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Barcelona Aerial View
Trevi Fountain
St. Peter's Basilica
Calle Gran Via, Madrid
Rome at night
Vieux Port, Marseille
Nice, France
Windstar Dining Experience
Winstar on board experience
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Legendary Winter in the Mediterranean - Windstar (Tour code: 13488)

Starts and Ends
Rome to
Barcelona
Travel Periods
10 Dec 23 - 31 Mar 24
Experience
Travel Style
Cruise
Experience a whole new side of the Mediterranean as you visit Rome, Nice and Barcelona and their famous landmarks without the summer crowds, soak in luxurious thermal baths, and shop Christmas markets! Join us on a voyage like no other, where the magic of the Mediterranean comes alive in its more intimate splendour!

Highlights

7-night Legendary Winter in the Mediterranean cruise aboard StarLegend in a Stateroom

Overnights in Rome, Barcelona and Nice for more in-depth exploration!

Explore the Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica, and iconic Roman landmarks like Piazza Venezia, Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, and Trevi Fountain.

Winter in Florence is the locals' season, making it an ideal time to explore popular attractions like the Uffizi Museum with "The Birth of Venus" and the statue of David

Stroll along the Vieux Port, Marseille’s famous old port, exploring a variety of restaurants, cafes, trendy hotels, and boutique shops.  

Christmas Markets throughout December, Barcelona's streets come alive with festive markets, where you can immerse yourself in the holiday spirit.

Entire Bonus

Celebrate the Inaugural Winter Season on Star Legend in Europe! Pick Your Perk: an Extra Overnight Stay, up to USD400 Onboard Credit, or a Free Upgrade to All-Inclusive Fares!

7 days
From
AUD 2,899
per person, twin share
Travelling with kids? Read more 
All services are subject to availability.

Overview

While the allure of summer in the Mediterranean is undeniable, the quieter, more intimate charm of the upcoming winter months beckons. Windstar Cruises offers you the opportunity to discover iconic ports like Barcelona, Nice, Livorno (Florence/Pisa), and Rome in an entirely different light onboard the all-suite Star Legend.  Our overnight stays in Barcelona, Rome, and Nice allow you to enjoy the cultural treasures, gourmet delights, and captivating history with an intimate ambiance that's simply unparalleled.  Visit museums and famous landmarks without the summer crowds and find more available seating at restaurants and tapas bars.

Choose your departure and immerse yourself in festive delights! Experience Christmas in Rome or ring in the New Year with the spectacular fireworks in Barcelona. Explore lively Christmas markets by Gothic cathedrals and glide on ice skating rinks in Barcelona and Rome. Embrace new winter traditions like the Three Kings Day celebration and the folklore of Le Befana. Witness dazzling seasonal light shows at Sagrada Familia and Ponte Vecchio. In Rome, marvel at holiday decorations at St. Peter’s Square, the Colosseum, and Spanish Steps. Indulge in the aroma of roasting chestnuts on the vibrant streets of Barcelona. Your winter getaway awaits!

Inclusions

7 night cruise on board Star Legend in a Stateroom Oceanview
Open Dining with No Reservations Required
Spectacular onboard barbecue (Depending on port and weather conditions)
Non-alcoholic beverages, including coffee, tea and soda
Champagne Welcome Reception
Beautiful sail-away from every port (Depending on port and weather conditions)
Onboard entertainment, including local performances in most regions
Fresh flowers and fruit in your stateroom or suite
Fully equipped water-sports platform and use of all water-sports equipment (Depending on port and weather conditions)
Room Service
Access to the open bridge
Access to World Spa by Windstar facilities and fitness classes

Intro Map

Legendary Winter in the Mediterranean

Map

Day 1-2 Rome

In this enchanting city the past and present intersect in perfect harmony. Casually intermingled among ancient ruins and majestic cathedrals are the trappings of a modern metropolis: Skyscrapers,cafes, boutiques selling designer footwear. But of course what you seek first in the heart of Rome is its breathtaking history.  A good place to begin is the Vatican, with its Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Works by Bernini, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Raphael are just a few of those on display, any one of which is worth hours of contemplation. Then the ancient ruins—Colosseum, Forum, Circus Maximus. And of course the Trevi Fountain for the obligatory coins promising your return to the Eternal City.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Rome
Trevi Fountain

