Esta renovada "ciudad de los canales" fue construida en un archipiélago de más de 100 islas formadas por aproximadamente 150 canales. Sobre las antiguas calles de adoquines se encuentran pequeños talleres de vidrio y cerámica y atractivos cafés que serpentean entre magníficos palacios y amplias plazas a lo largo de las orillas de los canales. La ciudad ofrece coloridos mercados para quienes disfrutan de las compras y originales clásicos del barroco para los interesados en la arquitectura, además de la Basílica de San Marco, el puente Rialto, el Palacio Ducal y el puente de los suspiros. Podrá disfrutar de todo esto a pie o desde una góndola. Los amantes del arte no pueden dejar de visitar la Scuola Grande di San Rocco, sede de las mejores obras de Tintoretto o, para gustos más modernos, la colección Peggy Guggenheim, que presenta obras maestras del siglo XX y movimientos de vanguardia.

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  • PRE - VERONA:SHAKESPEARE AND WINE CODE: VCEL25

    AVISO: This program takes place in Verona. Flights should be booked into the Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)

    Enjoy the best of Verona and beyond by exploring landmarks like Juliet’s balcony, cruising Lake Garda and sampling wines characteristic of the region.

    DÍA 1

    After arriving at the Venice Marco Polo Airport, you will be met outside the baggage claim area and transferred to the Verona city center. Following check in at the hotel, the remainder of the day is at your leisure and meals are on your own.

    DÍA 2

    Following breakfast, you will meet a guide for a walking tour of Verona. One of the highlights will be the Arena, a first-century Roman structure that has become the city’s open-air opera house.

    Verona is also known as the setting for Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” and the Juliet balcony is another favorite site that you will see. Even though there is no historical evidence that Juliet’s family lived in the house, the balcony has gained almost legendary status and lovers often leave notes on the wall below.

    Following the guided walking tour, the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure and lunch is on your own.

    However, dinner is included and a guide will accompany you on the short walk to the restaurant later in the day.

    DÍA 3

    After breakfast, you will join a guide and drive to the resort city of Sirmione on picturesque Lake Garda. The 13th-century castle Rocca Scaligera, a wonderfully preserved landmark with crenellated walls and towers, dominates the city.

    Continuing on to the head of the peninsula, you will find the remains of Catullo Grotto, the largest ancient Roman villa in northern Italy. The villa’s museum contains important discoveries from on-site excavations and other settlements nearby. Based on the design of the villa, it may have hosted emperors and the most important political and military leaders of the day when they were traveling through the area.

    Please note that Catullo Grotto is an archaeological site with uneven pavement and rocky paths.

    Then, following lunch in Sirmione, you will board a boat and cruise around Garda Island. The sights along the way include another perspective of Catullo Grotto, the Gardone Riviera and the city of Fasano. In time, you will disembark in Bardolino to meander about on your own.

    Bardolino is situated at the widest point of the lake and enjoys a mild climate in which olive trees, cypresses and vineyards flourish. It’s a beautiful setting with plenty of boutiques and architectural treasures to explore. Following free time in Bardolino, you will drive back to the hotel in Verona for the evening. La cena correrá por su cuenta.

    DÍA 4

    After checking out of the hotel, you will meet your tour guide and depart for Venice. Along the way, you will pause at a winery in the Valpolicella region for a tasting of its esteemed Amarone wine. Afterwards, you will drive to the Venice pier and embark the ship.

    Programa terrestre paso a paso:

    Aviso: el orden de los sitios visitados puede variar para evitar que se llenen demasiado. All program details are subject to change. The timings indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you receive your final cruise documents at approximately 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive one last final itinerary from our ground operator with your Welcome Letter upon arrival. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    Extra Nights: If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met per the flight details provided and privately transferred to the Due Torri Hotel. Check in is 3:00pm. Please ensure that the cruise line has your up to date flight details so transfers can be arranged accordingly. Activities and meals other than breakfast are on your own during extra nights.

    DÍA 1

    Arrive at the Venice airport

    Meet representative outside customs after the baggage carousel and transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the afternoon will be at your leisure and meals will be on your own.

    Check in is 3:00pm. Although every effort will be made for rooms to be available sooner, this cannot be guaranteed.

    Overnight at the Due Torri hotel or similar hotel

    DÍA 2

    9:00am After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of Verona including the Arena and Romeo and Juliet’s balcony

    10:30am The remainder of the day is at your leisure

    7:00pm Join your guide for a short walk to a local restaurant for dinner

    Overnight at the Due Torri hotel or similar hotel

    Aviso: On Monday mornings, the Arena is closed, therefore the walking tour will take place in the afternoon and the morning will be at your leisure.

    DÍA 3

    7:00 am Desayuno en el hotel

    8:00am Meet your guide and drive to Sirmione

    9:00am Walking tour of Sirmione including a visit to Scaligera Fortress and Catullo Grotto

    12:00pm Transfer to a Sirmione restaurant for lunch

    12:30pm Lunch

    2:00pm Embark boat and cruise Lake Garda

    4:00pm Free time in Bardolino

    5:30pm Drive back to the hotel

    6:00pm Arrival at the hotel

    Remainder of the evening is at your leisure with dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Due Torri hotel or similar hotel

    Aviso: All of the sites in Sirmione are closed on Mondays, therefore Day 2 and Day 3 will be reversed should your visit fall on a Monday

    DÍA 4

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    10:00am Check out and depart from the hotel

    10:30am Wine tasting in the Valpolicella region

    12:45pm Drive to the port of Venice

    2:30pm Arrive at the ship for embarkation

    Pronóstico del tiempo

    From April to October, Verona and the Lake Garda area experience the best weather. It is mostly sunny with temperatures from 65°F in April and May up to 86°/90° F in July and August. In September and October, the temperatures are back to 60°F. Being close to the mountains, Lake Garda is subject to possible showers.

    Qué debe traer

    Comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, light jacket and camera are recommended.

    Aviso: Some of the tour requires long walks on uneven pavement and rocky paths, such as when visiting the Catullo Grotto. The Arena and Sirmione castle have stairs to climb.

    Local currency

    Euro. USD are typically not accepted

    Electricidad

    Electricity in Italy and the rest of Europe is 220 volts alternating at 50 cycles per second. We recommend that you bring a travel adaptor for electronic devices.

    Dirección del hotel:

    Hotel due Torri

    Piazza Anastasia 4, 37121, Verona, Italy

    Teléfono: +39 045595044

    *We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required, they will be of equal ratings and standards, and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of changes before your departure, then you will be staying at the hotel listed in this program.

    El programa incluye:

    •Transfer from the Venice airport to the hotel in Verona

    •3 nights at the Due Torri Hotel in Verona (or similar) – Classic Room

    •Breakfast daily

    •VAT and city tax

    •Touring and entrances as described

    •Dinner on Day 2 including water, coffee and ¼ litre of house wine per person

    •English-speaking guides

    •Lunch in Sirmione including water, coffee and ¼ litre of house wine per person

    •Boat cruise

    •Transfer to the Venice pier

    Aviso: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current arrival information so your transfer can be arranged. If you book additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

    El programa no incluye:

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    •Meals or beverages not listed in the program

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

    Aviso: Los programas terrestres que incluyen numerosos días en la costa incluyen actividades prolongadas y aquellos de duración más corta ofrecen, en general, actividades más moderadas. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces that may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel and natural paths. Es posible que haya que subir escaleras o escalones. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation.

