Trails of Italy and Croatia

7 Night Cruise + 9 Day Italy Tour + Flights & Incl. $2000 Bonus Value

Deal Code: MC-84141

from $... per person
Book by November 30, 2020

Package Inclusions

  • 7 Night Cruise
  • 9 Day Italy Tour
  • Return Flights
  • All Onboard Meals
  • Activities & Entertainment Onboard
  • Port Charges & Taxes Included

Exclusive Bonus Value

  • BONUS City tour in Rome – see the Trevi Fountain
  • BONUS City tours in Siena & Florence – Discover Tuscany
  • BONUS Easy Beverage Package
  • BONUS Visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • BONUS vist to Cinque Terre
  • BONUS City tour in Venice & Entrance to Basilica of San Marco
  • Bonus Airport Transfer on arrival in Rome
  • Bonus Hotel to Port Transfer in Venice
  • BONUS Exclusive My Cruises Package Savings

My Cruises Package Inclusions
  • 9 Day guided tour through the heart of Italy
  • 8 nights accommodation in hand selected hotels with breakfast daily
  • Transportation on a private deluxe motor coach with services of a professional tour director
  • 7 Night cruise onboard MSC Sinfonia from Venice in an interior cabin
  • Economy airfares to Rome returning from Venice
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • All port taxes & charges included
Bonus Value
  • BONUS Easy Beverage Package on-board
  • BONUS Airport Transfer on arrival in Rome
  • BONUS City tour in Rome – see the Trevi Fountain
  • BONUS City tours in Siena & Florence – Discover Tuscany
  • BONUS Visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • BONUS vist to Cinque Terre
  • BONUS City tour in Venice & Entrance to Basilica of San Marco
  • BONUS Exclusive My Cruises Package Savings

General Sail Date Information

Cruise sail date: 16 October 2021

Tour Date: 7 October 2021

 

 

*Surcharges may apply


Upgrade to an Inside Fantastica Cabin from only $149
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Day 1: Rome, Italy

Upon arrival into Rome, be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2: Rome, Italy

After breakfast at the hotel this morning, take a half day into Rome’s old city. The tour visits the beautiful Trevi fountain, then Piazza Colonna, to view the impressive Column in honour of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Walk on through Rome’s cobbled streets, to baroque Piazza Montecitorio. Visit the Pantheon (with an internal tour), erected by Emperor Hadrian during the 2nd century AD and preserving the biggest dome in the world. Continue on to Palazzo Madama, seat of the Senate of the Italian Republic before arriving at Piazza Navona, famous for Bernini’s ornate Fountain of the Four Rivers. Enjoy free time to explore Rome for the rest of the day.

Day 3: Rome - Siena

Leave Rome after breakfast this morning and travel north east into the beauty of Tuscany. Siena is a stunningly beautiful medieval city, with easy to navigate cobbled streets and an impressive central piazza, ideal for a relaxing meal and people watching. Enjoy free time after checking in to your hotel today.

Day 4: Siena - Florence

Drive on to Florence today. A half day fully guided tour will introduce the heart of the city, starting with a visit to the Basilica of the Holy Cross, final resting place of such Italian greats as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli and Rossini. See the majestic Uffuzi Gallery, with time to visit (optional, not included). Take in the unique street life of Florence as you walk the winding old streets to the Ponte Vecchio, the 600 year-old arched bridge spanning the Arno River. Take advantage of free time this afternoon to further explore the city.

Day 5: Florence – Pisa

Take the short journey up to Pisa today. The seaside town most famous for the Leaning Tower, is also an esteemed university town. It’s well preserved Romanesque buildings, Gothic churches and Renaissance piazzas are home to a vibrant local culture.

Day 6: Pisa – Cinque Terre - Pisa

After breakfast today, head to the famous and beautiful Cinque Terre coast. Enjoy a short local train ride into one of the 5 spectacular ocean-locked villages, with winding paths, boat filled bays and tiny cafes. Paved walks connect the villages and criss-cross the surrounding hills and are a beautiful way to explore this dramatic coastline. Later, train back to the coach and return to Pisa (approx. 1 hour) to dine and relax for the evening.

