2019 Spring Mediterranean 14 Day Cruise with Ugo Perego + ROME LDS TEMPLE

Dates May 7-20, 2019
Destination Rome, Italy; Vatican City, Italy; Day at Sea Crete, Greece; Mykonos, Greece Rhodes, Greece; Santorini, Greece Athens, Greece; Naples, Italy
Duration 13 days 12 nights
Price From 2,399
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Live the dream and take a holiday to Greece and Italy, visiting some of the places associated with the missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul and the New Testament. Our cruise tour package is a great mix of history and art while visiting interesting countries, cultures and spectacular scenery. The ancient treasures of Greece are simply breathtaking! Visits will include Rome, Crete, Mykonos, Rhodes, Santorini, Athens, and Naples. 

To Book This Tour, Contact:

Carol Alegre, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6165
Email - calegre@morrismurdock.com

Pre-Cruise Days 1/2: Tuesday - Wednesday, May 7 - 8, 2019

USA Home City to Rome, Italy

Today we will depart from our home city and travel to Rome!  Upon arrival, we will be met at the airport to begin our adventure and exploration of the Eternal City.  During this tour, we will visit the Colosseum and the Roman Forum to see ancient ruins such as the Temple of Julius Caesar.  

Pre-Cruise Day 3: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Vatican 

This morning tour the Vatican, the world's smallest, yet wealthiest, independent state. Our guide will start with an overview of the history of the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel and we will see the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Maps.  The highlight of the tour will be the Sistine Chapel where the ceiling is covered with Michelangelo's famous paintings of the 'Creation' and 'Last Judgment.'  Then we explore St. Peter's Square, with Bernini's 284 columns, before entering St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in Christendom. We will see many treasures including the golden mosaics of the apse, Bernini's bronze baldachin and the famed 'Pieta' by Michelangelo.  This afternoon we are free to enjoy the city of Rome.  A suggestion would be an afternoon walking tour of old town and visiting the Spanish steps; one of Rome’s most recognized landmarks and immortalized in countless postcards and films. Walk up these famous steps to enjoy a lovely view from the top, and then continue along Rome’s winding cobblestone alleys to the Trevi Fountain.   Later, we will make our way to the Pantheon, a stately temple known for its concrete dome and open oculus. 

Meals : Breakfast
Pre-Cruise Day 4: Friday, May 10, 2019

Rome

This morning we travel outside the "old city" of Rome to attend the long-awaited experience of visiting the LDS Rome Temple.  This afternoon with be open to enjoy the city on our own.  

Meals : Breakfast
Pre-Cruise Day 5: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Civitavecchia to board cruise

Today we will be taken to the Civitavecchia cruise port to board our home, the Jewel of the Seas, for the next nine days! 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 1/2: Friday - Saturday, May 10 - 11, 2019

USA Home City to Rome, Italy

Today we will depart from our home city and travel to Rome!  Upon arrival, we will transfer to the Civitavecchia port to board the Jewel of the Seas for our 9-day cruise. 

Meals : Dinner, In-flight
Day 3: Sunday, May 12, 2019

Day at Sea

Enjoy your day at the sea. Today, we will have a chance to gather as a group for some interesting lectures by our host, Ugo Perego. 

Whether we seek an adrenaline rush or total tranquility, the ship has it all. Activities include rock climbing, mini golf and basketball on the sports court. Melt away land-based stress with a spa massage, build a scrapbook of memories, or simply relax poolside. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Monday, May 13, 2019

Chania, Crete

The Chania harbor is the best place to see the old buildings of Venetian and Turkish design.  It is surrounded by numerous rich options for sightseeing, exploration, and discovery.

Optional Shore Excursion

Half day shore excursion in Chania (Crete): After arrival in Chania, the tour begins at the port with our bus and guide. Chania is the second largest city in Crete and capital of Chania regional unit. Once we board our bus, we will visit the British Commonwealth Cemetery. We will continue to Triada Monastery (Holy Trinity) of Jagaloron which one of the most significant complexes from Venetian occupation in Crete. We will continue on to see tombs of the most significant politicians of Greece, Venezelos and Profiti Elia. Later, we will continue to Chania town where we will see neoclassical mansions, massive Venetian fortifications, and head back to our cruise ship.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Mykonos, Greece

One of the most popular Greek islands, Mykonos mixes sun, fun, glamour, and tradition. Relax at a beach and wander the maze-like streets of the scenic, chic port-town. Delos, a sacred islet of antiquity, is a boat ride away. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Rhodes, Greece

Day at leisure to enjoy the island’s beaches or explore ancient ruins at our own pace. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Santorini, Greece

No other Greek island is more famous for its romantic setting, mythic beauty, and volcanic scenery. Santorini enchants with a deep blue bay, high cliffs, black and red sand beaches, and white-washed towns perched on the crater rim. 

