11-Day Rome & Vatican Cruisetour  Itinerary-Norwegian Epic

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Arrive in Rome

Arrive in Rome and transfer† to your hotel. Later in the day, enjoy a welcome drink and orientation, followed by an early-evening walking tour of the city, including a stop for gelato. Remainder of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Rome
5:00 pm Welcome drink & orientation and walking tour

 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Tour ancient Rome
This morning, a historic tour of “ancient Rome” takes you to the Roman Forum, the political center during the Roman Republic, the triumphal Arch of Constantine, the Arch of Titus and the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater built in the Roman Empire. Afternoon at leisure.
 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Vatican Museum Tour
Today begins with the visit to the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo’s breathtaking Sistine Chapel. Stroll through St. Peter’s Square, passing Bernini’s famous colonnade, to visit St. Peter’s Basilica, where you will view Michelangelo’s Pieta. This highly-finished marble sculpture depicts the body of Jesus in the arms of the Mary after the Crucifixion and is considered to be among the most compelling of all works of art in the Western world. Afternoon at leisure.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Rome and Embark Cruise

Enjoy the morning at your leisure in Rome before saying goodbye to your Tour Manager and transferring to the port. Endless adventures await in Rome. With two and a half thousand years of history, art and culture, it is no wonder Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. Gaze at the masterpieces of the Vatican or walk into the past with visits to ancient relics, historic monuments and legendary museums. Or people-watch while sipping on an espresso in a quaint cafe. Norwegian Epic sails at 7:00 pm.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy  

Arrival 7:00am, Departure 7:00pm

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.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. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Cannes, France 
Arrival 8:00am, Departure 6:00pm
Drive up Suquet Hill for a view of the city, sea and Lerins Island - fabulous dahling! How many rich and famous can you spot, walk the palm-lined promenade de la Croisette and count. The French Riviera at its best...the International Film Festival calls this home.                      

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Palma, Majorca, Spain 

Arrival 1:00pm, Departure 8:00pm

On the one hand, this city, founded by the Romans some 2,100 years ago, is replete with (literally) wall-to-wall history and architectural splendor. You can journey back in time and wander the mazes of alleyways and cobblestone paths that surround the Gothic cathedral. On the other hand, Palma is bustling with life, showcasing the island’s best restaurants, shops, nightlife and a vibrant art scene.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Barcelona, Spain

Arrival 5:00am, Departure 6:00pm

The capital of Catalonia, and one of its provinces, Barcelona, is a place of palpable history, where you can lose yourself strolling down the medieval streets of the Barri Gotic. It's a city designed to delight the senses: visit other-worldly Modernista churches like Gaudi's La Pedrera, or treat yourself at a street side cafe to Patatas Bravas or a Passion Fruit Mojito.    
 

Monday, September 1, 2014

At Sea

 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Naples, Italy

Arrival 700am, Departure 7:00pm

Cruise to Naples, located on Italy's stunning Amalfi coast, a city rich in history. A tour around Naple's grand piazzas, cathedrals and castles in the old center will take you back centuries. Pompeii is not too far either, a dashing city which boasts diverse cultural offerings and charming streets.                      

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy (DISEMBARK) 

Arrival 6:00am

                 

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