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15-Day Classic Italy Cruisetour - Venice to Rome

8-Day Rome, Florence & Venice Tour | 7-Day Western Mediterranean Cruise

  • Ship

    Norwegian Epic

  • Specials

    Suite and Haven Bonus

Starting From 

$ 2,602  

USD

Avg Per Person

Tour begins in Venice and ends in Civitavecchia

Historic cities of Italy with coastal Spain and France Land Tour Highlights:

  • Murano glass factory visit, Venice
  • Doge’s Palace, Venice
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa (viewing, but without climb to top)
  • Accademia of Fine Arts, Florence (including Michelangelo's David)
  • Assisi Tour (including visit to Basilica of St.Francis)
  • Forum and Colosseum, Rome
  • Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
  • Evening walking tour of Rome
  • 7 breakfasts and 4 dinners

Authentic Experiences:

  • Wine-tasting with local specialties at Tuscan country side farm
  • Dinner with opera singers, Rome

Day Land Tours and Cruise Ports Arrive Depart
Day 1 Arrive in Venice --- ---
Arrive in Venice
Arrive in Venice

Arrive in Venice and transfer† to your hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager, followed by a welcome dinner.

Overnight: Venice
Meals: Dinner
6:30 pm Orientation & dinner with Tour Manager

*Cruisetour Hotels will be assigned in guest documents beginning 60 days prior to departure date.

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Day 2 Venice City Tour --- ---
Venice City Tour
Venice City Tour

Today begins with a boat ride to Murano Island, known throughout the world for its fine glasswork industry. Then, visit St. Mark’s Square to begin a guided walking tour of romantic Venice. View the Golden Basilica of San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs and visit the Doge’s Palace, whose facade features a massive late-Gothic gate, known as the Porta della Carta. Take the remainder of the day to explore Venice on your own. Tonight, join in for a farewell dinner with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers. Gondola ride with music available in the afternoon for purchase only in Italy from your Tour Manager.

Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast
Optional: Gondola ride with music. Available for purchase only in Italy from your Tour Manager.
Departure Time: 8:00 am

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Day 3 Pisa Sightseeing en Route to Florence --- ---
Pisa Sightseeing en Route to Florence
Pisa Sightseeing en Route to Florence

Travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany. En route visit a local Tuscan farm in the countryside for a wine tasting with local specialties. On arrival in Pisa, view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, the Baptistery, the Duomo, and the Monumental Cemetery. The four monuments of this extraordinary piazza make for a unique architectural blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles. Continue to Florence and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Florence
Meals: Breakfast
Departure Time: 8:00 am

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Day 4 Florence City Tour --- ---
Florence City Tour
Florence City Tour

Today’s morning tour begins with a visit to the Accademia of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is housed. Walk to the Duomo, celebrated for its magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi, and view the Baptistery’s renowned “Gates of Paradise” by Ghiberti. Continue to explore the open air art museum of Signoria Square ending at Ponte Vecchio, known as the “Old Bridge.” Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Florence. This evening, dine in an authentic Tuscan restaurant in the countryside.

Overnight: Florence
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Optional: Uffizi Gallery Tour. Available for purchase only in Italy from your Tour Manager, Restrictions Apply.
Departure Time: 8:00 am

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Day 5 Sun Route via Assisi to Rome --- ---
Sun Route via Assisi to Rome
Sun Route via Assisi to Rome

Today, travel along the famous “Sun Route” motorway to the medieval city of Assisi, renowned for its 13th-century Basilica of St. Francis and Giotto’s frescoes. Continue to your hotel in Rome. A group dinner at your hotel in Rome is included in the tour.

Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Departure Time: 8:00 am

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Day 6 Tour Ancient Rome --- ---
Tour Ancient Rome
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.

Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast
Optional: Piazzas of Rome. Available for purchase only in Italy from your Tour Manager.
Departure Time: 8:30 am

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Day 7 Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel --- ---
Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel

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 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. Tonight, dine in a typical Roman restaurant with wine and music, then enjoy an illuminated tour of the city.

Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Departure Time: 7:30 am

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Day 8 Rome & Embark Cruise --- ---
Rome & Embark Cruise
Rome & Embark Cruise

Enjoy the morning at your leisure in Rome before saying goodbye to your Tour Manager and transferring to the port. Norwegian Epic sails at 7:00 pm.

Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast

Pick-up time for transfer will be advised locally.

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Day 8 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy (EMBARK) --- 7:00 pm
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
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.

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Day 9 Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy 7:00 am 7:00 pm
Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy
Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy
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.

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Day 10 Cannes, France 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Cannes, France
Cannes, France
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.

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Day 11 Palma, Majorca, Spain 1:00 pm 8:00 pm
Palma, Majorca, Spain
Palma, Majorca, Spain
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.

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Day 12 Barcelona, Spain 5:00 am 6:00 pm
Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
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.

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Day 13 At Sea --- ---
Day 14 Naples, Italy 7:00 am 7:00 pm
Naples, Italy
Naples, Italy
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.

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Day 15 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy (DISEMBARK) 6:00 am ---
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
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.

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15-Day Classic Italy Cruisetour - Venice to Rome

† A transfer from airport to hotel is included if your flight info is provided to NCL 10 days prior to Cruisetour start date.

Important Notice for Guests with Disabilities:Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs, walkers and motorized scooters may not be taken aboard motor coaches, nor are these devices suitable for touring. European Cruisetours are not wheelchair-accessible nor can they accommodate service animals.

Important Notice for Guests with Young Children: The minimum age for children on Europe Cruisetours is eight. The tour operator reserves the right to remove guests who do not comply with this minimum-age requirement.

Please Note:
  • Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
  • Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
  • Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.