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Clash of the Civilizations

Holland America | Nieuw Statendam | September - October 2019 | 12 Nights

Highlights: 2-night stay in Rome including tour of Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica/ Ports of call include Dubrovnik, Santorini Corfu and Athens

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From the heart of the Roman empire and Italy's bustling capital to the hidden islands and epicentre of Ancient Greece, this Mediterranean voyage encapsulates the history of two of the world’s most documented and studied civilizations. Rome is home to Vatican City, seat of the Roman Catholic Church, where you can visit the majestic St Peter’s Basilica and view the intricate ceiling painted by Michaelangelo. Later you’ll set sail aboard Holland America’s brand-new ship Nieuw Statendam, exploring the walled city of Dubrovnik and fortified town of Kotor. Call in at some of the most picturesque Greek islands, where whitewashed villages cling to hillsides interspersed with fragrant olive and lemon groves. You will also visit the Greek capital, Athens, where the imposing Acropolis stands sentinel over this now modern city.


  • Returned scheduled flights
  • Transfers
  • 2-night stay in 4* hotel in Rome
  • Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Tour
  • 10-night full board cruise aboard Nieuw Statendam


Day Itinerary
1 Fly from London to Rome. Transfer to 4* hotel for a 2-night stay.
2 Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Tour.
3 Transfer to port and embarl Nieuw Statendam.
4 At sea
5 Dubrovnik, Croatia
6 Kotor, Montenegro.
7 Corfu, Greece
8 Katakolon, Greece
9 Piraeus (Athens), Greece
10 Santorini, Greece
11 At sea
12 Naples, Italy
13 Rome, Italy

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