Vacations To Go

 

Italy and the Disney Mediterranean Cruise

 

Day 1 Tuesday June 11th  
7:00 p.m. Depart: Spokane  
  Do: Delta Flight 5819  
8:13 p.m. Arrive: Seattle  
  Lodge: Rodeway Inn
2930 S. 176th St.,
SeaTac, WA, US, 98188
+1 (206) 246-9300
(Queen $80.99, 2 Queens $89.99)
 

 

 

Day 2 Wednesday June 12th
5:00 a.m. Do: Shuttle service runs on a daily basis from 5 AM to Midnight only.
7:40 a.m. Depart: Seattle
  Do: Delta Flight 1651 Seats 38AB,39AB (5 hrs. 27 min)
Breakfast
4:07 p.m. Arrive: NYC Kennedy
  Do: Lunch
9:05 p.m. Depart: NYC Kennedy Airport
  Do: Delta Flight 474 Seats 31JH, 32JH (8 hrs, 25 min)
Dinner

 

 

Day 3 Thursday June 13th
11:30 a.m. Arrive: Venice
    ATVO Buses – These “Venice Express” buses run between Piazzale Roma and the airport. The first bus leaves Piazzale Roma at 04:20 and the last bus leaves at 23:30. The first bus leaves the airport bound for Venice at 05:20, and the last bus of the day departs at 01:20. The journey is about 20-30 minutes one-way and the cost of a ticket is €8 one way (€15 if you’ll be making the round-trip). You can buy tickets in the baggage area of the arrivals hall at the automatic machines (they’re blue with a yellow ATVO logo), at the ATVO ticket office in the arrivals hall, or at ATVO machines just outside the airport where the buses actually depart from.
    Piazzale Roma Bus Station


After arriving at the Piazzale Roma, look for the Hellovenezia office, which is a tile-roofed building near the tree-lined side of the square and the modern Calatrava Bridge, a.k.a. the Ponte della Costituzione. It sells tickets for public water buses (ACTV Travel Card vaporetti €40 for 3 days)

If the lines at the Hellovenezia office are long, bypass them by purchasing your transit tickets at the newsstand (see photo above) in the middle of the square. This is also a good place to buy tickets for ATVO airport buses.

    (Turn right at the water. Cross the Ponte della Costituzione Bridge. Continue straight ahead past the train station. Turn right across the bridge on Ponte degli Scalzi. Go straight ahead. On the right side.)
    Lunch- Vittoria Ristorante
    (Continue straight ahead to the end.)

2:00 p.m.
  Check in-Omar
Santa Croce, 764 Scalzi Bridge/Rio Marin
Santa Croce, Venice 30135
Store luggage at the train station!
    (Walk to the Terminal Ferrovia (Scalzi) "B". Take vaporetto 1 or 2. Get off at Ferry Terminal Accademia DX or SX. Walk straight ahead. Jog right at the next intersection. On the left.)
Everyone: See: Gallerie dell'Accademia € 15.00 (8:15-7:15)
Paul & Autumn:   (Go back to Campo della Carita. It will turn right. It will go right on Rio Terra Foscarini. Take the 2nd left on Calle Nuova Samt Agnese, which becomes Piscina Forner. Cross the canal continuing straight ahead on Calle della Chiesa. Jog straight ahead onto Fondamenta Venier dai Leon. It will go left on Calle S Cristoforo. At the end of the walkway on the left.)
  See: Peggy Gugenheim Collection (10-6, closed Tuesday) € 16.50/€ 14.50 Sr
Photos permitted
Aamong the most important museums in Italy for European and American art of the first half of the 20th century. It is located in Peggy Guggenheim's former home, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, on the Grand Canal in Venice. The museum presents Peggy Guggenheim's personal collection, masterpieces from the Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof collection, a sculpture garden as well as temporary exhibitions. 
Ray & Sherry:   (Go right on Camp Della Carita. Turn left and catch Vaporetto 1 going left. Get off on the next dock at Ferry Terminal Ca'Rezzonico. Go right on the bridge crossing the canal.)
   

Museum Pass- $25/$19- Doges Palace, Correr Museum, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Ca'Rezzonico-Museum of 18th Century Venice, Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo, Carolo Goldoni's House, Ca'Pesaro, International Gallery of Modern Art, Oriental Art Museum, Glass Museum-Murano, Lace Museum-Burano, Natural History Museum

  See: Ca'Rezzonico Museum (10:30-6) (Free with museum pass)
Best place in town to experience the luxurious, decadent spirit of Venice in the 1700's.
    (Catch the vaporetto going left for 10-11 stops. Get off at Ferrovia. Go right to the Ponte degli Scalzi Bridge. Cross it and go straight ahead.)
  Lodge: Omar €571
Santa Croce, 764 Scalzi Bridge/Rio Marin
Santa Croce, Venice 30135
Check-in 2-7
(Just a few steps from the train station and Frari Cathedral, air conditioning, garden view, Internet -third floor -70 sqm about, self catering apartment - tiled floors, original Terrazzo Veneziano marble floors, wooden-beam ceiling, internal quiet area -stylish living room, sunny and large: open space, 2 windows, a sofa, an armchair, table and chairs, original Murano glasses, TV; rooftop view, canal view - cooking area: dishwasher, kitchen sink, burner, electric oven, toaster, microwave oven, refrigerator with freezer, coffee moke, dishes, glasses, cups, bowls, pots, not a real wall between room, stylish double bedroom(#1): 2 windows, a double bed (not twins), 2 bedside tables, wardrobe, blanket box -double bedroom (#2): a window, 2 single beds (not a double), 2 bedside tables, writing-desk, wardrobe -bathroom: basin, bidet, WC, shower, hairdryer -shared entrance hall)


