Mediterranean Flair (13 Days)

Cruise Line: Oceania Cruises
Ship: Riviera  |  183 Reviews
Barcelona, Spain to Venice, Italy
Dates: 01 Aug 2018 - 13 Aug 2018

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
01 Aug 2018
Barcelona, Spain
6:00 PM
DAY 2
02 Aug 2018
Toulon, France
8:00 AM 7:00 PM
DAY 3
03 Aug 2018
Cannes, France
8:00 AM 11:00 PM
DAY 4
04 Aug 2018
Monte Carlo, Monaco
7:00 AM 8:00 PM
DAY 5
05 Aug 2018
Livorno, Italy
8:00 AM 8:00 PM
DAY 6
06 Aug 2018
Civitavecchia, Italy
8:00 AM 8:00 PM
DAY 7
07 Aug 2018
Amalfi, Italy
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 8
08 Aug 2018
Taormina, Italy
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 9
09 Aug 2018
Corfu, Greece
10:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 10
10 Aug 2018
Kotor, Montenegro
9:00 AM 11:00 PM
DAY 11
11 Aug 2018
Dubrovnik, Croatia
8:00 AM 4:00 PM
DAY 12
12 Aug 2018
Venice, Italy
10:00 AM
DAY 13
13 Aug 2018
Venice, Italy
Mediterranean Flair map

Virtuoso Voyages Benefits

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For 01 Aug 2018 - 13 Aug 2018
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San Miniato and Vinci with a Festive Lunch - Livorno - 2018 ( 7 Hours 30 Minutes )
Livorno, Italy | 05 Aug 2018

  • Meals: Lunch
  • Recommended Ages: All Ages
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Experience(s): Food & Wine • Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing

We begin our day with a leisurely drive to the charming village of San Miniato nestled in the scenic rolling Pisan hills and dominating the lower Arno valley.

San Miniato is a beautiful medieval village oozing charm and history which is especially popular and a privileged habitat for truffles, in particular the rare and expensive white truffles which are grown and picked here. Often known as the jewel of the Pisan hill, it is strategically located at the top of three small hills and along the ancient Via Francigena which connects San Miniato to major cities such as Florence, Pisa, Rome and Siena. As a result, San Miniato over the centuries has been exposed to a constant flow of trade and travelers and has become a favorite town for many Noblemen, Emperors and Popes over the years.

We will enjoy wandering around the historic center and discovering the beauty of the old lavish palaces, the ancient tower fortress and the beautiful Romanesque style of facades, frescoes and floors throughout the village. You will see in Piazza del Popolo, the church of San Domenico, with its unfinished facade, and also the Duomo, a Latin cross church.

You will also have time at your leisure to explore San Miniato further by maybe choosing to climb the Torre di Federico which was built between 1217 and 1221 and named in honor of the Emperor and today is a “symbol” of San Miniato and despite the steps, is well worth the climb to enjoy the breathtaking views of the beautiful Tuscan landscape. Or you may use this time to shop for pottery or local specialties such as the white truffle!

Next, within a historical building we will find a young, bubbly kitchen which uses traditional flavors but with a modern twist, the Pepe Nero Restaurant. Here we will enjoy the Chef’s take on favorite specialties and taste the wonderful delicate flavors of both land and sea whilst looking over to the beautiful Tuscan countryside from our summer terrace.

After our time in beautiful San Miniato, we will head to the town of Vinci where we will enjoy discovering more about the legendary Leonardo da Vinci, his life and home. We will visit the wonderful museum which was dedicated to him. The museum hosts the most complete collection of all the models of his inventions, as well as machines and references to handwritten notes and artistic sketches. The museum also is home to the most extensive and original collections devoted to his various interests in technology, architecture, science etc. Certainly the place most intimately linked to the figure of da Vinci is the fifteenth century farmhouse where the great artist was born, which we will also visit.

After our day of exploring, we will return back to the ship.

Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Resort casual wear with comfortable shoes. This tour includes some steps and inclines. Light to moderate walking.

This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. This Virtuoso Voyages Event is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing. This Virtuoso Voyages Event has no cash value, cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. Credit will not be issued for unused services. Ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated and are not controlled by Virtuoso. Your participation in this event served as your acknowledgement that Virtuoso is not responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties.

