Jewels of Italy Tour & Montenegro & Greece from Venice, 1 September 2019 (13 nights)

Ship:
Rhapsody of the Seas
Line:
Royal Caribbean
Depart Date:
1st September 2019
Duration:
13 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
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Cruise Type:
Cruise and Stay
  • Hotel Included

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Holiday Features

Jewels of Italy Escorted Tour
  • 6 Nts Tour: 2 Nts stay Rome, 2 Nts stay Florence, 2 Nts stay Venice
  • Visits to Pisa and Verona
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • 6 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
  • 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/Rome
2 Rome Sightseeing
3 Rome - Pisa - Florence
4 Florence
5 Verona
5 Venice
6 Venice - Day of Leisure
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

Jewels of Italy Escorted Land Tour

Milan, Italy, Italy

Jewels of Italy Escorted Tour

Included in your Escorted Tour

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

Selected Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 2 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: Rome

On arrival in Rome transfer to your hotel, Ergife Palace for two nights. 

DAY 2 of Land Tour: Rome Sightseeing 

Meet your Local Guide who will take you on a sightseeing tour with a visit to the Vatican City. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and view Michelangelo's statue, the Pietà. Don't miss the opportunity to join an Optional Excursion to visit inside the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. View the mighty Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. Afterwards, enjoy free time to take in the sights or why not join an Optional Excursion to explore the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.(B)

DAY 3 of Land Tour: Rome - Florence

This morning leave Rome and head north towards Central Italy. Travel through Umbria and Tuscany before arriving in the town of Pisa. Visit the Square of Miracles featuring the Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery. There will be freetime to shop for souvenirs and take pictures. Later arrive at your hotel Novotel Firezne Nord near Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance.(B) 

DAY 4 of Land Tour: Florence Sightseeing

There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy to equal that of Florence. Your Local Guide gives a commentary of the city's history during your walking tour, which includes views of the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Giotto's Bell Tower and a visit to Piazza della Signoria. Experience a demonstration of leatherwork and later there will be freetime to explore on your own. Perhaps shop for high-quality leather and jewellery for which Florence is renowned and don't forget to try the gelato. Later enjoy dinner at the hotel. (B,D)

DAY 5 of Land Tour: Florence - Verona - Venice

Your journey continues north across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to Verona, the home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. View the vast Roman Arena, where concerts are still held regularly each year. Stop and view Juliet's balcony in a courtyard which has become a popular tourist site for the tragic story of the Montague and Capulet family feud. Continue east to the magical, romantic city of Venice and for a stay at the Hotel Anthony. (B,D) 

DAY 6 of Land Tour: Venice Orientation

Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Then cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in the heart of Venice. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge's Palace and the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take a cruise across the lagoon to the island of Burano an island in the Venetian lagoon known for its brightly coloured houses. (B) 

Day 7 of Land Tour: Venice to Venice Cruise Port

Transfer to the cruise port for your Mediterannean Cruise or to your hotel for two nights before your cruise starts. (B)

Jewels of Italy

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Customer reviews for Rhapsody of the Seas

  • Rhapsody of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean
  • 29 Sep 2019

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.

  • Rhapsody of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean
  • 27 Aug 2019

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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  • Rhapsody of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean
  • 24 Aug 2019

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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