Highlights of Southern Italy Luxury Yacht Cruise

October 18, 2023 thru October 30, 2023

We start with two nights pre cruise touring Rome and two nights post cruise touring Dubrovnik. Explore Italy’s breathtaking south with visits to the picturesque lemon-growing coastal town of Sorrento, and navigate the Tyrrhenian Sea to Amalfi. Cruise onwards to the Sicilian town of Giardini Naxos, the port city of Crotone, Otranto in Italy’s Apulia region and Monopoli on the Adriatic Sea. Complete your cruise in the lovely city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, renowned for its Old Town, surrounded by 12th Century walls. All on the beautiful Emerald Azzurra – a luxurious yacht with just 100 passengers.

Emerald Azzurra Deck Plan


Air

Roundtrip air included

Cruise

7 nights aboard the luxurious Emerald Azzurra (2021)

Plus 2 nights additional land POST CRUISE Included

Transportation

Motorcoach / transfers

Duration

13 days, 11 nights

Activity Level 2

Relaxed

Meals

All onboard meals included

Availability

Available

Pickup/Dropoff

Livery service to/from your home included


Tour Highlights

Inclusions

  • Airfare from TUS to Rome/Dubrovnik to TUS (not including baggage & in-flight charges)
  • All airport/hotel/ship transfers
  • Pickup/livery service
  • Baggage handling at hotel (for one piece)
  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • 2-night stay at excellent hotel in Rome
  • 2-night stay at excellent hotel in Dubrovnik
  • 7-night cruise with all meals onboard
  • Shipboard gratuities (except optional activities)
  • Complimentary wines, beer and soft drinks with onboard lunches & dinners
  • Complimentary bottled water in staterooms
  • Complimentary WiFi onboard
  • Complimentary bicycles onboard for use ashore
  • Government fees and air taxes
  • Your Pleasurebent Tours Escort (with 20 or more travelers)


Day 1 – Depart from Tucson

We depart Tucson on our overnight flight to Rome.

Day 2 – Rome

We arrive in Rome and are met by our Emerald Waterways hosts to transfer to our hotel for two nights. This evening we enjoy a welcome dinner. (D)

Day 3 – Rome

Today we explore Rome, one of the world’s most revered cities, and see the Coliseum, the Vatican and Sistine Chapel, and other iconic sites. (B)

Day 4 – Rome & Embarkation

We have a free morning in Rome before we board our beautiful ship, the Emerald Azzurra, our home for the next 7 days.  (B, L, D)

Day 5 – Sorrento

Our first port is Sorrento, where the air is filled with the scent of lemons. Sorrento provides a romantic introduction to the Amalfi Coast. The historic town has spectacular views over the Bay of Naples with cobbled streets punctuated with cozy cafés. (B, L, D)

Day 6 – Amalfi Coast

Sitting in the foothills of Mount Cerreto, the ambient setting of Amalfi is a pleasant collection of piazzas and waterfront restaurants. Despite its diminutive size, this town was once a maritime powerhouse. (B, L, D)

Day 7 – Giardini Naxos

Giardini Naxos is a gorgeous beach resort, with a resplendent horseshoe bay and seafront lined with bars and restaurants. (B, L, D)

Day 8 - Crotone

At the very tip of Southern Italy is the Calabrian city of Crotone. Legend has it that it owes its name to Greek half-god Hercules, and there are Aegean influences at every turn, including the remnants of Apollo’s temple. (B, L, D)

Day 9 - Otranto

Regarded as ‘the far east of Italy’, Otranto gazes out on to the Adriatic Sea where you’ll find a picturesque town of fortifications and mouthwatering seafood restaurants. (B, L, D)

Day 10 - Monopoli

Tracing its origins back to 545 AD, Monopoli is a melting pot of Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish influence. Its charming harbour is surrounded by medieval stone walls, while the Church of the Purgatory features a Baroque chapel of mummified citizens that passed on our own. (B, L, D)

