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Europe’s Southern Coast: Italy, France, Monaco & Spain - 2023

Rome • 10-night small ship cruise with Olbia (Sardegna), Bastia (Corsica), Elba Island, Livorno, Portovenere, Monte Carlo, Cannes, Marseille, Sète • Barcelona
  • SPEND TWO FULL DAYS EXPLORING THE “ETERNAL CITY”, WHERE YOU’LL VISIT THE UNESCO-LISTED VATICAN CITY AND THE FAMED COLOSSEUM — AND ALSO ENJOY AMPLE TIME TO EXPLORE THE CITY ON YOUR OWN
  • Europe’s Southern Coast Small Ship Ocean cruise from Italy, France, Monaco, Spain to Rome including Sardegna, Corsica, Elba Island, Monte Carlo, Cannes, Marseille, and Barcelona
    SOAK IN THE UNPARALLELED BEAUTY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN ABOARD THE 5-STAR OCEAN ODYSSEY, ENJOYING AMPLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SCENIC SAILING ALONG THE COAST OF ITALY, FRANCE AND MONACO
  • WHEN YOUR SHIP DOCKS IN LIVORNO, YOU’LL HAVE YOUR PICK OF FULL-DAY TOURS: FLORENCE AND PISA OR SIENA AND SAN GIMIGNANO
  • Small Ship Ocean Cruise from Rome to Barcelona | Europe’s Southern Coast: Italy, France, Monaco & Spain
    EXPERIENCE THIS CATALAN CITY’S SOPHISTICATED CULTURAL SCENE AND ADMIRE THE UNESCO-DESIGNATED ARCHITECTURE OF VISIONARY ANTONI GAUDÍ
  • Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain
    ROUND OUT THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY WITH AN EXTENSION TO MADRID
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Madrid, Spain (Pre-Trip)

FROM $1,299 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $324 PER DAY

Discover Spain’s lively cosmopolitan capital on a 5-day tour that lets you experience its historical highlights, traditional cuisine, and more. Explore by coach and on foot, witnessing bustling centers like Plaza Mayor and the aromatic Mercado Central. Then, stop in at one of the world’s premier art museums, Museo del Prado, and marvel at the 1,500 pieces on display (it houses around 7,000 in its reserves!). You’ll also have ample free time to explore the Spanish capital on your own and make independent discoveries. Vamos!

INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICE

  • Purchase your airfare from Vantage and airport transfers, fuel surcharges, and government taxes and fees are included
  • 3 nights’ accommodations at the Malia Madrid Princesa (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • 5 included features and Cultural Discoveries
  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers
  • A Vantage Program Manager and driver-guides, experienced and English-speaking
  • All transportation on tour
  • All transfers and baggage handling when overseas, beginning with your first hotel
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 1:

Fly overnight to Madrid, Spain

You’ll begin your European journey with an overnight flight to Madrid, Spain

DAY 2:

Arrive in Madrid

Welcome to Madrid, Spain’s energetic capital! Check into your centrally located hotel and settle in before a brief orientation walk and a Welcome Dinner at your hotel.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 3:

Explore Madrid's landmarks and try traditional tapas

Explore vibrant Madrid on foot, walking through Plaza Sol and Plaza Mayor, savoring city views, and passing multiple other historic monuments. Later, visit the city’s Mercado Central for an included tapas tasting! Then in the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the Museo del Prado, one of the world’s premier art galleries that houses around 7,000 paintings. This evening is at your leisure, with dinner on your own.

Included Features:

  • Walking tour of Madrid
  • Museo del Prado guided visit

Cultural Connection:

  • Tapas tasting at Mercado Central

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 4:

Explore Madrid at your leisure

Enjoy a free day to pursue your own interests with recommendations provided by your Tour Coordinator. Wander the city’s many squares, shop for espadrilles and other classic Spanish products, and get your fill of tapas. Enjoy an included dinner at your hotel this evening.

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 5:

Transfer to Barcelona and begin your main journey

This morning after breakfast, check out of your hotel, board a high-speed train to Barcelona and begin your main journey!

