Mediterranean: Royal Clipper : Eleven Night Rome to Venice Cruise
Our Rome to Venice Cruise is a Mediterranean Tall Ships voyage beyond compare
What Makes Me Mighty Fine
- Fabulous, 11 night voyage, travelling around the Italian coast, taking in stunning ports of call in Italy, Croatia, Greece and Montenegro and relaxing in style on the luxurious, five masted Royal Clipper
- Discover the wonders of Italy as you call in on the Amalfi Coast, Sicily and charming, unspoilt islands such as Palmarola and Ponza
- Explore the Greek favourite or Corfu, discover medieval Kotor in Montenegro and take in the wonders of Croatia with its great beaches, cultural heritage and fascinating architecture
- Have a splashing time with great watersports available from the ship
- End your holiday in wonderful Venice with the option to extend your break in this stunning destination
The Royal Clipper is the ultimate way to sail the Mediterranean. Taking no more than 227 passengers at a time, the atmosphere is intimate and laid-back and the service is of the highest standard. On this Rome to Venice cruise you will stay in wonderfully comfortable cabins and, when it comes to dining, the culinary delights served in the restaurant are an experience in themselves. Traditional maritime-inspired décor combines with modern amenities to make your voyage truly sublime. And as the Royal Clipper’s 42 bright white sails billow in the wind, you'll wonder why you haven't travelled this way before.
At the beginning of your holiday you will fly into Rome before transferring to Civitavecchia to board your ship. From here, the Royal Clipper sets sail for a voyage around the entire coast of Italy, calling at several superb destinations including Sicily, Corfu, Montenegro and Croatia before finally docking in the grand city of Venice. This Rome to Venice cruise also includes a stop-off at the town of Piran in picturesque Slovenia. Sun yourself on golden beaches, wander the cobbled streets of rustic towns, sample the local food and drink and most of all relax on this distinctive cruise holiday.
Want to sail from Venice and take in Croatia and Montenegro en route to Athens? Our Venice to Athens itinerary is great for those who want to add a Greek city break to the end of their cruise.
Day 1 - Arrive in Rome
Depending on your time of arrival, take some time to discover the spectacular sights of vibrant, historical Rome. Later, transfer to Civitavecchia where the splendid Royal Clipper will be waiting. Settle into your cabin before enjoying dinner as your Rome to Venice cruise sets sail for its first port of call.Meals included:Dinner
Day 2 - Palmarola and Ponza, Italy
The secluded island of Palmarola is not widely known as a tourist destination. As such, it offers quiet relaxation and a peaceful stop on your cruise. It is surrounded by beautiful clear waters that can be enjoyed as you unwind on the beach or soak up the views from one of the charming restaurants here.
Ponza is a volcanic island - the largest in the Pontine Archipelago - located off the coast of mainland Italy. Aside from your intimate Rome to Venice cruise, few tourists come to Ponza and as such, its heritage and traditions are unspoiled. Its laid back atmosphere coupled with its distinguished natural beauty make this island a delight to explore from the minute you step off the ship.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 - Sorrento/Capri, Italy
Today you will visit the small town of Sorrento. This charming location offers spectacular views overlooking the Bay of Naples and has a range of cultural, historical and natural attractions for you to enjoy during your visit. Make time to see Sorrento Cathedral and Belltower or the Basilica of Sant'Antonio both of which are fascinating historical sites with beautiful architecture.
Your Rome to Venice cruise also calls in on the island of Capri today. An extremely popular resort with tourists - and rightly so - its combination of chic style and rugged beauty define its charm and character. Terracotta roofed houses cling to steep hillsides and there are numerous rustic churches and monuments to see in the towns and villages.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Taormina, Sicily
The Rome to Venice cruise reaches its most southerly point today and docks at Taormina, a city renowned for its ancient architecture. The Greek Theatre in particular is well worth a look and the 13th century Cathedral of St. Nicola is a fine example of medieval design. Dominated by the famous volcano Mount Etna, the panoramas surrounding this city are exceptional and its two golden beaches are irresistibly inviting.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - At Sea
Today you can spend the day in total relaxation as the Royal Clipper crosses the Ionian Sea. Make use of the ship’s three swimming pools, sunbathe on the spacious outdoor deck and enjoy drinks and snacks from the bar. You might like to indulge in a bit of pampering in the spa or, if you are feeling energetic, head to the ship’s fitness room.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 - Corfu, Greece
Why not make today a beach day on your Rome to Venice cruise? Corfu has plenty of secluded sun-kissed beaches and the warm shallow water is excellent for bathing. Alternatively, head to one of the traditional fishing villages to experience the typical Greek way of life and make sure you find a nice taverna where you can sample the delicious local dishes.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - Kotor, Montenegro
Your Rome to Venice cruise heads further north today, docking at the medieval city of Kotor. Surrounded by stunning natural beauty, long stretches of beach, towering mountains and shimmering lakes, Kotor is a wonderful place to explore. Approaching the city via the beautiful Boka Fjord, guests will be treated to magnificent views – a real highlight of the day.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Today we arrive in one of the most picturesque cities imaginable on our Rome to Venice cruise. Dubrovnik's Old Town is particularly attractive as it is completely surrounded by stone walls and towers which you can walk along for a great introduction to the city. The terracotta roofs, azure waters, green wooded hills and cream-coloured stonework make Dubrovnik a colourful and dazzling city.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 - Hvar, Croatia
Today your Rome to Venice cruise docks at Hvar, one of the more popular islands off the coast of Croatia. It has excellent beaches and secluded coves for lazy days in the sun and plenty of shops and restaurants for those who want to explore its vibrant, medieval town. The enormous marble square, Trg Sveti Stjepana, is well worth a visit, as is the Cathedral of St Stjepan, known for its marvellous architecture.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 - Rovinj, Croatia
Your Rome to Venice cruise arrives at the former island of Rovinj today, former because the channel separating it from the mainland was filled in during the 18th century. This picturesque town is home to an assortment of historical attractions, most notably the Church of St. Euphemia and the Old Town which gives an insight into life in Rovinj when it was still an island. A visit to the Aquarium, one of the oldest in Europe, shows the various species of marine life which flourish in the waters around Rovinj and Istria, and is the perfect attraction for nature lovers on the cruise.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11 - Piran, Slovenia
When your Rome to Venice cruise docks at Piran, you will fall in love with this picturesque fishing town. Walk along the scenic seafront promenade or watch the world go by from a chic café in the lively harbour area. The town has a great deal of medieval architecture to explore, so don't forget your camera as you wander around its narrow streets admiring its beautifully compact houses!Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 - Venice, Italy
The whole experience of sailing into Venice on a tall ship is unparalleled. With the wind in the sails, the stunning skyline of the elegant city comes into view like a scene from an oil painting. Today your Rome to Venice cruise comes to an end, but if you have time before your flight, make sure you see St Mark’s Square and some of the opulent bridges that span the numerous waterways. And if you don't want your adventure to end just yet, speak to us about adding nights ashore in this world famous city of waterways.Meals included:Breakfast
- 12 days' cruise with accommodation in a Category 4 Cabin (upgrade details on request)
- Access to an on-board watersports programme, including:
- Sunfish sailing
- Meals as per the itinerary
- International flights (these can be arranged for you at a supplement)
- Transfers (these can be arranged for you at a supplement)
- Optional excursions (these can be arranged for you at a supplement)
- Travel Insurance (this can, however, be arranged for you. Simply speak to our travel team for a competitive quote for comprehensive cover)
Please call our friendly advisors on 0845 072 0090 for pricing on this holiday.
- the itinerary may change due to weather conditions.