Italian and Adriatic Highlights

St Peter’s Basilica, Rome
St Peter’s Basilica, Rome

Exceptional small-ship cultural cruising combined with unforgettable city stays. 16 days, 4 countries, 3 hotel nights, 12 shore excursions, 6 ‘Only with Andante’ extras.

Reserve your space with a £750pp deposit available to book online or via our sales team. For online reservations a member of our sales team will be in touch to confirm the specific details of your cabin choice.

‘Only with Andante’ extras

  • A private visit to the Mithraeum beneath the Circus Maximus
  • An extended tour of the Colosseum, including subterranean areas and Belvedere
  • An afternoon walk through Ancient Rome
  • A private visit to the Doge’s Palace, including prisons and torture chamber
  • A private evening visit to St Mark’s Basilica
  • Excursions led by an Andante Guide leader, expert archaeologist & academics








Please see the travel information tab for more information on the different cabin types.


  • Romans
  • Great Cities
  • Cultural Excursion

Itinerary 2019

Day 1


Fly to Rome. Join us for a walk around the Forum Boarium and Circus Maximus, with a private visit to the Mithraeum.

Day 2


Explore ancient highlights including the Colosseum (with Belvedere and underground areas), the Imperial Forums, Trajan’s Column and the Temple of Hadrian.

Day 3


After a visit to Nero’s palace (the Domus Aurea) and Ostia Antica, Ancient Rome’s harbour city, embark Aegean Odyssey.

Day 4


There are few more impressive or poignant archaeological sites than Pompeii, destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 79AD.

Day 5


The wealthy town of Herculaneum, which perished in the same eruption, displays a remarkable level of preservation.

Day 6


After a morning cruising past Capri and the Amalfi Coast, choose to marvel at the majestic views from Ravello or the three spectacular Greek temples of Paestum (Salerno).

Day 7


Cruising beyond Stromboli and through the Strait of Messina, we arrive in Sicily for an afternoon walking tour of Taormina or an appreciation of Sicilian landscapes.

Day 8

At Sea

Lectures and activities at sea.

Day 9


Choose to visit the elegant Achilleion Palace or see the highlights of Corfu Town this morning. In the afternoon, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Butrint on the Albanian coast, its ruins showcasing an engaging timeline of Hellenic, Roman and Venetian occupation.

Day 10


Yet another choice of shore excursions invites appreciation of the myriad architectural treasures of Lecce, or the traditional white-washed houses (trulli) of Alberobello.

Day 11


A morning city tour of the bewitching city of Dubrovnik includes the city walls, Cathedral and Rector’s Palace.

Day 12


Visit the mighty Palace of Diocletian in Split this morning. An optional tour to Salona and Trogir follows (extra cost).

Day 13


From Ancona visit Urbino, birthplace of Rafael, with its magnificent Palazzo Ducale and Duomo.

Day 14


Enjoy a morning walking tour of Venice before an optional opportunity to visit two enthralling islands (extra cost).

Day 15


Disembark Aegean Odyssey for a private visit to the Doge’s Palace including the prisons and torture chamber. Following an afternoon walking tour of Castello, we have also arranged a private evening visit to the splendid St Mark’s Basilica.

Day 16


After a walk to visit the grand churches of Santi Giovanni e Paolo and Santa Maria dei Miracoli, transfer to Venice Airport for your flight home.

What's Included

  1. International flights and transfers
  2. Full board cruise accommodation
  3. Wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner onboard
  4. Gratuities onboard
  5. Shore excursions in every major port of call
  6. The onboard enrichment programme, including lectures by internationally-renowned experts
  7. Quality hotels pre-and post-cruise
  8. Guided Andante Travels excursions and visits pre-and post-cruise with an expert guide

Travel Information

Cabin M
Standard Inside - £3,495

Cabin J
Standard Outside - £3,995

Cabin H
Premium Outside - £4,495

Cabin F
Deluxe Stateroom Outside - £4,995

Cabin MM
Standard Inside (Single) - £3,995

Cabin JJ
Standard Outside (Single) - £4,695

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2019 Tour Details

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