Deluxe PackageNew 2022

Unforgettable Italy Tour & Adriatic Delights Cruise 2022

Rome - Assisi - Florence - Pisa - Ferrara - Venice - Opatija - Split - Trogir - Krka NP - Trogir - Stari Grad - Hvar - Vis - Biševo - Korčula - Mljet NP - Slano - Ston - Slano - Elaphiti Islands - Dubrovnik

Cruise check in SPLIT on SATURDAYS from 1300HRS, first night in Split Port
Cruise check out DUBROVNIK on SATURDAYS by 0900HRS

Code: A1-K3

MS My Way

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Rome

Arriving at Rome Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure until you gather for a Welcome Dinner with your Tour Director and travelling companions. (D)

Day 2
Rome

This morning, we visit the Colosseum, a symbol of Rome. After our visit, we continue to see the splendid Arch of Constantine, climb the ancient Palatino Hill, overlook Circus Maximus and the Imperial Palace, and stop on the legendary Via Sacra or “Sacred Way”. In the afternoon we have time at leisure for more discoveries and activities on your own or join an optional tour ‘Grand Piazzas & Food Tour’. (B)

Day 3
Rome

Today we visit the Vatican Museums, located within the city’s boundaries. We see the works of Raphael & Michelangelo and admire the Sistine Chapel’s magnificent frescoes. We continue to St Peter’s Square where some of the most important Papal ceremonies take place. In the afternoon you might want to visit some of the chic shops, galleries, and museums, do some more sightseeing on your own or relax in a sidewalk cafe with a glass of fine Italian wine, some refreshing gelato, or a hearty dish of pasta. (B)

Day 4
Rome - Assisi - Florence

Travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany with its iconic landscapes as you make your way to Assisi, the hometown of St Francis. Here you will take a walking tour to see the main square and visit the impressive Basilica of St Francis. Continue to Florence for dinner and an evening at leisure. (B, D)

Day 5
Florence

Our morning city tour begins at the majestic Piazza del Duomo to see the Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi’s awe-inspiring Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with Ghiberti’s splendid bronze ‘Gates of Paradise’. Then, we visit the Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is displayed. The tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with a spectacular view over Florence. The remainder of the day is free to savour the Renaissance splendour of the Tuscan capital on your own or take an optional tour ‘Visit of San Gimignano with Wine Tasting’. (B)

Day 6
Florence - Pisa - Ferrara - Venice

Drive to Pisa where you’ll view the famous Piazza dei Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, Baptistery, and Duomo. Continue to Ferrara a renaissance gem in the Emilia-Romagna region, standing on the banks of the Po River. After an orientation tour of Ferrara, we continue to Venice for dinner and a free evening. (B, D)

Day 7
Venice

We begin our exploration of Venice at St Mark’s Square with a walking tour which includes visits to the St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. We take in the amazing views of the Bell Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. We also take a boat ride to Murano Island, famous for its artistic glassware. Visit a glassblowing factory, where you will watch a demonstration of traditional Venetian glassblowing by master craftsmen. The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy Venice on your own or join an optional tour ‘Gondola Serenade with Aperol Spritz Venetian Style Drink’. (B)

Day 8
Venice - Opatija

Drive to the seaside town of Opatija. A gem on Croatia’s Adriatic coast, nestled along the striking Kvarner Bay. Afternoon is at leisure to explore the town on your own. Perhaps take a stroll along the Lungomare seafront promenade and enjoy beautiful views of the Bay, sheltered by soaring mountains. Enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers. (B, D)

Day 9
Opatija

Enjoy a full day at leisure in the seaside town of Opatija, with its rich history, picturesque surroundings and once a gathering spot for the Austro-Hungarian nobility. Alternatively, join the optional tour to the Istrian Peninsula that begins in Pula, a strategic port since the times of the ancient Romans. Afterwards, the tour continues to the resort town of Rovinj. Tonight, return to Opatija and explore the charming town with its wealth of fine seafood restaurants. (B)

Day 10
Opatija - Split

Depart today for a drive along spectacular Adriatic coast to Split. Comfortable stop on the way for a delicious lunch included. Continue traveling past old fishing villages and new resorts, to the city of Split. Upon arrival, a city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Finally, see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. The reminder of the day is at leisure. (B, L)

Day 11
Split

After breakfast you will be transferred from your Split hotel to Split Port, where embarkation begins at 1300HRS. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome Reception followed by dinner this evening. (B, D)

Day 12
Split - Trogir - Krka NP - Trogir

In the morning join a guided tour of Split, visit the seafront promenade and Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. The historical centre of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set sail to the old Dalmatian town of Trogir. Trogir is sometimes referred to as “miniature Venice” or a floating museum town, as it has a masterful architecture including some stunning Venetian palaces. After disembarking in Trogir we will take the bus to visit Krka Waterfalls National Park. You will discover the pristine nature and waterfalls of the Krka National Park, an area extremely rich with flora and fauna. Overnight in Trogir. (B, L)

Day 13
Trogir - Stari Grad

Morning guided tour of Trogir with a local tour guide. Enjoy cruising towards Stari Grad with swimming stop and lunch onboard. Stari Grad is one of the oldest towns in Europe with many friendly and affordable konobas and restaurants in the backstreets of the old town. The Stari Grad Plain and the old town centre of Stari Grad have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2008. Your evening is free to explore Stari Grad on your own. (B, L)

