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Italy and Mediterranean Enchantment –
Ms Westerdam

10-night ‘Mediterranean Enchantment’ Cruise of the Western Mediterranean on board Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam in guaranteed outside staterooms

  • Cruise with ports of call in Monte Carlo, Livorno, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, La Goulette, Palermo and Naples
  • Two nights in Rome, Venice, Santa Margherita Ligure and Florence
Accommodation Outstanding Hotels and ms Westerdam
Tour Code EUIW20
Tour Duration 20
Style Cruises and Tours of the World
Highlight Rome, Venice, Bologna and Florence City Tours
Finest Dinning Includes 45 Meals
Package 10 Day Italy & Mediterranean Enchantment Cruise 07/08
Date Range May 2007 – Sept 2007

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive in Rome.
Arrive in Rome today (please schedule flights to arrive in Rome by midday) where you are met at the airport and taken for a glimpse of the ‘Eternal City’. Visit the grandiose Colosseum and view the famous Trevi Fountain. After checking into your hotel, enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure to explore on your own. Tonight gather for an informal welcome reception hosted by your APT Tour Director.
Two Night Stay: Rome, Westin Excelsior or similar

Day 2. Rome – Vatican and Castelgandolfo.
This morning visit the Vatican Museum, including Michelangelo’s magnificent Sistine Chapel. Continue with a visit to St Peter’s Basilica before an afternoon at leisure. This evening, tour the Roman Castles area including dinner and wine tasting at a restaurant on Castelgandolfo Lake.
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Day 3. Orvieto – Cooking Class – Perugia.
Early this morning travel the short distance to Orvieto, where it’s your choice today: either enjoy a morning cooking class specialising in pasta dishes, including hand-made pasta and various sauces, followed by lunch and an afternoon walking tour of Orvieto. Or, choose to discover Orvieto in the morning, then join an afternoon cooking class featuring ‘Secrets of the Oven’ including pizzas, focacce and breads, followed by dinner. Travel to Perugia for our overnight stay.
Stay: Perugia, Brufani Palace.
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Day 4. Perugia – Bologna – Venice.
After breakfast at your deluxe hotel Brufani Palace overlooking the charming town of Perugia, enjoy a guided walking tour. Travel to Bologna for an afternoon city tour including Piazza Maggiore and a visit to Basilica di San Petronio. Continue to Venice and transfer by private boat to your hotel, located on Venice Island, right on the Grand Canal. Tonight enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Two Night Stay: Venice, Westin Europa and Regina.
Bx1 Dx1

Day 5. Venice Sightseeing.
This morning discover the treasures of Venice on a guided walking tour. See the famous Bridge of Sighs, then continue to St Mark’s Square and visit St Mark’s Basilica. Visit a glass-blowing factory and witness a display of this intricate art. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
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Day 6. Portofino – Santa Margherita Ligure.
After an early breakfast, travel westwards today to the Italian Riviera, and visit the picturesque town of Portofino, perched on a rocky promontory and considered one of the most attractive landscapes in Italy. After lunch, enjoy time at leisure before our short transfer to Santa Margherita Ligure for dinner and our overnight stay.
Two Night Stay: Santa Margherita Ligure, Park Suisse Hotel with Sea-View rooms.
Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

Day 7. Cinque Terre Excursion.
Enjoy a full day excursion to the Cinque Terre today, five picturesque villages clinging precariously to the steep cliffs. A ‘Cinque Terre Card’ is included in your visit for the train running between the villages. Walk along the Via dell’ Amore, the ‘path of lovers’ overlooking the impressive coastline. Return to Santa Margherita Ligure and enjoy a free evening.
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Day 8. Lucca – Florence.
Travel to the quaint town of Lucca today, seen by many as the quintessence of a Tuscan town. A guided walking tour includes a visit to San Michele church and the Duomo San Martino. After free time for lunch, continue to the city of Florence and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Two Night Stay: Florence, Villa Medici.
Bx1 Dx1

