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Revel in a magical all-inclusive Mediterranean Silversea cruise before discovering the allure of Italy’s enchanting lakes.

Your magical Mediterranean holiday begins with an overnight hotel stay in Europe’s oldest capital, Athens. Blessed with world-famous historical landmarks, rich cultural heritage, and picturesque neighbourhoods, you’ll find plenty to explore during your stay.

You’ll then embark the Silver Spirit and sail in luxury with plush accommodation, fabulous entertainment, and dining options as you discover the many delightful treasures within the Mediterranean Sea. Your unforgettable cruise includes calls in Santorini, famed for its beautiful sunsets and sultry volcanic beaches, Souda Bay, offering a breath of peace and serenity, romantic Nafplion, Argostoli which boasts the longest stone bridge over the sea in the world, and mythical Corfu. You’ll then sail to Kotor in Montenegro, where you’ll be greeted with azure waters and medieval architecture before calling in charming Bari - step back in time as you wander through one of Italy’s most atmospheric old towns – Bari Vecchio. Next, you’ll encounter Croatia’s famous beauty spots: Dubrovnik, Split and Rovinj and savour their diversity, golden sanded beaches, and hidden architectural delights before completing your wonderful cruise in Venice.

Next, you’ll embark on a trio of Italian Lakes tour and uncover their captivating scenery during a series of hotel stays. First, you’ll enjoy a magical three-night stay in Lake Garda as you admire the Northern Alps tumbling down into shimmering waters, peppered with silver-leafed olive trees and pretty villages. From Lake Garda, you’ll transfer to Lake Como, to relish an enchanting two-night stay, with a magical escorted tour on board the Bernina Express into Switzerland before visiting the second largest lake in Italy, Lake Maggiore. Savour two days here exploring its lakefront restaurants with spellbinding views, rustic trattorias with old Italian charm.

Your Route

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The Silver Spirit Experience

Silversea’s luxury cruise ship, Silver Spirit, blends first class facilities with eight desirable dining venues and polished entertainment, providing a truly superior way to cruise. While on board you could discover exquisite dishes bursting with Asian essence at Indochine, meet new friends at Dolce Vita, or unwind in the Zagara Spa. You’ll find personalised service and gracious hospitality, included in your all-inclusive luxury cruise. Stretch out with the largest suites in the Silversea fleet and enjoy a lively, convivial atmosphere that caters to cosmopolitan travellers. And with an enviable staff-to-guest ratio, your every whim will be catered to during your unforgettable cruise.

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Zagara Spa

Relax your body and mind in this soothing sanctuary with saunas, steam rooms and a wide range of invigorating therapies.
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Dining

With eight exquisite dining venues, you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to start.
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Panorama Lounge

Sip a cocktail while taking in panoramic views of the sunset as a pianist plays just the right notes to take you from day to night.

Your 19 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

20 April 2023

Fly to the ancient city of Athens where you’ll enjoy a one-night, five-star stay

Soaring mountains, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, unspoilt green spaces and byzantine churches - Athens is a beguiling destination of beauty, mythology and history. At the heart of the city is the iconic Acropolis. Gazing out over the urban sprawl below and home to ancient buildings of historic and architectural greatness such as the Parthenon, it provides a fascinating glimpse into ancient Greece. Learn all about it at the Acropolis Museum.

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Day 2

21 April 2023

Embark the luxury Silver Spirit to begin your magical Mediterranean adventure

Silversea’s luxury Silver Spirit, blends first-class facilities with eight desirable dining venues and polished entertainment, providing a truly superior way to cruise. While on board you could discover exquisite dishes bursting with Asian essence at Indochine, meet new friends at Dolce Vita, or unwind in the Zagara Spa. You’ll find personalised service and gracious hospitality, included in your all-inclusive luxury cruise.

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Day 3

22 April 2023

Find yourself mesmerised by Santorini’s unrivalled beauty

With gorgeous hilltop villages, stunning sunsets, iconic blue-domed churches and volcanic beaches decorated with black, red or white sand, crescent-shaped Santorini is one of the most beautiful destinations on earth. Take the winding coastal paths past fascinating rock formations, through tiny villages, and stop at a restaurant to linger over the famous Greek cuisine. 

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Day 4

23 April 2023

Seek serenity in the glorious surroundings of Souda Bay

Relaxation is second nature in Souda Bay located on the northwest coast of Crete and sheltered by the pretty hills of Akrotiri and Cape Drapano. Its capital, Chania is a charming Venetian town with cobbled streets lined with colourful townhouses that zigzag down to the harbour. You can while away the day by browsing an array of museums, churches and crafts en route, then walk along the harbour wall to the oldest lighthouse in the world, built in the late 16th century. Complete your calming visit with a raki in a waterside café.

