Discover Gems of the Mediterranean Coastlines

26 Days
Nice to Athens (Piraeus)
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$ 16,830
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2023 Nice > Athens (Piraeus)

Combining three wonderful itineraries into one, this sensational 26-day extended itinerary from Nice to Athens promises rich culture, delicious cuisine and wonderful weather. The French and Italian rivieras live up to their stylish reputations, where bustling harbours and cobbled squares are lined with cafés, bars and shops. The Amalfi Coast is synonymous with golden sunshine and azure waters, from there you’ll sail to the resort town of Giardini Naxos and onwards to Cephalonia Island town and mainland Turkey. Istanbul, Çanakkale and Kusadasi promise a diverse experience of the country, before island-hopping between the Greek islands of Rhodes, Santorini and Mykonos makes for the most perfect end to your adventure.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
3M01
Duration:
26 days
Departure City:
Nice
Return City:
Athens (Piraeus)

26 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Nice

    Your cruise starts in Nice, where you’ll embark your superyacht.

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    Tour of the Cote D’Azur (extra expense, must be pre-booked)*

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Menton, France

    France’s Côte d’Azure is synonymous with outstanding beauty, and Menton is this famous region at its gorgeous best. Nestled between Monaco and Italy, the seaside town is a wonderful mix of unique architecture and luscious gardens.

    EmeraldPLUS

    City tour of Menton including a visit to the farmers market

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    Tour of Monaco & Eze (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Portofino, Italy

    The unassuming village of Portofino provides another tempting taste of the Italian Riviera. Its colourful buildings and slower pace of life have made it an attractive hideaway for the rich and famous.

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    Culinary experience in Rapallo (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

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    Kayaking tour of Tigullian Bay (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

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    Guided hike to San Fruttuoso (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Portoferraio, Italy

    One of the oldest towns on Elba Island, Portoferraio oozes Tuscan charm. A favourite among beach-lovers and history buffs alike, it’s known for enticing sandy shores and distinctive Medici forts, dating back to the 1500s.

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    Napoleon’s Path and Tasting at La Chiusa winery (extra expense)

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    Cantucci baking class and wine tasting (extra expense)

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    Panoramic tour of Western Elba (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Calvi

    Follow in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus as you arrive in Calvi. This vibrant area of Corsica is said to have been the home of the intrepid explorer, and you’ll be sure to fall in love with its winding streets and quaint beaches.

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    Discover Old Corsica with its villages (extra expense)

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    Guided Hike (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Bonifacio, Corsica

    The striking citadel heralds your introduction to Bonifacio. Established in 833, this charming Corsican port provides stunning views from its ancient fortress that, on a clear day, stretch all the way to Sardinia.  

    Included Excursion

    Tour of Bonifacio with tasting

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    Corsican countryside and wine tasting (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Porto Ercole

    Perched on the coast of Tuscany, Porto Ercole is one of Italy’s hidden gems. Translated as the ‘Port of Hercules’, this sleepy bay is a scene of incredible architecture and local seafood that is an absolute delight.

    Included Excursion

    Tour of Porto Ercole

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Hiking tour to Forte Filippo

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    Siena and Montalcino, the heart of medieval Tuscany (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

    Rome provides something special to all guests, no matter their interests and tastes. Venture to the Eternal City of Rome, with more than 2,500 years of history that will provide you memories for a lifetime.

    City tour of Rome (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Capri

    An island in Italy’s Bay of Naples, Capri is synonymous for stunning natural beauty. Turquoise water and beautiful coves dot the dramatic coastline, and high-end hotels, shopping and cuisine attract the rich and famous as they dock in the beautiful Marina Grande.

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Capri

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - 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 cafes.

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    Guided tour of Sorrento with gelato presentation and tasting

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    Guided tour of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pompeii (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Amalfi

    Sitting in the foothills of Mount Cerreto, the ambient setting of Amalfi is a pleasant collection of piazzas and waterfront restaurants. Despite its diminutive size, this town was once a maritime powerhouse.

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    Amalfi Coast by kayak (extra expense)

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    Gems of the Amalfi Coast (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Giardini Naxos

    Giardini Naxos is a gorgeous beach resort, with a resplendent horseshoe bay and seafront lined with bars and restaurants.  

    Included Excursion

    A walking tour of Taormina

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    Alcantara River Tubing (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Cephalonia, Greece

    Cephalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands and arguably the most beautiful. The island was also made famous when it is featured in the Hollywood movie ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’.