Day 9. Florence Sightseeing.
Today enjoy a full day guided sightseeing tour of Florence, a treasure trove of architecture and the fine arts. Visit the magnificent Dome and see the Ponte Vecchio and Piazzale Michelangelo offering panoramic views of Florence. After free time for lunch, visit Santa Maria del Carmine and San Marco Church, then enjoy the evening at leisure.
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Day 10. Siena – Civitavecchia (Rome) – Embark cruise.
Travel the short distance from Florence to Siena and enjoy a sightseeing tour followed by lunch and winetasting. Continue to the port of Rome, Civitavecchia and embark your luxurious Holland America Line ship ms Westerdam, where your guaranteed ocean-view stateroom awaits. Bid farewell to Italy tonight as your ship sets off into the Western Mediterranean.
10-night cruise on board Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam in guaranteed outside staterooms
Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

Day 11. Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Monaco, home to the royal Grimaldi family, is a principality of fairy-tale beauty. Make sure you peer into the famous Grand Casino and its enchanting Salon Rose. See the palace, the cathedral and the impressive harbour, packed with million-dollar yachts.
Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

Day 12. Livorno, Italy.
If you feel like re-visiting the treasures of Florence, it’s only an hour’s drive from Livorno. Closer yet, in Pisa, see the Leaning Tower, still standing crookedly after 650 years or take an excursion to the Tuscan countryside.
Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

Day 13. At Sea.
Enjoy a full day at sea to relax and perhaps take time to familiarise yourself with your new surroundings. Stroll the teak decks that circle the ship, relax in the many public areas, work out in the ship’s fitness centre, be pampered in the spa or simply enjoy the dramatic view from the comfort of your ocean-view stateroom.
Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

Day 14. Barcelona, Spain.
This morning arrive in Barcelona, a lively mix of Catalan tradition and modern style. Perhaps stroll the Ramblas shopping avenue, visit the famous Gothic Quarter, or admire Gaudi’s unusual architecture and the bizarre works of Picasso.
Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

Day 15. Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain.
Floating like gems off Spain’s Mediterranean Riviera, the Balearic Islands are famous for pearls, pottery and sublime beaches. Among Palma’s lovely sights are the Gothic-style Bellver Castle, a 13th-century cathedral and the Almudaina Palace, once home to Mallorcan kings. Relax in a street cafe and watch the colourful island life parade past.
Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

Day 16. At Sea.
Enjoy at full day at sea cruising towards the North African coast.
Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

Day 17. La Goulette, Tunisia.
Arrive today in La Goulette, Tunisia. Tunis, the nearby capital offers a bustling Medina, where close-packed souks offer silver, perfumes, spices, carpets and other treasures. At the edge of the Sahara, the Phoenician city of Carthage now lies in windswept ruins, but once was the glorious rival of Rome.
Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

Day 18. Palermo, Sicily.
Territory of the legendary Godfather, Sicily has hosted many film crews. Traces of Roman, Arab and Norman influences mix here, which is reflected in the eclectic façade of Palermo’s cathedral, speaking volumes about those who came, saw and conquered.
Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

Day 19. Naples, Italy.
Step ashore in Naples and enjoy the varied shore excursions on offer. Maybe visit the ancient city of Pompeii, destroyed by a volcanic eruption of Mt Vesuvius in AD 79. Or sail across the Bay of Sorrento to the flowery Isle of Capri.
Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

Day 20. Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy.
Your wonderful cruise of the Western Mediterranean comes to an end this morning after breakfast as you disembark and transfer to the airport in Rome for your flight home.
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2007 Departure Dates & Prices (AU$)

  Per person twin
May 11 $9645
May 31 $9645
July 1 $8995

Port Taxes are additional – add $446.00

What’s Included

Inclusions

  • Rome: City tour, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica, Castelgandolfo
  • Freedom of Choice Touring: Orvieto, walking tour plus morning pasta OR afternoon pizza cooking classes including lunch (pasta) or dinner (pizza)
  • Guided walking tour of Perugia
  • City tour of Bologna
  • Venice Sightseeing and glass-blowing demonstration
  • Excursions to Portofino and Cinque Terre
  • Guided walk through Lucca
  • Full day Venice Sightseeing including Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Siena walking tour
  • 10-night ‘Mediterranean Enchantment’ Cruise of the Western Mediterranean on board Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam in guaranteed outside staterooms.