    All land programs are capacity-controlled and subject to availability. Los programas que no alcanzan la cantidad mínima de participantes requerida están sujetos a cancelación. Los precios publicados también están sujetos a cambios que dependen del aumento de los costos del transporte, de los servicios terrestres o de la fluctuación de la moneda. Después de la compra, el precio está garantizado y no está sujeto a cambios. Land programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sailing date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sailing date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • POST: VERONA, SHAKESPEARE AND WINE CODE: VCEL30

    Enjoy the best of Verona and beyond by exploring landmarks like Juliet’s balcony, cruising Lake Garda and sampling wines characteristic of the region.

  • UK & EU Verona Opera package Grand Hotel CODE: VCEUK3

    Regent Seven Seas Cruises – Grand Hotel

    Verona Opera Package

    m / s Seven Seas Voyager – 9TH agosto 2019 Sailing

    Local Ground Operator – Verona

    ITC Intertrav Corp Italia

    VENICE OFFICE

    Via Torino 151/B

    30172 Mestre Venice

    Tel +39 0414165141

    Fax +39 041 953508

    Correo electrónico: vce@itcitaly.com - venice@uni.net

    Pre Cruise Verona Hotel Information

    Grand Hotel, Verona

    Verona is an elegant city of picturesque streets and stunning architecture. Built over two thousand years ago by the Romans, the city is home to the world-famous amphitheatre, the Arena di Verona, and its annual Opera Festival. You will enjoy a breath-taking performance in one of the most spectacular open-air venues in the world.

    The Grand Hotel des Arts was built in the Liberty style in the 1920’s at the request of a noble Austrian family, the Reichenbach. It was their elegant city residence and was subsequently turned in to a hotel without changing the architectural quality. In the hall, the public areas and the indoor garden, you can admire valuable furniture and decorations. Paintings and sculptures of famous artists such as Ciardi, Cascella, Minguzzi, Manzù, Purificato, Murer, Arnoldi and many others. Together with these valuable pieces of art, you can also admire the beautiful “Verona” red marble floor, dating back to the original period.

    The hotel is situated in one of the most central parts of Verona and is the perfect base for exploring this wonderful city. A few steps from the Arena, it is the ideal choice for guests and is just outside the ZTL and is therefore easily accessible. In summer we offer our guests a garden and solarium with deck chairs and beach towels to enjoy the Sun and a relaxing time surrounded by green lawn

    Grand Hotel Des Arts

    Corso Porta Nuova 105

    37122 Verona (Italy)

    Phone +39 045 595 600

    Fax +39 045 596 385

    http://www.grandhotel.vr.it

    The official hotel check-in time is 2pm. Please note that many hotels are adopting a non-smoking policy. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the hotel directly.

    Your hotel stay includes breakfast, taxes, service charges, luggage handling and gratuities. Opera tickets are also included – these are 1st Sector POLTRONISSIMA GOLD – the best seats in the Arena!

    Day 1 – Wednesday 7th agosto 2019

    Transfers have been arranged for air/sea guests who have purchased flights through Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Guests who have purchased their own flights and guests who have booked additional nights at the hotel (either independently or through Regent Seven Seas Cruises) will need to arrange their own transfer from the airport.

    Once you have collected your luggage and cleared customs at Verona Airport, you will be met by our Regent UK Representative and transferred to Verona and your hotel.

    The transfer will endeavour to drop you off outside the hotel entrance, however a short walk may be necessary, due to local traffic conditions. You will be greeted with a welcome cocktail.

    Official check-in time is from 2pm so the hotel will store your baggage until rooms are ready. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy Verona

    Day 2 – Thursday 8th agosto 2019

    This morning after breakfast we have arranged an early morning walking tour of Verona. Bottled water will be provided. The tour will last approximately 2 ½ hours. Our local guides will provide you with a comprehensive tour of Verona to include visits to Piazza Bra, Arena di Verona or Juliet’s House and Piazza Erbe. The rest of the day is at leisure before the highlight of your stay – the performance of LA TRAVIATA at the Arena di Verona where you will be in the GOLD POLTRONISSIMA seating.

    Opera – Thursday 8th agosto 2019 – La Traviata (New Production)

    The performance will start at 9:00pm prompt. Doors open at 7.30 pm. Last admission to the Arena is at 8.15 pm, but we suggest you arrive earlier. The Arena is within walking distance of the hotel (approx.ten minutes away). Vehicular access to the Arena is restricted. There are many restaurants and cafes close to the amphitheatre; the hotel concierge will be happy to assist you with information and help with dinner reservations.

    Please note that the Arena di Verona is an open-air venue. Refreshments are available for purchase and there will be an interval during the performance.

    Day 3 – Friday 9th agosto 2019 – Departure Day

    Transfers have been arranged for all guests from the Grand Hotel Des Arts to Venice, to meet the Seven Seas Voyager for your 10 night cruise to Barcelona. Transfer time is approximately 90 minutes.

    Your Regent UK Representative will confirm the timings for baggage collection and departure from the hotel. After breakfast, please ensure that when you check-out of the hotel, that you settle any incidental expenses that you may have incurred.

    Please ensure that your baggage is packed and ready to be collected by hotel porters.

    Suitcases should be left outside your room; please advise hotel reception when these are ready.

    Due to the narrowness of the streets and traffic restrictions in place, your transfer will depart from the same location you were dropped off on arrival in Verona. Porters will take your luggage to the coach and you will be asked to identify your luggage, before boarding the coach to Venice cruise port.

    ************************************

    A Regent Seven Seas Cruises UK Representative will be available throughout your stay in Verona. They will coordinate arrangements and ensure that your stay is a pleasurable one.

    Guideline timings are given below – if there any changes, these will be advised to you in Verona.

    For your convenience, your POLTRONISSIMA GOLD Opera tickets are held by your Regent Seven Seas Cruises Representative and will be given to you when you arrive in Verona.

    Enjoy your wonderful cruise!

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact RSSC at +44 23 8068 2280. It is a pleasure to have you as our guest, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  • ANTES DEL CRUCERO: VERONA, SHAKESPEARE AND WINE CODE: VCEL29

    AVISO: This program takes place in Verona. Flights should be booked into the Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)

    Enjoy the best of Verona and beyond by exploring landmarks like Juliet’s balcony, cruising Lake Garda and sampling wines characteristic of the region.

    DÍA 1

    After arriving at the Venice Marco Polo Airport, you will be met outside the baggage claim area and transferred to the Verona city center. Following check in at the hotel, the remainder of the day is at your leisure and meals are on your own.

    DÍA 2

    Following breakfast, you will meet a guide for a walking tour of Verona. One of the highlights will be the Arena, a first-century Roman structure that has become the city’s open-air opera house.

    Verona is also known as the setting for Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” and the Juliet balcony is another favorite site that you will see. Even though there is no historical evidence that Juliet’s family lived in the house, the balcony has gained almost legendary status and lovers often leave notes on the wall below.

    Following the guided walking tour, the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure and lunch is on your own.

    However, a lovely dinner is included and a guide will accompany you on the short walk to the restaurant later in the day.

    DÍA 3

    After breakfast, you will join a guide and drive to the resort city of Sirmione on picturesque Lake Garda. The 13th-century castle Rocca Scaligera, a wonderfully preserved landmark with crenellated walls and towers, dominates the city.

    Continuing on to the head of the peninsula, you will find the remains of Catullo Grotto, the largest ancient Roman villa in northern Italy. The villa’s museum contains important discoveries from on-site excavations and other settlements nearby. Based on the design of the villa, it may have hosted emperors and the most important political and military leaders of the day when they were traveling through the area.

    Please note that Catullo Grotto is an archaeological site with uneven pavement and rocky paths.

