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Luxury Mediterranean Cunard Voyage, Trio of Italian Lakes & Alpine Rail Journey

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Cruise Holiday Overview

Departure Date: 31 May 2025 - 31 Nights
Alternative Departure Dates Available
  • Ship Queen Victoria
  • Duration 31 - 32 NIGHTS
  • Departure Date Range May 2025 - Aug 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Touring
  • Cruise code MED2258

INCLUDES SCENIC RAIL JOURNEY ON BOARD THE BERNINA RED TRAIN

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Experience a duo of serene Italian Lakes, embark the Bernina Red Train, explore Florence, and cruise the Mediterranean on Cunard’s graceful Queen Victoria.

Begin your holiday with a three-night hotel stay in Lake Maggiore, with its natural charm and delightful climate. In Lake Como, enjoy a guided tour of fragrant gardens and lakeside villas during a three-night hotel stay. Here, you’ll also board the Bernina Red Train for a scenic rail journey through the Swiss Alps before transferring to Florence for a two-night stay.

In Civitavecchia, embark Cunard’s Queen Victoria. Experience unparalleled refinement on board as you set sail for a marvellous array of Mediterranean destinations. Discover cities from Barcelona to Dubrovnik. Bask on the beaches of Greek isles and uncover the UNESCO-designated gems of Valencia on a voyage to Trieste.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

21 night full-board cruise on board Queen Victoria

Hotel Stays

3 night four-star stay in Lake Maggiore at the Grand Hotel Dino

3 night four-star stay in Lake Como at the Seven Park Hotel
2 night four-star stay in Florence at the Rivoli Boutique Hotel
All hotel stays include breakfast

Fully Escorted Tours

Lake Como tour

Florence walking tour

Rail Journey

Scenic rail journey on board the Bernina Red Train

All Flights, Taxes & Transfers

Overnight flights

The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Lake Maggiore

Your holiday begins as you fly from Australia to your destination.

Days 2 - 4
Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay

Lake Maggiore sits in the foothills of the Italian and Swiss Alps. During a three-night hotel stay, explore the Borromean Islands with their magnificent palaces and enchanting gardens, or take a leisurely boat ride to discover charming lakeside villages.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Grand Hotel Dino

Day 5
Lake Como: Hotel Stay

This morning you’ll spend a day at Lake Como and discover the ancient buildings, courtyards, towers and medieval walls of this quintessentially glamorous destination, before checking to your hotel, where you’ll spend three nights.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Seven Park Hotel

Day 6
Lake Como: Tour & Hotel Stay

Today you’ll ride the Bernina Red Train through the Swiss Alps between St. Moritz in Switzerland and Tirano in Italy. This masterpiece of engineering cuts through dramatic landscapes, majestic glaciers, and charming alpine villages.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Seven Park Hotel

Day 7
Lake Como: Hotel Stay

Poised in the shadow of the snow-draped Rhaetian Alps and nestled between steep-wooded hills, Lake Como is the perfect location for a day at leisure. Wander aimlessly along the shoreline or marvel at the funicular views.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Seven Park Hotel

Day 8
Florence: Hotel Stay

The birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is a treasure trove of architectural wonders, museums and artistic masterpieces. Wander the narrow streets and immerse yourself in the works of Michelangelo, Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Rivoli Boutique Hotel

Day 9
Florence: Tour & Hotel Stay

During a guided walking tour of Florence, unravel the history of iconic sites like Piazza della Signoria, Uffizi Palace and Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. Learn the best local eateries from your English-speaking guide as you wander through the city’s ancient streets.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Rivoli Boutique Hotel

Day 10
Civitavecchia: Embark Ship

Embark Queen Victoria, a floating emblem of luxury marrying heritage and innovation with sleek design and Cunard’s iconic black and red livery. Recline in plush public rooms, relish gourmet dining, and unwind in the spacious cabins.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 11
Livorno

Discover Livorno’s captivating history and vibrant character. From medieval roots to a haven for the persecuted, this city enchants. Explore markets, savour a meal, and immerse yourself in its authentic charm.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 12
Relax At Sea
Day 13
Ajaccio