Finest Dining – Includes 45 Meals

  • 19 Full breakfasts (B)
  • Up to 12 lunches (L)
  • Up to 15 dinners – multi-choice or buffet (D)
  • Note: the number of lunches and dinners depends on your choice of touring in Orvieto
  • All meals included on board the cruise

Outstanding Places to Stay

  • Two nights in Rome, Venice, Santa Margherita Ligure and Florence
  • Overnight in Perugia `
  • 10-night ‘Mediterranean Enchantment’ Cruise of the Western Mediterranean on board Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam in guaranteed outside staterooms.

The APT Difference

  • Services of a professional APT Tour Director
  • Arrival and departure transfers on first and last day
  • Gratuities on land portion of itinerary

Tour Notes

  • Add Port Charges/Taxes ms Westerdam – $446.00 per person twin
  • Single travellers must pay single supplement for port charges with Holland America Cruises. Please ask for details.
  • Cruise segment are based on ocean-view stateroom Category F. Upgrades to higher categories available on reguest.
  • Cruise portion is unescorted
  • Note: The cruise itinerary is a guideline only, depending on your choice of optional shore excursions at own expense

Air$aver Airfares

  • International airfares to Rome are not included in the price of your tour. At the time of making your booking, let APT’s experts secure you the best airfares available.

Per/Post Tour Accommodation

  • We offer accommodation before and/or after your tour.

Additional Information

 
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  • 01 Jan 00
  • Europe
  • 07 Jun 16
  • Holland America Line
  • Cruise Only

Italy and Mediterranean Enchantment –
Ms Westerdam

10-night ‘Mediterranean Enchantment’ Cruise of the Western Mediterranean on board Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam in guaranteed outside staterooms

  • Cruise with ports of call in Monte Carlo, Livorno, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, La Goulette, Palermo and Naples
  • Two nights in Rome, Venice, Santa Margherita Ligure and Florence
Accommodation Outstanding Hotels and ms Westerdam
Tour Code EUIW20
Tour Duration 20
Style Cruises and Tours of the World
Highlight Rome, Venice, Bologna and Florence City Tours
Finest Dinning Includes 45 Meals
Package 10 Day Italy & Mediterranean Enchantment Cruise 07/08
Date Range May 2007 – Sept 2007

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive in Rome.
Arrive in Rome today (please schedule flights to arrive in Rome by midday) where you are met at the airport and taken for a glimpse of the ‘Eternal City’. Visit the grandiose Colosseum and view the famous Trevi Fountain. After checking into your hotel, enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure to explore on your own. Tonight gather for an informal welcome reception hosted by your APT Tour Director.
Two Night Stay: Rome, Westin Excelsior or similar

Day 2. Rome – Vatican and Castelgandolfo.
This morning visit the Vatican Museum, including Michelangelo’s magnificent Sistine Chapel. Continue with a visit to St Peter’s Basilica before an afternoon at leisure. This evening, tour the Roman Castles area including dinner and wine tasting at a restaurant on Castelgandolfo Lake.
Bx1 Dx1

Day 3. Orvieto – Cooking Class – Perugia.
Early this morning travel the short distance to Orvieto, where it’s your choice today: either enjoy a morning cooking class specialising in pasta dishes, including hand-made pasta and various sauces, followed by lunch and an afternoon walking tour of Orvieto. Or, choose to discover Orvieto in the morning, then join an afternoon cooking class featuring ‘Secrets of the Oven’ including pizzas, focacce and breads, followed by dinner. Travel to Perugia for our overnight stay.
Stay: Perugia, Brufani Palace.
Bx1 Dx1

Day 4. Perugia – Bologna – Venice.
After breakfast at your deluxe hotel Brufani Palace overlooking the charming town of Perugia, enjoy a guided walking tour. Travel to Bologna for an afternoon city tour including Piazza Maggiore and a visit to Basilica di San Petronio. Continue to Venice and transfer by private boat to your hotel, located on Venice Island, right on the Grand Canal. Tonight enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Two Night Stay: Venice, Westin Europa and Regina.
Bx1 Dx1

Day 5. Venice Sightseeing.
This morning discover the treasures of Venice on a guided walking tour. See the famous Bridge of Sighs, then continue to St Mark’s Square and visit St Mark’s Basilica. Visit a glass-blowing factory and witness a display of this intricate art. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Bx1

