Jen’s European Work / Vacation Adventure – Rome, Messina, Naples Italy, Valetta Malta, Mykonos, Rhodes, Santorini, Athens Greece, Paris, London England and Bergen Noraway  

Rome

Aug. 31

The Westin Excelsior & St. Regis Rome
Via Vittorio Veneto, 125, 00187 Roma, Italia

Arrive at Civitavecchia Port
Must be on board ship by 2:00 pm

Opening Orientation

Messina (Sicily), Italy

Workshop
In port
Godfather Movie Tour

Experience the ultimate ‘Godfather’ film-buff’s dream come true with a private ‘Godfather’

movie tour from Messina. Visit the town of Savoca to see the 1971 filming location for the

wedding, as well as the bar where Michael Corleone asked for Apollonia’s hand. Continue to

Forza d’Agrò to see the square that served as the main square of Corleone during the Francis

Ford Coppola movie. Head for Taormina to enjoy some sightseeing and shopping before

returning to Messina.

September 3, 2017

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Valetta, Malta

In port
no plans, probably stay on ship

September 4, 2017

9:00 am – 12:00 pm 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

September 5, 2017

7:00 am – 6:00 pm

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Delos – Rhenia

Day at Sea

Workshop Workshop

Mykonos, Greece

In port
Mykonos Sailing, Ferretti 44 ft Yacht

Sacred islands opposite Mykonos.

Feel the energy of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological site in Greece, Delos. (cost for entering the museum is 12 euros per adult) Discover ancient Delos and dive into the crystal clear turquoise waters of Rhenia island. Enjoy absolute privacy and relax under the unique Aegean Sun.

or

South Coast

Sail to the South coast of Mykonos (Ornos, Platys Gualos, Paraga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari and Elia Beach) and tender you out to your beloved beach for a drink or a shot..

*if the weather allows, we may combine both options*

September 6, 2017 Rhodes, Greece

7:30 am – 6:30 pm In port
no plans, probably stay on ship

September 7, 2017

7:00 am – 6:00 pm 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Santorini, Greece

In port

Kallisti Tours full-Day Private Santorini Sightseeing Tour Meet at cable car exit in Fira Town

Your private driver will meet you directly at your cruise ship port. Once you hop in your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, the tour is officially underway.

Begin your sightseeing adventure in the north of the island, at the scenic village of Oia: one of Santorini’s most visually striking locations, the village has long inspired artists with its beauty, and sits overlooking the island’s caldera.

Next, head to the traditional, cliff-top village of Imerovigli before venturing to Firostefani, another nearby village that’s famous for its distinctive, blue-domed church.

Santorini is also home to its own ancient ruins: the site of Akrotiri, an ancient Minoan village that was buried by the island’s colossal volcanic eruption. Don’t miss the chance to see
the incredible, well-preserved remnants of the settlement for yourself. Afterwards, it’s on to the island’s appropriately named Red and Black Beaches. Both are named for their distinctively colored sand, and offer stunning views over the Aegean Sea.

Lastly, wind your tour down with an indulgent stop at a local winery. Santorini has produced its own wine since ancient times, and sampling its varietals is the perfect way to get a taste of the island’s history.

Note that bespoke itineraries and custom additions to the tour are also available. Your tour will conclude when your private driver drops you off at your cruise ship port.

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

September 8, 2017

6:00 am – 6:00 pm 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Group Cocktail Party, Sky Observation Lounge

Athens, Greece

In port

Athens Greece Tours
Athens sightseeing and Cape Sounion full-day private tour Walk outside terminal exit door, guide will be holding sign w name on it.

The private tour to Athens and Sounion starts with the half day tour to Athens that will take you to the most important sites in the city. You will get to see all monuments and archaeological sites that have made Athens the cradle of civilization and you will enjoy a tasteful lunch.

After your lunch, the private tour to the Athens Riviera and Cape Sounion starts. The tour will drive you along the impressive coastal road of Athens towards the southern suburbs and you will soon be getting to Glyfada and Vouliagmeni, where you will see the lake of Vouliagmeni, an impressive lake that stands hidden from the bypassers, but gathers numerous visitors and bathers each summer.

Later on you will be reaching Varkiza, one of the modern south suburbs of Athens that stands out due to its amazing coffee shops and restaurants, but also due to the amazing views if offers to the Saronic Gulf.

After an hour’s drive you will get to Cape Sounion, with the crowning feature of the Temple of Poseidon that overlooks the Aegean Sea in a dramatic scenery that will definitely take your breath away. The Temple of Poseidon is of Doric Style and was built in the 5th century BC is one of the most spectacular sites in the world, offering panoramic views not only to the sea, but also to the southern part of Attica and Athens.

September 9, 2017

9:00 am – 12:00 pm 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

September 10, 2017

7:00 am – 6:30 pm 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Day at Sea

Workshop Workshop

Naples, Italy

In port
Celebrity Exclusive: Capri’s Mythical Charm

A luxury vehicle will take you from the ship to the harbour where your private luxury boat

awaits. Climb aboard for a full day of cruising in sun-splashed comfort. Where are you headed?

