Lake Garda & Venice Stay with Mediterranean Cruise

Three nights' in Lake Garda, Two nights' Venice stay, Seven nights' on Explorer

Three Nights' In Lake Garda, Two Nights' Venice Stay, Seven Nights' On Explorer

Prices Available
10th August 2024
£3019
24th August 2024
£2149
31st August 2024
£1499
14th September 2024
£2359
17th May 2025
£1349
24th May 2025
£1389
31st May 2025
£1419
7th June 2025
£1259
14th June 2025
£1359
21st June 2025
£1329
28th June 2025
£1389
5th July 2025
£1679
12th July 2025
£1719
19th July 2025
£1709
26th July 2025
£1779
2nd August 2025
£1569
9th August 2025
£1569
16th August 2025
£1649
23rd August 2025
£1749
30th August 2025
£1529
6th September 2025
£1589
  • Departure Date: 05th August 2024
  • Total Nights: 12 Nights
  • Cruise: Explorer of the Seas
  • Package Type: Cruise and Stay
  • Includes Hotel Stay
From
£1259 *pp
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Royal Caribbean International

North American cruise line Royal Caribbean International has an impressive history and global reputation.

The cruise line is famed for its fleet of mega-ships, which consist of Utopia of the Seas, Wonder of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas and more.

Each ship is full to the brim of thrills and entertainment, with the cruise line continuing to innovate.

4290
Passengers
1185
Crew
2000
Launched
2020
Last refit
137308t
Tonnage
311m
Length
48m
Width
22kts
Speed
14
Decks
USD
Currency
Overview
  • Return flights from UK
  • Three nights' four-star bed-and-breakfast accommodation in Lake Garda (in featured hotel or similar standard)
  • Business class rail journey to Venice
  • Two night's four-star bed-and-breakfast accommodation in Mestre (Venice) (in featured hotel or similar standard)
  • Economy class rail journey to Ravenna
  • Seven-eight nights’ full-board cruise accommodation onboard Explorer of the Seas
  • Lake Garda & airport transfers
Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Fly from UK to Verona, Italy
Fly from UK to Verona. Transfer to your Lake Garda hotel for three nights' stay
Day Days 2 to 3
Lake Garda, Italy
The beautiful lakeside towns around Lake Garda have charmed foreign visitors for centuries. Even before the ancient Romans, the area was a luxury summer destination; in Sirmione and Desenzano you can visit ruins and mosaics that record their presence. Lake Garda is located in the north-east of Italy, dividing the regions of Lombardy, the Veneto and Trentino Alto-Adige. The large lake is long and slim, stretching from north to south. The southern lake-shore is low, rolling land and fairly built-up. In contrast, the dramatic fjord-like northern end is surrounded by towering mountains and cliffs. Most of the lakeside towns are popular as holiday resorts; they differ in character but all are well-connected by boat services.
Day 4
Venice, Italy
Transfer to Desenzano train station and travel to Venice via business class scenic rail journey. Overnight hotel stay in Mestre.
Day 5
Venice, Italy
History, architecture, dining, , romance and pure wander lust through the cobbled streets and by the canals is what Venice is all about. Top souvenirs would be Venetian Glass (also known as Murano Glass) or the famous and flamboyant masks. Standing in the middle of the magnificent piazza San Marco is an experience in itself - once described by: Napoleon as the ‘drawing room of Europe’. St Mark’s Basilica ,Doge’s Palace and the clock tower built between 1496 and 1506 - are the city's main attractions. St. Mark's Basilica, built in the eleventh century, is the most famous and most recognizable of all the churches in the city of Venice. Its design is considered one of the best examples of Byzantine architecture in the world, known for its opulent design and gilded interior mosaics, and nicknamed "Church of Gold". The magnificent Doge's Palace is one of the most important buildings in Venice; it was the centre of power, from where the Venetian Republic was ruled. No trip to Venice would be complete without a punt down one of the city's picturesque waterways in an iconic gondola. Prices vary according to the time of day you want to go and the route you want to take. Prices below are for the hire of the gondola, for six passengers or less. Having your own personal crooner will push the fare up.
Day 6
Ravenna, Italy
Catch the train to Ravenna, make way to cruise port to embark ship.
Day 7
At Sea
Relax and make the most of the myriad of facilities available on board the ship, from fantastic entertainment to delicious and diverse dining options.
Day 8
Santorini, Greece
The most popular port of call on any cruise itinerary is the photographer’s paradise of Santorini. This volcanic island is made up of a crescent shaped Caldera which is the edge of an ancient volcano . Ancient legend suggests that this was the site of the lost city of Atlantis – when the volcano erupted the centre of this island disappeared in to the sea leaving the remnant known as Santorini.
Day 9
Mykonos, Greece
Day 10
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Athens received a make-over for the 2004 Olympics. There is a lot to see here such as the Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Poseidon and Athena, Odeon Herodus of Atticus and the Theatre of Dionysos.
Day 11
Katakolon, Greece
Day 12
At Sea
Relax and make the most of the myriad of facilities available on board the ship, from fantastic entertainment to delicious and diverse dining options.
Day 13
Fly Bologna, Italy to UK
Disembark the ship in Ravenna and transfer to Bologna airport and fly to UK
Ship Details
Royal Caribbean International
Explorer of the Seas

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Your Hotel Stay

Hotel Europa

3 star hotel
Total Nights: 3 Night Stay

Hotel Plaza Venice

4 star hotel
Total Nights: 2 Night Stay
Customer Reviews
3.8
out of 4 customer reviews
Cruise Overall
3
Ship
4.3
Dining
4.3
Service Onboard
3.5
Accomodation
4
Public Rooms
4.3
Embark & Disembark
4.3
Shore Excursions
2.8
Value For Money
3.5

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