Day 4 Friday June 14th
  See: Venice
    (Go back to Ferry Terminal Ferrovia (Scalzi) "B". Take #1 vaporetto to Rialto Terminal-2nd stop. Turn left to the bridge.
    Rialto Bridge- 1588 AD
Rialto Market
    Rialto to Frari Church Walk
    Frari Church (Mon-Sat 9-6, Sun 1-6) € 3,00
    (Turn right on Campo di Frari. Turn left on Calle Larga Prima. Take the 2nd right on Calle Seconda del Cristo. Take an immediate left on Calle Largo Prima. Turn right on Calle del Campanile. Take the first left on Calle Traghetto Vecchio. Catch a #1 Vaporetto going right/south 4 stops. Get off at Ferry terminal S. Marco. Turn right on Riva degli Schiavoni. It will go left on Piazza San Marco. Take the first left to the piazza.)
    St Mark's Basilica (9:30-5) Free
Treasury (9:35-5) € 3,00
San Marco Museum (9:35-5:00) € 5,00- has original bronze horses
No photos allowed inside
    (Walk out the west side of the square going left on Piazza San Marco. Turn right at Calle de la Canonica. At the Cross the bridge and turn right. At the next bridge turn left. Continue straight. At a junction continue right. Take the 2nd right on Calle de la Rasse. On the right side.)
  Do: Lunch-Birreria Forst
    (Go left up Calle de La Rasse. Turn left on Camp Santi Filippo e Giacomo. Cross the bridge. Go right. Turn left on Calle de la Canonica. Then left again at Piazza San Marco.)
    Correr Museum (10-7) Muve Pass (includes Doges Palace & National Archaelogical Museum)
    Doges Palace (Palazzo Ducale) (8:30 am-9 pm or 11 pm Fri & Sat) Muve Pass
    National Archaelogical Museum (10-7)
  Depart: St. Mark's Square
    (Go right on Piazza San Marco. It will turn right at the canal on Riva degli Schiavoni. Take the vaporetto Ferry terminal S Marco (Giardinetti) to Ferry Terminal Ferrovia (Scalzi) "B". Turn right and cross the bridge.
  Lodge: Omar €571
Santa Croce, 764 Scalzi Bridge/Rio Marin
Santa Croce, Venice 30135
Check-in 2-7
(Just a few steps from the train station and Frari Cathedral, air conditioning, garden view, Internet -third floor -70 sqm about, self catering apartment - tiled floors, original Terrazzo Veneziano marble floors, wooden-beam ceiling, internal quiet area -stylish living room, sunny and large: open space, 2 windows, a sofa, an armchair, table and chairs, original Murano glasses, TV; rooftop view, canal view - cooking area: dishwasher, kitchen sink, burner, electric oven, toaster, microwave oven, refrigerator with freezer, coffee moke, dishes, glasses, cups, bowls, pots, not a real wall between room, stylish double bedroom(#1): 2 windows, a double bed (not twins), 2 bedside tables, wardrobe, blanket box -double bedroom (#2): a window, 2 single beds (not a double), 2 bedside tables, writing-desk, wardrobe -bathroom: basin, bidet, WC, shower, hairdryer -shared entrance hall)

 

 

Day 5 Saturday June 15th
    (Go straight out crossing the bridge and left to Ferry Terminal Ferrovia (Scalzi) "B". Take #1 vaporetto 13 stops to Ferry Terminal San Marco.)
  Do: Finish Piazza San Marco
    (Go back to the San Marco Ferry Terminal. Catch #1 going left to the next stop, S. Zaccaria. Take ferry # 4.1 to Murano. Get off at the 1st stop Colonna.)
    Rick Steves Murano Tour
  Lodge: Omar
Santa Croce, 764 Scalzi Bridge/Rio Marin
Santa Croce, Venice 30135

 

Day 6 Sunday June 16th
  Do: Check-out 9:30 a.m.
  Depart: Venice
    (Walk to the canal and cross the bridge. Go left to the train station. Take the Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia train to Florence. "DO NOT DRINK WATER ON THE TRAIN". Bring your own.
10:25 a.m. Do: Train-Trenitalia $26.90
Reservations can be made up to 60 days prior to the actual travel date either online or through a Fax-In form.

Upon completing an e-tickets booking, you will receive only an email confirmation of your train journey instead of the printed and shipped tickets. This email will include the booking confirmation code referred to as a "PNR", and the booking change code. This confirmation PNR will also include specific train information, like the date, time, number of passengers, fare code and rules.

An e-ticket will either allow you to travel "ticketless", boarding the train with only the PNR code, or it will require you to print a ticket upon departure at the self service machine at the train station. In general, high speed trains will be ticketless and the regional, overnight, and cross-border trains will require you to print and validate your ticket before boarding your train for departure. Pay close attention to your email confirmation, as the specific requirements of your train tickets are included.

12:30 p.m. Arrive: Florence at Firenzia SM Novella
    (Go left out of the train station to Piazza della Stazione. Turn right to the corner. Go left on Largo Fratelli Alinari, which will become Via Nazionale (5 blocks). Turn right on Via Guelfa. Go not quite 3 blocks. On the left.)
    Lunch: Many restaurants, pastry and gelato shops on the way. On Via Guelfa is a 1950 American Diner.
  Do: Hotel check-in 2-8
Close to Michelangelo
Via San Gallo 1 piano 1 San Lorenzo,
50129 Florence, Italy
Let her know when we arrive at the train station! 15 minute walk to hotel.
  See: Florence
    (Turn left on Via Guelfa. Go 2 blocks and turn left on Via Ricasoli. On the right side.)
    Accademia (Galleria dell'Accademia) €16,00 (8:15-6:50 pm Tues-Sun)
(Statue of David)
Via Ricasoli, 58/60 
    (Go back down Via Ricasoli. Turn right on Via Guelfa.)
  Lodge: Close to Michelangelo $355
Via San Gallo 1 piano 1 San Lorenzo,
50129 Florence, Italy
(Apartment up 16 steps, wifi, AC, Smart TV with Netflix, bedroom one-twin and full, bedroom two-2 twins and a full, 2 bathrooms, Tea/Coffee Maker, Shower, TV, Air conditioning, Hairdryer, Iron, Kitchenette, Refrigerator, Desk, Ironing Facilities, Free toiletries, Toilet, Microwave, Private bathroom, Heating, Dressing Room, Kitchen, Cable, Channels, Bath or Shower, Additional Toilet, Flat-screen TV, Private entrance, Tile/Marble floor, View, Dining area, Electric kettle, Kitchenware, Mosquito net, Wardrobe or closet, Oven, Stovetop, Toaster, Bidet, Landmark view, Cleaning products, Additional bathroom, Coffee machine, City view, Towels, Linen, Dining table, Upper floors accessible by stairs only, Private flat in building, Clothes rack, Drying rack for clothing, Toilet paper, Trash cans, Wine glasses, Shampoo, Socket near the bed, Adapter, Non-feather pillow, Inner courtyard view, Quiet street view, Streaming service (such as Netflix), Key access)

 

 

Day 7 Monday June 17th
  See: Florence
    (Walk to Via Camillo Cavour. Turn left to catch the bus or to Piazza S. Marco. Take bus C1 south/right. It will go down, then to the right circle around the train station and back. Get off when you see the Duomo.)
    Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo) Firenze Card (9-7) 20 euro
Dome (1-4-entrance on north side), Crypt (closed), Bapistry (8:15-1:30), Bell Tower (8:15-7)
    Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Mon 1:30-4:45) Free
Enter through the right hand door on the west front. It is forbidden to enter with bare shoulders and legs, sandals, hats and sunglasses.
Construction was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, is the third church in the world (after San Pietro in Rome, San Paolo in London) and the largest in Europeat the time of its completion in the 15th century: it is long 153 meters, 90 wide at the cruise and 90 meters high from the floor at the opening of the lantern. It, the third and last Florentine cathedral, was named in Santa Maria del Fiore in 1412 with a clear allusion to the lily, symbol of the city.
   