    Then, following a delightful lunch in Sirmione, you will board a boat and cruise around Garda Island. The sights along the way include another perspective of Catullo Grotto, the Gardone Riviera and the city of Fasano. In time, you will disembark in Bardolino to meander about on your own.

    Bardolino is situated at the widest point of the lake and enjoys a mild climate in which olive trees, cypresses and vineyards flourish. It’s a beautiful setting with plenty of boutiques and architectural treasures to explore. Following free time in Bardolino, you will drive back to the hotel in Verona for the evening. La cena correrá por su cuenta.

    DÍA 4

    After checking out of the hotel, you will meet your tour guide and depart for Venice. Along the way, you will pause at a winery in the Valpolicella region for a tasting of its esteemed Amarone wine. Afterwards, you will drive to the Venice pier and embark the ship.

    Land Program Details Step by Step

    • The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. Program times are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.

    • Itineraries with the up-to-date details will be issued when you are emailed your final cruise documents 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive a final itinerary from our ground operator with a Welcome Letter upon arrival or at your hotel. Please review the letter and your final itinerary carefully for further amendments.

    • The hotels used for your land program will be the hotels listed in this document unless you have been advised otherwise in advance of the land program start date.

    Extra Nights

    • If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met as per the flight details provided and transferred to your hotel. Check-in is 3:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast, as well as activities, are on your own until day 2 of the program.

    • If you have an early-arriving flight, you may wish to book an extra night as your room will not be ready for occupation until approximately 3:00pm.

    • If you book extra nights on your own, transfers are not included.

    DÍA 1

    Arrive at the Venice airport

    Meet representative outside customs after the baggage carousel and transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the afternoon will be at your leisure and meals will be on your own.

    Check in is 3:00pm. Although every effort will be made for rooms to be available sooner, this cannot be guaranteed.

    Overnight at the Due Torri hotel or similar hotel

    Meet and Greet and transfers

    • Final cruise documents will be emailed 21 days prior to sailing. The local ground agent’s telephone number will be on page 1, if you can’t locate the meet-and-greet representative upon arrival. Be aware that the representative may be assisting others and may not be in sight when you first exit Customs and the luggage claim area.

    • Look for someone holding a sign with the cruise line logo and possibly your name. If in doubt, ask the airport staff to direct you to the meeting area for transfers or to page our representative.

    • Meet and Greet and transfers for guests arriving on Day 1 of a land program or for extra nights booked through the cruise line are arranged based on the flight details received by guests at least 14 days before sailing.

    • If we have not received your flight details or your flights have changed, and the Destination Services Land Team has not been notified, then a transfer cannot be provided, and guests will be responsible for getting to the land program hotel at their own expense. Please immediately contact our Reservations Department for any flight changes before departure.

    DÍA 2

    9:00am After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of Verona including the Arena and Romeo and Juliet’s balcony

    10:30am The remainder of the day is at your leisure

    7:00pm Join your guide for a short walk to a local restaurant for dinner

    Overnight at the Due Torri hotel or similar hotel

    Aviso: On Monday mornings, the Arena is closed, therefore the walking tour will take place in the afternoon and the morning will be at your leisure.

    DÍA 3

    7:00 am Desayuno en el hotel

    8:00am Meet your guide and drive to Sirmione

    9:00am Walking tour of Sirmione including a visit to Scaligera Fortress and Catullo Grotto

    12:00pm Transfer to a Sirmione restaurant for lunch

    12:30pm Lunch

    2:00pm Embark boat and cruise Lake Garda

    4:00pm Free time in Bardolino

    5:30pm Drive back to the hotel

    6:00pm Arrival at the hotel

    Remainder of the evening is at your leisure with dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Due Torri hotel or similar hotel

    Aviso: All of the sites in Sirmione are closed on Mondays, therefore Day 2 and Day 3 will be reversed should your visit fall on a Monday

    DÍA 4

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    10:00am Check out and depart from the hotel

    10:30am Wine tasting in the Valpolicella region

    12:45pm Drive to the port of Venice

    2:30pm Arrive at the ship for embarkation

    Pronóstico del tiempo

    From April to October, Verona and the Lake Garda area experience the best weather. It is mostly sunny with temperatures from 65°F in April and May up to 86°/90° F in July and August. In September and October, the temperatures are back to 60°F. Being close to the mountains, Lake Garda is subject to possible showers.

    Qué debe traer

    Comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, light jacket and camera are recommended.

    Aviso: Some of the tour requires long walks on uneven pavement and rocky paths, such as when visiting the Catullo Grotto. The Arena and Sirmione castle have stairs to climb.

    Local currency

    Euro. USD are typically not accepted

    Electricidad

    Electricity in Italy and the rest of Europe is 220 volts alternating at 50 cycles per second. We recommend that you bring a travel adaptor for electronic devices.

    Dirección del hotel:

    Hotel due Torri

    Piazza Anastasia 4, 37121, Verona, Italy

    Teléfono: +39 045595044

    *We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required, they will be of equal ratings and standards guests will be notified in advance. If guests are not notified of changes before departure, then the hotel(s) listed in this program will be used

    El programa incluye:

    • Transfer from the Venice airport to the hotel in Verona

    • 3 nights at the Due Torri Hotel in Verona (or similar) – Classic Room

    • Breakfast daily

    • VAT and city tax

    • Touring and entrances as described

    • Dinner on Day 2 including water, coffee and ¼ litre of house wine per person

    • English-speaking guides

    • Lunch in Sirmione including water, coffee and ¼ litre of house wine per person

    • Boat cruise

    • Transfer to the Venice pier

    Tenga en cuenta lo siguiente: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the updated arrival information, so your transfer can be arranged. If you book additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided. If we do not receive flight details a minimum of 14 days in advance, transfers will not be provided.

    El programa no incluye:

    • Gratuities to drivers and guides

    • Meals or beverages not listed in the program

    • Personal expenses and hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

    Aviso: Los programas terrestres que incluyen numerosos días en la costa incluyen actividades prolongadas y aquellos de duración más corta ofrecen, en general, actividades más moderadas. Sin embargo, cada programa varía y los huéspedes deben estar preparados para lidiar con distintas superficies, tales como: pendientes, adoquines, arena y senderos naturales o de grava. Es posible que haya que subir escaleras o escalones. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    Aviso: Todos los programas terrestres cuentan con capacidad limitada y están sujetos a disponibilidad. Los programas que no alcanzan la cantidad mínima de participantes requerida están sujetos a cancelación. Los precios publicados también están sujetos a cambios que dependen del aumento de los costos del transporte, de los servicios terrestres o de la fluctuación de la moneda. Después de la compra, el precio está garantizado y no está sujeto a cambios. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Las cancelaciones realizadas 60 días o menos antes de la fecha de partida están sujetas a una multa por cancelación del 100%. There are no refunds for unused portions of any program. Guests failing to arrive on Day 1 of a scheduled land program will be considered a no-show and their hotel space released.

  • PRE UK VSOE & GRAND HOTEL VERONA OPERA PACKAGE CODE: VCEUK2

    Regent Seven Seas Cruises – VSOE & Grand Hotel

    Verona Opera Package

    m / s Seven Seas Voyager – 14th julio 2019 Sailing

    Belmond Venice Simplon Orient Express London to Verona - Thursday 11th julio 2019

    Day 1 – Thursday 11th julio 2019

    You will board the Belmond British Pullman train at London Victoria station and your steward will show you to your reserved seat. Sit back and enjoy Brunch served with a Bellini as you travel through the Kentish countryside to Folkestone. You are then escorted by the hostess to a luxury coach for the Channel crossing on the Eurotunnel shuttle. After crossing the Channel, board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train. Enjoy a delicious four-course dinner, prepared by skilled French chefs. After dinner you can retire to your cabin, which has now been transformed into a cosy bedroom.

