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Tuscany & Spain Transatlantic Odyssey
Oct 29, 2024

20 days

October 29, 2024

From: $4,360*
per person
including port taxes

You’re invited to indulge in our exciting new adventure on land and sea!

AAA invites you to indulge in our exciting new adventure on land and sea. Explore the illuminating Tuscany region of Italy, including Florence, Siena and Chianti before boarding Royal Caribbeans Odyssey of the Seas® for a captivating cruise. Visit beautiful ancient Mediterranean ports on Spain’s southeastern coast such as Barcelona, Valencia and Malaga with many optional shore excursions available. Enjoy elevated dining experiences on board and prep your taste buds for a culinary journey as you sail across the Atlantic. Please join us on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

*From rate listed is per person for cruise and port taxes, Cat. 2V interior, based on double occupancy. Other categories available. Government fees are additional at $102.94 per person and subject to change. A deposit of $900 per standard stateroom is due at time of booking. Travel insurance recommended. Rates, itinerary, hotels, terms, conditions are subject to change. Rates do not include airfare. This themed sailing is available only through AAA Travel as part of a group and rates do not qualify for the AAA Vacations® Best Price Guarantee. AAA member benefits are valid for passengers who book through AAA travel only. Benefits listed may be substituted/eliminated based on passenger participation and have no cash value. Passports are required for US Citizens and must be valid 6 months beyond return date. Other restrictions may apply, please check with your AAA Travel Advisor. The Auto Club Group is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the promotion of this tour.

DAILY ITINERARY:

DAY 1 - Welcome to Florence, Italy!

Arrive Florence Italy and meet your transfer to the hotel in the Arrival Hall at the airport.

Check in to your 4 Star Hotel and enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Mecure Firenze Centre or similar – 3 nights

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then meet your local guide for an insider’s walking tour of Florence. Stroll through the charming streets and spend time in piazzas surrounded by history.

This afternoon we have a sweet treat with a specially arranged gelato tasting at our guide’s favorite spot! 

Tonight, feast on a 3 Course Welcome Dinner with wine in a local restaurant.

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a lovely day in the Tuscan countryside. We’ll visit Siena, the top Medieval jewel and UNESCO site. Wind through the maze of narrow streets to the heart of the main square known as Il Campo.

For lunch, we’ll visit the Chianti Region known for its wine and farm fresh cooking. Enjoy a two-course lunch with wine, followed by a wine tasting of some regional favorites. 

In the afternoon, we will return to Florence and enjoy the city on your own this evening.

After breakfast, say farewell to Florence. Travelling south to Assisi we’ll visit the famous Basilica of St Francis of Assisi.  A pilgrimage site, St Francis was known as the patron saint of the environment and animals. Lunch with wine is included today.

This afternoon, we’ll arrive in Rome and check-in to our 4 Star hotel for the next two nights. 

Hotel Mecure Rome Coloseum or similar – 2 nights

After breakfast, we’ll meet our local guide for a walking tour of Rome. See the Forum and Colosseum and throw coins in the fountains. 

Enjoy some free time this afternoon before our Farewell to Italy Dinner at a local restaurant. Enjoy a three – course meal with wine as we share stories of our trip and look forward to our sea voyage tomorrow. 

Today, we will transfer to the beautiful Odyssey of the Seas for an exciting journey west. 

Explore a sea of onboard possibilities. Prep your taste buds for a culinary journey with flavors that travel the world — like hand-rolled sushi at Izumi, Far East fare with flair at Teppanyaki, and classic Italian favorites at the new Giovanni’s℠ Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar.

Enjoy groundbreaking multimedia spectaculars at the all-immersive entertainment space, Two70®, rockin’ live performances at the all-new Music Hall, and many more soon-to-be-revealed surprises!

Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí left his modernist handprint all over this city, while medieval treasures linger in historic Gothic Quarter squares. Get lost in the whimsical gardens of Park Güell or savor a chef-led Catalan cooking class. Browse art collections dedicated to Picasso and Miro— or ride a cable car to the top of Montjuïc Hill, relishing citywide views along the way.

Spain’s third largest city, Valencia offers a little bit of everything, from historic sites and bustling city squares to placid beaches. Visit the Gothic Valencia Cathedral, and see the 15th-century renaissance paintings housed in its interior. Walk around the Plaza de la Reina in the city’s old town and try a fresh glass of horchata, a classic Valencia beverage made from almond milk with cinnamon and spices.

Visit the 2,000-year-old Roman Theatre and the attached museum, where you’ll find an ancient altar to Jupiter and a statue of Apollo. See the late 19th-century modernist architecture of Cartagena’s historic center and stroll down blue-marble-tiled pedestrian-only Calle Mayor.

The hub of Spain’s southern Costa del Sol, Málaga is the picture of paradise. Scale the hilltop to dramatic La Alcazaba fortress, dating back to the 11th century that overlooks this ancient seaside city. Sun yourself on the idyllic beaches of Caleta and Malagueta and see the eccentric works of modernist master Pablo Picasso, the city’s most famous native son, at the Picasso Museum.

Enjoy the many ship amenities today. Soak up the sun at the newly designed resort-style pool deck with plenty of shady casitas and hammocks, and the two-story Lime and Coconut® bar. 

Take the time to enjoy a massage at the spa or take a dance class and learn the latest salsa, swing or ballroom moves. 

 

Trek the levandas, the island’s open canal system, and take in panoramic views of the mountains and the ocean. Dive into the deep blue sea to swim with fish and rare seals and walk along the harbor in Funchal, taking in the 17th-century architecture

There is plenty of time to enjoy all the onboard activities. 

When it comes to onboard entertainment, the Broadway style original productions shine the spotlight on awe-inspiring. Enjoy games shows, live bands and outdoor movie nights. There is something for everyone. 

 

Today, disembark the ship in Cape Liberty, New Jersey for your onward journey, taking with you memories of a lifetime! 

AAA EXCLUSIVE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • $50 On Board Credit per stateroom
  • Services of a AAA Tour Manager on Land portion only

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