Day 14
Stari Grad - Hvar - Vis

Leaving Stari Grad in the morning towards town of Hvar. A sightseeing tour of Hvar Town shows you the first public theatre in Europe and many more historical sites. Afterwards continue to Vis. The town of Vis is situated on the northern side of the island and was developed near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban centre in Croatia, formed by the Greeks in 4th century BC. Visit the remains of the Roman Baths, Church of Our Lady and Town Museum or take a walk enjoying the view of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the coast. Your evening is free in Vis. (B, L)

Day 15
Vis - Biševo - Korčula

Leaving Vis we will have an early morning cruise towards the Island of Biševo to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon just in front of the town of Komiža. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this on time. Afterwards cruise towards Korčula Town, the island’s main settlement known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, one of the world’s most famous explorers.  Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays enroute. Afternoon arrival in Korčula, followed by a guided walking tour of one of the best preserved medieval towns in the Mediterranean. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants to enjoy your gourmet experience and there are numerous bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight in Korčula. (B, L)

Day 16
Korčula - Mljet NP - Slano - Ston - Slano

In the morning head further south to the Island of Mljet. Join the Cruise Director for a stroll to the famous saltwater lakes in the Mljet National Park. Alternatively, you can rent bicycles, scooters or kayaks to explore the National Park or island on your own. Lunch onboard and departure for Slano on the mainland, a peaceful fishermen’s village and the starting point to Ston, once fortified small town famous for its oysters. Ston is situated on Pelješac Peninsula, known as one of the best wine producing regions in Croatia. After exploring the town we leave to a small nearby village to enjoy the authentic local oyster tasting. Tonight enjoy Captain’s Dinner with live music and overnight in Slano. (B, L, T, D)

Day 17
Slano - Elaphiti Islands - Dubrovnik

Early morning cruise to Elaphiti Islands with swimming stop in one of the secluded bays. Continue to Dubrovnik, but before we moor at Gruž Port, we will cruise alongside the old city walls, while lunch is served onboard. After docking, join a guided tour with panoramic ride and transfer included. After the panoramic view, we will arrive at the historical centre of Dubrovnik. Walk through Stradun, both a street and a square, and the most famous place inside the city walls of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights. After city tour, you will be left on your own to explore the city. You can visit the city walls, the Franciscan Monastery with Europe's second oldest pharmacy, the Rector's Palace and the Cathedral, take a boat ride to Lokrum Island or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, L)

Day 18
Dubrovnik

After breakfast it’s time to disembark by 0900HRS. You will be transferred to Dubrovnik Airport or your Dubrovnik hotel. (B)

Inclusions

Coach Tour
Rome - Split Includes

  • Airport transfer - Hotel Day 1
  • 10 Nights in 4* hotels
  • 1 Welcome Dinner With 1 Drink (D)
  • 10 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners (B, L, D)
  • A/C motor coach
  • Tour Director
  • Headsets
  • Hotel taxes

Deluxe Cruise
Split - Dubrovnik Includes

  • Port transfer - Airport Day 18
  • 7 Nights in A/C ensuite cabin 
  • 1 Welcome Dinner (D)
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches (B, L)
  • 1 Captain's Dinner with live music (D)
  • Oyster Tasting in Ston (T)
  • Water dispenser
  • Fresh fruit, coffee/tea daily
  • Cruise Director
  • Towel & linen change mid week
  • Daily cabin service
  • Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)
  • Headsets
  • Porterage

Sightseeing

  • Rome
  • Florence
  • Venice
  • Split
  • Krka
  • Trogir
  • Hvar
  • Korčula
  • Mljet
  • Dubrovnik

Entrance​

  • Rome - Colosseum, Vatican Museums
  • Assisi - Basilica of St Francis
  • Florence - Academy of Fine Arts
  • Venice - St Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace, Glassblowing Factory
  • Split - Diocletian Palace
  • Krka Waterfalls - National Park
  • Mljet - National Park
  • Dubrovnik - Franciscan Monastery's Pharmacy

Exclusions

Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation

  • Tourist Taxes & Port Fees €35 per person approx

Optional Excursion (booked & paid direct)

  • Biševo Blue Cave Entrance €13 per person approx

Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
Main DeckTwinSingle Lower DeckTwinSingle
Wed 06 Jul 22Sat 23 Jul 22
$9,185$12,515$8,815$12,145
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Important Notes

Main Deck Cabins are on the Main Deck
Lower Deck Cabins are in the hull of the ship, below the Main Deck

Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions, crowding or other circumstances out of his control. Departures are guaranteed for minimum 10 participants. Cruise Operator reserves the right to cancel or change the ship name if necessary. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form onboard). Guests are not permitted to bring beverages onboard the vessel that have been purchased onshore. All drinks must be purchased onboard. In the event of inappropriate behaviour the Cruise Operator and Captain reserve the right to disembark guests. Most arrival times in port are in the late afternoon.

Port taxes, entrance fees, sightseeing and excursions (if not included in the package) must be paid in local currency upon arrival. EUR currency quoted is converted on the spot to the equivalent in Croatian Kuna.

It is highly recommended that clients take comprehensive travel insurance including against cancellation of reserved services.

Disclaimer
Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, ships are moored side by side. This makes it necessary to cross from one ship to the other where there are gaps in between each ship. Special care must be taken at all times when crossing between the vessels and guests do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. Cruises are not recommended for those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

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