Mediterranean Wonders 2018 - DMW18
Number of Days: 15
Join us on a Mediterranean discovery. This 15-day tour and cruise explores some of the most popular cities that Italy has to offer. Your cruise visits Croatia, Albania, and Greece. On your cruise your balcony stateroom offers fantastic views of the amazing scenery on offer in this stunning region.
- Venice (Italy)
- Bari (Italy)
- Katakalon (Greece)
- Mykonos (Greece)
- Piraeus (Athens)
- Saranade (Albania)
- Dubrovnik (Croatia)
15-day Tour & Cruise (Balcony Cabin)
Day 1 ROME
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Evening transfer to the Trastevere district. Welcome to Rome! Upon airport arrival, our guide will greet you at the hotel and will provide all the necessary information. At the end of the evening we arrange a transfer to Trastevere area. This neighbourhood will be a great introduction to Rome, a stroll in the narrow-cobbled streets of the Trastevere district reveals hidden treasures to us, such as some modest medieval churches, small shops with the most peculiar of objects or scenes of daily life. Many trattorias (informal Italian eating establishments) and osterias (inns) imbued with the Italian spirit will be ready to serve you local dishes. Other restaurants serving Indian, Chinese and international food can be found in this area. Return to hotel.
Day 2 ROME
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Rome. Roman Coliseum (admission price included) and Vatican City. In the morning, we have a scenic tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. We enter the tiny state of the Vatican. The Vatican City is a principal centre of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. And we have also included admission to the Roman Coliseum, the principal symbol of Rome. This impressive construction dates back 2,000 years and will transport us in time so that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire. In the evening we provide transport to the Via Cavour area, were you will find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food. Return to hotel.
Day 3 ROME - FLORENCE
TODAY’S HIGLIGHTS: Tour with a local expert from Florence. View from Piazzale Michelangelo. We will leave Rome, heading north. This route is graced with beautiful landscapes. Upon arrival in FLORENCE, we head straight to Piazzale Michelangelo, an impressive site in the city. In the evening we provide a tour with a local expert, and walk through the historic centre, taking in places such as the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and Piazza della Signoria. This city is truly an outdoor museum. Free time to explore. In the evening, you can dine at your favourite restaurant. In this district you can find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food.
Day 4 FLORENCE - VENICE
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Vaporetto boat on Venice’s Grand Canal. Visit and admission to the Saint Mark´s Basilica. Admire the technique of crafting Murano Glass. Today we enjoy stunning mountain landscapes while crossing the Apennine Mountains. Arriving in VENICE, we will board a Vapporetto to travel around on the canals in the historic centre. With a local guide, we will visit the marvellous Saint Marck´s and enter the marvellous basilica (entry cost included). Afterwards, we shall be able to visit the Murano glass factory. It is marvellous to see the technique how this ancient glass is made. Free time. At the end of the afternoon, you will have the chance to eat dinner in the Mestre area, where you can choose the type of restaurant that you prefer (Indian, Oriental, Italian, etc.).
Day 5 VENICE
After breakfast, end of our tour services. Enjoy the afternoon in Venice.
Day 6 FREE DAY IN VENICE
Enjoy a day at leisure exploring the wonders of Venice. Or why not appreciate the fresh alpine air and explore Italy's impressive Dolomites mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on an organized tour? We can arrange a full day tour for you. Costs are additional - ask us for details.
Day 7 FREE DAY IN VENICE
Enjoy a day at leisure exploring the wonders of Venice. Or why not set off on a day trip to Verona? Shakespeare had good reason to choose Verona as the setting for his great romance, Romeo, and Juliet, and you can see this city of great beauty and drama for yourself. This full-day trip from Venice shows you the true beauty and grandeur of the grand and famous city. We can arrange a full day tour for you. Costs are additional - ask us for details.
Tomorrow you join your cruise for 7 nights.
Day 8 CRUISE EMBARKATION
Your Mediterranean cruise adventure starts today. The vessel is an innovative cruise ship with an elegant style that brings traditional craftsmanship to creative designs. Step aboard and you’ll enter a refined world of comfort, from the spectacular foyer waterfall to the Zen Garden, authentic Japanese Sushi bar and opulent MSC Aurea Spa wellness centre with steam room, sauna, and divine massages to pamper body and mind, it’s the perfect place to unwind.
There are many sports and fitness activities available on board, including a basketball court, tennis court, shuffleboard, state-of-the-art gym and minigolf. Kids and teens are equally well served, with their own clubs and parties, a dedicated Stone Age and Dinosaur Play Area, stunning video games and even a DJ disco! Plus, there are naturally all the resort amenities you could wish for, including 3 swimming pools, 4 whirlpools, and a giant poolside cinema screen.
The gourmet cuisine on board brings you specialties from around the world but retains its Mediterranean heart, rooted in the values of the Italian slow food movement. With MSC, every succulent dish is freshly prepared with care by our skilled chefs from prime quality ingredients.
The varied lounge bars offer similarly refreshing originality and authenticity, from the Grappolo d’Oro wine-tasting bar to the Mojito cocktail bar and sumptuous design of the cigar room.
DAY PORT ARRIVAL DEPARTURE ACTIVITY* 8 Venice, Italy - 16:30 Docked 9 Bari, Italy 10:00 17:00 Docked 10 Katakolon, Greece 11:00 17:00 Docked 11 Mykonos, Greece 08:00 19:00 Docked/Tender 12 Piraeus, Greece 07:30 16:30 Docked 13 Sarande, Albania 12:00 20:00 Tender 14 Dubrovnik, Croatia 09:00 15:00 Docked 15 Venice, Italy 09:00 - Docked
Your Cruise is based in a Balcony stateroom. So make sure you utilize your own private space and enjoy all this stunning region has to offer.
Upon arrival in Venice on day 15, you will disembark the ship and you're welcome to extend your stay further or head to the airport for your onward travels.
This Cruise Tour includes:
- 14 nights accommodation
Land tour includes
- English speaking guide
- Buffet breakfast
- City tour in Rome, Florence & Venice
- Ticket admission to Coliseum in Rome, Saint Mark's Basilica and Muano Glass Factory in Venice
- Onboard activities - You’ll find a full spectrum of activities organized on board throughout the day, from group games and competitions to quizzes, crafts classes and hobbies. They’re open to everyone, so feel free to join in as few or as many as you like.
- Fitness Centre
- Library & Card room
- Broadway-style shows
- plus much more