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Delight in a grand tour of the enchanting Italian Lakes - Maggiore, Garda and Como - complete with two unforgettable scenic rail journeys and an all-inclusive Silversea Mediterranean cruise.

Your incredible Italian lakes experience begins with a wonderful two-night stay at the tranquil Lake Maggiore where you’ll also travel on board the extraordinary Centovalli Railway as it glides between Switzerland and Italy – immerse yourself in the stunning alpine scenery as you gaze out the window on board. Following your magnificent Maggiore stay, you’ll relish another two nights at majestic Lake Garda, gifting you plenty of time to discover the surrounding picturesque villages and sample the region’s famously delicious fine wines. 

You’ll next enjoy a magical two-night stay in Lake Como, positioned at the foot of the Alps, rewarding you with one of the most picturesque landscapes in the world. During your time here you can discover in depth the natural wonders of these spellbinding lakes, alongside their surrounding Baroque architecture and fascinating cultures. Roam their stunning landscapes to discover historical churches which cling to cliff faces and rustically charming villages, followed by an unforgettable escorted tour on board the astounding Bernina Express.

You’ll then transfer to Florence for a one-night stay to stroll down its romantic streets and marvel at Brunelleschi's red cathedral dome on Piazza del Duomo, before embarking the luxurious Silver Moon. Savour fantastic food, rich cultural heritage and breathtaking scenery as your cruise calls in bustling Naples, Palermo, where artistic delights abound at every corner, historic Rhodes, sun-kissed Kuşadası, and stunning Santorini to mention a few.

Your wonderful Mediterranean cruise will then return to Piraeus, where you’ll disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Your Route

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The Silver Moon Experience

With sleek lines and impeccable taste, Silver Moon made her debut in November 2020 in the only way Silversea know how – luxurious style. Similar to her sister ship, Silver Muse, Silver Moon offers her guests new dining venues, larger spa facilities and even more stylish opulence. Choose from one of the six restaurants to explore world cuisines from Atlantide with its European seafood dishes to Kaiseki where you can sample delightful sushi rolls and hibachi from Japan. With a new culinary immersive experience to explore each destination’s delectable treats together with traditional Silversea hallmarks such as spacious suites and a butler service to attend to your every need – you’ll discover a whole new side to luxury cruising with Silver Moon.

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Your Home at Sea

Replete with first class entertainment and exquisite, second-to-none dining, your all round contentment and happiness is nigh guaranteed from the moment you step aboard ship.

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Butler Service

Relish in the VIP treatment of having your own personal butler, who will attend to your every whim and desire.
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Connoisseur’s Corner

This welcoming and altogether suave venue, offers you the ability to sit back, relax, and savour the finest cognacs and whiskeys to your curious hearts’ content.

Your 18 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

10 April 2023

Transfer to magical Lake Maggiore for your first stay in the Italian Lakes

Transfer to Lake Maggiore for your two-night hotel stay. Located just south of the Alps, Lake Maggiore is the second-largest lake in Italy and extends into Switzerland. It’s characterised by colourful fishing villages, the tiny Borromean Islands off its south-western shore and the delicious cuisine found in the villages around it. Blessed with a mild climate all year round, the surrounding landscapes burst with a mesmerising array of Mediterranean vegetation and exotic plants.

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Day 2

11 April 2023

Join an unforgettable experience on the Centovalli Railway

Today you’ll enjoy a picturesque train journey from Domodossola to Locarno. This unforgettable experience will take you through the stunning Centovalli, or “One Hundred Valleys”, as you pass by deep gorges and crevices with cascading waterfalls, as well as across alpine meadows, numerous bridges and forests of chestnut trees. Arriving back on the Swiss shores of Lake Maggiore, you’ll enjoy some time to embrace the atmospheric surroundings and explore the treasures within.

