Vacation with Europe’s elite along the sun-drenched shores of Croatia, Montenegro, and Italy. Let your imagination soar as you travel through time to discover the magic of Venice, the grandeur of Rome, and the stunning beauty of the Dalmatian Coast. From the Grand Canal to St. Peter’s Square, this is a voyage of superlatives.
Itinerary is available at the below dates:
May 06, 07, 28
September 07, 23
- 2 nights hotel accommodation in Rome
- 2 nights hotel accommodation in Venice
- Ancient Rome & Colosseum half day (Afternoon walking tour)
- Excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello
- 8 days Dalmatian Coast cruise with all meals and non-alcoholic beverages
- 24 hour assistance phone number
- Daily breakfast
- All transfers as mentioned
- All taxes
- Travel insurance
- International flights
- Personal expenses
Day 1: ROME ITALY
Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure
Day 2: ANCIENT ROME & COLOSSEUM HALF DAY AFTERNOON WALKING TOUR
After pick up at your hotel (in selected hotels in central Rome), you will reach the Archaeological Area with no stress, ready to get the most complete tour of the Colosseum , Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Access the Palatine hill with no line and discover the hill where Rome was founded at the beginning. Then reach the Colosseum and be amazed by this monument that is the symbol of Rome in the world. The Amphitheater created to entertain ancient Roman citizens with bloody show s of gladiators, animals and cruel games, is now one of the most fascinating landmark of the City. Then, walk on the original path of ancient Rome along the Via Sacra and see the Temples of Vesta, Antonino and Faustina, the ancient Basilica Julia and Aemilia and dream about the glorious past of the Roman Empire. Unforgettable! DURATION OF THE TOUR: approx. 3 hours.
Pick-up, from centrally located hotels only, starts at 1:45pm with a 20 minute grace period. If you miss it, make your way to board the coach at the office located in Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, 95. The appointment is at 2.00pm. Tour departs at 2:30 pm.
DAY 3: ROME / CRUISE
At the indocated time you will be transferred to the port to board the cruise.
DAY 4: AMALFI, ITALY
Famed for its production of limoncello liqueur and cultivating lemons, Amalfi is a popular tourist destination included as a UNESCO site. There's nothing better than sipping a glass of limoncello as you gaze out at the sea. It's pretty close to paradise.
DAY 5: GIARDINI NAXOS (TAORMINA), ITALY
Known for its beaches, amazing panoramic view of the bay and surrounding hills, and its small, but bustling fishing port, Giardini Naxos attracts many visitors. The seafront is lined with hotels, smaller pubs, restaurants and pizzerias.
DAY 6: AT SEA
Cruise the privileged waters of the Ionian Sea to the breathtaking fjords of Montenegro. One of the most beautiful places on the Dalmatian Coast, these intricate fjords are a spectacular journey, even by road. Just imagine yourself taking it all in while you relax on the broad teak deck.
DAY 7: KOTOR, MONTENEGRO
With its twisting byways, Byzantine architecture, and pitched mountains plummeting straight into the Adriatic Sea, the walled city of Kotor astonishes at every turn. Timeworn cobbled streets lead to gorgeous gardens, Venetian-style churches, and aristocratic mansions from days gone by. Admire the medieval beauty of St. Tryphon’s Cathedral or watch a magical sunset from the Fortress of St. Ivan.
DAY 8: DUBROVNIK, CROATIA
The beautifully preserved, fortified town of Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within its medieval walls lies the sparkling white Old City with its peaceful Franciscan cloister, a cathedral with works by Raphael and Titian, a fascinating maritime museum, and what is believed to be Europe’s oldest apothecary.
DAY 9: SPLIT, CROATIA
Split welcomes you with open arms, Mediterranean style, and a bustling harbor lined with busy cafés. Beyond, looms stately Diocletian’s Palace in the center of town. Within the palace walls, a majestic cathedral soars, surrounded by polished marble streets lined with every type of tempting
shop. If you’re longing for a quiet respite, head for the western end of town for an easy stroll through a verdant mountain park.
DAY 10: ROVINJ, CROATIA
Rovinj used to be a tiny island until the channel was filled in during the 18th century. So while the red terracotta roofs now spill inland, the Old Town is tidily self-contained. Hints of Italy are everywhere — in the signs, in the language, in the cuisine — thanks to having spent more than 500 years under Venetian rule. Romantic, quaint, and captivating, it’s Istria’s most beloved town.
DAY 11: VENICE, ITALY
Expand your stay in a Windstar Collection hotel, perfectly situated in the heart of Venice. The entire city, from the legendary Grand Canal to the magnificent Piazza San Marco, is at your doorstep. A highlight of your cruise is a visit to this most enchanting of cities, where quiet lagoons lead to astonishing churches and inviting palazzo. Enjoy a gondola tour of the canals, a stroll among the romantic bridges, or shop for celebrated glass, masks, and art.
Disembark and transfer to your hotel.
DAY 12: EXCURSION TO MURANO BURANO AND TORCELLO
After sailing past the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the Public Gardens, the tip of Sant’Elena and the Lido famous beach resort, the boat arrives at Murano, known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. Here you have 40 minutes for a visit to one of the factories, and discover the magic of glass. The second stop will be at the pictoresque island of Burano, famous not only for its lace, but also for the fishermen’s houses painted in bright colours. The stop will last about 30 minutes. After a short sail, you’ll reach Torcello, the earliest centre of civilization in the lagoon. Only the cathedral with its magnificent mosaics and the church of Santa Fosca remains as testimony ofits former glory. This stop lasts about 30 minutes. Then the boat will make its way back to St.Mark’s Square.
You should go to Serenissima boat station in St Mark Square in front of the Old prisons, 15 minutes before tour start.
DAY 13: VENICE / AIRPORT
According to your deparure flight, you will be transefrerd to the airport.
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