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Highlights

  • Feel worlds away from Rome’s steamy cobblestone streets amongst the fragrant citrus groves of Hotel de Russie
  • Visit Capri aboard your private yacht and dine at Mammà Ristorante, owned by famous local chef Gennaro Esposito
  • Sweep along the Amalfi Coast with a private sommelier, calling upon resplendent villas and prestigious cellars
  • In Sorrento, we’ve reserved you a spot at the two Michelin-starred restaurant, Don Alfonso 1890
  • With a wine in hand and your feet in the sand, a personal chef leads a cooking class on the beach in Porto-Vecchio
  • The Bolgheri wine route is yours to explore on a day trip along the Estruscan Coast
  • Take your place in the sun at Portofino, exploring Cinque Terra or Santa Margherita
  • Sail on a private yacht along the glittering French Riviera
  • The sweet aroma of sangria, Gaudi’s whimsical creations - Barcelona’s arts and food scene unravels before us as we explore its lively boulevards
Cinque Terre, Italy

For all round efficient, safe touring, all well organised to interesting, and inaccessible or difficult places - Captain's Choice can't be bettered.

Joan Lawrence - Ancient & Holy Lands, 2016

Where we visit

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Depart Australia

Day 1: Monday 30 April

We board our flight with Emirates, bound for the glittering shores of the Mediterranean. 

Arrive Rome (Italy)

Day 2: Tuesday 1 May

A city built on aged pillars and a history of ambition, we land in Rome. A short drive later we are at the Grand Hotel De La Minerve. Set in a 17th-century mansion hotel it overlooks the Pantheon, mere minutes from the Trevi Fountain. This evening, tucked away on the Roof Garden of our hotel, we enjoy a Welcome Dinner. 

Colosseum Sunset, Italy
Rome, Scooter, Italy

Naples, Sorrento

Day 3: Wednesday 2 May

Naples, a tapestry of coffee and fresh seafood woven into the Amalfi Coast. The day begins with a tour of the city centre. For a local lunch experience, we are tempted by the crispy edges and soft, melted cheese of authentic woodfired pizza. A sprig of fresh basil atop. This afternoon, we’re off to Sorrento.

Through rows of lemon trees that line the entrance of Grand Hotel Excelisor Vittoria, we make our way to our hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Terrazza Bosquet. Overlooking the Gulf of Naples by twilight, indulge in an exquisite dining experience. 

Sorrento

Day 4: Thursday 3 May

At the famous Mastroberardino, an estate operated by 11 generations of passionate winemakers, explore the family owned villa and prestigious cellars. For lunch, visit Ristorante Morabianca. With emerald hills rippling into the distance, enjoy a glass of the vineyard’s famous Fiano di Avellino.

Returning to Sorrento, the afternoon is for your leisure. This evening, choose from our culinary Your World experiences.

  • Aboard a private yacht, venture forth to Capri. Once ashore, enjoy oceanic views at Ristorante Mamma.
  • You may fancy a selection of Sorrento’s fine restaurants. Your Tour Manager will reveal their favourites.
Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento

Day 5: Friday 4 May

Discover the Amalfi Coast with a private sommelier. Visit breathtaking towns and villages that stud the coastline.

This evening we visit the two Michelin-starred restaurant, Don Alfonso 1890. Enjoy the restaurant’s own olive oil, vegetables and famous lemon liqueur, all produced from the chef’s personal seven-hectare farm. 

Rome

Day 6: Saturday 5 May

Back to the eternal city of Rome. Uncover a hidden wealth of cobblestone paths and sandstone towers. From the dusty step of an old monument, locals can be seen winding through the streets. We follow them to Ristorante Frascati Cacciani, where lunch is served, and visit Castel de Paolis with a private sommelier. Tonight we check in to Hotel de Russie and take part in a Your World culinary experience.

  • At twilight, a lavish dinner is set just for us on the lush terrace. The air is laced with fragrant orange blossoms and candles flicker in the breeze.

Rome

Day 7: Sunday 6 May

Enjoy today with a host of Your World experiences.

  • Explore ancient corners of the city. Journey to the Colosseum, the Pantheon and more.
  • Spend the day marvelling at the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica Complex, within the walls of Vatican City. 

