16 Day Italy with 7 Day Western Med Cruise (Norwegian Cruise)

2 Venice, 2 Florence, 3 Rome & 7 Western Med Cruise
Flights NYC-Rome, Venice-NYC, 14 nights first class hotel accommodation, all transfers, most meals, service of English Speaking tour manager throughout the trip
Price Includes
  • Flights New York-Venice, Rome-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 14 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Venice
    • 2 nights Florence
    • 3 nights Rome
    • 7 nights Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Cruise Line®
  • Italian city hotel taxes
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers
  • 31 meals: 14 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 11 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager (Days 2 - 8)
  • Services of local guides in all major cities (Days 2 - 8)
  • Entrance fees per itinerary (Days 2 - 8)
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring on motor coach tour

 

Special Features

  • Visit the pink marble Doge's Palace in Venice
  • Stop at a typical farm in the Tuscan countryside for wine tasting and local specialties
  • See Pisa's Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower
  • Stand before Michelangelo's David in Florence
  • Visit the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi
  • Tour of the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo's incomparable Sistine Chapel
  • Historic tour of Ancient Rome including the Roman Forum and the Colosseum
  • Wine & mineral water with all dinners on motor coach tour
  • Norwegian Cruise Line® Complimentary & Specialty Restaurants
Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Italy
Depart for Italy

