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Big Apple, Bermuda & Gems of Europe

From $1799 (was $3598)

23 Days

Includes all meals on cruise

Passport Required

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Big Apple, Bermuda & Gems of Europe - Itinerary

Tour Starts: Miami, Florida

Tour Ends: Milan, Italy

Day 1

Miami

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

Note: Some departure cities might require a pre-night in Miami on March 7th. Ask your travel consultant for details.

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 (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 many 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

INCLUDED LISBON EXPERIENCE

Welcome to the capital and largest city of Portugal and the westernmost capital city in Europe. Today we will take you on an included city tour with a local guide. Key sights 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. Overnight in the port of Lisbon.

Day 17

Lisbon, Portugal

Enjoy another full day in Lisbon at leisure. With its sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and over 20 centuries of history, there is no shortage of landmarks to visit.

Day 18

Málaga, Spain (7:00 AM–2:00 PM)

Located on Spain’s Costa del Sol and founded around 3000 years ago, Malaga became an important part in the Roman Empire before being conquered by the Moors. Many intriguing sites are within reach of Malaga by joining an optional day excursion to Grenada, home to Alhambra, a fortified royal residence and now UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 19

Valencia, Spain (9:00 AM–3:00 PM)

Valencia was founded as a Roman colony in 138 BC on the banks of the Turia River. Today it is the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona and a major economical center with a rich industrial history. 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; and Llotja de la Seda (Silk Exchange market), a Gothic style building from the 16th century and recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. Valencia is also famous for its gastronomic culture and the traditional Spanish dish paella originated here.

Day 20

Marseille, France (12:00 PM–6:00 PM)

Located on the Mediterranean coast, Marseille is the oldest and now second largest city in France, founded in 600 BC. Amongst the many terracotta-roofed buildings lie lots of intriguing sights including the Cathedral of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde and Parc Longchamp with its beautiful palace, art museum and natural history museum. Other places well worth visiting are the nearby city of Avignon and the quaint villages of Le Baux & Aix en Provence.

Day 21

Genoa, Italy (9:00 AM) to Milan

Disembark and continue to Milan, capital of the region of Lombardy and Italy’s second largest city where great art, history, culture and fashion are seamlessly combined. Your panoramic sightseeing tour highlights will include the Piazza del Duomo, the main central square surrounded by several important buildings such as Milan’s gothic cathedral and the Royal Palace of Milan. (D)

Crowne Plaza Milan Malpensa or similar

Day 22

Milan

Enjoy a day at leisure or pre-book one of the following exciting optional tours. (B, D)

Optional Tours

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.