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1 St Paul’s College, Kempsey Classical Tour of Greece and Italy 14 – 26 January, 2016

2 Who is G.E.T. Educational Tours Australia’s Largest and Most experienced educational tour provider – established 1960 Sole business is school tour travel Operate tours all over Australia and throughout the world

3 Days 1 & 2 Tuesday Jan 14, Wednesday Jan 15 Fly from Sydney to Athens with Emirates Upon arrival meet your guide and enjoy a half- day guided tour of Athens Afternoon activities at teacher’s discretion Dinner provided

4 Days 3 & 4 - Athens Thursday Jan 16, Friday Jan 17 Enjoy breakfast at your hotel both mornings On these days students are given free time to spend on activities at their teacher’s discretion Take the opportunity to explore the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens We suggest a visit to the Acropolis Dinner included on both nights

5 Day 5 – Athens to Delphi Saturday Jan 18 Breakfast at the hotel followed by check out Free time this morning for sightseeing After lunch depart for Delphi by coach Dinner provided

6 Day 6 – Delphi to Olympia Sunday Jan 19 After breakfast at your hotel enjoy a half-day guided tour of the historic sites of Delphi This afternoon depart for Olympia Dinner included

7 Day 7 – Olympia to Patras Monday Jan 20 After breakfast at the hotel it’s time for a half- day guided tour of the historic sites of Olympia In the afternoon depart for Patras where you will board the overnight ferry to Brindisi to begin the Italian part of your tour

8 Day 8 – Brindisi to Pompeii Tuesday Jan 21 Arrive in Brindisi where you will meet your coach and transfer to Pompeii Enjoy a guided tour of Pompeii where you can explore and learn about the bustling Roman city destroyed in AD79 by Mt Vesuvius Transfer to your accommodation Dinner included

9 Day 9 – Pompeii to Rome Wednesday Jan 22 Following breakfast at the hotel board the coach and transfer to Herculaneum Meet your guide for a tour of Herculaneum, a beach resort which was also a victim of the volcano Continue on to Rome by coach Dinner include

10 Day 10 – Rome Thursday Jan 23 Following breakfast at the hotel meet your guide for a half-day walking tour of Rome Afternoon of free time at your teacher’s discretion to explore the sites of Rome Dinner included

11 Day 11 – The Vatican Friday Jan 24 Following breakfast a guide will meet you at the hotel for a half-day guided tour of the Vatican Entrance to the Vatican and Sistine Chapel included Free afternoon for last minute sight seeing or shopping at your teacher’s discretion Dinner included

12 Days 12 & 13 – Return home Saturday Jan 25, Sunday Jan 26 Breakfast at the hotel followed by check out Transfer to the airport for return flight Fly Rome to Sydney with Emirates

13 Tour Cost Inclusions Return economy airfare with Emirates (Shoulder Season) Prepaid airport/airline taxes and levies $250.00 Greece: 3 x nights’ accommodation at 3 star hotel in Athens with half board 1 x night’s accommodation at 3 star hotel in Delphi area with half board 1 x night’s accommodation at 3 star hotel in Olympia area with half board 3 day Private touring coach (Athens – Delphi – Olympia – Patras) Panoramic city sights tour of Athens by private coach on arrival Entrance and guided tour of Delphi historic site, Olympia historic site Overnight Ferry Patras – Brindisi including dinner

14 Tour Cost Inclusions Cont. Italy: 1 x night’s accommodation at 3 star hotel in Pompeii area with half board 3 x nights’ accommodation at 3 star hotel in Rome with half board 2x full day coach (Brindisi – Pompeii, Pompeii – Rome) Coach transfer Rome hotel – airport 3 Day Roma pass including delivery Entrance and guided tour of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vatican museums + Sistine Chapel (school letter required) Half day guided walking tour of Ancient Rome including reservation to the Coliseum (Roma Pass to be used for the entrance)

15 Estimated Tour Cost $___ per student. Based on 30 students + 3 staff escorts Plus: $140.40 per person for QBE International Travel Insurance Policy 14 day policy – group policy only for passengers between the ages of 0-59 and is based on an excess of $200.00 per claim

16 What Can affect the quoted price Below are some factors that can affect this quoted price. 1)Prepaid Airline airport taxes / levies and surcharges are changing frequently. This component is not fixed until entire Airfare and Tax amount is paid and the group is ticketed by the airline. 2)Exchange rates – all land costs are calculated in local currency. Exchange rate used in quote 1AUD = 0.78 Euros 3)Tour Numbers 4)Itinerary changes / availability of airfares / dates Updated Tour Cost will be advised 3 months prior to departure – taking into account final tour numbers, final tour itinerary, accurate exchange rate and any fluctuations in prepaid airline airport taxes and levies PRICES ARE NOT FIXED UNTIL FINAL MONIES ARE RECEIVED BY G·E·T EDUCATIONAL TOURS

17 What’s Not Included Passport / Visa Costs Meals other than specified Entrance Fees other than specified Personal expenses

18 Passports Each passenger must have a valid passport. Passport must not expire within 6 months of the date of return Photocopy of the details page of each passenger’s passport require as soon as possible If travelling on anything other than an Australian passport advise the school immediately

19 Vaccinations / Medical Please seek professional advice regarding specific vaccinations required for this destination Please advise the school immediately of any existing medical concerns (allergies, asthma, etc.,) so that a suitable management plan can be discussed. Travel Insurance companies can impose additional premiums to cover pre- existing medical conditions, it is your responsibility to disclose these to the insurer using the Traveller’s Medical Appraisal Form provided and returning this to the school with your travel insurance application form. Further instructions will follow once your condition has been appraised by the insurer.

20 Spending money Students will need to take enough spending money to cover meals / snacks not already covered in the itinerary along with any personal expenses (drinks, laundry, phone calls, etc.,) & souvenirs Best to take money in a couple of different forms – some local currency in cash, debit card or travelex cash passport

21 Baggage and Packing Max check in luggage weight 20kg Max carry on luggage weight 7 kg – restrictions to the carry on of liquids, sharps and flammable items All Students must be able to manage their own bags – no porters have been included in this cost.

22 Prepaid SIM Card for use in mobile phones that are less than 5 years old and unlocked. Can save up to 90% on Global Roaming Make and receive calls, send SMS Order online at prior to departure and get your SIM and number well in advance to Stop Bill Shock – leave your existing SIM at home and don’t worry about nasty bills for phone calls / data downloads whilst overseas. Pre-paid - Top up online anytime Starter Pack available from $49.95 including $10 Credit. You can get a discounted price by quoting promo code “GET” when ordering at

23 Booking Conditions Full booking conditions are available at DEPOSIT In order to secure a reservation G.E.T. requires notification of desired dates and number of students. Upon confirmation from the airlines, we will send you an invoice for a deposit of $1,000.00 per passenger. Once this deposit has been received, land arrangements will be requested. FINAL PAYMENT Approximately 10 weeks prior to your departure you will receive a Final Invoice. This will have an UPDATED final cost, incorporating possible changes in exchange rates and airline and airport taxes, changes in the number of participants.

24 What to Do Next You will receive a letter this evening from the co-ordinating teacher requesting deposit payment and passport copies. All cheques and correspondence must be made directly to the school Payment schedule as outlined by the school. Final payment due to G.E.T. no later than 65 days prior to departure All requests for information regarding the tour must come through the school and the teacher in charge

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