Vacations To Go

 

Italy and the Disney Mediterranean Cruise

 

Day 1 Wednesday June 12th
5:00 p.m. Depart: Spokane
9:30 p.m. Arrive: Seattle
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Day 2 Thursday June 13th
  Arrive: Venice
  See: Venice


Day 3 Friday June 14th
  See: Venice

 

 

Day 4 Saturday June 15th
  See: Venice
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Day 5 Sunday June 16th
  Depart: Venice
  Do: Train
  Arrive: Florence
  See: Florence
    (Turn left on Via Guelfa. Go 2 blocks and turn left on Via Ricasoli.)
    Accademia (Galleria dell'Accademia) Firenze Card (8:15-6:50 pm Tues-Sun)
(Statue of David)
Via Ricasoli, 58/60 
  Lodge: Close to Michelangelo
Via San Gallo 1 piano 1 San Lorenzo,
50129 Florence, Italy

 

 

Day 6 Monday June 17th
  See: Florence
    (Continue right on Via San Gallo, which becomes Via del Ginori. Turn left on Piazza di San Lorenzo. Go one block and turn right on Via del Martelli. Just past Via del Duomo.)
    Duomo (Mon- Fr 10-5) Firenzi Card
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.
    (Go right on Via del Duomo. Behind the church on the left.)
    Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo) Firenze Card (10-5)
Dome (8:30-7), Crypt (10-5), Museum (9-7)
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Day 7 Tuesday June 18th
  See: Florence
    (Go down Via S Gallo as it becomes Via del Ginori. Turn left on Piazza di San Lorenzo/Via del Gori. In a block turn right on Via del Martelli. It will become Via del Calzaiuoli. Turn left on Via del Corso. In about 4 blocks turn right on Via del Proconsolo. In 2.5 blocks on the left.)
    Bargello (Museo Nazionale del Bargello) (8:15-5) Firenzi Card
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.

    (Go left on Via del Proconsolo. It will become Piazza D S Firenze and Via del Leoni. Finally it will be Piazza del Grano and Via del Castellani. At the river turn right on Piazza dei Giudici. It will become Lungarno Anna Maria Luisa de Medici. On the right side.)
    Uffizi Gallery (8:15-6:50 Tues-Sun) Firenzi Card
2nd floor cafeteria

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
    (Go north up on Via Por Santa Maria. It will become Via del Ginori, then Via S Gallo after you cross Via Guelfa on the left.)
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Day 8 Wednesday June 19th
  Do: Train to Rome
  See: Rome
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Day 9 Thursday June 20th
  See: Rome
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Day 10 Friday June 21st
  See: Rome
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Day 11 Saturday June 22nd
  Do: Bus to Civitavecchia, Rome
4:00 p.m.   Disney Cruise
  Lodge: Disney Cruise

 

