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Land Only

16 Day Italy with 7 Day Greek Isles & Turkey Cruise

Escorted Tour & Cruise Package Includes

  • Flights NYC-Venice, Rome-NYC
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 14 nights First Class accommodations
    • 3 nights Venice Lido
    • 7 nights Splendour of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International®
    • 2 nights Florence
    • 2 nights Rome
  • Italian city hotel taxes
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers
  • 30 meals: 14 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager (Days 10-16)
  • Services of local guides in all major cities (Days 10-16)
  • Entrance fees per itinerary (Days 10-16)

Special Features

  • Doge's Palace, Venice
  • Wine tasting with local specialties at Tuscan countryside farm
  • Michelangelo's David, Florence
  • Basilica of St. Francis, Assisi
  • Evening Walking Tour of Rome
  • Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel, Rome
  • Wine & mineral water with all dinners on motor coach tour
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring (Days 10-16)
  • Royal Caribbean International® Complimentary & Specialty Restaurants

This escorted tour and cruise package includes the services of a tour manager for Days 10-16. The tour manager will not accompany passengers on the cruise

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Italy. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Venice
Arrive and transfer to your hotel on your own. Balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Venice

DAY 3, Saturday - Embark Cruise
Enjoy the morning at leisure before transferring to the port to embark your cruise. The evening get settled in your cabin and begin exploring the many unique features of your floating hotel. The ship will sail for Split at 4:30 pm
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Sunday - Full Day in Split
This morning, arrive to Split at 7:00 am. This 1,700 year-old port is filled with historic monuments including Diocletian's Palace, one of the best preserved Roman royal residences in the world boasting sixteen towers, three temples and a mausoleum. Sun seekers will surely want to join an excursion to one of the dreamy Adriatic islands, home to some of the best beaches in Europe. Set sail at 3:00 pm
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - At Sea
Enjoy a day at sea aboard the ship as you sail across the Mediterranean to Turkey. Perhaps challenge yourself at the rock climbing wall, enjoy the world class fitness center, or simply relax by the pool
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday - Full Day in Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
This morning, arrive to Kusadasi at 9:00 am. Renowned for its beaches and attractive view of the Aegean, Kusadasi is near to several historical sites including Ephesus, a city created by the Ionians in the 11th century B.C. and later expanded by the Romans to become a powerful trading and religious center. Sail for Mykonos at 7:00 pm
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Wednesday - Full Day in Mykonos
Arrive to Mykonos at 7:00 am. Situated between Tinos and Naxos, the island is one of the most picturesque of the Cyclades archipelago and has become one of the world's top travel destinations because of its captivating, cosmopolitan atmosphere, beautiful beaches and exciting nightlife. History buffs will not want to miss the opportunity to visit the nearby island of Delos, one of the most significant archaeological sites in the world. Continue sailing at 4:00 pm for Kefalonia
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Full Day in Argostoli (Kefalonia), Greece
Arrive at 12:00 pm in Argostoli, located on Greeceā€™s breathtaking Ionian Sea. Explore the picturesque beaches or visit the fishing village of Fiskardo for some excellent Greek cuisine. Explore all the island has to offer including museums or Melassani Cave. Continue sailing at 7:00 pm
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - At Sea
Enjoy a day at sea aboard the ship as you sail across the sparkling Mediterranean. Take the chance to explore the amazing amenities of your ship. Relax by the pools, take in a show at the theater or try your luck at the casino this evening
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Disembark, Arrive in Venice
This morning, arrive to Venice at 7:00 am. Disembark the ship and transfer to your hotel with a the balance of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy an orientation meeting with your tour escort, followed by a welcome dinner
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Dinner

