Spring is one of the most delightful times to visit Europe and enjoy the breathtaking sights, sounds and scents, all of which Italy has in abundance. MSC Cruises has the ideal Mediterranean itinerary to explore and experience all that the chicest country in the world has on offer.
If you’ve always dreamed of taking a cruise and basking in the beauty of the Mediterranean sunshine, then why not consider the Italian Discovery tour from MSC Cruises? If your passport is valid and you have your luggage on standby, you could be enjoying a 14-night fly/tour/cruise of Italy and the Mediterranean from just $4976 per person.
After your Emirates flight lands in Rome, you will have five nights to discover Rome and Sorrento, with day trips and tour guides to help you make the most of your time pre-cruise. Transfers, accommodation and breakfast are included in your two nights in Rome and three nights in Sorrento, so all you have to do is explore and relax before you’re transported to MSC Orchestra for a seven-night cruise of the Mediterranean.
While in Rome you will dine at a favourite local restaurant, be guided through the Vatican Museum, St. Peter’s Basilica and the stunning Sistine Chapel. As you journey from Rome to Sorrento, a stop-off at historic Pompeii will help you work up an appetite for lunch, which is served at a local farm.
During your time in Sorrento you have the opportunity to cruise to the Isle of Capri and take a drive along the Amalfi coast, before heading to Naples to embark the MSC Orchestra.
Your seven days at sea will take you away from Italy to experience the pleasures of France, Spain and Tunisia, ensuring you sample the best each country has to offer. Excursions through Villefranche Sur Mer, Valencia, Ibiza and Catania are just some of the options available. For more details of this cruise, visit MSCCruises.com.au.
On your return to Naples, you will commence your sightseeing journey back to Rome. Along the way you will stop at the Benedictine Abbey of Montecassino, which was destroyed in World War II and has now been rebuilt. No trip to Italy would be complete without a wander through the Tivoli Gardens and this is your last stop before heading home.
This fantastic value package departs Australia on 29 April 2012, with Emirates Airlines from Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney or Perth. Prices are from just $4976 per person. For more details visit the MSC Cruises website or call 1300 028 502.