Day 12 Sunday June 23rd
7:30-6 p.m. Arrive: Naples
  See: Pompeii
    Amalfi by Boat & the Splendor of Sorrento $172 (9.5-10 hrs)
  • Take an approximately 45-minute drive, passing Mt. Vesuvius to Salerno.
  • Board a private motor launch, and enjoy spectacular views during an approximately 45-minute cruise along the stunning Amalfi Coast. Note: This ride can be bumpy. Guests who suffer from motion sickness are advised to take precautions.
  • Arrive in the town of Amalfi and embark on a guided walking tour (wear comfortable shoes) of the historical sites of this charming "white village."
  • Enjoy approximately one hour of free time to sightsee independently or shop for souvenirs.
  • Reboard the motor launch for the cruise back to Salerno. There, board the motorcoach for an approximately 75-minute drive to Sorrento.
  • Upon arrival at Sorrento, savor an authentic Italian lunch (included in the price of this tour).
  • Enjoy an optional guided walking tour of the historical center or have approximately 45 minutes of free time to explore the Corso Italia neighborhood, a flower-lined main thoroughfare. Or visit the Correale Museum, where you can admire antique furniture, porcelain and Neapolitan paintings.
  • Make a 30 minute stop at a local cameo factory before the transfer back to Naples.
  • Drive approximately 60 minutes back to Naples.
  • Should the sea conditions not be favorable and the motor launch ride to Amalfi be canceled, an alternative sightseeing tour of Naples will be made instead.
  • 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.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards and currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs.
  • Tour duration and times are estimates and may vary considerably due to circumstances such as traffic or overcrowding of venues.
  • Due to the extremely limited availability of this shore excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early.
    Amalfi Coast by Boat & Pompeii $203 (9-9.5 hrs)
  • Board a private motor launch and enjoy spectacular views during a 45-minute cruise along the stunning Amalfi Coast. Note: This ride can be bumpy. Guests who suffer from motion sickness are advised to take precautions. 
  • View charming historic sites on a walking tour and take 60 minutes of free time at the white villages of Amalfi. 
  • Reboard the motor launch for the cruise back to Salemo, where you’ll transfer to a motorcoach for a 30-minute ride to Pompeii. 
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included in the tour. Enjoy fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, ham, pizza, vegetables, salad, french fries, pasta with tomato sauce, cannelloni with ricotta cheese and spinach. Dessert and a bottle of water or soft drink is also included. 
  • Next, continue to the uncovered ruins of the Roman city, Pompeii, for a 90-minute guided walking tour. Upon arrival to Pompeii, walk to the entrance gate, approximately 15-minutes where your tour begins. 
  • Enjoy some free time before you reboard the motor coach for the 30-minute return ride back to Naples and the pier.
  • This tour is not available in 2017. 
  • In the event that sea conditions become unfavorable, making a motor launch ride to Amalfi impossible, an alternative visit to Sorrento will be substituted. 
  • This tour is not recommended for Guests with limited mobility. 
  • The visit at Pompeii includes extensive walking across 1.5 miles of flat, uneven and rough uphill terrain. There will also be approximately 20-25 steps. 
  • 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. 
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding. 
  • The order of sites visited may vary. 
  • For security reasons, it is forbidden to enter inside Pompeii excavations with big bags, backpacks or trolleys. Since lockers are not available, it is recommended to leave these items inside the coach. 
  • Guests will be supplied with headphones during the walking tour of Pompeii. 
    Amalfi Coast Drive & the Ruins of Pompeii $249 (9-9.5 hrs)
  • Enjoy spectacular seaside views during an approximately 2-hour drive along the stunning Amalfi Coast. Note: The roads are windy in certain portions; if you suffer from motion sickness, be advised to take precautions.
  • Embark on a walking tour (wear comfortable shoes) of the charming historic sites.
  • Have approximately one hour of free time at the white villages of Amalfi, Maiori or Vietri sul Mare.
  • Continue along the Amalfi Coast to a seaside restaurant for lunch (included in the price of the tour).
  • Next, continue on to the uncovered Ruins of Pompeii. Upon arrival to Pompeii, walk to the entrance gate, approximately 15-minutes where your 90-minute guided walking tour begins. Note: The visit at Pompeii includes extensive walking across 1.5 miles of flat, uneven and rough uphill terrain. In addition, you must be able to descend 20-25 steps.
  • Afterward, stop at a local cameo factory before the approximately 30-minute return drive to Naples.
  • This tour is not available on the August 12, 2017 sailing.
  • This tour is not recommended for Guests with limited mobility.
  • The order of tour sites may vary depending on traffic and overcrowding of venues.
  • 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.
  • Guests should note that depending on traffic, local regulations and parking restrictions, an alternate stop at Maiori or Vietri sul Mare may be made.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards or currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs.
  • Tour duration times are estimated and may vary considerably due to circumstances such as traffic or overcrowding of venues.
  • Headphones will be supplied for your time in Pompeii.
  • Due to the extremely limited availability of this shore excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early.
  • For security reasons, it is forbidden to enter inside Pompeii excavations with big bags, backpacks or trolleys. Please be aware that, since lockers are not available, it is recommended to leave them inside the coach.
    Leisurely Sorrento $76 (5-5.5 hrs)
  • Board your motorcoach and travel along the Sorrentine Coast on an approximately 75-minute drive to the Neapolitan cliff-top town of Sorrento.
  • Explore the town on your own for approximately 90 minutes, choose to visit Villa Communale, with its striking views of the Mediterranean; stroll the flower-lined Corsa Italia, the main thoroughfare in town; or stop by the 11th-century cathedral with its age-old bell tower. You may also explore the Correale Museum, home to myriad antique furnishings, porcelain and Neapolitan paintings.
  • During your free time in Sorrento, enjoy a complimentary drink or gelato.
  • After your visit, reboard your motorcoach and return to the ship.
  • If a Guest should miss the return motorcoach, transportation back to the vessel will be the Guest’s responsibility, at the Guest’s expense.
  • The terrain in Sorrento is generally flat and the amount of walking is at each Guest's discretion.
  • Guests may use the local Sorrento Cafe as a place for rest.
  • Guests—including children—wishing to enter the cathedral 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.
  • 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.
    Mt Vesuvius Hike & Pompeii $152 (7-7.5 hrs)
  • Take an approximately 45-minute drive up to Mt. Vesuvius, the famous 3,900-foot volcano known for its destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
  • Upon arrival, hike your way along an ascending gravel path to the volcano's enormous crater. Note: The hike is a steep uphill hike (gradient is approximately 40%); Guests should be in good physical condition and wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • After your hike, travel via motorcoach to the age-old Roman city of Pompeii, where you will have approximately 90-minutes of free time for shopping and lunch on your own. Upon arrival to Pompeii, walk to the entrance gate, approximately 15-minutes where your tour begins.
  • Next, enter the excavations site for an amazing glimpse into life as it was during the Roman Empire.
  • Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour that includes the city's baths, villas, theaters and wrestling grounds. Note: The visit at Pompeii involves extensive walking across 1.5 miles of flat, uneven and rough uphill terrain. In addition, you must descend 20 to 25 steps.
  • After your tour, unwind with an approximately 30-minute motorcoach ride back to the ship.
  • Hiking time to and from the Mt. Vesuvius crater is approximately 40 minutes roundtrip.
  • Should Mt. Vesuvius be closed due to inclement weather, an orientation drive of Naples will be made instead. Guests may be dropped off at the pier if they would not like to do the orientation drive of Naples.
  • There are no bathrooms at the summit of Mt. Vesuvius.
  • Guests are advised to use extreme caution when walking atop hardened lava and rocky ground where crevices still exude fumes and heat.
  • The order of tour sites may vary depending on traffic and overcrowding of venues.
  • Tour duration times are estimated and may vary considerably due to circumstances such as traffic or overcrowding of venues.
  • Headphones will be supplied for the 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.
Sherry   Pompeii Half Day-Adult Only Departure $106 (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.
    Pompeii, Sorrento, and Capri- Adult Only Departure $279 (9.5-10 hrs)
  • Board your motorcoach and head for the marina.
  • Board a jetfoil and take an approximately 50-minute ride to the picturesque old port of Marina Grande on the island of Capri. Note: This ride can be bumpy. Guests who suffer from motion sickness are advised to take precautions.
  • Take the funicular up to Capri Town and the "Piazzetta," the heart of shopping and nightlife. Visit the Augustus Gardens, overlooking the Faraglioni rock formations and the colorful Bay of Marina Piccola, followed by some free time to explore on your own.
  • Meet your guide and transfer down to the Marina Grande by funicular once more to catch the jetfoil to Sorrento, where you will have approximately 90-minutes to explore, shop and have lunch on your own. Note: Crowds/delays at the funicular station are not uncommon.
  • Next, take an approximately one-hour scenic coastal drive to Pompeii. Upon arrival to Pompeii, walk to the entrance gate, approximately 15-minutes where your tour begins.
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Pompeii and a refreshing Italian gelato treat! Note: The visit to Pompeii includes up to 2 hours of standing or walking across 1.5 miles of flat, uneven and rough uphill terrain. In addition, you must descend 20-25 steps. Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Reboard your motorcoach and take an approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.
