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Embark on a luxurious all-inclusive Mediterranean voyage on the brand-new Celebrity Beyond℠, revel in the sights of Lake Maggiore and Garda, and journey home on board the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

In Rome, you’ll embark the brand-new Celebrity Beyond℠ for your thrilling cruise around the magical Mediterranean. A cruise on board this remarkable ship is a holiday in itself; take your tastebuds on a gastronomic journey through gourmet fine dining restaurants and unwind in the expanded open-air spaces or admire mesmerising views of the ocean from the unique Magic Carpet.

Discover the charms of the Adriatic Sea as you enjoy calls in Dubrovnik, renowned for its distinctive Old Town, and Montenegro’s Kotor. Here you’ll find imposing mountains, shrouded by mist, overlooking near-endless museums, churches and charming squares. The stunning beaches of Corfu await where you can explore the bustling atmosphere of Corfu Town. Zakynthos is your next port of call. Surrounded by the glimmering blue waters of the Ionian Sea, this island is a sun-seeker's paradise. Italy’s most historic city, Naples, is your next stop and gateway to key destinations including Sorrento, the Amalfi coast and, of course, Pompeii, an ancient city preserved under ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.

You’ll disembark back in Rome and transfer to the achingly romantic city of Florence, for a one-night hotel stay before exploring the natural attractions, Baroque architecture and fascinating culture of Lake Maggiore and Lake Garda. Wander picturesque landscapes, discovering historical churches clinging to cliff faces and exquisite villages of rustic charm. You’ll first spend two nights at Lake Maggiore gifting you ample opportunity to delve into the depths of the art and culture encased within the landscapes before transferring to fair Verona for a further two-night hotel stay. During your time here, you’ll also enjoy a wonderful wine tour in Lake Garda, tasting some of the flavours from the local area.

Finally, you’ll complete your holiday in exquisite style as you board the superb Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in Verona. Settle into carriages decked out in French-polished cherry wood and antique fixtures as you bid farewell to Italy. Make your way to London in timelessly elegant surroundings on one of the world’s most celebrated train journeys, a true exemplar of luxury.

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Embark on a journey to London on board the magnificent Venice-Simplon Orient Express

One of the most iconic train journeys in the world, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is a work of art. Harking back to a more elegant age of travel, you’ll journey through the countryside in original 1920s carriages, featuring Lalique glass panels, wood marquetry and wood burning stoves. Experience the gracious service as you dine in the sumptuous restaurant car on a menu of delectable cuisine, returning to your compartment to discover that your private lounge has been effortlessly converted into a bedroom with upper and lower berths. A sequence of unforgettable moments, barely changed by time, make this voyage one of the world’s finest travel experiences, admired by many but enjoyed by few.

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Carriages

The train is made up of sleeping cars dating back to the 1920s and 30s, plus three dining cars, a bar car with an elegant baby grand piano which is played every evening before and after dinner, and an on-board boutique. There is also a baggage carriage for storing outsize bags that will not fit in your cabin.
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Cabins

The restored 1920s sleeper cabins are some of the most luxurious train accommodations in the world. Each one is beautifully appointed with exquisite craftsmanship, such as bespoke soft furnishings and polished wood. There are four cabins to choose from and all feature a washbasin with hot and cold water, towels, bathrobes and slippers plus dual voltage plugs to stay connected.
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Food

The cuisine on board is truly exceptional – its presentation is as such it’s hard to believe that it has been created on board a moving locomotive. Executive Chef Christian Bodiguel has honed his menus on the Orient Express for over 30 years, and takes inspiration from local, seasonal produce, dependent on the route that the train takes.

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The Celebrity Beyond℠ Experience

Celebrity Beyond℠, the third ship in the revolutionary Edge® Series, is designed to defy imaginations. You can look forward to enjoying Celebrity Cruises’ renowned approach to modern luxury, with re-imagined spaces, transformed accommodations and fresh takes on Celebrity signatures. Soar above the open sea on the Magic Carpet, surrender to the unexpected pleasures of the Rooftop Garden and discover the multi-sensory wonders of the ever-evolving Eden. Featuring 32 restaurants and bars, you’ll embark on a culinary journey and relish menus created by Michelin-starred chefs. Relax and recharge in the sumptuous staterooms with eXhale® bedding and Cashmere™ mattresses designed exclusively for Celebrity as you savour a cruise experience like no other.

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Dining

Dine alfresco on the Magic Carpet, tuck into steak at Fine Cut Steakhouse, enjoy delicious global cuisine and the most awarded wine collection at sea at Daniel Boulud's Le Voyage, and savour delicious cuisine and incredible panoramic ocean views at the Rooftop Garden Grill.