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Day 3

12 April 2023

Relish in a relaxing two-night stay in breath-taking Lake Garda

In Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, you’ll savour this magical stretch of water during a two-night hotel stay. The lake’s southern region is home to olive groves, Romanesque architecture and lakeside beaches. Meanwhile the north is characterised by dramatic scenery, hemmed in by the majestic Alps and rolling vineyards. Glide across the glassy lake on a boat tour, wander the pretty towns, or you could embark on a delicious wine tasting in Bardolino.

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Day 4

13 April 2023

Discover Lake Garda’s hidden gems during a day at leisure

A day at leisure is yours to explore this fascinating lake. Pay a visit to magical Sirmione, blessed with thermal springs, a water-side castle and the ruins of a Roman villa. Nature lovers could enjoy a day walking in the hills and admiring the jaw-dropping views over the lake, or perhaps taking a boat out to another town on its shores. You could also delve into history at Riva del Garda with its cobblestone streets and pretty waterfront backed by soaring mountains.

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Day 5

14 April 2023

Transfer to Lake Como, home to sprawling gardens and palatial villas

Transfer to the magnificent Lake Como, a destination exuberant of natural beauty. Poised in the shadow of the snow-draped Rhaetian Alps and nestled between steep-wooded hills, the spectacular surroundings of Lake Como welcome you to a relaxing retreat with open arms. Wander aimlessly along the lake, crossing through gardens, visit the main square and immerse yourself in the centre’s history or head to Brunate using the funicular to witness breathtaking views of the shore and lake below.

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Day 6

15 April 2023

Savour a scenic rail journey on board the Bernina Express

Today you’ll embark the iconic Bernina Express for a panoramic train journey to St. Moritz, passing through the Poschiavo Valley and the Engadin. Enjoy incredible sights of majestic mountains and quaint little towns as you trundle over the Brusio spiral viaduct, past Puschlaversee, over Alp Grum and onto the magical Bernina Pass. Before reaching St. Moritz, you’ll savour incredible views of Lake Bianco and its shield of the snow-capped Morteratsch Glacier.

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Day 7

16 April 2023

Transfer to Florence for an unforgettable stay

Transfer to Florence for your hotel stay. The Tuscan capital is an achingly romantic city of medieval architecture and art, with a magnificent city centre that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Regarded by many as the birthplace of the Renaissance movement, it’s home to the superb Uffizi Gallery, home to works by Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Other sights include the Duomo, a cathedral with a striking terracotta-tiled dome, the illustrious Ponte Vecchio and Piazzale Michelangelo which boasts panoramic views of the city.

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Day 8

17 April 2023

Transfer to Civitavecchia to embark the luxurious Silver Moon to begin your all-inclusive, magical Mediterranean adventure

You will transfer to board the luxurious Silver Moon to begin your unforgettable Mediterranean cruise. Silver Moon offers the epitome of 21st century luxury cruising. As a sister ship to Silver Muse, Silver Moon will mirror many of her popular features, including the dining venues Atlantide and Kaiseki, while maintaining the small-ship intimacy and spacious accommodation that are the hallmarks of the Silversea’s cruise experience.

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Day 9

18 April 2023

Marvel at the views of majestic Mount Vesuvius in Naples

Naples, with its famous bay, is southern Italy’s most historic city and is overlooked by the towering slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Savour a pizza in the city where this staple of Italian cuisine was first conceived and check out the palaces, piazzas and glass-domed gallerias. Naples also serves as a gateway to key destinations including Sorrento, the Amalfi coast and, of course, Pompeii, an ancient city preserved under ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.

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Day 10

19 April 2023

Discover the sophisticated seaside town of Sorrento in the heart of the Neapolitan Riviera

The town of Sorrento lies on Italy’s fabled Amalfi Coast, known for its pastel-coloured towns perched on steep hills that rise out of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Full of small, family-run shops selling everything from lacework to Limoncello to exquisite ceramics, it is also where you can get a boat to the island of Capri, a few miles off the tip of the Sorrento Peninsula. Capri has been on the international jet set’s itinerary since the 1950s when celebrities including Jacqueline Onassis, Grace Kelly and Sophia Loren flocked here.