Well, that’s entirely up to you. Your Captain will gladly take you on one of his favourite routes –

from Capri to Sorrento; or from Capri, along the spectacular Amalfi Coast, to Positano.

However, the boat is all yours, so you also have the option to cruise anywhere you like in The

Gulf of Naples. If you’d like to go swimming, your Captain can guide you to the perfect

destination. If you’d rather relax, sit back and enjoy stunning views of Mt. Vesuvius, the

Faraglioni Rocks, and Grotta Bianca. Either way, you will cruise the turquoise waters past some

of the world’s most beautiful cliff-side towns. Chart a course for lifelong memories with this

Celebrity Exclusive.

September 11, 2017 Rome travel to Paris

5:00 am Arrive in port Transfer to FCO arranged through Life Journeys

BA 553 Depart FCO 11:45 am BA 316 Depart LHR 2:55 pm

Paris Marriott Champs Elysees Hotel 70 Avenue des Champs-Elysees, Paris

September 12, 20017 Paris

Arrive LHR Arrive CDG

1:35 pm 5:15 pm

8:15 am – 6:30 pm Full-Day Champagne Tour

You will reach Epernay, capital city of the Champagne region, after the arrival of Nicolas Ruinart

in Epernay in 1729 (who developed sparkling wine) and Moët & Chandon in 1743. You will

embark on a private visit of the vineyards and cellars of Moët & Chandon (17 miles long), the

world’s largest champagne house and sample some of their finest vintage champagnes during

the Grand Vintage White & Rosé Tasting.

After this good introduction to the art of champagne making, you will continue your

extraordinary journey towards the Côte des Blancs where you will enjoy a gastronomic

Champagne lunch (lunch is not included) in a magnificent neo-classical mansion (the lunch

restaurant might be modified for a similar restaurant depending on your taste and wishes).

In the afternoon, you will finally discover a lesser well known family-owned Maison de

Champagne like Huré Frères or Ployez-Jacquemart in Ludes (Montagne de Reims) and sample 2

or 3 different Champagnes. You will then continue to Reims where you will visit the city and the

world famous Cathedral.

Around 4:30 pm you will head back to Paris.

Meet in lobby of Hotel

An entire day to discover the Champagne region, meet the winemakers (growers and

Champagne Houses) – and learn first-hand what makes Champagne wines so special

You will start your journey with your driver-guide, picking you up at your hotel or apartment.

You will head to the Champagne region, which is about a 1.5-hour drive from Paris.

Please note that if you have a special request and wish to replace one Maison de Champagne

with another, please contact us, we will do our best to accommodate you.

9:00 pm dinner The 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant ( Arrive 30 min early)

1st floor of the Eiffel Tower Champ de Mars
75007 Paris

September 13, 2017 Paris

1:30 pm Louvre & Orsay Tour Half Day
Meet under the statue of the King Louis XIV on a horse, net to the Great Pyramids in the inner courtyard of the Louvre

In this 5-Hour tour you will have the chance to explore both one of the largest museums in the

world, the Louvre and one of the most beloved one in Paris, the Orsay.

You will get a full insight of the masterpieces of the Louvre, going back in the history as far as

the Greeks/Roman era. Our passionate professional guide will take on this great journey

through the different periods of art. You will be able to admire Mona Lisa as well as the Venus

of Milo and La Liberté by Delacroix and many more.

After this immersion in the past, we will cross the stunning Tuileries gardens designed by

LeNôtre, to reach the former train station, also known today as the Orsay museum. Here after a

brief introduction about impressionism, our professional guide will take you inside to tour the

wonders of the impressionists masters: Monet, Cezanne, Degas, Courbet, Renoir, Gauguin, Van

Gogh.

September 14, 2017

BA 331 Depart ORY BA 760 Depart LHR

Paris travel to Bergen

8:05 am Arrive LHR 9:55 am Arrive BGO

8:30 am 1:00 pm

Still need hotel and conference info from Lisa

September 19. 2017 Bergen travel to London

BA 759 Depart BGO 1:35 pm Arrive LHR

Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel 86-90 Park Lane, London

2:45 pm

September 20, 2017 London

8:30 am Guided Tour to Windsor Castle and Stonehenge Meet in hotel lobby

You will leave your hotel and head straight to Stonehenge, taking approx. 2 hours. Your guide will explain all the mysteries and conflicting stories of how this prehistoric monument was built and what it was used for. Timed entry tickets will take you straight on to the site which is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones. It is at

the centre of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds.

Your guide will then head back towards London through the English Countryside to Windsor Castle. Which is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. It has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years. It is an official residence of Her Majesty The Queen, whose standard flies from the Round Tower when she is in residence. You will also visit St George’s Chapel within the Castle Precincts, which is the spiritual home of the Order of the Garter, the oldest order of chivalry in the world. You will see tombs of ten sovereigns, including Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour, and Charles I.

Among the highlights of any visit to Windsor is Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, the largest and most famous dolls’ house in the world. You will marvel at thousands of objects made by leading artists, designers and craftsmen, nearly all on the tiny scale of 1:12.

Before returning to your London Hotel approx 5.30 pm

September 21, 2017 London travel to LA

BA 135 Depart LHR 3:05 pm Arrive LAX 6:25 pm