Highlights of Southern Italy

8 Days
Dubrovnik to Civitavecchia (Rome)
From (GBP)
£ 3,362
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2023 Dubrovnik > Civitavecchia (Rome)

Explore the Byzantian, Venetian and Turkish influences on display in the beautiful southern Italian town of Monopoli, wonderfully situated on the Adriatic Sea. In the country’s Apulia region, enjoy gazing out at the Adriatic Sea from the picturesque town of Otranto, known as ‘the Far East of Italy’, and cruise onwards to Crotone and the Sicilian town of Giardini Naxos, where its horseshoe bay is lined with bars and restaurants. Navigate the Tyrrhenian Sea to Amalfi before enjoying a guided tour and gelato tasting in the stunning lemon-growing coastal town of Sorrento.
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Tour Code:
8 days
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Return City:
Civitavecchia (Rome)

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Your luxurious cruise starts in the medieval city of Dubrovnik, where you’ll embark your superyacht. 


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

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - 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.

    Included Excursion

    Tour of Monopoli 


    Discover the Trulli of Alberobello (extra expense, must be pre-booked)


    Guided tour of Ostuni (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Otranto

    Regarded as ‘the far east of Italy’, Otranto gazes out on to the Adriatic Sea and was a key port for trade and conquest during Roman times. Today, you’ll find a picturesque town of fortifications, mouthwatering seafood restaurants and a pleasant beach.   


    Guided tour of Lecce (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Crotone

    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.


    Visit Santa Severina Village (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - 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


    ‘The Godfather’ Tour (extra expense)


    Alcantara River Tubing (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - 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. 


    Amalfi Coast by kayak (extra expense)


    Gems of the Amalfi Coast (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - 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. 


    Guided tour of Sorrento with gelato presentation and tasting


    Guided tour of Pompeii (extra expense)


    Walking tour of Capri (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

    Upon your arrival in Civitavecchia, you’ll disembark your spectacular superyacht.


    City tour of Rome (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

  • 7 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

  • Tour of Monopoli
  • A walking tour of Taormina

  • Guided tour of Sorrento with gelato presentation and tasting

  • 20 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 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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