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Highlights of the Italian Lakes & Croatia, Montenegro & Greece, 14 September 2019 (14 nights)

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Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean
Cruise Ship: Rhapsody of the Seas
  • Hotel Included

Holiday Features

Highlights of the Italian Lakes
  • 7 Nts Tour: Milan, Saronno, Lake Como, Lugano, Lake Maggiore, Verona, Lake Garda, Rovereto, Bergamo
  • Services of a Tour Director
  • 7 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners
  • 3-4* Accommodation
  • Excursions to Lake Como
  • Juliet's Balcony, Verona
  • Train Milan to Venice
  • Most Overseas Transfers
  • Return UK Flights
  • Spacious ensuite stateroom
  • All meals and snacks onboard*
  • 2 Restaurants
  • 5 Bars & Lounges
  • 2 Swimming Pools, 6 Jacuzzis
  • All entertainment
  • Theatre, Cinema, Casino, Nightclub
  • Spa & Fitness Centre
  • Rock Climbing/ Sports Court/ Arcade
  • Library, Games Room
  • Kids activities from toddlers to teenagers
  • *Additional charges apply for specialty dining venues. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soda are charged separately and are offered at current bar menu prices.
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Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1 Fly UK/Milan
2 Milan
3 Lugano
3 Lake Maggiore
4 Lake Maggiore
5 Rovereto
6 Rovereto
7 Train - Milan to Venice
7 Venice
Swap shipboard life for a gondola for an unforgettable tour of one of the most romantic cities in Europe.
8 Dubrovnik
The most beautiful city on the Croatian coast, with café terraces and the third oldest pharmacy in Europe, Dubrovnik is not one to miss.
9 Kotor AM PM
10 At Sea
11 Thira, Santorini AM PM
12 Olympia (Katakolon) AM PM
13 At Sea
14 Venice
Swap shipboard life for a gondola for an unforgettable tour of one of the most romantic cities in Europe.
14 Fly Venice/UK

Ship Facilities

Highlights of the Italian Lakes Land Tour

Milan, Italy, Italy

Highlights of the Italian Lakes Escorted Tour

Included in your Escorted Tour

Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

Selected Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners

Luxury air-conditioned coach

Carefully chosen hotels, all tried and trusted

Variety of Optional Excursions

An expert Travel Director and separate driver

All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes               

DAY 1 of Land Tour: Milan - Saronno

On arrival in Milan transfer to Saronno for a two night stay. The Saronno region is well known for its almond or apricot kernel biscuits (amaretti), the sweet, almond flavoured Italian liqueur called Amaretto is also produced in this town. After check-in relax and unwind before meeting your Travel Director and travelling companions for an included dinner at your hotel Starhotels Grand Milan.(D) 

Day 2 of Land Tour: Lake Como Excursion

After breakfast enjoy the short drive to Lake Como and an included lake trip to Bellagio known as 'the pearl of Lake Como'. Later return to Saronno. (B)

DAY 3 of Land Tour: Saronno - Lugano - Lake Maggiore

This morning travel to the Swiss city of Lugano which is also known as the 'Monte Carlo of Switzerland'. Enjoy free time to walk along the lake or do a little shopping for Swiss souvenirs. Later travel back to Italy for a two-night stay at your lakeside hotel Villa Carlotta on the western shores of Lake Maggiore. This evening enjoy an included dinner at your hotel.(B,D)

Day 4 of Land Tour: Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore is the second-largest lake in Italy after Lake Garda and one of the most scenic. You will have a free day to explore or perhaps take an excursion to the Borromean Islands.(B) 

Day 5 of Land Tour: Lake Maggiore - Verona - Lake Garda Scenic Drive - Rovereto

This morning travel to Verona immortalised by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juiliet and enjoy an orientation tour of the town including sights such as the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony. Afterwards, you will have free time to savour the atmosphere of this historic city. This afternoon take a scenic drive along Lake Garda, before arriving at your hotel, Mercure Nerocubo for a two-night stay. (B)

DAY 6 of Land Tour: Lake District Free Day

Why not Consider taking a lake trip across Lake Garda or maybe join a full-day Optional Excursion into the Dolomite Mountains where you can ride a cable car up one of the mountain peaks for spectacular views? (B) 

DAY 7 of Land Tour: Rovereto - Bergamo - Milan En route to Milan stop and visit the town of Bergamo by funicular railway. Move from the lower town to the upper town enjoying the breathtaking views. On arrival in Milan, enjoy a walking tour of the city centre with your Local Guide including views of the Gothic Duomo, the 19th century Galleria and La Scala Opera House. Dinner is at your hotel, Novotel Milano Nord Ca Granda. (B,D)   

DAY 8 of Land Tour: Milan - Cruise This morning, transfer to the railway station for the train journey that takes you to the start of your cruise. Transfers will be private taxis and will take you to your chosen cruise port for embarkation. (B)

Lake Como Lake Maggiore Roverto

Cabins on the Rhapsody of the Seas

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Customer reviews for Rhapsody of the Seas

Fantastic time on recent cruise from Venice down the Adriatic to Santorini. Cabin was quite spacious. Ship was very clean and lots to do. Not a great experience at the Speciality steak house and Asian restaurants. Not very impressed with having an 8 hour wait at Venice airport on return home and not being allowed to drop bag off for 8 hours.

We had a wonderful cruise.Thanks to you for arranging it.The ship and crew were excellent, and the excursions well-run and enjoyable.Our junior suite and balcony were everything we wanted them to be. The food was of a high standard, although we found the relentless hard sell of the premium restaurant packages onboard a bit grating. We took advantage of the drinks package, and found that the range was more than sufficient. Having previously only sailed transatlantic on QM2 on our honeymoon,this cruise was a taster for us - with our 10 year old son. We would have no hesitation in sailing with Royal Caribbean again. We also much enjoyed the Italian leg of our holiday: both hotels were excellent and most transfers were fine, although we had less than 5 minutes to jump onto the Milan-Venice express after our connecting train from Lecco was late. We loved Lake Como and Venice. The only major quibble that we have is with the flights. We understand that this was a BA package holiday, which required us to use them or their partners (in this case Aer Lingus) however flying from Belfast via LHR meant that the first and last days of our 12 day holiday were spent on planes or in airports (we had over 4 hours in a packed Terminal 5 on both days). In future we will insist that we fly direct from Belfast or Dublin if the destination is in Europe. That said, we are glad that we chose Iglu for this holiday and we will be bending your ears soon about next year. Prior to contacting yourselves I had been trawling cruise line websites and losing the will to live so to find your website so practical, along with the phone contacts which we had with your staff, was both a relief and a joy.Thanks again for sourcing this holiday.We already have a few ideas to put to you for next year. 

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First of all, we’re very happy with IgluCruise. We all enjoyed it very much. The cruise customer services & staff were really helpful. Food was delicious and it suited everyone. However joining the WiFi onboard was extremely expensive and not worth the cost. Overall, we very much enjoyed our experience with Royal Caribbean and would highly recommend.

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All offers and prices are subject to change and availability at time of enquiry. Prices are based on two passengers sharing unless otherwise stated and are subject to the Tour Operator's terms and conditions. Cabin and Flight supplements may apply. Other supplements may apply in addition to the price shown above. Flight details, timings and routing may be subject to alteration. Other tour operator charges may also apply. Any Onboard Spending money or drinks package value shown will be per cabin, again based on two sharing.

Note: On 13 January 2018, new European legislation is being adopted in the UK which as result will mean that we may change our required method of payment at our discretion, irrespective of how any deposit or prior payment was made.

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