  • This tour is available to all ages, however it is recommended for ages 5 and older; since it involves a boat/vessel, infants under 3 years of age must have a child's ticket.
  • This excursion is stroller accessible. However, some portions of the tour may require Guests to fold accompanying strollers. In addition, lightweight strollers are recommended. For a similar with tour with fewer stairs to navigate, consider Pompeii, Sorrento and Capri for Families (NP03).
  • The order of tour sites may vary depending on traffic and overcrowding of venues.
  • For security reasons, it is forbidden to enter inside Pompeii excavations with big bags, backpacks or trolleys. Please be aware that, since lockers are not available, it is recommended to leave them inside the coach.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards or currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs.
  • Tour duration times are estimated and may vary considerably due to circumstances such as traffic or overcrowding of venues.
  • Headphones will be supplied for the time in Pompeii.
  • Due to the extremely limited availability of this shore excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early.
    Positano and a Journey to Pompeii $345 (8.5-9 hrs)
  • Board a minibus for a 90-minute drive along the Amalfi coastline to the town of Positano.
  • Embark on an optional, guided walking tour of the Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral or enjoy 90 minutes of free time to explore this fascinating town brimming with colorful boutiques and shops.
  • Meet up again with your guide and walk to a deluxe hotel to enjoy lunch with an ocean view.
  • Continue on to the ruins of Pompeii for a 90-minute guided walking tour. Special headsets will be provided in order to reveal Pompeii as it was 2,000 years ago. You’ll be immersed in a 360-degree, 3D ancient world—watching history come to life right before your eyes!
  • Board the minibus for the 30-minute drive back to the pier.
  • This tour is not recommended for Guests with limited mobility.
  • Large bags and backpacks are not allowed inside Pompeii excavations.
  • The visit to Pompeii requires walking across 2 miles of flat, uneven, rough and uphill terrain. In addition, you must also be able to descend down 20-25 steps.
  • Lunch is included and may consist of slices of cannelloni with ricotta cheese and spinach, chicken breast with mozzarella cheese and tomatoes, vegetables, potatoes and cake. A beverage such as coffee, mineral water, a flute of Italian champagne and a glass of wine is also included.
  • Guests wishing to swim at the beach during their free time at Positano should bring a change of clothing.
  • The order of sites visited may vary.
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding.
    Positano and Sorrento $349 (8.5-9 hrs)
  • Board your minibus and wind along the Amalfi coastline to the vertical hillside port town of Positano.
  • On arrival, embark on an optional guided walking tour of the Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral, and see its amazing dome made of majolica tiles. Enjoy free time to explore this fascinating town, brimming with colorful boutiques and shops.
  • Reboard your minibus and travel to Sorrento for lunch (included in the price of the tour).
  • Enjoy free time to stroll along the narrow cobblestone streets and embark on an unguided tour of the city.
  • Journey back to the ship on an approximately 75-minute drive.
  • This exclusive tour has limited participation and is operated by minibus; Guests are encouraged to book early.
  • Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
  • This excursion is stroller accessible. However, some portions of the tour may require Guests to fold accompanying strollers. In addition, lightweight strollers are recommended.
  • The order of tour sites may vary depending on traffic and overcrowding of venues.
  • Guests wishing to swim at the beach during free time at Positano should bring a change of clothing.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards or currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs.
    The Hidden Treasures of Herculaneum $106 (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.
  • Each family will receive one complimentary treasure-hunt gift.
  • 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.
    The Island of Capri $205 (8.5-9 hrs)
  • Embark on an approximate 50-minute jet-boat ride to the picturesque old port of Marina Grande on the island of Capri.
  • Drive 20 minutes to Anacapri and stop at Villa San Michele—explore its historic museum and groomed gardens for an approximate 45-minute visit.
  • Enjoy a half hour of leisure time to stroll around Anacapri and take in the breathtaking views of the city and its marina.
  • Eat an authentic Italian lunch at a local restaurant in Capri Town (included in the price of this tour).
  • Explore the picturesque square of Piazza Umberto including San Stefano Church, shops and cafés.
  • Take an optional guided tour of Augustus Gardens, overlooking the Faraglioni rocks and Marina Piccola, followed by 45 minutes of free time.
  • Transfer down to the Marina Grande by funicular (cable car) to catch the jetfoil back to Naples. There will be a short (10 minute) walk back to your ship.
  • This tour is available to all ages, however it is recommended for ages 5 and older; since it involves a boat/vessel, infants under 3 years of age must have a child's ticket.
  • The order of tour sites may vary depending on traffic and overcrowding of venues
  • Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • This boat ride can be rough. Guests who suffer from motion sickness are advised to take precautions.
  • Crowds/delays at the funicular station are not uncommon.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards or currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs.
  • Tour duration times are estimated and may vary considerably due to circumstances such as traffic or overcrowding of venues.
  • Headphones will be supplied for the tour to Capri.
  • Due to extremely limited availability, Guests are encouraged to book early.
    Timeless Pompeii and the Flavor of Sorrento $151 (8.5-9 hrs)
  • Drive about 75 minutes, passing Mt. Vesuvius, to the seaside town of Sorrento.
  • Arrive at a local farmhouse and learn the process of producing mozzarella cheese and enjoy a sample of their products, such as fresh mozzarella and salami.
  • Return to Sorrento’s main center and take an optional guided walking tour of the historical center.
  • Enjoy 60 minutes of free time to explore Corso Italia, the flower-lined main thoroughfare of the town, and the Correale Museum, home to antique furniture, porcelains and Neapolitan paintings.
  • You’ll have 90 minutes for lunch (not included).
  • Drive about an hour to the famed ancient city of Pompeii, buried by volcanic ash from Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Upon arrival to Pompeii, walk to the entrance gate, approximately 15-minutes where your tour begins.
  • Embark on a 90-minute guided walking tour of the ruins of this buried city.
  • Make a 30 minute stop at a local cameo factory before the transfer back to Naples.
  • Drive 30 minutes back to Naples.
  • Guests—including children—wishing to visit churches must ensure that shoulders and knees remain covered. Guests can wear shorts that hang below the knee and tank tops, as long as you bring a sweater or scarf to wrap around your shoulders.
  • The order of tour sites may vary depending on traffic and overcrowding of venues.
  • The stop at Sorrento is approximately 90 minutes.
  • For security reasons, large bags, purses, backpacks and strollers are not allowed inside the Pompeii excavations. It is recommended to leave them inside the motorcoach as lockers are not available.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. The visit at Pompeii includes extensive walking across 1.5 miles of flat, uneven and rough uphill terrain. In addition, you must descend 20-25 steps.
  • Tour durations times are estimated and may vary considerably due to circumstances such as traffic or overcrowding of venues.
  • 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.
Sherry   Treasures of Naples $53 (3.5-4 hrs)
  • Travel to the Museum of the Treasure of St. Gennaro. Embark on a 45-minute tour of the museum's extensive collection.
  • Explore the famous 13th-century Gothic Cathedral—home to the oldest church in Naples—an ancient baptistery and a Renaissance crypt.
  • Stroll through the age-old streets of Naples and enjoy some shopping in San Gregorio Armeno.
  • Drive past the city squares of Piazza Municipio and Piazza Plebiscito, the Castle Nuovo and the San Carlo Opera House, as well as the Villa Comunale Park before taking the 30-minute drive back to the ship.
  • There are some 15 stairs you must climb. Please wear comfortable shoes.
  • The order of sites visited may vary and all time durations are approximations.
  • 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 a sweater or scarf is wrapped around shoulders.
  • 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.
    Value Package-Sorrento & Pompeii- Adults Only Departure $122 (8.5-9 hrs)
  • Take a 75-minute drive passing Mt. Vesuvius to the seaside town of Sorrento.
  • Enjoy an optional guided walking tour of the historical center. Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Spend approximately 2.5 hours of free time in Sorrento to explore the seaside town and have lunch (not included).
  • Stroll Corso Italia, the flower-lined main thoroughfare of the town and Correale Museum, home to antique furniture, porcelains and Neapolitan paintings.
  • Drive about an hour to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, buried by volcanic ash from nearby Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD and then lost for 1,800 years. Upon arrival to Pompeii, walk to the entrance gate, approximately 15-minutes where your tour begins.
  • Enjoy a 90-minute guided walking tour in Pompeii.
  • Take a 30-minute drive back to Naples.
  • Guests—including children—wishing to visit churches must ensure that shoulders and knees remain covered. Guests can wear shorts that hang below the knee and tank tops, as long as you bring a sweater or scarf to wrap around your shoulders.
  • The order of tour sites may vary depending on traffic and overcrowding of venues.
  • For security reasons, large bags, purses, backpacks and strollers are not allowed inside the Pompeii excavations. It is recommended to leave them inside the motorcoach as lockers are not available.
  • The visit to Pompeii includes extensive walking across one and a half miles of flat, uneven and rough uphill terrain. In addition, you must descend 20-25 steps. Wear comfortable shoes.
  • All travel times and tour durations are estimated and may vary considerably due to circumstances such as traffic, weather or overcrowding of venues.
  • 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.
  Lodge: Disney Cruise

