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Highlights

  • After a mouth-watering meal, sit back with a drink and discover Madrid’s best flamenco performance at Cardamomo
  • With the wind in our hair and a cocktail in hand, we cruise around Ibiza on a private yacht
  • Zip around the hidden inlets and caves of Scandola Nature Reserve
  • Watch the Grand Prix de Monaco from the balcony of the exclusive F1 Club, with free-flowing beverages
  • Italy’s famous wines are yours for the tasting as we tour the Bolgheri and Campania wine regions
  • On a helicopter flight, soar over the Sicilian countryside to smouldering Mt Etna
  • A Croatian island hopping adventure is on the cards as we take you to three beautiful islands off the coast of Dubrovnik
  • Venice’s only winery hosts our Michelin-starred Farewell Dinner 
Split, Croatia

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Depart Australia

Day 1: Monday 14 May

Ready to take our place amongst the mega yachts of the Mediterranean, we board our Emirates flight to Madrid. 

Arrive Madrid (Spain)

Day 2: Tuesday 15 May

We touch down in Spain’s capital and fall into the embrace of the breathtaking Westin Palace Madrid. The grand old building sits within the ‘Art Triangle’ - the Prado, Thyssen, and Reina Sofia museums are only a short stroll away.

An evening of outstanding Spanish food and wine awaits at tonight’s Welcome Dinner. 

Madrid

Day 3: Wednesday 16 May

Between boulevards and colourful lanes, we get to grips with the Spanish capital, touring its main sights including the Royal Palace. Later, enjoy some spare moments to yourself. Or, you may like to get to know the city on one of our cultured Your World experiences.

  • A half-day guided tour of the Prado Museum helps you contextualise the legacy of watercolour and sculpture.
  • Football fans won’t want to pass up the chance to visit Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

We look forward to showing you one of our favourite places for tapas this evening. Nibble on tasting plates of unforgettable flavours. 

Madrid, Spain

Madrid

Day 4: Thursday 17 May

In which direction will our Your World experiences take you?

  • Toldeo was built upon a gorge overseeing the Tagus river. Spend the day touring the relics of its Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities from the Middle Ages.
  • Step back to a Spain of yesteryear in Avila and Segovia. Within its imposing stone ramparts, we find 2,500 turrets, numerous churches and walled palaces.

Tonight, we take in a seductive flamenco performance at one of Madrid’s most exclusive venues, Cardamomo. A tapas dinner prepared by chef Alberto Azpillaga follows.

Barcelona

Day 5: Friday 18 May

Mountains, rivers and arid plains drift by on the high-speed AVE train to Barcelona. Here, the El Palace Hotel hosts us for the next two nights. 

After ambling through the Gothic Quarter, we enjoy our dinner al fresco amongst the blooms on our hotel’s rooftop garden. The intricate facade of the Sagrada Familia rests in full sight. Afterwards, choose to call it a night or join us on a unique after dark Your World experience.

  • Join locals for a glass of cava or a refreshing ale as you’re escorted to some of the city’s most atmospheric taverns.
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona

Day 6: Saturday 19 May

Select your preferred Your World experience.

  • Drive past some of Gaudí’s most famous creations as well as the 1992 Olympic Village on the way out of the city. We then take the cog-wheel train to Montserrat for panoramic views of the city and the sea. 
  • Visit a cava house and meet a local castellers team before lunch in the cloisters of a 17th-century country house.

Tonight, grab yourself a seat at the bar and join us for a tapas feast. Delicious morsels are enjoyed one toothpick at a time.

Barcelona

Day 7: Sunday 20 May

Embark Ship

After a free morning, lap up your last taste of Catalan cuisine over lunch, before boarding Silver Muse in the afternoon.

Ibiza

Day 8: Monday 21 May

We trundle across the aquamarine waters of the Balearic Sea to Ibiza. Today’s discovery takes place away from its hallowed dance floors as we wander the cobblestone streets of the World Heritage-listed old town. After a bountiful seafood lunch by the ocean, we’re ready for this afternoon’s Your World experience.