We board Silver Spirit and enjoy a Welcome Dinner tonight.

Corsica (France)

Day 8: Monday 7 May

Arrive in Porto-Vecchio on the island of Corsica. Embark on a walking tour before choosing a Your World experience.

  • Sink your feet into the sand and join a private cooking class on the beach. Sample wine while our personal chef is dedicated to fulfilling your appetite for culinary knowledge.
  • Board a fleet of Zodiac boats and sail to Ajaccio. Passing Bonifacio, you’ll realise dazzling harbour views.
Corsican Sausage - France, Luxury Cruise

Livorno (Italy)

Day 9: Tuesday 8 May

Design the day with our Your World experiences.

  • Embark on a half-day walking tour of Livorno.
  • Indulge in an epic wine tasting journey in Bolgheri along the Tuscan coast, under the shade of 2,500 cypresses.
  • Journey to Florence, home of fine crafts. Explore jewellers and leather stores that line time-worn streets. 

Portofino

Day 10: Wednesday 9 May

We arrive in Portofino early this morning along the cerulean coast. Spend the day at your liberty, exploring the idyllic town. Or join a Your World experience.

  • Perhaps captivating Cinque Terre will entice. Stop in Vernazza, Manarola and Riomaggiore and enjoy lunch.
  • Hike from Portofino to Santa Margherita. Pass tiny chapels, the vast coastline laid out in front of you.
Cinque Terre Sunset, Italy

Cannes (France)

Day 11: Thursday 10 May

Our eyes are drawn to the coast as we wake to breathtaking towns along the French Riviera. We dock in Cannes and refine our adventure with a Your World experience.

  • Explore the picturesque cities of Nice and Grasse.
  • Join a half-day tour of Antibes, with white sands and stone against brilliant blue water. Tour the Picasso Museum.
  • On a half-day tour, explore the historic centre of Cannes. Finish at the Provencal markets where refreshments await. 

Marseille

Day 12: Friday 11 May

We cruise ashore like the sun gliding across the sky. As we dock, decide which Your World experience you’ll indulge in.

  • Explore maritime history between the rickety boats of Marseille, including an exquisite lunch aboard.
  • Wander the rocky streets of Aix-en-Provence. Like a true local, enjoy lunch outside under the shade of beech trees.

Barcelona (Spain)

Day 13: Saturday 12 May

An intricate adoration of arts and food paved into lively boulevards. See beyond Barcelona’s dazzling lights and beaches with a Your World experience.

  • Explore Montserrat. A carefree oasis, this area is hidden from the hustle and bustle of restless Barcelona.
  • Join food lovers as we discover the finest local cuisine. Uncover the expertise of Catalan culinary artisans. 

Barcelona

Day 14: Sunday 13 May

Today is set aside for you to enjoy in quiet personal reflection or with a carefully considered Your World experience.

  • Along the medieval alleys of the Gothic Quarter, we find charming squares and watch locals on their balconies.
  • See Barcelona through the eyes of it’s most famous artist. We discover a collection of Gaudí’s whimsical creations including Park Guell.

 

Casa Batllo, Barcelona - Captain's Choice Luxury Silversea Cruises

Valencia

Day 15: Monday 14 May

The air is warm and salty as we arrive in Valencia. Yes, this is the harbour city from which Spain’s favourite rice dish heralds. Your day unfolds on a Your World experience.

  • Learn how to cook the perfect paella, crunchy base and all, followed by a wine tasting with a private sommelier.
  • Discover Spain’s third-largest city on a half-day tour. Wander through sun-drenched streets and leafy parks. 

Ibiza

Day 16: Tuesday 15 May

Today, the famous island of Ibiza awaits. Sink your toes in the warm sand. The waves gently pull their way across the shore until they reach your feet. Then, venture further on a Your World experience.

  • There’s more to Ibiza than parties and beach clubs. Delve deeply into the fascinating history visiting its old villages.
  • Steep cobblestone streets and lofty ramparts define Ibiza’s old town, Dalt Vita. On foot we discover a trove of treasures. 

Cartagena

Day 17: Wednesday 16 May

A maze of stone memories and balconies with lovers resting on the iron railing, we dock in Cartagena. Spain’s largest naval base has been a strategic harbour and trading post to Phoenicians, Romans, Moors and Christians over the centuries.