(Catch the C1 again continuing on it. When it comes to the Arno River get off. Catch the D bus following the river. It will cross the river, go right, then left, and left 2 more times. Get off at the Pitti Palace.)

   
Pitti-Museo Giardino di Boboli
(8:15-6:50) 10 Euros
Directly behind Pitti Palace are the marvellous Boboli Gardens. The Medici family established the layout of the gardens, creating the Italian garden style that would become a model for many European courts. The vast green expanse with a regular layout is a real outdoor museum, populated by ancient and Renaissance statues. The Gardens are also adorned with grottos, the most important of which is the famous grotto realized by Bernardo Buontalenti, as well as large fountains, such as the Fountain of Neptune and the Fountain of the Ocean. The subsequent Habsburg-Lorraine and Savoy dynasties further developed the layout, extending the boundaries that flank the ancient city walls until Porta Romana. In the stunningly beautiful terraced area there is an 18th-century pavilion called the Kaffeehaus, a rare example of Rococo architecture in Tuscany, and the Lemon House built by Zanobi del Rosso between 1777 and 1778. The tour of Boboli Gardens complete the Pitti Palace visit of which it is an integral part, allowing the spirit of court life to be fully appreciated and the gardens to be enjoyed, which, although constantly updated, remain true to their original project.
    (Catch the D bus. Get off when it crosses the bridge. Take the C1 bus. Get off at either Via Guelfa or Piazza San Marco.)
  Lodge: Close to Michelangelo
Via San Gallo 1 piano 1 San Lorenzo,
50129 Florence, Italy

 

Day 8 Tuesday June 18th
  See: Florence
    (Go left and catch the C1 bus. At the far side of the Duomo it will turn on Via del Proconsol. In about 4 blocks get off.)
    Bargello (Museo Nazionale del Bargello) (8:15-5) Firenzi Card 12 euro
Photography, but no flash
The Museum contains three levels: on the ground floor you can admire the fascinating view of both the courtyard and the Michelangelo Room with sculptures by Michelangelo, Cellini, Giambologna, and Ammannati.

On the first floor you will find the impressive Donatello Room, with the most famous works by the Florentine artist (David, Attis, Saint George, Marzocco), majolica works by Luca della Robbia, and bronze plaques by Ghiberti and Brunelleschi; on the same level are various rooms including the Islamic Art Room (from the Carrand donation) the Chapel (with the oldest portrait of Dante Alighieri), the Ivory Room, the Thirteenth-Century Room, and the Room of Italian Majolica.

On the last floor you will find a major collection of masterpieces by Andrea and Giovanni della Robbia, the Bronzes Room, the Verrocchio Room, the Medal Room, and the Armory Room which showcases pieces that survived the dispersion of the Medici Armory Collection.

    (Catch the C1 bus right/south on Via del Proconsolo. At the water it will go right. Get off at the Uffizi.)
    Uffizi Gallery (8:15-6:50 Tues-Sun) Firenzi Card 20 euro
2nd floor cafeteria
Photography OK, but no tripod

The Gallery entirely occupies the first and second floors of the large building constructed between 1560 and 1580 and designed by Giorgio Vasari. It is famous worldwide for its outstanding collections of ancient sculptures and paintings (from the Middle Ages to the Modern period). The collections of paintings from the 14th-century and Renaissance period include some absolute masterpieces: Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Beato Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo and Caravaggio, in addition to many precious works by European painters (mainly German, Dutch and Flemish).

Moreover, the Gallery boasts an invaluable collection of ancient statues and busts from the Medici family, which adorns the corridors and consists of ancient Roman copies of lost Greek sculptures.

    (Go right on Lugarno Anna Maria Luisa de Medici following the river. In a couple of blocks on the left.)
  See:
Ponte Vecchio
shops (9-1 or 3:30-7:30)
1 km   (Catch the D bus to the train station. Get off. Turn right on the Via Nazionale. Turn right on Via Guelfa. Go at not quite 3 blocks.)
  Lodge: Close to Michelangelo
Via San Gallo 1 piano 1 San Lorenzo,
50129 Florence, Italy

 

Day 9 Wednesday June 19th
    (Go right on Via Guelfa for 3 blocks. Turn left on Via Nazionale. At the supermarket jog right onto Piazza della Stazione. After Bar Tabacchi Tonarelli go left. Jog right and an immediate left into the S M Novella train station.)
  Do: Train to Rome
    Buy Roma Card €38,50 online. Pick up at Via Giovanni Giolitti, 34, platform 24. 8.00am - 6.45pm. OR a 3 day bus pass at newstand.
27 minutes
Option 1:
 

(Go left out of the train station, then right up Piazza dei Cinquecento. Catch bus 70. The bus will go left, jog right, then left. Lastly it will go right. At the end of the street get off at Sento. At the corner walk right a short ways on Via di S. Agostino. Take the first left on Piazza di S. Agostino, which will become Via dei Pianellari. At the end turn left on Via dei Portoghesi, which become Via dell'Orso. On the right.)