    Day 2 – Friday 12th julio 2019

    You will awake to the magnificent mountain and countryside scenery as breakfast is served in your cabin at a time to suit you. Spend the morning relaxing in your cabin or in the Bar Car chatting to fellow guests.

    Enjoy a leisurely three-course lunch which is served in another one of the beautiful restaurant cars. While away the afternoon admiring the passing scenery as the train travels through the Italian Dolomites. Later, afternoon tea is served in your cabin. All too soon it is time to prepare to depart, as the train arrives in Verona where you will disembark.

    Once you have disembarked and identified your luggage, you will be met by your Regent UK Representative and transferred to your hotel, the elegant Grand Hotel Des Arts in Verona on a B&B basis.

    The transfer will drop you off outside, or as close to the hotel as possible.

    The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy your time in Verona

    Verona is an elegant city of picturesque streets and stunning architecture. Built over two thousand years ago by the Romans, the city is home to the world-famous amphitheatre, the Arena di Verona, and its annual Opera Festival. You will enjoy a breath-taking performance in one of the most spectacular open-air venues in the world.

    Grand Hotel, Verona

    The Grand Hotel des Arts was built in the Liberty style in the 1920’s at the request of a noble Austrian family, the Reichenbach. It was their elegant city residence and was subsequently turned in to a hotel without changing the architectural quality. In the hall, the public areas and the indoor garden, you can admire valuable furniture and decorations.

    Paintings and sculptures of famous artists such as Ciardi, Cascella, Minguzzi, Manzù, Purificato, Murer, Arnoldi and many others. Together with these valuable pieces of art, you can also admire the beautiful “Verona” red marble floor, dating back to the original period.

    The hotel is situated in one of the most central parts of Verona and is the perfect base for exploring this wonderful city. A few steps from the Arena, it is the ideal choice for guests and is just outside the ZTL and is therefore easily accessible. In summer we offer our guests a garden and solarium with deck chairs and beach towels to enjoy the Sun and a relaxing time surrounded by green lawn

    The official hotel check-in time is 2pm. Please note that many hotels are adopting a non-smoking policy. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the hotel directly.

    Grand Hotel Des Arts

    Corso Porta Nuova 105

    37122 Verona (Italy)

    Phone +39 045 595 600

    Fax +39 045 596 385

    http://www.grandhotel.vr.it

    Day 3 – Saturday 13th julio 2019

    This morning after breakfast we have arranged a walking tour of Verona. Lasting approximately 2 1/2 hours our local guides will provide you with a comprehensive tour of Verona to include visits to Piazza Bra, Arena di Verona, Juliet’s House and Piazza Erbe. The rest of the day is at leisure before the highlight of your stay – the performance of CARMEN at the Arena di Verona.

    Opera – Saturday 13th julio 2019 – Bizet’s Carmen (New Production)

    The performance will start at 9.00pm prompt. Last admission to the Arena is at 8.15 pm, but we suggest you arrive earlier. The Arena is within walking distance of the hotel (approx. ten/fifteen minutes’ walk away). Vehicular access to the Arena is restricted. There are many restaurants and cafes close to the amphitheatre; the hotel concierge will be happy to assist you with information and help in booking tables.

    Please note that the Arena di Verona is an open-air venue. Refreshments are available for purchase and there will be an interval during the performance.

    Sunday 14th julio 2019 – Departure Day

    Transfers have been arranged for all guests from the Grand Hotel Des Arts to Venice, to meet the Seven Seas Voyager for your 8 night cruise to Rome. Transfer time is approximately 90 minutes.

    Your Regent UK Representative will confirm the timings for baggage collection and departure from the hotel. After breakfast, please ensure that you check-out of the hotel and settle any incidental expenses that you may have incurred.

    Due to the narrowness of the streets and traffic restrictions in place, your transfer will depart from the same location you were dropped off on arrival in Verona. Porters will take your luggage to the coach you will be asked to identify your luggage, before boarding the coach to Venice cruise port.

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    Your hotel stay includes breakfast, taxes, service charges, luggage handling and gratuities. Opera tickets are also included – these are 1st Sector POLTRONISSIMA GOLD – the best seats in the Arena.

    Belmond Venice Simplon Orient Express Information:

    Dress code: Although black-tie and cocktail dresses are not a requirement, it does create a sense of occasion and add to the atmosphere on board. A minimum of jacket and tie is required for gentlemen in the evening. Smart casual day wear is acceptable, but jeans and trainers/sneakers are not.

    Drinks: Wine with meals and drinks in the bar are not included in the fare. We recommend wine is pre-selected and pre-paid in order to ensure sufficient quantities of your choice are carried on board. Drinks in the bars (Aperitifs and Liqueurs) can be part of the pre-paid drinks.

    Equipaje: Compartments are often compact and space for luggage is limited. We recommend a small/medium suitcase for the train journey and the remainder of the luggage will travel in a baggage car, inaccessible during the journey.

    Luggage Collection: On arrival at the destination please bear in mind that luggage collection can sometimes take as much as 30 minutes. Guests may be able to wait on board the train while the luggage is unloaded. Please note, The standard cabins do not have en-suite bathrooms. Travelling on the train is to experience it exactly as you would have done in the 1920s. Even the heating in your cabin is powered by a coal stove at the end of each carriage. Each cabin has a vanity unit with basin, and then there are toilets at the end of each carriage. There are no baths or showers on the train.

    An Regent Seven Seas Cruises UK Representative will be available throughout your stay in Verona. They will coordinate arrangements and ensure that your stay is a pleasurable one.

    For your convenience, your Opera tickets are held by your Regent Seven Seas Cruises Representative and will be given to you when you arrive in Verona.

    Enjoy your wonderful cruise!

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact RSSC at +44 23 8068 2280. It is a pleasure to have you as our guest, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

    Local Ground Operator – Verona

    ITC Intertrav Corp Italia

    VENICE OFFICE

    Via Torino 151/B

    30172 Mestre Venice

    Tel +39 0414165141

    Fax +39 041 953508

    Correo electrónico: vce@itcitaly.com - venice@uni.net

  • POST - VERONA: SHAKESPEARE AND WINE CODE: VCEL26

    AVISO: This program takes place in Verona. Return flights should be booked out of the Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)

    Enjoy the best of Verona and beyond by exploring landmarks like Juliet’s balcony, cruising Lake Garda and sampling wines characteristic of the region.

    DÍA 1

    After disembarking the ship you will meet your guide and set out for Verona. Along the way, you will pause at a winery in the Valpolicella region for a tasting of its esteemed Amarone wine. Afterwards, you will drive to the Verona and check-in to your hotel. The remainder of the day and evening are at your leisure with meals on your own.

    DÍA 2

    Following breakfast, you will meet a guide for a walking tour of Verona. One of the highlights will be the Arena, a first-century Roman structure that has become the city’s open-air opera house.

    Verona is also known as the setting for Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” and the Juliet balcony is another favorite site that you will see. Even though there is no historical evidence that Juliet’s family lived in the house, the balcony has gained almost legendary status and lovers often leave notes on the wall below.

    Following the guided walking tour, the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure and lunch is on your own.

    However, dinner is included and a guide will accompany you on the short walk to the restaurant later in the day.

    DÍA 3

    After breakfast, you will join a guide and drive to the resort city of Sirmione on Lake Garda. The 13th-century castle Rocca Scaligera, a wonderfully preserved landmark with crenellated walls and towers, dominates the city.