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Day 5

24 April 2023

Be charmed by romantic Nafplion

Romantic Nafplion is your next port of call. You’ll be mesmerised by this charming town's architecture and beauty as you explore the ancient walls, medieval castles, monuments and statues. Take a romantic sunset stroll along the “Arvanitia Promenade”, enjoy a cup of coffee or a delicious meal in Syntagma Square, and sip a drink at the port taking in the stunning view of Bourtzi.

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Day 6

25 April 2023

Be enchanted by Argostoli, home to glamorous beaches

Wander Argostoli’s bustling harbour, famous for its loggerhead turtles, and visit the central Vallianos Square, where you’ll find a vibrant ambiance and plenty of shaded bars and restaurants. You could also venture to one of the island’s tranquil beaches, such as Vouti, to discover crystal-clear waters gently lapping at the chalk-white shore.

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Day 7

26 April 2023

Dive into the turquoise waters and Venetians-influenced towns of Corfu

Corfu is an island surrounded by golden sandy beaches, crystal waters and tropical flora. Corfu Town is a bustling, contemporary city filled with history and Greek charm, and is said to boast one of the prettiest town squares, called the Spianada, in the whole of Greece. The old town is a mix of Italian architecture, Venetian monuments, French arcades, an English palace and two hillside fortresses; all of which pay tribute to the many cultures who have occupied this island. Many tiny alleyways host some of the most beautiful architecture here and are lined with shops and restaurants.

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Day 8

27 April 2023

Discover Kotor, awash with charming red-roofed buildings and welcoming waterfront restaurant

Tucked away in the jagged mountains that crowd around the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro is a dazzlingly beautiful port with an old town, filled with winding cobbled streets, restaurants, boutiques and ancient churches. 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 9

28 April 2023

The majesty of Bari invites you delve ever further into its labyrinthine of caves and alleyways

Bari stands on the Adriatic coast. The old town has retained its ancient medieval plan and contains many historic buildings and sites. Explore the Basilica di San Nicola, one of the south’s first Norman churches or admire the beauty of the Petruzzelli theatre - one of the most famous symbols of Bari. A complimentary shore excursion from Silversea can take you into the timeless World Heritage Sassi. Wander the labyrinthine alleyways and stairways of this spectacular neighbourhood, visit a cave dwelling furnished as it used to be, and learn how the locals eked out a living here.

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Day 10

29 April 2023

Marvel at the sea of terracotta rooftops and UNESCO wonders of the ancient city of Dubrovnik

For fans of history, Croatia’s romantic capital Dubrovnik is pure paradise and a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many visitors choose to uncover the hidden corners of the city with a walk around the ancient fortress walls, shop in the gleaming limestone centre of Stradun or hike to the top of Mount Srd. Whatever you do, you’ll be rewarded with endless views of the turquoise harbour and terracotta-tiled rooftops. It was even used as a location in the TV show Game of Thrones.

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Day 11

30 April 2023

Uncover the treasures of Split, the largest city on the Adriatic coast

Split combines archaeological treasures, natural beauty and modern Dalmatian life with consummate ease. With its spectacular setting – a mountainous backdrop offset by the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea – it’s no wonder that a powerful Roman emperor once chose to build his palace here. Today, Diocletian’s Palace is one of the finest and best-preserved Roman monuments in the world and takes up a large area of the delightful Old Town.

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Day 12

1 May 2023

Marvel at the Italian influence in Croatia’s 'Little Venice' in Rovinj

Enjoy seafront strolls, waterside drinks and the patchwork of Rovinj’s atmospheric, Venetian-influenced old town. Nearby, islands sparkle and beaches call out, while working fishing boats add authentic everyday charm. An alluring highlight of the Istrian Peninsula, walk Rovinj's cobbled streets and squares, lined with pretty souvenir shops, bars, gelato stalls and restaurants. Climb the Church of St Eufemia's Venetian bell tower for extraordinary views of the town’s iconic terracotta rooftops.

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Days 13 - 15

2 - 4 May 2023

Arriving in Venice it’s time to disembark Silver Spirit and transfer to Lake Garda

Disembarking Silver Spirit, you will transfer to the first in a trio of Italian Lakes, Lake Garda. The largest lake in Italy, this staggeringly beautiful stretch of water has a universal charm that attracts people from all over the world. Enjoy every second of it with this superb three-night hotel stay. The lake’s southern region has olive groves, Roman architecture and lakeside beaches, while the north is characterised by its dramatic scenery, hemmed in on both sides by the majestic Alps.

With a further 2 days at leisure it's yours to explore this fascinating lake. Pay a visit to magical Sirmione, blessed with thermal springs, a water-side castle and the ruins of a Roman villa. Nature lovers could enjoy a day walking in the hills and admiring the jaw-dropping views over the lake, or perhaps taking a boat out to another town on its shores. You could also delve into history at Riva del Garda with its cobblestone streets and pretty waterfront backed by soaring mountains.

