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Rome (Civitavecchia) to Barcelona

SUN-KISSED MEDITERRANEAN | 14 Nights | Departs Jun 15, 2014

 

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  • PRE - CHERISHED RELICS OF ROME
  • PRE - CULINARY CREATIONS: ROMA
  • PRE - CHERISHED RELICS OF ROME

    Code: civl02

    Marvel at the true icons of Rome, including the Vatican Museums, Saint Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum and the pope’s summer residence, often enjoying private access to areas off limits to the public.

    DAY 1

    Upon arriving at Customs in the Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, you will be met and transferred to the Hotel Boscolo Exedra. Check in is at 2PM, and the rest of the day is yours to settle in at your leisure.

    The hotel enjoys a prime location in Rome’s celebrated Piazza della Repubblica, providing easy access to an abundance of shops and restaurants.

    **SPECIAL NOTE:

    Due to hotel unavailability, guests booking this program for the following sailing date will stay at the BOSCOLO PALACE ROMA (located on Via Veneto 70) instead of the Hotel Boscolo Exedra: Mariner – June 15, 2014 sailing

    DAY 2

    Following breakfast at the hotel, you will tour the Vatican Museums and Saint Peter’s Basilica. The museums contain some of the world’s greatest paintings and sculptures, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Caravaggio. Besides seeing the most well-known exhibits, you will also visit areas usually closed to the general public, including the tomb of Pope Pius XII and the Niccoline Chapel, which features gold that Columbus brought from the New World.

    Next, you will drive to the Piazza Navona, a lovely square constructed in the 15th century and lined with cafes and Baroque palaces. Following lunch at one of the restaurants, you will walk to San Crispino’s near the famed Trevi Fountain for a cup of what is touted to be the best gelato in Rome.

    Your afternoon is devoted to two more icons. First, you will be treated to an inside visit of the Colosseum, an enduring symbol of ancient Rome that once held 55,000 spectators. Afterwards, you will explore the treasures that lie beneath San Clemente Basilica, which include a 4th-century church, a 2nd-century pagan temple and a 1st-century house. The farther down you go, the more ancient the structures, until you reach the foundations which date from the Roman Republic.

    In time, you will return to the Hotel Boscolo Exedra for dinner on your own and to spend another relaxing evening.

    DAY 3

    Following breakfast at the hotel, you will drive southeast from Rome toward Lake Albano, where you will find Castel Gandolfo, the pope’s summer residence. During your tour of the castle, you will be granted privileged access to the Vatican Observatory, one of the world’s oldest active astronomical observatories and laboratory.

    Around midday, you will drive to a nearby farmhouse for a hearty lunch and an olive oil tasting. You will also learn also how to make pasta at the farmhouse. Afterwards, you will return to the hotel and enjoy an afternoon at your leisure.

    The evening ends in style with a special Roman farewell dinner served at an extraordinary restaurant in the Via Veneto area near the hotel.

    DAY 4

    Following breakfast and check out at the hotel, you will transfer to the ship to begin your cruise.

    Land Program Step by Step: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The times indicated are approximate, given here only for general reference, and are subject to change.

    Extra nights: If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met when your flight arrives and transferred to the Hotel Boscolo Exedra. Check-in time is 2:00pm. Meals other than breakfast, as well as activities, are on your own until Day 2 of the program. Be sure that the cruise line has your up-to-date flight details.

    DAY 1

    Arrive at the Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport and transfer to the Hotel Boscolo Exedra hotel (or similar), where you will spend the evening.

    **SPECIAL NOTE:

    Due to hotel unavailability, guests booking this program for the following sailing date will stay at the BOSCOLO PALACE ROMA (located on Via Veneto 70) instead of the Hotel Boscolo Exedra: Mariner – June 15, 2014 sailing

    DAY 2

    From 7:00am Breakfast

    8:30am Start tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica

    1:30pm Lunch in Piazza Navona

    2:30pm Walk to the Trevi Fountain

    3:30pm Drive to the Colosseum

    4.00pm Inside visit of the Colosseum

    5:00pm Walk to the San Clemente Basilica

    5:30pm Visit the San Clemente undergrounds

    6:15pm Drive back to the hotel

    Dinner at leisure

    Overnight at the Hotel Boscolo Exedra or similar hotel

    DAY 3

    From 7:00am Breakfast

    8:00am Drive to Castel Gandolfo

    10:30am Visit the Vatican Observatory and laboratory

    11:30am Explore Castel Gandolfo

    12:00pm Drive to the farmhouse

    12:30pm Lunch in the farmhouse and olive oil tasting

    3:30pm Drive back to the hotel

    8:30pm Farewell dinner

    Overnight at the Hotel Boscolo Exedra or similar hotel

    DAY 4

    From 7:00am American breakfast

    10.00am Hotel check out

    1:15pm Transfer to the ship

    2:45pm Arrive at the ship for embarkation

    Expected weather:

    April — 68° Fahrenheit (20° Celsius)

    May/June/September — 78° Fahrenheit (28° Celsius)

    July/August — 86° Fahrenheit (30° Celsius)

    November — 59° Fahrenheit (15° Celsius)

    What to bring:

    Dress is generally casual, although when visiting churches your knees and shoulders must be covered. Bring good walking shoes, a hat, weather-appropriate clothing, sunglasses and sunscreen.

    Local currency:

    The Euro is the local currency, but U.S. dollars and travelers checks are also accepted.

    Electricity:

    220 volts

    Hotel address:

    Hotel Boscolo Exedra

    Piazza della Repubblica, 47 00185 Rome, Italy

    Telephone: +39 06 489381

    * If a hotel is substituted due to an unforeseen situation, it will be of equal ratings and standards.

    **SPECIAL NOTE:

    Due to hotel unavailability, guests booking this program for these two sailing dates will stay at the Hotel Majestic located in Via Veneto instead of the Hotel Boscolo Exedra:

    Nautica – May 16, 2014 sailing

    Mariner – June 15, 2014 sailing

    Program includes:

    • Standard room accommodations for three nights, including breakfasts

    • Transfers

    • Lunch on Day 2

    • Lunch on Day 3

    • Farewell dinner on Day 3

    • A bottle of water during the tours on Days 2 and 3.

    Please note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current arrival information, so your transfer can be arranged; however, if you book additional hotel nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

    Program excludes:

    • Meals or services not mentioned above

    • Gratuities to drivers and guides

    • Hotel incidentals

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation.

    PRE - CHERISHED RELICS OF ROME
    Price: $2,199.00 per guest based on double occupancy.

    PRE - CHERISHED RELICS OF ROME
    Price: $2,089.00 per guest based on double occupancy.

Free Land Programs and Land Programs from $499 is per person for guests 1 and 2 for one pre- or post-cruise program only. Hotel and Land Program pricing is not combinable with FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel package amenity. If applicable, please contact Regent Seven Seas Cruises or your travel agent for multi-night pre-cruise hotel pricing information.

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