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Activities

Enjoy sunny afternoons relaxing poolside on the Resort Deck armed with a drink, head to the adult only Solarium with rooftop garden for some true tranquillity, or an enjoy art and wine class.

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Entertainment

Relax in the plush Grand Plaza with a pre-dinner cocktail and live pianist, enjoy immersive performances at the theatre, go wild at The Club with live DJs and dancing or take in a multisensory performance at Eden.

Your 15 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

6 May 2023

Savour an overnight hotel stay in Rome exploring streets steeped in history

Simply marvel at the sights of Italy’s ancient capital, where you can follow in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors at the Colosseum, built in 80AD and which once housed around 50,000 spectators. In between chic cafés and serene statues on street corners, you’ll find treasures like the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, where a coin tossed into its shining waters promise a return to Rome. Sample hearty local cuisine at a family-run trattoria and find a gelato stand for a cooling ice cream as the stylish locals zip through cobblestone streets on Vespa scooters. It’s a city dripping in atmosphere.

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Day 2

7 May 2023

Today, you’ll embark the brand-new Celebrity Beyond℠ for your fabulous cruise

Today you’ll embark Celebrity Beyond℠, the newest addition to the Celebrity fleet. Brimming with world-class dining venues, spacious public areas and no shortage of onboard entertainment options, Celebrity Beyond promises an unrivalled onboard experience.

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Day 3

8 May 2023

Discover more ways to relax and renew on board Celebrity Beyond℠ during a day at sea

During the day, you can spend time in one of the ship’s many lounges, relax by the pool, or join in with one of the many activities featured in the entertainment programme. When night falls, you can take in a performance in the ship’s theatre, meet up with new-found friends for a cocktail or try your luck in the casino. Rest assured that however you choose to spend your time onboard, this incredible ship will take you on an unforgettable journey in style and comfort.

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Day 4

9 May 2023

Delve into Dubrovnik’s distinctive Old Town

Today you’ll discover beautiful Dubrovnik, known as the Pearl of the Adriatic and renowned for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with towering stone walls. Take a walk around the city walls and gaze upon the fantastic view of the Old Town and glittering Adriatic or discover more about Dubrovnik’s history at the Cultural History Museum, once the palace for the elected rector who governed in the late 15th Century. If you prefer being by the coast, take a dip in the glittering Adriatic Sea, or embark on a boat trip to explore more of the striking Dalmatian coastline.

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Day 5

10 May 2023

Embrace the curiosities hidden within the depths of Kotor

Tucked away in the jagged mountains that crowd around the Bay of Kotor, this old port in Montenegro is awash with charming red-roofed Venetian buildings and welcoming waterfront restaurants. No visit here is complete without a visit to Our Lady of the Rocks, an artificial island in the bay which was built on top of sunken ships loaded with rocks. Although tiny, it’s home to an old church and a museum. Curiously, the old town also hosts a whimsical museum dedicated entirely to cats.

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Day 6

11 May 2023

The blue waters of Corfu await

The lush and verdant island of Corfu has a long and colourful history – it has been ruled by the Romans, the Venetians, the French and the English. Corfu Town boasts fortresses bearing the insignia of the Venetian Republic, an esplanade lavishly planted by the French during the Napoleonic Wars, and an English cricket pitch. Head inland to the village of Sokraki where time has stood still.

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Day 7

12 May 2023

Relish a day in Zakynthos to explore its wonderful beaches and azure waters in hope of spotting Loggerhead turtles

An island paradise located off the beautiful west coast of Greece, Zakynthos, is abundant with olive groves, lemon trees, bougainvillea and rolling hills. An area of distinct beauty, Zakynthos offers white pebbled shorelines met by crystal clear waters, rugged cliff tops offering grandstand views of Ionian sunsets, hidden coves and turquoise sea caves. Head to Laganas Beach to spot loggerhead turtles or head by boat to the famous Navagio beach, colloquially known as Smugglers cove, to step foot on one of Greece’s most beautiful beaches with its stunning azure waters and encompassing cliff faces.

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Day 8

13 May 2023

Delight in the array of exquisite dining options on board Celebrity Beyond℠

The restaurants on board Celebrity Beyond℠ are destinations in themselves. Relish a dazzling choice of 29 different dining venues, each one offering a selection of dishes prepared with fresh ingredients by Celebrity Cruises’ highly trained chefs. So, whether you’re looking for a mid-morning snack or an indulgent six-course feast, this ship has something for everyone to enjoy.

