Italy & The Mediterranean

Experience the Mediterranean: A 17-Day Adventure with Italy Insider Tour and Luxury Cruise

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Embark on the ultimate Mediterranean adventure with a 10-day tour through Italy's lush Tuscan countryside, followed by a seven-night cruise (return Rome) through Italy, France and Spain. Your 17-day experience begins with seven nights in Montecatini, a picturesque town in Tuscany. Choose between four- or five-star accommodation and enjoy sightseeing tours of Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca and UNESCO World Heritage-listed San Gimignano. Daily breakfast and select dining experiences are part of your package, including an authentic Tuscan farmhouse lunch and trip to the Chianti wine region with tasting, before you head to Rome for two nights.

You'll then make your way to the Port of Rome (Civitavecchia) and board Norwegian Epic for your seven-night cruise with all-inclusive dining – including three specialty dining experiences – premium drinks package and US$100 onboard credit per cabin. Cruise to Florence, Pisa, Cannes, Palma (Majorca), Barcelona and Naples before returning to Rome.

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17 Days
FOUR-STAR TOUR WITH INTERIOR STATEROOM - TWIN SHARE
Earn 3,499 Qantas Points
Inclusion highlights:
  • This package is valid for one person based on twin share - you must purchase two packages
  • Ten-day tour of Italy with seven nights in Montecatini and two nights in Rome
  • Seven-night cruise aboard Norwegian Epic, docking in Italy, France and Spain
  • Daily breakfast and select lunches and dinners throughout the tour, including wine tasting in Chianti and homecooked lunch in a Tuscan farmhouse
17 Days
FOUR-STAR TOUR WITH BALCONY STATEROOM - TWIN SHARE
Earn 3,999 Qantas Points
Inclusion highlights:
  • This package is valid for one person based on twin share - you must purchase two packages
  • Ten-day tour of Italy with seven nights in Montecatini and two nights in Rome
  • Seven-night cruise aboard Norwegian Epic, docking in Italy, France and Spain - staying in an upgraded Balcony Stateroom
  • A$50 credit to use towards shore excursions and internet package to keep you connected onboard the cruise
17 Days
FOUR-STAR TOUR WITH MINI SUITE STATEROOM - TWIN SHARE
Earn 4,199 Qantas Points
Inclusion highlights:
  • This package is valid for one person based on twin share - you must purchase two packages
  • Ten-day tour of Italy with seven nights in Montecatini and two nights in Rome
  • Seven-night cruise aboard Norwegian Epic, docking in Italy, France and Spain - staying in an upgraded Mini Suite Stateroom
  • A$50 credit to use towards shore excursions and internet package to keep you connected onboard the cruise
17 Days
FIVE-STAR TOUR WITH INTERIOR STATEROOM - TWIN SHARE
Earn 4,699 Qantas Points
Inclusion highlights:
  • This package is valid for one person based on twin share - you must purchase two packages
  • Ten-day tour of Italy with seven nights in Montecatini and two nights in Rome - staying in upgraded five-star luxury
  • Seven-night cruise aboard Norwegian Epic, docking in Italy, France and Spain
  • Daily breakfast and select lunches and dinners throughout the tour, including wine tasting in Chianti and homecooked lunch in a Tuscan farmhouse
17 Days
FIVE-STAR TOUR WITH BALCONY STATEROOM - TWIN SHARE
Earn 5,199 Qantas Points
Inclusion highlights:
  • This package is valid for one person based on twin share - you must purchase two packages
  • Ten-day tour of Italy with seven nights in Montecatini and two nights in Rome - staying in upgraded five-star luxury
  • Seven-night cruise aboard Norwegian Epic, docking in Italy, France and Spain - staying in an upgraded Balcony Stateroom
  • A$50 credit to use towards shore excursions and internet package to keep you connected onboard the cruise
17 Days
FIVE-STAR TOUR WITH MINI SUITE STATEROOM - TWIN SHARE
Earn 5,299 Qantas Points
Inclusion highlights:
  • This package is valid for one person based on twin share - you must purchase two packages
  • Ten-day tour of Italy with seven nights in Montecatini and two nights in Rome - staying in upgraded five-star luxury
  • Seven-night cruise aboard Norwegian Epic, docking in Italy, France and Spain - staying in an upgraded Mini Suite Stateroom
  • A$50 credit to use towards shore excursions and internet package to keep you connected onboard the cruise

Discover Italy, France and Spain on a 17-day adventure, including a 10-day tour through Italy and a seven-night cruise (return Rome).

Tailor your escape with a choice of four or five-star accommodation and cruise stateroom upgrades available.

