Cruise with MSC Lirica
Bari – Venice – On board – Dubrovnik – Kotor – Corfu – Zakynthos – Bari
7 days, from 499€ per person!
MSC Lirica offers you a distinctive cruise experience in classic lines, focusing on elegance, comfort and hospitality in the best traditions of the MSC Cruises Mediterranean lifestyle.
It circulates an atmosphere of relaxed spaciousness, with magnificent interior views from the foyer and unobstructed ocean views from the floor-to-ceiling windows of the lounges.
You’ll also find a plethora of intimate spaces, such as the fabulous Beverly Hills Bar or the traditional English-style Lord Nelson Pub, the perfect retreat for a pre-theatre drink. Modernity and tradition combine on this eco-friendly ship.
Experiencing something new to enjoy every moment on board, it will come as no surprise to hear travellers wax lyrical that the cruise ship is the heart of their journey, not least the incredible destinations it takes them to discover.
Day 1: Bari, Italy – Board the vessel, settle into your cabin and time to explore! Foyer, lounges & bars, restaurants, spa, sports facilities, disco, disco, playground, swimming pools, live music and performance venues.
Day 2: Venice, Italy – Venice is an artisan masterpiece. The city is built on 118 small islands, separated by canals, in a shallow lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. This UNESCO World Heritage Site overflows with beauty – from the gondola-lined canals and ancient marble palaces to historical architectural feats like St. Mark’s Basilica and the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo. MSC Cruises excursion to the illustrious St. Mark’s Square, Venice’s cultural, religious, and political centre. See the iconic Basilica, an Italo-Byzantine masterpiece, with its beautiful bell tower and golden mosaics. Next door, Doge’s Palace, a Gothic jewel, will impress with its seriously sublime ornamentation. Explore Correr Museum to glimpse collections of historical Venetian paintings. Swing by the Archaeological Museum to discover is a treasure chest of antique sculptures, pottery, coins, and gemstones. Finally, wander the Biblioteca Marciana, one of most extensive libraries in Italy.
Day 3: On board – Activities of your choice! Day for Aurea Spa, shopping in the duty-free shops, dance classes, fitness classes, maybe try the Beverly Hills Bar or the Lord Nelson Pub?
Day 4: Dubrovnik, Croatia – The city of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located on the southern coast of Croatia, overlooking the Adriatic Sea. This MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination boasts a treasure trove of sights including a 16th-century old town and romantic limestone streets. Dubrovnik looks like a city suspended in time and an MSC Cruises excursion offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in its ancient splendour. The atmospheric old town was a major setting in the popular TV show Game of Thrones, thanks to its fantastical ornate architecture. Wander the streets and see the Cathedral of the Assumption and its regal interior adorned with Venetian paintings. Then, move on to Rector’s Palace, a princely jewel, dating all the way back to the 15th century. Continue the tour at the Franciscan Church and Monastery and take in its Romanesque-Gothic beauty. Sail around verdant Lokrum Island and the beautiful Elaphiti archipelago on a catamaran tour and beach break. Take in the spectacular views of Dubrovnik’s ancient old town, its iconic walls, and the 11th-century Fort Lovrijena. Delight in seeing Dubrovnik’s historical old town from the sea as you sail towards the glamorously remote island of Kolocep. Dive into the water for a heavenly snorkelling experience in the awe-inspiring Modra Spilja (Blue Cave).
Day 5: Kotor, Montenrgo – Kotor is one of the most atmospheric medieval towns on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, set against a backdrop of breathtaking mountains. otor is also a gateway for other extraordinary Montenegro destinations, such as the stunning town of Perast. A medieval city crowned a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kotor boasts ancient lanes and atmospheric squares. Visit the 12th-century Cathedral of St. Tryphon with its Baroque bell towers, Romanesque interior, and Byzantine-style frescoes. Perast, a short distance from Kotor, makes for an unforgettable MSC Cruises excursion. Stroll through the streets of this picturesque town and marvel at its historical churches and Baroque palaces. Take a leisurely boat ride across Boka Bay to see Our Lady of the Rocks, a tiny island imbued with myths. Then, finish the day with a visit to the 20th-century church of St Nicholas, with its impressive bell tower and golden crosses. Board a fibreglass boat and take in spectacular views as you zip across the bay. Glimpse tiny islands and peaceful villages perched atop the hilly coastline, before entering the mysterious ‘Blue Grotto’ — a natural wonder filled with sunlight. Marvel at the water’s extraordinary shades of blue before taking a dip or diving below. Finally, unwind at Zenjice Beach for a waterside drink and a stroll.
