You’ll begin this 10-night trip in Venice, where you’ll have three days to explore its canal-side palazzos and backstreet bacari (wine bars). From here, you’ll board your Regent Seven Seas ship for a week-long cruise that takes in Croatia, Greece, Sicily and Sorrento.
Once you’ve touched down in Venice, a private transfer will be waiting to take you to your five-star hotel.
Order an aperitif before dinner on your first night – the Bellini was created in Venice, and is made with Prosecco produced in the Veneto countryside.
The next two days are yours to explore the city. Take a vaporetto (water bus) along the Grand Canal, browse the stalls at the Rialto Market, or marvel at the frescoes and statues inside the lavish Doge’s Palace.
On day two, we’ll also arrange a complimentary tour for you.
Spend the morning at leisure in Venice before taking your private transfer to the cruise terminal.
Your Regent Seven Seas cruise departs at 6pm. You’ll be staying in a deluxe veranda suite, so why not pour yourself a glass of wine to enjoy on your veranda as you sail away.
In the morning, you’ll arrive in Split, a historic city on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast. You’ll have a full day to explore before the ship departs this evening – a choice of shore excursions is included throughout the cruise to help you make the most of your time in each destination.
On day six, you’ll glide into Dubrovnik, where you’ll have another full day to discover this UNESCO-protected city.
On the morning of day seven, you’ll arrive in Durres in Albania. Here, you can discover the city’s Roman past and explore the remains of the public baths, aqueduct and extensive Roman amphitheatre.
The country’s capital, Tirana, is an hour’s drive away, where there is plenty to explore before the ship departs again late this afternoon.
The following day is spent on the Greek island of Corfu, where you can explore the old town or perhaps take a tour of its historic palaces. The cruise leaves Corfu at 4pm.
Your return to Italy starts with Sicily and the port of Naxos, a short transfer to Taormina. You will moor offshore and arrive by tender. Take in the historic sights of Taormina and visit Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano.
The following day is spent in Sorrento, again reached by tender. A truly beautiful town overlooking the Bay of Naples, Sorrento has breathtaking views and lots of history. You can also take a trip to the lovely island of Capri.
Sail overnight to Rome, where you will arrive at 7am. If you’re returning to the UK a private transfer will take you to the airport. Alternatively, why not add a few days in Rome to explore this beautiful city?