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Barcelona to Rome on Silver Dawn

11-day ocean cruise from £5,400 pp incl. flights

Summary

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Journey in luxury among the jewels of Europe

Highlights

  • Experience the luxurious delights of Silver Moon, with butler-served suites & all inclusive-drinks and dining
  • Contrast medieval gems in Spain with the glitz & glamour of St Tropez and Monaco
  • Discover two of Italy's most famous regions – Tuscany and the Italian Riviera
  • Explore with included excursions, from vineyard visits & tastings to medieval village walking tours
  • Choose from eight, gourmet, open-seated restaurants, including the unique S.A.L.T. programme that offers local cuisine & insights into local culture

In Brief

  • 1 Night Barcelona
  • 1 Night Valencia
  • 1 Night At sea
  • 1 Night Sète
  • 1 Night Marseille
  • 1 Night Saint-Tropez
  • 1 Night Menton
  • 2 Nights Livorno
  • 1 Night Portofino
  • 1 Night Rome

About

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Ocean cruise

Sail between some of Europe’s best-loved cities aboard Silversea's brand-new ship Silver Moon. Enjoying all-inclusive luxury, you’ll stop off everywhere from medieval towns in Spain to the glamorous French Riviera. Highlights include the hidden delights of Valencai and the ultra-scenic beauty of the Costa Brava, as well as glitz and glamour of St Tropez and Menton. Your final few days at sea see you sail to Italy, where you’ll visit three of its most famed regions – Tuscany, Portofino and Rome. Alongside it all, expect everything from helicopter flights to food and wine tours, as well as being treated to only the finest in Silversea luxury. Think open-seated dining and eight dining venues – including the superb Sea and Land Taste (S.A.L.T.) programme that offers local cuisine and insights into local food culture – alongside all inclusive-drinks, butler-served suites with private verandas and some of the best hospitality in cruising, with almost one crew member per guest.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Barcelona

After included VIP airport lounge access, board your flight and arrive in Barcelona. You've got a few hours to explore – walk among the medieval Barri Gotic area, marvel at the Art Nouveau facades and stroll along La Rambla, making time to tour Gaudi's famed Sagrada Familia. Then, take your included transfer to the port to board the ultra-luxury Silver Dawn. Check in to your sumptuous suite – with its own private veranda and butler – before perhaps settling in for a sundowner at the Panorama Lounge for wonderful sea views. You’ve then got the choice of eight dining venues – all offering open seating – and we'd highly recommend the S.A.L.T. programme to sample excellent local cuisine.

Stay: Silver Moon

Meals: D

Day 2
Valencia, Spain

During the Civil War, Valencia was the last seat of the Republican Loyalist government (1935–36), holding out against Franco’s National forces until the country fell to 40 years of dictatorship. Today it represents the essence of contemporary Spain—daring design and architecture along with experimental cuisine—but remains deeply conservative and proud of its traditions.The city has been fiercely contested ever since it was founded by the Greeks. El Cid captured Valencia from the Moors in 1094 and won his strangest victory here in 1099: he died in the battle, but his corpse was strapped into his saddle and so frightened the besieging Moors that it caused their complete defeat. Modern Valencia was best known for its frequent disastrous floods until the River Turia was diverted to the south in the late 1950s. Since then the city has been on a steady course of urban beautification. The lovely bridges that once spanned the Turia look equally graceful spanning a wandering municipal park, and the spectacularly futuristic Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (City of Arts and Sciences), most of it designed by Valencia-born architect Santiago Calatrava, has at last created an exciting architectural link between this river town and the Mediterranean.

Stay: Silver Moon

Meals: B L D

Day 3
At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea to fully explore Silver Moon or perhaps indulge in some spa time

Stay: Silver Moon

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Sete, France

Surrounded by water, Sete is a Mediterranean fishing capital and a port with maritime heritage flowing through its salty veins. Set on a lagoon beside the Mediterranean's waves, Sete's streets are interspersed with canals, and the historic Canal du Midi terminates here. Known as the Venice of Languedoc, house facades front up against canal banks, while leisurely cruises offer romantic trips through this colourful, maritime city. The ascent of Mount St-Clair is perhaps the best spot to appreciate this wonderful, watery setting, and you can also take in the bright frescoes of Chapel of Notre Dame de la Salette while you're there. Or, absorb the town’s deep fishing heritage with a harbour walk among the bobbing little boats, or within the preserved La Pointe Courte fisherman’s village. Sit down to sample the incredible sea life at fine restaurants, which plate up mounds of juicy oysters and shellfish, hauled ashore from the waters. Inland, discover rich medieval history, beautifully preserved at the walled city of Aigues-Mortes. Mighty Carcassonne UNESCO World Heritage Site also stands within reach, inviting you to enter a majestic fairy-tale citadel of fantasy turrets and imposing battlements. Step across the drawbridge and brush shoulders with armed soldiers and artisans, inside this living timewarp's immense ramparts.