Option 2:   (Go out of the train station to the Termini subway stop. Take metro A-Batitstini. Get off at the 2nd Barberini stop. Go right around the roundabout Piazza Barberini. Turn right on Via del Tritone. Take the 1st left on Via del Boccaccio. Take the 2nd right on Via Rasella. On the left.)
  Do: Check-in- Email hotel when our train arrives
  See: Rome-
Option 1:   (Go left out of the apartment on Via dell'Orso. It will become Via dei Portoghesi. Turn left on Via della Scrofa at the grocery store. Turn right on Via del Clementino/Orlo Jet Store. Take the 2nd left on Via Borghese. On the right side.)
Option 2:   (Go right on Via Rasella. Take the 1st left. In 2 blocks take a right on Via del Tritone. Catch bus 52 on the right. Get off at the 6th stop at Puccini. Continue right on Via Giacomo Puccini. At the Via Pinciana go left to the corner and the right to cross it. Continue right. Entrance on the left.)
    Borghese Gallery €15,00 plus 5 (9-7 Tues-Sun or Thurs 7 p.m.-11 p.m.)
Option 1:   (Go left. At the corner take the diagonal road/Via del Leone left. Jog right and the first left. Turn right on Via del Corso. Continue 5 blocks. Just past the shopping center turn left on Via del Sabini. It will become Via del Crociferi. At the end turn right. On the left.)
Option 2:   (Go straight out of the museum. Turn left on Via Pinciana. Catch bus 53 at Pinciana/Allegri stop going right. Get off at Tritone/Fontana Trevi stop. Walk right. Take the 1st left across the street on Via della Stamperia. Half way around turn left again. Fountain is straight ahead.)
    Trevi Fountain
Bakery across the street.
Option 1:   (Go towards the corner and turn right on Via della Muratte. It is a pedestrian walkway. In about 4 blocks turn left on Vicolorde Burro. It will become Vicolo de Burro. At Piazzo S. Ignazio turn left. At the next corner/Via del Seminario turn right. Continue as it becomes Piazza della Rotondo. Go left in the middle of the block.)
Option 2:   (Go right on Piazza de Trevi. Turn left on Vicolo di Burro. It will continue slightly right on Piazza S. Ignazio. Turn left on Piazza S. Ignazio. Take an immediate right on Via del Seminario.)
    Pantheon (8:30-7:30) Free
Option 1:
7 minutes
  (Go back the way you came in on Piazza della Rotondo and turn left. Take the first right. It will jog slightly left and then right on Via della Rosetta. Take the first lef ton Via del Pozzo della Cornacchie. Take the next right on Via della Scrofa. Go 2 blocks and turn left on Via dei Portoghesi. After the jog on the right side.)
Option 2:   (Go back right on Piazza della Rotonda. Continue straight ahead on Via del Seminario. Take an angled street left on Via dei Montecatini. At Via del Corso go slightly left on the right side of the street to Corso/Menghetti bus stop. Take bus 160. It will turn right. About the 3rd stop get off at Tritone/Barberini (MA). Go left to the corner and turn left on Via del Boccaccio. Take the 2nd right on Via Rasella. On the left.)
  Lodge: MGP Guest House €499,44
Via Dell'Orso 43, Navona
Rome, 00186, Italy
11-3 check-in
Cancel up to 7 days before, free wifi, pets allowed, AC, laptop, bedroom 1-double, bedroom 2-2 singles & double, living room with sofabed, Shower , Telephone, Air conditioning, Hairdryer, Iron, Refrigerator, Desk, Ironing, facilities, Sitting area, Free toiletries, Toilet, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Private Bathroom, Heating, Kitchen, Interconnecting room(s) available, Flat-screen TV, Sofa, Hardwood or parquet floors, Dining area, Electric kettle, Kitchenware, Wardrobe or closet, Oven, Bidet, Laptop, Cleaning products shared kitchen)
    Relais Rasella 47 €609
47 Via Rasella
Trevi, Rome, 00187, Italy
+393287494878
Check-in 3-8, 14 day cancellation
( 2 bedroom 2 singles in one and double in the other, bathroom with shower, AC, flat screened TV, free wifi, kitchen, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, elevator)

 

Day 10 Thursday June 20th
Option 1:   (Go around the corner down the narrow street, Via del Cancello, to the end. At Via di Monte Brianzo turn right. Catch bus 87 on the left side. Get off at the Colisseum. Arrive 30 minutes early)
Option 2:   (Turn right and take the 1st left on Via del Boccaccio. Take the 2nd right on Via del Tritone. Continue right around the Piazza Barberini. Take the Barberini Metro MEA to the 2nd stop at
Termini. Get off and take the MEB1 Metro to the 2nd stop Colosseo.)
  See: The Colisseum, Roman Forum (9-7) and Palatine Regular Entrance (8:30-7:15) €23,00
Underground English Tour 1.5 hours
Option 1 & 2:   (Go back out front of the Colisseum. Catch bus 51. Get off at Fori Imperiali/Campidoglio. Turn left and an immediate right on Via di S. Pietro in Carcere. Follow the road to the end.)
    Capitoline Museums (9:30-7:30) 15 euros/13 euros with Roma Card
Option 1:   (Go left out the front. At Via del Teatro di Marcello turn left. At the bus stop on the left catch 628. It will go right, then left, then left again. It will turn right. At the end of the street get off at Senato.)
Option 2:   (From the museum go left on Piazza del Campidoglio. Take the 2nd left. At Piazza d'Aracoeli go left. Take bus 63 right. Get off at Tritone/Barberini (MA). Go left and take the 1st left on Via del Boccaccio. Take the 2nd right on Via Rasella.)
Option 1: Lodge: MGP Guest House
Via Dell'Orso 43, Navona
Rome, 00186, Italy
Option 2:   Relais Rasella 47 €609
47 Via Rasella
Trevi, Rome, 00187, Italy
+393287494878

 

Day 11 Friday June 21st
Option 1:   (Go left on Via dell'Orso. Take the 1st right on Via dei Pianellari. In 2 blocks turn right on Via di S. Agostino and an immediate left on Corso del Rinascimento. Look left for the bus top Senato. Catch bus 492. Get off at Bastioni Di Michelangelo. Turn right on Via Leone IV past Via Germanico. Take the next left on Viale Vaticano. Entrance on t he left.)
Option 2:
20 minutes
  (Go right to the corner and turn left. At the 2nd right turn right on Via del Tritone. Go around Piazza Barberini to the Barberini metro stop on the right. Take MEA Metro towards Batitistini 4 stops to Ottaviano San Pietro. Go right on Viale Giulio Cesare. Take the 2nd left on Via Leone IV. Take the 2nd right on Viale Vaticano. On the left side.)
  See:

Vatican Garden Tour- €38,00
Includes Museum and Sistene Chapel
The Sistine Chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere (pontiff from 1471 to 1484) who had the old Cappella Magna restored between 1477 and 1480. The 15th century decoration of the walls includes: the false drapes, the Stories of Moses (south and entrance walls) and of Christ (north and entrance walls) and the portraits of the Popes (north and south and entrance walls). It was executed by a team of painters made up initially of Pietro Perugino, Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio and Cosimo Rosselli, assisted by their respective shops and by some closer assistants among whom Biagio di Antonio, Bartolomeo della Gatta and Luca Signorelli stand out. On the Ceiling Pier Matteo d'Amelia painted a starry sky. The work on the frescoes began in 1481 and was concluded in 1482. This is also the date of the following works in marble: the screen, the choir stalls (where the choristers took their places), and the pontifical coat of arms over the entrance door. On 15 August 1483, Sixtus IV consecrated the new chapel dedicating it to Our Lady of the Assumption. Julius II della Rovere (pontiff from 1503 to 1513), nephew of Sixtus IV, decided to partly alter the decoration, entrusting the work in 1508 to Michelangelo Buonarroti, who painted the Ceiling and, on the upper part of the walls, the lunettes. The work was finished in October 1512 and on the Feast of All Saints (1 November), Julius II inaugurated the Sistine Chapel with a solemn Mass. The nine central panels show the Stories of Genesis, from the Creation to the Fall of man, to the Flood and the subsequent rebirth of mankind with the family of Noah. Towards the end of 1533 Clement VII de' Medici (pontiff from 1523 to 1534) gave Michelangelo the task of further altering the decoration of the Sistine Chapel by painting the Last Judgement on the altar wall. The artist began the mighty work in 1536 during the pontificate of Paul III and completed it in the autumn of 1541. Using his extraordinary artistic capacities, Michelangelo tried to translate into visible forms the invisible beauty and majesty of God and guided by the words of Genesis he made the Sistine Chapel "the shrine of the theology of the human body".

