Rome to Sicily

Cruising the Amalfi Coast on board the Royal Clipper

Base Fare:
$9,790 CAD
per guest, double occupancy

Your Journey includes

4 shore excursions
including an unforgettable visit to Pompeii, a visit to the impressive Sylvester Craters of Mount Etna, delicious italian cuisine, wine-tasting and much more
All meals included
11 breakfasts, 11 lunches & 11 dinners
7 nights aboard the Royal Clipper
4 nights in outstanding hotels
Round trip airfare from Toronto with Lufthansa
(Air gateways available across Canada) Private car home pick up & return service

Rome to Sicily

The Florentine painter Giotto di Bondone once said, “Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning”. It is a timeless place and its call is irresistible to travellers. We invite you to discover the Italian capital after exploring Tuscany's artistic and gastronomic marvels. Onward to a luxury tall ship that sets itself apart from a typical cruise with its intimacy and attention to detail. Explore the coasts south of the Tiber and on to Sicily: Mount Vesuvius looming over the Bay of Naples; the white cliff faces of Capri; the Amalfi coast, probably the most sublime shoreline in the world! Our specially curated 13-day tour and cruise of Italy will take you to its most emblematic locations, be they its art-filled cities or its picture-perfect sights.

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Base Fare:
$9,790 CAD
per guest, double occupancy

Signature inclusions

Before you travel

  • All taxes, port and service charges
  • Complete information and assistance before your journey
  • Branded overnight carry-on bag or backpack
  • Private car pick-up service or overnight at the Toronto Airport Hilton (or a credit instead of those services)

During your Journey

  • 24/7 professional Journey Manager services
  • Services of local guides
  • All gratuities
  • Porterage for one piece of baggage
  • Most meals as listed
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as listed

Memorable activities

  • Discover Florence: Home of Italian Renaissance, visit of the Galleria dell’Accademia 
  • Tour Tuscany: Chianti Region & Siena
  • Explore Rome: the Vatican Museum to visit the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Cathedral
  • Enjoy the Pontine Islands - Polmarola and Ponza - where the locals vacation
  • Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius, local product tasting and Sorrento
  • The Sylvester craters of Mt. Etna, wine tasting of Mt. Etna wine and the Greek theatre in Taormina
  • Visit of the village of Quattropani

Outstanding accommodation

  • 7 nights aboard the Royal Clipper
  • 4 nights in outstanding hotels:
    • 2 nights in Florence
    • 2 nights in Rome

Comfortable transportation

  • Round-trip airfare from Toronto with Lufthansa
  • Air gateways available across Canada

CANADIAN DOLLARS PER GUEST

CAT 6 / INSIDE

  • TWIN: $9,790
  • SINGLE: $11,890

 CAT 3 / OUTSIDE

  • TWIN:  $10,390
  • SINGLE: $12,840

CAT 2 / SUPERIOR

  • TWIN:  $10,590
  • SINGLE: $13,140
DELUXE
  • TWIN: $11,940
  • SINGLE: $17,640
OTHER CATEGORIES - ON REQUEST 

EARLY RESERVATION BONUS

Reserve your journey before February 28, 2019

AND SAVE UP TO 5%

ERB: SAVE 5%

Reserve one of our journeys prior to the early reservation date and pay 95% of the published fare at the time of your reservation by cheque or electronic bank transfer and we will deduct the remaining 5% off your journey’s fare.

ERB flex: SAVE 2%

Reserve one of our journeys prior to the early reservation date and pay 98% of the published fare at the time of your reservation by Visa, Mastercard or American Express and we will deduct the remaining 2% off your journey’s fare.

Should you not take advantage of the Early Reservation Bonus and decide to pay by cheque or electronic bank transfer at time of final payment, we will deduct $200 off your journey’s fare.

Please note: A deposit cheque and a post-dated final payment cheque are not considered payment in full. Final payment date is 120 days (or more, depending on the journey) prior to departure. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, unless noted otherwise.