  • We’ve chartered a yacht for a private cruise around the island. Kick back under the sun with a cocktail in hand.

Majorca

Day 9: Tuesday 22 May

The jewel in the crown of Spain’s Balearic Islands, Majorca. In keeping with the easygoing nature of the island, our day unfolds as we please on a Your World experience.

  • The capital of the island is revealed on a gentle city tour. Highlights include Bellver Castle and the old quarter.
  • Explore the subterranean Caves of Drach. A quiet boat ride exposes a collection of impressive stalactite formations. 
Mallorca, Spain

Corsica (France)

Day 10: Wednesday 23 May

Mountains crinkle around the island of Corsica like a granite fortress. A formidable backdrop to the palm-fringed beaches and brasseries. We step ashore in Calvi to explore its 15th-century citadel. You may enjoy an afternoon at leisure, though our Your World experience is not to be missed.

  • Board a Zodiac vessel and zip through the jagged cliffs and hidden inlets of Scandola Nature Reserve. Inaccessible by road, here, vertical mountains guard glittering waters.

Marseille

Day 11: Thursday 24 May

Watch fishermen ply their catches along the quay as we step ashore at the old port of Marseille. Enjoy a day to yourself or join a Your World experience.

  • Get your bearings on a half-day guided city tour, enjoying lunch back on board your ship before a free afternoon.
  • Art devotees won’t want to miss the full-day tour to Aix-en-Provence, which includes a visit to Cézanne’s studio.

St Tropez

Day 12: Friday 25 May

Multi-million dollar yachts welcome us to St Tropez with a nod. From the rusty coloured townhouses wedged by the old port, we embrace the racy Riviera lifestyle on a leisurely walking tour. Admire petanque players in the central square and amble onwards to the old town. There’s also time to capture more of the city’s seaside scenes at your own pace.

As the sun melts into the horizon, dinner is served at one of the exclusive brassieres by the water.

Monte Carlo

Day 13: Saturday 26 May

Three Your World experiences await in Monte Carlo today.

  • It’s no coincidence our visit coincides with the Monaco Grand Prix. Enjoy unobstructed views of the qualifications from the exclusive Club F1, located the within the famous Dance Academy building overlooking St Devote corner.
  • Tour the city then head for the medieval village of Eze.
  • Cast your eyes over the city after dark. Swing by the Casino de Monte Carlo and other night-time institutions.

Monte Carlo

Day 14: Sunday 27 May

Choose from two Your World experiences.

  • Head back to Club F1 for the start of the Monaco Grand Prix. Between the 78 laps of this legendary street circuit we enjoy a buffet lunch and free-flowing beverages.
  • Sail along the Cote D’Azur coast on a private boat. 
Monaco, Monte Carlo

Livorno (Italy)

Day 15: Monday 28 May

Welcome to Livorno, on the west coast of Tuscany. The day develops as we please thanks to our Your World experiences.

  • Walk through the city with a local guide at the helm.
  • Call upon Tenuta Argentiera winery for a light Tuscan lunch and a wine tasting with views of the Etruscan Coast.
  • On a full-day tour to Florence, the Officina Profumo and the Oltrarno district await our inspection.

Rome

Day 16: Tuesday 29 May

For most of us, this will not be our first taste of the Italian capital. With a private guide, enjoy a Your World experience.

  • The Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Pantheon are illuminated before a wine tasting.
  • Uncover Vatican City and its main attractions. The experience concludes with an antipasto tasting.
Trevi Fountain - Rome, Italy - Captain's Choice Luxury Silversea Cruises
Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento

Day 17: Wednesday 30 May

Colourful cottages crammed atop terraced cliffs. Olive trees swaying in the sultry breeze. Today we dock in Sorrento. The day is yours at leisure. Or, embark on a Your World experience.

