You can follow in royal footsteps on Corfu, because the Austrian Empress Elisabeth declared it to be her favourite island. While here, she resided in the Achilleion Palace, which was specially redesigned for her use. You, too, may succumb to the charm of this beautiful island, with its spectacular coastline, numerous churches and monasteries, and the lovely old town of Corfu.
The “Croatian Athens” – get to know Croatia’s best known and perhaps most beautiful city. Often also called the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, its car-free old town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. If you would like to marvel at the city from above, you can do so by taking a ride in a cable car.
One of the largest islands in Croatia and affectionately known as “Black Corfu”, Korčula is in the southern region of Dalmatia. Its impressive natural scenery and rich cultural heritage make Korčula an extremely attractive destination. Allow yourself to be captivated on a walk through the town and a visit to the house of Marco Polo. Alternatively, you can discover the island’s culinary highlights on a gourmet wine tour.
Benvenuto – welcome to Venice. You have got the whole day at your disposal here, so you can decide for yourself at which sights you wish to linger. Explore the Serenissima, with its many canals and bridges, the famous Piazza San Marco with St. Mark’s Basilica and the Palace of the Doge, or the famous opera house, “La Fenice”. Or maybe your route will take you to the glass-blowers’ island of Murano? You can of course also soak up the Venetian flair on an evening gondola ride on the Grand Canal.
Anyone looking for the most beautiful sights in Venice will find them everywhere they look. This famous lagoon city and capital of the Region of Venice in Italy offers all sorts of highlights. Allow yourself to be seduced by the timeless charm of the city, because Venice never gets old, never gets boring, and never goes out of fashion. Venice is simply timeless.
The old port city of Kotor is set in a fjord-like bay on the Adriatic Sea. Its mediaeval old town is full of grace. Discover this UNESCO World Heritage site for yourself on a walk through its winding mediaeval alleys.
Miles of beaches and crystal clear waters have made Saranda a popular tourist destination. But there is also a lot to discover in the surrounding area, including two UNESCO World Heritage sites. One is the ruined city of Butrint, and the other is the stone city of Gijrokastra, with its unique architecture. Nature fans should also be sure not to miss a visit to the “Blue Eye” water spring Syri i Kaltër.
With its rich history and as the largest of the Ionian Islands, Cephalonia offers much to discover, from unique caves, lakes and lagoons, to historical artefacts in the Archaeological Museum in Argostoli. The mysterious cave of Melissani is particularly worth seeing. Since the roof of the cave partially collapsed following an earthquake , sunlight has been able to reach the surface of the lake; the water is reflected on the walls of the cave and creates a particularly mystical atmosphere.
The town of Messina, in its beautiful setting on the strait of the same name, is often described as the “gateway to Sicily”. Mainland Italy is just 3 kilometres away in places. A wild mixture of different architectural styles awaits you in Messina. The town has been devastated by earthquakes several times, but has always been rebuilt. A guided walk is the perfect way to explore this beautiful city. The volcano Etna and town of Taormina are popular destinations for excursions into the surrounding area. Cinema fans can visit famous film locations from “The Godfather” film series in Forza d’Agrò and Savoca.
Malta & Disembarkation
|OUTSIDE FAM 10
|CHILD Under 16yrs
|3rd/4th Over 16yrs
- 11 Night Cruise on Full Board Basis on Nicko Cruises Vasco da Gama
- Port taxes & fees
- Tips (recommendation about €13 per person per day)
- Excursions (details will be available soon)
- Drinks Packages
- Travel Insurance (highly recommended)