Having previously travelled extensively within Australia and overseas both with tour groups and independently we were absolutely blown away with the quality and service provided on this tour, our very first “Captains Choice Tour”.
R & R Stephenson, Back of Beyond by Private Plane
Ready to take our place amongst the mega yachts of the Mediterranean, we board our Emirates flight to Madrid.
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.
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.
We look forward to showing you one of our favourite places for tapas this evening. Nibble on tasting plates of unforgettable flavours.
In which direction will our Your World experiences take you?
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.
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.
Select your preferred Your World experience.
Tonight, grab yourself a seat at the bar and join us for a tapas feast. Delicious morsels are enjoyed one toothpick at a time.
After a free morning, lap up your last taste of Catalan cuisine over lunch, before boarding Silver Muse in the afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three Your World experiences await in Monte Carlo today.
Choose from two Your World experiences.
Welcome to Livorno, on the west coast of Tuscany. The day develops as we please thanks to our Your World experiences.
For most of us, this will not be our first taste of the Italian capital. With a private guide, enjoy a Your World experience.
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.
Sicily, the wild island of orange blossom and citrus fruit. We arrive in Taormina ready for a Your World experience.
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.
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.
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’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.
As breakfast is served Split appears. Spend the day by the beach or select a Your World experience.
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.
After lunch, we head to the airport for our flight home.
Six countries later, we touch down in Australia. We hope to see you again on your next Captain’s Choice adventure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fares are based on a Classic Veranda Suite aboard Silver Muse.
Fares include Emirates flights from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Prices from other cities available on request.
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 to the single supplement price
Superior Veranda Suite $810
Deluxe Veranda Suite $1,830
Includes supplements for single hotel rooms. Solo suites at above prices are limited. Contact our Tour Sales Consultants for details on other suite upgrades.