SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    Rome & The Vatican

    Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

    Duration 9 1/2 hrs

    You'll see the Eternal City on an orientation drive passing iconic structures which includes the Colosseum of ancient Rome where gladiators fought. In Vatican City admire the beauty of St. Peter's Square, and view some of the treasures of the world's largest church, St. Peter's Basilica during your brief visit. The Vatican Museum is home to masterpieces spanning the centuries, marvel at the Sistine Chapel, topped by Michelangelo's magnificent ceiling. Lunch is included.


    Need to Know:

    Note:

    Tour is quick paced, with an extensive amount of walking over cobblestone terrain and several steps to negotiate. As tour visits a religious site, please dress appropriately - no bare shoulders, shorts, or skirts above the knee. Large bags or backpacks aren't permitted in the Vatican.


    Your guide will join you in Rome, however you'll have an escort with you throughout the day. Expect large crowds at the Vatican and Sistine Chapel, especially during summer. Tour will not operate on Sundays as the Vatican is closed.


    • Adult from: $319.00 USD
    • Child from: $219.00 USD
    DURATION 9 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
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    Bocelli Music & Art

    Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

    Duration 9 1/2 hrs

    Enjoy a private piano concert and lunch at a hilltop restaurant in Rome and see the Eternal City’s signature attractions on a panoramic tour. Your immersion into all things Roman will begin with an enlightening drive through the capital, during which you will see icons such as the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Circus Maximus, the massive stadium where the Romans once held chariot races. You will then ascend Monte Mario, the highest hill in Rome, for a sweeping view of the city from the restaurant Lo Zodiaco. It will also serve as the venue for the piano concert of Italian classics with an accomplished singer as accompaniment. During the inspired lunch that follows, wines produced on the Tuscan estate of Andrea Bocelli’s family will complement each course. The sommelier will describe the characteristics of the wines and how the Bocellis produce them. You will then view even more iconic locations such as St. Peter’s Square while exploring Vatican City.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Enjoy a private piano concert and singing performance at a hilltop restaurant overlooking Rome.
    • Savor a four-course lunch accompanied by wines that Andrea Bocelli’s family estate produces.
    • Spend hours driving around Rome and Vatican City, admiring the most iconic landmarks.

    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes limited walking, mainly at the guest's discretion. It is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, can make their way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them.
    • Adult from: $399.00 USD
    • Child from: $399.00 USD
    DURATION 9 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Hop On Hop Off Rome

    Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

    Duration 9 1/2 hrs

    Experience the places which made Rome immortal by observing it from another point of view on board a double-decker bus. Along your route, a very informative audio guide will help you understand the incredible history and the splendor of the art that makes Rome a truly fascinating city.


    Your tour starts at the pier with a 90 minute transfer by coach to the heart of Rome. Once there, you’ll transfer to your double-decker sightseeing bus. These buses travel a circuit all day long and have stops at some of the city’s most iconic monuments and cultural venues. The beauty of the Hop-on, Hop-off option is that you can choose which stops you want to leave the bus and explore at your leisure.


    Stops will be made at the Colossuem, Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, The Vatican, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Barberini. These stops will enable you to visit places such as Vatican City with the wonderful St. Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum and its Archaeological Area, and the famous Trevi Fountain. You will also have the possibility of shopping at Via Nazionale and Via del Corso.


    The tour is tape-recorded and individual earphones are available should you wish. The sightseeing buses run at a frequency of 25 minutes around each of the noted main interest points. You will be advised when to return to the main terminal in order to catch the transfer back to the ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Walking on this tour is at the guests’ discretion at any stops they choose to hop-off at. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the bus and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Most all stops have access to public restrooms. The duration will vary based upon the guests’ choice of stops and time spent at each. The entire route without stops is approximately 3 1/4 hours. Only the lower deck of the bus is air-conditioned. For guests who have pre-arranged reservations for the Sistine Chapel, please be advised that reservations should not be any earlier than 12:00pm. Due to the popularity of the Vatican (Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica), security lines can take up or more than 2 hours.
    • Adult from: $135.00 USD
    • Child from: $89.00 USD
    DURATION 9 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Family Recommended
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    Ultimate Rome

    Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

    Duration 10 hrs

    You'll start in ancient Rome, with a visit to the city's iconic Colosseum. The Romans built amphitheaters all across their vast empire, but this is the largest and most important of them all. Its four levels of seats could hold 50,000 spectators for bloody gladiatorial combat and wild animal fights. At times the Colosseum was flooded and simulated sea battles were fought.


    Next, stop at the Trevi Fountain. This massive Baroque extravaganza was built in 1732 and features Neptune, god of the sea, surging forward in his shell-shaped chariot. Afterwards, you'll walk to the Pantheon, where you can enter on your own and have free time for lunch. This is one of the best-preserved of all the ancient Roman structures, with the largest brick dome in the history of architecture.


    In Vatican City admire the beauty of St. Peter's Square, and view some of the treasures of the world's largest church, St. Peter's Basilica during your brief visit. The Vatican Museum is home to masterpieces spanning the centuries, marvel at the Sistine Chapel, topped by Michelangelo's magnificent ceiling.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This is a fast-paced tour that requires an extensive amount of walking over cobblestone terrain and stairs. As this tour visits a religious site, please dress appropriately - no bare shoulders, shorts, or skirts above the knee. Large bags or backpacks aren’t permitted in the Vatican. Expect large crowds at the Vatican and Sistine Chapel, especially during the summer months. The tour will not operate on Sundays as the Vatican is closed.

