Spend 2-nights in a first class hotel in Rome to explore this great city. Followed by a 15-day voyage to the breathtaking wonders of ancient Greece, medieval Italy and the Adriatic coast. Climb up the magnificent Acropolis in Athens and admire the Parthenon, the beautiful temples and the view over the ancient city stretched out before you. While in Venice, savour the majestic beauty of this amazing city as you glide along its canals and under its bridges, opulent palazzi and elegant churches lining the route. And spend a glorious day in Florence taking in the historic Duomo, or “prop up” the leaning tower in nearby Pisa.
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Day 1 Depart CANADA
Day 2 Rome, ITALY Hotel Stay
Day 3 Rome, ITALY Hotel Stay
Day 4 Civitavecchia/Rome, ITALY Embark 5:00 pm
Day 5 At Sea — —
Day 6 Santorini, GREEK ISLE Noon 10:00 pm
Day 7 Athens/Piraeus, GREECE 7:00 am 7:00 pm
Day 8 Mykonos, GREEK ISLE 7:00 am 4:00 pm
Day 9 Argostoli, GREEK ISLE 9:00 am 3:00 pm
Day 10 Dubrovnik, CROATIA 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Day 11 Venice, ITALY Noon Overnight
Day 12 Venice, ITALY — 5:00 pm
Day 13 Kotor, MONTENEGRO 2:00 pm 8:00 pm
Day 14 Corfu, GREEK ISLE 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Day 15 Messina, SICILY 10:00 am 4:00 pm
Day 16 Naples, ITALY 7:00 am 5:00 pm
Day 17 Florence/Pisa, ITALY 8:00 am 8:00 pm
Day 18 Civitavecchia/Rome, ITALY Disembark
Depart for CANADA
DAY 1 – MONDAY – OCTOBER 21, 2019 DEPART CANADA
Meet your fellow travelers at the departure gate in Toronto airport for our flight to Rome, Italy.
DAY 2 – TUESDAY – OCTOBER 22 ROME, ITALY
Welcome to Rome! Upon arrival we will be at the airport by our guide and private coach. Enjoy a panoramic guided city tour of Rome, visiting many of the great attractions of Rome and have the opportunity for a photo stops. It will be followed by a late lunch at one of the local restaurants before we check into our hotel. Accommodation: HOTEL DELLA CONCILIAZIONE or similar (2 nights). (L)
DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY – OCTOBER 23 ROME, ITALY
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will have a full day at your leisure to explore this great with so many great museums, monuments, parks and great shopping. Tonight we will gather for our Welcome Dinner. (B/D)
DAY 4 – THURSDAY – OCTOBER 24 ROME (CIVITAVECCHIA), ITALY
Breakfast at the hotel. Followed by a check-out form our hotel and will take a drive towards the town of Civitavecchia, where we will board our cruise ship the NOREWEGIAN JADE our home for the next 15 days. (B/D)
DAY 5 – FRIDAY – OCTOBER 25 DAY AT SEA
DAY 6 – SATURDAY – OCTOBER 26 SANTORINI, GREECE
Whitewashed villages clinging to the sides of the sea cliffs have made the volcanic island of Santorini one of the most widely photographed places in the world. The island’s charm and subtle mystery have even made it a target of speculation as the location of the lost city of Atlantis. (B/L/D)
DAY 7 – SUNDAY – OCTOBER 27 ATHENS (PIRAEUS), GREECE
This is the cradle of civilization, the oldest city in Europe. Not only is this city home to the Acropolis and some of the most important architectural structures and archaeological finds in the Western world, It is also a very modern city, an urban amalgam of extraordinary art, culture, cuisine and shopping. (B/L/D)
DAY 8 – MONDAY – OCTOBER 28 MYKONOS, GREECE
Mykonos is a classic Greek Island with whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches and windmills. Add a reputation for beautiful beaches and you’ll understand why Mykonos is the most popular island in the Cyclades. Explore the island in a 4 x 4 or take a ferry to the tiny island of Delos. (B/L/D)
DAY 9 – TUESDAY – OCTOBER 29 ARGOSTOLI, KEFALONIA, GREECE
Looking at picturesque Argostoli, you wouldn’t know it suffered a devastating earthquake in 1953. The city and its surrounding area are full of treasures, including a 12th-century Byzantine cathedral and beautiful 16th century frescoes. And the nearby underground Lake of Melissani is simply magical. Enter the caves to find ancient stalactites, and marvel at the scattered rays of light beaming through, turning the water an intense blue. (B/L/D)
DAY 10 – WEDNESDAY – OCTOBER 30 DUBROVNIK, CROATIA