Optional Shore Excursion

Discover beautiful Santorini, from the bustling capital of Fira to postcard-perfect Oia, where many artists have found their inspiration.  See the ruins of one of the region’s most important prehistoric settlements at Akrotiri; be wowed by views of the caldera and the Aegean Sea.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Friday, May 17, 2019

Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Athens is the historical capital of Europe, with a long history dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age.  Over the years, a multitude of conquerors occupied Athens and erected unique, splendid monuments.  

Optional Shore Excursion

Full day Shore Excursion from Piraeus: After arrival in Piraeus, the tour begins at the port with our bus and guide. We will drive to Athens for a city sightseeing tour and arrival in Acropolis of Athens. We will visit the Acropolis, Marsh Hill, and the Parthenon. Free time will be provided in Plaka for lunch and photos/souvenirs. After lunch we will visit the new Acropolis Museum.  Afterwards, we will drive back to port of Piraeus to catch the cruise ship before on-board time. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Day at Sea

Today we sail back to Italy. We will again gather as a group for more interesting presentations  by our host, Ugo Perego. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Sunday, May 19, 2019

Naples, Italy

Romantic Naples is the largest city in southern Italy.  It is a lively and vibrant city, full of wonderful historical and artistic treasures and narrow, winding streets with small shops.

Optional Shore Excursion (Pompeii & Capri Island)

When we visit Pompeii, it will feel like we traveled back in time.  We will visit historic buildings such as the theater, Forum, Stabian baths, hose of the Faun, house of the Tragic Poet, and many other notable buildings.  After Pompeii, we will drive back to Naples and board a hydrofoil for a 45-minute scenic ride to gorgeous Capri Island.  Venture on a funicular to reach the world-famous "Piazetta," nicknamed "the little theater of the world." Enjoy free time to explore the lovely city and its captivating highlights. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: Monday, May 20, 2019

Disembark in Civitavecchia for travel home

We arrive early in the morning and will disembark for our journey to Rome for our return flight home.

Meals : Breakfast
Post Cruise Day 1: Monday, May 20, 2019

On to Rome package

For those who choose to add a relaxing 2-night package, we will be at the Civitavecchia cruise port and be transferred to Italy’s vibrant capital city of Rome.  While there, we will be able to spend our free time sightseeing, visiting the Rome Temple, and enjoying the amazing Italian cuisine! 

Meals : Breakfast
Post Cruise Day 2: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Rome

Free day to continue exploring on our own. Rome is filled with lovely gardens and statue-laden squares, so make time to stroll through these as we say goodbye to the Eternal City. 

Meals : Breakfast
Post Cruise Day 3: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Rome departure for flight to home city

Today after breakfast, we will be transferred back to the airport for our return flight home. 

Meals : Breakfast

Included:

  • 3 Night PRE-CRUISE of Rome
  • 10-day cruise on board the Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas
  • Transfers to hotel and ship
  • Port Fees
  • All meals and entertainment on board
  • LDS lectures on board the ship
  • Escorted by Ugo Perego
  • Morris Murdock Group Escort
  • Digital Travel App

Not Included:

  • International Airfare to and from Rome **Please call for some amazing deals starting at $ 899.00 pp
  • Optional Group/private shore excursions as listed below
  • Any private sightseeing not included on the itinerary during free time
  • Government fee's and land taxes of $78.25
  • Gratuities for tours and cruise - Optional Cruise Prepaid Gratuities is $130.50 pp
  • Gratuities for Guides and drivers
  • Trip cancellation & trip interruption insurance - Several options available - Ask for details
  • Items of personal nature
  • Meals not included in tour outline

• Optional Pricing:

Better prices may be available at time of booking in all categories - We will always confirm the BEST PRICE.

  • Inside Cabin •- $ 2,399.00
  • Ocean View Cabin - $ 2,499.00
  • Ocean View Balcony Cabin - $ 2,950.00
  • Note: Single/triple/quad cabins are based on availability and are subject to change.  Rates will be quoted based on availability.

Cruise Tour Add On Options

  • A. Optional Port Private Shore Excursions (Crete, Santorini, Athens, Pompeii, Capri Island) $ 599.00 pp
  • B. Optional 2 night POST CRUISE of Rome $ 349.00 pp based on Double Occupancy (transfers/2 Nights Hotel/Breakfast/Tax)
  • C. Optional 2 night POST CRUISE of Rome $ 499.00 pp based on Single Occupancy (transfers/2 Nights Hotel/Breakfast/Tax)

Payment Terms:

  • $500.00 deposit due at the time of booking •
  • Final Payment due March 1st, 2019
  • **This tour is based on a minimum of 25 passengers traveling - maximum of 40