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Italy, Greece & France Cruise

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10 nights
17 Aug 24 to 27 Aug 24
Book by 30 Jun 24
Embark on a mesmerizing journey aboard the Norwegian Epic, setting sail from Rome on a 10-night odyssey that promises a tapestry of unforgettable experiences. Picture yourself gliding through the azure waters of the Mediterranean, with each port of call revealing a new chapter in your adventure. From the enchanting beauty of Santorini's whitewashed cliffs to the cultural richness of Athens and the timeless allure of Monaco, this cruise is a curated blend of history, glamour, and natural wonders.

Includes

  • 10 nights accommodation onboard the Norwegian Epic in an inside cabin
  • NCL’s Freestyle Dining in many restaurants and Freestyle entertainment in various bars and lounges
  • Port charges and government fees
  • Beverage & speciality dining surcharges
  • ​Beverage package (incl. surcharges)
  • Speciality Dining package - 1 meal worth USD50 (incl. surcharges)
  • 150 min Wi-Fi package per person
  • USD50 shore excursions credit per tour per stateroom
  • BONUS: R8,000 flight credit per cabin

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Arrival/ departure transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature

Highlights

  • 10 Nights cruise
  • R8,000 flight credit per cabin
  • All meals & drinks incl.

Itinerary

Day 1: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Rome is one of the most popular cities in the world and is a history lesson in itself. Key sites include the Vatican City, The Forum, the Colosseum and the ruins of the Circus Maximus. There are many museums and art galleries, with works by Raphael, Bottecelli, Pinturicchio and Belini and many more. The Vatican City has many spectacular buildings and churches to visit principle amongst which is the Sistine Chapel with its Michelangelo ceiling. It is the world's smallest independent sovereign state and also features St. Peter's Basilica was built over 1,500 years ago the Vatican Library hand the Vatican Garden.

Day 2: Cruising at Sea

Explore life onboard the Norwegian Epic.

Day 3: Santorini, Greece

Santorini is a small, circular archipelago of volcanic islands located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km south-east from Greece's mainland. It is one of the best-known of the Cyclades where towering cliffs crowned by tiny white houses plunge straight into the depths of the sea. The steep coastline of the west is countered by the vast beaches of the east side, some of them sandy and others with pebbles. Santorini is famous for dramatic views, stunning sunsets from Oia town, the strange white aubergine, the town of Thira and naturally its very own active volcano. There are also fantastic beaches such as the Perissa and Kamari. Things to See & Do * Caldera volcano * Towns of Fira and Oia * Thirassia – small island * Black pebble and white beaches

Day 4: Athens (Piraeus), Greece

The port of Piraeus is one of the last old-style Mediterranean ports from where you can catch ferries to all of the Greek islands and travel a short distance to Greece's capital city Athens. In the heart of the city lies the ancient Plaka district, with its honeycomb of streets, little shops - and tavernas that come alive at night. Situated on the north and east slopes of the Acropolis, it is rich with historic sites, such as ancient monuments and churches. Within Athens there are eight large hills, including the Acropolis, and on the outskirts, Mount Parnitha, Mount Pendeli and Mount Hymettos surround the city. A trip to Athens' most famous tourist attraction, the impressive Parthenon built on the Acropolis around 2,500 years ago, will be memorable to say the least. There are an extraordinary number of historic tourist sights in Athens and many of these are known world-wide. Some of the top Athens attractions include the Agora - a grand, ruined Roman building, Hadrian's Arch - originally the city gate linking the Roman quarters with original town of Athens and the stunning Dionysos Theatre - the world's oldest theatre where many great plays have been performed over the years. Things to See & Do * Acropolis * The Panathenaicon Stadium - site of the first Olympiad * The Temple of the Olympian Zeus * Plaka district

Day 5: Corfu, Greece

Corfu is the second largest Greek island on the north side of the Ionian Sea, in the entrance of the Adriatic Sea, 6 km’s from the coast of Albania. The principal town of the island is also named Corfu, or Kerkyra in Greek. The island is steeped in history and it is directly connected to the history of Greece starting from Greek mythology. Corfu is a popular tourist destination, offering something for everyone. It boasts many beachside resorts, leisure and entertainment facilities, unspoiled countryside, secluded coves, traditional villages and scenic mountain walks. There are two excellent beaches close (about 25 km) to Corfu Town at Benitses Glyfada and Paeleokastritsa. Things to See & Do * Palaio Frourio - Old Fortress * Achillio Palace * Korissia Lagoon * Beaches and watersports * Corfu old section The Castello (old town) neighborhood is the first area to visit in Cagliari. It is the city's ancient fortification. The historic neighborhood is still partially enclosed by the bastioned walls. Two medieval towers in white stone stand along the bastion enclosure along with two city gates. A sea of buildings outside the historic center of the city make up the new neighborhoods. Starting from the heart of Villanova, these areas were developed after the Second World War.

