• Venice
  • Bari
  • Catania Cathedral, Sicily
  • Rome
  • Florence
  • Monte Carlo
  • Provence
  • Barcelona

Romantic Mediterranean Coast

See the highlights of the Mediterranean, from historic Croatian cities to romantic Italy and the glamorous French Riviera on this exclusive luxury cruise holiday, with 2-night Venice hotel stay, return flights from Leeds-Bradford and private overseas transfers

Exclusive Yorkshire Cruise Club Package
14 Nights from £5595pp

Regent Seven Seas
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Exclusive package with return flights from Leeds-Bradford and 2-night Venice hotel stay!

Join 750-passenger Seven Seas Explorer on this luxury, all-inclusive cruise from Venice to Barcelona in the autumn. As Seven Seas Explorer cruises out of the enchanting city of Venice, we've added a 2-night pre-cruise hotel stay, ample time to see the iconic sights. This exclusive package also includes return flights from Leeds-Bradford and overseas private transfers.

You can choose from up to 60 complimentary shore excursions allowing you to tailor your experience, and enjoy complimentary unlimited drinks onboard, superb specialty dining, free WiFi and pre-paid gratuities.

After your hotel stay in Venice, board luxurious Seven Seas Explorer and cruise to picturesque Koper, gateway to the UNESCO-listed Skocjan Caves. Continue along the picturesque Adriatic coast to the historic city of Split, home to the spectacular Diocletian's Palace which features in many of the complimentary shore excursions available. Discover the ancient monuments of the Italian city of Bari then sail to the beautiful Greek island of Kefalonia and Sicily, where it is possible to travel up to one of Mt Etna's volcanic craters. A short drive from Civitavecchia is historic Rome where a guided tour takes you to some of the city's most impressive treasures.

See the beautiful Tuscan countryside and perhaps visit the architectural highlights in Florence and Pisa including the famous Leaning Tower. In Monte Carlo discover its its Grand Casino and Grand Prix circuit then cruise along the French Riviera to Marseille where there is the chance to travel through the stunning Provençal countryside. Learn about the works of Salvador Dali and Marc Chagall and how the local landscapes inspired their works on a trip along the Costa Brava before sailing to the historic city of Barcelona.

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Days 1-2 : UK - Venice (Italy)

Fly from Leeds-Bradford to Venice and transfer to the Rialto Hotel or similar for a 2-night stay. Venice comprises of more than 100 separate islands laced together by a network of canals. Discover this magnificent city with its impressive Baroque architecture, the Basilica San Marco and the Doge's Palace.

Day 3 : Venice

Embark Seven Seas Explorer in Venice.

Day 4 : Koper (Slovenia)

Koper is the gateway to the beautiful Istrian region. Join the guided walking tour to visit the museum, Pretorian Palace and the impressive Cathedral of the Assumption; see the world-famous Lipizzaner horses on a visit to the Lipica Stud Farm; tour the immense Skocjan Caves then sample Slovenian wines; or travel to the historic town of Piran for a walking tour followed by a wine tasting at the largest wine cellar in Slovenia.

Day 5 : Split (Croatia)

Split is Dalmatia's capital and home to the magnificent Diocletian's Palace Complex, used as a filming location for the TV spectacular Game of Thrones. Enjoy a walking tour of the city and a trip to ancient Salona to see the remains of temples, amphitheatres and baths from the 3rd and 4th centuries. Alternatively, take a scenic drive to spectacular Trogir for a walking tour, followed by a stop at the Old Mill for a snack and entertainment by traditional Dalmatian singers.

Day 6 : Bari (Italy)

Bari has a long history as an important port city for ancient Italy. See the city's medieval castle, Romanesque cathedral and ancient defensive walls on a guided walking tour; enjoy olive oil tasting on a trip to beautiful Ostuni or Bisceglie; explore the extraordinary Castellana Caves and the seaside town of Polignano a Mare; or travel to Matera to tour the cave dwellings and subterranean churches.

