7-night Sicily & Amalfi Coast Cruise

Cruise Line:
Ponant Cruises
Ship:
Le Bougainville
Destination:
Valletta/Rome (Civitavecchia)
Departure Date:
6/1/2020
Length:
7
Offer ID:
1334672
from
$4760


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Valletta
6/1/2020
6/1/2020

Valletta is the capital of Malta. This remarkable fortified city with its massive bastions followed the most advanced Renaissance ideas in town planning, with streets laid straight on a grid looking over the Grand Harbour. Outside the 'City Gate' is the famous Triton Fountain. 'City Gate' has public buses and vendors selling soft drinks and all sorts of traditional fresh Maltese bread and sweets. Freedom Square shows an extraordinary capital with buildings of fine architecture of different tastes and styles ranging from the Mannerism to Baroque to Rococo to Neoclassicism. Valletta is a fascinating city for wandering around looking at what used to be the Knight's own cathedrals and Auberges. The city's backbone is Republic Street, which runs straight through the city center to Fort St. Elmo. Valletta has several narrow, steep side streets decorated with traditional Maltese pastel colored balconies and a statue on almost every street corner. There are plenty of shops, cafes, and restaurants to choose from.

Siracusa
6/2/2020
6/2/2020

Sicilia is the favorite island of Gods in traditional poetry. The most powerful and biggest ancient city in Sicilia is Siracusa. Its name may come from the native word "Siraco", which means "marsh", due to the bogs which surrounded the city. Or it may derive from a Phenician etymology signifying the presence of seagulls on its rocky shores. Few cities of the ancient world had the importance Syracuse had in Magna Grecia, the ancient Greek settlements in Italy. The most spectacular monuments in the archeological area surrounded by colorful Mediterranean vegetation are the Greek amphitheatre and the Orecchio di Dionisio (Dionysius' Ear). Besides touring the Archeological Museum that contains beautiful objects, Ortigia Island, the heart of the old Greek city, is worth a visit. Outside the city limits is Eurialo Castle, an incredible structure built to protect the city from the Cathaginians, and Pantalica, the great rocky necropolis in Anapo Valley.

Taormina (Giardini Naxos)
Suggested Private Excursion
6/3/2020
6/3/2020

It is known for its beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea. It has a small, but prosperous fishing port. There are many hotels and restaurants and the town is ten minutes away from another of Sicily's most important tourist destinations Taormina.

Suggested Private Excursions

Giardini Naxos: Greek Taormina Walking Tour - 3 hours

Giardini Naxos: Syracuse & Ortigia Island - 8 hours

Giardini Naxos: Catania and Piazza Armerina - 8 hours

Stromboli
6/3/2020
6/3/2020

Stromboli is a volcanic island located just north of Sicily in Italy. It is home to one of the most active volcanoes on Earth, with its continuous eruptions in the past 2000 years. The island itself is 2 miles in diameter and about 3000 feet above sea level.

Palermo
6/4/2020
6/4/2020

Palermo is a city and seaport in Italy on the northwestern coast of Sicily, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is the largest city and chief port of Sicily. Many of the oldest buildings in the city date from the period when Sicily was a Norman kingdom and show Arab, Byzantine, Norman, and Spanish influences. Outstanding examples are the cathedral (1169-1185), the Palatine Chapel (1140), and the church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti (1132).

Lipari
6/5/2020
6/5/2020

Cast in the Tyrrhenian sea, the Lipari Islands experience an increasing amount of tourism due to unusual scenery and mild climate. The variety and beauty of rock formations, the volcanic phenomena of Stromboli and the crystalline waters always impress visitors. Local-style architecture adds charm to picturesque villages. The main islands include famous Stromboli and Lipari. In a bay on Lipari’s east coast lies the main town of the same name - dominated by the Castello or Acropolis, which separates the town’s two harbors. Within Castello are the cathedral and the former Bishop's Palace, which now houses the Archaeological Museum. It is noted for its fine collection of relics from recent excavations, Greek masks and statuettes from theatrical life as far back as Sophocles and Euripides. At Marina Corta there are hydrofoils and boats offering trips to neighboring islands. The most southern Lipari Island, Vulcano Island, has a spectacular volcanic landscape of rugged peaks rising above beaches. A steep trail leads up from the plain to a 1,150-foot crater.

