Venice, Croatia & Slovenia Mini Cruise

from€899
for 4 nights

Take a dream mini cruise through the idyllic Adriatic from iconic Venice visiting the beautiful harbours of Bari, Split in Croatia and Koper in Slovenia.

What's Included
  • Direct flight from Dublin to Venice with Aer Lingus
  • Airport transfer to the ship in Venice port
  • 4 nights accommodation aboard 4 star MSC Opera based on 2 sharing
  • Fine dining on a full board basis
  • Varied day & evening entertainment onboard
  • Onboard Gratuities Included
  • Transfer from the port to airport
  • Flight from Venice to Dublin
  • Hand Luggage
  • Taxes

Departing from the iconic harbour of Venice and cruise into the beautiful Adriatic. Your first port of call will be the ancient Italian city of Bari before you cruise to the city of Split on Croatia’s stunning coastline. Next you get to experience the unique history and style of Koper in Slovenia before you sail back into Venice.

Flight Details (Subject to change):
Return flights with Aer Lingus
Dublin 07:40 – Venice 11:40
Venice 12:20 – Dublin 14:20

MSC Opera

The third ship in a journey of innovation

Even before MSC Opera sets sail, stepping on board is like embarking on a voyage of discovery. With its impressive array of new features and facilities, the ship is now even better equipped to satisfy every need.

We’ve added spacious new cabins with balconies to delight our guests with superb panoramic views.

We’ve enlarged the restaurant and buffet areas to serve up an even greater variety of culinary treats.

We’ve included a new 319 m2 area to fill with music and dancing. With the help of prestigious partners like Chicco, LEGO and Namco, we’ve created fabulous new play areas for children of all ages, starting with an exciting Spray Park packed with fun water features. And to offer even more routes to relaxation, we’ve enhanced the lavish MSC Aurea Spa with more space for massages.

A new shopping area named WALK THROUGH SHOPS will be opened at the deck 6.

The Teatro dell’Opera is an ultramodern reinterpretation of traditional lines. Please note that access to the theatre for the evening shows is by booking only (not needed for the other ships). There are three quick and easy ways to book: connect to the free onboard wi-fi network with your smartphone or tablet, use the touch screens on different decks of the ship, or ask at the Reception.

All this is just a taste of what a cruise on MSC Opera can offer. There’s a world of new experiences to discover on board, day after day, moment after moment.

Because MSC Opera is the ship that suits you.

MSC
Prices
Dates Cabin Type Price
08 Apr 2021 Inside €899 Book Now
08 Apr 2021 Oceanview €999 Book Now
08 Apr 2021 Balcony €1379 Book Now
Agent
Eleanor M
Eleanor M
Booking Remarks
Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
Booking deposit of €200 per person (full payment due at 14 weeks from departure)
Optional Insurance available (call for details)
Drinks onboard not included. All Inclusive drinks package can be pre-booked for €39 pppn (call for details)
Prices are correct at time of going to press, flight & fuel supplements may apply depending on availability of negotiated airfares.
Itinerary
Day 1

Venice Italy

Following your flight from Dublin, you will be transferred to the port in Venice to board the 4* MSC Opera.

Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.

Day 2

Bari, Italy

It’s worth doing an excursion just to wander around the old city of Bari, an entrancing jumble of streets that are possibly the most mind-bending place to walk around on your Mediterranean cruises to southern Italy.

Situated at the far end of Corso Cavour, its labyrinth of seemingly endless passages, weaving through courtyards and under arches, were originally designed to spare the inhabitants from the wind and throw invaders into a state of confusion. Here, life is lived very much outdoors, and on summer evenings it’s full of people sitting outside their kitchen doors.

On arriving in the heart of Bari’s old city, you find the Basilica di San Nicola, consecrated in 1197 to house the relics of the saint plundered a century earlier from southern Turkey via Mediterranean Sea. The real beauty of the church lies in its stonework, but best of all is the twelfth-century episcopal throne behind the altar, a superb piece of work supported by small figures wheezing beneath its weight.

Day 3

Split, Croatia

Croatia’s second-largest city, Split (Spalato in Italian) is a great place to see Dalmatian life as it’s really lived. Always buzzing, this exuberant city has just the right balance between tradition and modernity. Step inside Diocletian’s Palace (a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments) and you’ll see dozens of bars, restaurants and shops thriving amid the atmospheric old walls where Split has been humming along for thousands of years.
To top it off, Split has a unique setting. Its dramatic coastal mountains act as the perfect backdrop to the turquoise waters of the Adriatic and help divert attention from the dozens of shabby high-rise apartment blocks that fill its suburbs. It’s this thoroughly lived-in aspect of Split that means it will never be a fantasy land like Dubrovnik, but perhaps it’s all the better for that.

Day 4

Croatia’s second-largest city, Split (Spalato in Italian) is a great place to see Dalmatian life as it’s really lived. Always buzzing, this exuberant city has just the right balance between tradition and modernity. Step inside Diocletian’s Palace (a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments) and you’ll see dozens of bars, restaurants and shops thriving amid the atmospheric old walls where Split has been humming along for thousands of years.
To top it off, Split has a unique setting. Its dramatic coastal mountains act as the perfect backdrop to the turquoise waters of the Adriatic and help divert attention from the dozens of shabby high-rise apartment blocks that fill its suburbs. It’s this thoroughly lived-in aspect of Split that means it will never be a fantasy land like Dubrovnik, but perhaps it’s all the better for that.

Day 5

Venice Italy

You cruise comes to an end as you sail back into iconic Venice. Following disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Dublin.

View full itinerary