 

Day 13 Monday June 24th
  Do: Day at Sea
  Lodge: Disney Cruise

 

Day 14 Tuesday June 25th
  Arrive: Livorno
7-6:45 p.m. See: Florence or Cinque Terre or Pisa
Sherry   Cinque Terre Scenic Boat Tour $172 (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 60-minute cruise along the beautiful coastline back to the Livorno pier.
  • f 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. 
    Day in Viareggio and Bagni Nettuno Beach $103 (7-7.5 hrs)
  • Begin with a 50-minute drive to Viareggio, one of the most famous seaside resorts in Tuscany.
  • Be welcomed by Bagni Nettuno's warm atmosphere, clear water, kid’s games, pine trees and marble quarries.
  • Enjoy 5 hours of leisure time at this beautiful beach while a local entertainer performs for the children for 90 minutes.
  • Return to the motor coach for the drive back to the pier.
  • There are 5 night steps to enter the bus.
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring currency and credit cards to purchase extras such as souvenirs or snacks.
    Discovering Florence $138 (9.5-10 hrs)
  • Board your motorcoach and take a 2-hour scenic drive through Tuscany to Florence. 
  • Upon your arrival in Florence, embark on a guided walking tour (wear comfortable walking shoes) of this age-old city. Today, the spirit of the Renaissance lives on in the Florentine streets, churches, museums and public squares. Note: this tour includes approximately 1.5 miles of walking at a steady pace, part of which will be on cobblestones and/or uphill. 
  • While on your walking tour visit Piazza Santa Croce, a stunning square dominated by historic palaces and churches, and Piazza della Signoria, which features the majestic Old Palace and the famous Uffizi Gallery (external visit only). 
  • Continue to the picturesque bridge, the Ponte Vecchio, and the Cathedral of S. Maria del Fiore and lastly, “The Gates of Paradise”, with the ornate baptistery doors sculpted by Ghiberti. 
  • Note: 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. 
  • Afterward, enjoy 3 hours of free time to shop, sightsee through the ancient city, and enjoy lunch on your own. 
  • Return to your motorcoach for your 1.5-hour return drive back to this ship.
  • The official Florence guide meets the group upon arrival in Florence; a tour escort will accompany you on the journey there. 
  • The order of tour sites may vary depending on traffic and overcrowding of venues. 
  • Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes. 
  • Guests visiting the Uffizi Gallery during their free time may experience long queues. 
  • Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards or currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs. 
  • If Guests miss the return motorcoach trip, they will be responsible for their transportation back to the vessel-including all costs. 
    Easy Pisa- Adults Only Departure $82 (4-4.5 hrs)
  • Travel through the Tuscan countryside on a 45-minute trip to Pisa. On your way, catch a glimpse of the historic marble quarries where Michelangelo sourced his materials.
  • Arrive in Pisa and meet your trolley train, which will take you to Miracle Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • See the buildings along the River Arno, and pass through the lovely Piazza dei Cavalieri, where the University and Conte Ugolino Tower stand. Your guide will point out the main sites of interest along the way.
  • Arrive at Miracle Square and enjoy 70-minutes of leisure time to explore.
  • Experience the beauty of the 13th-century Cathedral and its Romanesque design. Or visit the Baptistery, an ornate 12th-century circular building made of marble and adorned with gothic flourishes. Or marvel at the Leaning Tower, which was built as the bell tower for the cathedral over a 200-year period beginning in 1173. Its foundation lies in unstable soil, which caused the tower to lean shortly after construction started. Or simply relax in a local cafe or shop for souvenirs.
  • Ride the trolley back to the motorcoach. Reboard for the 75-minute drive back to the Livorno port.
  • Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes.
  • The entrance fee to the Leaning Tower is not included. A reservation needs to be made in advance; only 25 people are allowed to enter the tower every 20 minutes. The possibility of finding tickets on the spot is quite remote.
  • Food and beverage are not included but are available for purchase in Pisa.
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards or currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs.
  • Due to the extremely limited availability of this excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early.
    Explore Lucca and Pisa $125 (8-8.5 hrs)
  • Drive 60 minutes to the walled medieval village of Lucca.
  • Meet your local guides and enjoy a 2.5-hour guided walking tour along the Renaissance Bastions to the Basilica di San Frediano. Note: This tour includes 2.5 miles of walking at a steady pace, part of which will be on cobblestones and/or uphill. Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Continue to the Piazza Anfiteatro, the old Roman amphitheater. Then proceed to the Cathedral di S. Martino, the most important religious monument in the town. 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.
  • After the guided tour, enjoy 70 minutes of free time for lunch on your own and shopping. Meet your tour escort and walk back to the bus.
  • Reboard your motorcoach and drive 20 minutes to Pisa.
  • Upon your arrival, take a 15-minute walk to Miracle Square, where you will have 90 minutes of free time to explore the Baptistery, take photos of the incredible Leaning Tower, shop or simply relax at one of the local cafes.
  • Meet your escort for the walk back to the motorcoach and the return drive to the Livorno pier.
  • If your visit falls on a Monday, the tour will run in reverse order due to shops in Lucca being closed.
  • Guests will walk for about 15 minutes from the motorcoach parking area to Miracle Square.
  • The order of tour sites may vary depending on traffic.
  • The entrance fee to the Leaning Tower is not included. A reservation needs to be taken in advance; only 25 people are allowed to enter the tower every 20 minutes. The possibility of finding tickets on the spot is quite remote.
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards or currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs.
  • Due to the extremely limited availability of this excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early.
    Florence and Michelangelo $198 (9.5-10 hrs)
  • Board your motorcoach and take an approximately 2 hour scenic drive through Tuscany to Florence. 
  • Take a 2.5-hour walking tour (wear comfortable walking shoes) including Piazza Santa Croce with its classic Franciscan Basilica and Piazza della Signoria, dominated by the crenellated tours of the Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery (external visit only). Note: This tour includes approximately 1.5 miles of walking at a steady pace, part of which will be on cobblestones and/or uphill. 
  • Stroll across the Ponte Vecchio Bridge with its built-in shops and reach the Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, the iconic cathedral, famous for its Brunelleschi cupola known as Il Duomo and its ornate bronze doors called The Gates of Paradise. Note: 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. 
  • Enter the Accademia di Belle Arti Museum with its multitude of priceless works. On one floor, find the original plaster model for the Ratto delle Sabine by Giambologna. In a separate hall, observe incomplete works by Michelangelo which give invaluable insight into the artist's process and experience the masterpiece, David. Note: For security reasons, large backpacks are discouraged. You will be asked to leave them on the motorcoach. Photos and films are not allowed inside the Accademia Museum. 
  • Have 3-hours of free time for shopping, independent sightseeing and lunch on your own.
  • Board the motorcoach and take the 1.5-hour drive back to the pier.
  • The official Florence guide will meet the group upon arrival in Florence; a tour escort will accompany you on the journey there. 
  • Guests may experience queues of up to 30 minutes to enter the cathedral. 
  • During lunch, Guests may share their table with other families. 
  • The order of sites visited may vary. 
  • THIS TOUR WILL BE NOT AVAILABLE ON AUG 08TH - Accademia Museum is closed on Monday. 
  • Aug 8th call Accademia Museum will be replaced with the inside visit of S.Croce Basilica, a proper temple of the Christianity dating back to Middle Age, an inside visit will be a unique experience to see burial memorial dedicated to Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Galileo 
  • Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards or currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs. 
  • Due to the extremely limited availability of this excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early. 
    Florence and Pisa-Adult Only Departure $182 (10-10.5 hrs)
  • Board your motorcoach and take a 2-hour scenic drive through Tuscany to Florence.
  • Embark on a 2.5-hour guided walking tour with stops along the way, including the Piazza Santa Croce, the Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery (external visits only). Note: This tour includes 2.5 miles of walking at a steady pace, part of which, will be on cobblestones and/or uphill.
  • Stroll across the Ponte Vecchio Bridge and reach the Cathedral Saint Maria del Fiore, the iconic cathedral famous for its Brunelleschi cupola known as “Il Duomo" and its ornate bronze doors called The Gates of Paradise.
  • Enjoy 120-minutes of free time to explore the shopping area and have lunch on your own.
  • Reboard your motorcoach to take a 60-minute ride toward Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa.
  • Walk 15 minutes to Miracle Square. Here, you will encounter a medieval cathedral with its famous tilting bell tower: the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Note: 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.
  • Enjoy 1-hour of free time to take pictures, relax at a café or shop before departing on a 45-minute drive back to the pier.
  • The entrance fee to the Leaning Tower is not included. A reservation needs to be made in advance; only 25 people are allowed to enter the tower every 20 minutes. The possibility of finding tickets on the spot is quite remote.
  • Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
  • The official Florence guide meets the group upon arrival in Florence; a tour escort will accompany you on the journey there.
  • Guests may experience queues of up to 30 minutes to enter the cathedral, if choosing to visit during free time.
  • The order of tour sites may vary depending on traffic and venue availability.
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards or currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs.
  • Due to the extremely limited availability of this excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early.
    Florence on Your Own-Adult Departure Only $96 (9.5-10 hrs)
  • Journey into the heart of Tuscany on an approximately 2-hour drive past the ancient cities of Lucca and Prato.
  • During the trip, receive helpful information about Florence from a highly knowledgeable tour escort and plan your day. Note: A tour escort will be on the coach to and from Florence to provide narration, maps and emergency phone numbers.
