Trio of Italian Lakes

 

Rolling vineyards, shimmering lakes, soaring mountains and graceful lakeside villas, the enduring allure of the Italian Lakes is nothing short of magical.

Your European escape begins with a duo of stays in Lake Maggiore and Lake Garda, where you’ll enjoy a scenic train ride on the Bernina Red Train and a day trip to Lake Como. From Garda you’ll transfer to Florence, Italy’s renaissance jewel for a two-night stay before embarking the stylish Sun Princess® for your Eastern Mediterranean cruise.

In the vibrant city of Naples, discover the ancient ruins of Pompeii or the stunning island of Capri, before sailing to the charming town of Chania in Crete and enigmatic İstanbul. Visit the beautiful port of Mykonos, Athens, Kotor and Corfu, and the historic cities of Messina and Palma de Mallorca. Your Mediterranean adventure draws to a close in Spain’s charismatic and cosmopolitan Barcelona.

Trio of Italian Lakes, Scenic Swiss Rail & Mediterranean Voyage Map

 

  Selected Departure Dates:   May - Aug 2025
  Milan  →  Barcelona
24 nights from

$10,999

pp incl FLIGHTS!
 
Your Inclusions:

 

 Return Flights from Australia, Taxes & Transfers
 14 night full-board cruise on board Sun Princess®
 BONUS Oceanview to Balcony upgrade
 BONUS Full day trip to Lake Como & Walking tour of Florence
 3 night four-star stay in Lake Maggiore at the Zacchera Hotels Collection including daily breakfast
 
​​​​​​ 2 night four-star stay in Lake Garda at the Solho Hotel Bardolino including daily breakfast
 2 night four-star stay in Florence at the Grand Hotel Baglioni including daily breakfast
 1 night four-star stay in Barcelona at the AC Hotel Barcelona Forum by Marriott including daily breakfast
 
Your Itinerary:

 

Day 1:  Fly to Milan
Your holiday begins as you fly from Australia to Milan.
 
Day 2-3: Lake Maggiore
Enjoy two leisurely days on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Here you could explore the Borromean islands, with their magnificent and enchanting gardens, or take a leisurely boat ride to discover charming lakeside villages.
Overnight at Zacchera Hotels Collection (B)
 
Day 4: Lake Maggiore
Today you'll ride the Bernina Red Train through the Swiss Alps between Chur in Switzerland and Tirano in Italy This masterpiece of engineering cuts through dramatic landscapes, majestic glaciers and charming alpine villages.
Overnight at Zacchera Hotels Collection (B)
 
Day 5: Lake Como
Today, you'll say goodbye to Lake Maggiore and head to Lake Garda, making a brief stop for sightseeing in the charming Lake Como area. Highlights include the Cathedral, Basilica of St Fedele, and various medieval buildings.
Overnight Solho Hotel Bardolino (B)
 
Day 6: Lake Garda
The largest lake in Italy, Lake Garda captivates with its natural beauty, history and culture, as well as a backdrop of majestic mountains. Enjoy a day at leisure to explore this remarkable region.
Overnight Solho Hotel Bardolino (B)
 
Day 7: Florence
Florence, the capital of Tuscany, is a treasure trove of Renasissance art and architecture. Home to famous landmarks such as the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, and Uffizi Gallery, Florence is a must-visit destination for art and history lovers.
Overnight Grand Hotel Baglioni (B)
 
Day 8: Florence
Today you'll explore Florence during a panoramic sightseeing walking tour. Highlights including Piazza Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza della Signoria, Uffizi Palace, and the iconic Ponte Vecchio.
Overnight Grand Hotel Baglioni (B)
 
Day 9: Civitavecchia Embark Ship
Embark Sun Princess and indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments, lunge by the pool, or partake in an array of thrilling activities. Explore fascinating destinations, make lifelong memories, and enjoy the warm hospitality.
Overnight Sun Princess® (B/L/D)
 
Day 10: Naples
Unleash your wanderlust in Naples, Italy's vibrant gem. With its stunning bay, Mount Vesuvius, and captivating attractions like the Royal Palace and Pompeii, Naples promises an enriching journey through history and natural beauty.
Overnight Sun Princess® (B/L/D)
 
