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Italian & Adriatic Highlights

From Venice to Rome

Begin in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Venice, before sailing aboard Aegean Odyssey to discover the legacies and legends of the Ancient Greek and Roman civilisations. Highlights of this adventure include the Renaissance treasures of Urbino, birthplace of Raphael; the charming Croatian ports of Split and Dubrovnik; the beautiful Amalfi Coast and the ruins of Pompeii or Herculaneum. Our cruise ends in Civitavecchia but our tour continues for two more days in the Italian capital of Rome, to uncover the city’s many treasures on a host of sightseeing options.

Included excursions and visits: 11

  • Choice of Walking tour of Venice or Murano & Burano
  • Renaissance Urbino
  • Palace of Diocletian
  • Dubrovnik
  • Ancient Lecce
  • Choice of Byzantine Corfu or The Achilleion Palace
  • Archaeological site of Butrint
  • Choice of Taormina Walking Tour or Sicilian Landscapes
  • Choice of Paestum or Ravello
  • Choice of Pompeii or Herculaneum
  • Choice of Ostia Antica or Rome: The Colosseum & St Peter in Chains

Including...

  • 2 nights in hotel and 12 nights cruise on MV Aegean Odyssey (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • All meals on board the MV Aegean Odyssey
  • All onboard gratuities for restaurant and cabin staff
  • Selected wine, beer or soft drinks with dinner
  • In-depth lecture programme featuring expert guest speakers
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions

Plus all these benefits:

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Free connecting flights to London
  • Check-in service by Titan staff
  • Services of the experienced staff on board MV Aegean Odyssey
  • Scheduled British Airways or another leading airline direct flights
  • Best available coaches with experienced drivers
  • Porterage of luggage to/from your cabin
  • Airport taxes, security charges and fuel surcharges
  • Port taxes
  • UK Air Passenger Duty (APD)

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Italian and Adriatic Highlights


VIP Outbound1

Day 1 - London - Venice

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport and a direct, scheduled British Airways or another leading airline flight to Venice. On arrival, you will be met by Voyages to Antiquity representatives and transferred to Civitavecchia to embark Aegean Odyssey (4T).

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 2 - Venice

Join a sightseeing tour beginning with a boat trip down the Giudecca Canal to St Mark’s Square, dominated by St Mark's Basilica; or visit two islands of the Venetian Lagoon: Murano of glass-making fame, and Burano with its colourfully decorated fishermen's houses.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 3 - Urbino

Our guided tour of Urbino, a small town with a huge influence on Renaissance culture, visits the childhood home of the revered artist Raphael, the splendid 15th century Palazzo Ducale adorned with famous art, and the neoclassical Duomo.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 4 - Split, Croatia

In Split we explore the ancient Palace of Diocletian, built for the locally-born Roman Emperor in the early 4th century. We also visit Diocletian’s huge mausoleum, which was converted into the Cathedral of St Domnius. This afternoon, you may like to take an optional drive along the Riviera of the Seven Castles to the town of Salona and the tiny island of Trogir.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 5 - Dubrovnik

Discover the stunning city of Dubrovnik on this morning’s walking tour of the Old Town, with its mix of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance churches and palaces. Ship to shore tender service.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 6 - Brindisi (Lecce), Italy

We visit the beautiful city of Lecce, known as the ‘Florence of the South’ due to its abundance of Baroque churches and palaces. Our tour begins at the 25,000-seat Roman amphitheatre and passes the column that marks the end of the Appian Way before discovering the remarkable city centre and continuing to the Santa Croce Basilica and Piazza Duomo.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 7 - Corfu, Greek Islands - Sarande, Albania

Explore Corfu Town’s 15th century church - one of Greece's most extensive collections of Byzantine art; or visit the Achilleion Palace, one of the most renowned royal villas in Europe. The inspiration of Greek mythology is unmistakeable as you tour the palace and its gardens. Continue to Sarande in Albania for an afternoon excursion to the remarkable archaeological site of Butrint. Ship to shore tender service.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 8 - At sea

Enjoy a leisurely day at sea.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 9 - Taormina, Sicily - Strait of Messina

Choose a walking tour of the ancient hilltop city of Taormina, taking in the Greek theatre, and towards Mount Etna, the cathedral and the 15th century Palazzo Corvaja. Or fans of The Godfather trilogy can travel to two remote mountains villages, Savoca and Forza d’Argo, to see landmarks that gained fame from the films. This afternoon, sail through the Strait of Messina, past the volcanic island of Stromboli. Ship to shore tender service.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 10 - Salerno - Capri and Amalfi Coast - Sorrento (overnight)

Head to the ancient site of Paestum, home to three well-preserved Greek temples built between 530 BC and 460 BC, or travel along the legendary Amalfi Coast to the beautiful coastal town of Ravello, and stop at the aristocratic Villa Rufolo, famed for its gardens. We sail this afternoon along the Amalfi Coast for Sorrento, where we dock for two nights.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 11 - Sorrento (overnight)

Walk through the streets of Pompeii to find aristocratic mansions, temples, theatres, markets and large forum that portray life in a Roman town; or visit nearby Herculaneum, smaller than its counterpart but better preserved, with inlaid marble floors, paintings, mosaics and carbonised woods there to be seen. Return to Sorrento this afternoon for time at leisure.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 12 - Sorrento

Enjoy time at leisure in Sorrento. Our cruise continues later this afternoon.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Rome

Disembark in Civitavecchia. Visit some of Rome’s most famous landmarks, including the Colosseum, and Colle Oppio to see some of the ancient remains of Nero’s Residence and the Baths of Titus, before your visit to the Basilica of St Peter in Chains, famous for the statue of Moses by Michelangelo. Alternatively, visit the remains of Ostia Antica, Ancient Rome’s main port. Spend your afternoon exploring Rome independently or take an optional excursion to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. We stay in a hotel for our last two nights.

Hotel in Rome


Rome

Enjoy a day to take in Rome’s highlights, or take an optional excursion to Tivoli, the resort of Roman emperors, and visit the 16th century Villa d'Este, famed for its spectacular gardens and an Organ Fountain that still makes music.


VIP Inbound

Day 15 Rome - London

Transfer to Rome Airport for a British Airways or another leading airline flight to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport. Upon arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.

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Italian & Adriatic Highlights

From Venice to Rome