Jewels of Europe Cruise & Tour with D-Day Experience

From $2599 (was $5198)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

18 Days

Includes all meals on cruise
Passport Required

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This program is currently sold out but new dates are coming soon! Call 877-332-6185 for more details.

Introduction

How would you like to sail on a brand new ship and visit 8 countries in Europe at a relaxed pace, only unpacking once? On this vacation, you can do just that - plus, enjoy a full day D-Day Experience tour in Normandy, France and a half-day city tour in Lisbon – all included! 

Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Jewels of Europe Cruise & Tour!

Trip includes

  • 12-night European Cruise: Aboard MSC Cruise Line's MSC Meraviglia
  • 4-night land tour: with hotels based on twin/double accommodations in moderate hotels.
  • Sightseeing: Special events as listed on the land portion, including a full day D-Day excursion from Le Havre and Lisbon experience.
  • Meals: All meals on-board the cruise ship plus daily continental breakfast and 3 dinners on the land portion. Note: (B, L, D) as noted at the end of itinerary text indicates meals included for that day. All meals on cruise are included.
  • Service: A professionally trained Tour Director throughout the land tour who is knowledgeable on the local 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

Moderate Activity level

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Trip highlights

  • Dive into the heart of history during the included D-Day experience in France
  • Discover 8 European countries: Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, United Kingdom, Germany, & the Netherland
  • See Stonehenge up close
  • Enjoy an included half-day city tour of Lisbon

Set Sail Offer

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Jewels of Europe Cruise & Tour with D-Day Experience

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Jewels of Europe Cruise & Tour with D-Day Experience

Tour Starts: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tour Ends: Milan, Italay

Day 1 & 2

Arrive in Amsterdam, Netherlands

After your overnight flight, arrive in Amsterdam. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers and local Tour Director over an included welcome dinner. (D)

Novotel Schiphol Airport or similar

Day 3

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is ripe for rambling, its compact core laced by atmospheric lanes and quarters. Enjoy a half-day city tour and see the Dam Square with the Royal Palace, New Church, the National Monument, and the Skinny Bridge across the River Amstel. (B)

Novotel Schiphol Airport or similar

Day 4

Hamburg, Germany

Today we cross over to Germany and arrive in the afternoon in Hamburg, Germany's second largest city with a rich history dating back over 1,000 years. (B, D)

Leonardo Hotel Hamburg Airport or similar

Day 5

Embarkation in Hamburg, Germany

This morning, enjoy an included panoramic tour where you will get to see city hall, St.
Michael's Church, dedicated to Archangel Michael, and "Speicherstadt," the old warehouse district with its picturesque canals. Then transfer to the port city to board MSC Meraviglia, your floating hotel for the next 2 weeks. (B)

Day 6

At Sea

ABOUT MSC MERAVIGLIA: MSC Meraviglia is packed with extraordinary features that offer the perfect experience at sea. On board you can enjoy 12 authentic dining options, an abundance of bars and cafes, and out-of-this-world entertainment with new panoramic areas, an innovative ocean-view aft lounge, and a two-deck "inside promenade."

Day 7

Le Havre, France (8:00 AM–8:00 PM)

INCLUDED D-DAY EXPERIENCE: Today you will get the chance to explore a piece of world history during the included D-Day experience. The 360-degree film, Normandy's 100 Days is one of the highlights, followed by views of the beach and what remains of the Mulberry Harbor at Arromanches. Then, visit the Omaha Beach Memorial Museum which showcases an important collection of uniforms, vehicles, personal objects, arms, weapons, photographs, and explanatory notes on the U.S. landings. Take a stroll down to Omaha Beach and the Memorial with time to explore and enjoy the included box lunch. The tour continues to the American Cemetery and visitor center. History comes to life as you visit Normandy's most important sites commemorating the efforts of American and Allied forces on and after June 6, 1944.

Day 8

Southampton, United Kingdom (8:00 AM–8:00 PM)

Today's port of call is Southampton, most prominently known as the origin point of RMS Titanic's infamous maiden voyage to the New World. Join an optional excursion to Great Britain's capital city of London with famous Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, home of the British Royal Family.

Day 9

At Sea

Today relax, unwind and enjoy the fabulous amenities aboard the brand new Meraviglia.

Day 10

La Coruña, Spain (8:00 AM–3:00 PM)

The port of La Coruña centers on a narrow peninsula that juts from Spain's northern coast. Join an optional excursion and visit Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its Romanesque churches.

Day 11

Lisbon, Portugal (Arrive 2:00 PM)

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 12

Lisbon, Portugal (Depart 1:00 PM)

Enjoy another morning in port and explore more of Lisbon at your own leisure.

Day 13

Gibraltar, British Territory (1:00 PM – 8:00 PM)

Offering views of Europe to the North and Africa to the south, Gibraltar and its 1,398-foothigh limestone rock have captivated the Western psyche for millenia.

Day 14

At Sea

Take advantage of all the onboard amenities, entertainment, and dining offerings once more at your own pace during another day at sea.

Day 15

Valencia, Spain (7:00 AM–3:00 PM)

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain. 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.

Day 16

Marseille, France (1:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

Located on the Mediterranean coast, Marseille is the oldest city in France and was founded in 600 BC. Among the many terracotta-roofed buildings lie many intriguing sights, including the Cathedral of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde.

Day 17

Genoa, Italy – Disembarkation & Lake Maggiore

Disembark and continue to Milan, capital of the region of Lombardy and recognized as a major world fashion and design capital. Enjoy an included panoramic tour with highlights like the Piazza del Duomo. Your last night is directly at Lake Maggiore. Enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers. (D)

Grand Hotel Dino or similar

Day 18

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!


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.


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 (Category I1)

  • Queen bed*, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower
  • Air-conditioned, interactive TV, mini bar, telephone, and safe
  • Stateroom is approximately 172 sq. ft.
  • Accommodates up to 2 guests
  • WiFi connection available (for a fee)
  • Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown (within the same stateroom category).
    *Queen bed can be converted into two single beds on request.

Oceanview Stateroom (Category O1)

  • Queen bed*, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower or bathtub, and sitting area
  • Air-conditioned, interactive TV, mini bar, telephone, and safe
  • Stateroom is approximately 161 - 194 sq. ft.
  • Accommodates up to 4 guests
  • WiFi connection available (for a fee)
  • Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown (within the same stateroom category).
    *Queen bed can be converted into two single beds on request.

Balcony Stateroom (Category B1)

  • Queen bed*, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower or bathtub, and sitting area
  • Air-conditioned, interactive TV, mini bar, telephone, and safe
  • Stateroom is approximately 205 sq. ft., plus a balcony
  • Accommodates up to 4 guests
  • WiFi connection available (for a fee)
  • Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown (within the same stateroom category).
    *Queen bed can be converted into two single beds on request. 

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