Midlife Madness In Italy & Croatia - September 2017

23 Glorious Days

Explore this lovely laid-back romantic part of the world with the Mad Midlife mix of luxury coach-touring and small-boat cruising.

Repeating our sold-out 2015 tour featuring an 8-day cruise on the "Agape Rose"

IT WAS SUCH A HUGE SUCCESS TWO YEARS AGO THAT WE'RE DOING IT AGAIN - IN 2017! And the itinerary we enjoyed so much is gonna take us back to not just ONE but TWO of our favourite locations!

First, there's ITALY: Uniquely lovable Italy with its colourful history, its insanely good cuisine, its romantic music, its friendly locals. The name Italy conjures up 2000-year-old ruins ... soaring architecture and museums-for-all ... open-air cafes and restaurants ... olive groves, vineyards and wine a-la-go-go ... picture-postcard Tuscan villages ... gondolas on Venetian canals ... and La Dolce Vita: the sweet life.

Second, there's CROATIA: Its unspoiled coastline, its paradise islands, its breathtaking wilderness and medieval towns. Countless civilisations have imprinted this ancient corner of Europe, and whispers of the past seem to follow you everywhere you go. But there's a tranquility and an Olde Worlde charm that makes the region irresistable. And now, at last, we hae the perfect chance to soak it all up ... aboard the brand-new, beautifully appointed "Agape Rose".

Is an adventure like this on your bucket list? Well, book today!

For an Infopack, please phone Dianne and the team on 0508 323 333
or email midlifemadness@travelmanagers.co.nz

Click HERE to find out more about your Tour Escorts, John and Robyn Cooney



The intimate, well-appointed ‘Agape Rose’ – our home for eight glorious days! – is brand new. (In fact, it’s still being built, and will be launched next year.) Rated 5-star and unmatchable in its category, the ‘Agape Rose’ will be perfect for showcasing the historic and scenic splendour of the Adriatic … and was an easy choice for this Mad Midlife cruise.

The ‘Agape Rose’ has been designed for coastal cruising … highly manoeuvrable and small enough (48.5 metres long x 8.5 metres wide) to get into bays, inlets and ports that bigger ships can’t approach. Fully air-conditioned, with sun-decks, shaded lounge areas, restaurant and bar, free WIFI, and 18 tastefully-designed ensuite cabins (queen-size or twin) … the ‘Agape Rose’ has room for just 38 guests. And we have chartered her exclusively for our Midlife Madness group – yeehaa!

Our 2015 cruise sold out fast and, regrettably, we had to turn friends away. That means you need to book a.s.a.p. if you want to be sure of a place in September 2017 …


Included In Our Fantastic Itinerary

It’s difficult to know where to start – because the “WOW!” moments will just keep coming, day after day. Like what? Well, like these …

  • Palm-lined Santa Margherita & exquisite Portofino on the panoramic Italian Riviera
  • The five gorgeous, higgledy-piggledy, cliff-top villages that make up the Cinque Terre
  • Historic Lucca, hidden away behind imposing walls, with its shady piazzas & promenades
  • Florence, the beating heart of Tuscany with its landmark Duomo & Michelangelo’s David
  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa – one of the ancient wonders of the architectural world
  • Medieval Siena & towering San Gimignano amongst the sunburnt vineyards of Tuscany
  • Venice, the world’s most romantic city, with San Marco & the Grand Canal: “O sole mio!”
  • The fantastic Postojna Caves & Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, with its dazzling hilltop fort
  • The stunning Plitvice Lakes in Croatia – a must-see nature wonderland & watery paradise
  • Scenic Zadar, one of the oldest walled-and-moated towns on the Dalmatian coast
  • Split, with its gorgeous waterfront, plus the palace-cum-fortress of Emperor Diocletian
  • The town of Omis, famous for its spectacular scenery & much-feared pirates-of-old
  • Pucisca on the island of Brac, known for its white limestone & traditional stonemasonry
  • Lavender-scented Hvar, a nature treasure-chest & the sunniest isle on the Croatian Coast
  • Sunny Korcula, birthplace of Marco Polo, renowned for its olive oil & dessert wines
  • The seductive island of Mljet, smothered in forests, fields, vineyards & small villages
  • Stunningly restored Dubrovnik, its marble streets, massive walls & plunging azure seas

Please Note:

  • Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and minimum tour numbers
  • NOT included in the cost is passport fees, extra meals not included in the itinerary, drinks, travel insurance and items of a personal nature.
  • Business Class upgrades are available on request.


  • Return economy airfares flying Singapore Airlines
  • 1 night stopover accommodation in Singapore including transfers.  Free time to enjoy the day in Singapore at your leisure or take in an optional sightseeing tour.
  • Accommodation: 4 nights Santa Margherita, 3 nights Florence, 3 nights Venice, 1 night Slovenia, 1 night Zadar
  • 8 Days/7 nights cruise along the Dalmatian coast and islands including all meals onboard, all inclusive drinks package (house wine and local beer & spirits, tea/coffee & non-alcoholic drinks)
  • Transfers
  • Sightseeing
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Tips


Travel dates:
2 Sep 2017

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