10 Nights | Prices starting from $2659*
(per person/double occupancy)
Itinerary includes: Venice, Italy (overnight); Split, Croatia; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Sorrento, Italy; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Cassis, France; Barcelona, Spain
Five late-night stays? Yes, please. Begin your voyage from the Doge’s Palace in Venice, and sail to Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Croatia, an impressive masterpiece of ancient architecture, and the other most impressive Roman ruin in the world. Full of stone-paved pedestrian paths on which you can explore the palace’s treasures, this Croatian marvel is really a city within a city. There’s the Romanesque belfry, a 16th-century synagogue with stores selling exotic olive oils, and much more. Just outside the palace, there’s the Riva promenade, with palm trees, people from all over the world, and cafes under white awnings. Try any fish from the sea, with a glass of Croatian wine, and watch the boats bobbing in the harbor.
In Dubrovnik, you wander up. Up on the ancient walls or up in the cable car, this city of golden stone jutting out into the Adriatic must first be seen from above. Then you can wander within. The ship stays late here, so see the Franciscan monastery and the charming interior courtyard of the Rector’s Palace. Raise a toast to the sunset with a glass of rakija.
After a day at sea, spend three late nights getting to know Italy: Sorrento, in its cliffside splendor; Rome, which needs no explanation; and Livorno, offering enough time for a traditional Italian dinner in Florence. Then it’s one more late-night stay getting to know the fairytale kingdom of Monaco, where a tour of the confectionery factory in nearby Menton offers something for every sweet tooth. A final stop at the charming seaside village of Cassis brings this voyage to a close before you arrive in Barcelona, where one day is hardly enough.