Ajaccio, nestled in Corsica’s embrace, captivates with Mediterranean beauty. Birthplace of Napoleon, this port city offers history, scenic landscapes, and a blend of French and island culture that enchants visitors.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 14
Relax At Sea
Day 15
Palma de Mallorca

Discover Palma de Mallorca, Spain’s Mediterranean gem. Bask on golden beaches, explore the enchanting old town, and indulge in delectable cuisine. Let Palma’s beauty and vibrant energy captivate your soul and create unforgettable memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 16
Valencia

Let Valencia, Spain, ignite your senses with its captivating blend of history, vibrant streets, and architectural wonders. Immerse yourself in its transformative energy, and let this enchanting city leave an indelible mark on your soul.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 17
Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain’s Mediterranean jewel, harmonizes history and modernity. Gaudí’s architecture, bustling La Rambla, and vibrant beachfront create a captivating blend of culture, art, and coastal allure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 18
Relax At Sea
Day 19
Toulon

Toulon, France’s naval city, dazzles with Provençal charm. From historic streets to the bustling harbour, it offers a captivating blend of maritime heritage, Mediterranean beauty, and vibrant culture.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 20
Alghero

Experience the magic of Alghero, Italy. With its cobblestone streets, vibrant culture, and breathtaking sunsets, this enchanting town on the Sardinian coast promises unforgettable moments that will leave you spellbound.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 21
Relax At Sea
Day 22
Messina Strait: Scenic Cruising

Sail along this narrow passage to witness the picturesque landscapes and charming coastal towns on both sides. The strait is renowned for its stunning views of the Calabrian and Sicilian coasts, as well as the iconic Messina skyline.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 23
Naples

Unleash your wanderlust in Naples, Italy’s vibrant gem. With its stunning bay, Mount Vesuvius, and captivating attractions like the Royal Palace and Pompeii, Naples promises an enriching journey through history and natural beauty.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 24
Rome

Rome, the capital city of Italy, is renowned for its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture. Known as the “Eternal City,” it boasts an array of iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, and Vatican City.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 25
Relax At Sea
Day 26
Cephalonia

Discover the captivating allure of Cephalonia, Greece’s hidden gem. From turquoise waters and stunning beaches to charming villages and ancient ruins, this island paradise beckons with its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 27
Corfu

A captivating blend of history and natural beauty. Wander through Venetian streets, bask in golden sunsets, and indulge in mouth-watering cuisine. Immerse yourself in the island’s allure and create lifelong memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 28
Kotor

Kotor is a picturesque coastal town located in Montenegro. Kotor offers breathtaking views and outdoor activities like hiking up to the Kotor Fortress. Its blend of natural beauty and rich cultural history makes Kotor a captivating destination for visitors.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 29
Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, Croatia’s “Pearl of the Adriatic,” enchants with medieval charm and coastal beauty. Historic city walls, cobblestone streets, and stunning views make it a captivating blend of history and scenery.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 30
Relax At Sea
Days 31 - 32
Trieste: Disembark & Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll disembark your ship and head to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your Tour Highlights

Lake Como
Welcome to Lake Como, a picturesque jewel nestled in the Italian Alps. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of emerald waters surrounded by majestic mountains and charming villages. Discover historic villas and lush gardens dotting the shores, exuding an air of timeless elegance.
Lake Maggiore
Discover the enchanting beauty of Lake Maggiore, nestled amidst the stunning Alpine landscapes of Italy and Switzerland. Marvel at the pristine blue waters surrounded by lush greenery and charming lakeside towns. Explore elegant villas, ornate gardens, and historical landmarks adorning the shores.
Florence Sightseeing
Embark on a panoramic sightseeing tour of Florence, Italy, and immerse yourself in its Renaissance splendour. Gaze upon the iconic Duomo's majestic dome, stroll across the Ponte Vecchio bridge, and marvel at Michelangelo's David. This fully guided walking tour unveils the city's artistic treasures, from the Uffizi Gallery to the Florence Cathedral.
The Bernina Red Train
This memorable journey takes you past sapphire-hued glaciers and dramatic, jagged mountains, as well as astonishing architectural wonders like the single-track Brusio spiral viaduct with its nine stone arches. Pass through the spectacular Bernina Pass, with views of Lake Bianco and the snow-clad Morteratsch Glacier before reaching the glamorous resort town St. Moritz.

