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Soak up the enchanting sights of Venice during a hotel stay before cruising the magnificent Mediterranean on board MSC Sinfonia.

The enchanting city of Venice is where your Mediterranean adventure begins with a two-night hotel stay. Discover secret passageways, dramatic Gothic architecture and the famous Venetian cuisine; all of which contribute to the beauty and intrigue of this enchanting city. Defying both logic and architectural techniques, the city stands as beautiful as ever, an incredibly well-preserved network of waterways and grand palazzi. Take a trip on a gondola, an iconic experience and undisputed romantic symbol of this timeless city.

Following your stay, you’ll embark MSC Sinfonia, a ship which pays homage to the symphonies of the great composers in a unique reinterpretation of a traditional cruise experience. Admire its stylish designer interiors of polished woods and gleaming marble and immerse yourself in its array of dazzling features.

Discover the beauty of Kotor on the coast of neighbouring Montenegro. This red-roofed town is tucked away in a port that that is fringed by dramatic mountains, making it one of the most scenic in the region. From here, you’ll embrace the magic of Mykonos, one of the most enchanting islands of the Cyclades. One of the Mediterranean Sea’s most desirable destinations, Santorini, your next destination, is synonymous with hill-side white houses and tiny, blue-domed churches that gaze out over the sapphire waters of the Aegean Sea. Barithe capital of Puglia, is your final stop before returning to Venice. It is home to fascinating sites, including the Basilica di San Nicola, one of southern Italy’s first Norman churches, and the Petruzzelli theatre.

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The MSC Sinfonia Experience

MSC Sinfonia may be a small cruise ship by today’s leviathan standards but she still manages to encompass a lot of comfort, quality and choice for her guests. From active to relaxing cruise holidays, Sinfonia manages to provide a setting for both. You may choose to spend a morning at Le Terme, the tranquil spa where a soothing massage and cleansing sauna await; or why not perfect your golf swing with the Virtual Golf Simulator. When you’ve worked up an appetite, there are plenty of restaurants to try from the elegant Café Le Baroque to the modern La Terrazza Buffet.

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Dining

It’s all about fresh Italian fare on Sinfonia. For casual dining, head to La Terrazza Buffet for salad, pasta, pizza and grilled dishes. For more formal dining, go for Il Galeone or Il Covo, the two main restaurants, serving high-quality pasta or risotto.

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Activities

Enjoy a Balinese massage at the Aurea Spa; let the kids run free at the age-appropriate clubs or in the splash park; unwind by the pool on a sun lounger and browse the Duty-Free gifts in the shopping area.

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Entertainment

For early evening dancing and late-night cabaret, head to the Sinfonia Lounge, while in the main theatre, Teatro San Carlo, guests can enjoy spectacular acrobatic shows. There’s also Pasha Club Disco, Ambassador Cigar Lounge and Sanremo Casino.

Your 9 Night Holiday Includes

Days 1 - 2

3 - 4 Nov 2022

Be enthralled by the city of Venice during a two-night hotel stay

Discover the romance of Venice through its enchanting atmosphere, iconic landmarks and intricate architecture. Glide through the labyrinthine canal streets on a gondola as you admire the remarkable Renaissance and Gothic palaces, lining their path. Head to the heart of Venice, St. Mark’s Square, home to impressive St. Mark’s Basilica and marvel at its ornately decorated luminous Byzantine mosaics or pay a visit to Doge’s Palace – a masterpiece of Gothic architecture.

Hotel Giorgione

The romantic Hotel Giorgione lies in a 14th century building in the heart of Venice. Among the most appreciated four-star hotels for having maintained the characteristics of the ancient residencies of Venice, it’s just moments from St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. Rooms overlook the majestic city and are furnished in authentic style and embellished with fine fabrics and furnishings.

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Day 3

5 Nov 2022

From Venice, embark the remarkable MSC Sinfonia for your enchanting cruise

Today you’ll embark MSC Sinfonia for your Mediterranean cruise. A cosmopolitan ship with an amazing array of activities and entertainment, a holiday on board MSC Sinfonia is an unforgettable experience.

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Day 4

6 Nov 2022

Discover Kotor, awash with pretty red-roofed buildings and charming restaurants

Tucked away in the jagged mountains that crowd around the Bay of Kotor, this old port in Montenegro is awash with charming red-roofed Venetian buildings and welcoming waterfront restaurants. No visit here is complete without a visit to Our Lady of the Rocks, an artificial island in the bay which was built on top of sunken ships loaded with rocks. Although tiny, it’s home to an old church and a museum. Curiously, the old town also hosts a whimsical museum dedicated entirely to cats.