    Continuing on to the head of the peninsula, you will find the remains of Catullo Grotto, the largest ancient Roman villa in northern Italy. The villa’s museum contains important discoveries from on-site excavations and other settlements nearby. Based on the design of the villa, it may have hosted emperors and the most important political and military leaders of the day when they were traveling through the area.

    Please note that Catullo Grotto is an archaeological site with uneven pavement and rocky paths.

    Then, following lunch in Sirmione, you will board a boat and cruise around Garda Island. The sights along the way include another perspective of Catullo Grotto, the Gardone Riviera and the city of Fasano. In time, you will disembark in Bardolino to meander about on your own.

    Bardolino is situated at the widest point of the lake and enjoys a mild climate in which olive trees, cypresses and vineyards flourish. It’s a beautiful setting with plenty of boutiques and architectural treasures to explore. Following free time in Bardolino, you will drive back to the hotel in Verona for the evening. La cena correrá por su cuenta.

    DÍA 4

    Disfrute del desayuno en el hotel. Check out is at 11:00am. For guests with late flights, luggage storage will be available at the hotel. Your transfer to the Venice airport will be based on your flight departure time.

    Programa terrestre paso a paso:

    Aviso: el orden de los sitios visitados puede variar para evitar que se llenen demasiado. All program details are subject to change. The timings indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    DÍA 1

    9:00am Disembark the ship and board your coach

    10:30am Stop at a wine estate in the Valpolicella area for a wine tasting

    12:45pm Depart for Verona

    1:30pm Approximate arrival time at the hotel

    3:00pm Check in time at the hotel. Although every effort will be made to have the rooms available before this time, this cannot be guaranteed. Almuerzo y cena por su cuenta

    Overnight at the Due Torri hotel or similar hotel

    DÍA 2

    9:00am After breakfast, meet with your guide for a walking tour of the city including a visit to the Arena and to Juliet’s Balcony

    10:30am The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Almuerzo por su cuenta

    7:00pm Meet with your guide and take a short walk to a local restaurant for dinner

    Overnight at the Due Torri hotel or similar hotel

    Aviso: On Monday mornings the Arena is closed therefore the walking tour will take place in the afternoon and the morning will be at your leisure.

    DÍA 3

    7:00am Breakfast at your hotel

    8:00am Meet your guide and drive to Sirmione

    9:00am Walking tour of Sirmione with a visit of Scaligera Fortress and Catullo Grotto

    12:00pm Transfer to a local restaurant for lunch in Sirmione

    12:30pm Lunch

    2:00pm Embark your boat for a cruise on the lake

    4:00pm Stop in Bardolino and free time

    5:30pm Drive back to your hotel

    6:00pm Arrival at your hotel. Remainder of the evening is at your leisure with dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Due Torri hotel or similar hotel

    AVISO: All of the sites in Sirmione are closed on Mondays therefore Day 2 and Day 3 will be reversed should your visit fall on a Monday.

    DÍA 4

    AM Breakfast at your hotel

    11:00am Check out time at the hotel

    Transfer to the Venice airport based on your flight departure time. For guests with late flights, luggage storage will be available at the hotel.

    EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your departure flight details. Please note that check out time is 11:00am. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 4.

    Pronóstico del tiempo

    From April to October, Verona and the Lake Garda area experience the best weather. It is mostly sunny with temperatures from 65°F in April and May up to 86°/90° F in July and August. In September and October, the temperatures are back to 60°F. Being close to the mountains, Lake Garda is subject to possible showers.

    Qué debe traer

    Comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, light jacket and camera are recommended.

    Aviso: Some of the tour requires long walks on uneven pavement and rocky paths, such as when visiting the Catullo Grotto. The Arena and Sirmione castle have stairs to climb.

    Local currency

    Euro. USD are not typically accepted

    Electricidad

    Electricity in Italy and the rest of Europe is 220 volts alternating at 50 cycles per second. We recommend that you bring a travel adaptor for electronic devices.

    Dirección del hotel:

    Hotel due Torri

    Piazza Anastasia 4, 37121, Verona, Italy

    Teléfono: +39 045595044

    *We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required, they will be of equal ratings and standards, and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of changes before your departure, then you will be staying at the hotel listed in this program.

    El programa incluye:

    •3 nights at the Due Torri Hotel in Verona (or similar) – Classic Room

    •Breakfast daily

    •VAT and city tax

    •Touring and entrances as described

    •Dinner on Day 2 including water, coffee and ¼ litre of house wine per person

    •English-speaking guides

    •Lunch in Sirmione including water, coffee and ¼ litre of house wine per person

    •Boat cruise

    •Transfer to the Venice airport

    Aviso: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current departure information so your transfer can be arranged. If you book additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided.

    El programa no incluye:

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    •Meals or beverages not listed in the program

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

    Aviso: Los programas terrestres que incluyen numerosos días en la costa incluyen actividades prolongadas y aquellos de duración más corta ofrecen, en general, actividades más moderadas. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces that may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel and natural paths. Es posible que haya que subir escaleras o escalones. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation.

    All land programs are capacity-controlled and subject to availability. Los programas que no alcanzan la cantidad mínima de participantes requerida están sujetos a cancelación. Los precios publicados también están sujetos a cambios que dependen del aumento de los costos del transporte, de los servicios terrestres o de la fluctuación de la moneda. Después de la compra, el precio está garantizado y no está sujeto a cambios. Land programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sailing date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sailing date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • PRE - A RENAISSANCE FEAST FOR THE SENSES CODE: VCEL28

    Note—this program takes place in Verona, so please arrange your arrival flight into the Verona Villafranca Airport or the Venice Marco Polo Airport.

    Note—this tour involves a lot of walking, often over uneven ground.

    Gain a deep understanding of Renaissance life by visiting the wonderfully preserved Renaissance cities of Sabbioneta and Mantua, exploring their architectural gems and savoring wines produced locally for centuries.

    DÍA 1

    After arriving at the Venice or Verona airport and meeting your tour escort, you will transfer to the hotel in the city center of Verona. Check in is 3:00pm. Although every effort will be made to have your room ready beforehand, this cannot be guaranteed. If your flight arrives early in the day, you may wish to book an extra night so that your room will be available upon arrival.

    The remainder of the day will be at your leisure, allowing you to comfortably settle in and explore attractions nearby. Meals will be on your own throughout the day, and there are plenty of restaurants to choose from nearby, especially on Corso di Porta Borsari, one of the main streets in the heart of the city.

    This will be the first of three evenings that you will spend at the Palazzo Victoria hotel.

    DÍA 2

    Following breakfast at the hotel, you will depart for Sabbioneta, a fortified city designed in the 16th century to emulate Roman and Greek cities of antiquity. The original, right-angle grid of streets within a star-shaped hexagon of walls still exists, as do many of the most historical, Renaissance-style buildings. Because of its single-period architecture, Sabbioneta has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and makes for a fascinating walking tour.

    You will enjoy a nice orientation tour of the city followed by an interior visit of the Ancient Theater, one of the first theatrical buildings of the modern age.

    AVISO: In Sabbioneta all sites are closed on Mondays; in this case only exterior visits will be made.

    Then following lunch and a tasting of parmigiano-reggiano cheese nearby, you will proceed to Mantua, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will visit the fabulous, 500-room Ducal Palace, once the residence of the noble Gonzaga family. Vespasiano Gonzaga founded Sabbioneta as his ideal Renaissance city.

    Inside the palace, you will find paintings by Mantegna and Rubens and tapestries designed by Raphael. You will also visit the private study of Isabella d’Este, who married into the family and later became known as the “First Lady of the Renaissance” because of her trend-setting flair for fashion.