Day 7 : Argostoli (Greece)

Argostoli is the capital of the beautiful island of Kefalonia, where Captain Corelli's Mandolin was based. Join the tour of the island which features a boat trip on the underground Melissani Lake, a visit to pristine Myrtos Beach and the picturesque village of Fiskardo. Alternatively join the excursion to the 16th-century St Andrew's Monastery and Robola winery, or explore the dramatic Drogarati Cave.

Day 8 : Catania (Sicily)

Catania is home to ancient churches, castles and elegant palazzos. Drive through amazing scenery to one of Mt Etna's inactive craters for stunning views of the island's coastline and national park or enjoy a wine tasting at the famous Villa San Michele estate.

Day 9 : At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 10 : Civitavecchia (Italy)

From Civitavecchia, explore Rome's historic treasures including St Peter's Basilica, the Coliseum and the Trevi Fountain. Drive to the resort town of Anguillara on Lake Bracciano then sample local products at a winery; join a cycling tour of Tarquinia's impressive architecture followed by an ice cream sampling at a family-owned gelataria; or learn about the Roman Empire with a visit to the archaeological site of Ostia Antica.

Day 11 : Livorno

Livorno is the gateway to Tuscany and the Renaissance treasures of Italy. Enjoy a trip to Florence's spectacular monuments including the Piazza del Duomo, Giotto Bell Tower and Franciscan Basilica or discover Tuscan art and history with a walking tour of scenic Lucca. Alternatively, see Pisa's famous Leaning Tower and magnificent Duomo or enjoy a wine tasting in the heart of the beautiful Tuscan countryside.

Day 12 : Monte Carlo (Monaco)

Monte Carlo is home to the famous Grand Corniche and the magnificent pink Grimaldi Palace. Perhaps join the walking tour which passes the Oceanographic Museum, Cathedral and Palace Square then travel by coach along part of the Grand Prix. Alternatively discover the jewels of the Cote d'Azur on an excursion visiting the charming village of Eze and medieval Nice or join the trip to glamorous Cannes, the perfume village of Grasse and the walled village of St Paul de Vence.

Day 13 : Marseille (France)

Learn about Marseille's history on a drive through the Old Quarter, before heading to the beautiful town of Cassis, nestled at the foot of a medieval castle. Alternatively, see the sights of UNESCO-listed Avignon including the magnificent Palace of the Popes, or trace the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh in St. Remy and Arles.

Day 14 : Palamos (Spain)

From Palamos it is possible to explore the Costa Brava to see why its beaches and coves inspired Salvador Dali, Marc Chagall and other artists. Discover the medieval villages of Pals, Peratallada and Bisbal and their ancient castles, palaces and churches; join a guided walking tour of Girona's atmospheric Old Quarter; or explore Besalu's 13th-century Jewish district, Romanesque church and 12th-century bridge.

Day 15 : Barcelona - UK

Disembark Seven Seas Explorer in Barcelona and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Leeds-Bradford

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 12-night all-inclusive cruise on board Seven Seas Explorer
  • 2-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Venice on a B&B basis
  • Return flights from Leeds-Bradford
  • Private overseas transfers
  • Up to 60 free shore excursions
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Unlimited beverages, including fine wines, beer and premium spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, speciality coffees and tea served throughout the ship
  • Complimentary dining in specialty restaurants on board
  • In-suite mini-bar including soft drinks, beer and bottled water on board
  • Butler service in Penthouse Suites and above
  • Complimentary laundry and garment pressing service on board
  • 24-hour room service on board
  • Fitness programmes and use of sauna and steam rooms on board
  • Gratuities on board

