Apulia, the Bay of Naples, Tuscany, and the French Riviera
March 27 to April 5, 2020 on board the MV LA BELLE DES OCEANS
THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE
- All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
- Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
- Wi-Fi on board
- Headsets are included for excursions
- Official welcome from the captain and crew
- Onboard activities
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- All port fees included
- UNIQUE ITINERARY
- Beautiful Dubrovnik
- The rich Baroque monuments in Lecce
- Taormina and its ancient theater
- Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe
- Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast
- The legendary city of Naples and Pompeii
- Rome, the Eternal City
- Tuscany, Florence, and Pisa
- Monaco, glamor by the sea
- The old town in Nice and the Promenade des Anglais
Day 1: Dubrovnik
Passengers are welcome to board at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight, we’ll enjoy dinner and an evening of activities on board.
Day 2: Dubrovnik
Join us for an optional visit of Dubrovnik, which captivates tourists by its beauty and sublime views. After lunch, enjoy some free time in Dubrovnik. We suggest a walk along the ramparts of the city.(2) You’re guaranteed a fantastic view from up above! Our ship will cruise to Otranto overnight.
Day 3: Otranto
We’ll spend the morning on an optional visit to Lecce, a Baroque masterpiece of a city with dazzling surprises around every corner. We’ll then spend the afternoon cruising to Messina.
Day 4: Messina
Join us for a full-day excursion, including lunch, to Mount Etna and Taormina.(3) Mount Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe. We’ll then drive to Taormina. Nestled above the stunning Sicilian coastline, Taormina brings to life the legendary beauty of Sicily. Our ship will cruise to Salerno overnight.
Day 5: Salerno - Naples
This morning, we’ll set off on an optional excursion to visit the villages along the Amalfi Coast. The magnificent gardens in Sorrento are not to be missed. We’ll then spend the afternoon cruising to Naples.
Day 6: Naples
Join us for an optional guided tour of Naples. The center of the city hosts a variety of palaces, museums, and tourist destinations. Our excursion includes a visit to a local pizzeria to taste the famous Neapolitan pizza. OR Set out on an optional excursion to Pompeii. We’ll then spend the afternoon cruising to Civitavecchia.
Day 7: Civitavecchia - Rome
Join us for a full-day excursion to Rome, the “Eternal City” (lunch included). Our tour will include seeing the outside of celebrated sites such as the Colosseum and Roman Forum. After lunch, we’ll visit Vatican City. Join us for dinner and an evening of entertainment. Our ship will cruise to Livorno overnight.
Day 8: Livorno - Florence - Pisa
Join us for an optional excursion to Florence and Pisa. Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. After lunch, we'll set off for Pisa, the city that dominated the western Mediterranean in the Middle Ages thanks to its powerful fleet. After our tour, we’ll begin to cruise towards Monaco.
Day 9: Monaco - Nice
In the morning, join us for an optional guided tour of the principality. We’ll then head to the village of Eze, along the coast, to visit the famous Fragonard perfume laboratory and factory. We’ll then spend the afternoon cruising to Nice. Once we arrive, join us for an optional tour of the city. Throughout the centuries, Nice has attracted people from all over the world because of its lovely climate and unrivaled beauty. Tonight is our festive gala evening.
Day 10: Nice
Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
- Your cruise in the cabin category of your choice
- All meals
- Drinks with your meals and at the bar (not including our special wine and drinks list)
- All port fees.
- Drinks from our special lists or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
- Optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency)
- Transfers to/from departure/arrival points
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Personal expenses.
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