Specialist garden travel operator Botanica World Discoveries (botanica.travel) has announced special booking deals on two of its most popular botanically-themed small ship ocean cruise departures for 2017.
Book the 12-day Mediterranean Wildflowers, History, Gardens & Architecture of the Gods Cruise from Athens to Rome via the Greek Islands departing 22 April 2017, and you can fly Business Class from just $3,995 per person including air taxes. Alternatively solo travellers can choose to take advantage of Botanica’s no single supplement offer for this cruise, saving themselves $7,250 per person.
The cruise is priced from $14,495 per person, twin share and sails aboard the 114-passenger MS Island Sky. Guests are accompanied by Dr Toby Musgrave as the specialist Botanical guide. It includes the chance to explore the garden of Ischia and La Mortella in Naples; and private visits to the Marques of San Giulliano’s garden and the Princess Borghese garden in Sicily amongst its many highlights.
If you book Botanica’s 14-day Japanese and South Korean Spring Blossoms, Gardens & Culture Cruise from Tokyo to Osaka, departing 5 April 2017, you can fly business class for $1,995 per person including air taxes. Another option is to take advantage of Botanica’s special solo offer on this cruise, whereby the single supplement has been waived for a limited time, enabling solo travellers to save $3,000.
This cruise is priced from $16,995 per person twin share and sails aboard the 114-passenger MS Caledonian Sky. Guests are accompanied by botanical guides Dr Toby Musgrave and Simon Rickard.
Highlights include the chance to visit a Samurai’s home; see Yuushien Garden, famous for its Ginseng and Peonies; discovering Ritsurin Park, known for its Spring colours; exploring Koraku-en, the landscape garden of Okayama; and a visit to the majestic Western Kyoto Gardens.
Included in the price of each cruise is all sightseeing; meals; wine, beer and soft drinks included with lunch and dinner on board; expert lectures; services of a cruise director and specialist guides; airport transfers on the first and last day; and all tipping and port charges.
These deals must be booked before 31 August 2016. Offer is subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply and can be found on Botanica’s website.