Day 3 Livorno

Known for its amazing seafood, modern harbor, Renaissance-era architecture and lovely Tuscany countryside, Livorno is the gateway to both Florence and Pisa, not to mention the numerous wineries full of delicious wines to tempt your palate. Stroll the waterside promenade or take a canal ride in the Venezia Nuova quarter.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Livorno
Florence

Day 4-5 Nice

With its flower-lined streets, flourishing markets, and interesting museums (the Musée Chagall and Musée Matisse are highlights), Nice is a charming introduction to the spirit of the Riviera. Pull up a chaise bleu on the wide sunny Promenade des Anglais and watch the world sail by. Or stop for bouillabaisse, a specialty of the area, in a local restaurant. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Nice
Promenade des Anglais

Day 6 Marseille

France’s oldest city was named the 2013 European Capital of Culture by the European Union. Head in to the old heart of the city for a bowl of the city’s signature bouillabaisse, or drive into the Provençal countryside for a look at the timeless landscapes that inspired Cézanne and other greats.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Marseille
Marseille

Day 7-8 Barcelona

The old meets the new in this sunny Catalan metropolis, where narrow alleyways contrast with grand boulevards, trendy cuisine meets homemade tapas, and everywhere you’re greeted by the warm, welcoming smiles of the fashionable locals. Don’t miss UNESCO sites like the mind-boggling architecture of Antoni Gaudí or La Sagrada Familia Cathedral, with its eight decorative spires soaring hundreds of feet into the sky.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Barcelona
La Sagrada Familia

Accommodation

Star Legend - Windstar

Star Legend is large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to tuck into delightful tiny harbors and hidden coves that others can’t reach.

This all-suite yacht completed renovation to provide more of what our guests love. New public areas, including two new dining venues, a new spa, elevated pool, and fitness area. The yacht also boasts all new bathrooms in every suite and a new category of Star suites, featuring a new layout. With ocean views and at least 277 square feet of suite comfort, Star Legend is the perfect yacht for cruising the Dardanelles and into scenic fjords from the serenity of your suite.

Carrying only 312 guests, Star Legend still tucks into small ports like Sinop and Honfleur or narrow waterways like the Corinth Canal. We can’t wait to welcome you on board for your next 180 degrees from ordinary adventure!

ALL ACCOMMODATIONS FEATURE:

  • Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens
  • Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers
  • Flat Screen TV with DVD Player
  • Fully Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • L'Occitane Bath Amenities
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Hair Dryers and 110/220 outlets
  • Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)
  • Mirrored closet with ample drawer space
  • Bathroom with granite countertop and shower
  • Granite vanity with magnifying mirror and chair

Photo | Credit: ©Windstar Cruises

Additional information

Official language
Italian
Local currency
EURO
  • Please note that this product is not part of our flexible booking policy as the supplier terms and conditions apply. Our team will advise of the exact booking conditions at the time of booking.

  • The scheduled itinerary is subject to delay, modification, or port-of-call cancellation due to weather and other causes beyond the control of the ship captain, the ship manager or Wind Star Cruises. If necessary or appropriate, as determined in the discretion of the captain, the ship manager or Wind Star Cruises, the ports of call and itineraries may be changed.

Blackout dates may apply during festive season

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Local City Taxes (where applicable - payable locally on check in)
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package i.e. mandatory festive dinners
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package

FAQs

Who are Entire Travel Group?

Welcome to Entire Travel Group. We offer exceptional travel experiences across our extensive range of Entire Holiday Packages, Entire Group Journeys, Entire Rail Journeys, and Entire Cruise Journeys. With our industry-leading Peace of Mind Booking Plan, you can Book Now with flexibility and confidence.

Entire Travel Group is celebrating over 50 years of passionately delivering unique and memorable travel experiences. We are an Australian, family-owned, award-winning business with a friendly team ready to match your expectations to the perfect holiday experience.

Entire Travel Group used to be known by the individual brands shown in the footer of the website. The company has not changed, but we have amalgamated under one brand - Entire Travel Group.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

Is Entire Travel Group Australian owned and operated?

Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

Is Entire Travel Group industry accredited?

Entire Travel Group is both ATAS and CATO Accredited. ATAS is actively administered by the Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA). The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) is the trade association representing the land supply sector of the Australian Travel Industry.

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was honoured at the 2023 National Travel Industry Awards with Most Oustanding Wholesaler - Product / Service.

As our team works tirelessly to deliver exceptional holiday experiences, it was exciting to have this acknowledged with the highest recognition. The award is also a testament to the quality of our partners around the globe, and we take this opportunity to thank them for their tremendous support of our customers.

Are the Entire Travel Group holiday packages exclusive?

In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?

  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
  • Our holiday packages have been exclusively built for us in collaboration with our handpicked suppliers, who also offer full on-ground support for the clients.
  • We are offering unique travel experiences which cannot be found elsewhere.
  • Many packages include our “Freedom of Choice” options which allow you to tailor the holiday experience. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.
  • They include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan.
  • A wide selection of our packages are compliant with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Covid Safe Travels.

Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

At Entire Travel Group, our focus is Independent Holiday Packages. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

Our holidays suit every demographic, from couples to singles, to retirees to families and everyone else in between.

Why travel with Entire Travel Group?

Of Entire Travel Group's attributes, we have settled on "When Experience Matters" as the quality we believe adds the most value to our customers. We have the experience to ensure your itinerary makes the dream holiday possible. Our continually enhanced technology allows our team to provide a quality customer service experience, and our partnerships with outstanding operators ensure we are confident of the on-ground experience for our customers.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

How does the Peace of Mind Booking Plan work?

Our Peace of Mind Booking Plan allows you to book with confidence in the new international travel environment. With low deposits, a cooling off period and a flexibility period where you can cancel and rebook later, we really do have you covered.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

Is there a cooling-off period?

Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

  • We understand that occasionally plans may change, so we give you the confidence to proceed with a cooling off period.
  • You may cancel for any reason within 7 days, where you will receive a 100% refund of your $100 per person deposit.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

What is Freedom of Choice?

At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
  • The price of the package remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

For more details please visit - Freedom of Choice | Entire Travel Group

What is Book Now?

Book Now offers you the ability to make a reservation on our website for Holiday Packages that include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan. But it’s not just a static offer – you have complete flexibility from travel dates, passenger numbers, single supplements, room upgrades, optional extras, flexible booking terms and more.

  • Our team will contact our overseas suppliers and confirm all arrangements.
  • A Confirmation from our reservation system will be sent in the coming days.
  • The Booking Number on this confirmation supersedes the website reference.

What forms of payment can be used at Entire Travel Group?

  • To confirm a booking using our on-line Book Now process, a credit card must be used to pay the refundable deposit.
  • For additional payments on the booking, Entire Travel Group supports bank transfer, credit card, TravelPay B2B, PaymentGate.
  • For further details please visit our Payments page.

How secure is the Entire Travel Group's on-line payment portal?

  • Entire Travel Group have partnered with TravelPay to ensure secure on-line credit card payments.
  • TravelPay is a level 1 PCI DSS compliant, which gives you peace of mind that your payment card data is in safe hands.
  • Entire Travel Group does not store any credit card information.

For more details please visit - Security and Compliance - TravelPay

Can you book my international airfares?

On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

  • Travel on a specific airline of their choice
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to our Holiday Package start/end dates
  • Use a Travel Credit already held with the airline
  • Use their travel agent for this service

We are able to assist with flights on any Holiday Package, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Should I take travel insurance?

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. During the Book Now process please confirm you require assistance, and our team will be in contact with you.

What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

For more information please visit - Before you travel | Entire Travel Group

How does a Travel Agent make a booking?

Please visit the Entire Travel Group's Agent Portal. We are here to support our industry partners with a range of informative updates, marketing collateral for campaigns and a reward & recognition program.

How do I start a Booking?

  • On any page that has Book Now simply follow the booking process.
  • You must select the Travel Agent tick box and provide correct details.
  • To confirm a booking only the refundable deposit is required.
  • An agency credit card must be used for this initial payment.

How do I contact Entire Travel Group?

For more information please visit - Contact us | Entire Travel Group

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