Mediterranean: Royal Clipper : Ten Night Venice to Rome Cruise
Choose our Tall Ships Venice to Rome Cruise and discover natural beauty and 4000 years of history
What Makes Me Mighty Fine
- Luxurious, 11 day voyage, travelling from Venice to Rome on the stunning Royal Clipper, whose charm and grace are wonderfully reminiscent of the golden age of cruising
- See the bustling centre of Sorrento, the unspoilt islands of Ponza and Palmarola and the sun-drenched island of Sicily as you take in the highlights of Italy
- Immerse yourself in the historic charms and beautiful beaches of Croatia, call in on lush Corfu and enjoy the delights of Montenegro
- Have fun in the sun with the ship’s specialist watersport activities
- Extend your holiday in the eternal city of Rome by adding a city break to the end of your cruise
Justly famed for its sparkling capitals, ancient civilizations and cultured ambience, the Mediterranean is a world of mythical and tranquil seas, soaring mountains, medieval villages and sun-warmed beaches.
Our stunning Royal Clipper offers a 10 night itinerary from the mesmerising city of Venice to Rome’s port of Civitavecchia. En route, you'll call in on sun-drenched Sicily, the volcanic Aeolian Islands and the romantic Amalfi Coast.
Savour every minute of this five star luxury Venice to Rome cruise as you discover islands lost in time; where tall cypresses, olive groves and hilltop villages immerse you in their romance; where dancing waters are dotted with lush islands and medieval walled cities tell stories of centuries of attack and siege. Italy is a country that is more sea than land; birthplace of generations of sailors and adventurers, including Marco Polo. Here fishermen still bring in the catch every day - and seafood is served direct to your table within hours of being caught.
Also during this fabulous Venice to Rome cruise, you'll discover the wonders of the enchanted Istrian and Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, exploring the alluring archipelagos and coastline of this stunning part of the world and taking in the best of the old and the new!
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.
For those of you still struggling to decide which cruise will suit; our Tall Ship Holiday Ideas are here to help! Find out about our full range and what you can enjoy on each ship and in each destination!
Day 1 - Venice, Italy
Venice is the heart and soul of romance. Cast your eye on the beauty of San Marco, breathe in the magic at the Bridge of Sighs, gaze on the golden lions and the Renaissance glories of the Doge’s Palace, listen for the ghosts of Verdi, Puccini and Caruso at La Fenice Opera House, gape at the classic Palladian proportions of the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore and glide in a gondola down the Grand Canal. This wonderful city is the departure point for your Venice to Rome cruise and there can be no better way to leave this city than on a stunning tall ship.Meals included:Dinner
Day 2 - Rovinj, Croatia
Rovinj is your first port of call on your Venice to Rome cruise. Once an island, the town started to grow outside its city walls from the 17th century and in 1763 the channel between this island and the mainland was filled in. Today the town is dominated by the Baroque three nave church of St. Euphemia (Fuma). Close to the harbour are the clock tower, the Baroque Balbi’s Arch and the former 17th century Town Hall, which today is a museum. To the east lies the complex of the Franciscan monastery and to the south, Rovinj’s oldest monument, the Romanesque heptagonal chapel of the Holy Trinity.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 - Hvar, Croatia
The heavenly scent of lavender perfumes the air in the fields and valleys around the island of Hvar. Idyllically located just off the Dalmatian coast, the island, and the little port named after it, have long attrated visitors including the Romans, the Byzantines, the Venetians and even Austro-Hungarian royalty. See the perfectly preserved Cathedral of St. Stephen, the serene cloistered Franciscan monastery and the Venetian Arsenal, where one of Europe’s first public theatres was established in 1612.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
It was George Bernard Shaw who said, “Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik.” Indeed, Dubrovnik is a treasure by any measure, made more precious by its miraculous restoration. Crowned by the Minceta Tower, the 10th century city walls are the proud symbol of Dubrovnik’s colourful history. Visit the cathedral treasury to see the remains of St. Blaise, Dubrovnik’s patron saint and stroll up the Stradún to the elaborately colonnaded Rector’s Palace, designed by Onofrio de la Cava in 1435 and the seat of the republic of Ragusa, a powerful Renaissance era city-state boasting a fleet of 500 ships!Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - Kotor, Montenegro
You might think you were sailing up a Norwegian fjord today on your Venice to Rome cruise. In fact, this stunning rock-walled chasm splitting the coastal mountains of Montenegro is the longest arm of the sea in Southern Europe. As you venture deep into the heart of Boka Fjord, you’ll see several charming villages along the shore, but at its very end, Boka harbours one of the prettiest, unspoiled towns you’ll ever see, the medieval city of Kotor. Founded by the Romans, fortified with massive walls during the Byzantine era, then ruled by Venice for much of its history, Kotor has been naturally preserved by its isolation.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 - Corfu, Greece
The lushest (and some say the loveliest) of all the Greek Islands, Corfu lies just a stone’s throw from the Albanian coast. And nowhere is the stunning natural beauty of Corfu more evident than in the small village of Paleocastritsa, where legend says Odysseus was washed ashore to be rescued by Nausicaa. Another sight not to be missed today on your Venice to Rome cruise is the Achillion Palace built for the Empress Elizabeth of Austria and later owned by Kaiser Wilhelm I. The British made Corfu a major base during the Napoleonic wars and you can see the lovely 1824 villa, Mon Repos, where Prince Philip was born.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - At Sea
Today is a wonderful day of relaxation on your Venice to Rome cruise. Relax on deck and soak up the stunning views and the sun's wonderful rays, try some of the waterspors available from the deck, select a book from the library or take a dip in the pool. Today is yours to spend as you will so enjoy every last minute.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 - Taormina, Sicily
Journeying under full sail through the narrow Strait of Messina (which separates Italy’s toe from the island of Sicily) is a thrill beyond comparison. Highlights include sailing past Scylla and Charybdis, where rock and whirlpool almost claimed Ulysses.
At the end of your sail, you arrive in lovely Taormina. Perched on the shoulder of Mount Etna, this wonderful destination inspired Goethe to proclaim it “the greatest work of art and nature.” Discover its varied charms for yourself today on our Venice to Rome cruise.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 - Sorrento, Italy
Sorrento offers plenty of opportunity to enjoy nature, thanks to its golden beaches and beautiful local hikes which provide panoramic views of the Bay of Naples. And if you prefer a taste of town life, you can explore the bustling centre and take in some authentic Italian culture, maybe stopping off at one of its many restaurants or cafes to sample the local cuisine.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 - Ponza/Palmarola, Italy
Today on our Venice to Rome cruise we visit Ponza and Palmarola. The pastel houses of Ponza Town rise in neat terraced rows from the busy harbour where groomed yachts and ramshackle fishing boats moor side by side. Happily, there are few tourists here, so it’s a delight to wander through the unspoiled town. Then find yourself a private beach, there are lots of them, and enjoy the feel of warm sand and cool clear water lapping your toes.
Palmarola is the second largest of the Pontine Islands and home to an incredible range of beautiful natural features. The coastline is peppered with grottos, cliffs and bays; all of which provide breathtaking views and excellent opportunities to explore.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11 - Civitavecchia, Port of Rome
Sadly, today your Venice to Rome cruise comes to an end as you drop anchor in Civitavecchia, Port of Rome. After breakfast on board, you will travel to the airport for your homeward flight - alternatively, why not book a few extra days in the eternal city and enjoy even more of this glorious part of the world?Meals included:Breakfast
- 11 day's 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 0333 800 2033 for pricing on this holiday.
- the itinerary may change due to weather conditions.