  • Positano, Ravello and Amalfi. We’re dazzled by some of the world’s most beautiful coastal scenes along the Amalfi Coast.
  • Visit one of the most famous producers of the Campania wine region for lunch and a tasting in a private villa.

Sicily

Day 18: Thursday 31 May

Sicily, the wild island of orange blossom and citrus fruit. We arrive in Taormina ready for a Your World experience.

  • Set out on a full-day tour, including the Greco-Roman theatre and the gardens of the Villa Comunale.
  • Take a helicopter ride over pine forests and black lava deserts to Europe’s tallest active volcano, Mt Etna.
Sicily, Mount Etna, Italy

Katakolon (Greece)

Day 19: Friday 1 June

We’re at the gateway to Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games. From the sleepy Greek port town of Katakolon we select one of two Your World experiences.

  • A walking tour gives context to the World Heritage-listed ruins of Ancient Olympia. Visit the Temple of Zeus, the stadium and more.
  • Explore Katakolon by foot then wriggle your toes in the immaculate sands at Kourouta beach.

Give in to the relaxed pace of life. A laid-back taverna dinner on the harbour of Katakolon presents an array of simple yet tantalising dishes. 

Greece, Ancient Olympia Column

Saranda (Albania)

Day 20: Saturday 2 June

Where the Adriatic and Ionian seas converge, iridescent white sand beaches are lapped by impossibly blue waters. We’re greeted by the Albanian Riviera. From Saranda, the magical hillside town of Gjirokastra awaits our exploration.

Dubrovnik (Croatia)

Day 21: Sunday 3 June

Dubrovnik’s imposing ramparts glow the colour of rosé in the soft morning light. It’s a pleasure to step ashore at the famous harbour. Choose a Your World experience today.

  • Along marbled alleys polished to a shine, we get our bearings on a comprehensive walking tour.
  • By private boat, explore three of the region’s most beautiful islands - Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan.
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Split

Day 22: Monday 4 June

As breakfast is served Split appears. Spend the day by the beach or select a Your World experience.

  • Join a local guide as they reveal such sites as Diocletian’s Palace and the Cathedral of St Domnius.
  • Cast out along the coast. See the buildings hewn of stone at Trogir on your way to the village of Burni.  

Venice (Italy)

Day 23: Tuesday 5 June

Back in Italian waters we disembark Silver Muse ready for an evening amidst the dreamy canal-crossed streets of Venice at Hotel Danieli. A walk through the winding lanes beside the Grand Canal to St Mark’s Square is followed by an afternoon at leisure.

We are known for our ravishing send offs and tonight’s is no exception. Our private Farewell Dinner takes place at the Michelin-starred restaurant of Venissa Winery on the island of Mazzorbo. An exquisite Italian meal is accompanied by the dulcet sounds of a string quartet.

Venice, Italy

Venice

Day 24: Wednesday 6 June

After lunch, we head to the airport for our flight home.

Arrive Australia

Day 25: Thursday 7 June

Six countries later, we touch down in Australia. We hope to see you again on your next Captain’s Choice adventure.

Everything has been Considered & Included

Sometimes travelling can be a chore, distracting you from the fascinating places you are in. That’s why everything mundane has been moved behind the scenes. You will never have to carry a map, luggage, small change for tips or bargain for a taxi fare.

Travel without the hassles

Everything is included – international flights to and from Australia, your luxury cruise with Silversea, outstanding accommodation, all dining and drinks, and every sightseeing trip including Your World experiences. Yes, even the taxes,  transfers and travel insurance.

Our Luggage Valet service is also included. Simply pack your bags (or ask your butler to pack them for you) and leave them in your suite. We pick them up and make sure that they arrive safely at your next hotel. We also provide home-to-airport-to-home transfers. And just in case, a doctor travels with us too.

We go even further to include exclusive travel arrangements. Every sightseeing experience throughout your cruise is custom-designed by Captain’s Choice. You also have the option to join us for a night or more before stepping aboard your ship and often at the conclusion of your cruise too. You can even embark on a longer immersion into the region.