  • Own to explore famous landmarks as Santa Croce Square, where you can visit the tombs of Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Galileo at the basilica or peruse the shops. Visit the Uffizi Gallery to see paintings from the Middle Ages and Renaissance periods. Admire the Ponte Vecchio Bridge, see the Cathedral di Saint Maria del Fiore—famous for its Brunelleschi cupola known as "Il Duomo.” and its ornate bronze doors called “the Gates of Paradise.” Art fans can visit the Accademia di Belle Arti Museum. Among a wealth of masterpieces, discover Michelangelo's legendary David statue. Note: Museums are closed on Mondays.
  • Museums are closed on Mondays. This includes but is not limited to popular museums such as the Academia and Uffizi Gallery.
  • Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs permitted. Guests must be able to board and disembark the motorcoach on their own.
  • Food and beverage are not included but are available for purchase.
  • If Guests miss the return coach trip, they will be responsible for their transportation back to the vessel—including all costs.
  • Guests may encounter queues at the Accademia Museum, Uffizi Gallery and the cathedral.
  • Although this tour is classified as moderate, Guests will have approximately 4.5 hours of free time in Florence and may wish to tour locations that require significant walking.
  • 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.
  • Please be aware that on Monday August 8th, Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Museum will be closed.
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding.
Ray   Giacomo Puccini and His Lake $89 (3.5-4 hrs)
  • Board a motorcoach and travel 50 minutes through the Tuscan countryside to the little town of Torre del Lago.
  • On arrival, walk to Villa Puccini to enjoy a guided visit, where you can view the famous composer's original private collection of photos and furnishings.
  • Visit the chapel where Giacomo Puccini is buried.
  • Afterward, enjoy a boat ride on the lake that fronts the property. While cruising on Lake Massaciuccoli, listen to the music from the most famous operas of the great composer: Tosca, Madame Butterfly, La Bohème and more.
  • Taste the local sweet wine and admire the scenery surrounding you. The marshland provides rich colorful flora, including eucalyptus, wild poplars, adlers, tamarisks and a rare carnivorous plant named drosera.
  • Reboard your coach for the 50-minute drive back to the Livorno pier.
  • Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes. 
  • Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards or currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs. 
  • Due to the extremely limited availability of this excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early. 
    Pisa $97 (4-4.5 hrs)
  • Board your motorcoach and travel minutes to Pisa. Along the way catch a glimpse of the Tuscan countryside, crossing the River Arno and admire the pine woods. 
  • Upon arrival in Pisa, walk to Miracle Square (approximately 15 minutes), where your one-hour guided tour begins. Note: This tour includes approximately 1-mile of walking at a steady pace, part of which will be on cobblestones and/or uphill. 
  • Experience the beauty of the 13th-century Duomo and its Tuscan-Romanesque design. You’ll also visit the Baptistery, an ornate 12th-century circular building made of marble and adorned with Gothic flourishes. 
  • Marvel at the Leaning Tower, which was built as the bell tower for the cathedral over a 200-year period, beginning in 1173. Its foundation lies in unstable soil and the tower began to lean shortly after construction started. Legend says that Galileo himself chose the tower as the site of his gravity experiments. Though is survived through the centuries, the landmark became increasingly unstable. Years of corrective and restorative efforts culminated in 2001 with a re-opening of the tower for tourists. The famous lean was intentionally preserved in order to maintain centuries of tradition. 
  • After your guided tour, enjoy 1-hour of free time to explore on your own. Go shopping, relax in a cafe or tour the illustrious Campo Santo cemetery. 
  • Return to the coach for the 45-minute drive back to the pier in Livorno.
  • Food and beverages are not included but are available for purchase in Pisa. 
  • This tour includes approximately one mile of walking at a steady pace, part of which will be on uneven and cobblestone surfaces, stairs and inclines. Wear comfortable shoes. 
  • 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.
  • Guests walk for approximately 15-minutes from the motor coach parking area to Miracle Square. 
  • The entrance fee to the Leaning Tower is not included. A reservation needs to be made in advance; only 25 people are allowed to enter the tower every 20 minutes. The possibility of finding tickets upon arrival is quite remote. 
  • Guests are encouraged to bring currency and credit cards to purchase extras such as souvenirs or snacks. 
  • Due to the extremely limited availability of this excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early.
Ray:   Pisa- Climb the Tower $188 (4-4.5 hrs)
  • Board your motorcoach and enjoy a 60-minute ride through the Tuscan countryside to Pisa. 
  • On arrival, board the small, open-air "train" for a scenic 15-minute trip to Campo dei Miracoli "Miracle Square."
  • Next, embark on a guided 60-minute tour of the historic square. See the Duomo, a 13th-century cathedral built in a beautiful Tuscan-Romanesque style, and the Baptistery, an ornate 12th-century circular building made of marble and adorned with gothic flourishes. Note: Guests wishing to visit the Church of Santa Maria Vergine 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. 
  • Climb Pisa's most famous monument, the Leaning Tower. Originally built as a bell tower for the cathedral, the Leaning Tower's foundation lay in unstable soil and tilted for centuries. Note: Depending on the reservation time to climb the Tower, the guided tour of Pisa may happen before or after the climb. Occasionally the guide's explanation may be split into two parts. 
  • After ascending the tower, enjoy 60 minutes of free time to sightsee and explore. 
  • Finally, reboard your motorcoach and drive back to the Livorno pier.
  • Order of venues may vary according to the reservation time to climb the Leaning Tower.
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding. 
  • Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards or currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs. 
  • Due to the extremely limited availability of this excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early. 
    Pisa and Arno River $83 (4.5-5 hrs)
  • Start your day with a 45-minute motorcoach ride towards San Rossore Park 
  • Arrive at the park, where your boat will be waiting. Board your boat and cruise along the Arno River, also known as the Silver River. 
  • Listen to stories about the rich Italian history of Arno and its surrounding culture. 
  • Upon arrival in Pisa Centre your trolley train will be waiting to take you to famous Miracle Square. Your guide will introduce you to the delights of the Cathedral and the Baptistery. You’ll have 60 minutes of free time to enjoy the square—including its great view of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. 
  • Take some photos of the incredible Tower, do some souvenir shopping, enjoy an ice cream or relax in a nearby café. Take note of the meeting point for your trolley train transfer back to the park, where you’ll rejoin the motorcoach for your return to the pier.
  • Guests must be able to board and disembark the boat on their own. 
  • There are only a few stairs on this tour, available at the discretion of Guests during their free time in the square 
  • 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. 
  • Guests wishing to climb the Tower of Pisa are asked to reserve early, as availability for this experience is extremely limited. 
  • Children 8 years and younger are not permitted to climb the tower; however, children 8 years of age and older may do so while accompanied by an adult. 
  • Please be aware that no bags are allowed into the Tower of Pisa. 
  • This tour may run in reverse order, subject to trolley train and boat availability. 
  • The boat is not fully enclosed. Some Guests may end up on outside decks. 
    Portofino and Santa Margherita $104 (8-8.5 hrs)
  • Board your motorcoach and take a 75-minute ride to Santa Margherita. The journey includes a short drive along the Via Aurelia, the ancient Roman "Golden Sun" road along the coast. 
  • Upon arrival, board a boat for a 15-minute cruise to Portofino. Enjoy views of the Promontory of Mount Portofino, which includes rich vegetation, jagged rocks, little inlets and secluded beaches. 
  • Arrive at Portofino, once a quiet seaside village that has become a must-see destination for the rich and famous, known for its colorful houses and quaint harbor. 
  • Pay a visit to the famous Piazzetta, the town's central gathering place. Here, you will have approximately 30 minutes of free time to shop at exclusive boutiques, tour the charming local church and soak up the local culture. Note: 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. 
  • Return to the boat and travel back to Santa Margherita, where you will have approximately 90 minutes of free time to explore this quaint town and enjoy lunch on your own. 
  • Board your motorcoach for the approximately 75-minute trip back to Livorno.
  • This tour is not available in Livorno for the 2017 season. 
  • This tour includes approximately 1.5 miles of walking at a steady pace, part of which will be on cobblestones and/or uphill. Wear comfortable shoes. 
  • The order of tour sites may vary depending on traffic and venue availability. 
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding. 
  • Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards or currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs. 
  • Due to the extremely limited availability of this excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early. 
    San Gimignano, Gelato and Fattoria San Donato $159 (8.5-9 hrs)
  • Begin with a 1-hour and 45-minute drive from Livorno to San Gimignano.
  • Arrive in San Gimignano, an original medieval village, meet your local guide and embark on a 1-hour guided walking tour. At the end of the walking tour try some gelato at Gelateria Dondoli.
  • Have an hour of free time to explore or shop.
  • Board a motor coach and continue on to Fattoria San Donato, an organic farm in Tuscany. You'll be welcomed by the owner, explore the estate, enjoy local products and savor a genuine Italian buffet lunch.
  • Return to the motor coach for the drive back to the pier.
  • Lunch is included and might consist of Ricotta cheese with herbs, pickled tomatoes with vegetables in olive oil, onions in vinegar, eggplant, mushrooms, flavored peppers, local Spelt salad with fresh tomatoes and basil, Gorgonzola cheese made by sheep milk with lemon and parsley, sheep cheese with jam, local salami & Tuscan bruschetta, local wine, soft drinks and water.
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring currency and credit cards to purchase extras such as souvenirs or snacks.
  Lodge: Disney Cruise

