Best of Italy Tour & Cruise with Flights

Enjoy the good life on this Italy escorted coach tour and MSC Mediterranean cruise combination. See, do and experience more than you could any other way, plus flights from New Zealand are included!

26-Day Italy Escorted Tour & MSC Med Cruise with Flights

Discover the best of Italy on an escorted tour, then back it up with a beautiful Mediterranean voyage. Take walking tours of iconic cities, explore colourful Cinque Terre and the ruins of ancient Pompeii. Take your time in Venice, San Gimignano and Sicily. Plus, the highlights keep coming on a cruise to France and Spain!
Rome, Italy
Venice, Italy
Sicily, Italy
Sicily, Italy
Barcelona, Spain

Exclusive Offer Saves $1000pp26 Days Italy Tour with Mediterranean Cruise & Flights

Discover Italy’s iconic sights and spellbinding highlights on the 17-night escorted coach tour. Explore Rome, Venice, Florence, Sorrento and more. See the Leaning Tower of Pisa and experience the colourful charms of Cinque Terre. Admire the Tuscan countryside and catch a scenic ferry to Sicily – a hotspot for Italian culture and the stunning setting for series two of the acclaimed White Lotus TV series. Experience historic cities, ancient monuments, famous art and some of the world’s most delicious dining.

Then the excitement continues on an ocean voyage aboard MSC Seaview. Cruise round-trip from Rome, with your first ports of call in Spain’s beautiful Palma de Mallorca and vibrant Barcelona. Continue to Cannes in France, where you have a full day to experience the chic Cote d’Azur. Next see more of Italy, with stops in the port city of Genoa to explore Portofino and La Spezia, to spend more time in the stunning Cinque Terre.

This popular European tour and cruise experience is everything you want on an Italian, Spanish and French holiday – and more – and for a limited time it’s $1000 off the usual price!

Saves up to $1000 per person!

Lowest-price departures in 2024: 27 April, 25 May, 7 June, 03 August
Inside cabin package – from NZ$7999 per person (normally $8999)
Oceanview cabin package – from NZ$8499 per person (normally $9499)
Balcony cabin package – from NZ$8999 per person (normally $9999)

Departures on 31 August, 14 September and 28 September, 2024, can be booked with a $500pp surcharge.

To check availability and current prices, please call 0800 549 788 from New Zealand between 11:30am-6:30pm weekdays or email [email protected] today!

Note: Prices are per person, based on twin share. Single travellers can opt to pay a single supplement from $3500 for a private room and cabin. Prices are subject to confirmation and can change without notice. Space is limited and booking conditions apply.

Tour & cruise package inclusions


  • Return economy airfares to Rome from New Zealand
  • Fly with Qatar Airways or Emirates, including baggage, airline fees & taxes


  • 24 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 14 dinners

Italy escorted tour

  • Services of your English-speaking tour leader
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and toilet on board
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Tour local taxes and fees included

Tour accommodation

  • 16 nights in hotel rooms, based on twin rooms with private en-suite facilities
  • 1 night on a ferry from Palermo to Naples in a twin cabin with private en-suite


  • 7 nights Mediterranean cruise, round-trip from Rome
  • Choice of cabin aboard MSC Seaview
  • All meals & non-chargeable entertainment on the ship

Subject to confirmation by airlines, hotels, tour company, cruise line & local operators.
Cancellation fees & booking conditions apply.


Here’s the day-by-day schedule and you can click here to view the full itinerary.

DAY 1: Fly from New Zealand to Italy
DAY 2: Start of tour in Rome
DAY 3: Rome: Free Day
DAY 4: Rome – Orvieto – Venice
DAY 5: Venice
DAY 6: Lake Garda – Florence – Tuscany
DAY 7: Cinque Terre – Pisa – Tuscany
DAY 8: San Gimignano – Siena – Rome
DAY 9: Rome: Free Day
DAY 10: Rome – Pompeii – Sorrento
DAY 11: Sorrento: Free Day
DAY 12: Sorrento – Matera – Alberobello
DAY 13: Alberobello – Taormina
DAY 14: Taormina: Free Day
DAY 15: Taormina – Syracuse – Agrigento
DAY 16: Agrigento – Cefalù – Palermo
DAY 17: Palermo: Free Day
DAY 18: Return to Rome
DAY 19: Board MSC Cruise
DAY 20: At sea
DAY 21: Port: Palma de Mallorca (Baleari Is.), Spain
DAY 22: Port: Barcelona, Spain
DAY 23: Port: Cannes (Cote d’Azur), France
DAY 24: Port: Genoa (Portofino), Italy
DAY 25: Port: La Spezia (Cinque Terre), Italy
Day 26: Disembark in Civitavecchia (Rome), Fly to New Zealand

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Phone our office on weekdays, from 11:30am to 6:30pm in New Zealand, to speak with our travel experts.
Email us any time to request a travel quote or to make a booking on this exclusive deal.

Important to Know

The following services are not included:

  • Airport & cruise port transfers
  • Meals that are not listed in the itinerary or inclusions
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees, unless specified in the itinerary
  • Optional tours, shore excursions & activities
  • Personal items, such as drinks, snacks, laundry, WiFi etc.
  • Tips for guides, representatives &amp drivers
  • Cruise gratuities
  • Travel insurance with cruise cover is essential

Europe is very popular right now, especially for early bird bookings, so it pays to have several departure dates in mind when sending through bookings requests and we’ll do our utmost to find you the best deal.

Note: Prices are per person, in New Zealand dollars and based on twin share. Please contact us for a current rates and a quote for single supplements. All prices are subject to confirmation at time of booking and may vary depending on your travel dates. Subject to availability and conditions apply.

How to Book

My Travel Experience is an Australian company based in Melbourne, Victoria, and we welcome bookings from New Zealand. You are booking with experienced travel professionals who have met the highest industry standards.

To make a booking or request a travel quote, please use the below online form or send an email to [email protected]. We will respond quickly to process your request.

You can also reach our Melbourne office by calling 0800 549 788 from New Zealand between 11:30am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays in Victoria).

When you submit a request, please include important information: contact details, passenger names (as per your passport), number of adults and children (include ages), departure city and additional information about any aspects of the holiday (e.g. dietary requests, bed configuration, medical requirements etc.).

Italy and cruising are in high demand, so please provide several departure dates and we’ll do our best to confirm your preferred date.

    Please fill out the form to request this Italy and Cruise deal, then we will contact you to process the booking. Required fields are marked *

    Booking Conditions

    This travel deal is valid for a limited time and can be withdrawn without notice. Please contact us for current rates.

    Advertised price was correct as of 25 July 2023 and is based on lead-price departure(s). Rates will be advised for your preferred travel date prior to any payment being required.

    All prices for this package are per person, based on twin share, and listed in New Zealand dollars (NZD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply. (Please note that any other packages on this website are listed in Australian dollars.)

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    For any queries and to make a booking please call My Travel Experience on 0800 549 788 or email [email protected].

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