    Later, you will stop at the Basilica of St. Andrea in Old Town and Palazzo Te, a summer palace and horse farm nearby. You will then be treated to an extraordinary welcome dinner in Mantua before returning to the Palazzo Victoria Hotel in Verona, where you will spend the evening.

    AVISO: In Mantua all sites are closed on Mondays, except for Palazzo Te which is open starting from 01:00pm

    DÍA 3

    After breakfast at the hotel, you will drive toward Franciacorta, a wine-producing region first mentioned in the writings of ancient authors such as Pliny and Virgil. Because of the favorable growing conditions, this region has continuously grown outstanding grapes for wine, as you will discover at a country estate.

    During the light lunch and wine tasting that follows, you may sample the region’s famed sparkling wines or perhaps a semi-sweet Moscato d’Asti, one of Italy’s most popular wines. The estate is a beautiful, wonderfully relaxing setting not far from Lake Iseo, your next destination. Mountains surround the long, narrow lake and provide a magnificent background for you to enjoy free time before returning to the hotel for the evening.

    DÍA 4

    After checking out of the hotel, you will head toward Valpolicella, one of the most renowned wine districts in the province. Stopping at one of the area estates, you will sample a glass of amarone, an intensely flavored dry red wine respected throughout northeastern Italy.

    Then, it’s on to the pier in Venice, where you will embark the ship and begin your cruise.

    Land Program Step by Step

    el orden de los sitios visitados puede variar para evitar que se llenen demasiado. Program details are subject to change. The timings indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Itineraries with up-to-date details will be issued when you receive your final cruise documents at approximately 21 days prior to sailing. Once you arrive, the ground operator will give you the final itinerary and a welcome letter. Please review the final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    Extra nights: If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met when your flight arrives and transferred to the Hotel Palazzo Victoria. Check-in is 3:00pm. Meals other than breakfast, as well as activities, are on your own until Day 2 of the program. Be sure that the cruise line has your up-to-date flight details. Guests who book their own extra nights will not be transferred.

    DÍA 1

    Arrive at the Verona or Venice airport

    Meet guide outside Customs and transfer to the hotel

    Although every effort will be made to have rooms available before the 3:00pm check in, this cannot be guaranteed.

    The remainder of the day will be at your leisure with meals on your own

    Overnight at the Palazzo Vittoria (or similar hotel)

    DÍA 2

    7:00am Full breakfast

    8:00am Depart for Sabbioneta

    9:30am Walking tour of Sabbioneta

    11:30am Transfer to a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese producer

    12:30pm Visit and lunch at a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese producer

    2:30pm Transfer to Mantua

    3:00pm Walking tour of Mantua & free time

    7:00pm Welcome dinner at a restaurant in Mantua

    8:30pm Transfer back to Verona

    9:30pm Overnight at the Palazzo Vittoria hotel (or similar hotel)

    DÍA 3

    8:00am Full breakfast

    9:45am Depart for the Franciacorta area

    11:00am Wine tasting and lunch at a Franciacorta estate

    12:30pm Depart for Iseo Lake

    1:30pm Leisure time around Iseo Lake

    4:00pm Depart for the hotel

    5:30pm Arrive at the hotel, dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Palazzo Victoria (or similar hotel)

    DÍA 4

    9:45am Check out and depart from the hotel

    10:30am Tasting of Amarone wine in the Valpolicella area

    12:00pm Depart for the port of Venice

    2:00pm Arrive at the ship for embarkation

    Pronóstico del tiempo: The best weather in Verona is from April to October. It is mostly sunny with temperatures from 65°F in April and May, rising to 86°/90° F in July and August. Temperatures in September and October average 60°F.

    Qué debe traer: Very comfortable shoes, T-shirts, hats and sunscreen.

    Moneda local: Euro

    Electricidad: Electricity in Italy is 220 volts alternating at 50 cycles per second. We recommend that you bring a travel adaptor for electronic devices.

    Dirección del hotel:

    Hotel Palazzo Victoria

    Via Adua, 8, 37121 Verona, Italy

    Teléfono: +39 045 590566

    *We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If other hotels are required, they will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure, then you will be staying at the hotel listed in this program.

    El programa incluye:

    •Transfer from Venice or Verona airport to the hotel in Verona

    •Guided tour including applicable entrances in Sabbioneta and Mantua

    •Lunch in Sabbioneta

    •Welcome Dinner in Mantua

    •Visit, tasting and lunch in an exclusive Franciacorta wine estate

    •Visit, tasting and lunch in an exclusive Amarone wine estate

    •3 nights in Palazzo Victoria or similar hotel (standard double room) with breakfast included

    •Verona city tax fee

    •Porterage at the airport and hotel

    Aviso: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the current arrival information so your transfer can be arranged. If you book additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

    El programa no incluye:

    •Gratuities for driver and guides

    •Hotel incidentals including room service and mini bar

    •Any meals or beverages not listed above

    Aviso: Los programas terrestres que incluyen numerosos días en la costa incluyen actividades prolongadas y aquellos de duración más corta ofrecen, en general, actividades más moderadas. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel or natural paths. Es posible que haya que subir escaleras o escalones. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation.

    Todos los programas terrestres cuentan con capacidad limitada y están sujetos a disponibilidad. Los programas que no alcanzan la cantidad mínima de participantes requerida están sujetos a cancelación. Los precios publicados también están sujetos a cambios que dependen del aumento de los costos del transporte, de los servicios terrestres o de la fluctuación de la moneda. Después de la compra, el precio está garantizado y no está sujeto a cambios. Land programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Las cancelaciones realizadas 60 días o menos antes de la fecha de partida están sujetas a una multa por cancelación del 100%.

  • ANTES DEL CRUCERO: A RENAISSANCE FEAST FOR THE SENSES -2019 CODE: VCEL31

    Note—this program takes place in Verona, so please arrange your arrival flight into the Verona Villafranca Airport or the Venice Marco Polo Airport.

    Note—this tour involves a lot of walking, often over uneven ground.

    Gain a deep understanding of Renaissance life by visiting the wonderfully preserved Renaissance cities of Sabbioneta and Mantua, exploring their architectural gems and savoring wines produced locally for centuries.

    DÍA 1

    After arriving at the Venice or Verona airport and meeting your tour escort, you will transfer to the hotel in the city center of Verona. Check in is 3:00pm. Although every effort will be made to have your room ready beforehand, this cannot be guaranteed. If your flight arrives early in the day, you may wish to book an extra night so that your room will be available upon arrival.

    The remainder of the day will be at your leisure, allowing you to comfortably settle in and explore attractions nearby. Meals will be on your own throughout the day, and there are plenty of restaurants to choose from nearby, especially on Corso di Porta Borsari, one of the main streets in the heart of the city.

    The Due Torri Hotel is situated in the historic center of Verona near the church of Saint Anastasia, as stone’s throw from Juliet’s famous balcony, Piazza Bra and the Arena, known throughout the world.

    This will be the first of three evenings that you will spend at the Hotel Due Torri or similar hotel.

    DÍA 2

    Following breakfast at the hotel, you will depart for Sabbioneta, a fortified city designed in the 16th century to emulate Roman and Greek cities of antiquity. The original, right-angle grid of streets within a star-shaped hexagon of walls still exists, as do many of the most historical, Renaissance-style buildings. Because of its single-period architecture, Sabbioneta has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and makes for a fascinating walking tour. You will enjoy a nice orientation tour of the city followed by an interior visit of the Ancient Theater, one of the first theatrical buildings of the modern age.

    AVISO: In Sabbioneta all sites are closed on Mondays; in this case only exterior visits will be made.

