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Icons of the Mediterranean: Italy, Sicily & Croatia - 2023

Venice • 10-night small ship cruise with Trieste, Zadar, Split, Brindisi, Giardini Naxos, Syracuse, Valletta, Trapani, Lipari, Castellammare di Stabia/Pompeii, Civitavecchia • Rome
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  • Mediterranean Small Ship Ocean Cruise from Italy, Sicily, Croatia to Rome including Venice Split, Syracuse, and Pompeii
    CRUISE THE MEDITERRANEAN AND ADRIATIC SEAS ABOARD THE NIMBLE, 5-STAR OCEAN ODYSSEY
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    FALL IN LOVE WITH THE ETERNAL CITY’S GRANDEUR, AND TOUR THE VATICAN MUSEUMS WHILE IN ROME
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    SPEND TWO NIGHTS IN THIS UNESCO-LISTED FLOATING CITY, AND SEE ICONIC HALLMARKS LIKE ST. MARK'S BASILICA AND DOGE'S PALACE
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    ROUND OUT THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY WITH AN OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO FLORENCE, ITALY
DATES & PRICES
STARTING FROM
$9,999
  • $666
    PER DAY
  • 15
    DAYS
  • 28
    TOURS
  • 19 FREE Single Supplements Available
  • All Reduced Single Supplements Are Sold Out
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3rd WOMAN TRAVELS FREE
Third woman sails for FREE on ALL departures.
 
What to Expect

Activity Level

Takes into consideration the physical requirements for each of the trips, walking, hiking, climbing in and out of safari vehicles etc.
           Moderate

Travelers should be able to climb 60 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 3 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 3 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 5,000 to 7,000 feet.

Pacing

Takes into consideration the length of bus rides, flights, number of destinations in the number of days
           Moderately Easy

Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motorcoach travel.

PACING

  • The pace of this itinerary is moderate
  • Look forward to visiting 3 nations in 14 nights, with 4 nights in centrally-located hotels in both Venice and Rome
  • The 10-night cruise portion includes 11 ports of call
  • Sightseeing focuses on guided walking tours through historic town centers and at archaeological sites

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Sightseeing focuses on guided walking tours through historic town centers and at archaeological sites
  • You must be able to walk 2-3 miles unassisted in order to experience each destination fully, following local pathways on islands and small villages, and climbing steps and steep streets to enjoy fabulous views
  • The tours are not suitable for wheelchairs, walkers, or other mobility aids and walking disabilities. Please refer to Vantage's wheelchair- and handicapped-traveler policy for further information. Let our Reservations Specialist know when booking if you require the use of an elevator so they can work with you to select an alternative tour

TERRAIN & TRANSPORTATION

  • At most ports of call, the Ocean Odyssey will dock at the pier so that you can walk from ship ramp to shore
  • Occasional ports of call will require tendering (shuttling to shore via a smaller boat)
  • Sightseeing that requires transportation will take place on a private, air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Steps and cobblestones are to be expected, as well as occasional steep and/or uneven terrain
  • Sightseeing that requires transportation will take place on a private, air-conditioned motorcoach

CLIMATE

  • September typically brings a cool-down, but the region still will be generally hot, especially Italy’s southernmost areas like Sicily
  • Since the weather is unpredictable, please check weather sites online for 10-day forecasts closer to your departure date to pack your luggage accordingly

Please Note: Ocean cruising is not the same experience as river cruising; as such, you may experience fluctuating tides and weather patterns that may involve some rocking of your vessel. Itineraries will include all activities as planned except in extreme cases that can’t be controlled by your shipboard crew. Day-by-day itineraries are preliminary and therefore subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Cruise Director or regional expert.

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Journey Icons of the Mediterranean: Italy, Sicily & Croatia Rome to Venice
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 Departure Comparison  9/13/23  8/14/23
Per Diem $713 $1,170
Included Tours and Special Features 27 included features and Cultural Discoveries - a value of $2,100

Visit 11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Rome, the Vatican, Pompeii, Aeolian Islands, Valletta, Syracuse, Etna (choice of tours), Alberobello, Diocletian’s Palace, Historic Defensive Walls of Zadar, Venice

Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service on board ship to assist with all your personal requests

Up to 69 shore excursions

 Vessel Size  Our ocean discovery vessel, the m/s Ocean Odyssey has 15 solo cabins (11 for expedition cruises) and 15 triple-occupancy cabins each, with a maximum capacity of under 150 passengers on each sailing.    Our ships are smaller, more intimate, and have an industry-leading number of solo-ready cabins, as well as a fantastic crew-to-passenger ratio.
Accommodations in hotels  On each journey that we offer with Vantage, your hotel accommodations will be included in the total price of your cruise.     We choose all of our partner hotels with comfort and luxury in mind, and will let you know ahead of time which hotel you’ll be staying in at each port.
 Cruise-Only Price*  $10,699  $11,699 Greatest value and most comprehensive features compared to our competitors! 
 # of Days 15   10
Meals 36 meals: 14 breakfasts, 10 lunches, and 12 dinners, with complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks during dinner on board
FREE Specialty Restaurants
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Stresa & the Italian Lakes 4 days from $1,399
Florence, Italy 3 days $1,299

Rome and Tivoli treasures 4 days $1,799 Extend your journey and get more value for your dollar.
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