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Unforgettable Italy Cruise & Stay – M/S Prestige

5
(3 Reviews)
From $8,080 AUD
  • 18 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Rome, Assisi, Florence, Pisa, Ferrara, Venice, Opatija, Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Mljet

    Group Size:
    1 to 40
    Age Range:
    8 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Cruising with Land, Deluxe Croatia Cruises, Multi Country Trips, Package, Partially Guided Tours

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Experience eternal Rome and marvel at Italy and Croatia’s cultural sites

  • Explore inimitable Rome with the Colosseum & Vatican Museum
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel with works by Raphael & Michelangelo
  • Panoramic drive through Tuscan landscapes
  • Visit Academy Of Fine Arts with Michelangelo’s David
  • Walking Tour of Venice
  • Stroll through seaside town of Opatija
  • City Tour of Split, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Welcome to Italy! Arriving at Rome’s airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure until you gather for a Welcome Dinner with your Tour Director and traveling companions. Overnight in Rome.

Meals Included:
Dinner

This morning, we visit the Colosseum, a symbol of Rome. After our visit, we continue to see the splendid Arch of Constantine, climb the ancient Palatino Hill, overlook Circus Maximus and the Imperial Palace; and stop on the legendary Via Sacra or “Sacred way”. In the afternoon we have time at leisure for more discoveries and activities on your own or join an optional tour of the Grand Piazzas & food tour. Overnight in Rome.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Today we visit the Vatican Museums, located within that city’s boundaries. We see the works of Raphael & Michelangelo and admire the Sistine chapel’s magnificent frescoes. We continue to St. Peter’s Square where some of the most important Papal ceremonies take place. In the afternoon you might want to visit some of the chic shops, galleries, and museums; do some more sightseeing on your own or relax in a sidewalk cafe with a glass of fine Italian wine, some refreshing gelato, or a hearty dish of pasta. Overnight in Rome.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany with its iconic landscapes as you make your way to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis. Here you will take a walking tour to see the main square and visit the impressive Basilica of St. Francis. Continue to Florence for dinner and an evening at leisure. Overnight in Florence.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Our morning city tour begins at the majestic Piazza del Duomo to see the Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi’s awe-inspiring Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with Ghiberti’s splendid bronze “Gates of Paradise.” Then, we visit the Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is displayed. The tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with a spectacular view over Florence. The remainder of the day is free to savour the Renaissance splendour of the Tuscan capital on your own or take an optional tour Visit of San Gimignano with wine tasting. Overnight in Florence.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Drive to Pisa where you’ll view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, Baptistery, and Duomo. Continue to Ferrara a renaissance gem in the Emilia-Romagna region, standing on the banks of the Po River. After an orientation tour of Ferrara, we continue to Venice for dinner and a free evening. Overnight in Venice.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

We begin our exploration of Venice at St. Mark’s Square with a walking tour which includes visits to the St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. We take in the amazing views of the Bell Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. We also take a boat ride to Murano Island, famous for its artistic glassware. Visit a glassblowing factory, where you will watch a demonstration of traditional Venetian glassblowing by master craftsmen. The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy Venice on your own or join an optional Gondola serenade with Aperol spritz Venetian style drink. Overnight in Venice.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Drive to the seaside town of Opatija. A gem on Croatia’s Adriatic coast, nestled along the striking Gulf of Kvarner. Afternoon is at leisure to explore the town on your own. Perhaps take a stroll along the “Lungo Mare” seafront and enjoy beautiful views of the Gulf, sheltered by soaring mountains. Enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers. Overnight in Opatija.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a full day at leisure in the seaside town of Opatija, with its rich history, picturesque surroundings and once a gathering spot for the Austro-Hungarian nobility. Alternatively, join the optional tour to the Istrian Peninsula that begins in Pula, a strategic port since the times of the ancient Romans. Afterwards, the tour continues to the resort town of Rovinj. Tonight, return to Opatija and explore the charming town with its wealth of fine seafood restaurants. Overnight in Opatija.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Depart today for a drive along spectacular Adriatic coast to Split. Comfortable stop on the way for a delicious lunch included. Continue traveling to the past old fishing villages and new resorts, to the city of Split. Upon arrival, a city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Finally, see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. The reminder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Split.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast you will be transferred from your Split hotel to harbour, where embarkation begins at 13:00h. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome reception followed by dinner this evening. Overnight in Split.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Morning sail towards Stari Grad, swimming stop and lunch on board. Stari Grad is one of the oldest towns in Europe with many affordable konobas and restaurants in the backstreets of the old town. The Stari Grad Plain and the old town centre of Stari Grad have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2008. Your evening is free to explore Stari Grad on your own. Overnight in Hvar.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

