Athens - Hotel Stay
Europe’s ancient capital has many stories to tell as you explore ancient landmarks where much of western civilisation, literature and philosophy was born. While the skyline is still dominated by the magnificent Acropolis, modern Athens is a bustling city with vibrant open air restaurants and cafes.
Athens - Embark Silver Spirit
The all-new Silver Spirit has been completely refurbished to create extra space and exciting new features that offer an even more luxurious experience at sea. Now with eight superb dining options, an improved health and fitness centre, a larger pool deck, together with Silversea’s world-famous standards of service, you’re guaranteed the cruise of a lifetime on Silver Spirit.
Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. The island is described as the most scenically dramatic of all the Greek Islands – blessed with rugged landscapes, stunning caldera and an array of beautiful beaches - including Perissa, Kamari, and the famous Red Beach. Stroll among the white-washed churches and clifftop houses of Fira and Oia and purvey the spectacular vista below.
Crete’s ancient history can be discovered all over the island. Explore the ruins of the Minoan palace at Knossos and the cave that is the legendary birthplace of Zeus. Crete’s landscape is diverse and beautiful, covered in rugged mountain ranges pitted with caves and levelling out into flat grasslands.
During these days at sea you’ll have plenty of opportunity to explore all that Silver Spirit has to offer. Relax on a lounger by the pool or admire the view from the whirlpool as the attentive staff bring you your favourite drink. Later enjoy an expertly-made cocktail and share stories with your fellow travellers in Dolce Vita.
Sarande is an ancient charming city set against the Albania Riviera. Nearby Butrint is a national heritage site where you can see an impressive Roman amphitheatre, Roman temple with mosaic floors and an abundance of buildings built through the periods. For spectacular views travel up to the old Castle of Lekures from where you can see the island of Corfu on the beautiful Ionian Sea.
Kotor is located along one of Montenegro's most beautiful bays. Medieval architecture and numerous monuments of cultural heritage have made Kotor a must-visit destination. Here you’ll find imposing mountains, shrouded by mist, overlooking near-endless museums, churches and charming squares – the perfect place to sit back and relax.
For fans of history, culture and Game of Thrones, Croatia’s ruggedly romantic capital of Dubrovnik is pure paradise. Many visitors to 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.
Split blends ancient monuments, natural beauty and modern Dalmatian life with consummate ease. With its spectacular setting – think mountainous backdrop offset by the turquoise waters of the Adriatic – it’s no wonder that a Roman emperor choose to build his palace here. Today, Diocletian’s Palace is one of the finest and best preserved Roman monuments in the world.
Cruise into Venice and discover its secret passageways, dramatic Gothic architecture and the famous Venetian cuisine; all of which contribute to the beauty and intrigue of this enchanting city. Defying both logic and architectural techniques, the city stands as beautiful as ever, an incredibly well-preserved network of waterways and grand palazzi. Take a trip on a gondola, an iconic experience and undisputed romantic symbol of this timeless city.
Venice - Disembark Silver Spirit and Lake Garda Hotel Stay
Today you’ll disembark Silver Spirit in Venice and be transferred to captivating Lake Garda. Italy’s largest lake glimmers as the main event while mountains rise majestically, colourful towns and villages are wedged among sprawling vineyards and olive groves, and salt-and-pepper beaches are scattered invitingly around the water’s edges.
Lake Garda - Hotel Stay
Staying at the Hotel Continental in Sirmione, you’ll enjoy a relaxing stay on the shores of Lake Garda with wonderful uninterrupted views. Enjoy a morning swim in the pool, followed by a delicious al fresco breakfast on the terrace before exploring the small historic town of Sirmione. Each town on the lake brings a plethora of new discoveries: a church resplendent with Renaissance frescoes, a botanical garden, snow-capped mountains – there’s so much to discover.
Verona - Embark Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Return to London in the elegant style befitting such a luxurious holiday, on board the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Enjoy the opulent surroundings of the 1920s carriages as you swish through the European countryside, passing stunning alpine scenery, as you enjoy a three course lunch and later, a four-course dinner, served in the most regal style.
London - Disembark Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
After breakfast, a quick stop in Paris and a delicious brunch, you’ll arrive at the French coast to cross the channel. On the other side, a glass of champagne will welcome you home before you take afternoon tea aboard the glamorous British Pullman, gliding towards London.
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