Listen closely and you’ll hear echoes of Europe’s past, from debates and discourse surrounding the broken columns and marble blocks in the Roman Forum, to the reverberating roar of smoking engines in 1920s roadsters winding up city streets to Monte Carlo’s Casino Square. Indulge your senses and engage your sense of wonder during this 9-day journey that combines a multi-day inland exploration to Rome with a scenic cruise along the steep and majestic Italian and French Rivieras. Sidestep the ordinary Vatican crowds during an extraordinary private tour of the Sistine Chapel and some sectors of the Vatican Museums. Discover the Roman Colosseum through the eyes of gladiators on an exclusive visit to Rome’s most recognizable landmark. Savor fresh handmade pasta dishes and rich Chianti wines amidst the warm ambiance and sincere hospitality of a neighborhood Italian restaurant. Your cruise features unforgettable opportunities to experience the scenic Portoferraio Biosphere Reserve and explore the historic vineyards of Elba. Watch beachcombers from white-linen sidewalk cafés or sunbathe on romantic sandy beaches in Cannes. Inhale seafood aromas and herbal fragrances in a Barcelonan open market
• 2 hotel nights at Hotel Ambasciatori Palace in Rome
• All transfers to and from the various included sites
• Admission fees to the Colosseum, San Clemente Basilica, the Vatican Museum, and the Sistine Chapel
• 7-day cruise from Rome to Barcelona or reverse.
Please note: Bring your hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, and comfortable walking shoes. When visiting the religious establishment low cut or sleeveless clothing, shorts, miniskirts, and hats are not allowed. This tour is not wheelchair accessible and is not suitable for people with mobility issues. For the pre-cruise tour, we encourage you to book a flight that arrives prior to 12 p.m. the day the Land Tour starts. If you are not able to do this please fly in a day prior and book an additional night at our Windstar Cruises Rome property. Order of sites visited may vary based on availability and dates.
*Rates shown are per person, based on double occupancy, reflect all discounts and include non-discountable amounts. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are additional.