It is permitted to take photographs, for personal use only, of the works in all areas of the Vatican Museums, apart from the Sistine Chapel. Flash photography is strictly forbidden.
The use of tripods, stands and/or professional equipment is not allowed; any eventual use must be authorised by the Directorate of the Vatican Museums.
The use of telescopic "selfie sticks" is forbidden.

   

(Option: Take the exit at the far right of the chapel (with your back to the altar-once through this door, you've left the Vatican Museums). Though this corner door is likely labeled "exit for authorized guides, and tour groups only," you can probably slide through with the crowds. Leads to St. Peter's Basilica.

OR Leave through the side door next to the screen (on the left, with your back to the altar). Continue outside and look for signs to the Pinacoteca.

OR To walk to the St. Peter's Basilica-Walk right on Viale Vaticano. At the corner turn right on Citta del Vaticano. The road will curve left. Go right on Via di Porta Angelica. Come to the Piazza San Pietro.

    St. Peter's Basilica (7-7)
Option 1:   (Go forward out of the piazza to the road. Turn left. Jog right on Via dei Corridori. Take the 1st left on Via del Mascherino. Walk about 7 blocks. Turn left to the bus stop on Piazza del Regimento. Get off at the 8th stop at Monte Brianzo. Continue right on Via di Monte Brianzo. Take the 1st left on Via del Cancello. Hotel is on the left at the end of the street.)
Option 2:   (Go forward and left on Citta del Vaticano Italia. Go left on Piazza del Risorgimento. It will go right and become Viale dei Bastioni di Michelangelo. Take the 3rd right on Viale Giulio Cesare. At the 2nd street take the Ottaviano Metro MEA towards Anagnina. Get off at the 4th stop Barberini. Go left on the Piazzi Barberini. Take the 5th left on Via del Tritone.Turn left on Via del Boccaccio. Take the 2nd right on Rasella. On the left side.)
    Dinner-Go left or right on Via dell'Orso.
Opton 1: Lodge: MGP Guest House
Via Dell'Orso 43, Navona
Rome, 00186, Italy
Option 2:   Relais Rasella 47 €609
47 Via Rasella
Trevi, Rome, 00187, Italy
+393287494878

 

Day 12 Saturday June 22nd
Option 1:
23 minutes
  (Turn left out of the apartment on Avvocatura Generale dello Stato. It will go right and then left. At Via del Corso go diagonal across the road and right on Largo Chigi. Bus stop 53 Mancini is shortly on the left. Get off at Paisiello Monteverdi. Go right on Via Giovanni Paisiello. Take the first left on Via Nicolo Porpora. Just past Via Saverio Mercadante on the left.)
Option 2:
16 minutres
  (Turn right to the corner. Go left. Go right on Via del Tritone. On the right side take Bus 52 at Tritone/Barberini (MA). Get off at Paisiello Monteverdi stop. About the 8th stop. Continue right on Via Giovanni Paisiello. Take the 1st left on Via Nicolo Porpora. Go past Via Saverio Mercadante onto Via Gerolamo Frescobaldi. On the left side.)
    Cavalieri Astoria Hilton Hotel or
Parco Dei Principi Grand Hotel
Via Gerolamo Frescobaldi, 5
00198 Roma RM, Italy
  Do: Bus to Civitavecchia, Rome
4:00 p.m.   Disney Cruise
  Lodge: Disney Cruise

 

Day 13 Sunday June 23rd
7:30 a.m. Arrive: Naples
8-Noon   Pompeii Half Day-Adult Only Departure $105 (4-4.5 hrs)
  • Board your motorcoach and take an approximately 30-minute drive to the ancient ruins of Pompeii.Upon arrival to Pompeii, walk to the entrance gate, approximately 15-minutes where your tour begins.
  • Next, enter the excavation site for an amazing glimpse into life as it was during the Roman Empire.
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Pompeii. Note: The visit at Pompeii includes up to 2 hours of standing or walking across 1.5 miles of flat, uneven and rough uphill terrain. Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Enjoy a refreshing gelato and 20 minutes free time to shop for souvenirs or enjoy and optional visit of a cameo factory.
  • Reboard your motorcoach and drive back to Naples.
  • Tour may be reversed but all sites will be visited.
  • Headphones will be supplied for your time in Pompeii.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards or currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs.
  • Due to the extremely limited availability of this shore excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early.
    The Hidden Treasures of Herculaneum $108 (4-4.5 hrs)
  • Drive approximately 30 minutes to a place frozen in time—the ancient Roman city of Herculaneum. Nestled beneath Mt. Vesuvius when it erupted, Herculaneum was enshrouded in an explosive combination of hot gas, ash and rock, thereby better preserving it than its neighboring city Pompeii, which was buried in volcanic ash.
  • Embark on a 45-minute guided walking tour through the city's many ruins.
  • Participate in a lively interactive family quiz during your tour of Herculaneum.
  • Enjoy a refreshing cold soda and receive a special gift for your participation in the quiz.
  • Make a 30 minute stop at a local cameo factory, shop and browse for souvenirs, such as handmade cameos, before you reboard your motorcoach for the drive back to Naples.
  • The ground is uneven and you’ll be walking approximately a mile during this tour. Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards or currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs.
  • For security reasons, large bags, purses, backpacks and strollers are not allowed inside the Pompeii excavations. It is recommended to leave them inside the coach as lockers are not available.
  • Tour durations times are estimated and may vary considerably due to circumstances such as traffic or overcrowding of venues.
  • Headphones will be supplied for use during your visit to Herculaneum.
  • Due to the extremely limited availability of this shore excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early.
    (Walk right from the ferry terminal on Via Cristoforo Colombo. Turn left on Via Marchese Campodisola. Go past 3 blocks. Behind the Neopolitan Restaurant. Take Universita Metro Line 1 to Museo Metro stop.)
  See: Naples National Archaelogical Museum (Mon-Sun 9-7:30, closed on Tues.) 15 Euros
    (Take the Museo Line 1 Metro 1 euro to Universita Metro stop. Turn left and take the first right on Via Marchese Campodisola. Look for the ship.)
6:00 p.m. Depart: Naples
  Lodge: Disney Cruise

