Romantic Italy break with a Mediterranean cruise

Lake Como, Venice, Bari, Santorini, Chania, Kefalonia, Argostoli & Split

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MSC Lirica

Hotel Metropole Suisse, Lake Como

Hotel Metropole Suisse, Lake Como

Hotel Metropole Suisse, Lake Como

Hotel Metropole Suisse, Lake Como

Hotel Metropole Suisse, Lake Como

Venice

Hotel Giorgione, Venice

Hotel Giorgione, Venice

Venice

Hotel Giorgione, Venice

Hotel Giorgione, Venice

Hotel Giorgione, Venice

Venice

MSC Lirica

MSC Lirica

MSC Lirica

MSC Lirica

MSC Lirica

MSC Lirica

MSC Lirica

MSC Lirica

MSC Lirica

See Italy's dreamy oases of Lake Como and Venice, with a Med cruise

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Up to -37% supplier's online rate ?
You'll start your holiday with a three-night stay in a Classic Double room at Hotel Metropole Suisse, Lake Como, including breakfast.

Next you'll spend one night in a Classic room at Hotel Giorgione, Venice, including breakfast.

Finally, you'll finish your trip with a seven-night stay in an Inside cabin onboard the MSC Lirica, on a full-board basis.

Flights are included from your selected departure airport to Milan Malpensa or Bergamo and inbound from Venice Treviso or Venice Marco Polo. Between 5-10kg hand luggage allowance per person (depending on the flight carrier) and one piece of hold luggage allowance per couple (20kg for Ryanair and Jet2; 23kg for easyJet) is included as well as train transfers between cities.

Private transfer between Milan Malpensa or Bergamo to Lake Como is included.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 37% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 10/06/2019, leaving from London Gatwick, two people may book a 11-night holiday (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £1,289 per person, per stay, compared to the supplier's online rate of £2,046 per person, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 37%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 26/11/2018.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

This holiday is supplied by Viva Holidays and is ATOL protected (10531).

An unforgettable trip to Italy's watery wonderlands of Lake Como and Venice, with a scenic Mediterranean cruise through Greece and Croatia – includes all travel

Food, art, history, and life-enriching landscapes – Italy’s got it all. Embrace la dolce vita on a city-hop from the see-and-be-seen Italian Lakes superstar, Lake Como, to the romantic waterways of enchanting Venice, all before an unforgettable cruise taking you around Greece and Croatia.

Described by Wordsworth as ‘a treasure which the earth keeps to itself’, Lake Como is easily the most beautiful of all the Italian Lakes. With its Hollywood A-list following, rich silk heritage, must-see lakeside towns and surrounding hills, mountains and forests, it’s easy to see why these crystalline waters have captured the heart of the literati and glitterati for centuries. Housed in a 19th-century building right on Lake Como’s shores, Metropole Suisse is centrally located in the town of the same name, Como. But what makes it special is the high level of personal service – the Cassani family’s 123 years of ownership has made it one of the most welcoming waterfront stops.

Next up is the romantic and historic grandeur of Venice, staying at the elegant Hotel Giorgione. Murano glass lamps and antique furniture set the tone for this elegant residence. Renowned as the 'city of canals', why not step back in time and head out on a gondola ride to explore Venice from the water, passing under small bridges as you make your way through the shimmering reflections of this unique floating city. From Venice, you’ll board the MSC Lirica cruise ship for a full-board cruise around the glittering Mediterranean waters.

After sailing to the historic Italian gem of Bari, you’ll spend some time at sea, cruising towards the breaktaking Greek Islands. Soak up iconic, majestic caldera vistas in stunning Santorini, explore the atmospheric city of Chania with its Venetian quarter, and visit the unspoiled gem of Kefalonia and town of Argostoli. Then its on to the Adriatic seafront treasure, Split, where history meets cosmopolitan flair. You’ll be well catered for aboard the MSC Lirica too, which boasts a plethora of top-class facilities and services, from a selection of bars and eateries to a casino, disco and theatre, plus an indulgent spa – something to suit everyone.

Metropole Suisse, Lake Como (three nights)

Set in the heart of Como, you’ll be perfectly placed to explore the picturesque towns of Bellagio, Varenna, Menaggio and Cadenabbia. Aside from its drop-dead-gorgeous lakeside location with sparkling views of the waters, flagship restaurant Imbarcadero serves up Italian specialities and the most outstanding array of fresh fish. Elsewhere, assuring all the elegance you’d expect from a Lake Como retreat, each of the 71 individually-designed rooms are simple, pared back and tasteful – many of which promise impossibly gorgeous views over the lake.

Hotel Giorgione, Venice (one night)

Located in one of Venice’s quieter areas, but still within walking distance of the Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco, Hotel Giorgione is an oasis of well-being within the city centre. This family-run hotel boasts a saltwater Jacuzzi at the centre of its classic courtyard, while inside the traditional Venetian atmosphere continues with elaborate antique furniture and Murano chandeliers. Rooms are equally elegant, rich with fine fabrics and original furnishings. The plentiful breakfast buffet includes fruit, yoghurts and freshly baked pastries, while evenings can be spent in the candlelit courtyard (good weather permitting) tucking into traditional cicchetti.