Day 11 - Dubrovnik

Where city meets coastline, we sail to this beautiful 12th-century walled city in Croatia. In the words of George Bernard Shaw, “Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik.” We think he has a point. Enjoy an entire day to take an inclusive tour with a drive to catch the magnificent views of the city and countryside. Or descend to the coast and enter the city on foot through the historic Pile Gate, passing by the Sponza Palace, the 15th-century Onofrio’s Fountain and stop inside the Dominican Monastery to see Renaissance paintings. You may also wish to consider exploring the famed Dubrovnik Riviera with a cruise along the Lapad Peninsula. We transfer to our hotel for two nights. (B)

Day 12 - Dubrovnik

This morning we enjoy a walking tour of the well-preserved buildings and fun shopping of this charming city. We then have a feast of a Farewell Dinner. (B, D)

Day 13 - Depart for Home

We transfer to the Dubrovnik Airport for our flights home, with memories of our spectacular epic journey to the Adriatic and Mediterranean seas. (B)

Itinerary subject to change.


Package Pricing

*SAVE up to $510

when you book by Oct. 7, 2022

Deposit: $1099 holds your space

D - Ocean View Stateroom

$7,940*, Reg. $8,315

Deposit: $1099 holds your space

C - Balcony Stateroom

$9,175*, Reg. $9,685

Deposit: $1099 holds your space

*Price per person, including air from TUS, double occupancy.

Single occupancy Upon Request, Limited Availability.

Deposit: n/a

Final Payment Due:

June 13, 2023

Deposit: n/a

Price Includes

Airfare from TUS to Rome/Dubrovnik to TUS (not including baggage & in-flight charges)
All airport/hotel/ship transfers
Pickup/livery service
Baggage handling at hotel (for one piece)
Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
2-night stay at excellent hotel in Rome
2-night stay at excellent hotel in Dubrovnik
7-night cruise with all meals onboard
Shipboard gratuities (except optional activities)
Complimentary wines, beer and soft drinks with onboard lunches & dinners
Complimentary bottled water in staterooms
Complimentary WiFi onboard
Complimentary bicycles onboard for use ashore
Government fees and air taxes
Your Pleasurebent Tours Escort (with 20 or more travelers)


Booking Policy

Cancellation Fees:

  • $1099 – Through April 4, 2023
  • 100% – After April 4, 2023

*Percentage of total price

Booking Policy

We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.

Travel Insurance

In today’s changing travel environment, it’s important to protect your travel investment so you can relax and enjoy your trip. Unforeseen events such as flight delays, baggage loss or even a sudden sickness or injury could impact your travel plans. For your convenience, we offer the following Travelex Insurance Services protection plan for this tour:

360° GROUP CHOICE

360° Adult Group Choice Flyer – Provides an overview of benefits and coverage limits

360° Adult Group Choice Policy – Provides the full coverage term details, including exclusions and limitations

$435 covers trip costs up to $7,000, $498 covers trip costs up to $8,000, or $559 covers up to $9,000. Cost may be more or less depending on your total trip cost. If you do not wish to purchase at booking, the plan can be purchased any time prior to final payment. Contact us to purchase. For questions regarding benefits or coverages, please contact Travelex Insurance Services at 888-574-7026 and reference plan number GCB-0521.

The product descriptions provided here are only brief summaries. The full coverage terms and details, including limitations and exclusions, are contained in the insurance policy. Travelex Insurance Services, Inc. CA Agency License #0D10209. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company; NAIC #22276. X41


ITINERARY

For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.

AIRLINE TICKETS

You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Tucson International Airport. If you have a frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation. If you are joining the tour from locations other than Tucson, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.

AIRPORT SECURITY

Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A passport is required for travel to France. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away.

BAGGAGE

We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced security measures. Attached find a list regarding commonly asked about items as well as an update. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.

CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES

On our airline for this tour, passengers may be assessed a $TBD fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.

GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE

The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is included. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers. Maid tips are not included.

LIVERY

For your convenience, we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)

LODGING REQUESTS

If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.

WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS

Please be sure to bring a swimsuit, warm sweater and/or rain/winter jacket, along with good walking shoes and a hat. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you on this tour, but we recommend dressing nicely for dining aboard the ship.

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