 

Day 14 Monday June 24th
  Do: Day at Sea
  Lodge: Disney Cruise

 

Day 15 Tuesday June 25th
7:00 a.m. Arrive: Livorno
7:45-5:15   Cinque Terre Scenic Boat Tour $177 (9.5-10)
  • Take a 1-hour and 30-minute motorcoach ride to La Spezia where you'll enjoy a 60-minute boat ride past the "Cinque Terre," named after 5 seaside villages perched on the same rocky cliffside. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, these historic towns are certain to enchant with their old stone walls, winding walkways, enchanting beaches and buildings that pepper the rocky cliffs.  Each unique town also offers beautiful walking paths, churches, castles, breathtaking views and - of course - first-class food and wine. 
  • Stop in the village of Vernazza, where you can admire the elaborate architecture, a remnant of times when the city was under Genoese rule. 
  • After an hour of guided exploration, descend back to the port, and take a 15-minute cruise to the town of Monterosso. This historic city lies on the summit of the hill of San Cristoforo, which separates the town into the old and new. On your 45-minute walking tour, wander the quaint winding streets as your guide shows you the points of interest. 
  • Enjoy approximately 90 minutes of free time to sample some of the local culinary specialties (not included in the price of this tour), take in the idyllic views from the beach or browse the local shops. 
  • Take the 90-minute motorcoach drive back to the Livorno pier.
  • If sea conditions do not permit docking at the village of Vernazza, this stop will be replaced with a visit to Monterosso and Portovenere. The tour will automatically be detoured to the new locations without the option to cancel. 
  • This tour is available to all ages. Since it involves a boat/vessel, infants under 3 years of age must have a child's ticket. 
  • This tour includes approximately 0.5 miles of walking at a steady pace, part of which will be on cobblestones and/or uphill. Wear comfortable shoes. 
  • This excursion does not include lunch; however, focaccia - with wine for adults and soft drinks for children - will be available as a snack on board the boat. 
  • Guests - including children - wishing to visit churches must ensure that shoulders and knees remain covered. Guests can wear shorts that reach below the knee and tank tops, as long as they bring a sweater or scarf to wrap around their shoulders. 
  • This tour is conducted by a boat with a capacity of approximately 200 passengers; Guests who suffer from motion sickness should take this into consideration. 
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding. 
  • Due to the extremely limited availability of this excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early. 
6:45 p.m. Depart: Livorno
  Lodge: Disney Cruise

 

Day 16 Wednesday June 26th
7:00 a.m. Arrive: Genoa
7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.   Milan on Your Own $69 (10-10.5 hrs)
  • Begin with a 150-minute motor coach drive to Milan, the second largest city in Italy.
  • Milan is the fashion and design capital of Italy and a city of art with a wealth of monuments, palaces, churches and museums.
  • Spend 5 hours of free time exploring Milan at your leisure. Shop or have lunch at one of the many cafes. Drop off and pick up location is Castello Sforzesco near the old castle.
  • Return to the motor coach for the 150-minute drive back to the pier.
  • Guests—including children—wishing to visit churches must ensure that shoulders and knees remain covered. Guests can wear shorts that reach below the knees and tank tops, as long as they bring a sweater or scarf to wrap around their shoulders.Food and beverages can be purchased in Milan City Center.
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding.
  • The order of sites visited may vary.
    (Drop off at Castello Sforzesco.  One day ticket 4.50 euros-Take the M1 metro from Cairoli to Concillazione. Go right on Via Giovanni Boccaccio. At the roundabout go right on Piazza Giovine Italia. Take the next left on Via Fratelli Ruffini. Straight ahead.)
  Do: Santa Maria delle Grazie--Leonardo Da Vinci's Lord's Supper $12 Euro (8:15-7)
    (Go back on Via Fratelli Ruffi. Go left on Via Giovanni Boccaccio. Take the M1 Councillazione metro to Duomo.)
    Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano) -5th largest in the world
    (From the entrance turn right.)
    Galleria Vittorio Emanuela II-Mall housed in a glass-covered 19th-century arcade with luxury clothing brands & upscale dining.
    (Go back to the Duomo M1 metro. Get off at Cairoli Castello.)
    Sforzesco Castle-Huge Medieval-Renaissance fortress with historical museums & art by da Vinci and Michelangelo.
7:00 p.m. Depart: Genoa
  Lodge: Disney Cruise

 

Day 17 Thursday June 27th
7:30 p.m. Arrive: Cannes
1:00 p.m.-
5:30 p.m.
 

St. Paul de Vence $70 (4-4.5 hrs)

  • Drive 45 minutes inland to St. Paul de Vence, a spectacular medieval town set on a hilltop. 
  • Walk narrow cobblestone streets to quaint boutiques and cafés. The city's monumental ramparts were nearly demolished in 1872, but centuries of history were preserved when the citizens of the village banded together to purchase the ramparts from the French government. 
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour and free time to explore on your own during your 2-hour visit. 
  • Ride back to Cannes.
  • Most who visited this village in France said it is so very busy
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding. 
  • Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and a camera.
5:45 p.m. Depart: Cannes
  Lodge: Disney Cruise

 

Day 18 Friday June 28th
8:00 a.m. Arrive: Toulon
8:15 p.m.-
1:15 p.m.
  Aix En Provence, The Heart of Provence $50.00 (5-5.5 hrs)
  • Board your motorcoach and travel from the port through the countryside before arriving in Aix-en-Provence to start your walking tour.
  • Experience the culture of Aix-en-Provence, the former cultural and political center of Provence and the hometown of impressionist painter Paul Cezanne.
  • Travel with your knowledgeable tour guide through Aix-en-Provence's romantic streets and see the stately 17th- and 18th-century mansions that help create the sophisticated atmosphere of this town.
  • Walk through the city to the heart of town at Cours Mirabeau, an idyllic, tree-lined boulevard with beautiful fountains and many outdoor cafés. Visit the Mazarin Quarter, designed in 1646 by the Archbishop Michel Mazarin, famous for its rectangular design characteristic of 17th-century town planning.
  • Continue on to see the "Place des Quatre Dauphins," with its fountain adorned with sculptures of 4 dolphins. Then visit the "Saint Sauveur Cathedral," where architectural styles from the 5th to the 17th centuries can be seen side by side.
  • Stop and enjoy some free time to explore the area and enjoy lunch on your own.
  • Return to the ship.
  • Guests—including children—wishing to visit churches must ensure that shoulders and knees remain covered. Guests can wear shorts that reach below the knees and tank tops, as long as they bring a sweater or scarf to wrap around their shoulders.
  • The order of tour sites may vary depending on traffic and venue availability.
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding.
  • This excursion involves walking over uneven surfaces and through narrow passages. It is not recommended for Guests with difficulty walking.
4:00 p.m. Depart: Toulon
  Lodge: Disney Cruise