Queen Victoria

There’s something distinctly refined and regal about a Cunard cruise and the beautiful Queen Victoria certainly upholds its fine traditions. Even before you board this beautiful ship, you’ll note the trademark black and red livery which, together with her sleek modern design, immediately sets the theme of proud cruising heritage married with innovative features for today’s cruise guests.

Cunard has captured all the refined styling and service associated with the golden era of cruising and added modern leisure and entertainment facilities. From her plush, elegantly decorated public rooms to her gourmet dining and luxurious, spacious cabins, Cunard’s Queen Victoria exudes class. The range of options for high-quality entertainment, as well as serene relaxation make for the cruise holiday of a lifetime. Dance in the grand ballroom, enjoy Afternoon Tea, watch extravagant stage shows or simply relax beside one of the lovely pool areas.

  • Occupancy 2061
  • Tonnage 90,049 tons
  • Length 965 ft (294.00 m)

Life on board Queen Victoria

From its gourmet dining rooms to its spacious cabins, you’ll enjoy high-class surroundings, enriching on-board activities and a truly regal way to travel.

dining

From white-gloved waiter-service Afternoon Tea to the stylish Steakhouse at The Verandah, Queen Victoria is home to several elegant dining venues.

  • Britannia Restaurant
  • The Lido
  • Steakhouse at The Verandah*
  • The Golden Lion*
  • Dinner at the Lido*
  • Al Fresco Dining*
  • Café Carinthia*
  • Britannia Club Restaurant^
  • Queens Grill+
  • Princess Grill**

Bars & Lounges*

  • Commodore Club
  • Gin & Fizz
  • The Golden Lion
  • Queens Room
  • Chart Room
  • Yacht Club
  • Casino
  • Winter Garden

*Available at an additional cost

^Included when staying in a Britannia Club Balcony stateroom

+Included when staying in a Queens Grill Suite

** Included when staying in a Princess Grill Suite

Facilities

Fill your days with active pursuits or cultured activities such as the enriching Insights speaker programme, classical concerts, wine tasting or ballroom dancing.

  • Library
  • Open-air pool
  • Fully-equipped gym
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea
  • Gala Evenings
  • Film screenings
  • Planetarium shows
  • Deck and board games
  • Sports facilities
  • Dance classes
  • Spa

entertainment

Highlights include international cabaret artists, ballroom dancing, live music, theatre productions in the Royal Court Theatre and cocktails at the Yacht Club.

  • G32 Nightclub
  • Queens Room
  • Empire Casino
  • Illuminations
  • Royal Court Theatre

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Cabins & Suites

Cunard boasts some of the most spacious staterooms at sea, and each one comes with a myriad of services, features, and amenities for you to enjoy.

inside Prices from $11,999pp

Cunard Queen Victoria Inside Cabin

Cunard’s well-appointed inside staterooms offer a haven of comfort and style for you to enjoy during your voyage. You’ll find thoughtful features and luxurious amenities throughout to ensure that extra special touch.

  • A half bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
  • 24-hour room service
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow
  • Satellite TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • An invigorating shower and complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Bathrobe and slippers
Cruise Code: MED2258
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Alternative Departure Dates
26 July 2025
26 Jul 2025
31 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Milan, Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay, Lake Maggiore: Tour & Hotel Stay, Lake Como:...
Fr From $12,499pp
29 August 2025
29 Aug 2025
32 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Rome, Rome: Hotel Stay, Civitavecchia: Embark Ship, Livorno, Toulon, Palma de ...
Fr From $11,499pp

Oceanview Prices from $12,999pp

Cunard Queen Victoria Ocean View Cabin

Beautifully positioned to offer spectacular sea views, Cunard’s Oceanview staterooms provide a private escape from which to enjoy the sights of the horizon. The perfectly framed views are the ideal backdrop to your luxurious surroundings.

