Sicily & the Gulf of Naples

11 Days
Civitavecchia (Rome) to Civitavecchia (Rome)
From (USD)
$ 5,285
$ 5,055
Dates & Pricing

2022 Civitavecchia (Rome) > Civitavecchia (Rome)

Sorrento, on Italy’s southern coast, presents a sun-kissed introduction to an itinerary celebrating Sicily. Explore Palermo, Trapani, Porto Empedocle, plus a stop-off in Malta's capital, Valleta. You will conclude your cruise in Civitavecchia (Rome).
Tour Map
Tour Code:
E06M
Duration:
11 days
Departure City:
Civitavecchia (Rome)
Return City:
Civitavecchia (Rome)

11 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Civitavecchia (Rome),Italy

    Upon your arrival in Civitavecchia, you’ll board your spectacular super yacht, Emerald Azzurra, to commence your yacht cruise.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Sorrento

    A quaint resort credited with inspiring the works of Charles Dickens and Leo Tolstoy, Sorrento provides a romantic introduction to the Amalfi Coast. The historic town has spectacular views over the Bay of Naples, and its maze of cobbled streets is punctuated with cosy cafés. 

    Included Excursion

    Walking tour of Sorrento

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Hiking tour of the Sorrento Coast

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Palermo

    Your discovery of Sicily begins in the capital city of Palermo, a melting pot of elegant piazzas and even better pizza.

    Included Excursion

    Walking tour of Palermo

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Palermo

    The Normans referred to it as the “Kingdom of the sun”, it has been the prize of Roman, Byzantine and Greek settlers, all of which culminates in the wonderfully diverse nature of Palermo. From its grand Piazza Vigilena, with its revered Baroque structures, the colourful masterpiece of Capella Palatina to the bustling markets of Vucciria, it’s no wonder it has previously been named Italian Capital of Culture.

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    Segesta, Erice and the salt pans of Trapani (extra expense)

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    Palermo behind the scenes (extra expense)

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    Tour of Monreale (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Trapani

    Blessed with one of the most enchanting coastlines in Italy, Trapani is a serene side of Sicily. A heady mix of alluring landscapes, inviting beaches and historic intrigue, including the 18th-century Chiesa Anime Sante del Purgatorio, a church depicting the story of Christ’s Passion.

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    Cooking class to uncover the secrets of Sicilian cuisine (extra expense)

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    A visit to Erice (extra expense)

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    Marsala, salt pans and winery visit (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Porto Empedocle

    A popular beach resort on Sicily’s southern coast Porto Empedocle is instantly recognisable by its striking Quadrangular Tower of Carlo V.

    Included Excursion

    Valley of the Temples in Agrigento

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Valletta, Malta

    Once described as “a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen”, the Maltese capital of Valletta in rich in landmarks and beautiful Baroque architecture. Its creation was a labour of love for the Knights of St John, but today it has blossomed as a UNESCO World Heritage and European Art City thanks to its wealth of museums, galleries and charming Barrakka Gardens.

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Mdina and Valletta

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    Panoramic tour of the Malta with wine tasting (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Catania, Italy

    Catania is another of Sicily’s prized gems, a magnetic collection of winding streets and elegant architecture. At its centre is the awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage-listed monastery of San Benedetto, a symbol of Catania.

    Included Excursion

    Walking tour of Catania

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    Highlights of Taormina (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Naples

    Sat in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, the unforgettable city of Naples possesses a passion to match its fiery neighbour.

    EmeraldPLUS

    Walking tour of Naples with stop at a 19th-century coffee house for coffee and cake

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Naples

    The third-largest city in Italy, Naples does things very much in its own way. It is a sea of extraordinary art and culture, unparalleled cuisine and an unmatched history, all sat against the backdrop of one of Europe’s most iconic volcanoes.

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    Tour of Pompeii (extra expense)

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    Amalfi Coast and Ravello (extra expense)

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    Learn the secrets for a perfect pizza (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Civitavecchia (Rome)

    Today you’ll disembark Emerald Azzurra and be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Emerald Cruises cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 10 nights on board Emerald Azzurra
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Walking tour of Sorrento
  • Excursion Walking tour of Palermo
  • Valley of the Temples in Agrigento
  • Guided tour of Mdina and Valletta
  • Walking tour of Catania

EmeraldPLUS
  • Walking tour of Naples with stop at a 19th-century coffee house for coffee and cake

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Hiking tour of the Sorrento Coast

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 29 superb meals including 10 Breakfasts (B), 9 Lunches (L), 10 Dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board

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