    Then following lunch and a tasting of parmigiana-reggiano cheese nearby, you will proceed to Mantua, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will visit the fabulous, 500-room Ducal Palace, once the residence of the noble Gonzaga family. Vespasiano Gonzaga founded Sabbioneta as his ideal Renaissance city.

    Inside the palace, you will find paintings by Mantegna and Rubens and tapestries designed by Raphael. You will also visit the private study of Isabella d’Este, who married into the family and later became known as the “First Lady of the Renaissance” because of her trend-setting flair for fashion.

    Later, you will stop at the Basilica of St. Andrea in Old Town and Palazzo Te, a summer palace and horse farm nearby. You will then be treated to an authentic and traditional welcome dinner in Mantua before returning to your hotel in Verona, where you will spend the evening.

    AVISO: In Mantua all sites are closed on Mondays, except for Palazzo Te which is open starting from 1:00pm

    DÍA 3

    After breakfast at the hotel, you will drive toward Franciacorta, a wine-producing region first mentioned in the writings of ancient authors such as Pliny and Virgil. Because of the favorable growing conditions, this region has continuously grown outstanding grapes for wine, as you will discover at a country estate.

    During the light lunch and wine tasting that follows, you may sample the region’s famed sparkling wines or perhaps a semi-sweet Moscato d’Asti, one of Italy’s most popular wines. The estate is a beautiful, wonderfully relaxing setting not far from Lake Iseo, your next destination. Mountains surround the long, narrow lake and provide a magnificent background for you to enjoy free time before returning to the hotel for the evening.

    DÍA 4

    After checking out of the hotel, you will head toward Valpolicella, one of the most renowned wine districts in the province. Stopping at one of the area estates, you will sample a glass of amarone, an intensely flavored dry red wine respected throughout northeastern Italy.

    Then, it’s on to the pier in Venice, where you will embark the ship and begin your cruise.

    Land Program Details Step by Step

    • The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. Program times are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.

    • Itineraries with the up-to-date details will be issued when you are emailed your final cruise documents 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive a final itinerary from our ground operator with a Welcome Letter upon arrival or at your hotel. Please review the letter and your final itinerary carefully for further amendments.

    • The hotels used for your land program will be the hotels listed in this document unless you have been advised otherwise in advance of the land program start date.

    Extra Nights

    • If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met as per the flight details provided and transferred to your hotel. Check-in is 3:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast, as well as activities, are on your own until day 2 of the program.

    • If you have an early-arriving flight, you may wish to book an extra night as your room will not be ready for occupation until approximately 3:00pm.

    • If you book extra nights on your own, transfers are not included.

    DÍA 1

    Arrive at the Verona or Venice airport

    Meet guide outside Customs and transfer to the hotel

    Although every effort will be made to have rooms available before the 3:00pm check in, this cannot be guaranteed.

    The remainder of the day will be at your leisure with meals on your own

    Overnight at the Hotel Due Torri (or similar hotel)

    Meet and Greet and transfers

    • Final cruise documents will be emailed 21 days prior to sailing. The local ground agent’s telephone number will be on page 1, if you can’t locate the meet-and-greet representative upon arrival. Be aware that the representative may be assisting others and may not be in sight when you first exit Customs and the luggage claim area.

    • Look for someone holding a sign with the cruise line logo and possibly your name. If in doubt, ask the airport staff to direct you to the meeting area for transfers or to page our representative.

    • Meet and Greet and transfers for guests arriving on Day 1 of a land program or for extra nights booked through the cruise line are arranged based on the flight details received by guests at least 14 days before sailing.

    • If we have not received your flight details or your flights have changed, and the Destination Services Land Team has not been notified, then a transfer cannot be provided, and guests will be responsible for getting to the land program hotel at their own expense. Please immediately contact our Reservations Department for any flight changes before departure.

    DÍA 2

    7:00am Full breakfast

    8:00am Depart for Sabbioneta

    9:30am Walking tour of Sabbioneta

    11:30am Transfer to a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese producer

    12:30pm Visit and lunch at a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese producer

    2:30pm Transfer to Mantua

    3:00pm Walking tour of Mantua & free time

    7:00pm Welcome dinner at a restaurant in Mantua

    8:30pm Transfer back to Verona

    9:30pm Overnight at the Hotel Due Torri (or similar hotel)

    DÍA 3

    8:00am Full breakfast

    9:45am Depart for the Franciacorta area

    11:00am Wine tasting and lunch at a Franciacorta estate

    12:30pm Depart for Iseo Lake

    1:30pm Leisure time around Iseo Lake

    4:00pm Depart for the hotel

    5:30pm Arrive at the hotel, dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Hotel Due Torri (or similar hotel)

    DÍA 4

    9:45am Check out and depart from the hotel

    10:30am Tasting of Amarone wine in the Valpolicella area

    12:00pm Depart for the port of Venice

    2:00pm Approximate arrival at the ship for embarkation

    Pronóstico del tiempo: The best weather in Verona is from April to October. It is mostly sunny with temperatures from 65°F in April and May, rising to 86°/90° F in July and August. Temperatures in September and October average 60°F.

    Qué debe traer: Very comfortable shoes, T-shirts, hats and sunscreen.

    Moneda local: Euro

    Electricidad: Electricity in Italy is 220 volts alternating at 50 cycles per second. We recommend that you bring a travel adaptor for electronic devices.

    Dirección del hotel:

    Hotel Due Torri

    Piazza Sant'anastasia, 4, 37121 Verona VR, Italy

    Teléfono: +39 045 595044

    *We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required, they will be of equal ratings and standards guests will be notified in advance. If guests are not notified of changes before departure, then the hotel(s) listed in this program will be used

    El programa incluye:

    • 3 nights in the Hotel Due Torri or similar hotel (Classic Room – Standard Double) with breakfast included

    • Transfer from Venice or Verona airports to the hotel in Verona

    • Guided tour including applicable entrances in Sabbioneta and Mantua

    • Lunch in Sabbioneta

    • Welcome Dinner in Mantua

    • Visit, tasting and lunch in an exclusive Franciacorta wine estate

    • Visit and tasting in an exclusive Amarone wine estate

    • Soft drink or coffee, water and 1 glass of wine per person at included lunches and dinner

    • Verona city tax fee

    • Porterage at the airport and hotel

    Tenga en cuenta lo siguiente: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the updated arrival information, so your transfer can be arranged. If you book additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided. If we do not receive flight details a minimum of 14 days in advance, transfers will not be provided.

    El programa no incluye:

    • Gratuities for driver and guides

    • Hotel incidentals including room service and mini bar

    • Any meals or beverages not listed above

    Aviso: Los programas terrestres que incluyen numerosos días en la costa incluyen actividades prolongadas y aquellos de duración más corta ofrecen, en general, actividades más moderadas. Sin embargo, cada programa varía y los huéspedes deben estar preparados para lidiar con distintas superficies, tales como: pendientes, adoquines, arena y senderos naturales o de grava. Es posible que haya que subir escaleras o escalones. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    Aviso: Todos los programas terrestres cuentan con capacidad limitada y están sujetos a disponibilidad. Los programas que no alcanzan la cantidad mínima de participantes requerida están sujetos a cancelación. Los precios publicados también están sujetos a cambios que dependen del aumento de los costos del transporte, de los servicios terrestres o de la fluctuación de la moneda. Después de la compra, el precio está garantizado y no está sujeto a cambios. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Las cancelaciones realizadas 60 días o menos antes de la fecha de partida están sujetas a una multa por cancelación del 100%. There are no refunds for unused portions of any program. Guests failing to arrive on Day 1 of a scheduled land program will be considered a no-show and their hotel space released.