 

Day 15 Wednesday June 26th
  Arrive: Genoa
7-7 p.m. See: Milan
    The Best of Milan-Adult Only Departure $175 (11-11.5 hrs)
  • Begin with a 150-minute motor coach ride to Milan, the second largest city in Italy. 
  • Spend 3 hours in Milan visiting highlights such as the Brera district, which houses the famous Brera Art Gallery. 
  • Visit the Palazzo Sforzesco, built in the 15th century by Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan, on the remnants of a 14th-century fortification. 
  • Climb the Duomo, a magnificent Gothic monument that offers the best views of the Milan City Center. 
  • Have a refreshing glass of Prosecco wine and a snack in the nearby Duomo area. 
  • Spend 150 minutes of free time inside the Duomo, with its 3400 statues, 55 stained glass windows, beautiful altars and paintings. 
  • 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.
  • Additional food and beverages can be purchased in the Milan City Center.
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding.
    Discover Genoa Walking Tour $103 (4.5-5 hrs)
  • Board a private motor coach with your guide for a 15-minute sail along the port of Genoa to the Expo Area—the oldest district of the town facing the sea. Admire St. George Palace, the first bank in the Middle Ages where Genoa had its own mint and currency.
  • Begin your 3 hour and 15-minute walking tour at the street food trucks. Stop at Camugin and taste fried vegetables and “panissa” (fried chickpea flour) made from a traditional recipe.
  • The guided walk continues to St. Lawrence Cathedral—a beautiful example of Gothic style in Italy dating back to the XI Century. This unusual mixture of the European and Arabian culture stands in the city center as a symbol of long-practiced Christianity. Before entering, meet Christopher Columbus, the famous Genoese Explorer, who will introduce you to the largest Medieval Old Town of Europe and some of its highlights have been included on the Unesco World Heritage list. Admire the panorama of Old Town from the top of the cathedral’s tower, after climbing approximately 70 steps of a spiral staircase.
  • Walk to the Ducal Palace for a visit to the courtyard and De Ferrari Square before proceeding to St. Matteo’s district. This area is dedicated to the Doria family—an ancient and noble Genoese Family in the XII Century who had an important role in the political and commercial life of the town.
  • Continue to Via Garibaldi—an area protected by Unesco—and admire how affluent families used to display their wealth. Now these luxurious mansions are museums, public institutions and homes to masterpieces of famous artists such as Van Dyck, Rubens and many others. A visit inside Palazzo Rosso will give you more time to discover daily life in the Old Times.
  • Pass by St. Siro Church, the first church that received the title to be a cathedral in the IV Century and was dedicated to the 12 Apostles.
  • Proceed to Liquoreria Cavo. The Cavo Family received the first license to be merchants in 1250 from the town of Genoa. Later, in 1800, they also became confectioners and invented a little sweet called “amaretto”—a soft pastry that in modern times won several international competitions.
  • Enjoy 45 minutes of free time in the Old District.
  • Return to the motor launch for the 15-minute sail back to the pier.
  • This excursion involves walking over uneven surfaces and many steps are involved. It is not recommended for Guests with difficulty walking.
  • 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.
  • Tastings may include local liquor, amaretti di Voltaggio and a fried panissa (fried chickpea flour and vegetables).
  • The order of sites visited may vary.
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding.
    Genoa Ancient Times and Classical Music $112 (4.5-5 hrs)
  • Join your guide on a 15-minute private motor coach and sail along the port of Genoa to the Expo Area—the oldest district of the town facing the sea. Admire St. George Palace, the first bank in the Middle Ages when Genoa had its own mint and currency and discover more of the city nicknamed "La Superba" (the Superb).
  • Proceed with your guide to St. Lawrence Cathedral—a beautiful example of Gothic style in Italy, dating back to the XI Century. The unusual mixture of the European and Arabian culture stands in the city center as a symbol of long-practiced Christianity. Before entering, meet Christopher Columbus, the famous Genoese Explorer who will introduce you to the largest Medieval Old Town of Europe, as well as a Unesco Heritage site.
  • Take a 45-minute walk along the historical center in Via Macelli di Soziglia. There you will see a poultry shop and antique shop still owned by a local Genoese family.
  • Continue to Via Garibaldi—an area protected by Unesco—and admire how affluent families used to display their wealth. Now these luxurious mansions are museums, public institutions and homes to masterpieces of famous artists such as Van Dyck, Rubens and many others.
  • Next, proceed to Palazzo Bianco which houses the famous sculpture "Maddalena" by Canova.
  • Continue your Genoese adventure with a visit to Palazzo Tursi. This 3rd palace houses the Town Hall of Genoa—with a wing dedicated to the famous Genoese violinist, Paganini, where you’ll see his violin nicknamed "Il Cannone."
  • Experience another kind of sensorial experience with Medieval tastings in the garden of Palazzo Bianco. Enjoy food prepared in local kitchens and made from ancient recipes.
  • Enjoy 1 hour of free time in the city center before returning to the motor launch for the 15-minute sail 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.
  • Tastings may include fried ham, 1 Old Time Pie, 1 sweet cupcake, 1 glass of wine and 1 glass of flavored water.
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding.
  • The order of sites visited may vary.
    Genoa Arts and Gourmet $95 (4.5-5 hrs)
  • Board a private motor launch with your guide and sail along the port of Genoa to the Expo Area—the oldest district of the town facing the sea. Admire St. George Palace, the first bank in the Middle Ages where Genoa had its own mint and currency.
  • Begin your experience in Genoa where your eyes will see beauty, your ears will hear local languages, your nose will smell exotic perfumes and your mouth will taste Italian flavors with unique ingredients.
  • Visit Medieval Genoa and its "carruggi" (narrow alleys)—now overlooked by tall buildings as Medieval Skyscrapers—while your guide tells you more about The City.
  • Your first taste will take place at Pasticceria Romanengo: the most ancient confectionary in town, where candies are made with fruit syrup and chocolate with cacao beans. The Romanengo Family was the regular supplier to the famous Maestro Giuseppe Verdi and served the royal wedding in 1868 of Prince Umberto I with Margherita of Savoy.
  • Next, walk along Banchi Square—the oldest trading place in town—located by the Old Port where it was once filled with benches for merchants to finalize trade agreements. Those benches gave origin to the word "bank."
  • Continue your visit through the Macelli di Soziglia district and stop at the antique poultry shop—belonging to the Aresu Family since 1919.
  • Leave the Middle Ages behind and immerse yourself in the lavish atmosphere of the Golden Ages by visiting the Via Garibaldi with an inside view of Palazzo Rosso.
  • Stop at Pasticceria Villa: opened in 1827 by the Profumo Family where they offer delicious, sweet cupcakes.
  • The local Genoa street food is a must before leaving the city center. Taste fried vegetables and "panissa" (fried chickpea flour).
  • Don't miss a visit to St. Lawrence Cathedral, dating back to the XI Century. The unusual mixture of European and Arabian culture stands in the city center as a symbol of long-practiced Christianity.
  • Return to the motor launch for the 15-minute cruise back to the pier.
  • This excursion involves walking over uneven surfaces. It is not recommended for Guests with difficulty walking.
  • 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.
  • Tastings may include, piece of focaccia and Genoese salami, 2 pieces of candy and chocolate, and a fried panissa, (fried chickpea flour and vegetables).
  • The order of sites visited may vary.
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding.
    Highlights of Milan $114 (10-10.5 hrs)
  • Begin with a 2 hour and 30-minute motor coach ride to Milan—considered the Italian industrial and commercial heart of the country. Its origins date back to 6th century B.C. although traces of earlier settlements have been found on the present site.
  • Isolated monuments left by these civilizations stand as witnesses to moments of glory and artistic splendor that have characterized the history of this city. Today, Milan is an important center of business, culture and politics whose suburban area is much industrialized. The fashion and design capital of Italy also has a city of art with a wealth of monuments, palaces, churches and museums.
  • Start your guided visit of Milan with a 30-minute panoramic drive through the main streets.
  • Continue with a short walk to the real heart of Milan, the Cathedral and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.
  • Next, enjoy 1 hour and 45 minutes of free time to explore, shop or lunch on your own.
  • Re-board the motor coach for the 2 hour and 30-minute ride 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.
  • Additional food and beverages can be purchased in Milan City Center.
  • The order of sites visited may vary.
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding.
    Milan on Your Own $62 (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.
  • 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.
    Panoramic Drive Through Genoa-Adult Departure Only $39 (2.5-3 hrs)
  • Join a local guide on a 150-minute motor coach drive along the famous Via Gramsci before reaching the centre of town. See famous monuments of this ancient Sea Republic. From the bus you’ll see the famous Aquarium of Genoa, in front of Palazzo S. Giorgio, once the seat of the Captain of People and the first bank in Italy.
  • While driving through the City Center, admire the beauty of Piazza de Ferrari, dominated by a magnificent bronze fountain and overlooked by the Carlo Felice Theatre.
  • Visit the Columbus House and the majestic Soprana Gate.
  • Proceed to the hill of Carignano to take in a view over the city, then head back down to Piazza della Vittoria and gaze at the Victory Arch.
  • Drive along the promenade of Corso Italia and discover the beauty of the residential area.
  • Return to the pier.
  • NOTE: This is a nonstop drive through Genoa.
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding.
  • The order of sites visited may vary.
    Ultimate Italian Riviera $155 (8-8.5 hrs)
  • Board a private motor coach with your guide for a 60-minute drive to Camogli. 
  • Walk to the historical center, discover medieval alleys and taste local food. Sample fresh pasta after watching artisans hand-craft it. 
  • Climb aboard a private vessel and cruise 50 minutes to Portofino. Make a brief photo stop in the bay of San Fruttuoso to see the hidden abbey there. 
  • Stop in Portofino for a guided visit of the world famous Piazzetta, then enjoy 90 minutes of free-time to relax in one of the open air cafés. 
  • Return to the boat and cruise to Santa Margherita Ligure, where you'll have 1 hour and 15 minutes to soak up the sun, browse the local shops or visit the local cafés. 
  • Return to the motor coach in Santa Margherita and drive 60 minutes back to the pier. • Note: In case of rough seas, the tour will be turned into a motor coach tour. This will affect the San Fruttuoso view as the hidden bay is not accessible by land. If the sea will allow operation, a 15-min boat ride from Santa Margherita Ligure to Portofino will be included. If the sea is rough and will not allow the above change, Portofino will be reached by public bus.
  Lodge: Disney Cruise

 

Day 16 Thursday June 27th
  Arrive: Cannes

7:30 p.m.
- 5:45 p.m.

