Your Jewels of Italy & Spain Package

Jewels of Italy & Spain

MSC Cruises

 

  18 Nights

  Mediterranean

  MSC Cruises

  PAGI345




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You could spend an eternity exploring the enchanting Italian capitals of Venice, Florence and Rome, but this exciting 7 day journey with Costsaver will deliver a multitude of memorable experiences that will linger long after you’ve returned home. Take a walk down memory lane – one that spans centuries of tradition, heritage and culture, as you encounter such iconic sights as the mighty Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Florence’s spectacular Duomo. Your exploration of this veritable open-air museum will leave you enriched and inspired.


Your Fly, Cruise & Tour Package Includes:

  • Economy class flight from Sydney to Rome, return from Venice
  • 1 night 4-star accommodation in Rome with breakfast
  • 7 night Western Mediterranean cruise onboard MSC Seaview, Civitavecchia (Rome) return
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • 4 nights accommodation in Rome
  • 1 day Big Bus Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
  • 6 night Jewels of Italy guided tour with Costsaver, Rome to Venice
  • Includes cherry-picked hotels, 8 meals, select sightseeing, expert Travel Director & more
  • Transfers throughout
  • Port charges, fees onboard your cruise & airline taxes

Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 25 April – 13 May 2023

Solo traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details


Cruise Itinerary:

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

26 Apr 23

Civitavecchia (Rome)

-

7.00 pm

27 Apr 23

At Sea

-

-

28 Apr 23

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

9.00 am

11.00 pm

29 Apr 23

Barcelona, Spain

8.00 am

5.00 pm

30 Apr 23

Cannes, France

8.30 am

5.30 pm

01 May 23

Genoa, Italy

7.00 am

6.00 pm

02 May 23

La Spezia, Italy

7.00 am

6.00 pm

03 May 23

Civitavecchia (Rome)

7.00 am

-


Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

Buongiorno! Rome kicks off your epic Italian trilogy. After checking in to your hotel, spend the rest of the day relaxing or pound the pavements to discover why Rome so deserves its title, the 'Eternal City'. Later, you’ll meet up with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a glimpse into what lies ahead. There’s even time for a leisurely stroll to one of the city’s thronging piazzas to people-watch or to join an Optional Experience dinner in a Roman trattoria. Embrace life lived the Italian way – to the fullest.

Day 2: Rome sightseeing and free time

With so much to see and do, you could explore Rome for an eternity without getting bored. Why not join an Optional Experience to Michelangelo's famous Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums? Get to grips with the city's main attractions, joining a Local Specialist at Vatican City, the world's smallest country. Stand in St. Peter's Square, sharing your space with devoted pilgrims. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and view one of Michelangelo's greatest works, the sorrowful Pietà. Cross the Tiber next, to view the mighty Colosseum and the countless other ancient sites which featured prominently in the days of the powerful Roman Empire.

Day 3: Rome – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)

Set your sights firmly on Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and a city that has inspired poets, authors and artists for centuries. But first, a mesmerising journey through the rolling vineyards and olive groves of Tuscany awaits. Visit Pisa and its Square of Miracles, one of the most beautiful architectural complexes in the world. Yield to peer pressure and snap a few strategic photos featuring you and the extraordinary Leaning Tower of Pisa. You’ll have some time for souvenir shopping before continuing to Florence. This evening, there’s an opportunity to head into the Tuscan Hills for dinner on an unforgettable Optional Experience.

Day 4: Florence sightseeing and free time

There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy equal to that of Florence. Now’s your chance to experience it in all its glory with your Local Specialist at your side. Lace up your walking shoes and view the city’s most iconic sights on foot – the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto’s Bell Tower and Ponte Vecchio. You’ll visit Piazza della Signoria and witness a demonstration revealing the centuries-old Florentine trade of leatherwork, followed by some time to explore on your own. Later on, why not visit San Gimignano as part of an Optional Experience? If you’re in the mood for some shopping, consider buying some of the high-quality leather goods you’ve just witnessed or shop for 18-carat gold jewellery. This evening, you’ll enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Day 5: Florence – Verona – Venice (Mestre) (2 Nights)

Journey across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to Verona, the home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers. View the vast Roman Arena, where concerts are still held several centuries after it was built to entertain the citizens of this fair city. Juliet's Balcony is a further highlight, revealing the tragic story of the Montague and Capulet family feud. Your journey continues to Venice, your home for the next two nights. Time on your own means an opportunity to explore one of the world’s most romantic cities, watching the busy traffic on its canals over a crisp glass of Aperol Spritz, or to embark on an Optional Experience gondola ride along Venice’s narrow waterways. Salute!

Day 6: Venice orientation and free time

Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square, in the heart of Venice. All the main attractions are within walking distance of the Piazza so you'll have easy access to view the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark, which you could visit as part of an Optional Experience. Spend your time wandering the calle of Venice then watch talented master craftsmen at work engaged in the same craft as their ancestors from centuries ago. Witness the beautiful glass creations, that are characteristic of Venice, being made during a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Consider an Optional Experience cruise across the lagoon to the colourful island of Burano.

Day 7: Depart Venice

Brief but jam-packed, this memorable encounter with Italy’s favourite cities has been brimming with culture, history and culinary delights. We hope you tossed a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return to Rome, but if you didn’t, you’ll have a heart full of fond memories that will stay with you forever. For now, it’s arrivederci, but not farewell forever as you say goodbye to your Travel Director and newfound friends.




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Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 01 December 2022 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated.  Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.  Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and are subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities.