EXPO CRUISES AND TOURS
Duration: September 11, 2020 - September 27, 2020

Day 1               Depart CANADA
Day 2               Milan, ITALY                           Hotel Stay
Day 3               Milan, ITALY                           Hotel Stay
Day 4               Lake Maggiore, ITALY            Hotel Stay
Day 5               Lake Maggiore, ITALY            Hotel Stay
Day 6               Lake Como, ITALY                  Hotel Stay
Day 7               Lake Como, ITALY                  Hotel Stay
Day 8               Verona / Venice, ITALY           Hotel Stay
Day 9               Venice, ITALY                          Hotel Stay
Day 10             Venice, ITALY                          Embark
Day 11             Kotor Bay, MONTENEGRO     2 pm    8 pm
Day 12             Corfu, GREEK ISLE                9 am    4 pm
Day 13             Santorini, GREEK ISLE           2 pm    10 pm
Day 14             Mykonos, GREEK ISLE           7 am    2 pm
Day 15             Argostoli, GREEK ISLE           9 am    3 pm
Day 16             Split, CROATIA                        11 am 6 pm
Day 17             Venice, ITALY                           Disembark
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Day 1 – Friday / September 11, 2020                       DEPART CANADA
Meet your host at the Toronto airport for your evening Air Canada flight departure to Milan, Italy.

Day 2 – Saturday / September 12, 2020                 MILAN, ITALY                                                                                    (L)
Welcome to Milan!  Meet our local guide and transfer to Milan city centre for a panoramic walking tour of the city centre: the Duomo (inside) and its Piazza, as well as the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.  Lunch will be at a local restaurant and then check-in at your Hotel.  Free time for dinner on your own.  Accommodation: GRAND VISCONTI PALACE HOTEL similar (2 nights).

Day 3 – Sunday / September 13, 2020                    MILAN, ITALY                                                                                    (B/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.  After breakfast, meet our guide for a walking tour of the city centre: the Navigli, Pinacoteca di Brera and La Scala theatre from outside.  See the Santa Maria delle Grazie Sanctuary with its famous Last Supper painting.  Enjoy your free afternoon for some shopping on your own.  Dinner will be served at a local resteurant.

Day 4 – Monday / September 14, 2020                  MILAN – LAKE MAGGIORE, ITALY                                             (B/D)
Breakfast at the hotel followed by check out.  After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to your Hotel on Lake Maggiore. After check-in at your accommodation, the rest of the day is at your leisure. Dinner is at a restaurant nearby your hotel.  HOTEL REGINA PALACE or similar (2 nights).

Day 5 – Tuesday / September 15, 2020                  LAKE MAGGIORE, ITALY                                                                (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel.  After breakfast, meet your local guide and walk to the embarkation point for the boat tour of the 3 Borromean Islands: Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola Pescatori.  On the Isola Bella you will visit the Palace, its Italianate garden, and a small fishing village.  Isola Madre, the largest island of the Isole Borromee archipelago, is occupied by a number of buildings and architectural structures and is especially well known for its gardens.  There you will see the Palazzo Borromeo, surrounded by impressive gardens, the Giardini Botanici dell’Isola Madre, covering an area of eight hectares in the English style.  Have lunch at a restaurant on Isola dei Pescatori and return to your hotel in Stresa. Free time for dinner on your own.

Day 6 – Wednesday / September 16, 2020           LAKE MAGGIORE – LAKE COMO, ITALY                                    (B/D)
Breakfast at the hotel followed by check out.  After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to your hotel located at Lake Como and check-in. Rest of the day at your leisure.  Enjoy dinner at a restaurant walking distance from your hotel.  Accommodation: HOTEL TERMINUS or similar (2 nights).

Day 7 – Thursday / September 17, 2020                LAKE COMO, ITALY                                                                          (B/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.  After breakfast, you’ll meet your local guide and depart to Tremezzo, on Lake Como, for a visit to Villa Carlotta and its botanical gardens, with its museum, whose art collection includes works by Canova, Thorvaldsen, Migliara and Hayez in addition to pieces of furniture from the time of the various owners. After that, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a pleasant boat tour on the lake and reach Bellagio, the pearl of the lake, famous worldwide for its beautiful villas overlooking the water (like Villa Serbelloni or Villa Melzi).  A walking tour to the old centre with the tiny streets and the main road, Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, gets you to Punta Spartivento (top of the village) in less than 10 minutes.  Via Giuseppe Garibaldi is populated by dozens of shops where visitors can find local food, leather goods, clothing and perfumes. Return to the hotel in Como for dinner.

Day 8 – Friday / September 18, 2020                      LAKE COMO – VERONA – VENICE, ITALY                                (B/D)
Breakfast at the hotel followed by check out.  Depart for Venice with a stop in Verona for a visit to this fascinating city, famous for the Juliet & Romeo love story and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Visit the Arena, the ancient amphitheatre built by the Romans (outside) and then walk through its city centre to see Juliet’s balcony and the Piazza delle Erbe.  After free time for lunch on your own, you’ll proceed on your journey to Venice.  This evening, enjoy dinner at hotel or in a restaurant nearby the hotel.    Accommodation: HOTEL MONACO or similar (2 nights). 