DAY 11, Sunday - Venice City Tour
Today begins with a boat ride to the Island of Murano, known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. Visit St. Mark's Square to begin a guided walking tour of romantic Venice. View the Golden Basilica of San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs and visit the Doge's Palace, whose facade features a massive late-Gothic gate, known as the Porta della Carta. Take the remainder of the day to explore Venice on your own. Transportation is included for your return to the hotel
Optional: Gondola Ride with Music (PM)
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Monday - Pisa Sightseeing En Route to Florence
Travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany to Pisa. On arrival, view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, the Baptistery, the Duomo, and the Monumental Cemetery. The four monuments of this extraordinary piazza make for a unique architectural blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles. En route to Florence, visit a local Tuscan farm in the countryside for a wine tasting with local specialties. Evening at leisure
Overnight: Florence
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Tuesday - Florence City Tour
Today's morning tour begins with a visit to the Accademia of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo's David is housed. Walk to the Duomo, celebrated for its magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi, and view the Baptistery's renowned "Gates of Paradise" by Ghiberti. Continue to explore the open air art museum of Signoria Square ending at Ponte Vecchio, known as the "Old Bridge". Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Florence. This evening, dine in an authentic Tuscan restaurant in the countryside
(Optional Uffizi Gallery Tour PM, $65): **available for purchase Only in Italy from your tour escort. **
Florence and the fine arts are synonymous. This guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery provides insight to the history of the structure and its collections. Originally the private collection of the Medici family, the palazzo was opened to the public in 1765. Your tour highlights exceptional examples of Florentine painting with an aim to help you better understand the works of masters including Giotto, Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci. Following the tour, enjoy a refreshment break and complimentary beverage at the museum's cafe, which features a breathtaking view of the city. Tour participation guarantees immediate entry to the Gallery, with no lengthy waits in oftentimes two-three hour queues. ** Important: Please note that the Museum has a limited maximum capacity and therefore reserves the right to restrict admission. In this case we may not be able to offer the tour. Price is based on minimum number of passengers
Overnight: Florence
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Wednesday - Sun Route Via Assisi to Rome
Today travel along the famous "Sun Route" motorway to the medieval the city of Assisi, renowned for its 13th century Basilica of St. Francis and Giotto's frescoes. Continue to your hotel in Rome
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15, Thursday - Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
Today begins with the visit to the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo's breathtaking Sistine Chapel. Stroll through St. Peter's Square, passing Bernini's famous colonnade, to visit St. Peter's Basilica, where you will view Michelangelo's Pieta. This highly-finished marble sculpture depicts the body of Jesus in the arms of Mary after the Crucifixion and is considered to be among the most compelling of all works of art in the Western world. The remainder of the day is at leisure
Optional: Piazzas of Rome (PM)
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 16, Friday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Gondola Ride with Music

    Day #11 01 Jun 2013 - 30 Apr 2014         $65
    One of the highlights of any Italian holiday! Enjoy a relaxing gondola ride with music along the famous Grand Canal, and experience a piece of Venetian history. Glide along the centuries old canals, past lavish palaces and under famous arched bridges (the Gondola holds a maximum of six passengers. Please note that this is not a private gondola ride).

    Pick-up details to be advised locally.

    Piazzas of Rome

    Day #15 01 May 2013 - 30 Apr 2014         $44
    This half day walking tour takes you to explore the grand piazzas of the Eternal City. Stand in awe in front of the majestic Spanish Steps, the longest and widest decorative steps in Europe, and with your local guide stroll through the most characteristic "piazzas and vias " of Rome. Stop to admire the breathtaking grandeur of the Trevi Fountain and take the opportunity to toss in one, two, or three coins, each of which is supposed to bring a unique kind of good fortune. View the monumental Pantheon, the best preserved of any Roman building and admire the baroque Piazza Navona, which follows the shape of the ancient Roman Diocletian Stadium, with Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers and the Egyptian Obelisk. Pick-up details to be advised locally.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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    *Not Included:
    Royal Caribbean Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses, optional tours, shore excursions, and gratuities.

    Royal Caribbean International® reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement on all guests if the price of West Texas Intermediate fuel exceeds $65.00 per barrel. The fuel supplement for 1st and 2nd guests would be no more than $10 per guest per day, to a maximum of $140 per cruise; and for additional guests would be no more than $5 per person per day, to a maximum of $70 per cruise.

    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    Aug 29 departure will be accommodated at the NH Laguna Palace in Venice Mestre on days 10 & 11.

    Sep 12 departure will be accommodated at the Grand Hotel Adriatico in Florence.

    Reservations may only be completed for one cabin. Customers requiring multiple cabins will require one reservation per cabin.

    Shore excursions may be booked in advance online or by phone with Royal Caribbean International®. Alternatively, tours can be purchased onboard and are subject to advance booking restrictions and availability.

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    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.

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