See: Monte Carlo or Nice
    A Day in St. Tropez $106 (8-8.5 hrs)
  • Take a 90-minute scenic drive along the Golden Corniche, enjoying views along the Esterel cliff road. 
  • Arrive in St. Maxime and board a boat for a 30-minute cruise to sunny St. Tropez. This tropical haven features everything from small fishing boats to luxury mega yachts in the old harbor―the place to see and to be seen. Brigitte Bardot made St. Tropez famous in the 1950s and ever since, this glamorous resort town has attracted visitors, artists and the elite. 
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour, including the old quarter, which features charming cobblestone streets and warm pastel-colored houses with walled gardens of blossoming oleander and bougainvillea. 
  • Spend 2 hours of free time exploring on your own—eat lunch, shop and enjoy the sights. 
  • Board from St Tropez to Ste maxime by boat for a 30 minutes cruise. 
  • Return to Cannes on a relaxing 90-minute drive.
  • Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and a camera. 
    Cannes, Grasse and St. Paul $119 (7-7.5 hrs)
  • Enjoy fantastic views of Cannes during a 30-minute scenic tour. 
  • Visit La Croisette Avenue where you can admire the famous hotels, as well as the Palais des Festivals, the central venue for the Cannes Film Festival—first held in 1939 as a reaction to fascist interference at the Venice Film Festival. 
  • Take a 30-minute drive to Grasse, where you will explore the birthplace of the French perfume industry on a guided tour of a perfumery. 
  • Learn how such ingredients as flowers are boiled, processed, condensed and distilled into wonderfully aromatic bottled scents. At the end of the tour, you’ll receive a special souvenir sample. 
  • Drive 30 minutes to the spectacular St. Paul de Vence, a medieval town set on a hilltop featuring narrow cobblestone streets, quaint boutiques and cafes. 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 them from the French government. 
  • Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour through the town and 60 minutes of free time to explore on your own. 
  • Take the 60-minute drive back to Cannes.
  •  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. 
  • Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and a camera.
    Discover the French Riviera by Electric Bike $246 (3.5-4 hrs)
  • Begin with a short walk down the pier where your bike and equipment will be waiting.
  • Receive your bicycle, mandatory helmet and a short safety briefing. Get a bit of practice and then start your trip up to le Suguet, part of the old village of Cannes. Take in the amazing view that overlooks the bay of Cannes, Cap d'Antibes, the Lerins Islands.
  • Continue your ride by la Croix des Gardes, the panoramic hill close to the city center which offers a first step into the nature around you. Take in the smell of the wood and the sound of the wind. See Mediterranean and Provencal trees and flowers along trails, paths and streets.
  • Stop at the top for a short introduction into the history of the area and a chance for some beautiful photos.
  • Follow the downhill road of Cannes la Bocca to the seashore and stop for a 30-minute refreshment break.
  • Ride along the bay and return to the pier to conclude your tour.
  • Guests are required to be in good physical condition.
  • A helmet (mandatory) and gloves will be provided.
  • This tour involves uphill/downhill biking as well as biking on uneven surfaces.
  • Guests must wear closed-toe or sport shoes.
  • Guests must know how to ride a bike.
  • Guests may choose from a mountain bike or an electric assisted mountain bike.
  • A snack and beverage, such as ice cream or water and juice, are included.
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding.
    Monaco and Monte Carlo-Adult Departure Only $235 (8-8.5 hrs)
  • Take a 90-minute ride on the motorway and along the Lower Corniche, from the Nice airport to Monaco Rock.
  • Ride an escalator or elevator up the cliff and enjoy a 60-minute guided walking tour. Visit the outside of the Oceanographic Museum as well as the inside of the Monaco Cathedral and Prince's Palace. At the palace, you will observe the changing of the guard.
  • Reboard your motorcoach for a 15-minute cruise along part of the Formula One Grand Prix circuit.
  • Arrive in Monte Carlo and walk 15 minutes up to Casino Square, which is surrounded by immaculate gardens.
  • Enjoy 60 minutes of free time to shop, explore the Grand Casino (admission not included) or browse the impressive range of top cars outside in Casino Square, before walking back to your coach.
  • Ride back to Cannes.
  • Please note that during religious services or official ceremonies, tour groups are not allowed inside the Monaco Cathedral.
  • Guests who choose to enter the casino should wear tasteful, neat and clean attire. A jacket and tie are not required for men, except in the private salons. Long pants and a formal shirt are highly recommended. Jeans, Bermuda shorts and tennis shoes are not permitted. Only high-quality flip-flops are allowed.
  • Photography and videography are not allowed inside the casino.
  • 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.
  • Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes. We also recommend bringing sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and a camera.
    Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze-Adult Departure Only $149 (8.5-9 hrs)
  • Take a 75-minute drive to Le Rocher de Monaco or Monaco Rock, home of the principality’s royal Grimaldi family. 
  • Ride an escalator to an elevator that goes up the cliffside, where you’ll embark on an informative guided walking tour of the exteriors of such famous sites as the Oceanographic Museum, the Monaco Cathedral and the Prince's Palace, which has served as the home to the royal family since the 13th century. 
  • Enjoy 60 minutes of free time to explore on your own immediately afterwards. 
  • Reboard your motorcoach for a 15-minute drive that passes along a section of the Formula 1 Grand Prix Race Circuit. Originating in 1929, the Grand Prix is world famous for its challenging circuit that runs through the twisting streets of Monaco. 
  • Follow your guide for a 15-minute walk to Casino Square, which is surrounded by immaculate gardens, before enjoying 45 minutes of free time. 
  • Drive 30 minutes to the medieval village of Eze for a 3-course lunch served in a local restaurant at the foot of the village. 
  • Enjoy a 60-minute guided walking tour and some free time to explore this medieval village on your own. 
  • Take the 75-minute drive back to Cannes.
  • Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) will not be permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters. This tour includes approximately 1.3 miles of walking at a steady pace, part of which will be uphill on cobblestone, uneven and/or gravel surfaces. 
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding. 
  • If you choose to enter the casino, attire should be tasteful, neat and clean. A jacket and tie are not required for men, but they must be worn in the private salons. Long pants and a formal shirt are highly recommended. Jeans, Bermuda shorts and tennis shoes are not permitted. Only high-quality sandals are allowed. 
  • Photography or videography is not allowed inside the casino. 
  • 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. 
  • Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and a camera.
    Nice and Train Tour $82 (4-4.5 hrs)
  • Enjoy fantastic views of the coast and sea on your 45-minute ride to Nice. 
  • Pass Nice’s famous landmarks including the palm-lined Promenade des Anglais, the legendary rococo Negresco Hotel and the Russian Orthodox Cathedral—built with pink bricks, light gray marble and vividly colored ceramic domes by direct order from the last Russian Czar, Nicholas II. 
  • Board an open-air tram—shaped like an antique train—for a leisurely, 60-minute narrated tour of the city. Travel the narrow streets of Old Town, passing the popular Flower Market before ascending Castle Hill Park for an excellent view of the city and the bay. 
  • Enjoy a beverage and 60 minutes of free time at the Cours Saleya to shop or sightsee. 
  • Take the 60-minute drive back to Cannes.
  • Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs/scooters will be permitted. Guests must be able to board and disembark the coach on their own. This tour includes approximately .05 miles of walking at a leisurely pace, part of which will be uphill on cobblestone, uneven and/or gravel surfaces.
  •  All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding. 
    Nice and Train Tour $93 (4-4.5 hrs)
  • Enjoy fantastic views of the coast and sea on your 45-minute ride to Nice. 
  • Pass Nice’s famous landmarks including the palm-lined Promenade des Anglais, the legendary rococo Negresco Hotel and the Russian Orthodox Cathedral—built with pink bricks, light gray marble and vividly colored ceramic domes by direct order from the last Russian Czar, Nicholas II. 
  • Board an open-air tram—shaped like an antique train—for a leisurely, 60-minute narrated tour of the city. Travel the narrow streets of Old Town, passing the popular Flower Market before ascending Castle Hill Park for an excellent view of the city and the bay. 
  • Enjoy a beverage and 60 minutes of free time at the Cours Saleya to shop or sightsee. 
  • Take the 60-minute drive back to Cannes.
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding. 
  • Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes. We also recommend bringing sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and a camera. 
    Nice, Cannes and Little Train $81 (4-4.5 hrs)
  • Hop on the Petit Train de Cannes for a leisurely 60-minute ride on the rails, passing the major attractions of this star-studded seaside resort and home of the Cannes Film Festival. 
  • Transfer to a motorcoach and relax on a 60-minute drive to the city of Nice, the undisputed capital of the French Riviera. Enjoy 75 minutes in this truly pleasant coastal town on a guided walking tour, followed by some free time to wander its Old Town, shop for souvenirs and purchase a bite to eat at one of the many charming cafes. 
  • Reboard your motorcoach for the return drive back to Cannes. 
  • Please note: this tour can be run in reverse order.
  • 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. 
    Scenic Coastal Drive and St. Raphael $65 (4-4.5 hrs)
  • Admire spectacular views along the famous Golden Corniche—the Esterel cliff road—one of the most scenic parts of the French Riviera. The Esterel is breathtakingly beautiful, made of vibrant volcanic rocks in a fiery red that is a striking contrast to the deep blue of the sea. 
  • Arrive at St. Raphael, a fashionable seaside resort located on the Golden Corniche. Spend 75 minutes of free time exploring at your leisure. 
  • Visit the old harbor lined with cafés, browse the small shops and boutiques or simply relax and watch the world go by. 
  • Enjoy a refreshing cup of tea or coffee at a local café while in St. Raphael. 
  • Board your motorcoach and drive back to Cannes by motorway.
  • 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.
Sherry   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.
  • 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.
    The Perfumer's Apprentice in Grasse $132 (4-4.5 hrs)
  • Board your motorcoach for a 30-minute scenic drive inland to Grasse. 
  • Arrive at the Fragonard Perfume Factory and begin by putting your nose to the test. Will you be able to identify fragrances such as Provencal lavender, fruity watermelon, sweet Lily-of-the-Valley and decadent chocolate? 
  • Create your own eau de cologne by carefully blending familiar and exotic fragrances, choosing amongst a floral, spice or fruity scent. The result will be as unique and original as yourself; the blend will be customized to match your own individuality. 
  • Receive a 100-ml bottle of your newly created masterpiece and a diploma certifying that you successfully attended the training course. Children will receive soap and a diploma. 
  • Finish your perfume experience with a guided tour of the perfume factory and enjoy some free time to browse the gift shop. 
  • Continue on a 30-minute guided walking tour of Grasse, with 30 additional minutes to explore the village on your own. 
  • Reboard the motorcoach and return to Cannes and the pier.
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding. 
  • 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. 
  • Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and a camera.
    Value Package Nice and Monaco- Adult Departure Only $91 (7.5-8 hrs)
  • Take a 75-minute ride from Cannes to Nice. •
  • Stop for 60 minutes in charming Old Town Nice. Let your guide lead you in a stroll on the Cours Saleya towards the colorful flower and fruit markets. 
  • Reboard your coach for a 45-minute drive to the Rock of Monaco. On your way, you’ll enjoy views of Eze, a medieval village nested on a hill top—it is even nicknamed the Eagle’s Nest. 
  • Arrive in Monaco, where you will ride an escalator and elevator up a cliff. Receive an informative guided walking tour featuring the exteriors of 3 famous sites: the Oceanographic Museum, the Monaco Cathedral and the Prince's Palace—which has served as the home of the royal family since the 13th century. 
  • Take 90 minutes of free time for lunch 
  • Then reboard your coach to pass along a section of the city’s Formula One Grand Prix race circuit. First run in 1929, the Monaco Grand Prix is world famous for a challenging route that runs through the twisting streets of Monaco 
  • Next, follow your guide on a 15-minute walk to Casino Square, surrounded by immaculate gardens. 
  • During 60 minutes of free time, wander the glorious grounds around the renowned Café de Paris, or try your luck at the Grand Casino—entry fee not included. Experience a lifestyle available to aristocrats and movie stars since 1863. 
  • Take the 75-minute trip back to Cannes.
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding. 
  • Please note that during religious services or official ceremonies, tour groups are not allowed inside the Monaco Cathedral. 
  • Guests who choose to enter the casino should wear tasteful, neat and clean attire. A jacket and tie are not required for men, except in the private salons. Long pants and a formal shirt are highly recommended. Jeans, Bermuda shorts and tennis shoes are not permitted. Only high-quality flip-flops are allowed. 
  • Photography and videography are not allowed inside the casino. 
  • 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. 
  • Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes. We also recommend bringing sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and a camera. 
  Lodge: Disney Cruise

