This 12-night cruise and stay holiday combines time in Italy’s vibrant capital city with a Mediterranean cruise on board Holland America Line’s MS Koningsdam. Staying in a spacious Verandah cabin, you’ll sail to fantastic destinations including Dubrovnik, Kotor, Athens and Santorini.
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After flying to Rome, a private transfer will take you straight to your chosen hotel in the heart of this ancient city.
On your first evening, why not take a stroll through the centro storico (historic centre) to view some of the city’s most celebrated monuments – including the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Fountain of the Four Rivers – in all their illuminated glory.
On your second day, we’ll arrange a complimentary tour for you – your Trusted Adviser will be able to give you all the details.
Spend the morning at leisure in Rome before your private transfer to the cruise terminal to embark on the MS Koningsdam.
You will spend the next day at sea, enjoying all that the ship has to offer, before arriving in Dubrovnik the following morning.
Here, we’ve arranged for a trip to explore the beautiful Elaphite Islands which lie just off the coast.
The following day you will arrive in Montenegro and have the day to explore Kotor, a picture-postcard town set on the shores of one of the world’s most spectacular bays: the fjord-like Bay of Kotor.
Day six marks the beginning of your time cruising the Greek islands.
First stop is Corfu, where you have a full day to explore the island’s lovely capital and pebbly beaches.
The next day, you will arrive in Katakolon, the gateway to ancient Olympia. Spend the morning exploring the ruins, designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The following morning you’ll dock in Piraeus, with a full day to explore Athens and its ancient hilltop acropolis.
Day nine is spent in Santorini; while you’re here, we’ll arrange a complimentary catamaran cruise for you.
Spend a full day at sea before arriving in Naples, where you’ll have the chance to visit Mount Vesuvius and the remains of the Ancient Roman town of Pompeii.
On day 12, you’ll disembark in the morning and a private transfer will take you to the airport for your flight to the UK.
Alternatively, you could choose to stay a little longer in Italy – see more of Rome, head north to the Renaissance city of Florence, or journey south to the glamorous Amalfi Coast.
Whatever you choose, your Trusted Adviser will arrange all the details for you.