Additional Information

  • FREE Shore Excursions:
  • Koper
  • - Scenic drive along Slovenia's Adriatic coast with visit to a farmer's market
  • - Explore Ljubjana independently
  • - Hop on and off motor coach tour between Izola, Piran and Portoroz
  • - Visit Lake Bled and its famous island, ranked one of the most stunning alpine resorts in the world
  • - Visit to the historic Lipica Stud Farm where the famous Lipizzaner horses are bred
  • - Walking tour of Koper visiting the museum, Pretorian Palace and the Cathedral of St Mary's Assumption
  • - Walking tour of Piran followed by a wine tasting at the Santomas Wine Cellar
  • - Discover the UNESCO-listed Skocjan Caves and enjoy a wine tasting at a private residence
  • Split
  • - Panoramic drive through town followed by a walking tour with highlights including the Ethnographical Museum
  • - Explore the Split Riviera with visit to Trogir
  • - Walking tour of the ancient city of Salona followed by a walking tour of Split
  • - Explore two filming locations for Game of Thrones
  • Bari
  • - Visit the Castellana Caves before enjoying time at leisure in Polignano a Mare
  • - Explore Castle del Monte built in the 13th century
  • - Tour cave dwellings and subterranean churches in the village of Matera
  • - Time at leisure in Trani before sampling olive oil at the Galantino family estate
  • - See the sights of Bari on a guided tour
  • - Enjoy a tour of Ostuni then head to a nearby farmhouse for an olive oil tasting
  • - See the unique cone-shaped buildings in Alberobello
  • Argostoli
  • - Scenic drive taking in Mt Ainos, Melissani Lake and Myrtos Beach
  • - Visit St Andrew's Monastery and Robola winery
  • - See Cephalonia's natural attractions including Drogarati Cave and Melissani Lake
  • - Enjoy a boat trip across an underground lake before dining at a traditional Greek meze
  • Catania
  • - Enjoy a scenic drive towards the summit of Mount Etna
  • - Walking tour of Taormina taking in the Greek Theatre
  • - Discover the town of Acireale, fishing village of Aci Trezz and Aci Castello
  • - Explore Taormina independently
  • - Wine tasting at Villa San Michele
  • - Learn about Sicily's winemaking tradition on a half-day visit to the beautiful wine region near Mt Etna
  • Civitavecchia
  • - Walking tour of Rome specially-designed for guests with walking difficulties
  • - Board a private train into Rome where you can explore independently
  • - Explore Rome independently
  • - Visit Bracciano Lake and sample local products at a nearby winery
  • - Follow in the footsteps of the Etruscans starting with a drive to Tarquinia
  • - Explore Ostia Antica, founded by King Anco Marzio
  • - Cycling tour of Tarquinia followed by ice cream sampling at a family-owned gelateria
  • Livorno
  • - Explore Florence independently
  • - Guided tour of Florence with highlights including the Giotto Bell Tower and Ponte Vecchio
  • - See the sights of Pisa including the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • - Wine tasting at Guado al Melo estate followed by free time in Bolgheri
  • - Half-day visit to picturesque Lucca
  • - Tour showcasing the sights of Florence and Pisa
  • - Bicycle tour of Lucca
  • - Learn about the region's winemaking on a tour which includes a stop in Lucca
  • Monte Carlo
  • - Drive along the Grand Corniche
  • - Explore Saint-Paul-de-Vence and wine tasting at Domaine des Hautes Collines
  • - Visit the medieval village of Eze and the Principality of Monaco
  • - Panoramic drive with photo stop at the Exotic Gardens before continuing to the Old City
  • - Drive along the French Riviera stopping at Grasse and Saint Paul de Vence
  • - Explore the village of Eze, city of Nice and Monaco on a guided tour
  • - Stroll around the markets of Saint Paul de Vence
  • - Tour of the Rothschild Foundation and a visit to Villefranche
  • Marseille
  • - Cheese and wine tasting in Aix-en-Provence
  • - Walking tour of Aix-en-Provence
  • - Explore Marseille's Old Quarter before heading to Cassis
  • - Discover the beautiful village of St-Remy-de-Provence
  • - See the sights of UNESCO-listed Avignon
  • - Visit the traditional Provencal village of Le Castellet
  • - Walking tour of Marseille
  • - Visit the Palace of the Popes before continuing to the village of Les Baux
  • - Follow in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh on visits to St Remy and Arles
  • - Walking tour of Aix-en-Provence and visit to Marseille
  • Palamos
  • - Enjoy a trolley train ride in Tossa de Mar before relaxing at an exclusive San Feliu beach club
  • - Explore Barcelona independently
  • - Trolley train ride around Peratallada
  • - Explore the medieval city of Girona
  • - Enjoy visits to Tossa de Mar and a botanic garden in Lloret de Mar
  • - Explore the villages of Pals, Peratallada and Bisbal on a guided tour
  • - Walking tour of Besalu
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