Morning departure towards Hvar, the most popular island in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet set. A sightseeing tour of this charming town, with 8 centuries of architecture, will show you the picturesque little streets and the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK). Afterwards we set sail for Korčula, with swimming stop in one of pristine bays and lunch on board. Early afternoon arrival to Korčula, thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Take a walking tour through this fortified town which is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean and enjoy wine tasting in one of the local wine bars. Your evening is free to discover the town and enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many good restaurants. Overnight in Korcula.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning sail to Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, you will enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Old Town with a panoramic bus ride above the Old Town. After the panoramic view, we will arrive at the historical centre of Dubrovnik, walk through STRADUN – both a street and a square, the most famous place inside the town walls, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After city tour, you will be left on your own to explore the city, visit City Walls, the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s second oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace, and the Cathedral, take a boat ride to Lokrum island or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning head further north to the Island of Mljet. Mljet National Park encompasses five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). Join the Cruise Manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park. Alternatively, you can rent bicycles, scooters, or kayaks to explore the National Park or island on your own. Tonight, enjoy Captain’s dinner on board.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take a break for a swim during your morning cruise. Continue sailing through lunch, arriving this afternoon in Hvar, a favourite holiday destination for international celebrities, but it’s also a charming seaside town with 8 centuries of architecture. On a walking tour visit the old town with the picturesque little streets and the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK), the Franciscan Monastery and much more. Your evening is free in Hvar. You can explore more and dine on your own at one of the many restaurants in town.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

Next, we head to our final port Split with a stop along the way to swim, cool off and relax, if weather permits, with lunch on board. In the late afternoon we arrive in Split to take a walking tour of the historic inner city takes us to the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. Your evening is free in Split.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Split airport or your Split hotel. End of our services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

3 nights accommodation in Rome

2 nights accommodation in Florence

2 nights accommodation in Venice

2 nights accommodation in Opatija

1 night accommodation in Split

7 nights deluxe cruise

Touring with licensed local guides

English speaking tour director for land portion

Professional English speaking cruise manager on 7 night cruise

Tours as per itinerary

Sightseeing tours of Rome, Florence, Venice, Split, Hvar, Mljet National Park, Korčula and Dubrovnik

17 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 6 Dinners

Transportation by air conditioned vehicle

Deluxe cruise by M/S Prestige (or similar)

Optional tour of the Grand Piazzas & food tour on day 2

Optional visit of San Gimignano with wine tasting on day 5

Optional Gondola serenade with Aperol spritz on day 7

Optional tour to the Istrian Peninsula on day 9

Water dispenser during cruise

Complimentary fresh fruits available daily during cruise

Daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek during cruise

Luggage handling

Free Wi-Fi on board

Hotel taxes

Whisper technology enhanced touring

Wine tasting in Korcula

Entrance fees to:

  • Colosseum,
  • Vatican Museums
  • Basilica of St. Francis
  • The Academy of Fine Arts
  • St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Doge’s Palace
  • Glassblowing factory
  • Diocletian’s Palace

Tips and gratuities

Passport or visa fees

Baggage and personal insurance

Any beverages or food not listed in itineraries

All other entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions

Any other items of personal nature

Tourist and Port taxes of €35 per person. This is to be paid locally

Pricing & Availability

Filter Dates
2022
2023
Departing Ending

All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Hotel List (or similar)

