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Romantic Roman holidays

12th March 2012 Print
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Star Clippers is offering three ways to combine a relaxing voyage on Royal Clipper, the elegant, five-masted flagship of the Star Clippers fleet of three stunning tall ships, with a stay in Rome. The flight and rail-inclusive packages make the most of the ship’s forthcoming series of spring and summer cruises from the Eternal City to the gorgeous Amalfi Coast, Sicily, the Aeolian Islands, Corsica and Sardinia.

17th May 2012 : 9 night land-cruise holiday, Rome and Italy’s islands

Departing on 17th May 2012 Blue Water Holidays is offering a nine-night holiday combining two nights in Rome, followed by seven nights cruising the Italian coast, Sicily and the Aeolian Islands. The price, from £1995pp, includes return flights to Rome, two nights in a city centre four-star hotel, with plenty of time to explore the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, Vatican City and the designer shops and art galleries, transfer to Civitavecchia, the port for Rome, and seven nights cruising the picturesque Amalfi coast, heading south to Taormina in Sicily and back via the Aeolian Islands, sailing by Stromboli in the evening to watch the dramatic volcanic eruptions.  Visit:

26th May 2012 : Orient Express & Royal Clipper – the ultimate way to travel

Bath Travel is offering a spectacular week’s cruise on board the head-turning, five masted tall ship, `Royal Clipper’, followed by two nights in Rome, two nights in Venice, and first class return travel to the UK on board the Orient Express.

The holiday starts with flights to Rome on 26th May to set sail from Civitavecchia on Royal Clipper, cruising to Ponza, the Amalfi Coast, Taormina and the Aeolian Islands, returning to the Italian capital for a two night stay the Grand Hotel Flora, on the chic Via Veneto, with time to explore the monuments, museums and designer shops. The next stage of the journey is a high-speed train trip to Venice and two nights at the Hotel Monaco and Grand Canal, just 100 yards from Piazza San Marco, right on the magnificent Grand Canal. Next, a private water taxi will whisks guests to the station to board the Orient-Express for a journey of a lifetime with a private compartment, in stunning 1920s décor and lavish meals served in the elegant restaurant car.

The eleven night holiday costs from £3,999pp, including return flights to Rome, two nights B&B in Rome and two in Venice, seven nights’ full board on Royal Clipper, first class seats on the train from Rome-Venice and Orient-Express travel from Venice to London Victoria, with full board, all transfers and taxes and including a Bath Travel cocktail party on Royal Clipper. Visit:

3rd June 2012 : 4 night tall ship sailing and two nights in Rome

Take a city-cruise holiday with Kirker Holidays and Star Clippers that combines two nights at the four-star Marcella Royal hotel in Rome with a four-night cruise around the islands of the Tyrhennian Sea on Royal Clipper. Sailing from Civitavecchia, visiting Bonifacio in Corsica; the glamorous Costa Smeralda, Sardinia’s jetset hideaway; and beautiful Elba, where Royal Clipper docks at the fortified capital of Portoferraio for the day. The six night holiday costs from £1,498pp, including return flights from the UK, two nights’ B&B in Rome; four nights’ on board  Royal Clipper, with all meals, private car transfers, entrance to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, and taxes.  Departs June 3, 2012. Visit:

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