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The Royal Clipper - A Mediterranean Odyssey

Time to Catch Up

Explore even more! Book a second 2022 holiday and save 20% if your second holiday is a river, yacht or ocean cruise of 8 days or more.

 

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Book either a 2023 Ocean* or Yacht cruise between 26 May and 31 July 2022 and save 10%

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Experience more with so much included

  • Flights to Rome, returning from Venice
  • Superbly appointed cabins, beautifully crafted using teak and marble on the world’s only authentic five-masted sailing ship
  • Exquisite fine dining prepared by inspired chefs
  • Guided tour of Rome, home to the ancient world’s mightiest empire, the Vatican and some of the world’s best shopping
  • Visit to gorgeous Sorrento and guided tour of thought-provoking Pompeii – a city frozen in time
  • Visit the stunning island of Capri
  • Sail past the Aeolian Islands and Stromboli, the most consistently active volcano in Europe
  • Absorb the history of the ancient Greek Amphitheatre in Sicily’s Taormina – one of the most attractive hill-top villages in Italy
  • Optional tour to the amazing remains of ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games
  • Tour Corfu’s atmospheric old town – unchanged for centuries
  • Visit Kotor, a nostalgic journey to the Mediterranean as it was thirty years ago in Montenegro’s most dramatic setting
  • Tour of Dubrovnik, glistening Pearl of the Adriatic
  • Explore the beautiful verdant isle of Hvar and the extraordinary Dalmatian coast
  • Visit to Rovinj, one of the most picturesque ports on the Adriatic
  • Guided tour of romantic Venice, probably the most unique city in the world
  • One night in the Crowne Plaza in Rome and one night in the Plaza in Mestre, with breakfast
  • Full breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and a la carte dinner daily whilst on Royal Clipper (lunch excluded on shore excursions)
 
At a Glance
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11 nights on the Royal Clipper
2 nights in 4 to 5-star hotels
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Full board cruise, B&B hotels
Expert tour manager
Checked Luggage
 

 

Offers available on this holiday

Time to Catch Up

 

Book either two new holidays or a second holiday between 1 April and 31 July 2022 and save 20% on your second holiday if it is a river, yacht or ocean cruise departing in 2022.

Savings will be applied to your final balance post-booking.

 

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Save 10% when you book a 2023 Ocean or Yacht cruise

 

Our new collection of Ocean and Yacht cruises promise authentic and life-enriching experiences, with everything you need included in the price.

For a limited time only, we are offering a 10% discount when you book a 2023 Ocean or Yacht cruise.
Call to book quoting 'Ocean Offer 2023'. Don't miss out!

Savings will be applied to your final balance post-booking. T's & C's apply.

 

 

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Our promises

Flexible Booking

Change your holiday for free for any reason right up until your final balance payment is due.

 

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Holiday Happiness. Guaranteed

If you're not happy by day two, we'll bring you home at no extra charge and offer you a full refund.

 

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Price Promise

If the price of your holiday reduces after you've booked, we'll reduce the price for you - or refund you the difference.

 

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Quality Promise

You can't find the same quality of holiday for less with a competitor - if you do, we'll match the price.

 

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Overview

Just imagine this: gentle waves rhythmically lapping against a wind-driven hull, the smell of the salty spray on the freshening breeze, the huge taut sails majestically towering above, reflecting the dazzling sun which glints on the clear azure waters before you; a pod of young dolphins playfully dance in the curling bow wave and the backdrop – some of the most outstandingly beautiful coastlines in the world. Nothing beats the romance of being at sea on a true ‘Tall Ship’ so we invite you to join us aboard the magnificent SPV Royal Clipper- where ultimate relaxation and pampering awaits you!

This beautifully, traditionally built ship is living proof that craftsmanship is far from dead with both making extensive use of rich hardwoods, polished brass and wrought iron fittings, marble, deep pile carpets and tasteful furnishings which all together have created a ship of outstanding harmony, beauty and luxury. The Royal Clipper is not a cruise ship and is of a sufficiently intimate size to sail close to the shore where the views are stunning, plus visiting small, fascinating ports: so not only do you have a wonderful seafaring experience, you are simultaneously able to learn much about the areas you are sailing through.

Ships are nothing without their crew and as you would expect on this prestigious craft, from the Stewards to the Captain – all are consummate professionals. You will love the informality of life on board too and you will be amazed that even within the confines of the ship you can always find places to be alone if you wish, perhaps catch up on some reading or as the sun sets, just lean over the teak rail, drink in hand and reflect how good life can be.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room or cabin. The price includes:

  • Flights to Rome, returning from Venice
  • One night at a 4* hotel in Rome with breakfast
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Venice, Dubrovnik, Corfu, Taormina, Pompeii, and Rome
  • Visits to Rovinj, Hvar, Kotor, Capri and Sorrento;
  • One night at the Plaza in Mestre with breakfast
  • Full breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and a la carte dinner daily whilst on Royal Clipper (lunch excluded on shore excursions)
  • All port taxes (worth £255)
  • Porterage of one item of luggage per person
  • All transfers
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

Please note the use of air-conditioning in hotels in Italy is at the hotel’s discretion and is normally restricted to the summer months (mid-May to mid-September), depending on the temperature.

Hotel Upgrades

Upgrade your stay in Rome to the 5* Hotel Bernini Bristol - Rome

Upgrade your stay in Venice to the 4* Hotel Splendid

Upgrade hotels are available for £260pp in a double/twin and £530 in a single room.

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currencies: Euro, Kuna
  • Flight time: Approx. 2 hrs 30 mins to 3 hrs
  • Languages: Italian, Croatian, Greek, Montenegrin
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Countries: Italy, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro 

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Italy, Greece or Croatia however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/entry-requirementshttps://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/entry-requirements and https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/croatia/entry-requirements

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Air-Conditioning

The use of air-conditioning in hotels in Italy is at the hotel’s discretion and is normally restricted to the summer months (mid-May to mid-September), depending on the temperature.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitabilty of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

On-Board the Royal Clipper

In the event of unsatisfactory weather or wind conditions, the Royal Clipper reserves the right to proceed under motor power or reschedule the itinerary.

Availability of watersports is subject to weather conditions and local authority regulations.

Cruise gratuities are not included. We recommend €8 per person, per day.

Flights and Transfers

All flight details are approximate and subject to change

Connecting Flights

Direct flights available from Birmingham, Bristol, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester and Stansted.

Please contact us if you would like timings and/or further information on the flights. All flight details will be listed in your booking confirmation. 

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Arrival airport First hotel location Transfer time Final hotel location Departure airport Transfer time
Rome Fiumicino Airport Rome 45 mins Venice Venice 30 mins

Personalise Your Holiday

Upgrade Your Stay

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Upgrade your stay in Rome to the 5* Hotel Bernini Bristol - Rome

The Hotel Bernini Bristol is a wonderful historic five-star property located on Piazza Barberini, right at the foot of the famous Via Veneto, home of the famous Café de Paris where you may spot a celebrity or two and right in the heart of the Eternal City.

Upgrade your stay in Venice to the 4* Hotel Splendid

Upgrade hotels are available for £260pp in a double/twin and £530 in a single room.

For hotel information see the accommodation tab, or call us for details.

Ships Available

Royal Clipper ship with its multiple sails sailing on the sea
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