Italian Escape with Romantic Adriatic Cruise (KIKX)

15 Day Tour from Rome to Venice

2020 Tour Details

Discover the best of both worlds: get a taste of Italy’s passion when you explore Rome, Florence and Venice, then set sail for a 7 night cruise of the Adriatic Sea showing you Mediterranean coastal wonders in Greece, Montenegro and Croatia.

You’ve heard about Italy—its mouth-watering cuisine, excellent wine, fabulous art, splendid beauty, ancient ruins, and remarkable architecture—now it’s your turn to experience it all! In Rome step back in time as you get up close to ancient buildings and ruins to imagine what life was like thousands of years ago. Discover the historical sights including St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum. The capital of the Tuscany region, Florence has historically been a hub of art and culture. Here, enjoy a light lunch and a guided walking tour that includes a visit to see Michelangelo’s famous David statue. Spend time shopping for local Florentine goods. A stop in Pisa will allow you to marvel at the spectacular Square of Miracles with its world-famous Leaning Tower. Then leave the mainland to stay on the unique and intriguing island city of Venice where a private boat ride awaits. Visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, the Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. You’ll also have time to explore the maze of streets.

Get on board and relax on the recently refurbished Celestyal Olympia cruise ship. Sail across the glimmering Adriatic Sea and discover the pivotal role it has played on the surrounding countries. Indulge in memorable experiences at each intriguing port of call. Visit the beautiful Greek Island of Corfu and see the Achilleion. Explore the 3000 year old coastal city of Patras. Relive the glorious past of UNESCO listed Kotor, set on a spectacular bay and boasting splendid architecture, monumental walls and a maze of narrow streets. The splendid Croatian cities of Dubrovnik and Split both epitomize the beauty of this cruise. Time to explore the imposing city walls of Dubrovnik, its charming streets and to taste the local specialties.

In Split the incredible Diocletian’s Palace awaits you. All this and much more is there for you to discover on a fascinating walking tour.
Throughout this vacation, Globus has taken care of the details, giving you more time to experience the sights and more time to indulge in the sumptuous cuisine, to enjoy some shopping and explore the destinations, and participate in optional excursions. Just imagine the memories you’ll create on this fabulous Mediterranean vacation at a price that’s as enticing as a glass of wine and tiramisù!
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Escapes by Globus

 Destinations & Sightseeing

ROME
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum
ASSISI
Visit St. Francis’ Basilica
FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square and enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite lunch
PISA
Marvel at the Leaning Tower
VENICE
Private boat ride, guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration; dinner at a local restaurant
CRUISING
Seven-night cruise starting in Venice with ports of call at Corfu (Greece), Patras, Kotor (Montenegro), Dubrovnik (Croatia) and Split. Included Shore Excursions Corfu: Evergreen Island of Corfu, Kotor: walking tour with visit to the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, Split: Historic walking tour, inside visit Ethnographic Museum, Split city Museum
Cruise Details:
  • Rotation of ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports with or without prior notice.
  • Outside cabin (category XA). All cabins with two lower beds and private shower and toilet.
  • Full entertainment program on board.
  • Drink package: selection of non-alcoholic & alcoholic drinks.
  • Globus Host service throughout the cruise.

Headsets throughout the vacation.

Notes:

  • Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternative hotels of equivalent standard.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • The ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the Celestyal Olympia, operated by Celestyal Cruises.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; private boat ride in Venice; cruise ship

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch; 3 three-course dinners: including dinners at local restaurants in Rome and Venice.

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 2 ROME

A fascinating day awaits. Your guided sightseeing includes inside visits of the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL where you can marvel at Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment. Visit monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Also, visit the magnificent COLOSSEUM next to the Roman Forum and the Arch of Constantine, and hear about the gladiators who fought here. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites.

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Day 3 ROME–ASSISI–FLORENCE

Enjoy a morning break in the majestic medieval hilltop town of Assisi. Visit the massive 13th-century ST. FRANCIS BASILICA, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God’s creatures. Enter Tuscany and arrive in Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.”