All fares are for departure from Toronto. Other gateways available. These journey fares include the current known fuel surcharges. Additional charges may apply at final payment date. 

 

 

Travel Insurance 
Peace of Mind travel always involves the proper insurance coverage. We strongly recommend you have insurance coverage in place to protect you in the event of an unexpected incident. Here is a list of the plans we offer:

  • Cancellation / Interruption
  • Emergency Medical
  • Seniors Emergency Medical
  • Annual Medical Plan
  • All Inclusive Annual Plan
  • Baggage and Personal effects

Contact our office and speak with our friendly insurance experts.

Custom flight itineraries 
Do you want something different than our included air program? We are happy to help design a custom itinerary, just for you.

Pre Post overnights in Toronto 
We have a special agreement with our Toronto Airport hotel that includes 2 weeks of parking.

 

 

Journey Itinerary

Day 1

DEPART FOR FLORENCE, ITALY

Enjoy a private car ride to the airport. Guests departing from the Toronto airport are assisted with their check-in. Meet your Journey Manager and fellow travellers and board your flights to Florence, Italy.

Overnight flight

Day 2

FLORENCE

Upon arrival, we make our way to the city of Florence for the first of many mouth-watering Italian meals. After lunch, we check into our hotel, then the afternoon is yours to explore this enchanting city at your pace. In the evening, join us for a welcome dinner at our hotel. (L,D)

Hotel Cerretani Firenze MGallery, Florence (2 nights)

Day 3

FLORENCE

Following our ceremonial morning Italian coffee and cornetti (Italian croissants), we take a guided walking tour of Florence, known as the ‘Cradle of the Renaissance’. Admire the octagonal Baptistery of Saint John, its massive bronze doors covered in intricate bas-relief. Marvel at the imposing Florence Cathedral (Il Duomo) and its iconic dome, designed by Brunelleschi. See Giotto’s famous Bell Tower and spot Michelangelo's David in all his glory in the Galleria dell’Accademia. After lunch, enjoy some free time to meander through one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Why not indulge in a light sorbet or gelato sitting on the edge of a fountain? Or savour an authentic espresso while people-watching from one of the many café terraces? End the day with dinner at our hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 4

FLORENCE, SIENA & ROME

Today, we venture into the famed rolling hills of Tuscany, where lunch and wine-tasting await us at the Castello di Pugna. After lunch, the medieval city of Siena welcomes us with a guided tour of the historic centre. From the starting point of the main square, Piazza del Campo, every step will take you back through time as you stroll through the narrow streets. At the spectacular polychrome marbled cathedral, admire the medieval facades and arched shop fronts. Wrap up the day with a pleasant drive into Rome with dinner at our hotel. (B,L,D)

Voi Donna Camilla Savelli, Rome (2 nights)

Day 5

ROME

The morning, we walk past lines of tourists with a VIP entrance to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Appreciate the intricate details of Michelangelo’s world-renowned ceiling frescoes and his famous Giudizio Universale. Following lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy the afternoon to explore Rome at your leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 6

ROME & CIVITAVECCHIA

Our day begins with a visit of the beautiful medieval hilltop town of Castel Gandolfo where we enjoy a guided tour of the Villa Barberini with a stroll in the papal gardens. After lunch, we make our way to the port and board the majestic Royal Clipper, your home for the next seven days. All meals will be served onboard unless otherwise indicated. (B,L,D)

Royal Clipper (7 nights)

Day 7

PONZA & PALMAROLA

Welcome to mythical Ponza! Enjoy a day at your leisure to explore this magnificent island created from the remnants of an extinct volcano whose multicoloured rock formations reveal magical blue transparent waters. Its history dates back to the Phoenicians, but only after WWII did it gain its reputation as an ideal holiday destination. The beautiful scenery, warm climate and rich history combine to make this island a true paradise on earth. Late in the afternoon, we sail to the uninhabited island of Palmarola to relax on its peaceful and secluded beach. (B,L,D)

