7 day all inclusive cruise from Venice to Monte Carlo on the luxurious Crystal Symphony.
VENICE TO MONTE CARLO CRUISE
CRYSTAL CRUISES – CRYSTAL SYMPHONY
JUN 9 – 16, 2022, 7 NIGHTS
Day 1– You will board in Venice Italy where you will embark around 6pm
Day 2– on day two you will arrive in Split Croatia 8am we have a choice of 2 experiences to choose from
Option 1- Discover Split’s highlight landmarks—and go on a tasting tour of the city’s in-demand restaurants and eateries—on this two-for-one, half-day tour. Pick from morning or afternoon departure times. You will also enjoy classic Croatian dishes and drinks at five different culinary stops, from homey taverns to pastry shops. Be sure to come hungry, as the samples add up to a generous meal. Explore the highlights of Diocletian’s Palace in just half a day. Learn about Split and its millennia of history from your guide. Follow in locals’ footsteps and visit a number of classic Split eateries. Enjoy numerous Croatian dishes, several glasses of wine, liqueur, and more!
Option 2- Blue Cave and Hvar 5 Islands Speedboat Tour (small group)
Explore the islands just off the Croatian coast during this full-day speedboat sightseeing excursion from Split. Visit Hvar, Budikovac, Vis, and Biševo during your trip, stopping to enjoy highlights like the famous Blue Cave, the fishing village of Komiža, swimming and snorkeling in Stiniva Cove plus much more.
You will head back to the boat ready for departure at 10pm
Day 3- Kotor Montenegro arrive 8am depart 6pm
Day 4 -cruising the ionian sea
Day 5- on day five arrive in Sorrento Italy arrive 7am and enjoy a Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius 9hr private tour you will visit the 2,000 year old ancient ruins of Pompeii where you will meet your private local guide for a tour. Pompeii was buried in one of the most disastrous volcanic eruptions in history. The ruins of the dead city are deeply moving, still casting visitors into deep silence. From there, you will proceed to the destructor of Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, where you will climb (approximately 45 minutes), accompanied by your guide, and walk around the crater at 3,900 feet. From the summit you will have panoramic views of the picturesque Bay of Naples from east to west. Peering down into the depths of the crater, you may see plumes of steam issuing from the sleeping, but still active, volcano. You will then arrive back to the boat and depart around 9pm
Day 6– you will arrive in Florence/ Pisa Italy around 7 am we again have two options to choose from.
Option 1- Lunch, Tour and wine tasting in Volpaia (6 hours) – Our Florence & Wine Tasting Experience takes you to Volpaia, one of the highest vineyards in the Chianti region where you can enjoy a guided tour of the wine cellars and the fortified village and then sit down to a 7 course lunch with 5 separate wines.
Option 2- is our Florence Art Experience where you will Enjoy a guided tour of the many world famous works of art in the wondrous and extraordinary city of Florence, You then will head back onto the boat and depart the port at 7pm.
Day 7– Monte Carlo, Monaco arrive 7am disembark boat
All our shore excursions are tailor made for arrival and departure times in port
All guest accommodations aboard Crystal ships feature queen-size or twin beds, large closets bath products and bathrobes, fresh fruit and flowers, unlimited complimentary bottled water and soft drinks, plush slippers, umbrellas, tote bags and a Pillow Menu offers a choice of four different pillow types, each designed to cater to the individual wishes and comforts of guests.
High-tech amenities include unlimited free Wi-Fi, state-of-the-art HD flat-panel TVs, an on demand system with a vast library of blockbuster films and entertainment, laundry and dry-cleaning service (or guests can use complimentary guest laundry facilities), twice-daily housekeeping, and complimentary 24-hour in-stateroom dining.
The ship has 9 restaurants to choose from so your never run out of options
ONBOARD ENTERTAINMENT AND WELLNESS AT SEA
The spacious theaters and lounges on board Crystal ships present an array of entertainment that suits most any preference or style including elaborate, Broadway-inspired production shows
Traveler’s can begin or maintain virtually any fitness regimen while vacationing aboard Crystal Cruises. Crystal ships boast spacious, expertly-equipped Fitness Centres Outdoor fitness options include innovative equipment in the Fitness Garden, walking and jogging on the 360-degree Promenade Deck.
The Feng Shui-inspired Crystal Life Spa and Crystal Life Salon offer pampering of all kinds, from a comprehensive spa menu of skin and body treatments and experiences, to full salon services including haircuts and colour, shaving services and an array of spa manicures and pedicures.
There are only 3 or 4 Gondoliers a year!
Did you know that you need a professional licence to become a Gondolier. After centuries where the profession was handed down from Father to Son, there is now a Gondolier course.
However only about 3 or 4 new licences are granted each year. The course involves 400 hours of training to learn the skills needed to be a Gondolier. Candidates must also study an take an exam on Venetian history and landmarks.
According to UNESCO, 60% of the world’s most important art pieces of all time are located in Italy. One half of them are in Florence’s museums. This means that roughly one-third of the world’s most important art can be seen in only one city!
Florence Nightingale, arguably the world’s most famous nurse was born in Florence on the 12th of May, 1820.