Historical Sites

Kaleidoscopes of the Mediterranean & Holy Land of Israel

Kaleidoscopes of the Mediterranean & Holy Land of Israel.from $6,499.00pp

Pre and Post Cruise Tours | 14 Night Cruise | Island Princess | Transfers

In lands where the culture is as flavorful as the cuisine, the splendor of the Mediterranean speaks for itself.

From towers and temples to cities and shorelines, the Mediterranean is sprinkled with remains of civilizations past. Step back in time on a tour through ancient ruins on a Mediterranean cruise with Princess. Imagine life as a gladiator at the Colosseum, explore Greek mythology at the Parthenon and discover the archeological excavations of Pompeii — a lost city. From regional wine, local pubs, pastas and pizza, to ancient ruins, art history, cruisers are sure to return again and again to take in must-see attractions, like the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including:

  • The Acropolis from Athens, Greece
  • The Ancient City of Ephesus from Kusadasi, Turkey
  • Mount Etna from Messina, Italy
  • Pompeii, Italy

On a Mediterranean cruise with Princess®, explore the homes of Greek gods, Italian artists and multicultural treasures. As you walk down bustling roads and beaches, cultures and history fill the air. Uncover divine legends at the Acropolis, admire religious relics at Dubrovnik’s Cathedral or climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa and soak up sweeping views of the emerald landscapes.


  • Accomodation
  • Airport Transfer
  • Cruise
  • Some Breakfasts
  • Some Dinners
  • Some Lunches


Private Transfer from Airport to Rome Hotel.


Make own way from pre-tour Hotel to Tour Hotel (see below Tour itinerary)


See Southern Italy highlights on your minitour from Rome. Your journey begins heading south along the so-called Sun Highway, crossing the fertile Roman countryside and the area known as Castelli Romani, dotted with enchanting medieval villages and arriving in Naples, one of the largest and well-known cities in Italy. Short panoramic tour climbing up to Vomero hill to enjoy beautiful views over the Gulf of Naples with the Vesuvius, Capri, Ischia and Procida and the city below; time to take some nice pictures. Descending towards the port of Mergellina, you will leave the city and travel south towards Mount Vesuvius and, once you reach the town of Pompeii, you will have lunch with the real Neapolitan pizza! After lunch, you will enter into one of the most important archaeological sites in the world: a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ruins of Pompeii, with Skip the Line entrance and a guided tour. Visit the haunting ruins of Pompeii, traveling back in time to the tragic days in 79 AD when the silent Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, covering the prosperous Roman city in deadly volcanic ashes and poisonous gases, leaving this prosperous city crystallized until our days. You’ll learn how people lived at that time, visiting houses and “bars” of the time, admiring frescoes and mosaics to imagine how rich and prosperous was the city before the dreadful day. After the visit, you will drive along the Sorrentine Coast, arriving in Sorrento for dinner (dress code: jacket for men) and an overnight in your new hotel. Night in Sorrento at 4*hotel (standard room) - Michelangelo / Vesuvio or SIMILAR. Lunch and dinner included.

After breakfast you’ll be embarked to Capri island. Depending on weather conditions, you’ll take a boat ride to the popular and dreamy “Grotta Azzurra” (Blue Grotto), where sunlight passes into an underwater cavity and shines through the seawater, creating a magical blue reflection. After returning to the port you’ll board on a minibus for a scenic drive to Anacapri, 918 feet (280 meters) above the sea level. You’ll see wonderful views of the bay of Naples before continuing to a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch you can take advantage of some free time to explore Capri* at your leisure or to go shoppping. Then you’ll return to Marina Grande back to the mainland to return to Sorrento for dinner and overnight stay at 4* hotel (standard room) - Michelangelo / Vesuvio or SIMILAR. *Please note that during the winter season (November to March), the excursion to Capri is suspended and replaced with free time in Sorrento. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Breakfast at the hotel and free time. Departure back to Rome in the afternoon. Breakfast included.

Shared Transfer from Hotel to Port.

EMBARK Island Princess.


