Italian Discovery & Transatlantic Cruise

From $1999 (was $2249)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

23 Days

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

All roads lead to Rome on this unforgettable transatlantic voyage! Experience the Big Apple, stay 2 days in Bermuda, cruise the Mediterranean, and sightsee through the Italian countryside on a 4-night land tour visiting Florence, Pisa, and the history-filled seat of the Roman Empire.

Trip includes

  • 18-night Transatlantic Cruise: Aboard MSC Cruise Line's MSC Divina
  • 4-Night Hotel Accommodations: Based on twin/double accommodations in moderate hotels.
  • Meals: All meals onboard the ship plus select meals on the land tour.
  • Baggage Handling: To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your tour for one piece of checked baggage per person.
  • Sightseeing: Special events as listed on the itinerary.

 

Activity Level

Easy going activity level

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Trips Highlights

  • Enjoy 2 full days at leisure in the Big Apple
  • See Bermuda's pristine, pink sand beaches
  • Visit the historic Azores
  • Explore exciting European ports, including Lisbon, Valencia, and Marseille
  • Discover the highlights of Italy on a 4-night land tour including Montecatini, Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Orvieto, and Rome

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Italian Discovery & Transatlantic Cruise

Tours Starts: Miami, Florida

Tours Ends: Rome, Italy

Day 1

Fly to Miami and Embark (Depart 8:00 PM)

Board the MSC Divina to begin your transatlantic adventure

Days 2 & 3

At Sea

Days 4 & 5

New York City Leisure Days (8:00 AM – 11:00 PM next day)

Welcome to New York! These first two days are yours to take in the Big Apple at your own pace. There’s a tremendous amount to see, eat, and experience in this exciting city that never sleeps. The beauty of these days is that you get to see New York your way. The city's must-see sights include the unparalleled views of Manhattan’s iconic skyline and landmarks like the Freedom Tower, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island.

Day 6

At Sea

Days 7 & 8

King's Wharf, Bermuda (6:00 PM – 6:00 PM next day)

Enjoy two days in Bermuda, a British Overseas Territory with a temperate climate and pink sand beaches. Popular sites include the charming capital city of Hamilton, which was founded in 1788 and remains a picturesque harbor city graced with shops, museums, galleries, and gardens

Days 9 - 12

At Sea

Built with style, luxury and attention to detail, the MSC Divina is where timeless elegance meets modern comfort. Enjoy the stone piazza, the grand Casino Veneziano, and the Broadway-size Pantheon Theatre, which features world-class entertainment.

Day 13

Ponte Delgada, Azores, Portugal (7:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Ponta Delgada is a stunning island city best known for its historic buildings, vibrant green hillsides, friendly people, and confections made with the unique Azorean pineapple. The soil on the island is perfect to grow the tropical fruit, but the unpredictable weather necessitates the use of greenhouses. This process produces a slow growing but very sweet pineapple you must try in a local cake, mousse, or chutney!

Day 14

At Sea

Day 15

Lisbon, Portugal (10:30 AM – 6:30 PM)

Welcome to Portugal’s coastal capital! Lisbon is watched over by 7 picturesque hills, and their view of an ancient city with cobblestoned streets and stately ruins seamlessly mixed with a thoroughly modern metropolis is one of Europe’s prettiest. Make sure to come to Lisbon hungry, as their restaurants take advantage of the tremendous variety of fresh local seafood and succulent Alentejan beef.

Day 16

At Sea

Day 17

Valencia, Spain (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

This former Roman colony is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Spain due to its appealing combination of culture and history— especially the ancient Serrans and Quart Towers in the medieval city, and the Monasterio de San Miguel de los Reyes. Delicious paella was born in Valencia, and in between meals, you can enjoy numerous museums, parks, and the city’s impressive architecture.

Day 18

Marseille, France (12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Marseille is France's second-largest city and also its oldest. France's most renowned metropolitan area alongside Paris and Lyon, Marseille boasts terracotta-roofed buildings and many intriguing sights, including the Cathedral of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde

Day 19

Disembarkation in Genoa and Transfer to Montecatini (9:00 AM)

Bid arrivederci to the Divina as you disembark this morning in beautiful Genoa. This stunning port city has maintained its Renaissance charm over the centuries, and you will love traveling through it on your way to lovely Lucca for lunch. Most famous for its remarkably intact Renaissance-era stone walls, Lucca is the perfect place to grab a bite. From there, move on to Montecatini Terme, a beautiful spa town built around mineral water springs.

Hotel Settentrionale Esplanade or similar

Day 20

Pisa and Florence

Today's full-day excursion starts with a short drive toward the Mediterranean coast, and the city of Pisa. Here you will see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a fascinating sight to behold! Travel on to Florence to enjoy a lively walking tour. See the 13th century Duomo with the Brunelleschi dome and Giotto's Campanile, or bell tower; Ghiberti's golden "Gates of Paradise" doors at the marble-clad Baptistery of St. John; the Piazza della Signoria; and the Ponte Vecchio, a medieval bridge spanning the River Arno. (B)

Hotel Settentrionale Esplanade or similar

Day 21

Rome and Orvieto

Take the funicular up to the ancient town of Orvieto, where you can explore the rich history of this charming town and admire a variety of Etruscan, Medieval, and Renaissance art. The Orvieto funicular, a cliff cable railway, first opened in 1888 and uses water and gravity to transport its cars up and down the hillside. After exploring the town, we continue to Rome. (B, D)

Hotel Roma Aurelia Antica or similar

Day 22

Rome Sightseeing

A half-day sightseeing tour includes the highlights of this Eternal City. Today's sights include outside views of the Roman Forum, once a marketplace and center of daily Roman life; the Colosseum (entrances not included); the Piazza Navona; the Spanish Steps; and of course the fabled Trevi Fountain. (B)

Hotel Roma Aurelia Antica or similar

Day 23

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.


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

Interior Cabins approximately from 13 sq.m to 24 sq.m.* Double bed that can be converted into two single beds (on request), Air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wireless internet access (for a fee), mini bar and safe.

* This size range includes both standard cabins and cabins for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility, which are larger. Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown (within the same cabin category).

Oceanview Stateroom

Ocean View cabins approximately from 12 sq.m to 29 sq.m.* Double bed that can be converted into two single beds (on request). Air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wireless internet access (for a fee), mini bar, and safe.

* This size range includes both standard cabins and cabins for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility, which are larger. Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown (within the same cabin category).

Balcony Stateroom

Balcony cabins approximately from 17 sq.m to 42 sq.m.* Double bed that can be converted into two single beds (on request). Air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower or tub, interactive TV, telephone, wireless internet access (for a fee), mini bar, and safe.

* This size range includes both standard cabins and cabins for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility, which are larger. Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown (within the same cabin category).

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