 

Day 17 Friday June 28th
8:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m.
Arrive: Toulon
  See: ?
  Lodge: Disney Cruise

 

Day 18 Saturday June 29th
7:00 a.m. Arrive: Barcelona
  Do: Disembark

 

See: Barcelona
Sherry & Ray   Montserrat Half Day, End at Hotel $70 (4-4.5 hrs)
  • Board your motorcoach and take a 40-mile 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 stairs) 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: total distance walked is approximately 2 miles.
  • 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 must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
  • 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.
    Panaramic Drive Through Barcelona, End at Hotel $75 (3-3.5 hrs)
  • Board your motorcoach and prepare to enjoy a guided tour through Barcelona. Note: Although this tour is conducted primarily on a motorcoach, in order to fully enjoy this excursion, you must be able to climb on and off the bus at 2 separate stops.
  • Stop at vista point on Mirador del Alcalde for splendid views over Barcelona.
  • Continue to the Olympic Stadium, built in 1929. Due to the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the stadium was not used until the 1992 Olympic Games.
  • Drive past the Pueblo Español (the Spanish Village), Congress Palace and España Square and onto the Arc de Triomf. Built in 1888 for the World's Fair, this massive arch with ornate carvings stands as the gateway to the Citadel Park.
  • Ride through the park and stop near Gaudì's La Sagrada Familia for a 30-minute exterior visit. Here you can also shop for souvenirs at market-style shops around the church and enjoy a complimentary beverage at a nearby restaurant.
  • Next, drive down Passeig de Gràcia to see 2 more of Gaudì's magnificent creations, Casa Mila and Casa Batlló.
  • Finally, pass the city's main square, Placa Catalunya and Via Layetana, the busiest commercial avenue, and the Columbus Monument before arriving at the Barcelona International Airport (BCN).
  • Guests will not be able to book this tour online; Guests should visit the Port Adventures Desk onboard in order to make reservations.
  • This Port Adventure includes a transfer to BCN (Barcelona International Airport). Guests should remove Ship-to-Airport transfers from their reservation prior to boarding the ship to avoid double charging.
  • This tour is only available to Guests with domestic flights departing after 3:00 PM and international flights departing after 4:00 PM.
    Buy Hola BCN travel Card- 3 days 21.20 Euros/4 days 27.50 Euros
(Take the line towards Hospital de Bellvitge. Get off at Universistat. Take Para-lei. Take the funicular up the mountain. Walk down to the museum.)
  See: Musee Nacional d'Art de Catalunya 14.53 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.
    (Walk through the fairgrounds to Placa d'Espanya Metro)
  Do: Bulling Mall-Las Arenas-Restaurants on the rooftop terrace with a great view. (10-12)
    (Take the Fondo line. Get off at Catalunya.)
  Lodge: Hotel Denit 138 person for 3 nights
Estruc, 24-26
08002 · Barcelona
(Breakfast, queen and 2 twins or 2 queens, satellite TV, docking station, 437.98-3)

 

Day 19 Sunday June 30th
  See: Barcelona
    Gaudì's La Sagrada Familia 29/22 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.
    Museu Picasso (Tues-Sun 9-7)
Best collection of Picasso (1881-1973) and his earlier works.
  Lodge: Barcelona

 

Day 20 Monday July 1st
  Do: Barri Gotic Walk
    Catedral de Barcelona (Mon-Sat 8-12:45 Free, 1-5:30 donations, Sun 2-5 donations)
    Casa Batllo 23.5 Euros/20.5 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.
    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.
    Parc Gruel Free

 

 

Day 21 Tuesday July 2nd
  Do: Metro to Aeroport-grey line
  Depart: Barcelona
  Arrive: Spokane

 

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