Gems of the Adriatic Cruise

From $2299 (was $2549)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

13 Days
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Enjoy a cruise and land tour through Greece, Italy, and other stunning Mediterranean countries on a celebration of this remarkable region's ancient history and modern charm.

Tour Includes

3 Countries
  • Italy
  • Croatia
  • Greece
  • Milan
  • Florence
  • Pisa
  • Bologna
  • Venice
  • Kotor
  • Corfu
  • Santorini
  • Mykonos
  • Argostoli
  • Dubrovnik
Cruise Accommodations
  • 7 Nights
  • Cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Gem
Hotel Accommodations
  • 4 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
  • All meals onboard ship
  • 6 meals on land portion
  • A professionally trained English-speaking local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

Easy going activity level

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Tour information above is for 2022 dates. Please ask your travel consultant for more information.

Tour Highlights

  • Included city tours of Milan, Florence, and Bologna
  • Visit Michelangelo’s sculpture of David
  • See the dramatic angles of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Look up at the whitewashed homes of Santorini
  • Enjoy Corfu’s spectacular beaches

Mandatory Vaccinations Against COVID-19

All guests, including minors, must be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines prior to departure to participate. Guest vaccination requirements are currently for all departures until further notice. For more information visit our Travel Safe page.

Free Balcony Upgrade and Free Beverage or Internet Package Set Sail Offers

*Inside Cabins receive choice of two set sail offers. Ocean View and Balcony Cabins receive choice of four set sail offers. Unlimited Open Bar requires additional service fees. Web prices reflect Instant Rebate pricing. Offers valid for new bookings only and subject to availability. Offer may be cancelled at any time. Click here to view additional offer details.

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Gems of the Adriatic Cruise

Tours Starts: Milan, Italy

Tours Ends: Milan, Italy

Day 1

Depart for Italy

Your vacation begins on an overnight flight to Europe.

Day 2

Arrive in Milan, Italy

Welcome to Milan! If you purchased airline tickets from YMT Vacations, a friendly YMT representative will welcome you at the airport and transport you to the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy, until the included dinner at the hotel begins. (D)

Crowne Plaza Milan Malpensa or similar

Day 3

Milan to Florence via Pisa

Start your morning with a tour of Milan. Your panoramic sightseeing tour highlights will include the Piazza del Duomo, the main central square surrounded by buildings such as Milan’s Gothic cathedral and the Royal Palace of Milan. You’ll also have a chance to see Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and La Scala Opera House. Next, take a scenic drive to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the most famous architectural bungle in history. Your night ends in Florence. (B)

The Gate hotel or similar

Day 4

Florence and Michelangelo's David

Wake up bright and early for a walking tour of Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. See the 13th century Duomo with the Brunelleschi dome and Giotto's Campanile; Ghiberti's golden "Gates of Paradise" doors at the Baptistery of St. John; the Piazza della Signoria; and the Ponte Vecchio, a medieval bridge over the River Arno. You will also make a stop at the Galleria dell'Accademia to see Michelangelo’s legendary statue of David, a striking masterpiece that is considered the finest sculpture in the world. (B)

The Gate hotel or similar

Day 5

Walking Tour of Bologna and Embarkation in Venice 5:00pm

On your way to embarkation, enjoy some free time for lunch and sightseeing in the city of Bologna. Probably best known for its culinary tradition, Bologna also has an impressive history and is home to the world's oldest university, which was founded in 1088. You’ll embark on the NCL Gem this evening from Venice. (B)

Day 6

Kotor, Montenegro (2:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

A tiny coastal town blessed with stunning views and over 2,000 years of history, Kotor offers an authentic glimpse into the past. Kotor has a phenomenal UNESCO-recognized Old City that was built between the 12th and 14th centuries and is filled with medieval architecture and historic monuments, including the magnificent Cathedral of Saint Tryphon. When you get hungry, seafood lovers should order one of Montenegro’s signature dishes, black risotto, which gets its purple hue from cuttlefish ink!


Welcomed by a local family, you'll have a chance to walk the Olive Groves and see the mills before taking part in some local delicacies dipped in extra virgin olive oil. End your excursion with a walking tour of Old Town Kotor! $138 p/p. Please add this option at time of booking.

Day 7

Corfu, Greece (10:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

Corfu is one of Greece’s most naturally beautiful islands—full of plant life and stunning beaches. In addition, the culture and history reflect numerous influences—from Venetian fortresses to colorful Byzantine churches to ruins from ancient times. Corfu is the perfect Greek island to sightsee, or to just relax and enjoy a dip in the Ionian Sea.

Day 8

Santorini, Greece (2:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

Today is yours to explore the paradise of Santorini at your own pace. Enjoy the day and take in the majesty of the island’s spectacular volcanic cliffs! Santorini is also famous for the stacked whitewashed houses of Fira, the island’s main town perched on the side of the caldera. On the southern side of the island, the resorts of Kamari and Perissa are known for their black volcanic sand, and Santorini is also renowned for producing some of the best wine in Greece.

Day 9

Mykonos, Greece (7:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

Wandering Mykonos on foot is easy. The central part of Mykonos Town is closed to traffic during most of the day, and will delight you with its whitewashed cubic houses, labyrinth of narrow streets, beautiful churches, lovely chapels, and bountiful purple bougainvillea!

Day 10

Argostoli, Greece (8:30 AM - 3:00 PM)

The island of Kelafonia is full of incredible sights that visitors from around the world fall in love with—chief among them the views of the mesmerizingly blue Ionian Sea you can enjoy from nearly everywhere in Argostoli. In addition, the Lithostroto and Rizospaston are two of the main pedestrian-friendly thoroughfares in town, and are great places to eat, shop, people watch, and enjoy the lovely weather and atmosphere.

Day 11

Dubrovnik, Croatia (10:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

Dubrovnik is guaranteed to be a highlight of your trip. It is widely considered to be one of Europe’s most magical cities, owing largely to its aweinspiring Old City. Enclosed by imposing stone walls, much of the Old City dates back centuries, including its spectacular 800-year-old Gothic monastery and the world’s oldest pharmacy— serving Franciscan friars since 1317!

Day 12

Debarkation in Venice and Transfer to Milan (Arrives at 7:00 AM)

After disembarkation this morning in Venice, enjoy a sightseeing tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site that has remained a diverse and successful city in the twenty-first century entirely without cars or trucks. Wander the canals and alleyways lined with boutiques, or simply relax with an espresso or refreshing gelato. Continue to Milan where you will enjoy a delicious included Farewell Feast. (D)

Crowne Plaza Milan Malpensa or similar

Day 13

Depart for Home (B)

Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Hotels may differ depending on date. 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. Please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.

YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

Inside Stateroom

Decks 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 & 11

These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for you to cruise. You'll have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and of course you'll have access to room service and all kinds of other great amenities on board. Approx. 138 sq ft.

Oceanview Porthole Stateroom

Deck 4 & 5

These Oceanview Staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed. You'll have a porthole to enjoy an amazing view, and of course you'll have access to room service and tons of other great amenities on board. Approx 155 sq ft.

Balcony Stateroom

Deck 8, 9 & 10

These staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, one Pullman, and one single sofabed. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony with an amazing view. Approx 200 sq ft.

Norwegian Gem's Deck Plans

Click here to view Norwegian Gem deck plans on Norwegian Cruise Line's website. Content that you may read on Norwegian Cruise Line's website may not be applicable to your tour, please speak with a YMT Travel Consultant for clarification.

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