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Venice - Hotel Stay
You’ll spend two days exploring Venice, an enchanting city of beauty and intrigue. Discover seductive passageways that lead to secret squares and dramatic Gothic architecture, and sample the famous Venetian cuisine, a plate of baccala mantecato perhaps, or a risotto al nero di seppia. While Venice is famed for its floating city status, there's so much more magic to explore beyond the iconic Grand Canal gondola rides.
Venice - Embark Costa Luminosa
Today you’ll embark the stunning Costa Luminosa, a cutting-edge ship that will make this cruise one to remember. When you experience her bright open spaces, dazzling glass and magnificent chandeliers and fabrics, you’ll feel privileged to be entering a world of state-of-the-art luxury. You’ll enjoy world-class cuisine, the attention of professional and friendly staff, and the comfort of a spacious and well-presented cabin.
Located on a narrow strip of land near Italy’s border with Slovenia, Trieste contains echoes of the Austro-Hungarian Empire it was once a part of. Its unique cross-cultural atmosphere makes it an absorbing place to visit. Explore its history in its many churches, castles and Roman ruins, or soak up the atmosphere in an open-air café.
Take time to enjoy the Costa Luminosa’s five star facilities. Spend some ‘me’ time in the wellness centre, go for a swim in one the ship’s three pools, or lie back in a Jacuzzi and enjoy having nothing to do. You can put your skills to the test on the putting green, catch a movie in the cinema, or go for F1 glory in a Grand Prix simulator.
For fans of history, culture and Game of Thrones, Croatia’s ruggedly romantic capital of Dubrovnik is pure paradise. Many visitors to choose to uncover the hidden corners of the city with a walk around the ancient fortress walls, shop in the gleaming limestone centre of Stradun or hike to the top of Mount Srd. Whatever you do, you’ll be rewarded with endless views of the turquoise harbour and terracotta-tiled rooftops.
Your next port of call is Katakolon, the gateway to ancient Olympia, playground of the gods and heroes of Greek mythology. As the spiritual home of the Olympic Games, this is where the Olympic flame is lit for each Olympiad. It’s also the perfect place to get a birds-eye view of rural Greece. Take time to admire the surrounding countryside with its farming villages, olive groves and vineyards.
The birthplace of democracy, Greece’s capital city is a treasure chest of ruins. Overlooked by the iconic Parthenon, temple of the Gods, Athens is a world centre for archaeological research. It also boasts lively markets and stunning views from the peak of Mount Lycabettus. Europe’s ancient capital has many stories from history, while modern Athens is a bustling city with vibrant open-air restaurants and cafes.
This historic and progressive town stands on the Adriatic coast. It is home to fascinating sites, including the Basilica di San Nicola, one of southern Italy’s first Norman churches, and the Petruzzelli theatre, one of the most famous symbols of Bari. Enjoy the buzz of the Piazza Mercantile, and admire the sturdy walls of the Castello Svevo.
Venice - Disembark Costa Luminosa
Today you’ll disembark the Costa Luminosa and fly home.
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