Venice to Rome 8 nights

Venice to Rome

9 days / 8 nights - Wind Surf Ship

From the glittering fountains of Rome to the fascinating canals of Venice, explore Italy’s most iconic cities and her most charming secrets in one incomparable voyage. Every moment is a treat for your senses as you sail along the Amalfi and Dalmatian Coasts. Savor the flower-scented lanes of Capri, the brilliant colors and breathtaking vistas of Messina and Taormina, and the dazzling blue kaleidoscope as you sail through the world’s most beautiful seas. 


Venice – Rome
Ship: Wind Surf
Number of nights: 8 nights
Embark – Disembark: Venice – Rome

Day 1 – Venice, Italy
Day 2 – Rovinj, Croatia
Day 3 – Spilt, Croatia
Day 4 – Dubrovnik, Croatia
Day 5 – Kotor, Montenegro
Day 6 – At Sea
Day 7 – Messina, Italy
Day 8 – Capri, Italy
Day 9 – Rome / Civitavecchia, Italy

Day 1 – Venice, Italy
Venice floats like a mirage in a magical lagoon. It’s a city blissfully free of cars, where everything from arched bridges to gondoliers to blown glass oozes beauty and romance. The Doges’ Palace with its poetic Bridge of Sighs. The Grand Canal with its gondolas. St. Mark’s Cathedral, home to incredible treasures amassed during the Crusades. St. Peter’s Basilica with St. Peter’s Throne, said to be the hiding place of the Holy Grail.

Day 2 – Rovinj, Croatia
Old Town Rovinj rises from the Adriatic, its arched profile frosted with terracotta rooftops and crowned by the white bell tower of St. Euphemia church. Rovinj was an island before the channel was filled in the 18th century, and the Old Town is nicely compact–perfect for exploring on foot.

Day 3 – Split, Croatia
When Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to retire, he chose a spot that offered the best of both worlds – a beautifully scenic resort setting, and proximity to the urban pleasures of ancient Salona. A medieval cathedral, Romanesque churches, fortifications, and gothic palaces are just a few of the buildings that sprouted from within Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 4 – Dubrovnik, Croatia
Your first impression is the city walls. Massive and imposing, they cloak the town like a curtain of stone. Draw the curtain and you’re in a medieval world of towers, turrets, and terracotta rooftops. Take a cable car to the top of Mount Srd for an outstanding view of the harbor where one gorgeous yacht eclipses all others.

Day 5 – Kotor, Montenegro
It’s almost too perfect to bear, the sight of your white Windstar yacht tracing its way across the royal blue Montenegrin waters. Then the pièce de résistance comes into view: the red roofs of medieval Kotor.

Day 6 – At sea
This is your invitation to a day of indulgence. Treat yourself to a luxurious spa experience. Dine in sumptuous casual style, or wrap yourself in that comfy waffle-weave robe and enjoy your meal in the privacy of your beautiful stateroom. Your delight is our single priority for your day at sea.

Day 7 – Messina, Italy
Messina is known as the door of Sicily, and as a historic trading city that door has almost always been open. Founded by the Greeks, the city has hosted many cultures either willingly or not, but geology is mostly responsible for its appearance today. Messina has been destroyed by earthquakes multiple times, most notably in 1908 – a hazard of living so near to Mount Etna.

Day 8 – Capri, Italy
Glamorous Capri has been a haven for the rich and famous since the days of Roman Emperors Tiberius and Augustus. After centuries of pirate attacks, capture by Napoleon, and other distractions, the island was “rediscovered” as a resort destination in the latter half of the 19th century. The beauty of the island is legendary, its limestone cliffs carved into magnificent caverns, grottoes, and stacks framed by cerulean blue waters.

Day 9 – Rome / Civitavecchia, Italy
In this enchanting city the past and present intersect in perfect harmony. A good place to begin is the Vatican, with its Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Then the ancient ruins—Colosseum, Forum, Circus Maximus. And of course the Trevi Fountain for the obligatory coins promising your return to the Eternal City.

 

Wind Surf:
On any day, our 310-guest flagship, Wind Surf, draws admiring glances as she glides majestically into port with her tall sails billowing. And her beauty is far more than skin deep.
Everything about Wind Surf speaks of welcome. Come aboard and see it for yourself.

May 2014: 12 May
June 2014: 11 June
October 2014: 21 October

May 2015: 11 May
September 2015: 25 September
October 2015: 21 October