Luxury Italy & Dalmatian Coast Cruise vacations

Italy & Dalmatian Coast Cruise

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Embark on a luxurious sojourn that gracefully intertwines the enchanting allure of Italy with the pristine beauty of the Dalmatian Coast on this fabulous tailor-made itinerary and Seabourn cruise.

Your journey begins in the storied waterways of Venice, where you’ll indulge in the timeless elegance of the Belmond Hotel Cipriani. Surrender to the romance of a gondola ride through Venice’s iconic canals and uncover the historical splendors of Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica. As night descends, savour the city’s exquisite cuisine or immerse yourself in the magic of an opera at Teatro La Fenice.

Your voyage continues aboard the Seabourn, cruising along the captivating Dalmatian Coast. Each port offers a new perspective on the region’s diverse heritage and stunning landscapes – from the cultural crossroads of Koper, Slovenia, to the medieval charm of Dubrovnik, Croatia, and the serene shores of Amalfi, Italy. Your Ocean View Suite aboard the Seabourn is a sanctuary of luxury, blending comfort with panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea.

Conclude your journey in Rome, a city where ancient history and modern vibrancy meet. Enjoy two nights at Leon’s Place, a design-focused hotel with a modern and stylish feel. Embrace the city’s architectural marvels with a private golf cart tour and explore the Vatican’s treasures. Evenings in Rome are a culinary delight, offering authentic Italian dining experiences that capture the essence of this timeless city.

*Please note this itinerary and its starting price is based on one Seabourn sailing on 22nd May 2024. Other Seabourn cruises are available; simply speak to our luxury travel experts to find out more.

In detail

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Day 1-3 Venice

Your Italian escapade commences in Venice, a city of unparalleled romance and history. The Belmond Hotel Cipriani, renowned for its elegance and exclusivity, is your sanctuary.

Begin with a serene gondola ride, weaving through the intricate network of canals, under historic bridges, and alongside Venetian Gothic architecture. Discover the secrets of Doge’s Palace and the awe-inspiring beauty of St. Mark’s Basilica with a private guided tour, delving deep into their historical and cultural significance.

As the evenings descend, experience Venice’s culinary prowess at a top-tier Italian restaurant or be captivated by a spellbinding opera performance at Teatro La Fenice.

Day 1-3 Venice

Day 3-13 Seabourn Cruise

Aboard the intimate Seabourn Sojourn, limited to only 229 guests, and relish unparalleled service and indulgences galore. Savour delicious dining options, enjoy world-class entertainment, and partake in enriching activities while cruising to new destinations daily. Expect a high-end voyage where every need is catered to on this small ship where you’re never just a number.

Experience refined comfort in Seabourn’s Ocean View Suite. Spanning 295 sq. ft., the suite features a large picture window with stunning sea views, a cosy queen-size bed, and a well-appointed living area with a dining table. Enjoy personalised touches like a fully stocked bar and an interactive flat-screen TV. The spacious bathroom, complete with a separate tub and shower, adds a touch of luxury to your Mediterranean journey.

 

Day 3-13 Seabourn Cruise

Koper, Slovenia

In Koper, experience a cultural mosaic where Slovenian tradition intertwines with Italian influences, and get a glimpse into its rich history and lively present.

Once known as Aegida, Capris, and Justinopolis throughout its Greek, Roman, and Byzantine eras, Koper held sway as an eminent Venetian city-state whose mayors sat amongst Venice’s Doges.

Today, Koper’s medieval cobblestone lanes lined by opulent monuments recall its influential Golden Age within the Venetian realm. Wandering the atmospheric Old Town reveals a tapestry of diverse architecture, cultural treasures, and charming shops that bring its rich history to life.

Koper, Slovenia

Opatija, Croatia

Opatija, a haven of Austro-Hungarian luxury, presents a riviera experience with lush gardens, elegant villas, and a charming seaside promenade. Its historic elegance is balanced by the natural beauty of the Adriatic Sea.

With just 8,000 inhabitants, it’s easy to see why this charming seaside village entices visitors seeking both beauty and tranquility. Blessed with a mild climate, pristine beaches and postcard-worthy vistas over the Kvarner Islands and distant Istrian peaks, Opatija embodies Croatian coastal idylls. Its elegant history as a retreat for European elites has earned it the moniker “The Adriatic Nice.”

Whether absorbing gorgeous panoramas or exploring a rich past, Opatija exemplifies the gifts of sun, sea, and culture drawing travellers to Croatia’s shores.

Opatija, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, a city of stunning medieval architecture and timeless allure, is a jewel of the Adriatic. It emerged as a significant merchant state and cultural hub, all the way back in the 7th century.

Roam the streets of its UNESCO-listed car-free Old Town, exploring historic sites like the Rector’s Palace and Onofrio’s Fountain, and enjoy breathtaking views from its ancient city walls.

The city’s vibrant life can be enjoyed in its cafes, listening to the 14th-century bell tower, or strolling along the Stradun, lined with palaces.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor, nestled in a spectacular bay, is a medieval maze of museums, churches, and squares, surrounded by imposing fortifications.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it boasts well-preserved architecture and numerous historical sites, including St. Tryphon’s Cathedral and the Kotor Maritime Museum.

The town’s charm is complemented by the natural splendor of the Bay of Kotor, offering a picturesque setting for exploration.

Kotor, Montenegro

Durres, Albania

Durres, a city with ancient Greek origins, has seen Roman, Byzantine, and Communist influences. Today, it serves as a bustling port across from Italy.

Uncover Albania’s storied past through its archaeological sites, which include an unearthed 2nd-century Roman amphitheater and remnants of a 5th-century Byzantine marketplace. Nearby, the Mt. Dajti National Park offers panoramic views accessible via an Austrian-built cable car. The city’s vibrant atmosphere, combined with its rich history, offers a unique insight into the lesser-known gems of the Adriatic coast.

Durres, Albania

Lipari, Italy

The island of Lipari is a blend of natural beauty, archaeological sites, and quaint charm. Named after Aeolus, the god of wind, these islands are known for offering a tranquil escape from modern life.

Discover its ancient castle, soak in the Mediterranean sun on white sandy beaches, and explore the colourful streets of its historic town.

Lipari, Italy

Amalfi, Italy

The iconic Amalfi Coast stretches between Sorrento and Salerno, and is famed for its dramatic landscapes and crystalline waters. Amalfi, the town, is a picturesque blend of narrow streets, cliffside gardens, and awe-inspiring sea views, encapsulating the essence of Italian coastal charm.

Nearby Ravello, with its serene lanes and gardens, provides stunning views of the Bay of Salerno, encapsulating the region’s romantic and enchanting appeal.

As the cruise nears its end, you’ll arrive at Civitavecchia, the gateway to the eternal city of Rome. This port city is steeped in history and serves as the perfect preamble to the wonders of Rome.

Amalfi, Italy

Day 13-15 Rome

In Rome, Leon’s Place embodies modern luxury in the heart of ancient history. You’ll enjoy a luxurious two-night stay here where you can relax after your voyage along the Dalmatian Coast.

Discover Rome’s iconic landmarks, from the majestic Colosseum to the enchanting Trevi Fountain, with a personalised golf cart tour. Delve into the spiritual heart of Vatican City, with a guided tour of its revered sites, including the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica.

Your evenings in Rome are filled with the finest Italian cuisine and lively ambiance, reflecting the city’s rich gastronomic and cultural heritage.

Day 13-15 Rome
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