Early booking discount of $75 is included if booked prior to October 31, 2022.

Starts in Venice on May 5th, 2023

Ends in Rome on May 19th, 2023

15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS

INCLUSIONS

  • Arrival private transfer by water taxi to hotel in Venice
  • 2 nights in Venice at a 4* hotel (Ca Gottardi Hotel or similar) with daily breakfast
  • 1 regular walking tour of Venice (1.5 hours)
  • Private transfer from the hotel to the port of Trieste
  • 7 nights cruise on Norwegian Gem including all the meals
  • Private transfer from the port of Trieste to Florence
  • 1 regular walking tour of Florence (2 hours)
  • 1 regular full day tour to Siena and San Gimignano including a light lunch (drinks not included) and a wine tasting in the Chianti region
  • Private transfer hotel in Florence to the hotel in Rome
  • 3 nights in Florence at a 4* hotel (Mediterraneo Hotel or similar) with daily breakfast
  • 2 nights in Rome at a 4* hotel (The Guardian Hotel or similar) with daily breakfast
  • 1 regular full day tour of Rome including the entrance fees to the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum and lunch in a local restaurant (drinks not included) – 8 hours
  • Private transfer hotel to Rome airport
  • Port and government taxes

 

Not included

Flights, gratuities to drivers, guides, tour leaders, local representatives, optional excursions, travel insurance, seat selection, the Italian touristic tax (approx. 1€ – 4€ per night/per room payable at destination), the cruise service gratuity charges (approx. cad 150 to $180), all other items not mentioned in the present itinerary.

 

AMENITIES

Inside Cabin:

  • Premium Beverage Package (not including gratuities)
  • 250 minutes free Wifi per cabin
  • $100 USD on board credit per cabin.

 

Ocean View & Balcony Cabin:

  • Premium Beverage Package (not including gratuities)
  • 2 Ultimate Dining Meal Package (not including gratuities)
  • 250 minutes free Wifi per cabin
  • $50 USD Shore Excursion Credit per cabin
  • $100 USD on board credit per cabin
The General view of Dubrovnik - Fortresses Lovrijenac and Bokar seen from south old walls at sunset. Croatia. South Dalmatia.
Santorini, Greece. Picturesq view of traditional cycladic Santorini houses on small street with flowers in foreground. Location: Oia village, Santorini, Greece. Vacations background.
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DAY 1 / MAY 5TH - VENICE

Arrive in Venice airport. Transfer by private taxi boat to your hotel in Venice Island. Rest of the day on your own.

Accommodation: Ca Gottardi Hotel 4* or similar for 2 nights

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DAY 2 / MAY 6TH - VENICE

Breakfast in hotel. Have a walk outdoors through the most characteristic and important places in the history of Venice (regular tour). With your local guide you will admire the San Marco Square, the Basilica of San Marco, the Doges Palace (outside visit only), the Bell Tower and Clock Tower. Rest of the day on your own. Possibility to book a Gondola Ride. Overnight in Venice. (B)
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DAY 3 / MAY 7TH - VENICE -TRIESTE

Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to the port of Trieste and embark on your cruise. (B/D)
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DAY 4 / MAY 8TH - KOTOR

02:00pm arrival. Day at leisure. Depart at 08:00pm. (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 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.

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DAY 5 / MAY 9TH - CORFU

10:00am arrival. Day at leisure. Depart at 04:00pm. (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. Explore more of Corfu on a European cruise!

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DAY 6 / MAY 10TH – SANTORINI ISLAND

02:00pm arrival. Day at leisure. Depart at 10:00pm. (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.

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DAY 7 / MAY 11TH - MYKONOS

07:00am arrival. Day at leisure. Depart at 03:00pm. (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. Explore more of Mykonos on a European cruise!

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DAY 8 / MAY 12TH - ARGOSTOLI

09:00am arrival. Day at leisure. Depart at 03:00pm. (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. 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.

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DAY 9 / MAY 13TH - DUBROVNIK

07:30am arrival. Day at leisure. Depart at 01:30pm. (B/L/D)

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. Explore more of Dubrovnik on a European cruise!

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DAY 10 / MAY 14TH – TRIESTE - FLORENCE

Arrival in Trieste pier. Transfer by private car to Florence where you will spend the next 3 nights. (B)

Accommodation: Mediterraneo Hotel 4* or similar for 3 nights

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DAY 11 / MAY 15TH - FLORENCE

Breakfast in hotel. This morning immerse yourself into the two-thousand-year-old history in the “Cradle of the Renaissance,” through the eyes of an expert local guide who will take you on an unforgettable journey to discover the most beautiful squares and monuments of Florence (regular tour): Ponte Vecchio, Signora Square, Cathedral of St Maria del Fiore are just few of the highlights you will see today! Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Florence. (B)
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DAY 12 /MAY 16TH – FLORENCE – SIENA/SAN GIMIGNANO - FLORENCE