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Day 16

5 May 2023

Today your tour takes you to the spellbinding shores of Lake Como

Arriving in Lake Como, you could explore the quaint towns perched along the shores, or even the small city of Como itself, which is full of museums, well-manicured parks, palaces and grand churches and cathedrals dating back centuries. Another romantic spot is the picturesque village of Varenna, with its brightly painted houses set before a quintessentially alpine backdrop – a great place for photo opportunities.

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Day 17

6 May 2023

Embark on one of the world’s greatest train journeys, the Bernina Express

Step aboard the iconic Bernina Express for a train journey to St. Moritz, passing through the Poschiavo Valley and the Engadin. Enjoy incredible sights of majestic mountains and quaint little towns as you trundle over the dizzying Brusio spiral viaduct, past Puschlaversee, over Alp Grum and onto the magical Bernina Pass. Before reaching St. Moritz, you’ll savour incredible views of Lake Bianco and the snow-clad Morteratsch Glacier.

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Days 18 - 19

7 - 8 May 2023

Transfer to your third and final Italian Lakes stay in magical Lake Maggiore

Located just south of the Alps, this is the second-largest lake in Italy and extends into Switzerland. It’s characterised by its 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 20

9 May 2023

Your extraordinary trio of Lakes complete, it’s time to return home

Transfer to Milan for your onward flight home.

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Your Hotel Stays

Grand Hyatt Athens
★★★★★

Located on the famous Syngrou Avenue, between the cultural centre of Athens and the cosmopolitan Athenian Riviera, Grand Hyatt Athens offers the ultimate escape with a heady mix of history and modern amenities. Chic rooms are designed with the modern traveller in mind, with marble bathrooms and spacious living areas and bedrooms. Soak up the sun from the rooftop pool — a relaxing oasis in the heart of Athens with views of the Acropolis. Dine at the exquisite restaurants, with the rooftop Grand by Interni serving a delightful fusion of Mediterranean and Asian cuisine.

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Hotel Savoy Palace, Lake Garda
★★★★

The Hotel Savoy Palace in Lake Garda, is an upscale four-star hotel, poised on the banks of the shimmering lake. Just a few steps away from the cusp of the lake and conveniently close to historic towns and bustling shopping areas, your time here can be spent as leisurely as you like. Unwind with a treatment in the spa, toast to adventures in the elegant Muse’s Bar or soak up the sun and sights during a boat excursion across the sapphire waters.

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Hotel Lago, Lake Como
★★★★

Located in the charming and romantic town of Torno, blessed with uninterrupted views of Lake Como, guests are guaranteed an unforgettable stay at Hotel Lago. This boutique hotel offers large and spacious suites with living areas and large terraces overlooking the glistening lake; we’d recommend making the most of the stunning views and have your breakfast here. Alternatively, you can savour the delicious continental breakfast outside on the charming lake view terrace.

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Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees, Lake Maggiore
★★★★

Built in 1863, Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees, is one of the region’s most opulent establishments. The Art Nouveau décor is present throughout providing an air classic Italian grandeur, from the ornate reception to the beautifully landscaped gardens. Rooms and suites reflect the splendour of the hotel, complete with marble bathrooms and spa bathtubs and offer beautiful views of the gardens, the Alps or Lake Maggiore. Savour classical and international cuisine prepared with local produce at the elegant Il Borromeo Restaurant and after dinner cocktails at the stylish Hemingway Bar.

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Touring Experience

The Bernina Express

This memorable journey takes you past sapphire-hued glaciers and dramatic, jagged mountains, as well as astonishing architectural wonders like the single-track Brusio spiral viaduct with its nine stone arches. Pass through the spectacular Bernina Pass, with views of Lake Bianco and the snow-clad Morteratsch Glacier before reaching the glamorous resort town St. Moritz.

Your Holiday Summary

 

FREE Rail Journey

  • Scenic rail journey through the Swiss Alps on board the Bernina Express

Cruise

  • 11 night all-inclusive luxury cruise on board Silver Spirit
    • Complimentary premium shore excursions included at every port*
    • Pre-paid gratuities and complimentary WI-FI on board
    • In-suite butler service and fully stocked fridge for all suites
    • All-inclusive beverages including fine wines, beers and premium spirits

FREE Hotel Stays

  • 1 night five-star hotel stay at the Grand Hyatt Athens with breakfast
  • 3 night four-star stay in Lake Garda at the Hotel Savoy Palace with breakfast
  • 2 night four-star stay in Lake Como at the Hotel Lago with breakfast
  • 2 night four-star stay in Lake Maggiore at the Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees with breakfast

All flights (London departure - regional flights available) and transfers

^Offer includes one excursion per guest, per port/day. Additional excursions available at an extra charge

 

Prices From

Departing

20 April 2023

Vista Suite

£4,999pp

Veranda Suite

£5,999pp

Silver Suite

£11,999pp

Duration: 19 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Athens, Santorini, Souda Bay (Crete), Nafplion, Argostoli, Corfu, Kotor, Bari, Dubrovnik, Split, Rovinj, Venice, Lake Garda, Lake Como, Lake Maggiore

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