Best of the Italian Lakes Tour & Montenegro & Greece, 6 September 2019 (15 nights)

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Ship:
Rhapsody of the Seas
Line:
Royal Caribbean
Departure:
Venice
Depart Date:
6th September 2019
Duration:
15 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
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Cruise Type:
Cruise and Stay
  • Escorted Tour
    Selected Meals
  • Home Pick-Up within 150 miles of UK Airport
  • Most Overseas Transfers &
    Return UK Flights
  • Hotel Included

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Holiday Features

Best of the Italian Lakes Escorted Tour
  • 8 Nts Tour: Milan, Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, Bergamo, Lake Garda, Verona & Modena
  • Return Home Pick-up within 150 miles of UK Mainland Airport
  • 4* Accommodation
  • 8 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners with Wine
  • Train Milan to Venice
  • Porterage
  • 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
1 Best of the Italian Lakes Escorted Tour
2 Baveno
3 Lake Garda
4 Verona
5 Marostica & Bassano del Grappa
6 Lake Garda - Day of leisure
7 Modena
8 Milan
8 Train - Milan to Venice
9 Venice
Venice
Swap shipboard life for a gondola for an unforgettable tour of one of the most romantic cities in Europe.
PM
10 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.
PM PM
11 Corfu Town, Corfu
Corfu Town, Corfu
Corfu, one of Greece's most elegant island capitals, for old town charm and wonderful beaches. A tour around the island is a must as the contrast between the old town and newer beach resorts is vast!
AM PM
12 Athens (Piraeus)
Athens (Piraeus)
Athens offers a blend of traditional Greek culture and modern hustle and bustle. The Acropolis and Parthenon are not to be missed.
PM PM
13 Mykonos Town, Mykonos
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
Mykonos is a beautiful Greek island famed for its natural beauty, rich history and cosmopolitan character.
AM PM
14 Argostoli, Kefalonia AM PM
15 At Sea
16 Venice
Venice
Swap shipboard life for a gondola for an unforgettable tour of one of the most romantic cities in Europe.
AM
16 Fly Venice/UK

Best of the Italian Lakes Land Tour

Milan, Italy, Italy
Best of the Italian Lakes Escorted Tour

Included in your Escorted Tour

VIP Home Pick Up (150 miles free or £1.80 per mile there after)

Selected Meals: 8 hot buffet breakfasts, 4 dinners with local wine

Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi

Carefully selected hotels, all tried and trusted

Optional Experiences and free time

All porterage and restaurant gratuities

Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

An expert Travel Director

All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

VIP entry to many sights

DAY 1 of Land Tour: Milan – Lake Maggiore (Baveno)

On arrival in Milan transfer to the Hotel Simplon for two nights. You will meet your Tour Director and travelling companions at a Welcome Reception this evening.

DAY 2 of Land Tour: Lake Maggiore at Leisure and Como Excursion

A morning at leisure as you ease into 'la dolce vita', perhaps amble along the glamorous Baveno Marina before exploring Baveno with its Romanesque bell tower and octagonal baptistery. Later, meander through Italy's exquisite Lake District to scenic Lake Como. Its historic atmosphere is palpable as you walk through the beautiful waterfront of Como town or relax alongside the lake sipping cappuccinos and indulging in a tasty gelato before returning to your hotel this afternoon. (B)

DAY 3 of Land Tour: Lake Maggiore (Baveno) – Bergamo – Lake Garda

Today, the enchanting cobblestone lanes of Bergamo, near the foothills of the Alps, yield architectural and artistic treasures which you will have an opportunity to explore. Wander past centuries-old Renaissance façades and into the exquisite Piazza Vecchia built on the site of an ancient Roman Forum to see the ornate Contarini Fountain and 12th century Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica. Continue through the Italian Lakes to Lake Garda for the next five nights and the Hotel Villa Maria. Dinner will be at the hotel this evening. (B,D)