Breakfast in hotel. Today you will enjoy a full day tour (regular) to Monteriggioni, Siena and San Gimignano. Driving along beautiful Chianti hills, you will first arrive at the medieval, hilltop gem of Monteriggioni with its ancient walls still perfectly intact. As you stroll through the rustic streets, you will feel as though you are traveling through time into the Renaissance era. Your tour will continue to the symbolic town of Siena, famous for its splendid examples of Gothic architecture and its Palio horse race, an annual tradition. Follow your local guide to the intriguing Piazza del Campo where the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico and Torre del Mangia stand. Next, head to Piazza del Duomo and admire the imposing Cathedral, one of the finest achievements of Italian Gothic architecture. Before leaving Siena, enjoy a light lunch of genuine Tuscan products and traditional pastries in a cosy, local restaurant. Next, you will head to San Gimignano, famous for its white wine – the world renowned Vernaccia, and its towers, declared a World heritage Site by UNESCO! Enjoy some free time for independent sightseeing, strolling around the narrow streets, and admiring the beautiful, panoramic landscapes from the hilltop viewpoints. Finally, you will spend some time in the heart of Chianti with its picture-perfect landscapes. After learning the secrets of the Chianti wine production process from the expert owner of the wine estate, enjoy a tasting of the high-quality wines, local snacks, and fresh olive oils. You will return to Florence filled with memories of a marvellous day in the history and beauty of Tuscany. Overnight in Florence. (B/L)
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DAY 13 / MAY 17TH – FLORENCE - ROME

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out and transfer to Rome by private car. Check in at the hotel. (B)

Accommodation: The Guardian Hotel 4* or similar for 2 nights

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DAY 14 / MAY 18TH - ROME

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day regular tour to discover the masterpieces of Rome: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica & the Colosseum area. Skip-the-line with your local guide and save precious time while you’re in Rome for a true insider’s view of all the city has to offer. The Vatican Museums are one of the richest and most beloved art collections in the world. That’s why a professional guide can make a difference. You will be able to admire some of the most impressive Renaissance art pieces: the unique Gallery of Tapestries, the lavish Gallery of Maps, the stunning Raphael’s Rooms, and the world-famous Sistine Chapel. Take a tasty stop after the visit of the Vatican Museums in a typical restaurant for a 3-course meal before heading to the Colosseum area. The Colosseum is a must-see for every traveler who visits Rome. Enjoy a walk inside the Colosseum and learn more about the building and what happened back in 80 AD, when the venue hosted one hundred days of inaugural games free for the citizens to enjoy. Evening at your leisure. Overnight in Rome. (B/L)
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Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. End of services. (B)

CRUISE ITINERARY

CA GOTTARDI 4* – VENICE

Ca’ Gottardi’s superior location is one of the best among hotels and bed and breakfasts in Venice.

The rooms and ambiance at the Ca’ Gottardi aspire to be one of the most sophisticated boutique hotels in Venice where traditional art and innovative design combine in rare elegance.

The palace is located along one of Venice’s most famous streets, which leads from the Santa Lucia train station to the Ponte di Rialto. Here, overlooking the Strada Nova, stands the Ca’ Gottardi between the Vendramin Calergi palace, today the home of the Casinò Municipale, where Richard Wagner died in 1883, and Ca’ d’Oro, the most splendid example of gothic architecture in Venice, and today the home of an important art collection.

Located in one of the liveliest areas of Venice, with many restaurants serving local dishes, small wine bars and boutiques, Ca’ Gottardi guests are just steps away from the Ghetto di Venice, the Ponte di Rialto and St. Mark’s Square.

Its rooms overlook the Rio de Noal, which ends at the Canal Grande and provides a unique view of the magnificent baroque facade of Ca’ Pesaro. The hotel is only a few steps from the waterbus and Gondola-Traghetto, allowing guests to cross the Grand Canal very quickly, to experience the colours and aromas of Rialto Market.

GRAND HOTEL MEDITERRANEO 4* – FLORENCE

Located on the ‘Lungarni’ (literally- along Arno- referring to the river of that name) with the Ponte San Niccolò bridge just a few feet away, the Grand Mediterraneo is strategically placed to visit Florence on foot and the ideal choice for joggers and cyclists. The hotel is easily accessible by car and is waiting to offer you the very best of Florentine hospitality.

Combining welcoming, contemporary, comfortable spaces with functionality and three great dining rooms, 327 guest rooms, all with modern conveniences and services, a large lobby and spacious congress centre, Globo, with 15 meeting rooms and exhibition spaces, plus, secure, underground parking, the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo is the ideal solution for business trips or leisure stays.

THE GUARDIAN 4* – ROME

One of the fundamental features of this 4-star-design-hotel is its young contemporary feel. This is particularly evident in the choice of furniture, innovative style, clean modern lines and from the decor and lighting, all of which have been designed to provide each room with a new a The hotel is situated in Via Palestro 13, just 10 minutes on foot from the Termini Railway Station and a few metres from the Metro stops of Castro Pretorio (Line B) and Repubblica (Line A). This location makes the hotel really convenient for any type of stay whether you are visiting us for business or for pleasure.