Included Features:

  • High-speed train ride to Barcelona

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Sorrento, Italy (Post-Trip)

FROM $1,799 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $450 PER DAY

Journey forth to food, beauty, and fun in Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. This three-night extension trip allows more time to dive into Italy’s prettiest scenery and most fascinating historic hotspots. Begin with a high-speed train to Naples for a stunning panoramic tour. Then, explore one of Italy’s most gorgeous and iconic regions, the Amalfi Coast, reveling in its cliff-lined villages dotted by pastel-colored homes framed by a beautiful turquoise Mediterranean Sea. Finally, feel the power and deep history of the ancient city of Pompeii.  Best of all, your Adventure Leader stays with you during the extension to provide even more insights, recommendations, and connections, and to ensure an exquisite experience along the coast!

Your Price Includes:

  • Purchase your airfare from Vantage and airport transfers, fuel surcharges, and government taxes and fees are included
  • 3 nights’ accommodations at the Hotel Imperial Tramonato (or similar)
  • 5 meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner
  • 5 included features and Cultural Discoveries
  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers
  • A Vantage Program Manager and driver-guides, experienced and English-speaking
  • All transportation on tour
  • All transfers and baggage handling when overseas, beginning with your first hotel
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 16:

Arrive in Sorrento and discover the lost city of Pompeii

Welcome to Sorrento! After a high-speed train ride from Rome to this picturesque resort town, you’ll check into your centrally located hotel and get settled.

Then, set off on a guided visit to the staggering ruins of Pompeii, the ancient Roman city buried under the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and the rest of you day at leisure.

Included Features:

  • High-speed train ride
  • Pompeii guided tour

Included meals:

Lunch

DAY 17:

Sightsee in Sorrento and visit an agriturismo farm

Set out with your Tour Director for sightseeing this morning in this beautiful little resort town with a big reputation. Stroll past lemon trees against the backdrop of the glittering Mediterranean as you learn more about your home for the next two nights. Following the tour, you’ll have the afternoon at leisure.

Later, depart for a special dinner at a local agriturismo farm owned by an Italian family. Enjoy a pizza-making demonstration and savor a home-cooked Italian meal complete with limoncello for sipping!

Included Features:

  • Sorrento sightseeing

Cultural Connection:

  • Agriturismo farm visit with pizza making demonstration

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 18:

Discover the pristine Amalfi coastline

Enjoy a day of sightseeing along the Amalfi Coast. Beginning in dashing Positano, embark on a scenic cruise of this stunning coastline that reveals the dramatic beauty, craggy Mediterranean landscape, and charming cliffside towns that comprise this region. Your cruise will end in Amalfi, with time on your own for lunch. You’ll return to Sorrento this afternoon and have the rest of your day at leisure.

Included Features:

  • Guided Amalfi sightseeing tour

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 19:

Fly home

After breakfast, transfer to the Naples airport for your flight home.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Sorrento, Italy (Pre-Trip)

FROM $1,799 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $449 PER DAY

Journey forth to food, beauty, and fun in Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. This three-night extension trip allows more time to dive into Italy’s prettiest scenery and most fascinating historic hotspots. Begin with a high-speed train to Naples for a stunning panoramic tour. Then, explore one of Italy’s most gorgeous and iconic regions, the Amalfi Coast, reveling in its cliff-lined villages dotted by pastel-colored homes framed by a beautiful turquoise Mediterranean Sea. Finally, feel the power and deep history of the ancient city of Pompeii.  Best of all, your Adventure Leader stays with you during the extension to provide even more insights, recommendations, and connections, and to ensure an exquisite experience along the coast!

Your Price Includes:

  • Purchase your airfare from Vantage and airport transfers, fuel surcharges, and government taxes and fees are included
  • 3 nights’ accommodations at the Hotel Imperial Tramonato (or similar)
  • 5 meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner
  • 5 included features and Cultural Discoveries
  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers
  • A Vantage Program Manager and driver-guides, experienced and English-speaking
  • All transportation on tour
  • All transfers and baggage handling when overseas, beginning with your first hotel
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 1:

Fly overnight to Naples, Italy

You’ll begin your European journey with an overnight flight to Naples, Italy.

DAY 2:

Arrive in Naples and transfer to Sorrento

You’ll arrive in Naples this morning, then transfer to Sorrento. Later, check into your centrally located hotel and settle in before a brief orientation walk and Welcome Briefing. Dinner is on your own this evening, ask your Program Director for recommendations.