Day 9 – Saturday/ September 19, 2020                  VENICE, ITALY                                                                                    (B/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.  Enjoy a guided walking tour of Venice.  Visit the landmarks and historical sites of the city centre (exteriors only): St. Mark’s Square and its monuments, S. Maria Formosa, the Church and Campo of S.S. Giovannie Paolo, Marco Polo’s house, Teatro Malibran, and the famous Mercerie.  Free time for lunch on your own.  In the afternoon your you will be taken to the embarkation point for your 30 minute gondola ride.  Take a gondola ride along the most suggestive canals of Venice and part of the Grand Canal to discover its charming aspects.  In the evening, dinner will be at a local restaurant nearby the hotel.

Day 10 – Sunday / September 20, 2020                  VENICE – EMBARKATION                                                               (B/D)
Breakfast at the hotel followed by check-out.  Enjoy a half-day excursion by boat to the Lagoon to visit the islands of Murano and Burano.  A unique experience which will lead you to the historic, artistic and popular heart of the northern part of the Venetian Lagoon.  From the boat you can take some breathtaking pictures of the Lagoon and its several islands.  You will visit MURANO and BURANO which are the traditional destinations among the islands.  Return to Venice Island and then transfer to the pier to embark on you cruise aboard the Norwegian Dawn, your home away from home for next 8 days while exploring the beautiful Adriatic coast and the Greek Isles.

Day 11 – Monday / September 21, 2020               KOTOR, MONTENEGRO                                                                (B/L/D)
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 at 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.

Day 12 – Tuesday / September 22, 2020               CORFU, GREECE                                                                                (B/L/D)
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.

Day 13 – Wednesday / September 23, 2020        SANTORINI, GREECE                                                                       (B/L/D)
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.

Day 14 – Thursday / September 24, 2020             MYKONOS, GREECE                                                                        (B/L/D)
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.

Day 15 – Friday / September 25, 2020                    ARGOSTOLI, KEFALONIA, GREECE                                             (B/L/D)
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. 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.

Day 16 – Saturday / September 26, 2020              SPLIT, CROATIA                                                                                 (B/L/D)
This Mediterranean city on the eastern shores of the Adriatic has a long and eventful history dating back to the awesome Diocletian’s Palace (circa 295 A.D.) in the centre of the city. Split offers cruise guests a wealth of exciting places to visit, from the majestic cathedral and marble streets in the centre of town to the harbour area with its cafe-lined promenades and views of coastal mountains.

Day 17 – Sunday / September 27, 2020                 VENICE – DISEMBARKATION – CANADA                                 (B)
Breakfast on board, followed by disembarkation and a private transfer to the airport for your Air Canada flight.
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All prices are in Canadian dollars, per person and include:

Return airfare from TORONTO, for departures from OTTAWA add $200 per person.  Other cities are upon request.
8 Nights in first class hotel accommodation.
Full buffet breakfast daily at each hotel.                                        
7 Night cruise aboard NCL Norwegian DAWN.
6 Dinners and 2 Lunches during our land tour.                             
All your meals during the cruise (B/L/D).
Locally guided tours as per our detailed itinerary.                        
All gratuities for the shipboard crew.
All gratuities for local guides and drivers.                                     
All departure taxes and port fees and surcharges.
Fully Hosted by Expo Cruises & Tours.                                         
All luggage porter service at each hotel.                             _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY FARES:
Inside Category “IB”                       $7,695                               
Outside Category “OB”                 $8,195
Balcony Category “BB”                  $8,895
Balcony Category “BA”                 $8,995             

 SINGLE OCCUPANCY FARES:
Inside Category “IB”                      $10,895
Outside Category “OB”                 $11,895
Balcony Category “BB”                 $13,395

 

Initial deposit of $500 per person is required to secure your space.
Final payment is due by: JANUARY 21st for May departures and MAY 19th for September departures.
Please note a cancellation fee of $200 per person will apply for any cancellation prior to the final payment.
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NORWEGIAN’S FREE STYLE CHOICE – Book now and pick any 2 perks:
1 – FREE Unlimited Beverage PackageGuest is responsible for 20% gratuities on the retail
value of the Ultimate Beverage Package prior to cruise in the amount of $26.00 per person per day.

2 – FREE Shore Excursion Credit
$50 USD per port shore excursion credit is per stateroom.  Credit has no monetary
value and is non-refundable.  In the event a port of call or excursion is missed, for any reason, no refund or credit
will be issued.  Shore excursion credit is applicable for each port, including debarkation port, and is not transferable
to other ports. Use the credit or lose it.  It does not include embarkation ports.  Overnight stays count as one port.

3 – FREE Specialty Dining
On 7-night cruises 3 meal packages are available.  Guest is responsible for
20% gratuities on the retail value of the Specialty Dining Package prior to cruise in the amount of $22.00.

4 – FREE Wi-Fi
Internet Package: 250 minutes is per stateroom. One login per stateroom, package includes activation fee.

 

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