The hotel is easily reachable and is ideal as a base from which to set off on a voyage of discovery around the Italian capital. The hotel is perfect for those who like to travel around the city by Metro or other means, as well as for those who want to get to know the city on foot.

May 5th to 19th, 2023

Early booking discount of $75 is included if booked prior to October 31st, 2022.

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IMPORTANT NOTES:

-English and French Canadians can constitute this group. Optional excursions can be bilingual. Itinerary is subject to change at any time.

-Payment Conditions per person:

Deposit of $700 at the time of the booking ($1400 for a single occupancy). Second deposit of 50% of the total package by December 16th, 2022. Final payment due on March 16th, 2023.

These payments are not refundable.

** no contractual purpose, some services can change at any time**

NORWEGIAN GEM

This sparkling cruise ship is the perfect choice for year-round cruises in style. Sail to the The Caribbean, Bermuda, or Bahamas from New York and Boston and toss your schedule to the breeze. Or stroll along postcard-perfect scenery in the Mediterranean. With tons of dining choices and no set dining times, Norwegian Gem has it all. Chill out by the pool, get lucky in the casino, unwind at the spa, and make the kids happy with spaces built with them in mind. Accommodations range from the luxurious multi-room or romantic suites to spacious and affordable staterooms.

  • Gross register tonnage: 93530
  • Guest capacity: 2394
  • Overall length: 294 m
  • Max beam: 38m
  • Year built: 2007
  • Refurbished: 2015
  • Ship crew: 1070

WHAT’S ON BOARD

Dining

Serving a wide variety of culinary delights to please every palate, our complimentary dining options include two main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. Plus, our Main Dining Rooms offer a menu that changes daily, Chef’s Signature Dishes and carefully selected wine recommendations, guaranteeing a different culinary adventure with every visit.

Specialty dining

Enjoy a night of gastronomic proportions at one of our many specialty restaurants. Sip your favourite cocktail as you select from choice cuts of Angus beef at Cagney’s Steakhouse. Enjoy delicious pasta made with the freshest ingredients inside our rustic and chic Italian eatery, La Cucina. Or savour French cuisine at Le Bistro. No matter what you choose, our specialty dining options feature the tastes you’ll crave.

Bars and lounges

With so many bars and lounges to discover, finding your favourite may take a few days. Pop some bubbly and toast to the good life inside Magnum’s Champagne & Wine Bar. Kick back with a cocktail then dance it out at Spinnaker Lounge. Or work on perfecting your tan as you relax poolside at Topsiders Bar. Whether you’re looking to meet up with friends or make new ones, there’s always an opportunity to mix it up.

Entertainment

When it comes to the entertainment on Norwegian Gem, there’s never a dull moment. Round up the kids and enjoy a magical evening with our magician and comedy show. Tap your feet to the pop country beat of Blazing Boots. Or don your best white attire and dance the night away during our White Hot Party. It’s showtime. All the time.

Activities

From top to bottom and from bow to stern, Norwegian Gem has enough onboard activities to fill every minute of your cruise. Indulge in a refreshing swim in the pool or a relaxing dip in one of our covered hot tubs on the pool deck. Wanna get lucky? Bet it all on one of our many casino games. And when all is said and done, enjoy a pamper session at the spa. With so much to do, we’ll always have you coming back for more.

Spa

When you want some “me” time, look no further than Mandara Spa®. Relax with a hot-stone massage, one of over 50 specialty treatments offered. At our onboard spas, treatments range from the classic to the luxurious. Let our pampering professionals soothe and rejuvenate you with facials, massages, acupuncture and a full menu of services.

On board shopping

Forget to pack something? No worries! Our gift shops onboard carry everything you’ll need for fun in the sun. Shop from a variety of souvenirs, cosmetics, clothing, snacks and sundry items. Treat yourself at our duty free shops full of fantastic savings on fine jewelry, accessories, perfume, liquor and tobacco.

STATEROOMS

Inside IB
Cruise in cozy comfort and smart style. Modern inside staterooms are accented with appointments like a TV, sitting area and more.
These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way to cruise. There’s room for up to four guests and they include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and of course, you’ll have room service and many other amenities.

Accommodates: 4
Total Approx. Size: 12-25 m2

Inside floor plan

Oceanview with Picture Window OA
Experience stylish decor in a comfortable oceanview stateroom. All come with nice, smart touches enhanced by a large picture window with clear views of the sea.
Oceanview with Picture Window
These Norwegian Gem Oceanview Staterooms have enough room for up to three guests. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate an additional guest. You’ll also have an amazing view to enjoy from your big picture window, along with room service and many more amenities. Plus some can connect so you can spread out yet stay together.

Accommodates: 3
Total Approx. Size: 12-14 m2

Oceanview with Picture Window floor plan

Balcony BA
See the world like never before. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to your very own private balcony. Stylish and sophisticated appointments enhance these modern rooms.
Balcony staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, with additional bedding for up to 2. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony. Some can connect, offering more options when travelling with family or friends.

Accommodates: 4
Total Approx. Size: 18-26 m2
Balcony Size: 3-5 m2

Balcony floor plan