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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Italian Sojourn

Uncover the treasures of Italy on this 7-night fly-cruise with visits to the ancient city of Rome, Naples and Messina in Sicily. Discover historic Šibenik in Croatia and immerse yourself in Italy’s most romantic city during an overnight stay in Venice. Includes return flights and shore excursions.

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £2490pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Norman-Swabian Castle, Bari
  • Burano, Venice
  • Venice
  • Messina, Sicily
  • View of Vesuvius from Naples
  • Colosseum, Rome
  • Sibenik, Croatia

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Save up to £500pp PLUS free gratuities! Applies to Aug 2019 departures onwards. Book by 30 Sep 2019

Italian Sojourn Special Offer

From Civitecchia, take the opportunity to explore the wondrous ancient ruins of Rome before setting sail for Naples; a city which boasts incredible examples of Greek and Roman architecture. Explore Messina in Sicily and admire the stunning vistas over the Ganzirri Lakes and the Capo Peloro as you drive along the north coast of Messina.

See the Greek influences as you wander through Crotone's Piazza Pythagoras and Piazza Duomo and visit the impressive 9th-century cathedral before experiencing the lively bustle of the local market. In Bari, head to the magnificent Norman-Swabian Castle, which dates to 1131 or take the opportunity to witness the tiny conical, beehive-shaped trulli huts in nearby Alberobello.

Cruise to the ancient Croatian city of Sibenik and stroll through the medieval streets. Visit Sibenik's many impressive highlights such as St James' Cathedral and Dukes and Bishops Palaces before heading to romantic Venice for an overnight stay.

RV344 Operated by Viking Ocean Cruises

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Italian Sojourn

Day 1 - Civitavecchia (Italy)

Embark the Viking ship in Civitavecchia.

Day 2 - Naples

In Naples, take in magnificent examples of Greek and Roman architecture and the Piazza del Plebiscito, the grandest public square in the city and see the city's many highlights during a guided tour. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to the archaeological site of Pompeii and explore this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site; a city frozen in time. Or perhaps, immerse yourself in local culture and cuisine as our Executive Chef leads you on an interactive culinary adventure. Travel to the local market and hand-pick ingredients before preparing regional dishes at the instruction of our Chef. Then dine on your creations at The Kitchen Table.

Day 3 - Messian, Sicily

Arrive in the Sicilian city of Messina, which was celebrated as one of Europe’s ten greatest cities after it fell under Spain’s purview in the 17th century. Join a local guide and journey into the historic city centre to uncover the architectural and artistic treasures. Stroll through the Old Town before driving along the north coast of Messina, which offers stunning vistas over the Ganzirri Lakes and the Capo Peloro. Alternatively, head to the enchanting clifftop city of Taormina on an optional excursion. Or perhaps step onto volcanic craters, enjoy lunch with the locals and marvel at the majesty of Mt. Etna during an optional Mount Etna 4x4 expedition.

Day 4 - Crotone

Delve into the deep past of Crotone which was founded as a Greek colony in 710 BC. Journey to Piazza Pythagoras, an homage to the Greek mathematician and Crotone resident before strolling through this fascinating city to see the Piazza Duomo, the 9th-century cathedral, the archaeological wall and Immaculate Conception Church. Meet Pythia, the High Priestess of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, who welcomes you at the National Archaeological Museum and explore the local market before returning to the ship. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to one of the Val di Neto region’s most celebrated wineries to explore Calabrian wines and learn about family traditions. Or perhaps discover the intricate history of silk weaving in the Italian peninsula within the walls of the 15th-century Caracciolo Castle.

Day 5 - Bari

The charming port city of Bari boasts pretty courtyards, cobbled, palm-lined streets and Romanesque and baroque churches. Enjoy a guided walking tour with visits to the Norman-Swabian Castle, which dates to 1131, the Romanesque Bari Cathedral and the beloved Basillica St. Nicholas. Discover the Old Town with its two main squares and stroll along the modern seaside promenade. Perhaps take the opportunity to visit Alberobello, an inland village which is home to an abundance of tiny conical, beehive-shaped huts called trulli and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 6 - Sibenik (Croatia)

Arrive in Sibenik, one of Croatia's oldest cities. Stroll through the medieval streets on a guided walking tour and explore the lovely City Square, magnificent St James' Cathedral, Dukes and Bishops Palaces and Venetian Loggia. Perhaps journey through Croatia’s beautiful countryside to Krka National Park and its sleepy gateway town of Skradin. Enjoy a walking tour before heading into the national park to see the spectacular Skradinski Buk waterfalls. Alternatively, explore the town of Trogir during an optional excursion, an impressive open air museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 7 - Venice (Italy)

Arrive in the magical city of Venice for an overnight stay. Enjoy a panoramic boat ride toward the magnificent St. Mark’s Square on your included tour, and with your guide, admire the glorious facade of the Doge’s Palace and tour the ornate interior of St. Mark’s Basilica. Or perhaps take the opportunity to cruise along the Giudecca Canal to the island of Murano where you can visit a leading glass manufacturers and witness a master craftsman at work. Then head to Burano, a charming island lined with brightly coloured houses. Alternatively, learn about the story behind Venice's renowned masks and the famous Carnival of Venice during a mask workshop.

Day 8 - Venice - UK

Disembark your Viking ship in Venice and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Due to navigational reasons, the Captain reserves the right to modify the itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • 6 complimentary shore excursions with a wide choice of optional extra excursions available
  • House wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Choice of dining options from casual to private dining and al fresco dining
  • 24-hour room service
  • Tea and Coffee available 24-hours
  • Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Gratuities
  • All port charges and government taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional optional shore excursions
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
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  • June
    • Jun 3rd - Venice to Civitavecchia (Rome) - Sailing on: Viking Sea From: £3140
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Map for Italian Sojourn