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Romantic France & Transatlantic Cruise

From $2099 (was $4198)

23 Days

Includes 3 meals on land tour, all meals on cruise

Passport Required

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Romantic France & Transatlantic Cruise - Itinerary

Tour Starts: Miami, Florida

Tour Ends: Nice, Italy

Day 1

Miami

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the MSC Divina, your floating hotel for the next 3 weeks.

Day 2 & 3

At Sea

Unwind and explore your cruise ship, the MSC Divina, as the journey starts.

Day 4

New York

INCLUDED NEW YORK EXPERIENCE

Welcome to New York - we have an exciting day planned for you and the best part is - it is included! Sit back and relax during a 1-hour boat tour and enjoy unparalleled views of Manhattan’s iconic skyline and landmarks, including the Freedom Tower, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. In the afternoon, visit the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, a place of remembrance, which tells the story of the events of 9/11 through artifacts that range in scale from the monumental to the intimate, as well as through first-person accounts and multimedia displays. Overnight in the port of New York.

Day 5

New York Leisure Day (Depart 6:00 PM)

Another full day in New York - join the optional shore excursion and discover the Big Apple on a city tour including the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Rockefeller Center, and more.

Day 6

At Sea

The experienced crew is at your disposal to help with suggestions; the daily newsletter outlines the shipboard amenities and countless activities and entertainment variety each day. A multitude of dining options lets you enjoy meals the way you like: from a casual buffet, to relaxed dining in your stateroom with room service, and fine dining in the formal dining room are all included.

Day 7 & 8

Overnight in the Port of Kings Wharf, Bermuda (9:00 AM–6:00 PM)

Enjoy 2 full days in Bermuda, a British Overseas Territory with a temperate climate and pink sand beaches. Made famous by its namesake shorts, popular sightseeing includes the charming capital, Hamilton. Founded in 1788, it is a picturesque harbor city graced with shops, museums, galleries, and gardens.

Day 9 - 12

Transatlantic Crossing

Recreate the glory of past days as you sail across the Atlantic Ocean and relive the Golden Age of Trans-Oceanic travel.

Day 13 & 14

Overnight in the Port of Ponta Delgada, Azores (8:00 AM–1:00 PM)

After a few days at sea, you’ll reach the Azores, a group of nine volcanic islands belonging to Portugal and located in the mid-Atlantic Ocean, 930 miles west of Lisbon. Ponta Delgada is the largest town in the Azores. With an illustrious past dating back to the mid 1400s, this port town is delightful to explore on foot. Enjoy one and a half days on this beautiful island.

Day 15

At Sea

Enjoy the last full day on board the Divina.

Day 16

Lisbon, Portugal

Welcome to the capital and largest city of Portugal, and the westernmost capital city in Europe. Key sights of this city include the Belem Tower, built in the 16th century and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Baixa (historic downtown), rebuilt after an earthquake in 1755. Tonight, you'll overnight in the port of Lisbon.

Day 17

Depart Lisbon (6:00 AM)

After an overnight stop in port of Lisbon, your cruise continues through the Mediterranean Sea.

Day 18

Málaga, Spain (7:00 AM–2:00 PM)

Founded nearly 3,000 years ago, Málaga, located on Spain’s Costa del Sol, was an important part of the Roman Empire as a center for both commerce and culture before being dominated by the Moors.

Day 19

Valencia, Spain (9:00 AM–3:00 PM)

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain. Some of the city’s most prominent attractions include Valencia Cathedral; the Torres de Serrans, one of twelve gates that were found along the old medieval city wall.

Day 20

Marseille, France (12:00 PM–6:00 PM)

Admire the terracotta-roofed buildings and intriguing sights of Marseille, including the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de la Garde and Parc Longchamp with its beautiful palace.

Day 21

Genoa, Italy (9:00 AM) to Nice, France

Today we disembark and continue to Nice. After Nice, visit San Remo along the way. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the glamorous capital of French Riviera. See Promenade of Anglais and the Notre Dame de Nice. Then explore Nice’s Old Town and stop at "marché aux fleurs" the flower market. (D)

Novotel Airport Nice or similar

Day 22

Sightseeing in Monaco

Travel to Monaco, the world's second smallest country! Marvel at the old stone Monaco Cathedral, Princess Grace's final resting place; soak in the city's aura of wealth and glamour during the included city tour; and discover the luxurious Monte Carlo and its world renowned F1 Circuit all before returning to Nice. (B)

✦ Novotel Airport Nice or similar

Day 23

Depart for Home

Your vacation comes to an end, but you'll depart for home with new friends and memories to reflect on for years to come! (B)

 

Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tour vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.