With Captain’s Choice, there are no hidden costs, or optional extras. Because that would be breaking our promise of travel without the hassles.

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Your World Experiences

We have crafted an exclusive collection of included experiences that are unique to every Captain’s Choice journey. We like to call them Your World. From a helicopter flight over smouldering Mt Etna to an afternoon spent sailing around the Balearic Islands on a private yacht, it’s your invitation to take part in rare and amazing events of which other travellers could only ever dare dream.

It's not what you know

Your World Hosts are made up of a Tour Manager and a doctor, and often Tour Hosts as well, who will accompany you from the moment you leave Australia until your return home. Additionally, English-speaking local guides join you in many locations.

A place to call home

Away from your fine ship, Captain’s Choice has chosen only the very best purveyors of hospitality each destination has to offer. Residences are benchmarks of luxury, usually in a central location. More often than not, they have a history to tell. You might find yourself, on one night, in a magnificent castle turned luxury hotel, standing proudly on its own island. The next, tucked away in a private residence favoured by royals and dignitaries alike.

Culinary Excellence

With an Italian heritage, Silversea encourage you to enjoy la dolce vita – from the moment you step aboard to the time you wave arrivederci. So, as you’d expect, cuisine is a high priority, and you’ll always eat exceptionally well thanks to the culinary influence of the prestigious Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux. Dine when you please in any one of the numerous gourmet venues. Or, choose to enjoy meals in the privacy of your suite. Beverages, in-suite and throughout the ship, flow freely at all times.

Silver muse

Silver Muse

Taking to the water in 2017, Silversea’s extravagant new flagship vessel, Silver Muse, is a new beacon for luxury travel. This ship embodies the ultimate in opulence and comfort, boasting the highest number of large suites in the fleet, as well as more dining options than any other deluxe ship. With a wealth of enhancements to the onboard experience, Silver Muse blazes the way for a new era in luxury cruising.

Madame - Silver Muse

The high life on the high seas

During your time aboard Silver Muse, you’ll enjoy the best of everything, including a range of sublime restaurants, lounges and bars to complement an extraordinary array of facilities. The size means we can dock right in the heart of big city ports one day, and explore rarely seen harbours the next. When you are one of just a few worldly guests on board a small ship, your experience is highly personalised. And with almost one staff member to every guest, you will always be indulged with the kind of service that encourages you to completely relax – with a perpetually full flute of Champagne if you wish.

Never a dull moment

There’s always something for you to do if your schedule includes sailing days. Wake early and join a yoga class, grab a coffee with a historian as you approach your next port, or while away an afternoon by the pool. After dinner, perhaps meet friends at the bar for a night of cocktails and dancing, try your luck at the casino or head to the Show Lounge, where performances range from opera to Broadway-style. Or, delight in the rare opportunity to do nothing at all.

Deluxe, Superior & Classic Veranda Suites

Features a teak veranda with floor-to-ceiling glass doors; sitting area; walk-in wardrobe; and a marble bathroom with full-size bath and a separate shower.

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Fares are based on a Classic Veranda Suite aboard Silver Muse per person, twin share. Fares include Emirates flights from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Prices from other cities available on request.

Cruise and Land Only guests join the tour in Madrid for dinner on Day 2 and depart Venice after lunch on Day 24.

Suite Upgrades add per person, twin share
Superior Veranda Suite $700
Deluxe Veranda Suite $1,400

Solo Suite Supplements add per person
Classic Veranda Suite             $10,950
Superior Veranda Suite           $11,760
Deluxe Veranda Suite             $12,780
Includes supplements for single hotel rooms. Solo suites at above prices are limited. Contact our Tour Sales Consultants for details on other suite upgrades.

Please note: a surcharge of $3,000 per guest will apply to attend the Grand Prix de Monaco experiences. 

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