La Dolce Vita | The Best of Italy & Beyond
19 Day Fly, Tour & Cruise Holiday with $4000 Bonus Value including Hotel Stays, Sightseeing, Exclusive Package Savings & More
Deal Code: MC-98150
Your 19 Day Fly, Tour & Cruise Holiday Includes
Economy Flights to Venice Returning From Rome
Your 9 Day Best of Italy Tour
9 Day Best of Italy Tour from Venice to Rome
8 Nights Accommodation in Hand Selected Hotels Whilst Touring with Breakfast Daily
Transportation on a Private Deluxe Motor Coach with the Services of a Professional Tour Director
Tour Highlights: Visit the Magnificent Piazza San Marco in Venice, Travel Through Verona; the Home of Rome & Juliet, Marvel at the Milan Cathedral, Wander Through the Fairytale Like Village of Lake Como, Walk the Trails of Cinque Terre, Indulge in a Wine Tasting in Tuscany, Marvel at the Priceless Art Work filling the Sistine Chapel & Visit St Peter’s Basilica.
Your 10 Night Greek Isles & Mediterranean Cruise
10 Night Cruise Onboard Norwegian Breakaway in an Interior Stateroom
Onboard Dining Across A Range Of Complimentary Venues
Onboard Entertainment including Live Music & Performances
Onboard All Port Taxes & Charges
Bonus Onboard Beverage Package with Cocktails, Spirits, Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks
Bonus Onboard Wifi Package
Bonus Onboard Specialty Dining Package
Bonus Shore Excursion Credit
Bonus Onboard Prepaid Gratuities (valued at $406)
Bonus My Cruises Holiday Savings
Bonus Low Deposit $199 pp*
General Travel Date Information
Tours departs from Venice on 08 May 2023
Set sail from Rome on 16 May 2023
Alternate Dates Available
Tour 17 June 2023 – Sail 25 June 2023
Tour 05 September 2023 – Sail 13 September 2023
Tour 05 October 2023 – Sail 13 October 2023
Surcharges may apply and cruise itinerary may vary slightly.
Day 1: Venice, Italy
Upon arrival in Venice today you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Venice – Mestre
After breakfast, enjoy a city tour starting from the magnificent Piazza San Marco, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and the centre of Venetian life. On the north side of the square stands the Clock Tower and the Procuratie Vecchie, to the west is the Napoleonic wing and on the south, Procuratie Nuove. The Basilica of San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale – the symbolic monuments of the Venetian Republic – stand in the background of the square. Inside the church, admire the ornate décor and magnificent Byzantine mosaics. Then walk to the Rialto Bridge, one of the most beautiful bridges and symbols of the town, and conclude with a visit to the Vecchia Murano to view beautiful hand-blown glassworks. (B)
Day 3: Mestre – Verona – Milan
Enjoy your morning in Mestre before traveling to pristine Verona. Here experience a BONUS City tour. Visit the still-used Verona Arena, Castelvecchio as seen from the river, Porta Corsari (a roman gate of the first century AD), and the impressive Ponte Pietra (stone bridge). Wrap up the tour with a visit to Juliet’s house to view the famous balcony visited by Romeo. Conclude today with the trip to Milan, where you can relax for the evening. (B)
Day 4: Milan, Italy
Famous throughout the world as the Italian economic capital of fashion and design, Milan is also art, history, and culture! Today in Milan enjoy your BONUS city tour starting from the Castello Sforzesco with a visit to the external architecture and garden. From the castle walk towards the Duomo, admiring the elegant buildings that surround Via Dante and Via Dei Mercanti, two historic streets of Milan, headquarters of the big insurance companies. Piazza del Duomo is the heart of Milan; the Duomo is one of the most significant monuments of the Gothic style, where German influences are softened by the work of local masters. From Piazza Duomo, you will then walk through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele until Piazza Della Scala, which is overlooked by important buildings such as the most famous theater in the world: La Scala. Outdoor tour.
Day 5: Milan – Lake Como – Genoa
This morning take the scenic drive to Lake Como, a highlight on your Italian adventure. The BONUS tour will start from Piazza del Duomo with a splendid cathedral, neoclassical theatre, and Casa. Wandering through the historic town centre, reach the Romanesque basilica of San Fedele and the medieval walls that surround the city. Then, experience Lake Como from the water on a one-hour boat trip past some of the most iconic lakeside villages. Travel to Genoa and relax for the evening. (B)
Day 6: Genoa – La Spezia – Florence
Drive to La Spezia, gateway to the Cinque Terre; ‘Five Lands’. Comprised of five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore, the coastline, villages and surrounding hillsides form the UNESCO listed Cinque Terre National Park. Look out for the carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Only paths, trains, and boats connect the villages, cars cannot reach them from the outside. After the scenic local train trip into Cinque Terre, enjoy your included guided tour. Later continue your adventure on to Florence. (B)
Day 7: Florence – Siena – Montepulciano – Rome
Travel from Florence to Siena and explore Tuscany today. Starting from Piazza San Domenico be guided through the historic and beautifully preserved streets and piazzas of the old city. Admire the fourteenth-century Palazzo Salimbeni and continue onto Palazzo Tolomei; the oldest private palace of the city, constructed in 1205. Then enter Piazza del Duomo, one of Italy’s finest examples of the Gothic style. Your tour ends in Piazza del Campo, a beautiful medieval square. After Siena travel into Tuscany where you will enjoy your BONUS wine tasting today in the beautiful town of Montepulciano. Later continue your adventure to Rome. (B)
Day 8: Rome, Italy
With two and a half thousand years of history, art, and culture, it is no wonder Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. After breakfast, today, enjoy a guided tour of the Vatican and its museums. See ornate candelabras, furniture, and tapestries, view historic maps and priceless artworks. Visit the Sistine Chapel to view frescos of the Genesis and the Last Judgment. Then take an internal tour of Saint Peter’s Basilica, to take in Michelangelo’s Pietà; the marble statue of Mary holding the body of Jesus. Finally, visit impressive Saint Peter’s Square. The rest of the day is free for your relaxation or further sightseeing around Rome. (B)
Day 9: Rome, Italy
After a leisurely breakfast today, take the time to further explore Rome before being transferred to the Norwegian Breakaway ship to commence your cruise. (B)
Day 10: At Sea
Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ship’s activities can be found in the vessel’s daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.