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Day 9

14 May 2023

Marvel at the views of majestic Mount Vesuvius in Naples

Naples, with its famous bay, is southern Italy’s most historic city and is overlooked by the towering slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Savour a pizza in the city where this staple of Italian cuisine was first conceived and check out the palaces, piazzas and glass-domed gallerias. Naples also serves as a gateway to key destinations including Sorrento, the Amalfi coast and, of course, Pompeii, an ancient city preserved under ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.

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Day 10

15 May 2023

Arrive in the spellbinding city of Florence for an overnight hotel stay

The Tuscan capital is an achingly romantic city of medieval architecture and art, with a magnificent city centre that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Regarded by many as the birthplace of the Renaissance movement, it’s home to the superb Uffizi Gallery, displaying artwork by Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Other sights include the Duomo, a cathedral with a striking terracotta-tiled dome, the illustrious Ponte Vecchio and Piazzale Michelangelo which boasts panoramic views of the city.

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Days 11 - 12

16 - 17 May 2023

Transfer to magical Lake Maggiore for for a magnificent two-night stay

Transfer to Lake Maggiore for your two-night hotel stay. Located just south of the Alps, Lake Maggiore is the second-largest lake in Italy and extends into Switzerland. It’s characterised by colourful fishing villages, the tiny Borromean Islands off its south-western shore and the delicious cuisine found in the villages around it. Blessed with a mild climate all year round, the surrounding landscapes burst with a mesmerising array of Mediterranean vegetation and exotic plants.

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Day 13

18 May 2023

Transfer for a two-night stay in Verona, beguiled by travellers over the centuries

A land of great traditions, from opera to fine food and wine, Verona is a romantic and elegant city waiting to be explored. During your hotel stay here, wander quaint and winding streets and admire its romantic balconies with a gelato in hand. Be awe-inspired by the sheer size of The Verona Arena which was built in 30 AD and is still in use today. You may be lucky enough to catch one of the large-scale opera performances given there.

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Day 14

19 May 2023

Explore the delicious regional wines of Lake Garda, known as some of the best in the world

The countryside around Lake Garda is one of Italy’s finest wine-making regions with vineyards galore, producing such world-famous wines as Bardolino and Pinot Grigio. Today you’ll get to taste some of these on a superb tasting tour where you’ll also get to marvel at the bucolic landscape with which this beautiful part of Italy is synonymous. It promises to be one of the highlights of your Italian lakes experience.

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Day 15

20 May 2023

Board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in Verona for one of the most iconic train journeys in the world

Step aboard the sublime Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in Verona and be transported to the elegance of a bygone age. In original 1920s and 1930s carriages, you’ll weave through through the majestic Alps and rural France back to England. Experience attentive, first-class service as you dine on exquisitely prepared dishes, returning to your compartment to discover that your private cabin has been effortlessly converted into a bedroom.

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Day 16

21 May 2023

Disembark the Venice Simplon-Orient Express in London

Having been transported to an era of timeless nostalgia and glamour, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express will come to a halt in London, where you will return home with memories you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

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Touring Experience

Lake Garda Wine Tour

Thanks to the mild climate, Italian sunshine and fertile slopes, vines thrive around Lake Garda. Thus, you’ll notice numerous wineries stretching across the verdant countryside, some producing internationally acclaimed wines. Today you’ll enjoy an exciting half-day wine tasting tour at a nearby local winery. Here, you’ll gain fascinating insight into Lake Garda’s soil and grapes, how the vines are cultivated and the many wine varieties. This will be followed by an exclusive tasting of three typical wines, accompanied by some locally produced cheeses, olives, and crusty bread sticks.

Your Holiday Summary

 

All-Inclusive Cruise

  • 8 night all-inclusive cruise on board the brand-new Celebrity Beyond℠ 
  • FREE Classic Drinks Package, Wi-Fi and Tips
  • FREE Ocean View to Veranda upgrade

Hotel Stays

  • 1 night four-star stay in Rome at the Best Western Hotel President with breakfast
  • 1 night four-star stay in Florence at the Hotel Adler Cavalieri with breakfast
  • 2 night four-star stay in Lake Maggiore at the Zacchera Hotel Collection with breakfast
  • 2 night four-star stay in Verona at the Hotel Leon D'Oro with breakfast

Rail Journey

  • 2 day full-board luxury rail journey on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Verona to London

Fully Escorted Tour

  • Wine tasting in Lake Garda

Outbound flight (London departure - regional flights available) and transfers

 

Prices

Departing

6 May 2023

Inside

£5,599pp

Ocean View

£6,499pp

Veranda

£6,499pp

Concierge Class

£7,499pp

Duration: 15 Nights
Itinerary Includes:  Rome, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Corfu, Zakynthos, Naples, Rome, Lake Maggiore, Lake Garda, Verona, London

To Book, Call our Holiday Specialists on

0800 840 5801