Day 11: At Sea
Relax at Sea
Overnight Sun Princess® (B/L/D)
 
Day 12: Chania (Crete)
Uncover Chania's charm: Venetian architecture, bustling markets, and mouthwatering cuisine. Lose yourself in its labyrinthine streets, bask in the Mediterranean sun, and create unforgettable memories. Explore Chania, the essence of Crete.
Overnight Sun Princess® (B/L/D)
 
Day 13: At Sea
Relax at Sea
Overnight Sun Princess® (B/L/D)
 
Day 14: İstanbul
İstanbul, where East and West converge. Immerse in rich history, savour exotic cuisine, and feel the heartbeat of diverse cultures. Let this enchanting city awaken your senses and expand your horizons.
Overnight Sun Princess® (B/L/D)
 
Day 15: Mykonos
Experience the enchantment of Mykonos, Greece - a vibrant island transformed by tourism. Explore its whitewashed streets, historic landmarks, and lively nightlife.  Let Mykonos captivate your senses and leave you spellbound by its irresistible allure.
Overnight Sun Princess® (B/L/D)
 
Day 16: Athens
Athens, Greece's historic heart, showcases ancient marvels like the Acropolis and Parthenon. This city pulsates with vibrant culture, street life, and a rich tapestry of history, inviting exploration.
Overnight Sun Princess (B/L/D)
 
Day 17: At Sea
Relax at Sea
Overnight Sun Princess (B/L/D)
 
Day 18: Kotor
Prepare to be enchanted by Kotor, Montenegro's crown jewel. With ancient cobblestone streets, majestic fjords, immerse yourself in its rich history. Let Kotor's beauty leave an indelible mark on your soul.
Overnight Sun Princess (B/L/D)
 
Day 19: Corfu
A captivating blend of history and natural beauty. Wander through Venetian streets, bask in golden sunsets, and indulge in mouthwatering cuisine. Immerse yourself in the island's allure and create lifelong memories.
Overnight Sun Princess (B/L/D)
 
Day 20: Messina (Sicily)
Step into Messina's captivating realm, where art and history merge. Explore the Museo Regionale's Caravaggio masterpieces and embrace the ancient grandeur of Sicily's capital. Let Messina transport you to a world of enchantment and inspiration.
Overnight Sun Princess (B/L/D)
 
Day 21: At Sea
Relax at Sea
Overnight Sun Princess (B/L/D)
 
Day 22: Palma de Mallorca
Discover Palma de Mallorca, Spain's Mediterranean gem. Bask on golden beaches, explore the enchanting old town, and indulge in delectable cuisine. Let Palma's beauty and vibrant energy captivate your soul and create unforgettable memories.
Overnight Sun Princess (B/L/D)
 
Day 23: Barcelona Disembark Ship
Disembark in Barcelona, Spain's Mediterranean jewel, which harmonises history and modernity. Gaudi's architecture, bustling La Rambla, and vibrant beachfront create a captivating blend of culture, art, and coastal allure.
Overnight at AC Hotel Barcelona Forum by Marriott (B)
 
Day 24-25: Depart Barcelona
Your unforgettable holiday has unfortunately come to an end. Today you will head to the airport for your return flight back to Australia. (B)
 

 

 

 

Sun Princess® leads the next generation of ships.

 

Launching in 2024, this next-generation cruise ship will be the third to bear the Sun Princess®  name. Offering 1,500 balconies, more than any other Princess cruise ship, Sun Princess®  will treat you to a backdrop of stunning sea views at every stage of your voyage.

Seemingly endless options of places to unwind are available on board, ranging from the calming two-level Lotus Spa, swimming pools and hot tubs, to the beautiful Sea View Terrace.

Your appetite will most certainly be satisfied too, as this colossal vessel offers a variety of restaurants and bars to indulge in on your cruise, ranging from Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria to Horizons Dining Room.

The selection of entertainment this truly remarkable. The very best in live shows and music are on hand, to give you a spectacular experience on board before the first destination of your cruise even comes within sight.

 

 

 

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