Day 1: Oct 9 Arrival Rome, Italy
Welcome to Rome, Italy. Your Tour Director and Driver will pick you up from the airport and after a panoramic orientation of the city, you will continue to your hotel for Dinner and Overnight.
Day 2: Oct 10 Tour of Rome & Embarkation
Today you will be visiting the Vatican Museum, home to many historical and artistic masterpieces. Enter the Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo’s Frescoes wrapping all the walls around you. Conclude your tour with a visit to St. Peters Basilica where you will find “Pieta” the only work of Michelangelo actually signed by him. Some free time for lunch. We continue to the Legendary Coloseum famous as the place of spectacle and death. You will also see the Roman Forum which was a place where romans would meet to discus politics and religion as well as to shop. Circus Maximus also shows the glory of Imperial Rome, being a chariot racing stadium that could accommodate 150,000 spectators! We then continue to the port of Civitavecchia for our Embarkation onboard MSC Poesia.
Day 3: Oct 11 Genova, Italy
In Genova you can explore its old town: a dense and fascinating warren of medieval alleyways home to large palazzi built in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by Genoa’s wealthy mercantile families and now transformed into museums and art galleries. You should seek out the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, the Palazzo Ducale, and the Renaissance palaces of Via Garibaldi
Day 4: Oct 12 Barcelona, Spain
Today the cruise-ship is docked in Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia in Spain.Barcelona center will take you to discover its renowned art museums and its fashionable designer restaurants, bars, galleries, and shops. And in Antoni Gaudí’s extraordinary church of the Sagrada Família and the world-famous boulevard that is the Ramblas, you have two sights that are high up on any Mediterranean travel bucket list.
Day 5: Oct 13 Marseille, France
Today we are docked at the picturesque city of Marseille at the coast of France. It is home to the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde. This Neo-Byzantine church stands on top of a hill and was designed by the French architect Esperandiu between 1853 and 1864
Enjoy your onboard amenities, while you are sailing to your next destination.
Day 7: Oct 15 Valetta, Malta
Malta is an island country situated between Sicily and the African coast. This fort city has been established by the Knights of St.Jonh in the 15th Century. The city has numerous museums, Cathedrals, and Palaces to discover.
Day 8: Oct 16 Corfu, Greece
After lunch we will reach the Island of Corfu at the Ionian Sea. Its cultural heritage reflects years spent under Venetian, French and British rule before it was united with Greece in 1864. Corfu Town, flanked by 2 imposing Venetian fortresses, features winding medieval lanes, a French-style arcade and the grand Palace of St. Michael and St. George.
Day 9: Oct 17 Katakolon ( Ancient Olympia), Greece
This morning we are docked at the Port of Katakolon, at the North-west Peloponese on the Ionian Sea. From there you will be transported to Ancient Olympia. This is the birthplace of the first Olympic Games. Enjoy a walk through the ancient ruins and head back to the ship.
Day 11: Oct 19 Disembarkation in Athens, Greece
Today we disembark in Piraeus the Port of Athens. Your tour will take you the center of Athens, where you will admire the architectural miracles of ancient Athens, as you follow your guide to the world-renowned Acropolis, to see the Propylea, the Erectheum and the Parthenon. You visit Mars Hill. You see the Agora, the ancient center of the economic and public life of the city, where Paul preached to the skeptical Athenians. During the bus tour, you see Constitution Square with the House of Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Temple of Zeus, the Old Olympic Stadium and the Neoclassical buildings of Athens. Afternoon free to explore on own. Overnight in Athens.
Day 12: Oct 20 Departure