Italian and Adriatic Highlights

St Peter’s Basilica, Rome
St Peter’s Basilica, Rome

Exceptional small-ship cultural cruising combined with unforgettable city stays. 16 days, 4 countries, 3 hotel nights, 12 shore excursions, 6 ‘Only with Andante’ extras.

Reserve your space with a £750pp deposit available to book online or via our sales team. For online reservations a member of our sales team will be in touch to confirm the specific details of your cabin choice.

‘Only with Andante’ extras

  • A private visit to the Mithraeum beneath the Circus Maximus
  • An extended tour of the Colosseum, including subterranean areas and Belvedere
  • An afternoon walk through Ancient Rome
  • A private visit to the Doge’s Palace, including prisons and torture chamber
  • A private evening visit to St Mark’s Basilica
  • Excursions led by an Andante Guide leader, expert archaeologist & academics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please see the travel information tab for more information on the different cabin types.

Themes

  • Romans
  • Great Cities
  • Cultural Excursion

Itinerary 2019

Day 1

Rome

Fly to Rome. Join us for a walk around the Forum Boarium and Circus Maximus, with a private visit to the Mithraeum.
Hotel: Albergo Santa Chiara
Meals: Dinner included

Day 2

Rome

Explore ancient highlights including the Colosseum (with Belvedere and underground areas), the Imperial Forums, Trajan’s Column and the Temple of Hadrian.
Hotel: Albergo Santa Chiara
Meals: All meals included

Day 3

Rome

After a visit to Nero’s palace (the Domus Aurea) and Ostia Antica, Ancient Rome’s harbour city, embark Aegean Odyssey.
Hotel: Aegean Odyssey
Meals: All meals included

Day 4

Pompeii

There are few more impressive or poignant archaeological sites than Pompeii, destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 79AD.
Hotel: Aegean Odyssey
Meals: All meals included

Day 5

Herculaneum

The wealthy town of Herculaneum, which perished in the same eruption, displays a remarkable level of preservation.
Hotel: Aegean Odyssey
Meals: All meals included

Day 6

Ravello

After a morning cruising past Capri and the Amalfi Coast, choose to marvel at the majestic views from Ravello or the three spectacular Greek temples of Paestum (Salerno).
Hotel: Aegean Odyssey
Meals: All meals included

Day 7

Taormina

Cruising beyond Stromboli and through the Strait of Messina, we arrive in Sicily for an afternoon walking tour of Taormina or an appreciation of Sicilian landscapes.

Day 8

At Sea

Lectures and activities at sea.
Hotel: Aegean Odyssey
Meals: All meals included

Day 9

Corfu

Choose to visit the elegant Achilleion Palace or see the highlights of Corfu Town this morning. In the afternoon, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Butrint on the Albanian coast, its ruins showcasing an engaging timeline of Hellenic, Roman and Venetian occupation.
Hotel: Aegean Odyssey
Meals: All meals included

Day 10

Lecce

Yet another choice of shore excursions invites appreciation of the myriad architectural treasures of Lecce, or the traditional white-washed houses (trulli) of Alberobello.
Hotel: Aegean Odyssey
Meals: All meals included

Day 11

Dubrovnik

A morning city tour of the bewitching city of Dubrovnik includes the city walls, Cathedral and Rector’s Palace.
Hotel: Aegean Odyssey
Meals: All meals included

Day 12

Split

Visit the mighty Palace of Diocletian in Split this morning. An optional tour to Salona and Trogir follows (extra cost).
Hotel: Aegean Odyssey
Meals: All meals included

Day 13

Urbino

From Ancona visit Urbino, birthplace of Rafael, with its magnificent Palazzo Ducale and Duomo.
Hotel: Aegean Odyssey
Meals: All meals included

Day 14

Venice

Enjoy a morning walking tour of Venice before an optional opportunity to visit two enthralling islands (extra cost).
Hotel: Aegean Odyssey
Meals: All meals included

Day 15

Venice

Disembark Aegean Odyssey for a private visit to the Doge’s Palace including the prisons and torture chamber. Following an afternoon walking tour of Castello, we have also arranged a private evening visit to the splendid St Mark’s Basilica.
Hotel: Carlton on the Grand Canal, Venice
Meals: All meals included

Day 16

Venice

After a walk to visit the grand churches of Santi Giovanni e Paolo and Santa Maria dei Miracoli, transfer to Venice Airport for your flight home.
Meals: Breakfast included

What's Included

  1. Full board cruise accommodation
  2. Wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner onboard
  3. Gratuities onboard
  4. Shore excursions in every major port of call
  5. The onboard enrichment programme, including lectures by internationally-renowned experts
  6. Quality hotels pre-and post-cruise
  7. Guided Andante Travels excursions and visits pre-and post-cruise with an expert guide

Travel Information

Cabin M
Standard Inside - $5,065

Cabin J
Standard Outside - $5,795

Cabin H
Premium Outside - $6,515

Cabin F
Deluxe Stateroom Outside - $7,245

Cabin MM
Standard Inside (Single) - $5,795

Cabin JJ
Standard Outside (Single) - $6,795

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Passport & Visa Information

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2019 Tour Details

Thu 5th Sep - Fri 20th Sep

Call for Availability

$5,065

inc.

London based departure

VTI19A

Led By: Martino Rizzi , Tiziana Finocchiaro , Alessandra Mauri

Thu 5th Sep - Fri 20th Sep

Available

$6,515

inc.

London based departure

VTI19C

Led By: Martino Rizzi , Tiziana Finocchiaro , Alessandra Mauri

Thu 5th Sep - Fri 20th Sep

Call for Availability

$6,795

inc.

London based departure

VTI19F

Led By: Martino Rizzi , Tiziana Finocchiaro , Alessandra Mauri

Thu 5th Sep - Fri 20th Sep

Call for Availability

$5,795

inc.

London based departure

VTI19B

Led By: Martino Rizzi , Tiziana Finocchiaro , Alessandra Mauri

Thu 5th Sep - Fri 20th Sep

Call for Availability

$5,795

inc.

London based departure

VTI19E

Led By: Martino Rizzi , Tiziana Finocchiaro , Alessandra Mauri

Thu 5th Sep - Fri 20th Sep

Available

$7,245

inc.

London based departure

VTI19D

Led By: Martino Rizzi , Tiziana Finocchiaro , Alessandra Mauri

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