Rome to Venice Sailing Cruise on Royal Clipper - 11 nights - Cruise Only
Captain reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit wind and weather conditions. Please note the reverse direction is a 10-night cruise which omits Piran. In 2014, Royal Clipper visits Sorrento instead of Capri
Embark Royal Clipper in Civitavecchia.
Day 1 - Civitavecchia (Rome)
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Day 2 - Ponza, Pontine Islands (Italy)
The island of Ponza is a well-kept secret, beloved by the Italians for its tranquillity and unspoilt natural beauty. Perhaps join them in their daily trips by boat to secluded coves, or discover the island's small villages and Roman ruins. Nearby is the island nature reserve of Zannone.
Day 3 - Capri
Capri is a mix of glamour and natural beauty. Enjoy a drink in the lovely Piazzetta in Capri Town or perhaps take the bus to cliff-top Anacapri and visit the famous Villa San Michele and its colourful classical gardens overlooking the Mediterranean. In 2014 on the Rome to Venice itinerary, this cruise also visits Sorrento. On the 2014 reverse itinerary Royal Clipper only calls at Sorrento.
Day 4 - Taormina (Sicily)
Taormina is full of culture, history and shopping opportunities. For pastry shops and upmarket Italian designer boutiques, go to Corso Umberto, or for exquisite views of the sea and Mount Etna, visit the much-photographed Greek amphitheatre. There is a cable car from Taormina down to Mazzaro Bay and the nature reserve of Isola Bella.
Day 5 - At sea
En route to Corfu, enjoy the elegant surroundings aboard Royal Clipper.
Day 6 - Corfu (Greece)
Corfu is one of the most beautiful Greek Islands, near the Albanian coast. Relax on the Liston arcade or see the rocky bays and pristine beaches at Paleokastritsa which are overlooked by the monastery of Theotoku.
Day 7 - Kotor (Montenegro)
Medieval Kotor sits at the end of a stunning fjord, backed by wooded hills, with winding lanes, picturesque little squares and an Italianate flavour inherited from a period of Venetian rule. Dominating the town is the magnificent Cathedral of Saint Tryphon.
Day 8 - Dubrovnik (Croatia)
Dubrovnik is a treasure made more precious by its miraculous restoration. Crowned by the Minceta Tower, stroll the 10th-century city walls for views of the city and the sea. The graceful Stradun leads to the Franciscan Monastery, restaurants, shops and the Sponza Palace.
Day 9 - Hvar
The popular island of Hvar has something for everyone; a lively nightlife, seafood restaurants, good bathing beaches, excellent local wines, and the peaceful villages of Vrvoska and Jelsa. For swimming, perhaps cross to the little island of Scedro.
Day 10 - Rovinj
Rovinj, a city in Croatia, is an active fishing port on the western coast. The streets are full of shops, restaurants and bars and the coastal area has some small bays.
Day 11 - Piran (Slovenia)
Often described as an open-air museum, Piran is a very attractive city with a vast and imposing square - the Tartini - which opens onto the waterfront. The town walls have been well-preserved and have seven gates, surrounding many Itallanate buildings from the city's 500-year Venetian rule and medieval red-roofed houses.
Day 12 - Venice (Italy)
Disembark Royal Clipper in Venice.