Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast: Rome to Venice - Untours Ventures

Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast: Rome to Venice

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Explore the shores of Italy, Croatia and Montenegro, discovering the charm of Venice, the magnificence of Rome, and the vast beauty of the Dalmatian Coast. Wander down the ancient cobblestone streets of Taormina, travel up the sparking fjord to Kotor and bask in the allure of small ship cruising as your yacht anchors in the heart of Old Town Dubrovnik while larger ships only pass by. From remarkable small ports such as Rovinj to timeless cities like Venice and Rome, discover the Mediterranean’s most charming and historic destinations in one incomparable voyage.
Popular Highlights
  • Venice's St. Mark's Square, Cathedral, and Gondola serenade
  • Roman Amphitheatre in Pula
  • Archaeological museums in Split
  • Medieval walls encompassing the Old City in Dubrovnik
  • Journeying up the fjord to Kotor
  • Ancient cobblestone streets of Messina
  • The Vatican, St. Peter's Square, and Roman Forum in Rome
  • Yacht deck barbecue at Dubrovnik

Untours Clients Say:

We boarded our "yacht" and spent the next seven days living the dream vacation. Service was impeccable throughout the trip. Regardless of where onboard you went or what you were doing, there was always one or more crewmembers wanting to know how they could help or what they could do for you.
-J. Freer, Cheshire, CT (2016 Rome-Venice Cruise)

The size of the ship was perfect. Very smooth sailing and only 300 guests. Got up at sunrise to experience quietly sailing into the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro as the fog was lifting. Well worth it. Loved the itinerary, especially Croatia and Montenegro.
-S. Gans, Bloomington, MN (2014 Rome-Venice Cruise)

About This Cruise

Itinerary Highlights

Rome, Italy; Amalfi, Italy; Giardini Naxos, Italy; Kotor, Montenegro; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Split, Croatia; Rovinj, Croatia; Venice, Italy


  • 7 or 8 nights aboard (June 11th departure is 7 nights; all other dates are 8 nights)
  • All meals in all venues
  • All non-alcoholic beverages
  • Welcome cocktail at reception
  • Fresh fruit and flowers in stateroom
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Use of fitness facilites
  • Use of watersports equipment
  • Transportation to most shore excursions

Air Options

While we have no specific air deals on this cruise, please call 1-888-868-6871 if you would like us to assist with your airfare.

Not included:

  • Airfare
  • Shore excursions
  • Alcoholic drinks with meals
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Government taxes and fees (usually between $35 to $300 per person)
  • Travel Insurance


Note: Itinerary is reversed on certain dates.

Day 1: Rome, Italy
In this enchanting city the past and present intersect in perfect harmony. Casually intermingled among ancient ruins and majestic cathedrals are the trappings of a modern metropolis: Skyscrapers, Internet cafes, boutiques selling designer footwear. But of course what you seek first in the heart of Rome is its breathtaking history. A good place to begin is the Vatican, with its Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Works by Bernini, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Raphael are just a few of those on display, any one of which is worth hours of contemplation. Then the ancient ruins—Colosseum, Forum, Circus Maximus. And of course the Trevi Fountain for the obligatory coins promising your return to the Eternal City.
Day 2: Amalfi, Italy
The town of Amalfi lies at the mouth of a deep ravine surrounded by dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery. As part of the Amalfi Coast, it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is an important tourist destination. The whole region is famed for its lemons, which are about double the size of other lemons, and the production of the limoncello liqueur. An optional tour can take you to the UNESCO archaeological areas of Pompeii, Positano and Ravello.
Day 3: Giardini Naxos, Italy
Today you’ll discover one of Sicily’s jewels, the charming village of Giardini Naxos, nestled in one of the world’s most beautiful bays. An optional excursion to the popular hillside town of Taormina will be a highlight of your voyage — from the stunning setting of the iconic Greek Theater to the sparkling beaches along the Ionian Sea. Take a more adventurous tack and explore the UNESCO site of Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano.
Day 4 (Thursday, Oct. 3): At Sea
This is your invitation to a day of indulgence. Treat yourself to a luxurious spa experience. Stretch out by the pool with your favorite beverage. Grab a great book or your favorite movie from the library. Stretch your muscles with our state-of-the-art fitness equipment. Dine in sumptuous casual style, or wrap yourself in that comfy waffle-weave robe and enjoy your meal in the privacy of your beautiful stateroom. Your delight is our single priority for your day at sea.
Day 5 (Friday, Oct. 4): Kotor, Montenegro
This is one of Montenegro’s most beautiful bays, and the approach offers one breathtaking fjord-like view after another. Just when you’ve reached your fill of blues and greens, the bright red rooftops of the medieval Old Town come into view. The entire area has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The charming streets of Old Town remain car free, filled with 12th century Baroque palaces and Romanesque churches. For a fresh perspective, climb to the fortress on the hill for a breathtaking vista.
Day 6: Dubrovnik, Croatia
While larger ships pass by, we anchor right beyond the famous walled city so you can admire its beauty with every glance. Tender ashore and step right into Old Town, a UNESCO site where no cars are allowed, just eons of history. Capture the exhilarating views on your camera — and in your memory. End your day at the Buza Café (if you can find it) watching bold divers leap off the cliffs into the crystalline sea.
Day 7: Split, Croatia
Split welcomes you with open arms, Mediterranean style, and a bustling harbor lined with busy cafés. Beyond, looms stately Diocletian’s Palace a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the center of town. Within the palace walls, a majestic cathedral soars, surrounded by polished marble streets lined with every type of tempting shop. If you’re longing for a quiet respite, head for the western end of town for an easy stroll through a verdant mountain park. Or take an optional tour to Trogir, another UNESCO site.
Day 8: Rovinj, Croatia
Rovinj used to be a tiny island until the channel was filled in during the 18th century, so while the red terracotta roofs now spill inland, the Old Town is tidily self-contained. Hints of Italy are everywhere — in the signs, in the language, in the cuisine — thanks to having spent more than 500 years under Venetian rule. Romantic, quaint, and captivating, it’s Istria’s most beloved town.
Day 9 (Sunday, Oct, 8): Venice, Italy
A highlight of your cruise is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Venice - this most enchanting of cities, where quiet lagoons lead to astonishing churches, arched bridges over gondolier-traveled canals and inviting palazzo. The entire city, from the legendary Grand Canal to the magnificent Piazza San Marco to St. Peter’s Basilica, said to be the hiding place of the Holy Grail, is at your doorstep.

Excursions for Italy and the Dalmatian Coast

There is a variety of excursions on this cruise. Please call 1-888-868-6871 for details.

Cruise Details | Itinerary | Excursions | Pre-Post-Trip Options

Pre/Post-Cruise Options

The Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast Cruise links well with our Italy - Florence Untour, our Italy - Rome Untour and our Italy - Venice Untour.

There may be a few gap days between cruise and Untour. Inquire for details.

Dates and Prices

For prices and availability on this cruise, please call 1-888-868-6871.

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