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
We board our flight with Emirates, bound for the glittering shores of the Mediterranean.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy today with a host of Your World experiences.
We board Silver Spirit and enjoy a Welcome Dinner tonight.
Arrive in Porto-Vecchio on the island of Corsica. Embark on a walking tour before choosing a Your World experience.
Design the day with our Your World experiences.
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.
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.
We cruise ashore like the sun gliding across the sky. As we dock, decide which Your World experience you’ll indulge in.
An intricate adoration of arts and food paved into lively boulevards. See beyond Barcelona’s dazzling lights and beaches with a Your World experience.
Today is set aside for you to enjoy in quiet personal reflection or with a carefully considered Your World experience.
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.
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.
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.
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?
The morning in Gibraltar is for you to design as you please on a Your World experience.
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.
Spend your day on a Your World experience.
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.
Enjoy the day on your own, or immerse yourself in the dazzling sites with a choice of Your World experiences.
This evening, in a private room at our palatial hotel, we delight in a Farewell Dinner with fellow travellers.
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.
Say goodbye to new friends and travel companions. 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.