Day 11: Santorini, Greece
Santorini is one of the most formidable islands in the world, famed for beautiful food, pristine water, and unrivaled sunsets, in the foreground are the postcard whitewashed buildings. Perceptions are had about the lost city of Atlantis being located here due to Santorini’s subtle mystery.
Day 12: Athens, Greece
Welcome to Piraeus, the port city of Athens. It is the oldest city in Greece, a guaranteed highlight is the mystical Acropolis, perched high in the hills. Just because this city is vintage don’t think that you’ll be stuck in the past – it is juxtaposed against a modern city filled with shopping, restaurants, culture, and beautiful art.
Day 13: Mykonos, Greece
Explore this quintessential Greek island with pristine white houses with blue accents and beautiful beaches. Once you’ve seen one of the famous sunsets, you’ll understand why this is the most visited island in the region!
Day 14: Corfu, Greece
One of the lushest of the Greek Isles, Corfu is rimmed in dramatic blue waters and topped with tranquil hillside villages. A collection of quaint cafes in the town of Corfu feels very continental, but the island’s secluded coves and sandy beaches could only be found in the Greek Isles.
Day 15: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Despite the magnificent 13th century walls that surround the city, Dubrovnik is one of the most welcoming cruise destinations in all of Europe. Dubbed “the pearl of the Adriatic”, this Croatian city exudes romantic charm and beautiful scenery with its shimmering marble streets, centuries-old buildings capped by bright orange roofs and lovely beaches ensconced between awesome rocky ledges.
Day 16: Messina (Sicily), Italy
Stroll through Messina’s Piazza Cairoli taking in magnificent fountains and cathedrals, or sip Marsala wine at a sidewalk cafe. Messina welcomes cruise ship visitors with its lovely harbour, extraordinary architecture (much of which survived a disastrous earthquake and tidal wave in 1908), and wonderful food.
Day 17: Naples, Italy
Cruise to Naples, located on Italy’s stunning Amalfi coast, a city embellished in history. Touring around Naples’ grand piazzas, cathedrals, and castles in the old centre will fill that cultural need. Pompeii is not too far either, a dashing city that boasts diverse cultural offerings and charming streets.
Day 18: Florence (Livorno), Italy
Florence, the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. Florence’s most iconic sights are the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio & Piazza della Signoria. Florence is also home to the famous David of Michelangelo statue. Florence is a beautiful city best explored on foot, however, if you wish to venture away from the city, Florence may be your starting point for a day trip to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, explore the Tuscan villages, or the colorful seaside towns of Cinque Terre.
Day 19: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Disembark from the Norwegian Breakaway and make your way to the airport for your return flight home.
Setting sail in 2013, Norwegian Breakaway carries over 3,960 passengers with a gross tonnage of 146,600. Indulge in more than 25 dining venues, stunning Broadway shows including Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor, and Cirque Dreams & Dinner Jungle Fantasy. Breakaway has proven its offerings with awards such as Best Cruise Ship for Entertainment, Best Specialty Restaurants, Best New Ship, Top 10 Spas on a Cruise Ship, and more! Release your inner adventurer at the Aqua Park and Sports Complex or relax at The Waterfront, the quarter-mile oceanfront promenade filled with an abundance of restaurants and bars. Keep it casual at Ocean Blue or dine ocean side at La Cucina with beautiful, fresh seafood and a glass of fine wine.
When you are not out exploring the fantastic destinations you can play a game of Blackjack at the Casino, get a spa treatment, or take in a show at the on-board theatre.
Be amazed as your tour some of the most iconic cities in Italy including Venice, Milan & Rome
Indulge in amazing food & wine as you travel through Tuscany
Chase Sunsets as you cruise through the Greek Islands
Ask us about flexible flights and extend your stay
Travel based on Cruise Departure 16 May 2023
Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations.
Pricing is subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. Accommodation is subject to change and availability.
Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. ^Flexible Booking Conditions: At any time before the due date of your second deposit, you have the option to 1. Change your departure dates OR 2. Cancel your booking, in which case My Cruises will hold all funds paid in the form of credit; which can be used for a future booking with My Cruises. Changes made after the second deposit payment are subject to standard cancellation terms & conditions. Departure date changes are subject to availability & blackout dates. No refund will be given if you are not able to change your departure date as a result of alternate dates not being available. Your My Cruises Specialist will provide further details at the time of booking. Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day-by-day basis.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Please note – onboard benefits valued has been converted into Australian Dollars from the onboard currency. Details of the onboard currency can be provided by your consultant at the time of enquiry.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
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Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.
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Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.
China, Russia, India, Canada and the USA require visas to be arranged before sailing for all Australian passport holders.
For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.
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