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Day 4 FLORENCE

During your walking tour with a Local Guide, visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, home to Michelangelo’s celebrated statue of David, admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite lunch next to Santa Croce Square with time to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce.

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Day 5 FLORENCE–PISA–VENICE ISLAND

This morning drive to Pisa. In the spectacular Square of Miracles, take the traditional picture pushing back the amazing Leaning Tower. Drive through the wooded Apennine Hills, known as the backbone of Italy, to Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe.

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Day 6 VENICE ISLAND

Take a PRIVATE BOAT to join your Local Guide for a walking tour. Highlights are ST. MARK’S SQUARE, a favorite location for many movies, the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE, and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also, watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Immerse yourself in the wonderful atmosphere of Venice. Wander through the narrow streets and discover the Rialto Bridge. You may wish to take an optional gondola serenade. This evening dinner awaits at one of Venice’s restaurants.

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Day 7 VENICE (EMBARKATION)

Later today head to the port and embark your cruise ship. Tonight set sail on the Adriatic sea.

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Day 8 CRUISING: AT SEA

Time to relax and enjoy the ship’s facilities as you cruise towards Corfu, Greece.

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Day 9 CRUISING: CORFU, GREECE

Almost a full day to explore CORFU one of the larger and more diverse Greek Islands. Visit CORFU TOWN, with its mixture of Byzantine & Venetian architecture, once defended by two fortresses, and the cosmopolitan town of KANONI. Also see the Achilleion, a stunning palace built for the Austrian Empress Sissi.

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Day 10 CRUISING: PATRAS

This morning arrive in 3000 year old Patras, the largest city in the Peloponnese. A full day to explore the city, alternatively optional excursions are available.

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Day 11 CRUISING: KOTOR, MONTENEGRO

Morning at sea. This afternoon disembark in KOTOR a UNESCO listed city located on a spectacular bay. The guided walking tour will bring to light the fascinating history of this intriguing city. Visit the CATHEDRAL OF SAINT TRYPHON, the city’s symbol, and the MARITIME MUSEUM. Plenty more time to explore the finely preserved fortifications.

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Day 12 CRUISING: DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

This morning wake-up to magnificent Dubrovnik. A full day to explore and soak up the atmosphere of this ancient city which juts out into the Adriatic Sea. A variety of optional excursions are available for your enjoyment.

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Day 13 CRUISING: SPLIT

Follow your Local Guide through the narrow cobblestone streets within the walls of Emperor DIOCLETIAN’S PALACE. Visit the ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM and SPLIT CITY MUSEUM, then see more of Split’s iconic sites, the Golden Gate, the Silver Gate and Peristyle Square.

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Day 14 VENICE, ITALY (DISEMBARKATION)

This morning arrive back in Venice. After disembarkation free time to catch up on a final bit of sightseeing and shopping before tonight’s farewell dinner.

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Day 15 VENICE

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Rome
Florence
Venice

Rome

Roman Highlights

Roman Highlights

Join your Local Guide for a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the city's authentic jewels. A lifetime experience!

Price Range: $

Florence

Tuscan Dinner

Tuscan Dinner

Enjoy a wonderful dinner in the delightful Tuscan countryside, featuring authentic traditional dishes using the finest local ingredients.

Price Range: $$

Tuscan Cooking Class in Medieval Tower

Tuscan Cooking Class in Medieval Tower

Ignite your passion for cooking on this unique excursion. A complete culinary adventure awaits you in a Medieval tower located just outside from Florence.

Price Range: $$

Venice

Venetian Dinner

Venetian Dinner

The magic of Venice comes to life as you enjoy an unforgettable evening of gourmet specialties at one of the city's most celebrated restaurants.

Price Range: $$

Gondola

Gondola

When in Rome, do as the Romans -- and when in Venice, head right for the gondolas! Hop aboard a traditional gondola for a ride through the magical Venetian canals

Price Range: $$

 Know Before You Go

These Know Before You Go travel tips are designed with you in mind, with helpful hints to help you prepare for and enjoy your escorted vacation. They are your guide to getting ready and contain general information on travel documentation, customs, and the country/countries you will be visiting, including budgeting, transportation, climate, languages, and much more. With Globus, you benefit from our experience.



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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