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Southern European Spoils: Venice to Barcelona - 2023

Venice • 20-night small ship cruise with Trieste, Zadar, Split, Brindisi, Giardini Naxos, Syracuse, Valletta, Trapani, Lipari, Castellammare di Stabia/Pompeii, Civitavecchia, Rome, Olbia (Sardegna), Bastia (Corsica), Elba Island, Livorno, Portovenere, Monte Carlo, Cannes, Marseille, Sète • Barcelona
  • FALL IN LOVE WITH ROME ON A WALKING TOUR OF ITS MOST FAMOUS SIGHTS, INCLUDING THE COLOSSEUM AND THE ROMAN FORUM
  • SCENERY AWAITS AT EVERY TURN ABOARD YOUR JOURNEY, INCLUDING SCENIC SAILING THROUGH THESE PICTURESQUE ADRIATIC ISLANDS
  • CIRCUMNAVIGATE SICILY AND VISIT THREE OF THE ISLAND’S MOST HISTORIC AND INTERESTING TOWNS: SYRACUSE, TAORMINA, AND TRAPANI — AS WELL AS PORTS OF CALL ALL OVER ITALY
  • Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore, Stresa, Italy
    ROUND OUT THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY WITH AN EXTENSION TO STRESA & THE ITALIAN LAKES
  • Ocean Odyssey Cruise ship
    CRUISE THE MEDITERRANEAN AND ADRIATIC SEAS ABOARD THE NIMBLE, 5-STAR OCEAN ODYSSEY
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  • 25
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  • 53
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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 6 nations in 25 nights, with 4 nights in centrally-located hotels in both Venice and Barcelona
  • The 20-night cruise portion includes 20 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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