Coastal Cruising along the Amalfi Coast, the Aeolian Islands, Sicily & Calabria by Air


Amalfi Coast

Visit: Amalfi Coast, Italy

Pompeii

Visit: Pompeii, Italy

Mount Etna

Visit: Mount Etna, Italy

A wonderful coastal cruise exploring the delights of southern Italy and its islands.

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    Fly to Rome and transfer to our hotel on the outskirts for two nights.

    Discover the ‘eternal city’ on our included excursion. An optional, guided tour is a fantastic way to see the spectacular sights and enjoy the ambience of one of Europe’s great cities.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Travel to Naples, where we meet our cruise ship for seven nights. Enjoy dinner and an evening of activities on board and remain in port overnight.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    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. Tonight we will have a Neapolitan theme.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    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. We’ll cruise towards Salerno throughout the night.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    This morning we will discover Sorrento, and its extraordinary gardens and landscapes, before cruising onwards this afternoon. Tonight will be our gala dinner. We cruise through the night

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Disembark this morning and head to Rome, for free time.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Transfer to Rome Airports for your return flight to the U.K.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Overview

    • 7 nights’ cruising with full board
    • 3 nights’ hotel accommodation with continental breakfast
    • Return flights to Rome
    • Airport transfers in Italy
    • Air-conditioned coach travel

    Included Excursions

    • Rome
    • Milazzo
    • Aeolian Islands

    Optional Excursions

    • Pompeii
    • Tindari
    • Calabria
    • Mount Etna & Taormina
    • Villages of the Amalfi Coast
    • Sorrento
    • Capri
    • Solfatara

    Notes

    Cabin Upgrades (per person) Twin 
    Main Deck Cabin£180 
    Reception Deck Cabin£240 
    Upper Deck Cabin £300 

     No single rooms/cabins available.

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    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.
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    Accommodation

    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.



     

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    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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    Travel in comfort and style

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £12pp (up to 6 days duration), £20pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £6pp (up to 6 days duration), £12pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately 90p or 1 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
    One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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