Spend three wonderful nights on the shores of beautiful Lake Maggiore, with an included excursion to explore the Borromean Islands. Then from Venice, join Norwegian Star for a relaxing cruise to the Greek islands, including Corfu - one of its largest, Santorini - with its blue-domed churches and picture-postcard vistas, and Mykonos - situated in the beautiful Cyclades, and returning to Venice via Dubrovnik, dubbed “the pearl of the Adriatic” by the poet, Lord Byron.
3 nights in hotel, 7 nights on Norwegian Star (accommodation as specified or similar)
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Gatwick or Heathrow Airport for a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to Milan. On arrival, we transfer to the Hotel Simplon (4T) on the lakeside. Tonight we enjoy an included dinner in the restaurant of our hotel.
Days 2-3 Lake Maggiore
After breakfast, we depart for a breathtaking tour of some of Italy’s most picturesque scenery. We begin with a boat ride across the glistening waters of Lake Maggiore to Isola Bella, one of the four Borromean Islands. The sumptuous Palazzo Borromeo, built in the 17th century and surrounded by magnificent gardens, contains works by Giovanni Tiepolo and Van Dyck and sculptures by Canova. Later in the day, we visit Isola Pescatori or ‘Fishermen’s Island’. We return to our hotel and this evening you are free to choose where you wish to dine. The next day you will have the entire day to explore the beautiful area of Lake Maggiore at your own pace.
Day 4 - Lake Maggiore - Verona - Venice
After breakfast, we begin our journey to Venice. En route we will make a stop in the elegant city of Verona before continuing to embark Norwegian Star (3T+). Once you have settled into your staterooms, be sure to enjoy the unsurpassed experience of sailing from Venice Harbour at the commencement of our memorable cruise.
Day 5 - Kotor, Montenegro
Climb to the top of Kotor's town wall, dating back to the 9th century, for glorious, postcard-perfect views of a churches, palaces and quaint squares. With backdrops of towering cliffs and the beautiful Bay of Kotor, this city deserves its status as a UNESCO World Natural and Historical Heritage Site.
Day 6 - Corfu
This morning we arrive in Corfu, one of the largest and greenest Greek islands, offering the perfect mix of sun, sea, sand and culture. Corfu Town is well worth a visit. It is made up of two parts: Old Town and New Town. In the Old Town you will find elegant churches of various religions, a maze of cobbled streets, and the old fortress that stands proudly overlooking the town; whereas the New Town holds an abundance of cosmopolitan shops. We sail late this afternoon.
Day 7 - Santorini
We arrive this afternoon on the volcanic island of Santorini. The landscape of the island is considered to be one of the most spectacular in the world, with its glimmering white-painted villages located on the highest point of the cliffs that are approximately 300 metres high, offering breathtaking views. Santorini also offers beautiful beaches with white, black or red sand. We sail late tonight. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 8 - Mykonos
A morning arrival on the island of Mykonos. Although it is one of the smallest islands of the Cyclades, it is definitely one of the most desired destinations. It offers a cosmopolitan lifestyle, sophisticated nightlife, picturesque villages, and the historic treasures of the nearby Delos. We sail late afternoon.
Day 9 - At sea
A day at sea gives you the perfect opportunity to familiarise yourself with the onboard facilities. Perhaps take part in some of the many activities on offer, or relax on deck with a good book from the well-stocked library.
Day 10 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik exudes romantic charm with its shimmering marble streets decorated by beautiful, centuries-old buildings capped by bright orange roofs. Stroll along the wide path that crowns the magnificent city walls for spectacular views of this UNESCO listed city and meander through the streets to find museums dedicated to Dubrovnik’s momentous past.
Day 11 Venice - London
After breakfast, we disembark and transfer to Venice Airport for a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to London Heathrow or Gatwick. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.