Christmas Spirit in Rome

A tour to live the Christmas Spirit! It is a magnificent time to pay a visit to Italy during the Holiday season. The medieval cities are illuminated in in festive lights, the Vatican is opening up to the world for the Midnight Mass and Papal Blessing on Christmas Morning. There is equally no limit in the travel experience you will have by visiting Italy's highlights Pisa, Florence, Rome and Venice. The trip features among others a visit of the Vatican Museum and an Excursion to Pompeii, Capri and Sorrento. It will be travel experience to be remembered for a lifetime.

 Featuring:
Rome
 
The Vatican
 
Pisa
 
Capri
 
Florence
 
Sorrento
 
Pompeii
 
Frankfurt
PACKAGE INCLUSIONS
(*)Subject to change
 Pisana Palace
Rome
Day: 2
Overnights(3)

Cruise Overnights are based on 4 bed inside cabins, see Upgrades for more options.

 Incl.Day
Buffet Breakfast
3
Buffet Breakfast
4
Buffet Breakfast
5
Florence Half Day 2
Rome Half Day 3
The Vatican Half Day 3
Pompeii Half Day 5
   

See Highlights to view associated Local guide Services. (*) Services may be substituted by our experienced Tour guide without notice.
Listed inclusions are subject to optional excursion listing. Please refer to itinerary and highlight listing for details and pricing where applicable.

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Day1
Departure



Evening departure from selected pickup points.
Day2
Pisa & Florence

Morning arrival to Pisa, famous for the Piazza dei Miracoli, (Place of Miracles). The entire religious complex of Cathedral, Baptistery, Bell Tower (also known as the leaning tower) and Graveyard was listed as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1987 and is considered one of the most important examples of medieval architecture.


We continue to Florence where a city walking tour will reveal it's most famous attractions such as the Accademia home of Michelangelo's David, the Duomo, 14th century Palazzo Vecchio located on the Piazza della Signoria square, the Uffizzi, the Ponte Vecchio and more. During your leisure time you may opt to visit these attractions or us the opportunity to shop for Florence's famous leather and gold artifacts.
We are continuing to Rome.
Day3
Rome - Vatican Museums - Midnight Mass

Time on your own leisure or join us on an optional tour by a licensed local guide of the Vatican Museums & The Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica highlighting the papal apartments of the medieval Apostolic Palace decorated with frescoes during the Renaissance, the Sistine Chapel, the exhibition rooms of the Vatican Apostolic Library and the museums themselves.


Optional visit of the Vatican Museum during the morning and guided city tour of ancient Rome in the afternoon. A local guide will lead us to the Roman Forum, The Colosseum, The Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus and much more.
A Christmas Dinner will be followed by an illumination walk through Rome's most popular Piazzas now ornamented with beautiful nativities and illuminated fountains dotting the winding streets of the historical city center. This evening we join pilgrims from around the globe for the Midnight Mass at St Peter's Square.
Day4
Christmas Day Blessing - Sorrento

We return to the Vatican for the Christmas Mass and to receive the Papal Blessing on St Peters Square before traveling south to Sorrento for our next overnight stay.



Sorrento, on a rocky cliff overlooking the magnificent Bay of Naples, is shining its brightest of the year as tiny bulbs brighten every shopfront, and big, bold illuminated stars are strung against the narrow sky. Wherever you wander in Sorrento, you can’t help but be dazzled by exuberant lights along the way.
Day5
Pompeii

Free time at your own leisure or else join us on a most memorable full day tour to Pompeii one of the world's most amazing archaeological sites and Capri - scenic - Island in the Bay of Naples.



Evening homeward journey.
Day6
Venice

We arrive in Lucerne in time for breakfast in a stunning Alpine setting surrounding Vierwaldstattersee. Spend the morning exploring one Switzerland's most popular destinations, boasting some of the most legendary sites such us the Kapellen Brucke and the iconic Lion Monument. Enjoy a Cheese Fondue at famous Statkeller, and shop for the largest chocolate and Swiss Delicacies in Europe.


The onward journey will get us to our points of origin afternoon hours!
Apa Cameo factory
In 1848, Giovanni Apa, supreme Master goldsmith, founded his studio in Torre del Greco, a town on the Gulf of Naples. It is now known as a worldwide center of excellence of coral works. This firm has sustained traditions by highly trained artisans working on their beautiful and classical designs for over a century.

Capri Island
The Island of Capri is one of the most picturesque and visited locations in Italy. Rustic villas, lemon groves, and charming parks make Capri one of Italy's most beautiful destinations. In the latter half of the 19th century, it became a popular resort for European artists, writers, and other celebrities and remains a popular tourist destination for both Italians and foreigners.

Florence Orientation Tour
A walking tour aiming to give you an understanding of the ancient city with its magnificent Cathedral, the Duomo, the adjacent Baptisterys' most stunning piazzas, and inspiring churches. The stroll leads us to the Piazza della Signoria, the city's political center, both ancient and modern, and a place from where we spread out for museum visits, shopping, and your own leisure time.

Full Day Excursion Pompeii, Capri, Sorrento
A guided tour to the most popular places in Italy is a trip you wouldn't want to miss out on. Starting with an archaeological excavation in Pompeii, then to the coastal village of Sorrento, from which we embark for Capri. There you will have your own time to savor a leisurely walk through the Gardens of Augustus and enjoy an exclusive day in Capri.
€ 86
Gondola Ride
Float beneath bridges, beside cafes, under balconies, as your gondolier sweeps you down the Grand Canal. A relaxing and romantic gondola ride reveals all the charm, excitement, and passion of Venice and the Venetians'.
€ 36
Lace School
Venetian lace has been sought after since the time of Christopher Columbus. It is handcrafted on the island of Burano, a quaint old fishing village well worth your visit. Observe women at their craft in an old lace-making school dating back to over a century ago.

Murano Glas
From the High Middle Ages to the Italian Renaissance, Europe's primary center for luxury glass. Glassmakers were well known and still are for their unparalleled quality, exquisite range of colors, and, not to forget, unmatched craftsmanship.

Pisa
Although Pisa is known worldwide for its famous Leaning Tower, the magnificent Cathedral, the Baptistery, and the Cemetery with heaps of exciting art., it also contains more than 20 other historic churches, several medieval palaces, and various bridges across the Arno.

Rome
Rome, also known as the Eternal City, is home to some of the world's most historical monuments, art, and architecture. Here you will encounter ancient monuments, medieval and Renaissance buildings and fountains, and great museums. It is the capital of modern Italy and features many fine restaurants and cafes, nightlife, lively streets, and squares. Rome offers attractions for any taste and allows one to enjoy its life by just strolling through the streets.

Rome City Tour
This tour highlights most of the best-known sites of Ancient Rome, including the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Capitoline Hill. You'll be led by an expert tour guide that will give you all the information with their passion for the heritage and history of the Eternal City.

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Note: Unless included is an optional excursion package, listed highlights may be require entrance fees to access that can be paid for locally and may be subject to availability and holiday closures.

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(*)Total Travel Days. All departures are evenings (generally) post-work hours. Reservations submitted within 24hr of departures need to be reconfirmed to avoid overbooking.
Time Frame Adults | Child | Infants
Thursday, December 22, 2022 Thru
Tuesday, December 27, 2022 Christmas Day
6 Days
€549
€429
€120

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