Italy and the Adriatic Antiquities Cruise – 5 to 15 Sept 2020
Sorry, this cruise is now fully-booked - only waitlist available.
10-night tall-ship cruise sailing from Venice to Rome aboard the tall ship, Royal Clipper with a full programme of expertly-crafted, pottery-themed shore excursions for Clay and Culture guests.
Cruise only rate from:
- A$4,890 per person twin share inside cabin
- A$5,700 per person twin share outside cabin
- A$5,800 single cabin (inside)
Costing for Clay and Culture exclusive shore excursion programme to be released end October 2019.
Inspired by the tall ship Preussen, the Royal Clipper has the proud distinction of being the largest and only five-masted full-rigged sailing ship built since her predecessor was launched at the beginning of the last century.
With her complement of 42 sails, Royal Clipper is a splendid sight to behold. You might think she was an apparition from the grand age of sail, but Royal Clipper is as new as tomorrow, boasting state-of-the-art navigation systems and every comfort and luxury one could wish for.
For connoisseurs of sail cruising, the 439 foot Royal Clipper offers the ultimate sea-going experience, balancing the grandeur, adventure and tradition of sailing with the superb service, amenities and accommodations of the finest modern yacht. Royal Clipper carries just 227 guests in luxurious style.
A full 19,000 square feet of open deck and three swimming pools create a wonderfully spacious and expansive outdoor environment. Find your secret hideaway on one of the hidden balconies on either side of the bow. Or climb the mast (with safety harness provided) to one of the passenger lookout crows-nests, thoughtfully furnished with a comfortable settee, where you’ll have the grandest view of all!
Royal Clipper’s interior spaces are just as dazzling. They include a three-deck atrium that funnels sunlight into the elegantly appointed, three-level dining room featuring open-seating dining, deliciously prepared cuisine and a no-tie dress code. A convenient marina platform lowers from the stern for watersports. And the ultimate unique Royal Clipper experience, the one-of-a-kind Captain Nemo Lounge, is the site of our spa and health club with underwater glass portholes!
- Saturday 05 September 2020 Venice, Italy
- Sunday 06 September 2020 Rovinj, Croatia
- Monday 07 September 2020 Hvar, Croatia
- Tuesday 08 September 2020 Dubrovnik, Croatia
- Wednesday 09 September 2020 Kotor, Montenegro
- Thursday 10 September 2020 Corfu, Greece
- Friday 11 September 2020 At sea
- Saturday 12 September 2020 Taormina - Sicily, Italy
- Sunday 13 September 2020 Sorrento, Italy
- Monday 14 September 2020 Ponza, Italy
- Monday 14 September 2020 Palmarola,
- Italy Tuesday 15 September 2020 Civitavecchia, Italy
Highlights of this cruise:
Venice, Italy Venice is the heart and soul of romance. Cast your eye on the rounded domes of San Marco, take a deep breath at the Bridge of Sighs, gaze on the golden lions and the Renaissance glories of the Doge's Palace, listen for the ghosts of Verdi, Puccini and Caruso at La Fenice Opera House, gape at the classic Palladian proportions of the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, glide in a gondola down the Grand Canal. And know that love is always in the air in Venice.
Rovinj is a typical example of a Mediterranean town. The town is dominated by the Baroque three-nave church of St. Euphemia (Fuma). Close to the harbour are the clock tower, the Baroque Balbi's Arch and the former 17th century Town Hall. To the east lies the complex of the Franciscan monastery and to the south, Rovinj's oldest monument, the Romanesque heptagonal chapel of the Holy Trinity.
It was George Bernard Shaw who said, “Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik.” Indeed, Dubrovnik is a treasure by any measure made more precious by its miraculous restoration. Crowned by the Minceta Tower, the 10th century city walls are the proud symbol of Dubrovnik's colourful history.
This stunning rock-walled chasm splitting the coastal mountains of Montenegro is the longest arm of the sea in southern Europe. Boka harbours one of the prettiest, unspoiled towns you'll ever see, the medieval city of Kotor. Founded by the Romans, fortified during the Byzantine era, then ruled by Venice for much of its history, Kotor has been naturally preserved by its isolation.
Barreling under full sail through the narrow Strait of Messina past Scylla and Charybdis, where rock and whirlpool almost claimed Ulysses, you arrive in lovely Taormina. Perched on the shoulder of Mt. Etna, Taormina inspired Goethe to say that “It is the greatest work of art and nature.”
The pastel houses of Ponza Town rise in neat terraced rows from the busy harbour where sleekly groomed yachts and ramshackle fishing boats moor side by side. Happily, there are few tourists here, so it's a delight to wander through the unspoiled town.
St. Peter's, with its breathtaking Sistine Chapel, newly restored to its former glory; the Spanish Steps, where all Rome passes by; the Colosseum, where gladiators fought to the death, and the Pantheon, considered to be the most perfect architectural statement of the ages.
Clay and Culture Shore Excursion Programme
NB The programme of shore excursions will be released end October 2019. Until then, and because cabins are likely to book up on this popular cruise, we are currently offering just cruise only bookings. Click here for more information on the ship: deck plans, cabin layouts, life on board etc Cruise only cost:
- from A$4,420 per person twin share for an inside cabin
- from A$5,230 per person twin share for an outside cabin
- single cabins from $5,330 (limited availability - once sold out, single supplement is 150% the twin share rate for sole cabin use)
NB: Port Charges of A$470 per person must be added to all above rates and are subject to change at any time. Please enquire about our special promotional rates at time of booking.