Day 6: Valetta, Malta

Valletta and its suburb town of Floriana are perched on the steep Sciberras peninsula jutting out into Malta's two deep natural harbours, Grand Harbour and Marsamxett Harbour. Valletta is the Islands' fortress city. Founded by the Knights of St John in 1566, it is known as the 'city built by gentlemen for gentlemen' ; a 16th century architectural masterpiece. Valletta is very much a working, capital city; a bustling cultural centre and the administrative and commercial heart of the Islands. Walking around Valletta, you'll come across an amazing number of historical sites, squares, courtyards, gardens and any number of cafés to visit. The city is a delight to shop in: narrow side streets are full of tiny shops selling antiques, maps, books, prints and jewellery. Things to See & Do * Republic Street * Upper Barakka Gardens * St John’s Cathedral * Fort St Elmo * The Casa Rocca Piccola - a Maltese Noble Family House on Triq ir-Republik

Day 7: Messina, Italy

Messina is the third largest city on the island of Sicily, Italy and the capital of the province of Messina. It is located near the North-East corner of Sicily, and is the closest point on Sicily to mainland Italy. It is easily accessible from Reggio di Calabria or Villa San Giovanni on the mainland. Messina is a modern city with few intact monuments due to an earthquake in 1908 and Allie bombings in 1943. It is gateway to nearby Taormina, Mt Etna and ancient Naxos. Things to See & Do * Palazzo Calapaj - near the Duomo * The Fountain of Orion and the Fountain of Neptune * The San Ranieri Lighthouse * Messina Cathedral * Mt Etna and Taormina

Day 8: Naples (Pompeii), Italy

Naples sits within the Bay of Naples in south eastern Italy and is the capital of Campagnia. It has a rich history for art culture and food – so much so that the city is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. At one end of the Bay sits Vesuvius dominating the southern skyline of the city. The city has some of the most important museums in Italy including the National Archaeological Museum and the Museo di Capodimonte. The latter is also a very important art gallery featuring major works by some of Italy’s finest artists. There are also a host of churches with the most famous being the Cathedral of Naples. In the bay itself you can visit the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida and of course the famous ruins at Pompeii and Herculaneum are a must to see.

Day 9: Livorno (Florence / Pisa), Italy

Livorno is a port city on the Tyrrhenian Sea on the western edge of Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the Province of Livorno and the third-largest port on the western coast of Italy. Livorno is one of the most important ferry ports in Italy offering sailings to both Corsica and Sardinia and is also one of the countries major naval towns. Livorno itself is surrounded by beautiful sea and nature with a wonderful countryside including rich parks. Attractions in Livorno include the Natural History Museum and the Aquarium, the Villa Henderson, which combines antique finds with modern educational tours, and also has a Botanic Garden. The quarter known as Nuova Venezia (New Venice), built during the 17th century, still preserves some of its original features. Particularly interesting are the Medicean Fossi, a network of navigable canals connecting the warehouses and homes of merchants which, like those in Venice, had entrances at water level leading to rooms where goods were once stored. Piazza della Republica is still admired today for its unusual architecture. It is in fact a bridge covering a long stretch of navigable canal.

Day 10: Nice/Monaco, France

Nice is a city in southern France located on the Mediterranean coast, between Marseille and Genoa. The city is a major tourist centre and a leading resort on the French Riviera (Côte d'Azur). Nice's old city clusters against Colline du Chateau, a romantic cliff fortified centuries before Christ. Cars are forbidden on the old city's winding, cobblestone streets that are so narrow their rooftops crowd out the sky. Cafes occupy weathered 17th- and 18th- century buildings and outdoor markets crowd the old town's streets and Venetian-style squares. Nice is a city of many public squares; Place Massena is the main city square, others include Place Garibaldi, Place Rossetti, Place du Palais and Cours Saleya. There are also museums of numerous types, a number of historical churches and the Nice Observatory. Things to See & Do * Promenade des Anglais * Old Nice * Port area * Place Massena - square * Nice Observatory

Day 11: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Disembark.

