The Royal Clipper - A Mediterranean Odyssey

Departing in June 2021

Experience more with so much included

  • Guided tour of romantic Venice, probably the world’s most unique city
  • Sail along the truly breathtaking Dalmatian and Amalfi coasts
  • Visit to Rovinj, one of the most picturesque ports on the Adriatic
  • Guided walking tour of Dubrovnik, glistening Pearl of the Adriatic
  • Visit Kotor, a nostalgic journey to the Mediterranean as it was thirty years ago in Montenegro’s most dramatic setting
  • Absorb the history of the ancient Greek theatre in Sicily’s Taormina – one of the most attractive hill-top villages in Italy
  • Tour Corfu’s atmospheric old town – unchanged for centuries
  • Sail past the Aeolian Islands and Stromboli, the most consistently active volcano in Europe
  • Visit the stunning island of Capri
  • Visit to gorgeous Sorrento and guided tour of thought-provoking Pompeii – a city frozen in time
  • Guided tour of Rome, home to the ancient world’s mightiest empire, the Vatican and some of the world’s best shopping
  • Flight to Venice and return flight from Rome
  • 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
  • Stay in hand-picked hotels in Rome and Venice with hotel upgrade option available
  • Escorted by an experienced Tour Manager
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At a Glance
10 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


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 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 Venice, returning from Rome
  • One night at the Plaza in Mestre 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 Sheraton Roma in Rome with breakfast 
  • Full breakfast, buffet lunch and à la carte dinner daily whilst on Royal Clipper (lunch excluded on shore excursions)
  • All port taxes (worth £215)
  • 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.

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currencies: Euro, Kuna
  • Deposit: £500 per person
  • Flight time: Approx. 2 hrs 30 mins to 3 hrs
  • Languages: Italian, Croatian
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Countries: Italy, Croatia

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Italy 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-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.

Venice and Rome Hotel Upgrades

We can offer the four-star Starhotel Splendid in Venice Mestre and the five-star Bernini Bristol Hotel in Rome on bed and breakfast basis in a twin room for both nights.


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.


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

Connecting Flights

Flights with KLM from Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Norwich, Newcastle and Edinburgh will connect in Amsterdam on both the outbound and inbound journeys.

All other flights are direct. Please contact us if you would like timings and/or further information on the connecting 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
Venice Marco Polo Airport Venice 30 mins Rome Bernini Rome Fiumicino Airport 45 mins
Venice Treviso Airport Rome Marriott 20 mins

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