    Included Excursion

    Highlights of Cephalonia

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Itea (Delphi)- Transit the Corinth Canal

    Surrounded by rolling hills covered in olive trees, the waterfront town of Itea is close to the archaeological site of Delphi.

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Delphi

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Athens (Piraeus), Greece

    The Greek capital, Athens was the heart of Ancient Greece, the remnants of which have been beautifully preserved, namely the Acropolis.

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    Athens city tour with visit to the Acropolis (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Ermoupolis, Nisos Syros

    The capital of the Aegean island of Syros, Ermoupolis is a stunning town. Architectural splendour is a striking reminder of a brilliant past, as a neo-classical influence combines with that of Ancient Greece and western Europe.

    Included Excursion

    Walking tour of Ermoupolis

    EmeraldPLUS

    Concert at Apollo Theatre

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Volos

    Built near the site of ancient Iolcus, Volos is situated at the foot of Mount Pelion.

    Included Excursion

    Sightseeing tour of Meteora monasteries with a Greek Lunch

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Istanbul

    Turkey’s economic, cultural and historic centre, Istanbul straddles Europe and Asia, something evident from the wonderful east-meets-west vibe.

    Included Excursion

    Istanbul city tour

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    Whirling dervishes show (extra expense)

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    Turkish baths experience (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Istanbul

    Meet open-minded locals as you immerse yourself in their light-hearted spirit, learn about its cultural heritage from architectural masterpieces and enjoy strong culinary diversity.

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    Tour of Topkapi palace and Cisterns (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Canakkale

    In the Marmara region of north-western Turkey, the Çanakkale Province is a destination of all-round intrigue. From the historic battlefields of Gallipoli, to the serenity of beautiful beaches, wineries, and unique local food. 

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of ANZAC cove and Gallipoli peninsula

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    Guided bike tour of Canakkale

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Kusadasi

    With a history which includes chapters of Persian, Roman, Greek, Byzantine and Venetian rule, Kusadasi is today a modern city that retains some of its vestiges from long ago and it is the main gateway to Ephesus – the UNESCO-listed, 4,000-year-old city 

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Ephesus

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    Guided bike tour of Kusadasi and surrounding areas

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    Guided tour of Sirince village (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Rhodes, Greece

    The capital of the Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes seemingly has it all lush green valleys, golden beaches and archaeological sites. Known as the Island of the Knights, the medieval city is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Rhodes

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    Guided tour of Lindos (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Santorini

    Rising from the destruction of a 16th century volcanic eruption, Santorini is now highly renowned for its beauty, carved by its after effects. Iconic whitewashed buildings grip to the beautiful rugged cliffs overlooking where the Aegean Sea meets with white sandy beaches.

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    Greek cooking class (extra expense)

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    Oia and winery visit (extra expense)

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    Akrotiri & Prehistoric Museum of Thera (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Mykonos

    Named after Apollo’s grandson, this cosmopolitan Greek island in the heart of the Cyclades is built on myth and legend. Clear blue skies, renowned beaches and whitewashed windmills make it the perfect port stop.

    Included Excursion

    Gastronomic tour of Mykonos

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    Discover the ancient and modern art of mosaic making (extra expense)

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    Ancient Delos (extra expense)

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    Island tour of Mykonos and Ano Mera monastery (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Athens (Piraeus)

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

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    Athens city tour with visit to the Acropolis (extra expense, must be pre-booked)*

    *This DiscoverMORE should be pre-booked and is only available in conjunction with pre or post cruise accommodation. For guests not staying at our preferred hotel, own arrangements will need to be made to reach the meeting point of the DiscoverMORE.

    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
  • 25 nights on board your superyacht
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Tour Manager
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Tour of Bonifacio with tasting
  • Tour of Porto Ercole
  • Guided tour of Capri
  • Walking tour of Taormina
  • Highlights of Cephalonia
  • A guided tour of Delphi
  • Walking tour of Ermoupolis
  • Sightseeing tour of Meteora monasteries
  • Istanbul city tour
  • Guided tour of ANZAC cove and Gallipoli peninsula
  • Guided tour of Ephesus
  • Guided tour of Rhodes
  • Gastronomic tour of Mykonos

EmeraldPLUS
  • City tour of Menton including a visit to the farmer’s market
  • Guided tour of Sorrento with gelato presentation and tasting
  • Concert at Apollo Theatre in Ermopoulis

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Hiking tour to Forte Filippo
  • Guided bike tour of Canakkale
  • Guided bike tour of Kusadasi and surrounding areas

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 74 Superb meals including 25 Breakfasts (B), 24 Lunches (L), 25 Dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board

Pricing & Availability