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Southern Europe’s Coastal Discoveries: Italy, France, Monaco, Spain & Portugal - 2024

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  • 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
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    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, SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
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    EXPERIENCE THIS CATALAN CITY’S SOPHISTICATED CULTURAL SCENE AND ADMIRE THE UNESCO-DESIGNATED ARCHITECTURE OF VISIONARY ANTONI GAUDÍ
  • Madeira, Portugal optional extension
    ROUND OUT THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY WITH AN EXTENSION TO THE PORTUGUESE ISLAND OF MADEIRA
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Madeira, Portugal (Pre-Trip)

FROM $1,399 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $349 PER DAY

Featuring year-round balmy weather and a trademark fortified wine, the Portuguese island of Madeira boasts a lush beauty that earned its label as the “Floating Garden of the Atlantic.” During your three-day stay in the lovely island capital of Funchal, you’ll enjoy a half-day city tour and immersion into local island life, plus a chance to peruse the covered market at the edge of the Old Town. Raise a glass to this oceanic outpost — the perfect complement to your Mediterranean cruise!

Your Price Includes:

  • Flight from Madeira to Lisbon
  • 3 nights accommodations at the First-Class Pestana Carlton Madeira Hotel (or similar), with guaranteed sea view rooms
  • 5 meals: 3 breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Half-day city tour with wicker toboggan ride
  • Visit to a local market
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a Cruise Director and local guides
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding Cruise Director)
  • 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 to Madeira

An overnight flight takes you to Madeira, Portugal, today.

DAY 2:

Arrive in Madeira and settle in

Arrive in Madeira. If you purchased your airfare from Vantage, our representative will meet you at the airport and assist you with your hotel transfer. Settle into your hotel before joining your fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner at the hotel this evening.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 3:

Tour Madeira’s marketplace and Old Town

Set out this morning for a half-day city tour. Cultural Discovery: Browse the fragrant stands of the marketplace brimming with produce carted in from all over the fertile island and stroll the cobbled lanes of the Old Town. Then ascend to the town of Monte, 1,800 feet above the sea. Splendid views greet you from here, but you might thrill more to the mode of transport you’ll use to return to Funchal: a traditional two-seater wicker toboggan or “basket sled.” A pair of pilots — skilled and expert carreiros — guide you downhill for the steep mile-long journey. Back in the city, enjoy the rest of your afternoon at leisure. This evening, experience more of Funchal on your own with a night at leisure.

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 4:

Explore more of Madeira on your own

Today, craft your own itinerary with a day at leisure. This evening, you'll join fellow travelers for an evening out at a traditional Maderian restaurant, enjoying food, wine, and folklore.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 5:

Fly to Lisbon

Head to the Funchal airport for your flight to Lisbon, where you'll join the base program.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Sorrento, Italy (Pre-Trip)

FROM $1,899 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $475 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 a high-speed train 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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Sorrento, Italy (Post-Trip)

FROM $1,899 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $474 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 26:

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 27:

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 28:

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 29:

Fly home

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

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Madeira, Portugal (Post-Trip)

FROM $1,399 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $350 PER DAY

Featuring year-round balmy weather and a trademark fortified wine, the Portuguese island of Madeira boasts a lush beauty that earned its label as the “Floating Garden of the Atlantic.” During your three-day stay in the lovely island capital of Funchal, you’ll enjoy a half-day city tour and immersion into local island life, plus a chance to peruse the covered market at the edge of the Old Town. Raise a glass to this oceanic outpost — the perfect complement to your Mediterranean cruise!

Your Price Includes:

  • Flight from Lisbon to Madeira
  • 3 nights accommodations at the First-Class Pestana Carlton Madeira Hotel (or similar), with guaranteed sea view rooms
  • 5 meals: 3 breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Half-day city tour with wicker toboggan ride
  • Visit to a local market
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a Cruise Director and local guides
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding Cruise Director)
  • 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 26:

Fly to Madeira, and an orientation walk 

This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Funchal, historic capital of the lush “Garden Island” of Madeira, Portugal. In the early 1400s, the discovery of the island 323 miles off the coast of Africa was a catalyst for the Age of Discovery. Embark on a short orientation walk alongside your Cruise Director, then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps exploring the highlights of this lovely town, including its 15th-century cathedral and the scenic Santa Caterina Park, and stopping at a café to sip some of the island’s eponymous wine.

DAY 27:

Tour Madeira’s marketplace and Old Town

Set out this morning for a half-day city tour. Cultural Discovery: Browse the fragrant stands of the marketplace brimming with produce carted in from all over the fertile island and stroll the cobbled lanes of the Old Town. Then ascend to the town of Monte, 1,800 feet above the sea. Splendid views greet you from here, but you might thrill more to the mode of transport you’ll use to return to Funchal: a traditional two-seater wicker toboggan or “basket sled.” A pair of pilots — skilled and expert carreiros — guide you downhill for the steep mile-long journey. Back in the city, enjoy the rest of your afternoon at leisure. This evening, experience more of Funchal on your own with a night at leisure.

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 28:

Explore more of Madeira on your own

Today, craft your own itinerary with a day at leisure. This evening, you'll join fellow travelers for an evening out at a traditional Maderian restaurant, enjoying food, wine, and folklore.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 29:

Fly home

Head to the Funchal airport for your flight back to the U.S.

Included meals:

Breakfast

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