Grand European Cruise & Tour

From $1999 (was $2249)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

16 Days
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Introduction

Make the most of your European vacation on this dream tour of 5 unique, culturally vibrant countries. Explore leading global capitals, cities that changed the course of history, foodie destinations, seaside resorts, beach towns, and more as you travel from highlight to highlight around Europe.

Tour Includes

5 Countries
  • England
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • France
  • Italy
Sightseeing
  • London
  • Porto
  • Lisbon
  • Cádiz
  • Málaga
  • Cartagena
  • Barcelona
  • Cannes
  • Livorno
  • Rome
Cruise Accommodations
  • 10 Nights
  • Cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Star
Hotel Accommodations
  • 4 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
Meals
  • All meals onboard ship
  • 4 Breakfasts and 1 Dinner on land portion
Service
  • 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

Activity Level Active


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Tour Highlights

  • Discover London on an illuminating city tour
  • Fall in love with Lisbon on a full-day port stop in this adored mecca for foodies
  • Stroll the streets of Málaga, which inspired its most famous son, Pablo Picasso, to become one of the world's greatest artists
  • Enjoy a sip of the good life at the outdoor cafes lining the wide avenues of Cannes
  • See the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain on an included city tour of Rome

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 and Specialty Dining Package require 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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Grand European Cruise

Tours Starts: London, United Kingdom

Tours Ends: Rome, Italy

Day 1

Depart for London

Day 2

Arrive in London

If you purchased airline tickets through YMT Vacations, a friendly representative will welcome you at the airport and transport you to the hotel. Settle into your comfortable hotel, or take a stroll through the bustling streets of England’s dazzling capital city. The afternoon and evening are yours to relax at your own pace until guests are invited to sit down for a delicious included Welcome Feast at the hotel. (D)

Copthorne Tara or similar

Day 3

London City Tour

Savor a delicious breakfast before stepping out into London for a city tour. See Big Ben, the River Thames, the world-famous Westminster Abbey, and the Tower Bridge. Enjoy a free afternoon, or join us on your choice of optional tours. (B)

Copthorne Tara or similar

Day 4

London Leisure Day & Embarkation (Departs at 5:00 PM)

Spend a free morning exploring London on your own. Get settled into your cabin this afternoon on the NCL Star; you’ll set sail this evening. (B)

Day 5

At Sea

Day 6

Porto, Portugal (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

Porto is one of Portugal’s oldest cities. Its historic center, a sprawling UNESCO World Heritage Site, retains much of its ancient history. Intrepid foodies can try Tripas à Moda do Porto, the town’s signature dish. The recipe dates back to the 15th century, and you can still order a steaming plate overflowing with cow’s foot, pig’s ear, white beans, and freshly boiled tripe. Less adventurous eaters will find just as much joy in Porto’s excellent cuisine, especially when they wash it down with a glass of Port wine.

Day 7

Lisbon, Portugal (7:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

Welcome to Portugal’s hilly coastal capital, watched over by 7 picturesque hills. The peaks’ view of Lisbon’s historic cobblestoned streets and stately ruins, mixed seamlessly with the modern world that grew up around them, is one of Europe’s prettiest.

Day 8

Cádiz, Spain (9:00 AM - 7:00 PM)

Cádiz boasts well-preserved ancient streets, seaside fortresses, and Moorish architecture infused with the easygoing energy of contemporary Southern Spain. Cádiz is also near Seville, the Andalusian capital where Gothic architecture, Medieval history, and Arabian culture combine to create a truly unique setting. Santa Cruz, Seville’s medieval Jewish quarter, is especially memorable.

Day 9

Málaga, Spain (6:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

The city that gave the world Picasso remains a wonderful place to visit. Explore exciting art galleries, eat some of Spain’s finest beachside cuisine, see La Manquita, the spectacular “one armed” Renaissance cathedral, or enjoy Málaga’s massive hilltop Moorish fortresses known as Alcazaba and Castillo de Gibralfaro.

OPTION: MÁLAGA RESERVATURO &
SPANISH BULLSOPTION: MÁLAGA RESERVATURO & SPANISH BULLS:

Step into the world of bullfighting in Spain and tour the Reservaturo Ronda. Take in the animals as they have free roam of the UNESCO Biosphere Nature Reserve. $199 p/p. Please add this option at time of booking.


Day 10

Cartagena, Spain (8:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

Spend the day in Cartagena, a beautiful city overflowing with culture and history. Among its 12 museums, 10 landmark buildings, and innumerable churches and monuments, you'll see evidence of Carthagian, Roman, Vandal, Visigoth, Moorish, and modern influences.

Day 11

Barcelona, Spain (7:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

You'll be mesmerized by this modern city where Roman ruins live next door to high-rises, innovative exhibition spaces, and one of the world’s most impressive sports complexes. Barcelona boasts 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as a long, sandy coastline, fabulous food, cultural and artistic exhibitions, and shopping. Use your time in this port to see Las Ramblas, Gaudí's Sagrada Familia, Olympic Park, and views from Montjuic.

Day 12

Cannes, France (10:00 AM - 7:00 PM)

Cannes may be best known for its film festival, but this resort town on the French Riviera is far more than just a glamorous place to watch a movie. Don’t miss the palm tree lined Promenade de la Crositte, Cannes’ most famous street. It has fabulous views of the white sand beach, as well as restaurants, shopping, and cafes.

Day 13

Livorno, Italy (6:30 AM - 6:30 PM)

Livorno is a perhaps Tuscany’s most modern city, a fact that contrasts beautifully with its numerous ancient towers, forts and city walls. Guests may also choose to spend the day in nearby Florence. The birthplace of the Renaissance is home of Michelangelo’s legendary statue of David.

Day 14

Disembarkation in Civitavecchia & Rome City Tour (Arrives at 6:00 AM)

Say goodbye to the NCL Star and disembark in Civitavecchia. Travel into Rome, where you will enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of the highlights of this ancient city. You’ll also see the Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps, and of course the fabled Trevi Fountain.

iH Hotels Roma Z3 or similar

Day 15

Rome Leisure Day

There is history wherever you look in Rome, not to mention world-class shopping, outstanding food, and a vibrant culture. Spend the day enjoying the Eternal City on your own. (B)

iH Hotels Roma Z3 or similar

Day 16

Depart for Home


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 Cabin

These staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. You'll have easy access to everything fun and exciting on board. Approx. 142 sq. ft.

Oceanview Porthole Window Cabin

Norwegian Star Oceanview Staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests, as well as a porthole that offers a great view. You'll be right near everything fun and exciting on board. Size: 159 sq. ft.

Balcony Cabin

With room for up to three guests, Norwegian Star staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing view. Approx. Size: 203 sq. ft.

Norwegian Star Deck Plans

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




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