DAY 3:

Sight-see in Sorrento and visit an agriturismo farm

Set out with your adventure leader for sightseeing this morning in this beautiful little resort town with a big reputation. Stroll past lemon trees against the backdrop of the glittering Mediterranean as you learn more about your home for the next two nights. Following the tour, you’ll have the afternoon at leisure.

Later, depart for a very special dinner at a local agriturismo farm owned by an Italian family. Enjoy a pizza-making demonstration and savor a home-cooked Italian meal complete with limoncello for sipping!

Included Features:

  • Sorrento sightseeing

Cultural Connection:

  • Agriturismo farm visit with pizza making demonstration

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 4:

Discover the pristine Amalfi coastline

Enjoy a day of sightseeing along the Amalfi Coast. Beginning in dashing Positano, embark on a scenic cruise of this stunning coastline that reveals the dramatic beauty, craggy Mediterranean landscape, and charming cliffside towns that comprise this region. Your cruise will end in Amalfi, with time on your own for lunch. We’ll return to Sorrento this afternoon, and you’ll have the rest of your day at leisure.

Included Features:

  • Guided Amalfi sightseeing tour

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 5:

Explore the ancient city of Pompeii and begin your main journey

This morning, set off on a guided visit to the staggering ruins of Pompeii, the ancient Roman city buried under the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Afterward, board a high-speed train back to Rome and begin your main journey!

Included Features:

  • Tour of Pompeii
  • High-speed train to Rome

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch
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Madrid, Spain (Post-Trip)

FROM $1,299 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $325 PER DAY

Discover Spain’s lively cosmopolitan capital on a 5-day tour that lets you experience its historical highlights, traditional cuisine, and more. Explore by coach and on foot, witnessing bustling centers like Plaza Mayor and the aromatic Mercado Central. Then, stop in at one of the world’s premier art museums, Museo del Prado, and marvel at the 1,500 pieces on display (it houses around 7,000 in its reserves!). You’ll also have ample free time to explore the Spanish capital on your own and make independent discoveries. Vamos!

INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICE

  • Purchase your airfare from Vantage and airport transfers, fuel surcharges, and government taxes and fees are included
  • 3 nights’ accommodations at the Malia Madrid Princesa (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • 5 included features and Cultural Discoveries
  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers
  • A Vantage Program Manager and driver-guides, experienced and English-speaking
  • All transportation on tour
  • All transfers and baggage handling when overseas, beginning with your first hotel
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 16:

Arrive in Madrid, Spain

Today, you’ll leave Barcelona on a high-speed train bound for Madrid. Upon arrival, you’ll be whisked away on a panoramic tour of Spain’s capital city. Afterward, check into your hotel and enjoy dinner on your own in this city of gastronomical delights.

Included Feature:

  • Panoramic Madrid tour

DAY 17:

Explore Madrid's landmarks and try traditional tapas

Explore vibrant Madrid on foot, walking through Plaza Sol and Plaza Mayor, savoring city views, and passing multiple other historic monuments. Later, visit the city’s Mercado Central for an included tapas tasting! Then in the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the Museo del Prado, one of the world’s premier art galleries that houses around 7,000 paintings. This evening is at your leisure, with dinner on your own.

Included Features:

  • Walking tour of Madrid
  • Museo del Prado guided visit

Cultural Connection:

  • Tapas tasting at Mercado Central

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 18:

Explore Madrid at your leisure

Enjoy a free day to pursue your own interests with recommendations provided by your Program Manager. Wander the city’s many squares, shop for espadrilles and other classic Spanish products, and get your fill of tapas. Enjoy an included dinner at your hotel this evening.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 19:

Fly home

After breakfast, depart for the Madrid airport for your flight home.

Included meals:

Breakfast

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Journey Europe’s Southern Coast: Italy, France, Monaco & Spain France & Spanish Treasures
 Departure Comparison  5/16/23  6/16/23  
Per Diem $646 $600 Greatest value and most comprehensive features when compared to our competitors!
Included Tours and Special Features 28 included features and Cultural Discoveries - a value of $2,400

Visit 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Vatican City

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 # of Days 15  22
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