Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Adriatic and Italian Inspiration

Join luxurious Seven Seas Explorer for an all-inclusive cruise to the highlights of the Adriatic including Dubrovnik, Corfu, Sorrento and Tuscany, with return flights from the UK and private overseas transfers

Fly Cruise
10 nights

Luxury Holiday
  • Gondolas in Venice
  • Ravenna
  • Dubrovnik
  • Kotor
  • Corfu
  • Taormina
  • Sorrento
  • Florence
  • Portofino

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Embark Seven Seas Explorer in Venice on this luxury cruise to discover the treasures of the Adriatic and Italy.

Split is Dalmatia's capital and home to the magnificent Diocletian's Palace Complex, which was used as a filming location for the TV spectacular Game of Thrones. Take a walk along Dubrovnik's legendary city walls and explore Kotor's old port, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to the beautiful island of Corfu which Homer referred in his famous Odyssey. Enjoy a visit to the Ambelonas Wine Estate for a tasting or head to the impressive Venetian fortress which overlooks Corfu's Old Town.

Taormina, dominated by Mount Etna, and renowned for its well-preserved Roman ampitheatre which can be viewed on a tour. The magnificent crater and remains of lava streams on Mount Etna can be discovered on another exciting excursion. Seven Seas Explorer then cruises to picture-postcard Sorrento, arguably one of the most beautiful towns in the world. Travel to Pompeii to see the poignant excavated ruins or take a trip to the pretty island of Capri.

Livorno is just a stone's throw from the Renaissance treasures of Florence and iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa. From colourful Portofino, explore the stunning Italian Riviera or join a tour of Genoa with its beautiful Strada Nuova.

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Adriatic and Italian Discovery Itinerary

Days 1 - UK - Venice (Italy)

Fly from Venice and embark Seven Seas Explorer in Venice.

Day 2 - Split

Split is renowned for the spectacular Diocletian's Palace, which is the major highlight of any city tour. Meet the locals in a small village and cook a traditional dish with them, walk through the ancient city of Salona or learn about working life at the Brodosplit shipyard.

Day 3 - Dubrovnik (Croatia)

Dubrovnik is known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic' and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a drive along the Zupa Dubrovacka Riviera towards Cavtat where you can enjoy a walk along the promenade, before having lunch at the Old Mill Ljuta and returning to Dubrovnik. Alternatively, see the sights on a tuk tuk ride, cycle through the breathtaking Konavle Valley and enjoy a wine tasting, or walk along Dubrovnik's legendary city walls.

Day 4 - Kotor (Montenegro)

Kotor is nestled in the Gulf of Kotor and its old port is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join the drive through Montenegro's verdant countryside stopping at the village of Njegusi and red-tiled Budva, enjoy a wine tasting at the Castel Savina winery followed by a visit to medieval Budva, or head to Our Lady's Temple in nearby Prcanj for a classical concert.

Day 5 - Corfu (Greece)

Homer wrote about the island of Corfu in his famous Odyssey. Today you can enjoy a visit to the Ambelonas Wine Estate for a delicious meal paired with carefully selected wines, head to the village of Sinarades and its folklore museum, housed in a 19th-century home, or board a local boat and explore the beautiful caves of Nafiska, Saint Nicolas and Blue Eye. Perhaps discover the Venetian fortress overlooking Corfu's Old Town followed by a meal of traditional Greek dishes.

Day 6 - Taormina (Sicily)

Taormina is overlooked by Mount Etna and renowned for its well-preserved Roman amphitheatre. Enjoy a tour of Mount Etna during which you'll be able to see the crater and remains of lava streams from the eruptions in 2001 and 2002. Alternatively, travel to nearby Taormina and visit the Greek Theatre, Palazzo Corvaia and the Odeon, or sample some of the region's fine wines at Villa San Michele. Later, cruise the Strait of Messina.

Day 7 - Sorrento (Italy)

Sorrento is arguably one of the most beautiful towns in the world and overlooks the Bay of Naples. Enjoy a drive along the coast, passing the village of Santa Agata and stopping at a local farm for a snack accompanied by wine, or discover the island of Capri where Roman emperors Augutus and Tiberius found peace. Perhaps head to the poignant city of Pompeii to see the excavated ruins.

Day 8-9 - Livorno

Livorno is the gateway to the Renaissance treasures of Florence and Pisa which can be seen on guided tours. Enjoy a relaxing excursion showcasing Florence stopping for photos at Michelangelo Square and allowing time at leisure, or travel to the rolling hills of the stunning Tuscan countryside and visit Lucca for a wine tasting. Perhaps explore Lucca by bicycle or see the sights of both Florence and Pisa on an exciting full-day tour.

Day 10 - Portofino

Picturesque Portofino surrounds a small harbour and is arguably one of the Mediterranean's most beautiful ports. Experience the Italian Riviera from a different perspective on a boat tour, see the sights of Genoa including the pedestrian-only Strada Nuova, or discover Santa Margherita Ligure with its impressive 17th-century villa, beautiful gardens and stunning Baroque church.

Day 11 - Rome - UK

Disembark Seven Seas Explorer and head to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 10-night all-inclusive cruise on Seven Seas Explorer
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Private overseas transfers
  • Up to 61 included shore excursions
  • 24-hour room service on board
  • Beverages, including fine wines, beer and premium spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, speciality coffees and tea served throughout the ship
  • In-suite mini-bar including soft drinks, beer and bottled water on board
  • Gratuities on board
  • Butler service in Penthouse Suites and above on board
  • Fitness programmes and use of sauna and steam rooms on board
  • On-board activities