Itinerary Date Day Duration
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 09NOV23 THU DEPART 6:00PM
At Sea 10NOV23 FRI
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece 11NOV23 SAT ARRIVE 7:00AM DEPART 4:00PM
Athens (Piraeus), Greece 12NOV23 SUN ARRIVE 7:00AM DEPART 6:00PM
Kusadasi, Turkey (for Ephesus) 13NOV23 MON ARRIVE 8:00AM DEPART 5:00PM
At Sea 14NOV23 TUE
Jerusalem/Bethlehem (Ashdod), Israe 15NOV23 WED ARRIVE 6:00AM DEPART 9:00PM
Nazareth/Galilee (Haifa), Israel 16NOV23 THU ARRIVE 7:00AM DEPART 9:00PM
Limassol, Cyprus 17NOV23 FRI ARRIVE 8:00AM DEPART 5:00PM
Rhodes, Greece 18NOV23 SAT ARRIVE 9:00AM DEPART 6:00PM
Mykonos, Greece 19NOV23 SUN ARRIVE 7:00AM DEPART 5:00PM
At Sea 20NOV23 MON
Sicily (Messina), Italy 21NOV23 TUE ARRIVE 7:00AM DEPART 6:00PM
Salerno, Italy 22NOV23 WED ARRIVE 7:00AM DEPART 5:00PM
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 23NOV23 THU ARRIVE 6:00AM


Disembark and Transfer (shared) from Port to Rome City Centre

DAY 1 |
Departing at 07.15 from the Hotel massimo D’Azeglio by a deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, ready to explore at your own leisure, this tiny town surrounded by walls, built in the Middle Ages. Take your time to visit the Basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto a Cimabue and, then, have free time for lunch (not included). Board on the bus to reach Siena, a Unesco World Heritage Site, world-known for the Palio, the historical horse race around the shell-shaped town square Piazza del Campo. Next, you will continue on to Florence, where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest. Overnight in Florence on a bed and breakfast basis. Accommodation: Una Hotel / Vittoria Firenze Hotel / Raffaello or similar.

DAY 2 |
After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the Cradle of Renaissance, where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle. Based on Etruscan-roman origins, the city flourished in the Middle Ages as a free comune and was further refined during the Renaissance. You will be fascinated by the uncountable monuments, churches and buildings as Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly referred to as the Duomo. On your visit, you will be amazed by its magnificent dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Cross a small piazza to see the Campanile (Tower partly designed by Giotto)) and the Baptistery. In the heart of the city, you will see Piazza della Signoria and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own or take a short trip to Pisa (optional), one of the four main historical Marine Republics of Italy. There, you will tour the Piazza dei Miracoli with the Duomo, Pisa’s symbol The Leaning Tower and the Baptistery. Dinner at leisure, overnight stay in Florence. Overnight in Florence on a bed and breakfast basis. Accommodation: Una Hotel / Vittoria Firenze Hotel / Raffaello or similar.

DAY 3 |
After breakfast in Florence, departure to Bologna. There you will discover the elefant city centre with its porticos, its shopping streets and so on. From Piazza Malpighi you will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square and Major Square) in the heart of the city, then Kind Rezo’s Palace; Palazzo Podestà and the basilica of san Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. Bologna is a real gourmet’s heaven… don’t miss a tasty meal at your own leisure! In the afternoon, continue toward Padova, with Sant’Antonio Basilica: one of the most visited churches by pilgrims of the catholic world. Later in the afternoon, arrival in Venice: The City of Loce, one of the most romantic cities of the whole world and, undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man. Check in at your hotel dinner and overnight stay. Overnight in Venice on a bed and breakfast basis. Accommodation: 3* Delfino (Mestre) or similar (for turist category/ 3star hotel) // Carlton Grand Canal or similar (for 1st category / 4 star hotel).

DAY 4 |
After breakfast, enjoy your private water taxi transfer to Piazza San Marco, with “Skip the Line” tickets to visit the splendid St. Mark’s Basilica and, after this, check out the most iconic places of the “Floating City”. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel and overnight. Overnight in Venice on a bed and breakfast basis. Accommodation: 3* Delfino (Mestre) or similar (for turist category/ 3star hotel) // Carlton Grand Canal or similar (for 1st category / 4 star hotel).

DAY 5 |
After breakfast, departure from Piazzale Roma heading to Tuscany, world-known for its landscapes, its churches and castles and its delicious wines. You will proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in the Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its Nobile wine on purchase in local wine houses, Montepulciano also hosts and annual jazz and wine festival every July. Lunch in a typical restaurant included. Spend the afternoon discovering Montepulciano at your own pace, enjoying free wine tasting in many wine shops and free time for shopping. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome, where the tour ends. Breakfast included.

Private Transfer to Rome Airport.


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