Starhotels Metropole Rome
Via Principe Amedeo, 3, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
Tel: 39 06 47741
Rating
4
Starhotels Metropole Rome
Starhotels Michelangelo Florence
Viale Fratelli Rosselli, 2, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Tel: +39 055 27841
Rating
4
Starhotels Michelangelo Florence
Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal Venice
Santa Croce, 578, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy
Tel: +39 041 275 2200
Rating
4
Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal Venice
Grand Hotel Adriatic Opatija
Ul. Maršala Tita 200, 51410, Opatija, Croatia
Tel: +385 51 719 010
Rating
3.5
Grand Hotel Adriatic Opatija
Hotel Corner Split
Mažuranićevo šetalište 1, 21000, Split, Croatia
Tel: +385 99 426 2470
Rating
4
Hotel Corner Split

Ship Details

  • Launched: 2013
  • Length: 47 m
  • Breadth: 9 m
  • Speed: 19 km/h
  • Passengers: 38
  • Cabins: 20
  • Voltage: 220 V
  • Sun-deck with deck-chairs, sun-beds and ample shade
  • Salon restaurant
  • Lounge Bar with outside seating
  • Large screen LCD TV
  • Upper deck plunge pool
  • Rear swimming platform
  • Free WiFi
Lower Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Twin
  • Size(sqm): 16
  • Window: Porthole
  • To Open: No
Main Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double/Twin/Triple
  • Size(sqm): 15-18
  • Window: Yes
  • To Open: Yes
Upper Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Twin
  • Size(sqm): 15
  • Window: Yes
  • To Open: Yes
  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk

Important things to note

Accommodation is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to avoid hotel changes but should a mid-tour hotel change become necessary after this list has been printed, contact details of the new hotel will be supplied to you by your Tour Director.

In case of unfavourable weather and/or sea conditions, the cruise itinerary may be modified in the interest of passengers’ safety.

Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 2:00 p.m.

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Reviews for Unforgettable Italy Cruise & Stay – M/S Prestige

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Lucas
Excellent vessel

Review for: Beauty Cruise Split - Split M/S Equator

The cruise ship 'Avangard' is an excellent vessel. An almost brand new vessel with spacious living areas, luxurious ensuite cabins which were regularly refreshed, gourmet meals. Highly competent captain and sailing crew. Dedicated, skilled and friendly waiting/bar staff, Very knowledgeable and accommodating tour leader. The Split (to Dubrovnik) to Split 7-day tour itinerary was brilliant. So much to see and do, with excellent shore excursions.
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Lauren
Grand Balkan Tour

Review for: Grand Balkan Tour

I recently did the Grand Balkan Tour. It was a 13-day trip, covering 6 countries, with breakfast and dinner included on all days. I must say it was worth the money! The quality of service, hotels and food was even better than the price we paid for the trip. Our wonderful tour guide, Lana, was simply amazing. Extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and paid personal attention to the needs of each and every tour member. The driver Vido is the best you can get on the trip, who knew which lane to take and which routes to avoid! The fantastic group of 19 people made the trip even more memorable. I have beautiful memories for life!
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BEST TOUR YET!!

Review for: Croatia & Adriatic Cruise & Stay - M/S Premier

BEST TOUR YET!! If you haven't been to Croatia before, this is the tour for you. You get a good in site of the mainland as well as time to relax by the sea. The accommodation, touring & cruise topped all of my expectations. Couldn't fault this tour one bit. Go and see for yourselves.

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Unforgettable Italy Cruise & Stay – M/S Prestige

5
(3 Reviews)
From $8,080 AUD
  • 18 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Rome, Assisi, Florence, Pisa, Ferrara, Venice, Opatija, Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Mljet

    Group Size:
    1 to 40
    Age Range:
    8 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Cruising with Land, Deluxe Croatia Cruises, Multi Country Trips, Package, Partially Guided Tours

Or contact your local travel agent.

Croatia
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