Discover Pearls of France & Italy

18 Days
Nice to Civitavecchia (Rome)
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$ 13,085
$ 10,778
Dates & Pricing

2022 Nice > Civitavecchia (Rome)

Bask amid the relaxing cultures of France and Italy, soaking up the sun-kissed shorelines and gastronomy delights of both countries. Visit the Italian and French rivieras, home of pastel houses, seafood restaurants and crystalline waters, as well as the vibrant islands of Sicily and Malta.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
2M10
Duration:
18 days
Departure City:
Nice
Return City:
Civitavecchia (Rome)

18 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Nice, France

    Your yacht cruise starts in Nice, where you’ll embark Emerald Azzurra.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Menton, France

    France’s Côte d’Azure is synonymous with outstanding beauty, and Menton is this famous region at its gorgeous best. Nestled between Monaco and Italy, the seaside town is a wonderful mix of unique architecture and luscious gardens.

    EmeraldPLUS

    City tour of Menton including a visit to the farmers market

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    Tour of Monaco & Eze (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Portofino, Italy

    The unassuming village of Portofino provides another tempting taste of the Italian Riviera. Its colourful buildings and slower pace of life have made it an attractive hideaway for the rich and famous.

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    Culinary experience in Rapallo (extra expense)

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    Kayaking tour of Tigullian Bay (extra expense)

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    Guided hike to San Fruttuoso (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Portoferraio, Italy

    One of the oldest towns on Elba Island, Portoferraio oozes Tuscan charm. A favourite among beach-lovers and history buffs alike, it’s known for enticing sandy shores and distinctive Medici forts, dating back to the 1500s.

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    Napoleon’s Path and Tasting at La Chiusa winery (extra expense)

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    Guided hike to Mount Capanne (extra expense)

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    Panoramic tour of Western Elba (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Calvi

    Follow in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus as you arrive in Calvi. This vibrant area of Corsica is said to have been the home of the intrepid explorer, and you’ll be sure to fall in love with its winding streets and quaint beaches.

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    Discover Old Corsica with its villages (extra expense)

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    Guided Hike (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Bonifacio, Corsica

    The striking citadel heralds your introduction to Bonifacio. Established in 833, this charming Corsican port provides stunning views from its ancient fortress that, on a clear day, stretch all the way to Sardinia.

    Included Excursion

    Tour of Bonifacio with tasting

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    Corsican countryside and wine tasting (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Porto Ercole

    Perched on the coast of Tuscany, Porto Ercole is one of Italy’s hidden gems. Translated as the ‘Port of Hercules’, this sleepy bay is a scene of incredible architecture and local seafood that is an absolute delight.

    Included Excursion

    Tour of Porto Ercole

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Hiking tour to Forte Filippo

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    Siena and Montalcino, the heart of medieval Tuscany (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Civitavecchia, Italy

    Centrally located in the Italian region of Lazio, this 2nd century port is home to many of its original features, like the beautifully preserved Roman Dock and the 16th century fort.

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    City Tour of Rome with lunch included (extra expense)

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    Tastes of Maremma area (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - 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 cafés. 

    Included Excursion

    Walking tour of Sorrento

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Hiking tour of the Sorrento Coast

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Palermo

    Your discovery of Sicily begins in the capital city of Palermo, a melting pot of elegant piazzas and even better pizza.

    Included Excursion

    Walking tour of Palermo

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Palermo

    The Normans referred to it as the “Kingdom of the sun”, it has been the prize of Roman, Byzantine and Greek settlers, all of which culminates in the wonderfully diverse nature of Palermo. From its grand Piazza Vigilena, with its revered Baroque structures, the colourful masterpiece of Capella Palatina to the bustling markets of Vucciria, it’s no wonder it has previously been named Italian Capital of Culture.

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    Segesta, Erice and the salt pans of Trapani (extra expense)

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    Palermo behind the scenes (extra expense)

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    Tour of Monreale (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Trapani

    Blessed with one of the most enchanting coastlines in Italy, Trapani is a serene side of Sicily. A heady mix of alluring landscapes, inviting beaches and historic intrigue, including the 18th-century Chiesa Anime Sante del Purgatorio, a church depicting the story of Christ’s Passion.

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    Cooking class to uncover the secrets of Sicilian cuisine (extra expense)

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    A visit to Erice (extra expense)

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    Marsala, salt pans and winery visit (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Porto Empedocle

    A popular beach resort on Sicily’s southern coast Porto Empedocle is instantly recognisable by its striking Quadrangular Tower of Carlo V.

    Included Excursion

    Valley of the Temples in Agrigento

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Valletta, Malta

    Once described as “a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen”, the Maltese capital of Valletta in rich in landmarks and beautiful Baroque architecture. Its creation was a labour of love for the Knights of St John, but today it has blossomed as a UNESCO World Heritage and European Art City thanks to its wealth of museums, galleries and charming Barrakka Gardens.

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Mdina and Valletta

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    Panoramic tour of the Malta with wine tasting (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - 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

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    Highlights of Taormina (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Naples

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

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Naples

    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.

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    Tour of Pompeii (extra expense)

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    Amalfi Coast and Ravello (extra expense)

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    Learn the secrets for a perfect pizza (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Civitavecchia (Rome)

    Today you’ll disembark Emerald Azzurra and be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

    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

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 17 nights on board Emerald Azzurra
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Tour of Bonifacio with tasting
  • Tour of Porto Ercole
  • Walking tour of Sorrento
  • Excursion Walking tour of Palermo
  • Valley of the Temples in Agrigento
  • Guided tour of Mdina and Valletta
  • Walking tour of Catania

EmeraldPLUS
  • City tour of Menton including a visit to the farmers market
  • Walking tour of Naples with stop at a 19th-century coffee house for coffee and cake

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Hiking tour to Forte Filippo
  • Hiking tour of the Sorrento Coast

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 50 superb meals including 17 Breakfasts (B), 16 Lunches (L), 17 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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