Ionian Sea Adventure

8 Days
Athens (Piraeus) to Civitavecchia (Rome)
From (GBP)
£ 3,227
Dates & Pricing

2023 Athens (Piraeus) > Civitavecchia (Rome)

An idyllic itinerary sailing the Ionian Sea, you’ll transit the Corinth Canal, before cruising onwards to the Greek town of Itea and the sandy coves of Cephalonia. From there, you’ll continue to Catania on the Sicilian east coast, before exploring the vibrant streets of Naples and concluding in the Roman port city of Civitavecchia.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
8 days
Departure City:
Athens (Piraeus)
Return City:
Civitavecchia (Rome)

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Athens (Piraeus), Greece

    Your cruise starts in Athens, where you’ll embark your superyacht.


    Athens city tour with visit to the Acropolis (extra expense, must be pre-booked)*

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Transit the Corinth Canal - Itea (Delphi)

    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

  3. Day 3 - Cephalonia, Italy

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

    Included Excursion

    Highlights of Cephalonia

    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


    Taormina by night, dinner in a local restaurant (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Catania, Italy

    The city lies between the Mediterranean Sea and Mount Etna. It is home to many ancient sites and delicious Sicilian food.


    ‘The Godfather’ Tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Naples, Italy

    Sat in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, the unforgettable city of Naples possesses a passion to match its fiery neighbour.


    Walking tour of Naples with stop at a 19th-century coffee house for coffee and cake


    Learn the secrets for a perfect pizza (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - 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. 


    Guided tour of Pompeii (extra expense)


    Amalfi Coast and Ravello (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Civitavecchia (Rome)

    Today you’ll disembark and head to the airport for your flight home.


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

    *This DiscoverMORE should be pre-booked and 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

  • A guided tour of Delphi
  • Highlights of Cephalonia
  • Walking tour of Catania

  • Walking tour of Naples with stop at a 19th-century coffee house for coffee and cake

  • 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

Pricing & Availability