Day 6. Portofino – Santa Margherita Ligure.
After an early breakfast, travel westwards today to the Italian Riviera, and visit the picturesque town of Portofino, perched on a rocky promontory and considered one of the most attractive landscapes in Italy. After lunch, enjoy time at leisure before our short transfer to Santa Margherita Ligure for dinner and our overnight stay.
Two Night Stay: Santa Margherita Ligure, Park Suisse Hotel with Sea-View rooms.
Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

Day 7. Cinque Terre Excursion.
Enjoy a full day excursion to the Cinque Terre today, five picturesque villages clinging precariously to the steep cliffs. A ‘Cinque Terre Card’ is included in your visit for the train running between the villages. Walk along the Via dell’ Amore, the ‘path of lovers’ overlooking the impressive coastline. Return to Santa Margherita Ligure and enjoy a free evening.
Bx1

Day 8. Lucca – Florence.
Travel to the quaint town of Lucca today, seen by many as the quintessence of a Tuscan town. A guided walking tour includes a visit to San Michele church and the Duomo San Martino. After free time for lunch, continue to the city of Florence and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Two Night Stay: Florence, Villa Medici.
Bx1 Dx1

Day 9. Florence Sightseeing.
Today enjoy a full day guided sightseeing tour of Florence, a treasure trove of architecture and the fine arts. Visit the magnificent Dome and see the Ponte Vecchio and Piazzale Michelangelo offering panoramic views of Florence. After free time for lunch, visit Santa Maria del Carmine and San Marco Church, then enjoy the evening at leisure.
Bx1

Day 10. Siena – Civitavecchia (Rome) – Embark cruise.
Travel the short distance from Florence to Siena and enjoy a sightseeing tour followed by lunch and winetasting. Continue to the port of Rome, Civitavecchia and embark your luxurious Holland America Line ship ms Westerdam, where your guaranteed ocean-view stateroom awaits. Bid farewell to Italy tonight as your ship sets off into the Western Mediterranean.
10-night cruise on board Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam in guaranteed outside staterooms
Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

Day 11. Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Monaco, home to the royal Grimaldi family, is a principality of fairy-tale beauty. Make sure you peer into the famous Grand Casino and its enchanting Salon Rose. See the palace, the cathedral and the impressive harbour, packed with million-dollar yachts.
Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

Day 12. Livorno, Italy.
If you feel like re-visiting the treasures of Florence, it’s only an hour’s drive from Livorno. Closer yet, in Pisa, see the Leaning Tower, still standing crookedly after 650 years or take an excursion to the Tuscan countryside.
Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

Day 13. At Sea.
Enjoy a full day at sea to relax and perhaps take time to familiarise yourself with your new surroundings. Stroll the teak decks that circle the ship, relax in the many public areas, work out in the ship’s fitness centre, be pampered in the spa or simply enjoy the dramatic view from the comfort of your ocean-view stateroom.
Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

Day 14. Barcelona, Spain.
This morning arrive in Barcelona, a lively mix of Catalan tradition and modern style. Perhaps stroll the Ramblas shopping avenue, visit the famous Gothic Quarter, or admire Gaudi’s unusual architecture and the bizarre works of Picasso.
Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

Day 15. Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain.
Floating like gems off Spain’s Mediterranean Riviera, the Balearic Islands are famous for pearls, pottery and sublime beaches. Among Palma’s lovely sights are the Gothic-style Bellver Castle, a 13th-century cathedral and the Almudaina Palace, once home to Mallorcan kings. Relax in a street cafe and watch the colourful island life parade past.
Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

Day 16. At Sea.
Enjoy at full day at sea cruising towards the North African coast.
Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

Day 17. La Goulette, Tunisia.
Arrive today in La Goulette, Tunisia. Tunis, the nearby capital offers a bustling Medina, where close-packed souks offer silver, perfumes, spices, carpets and other treasures. At the edge of the Sahara, the Phoenician city of Carthage now lies in windswept ruins, but once was the glorious rival of Rome.
Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

Day 18. Palermo, Sicily.
Territory of the legendary Godfather, Sicily has hosted many film crews. Traces of Roman, Arab and Norman influences mix here, which is reflected in the eclectic façade of Palermo’s cathedral, speaking volumes about those who came, saw and conquered.
Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

