This morning we offer an optional excursion to Pompeii. A reminder of the violent forces that lie deep inside Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii is Europe’s most compelling archaeological site and one of Italy’s most visited tourist attractions. This afternoon enjoy an optional tour of Naples. Discover the must-see sites such as Old Naples and the Cappella Sansevero, containing the masterpiece Veiled Christ, renowned world over for the remarkable tissue-like quality of the marble. We’ll return to our ship and begin to cruise through the night towards Sicily. Tonight we will have a Neapolitan theme.
The morning will be spent cruising through Aeolian Islands. Rising out of the cobalt-blue seas off Sicily's north-eastern coast, the UNESCO-protected Aeolian Islands are a little piece of paradise. We’ll arrive in Milazzo in Sicily, in the early afternoon. Join us for an optional excursion to Tindari. Discover the Sanctuary of the Black Madonna built on a promontory overhanging the entire Gulf of Patti. This will be followed by a visit to the archaeological site with the Greek theatre, thermal baths and mosaics. Tonight’s dinner will be followed by an evening of dancing on board. We’ll remain in port overnight.
Optional day trip (lunch included) to Mount Etna and Taormina. Spend an unforgettable day combining a visit to these two exceptional sites. The largest active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna is an awe-inspiring sight. The bleak lava wilderness around the summit of Etna is one of the most memorable landscapes you’ll ever see. We’ll then continue on to Taormina, idyllically perched on a rock high above the sea, Taormina perfectly represents the legendary beauty of Sicily. Its Greek-Roman theatre is not to be missed. This evening will have a Sicilian theme.
Optional excursion to Calabria. Calabria is at the toe of the boot, the extreme south of Italy - lapped by the splendid crystal-clear Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas. We’ll begin our visit with Tropea, a seaside resort with impressive scenery. It has that lovely, timeless characteristic of sleepy southern Italian seaside towns. We’ll enjoy a tasting of some local delicacies. We’ll then continue on to Capo Vaticano, known for its dramatic cliffs, breath-taking views, and crystal-clear waters. Afterwards, we’ll head to Pizzo, one of the hidden gems of Calabria. The centre of Pizzo is a picturesque network of narrow lanes bustling with modern Calabrian life. We’ll cruise towards Salerno throughout the night.
We’ll spend the morning cruising along the Amalfi Coast, where coastal mountains plunge into the sea among the deep crags, picturesque towns and lush forests. Join our optional excursion to visit the villages along the Amalfi Coast. We’ll also discover Sorrento, and its extraordinary gardens and landscapes. Tonight will be our gala dinner. We cruise through the night
Optional full-day excursion to Capri and Anacapri (lunch included). On arrival, we’ll head to the village of Anacapri and visit the villa San Michele, built at the turn of the last century. Anacapri is located in the highest part of the island, and from the villas gardens you’ll have a fantastic view of the city of Capri, the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. In the afternoon, enjoy some free time on your own or visit the Gardens of Augustus, offering splendid views of the sea and fantastic photographic vistas. We’ll return to Naples by airboat. Enjoy our evening folk show on board ship. We’ll remain in port overnight.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will
consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or
guardian aged over 18 years old.
Cruise - You will stay for seven nights on board the MS Belle de l’Adriatique, which is part of the CroisiEurope fleet. This impressive four-deck ship has 99 comfortable cabins. Facilities on board include a lounge bar with dance floor, restaurant, pianorama bar, gift shop, library and sun-deck.
Hotel - You will stay for three nights at a city style hotel in the Rome area.
We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not
generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.
We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests
at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.
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