Rome & the Pearls of Mediterranean by Cruise

11 days from $2 509 pp*
  • Embark on a seven-night cruise on the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Port calls in Palermo, La Goulette, Barcelona, Marseille and Genoa.
  • Visit the Vatican Museum led by expert guide.
  • Enjoy private airport transfers.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Uncover the majesty of Ancient Rome before discovering the beauty of Italy, Tunisia, France and Spain as you cruise the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Embarking in Civitavecchia, the port of glorious Rome, you'll then sail to Palermo, a 2,700 year old city of coastal Sicily. You continue to La Goulette, the port of Tunis, situated near the ruins of the glorious ancient city of Carthage, before voyaging to vibrant Barcelona, Spain's cultural heartbeat. Sail to France’s largest city on the Mediterranean, Marseille, before sailing to Genoa in Northern Italy, known as la Superba ("the Superb one"), and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Conclude your voyage back where it began, in Civitavecchia. These coastal destinations offer magnificent art, scenery and wine, while draped in history from the height of the Roman Empire, and earlier. See the world quickly, while relaxing all the while.

Cruise Departure Dates: ... Show More »

(2015): Dec 7,14,21

(2016): Feb 1,8,15,22,29, Mar 7,14,21 « Show Less

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Rome
    Rome
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (Fiumicino/Ciampino) with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver (2)
  • Day 2 Rome
    Rome
    • Shared - 1/2 Day Classical Rome (3 hrs) - Coach/Guide
  • Day 3 Rome
    Rome
    • Shared - 1/2 Day Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel (4 hrs) - Coach/Guide
  • Day 4 Rome to Civitavecchia, Italy to Mediterranean Cruise
    Rome to Civitavecchia, Italy to Mediterranean Cruise
    • Rome - Civitavecchia [1 hr ] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Embarkation
    • Port Charges - (7N: Civitavecchia>Civitavecchia)
    • Dinner on Board
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Palermo, Italy to Mediterranean Cruise
    Palermo, Italy to Mediterranean Cruise
    • Palermo, Italy (12 Noon - 6PM)
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Lunch on Board
    • Dinner on Board
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 La Goulette, Tunisia to Mediterranean Cruise
    La Goulette, Tunisia to Mediterranean Cruise
    • La Goulette, Tunisia (8AM - 4PM)
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Lunch on Board
    • Dinner on Board
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Mediterranean Cruise
    Mediterranean Cruise
    • Day at Sea
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Lunch on Board
    • Dinner on Board
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 Barcelona, Spain to Mediterranean Cruise
    Barcelona, Spain to Mediterranean Cruise
    • Barcelona, Spain (9AM - 6PM)
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Lunch on Board
    • Dinner on Board
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 Marseille, France to Mediterranean Cruise
    Marseille, France to Mediterranean Cruise
    • Marseille, France (9AM - 4PM)
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Lunch on Board
    • Dinner on Board
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10 Genoa, Italy to Mediterranean Cruise
    Genoa, Italy to Mediterranean Cruise
    • Genoa, Italy (8AM - 6PM)
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Lunch on Board
    • Dinner on Board
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11 Civitavecchia, Italy to Civitavecchia
    Civitavecchia, Italy to Civitavecchia
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Disembarkation
    • Civitavecchia - Rome [1 hr] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Rome

For your added comfort, you will have an English-speaking assistant waiting for you outside of customs with a sign with your name on it.  Your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Accommodation: Rose Garden Palace (4*)

The Rose Garden Palace is located on Via Vittorio Veneto in Rome, chosen as one of Conde Nast’s Top Cities, a mere forty five minutes away from the Fiumicino Airport.  This historical property is situated in the heart of the city centre and features elegantly designed guest rooms and contemporary and spacious suites.  Feast like royalty with menus that feature delicious Italian delicacies and international specialties at the onsite a la carte restaurant, Il Roseto.  Wander through the hotel’s garden area, hosting beautiful floral compositions and handcrafted modern sculptures.  The Rose Garden Palace also boasts a well-equipped fitness centre, a relaxing whirlpool and soothing sauna.  The property is within walking distance to some of Rome's most famous landmarks including the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and various Baroque inspired churches. Under Roman law, hotels charge a small amount per traveller per day as a “tourist tax”, which needs to be paid locally through your hotel in Rome. Amounts may vary, but currently the cost is 4EUR per person for 3* hotels, 6EUR for 4* hotels and 7EUR for 5* hotels. The charges will be added to your bill upon check out and are non-negotiable.

Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona
Hotel Rose Garden Palace
Hotel Rose Garden Palace

Day 2: Rome

Enjoy a three hour shared tour by coach and by foot to visit the classical monuments of Rome crossing Piazza della Repubblica with the fountain of the Naiads.  Your local guide will take you on a pleasant stroll through the historical centre, where you can admire Trevi Fountain, La Colonna di Marco Aurelio, the Palazzo di Montecitorio, designed by Bernini, the Pantheon (visit inside), Palazzo Madama – seat of senate, and piazza Navona.  Passing alongside Castel Sant’Angelo, the bus will leave you close to Vatican City.  Admire Saint Peter’s Square where you can hear all the guide has to say about the Basilica; you will then have the chance (except when there are religious celebrations) to explore this wonderful Basilica on your own and to admire masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s La Pietà and Bernini bronze canopy before re-joining the bus.  Please note that shared tours can have up to approximately 50 people (depending on the number of people that have signed up for the tour on the particular day), and are carried out in a number of languages. The group may be divided out into smaller groups so the tour is led in one language or kept as one larger group (in which case the tour will be led in various languages).

