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Verona, Italy

Verona Opera and Toast Of The Mediterranean on Seven Seas Voyager

10-day stay & cruise from £4,825 pp incl. flights

Special offer: Verona Opera and Cruise Fares

Summary

Highlights

  • Enjoy a performance of Aida at the Arena di Verona where you will be in the Gold Poltronissima seating
  • Marvel at the Venetian architecture and stunning scenery as you sail from the lagoon
  • Explore the historice cities of Kotor, Split and Taormina with included tours and excursions
  • Indulge in white-gloved service and free-flowing champagne on your all-inclusive ship

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Verona
  • 1 Night Venice
  • 1 Night Split
  • 1 Night Kotor
  • 1 Night Durrës
  • 1 Night Corfu
  • 1 Night Taormina
  • 1 Night Sorrento
  • 1 Night Civitavecchia

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Enjoy a performance of AIDA at the famed Arena di Verona with Gold sitting, before embarking on your all-inclusive luxury cruise to Rome.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Verona

Fly to Verona where you will be met and transferred to the Grand Hotel Des Arts, Verona for two night stay.

The Grand Hotel des Arts was built in the Liberty style in the 1920’s at the request of a noble Austrian family, the Reichenbach. It was their elegant city residence and was subsequently turned in to a hotel without changing the architectural quality. In the hall, the public areas and the indoor garden, you can admire valuable furniture and decorations. Paintings and sculptures of famous artists such as Ciardi, Cascella, Minguzzi, Manzù, Purificato, Murer, Arnoldi and many others. Together with these valuable pieces of art, you can also admire the beautiful “Verona” red marble floor, dating back to the original period.

The hotel is situated in one of the most central parts of Verona and is the perfect base for exploring this wonderful city. A few steps from the Arena, it is the ideal choice for guests and is just outside the ZTL and is therefore easily accessible.

Stay: Grand Hotel Des Arts

Day 2
Verona and AIDA Opera at Arena di Verona

This morning after breakfast enjoy an early morning walking tour of Verona, where local guides will provide you with a comprehensive tour to include visits to Piazza Bra, Arena di Verona or Juliet’s House and Piazza Erbe.

The rest of the day is at leisure before the highlight of your stay – the performance of Aida at the Arena di Verona where you will be in the GOLD POLTRONISSIMA seating.

Opera – Tuesday 1st September 2020 - Aida

Enjoy a breath-taking performance in one of the most spectacular open-air venues in the world.The performance will start at 8:45pm prompt.  The Arena is within walking distance of the hotel, and there are many restaurants and cafes close to the amphitheatre; the hotel concierge will be happy to assist you with information and help with dinner reservations.

Please note that the Arena di Verona is an open-air venue.

Stay: Grand Hotel Des Arts

Meals: B

Day 3
Verona to Venice

Check out of the hotel and take your included shared transfer to Venice to embark the ship.

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: Seven Seas Voyager

Meals: B D

Day 4
Split

Split is the largest Croatian city on the Adriatic coast. Split achieved fame when the Roman emperor Diocletian, noted for his persecution of early Christians, had his retirement palace built here. The spectacular stone edifice and its grounds and cellars are a major highlight of any city tour. Other points of interest include the Cathedral of St. Duje, built on the remains of an ancient shrine purported to be the oldest in the world; and the Mestrovic Gallery, where the impressive works of Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic are available for viewing in this home and atelier.

Stay: Seven Seas Voyager

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Kotor

Kotor is a coastal town in Montenegro, located in a most secluded part of the Gulf of Kotor. The old port, surrounded by an impressive city wall built by the House of Nemanjicc, is very well preserved and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Numerous other attractions include the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon in the old town (built in 1166), and ancient walls which stretch directly above the city.

Stay: Seven Seas Voyager

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Tirana (Durrës), Albania

Discover ancient Durres with its modern new resort coastline. Visit the Archaeological Museum on the waterfront for an impressive historical overview. Then explore the remains of the public baths, the aqueduct and the largest Roman amphitheater in the Balkans dating back to the 7th Century. Ahmet Zogu’s Villa, perched atop the Durres hill, offers splendid views of the Adriatic. Stroll along the waterfront and enjoy a snack of fresh figs and olives, or a coffee at one of the seaside cafés. Browse the palm tree lined shopping district for handcrafted wooden boxes, fanciful woolen socks and the fine local Skenderbeu Brandy in this emerging Albanian port.

Stay: Seven Seas Voyager

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Corfu

Legendary Corfu is a lush and romantic island, written about by Homer in his famous Odyssey. The island’s history is full of battles, indicative of Corfu’s turbulent position that lasted until modern times with unification with modern Greece in 1864. Corfu offers a combination of cosmopolitan and time-honored Greece. As well as a flower-strewn countryside and Adriatic-style villages, Corfu has splendid coastal scenery and some excellent secluded beaches.

Stay: Seven Seas Voyager

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Taormina (Sicily)

Naxos is gateway to the island of Sicily’s strategically significant northeastern region. From this port city, it is a short transfer to Taormina, resting 820 feet above the sea and overlooking imposing Mount Etna. In the early 20th century, Taormina became a colony for expatriate artists and writers, including D H Lawrence. Highlights of any tour of this city would include the remarkably preserved Roman-style Greek Theater, whose acoustics are still appreciated in performances today; the splendid 15th century Palazzo Corvaia; and the Odeon, a small Imperial Age theater set amidst colorful public gardens.

Stay: Seven Seas Voyager

Meals: B L D

Day 9
Sorrento/Capri

Sorrento is surely one of the world’s most beautiful towns, built on a coast with breathtaking views and landscapes. Yet it is far from a frivolous vacation destination. The houses, people and the entire region are filled with a history and culture so deep that it can be traced back to the 11th century BC. Overlooking the bay of Naples, the town is the key point on the Sorrentine Peninsula and is one of the most popular destinations of the entire Campania region. Make sure to plan a day trip to Capri, one of the most celebrated Italian islands, noted for its natural beauty.

Stay: Seven Seas Voyager

Meals: B L D

Day 10
Rome (Civitavecchia)

Debark and take your included shared transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

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.

Meals: B

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Prices

10-day stay & cruise on board Seven Seas Voyager (Regent Seven Seas) from £4,825 incl. flights

Departure: 31 August 2020

Verona Opera and Cruise Fares
Book by: 31 December 2019

Enjoy a 2-night pre-cruise Verona stay with AIDA Opera, followed by a 7-night all-inclusive luxury cruise.

Includes pre-cruise 

  • Flights to Verona
  • Shared overseas transfers
  • 2 nights accommodation at Grand Hotel Des Artes in a Superior Room with Breakfast
  •  Walking Tour of Verona
  • Gold Poltronissima tickets to the performance of Verdi’s Aida on 1st September2020

Includes on board

  • Your all-inclusive luxury cruise
  • Unlimited shore excursions - your choice from up to 42 included tours
  • Unlimited WiFi throughout the ship
  • All beverages including fine wines and premium spirits
  • Pre-paid gratuities
  • Speciality restaurants

Includes post-cruise

  • Shared transfers from the port to Rome airport
  • Flight from Rome to London


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