Highlights of Southern Italy Luxury Yacht Cruise
October 18 - 30, 2023 (13 Days)
CRUISE PRICE INCLUDES:
Airfare ABQ to Dubrovnik/Rome to ABQ (not including baggage and in-flight charges)
7-night cruise, 2-night stay in Dubrovnik, Croatia; 2-night stay in Rome, Italy
All port taxes and fees
Coach transfers to and from airport, ship and hotel
All shipboard meals, including wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, plus breakfasts at Rome and Dubrovnik hotels
24-hour on-board room service, specialty coffee, teas and bottled water
Your SUN TOURS Escort (with 20 or more travelers)
*CAT D – Double occupancy, per person
DEPOSIT: $1099 per person NOW holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: June 13, 2023
$1099 - Now through June 13, 2023
100% - June 13, 2023
Start your cruise in the lovely city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, renowned for its Old Town, surrounded by 12th Century walls. Then explore Italy’s breathtaking south with visits to the picturesque lemon-growing coastal town of Sorrento, and navigate the Tyrrhenian Sea to Amalfi. Cruise onwards to the Sicilian town of Giardini Naxos, the port city of Crotone, Otranto in Italy’s Apulia region and Monopoli on the Adriatic Sea, ending with two nights in Rome. All on the beautiful Emerald Sakara - a luxurious yacht with just 100 passengers.
Included meals are denoted: Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Dinner: D
We fly overnight from Albuquerque to Dubrovnik.
We arrive in Dubrovnik and are met by our Emerald Waterways hosts to transfer to our hotel for two nights. Welcome dinner tonight!
DAY 3 B
Dubrovnik is where city meets coastline in a beautiful 12th-century walled city. In the words of George Bernard Shaw, “Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik.” We think he has a point. We'll enjoy an entire day to take a walking tour, starting at the historic Pile Gate, passing by the Sponza Palace and the 15th-century Onofrio’s Fountain and stopping inside the Dominican Monastery to see Renaissance paintings.
DAY 4 B
We have a free morning in Dubrovnik before we board our beautiful ship, the Emerald Azzura, our home for the next 7 days.
DAY 5 B, L, D
Our first port is Monopoli. Tracing its origins back to 545 AD, Monopoli is a melting pot of Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish influence. Its charming harbour is surrounded by medieval stone walls, while the Church of the Purgatory features a Baroque chapel of mummified citizens that passed on.
DAY 6 B, L, D
Regarded as ‘the far east of Italy’, Otranto gazes out on to the Adriatic Sea where you’ll find a picturesque town of fortifications and mouthwatering seafood restaurants.
DAY 7 B, L, D
At the very tip of Southern Italy is the Calabrian city of Crotone. Legend has it that it owes its name to Greek half-god Hercules, and there are Aegean influences at every turn, including the remnants of Apollo’s temple.
DAY 8 B, L, D
Giardini Naxos is a gorgeous beach resort, with a resplendent horseshoe bay and seafront lined with bars and restaurants.
DAY 9 B, L ,D
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.
DAY 10 B, L, D
Our last port is Sorrento, where the air is filled with the scent of lemons. Sorrento provides a romantic introduction to the Amalfi Coast. The historic town has spectacular views over the Bay of Naples with cobbled streets punctuated with cozy cafés.
DAY 11 - 12 B
We disembark our beautiful Sakara in Rome. We'll enjoy a city tour, visit Vatican City, the Coliseum, and other fascinating sights and explore Rome on our own. Day 12, we'll enjoy a Farewell Dinner together.
DAY 13 B
We transfer to the Rome Airport for our flights home, with memories of our spectacular epic journey to the Adriatic and Mediterranean seas.
Itinerary subject to change