Luxury Mediterranean Cruise and Rome
Plus the Rome Temple Open House
Everyone is invited in during the Open House
A unique opportunity to go inside the new Rome Temple
From LAX: Airfare included
(SOLD OUT )-February 11 - 23, 2019
(SOLD OUT)- January 28 - February 9, 2019
(SOLD OUT )-February 4 - 16
Balcony cabins starting at $2997pp +
tax/fees of $342.87pp
12 Day Cruise and Tour!
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.
Discover the home of the Bible and visit the sites of New Testament, focusing on the Life of Christ. Every hill, every stone has a story to tell and a testimony to bare of the divinity of the Bible. You will never read the scriptures the same as your mind and memory will take on our journeys again and again.
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 and overnight at the Rome Airport Hilton Garden Inn. From the airport hotel we will bus north where we will see sites in Florence Pisa and Carrara. 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. We will visit Pisa and see the leaning tower of Pisa, Bell Tower and the Baptistry and go to Florence. In Florence we will visit the Academia, home to the original David and then transfer to Rome for the Rome Temple open house. We will also 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 nex day depart for Los Angeles on Saturday and arrive in Los Angeles.
Hosts for the pre-cruise tour:
Our hosts for the Temple Open House pre-tours 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.
Interested in going? Let's get started. We'll follow up asap!
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 open house
Cruise Port Expenses included in rates
Premium level Cabin Categories
Onboard cruise credit of $100 per cabin
Taxes and fees of $342.87 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)