Get ready for a captivating journey across the Mediterranean! Your adventure begins with two nights in the eternal city of Rome. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history and charming ambiance of Rome, from the awe-inspiring Colosseum to the magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.
After your stay in Rome, embark on the elegant Queen Victoria and set sail to Messina. This enchanting city in Sicily offers a perfect blend of ancient ruins and modern city life. Explore the remnants of the ancient Greek theatre or wander through the vibrant streets adorned with colourful buildings and mouthwatering trattorias.
Continuing on your voyage, you will visit the picturesque islands of Rhodes and Kusadasi. Wander through the narrow streets of Rhodes’ UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town and marvel at its medieval charm. In Kusadasi, lose yourself in the fascinating world of ancient Ephesus, where you can explore the remarkably preserved ruins of this once-thriving Roman city.
The highlight of your trip awaits in Istanbul, where you will enjoy a two-night stay. Istanbul, the city that bridges two continents, is a true melting pot of cultures and history. Visit the magnificent Hagia Sophia, marvel at the stunning Blue Mosque, and get lost in the bustling Grand Bazaar, where you can find everything from intricate carpets to fragrant spices.
Inside from £1,559pp
Outside from £1,719pp
Balcony from £1,799pp
Fly from the UK to Rome.
On arrival, take your private transfer to your five-star hotel for a two-night stay.
Take your private transfer to the port and embark Queen Victoria for your seven-night Mediterranean cruise. Depart Rome.
Messina, Sicily, Italy
This Sicilian harbour has much to offer in the way of history and beauty. Its museum is noteworthy for its Renaissance masterworks. Nearby, the fashionable resort of Taormina awaits on an optional excursion.
Red-roofed houses sitting neatly in rows beneath the imposing Grand Balace and the medieval city wall make this one of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful towns. Particularly special when bathed in orange light at sunset.
Kuşadası is a beach resort town on Turkey’s western Aegean coast. A jumping-off point for visiting the classical ruins at nearby Ephesus (or Efes), it’s also a major cruise ship destination. Its seafront promenade, marina, and harbor are lined with hotels and restaurants.
The Dardanelles, also known from Classical Antiquity as the Hellespont , is a narrow, natural strait and internationally significant waterway in northwestern
Begin or end your cruise in the world’s only city astride two continents. You will almost certainly want to stay on her shores for a day or two at a hotel, or on a land extension to Capadoccia.
Disembark in Istanbul and take your private transfer to your five-star hotel for a two-night stay.
Take your private transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.