Cruise Itinerary:

Day 1: Venice, Italy
Day 2: Bari, Italy
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Santorini, Greece
Day 5: Chania, Greece
Day 6: Kefalonia/Argostoli, Greece
Day 7: Split, Croatia
Day 8: Venice, Italy

Please note that the itinerary and schedule are subject to change.

MSC Lirica cruise ship (seven nights)

This impressive cruise liner has a sleek and elegant look thanks to the ship’s famed Italian architect Giuseppe de Jorio. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining and drinking – there are six eateries and five bars and lounges to tempt you. Alongside a large swimming pool, the Aurea Spa is your go-to for utter relaxation, where a menu of treatments and massages awaits alongside floor-to-ceiling windows boasting ocean views. On the entertainment front, there’s something for everyone, from a casino and a disco to a Broadway theatre and golf, plus a selection of shops and boutiques. Cabins are cosy and inviting, with a warm colour palette, contemporary design details and plenty of mod cons – some come with glorious sea views too.

Metropole Suisse, Piazza Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, 19, 22100 Como CO, Italy (your first destination)

Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.

Details

Outbound flights are included from London Stansted, London Gatwick, London Luton or Manchester to Milan–Malpensa, Bergamo and inbound from Venice Treviso, Venice Marco Polo.

Between 5-10kg hand luggage allowance per person (depending on the flight carrier) and one piece of hold luggage allowance per couple (20kg for Ryanair and Jet2; 23kg for easyJet) are included as well as train transfers between cities.


Flight option 1:
Outbound flight from London Gatwick to Milan–Malpensa airport, with easyJet:
  • Departing between 06.30 and 16.30, arriving between 09.30 and 20.00
Internal transfer by train between Como San Giovanni and Venezia Santa Lucia:
  • Departing between 08.00 and 18.00, arriving between 11.00 and 22.00
Inbound flight from Venice Marco Polo to London Gatwick, with easyJet:
  • Departing between 15.00 and 23.00, arriving between 17.00 and 23.55


Flight option 2:
Outbound flight from London Stansted to Bergamo airport, with Ryanair:

  • Departing between 07.30 and 16.30, arriving between 10.30 and 19.30

Internal transfer by train between Como San Giovanni to Veneica Santa Lucia:

  • Departing between 08.00 and 18.00, arriving between 11.00 and 22.00

Inbound flight from Venice Treviso to London Stansted, with Ryanair:

  • Departing between 13.30 and 22.00, arriving between 14.30 and 23.30


Flight option 3:
Outbound flight from London Luton to Milan–Malpensa airport, with easyJet:

  • Departing between 06.30 and 16.30, arriving between 09.30 and 20.00

Internal transfer by train between Como San Giovnani to Venezia Santa Lucia:

  • Departing between 08.00 and 18.00, arriving between 11.00 and 22.00

Inbound flight from Venice Marco Polo to London Luton, with easyJet:

  • Departing between 15.00 and 22.00, arriving between 17.00 and 23.00


Flight option 4:
Outbound flight from Manchester to Milan–Malpensa airport, with easyJet or Jet2:

  • Departing between 07.00 and 17.00, arriving between 10.00 and 20.00

Internal transfer by train between Como San Giovanni to Venezia Santa Lucia:

  • Departing between 08.00 and 18.00, arriving between 11.00 and 22.00

Inbound flight from Venice Marco Polo to Manchester, with easyJet or Jet2:

  • Departing between 11.00 and 22.00, arriving between 13.00 and 23.40


Within seven days of confirming your booking with us, you'll receive an email from our supplier, Viva Holidays, with your final booking confirmation detailing the exact flight times confirmed for your specific reservation. The flight time will be within the time parameters and possible airlines detailed in this offer.

The flights inclusive offer shown on this page is ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for Viva Holidays* with ATOL number 5534 and your contract is with that company. Viva Holidays* booking conditions are available from http://viva-holidays.co.uk/termscondition.phtml

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We source flights from all major scheduled and low cost airlines to offer you a full choice of airlines, departure airports and flight times.

You can choose to add a flight to this hotel. Just select the dates you want to book your stay from the calendar and choose ‘Hotel + Flights’

On the next page you can choose the departure airport, time and airline and price that is convenient to you

When you buy a hotel with a flight with us you are financially protected under the ATOL scheme.

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If you wish to make a flight only booking, or add a flight to an existing hotel booking with us, call our reservations team on 0343 227 0007 (Mon-Fri 9-6, Saturday 10-5, Sun closed)

We like

  • Staying right on the shores of Lake Como, the third-largest lake in Italy
  • Exploring Venice’s crumbling palaces, romantic waterways and buzzing piazzas
  • Spending seven nights cruising around the Med, from Santorini to Spilt

Second opinion

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  • To find out more about Hotel Giorgione, visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about MSC Lirica cruise ship, please visit their website or read guest reviews on Cruise Critic
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