Stromboli
6/5/2020
6/5/2020

Stromboli is a volcanic island located just north of Sicily in Italy. It is home to one of the most active volcanoes on Earth, with its continuous eruptions in the past 2000 years. The island itself is 2 miles in diameter and about 3000 feet above sea level.

Amalfi
Suggested Private Excursion
6/6/2020
6/6/2020

The small, picturesque seaside resort of Amalfi, famous for its glorious history as a maritime republic, has spectacular scenery and great weather. The white, pink and yellow cottages are surrounded by whitewashed courtyards and winding alleys that make a walking tour a pleasant experience. Amalfi also has several historical monuments worth visiting, such as the Cathedral, the old dockyards and the old Paper Mills where the famous paper of Amalfi was made in the past. Many buildings in the town are surrounded by immaculately kept gardens and terraces, lemon trees, and grape and olive vines.

Suggested Private Excursions

Sorrento- A Day in Paradise- The Amalfi Coast- 8 hours

Amalfi Coast by Car - 8 Hours

Amalfi Coast by Private Boat - 8 Hours

Gaeta
6/7/2020
6/7/2020

Gaeta is an intimate seaside resort town. Rich in history, the medieval urban settlement was built upon foundations laid during the Roman period. Since the times of ancient Romans, the favorable setting and mild climate have made Gaeta an enchanting destination and one of the most desirable seaside resorts in the region. The main purpose of calling on Gaeta is to visit Caserta and Cassino. South of Gaeta are farms where domesticated water buffalo are raised to produce world-famous mozzarella cheese. In Volturno River valley lies Caserta, famous for its Royal Palace. Inland from Gaeta lies Cassino. Towering above the town sits Abbey of Montecassino which was founded by St. Benedict in 529 and is one of the oldest monastaries. Gaeta boasts several medieval churches worth a visit. On a drive around the promontory it is possible to see the imposing mausoleum of Lucius Munatius Plancus, who worked for Caesar, Antony and Augustus. At the tip of the peninsula, a cleft in the rock is said to have been caused by the earthquake at the death of Christ.

Rome (Civitavecchia)
Suggested Private Excursion
6/8/2020
6/8/2020

Civitavecchia is the port city for Rome. Rome has always been and remains the Eternal City. With its splendid churches, ancient monuments and palaces, spacious parks, tree-lined boulevards, fountains, outdoor cafés and elegant shops, Rome is one of the world’s most attractive cities. Among the most famous monuments is the Colosseum where spectators watched combats between muscled gladiators and ferocious animals. Stop to see the remains of the Forum, once a political and commercial center. Rome’s squares were enhanced with such imposing structures as the Vittorio Emanuele Monument and grandiose fountains like the Fontana di Trevi. Awe at Christendom’s most magnificent church, the Sistine Chapel. The busy square Piazza Venezia is easily recognized by its imposing Vittorio Emanuele II Monument. Take a stroll to Rome's famous Trevi Fountain. Vatican City is the site of lovely St. Peter's Square and St. Peter's Basilica, where for 200 years, Renaissance masters worked on its design and created an unparalleled masterpiece. Visit Vatican Museum.

Suggested Private Excursions

Civitavecchia: Imperial Rome & The Vatican City - 8 hours

Civitavecchia: Rome for Repeat Visitors - 8 hours

Civitavecchia: Gastronomic Rome and Time at Leisure - 8 hours

Civitavecchia: Museums of Rome - Capitoline and Borghese - 8 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
6/1/2020
Number of Nights
7
Cruise Inclusions:
  • A cruise to discover the wonder of the Tyrrhenian Sea, from Malta’s capital to the Italian capital.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the historic centre of Valletta (embarkation port), the old town of Syracuse, Mount Etna from Taormina and its Greek Theatre, the Aeolian Islands, the Amalfi Coast, the historical centre of Rome from Civitavecchia (embarkation port)
  • Discovering Sicily's most beautiful historic cities and ancient sites: Syracuse, Taormina and its theatre, Palermo.
  • Sailing by the Stromboli volcano.
  • Complimentary and Unlimited WiFi on all Ponant ships.
Remarks:
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Offer ID:
1334672

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Company Info

San Simeon Travel
1253 Knollwood Circle
Suite 102
Cambria, CA 93428
805.927.4696
800-266-3359
 
2005-719-40