Ship info

Norwegian Epic
Norwegian Epic, a groundbreaking ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet, revolutionizes the cruising experience. Launched in 2010, it accommodates over 4,000 passengers with an innovative design featuring curved architecture. The ship boasts a wide array of entertainment, including Broadway shows like "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" and unique nightlife experiences like the Ice Bar.

Terms & conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. All savings have already been applied to advertised price. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Offer can be removed at any time. High season supplements and block out dates may apply. Compulsory daily gratuities of USD20.00 per person per day (Club Balcony Suite and below) are NOT included in advertised price, and can be pre paid, applicable to ALL guests in cabin (guest 1,2,3,4). NOTE: $25.00 per person per day for The Haven & Suites. All guests in stateroom must choose same offer. Cancellation Fees also apply based on the booking/sailing date; therefore, Norwegian Cruise Line strongly recommends the purchase of travel protection on all bookings. Offers are non-transferable, non-refundable, have no monetary value and cannot be substituted or customized. Offer and combinability with other promotional offers is subject to change at any time per Norwegian Cruise Line's discretion. Other restrictions may apply. Norwegian Cruise Line reserves the right to cancel or withdraw this offer at any time. Itinerary subject to change. Open Bar: Applicable to guests 1-8 on the reservation. If 3-8 guest is under 21 years of age, Open Bar does not apply and soda package will not be given as a substitution. Guest 1-2 must be at least 21 years of age at time of sailing to qualify for the Open Bar. Guests under 21 will receive the soda package. Retail value of Open Bar is $109.00 USD pppd. Retail value of the Adult Soda Package is $7.95 USD pppd. Package price is subject to change. 20% gratuities on the retail value of the Open Bar and/or Soda Package are charged but included in the advertised price. Speciality Dining Package: 7-11 Night cruises includes 1 Meal worth USD50.00 per person when booking aStudio, Inside, Oceanview stateroom. Applicable to guests 1-2 on the reservation. Dining package is applicable to guest ages 2 and older. 20% gratuities on the retail value of the Specialty Dining Package is charged but included in this advertised price. Packages are based on a per meal basis. Any Harvest Caye bars, restaurants, or venues, The Bake Shop, Ice Cream Bar, Gelato, specialty items in the Asian restaurant, Special Occasion/Holiday menus (New Year's, Christmas, etc.),Jazz Brunch, Wine Lovers and Murder Mystery lunches, and beverages are not included as part of the Specialty Dining Packages. Specialty Dining Packages include one main course per person at Cagney's and Le Bistro. Additional main courses will be charged at the a la carte price listed on the menu. Package price is subject to change. Free wifi: Internet package is based on number of nights. 150 minutes per person for 7-11 Day Cruises. Offer will be applied to the 1st and 2nd guest in the stateroom. Internet package is per person. Two logins per stateroom. Can be used only on one device at a time.$50 USD Shore Excursion Credit: Offer is applicable to first guest on the cruise reservation. The first guest shall receive free shore excursions priced at $50 or less (“the promotion”). In the alternative, first guest will receive $50 in Shore Excursion Credits to apply against shore excursions priced greater than $50. $50 Shore Excursion Credit is applicable to all tours, including debarkation tours. In the event the tour is less than the value of the credit the $50 Shore Excursion Credit will be adjusted to match the tour value. The first guest may redeem the promotion of $50 Shore Excursion Credit on more than one shore excursion per port.$50 Shore Excursion Credit has no monetary value, are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for actual currency of any value. Other guest in the stateroom are not eligible to receive the promotion or $50 Shore Excursion Credits. More terms and conditions apply, please ask us. EFT payments only to qualify for this offer. Can be withdrawn or amended without prior notice. Other restrictions may apply. Offer is subject to availability, however offer is capacity controlled and can be withdrawn at anytime. Airport to port and port to airport transfers are not included. Visas are not included. Can be withdrawn or amended without prior notice. Flight credit offer: Flight credit can only be utilised once full payment has been recieved. EFT payments only to qualify for flight credit offer. Flight credit mentioned is per cabin, and not per person. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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R8,000 flight credit
R32,430
per person sharing including taxes
Details
Excludes daily gratuities of $20pppd
Stay
10 nights
Dates
17 Aug 24 to 27 Aug 24
Book by
30 June 24
Experience ID
399
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