiderdam
  • Journey through beautiful Italy in a luxury coach
  • Sightseeing tours in all ports of call as per the itinerary
  • Port and handling charges on MS Zuiderdam
  • Cruise taxes & air taxes and surcharges
  • Onboard gratuities
  • Escorted by a professional Travelrite International Tour Manager

Not included in the price

  • Travel insurance
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals and drinks unless specified in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing and general expenses unless specified in the itinerary
  • Additional travel arrangements not in the detailed itinerary.
  • These will be quoted for separately


You can stay longer in Europe for minimal extra cost. Please contact 1800 630 343 for more information.


International touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the assistance from others.

Travelrite International Pty Ltd, (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour operator.

The tour costs are based on airfare, general transport, accommodation costs and foreign exchange rate at 10/3/19. Travelrite reserves the right to alter the costs if any of these factors change, giving any passenger that has booked the right to withdraw with full refund of monies paid or modify arrangements. No alterations to price will be made within 90 days of departure from Australia.

A deposit of $900 per passenger for is required at the time of booking. Full payment will be required 91 days before departure for the Quilting Tour. Paying by cheque or cash a 1.5% administration fee will be charged on payment by Visa, Mastercard and AMEX.

from Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane as listed in the itinerary. Please contact us for air taxes from different cities. Air taxes are as at 10/3/19. If they change due to government and airline charges and currency variations, Travelrite International reserves the right to charge additional amounts.

A deposit of $900 per passenger should be sent with a completed Travelrite International booking form that lists your requested cabin category. As soon as the booking is confirmed, (usually within 24 hours), a cruise confirmation advice will be posted to the client. The confirmation advice will contain all details. The passenger must also complete an online Holland America Cruises reservation form and a Travelrite International booking form. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 91 days prior to the commencement of the cruise.

CANCELLATION CHARGES: Number of days before sailing.

Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee
Over 91 days Loss of deposit
90 days or less loss of 100% of full fare
Non appearance/no written notice 100% of full fare


Travel insurance is recommended to cover the costs of cancellation fees due to illness, death in family, etc.

The tour has been priced on the basis of a minimum number of passengers having booked 91 days prior to departure. Travelrite reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of all monies paid or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified cost.

Travelrite reserves the right to change advert-ised entrances if necessary for the smooth operation of the tour.

The tour is based on arrangements that do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals, airfare or other services not utilized after the tour has commenced.

All passengers will require a valid passport. Visas for countries visited are not required for Australian passport holders. If you hold another passport please check with Travelrite.

All passengers qualify for the 20kg free baggage allowance.

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Travelrite International Pty Ltd is the tour organiser. Travelrite International Pty Ltd, its agents, officers, affiliates, and/or suppliers of services pursuant to, or in connection with these fly/cruises, shall act only as agents in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, including transportation by ship, restaurants, or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in fly/cruises, or by act of God. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. Baggage is at owners’ risk throughout the fly/cruise. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this fly/cruise and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any fly/cruise and/or make such changes in the fly/cruises as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the fly/cruise. This contract shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be taken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the MS Zuiderdam fly/cruise passage contract with Holland America, detailed in the Holland America brochure or on the website. If you can’t find this form please contact Travelrite International and we will tell you where you can see it.

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Bookings can be made by sending full names and addresses of intending tour members with a deposit of $900 for the Quilting Tour

Travelrite International Pty Ltd
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103

Further information can be obtained by telephoning
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Telephone: (03) 8803 6868

Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is a well established travel company which has been operating in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne for more than 30 years. It is fully ATAS accredited: A10538 and has two fully credited IATA offices Heathmont and Balwyn. As such, it directly represents the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international tour and transport operators. Travelrite International has been operating special interest tours for 25 years, and now runs over 90 tours a year. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.


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