Private Car & Driver at Your Leisure - Corfu ( 4 Hours )
Corfu, Greece | 09 Aug 2018

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

Explore Corfu at your leisure during your 4-hour sightseeing tour via private car. Plan out your own perfectly personalized itinerary beforehand or customize it with the help of your knowledgeable driver, for a day you’re sure to remember. Please note: This is an English speaking driver, who is not a licensed guide and cannot provide the services and advice that a guide would normally provide.

Some suggested itineraries you can experience include:

"Panoramic Corfu"

Depart from the port for your panoramic journey of Corfu. Drive along the scenic West Coast to the hill top village of Lakones or Bella Vista as it is known.Here you will have the opportunity to take photographs of the fascinating views of Paleokastritsa and to enjoy the panoramic views over the sea and rocks. In the distance the old Monastery sits serenely over this popular bay resort.

Following an inland route through breathtaking scenery and lots of small typical Corfu villages (Makrades,Vistonas,TroumbettaPass, Skripero), the next stop is at a distillery which produces an island favorite, kum quat liqueur. After enjoying this refreshing stop, drive through magnificent countryside to the beautiful spot of Kanoni, where there will be time to take photographs of the famous Mouse Island and the small islet with the nunnery of The Holy Virgin of Vlacherena.Afterwards visit Corfu Town, which is now a member of the World Heritage List (UNESCO).

"Palaces of Corfu"

Depart from the port to the Achilleion Palace to visit the museum and gardens.Built 100 years ago, the villa contains mementos of its former owners, the Empress Elisabeth of Austria and Kaiser Wilhelm II. The gardens are adorned with statues including the famous dying Achilles, the Triumphant and the views over the densely wooded countryside are magnificent.

Drive through the coastal road of Perama to Mon Repos where we you will walk through the gardens for approximately 10 minutes to reach the Palace. It was built in 1828 for the second British Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands, Sir Frederic Adam. It was then utilized as the summer residence of the High Commissioners, while their official residence was the Palace of St. Michael and St. George in Corfu itself. Many other important personalities stayed in the Palace after the Ionian Islands were ceded to Greece after 1864 whereupon it was donated to the Greek Royal family. In fact, the second son of King George I, George II was born here in 1869. In 1900, the wedding of Princess Maria, daughter of King George I and Olga took place here when she married the Archduke Georgio Mihailovic of Russia. The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, the British Queen’s husband, was born and baptized here. The Greek Royal family spent their summer holidays at Mon Repos, hosting their guests (Tito of Jugoslavia, Haile Selasie ofEithiopia,Nasser ofEgypt, just to name a few)untilthelast king, King Constantine, went into exile in England after a referendum in 1974.

Afterwards visit Corfu Town, which is now a member of the World Heritage List (UNESCO).

Please note: The maximum per vehicle is 3 passengers.

Included: English speaking Driver | taxes

Not Included: Tipping/Gratuities | Guide |Travel insurance | Personal expenses | Entrance Fees unless specified | Meals unless specified | other services not mentioned in the itinerary

Terms and Conditions:This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. All Virtuoso shore events are capacity controlled and require a minimum number of participants to operate. The Car & Driver is valid only if selected for all the guests in cabin and is based on double occupancy with a maximum two persons per vehicle. There may be a surcharge for single occupancy of a private car and driver experience. There may be a surcharge if guests are added without prior notification and additional costs are payable to the driver/guide at the time of the service provided. The departure time is preset and departs within 30 minutes to 1 hour after arrival in port. Participants are responsible for charges for additional hours or special requests/deviations from the route, payable at the time to the driver/guide.Mileage restrictions may apply.This Virtuoso Amenity is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing, has no cash value and cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. Credit will not be issued for unused services. Final details will be outlined in program letters provided by your Virtuoso host aboard ship. Ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated and are not controlled by Virtuoso. Your participation in this event serves as your acknowledgment that Virtuoso is not responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties.

$175 USD Credit Toward Purchase of a Virtuoso Product Per Person

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

Credit may be applied by your Virtuoso travel Advisor toward the purchase of a private shore excursion created by a Virtuoso On-Site or another Virtuoso preferred product in conjunction with this cruise. Per person, based on double occupancy.

