A highlight of your cruise is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Venice - this most enchanting of cities, where quiet lagoons lead to astonishing churches, arched bridges over gondolier-traveled canals and inviting palazzo. The entire city, from the legendary Grand Canal to the magnificent Piazza San Marco to St. Peter’s Basilica, said to be the hiding place of the Holy Grail, is at your doorstep.
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM
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.
8:00 AM TO 10:00 PM
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.
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM
day 7 Giardini Naxos, 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, pubs, restaurants and pizzerias. Your Private Event here will feature a family-run winery with Sicilian wine tasting and lunch. And you’ll have time for an optional tour to the amazing archaeological ruins in Taormina including the amphitheater still used today.
10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
There is so much to see on this captivating island — from the ruins of Roman villas to gorgeous private residences surrounded by flower-filled gardens. Wander along little lanes scented with the aromas of bougainvillea, plumbago, grapevines, and mandevilla. Don’t miss an opportunity to explore the famous Blue Grotto, with its intense azure interior and ethereal silvery light.
*Rates shown are per person, based on double occupancy, reflect all discounts and include non-discountable amounts. Government fees & taxes are additional.