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Day 11

20 April 2023

Find yourself mesmerised by Palermo's unrivalled beauty

Palermo has typical Mediterranean character and charm with stunning beaches and turquoise waters. Palermo is an old town dating back to the 8th century and is known for its endless Norman buildings, beautiful palaces, lively markets and relaxed atmosphere. Wander through Palermo’s winding streets and find yourself looking at historical churches, opera houses and ancient city walls.

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Day 12

21 April 2023

Take in the natural wonders of Giardini Naxos, Sicily

Strung along a sweeping bay overlooked by Mount Etna, lays Giardini Naxos of Sicily. Enjoy classic Italian pastimes from sunbathing to waterfront dining with specular views of Sicilian hills. Discover a treasure trove of boutique shops and antique sellers. Head to the harbour for superlative seafood cuisine. Visit the Alcantara Valley to bewilder wonderful gorges and a stunning natural canyon, created by multiple earthquakes over time.

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Day 13

22 April 2023

Wander the streets of Valletta in all its grandeur

Malta’s petite capital is a confused tangle of honey-coloured streets and 16th-century palaces, each one grander and more beautiful than the last. Discover the Baroque treasures of St. John’s, home to a Caravaggio masterpiece, or the more modern additions of the City Gate and the Opera House. With so much packed into such a small area, it’s no wonder the city was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Day 14

23 April 2023

Relax on board Silver Moon, assured that your every need is cared for

During your day at sea, relax in your spacious suite and let your butler take care of your every need. Or you could explore the elegant public areas on board Silver Moon find yourself enjoying delicious cocktails at Dolce Vita or unwind in the Panorama lounge as the sunsets to the harmonious sounds of a skilled pianist.

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Day 15

24 April 2023

Seek serenity in the glorious surroundings of Souda Bay

Relaxation is second nature in Souda Bay located on the northwest coast of Crete and sheltered by the pretty hills of Akrotiri and Cape Drapano. Its capital, Chania is a charming Venetian town with cobbled streets lined with colourful townhouses that zigzag down to the harbour. You can while away the day by browsing an array of museums, churches and crafts en route, then walk along the harbour wall to the oldest lighthouse in the world, built in the late 16th century. Complete your calming visit with a raki in a waterside café.

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Day 16

25 April 2023

Experience the heady mix of natural beauty and history in Rhodes

By far the largest and historically the most important of the Dodecanese islands, Rhodes abounds in beaches that will transport you back to the days of the Byzantine Empire and beyond. Once you disembark, take the short walk to the Old Town to view its brilliant historic buildings that date back to the 14th century.

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Day 17

26 April 2023

Soak up Kuşadası’s wealth of ancient sights and the inviting harbour

The palm-lined esplanade of this town on the Anatolian Coast is the centre of life here, with thousands of merchants offering wares to rival the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. The ruins of ancient Ephesus are nearby; travel back in time by entering the city through the Magnesia Gate entrance and walk down a marble road to the ruins of this Roman provincial capital.

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Day 18

27 April 2023

Find yourself mesmerised by Santorini’s unrivalled beauty

With gorgeous hilltop villages, stunning sunsets, iconic blue-domed churches and volcanic beaches decorated with black, red or white sand, crescent-shaped Santorini is one of the most beautiful destinations on earth. Take the winding coastal paths past fascinating rock formations, through tiny villages, and stop at a restaurant to linger over the famous Greek cuisine. 

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Day 19

28 April 2023

Disembark Silver Moon in Athens before your flight home

Your cruise ends in Athens where you’ll disembark Silver Moon and transfer to the airport for your onward flight home, filled with a wealth of magical memories.

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Your Hotel Stays

Zacchera Hotels
★★★★

The Zacchera Hotels, Grand Hotel Dino, Hotel Simplon, Hotel Splendid and Grand Hotel Bristol in Stresa, all boast privileged positions on the shores of Lake Maggiore and the breathtaking Gulf of Borromeo. Each with their own team of highly professional staff, elegance, sumptuous comfort and high-quality facilities, every stay here is an unforgettable pleasure for all guests. Marvel at the astonishing views as you dine alfresco in one of the exceptional restaurants, indulge in a treatment or two in the opulent wellness centre or wander the lush gardens, bursting with colour.

