Luxury Med Cruise and Rome & Florence Tour
PLUS OPTIONAL HOLY LAND ADD ON
Plus Rome temple and Visitor's Center
(A temple session is available for recommend holders)
From LAX: Airfare included
Main tour dates
May 4 , - May 18, 2019
Tour dates with adding the Holy Land Option
April 30., - May 18, 2019
Main Tour with Interior cabins on the ship starting at 2795pp + tax/fees of $343.00pp
Optional Holy Land add on is $900 per person ppdo
In the Conference Center, President Thomas S. Monson's announcement of a temple to be constructed in Rome produced wide smiles and an audible gasp of surprise from the congregation during the Saturday Morning Session of the October 2008 General Conference
The long awaited day to see the temple is arriving soon. Come join us for this significant occasion to see the temple and the new Visitors center with the display of the sculptures of the Christus and the twelve apostles carved from the marble of Carrara. The same marble quarry of the originals in Copenhagen and the famous David statue in Florence.
Luxury Ship Rating 4 Stars
Depart on a Monday from Los Angeles International airport. The international flights are included in the package price for this amazing trip. We will take off Monday and arrive the next day in Rome Italy. From the airport we will bus to Florence and overnight in this romantic art filled city. The next morning we will visit the quarry of Carrara and the sculpturing studio where the Christus and the 12 apostles were created for the temple visitor center. You will see pieces in sculptures in creation and will be awe struck with what you see. After lunch we will visit Pisa and the leaning tower of Pisa, Bell Tower and the Baptistry before returning to Florence. The next morning we will visit the Academia, home to the original David and then transfer to Rome for the Rome Temple and Visitor's Center. This evening we will spend in Rome. The next day we will visit the Vatican and see the Sistine Chapel along with the the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Cathedral. Then we will transfer to the beautiful ship, the Diadema for our wonderful cruise in the western Mediterranean. After we visit the ports of call at Savona, Marseille, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and Palermo we will disembark from the cruise in Civitavecchia (the port of Rome) and transfer to Rome to see the Colosseum and Forum and on to our airport hotel to relax and then the next day depart for Los Angeles on Saturday.
Hosts for the pre-cruise tour:
Our hosts for the Rome and Florence pre-tour are LDS guides living in the area of Florence Italy. They are experienced and have access to many treasures and non-traditional places in and around Florence. They love taking our guests off the beaten path - providing a glimpse into the rich experiences that are special to them. They love sharing the magic if Italy with others.
Holy Land optional add on.:
Depart Los Angeles
Arrive in Israel and overnight in Jerusalem
The tour begins in Jerusalem. Drive to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city; visit the Church of All Nations, King David’s Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter within the walls of the city and visit the Cardo, Temple Mount (entrance to the mosques not included), Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Visit the Garden Tomb. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Jerusalem: The New City and Bethlehem
Drive the BYU Center for a tour and later visit the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed, and a miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple Period. Proceed to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Dead Sea / Massada
Drive to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found. Visit the ancient city of Qumran and drive along the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to Massada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Ascend Mt. Massada by cable car and visit the food storeroom, water irrigation system and Herod’s Palace. Return to Jerusalem. The tour ends in Jerusalem.
Flight to Florence and meet up with the Main Group.
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Trip Pricing Details:
ALL INCLUSIVE PRICING:
Included Int'l Round Trip Airfare From Los Angeles (LAX)
Transfers: from Airport to Hotel, Rome Touring & transfer to Ship, Ship to Hotel, Hotel to Airport.
Pre cruise and Post cruise hotel accomodations (3 nights pre-cruise and 1 night post cruise)
Touring as defined in the tour overview
Pre Cruise Touring: Rome, Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica, and LDS Temple and Visitors Center
Cruise Port Expenses included in rates
LDS Host on Rome Tours and Temple portion
Breakfasts at hotels
Taxes and fees of $343 per person
Tipping on the ship (est. $15 / day - this is paid on board the ship with your Ship Account.
Shore excursions and incidentals and items of a personal nature
Additional airline charges for luggage, meals and seat assignments. (est $180 pp round trip)
Tipping on the Tours - Plan on $3 per day for Drivers, and $5 per day for guides.
Add on tour option for the Holy Land - see pricing in chart.
Incidental and snacks and meals not included in the hotels or while cruising.