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

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Highlights of the Italian Lakes Escorted Tour

Ship:
Rhapsody of the Seas
Line:
Royal Caribbean
Departure:
Venice
Depart Date:
14th September 2019
Duration:
14 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
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Cruise Type:
Cruise and Stay
  • Hotel Included

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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
  • Library, Games Room
  • Kids activities from toddlers to teenagers
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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
Venice
Swap shipboard life for a gondola for an unforgettable tour of one of the most romantic cities in Europe.
PM
8 Dubrovnik
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.
AM PM
9 Kotor
Kotor
With a truly beautiful bay, Kotor is situated under the steep cliffs of Lovcen. An excursion to the pretty town of Budva is highly recommended.
AM PM
10 At Sea
11 Thira, Santorini
Thira, Santorini
Santorini is the very essence of Greek charm. Sugar-cube houses cling to the cliffs. Vivid blue church domes add a splash of colour. And steep cliff-sides tumble into an impossibly clear sea. Just beautiful. Sample the wine or the cliff top views, the terraced bars and restaurants or the ancient Roman ruins on Santorini.
AM PM
12 Olympia (Katakolon)
Olympia (Katakolon)
Step straight into the charm of this modern fishing village, before venturing further into the ancient past of Olympia.
AM PM
13 At Sea
14 Venice
Venice
Swap shipboard life for a gondola for an unforgettable tour of one of the most romantic cities in Europe.
AM
14 Fly Venice/UK

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

  • Rhapsody of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean
  • 06 Jul 2019

Great cruise, superb destinations! For me, Royal Caribbean are dropping their standards Have cruised with Royal Caribbean many times Dress code in the main restaurants is too casual Men in shorts and flip flops, women wearing track suits and sweat pants, even on formal night I’m sorry, Royal Caribbean might have to be P&O from now on

  • Rhapsody of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean
  • 06 Jul 2019

The ship has very friendly and helpful staff but is a bit dated and has relatively few activies compared to newer larger ships.

  • Rhapsody of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean
  • 03 Jul 2019

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