Contrasts of Italy with Pearls of the Adriatic Lower Deck

02/06/2021 through 09/30/2022
02/06/2021 through 10/19/2022

Contrasts Of Italy With Pearls Of The Adriatic Lower Deck
From the ancient capital of Rome to Venice, this journey connects two Italian masterpieces with a stop in Florence. Cruise the soul-stirring Croatian coastline from Opatija to Dubrovnik, delving behind the ancient walls of fortified towns and into a tranquil retreat that has attracted royalty over the centuries.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • VIP Admission to the Vatican Museums
  • Explore Rome, Florence, Pisa, Venice, Korcula Old Town, Split, Rab and Opatija with a Local Specialist
  • Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome, and the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Zadar, Šibenik, Skradinski Buk, Krka Waterfalls National Park, Bibich winery, Skradin, Split Market, the Narona Archaeological Museum, Metkovic and Dubrovnik
  • See the Zadar Sea Organ and the Augusteum Roman Temple in Metkovic
  • View the ancient sites in Rome, the Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice
  • Scenic Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in Venice
  • Enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest lunch at the Agriturismo Borgo Vigna Vecchia in the Tuscan hills. (Day 5)
  • Dive into Culture Dine amidst centuries of art and history in the Vatican Museums, enjoying after-hours access to the remarkable collections and the Sistine Chapel. (Day 2) Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. (Day 8)

Dining Highlights

  • 16 breakfasts
  • 7 lunches (including Be My Guest)
  • 5 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • High-speed train from Rome to Florence in standard class
  • High-speed train from Florence to Venice in standard class


Day 1 Welcome to Rome
Day 2 Explore Ancient Rome and the Vatican City
Day 3 Rome Your Way
Day 4 Journey By High-Speed Train to Florence
Day 5 Admire Pisa
Day 6 Discover Renaissance Florence
Day 7 Travel By High-Speed Train to Venice
Day 8 Cruise the Canals of Venice
Day 9 Experience Venice’s Food Market
Day 10 Embark and Cruise to Rab Island
Day 11 Off to Stunning Zadar
Day 12 Admire the Krka Waterfalls and on to Šibenik
Day 13 Continue to Historic Split
Day 14 Onwards to Picturesque Metkovic
Day 15 A Day Exploring Korcula
Day 16 Cruise to Dubrovnik
Day 17 Disembark and Journey Home

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