Palms swaying in the breeze, explore the city’s historic centre. Peer into a window and imagine the lives of those who wandered before you. This afternoon is set aside for free time.

Malaga

Day 18: Thursday 17 May

Gateway to the Costa del Sol, indulge the senses in Malaga. Culturally rich and dynamic, we discover the city’s eclectic personality. A self-styled capital of art and food. Which Your World opportunity will determine your adventure today?

  • Explore the city’s Renaissance cathedral, Moorish and Phoenician fortresses, Roman theatre and Picasso Museum.
  • Travel to glorious Granada, where the Alhambra centrepiece is everything you imagined.

Gibraltar

Day 19: Friday 18 May

The morning in Gibraltar is for you to design as you please on a Your World experience.

  • Investigate the Great Siege Tunnels. Fascinating details line the historic walls.
  • Venture to the top of the iconic Rock of Gibraltar. At the peak, marvel at the impressive views and wild monkeys.

Casablanca (Morocco)

Day 20: Saturday 19 May

The divine sights of northern Africa are waiting. Our ship catapults us into a heady world of nomads and merchants, snake charmers and storytellers. On our Your World experiences, awaken to a whole new realm of culture.

  • We plunge into Casablanca. Follow the scent of citrus, roses and leather through tangled medinas, quiet walled gardens and soaring mosques.
  • Morocco’s capital Rabat comes to life on a full-day tour.  
Casablanca, Morocco

Cadiz (Spain)

Day 21: Sunday 20 May

Spend your day on a Your World experience.

  • Venture across Cadiz and to its inland neighbour, Jerez de la Frontera.
  • Travel deeper inland to the Andalusian capital, Seville.  

Lisbon (Portugal)

Day 22: Monday 21 May

Disembark Ship

We skirt Portugal’s southern coast. Bronze cliffs are caressed by the lazy ocean. Our ship eases across the scene.

In Lisbon, we disembark Silver Spirit for the final time. Through canary coloured trams and terracotta rooftops, enjoy a city tour. We settle in for three nights at the Olissippo Lapa Palace.

Lisbon Tram, Portugal

Lisbon

Day 23: Tuesday 22 May

Enjoy the day on your own, or immerse yourself in the dazzling sites with a choice of Your World experiences.

  • Consider the stunning Sintra National Palace and other treasures of Sintra this afternoon.
  • Strewn with relics and artifacts of forgotten stories, Evora is impeccably preserved. Lose yourself between the narrow lanes.

This evening, in a private room at our palatial hotel, we delight in a Farewell Dinner with fellow travellers. 

Lisbon Tram, Portugal

Depart Lisbon

Day 24: Wednesday 23 May

We enjoy a morning of leisure. Perhaps search stalls for a final memento, or savour the last rays of sunshine before our tour concludes.

This afternoon, we board our flight home to Australia.

Depart Lisbon

Day 25: Thursday 24 May

Say goodbye to new friends and travel companions. 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.

All Inclusive Luxury Cruising with Silversea and Captain's Choice aboard Silver Spirit

Silver Spirit

Silversea has always been committed to building ships that define ultra luxurious cruising, making spaciousness a priority. Silver Spirit is no exception. Public spaces are warm and expansive, outfitted with luxurious appointments. While an expanded list of amenities, including six unique dining venues, will please discerning guests. Suites are the largest in the Silversea fleet, each designed with every last detail considered – Italian inspired interiors, sea views and the softest

Silversea Service

The high life on the high seas

During your time aboard Silver Spirit, 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.

Vista Suite

These spacious lead-in suites feature large picture windows; sitting area; walk-in wardrobe; and a marble bathroom with full-size bath and separate shower.

Mediterranean Horizons

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Fares are based on a Vista Suite aboard Silver Spirit.

Suite Upgrades add per person, twin share
Veranda Suite 3 $1,500
Veranda Suite 4 $1,900

Solo Suite Supplements add per person to the single room price.
Veranda Suite 3 $4,570
Veranda Suite 4 $6,160
Includes supplements for single hotel rooms. Solo suites at above prices are limited. Contact our Tour Sales Consultants for details on other suite upgrades.

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