Rome: Roman & Tuscan Experience
Ship: Silver Moon
Voyage Number: MO200806011 (Post-cruise)
Sailing departure: 06 August 2020
Program departure: 17 August 2020
Nights: 4 Nights
Disembarkation Port Start: Rome
Gateway Airport End: Rome
Day 1 - Disembark in Rome and meet your private deluxe vehicle transport to your hotel. Relish in a day themed around culinary delights as head out towards Tuscany. This morning will introduce you to Tuscan cuisine, prepared by you! A cooking class at a local farm will connect you to the textures, tastes, and smells so iconic of this region. Once you have finished preparing your meal it will be expertly paired with wine for your consumption. After lunch the journey will continue towards San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage site where you will walk into the Italian past. Once there it is highly suggested you try the world famous local gelato at Dondoli: a famous parlor frequented by celebrities and others in the know.
Day 2 - Discover the birthplace of 15th century navigator Giovanni da Verrazzano at Greve in Chianti, today a winery and historical site. Enjoy a guided tour of the gardens and historic aging cellars, followed by a lunch of local gastronomic specialties expertly paired with wine made in-house. The afternoon will be spent in "the City of Wine;" Greve in Chianti. Walk the streets of this lovely medieval town at your own leisure and soak in the beauty of its surrounding olive grove and vineyard covered hills. Cocktail and dinner surrounded by a stately and tranquil ambiance unique to this place.
Day 3 - Travel to the upper town of Orvieto, taking in the spectacular views of the Umbrian valley. Be amazed by this medieval city that's seemingly untouched by time. Here you will have some free time to explore the magnificent Duomo, the Cathedral of Orvieto famous for its Gothic façade ; stroll through the medieval palaces, museums and devotional art housed there or explore the Etruscan ruins and the underground tunnels and caves where ancient Italians once lived. Dinner at the exclusive rooftop Restaurant La Pergola . Under the guidance of Chef Heinz Beck it has become a temple of international gastronomy, historically the first and, still today, the only three-star Michelin in Rome.
Day 4 - Set out on a wonderful narrated tour of the Vatican and its surroundings, starting with a stop at the Castel Gandolfo for an exclusive visit to the Pope's summer residence! Walk the beautifully manicured grounds of the 55-hectare estate, enjoy its gardens, and take in the ambiance of a site continuously used since 1626. There will be a very special visit to the Pope's private apartment at the Apostolic Palace, before the tour continues to Pagnanelli for a sophisticated lunch with unprecedented views of Lake Albano. Take the afternoon off for self-led exploring, to later experience the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel for a quiet evening after-hours tour. No crowds. No waiting in line. No distraction. This unique opportunity is an opportunity few will ever experience because of the limited availability, and will provide a unique insight into one of the most important historical and religious destinations on the planet. Dinner and reminiscences about the day's experiences will be enjoyed at your hotel.
Day 5 - After breakfast, check out to the hotel and drive to Rome International Airport for your flight back home.
All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.
This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.
Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.
All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.