Day 7: Pisa - Venice (Mestre)

Your tour of Italy crosses from the West to East coast today. Observe the changing landscapes as you travel in comfort from Tuscany to the Venetia region. After check in to your Mestre hotel, take a boat transfer onto Venice and experience a unique guided tour of Vecchia Murano – a traditional glass blowing factory, housed in a beautiful Venetian Palace.

Day 8: Venice, Italy

Today’s 2 hour guided tour starts in the magnificent Piazza San Marco, the hub of Venice. See the Clock Tower, Napoleonic Wing and visit Basilica of San Marco, with its breathtaking Byzantine mosaics and glowing leadlight windows. The tour concludes after walking over the famous Rialto Bridge, one of the oldest and most important bridges in Venice, spanning the Grand Canal. The rest of the day is free to your own exploration.

Day 9: Depart Venice onboard MSC Sinfonia

After a leisurely start to the day, be transferred to the Cruise Terminal to embark the wonderful MSC Sinfonia. Drinks package onboard included.

Day 10: Kotor, Montenegro

Welcome to this beautiful port town in Montenegro. Gaze upon terracotta roofs, clear waters and fresh local seafood right by the sea. This is the perfect destination to sit back and relax amongst the towering mountains of Montenegro.

Day 11: 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 ships activities can be found on the vessels 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 12: 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 13: Santorini, Greece

Santorini is one of the most formidable islands in the world, famed for beautiful food, pristine water and unrivalled sunsets, in the foreground are the post card whitewashed buildings. Perceptions are had about the lost city of Atlantis being located here due to Santorini’s subtle mystery.

Day 14: Sarande, Albania

Sarande boasts gorgeous beaches and wonderful blue seas. Despite being one of the most modern cities in the region, it boasts a wealth of historic gems for visitors to explore, as well as sites of outstanding natural beauty. Feast your eyes, for example, on the glorious Roman remains of Butrint, a classical wonder recently restored to its former glory and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the imposing 19th century Ali Pasha Tepeleni Castle overlooking the Adriatic Sea, or visit the nearby karst spring of Syri Kalter (The Blue Eye), a stunningly colourful natural phenomenon.

Day 15: Bari, Italy

The old city of Bari, an entrancing jumble of streets that are possibly the most mind-bending place to walk around in southern Italy. Situated at the far end of Corso Cavour, its labyrinth of seemingly endless passages, weaving through courtyards and under arches, were originally designed to spare the inhabitants from the wind and throw invaders into a state of confusion. Basilica di San Nicola, consecrated in 1197 to house the relics of the saint plundered a century earlier, the real beauty of the church lies in its stonework, but best of all is the twelfth-century episcopal throne behind the altar. Travel inland to see, Matera, situated on the edge of a ravine & dates from the Middle Ages when monks built rock-hewn churches and monasteries which is now a intricate series of terraced caves.

Day 16: Venice, Italy

You could start a discussion about Venice by praising its restaurants, wine bars, marble churches or blown glass. But you probably won’t. You’ll likely start with the fact that Venice is built on water. It is a place where people either float slowly down palace-lined man-made waterways or stroll down narrow alleyways. There’s no more of an extraordinary place to find yourself, or lose yourself.

Even before MSC Sinfonia sets sail, stepping on board is like embarking on a voyage of discovery. This is one of MSC’s medium-sized Mistral-class ships, that underwent a two-year refurbishment program. Spacious new cabins with balconies delight guests with superb panoramic views the restaurant and buffet areas to serve up an even greater variety of culinary treats. Enjoy this unforgettable experience as you cruise to some unforgettable destinations.

Travel based on Cruise Departure 

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations.
Pricing is subject to change until 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. 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.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.
Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.
Please note that a majority of US based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.
Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.
All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.

Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.

China, Russia, India, Canada and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.

For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.

** Low Deposit -a second deposit (part payment) will be required/date & amount will be supplied by the consultant at time of booking.

  • See the iconic sights of Rome
  • Walk the Villages of Cinque Terre
  • See the sunset in Mykonos
  • Enjoy your cruise with a bonus bevergae onboard

Highlights

Cruise Line: MSC
Ship: MSC Sinfonia
Departs: Venice Italy
Countries Visited: Italy, Greece, Albania & Montenegro.
Next Sail Date: 16 October 2021

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