Day 6: Corfu, Greece – The resort island of Corfu is renowned for its rocky mountains, beautiful beaches, and utterly romantic atmosphere. It’s capital city, also named Corfu, is one of the ancient jewels of Greece. Here you’ll find a Venetian fortress and a UNESCO World Heritage old town boasting winding lanes, bustling bars, towering houses, and heavenly gardens. Travel winding roads lined with olive trees and neo-classical terraces to the magnificent Achilleion’s Palace, which is a stunning white mansion, offering delightful gardens and views over the sea. Indulge in some leisure time on Palaiokastritsa’s beaches and take in the natural scenery. Boarding a boat, skim past the hidden gems of Corfu’s coastline, including the incredible Nausicaa Cave. Stop at Paradise Beach for an hour of downtime where you can relax on the sand or take a swim. Afterwards, visit an abundance of natural wonders by boat including the Blue Eye, St. Nikolas Caves, and the Lion’s Head. Another excursion embarks on a scenic drive through Corfu’s orange groves, cypress trees, and pines, to beautiful Palaiokastritsa. There, you’ll learn how kumquats are harvested and turned into liqueurs at a traditional kumquat factory. Perched high on a rocky promontory over the Ionian Sea, the village offers views of the Byzantine Monastery
Day 7: Zakynthos, Greece – Here, white pebbled shorelines meet turquoise-blue waters, and rugged clifftops such as Kampi offer breathtaking views of the sea. Soak up the island’s atmosphere of local traditions or explore its ancient culture. Glimpse limestone cliffs, historical monasteries, and the iconic Shipwreck Beach, one of Greece’s true wonders.Visit Agios Dionysios Church, with its impressive bell tower and shrine to Zakynthos’ patron saint. Take an excursion to sample delicious Mandolato, a handcrafted almond nougat considered the traditional sweet of Zakynthos. Made with a light meringue base and enriched with honey, Mandolato dates back to when the Ionian Islands were under Venetian rule! In Kampi, cast your gaze over the seductive blue sea from a spectacular clifftop vista. Finally, enjoy a taste of authentic meze dishes and a glass of the spirit Ouzo, while you watch local dancers perform in the village. Sail over the heavenly waters of Zakynthos’ Blue Bay. After a leisurely drive to the harbour of Skinari, you’ll take an exciting boat ride to the Blue Caves network. Years of natural erosion have created breathtaking geological arches that rise majestically from an azure sea. Next, take in the monumental cliffs, powder white sands, and crystal waters of Navagio, affectionately known as Shipwreck Beach.
Day 8: Bari, Italy – Arrival at the port and disembarkation. A beautiful journey with unforgettable experiences and unique images has come to an end! Back home until the next cruise!
For more information about available tours, please contact TRAVELERS CLUB!
What is included:
- Accommodation in a cabin of your choice
- All meals
- Daily entertainment on board
- Fitness and sports facilities
- Port fees and taxes
- Consumption of drinks / soft drinks
- Optional shore excursions
- Anything else not explicitly mentioned in the ‘included’ part.
3rd and 4th adult in the same cabin pay from 349€ per person.
Children from 2 years old to 11 years old pay 140€.
Children from 12 to 17 years old pay 140€.
Price based on cabin category IB interior Bella, for departures on 22and 29/10 2023, subject to availability. Ticket prices for other dates may vary. Taxes, port taxes and service charges are included in the price.
Monday: Venice, Italy, 10:00 – 20:00
Tuesday: On board
Wednesday: Dubrovnik, Cratia, 19:00 – 19:00
Thursday: Kotor, Montenegro, 08:00 – 18:00
Friday: Corfu, Greece, 09:00 – 19:00
Saturday: Zakynthos, Greece, 07:00 – 16:00
Sunday: Bari, Italy, Disembarkation – 08:00
Departure dates 2023::
May 14, 21, 28.
June 4, 11, 18, 25.
July 9, 30.
August 6, 13, 20, 27.
September 10, 17
October 1, 22, 29