Despite the magnificent 13th century walls that surround the city, Dubrovnik is one of the most welcoming cruise destinations in all of Europe. Dubbed “the pearl of the Adriatic” by the poet, Lord Byron, this Croatian city exudes romantic charm and beautiful scenery with its shimmering marble streets, centuries-old buildings capped by bright orange roofs, and lovely beaches ensconced between awesome rocky ledges. (B/L/D)
DAY 11 & 12 – THURSDAY/FRIDAY – OCT. 31/NOV. 1 VENICE, ITALY (Overnight Stay In Port)
You could start a discussion about Venice by praising its restaurants, wine bars, marble churches or blown glass. But you probably won’t. You’ll likely start with the fact that Venice is built on water. It is a place where people either float slowly down palace-lined man-made waterways or stroll down narrow alleyways. There’s no more extraordinary place to find yourself, or lose yourself. (B/L/D)
DAY 13 – SATURDAY – NOVEMBER 2 KOTOR, MONTENEGRO
Tucked away between the mountains and the Bay of Kotor, one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea, is where you’ll find the picturesque town of Kotor. As you arrive at this secluded city, you’ll notice the dramatic 65-foot high protective walls, which date back to the Venetian period during the 9th century. Stroll the labyrinth of cobbled streets with cozy cafes and craft shops as you marvel the graceful old buildings. Listed as a UNESCO World Natural and Historical Heritage Site, Kotor is also world-famous as a premier yachting and sailing destination. (B/L/D)
DAY 14 – SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 3 CORFU, GREECE
One of the lushest of the Greek Isles, Corfu is rimmed in dramatic blue waters and topped with tranquil hillside villages. A collection of quaint cafes in the town of Corfu feels very continental, but the island’s secluded coves and sandy beaches could only be found in the Greek Isles. (B/L/D)
DAY 15 – MONDAY – NOVEMBER 4 MESSINA (SICILY), ITALY
The third largest city on the island of Sicily, Messina welcomes cruise ship visitors with its lovely harbour, extraordinary architecture (much of which miraculously survived a horrendous earthquake and tidal wave in 1908) and wonderful food. Stroll through Messina’s Piazza Cairoli taking in magnificent fountains and cathedrals, or sip Marsala wine at a sidewalk cafe. (B/L/D)
DAY 16 – TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 5 NAPLES, ITALY
Cruise to Naples, located on Italy’s stunning Amalfi coast, a city rich in history. A tour around Naples’ grand piazzas, cathedrals and castles in the old centre will take you back centuries. Pompeii is not too far either, a dashing city which boasts diverse cultural offerings and charming streets. (B/L/D)
DAY 17 – WEDNESDAY – NOVEMBER 6 FLORENCE/PISA (LIVORNO), ITALY
How lucky to visit the Tuscan region, Florence & Pisa, resplendent in art and history. What’s even more fortunate is that all the main attractions in Florence are centrally located for the perfect walking tour. See Santa Croce, Piazza del Duomo and Michelangelo’s David. (B/L/D)
DAY 18 – THURSDAY – NOVEMBER 7, 2019 ROME – DEPART FOR CANADA
After breakfast onboard the ship, we will disembark our ship and take a transfer from the pier to the airport for our homebound flight back to Canada. (B)
DOUBLE Occupancy Fares: SINGLE Occupancy Fares:
INSIDE – Category IB $5,395 INSIDE – Category IB $7,895
OUTSIDE – Cat. OB $5,995 OUTSIDE – Category OB $9,195
BALCONY – Cat. BB $6,795 BALCONY – Category BB $10,695
BALCONY – Cat. BA $6,895
All prices are in Canadian dollars, per person and include:
Airfare from TORONTO, for departures from OTTAWA please add $200 per person, other gateways on request.
2-Nights hotel stay in Rome, ITALY
15-Day cruise aboard Norwegian JADE.
Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Unlimited Beverage Package on your cruise.
1 Lunch and 1 Dinner while in Rome.
Prepaid Shipboard gratuities/service charges.
Guided panoramic city tour of Rome.
All taxes/fees and surcharges.
Fully Hosted by Expo Cruises & Tours*.
Please Note: Shore excursions are not included.
Initial deposit of $1,000 per person is required. Final payment is due by: JUNE 12, 2019.
Please note a cancellation fee of $100 per person will apply for cancellation prior to the final payment.