Day 19. Naples, Italy.
Step ashore in Naples and enjoy the varied shore excursions on offer. Maybe visit the ancient city of Pompeii, destroyed by a volcanic eruption of Mt Vesuvius in AD 79. Or sail across the Bay of Sorrento to the flowery Isle of Capri.
Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

Day 20. Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy.
Your wonderful cruise of the Western Mediterranean comes to an end this morning after breakfast as you disembark and transfer to the airport in Rome for your flight home.
Bx1

2007 Departure Dates & Prices (AU$)

  Per person twin
May 11 $9645
May 31 $9645
July 1 $8995

Port Taxes are additional – add $446.00

What’s Included

Inclusions

  • Rome: City tour, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica, Castelgandolfo
  • Freedom of Choice Touring: Orvieto, walking tour plus morning pasta OR afternoon pizza cooking classes including lunch (pasta) or dinner (pizza)
  • Guided walking tour of Perugia
  • City tour of Bologna
  • Venice Sightseeing and glass-blowing demonstration
  • Excursions to Portofino and Cinque Terre
  • Guided walk through Lucca
  • Full day Venice Sightseeing including Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Siena walking tour
  • 10-night ‘Mediterranean Enchantment’ Cruise of the Western Mediterranean on board Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam in guaranteed outside staterooms.

Finest Dining – Includes 45 Meals

  • 19 Full breakfasts (B)
  • Up to 12 lunches (L)
  • Up to 15 dinners – multi-choice or buffet (D)
  • Note: the number of lunches and dinners depends on your choice of touring in Orvieto
  • All meals included on board the cruise

Outstanding Places to Stay

  • Two nights in Rome, Venice, Santa Margherita Ligure and Florence
  • Overnight in Perugia `
  • 10-night ‘Mediterranean Enchantment’ Cruise of the Western Mediterranean on board Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam in guaranteed outside staterooms.

The APT Difference

  • Services of a professional APT Tour Director
  • Arrival and departure transfers on first and last day
  • Gratuities on land portion of itinerary

Tour Notes

  • Add Port Charges/Taxes ms Westerdam – $446.00 per person twin
  • Single travellers must pay single supplement for port charges with Holland America Cruises. Please ask for details.
  • Cruise segment are based on ocean-view stateroom Category F. Upgrades to higher categories available on reguest.
  • Cruise portion is unescorted
  • Note: The cruise itinerary is a guideline only, depending on your choice of optional shore excursions at own expense

Air$aver Airfares

  • International airfares to Rome are not included in the price of your tour. At the time of making your booking, let APT’s experts secure you the best airfares available.

Per/Post Tour Accommodation

  • We offer accommodation before and/or after your tour.

Additional Information

 

Important Terms

  • * Rates quoted are in Australian dollars.
  • Prices shown are fully inclusive of taxes unless otherwise stated.
  • Advertised price includes any bonus nights, special offers or discounts listed in the inclusions.
  • Surcharges may apply due to demand, Christmas & New Year's Eve, school or public holidays, trade shows, special events & other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Prices may be based on Dynamic Rates and as such, may fluctuate at anytime without notice, due to matters outside our control, such as adverse currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and airfare increases, or at the property's discretion.
Holland America Line

Holland America Line has graceful mid-sized ships with a generous amount of personal space. Guests are treated to award-winning service, with nearly one crew member for every two guests. They can choose from quality dining options as diverse as the enrichment programs, and onboard activities that suit their every whim.

 

Founded: 1873

 

No. of Vessels: 15

 

Demographic

  • Premium customer – their mind set is not defined by age or income

 

Accommodation

  • Mid-sized ships purposefully designed to accommodate fewer guests, resulting in more space per guest than any other premium cruise line

 

Dining & Beverages

  • Delicious and innovative menus across a broad range of dining venues

 

Entertainment

  • Evening entertainment: live music, stage shows, diverse lounges and music

 

Ship Facilities

  • The Greenhouse Spa and Salon
  • Fitness centre, fitness classes
  • Two outdoor pools
  • Basketball and practice tennis or volleyball courts
  • Whirlpool, hot tub, sauna and steam room
  • Club Hal for ages 3 – 7 and ages 8 – 12

 

Cruise Price Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Entertainment
  • Port taxes & government fees
  • Room service

 


 
 

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