Capri Island

 "Three Seas"

April 20-29, 2009

$3,399.00 per person interior cabin w/lower beds

 $3,599.00 per person veranda cabin w/lower beds

Contact Norma Joseph (309) 677-4747

- Day By Day Itinerary -

(click on pictures to view Wikipeida information about each site.)

B

Breakfast

L

Lunch

D

Dinner

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Jet in flight

April 20 – Peoria/Chicago en route

Depart Peoria by motor coach to Chicago where you will board a regularly scheduled flight to Europe. Dinner and breakfast will be served onboard. (D, B)


Genoa, Italy

April 21 – Genoa/Embarkation

Arrive in Europe this morning where you connect to Genoa, Italy. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship Costa Serena of Costa Cruises—your home for the next 5 nights. You will be welcomed by your friendly cruise staff who will welcome you and escort you to your cabin. Enjoy the Italian hospitality as you settle in your cabin, unpack, and begin exploring your beautiful ship before having dinner. (D)


Amalfi, Italy

April 22 – Cruising Naples, Italy

Enjoy the morning sailing along the Italian Coast to the port of Naples, Italy. Naples is where the first pizza was tossed. You will have the opportunity to join optional excursions to the beautiful island of Capri, the ruins of Pompeii or the scenic Amalfi Coast. Whichever one you choose, you will be delighted with the beauty of the Italian Riviera. (B, L, D)


St. Johns Co-Cathedral, located in Valletta, Malta.

April 23 – Cruising Valetta, Malta

Enjoy a relaxing morning sailing toward the amazing island of Malta. You’ll stop in Malta’s capital from noon to 7:00pm. This city is known as The Fortress City. The Knights of St. John established their headquarters here in 1530. Don’t miss the option to visit St. John’s Cathedral and the Grand Master’s Palace. Enjoy the narrow streets full of tiny shops selling antiques, books, and local handicrafts. You will be enchanted by the charm of this unique country that has been occupied by many conquerors due to its strategic location in the Mediterranean. (B, L, D)


Corfu, Greece

April 24 – Cruising Corfu, Greece

Another delightful morning awaits your enjoyment of the facilities and activities onboard your magnificent vessel. Later, you’ll dock in Corfu, Greece, from 2:00- 7:00pm. Corfu is one of the most favorite destinations of Greece and the Greek Islands. It is part of the Ionian Islands and has verdant vegetation, amazing beaches, superb Venetian architecture, picturesque villages, and a great cosmopolitan way of life. (B, L, D)


Dubrovnik, Croatis

April 25 – Cruising Dubrovnik, Croatia

A jewel awaits you this morning as you dock in the most beautiful city on the Adriatic Sea—Dubrovnik, Croatia. It is set on a peninsula, surrounded by a 1,000-yearold protective wall. You will have breathtaking views of the Adriatic Riviera making this one of the most picturesque spots in the world. You are docked here from 8:00am to 1:00pm and will have the opportunity to join an optional shore excursion to explore the city—or you may want to wander the beautiful fortress on your own. (B, L, D)


Gondola at Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy

April 26 – Venice/Bologna

Bid farewell to your cruise staff as you disembark in Venice, Italy. You will have a guided tour of Venice at St. Mark’s Square, undeniably the heart and soul of the city and often described as an elegant drawing room because of its palatial arcades, grand buildings and charmingly elegant cafes. Your guide will enlighten you about this fascinating city’s history as well as life in modern day Venice. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Bologna, Italy, your home for the next three nights. Bologna, often overlooked by travelers, has one of the best-preserved historic centers in Italy and is famous for its arcaded streets full of beautiful boutiques. It is also a university town with a reputation as Italy's culinary center. (B, D)


Fountain of Neptune (Fontana di Nettuno) of Bologna, Italy

April 27 – Bologna (Tour and Tastings)

Your Private Gourmet Walking Tour of Bologna will take you through the Medieval Markets, exploring the history, art and traditions of the city of Bologna and its surrounding towns. Visit a local traditional bakery and pasta factory where you will learn the history of Tortellini and Tagliatelle. Continue to Beccari's salsamenteria to discover the history of mortadella from the Third Century BC right up until modern times. For many, the highlight of the tour will be the visit to a traditional chocolate maker where solid chocolate was invented! Your tour will also include a visit to a typical Bolognese Osteria, the fun-loving side of Italy's oldest university. (B)


Brunelleschi’s famous dome - Florence, Italy

April 28 – Bologna (Excursion to Florence)

This morning, travel to Florence where your guided walking tour includes the main square where you can admire the magnificent Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, crowned by Brunelleschi’s famous dome and flanked by Giotto’s Bell Tower, the adjacent Baptistery where you will have a chance to see Ghiberti’s “Gates of Paradise,” and the Signoria Square with its many sculptures and famous cafes. Included in the tour is a visit to the Galleria dell’Accademia, where Michelangelo’s David is on display. You will have some more time to wander around these historic cobblestone streets and shop before returning to Bologna. You’ll enjoy a Farewell Dinner tonight so you can reminisce over your wonderful journey with your fellow travelers. (B, D)


Jet in flight

April 29 – Bologna/Chicago

Depart Bologna this morning for Chicago, arriving the same afternoon. After you clear Customs, you will motor coach back to Peoria with unforgettable memories of your “Wonderful Cruise of the Three Seas”.


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