Cultures of the Mediterranean

from 

NZ$18,451

per person
 
Duration: 15 Nights
Destination: Rome, Italy
Region: Europe
Deal Code: PA1DR77A

 

 

Description
Explore the Mediterranean by luxury yacht!
 
Spectacular adventures along the coastlines and islands of Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Italy, France and Spain are yours to experience as you discover the Mediterranean from the comfort of your stylish yacht.
 
The sister yacht to the award-winning Emerald Azzurra, Emerald Sakara mirrors the luxury surroundings of her sister to perfection. Relax on board as our crew provides an unparalleled service, and explore the wealth of world-class amenities on board.

Your Fly, Stay & Cruise Package Includes:

  • $2500 flight credit per person 
  • 2 nights accommodation in Rome with breakfast  
  • 11 night Mediterranean cruise onboard Emerald Sakara, Rome to Barcelona
  • All onboard meals, wine, beer, soft drinks & select cocktails plus more
  • 2 nights accommodation in Barcelona with breakfast
  • Private transfers throughout
  • Port charges, fees & taxes onboard your cruise

Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 27 October - 11 November 2024

Solo traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details


Itinerary:

Day 1: Rome, Italy

Your cruise begins in Civitavecchia, where you’ll be transferred to your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht to begin your journey along the Italian and Spanish coastlines.

Inclusions: Dinner

Day 2: Gaeta, Italy – Naples, Italy

Gaeta is a popular holiday destination set on a headland that juts out towards the Gulf of Gaeta, in the Lazio region of Southern Italy. A key attraction in Gaeta is Montagna Spaccata (Split Mountain), a natural sea grotto. According to legend the miraculous split rock was created when God sent a lightning bolt making three giant cracks in the mountain.

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Sperlonga National Archaeological Museum and Tiberio’s Villas (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Naples, Italy

Naples is the third-largest city in Italy and one of the oldest continuously inhabited urban regions in the world, over 2,800 years. Neapolitan cuisine is globally renowned for local wines, fresh seafood, delicate pastries and pizza — it's famously considered the birthplace of pizza, notably the Margherita, named after Italy’s Queen Margherita.

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Guided tour of Pompei (extra expense)

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Local folklore show on board

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Messina, Italy

Messina is a harbour city in northeastern Sicily. The turn-of-the-century architecture reflects the city’s varied history, with influences from Norman and Arab to Spanish and French. One notable landmark is the Madonna della Lettera, a golden statue of Virgin Mary poised at the port entrance and visible from many viewpoints.

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Highlights of Taormina (extra expense)

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Valletta, Malta

The capital of Malta, Valletta, is famed for its impressive Baroque architecture and ancient fortifications. The city was founded in 1566 by the Order of St John and was planned and built in an innovative orthogonal-grid design, credited to Italian engineer Francesco Laparelli.

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Guided tour of Medina and Valletta (extra expense)

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Panormic tour of Malta with wine tasting (extra expense)

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Porto Empedocle, Italy

Part of the province of Agrigento in Sicily, the town of Porto Empedocle is memorable for marvellous golden beaches and its historical importance. In the 1400s, it was a significant port for transporting grains, and later became known for sulphur and rock salt mining.

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The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

Perched on a steep cliff in Tunisia on the Mediterranean coast of northwest Africa, Sidi Bou Said is acclaimed for its quaint, white-washed buildings with blue doors and windows draped with bright fuchsia bougainvillea. A haven for artists, writers and musicians, its often compared to Santorini because of its similar architectural style and scenic beauty.

Included Excursion

Medina and guided visit of the village of Sidi Bou Said

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Carthage tour (extra expense)

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Cagliari, Italy

Cagliari is the capital of the island of Sardinia, nestled between the rolling hills and the sea. It’s home to one of the longest beaches in Italy, Poetta Beach, and Molentargius-Saline Regional Park, known for its bright pink flamingo colonies. Try unique culinary experiences, such as the traditional dishes malloreddus (Sardinian gnocchi) and porceddu (roast suckling pig).

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City tour of Cagliari and Nora Archaeological site (extra expense)

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : At Sea

Relish the nautical adventure of a lifetime with some relaxing time at sea. Enjoy the lavish comforts of your luxury yacht — slide into the infinity-style pool where the water seems to touch the horizon; ascend to the Sky Deck to drink in panoramic views or relax in the Observation Lounge.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Mahon, Menorca, Spain

The compelling city of Mahon is the capital Menorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands. Mahón’s uniquely shaped, deep harbour is among the largest in the world. Mahón is also well-known for its cuisine, markets and eateries — it's the birthplace of mayonnaise (named after the city) and famous for its local cheese, Mahón, a bold-flavoured, semi-firm cow’s milk cheese.

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Cultures of Menorca (extra expense)

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca, the capital of Spain's Balearic Islands, is a city steeped in history and adorned with remarkable architecture. One of Palma's most notable landmarks is the stunning Cathedral of Santa Maria, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture with one of the largest rose windows — a decorated circular window with stained glass — in the world.

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Valldemossa and Son Marroig (extra expense)

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Barcelona, Spain

Your luxurious yacht cruise concludes in Barcelona, Spain

Inclusions: Breakfast


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Terms & Conditions

Prices listed are per person based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking   Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 10 June 2024 and can be withdrawn without notice.   Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated.  Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Air credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.