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Italy's Amalfi Coast and Sicily

Italy's Amalfi Coast and Sicily

  • Route:
  • UK
  • Naples
  • Aeolian Islands
  • Milazzo
  • Messina
  • Calabria
  • Salerno
  • The Amalfi Coast
  • Naples
  • UK
8 DAYS from £1199pp

Tour Highlights

  • All-Inclusive Cruising - all meals and drinks included in the price
  • Explore Naples at leisure
  • Sail past the UNESCO recognised Aeolian Islands and Amalfi Coast
  • A number of optional visits available including Pompeii and a trip to Mount Etna.
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Italy's Amalfi Coast and Sicily

Villages brimming with sun-kissed Italian character, revered culinary excellence and a timelessness that lures many to explore this region, all await on our spectacular eight day cruise. Along the way, uncover southwest Italy with optional visits to the once great Pompeii, hill dwellings that hug the Almalfi Coast and mighty Mount Etna from the vantage point of Taormini's Roman theatre in Sicily.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Naples

Depart London on your scheduled flight to Naples. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the city's harbour to board the MS La Belle de l'Adriatique. Having met the crew and enjoyed a welcome cocktail, relax on board for an evening at leisure.

  • Dinner

Day 2: Naples

Following your breakfast, you'll have the opportunity to embark on an optional excursion to the UNESCO recognised ruins of Pompeii. This utterly engrossing archaeological site displays remarkably preserved remnants of the city, moments before Vesuvius' tremendous eruption. In the afternoon you may embark on an optional guided tour of Naples, one of Italy's most intriguing cities home to extravagant baroque architecture and quintessential Italian culture played out within quaint cafes. Return to your ship this evening whereby you'll continue through the night to Milazzo.

Optional Excursions

  • Morning Visit to Pompeii - EUR 52pp
  • Morning trip to Herculaneum Ruins - EUR 52pp
  • Afternoon Naples Tour - EUR 48pp

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: The Aeolian Islands and Milazzo

This morning enjoy a leisurely cruise passing the UNESCO recognised Aeolian Islands - a verdant paradise that emerges from the shimmering cobalt waters. Later arrive in the hill clinging town of Milazzo, a charming abode of rustic houses overlooking a serene waterfront boulevard. You may either explore Milazzo at your own pace, or undertake an optional trip to Tindari, a Graeco-Roman sanctuary home to the enigmatic Black Madonna statue.

Optional Excursions

  • Afternoon Tindari Visit - EUR 39pp

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Messina

Embark on a short cruise to one of Sicily's largest cities, Messina - host to magnificent turn-of-the-century edifices, one of the region's finest cathedrals and freshly caught swordfish specialists revered by chefs across the globe. Today is at leisure to explore Messina at our own pace, you could alternatively join an optional excursion to the fascinating Roman theatre in Taormina and the notorious active volcano, Mount Etna. Return to the ship, which this evening will have a distinctly Sicilian theme.

Optional Excursions

  • Full day tour of Etna and Taormina - EUR 111pp

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Vibo Marina and Calabria

Arrive this morning in the sun-baked region of Calabria, with a stop at the picturesque beach resort of Tropea, a town characterised by stunning costal scenery and a timeless facade. Following lunch on board continue to one of Calabria's most prized hidden gems, Pizzo. This sleepy seaside town boasts two distinct treasures: its extraordinary rock-carved grotto church and irresistible tartufo ice cream. Return to your ship this evening for an overnight cruise.

Optional Excursions

  • Morning Calabria Tour - EUR 52pp

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6 - 8

Included in the Price

  • Included Air-conditioned, en suite cabins on board our hand-picked vessels
  • Included Return flights from London. Regional flights and Eurostar are available on selected cruises.
  • Included All-Inclusive - Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily are taken onboard the ship. Tables seat 6 people, so you'll be able to converse and socialise with new friends, whilst never feeling crowded together. Tea and coffee are available on board ship as well as unlimited soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, including a variety of wines and beer, both during meals and at the bar. (Premium brands are available at an extra cost).
  • Included Entertainment on board your ship
  • Included Return transfers to/from airport/station to ship
  • Included Complete Financial Protection: Fully ABTA & ATOL protected

Important Information

Visas

A visa is not required for your entry into Italy. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.

