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Riviera, Oceania

Italy and Greek Discovery

13-day stay & cruise from £3,460 pp incl. flights

Exclusive offer: Exclusive tailor-made fly, rail and cruise holiday

Summary

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Lake Garda
  • 4 Nights Venice
  • 1 Night Dubrovnik
  • 1 Night Kotor
  • 1 Night Argostolion
  • 1 Night Santorini
  • 1 Night Rhodes
  • 1 Night Mykonos
  • 1 Night Athens

Cruise

Recommended for:
Ocean cruise

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Milan

After relaxing in the included VIP lounge, board your British Airways flight to Milan. Upon arrival take your private transfer to Lake Garda for your two night stay at the Grand Hotel Terme on a room only basis.

Stay: Grand Hotel Terme

Day 2
Lake Garda

Enjoy a day on Lake Garda. Your luxury five-star hotel overlooks Rocca Scaligera, offering one of the most attractive and evocative views of Sirmione.

Stay: Grand Hotel Terme

Day 3
Lake Garda to Venice

Check out of the hotel and take a private transfer to the train station in Verona. Enjoy the relaxing train journey in First Class accommodation as you make your way to Venice.

Upon arrival you will be met by a private transfer to your hotel, the Duodo Palace, for a two night stay.

Savour the majestic beauty of this amazing city as you glide along its canals and under its bridges, opulent palazzi and elegant churches lining the route. Discover Venice's secret quarters down narrow alleys opening into spacious campos. Admire the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Visit lovely Burano and the glass factories on Murano. Or enjoy the scenic countryside with its stunning Palladian villas.

Stay: Duodo Palace, Venice (Superior)

Day 4
Venice

Enjoy a 4 hour walking tour of Venice.

Have a walk outdoors through the most characteristic and important places of Venice: Piazza San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower, Santa Maria Formosa. You will visit the massive Palazzo Ducale with its gold staircase and cross the famous Bridge of Sighs. Continue to Saint Mark's Cathedral and enjoy the beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors.

Includes guided tour including visit to St.Mark's Basilica and entrance ticket with Skip the Line Access to Doges Palace

Tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are strongly suggested. St. Mark's Basilica may be closed to the public without prior notice and during religious ceremonies. Entrance into churches requires appropriate dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered. Not operating in case of bad weather. Tour will end at around 13:30

Stay: Duodo Palace, Venice (Superior)

Days 5-6
Venice

Check out of the hotel and transfer to the port to embark Oceania Cruises Riviera. Stay overnight on board.

Stay: Riviera

Meals: D

Day 7
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Enjoy a walk through this famous walled medieval city and its exquisite Venetian monuments. See the Franciscan monastery and explore the Rector's palace and the cathedral. Or explore the countryside with a visit to lovely Cavtat, an enchanting seaside resort that began life as a Greek and then Roman colony. Then visit a local family in a Konavle Valley village and enjoy their hospitality over a traditional welcome of brandy and figs with a serenade by local musicians.

Stay: Riviera

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor is a beautiful walled medieval city of twisting, pink-paved streets, markets and architecture reflecting Byzantine to Venetian influences. Stroll through the compact old town, admire the impressive walls and tour the imposing St. Tryphon Cathedral, consecrated in 1166.

Stay: Riviera

Meals: B L D

Day 9
Argostoli (Cephalonia), Greece

This capital of the island of Cephalonia resides in a sheltered bay along Koutavos Lagoon, where you might catch a glimpse of a loggerhead turtle. The stone obelisk of the Drapano Bridge and the Lighthouse of Saint Theodore are two of the island's distinctive landmarks. Discover relics from the Mycenaean, Hellenistic and Roman periods in the city's archaeological museum.

Stay: Riviera

Meals: B L D

Day 10
Santorini, Greece

Visit the beautiful whitewashed hilltop towns of Oia and Fira and their breathtaking views of the caldera below. See the stunning artifacts in Fira's museum, including recent finds from the excavation of Akrotiri, thought by many to be the legendary city of Atlantis, or visit a winery. Stroll through the winding streets with fantastic views around every corner.

Stay: Riviera

Meals: B L D

Day 11
Rhodes, Greece

Enjoy a walking tour of the old fortified city and stand in awe of the impressive Grand Master's Palace. See where the Colossus of Rhodes once stood and savor the charm of this remarkable walled town. Or drive along the scenic coast to Lindos. Enjoy the whitewashed little town and climb to the ancient acropolis, its temples and wonderful views.

Stay: Riviera

Meals: B L D

Day 12
Mykonos, Greece

Enjoy wandering through the narrow, winding streets of this delightful seaside village with its whitewashed houses, flowers and brightly painted shutters and doors. Stand beneath the windmills on the hill. Visit the archaeological museum and an old bakery still using a 15th century wood-burning stove.


Stay: Riviera

Meals: B L D

Day 13
Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Debark the ship and take your private transfer to the airport for your flight 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

13-day stay & cruise on board Riviera (Oceania Cruises) from £3,460 incl. flights

Departure: 30 June 2018

Inside Stateroom (G): £3,460
Deluxe Ocean View (C): £4,160
Veranda Stateroom (B4): £4,710
Veranda Stateroom (B3): £4,790
Veranda Stateroom (B2): £4,830
Concierge Level Veranda (A4): £4,950
Concierge Level Veranda (A3): £4,990
Penthouse Suite (PH3): £5,690

Exclusive tailor-made fly, rail and cruise holiday

Includes pre-cruise

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Direct flights between the UK and Milan
  • Private overseas transfers
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in a 5*(Deluxe) hotel on a room-only basis in Lake Garda and Venice
  • First Class rail travel between Verona and Venice
  • 4-hour walking tour of Venice

Includes on board

  • Exclusive - Pre-paid gratuities per person
  • Unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices
  • Shuttle service from ship to city centre in many ports of call
  • Room service dining 24 hours a day
  • Dining at all specialty restaurants
  • Plus, your choice of House Beverage Package or four shore excursions or $400 on board spending money per stateroom

Includes post-cruise

  • Private transfers
  • Direct flight between Athens and the UK

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