Grand Transatlantic & the Alps

From $2199 (was $2449)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

25 Days

Includes select meals on tour, all meals on cruise
Passport Required

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Introduction

Take a remarkable tour through 8 countries, from the sunny Caribbean through the Mediterranean to the Alps. Experience 25 days of luxury, culture, and scenic beauty as you cross the Atlantic and continental Europe in style!

Trip includes

  • 20-Night Transatlantic Cruise: Aboard Costa Cruise Line's Luminosa 

  • 4-Night Land Tour with Hotel Accommodations: Based on twin/double occupancy in moderate hotels

  • Sightseeing: Special events as listed on the itinerary

  • Meals: All meals onboard the ship, plus select meals on the land portion. 

  • 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 easy going

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Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy a city tour of Verona, the fascinating setting of Shakespeare’s tragic Romeo and Juliet
  • Spend a full day in San Juan, Puerto Rico’s colorful capital city
  • Visit Innsbruck, Austria and gaze up at the Alps from its delightful Medieval center
  • Finish your tour with an included dinner at the original Hofbräuhaus in Munich—the world's most famous beer hall


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Grand Transatlantic & the Alps

Tours Starts: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Tours Ends: Munich,Germany

Day 1

Embarkation in Fort Lauderdale (Depart 11:00 PM)

Your transatlantic adventure begins as you board Costa's Luminosa.

Day 2 & 3

At Sea

Day 4

San Juan, Puerto Rico (8:00 AM – 11:00 PM)

Your first stop is Puerto Rico’s colorful capital, home to some truly unmissable highlights— authentic Puerto Rican food, stunning architecture, and Old San Juan. At the heart of the famous historic district is Castillo San Cristobal, a Spanish fort completed in the 1700s that is now an incredibly well-preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site. As for food, you should try mofongo—fried plantains smashed into flavorful spices and meats, traditionally pork cracklings, and served piping hot!

Day 5

St. John's, Antigua (8:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

The island of Antigua is a tropical paradise, with palm-fringed beaches and crystal-clear water. Perhaps explore the picturesque English Harbor and St. John’s Cathedral.

Day 6-11

At Sea

Day 12

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

The island of Tenerife is known for its year-round warm climate and breathtaking views— most impressively on the summit of Mt. Teide, Spain's highest mountain. Santa Cruz is also home to stunning beaches and impressive modernist architecture.

Day 13

At Sea

Day 14

Málaga, Spain (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

Loaded with history and brimming with vibrant energy, 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 the spectacular “one-armed” Renaissance cathedral La Manquita, or enjoy Málaga’s massive hilltop Moorish fortresses known as Alcazaba and Castillo de Gibralfaro.

Day 15

At Sea

Day 16

Marseille, France (1:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

Among the terracotta-roofed buildings of France's oldest city lie many intriguing sights, including majestic Palais Longchamp and the Cathedral of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde.

Day 17

Savona, Italy (8:00 AM – 4:30 PM)

Welcome to Savona, where you can enjoy the 16th-century Priamar Fortress and Savona Cathedral in the heart of its historic center. The ocean views, cool breeze, and fresh seafood all make this provincial capital a blissful port stop.

Day 18

Naples, Italy (2:00 PM – 8:00 PM)

Naples is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities, and home to the largest historic city center in Europe, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 19

At Sea

Day 20

Dubrovnik, Croatia (7:00 AM – 1:00 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 awe-inspiring 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! The Pearl of the Adriatic also boasts breathtaking views of the Dalmatian coast, a stunning collection of ancient red-roofed buildings, and plenty of English speakers eager to make you feel welcome.

Day 21

Disembarkation and City Tour in Venice, Italy (8:00 AM)

After disembarkation, enjoy a sightseeing tour of this amazing city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built on an archipelago of 117 islands in a lagoon. Venice is unique in Europe in that it has remained a sizable, diverse, successful city in the twenty-first century—entirely without cars or trucks. Enjoy time to wander the labyrinth of canals and alleyways lined with boutiques and souvenir shops, or to simply relax and people watch over an espresso or refreshing gelato.

Crowne Plaza Venice East or similar

Day 22

Transfer to Innsbruck via Verona

Today we head inland from Venice and the Adriatic Sea through the lush northern Italian landscape to fair Verona. Best known as the setting for Shakespeare's beloved Romeo and Juliet, Verona also offers wonderful examples of Medieval and Renaissance art and architecture. Our walking tour includes the Duomo cathedral, the Piazza delle Erbe, famed for its high tower, and of course the house of Juliet, with its legendary balcony. Continue to Innsbruck, one of Austria’s largest cities, for an included dinner. (B, D)

Hotel Grauer Park or similar

Day 23

Innsbruck Sightseeing and Transfer to Munich

Your day starts with breakfast and a walking tour of Innsbruck. The Nordkette range, known as the Jewel of the Alps, is just outside of the city proper. It provides a picture-perfect mountainous backdrop for Innsbruck's stunning historic center, with an imposing cathedral and storybook castle, as well as the massive Bergisel Ski Jump, crowned by a 150-foot-tall tower. Transfer to Munich for your overnight stay. (B)

Hotel Feringapark or similar

Day 24

Sightseeing in Munich

Your final day takes you through Munich, known for its hearty German cuisine, exceptional beers, and the original Oktoberfest; it also has a vibrant art scene and beautifully preserved architecture. Enjoy the included dinner at the original Hofbräuhaus, Munich's largest tourist attraction, after the Oktoberfest. The historical tavern features authentic food, dirndl-clad waitresses, and live Bavarian music. (B, D)

Hotel Feringapark or similar

Day 25

Depart for Home (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 tours 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.


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Inside

A cozy nest: you will feel the comfort and Costa hospitality first hand with this type of cabin. Suitable for those who want to spend a little less for the cruise, but who still don’t want to miss out on anything, or for whom the cabin is just used to sleep in and to change clothes, because they prefer to live 360° on the ship.

Ocean View

A window between sky and sea: the Costa Ocean View cabins give you more direct contact with the colors of your vacation. Being able to see the sea, enjoy the sunsets and sunrises is what will make your cruise even more romantic.

Balcony

Face to face with the sea: a room with a balcony overlooking the sea allows us to experience the warm wind in our hair and the sweet scent of the ocean. All the comfort of a Costa cabin with your balcony overlooking the sea. A real treat.

Deck Plans

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