Insurance

You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Holidays is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:

Age in YearsUp to 6465 - 7475 - 85
Up to 10 days cover£21£42£62


For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24 hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 90 days before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable 90 days prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 90 days of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This cruise is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness. It involves some climbing of steep steps, and getting on and off boats. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Cruise Director

An English speaking Cruise Director will be on board your cruise to help with any queries that you may have. They will not accompany you on land, this will be your free time to explore each city at your leisure. Airport transfers will be with an English speaking driver.

Currency Information

The currency in Italy is the Euro, We recommend that you exchange your currency before you leave the UK, however cash machines are available in all the major cities to withdraw money in the local currency.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any dinners where these are not mentioned on your itinerary and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £200-£300 will be sufficient for the duration of the tour.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKPriceBook Now
2017 Dates
17 Feb 201724 Feb 2017£1199ppBook
24 Feb 201703 Mar 2017£1299ppBook
03 Mar 201710 Mar 2017£1349ppBook
Cabin Upgrades

Treat yourself to a better vista! Cabin and Deck upgrades are available for an additional supplement. For prices and availability please call our Reservations Consultants or Book Online.

Single Cabins

If you're travelling alone single cabins are available for a small supplement. For prices and availability please call our Reservations Consultants or Book Online.

Optional Excursions:

  • Morning Visit to Pompeii - EUR 52pp
  • Morning trip to Herculaneum Ruins - EUR 52pp
  • Afternoon Naples Tour - EUR 48pp
  • Afternoon Tindari Visit - EUR 39pp
  • Full day tour of Etna and Taormina - EUR 111pp
  • Morning Calabria Tour - EUR 52pp
  • Morning Visit to Villages of the Amalfi Coast - EUR 68pp
  • Full Day Capri and Anacapri Tour - EUR 172pp

Special Offer: 17th February Departure:

Book to depart on the 17th February 2017 and get all the shore excursions listed above FREE of charge (Please note that the Pompeii and Herculaneum excursions run at the same time and you will have a choice of one or the other).

Please Note:

The Captain and Croisieurope reserve the right to alter/modify an itinerary at any time, should safety or external circumstances make this necessary, changes are also subject to tides. Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.

La Belle de l'Adriatique

The ship has 99 cabins, a cosy atmosphere with a spacious outdoor terrace on the upper deck and two whirlpools on the sun deck. Other amenities include a main lounge bar plus a piano bar.

Both vessels boast the following facilities...

Cabins

All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe. Spaced across the Upper and Main Decks, all cabins are outside facing and located above the water affording outstanding views from the large picture window.

All-inclusive Dining

Your day will always begin with an impressive buffet breakfast. Chefs prepare succulent 3-course meals for lunch and dinner which are served in the onboard restaurant. Midday and evening meals are paired with excellent and carefully chosen beers and wines, included in the price. An open bar is available throughout the voyage (not including Champagne, special wines, premium spirits or fine brandies).

Life Onboard

All cruises start with a welcoming cocktail reception where you'll meet the captain, crew and staff of your ship. Facilities onboard include a comfortable lounge for your enjoyment and relaxation as well as a souvenir shop. FREE Wifi is available in lounge bar and reception. The sun deck offers a panoramic view of the landscape's beauty as you cruise.

Cruise Map

Italy's Amalfi Coast and Sicily Route Map

Download Tour Dossier - 2017

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Average Flying time: 2 hours
  • Minimum temperature: 13°C
  • Maximum temperature: 31°C
  • Spoken Language(s): Italian

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