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Venice
Arrive in glorious Venice with its astonishing treasures; transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure in this city built on over a hundred small islands and connected by 400 bridges, Venice is truly an artistic masterpiece. This evening, enjoy an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager, followed by a Welcome Dinnerr
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Thursday - Boat Ride to Murano, Tour of Venice
The discovery of Venice begins with a boat ride to the Island of Murano, known for its artistic and colorful Murano glassware. While here enjoy a visit to one of the factories to witness the art of glass blowing. Afterward, on to St. Mark's Square where you begin the guided walking tour of this romantic city. View the Golden Basilica of San Marco, built over several centuries in a fusion of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian architecture. See the Bridge of Sighs, created at the beginning of the 17th century to serve as a link between the prisons and the inquisition rooms of Doge’s Palace. Then, continue to visit the pink marble Doge's Palace, the official residence of the Venetian ruler; its facade is highlighted by a massive late-Gothic gate, known as the Porta della Carta. The rest of the day is yours to explore Venice independently, or participate in this afternoon's optional Gondola Ride with music - it's definitely one of the highlights of any Italian holiday
Optional: Gondola Ride with Music (PM)
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Friday - Tuscany, Pisa, Arrive in Florence
Depart Venice and travel through the stunning golden landscape of Tuscany, dotted with olive trees. Visit a typical Tuscan farm in the countryside for a wine tasting coupled with delectable local specialties. On to Pisa, to view the famous Piazza dei Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, among the most instantly recognizable structures on earth. The monuments on the extraordinary Piazza create a unique architectural blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles. Then, travel to the lively Renaissance city of Florence, with its priceless art and architecture for overnight
Overnight: Florence
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Saturday - Tour of Florence
Today's tour of Florence begins with a visit to the Accademia of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo's David is housed; stand in awe of this glorious work of art. Walk to the Duomo, celebrated for its magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi, and view the Baptistery's renowned "Gates of Paradise" by Ghiberti. Continue on a walk through the open-air museum at Signoria Square, ending at the splendid Ponte Vecchio. Florence is indeed the center of the world's finest art and architecture. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in this spectacular Renaissance city, or participate in the optional guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery*. Tonight, a delightful evening that begins with a ride through the Tuscan hills to a lovely restaurant where a sumptuous Tuscan dinner is served along with unlimited wine and entertainment
*(Optional Uffizi Gallery Tour PM, US $56): » available for purchase only in Italy from your Tour Manager «
Florence and the fine arts are synonymous. This guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery provides insight to the history of the structure and its collections. Originally the private collection of the Medici family, the palazzo was opened to the public in 1765. Your tour highlights exceptional examples of Florentine painting with an aim to help you better understand the works of masters including Giotto, Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci. Tour participation guarantees immediate entry to the Gallery, with no lengthy waits in oftentimes two-three hour queues
Important: Please note: The museum has a limited maximum capacity and therefore reserves the right to restrict admission. In this case, we may not be able to offer the tour. Price is based on minimum number of passengers
Overnight: Florence
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Sunday - Medieval Assisi to Rome
Depart Florence to the small medieval town of Assisi perched high on a hill in the Umbria region, with its Roman ruins, winding medieval streets and sacred shrines. Assisi is best known as the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi - patron saint of Italy. Its main attraction is the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco, one of the artistic highlights of medieval Europe which contains the sacred relics of St. Francis and Giotto's astonishing frescoes. The town of Assisi has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its significant art and architecture. Afterwards, continue to Rome, the astonishing city built on seven hills. Dinner together at the hotel
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Monday - Vatican Museum & Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
Today visit the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo's masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel. Stroll through one of the most important art collections of the world. Admire the Gallery of Tapestries and the Geographical Maps before arriving at the Sistine Chapel, with its great frescoes by Michelangelo. Continue to St. Peter's Square, passing Bernini's famous colonnade to view St. Peter's Basilica, built on the burial site of Saint Peter, with the most famous Michelangelo's Pieta*. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or join the optional walking tour of the Eternal City's grand piazzas that includes the Spanish Steps and continues to the legendary Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and the baroque Piazza Navona. Tonight linger and explore on your own and perhaps enjoy the typical Roman cuisine
Optional: Piazzas of Rome (PM)
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Tuesday - Tour Ancient Rome
The historic tour of ancient Rome begins at the Roman Forum, the central area of the city from which ancient Rome developed. View the triumphal Arch of Constantine, erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine's tenth year of leadership over the Eternal City. On to the mighty Colosseum, the largest amphitheater built in the Roman Empire that seated over 50,000, where gladiatorial contests and public events were attended by the rich, the poor and by the Emperor himself. Discover the delights of Rome this afternoon on your own. Stop at a local café for lunch and just people-watch, or savor a cappuccino, indulge in a delectable gelato or try an authentic Italian pizza. Tonight, dinner in a typical Roman restaurant with wine and music, followed by an illuminated tour of the city
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Wednesday - Embark Cruise
Enjoy the morning at leisure in Rome before saying good bye to your Tour Manager and transferring to the port in Civitavecchia. The ship sails at 7:00 pm. Sail overnight to Livorno
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Thursday - Full Day in Livorno, Italy
This morning at 7:00 am, arrive in Livorno, located in the heart of the Tuscany region on the Tyrrhenian Sea coast. Livorno is characterized by a large network of canals that were originally built as defensive moats and later served as an important transportation network throughout the city. Perhaps take a cruise on the fossi (moats), or stroll through the Central Market and sample the delicious array of food brought in from the Italian countryside. Set sail at 7:00 pm
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Friday - Full Day in Cannes, France
This morning around 8:00 am, arrive in Cannes, world renowned as a posh resort town on the French Riviera. Explore the charming port or take a short ride to Nice, located just 3 miles away. Alternatively visit Monaco and its main city, Monte Carlo, known for its historic casinos and elaborate buildings. This evening, set sail at 6:00 pm
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Saturday - Afternoon in Palma de Mallorca, Spain
This afternoon arrive in Palma de Mallorca around 1:00 pm. Palma de Mallorca is the largest city and capital of the Balearic Islands, a group of Mediterranean islands off the east coast of Spain and known throughout Europe as a popular holiday resort. Palma was founded by the Romans some 2,100 years ago and is replete with wall-to-wall history and architectural splendor. The Cathedral, the Almudaina Palace, the Lonja fish market and Plaza Mayor are some of the sites worth visiting. The landscape of the island is full of caves, and beautiful beaches. Palma is the city with many activities to enjoy such as the beach, playing sports, historic sightseeing and great shopping! Set sail this evening at 8:00 pm
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13, Sunday - Full Day in Barcelona, Spain
Arrive in Barcelona at 5:00 am. Barcelona is considered one of the most artistic and culturally rich cities in Spain. Perhaps stop at Park Guell, one of Barcelona's largest urban parks designed by Gaudi, the famous Catalan architect. Originally planned to be an exclusive area for the richest families of Barcelona's bourgeoisie, it later became a public park. Though the park was never fully completed, it is considered one of Gaudi's most colorful and playful works. Don't forget to take a stroll down the historic avenue of Las Ramblas, the most famous and lively street in Barcelona. Sail at 6:00 pm
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14, Monday - At Sea
Enjoy a day at sea aboard the ship as you sail across the Mediterranean to Italy. Take advantage of your ship's many unique features including the rock climbing wall or simply relax by one of the pools
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15, Tuesday - Full Day in Naples, Italy
Today at 7:00 am, dock in Naples, located on Italy's breathtaking southern coast. Explore this picturesque city, or join an excursion to see the impressive sites in the area. Go to the city of Pompeii, destroyed by the Volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD, and has remained remarkably well-preserved by the ash that buried it, or marvel at the natural beauty of Italy's Amalfi Coast, including the Isle of Capri, with its towering rock cliffs and turquoise waters. This evening, sail at 7:00 pm
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 16, Wednesday - Depart Italy
This morning, arrive to Civitavecchia at 6:00 am. Disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Due to Religious events, the opening times of St. Peter Basilica are subject to change without notice. In these cases, you will visit the Vatican Library instead of the Basilica.

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Notes :
  • Norwegian Epic Deck Plans
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
  • Passengers disembarking to the airport should select flights that depart no earlier than 12 pm.
  • Jul 1 departure will be accommodated at Grand Hotel Mediterraneo in Florence
  • Norwegian Cruise Line reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement without prior notice should the closing price of West Texas Intermediate Fuel increase above $65 per barrel on the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index). In the event a fuel supplement is charged, such supplementary charges are not included in the cruise fare. The fuel supplement charge will not exceed $10.00 per passenger per day.
  • Shore excursions may be booked in advance online or by phone with Royal Caribbean International.
  • Alternatively, tours can be purchased onboard and are subject to advance booking restrictions and availability. 
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
  • For visa information, check our Visa page
Not Included
Norwegian Cruise Line Taxes & Fees Newly introduced Italian City Taxes (payable locally)
Arrival & departure transfers Optional tours
Shore excursions, and gratuities

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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