Mediterranean Tapestry

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Europe

  • Ocean cruises

A Roman legacy, an Italian Renaissance, a glamorous principality and a stunning Adriatic citadel. Stand below Michelangelo’s Sistine ceiling and before Pisa’s Leaning Tower; drift along the canals of Venice on this sumptuous Mediterranean adventure.

At a glance

  • Marseille A city of unique maritime and trading history.
  • Monte Carlo See the Royal Palace and Casino Square.
  • Livorno for Florence & Pisa Explore the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and see the Leaning Tower.
  • Civitavecchia for Rome A myriad of iconic sights including the Colosseum and Sistine Chapel.
  • Naples The perfect base to explore the ruins of Pompeii from.
  • Messina Gateway to Mount Etna.
  • Dubrovnik An Adriatic gem of marble streets.
  • Kotor Explore its intriguing maze of medieval lanes and old town squares.
  • Venice Time to explore the shimmering canals of this handsome city.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport and port taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

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Overview

A Roman legacy, an Italian Renaissance, a glamorous principality and a stunning Adriatic citadel. Stand below Michelangelo’s Sistine ceiling and before Pisa’s Leaning Tower; drift along the canals of Venice on this sumptuous Mediterranean adventure.

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners

UK - Barcelona

Day
1

Travel to Barcelona and transfer to the Oosterdam for your 12 night cruise.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Marseille

Day
2

France's second city, Marseille, has a 2,500-year trading history and strong maritime atmosphere, set as it is around its picturesque Vieux Port. See the Notre-Dame de la Garde hilltop basilica and drive the Corniche road for magnificent views over the bay. Alternatively, sample the city's signature bouillabaisse or tour the lovely towns and vineyards of surrounding Provence.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Monte Carlo

Day
3

Glamour, the Grand Prix and the Grimaldis are indelibly linked with the famous principality of Monaco, whose heart is Monte Carlo. High on a rock promontory, this almost fairytale place is packed with sights. See the Royal Palace, Casino Square and Cathedral where Princess Grace is laid to rest, and take time to enjoy the boutiques, shops and restaurants.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Livorno (for Florence & Pisa)

Day
4

Livorno is your gateway to two of Italy's jewels - Pisa and Florence. Visit Pisa to witness the Leaning Tower, which leaned almost from the moment of its construction in 1173. Then there's Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Flanking the River Arno, this exquisite city is eminently walkable, allowing you to stroll from masterpiece to masterpiece, including the candy-coloured marble cathedral, Michelangelo's David in Piazza della Signoria and magical Ponte Vecchio.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Civitavecchia (for Rome)

Day
5

Your launchpad for the Eternal City, Civitavecchia has been Rome's seaport for 8 centuries. Italy's capital is a feast for the senses, with a procession of spectacular monuments and landmarks, from the magnificent Colosseum and Trevi Fountain to St Peter's Basilica and the remarkable Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Naples

Day
6

Italy's third-largest city, Naples, is home to the pizza, graceful buildings, a chaotic old town and other landmarks including an elaborate Opera House and medieval castles. It's also a convenient base for a host of nearby treasures, from the haunting ruins of Pompeii to glitzy Capri and the Amalfi Coast.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Messina

Day
7

An 8th century Greek colony, Messina is your gateway for some of Sicily's greatest sights. Perhaps take optional excursion to the beautiful clifftop seaside resort of Taormina, which boasts a stunning Greco-Roman theatre or head for Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

At sea

Day
8

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Corfu

Day
9

Today your ship is docked in Kerkira also known as Corfu Town, capital of lush Corfu. Delve into the cobbled Old Town, which testifies to the island's past under the Venetians, French and English, visit St. Spiridon Church and sip coffee in the arcaded Liston overlooking the Esplanade.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Dubrovnik

Day
10

Known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', the walled old town of Dubrovnik is a medieval tour-de-force stuffed with creamy stone buildings, cobblestoned alleyways and ornate palaces. Admire the 17th century cathedral, Rector's Palace and Dominican Monastery, stroll the immaculate Stradun and shop for souvenirs in the hidden squares and lanes.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Kotor

Day
11

Glide into Montenegro's spectacular Bay of Kotor this morning and soak up the romantic atmosphere. Known locally as the 'Boka Kotorska', the islet is considered to be the only fjord in the Mediterranean and is renowned for its stunning scenery of glassy waters, luxuriant vegetation and soaring mountains. Extending over 4-km, the city walls that have protected Kotor for centuries lead up to the fortress of Saint Ivan.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Venice

Day
12

Today, arrive in Venice where your ship will be moored for the night allowing you time to explore at leisure or perhaps join an optional excursion to experience this iconic city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Venice - UK

Day
13

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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