$150 USD Shipboard Credit Per Person

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

Credit will be applied to your shipboard account. Restrictions apply, please see Terms & Conditions for details. 1st & 2nd Person in room, per person, based on double occupancy.

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About the Ship

What's Included

Included


  • Shipboard accommodations | Onboard meals and entertainment

Not Included

  • Wine & spirits | Shore excursions | Spa treatments | Wine pairing dinners | Onboard incidentals | Gratuities

About Us

Whoever said, “You can’t have it all,” never sailed the mid-size ships of Oceania Cruises. By beautifully blending elegance and luxury with exceptional value without compromise, Oceania is the world’s smartest choice in vacations. Oceania’s country club-casual ambiance instantly puts you at ease the moment you step aboard. The mid-sized ships sail where larger vessels cannot and an impressive staff-to-guest-ratio provide personalized service. With legendary Master Chef Jacques Pepin as Executive Culinary director, guests enjoy memorable fine dining in multiple open-seating dining venues – all at no additional charge. Oceania Cruises and Canyon Ranch have created unique, inspiring environment in a signature spa and state-of-the-art fitness center.

Insider Tip

Oceania hosts the only cooking school at sea and offers guests hands-on instruction from expert Master Chefs.

Terms & Conditions

*Offers and fares are subject to change on 1/1/18. All fares are per person in U.S. dollars, valid for residents of United States and Canada, based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted), for new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time. Free Internet amenity is one per stateroom; Owner's, Vista & Oceania Suites receive access for two devices per suite. VisitOceaniaCruises.com/Internet for more details. OLife Choice amenities are per stateroom, based on double occupancy and subject to change. OLife Choice free shore excursions vary by voyage and exclude Oceania Select, Oceania Exclusive, Executive Collection, Food & Wine Trails, Wellness and Culinary Discovery Tours. Voyages up to 9 days receive 4 free shore excursions; 10-13 days receive 6 free shore excursions; 14+ days receive 8 free shore excursions. If shore excursion amenity is selected, all excursions must be chosen at least 14 days prior to sailing. OLife Choice beverage package amenity is House Select. Guests in the same stateroom must choose the same OLife Choice amenity, and amenity must be chosen by final payment. Not all promotions are combinable. 2 for 1, Cruise-Only and OLife Choice Fares are based on published Full Brochure Fares; such fares may not have resulted in actual sales in all suite and stateroom categories and do not include optional charges as detailed in the Guest Ticket Contract, which may be viewed, along with additional terms OceaniaCruises.com. Cruise-Only Fares do not include OLife Choiceamenities or airfare. All Fares include government fees & taxes. “Airfare” does not include ground transfers, and offer applies to coach, roundtrip flights only from the following airports: ATL, BOS, CLT, DCA, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAH, IAD, JFK, LAX, LGA, MCO, MDW, MIA, ORD, PHL, PHX, SAN, SAV, SEA, SFO, TPA, YOW, YUL, YVR, YYZ. Oceania Cruises reserves the right to assign gateways based on availability for JFK, LGA and MIA. Gateways are subject to change at any time. Airfare is available from all other U.S. and Canadian gateways for an additional charge. “Airfare” includes all airline fees, surcharges and government taxes. Airline-imposed personal charges such as baggage fees may apply. Oceania Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees, promotions and surcharges at any time. Ships' Registry: Marshall Islands.



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Add-Ons

Shore Excursions

Barcelona, Spain - 01 Aug 2018

Toulon, France - 02 Aug 2018

Cannes, France - 03 Aug 2018

Monte Carlo, Monaco - 04 Aug 2018

Livorno, Italy - 05 Aug 2018

Civitavecchia, Italy - 06 Aug 2018

Amalfi, Italy - 07 Aug 2018

Taormina, Italy - 08 Aug 2018

Corfu, Greece - 09 Aug 2018

Kotor, Montenegro - 10 Aug 2018

Dubrovnik, Croatia - 11 Aug 2018

Venice, Italy - 12 Aug 2018

Venice, Italy - 13 Aug 2018

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