Day 8

SORRENTO & POMPEII

Crossing the bay of Naples, with Mount Vesuvius looming in the background, we will arrive in exquisite Sorrento. From here, we make our way to Pompeii to visit the archaeological remains of this famous city, buried by the ash and lava of Vesuvius in 79 AD. After our tour, we venture to a typical farm and taste the local produce during a delicious Neapolitan lunch. We then return to Sorrento for free time in the evening, basking in the subtle aroma of limoncello. (B,L,D)) 


Included excursion: Pompeii Tour

Day 9

AMALFI & RAVELLO

Stunning Amalfi welcomes you today, the centre of the coast of the same name, and one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world. Villages cling to the mountainside in a patchwork of multicoloured facades over the azure Mediterranean waters. Take a panoramic drive up the mountain from the Amalfi harbour to picturesque Ravello. Not only is the view amazing, but the architecture is unique and beautifully preserved over nine centuries. Enjoy lunch in Ravello before free time in Positano, yet another jewel in the Amalfi crown. (B,L,D))


Included excursion: Picturesque Ravello

Day 10

TAORMINA & MOUNT ETNA, SICILY

Today we disembark in Taormina and make our way towards Mount Etna to visit the Sylvester Craters - two side-by-side inactive craters located at an elevation of over 1,800 m. Next, a scenic drive along the Sicilian coast takes you to a typical Sicilian estate for lunch. Here, we indulge in Etna's varietals and learn to appreciate the volcanic soil's character in this deep red wine. We end the day in Taormina, where we tour the Greek theatre and take time for a spot of shopping. (B,L,D)) 

Included excursion: Mount Etna Discovery

Day 11

LIPARI

For our last excursion of the journey, we sail to Lipari and enjoy a culinary exploration as we make our way to the quaint village of Quattropani, which boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the translucent waters and green hills. We casually enjoy lunch along with wine-tasting at a unique vineyard, Tenuta di Castellaro. We end the afternoon with some free time on this historic and beautiful island. (B,L,D)) 

Included excursion: Quattropani Visit and Wine tasting

Day 12

DAY AT SEA 

(B,L,D)

Day 13

HOME

After disembarking at the port of Civitavecchia (near Rome) this morning, we bid “addio” to our new friends and make our way to the airport for our flights home. Enjoy our private car to your home. (B)

 

B : Breakfast L : Lunch D : Dinner

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Journey Highlights





The Royal Clipper

You might think she was an apparition from the grand age of sail, but Royal Clipper is as new as tomorrow, boasting state-of-the-art navigation systems and every comfort and luxury one could wish for. For connoisseurs of sail cruising, the 439-foot Royal Clipper offers the ultimate sea-going experience, balancing the grandeur, adventure and tradition of sailing with the superb service, amenities and accommodations of the finest modern yacht. Catering to only 227 pampered guests, she is the perfect size for discovering the world’s hidden treasures. Slumber in the bow net, climb the mast for the perfect view, swim and kayak off the aft deck, or relax in your elegantly appointed suite.

Pompeii

The excavated ruins of Pompeii are considered one of the finest representations of an Italian City at the height of the Roman Empire. Walking through the city, which was buried in ash from the devastating volcanic eruption in 79 A.D., we will gain great insight into what ancient life must have been like here. Time seems frozen as we observe the eerie plaster casts of numerous victims who are caught in their final moment of life. Now a World Heritage site, Pompeii is filled with Aristocratic villas, temples and a form which was the heart of the city.

Rome & the Vatican City

Enjoy a privileged experience as we walk past lines of tourists with a VIP entrance to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Discover the smallest sovereign state and take the time to appreciate the intricate details of Michelangelo’s world-renowned ceiling frescoes and his famous Giudizio Universale. Then, stroll through the historic sites and charming streets of Rome, one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

Florence, Cradle of the Renaissance

Florence is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. Featuring a rich artistic and architectural heritage, the historic centre of Florence has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been ranked as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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