Discover Treasures of Italy, Greece and Turkey

19 Days
Civitavecchia (Rome) to Athens (Piraeus)
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$ 10,105
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2022 Civitavecchia (Rome) > Athens (Piraeus)

Embark on an idyllic route along the Ionian and Aegean Seas, visiting beautiful destinations in Italy, Greece and Turkey. The stunning Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples will enchant you, while the Greek islands boast a rich history and Istanbul offers a wonderful contrast of cultures.
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Tour Code:
2M11
Duration:
19 days
Departure City:
Civitavecchia (Rome)
Return City:
Athens (Piraeus)

19 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Civitavecchia (Rome)

    Your yacht cruise starts in Civitavecchia, where you’ll embark Emerald Azzurra .

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

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Naples, Italy

    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

  3. Day 3 - Naples, Italy

    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, must be pre-booked)

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    Amalfi Coast and Ravello (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

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    Learn the secrets for a perfect pizza (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - 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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    Taormina by night, dinner in a local restaurant (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Catania, Italy

    Catania is the beating heart of Sicily, a magnetic maze of winding streets and elegant Baroque architecture. At its centre is the awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage-listed monastery of San Benedetto, a symbol of the Catania.

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    ‘The Godfather’ Tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Cephalonia, Italy

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

    Included Excursion

    Highlights of Cephalonia

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Itea (Delphi)- Transit the Corinth Canal

    Witness the impressive engineering feat of the Corinth Canal, a key navigational route for over 2,000 years, as you sail towards Itea. Surrounded by rolling hills covered in olive trees, this waterfront town is also close to the archaeological site of Delphi.

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Delphi

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - 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

  9. Day 9 - 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

  10. Day 10 - Volos

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

    Included Excursion

    Sightseeing tour of Meteora monasteries with Greek Lunch

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - 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

  13. Day 13 - 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

  14. Day 14 - Canakkale

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

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of ANZAC cove and Gallipoli peninsula

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Guided bike tour of Canakkale

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Kusadasi

    This beach resort town on Turkey’s west coast dates back to 3000 BC and is now a busy cruise port, with a renowned nightlife. Home to a small, Byzantine castle, the Grand Bazaar, selling the wares of numerous merchants, and much in the way of monuments to the past.

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Ephesus

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Guided bike tour of Kusadasi and surrounding areas

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    Guided tour of Sirince village (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - 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

  17. Day 17 - 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

  18. Day 18 - 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

  19. Day 19 - Athens (Piraeus)

    Today you’ll disembark Emerald Azzurra 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 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
  • 18 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 Catania
  • 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
  • Walking tour of Naples with stop at a 19th-century coffee house for coffee and cake
  • Concert at Apollo Theatre in Ermoupolis

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Guided bike tour of Canakkale
  • Guided bike tour of Kusadasi and surrounding areas

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 53 superb meals including 18 Breakfasts (B), 17 Lunches (L), 18 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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