 

Day 19 Saturday June 29th
7:00 a.m. Arrive: Barcelona
Sherry & Ray   Montserrat Half Day, End at Hotel $70 (4-4.5 hrs)
  • Board your motorcoach and take a 40-minute drive through the countryside to the Rack Railway train station.
  • Climb aboard the train for a 14-minute ride up the rugged Montserrat Mountain range. These mysterious peaks have been featured in many legends; in the Arthurian myth, this is the location of the Holy Grail.
  • Hike (on a 45-degree ramp or approximately 70 steps) to the famous Montserrat Monastery that is perched on a ledge, hanging 2,400 feet above the River Llobregat. Founded as a Benedictine Abbey during the 11th century, it is now the location of the Shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat, or "La Moreneta." This small Romanesque statue depicts the Virgin Mary with the child Jesus on her lap. Made of wood, this figure has turned black as the varnish has changed over time, giving her the name, "The Black Madonna."
  • Trek through these cliffs on different paths from the Main Square during approximately 60-minutes of free time. Note: this tour involves approximately 2 hours of walking.
  • Rest at one of the snack bars or cafeterias and cash in your voucher for a beverage.
  • After approximately 2 hours of traversing the trails, proceed to the motorcoach, which takes you back down the mountain and to your hotel.
  • Guests will not be able to book this tour online; Guests should visit the Port Adventures Desk on board in order to make reservations.
  • This Port Adventure includes a transfer to your local downtown hotel. Tours end at DCL hotels only and Plaza Catalunya.
  • Guests may experience queues if you wish to visit the sculpture of La Moreneta during their free time.
  • This excursion is available for all ages; however, it is recommended for Guests 5 years of age and older.
  • If mass is taking place, group access to the basilica might be denied. Guests can access the basilica independently if they wish.
  • Guests, including children, wishing to visit churches must ensure that shoulders and knees remain covered. You can wear shorts that reach below the knee and tank tops as long as you bring a sweater or scarf to wrap around your shoulders.
  Arrive: Renaissance Barcelona Hotel
    (Go straight out of the hotel to the left corner and straight ahead on Carrer dell Consell de Cent. Cross the street and turn right.)
    Buy Hola BCN travel Card Online- 3 days 19.98 Euros-Take voucher to Metro Station
    (Take the Pg. de Gracia Consell de Cent metro N6. Get off at Les Drassanes. Go right on Passeig Josep Carner. At the roundabout go left on the 1st La Rambla about 4-5 blocks. On the left just past the Flamenco Theatre.)
    Hostal Benidorm
Rambla dels Caputxins
37, Ciutat Vella
Barcelona, 08002, Spain
  Do: Deliver luggage
    (Turn right on the La Rambla. Cross the street to the 2nd La Rambla and turn right. Continue past the first left. Take bus N15. On the 10th stop get off at Pl Espanya. Get off at Pl. Espanya. Walk to the center of the plaza and turn right on Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina. Go around the fountain to the museum.)
(Turn right on the La Rambla. At Carrer del Portel de Santa Madronna turn right to the metro station. Take L3-Zona Universitaria-to Pl. Espanya.)
  See: Musee Nacional d'Art de Catalunya 12.00 Euro/Free Sr (Tues-Sat 10-8, Sun 10-3)
View the glorious collections that cover more than a thousand years of European art, from Romanesque and Renaissance to the 20th century. Marvel at the stunning exhibitions of Romanesque murals, view canvases by Canaletto, Velázquez and Titian, and cast your eye over decorative art and furniture by Antoni Gaudí. Cap your explorations with a visit to the rooftop terrace to soak in the panoramas over Barcelona.
Cafe del MNAC (10-8)-In the Café, which opens to the Oval Room, you can enjoy a moment of rest with a quick sandwich or opt for a large lunch buffet (1-4) with a choice of main courses. A commitment to Mediterranean cuisine and quality products.
The Terrace (10-midnight) Located at the entrance of the museum, it has an outdoor bar service and views over the city of Barcelona and the Magical Montjuïc Fountain. The informal furniture contrasts with the building's uniqueness and, in turn, fuses with the modern cafeteria offering; snacks and cocktails.
    Walk behind the museum to Jardins de Joan Maragall.
    (Walk back around the front of the museum and to the fountain. Go around it up the Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina. At the Placa d'Espanya go through it to the right.)
    Las Arenas (Bullring Mall)-Go up to the rooftop terrace for a stupendous view of Placa d'Espany and Montjuic. It is ringed with eateries. The inside elevator is free, outside glass elevator 1 euro. 10-10
    (Walk around the Placa d'Espanya to the right. Take the d'Espanya Metro L3 towards Trinitat Nova-to Drassanes 3 stops.)
  Lodge:

Hostal Benedorm $561
Rambla dels Caputxins
37, Ciutat Vella
Barcelona, 08002, Spain
1:30 check-in
(4 single beds, Shower, Safe, TV, Air conditioning, Hairdryer, Wake-up service/Alarm clock, Balcony, Free toiletries, Toilet, Private Bathroom, Heating, Satellite channels, Bathtub or shower, Laptop safe, Flat-screen TV, View, Hardwood or parquet floors, Wake-up service, Wardrobe or closet, City view, Towels, Linens, Clothes rack, Toilet, paper, Trash cans, Childrens' cribs, Shampoo, Body soap, Socket near the bed, Non-feather pillow, Smoke Alarm)
Cancellation 3 days in advance

 

