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Barcelona To Venice & Orient Express on Silversea

15-day cruise & rail from £8,000 pp incl. flights

Exclusive offer: Exclusive tailor-made fares with $200 spending money

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In Brief

  • 1 Night Barcelona
  • 1 Night Marseille
  • 1 Night St Tropez
  • 1 Night Livorno
  • 1 Night Civitavecchia
  • 1 Night Sorrento
  • 1 Night Taormina
  • 1 Night Brindisi
  • 1 Night Split
  • 3 Nights Venice
  • 1 Night Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • 1 Night London

About

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Food & wine | History & culture | Ocean cruise | Rail journey

Forget flying, the best way to discover the true beauty of the Mediterranean basin is by sea. From Barcelona to Venice, travel the coasts of Spain and Italy for increasingly glamourous ports. An out-of-season stop in St. Tropez is perfect for Francophiles. Rome of course needs no introduction, but it is an overnight in the liquid grandeur of the Serenissima that is the jewel in this voyage’s crown.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Barcelona

Fly direct from Heathrow to Barcelona where you will be met and transferred by private vehicle to embark the ship.

The capital of Catalonia is a banquet for the senses, with its beguiling mix of ancient and modern architecture, tempting cafés and markets, and sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches. A stroll along La Rambla and through waterfront Barceloneta, as well as a tour of Gaudí's majestic Sagrada Famíliaand his other unique creations, are part of a visit to Spain's second-largest city. Modern art museums and chic shops call for attention, too.

Stay: Silver Shadow

Meals: D

Day 2
Marseille

Since being designated a European Capital of Culture for 2013, with an estimated €660 million of funding in the bargain, Marseille has been in the throes of an extraordinary transformation, with no fewer than five major new arts centers, a beautifully refurbished port, revitalized neighborhoods, and a slew of new shops and restaurants.

Stay: Silver Shadow

Meals: B L D

Day 3
St Tropez

Spend your time exploring the passageways of the old town or window-shopping in the luxury boutiques and marvelling at the multi-million dollar yachts moored in the marina.

Stay: Silver Shadow

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Livorno

Livorno is the port for venturing into Pisa or even on to Florence, since it is the only spot in Tuscany for cruise ships to dock for the day.

Stay: Silver Shadow

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Civitavecchia

Italy's vibrant capital lives in the present, but no other city on earth evokes its past so powerfully. For over 2,500 years, emperors, popes, artists, and common citizens have left their mark here. Archaeological remains from ancient Rome, art-stuffed churches, and the treasures of Vatican City vie for your attention, but Rome is also a wonderful place to practice the Italian-perfected il dolce far niente, the sweet art of idleness. Your most memorable experiences may include sitting at a caffè in the Campo de' Fiori or strolling in a beguiling piazza.

Stay: Silver Shadow

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Sorrento

Sorrento may have become a jumping-off point for visitors to Pompeii, Capri, and Amalfi, but you can find countless reasons to love it for itself. The Sorrentine people are fair-minded and hardworking, bubbling with life and warmth. The tuff cliff on which the town rests is spread over the bay, absorbing sunlight, while orange and lemon trees waft their perfume in spring. The central piazza is named after the poet Torquato Tasso, born here in 1544. This part of town is a delightful place to walk through. Craftspeople are often at work in their stalls and shops and are happy to let you watch; in fact, that's the point. Music spots and bars cluster in the side streets near Piazza Tasso.

Stay: Silver Shadow

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Taormina

The medieval cliff-hanging town of Taormina  has a natural beauty that is hard to dispute. The view of the sea and Mt. Etna from its jagged cactus-covered cliffs is as close to perfection as a panorama can get—especially on clear days, when the snowcapped volcano's white puffs of smoke rise against the blue sky. Writers have extolled Taormina's beauty almost since it was founded in the 6th century BC by Greeks from nearby Naxos; Goethe and D. H. Lawrence were among its well-known enthusiasts.

Stay: Silver Shadow

Meals: B L D

Day 8
At Sea

Stay: Silver Shadow

Meals: B L D

Day 9
Brindisi

Life continues in Brindisi as if the 21st century hadn’t arrived. Visually, the landscape is as stunning as one would expect in southern Europe. Villages set on sunlit hilltops rise like islands above a rolling landscape of olive groves and vineyards. The coastline is a striking mixture of ruggedly beautiful cliffs and grottoes interspersed with a scattering of long, sandy beaches. Together with the wealth of historical artefacts and spectacular landscapes, Brindisi is one of Italy’s best kept secrets. Naturally, the cuisine is rich with its pickings from both land and sea and visitors can expect the best pasta, Caprese salad, local lemon loaf and spaghetti al vogole they have ever had!

Stay: Silver Shadow

Meals: B L D

Day 10
Split

Split's ancient core is so spectacular and unusual that a visit is more than worth your time. The heart of the city lies within the walls of Roman emperor Diocletian's retirement palace, which was built in the 3rd century AD. Diocletian, born in the nearby Roman settlement of Salona in AD 245, achieved a brilliant career as a soldier and became emperor at the age of 40. In 295 he ordered this vast palace to be built in his native Dalmatia, and when it was completed he stepped down from the throne and retired to his beloved homeland. Upon his death, he was laid to rest in an octagonal mausoleum, around which Split's magnificent cathedral was built. Today the historic center of Split is included on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.

Stay: Silver Shadow

Meals: B L D

Day 11
Venice

Venice is a city unlike any other. No matter how often you've seen it in photos and films, the real thing is more dreamlike than you could imagine. With canals where streets should be, water shimmers everywhere. The fabulous palaces and churches reflect centuries of history in what was a wealthy trading center between Europe and the Orient. Getting lost in the narrow alleyways is a quintessential part of exploring Venice, but at some point you'll almost surely end up in Piazza San Marco, where tourists and locals congregate for a coffee or an aperitif.

Stay: Silver Shadow

Meals: B L D

Days 12-13
Venice

Debark the ship and take your included private vehicle to the Baglioni Hotel Luna for a two night stay on a RO basis


Stay: Baglioni Hotel Luna, Venice (Deluxe)

Day 14
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Check out of the hotel and take your included private transfer to the train station to embark the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train.

You’ll be welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine before enjoying a three-course lunch in the restaurant car, as you delight at chocolate box villages, river valleys and rolling hills.  Later, enjoy pastries served in your cabin as you prepare for your night on board.


Stay: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (Deluxe)

Meals: L D

Day 15
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to London

Enjoy a delicious breakfast in your cabin this morning before a brief stop at Paris’ Gare du Nord sees you speed towards Calais to cross the channel as you enjoy brunch. Then, back in the UK, enjoy an afternoon tea on the Belmond British Pullman with a glass of English sparkling wine, before you arrive in London Victoria.

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

15-day cruise & rail on board Silver Shadow (Silversea) from £8,000 incl. flights

Departure: 3 May 2020

Vista Suite (VI): £8,000

Exclusive tailor-made fares with $200 spending money
Book by: 31 October 2019

Includes pre-cruise

  • Direct flight on British Airways from Heathrow
  • Overseas private transfers

Includes on Silversea

  • Spacious suites – over 85% with private verandas
  • Butler service in every suite
  • Unlimited Free Wifi
  • Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • 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
  • $200 on board spending money per suite

Includes post-cruise

  • Overseas private transfers
  • Two nights accommodation at Baglioni Luna Hotel

Includes on Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

  • Venice to Calais on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express including selected meals prepared by onboard French chefs
  • Folkestone to London on the British Pullman including three course gourmet brunch accompanied by an iconic Bellini cocktail

Fares include Early Booking Bonus 

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