Get ready to discover the rustic beauty and history of some of Europe’s most picturesque and ancient destinations on an incredible journey through the Eastern Mediterranean. Explore the open-air floating museum of the canal city Venice and discover the sun-drenched olive groves of the Greek Islands.
Pack your bags and start your holiday with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the treasures of Venice. Cruise the 150 canals, wander the city’s famous churches and marvel at one of the finest art collections in Europe. Be sure to enjoy a romantic gondola ride and indulge in some spaghetti and wine at an authentic trattoria. A guided tour to the stunning islands of Murano and Burano is also included in your Venice stay.
It’s then time to embark on MSC Orchestra for your 7 night cruise around the breathtaking waters of the Mediterranean. Your days at sea offer plenty of time to relax and enjoy the excellent onboard facilities of the ship in between visiting some of the most famous locations in Italy, Croatia & Greece.
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Depart Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to Venice - be transferred from the airport to your hotel.
Explore Venice at your own pace. Visit St Mark's Basilica or a walking tour through the streets of Venice. Watch the local craftsmen at work making the famous Murano glass and lace. Laze away an evening on a romantic gondola ride which you will agree ticks one of the bucket list. On day 2 be treated to a full day tour to discover the famous landmarks, exquisite colours, and relaxed way of life on the Venetian islands of Murano and Burano
Spend your morning exploring or relaxing in Venice before boarding MSC Orchestra early in the afternoon.
Arrive around 11am and spend a few hours entranced by the jumble of streets to wander and discover before departing at 5pm.
Fresh out of a magnificent transformation to enhance the cruise experience, MSC Orchestra is built to impress. Guests can now enjoy an extra 800 sqm of sundeck, 215 new cabins of which 116 feature a balcony, 2 new restaurants, a totally new Aquapark, new Kids Areas and even more Shopping Venues onboard.
Santorini is the supermodel of the Greek islands, a head-turner whose face is instantly recognisable around the world: multicoloured cliffs soar out of a sea-drowned caldera, topped by drifts of whitewashed buildings. With its reputation for dazzling panoramas, romantic sunsets and volcanic-sand beaches, it’s hardly surprising the island features on so many travellers’ bucket lists.
Chania is a city on the northwest coast of the Greek island of Crete. It’s known for its 14th-century Venetian harbor, narrow streets and waterfront restaurants. At the harbor entrance is a 16th-century lighthouse with Venetian, Egyptian and Ottoman influences.The Town is a romantic place to stroll around with Medieval architecture and elegant mansions.
Corfu has a rich multi-cultural heritage, its historic monuments, stunning natural landscape, crystal clear seas, and its excellent weather all year round explain why Corfu is one of the most cosmopolitan Mediterranean destinations weaving a powerful spell on its visitors.
An early morning arrival at 7am will have you visiting the walled, sea battered city of Dubrovnik. Admire the Cathedral of Assumption of Mary or fans of Games of Thrones will enjoy visiting the various film locations where memorable scenes were shot. A mid afternoon departure of 1.30pm will have you sipping cocktails on the deck before sunset.
Sadly your journey comes to an end as you depart Venice homeward bound to Australia.