Your Trip at a Glance:

  • Guided tour of Florence with Repubblica Square, Signoria Square and more
  • Visit the walled town of Monteriggioni and admire the Romanesque architecture
  • Tour the historic streets of Siena
  • Stop in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of San Gimignano
  • Authentic Italian foodie experiences including Chianti wine tasting and farmhouse lunch
  • Leisure time to explore Rome
  • Seven-night cruise with entertainment, dining and drinks package
  • Dock in Florence/Pisa, Cannes (France), Palma (Majorca, Spain), Barcelona (Spain) and Naples (Italy)

What You’ll Love…

The Tour – Explore Italy while staying in your choice of four or five-star accommodation

Welcome to beautiful Italy, your first stop in the sun-kissed Mediterranean. An included transfer will meet you at Pisa airport and take you to Montecatini, your home for the first seven nights.

Famed for its stunning thermal spa complex, the Tuscan town of Montecatini is a tranquil base from which to explore the surrounding cities. Choose from four or five-star accommodation packages.

Make your way to the nearby train station and travel independently to Florence for a guided walking tour. Please note that train fares are included, however all journeys are unguided. Tick off iconic sites such as Repubblica Square, Signoria Square and more, stopping by the famous terracotta-domed cathedral – an absolute must-see.

Visit the walled town of Monteriggioni and admire the Romanesque architecture, and in Siena take a guided walk through the historic streets, visiting the Palazzo Comunale, Piazza del Campo and more. Stop in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of San Gimignano, encircled by 13th-century walls and lined with medieval houses.

No trip to Italy is complete without experiencing the local food and wine, which is why you will stop at a traditional Chianti wine cellar for a tasting with snacks of bruschetta, cheeses and meats – saluti!

Free time in Montecatini allows you to soak up its Tuscan charms, maybe visiting the spa complex or contemporary art museum, while a local farmhouse tour puts you in touch with Italian culture via homecooked pasta, wine and tranquil countryside views. Alternatively, join an optional tour to Cinque Terre (charges apply) and take in the rugged Riviera coastline and centuries-old seaside villages.

Snap an iconic picture of Leaning Tower in Pisa and let a guide introduce you to the Square of Miracles – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the finest architectural complexes in the world.

A guide leads you down cobbled, tree-lined streets in Lucca, a Tuscan city known for its well-preserved Renaissance walls, lush greenery and local Buccellato lemon cake – with a tasting of course included.

Wrap up the tour with two nights in Rome, Italy’s hugely popular capital. Spend a day at leisure exploring its historic delights, including the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and St. Peter’s Basilica. Don’t forget to reward your explorations with a scoop (or three) of Italian gelato.

Make your way to the Port of Rome (Civitavecchia) on Day 10, where the cruise part of your adventure begins.

The Cruise – Seven nights cruising the Mediterannean

Step aboard Norwegian Epic for seven nights of luxury cruising through the Mediterranean. Daily dining with three specialty restaurant meals and a premium drinks package are included, allowing for ultimate indulgence onboard. From buffets to casual cafés, grills and decadent fine dining, one thing is for sure: you won’t go hungry. Your escape includes US$100 onboard credit for those times when you want to treat yourself – maybe to a spa treatment or a handbag from the onboard boutique.

Beginning in Rome, return to Florence and Pisa and tick off any sightseeing you didn’t have time for the first time around (or revisit old favourites). Then dock in Cannes, a hotspot for celebrity watching; sunny Palma in Majorca, Spain; vibrant Barcelona, with its landmark La Sagrada Familia cathedral; and Naples, located on Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast. Disembark back in Rome.

After days spent exploring, enjoy nights filled with first-class entertainment. Awarded Best Cruise Ship Entertainment by Frommer’s, Norwegian Epic keeps the bar high with two new Broadway shows: Ballroom Blitz and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. One sea day allows you to make the most of the onboard spa, bars, gym and more.

Stay in an Inside Stateroom or upgrade to a Balcony Stateroom with sweeping views or a Mini Suite with balcony and luxury bath. Upgraded customers will benefit from an internet package and US$50 credit towards any shore excursion.

Your Package Includes:

  • Ten-day tour of Italy with seven nights in Montecatini and two nights in Rome, choosing between four or five-star accommodation
  • Seven-night cruise aboard Norwegian Epic in your choice of Inside, Balcony or Mini Suite stateroom
  • Daily breakfast and select lunches and dinners throughout the tour, including wine tasting in Chianti and homecooked lunch in a Tuscan farmhouse
  • All-inclusive onboard entertainment and dining with three specialty dining experiences and premium drinks package throughout the cruise
  • US$100 credit per cabin to spend onboard Norwegian Epic
  • Guided tours of Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca and UNESCO World Heritage-listed San Gimignano during the tour
  • Train tickets per itinerary
  • Arrival pick-up transfer from Pisa Airport
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