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Day 5

7 Nov 2022

Dine on delectable, high-quality fare from the variety of on-board restaurants

Enjoy the cruising tradition of dining with fellow cruise holiday guests at set time sittings in the two beautiful main restaurants, dine on sumptuous European cuisine in the elegant Il Galeone and the pretty and slightly more intimate Il Covo, or for a slightly more easy-going mealtime, head to La Terrazza, overlooking the pool deck.

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Day 6

8 Nov 2022

Marvel at the magic of Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos is a Greek village known for its proximity to the ancient UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mycenae, which was home to the Mycenaean civilization. Explore the ruins of the former city, including the foundations of an acropolis, tombs, palaces, shops and homes. Take a walk along the waterfront, where fishing boats cast their reflections upon the bright blue waters, or stroll around the narrow marble-clad streets lined with quirky shops. If relaxing with a mojito on the beach is not your cup of tea, you can travel to visit the row of 16th century windmills, which sit on a hill above Mykonos town.

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Day 7

9 Nov 2022

Savour the spellbinding sights of Santorini, Greece

With gorgeous villages, stunning sunsets, and volcanic beaches decorated with black, red or white sand, Santorini is one of the most beautiful destinations on Earth. Its blue-domed churches and glaringly white hill-side houses have been photographed a million times over. Take the winding coastal paths through fascinating rock formations and stone-paved streets, stopping at a family-run taverna to sample the famous Greek cuisine and maybe sip a glass of ouzo.

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Day 8

10 Nov 2022

Spend your day at sea doing as much or as little as you like

The sports and leisure options on board MSC Sinfonia span all tastes and ages, from a high-tech golf simulator and video games to a lavish pool complex, not forgetting the fully-equipped gym and MSC Aurea Spa with its modern beauty treatments and exotic Balinese massages.

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Day 9

11 Nov 2022

Admire beautiful Bari, a labyrinth of charming cobbled alleyways

Bari stands on the Adriatic coast. The old town has retained its ancient medieval plan and contains many historic buildings and sites. Explore the Basilica di San Nicola, one of the south’s first Norman churches or admire the beauty of the Petruzzelli theatre - one of the most famous symbols of Bari. Wander the labyrinthine alleyways and stairways of this spectacular neighbourhood, visit a cave dwelling furnished as it used to be, and learn how the locals eked out a living here.

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Day 10

12 Nov 2022

Return to Venice where you’ll disembark for your journey home

Your cruise ends back in Venice where you’ll disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Your Hotel Stay

Hotel Giorgione, Venice
★★★★

Maintaining the characteristics of the ancient Venetian residences, with large halls and an enchanting internal courtyard, a hotel stay at the Hotel Giorgione offers the perfect retreat to indulge in classic Italian romance combined with sleek, modern amenities. Situated close to restaurants in the Cannaregio district, this stunning hotel was built in the late 19th-century and is just a 9-minute walk from the Rialto Bridge and 12 minutes from Piazza San Marco. Rooms are incredibly lavish with authentic style décor and embellished with fine fabrics and furnishings. Immerse yourself in the relaxation and wellness area, complete with salt-water pool or soak up the sun from the charming terrace.

Your Holiday Summary

Cruise

  • 7 night full-board cruise on board MSC Sinfonia

Hotel Stay

  • 2 night four-star hotel stay at the Hotel Giorgione in Venice with breakfast

All flights

Prices From

Departing

15 September 2022

Inside

R31,999pp

Outside

R35,999pp

Balcony

Sold Out

Suite

R48,999pp

Duration: 9 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Venice, Kotor (Montenegro), Mykonos, Santorini, Bari, Venice

Departing

13 October 2022

Inside

R28,999pp

Outside

R32,999pp

Balcony

R39,999pp

Suite

R46,999pp

Duration: 9 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Venice, Kotor (Montenegro), Mykonos, Santorini, Bari, Venice

Departing

3 November 2022

Inside

R26,999pp

Outside

R30,999pp

Balcony

Sold Out

Suite

Sold Out

Duration: 9 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Venice, Kotor (Montenegro), Mykonos, Santorini, Bari, Venice

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