Stay: Silver Moon

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Marseille, France

France’s oldest city awaits today – Marseille. Here, faded streets frame the yacht-dotted port – filled with fishermen unloading fresh catches – dominated by the spectacular Notre-Dame de la Garde. It’s all best explored with a walking tour, or head to nearby charming Aix-en-Provence’s historic landmarks with its Old City, leafy boulevards and public squares lined with 17th-century mansions. It's also well worth visiting the local olive oil mills in the villages of Provence, or you could even head out on a tour and tasting in the famed Chateauneuf-du-Pape wine region. Why not sample La Dame tonight, Silversea’s signature French restaurant, to experience the epitome of sommelier-matched fine dining. 

Stay: Silver Moon

Meals: B L D

Day 6
St Tropez, France

The glitz and glamour of St Tropez awaits you today, the French Riviera hotspot and holiday choice of the rich and famous. Explore with a stroll around the yacht-dotted harbour or head for a wine class and tasting in one of the nearby hilltop villages, walking among the medieval streets and tiny squares that lie in complete contrast to their St Tropez neighbour. For an extra-special excursion, you could even on a private helicopter ride over St Tropez for wonderfully panoramic views.

Stay: Silver Moon

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Menton, France

Just a quick skip from Monaco and the last stop on the Cote de d’Azur before Italy, Menton isn’t the celebrity haunt like some of the flashier resorts of the coast, but it’s not exactly undiscovered either. It was already a fashionable winter retreat for the travelling nobility in the 19th century, even gaining a royal seal of approval from Queen Victoria. Inspired by the subtropical micro-climate, well heeled 19th century aristocrats planted lavish gardens now open to the public, bursting with rare, tropical plants from their travels and the largest collection of citrus trees in Europe, with over a hundred different varieties.  The charms of Menton did not escaped prominent artists and writers. Picasso, Duffy, Monet, Zola and Flaubert among others have all found inspiration here. Perhaps none so much as Jean Cocteau - artist and director. The admiration was mutual, there’s a fantastic museum dedicated to his work as well as visits possible to buildings he was given free rein to decorate.

Stay: Silver Moon

Meals: B L D

Days 8-9
Livorno & Tuscany, Italy

Anchor in to Livorno in Tuscany today where you’ve got a full two days to take advantage of one of Italy’s most beautiful regions. We'd highly recommend heading out of the city to immerse yourself in the exquisite beauty, art and architecture of Florence, medieval Lucca and Volterra or the famed monuments of Pisa. Of course, you can’t leave Italy without sampling the cuisine, and there’s everything from cooking classes at a luxury villa to private winery visits and truffle hunting on offer. In keeping with your surroundings, return each day to perhaps one of the Italian restaurants on board, either La Terrazza for authentic Italian recipes using fresh sustainable ingredients or Spaccanapoli for excellent pizzas, influenced by Naples' famed pizzerias. 

Stay: Silver Moon

Meals: B L D

Day 10
Portofino

Your penultimate day sees you explore one of the Italian Riviera's most evocative regions – Portofino. Jutting out on its own peninsula, the city looks out on to lavish yachts, picturesque scenery, white-washed villas and local olive groves and vineyards. Explore with a visit to the region's tiny fishing villages, kayak among turquoise bays or browse the famed market stalls of nearby Rapallo. As it's your final day, why not head out for an (optional) lunch at one of the region's most luxurious hotels, the Belmond Hotel Splendido, for olive oil tasting and a gourmet lunch. Tonight, make the most of your final night on board with a drink at the pool bar before your final dinner.

Stay: Silver Moon

Meals: B L D

Day 11
Rome to UK

After breakfast disembark in Rome, where you’ve got the day to explore, discovering icons like the Roman Forum, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Pantheon. Then, make your way to the airport with an included transfer for your flight back to the UK.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Prices

11-day ocean cruise from £5,400 pp incl. flights

Departure: 7 April 2023

Includes 

    • Silversea 'Door to Door' private transfer service (from home to airport and return)
    • Scheduled flights from the UK to Barcelona and return from Rome in business class
    • Transfers (between airport and ship)
    • 10 day cruise aboard Silver Moon
    • One complimentary shore excursion per port, per day
    • Butler service in every suite
    • Unlimited complimentary Wi-fi
    • Multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
    • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
    • 24-hour dining service
    • Onboard entertainment
    • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports 
    • Onboard gratuities

    Talk to one of our cruise specialists about extending your experience pre- or post- cruise in Barcelona, Rome or beyond.

    Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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