ColisseumandConstantinesArchByNight.jpgRome is a fantastic city but unfortunately it is a good 90 minutes from Civitavecchia port. Whilst you can take an excursion to it for the day and pick from the many beautiful places to visit, you really cannot do it justice in a day

How do you decide what to visit do you tour the Vatican and wonder at Michaelangelos Sistine Chapel? Or do you take a break on the Spanish Steps having been shopping along the Via Condotti. You also mustnt miss the Colosseum or the Pantheon

Clearly there is too much to do in one day.

Fortunately though a lot of cruises start or finish at Civitavecchia port and give you the opportunity to add on short city break before or after your cruise. I have put together a package with Cunards Queen Victoria for September 2011. The combination of a classic cruise company and this classical city go well together and September is the perfect time to visit Rome, which is far too hot for sightseeing during the summer months. This cruise also has the bonus of having an overnight stay in Venice at the end and an afternoon, overnight and full day in Istanbul.
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07 September 2011 fly London to Rome

Transfer to the 4* Cicerone Hotel for a 2night stay. This is well located, just a 10 minute walk from St Peters Square at the Vatican and 5mins from a bus terminal for access to the other sites.
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09 Sep 2011 12 night cruise on Queen Victoria calling at Naples, Santorini, Izmir, Istanbul (overnight), Samos, Athens, Zakinthos, Dubrovnik, Venice (overnight)

21 Sep 2011 transfer back to Rome for your return flight to London

Prices for this package are as follows
Inside cabins from 2099pp
Outside cabins - from 2209pp
Balconies from 2469pp
All cabins come with some on board credit too.

Please call or e-mail me directly for further details on this package, or if you would like me to look at adding Rome as a pre or post cruise stay on any other cruise for you.

Ciao