Accommodation: Rose Garden Palace (4*)
Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain

Day 3: Rome

The tour begins by coach passing through Piazza della Repubblica and following the ancient Aurelian walls, which once surrounded the ancient city.  On arrival at the Vatican Walls, your guide will then lead you into the Vatican Museums taking the beautiful Spiral staircase and continuing through the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps before arriving in the famous Sistine Chapel with its magnificent fresco of the Last Judgement by Michelangelo.

For your convenience, the tour includes hotel pick-up and entrances to the churches mentioned.  Since there will be various pick-ups within the city centre, you will be given a pick-up time range.  Please be in the hotel lobby/reception for this time.  At the end of the tour, there are various central drop-off points: Via Veneto, Piazza Barberini, Piazza Venezia, Piazza della Repubblica and Termini Station.  Please note that shared tours can have up to approximately 50 people (depending on the number of people that have signed up for the tour on the particular day), and are carried out in a number of languages.  The group may be divided out into smaller groups so the tour is led in one language or kept as one larger group (in which case the tour will be led in various languages).

Accommodation: Rose Garden Palace (4*)
Vatican Museum
Vatican Museum

Day 4: Rome - Civitavecchia, Italy - Mediterranean Cruise

You'll be picked up in Rome and transferred to the port in Civitavecchia by a private vehicle and English-speaking driver.

Welcome aboard!
Take some time to get settled in before attending the welcome dinner, where you can meet your fellow cruisemates.

Accommodation: MSC Splendida (7N - CVV)

MSC Splendida, a premium cruise liner where the best of cutting-edge technology and exceptional comfort are splendidly combined. MSC Cruises has laid out a 5-star service for demanding guests in the MSC Yacht Club, an exclusive area complete with 72 spacious suites and 24-hour butler service. In the Top Sail Lounge complete with Skydome, guests can delight their palate under a dome of sparkling stars. For their well-being, guests may partake in the MSC AUREA Spa. Here, the magic of Balinese massage meets holistic water treatments, a legacy of Roman times. Saunas, Turkish bath, solarium, relaxation room, Thalassotherapy, massage room, whirlpool - guests can enjoy all the facilities in a relaxing, luxurious surroundings. Entertainment on board the luxury MSC Splendida ship leaves guests spoilt for choice: 4 swimming pools, an exercise room, squash court, the chance to simulate the thrill of Formula 1, and more...

Mediterranean Cruise
Mediterranean Cruise
MSC Splendida
MSC Splendida

Day 5: Palermo, Italy - Mediterranean Cruise

Accommodation: MSC Splendida (7N - CVV)
Palermo

Day 6: La Goulette, Tunisia - Mediterranean Cruise

Accommodation: MSC Splendida (7N - CVV)
La Goulette

Day 7: Mediterranean Cruise

Full day spent relaxingly at sea.

Accommodation: MSC Splendida (7N - CVV)

Day 8: Barcelona, Spain - Mediterranean Cruise

Accommodation: MSC Splendida (7N - CVV)
Barcelona

Day 9: Marseille, France - Mediterranean Cruise

Accommodation: MSC Splendida (7N - CVV)
Marseille

Day 10: Genoa, Italy - Mediterranean Cruise

Accommodation: MSC Splendida (7N - CVV)
Genoa

Day 11: Civitavecchia, Italy - Civitavecchia

After breakfast this morning, you'll be disembarking your ship back in Civitavecchia. Bid farewell to your fellow cruisemates as your voyage has come to conclusion.

You'll be picked up and transferred to Rome by a private vehicle and English-speaking driver.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Rose Garden Palace (4*) : Rome

The Rose Garden Palace is located on Via Vittorio Veneto in Rome, chosen as one of Conde Nast’s Top Cities, a mere forty five minutes away from the Fiumicino Airport.  This historical property is situated in the heart of the city centre and features elegantly designed guest rooms and contemporary and spacious suites.  Feast like royalty with menus that feature delicious Italian delicacies and international specialties at the onsite a la carte restaurant, Il Roseto.  Wander through the hotel’s garden area, hosting beautiful floral compositions and handcrafted modern sculptures.  The Rose Garden Palace also boasts a well-equipped fitness centre, a relaxing whirlpool and soothing sauna.  The property is within walking distance to some of Rome's most famous landmarks including the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and various Baroque inspired churches. Under Roman law, hotels charge a small amount per traveller per day as a “tourist tax”, which needs to be paid locally through your hotel in Rome. Amounts may vary, but currently the cost is 4EUR per person for 3* hotels, 6EUR for 4* hotels and 7EUR for 5* hotels. The charges will be added to your bill upon check out and are non-negotiable.

Hotel Rose Garden Palace
Hotel Rose Garden Palace
Rose Garden Palace
Rose Garden Palace

MSC Splendida (7N - CVV): Mediterranean Cruise

MSC Splendida, a premium cruise liner where the best of cutting-edge technology and exceptional comfort are splendidly combined. MSC Cruises has laid out a 5-star service for demanding guests in the MSC Yacht Club, an exclusive area complete with 72 spacious suites and 24-hour butler service. In the Top Sail Lounge complete with Skydome, guests can delight their palate under a dome of sparkling stars. For their well-being, guests may partake in the MSC AUREA Spa. Here, the magic of Balinese massage meets holistic water treatments, a legacy of Roman times. Saunas, Turkish bath, solarium, relaxation room, Thalassotherapy, massage room, whirlpool - guests can enjoy all the facilities in a relaxing, luxurious surroundings. Entertainment on board the luxury MSC Splendida ship leaves guests spoilt for choice: 4 swimming pools, an exercise room, squash court, the chance to simulate the thrill of Formula 1, and more...

MSC Splendida
MSC Splendida
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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