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Italy Intensive - 17 Night Cruise & Stay Package (AZA29783)

Your Italian adventure begins amid the enchanting canals of Venice, & concludes in the Eternal City of Rome!

Tour Departure: Oct 7, 2022

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Club Interior Stateroom$5,599
Club Oceanview Stateroom$6,045
Club Veranda Stateroom$6,590


17 Night Package Includes: 
  • 3 night pre-cruise hotel stay at the San Cassiano Residenza D'Epoca Hotel Venice, including breakfast
  • Cicchetti of Venice tour
  • 11 night cruise from Venice to Rome aboard Azamara Onward
  • All main meals and entertainment onboard (excludes specialty restaurants)
  • 3 night post-cruise hotel stay at The Guardian Hotel, Rome, including breakfast
  • Early Access: Sistine Chapel and Skip the Line Vatican Museum - Small Group tour
  • Transfers between airport, hotel and port throughout
  • Port charges, government fees and onboard gratuities


Day 1:Private Boat transfer Airport to Hotel
Fri 7 Oct 2022
Day 1 - 4:San Cassiano Residenza D'Epoca Hotel Venice

Overlooking the Canal Grande, right in front of the famed "Ca' d'Oro", the hotel is conveniently located just 5 minutes from the Rialto bridge and 15 minutes from Saint Mark's Square. The train station is at immediate vicinity while Marco Polo Airport is about 20 minutes by car.

The hotel offers splendid guest rooms featuring Venetian furnishings in relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. In-room amenities include air-conditioning, satellite TV, minibar, safe and bathroom with shower and hairdryer. Guests can enjoy a continental and international breakfast

buffet n the splendid dining hall with a terrace facing the Canal Grande. For its calm and quiet environment, guests are guaranteed to have a peaceful stay in the centre of Venice.

Fri 7 Oct 2022
Day 2:Cicchetti of Venice Tour


Fuel your passion for Venice as you tour round the city whilst sampling the delicious cicchettii dishes at some traditional Bacari wine bars. Accompanied by a local guide, you can experience the real Venice as you visit places frequented by locals to partake of food and wine, Italian-style!


Cicchettii are small tapas-style dishes and are ideal teamed with some Italian wine, or as the locals call it, ombra. The range of dishes usually consists of the essential olives with various cheeses, and seafood, meat and vegetables presented on crostini (small toasted bread) or polenta. With the chance to learn about the history along the way, this is one Venice tour no food lover can miss!

Head off the beaten track to the narrow streets that are dotted with traditional taverns and eateries. There is nothing quite as sociable as eating and drinking together to gain a genuine feel for a destination. Amidst the chink of glasses, the murmur of Italian voices and the buzz of music and laughter, you discover an unforgettable side to Venice that many visitors miss.

A great way to start your time in Venice, this Cicchettii of Venice tour helps you loose any sense of trepidation at entering traditional cafes and endows you with a sense of familiarity for the city’s winding streets and canals. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain an insight into the Venetian lifestyle and culture of wining and dining in a relaxed and fun way.

Sat 8 Oct 2022
Day 4:Private Boat Transfer Hotel to Port
Mon 10 Oct 2022
Day 4:Venice - Italy
Mon 10 Oct 2022
Day 5:Venice - Italy
Tue 11 Oct 2022
Depart 6:00 PM
Day 6:Bologna (Ravenna) - Italy
Wed 12 Oct 2022
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 7:Ancona - Italy
Thu 13 Oct 2022
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Day 8:Kotor - Montenegro
Fri 14 Oct 2022
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 9:At Sea
Sat 15 Oct 2022
Day 10:Amalfi - Italy
Sun 16 Oct 2022
8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Day 11:Sorrento - Italy
Mon 17 Oct 2022
7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 12:Florence/Pisa(Livorno) - Italy
Tue 18 Oct 2022
Arrive 4:00 PM
Day 13:Florence/Pisa(Livorno) - Italy
Wed 19 Oct 2022
Depart 8:00 PM
Day 14:Florence/Pisa(Laspezia)Italy
Thu 20 Oct 2022
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 15:Rome (Civitavecchia) - Italy
Fri 21 Oct 2022
Arrive 6:00 AM
Day 15:Private transfer from Civitavecchia port to Rome hotel
Fri 21 Oct 2022
Day 15 - 18:The Guardian Hotel

This amazingly situated, and stylishly décorated, hotel is conveniently located in Rome, Italy. Guests can enjoy a delicious meal with a well-needed drink in any of the several restaurants, cafes and bars.

Places that cannot be missed while being in town are the famous Trevi Fountain, the Coliseum and the Vatican Museum. The modern and sophisticated style of the rooms, along with their vibrant colours

and the essential facilities, are what travellers need after an exhausting day of exploring the city.

Fri 21 Oct 2022
Day 16:Early Access: Sistine Chapel and Skip the Line Vatican Museum - Small Group

The Early Access Sistine Chapel experience is perfect for visitors who want to see the famous chapel before the crowds arrive and spend more time enjoying Rome and the Vatican City at a leisurely pace.

Our Early Access Sistine Chapel experience allows you to go in and marvel at the spectacular Sistine Chapel before the crowds arrive, giving you access sooner than all other tour groups and the general public. What could be more inspiring than seeing Michelangelo’s renowned ceiling first hand in all its glory without all the jostling crowds. Our Early Access Sistine Chapel group meets early in the morning, skipping the long lines already forming outside the Vatican Museums and entering before the doors have been officially opened.

You will then be accompanied into the Sistine Chapel where you can quietly contemplate the beauty of this incredible place. Once you have spent some time in this mesmerising building, you can then choose to enter the Vatican Museums and wander the Papal Palace at your own pace. Your guide will introduce you to the most important sides of the museum, and then leave you to continue your tour through the Vatican’s nine-mile art collection at your leisure. If time is short you can you can move onto your next destination, happy that you have witnessed first hand Rome’s finest masterpiece.

With only 20 people or less per group and a maximum of two groups running per day, your Sistine experience will be as intimate as it should be.

Start point:

Corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi

Our coordinators will be wearing blue polo shirts or jackets to be easily recognizable at the meeting point.

End point: The tour ends at the Vatican Museums.


Opening dates

Tour with guide

07:20 - 08:20

Sat 22 Oct 2022
Day 18:Private transfer from Hotel to Airport
Mon 24 Oct 2022
Ports of Call may vary by departure date and subject to weather and other conditions.



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