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Solho Hotel Bardolino
★★★★

The soul of hospitality with a human touch. The four-star, Solho Hotel Bardolino lies in the historical centre of Bardolino overlooking Lake Garda. The building has a new architectural and constructive concept which is considerate of the environment and is best designed to boost the atmosphere to assure you feel unique as a guest. During your three-night stay at Solho Hotel Bardolino you can expect first-class service, in a location perfect for you to indulge in the sanctity of the Italian lakes.

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Sheraton Lake Como Hotel
★★★★

Sheraton Lake Como Hotel, the first chain hotel to open on Lake Como, is situated amongst the natural beauty of the Rhaetian Alps and flourishing greenery. Amidst the wonders of the Italian lake this four-star hotel offers exceptional and varied dining, with one of its restaurants being awarded a Michelin star. Enjoy fine dining in a cosy environment and excellent levels of customer service. Sheraton Lake Como Hotel is the only resort at Lake Como to have a private park with an open-air swimming pool and a bio-vegetable garden, which can be enjoyed thoroughly at leisure.

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Grand Hotel Baglioni
★★★★

Located in the centre of the city, this beautiful hotel is housed in a magnificent 19th-century building and offers exceptional views of famous historic monuments including the Duomo, the Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. Each of the 192 rooms are equipped in an unmistakably Florentine style: wooden furniture, wrought iron finishes, hardwood floors and leaded glass windows. Features include the panoramic B-Roof restaurant and two American bars.

Touring Experiences

The Centovalli Express

For jaw-dropping alpine scenery and some of Central Europe’s most remarkable large-scale feats of engineering, a journey on the Centovalli Express train is hard to beat. Take in the splendid views of vivid blue lakes, waterfalls and deep-creased valleys from the comfort of your seat as you wind through this beautiful part of Switzerland.

The Bernina Express

This memorable journey takes you past sapphire-hued glaciers and dramatic, jagged mountains, as well as astonishing architectural wonders like the single-track Brusio spiral viaduct with its nine stone arches. Pass through the spectacular Bernia Pass, with views of Lake Bianco and the snow-clad Morteratsch Glacier before reaching the glamorous resort town St. Moritz.

Your Holiday Summary

 

FREE Rail Journeys

  • Scenic rail journey through Centovalli on board the Centovalli Railway
  • Scenic rail journey through the Swiss Alps on board the Bernina Express

All-Inclusive Cruise

  • 11 night all-inclusive luxury cruise on board Silver Moon
    • Complimentary premium shore excursions included at every port^
    • Pre-paid gratuities and complimentary WI-FI on board
    • In-suite butler service and fully stocked fridge for all suites
    • All-inclusive beverages including fine wines, beers and premium spirits

FREE Hotel Stays

  • 2 night four-star stay in Lake Maggiore at the Zacchera Hotels with breakfast
  • 2 night four-star stay in Lake Garda at the Solho Hotel Bardolino with breakfast
  • 2 night four-star stay at the Sheraton Lake Como Hotel with breakfast
  • 1 night four-star stay in Florence at the Grand Hotel Baglioni with breakfast

All flights (London departure - regional flights available) and transfers

^Offer includes one excursion per guest, per port/day. Additional excursions available at an extra charge

Prices From

Departing

10 April 2023

Vista Suite

£4,999pp

Classic Veranda Suite

£5,999pp

Superior Veranda Suite

£6,199pp

Deluxe Veranda Suite

£6,499pp

Duration: 18 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Lake Maggiore, Lake Garda, Lake Como, Florence, Civitavecchia (Rome), Naples, Sorrento, Palermo, Giardini Naxos (Sicily), Valletta, Souda Bay, Rhodes, Kuşadası, Santorini, Athens

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01793 975 658