    • Adult from: $399.00 USD
    • Child from: $299.00 USD
    DURATION 10 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • U Tour
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    Exclusive Rome & The Vatican

    Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

    Duration 9 1/2 hrs

    A visit to the Vatican Museum with the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica, combined with an orientation drive through the grand avenues of Rome, in the company of a small group highlights your day. Although a quick pace and substantial amount of walking is required, your day will be extremely rewarding. In the morning, enjoy an orientation drive through the Eternal City passing the Arch of Constantine and the famed Colosseum.


    After lunch, you'll visit the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel, boasting Michelangelo's magnificent ceiling. You'll gaze in awe at Piazza San Pietro, one of the world's most beautiful squares that faces the largest church in the world, St. Peter's. Some of its fabulous treasures will be shown to you by your guide during a brief visit. You'll then rejoin your motorcoach for the return to Civitavecchia.


    Need to Know:

    Note:

    Tour does include an extensive amount of walking over cobblestone terrain and several steps to negotiate. As tour visits a religious site, please dress appropriately - no bare shoulders, shorts, or skirts above the knee. Large bags or backpacks aren't permitted in the Vatican nor in St. Peter's Basilica.


    Your guide will join you in Rome, however you'll have an escort with you throughout the day. Order of sights may vary. Expect very large crowds at the Vatican and Sistine Chapel, especially during summer. Tour will not operate on Sundays as the Vatican is closed.


    • Adult from: $399.00 USD
    • Child from: $299.00 USD
    DURATION 9 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
    • U Tour
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    The Republic of San Marino

    Venice (Ravenna), Italy

    Duration 7 hrs

    Enjoy a day touring diminutive San Marino, the world’s oldest republic, which being inland has survived surprisingly intact since being founded in 301 A.D.


    It's a relaxing ninety-minute drive through the picturesque countryside to San Marino, which perches atop the slopes of Mount Titano. Despite being Europe’s third-smallest state (after Vatican City and Monaco) and least populated state, San Marino has a surprisingly large number of fine boutiques, restaurants, and intriguing museums.


    Upon arrival, you’ll have free time to explore them on your own. You may wish to start in the medieval city center, which you’ll enter through the Porta San Francesco. The expansive Piazza della Libertà, was built in the 14th century over ancient cisterns.


    The adjacent Public Palace features stone excavated from Mount Titano and is decorated with coats-of-arms from the nine districts that comprise San Marino. The nearby Basilica of the Saint has a neoclassical design and contains the relics of Saint Marinus, the republic’s founder, who fled here after being persecuted for his Christian sermons. If you’re feeling ambitious, you might also climb the hill to La Rocca, an 11th-century fortress towering above Mount Titano. Enjoy lunch on your own and perhaps do some shopping before rejoining your coach for the drive back to Ravenna.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of moderate to strenuous walking, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. Due to its mountain location, there will be considerable inclines and steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns. Participants should be in good physical condition. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This tour is non-guided. A local escort will be on board the coach to give general information and the meeting time to return to the coach. Transportation only.
    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $69.00 USD
    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Fatima - A Pilgrimage Site

    Lisbon, Portugal

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    This is your opportunity to visit Fatima, an important world pilgrimage site, known by many as the Lourdes of Portugal. Your guide will describe the legendary story behind the region’s fame en route during your approximately two-hour drive.


    Fatima was a very poor and forgotten parish until an apparition of the Virgin Mary was seen by three peasant children back in 1917. The little village was transformed almost overnight into a pilgrimage town that grew around the imposing modern basilica and shrine. You'll stop at the modern basilica and square, which is larger than St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. Here, enjoy about two hours of free time to explore the area on your own.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Tour involves approximately 1/2 mile of walking over mostly level terrain and some steps. Additional walking during free time is at guest’s discretion. As tour visits a religious site, please dress appropriately - no bare shoulders, shorts, or skirts above the knee. Visits may be affected by special ceremonies that may happen without prior notice.
    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $79.00 USD
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Rome On Your Own

    Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

    Duration 9 hrs

    If you would like to explore the Eternal City of Rome on your own, this private motorcoach transfer is ideal. You'll be dropped off in a central location, and your return transfer to the ship departs from the same place as your drop-off. A tour escort will be travelling with you to and from the ship to answer any questions you may have about sightseeing or shopping. You'll then rejoin your motorcoach for the return to Civitavecchia.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Note: All meals and incidental expenses are at your own expense. Please return to the meeting point no less than 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Drop-off location may vary. Guests who are planning to visit religious sites, please dress appropriately - no bare shoulders, shorts or skirts above the knee.


    Large bags or backpacks aren't permitted in the Vatican nor in St. Peter's Basilica. The Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel are closed on Sundays. The level of exertion on this tour is completely up to you. Offered on all Norwegian Spirit sailings and on Norwegian Epic round-trip Barcelona sailings only.

    • Adult from: $139.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 9 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Highlights of Rome with Transfer

    Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

    Duration 8 hrs

    Begin your exploration of the 'Eternal City' with an outside visit of the Arch of Constantine and the Colosseum - Imperial Rome's symbol of power. You'll drive past the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Marcello Theatre, and Circo Massimo to the Trevi Fountain.


    You'll have some free time for lunch before rejoining your coach to head towards St. Peter's Square. Here you'll visit the Basilica, which can hold up to 300,000 people. After your visit, you'll be transferred to your Norwegian Cruise Line programme hotel or the airport for your departure.


    Need to Know:

    Note: As tour visits a religious site, please dress appropriately - no bare shoulders, shorts, or skirts above the knee. Large bags or backpacks aren’t permitted in the Vatican nor in St. Peter’s Basilica. This tour is only available for guests with flights after 6:00 pm.
    • Adult from: $179.00 USD
    • Child from: $129.00 USD
    DURATION 8 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Debark

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Printed on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 02:15am