Day 20 Sunday June 30th
  See: Barcelona
    (Turn right on the La Rambla. At Carrer del Portel de Santa Madronna turn right to the metro station. Take L3-Trinitat Nova. Get off at Passeig de Gracia. Go straight up the street. On the left.)
    Casa Batllo 25 Euros/22 Sr (9-9)
Visits include the legendary Noble Floor (the original residence of the Batlló family), Attic (formally storage rooms and wash tubs), Roof Terrace with its mythical Chimneys (girded by the backbone of the famous dragon, slain by Saint Jordi (St. George)) and the fabulous Stairwell (once the communal stairwell). The visit concludes with the splendid Entrance Hall and Main Staircase.
    (Continue up Passeig de Gracia 3 blocks. On the right.)
    La Pedrera (Casa Mila) 22/16.50 Sr Euros (9-8:30 sometimes 11)
Casa Milà, popularly known as ‘La Pedrera’ (the stone quarry), an ironic allusion to the resemblance of its façade to an open quarr0y, was constructed between 1906 and 1912 by Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926). For its uniqueness, artistic and heritage value have received major recognition and in 1984 was inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List, for its exceptional universal value. Nowadays it is the headquarters of Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation and houses a cultural centre that is a reference point in Barcelona for the range of activities it organises and the different spaces for exhibitions and other public uses it contains.
    (Turn right on Passeig de Gracia. Take the Diagonal Metro L5 towards Vall d'Hebron. Get off at the 2nd stop Sagrada Familia. Across the street.)
  See: Gaudì's La Sagrada Familia 17/14 Sr Euro (9-8)
He worked for 43 years on the temple until 1926. In 1914 he left all other work to concentrate exclusively on this sole project until his death on 10 June 1926, the result of a tragic accident three days earlier. His funeral cortege, which went through much of Barcelona and finished in the Sagrada Familia, was a grand event in the city in recognition of his status as the greatest architect Barcelona has ever seen. Gaudí was buried in the chapel of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the crypt of the Sagrada Familia.
    (Take the L5 Metro at Casa Familia towards Cornella Centre. Get off at the 2nd stop Diagonal. Take the L3 Metro towards Zona Universitaria. Get off at the 4th stop Liceu. Turn right on La Rambla for 2 blocks. On the right.)
  Lodge: Hostal Benidorm
Rambla dels Caputxins
37, Ciutat Vella
Barcelona, 08002, Spain

 

Day 21 Monday July 1st
    (Turn right on the La Rambla. At Carrer del Portel de Santa Madronna turn right to the Drassanes metro station. Take L3 towards Trinitat Nova 3 stops. Get off at Passeig de Gracia. Walk left/south on the Passeig de Gracia to the Placa de Catalunya. Follow Rick Steve's walk.)
  Do: Barri Gotic Walk
    Catedral de Barcelona (Mon-Sat 12:30-7:45 Free, 1-5:30 donations, Sun 2-5 donations)
    (Turn right when outside on Carrer dels Comtes. In 2 blocks turn left on Carrer de Jaume 1. Go about 6 blocks. Turn right on Carrer de Montcada. On the left in a block.)
    Museu Picasso (Mon. 10-5, Tues-Sun 9-8:30, Thurs 9-9:30) 12 Euros/7 Euros 65+
Best collection of Picasso (1881-1973) and his earlier works.
    (Turn right, then left on Carrer de Jaume 1 for a kilometer. At the Rambla turn left. Go one block. On the right.)
   

Hostal Benidorm
Rambla dels Caputxins
37, Ciutat Vella
Barcelona, 08002, Spain

 

 

Day 22 Tuesday July 2nd
7:30 a.m. Do: (Turn right on the La Rambla. At Carrer del Portel de Santa Madronna turn right to the Drassanes metro station. Take L3-Zona Universitaria-to Pl. Espanya about 3 stops. Walk across the plaza to the NE corner to catch TMB Bus 46. Goes to T2 then T1 at the airport.)
10:30 a.m. Depart: Barcelona
  Do: Delta Flight 195 Seats 31JH, 32JH (10 hrs, 19 min)
Dinner
2:49 p.m. Arrive: Atlanta Airport
  Do: Lunch
5:24 p.m. Depart: Atlanta
  Do: Delta Flight 2863 Seats 29EF, 30EF (5 hrs, 36 min)
Refreshments
8:00 p.m. Arrive: Seattle
  Do: Shuttle service runs on a daily basis from 5 AM to Midnight only.
  Lodge: Rodeway Inn
2930 S. 176th St.,
SeaTac, WA, US, 98188
+1 (206) 246-9300
(Queen $80.99, 2 Queens $89.99)

 

Day 23 Wednesday July 3rd
  Do: Shuttle service runs on a daily basis from 5 AM to Midnight only.
9:30 a.m. Depart: Seattle
  Do: Delta Flight 5686
10:40 a.m. Arrive: Spokane

 

 

Attraction Adult Cost Senior Cost Actual Book
Delta Seattle $116.60   $116.60 -
Delta Europe $1,131.91   $1,131.91 -
ATVO Bus €8,00 € 8,00   Airport
ACTV Travel Card- 3 Day €40,00 €40,00   Venice
Luggage Storage €16,00 €16,00    
Spazio e luce nel cuore di Venezia Apartment €135.20 €135.20    
Frari Church €3,00 €3,00    
St Mark's Basilica €3,00 €3,00   April 1st
San Marco Museum €5,00 €5,00    
Treasury € 3,00 € 3,00    
Correr Museum
Doges Palace
€25.00 €19.00   Pd
Gallerie dell'Accademia €13.50 €13.50   April 15th
Peggy Gugenheim Collection €16.50 €14.50   Now
Train to Florence $26.90 $26.90   Pd
Galleria dell'Accademia €16,00 €16,00   Now
Train to Rome        
Rome 72 hour Bus Pass €18,00 €18,00   Train Station
Borghese Gallery
€20,00 €20,00   3 weeks in advance
Colisseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill €23,00 €23,00   May 6th,
9 a.m.
Vatican Tour €38,00 €38,00 $42.23 Now
Disney Bus $55.00 $55.00 $85.00 Paid
Pompeii Tour $105.00 $105.00 $105.00 Ship
Metro Ticket €2 €2 €2  
Naples National Archaelogical Museum €17,00 €17,00 €17,00 Online
Cinque Terre Scenic Boat Tour $177.00 $177.00 $177.00 Ship
Milan on Your Own $69.00 $69.00 $69.00 Ship
Santa Maria delle Grazie-Leonardo Da Vinci's Lord's Supper       March 26
St. Paul de Vence $70.00 $70.00 $70.00 Ship
Aix En Provence $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 Ship
Montserrat Half Day, End at Hotel $70.00 $70.00 $70.00 Ship
Musee Nacional d'Art de Catalunya €12 Free   Now, but not SR.
Casa Batllo €25,00 €22,00   Now
La Pedrera (Casa Mila) €25,00 €19.50   Now
Museu Picasso €12,00 €7,00   2 months
Gaudì's La Sagrada Familia €17,00 €14,00   2 months
Catedral de Barcelona Free Free    
Hola Barcelona Travel Card voucher €19.98 €19.98   Just before trip

 

Day Port Ashore Onboard
1 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 4:00 PM
2 Naples (Pompeii), Italy 7:30 AM 6:00 PM
3 At Sea
4 Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy 7:00 AM 6:45 PM
5 Genoa (Milan), Italy 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
6 Cannes (Monte Carlo, Nice), France 7:30 AM 5:45 PM
7 Toulon (Provence), France 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
8 Barcelona, Spain 7:00 AM