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Jewels of the Eastern Mediterranean

(Tour code: NJO6)A relaxing cruise aboard the Norwegian Jade

Combining culture, exploration and sightseeing, this wonderful Mediterranean cruise on Norwegian Jade begins and ends in the romantic city of Venice. We explore the Dalmatian coast visiting Dubrovnik and Split, head to the ancient city of Athens and enjoy time at sea to make the most of the ship's excellent on board facilities.

Tour Highlights
  • Pretty Chambéry
  • Romantic Venice
  • UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik
  • Historic Athens
  • Ancient Ephesus
  • Roman Split
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • All Transfers Included
    Optional Bag Concierge
  • 7 Nights On Board Norwegian Jade
    All Meals During Cruise

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

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Days 1-2

By train to Chambéry and Venice

Our holiday begins at Great Rail Journeys' dedicated departure office at St Pancras International. We then depart by Eurostar for Paris. Here we cross the city by coach before continuing by high-speed train to Chambéry, a delightful city surrounded by the jagged peaks of the mighty Alps. We spend the night at the Mercure Chambéry Centre Hotel, and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. On Day 2 we continue our journey, travelling by high-speed train down through France and Italy to Milan. After changing trains here, we continue to Venice, where we check into our hotel for tonight, the Santa Marina.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast
Day 3

Exploring Venice

Today we enjoy a guided walking tour of the enchanting city of Venice. We enjoy a morning exploring the un forgettable sights of this romantic city, which include St Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace. Venice lends itself to walking; possibly the best way to enjoy its captivating charms is to walk amidst the myriad of winding alleys and twisting lanes that make up the city centre. This afternoon we board the Norwegian Jade cruise ship, for a fantastic 7-night cruise. We leave Venice in the late afternoon, heading towards our first port of call, Dubrovnik. Once our cruise begins, it is time to relax. The pace of your holiday is set by you alone - you may wish to join optional shore excursions or explore independently, to enjoy the many facilities on board or simply take it easy.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Guided walking tour of Venice
Days 4-5


We arrive in Dubrovnik, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', after lunch and spend the rest of the day here. Situated on Croatia's enchanting Dalmatian coast, this walled city has narrow cobbled streets, pretty squares and elegant palaces. Explore at your own pace or join an optional shore excursion. Alternatively experience the excellent facilities on board the ship - enticing restaurants, relaxing lounge bars and a casino, gym and spa.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6


Our port of call today is Piraeus, an ideal stopping off point for visiting Athens. Here you are free to explore or take the ship's optional excursions. Discover the ancient Greek capital, dominated by the iconic Parthenon, the famed temple dedicated to Greek goddess Athena, which has stood above the city for almost 2,500 years. The city is full of archaeological sites - particularly around the incredible acropolis - and museums that are well worth visiting, as well as some excellent shopping opportunities. This evening we continue our cruise towards Turkey.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Celcus Library, Ephesus
Day 7

Kusadasi and Ephesus

Today we dock in the busy resort of Kusadasi. From here you could take an optional excursion to visit Ephesus, the ancient city that is one of the world's best-preserved archaeological sites. Here you can find the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World, and the library of Celsus which once held 12,000 scrolls.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Norwegian Jade interior
Day 8

A day at sea

With a day to relax, you may wish to take advantage of the many and varied options available to you on board. You could take a swim in one of the ship's three pools, indulge in a spa treatment (payable locally) or visit the casino. Alternatively, you could relax and enjoy the views from one of the observation decks, or perhaps see one of the range of on board entertainment acts in the ship's theatre.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9


During the morning we dock in the ancient Roman city of Split on the Dalmatian coast. Here you could explore at leisure or join an optional excursion for a tour of Split which covers the key sights including the cathedral of St Duje and the Temple of Jupiter. The city's masterpiece is the Diocletian Palace. Built originally for the Roman Emperor at the turn of the 4th century, the palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site. We leave Split this evening and cruise back to Venice overnight.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Piazza Castello, Turin
Days 10-11

Venice to Turin and London

We arrive in Venice this morning. After our final breakfast on board, we disembark Norwegian Jade and transfer to the railway station. From Venice we travel to Turin, where we spend the night at the Holiday Inn and enjoy a farewell dinner. On Day 11 we depart Turin and head into France by high-speed train. In Paris, we rejoin the Eurostar service to London.

  • Day 10 - Breakfast, dinner
  • Day 11 - Breakfast


Lori Mcclaren
Julie Longfield
James Eaton
Kathryn Cambridge

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