  • 2 night VSOE and Venice Pre PKG Bauer CODE: VCEUK1

    Regent Seven Seas Cruises (UK)

    Seven Seas Explorer – 30 abril 2019 Sailing

    Belmond Venice Simplon Orient Express London to Venice – Sunday 28th abril 2019

    Day 1 – 28th abril 2019

    You will board the Belmond British Pullman train at London Victoria station and your steward will show you to your reserved seat. Sit back and enjoy Brunch served with a Bellini as you travel through the Kentish countryside to Folkestone. You are then escorted by our hostess to a luxury coach for the Channel crossing on the Eurotunnel shuttle. After crossing the Channel board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train. Enjoy a delicious four-course dinner, prepared by skilled French chefs. After dinner you can retire to your cabin, which has now been transformed into a cosy bedroom.

    Day 2 – 29th abril 2019

    You will awake to the magnificent mountain and countryside scenery as breakfast is served in your cabin at a time to suit you. Spend the morning relaxing in your cabin or in the Bar Car chatting to fellow guests.

    Enjoy a leisurely three-course lunch which is served in another one of the beautiful restaurant cars. While away the afternoon admiring the passing scenery. Later, afternoon tea is served in your cabin. All too soon it is time to prepare to disembark as the train crosses the Venetian Lagoon and pulls into Santa Lucia station.

    Once you have disembarked and identified your luggage, you will be met by our ground agent and transferred to your hotel, the luxurious Bauer Palazzo Hotel in Venice on a B&B basis in a superior room. The rest of the evening is at your leisure to enjoy Venice.

    Bauer Palazzo Hotel, Venice

    The five-star luxury Bauer Palazzo is located in the heart of Venice, where Ethics and Aesthetics meet. An intense and engaging experience where exclusivity, service excellence and charm reign timeless.

    BAUER PALAZZO, VENICE

    Piscina S. Moise 1459

    30124 Venezia

    Castello 4196

    Venice 30122

    Italia

    PH +39 (041) 520 7022

    Tuesday 30th abril 2019

    Transfers have been arranged to meet Seven Seas Explorer for your 10 night voyage to Rome. Our ground agent will confirm the timings for baggage collection and departure from the hotel. After breakfast, please ensure that you check-out of the hotel and settle any incidental expenses that you may have incurred.

    Belmond Venice Simplon Orient Express Information:

    Dress code: Although black-tie and cocktail dresses are not a requirement, it does create a sense of occasion and add to the atmosphere on board. A minimum of jacket and tie is required for gentlemen in the evening. Smart casual day wear is acceptable, but jeans and trainers/sneakers are not. Drinks: Wine with meals and drinks in the bar are not included in the fare. We recommend wine is pre-selected and pre-paid in order to ensure sufficient quantities of your choice are carried on board. Drinks in the bars (Aperitifs and Liqueurs) can be part of the pre-paid drinks. Equipaje: Compartments are often compact and space for luggage is limited. We recommend a small/medium suitcase for the train journey and the remainder of the luggage will travel in a baggage car, inaccessible during the journey. Luggage Collection: On arrival at the destination please bear in mind that luggage collection can sometimes take as much as 30 minutes. Guests may be able to wait on board the train while the luggage is unloaded. Please note, The standard cabins do not have an en suite bathrooms. Travelling on the train is to experience it exactly as you would have done in the 1920s. Even the heating in your cabin is powered by a coal stove at the end of each carriage. Each cabin has a vanity unit with basin, and then there are toilets at the end of each carriage. There are no baths or showers on the train.

    Local Ground Operator – Venice, Italy

    ITC Intertrav Corp Italia

    Via Torino 151/b

    30172 Mestre Venezia

    Venecia

    Italia

    PH: +39 041 4165141

    FAX: +39 041 953508

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact RSSC at +44 23 8068 2280. It is a pleasure to have you as our guest, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  • 2 night VSOE & Venice Pre-Cruise Package CODE: VCEUK7

    Regent Seven Seas Cruises (UK)

    Seven Seas Explorer – 30 abril 2019 Sailing

    Belmond Venice Simplon Orient Express London to Venice – Sunday 28th abril 2019

    Day 1 – 28th abril 2019

    You will board the Belmond British Pullman train at London Victoria station and your steward will show you to your reserved seat. Sit back and enjoy Brunch served with a Bellini as you travel through the Kentish countryside to Folkestone. You are then escorted by our hostess to a luxury coach for the Channel crossing on the Eurotunnel shuttle. After crossing the Channel board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train. Enjoy a delicious four-course dinner, prepared by skilled French chefs. After dinner you can retire to your cabin, which has now been transformed into a cosy bedroom.

    Day 2 – 29th abril 2019

    You will awake to the magnificent mountain and countryside scenery as breakfast is served in your cabin at a time to suit you. Spend the morning relaxing in your cabin or in the Bar Car chatting to fellow guests.

    Enjoy a leisurely three-course lunch which is served in another one of the beautiful restaurant cars. While away the afternoon admiring the passing scenery. Later, afternoon tea is served in your cabin. All too soon it is time to prepare to disembark as the train crosses the Venetian Lagoon and pulls into Santa Lucia station.

    Once you have disembarked and indentified your luggage, you will be met by our ground agent and transferred to your hotel, the luxurious Danieli Hotel in Venice on a B&B basis The rest of the evening is at your leisure to enjoy Venice.

    Hotel Danieli, Venice

    A patrimony of Venetian excellence. With its heritage setting on Riva degli Schiavoni, Hotel Danieli dominates the Venetian lagoon steps away from the Bridge of Sighs and the famous monuments of Piazza San Marco.

    HOTEL DANIELI, VENICE

    Castello 4196

    Venice 30122

    Italia

    PH +39 (041) 522 6480

    FAX +39 (041) 523 1533

    Tuesday 30th abril 2019

    Transfers have been arranged to meet Seven Seas Explorer for your 10 night voyage to Rome. Our ground agent will confirm the timings for baggage collection and departure from the hotel. After breakfast, please ensure that you check-out of the hotel and settle any incidental expenses that you may have incurred.

    Belmond Venice Simplon Orient Express Information:

    Dress code: Although black-tie and cocktail dresses are not a requirement, it does create a sense of occasion and add to the atmosphere on board. A minimum of jacket and tie is required for gentlemen in the evening. Smart casual day wear is acceptable, but jeans and trainers/sneakers are not. Drinks: Wine with meals and drinks in the bar are not included in the fare. We recommend wine is pre-selected and pre-paid in order to ensure sufficient quantities of your choice are carried on board. Drinks in the bars (Aperitifs and Liqueurs) can be part of the pre-paid drinks. Equipaje: Compartments are often compact and space for luggage is limited. We recommend a small/medium suitcase for the train journey and the remainder of the luggage will travel in a baggage car, inaccessible during the journey. Luggage Collection: On arrival at the destination please bear in mind that luggage collection can sometimes take as much as 30 minutes. Guests may be able to wait on board the train while the luggage is unloaded. Please note, The standard cabins do not have an en suite bathrooms. Travelling on the train is to experience it exactly as you would have done in the 1920s. Even the heating in your cabin is powered by a coal stove at the end of each carriage. Each cabin has a vanity unit with basin, and then there are toilets at the end of each carriage. There are no baths or showers on the train.

    Local Ground Operator – Venice, Italy

    ITC Intertrav Corp Italia

    Via Torino 151/b

    30172 Mestre Venezia

    Venecia

    Italia

    PH: +39 041 4165141

    FAX: +39 041 953508

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact RSSC at +44 23 8068 2280. It is a pleasure to have you as our guest, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

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