DAY 4 of Land Tour: Verona Excursion

See Juliet's Balcony in Vernona today during a walking tour of the town with a Local Guide. You will also go past the Roman Arena, still in use today. You will have time to enjoy some time to explore the city on at your own pace. See the seven medieval towers of Castelvecchio, relax under the shady trees in Verona's expansive Piazza Bra or climb up Lamberti's Tower for magnicent views of this beguiling city. This evening, you will have dinner experience hosted by a local family. (B,D)

DAY 5 of Land Tour: Marostica and Bassano Del Grappa Excursion

Today you embark on a full-day excursion today to the walled town of Marostica, most renowned for its living chess event held every other year, although the gigantic chessboard is visible in the Piazza Castello all year round. Enjoy a leisurely exploration of the city's fascinating sights, including the old city walls, Lower and Upper Castles and Romanesque bell tower. Continue to the banks of the River Brenta for an relaxing visit to Bassano del Grappa, renowned for its white brandy (Grappa) and magnicent scenery. Return to Lake Garda later this afternooon return to the picturesque lakeside setting of Lake Garda. (B)

DAY 6 of Land Tour: Lake Garda at Leisure

Experience a day at leisure to explore the largest lake in Italy and its picture perfect setting. You could meander along its tranquil shores, stopping at quaint lakeside villages and breathing in the intoxicating aroma of lemons around every turn. Perhaps, enjoy the flavours of delicious local olive oils and cheese at bustling markets. You could visit the lake's extraordinary sights, including the 13th century Scaliger Castle, Grottoes of Catullus or the 5th century wooden statue of St. Peter near Bogliaco. Maybe you could join an Optional Experience to visit the magnicent Dolomite mountain range, a World Heritage Site comprising 18 peaks at an altitude of 3,000m. (B)

DAY 7 of Land Tour: Modena Excursion

Sparkling Lambrusco, salty prosciutto and the intense aromas of parmigiano await us in the gastronomic paradise of Modena, which you explore today in the company of a Local Guide. Stroll past pastel-hued façades in Modena's Old Town into the magnicent Piazza Grande which, along with its 12th century cathedral and Torre Civica, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sample the intoxicating flavours of a city that was the birthplace of Ferrari and Pavarotti, home to Michelin Star restaurants, tortellini and delicious balsamic vinegar. Afterwards, you take a short drive to the Ferrari Museum for an insight into the history of this luxurious Italian icon founded by Enzo Ferrari. (B)

DAY 8 of Land Tour: Lake Garda - Milan

Leave the tranquil lakeside of Garda for the Northern Capital of Milan. Admire the views of the Gothic Duomo, La Scala Opera House and 19th century Galleria with its impressive glass and iron domed roof. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure so why not enjoy the atmosphere on Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga and Via Sant'Andrea. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your Tour Director and new found friends. Tonight will be at Starhotels Business Palace. (B,D)

DAY 9 of Land Tour: Milan Malpensa - Milan Central Station

Transfer from the airport to the railway station will be by private taxi as you continue to join your Mediterannean Cruise. (B)
Lake Garda Verona Lake Maggiore Milan

Cabins on the Rhapsody of the Seas

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Customer reviews for Rhapsody of the Seas

  • Rhapsody of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean
  • 08 Jan 2019

Just got back from the December 2018 Transatlantic Cruise, all the staff who do the jobs were brilliant but some of the Senior Officers were simply rude. The ship is unfortunately showing her age and really needs a major refit.

  • Rhapsody of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean
  • 04 Nov 2018

The only negative was every time i went to see if i could become a Crown & anchor member there was no staff there to advise ( even though I was there at the correct time, no staff showed up) Have tried online to become a member but website keeps taking me back to the beginning. Loved the multi nationalities onboard. Staff faultless.

  • Rhapsody of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean
  • 21 Oct 2018

She may be an older ship but it's a well kept and clean ship by a dedicated and polite crew. Great food and service, plus very good entertainment. You are made to feel at home for sure! My tip....Make sure if possible to have a drinks package included in your price. Otherwise you may find the drinks plus an 18% surcharge somewhat expensive.

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