  • A half bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
  • 24-hour room service
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow
  • Satellite TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • An invigorating shower and complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Bathrobe and slippers
Cruise Code: MED2258
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
26 July 2025
26 Jul 2025
31 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Milan, Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay, Lake Maggiore: Tour & Hotel Stay, Lake Como:...
Fr From $13,499pp
29 August 2025
29 Aug 2025
32 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Rome, Rome: Hotel Stay, Civitavecchia: Embark Ship, Livorno, Toulon, Palma de ...
Fr From $12,499pp

Balcony Prices from $13,999pp

Cunard Queen Victoria Balcony Cabin

Escape to your own private outdoor space in one of Cunard’s Balcony staterooms, where you can sit back and feel the crisp sea air on your skin. Complete with fabulous features and thoughtful amenities, you’ll be sure to be well looked after.

  • A half bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
  • 24-hour room service
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow
  • Satellite TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • An invigorating shower and complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Bathrobe and slippers
Cruise Code: MED2258
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
26 July 2025
26 Jul 2025
31 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Milan, Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay, Lake Maggiore: Tour & Hotel Stay, Lake Como:...
Fr From $14,499pp
29 August 2025
29 Aug 2025
32 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Rome, Rome: Hotel Stay, Civitavecchia: Embark Ship, Livorno, Toulon, Palma de ...
Fr From $13,499pp

Grill Suite Sold Out

Cunard Queen Victoria Suite Cabin

Delight in breathtaking sea views that can be enjoyed from both inside and outside your Grill Suite. A voyage with a Grill Suite reservation will offer a whole new level of indulgence with the extra special touches of fine-dining experiences, and exclusive access to the Grills Lounge and Terrace.

  • Complimentary room service
  • Satellite TV, illy coffee machine and world atlas
  • Bathroom with bath and shower
  • Complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Velour robe and slippers
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow
  • A selection of fresh fruit, delivered daily
  • Sparkling wine and chocolates to welcome you on board.
  • Your own Grills Concierge for the duration of your stay
  • A spacious private balcony with table and chairs to relax in
  • A seven-pillow concierge menu
  • Freedom dining in the Princess Grill restaurant
  • Optional in-room dining from the Princess Grill menu
Cruise Code: MED2258
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
26 July 2025
26 Jul 2025
31 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Milan, Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay, Lake Maggiore: Tour & Hotel Stay, Lake Como:...
Fr From $20,499pp
29 August 2025
29 Aug 2025
32 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Rome, Rome: Hotel Stay, Civitavecchia: Embark Ship, Livorno, Toulon, Palma de ...
Fr From $19,499pp

Your Hotel Stays

Lake Maggiore

Included Hotel

Grand Hotel Dino (Or Similar)

The Grand Hotel Dino, nestled on the stunning shores of Lake Maggiore, is a true gem of hospitality and elegance. With its timeless charm and breathtaking views, this enchanting retreat offers a haven of relaxation and indulgence. The hotel’s luxurious amenities, gourmet cuisine, and impeccable service ensure an unforgettable experience. Whether strolling through the manicured gardens, lounging by the pool, or exploring the surrounding natural beauty, the Grand Hotel Dino promises a tranquil escape which matches its idyllic setting.

Lake Como

Included Hotel

Seven Park Hotel (Or Similar)

The Seven Park Hotel in Lake Como is a luxurious retreat nestled along the picturesque shores of Italy’s renowned lake. This boutique hotel seamlessly blends historic charm with modern elegance, offering guests a sophisticated escape. Surrounded by lush gardens and boasting breathtaking views of Lake Como, the hotel provides a serene oasis. Guests indulge in exquisite dining, upscale amenities, and personalized service. With its idyllic setting and opulent ambiance, Seven Park Hotel exemplifies the epitome of refined hospitality on the shores of Lake Como.

Florence

Included Hotel

Rivoli Boutique Hotel (Or Similar)

Rivoli Boutique Hotel, located in Florence, Italy, combines historic charm with modern amenities. Housed in a restored 14th-century convent, it features elegant rooms, a tranquil garden, and a relaxing pool area. Guests can enjoy its central location, just a short walk from major attractions like the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio. The hotel offers a rich breakfast buffet and an in-house restaurant, making it a perfect base for exploring the city’s rich culture.

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