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Siracusa
Civitavecchia (Rome) To Athens (Piraeus)

Civitavecchia (Rome) To Athens (Piraeus)

15 Nov 2021
9 nights
Silver Shadow
Europe
EXCLUSIVE OFFER | EXCLUSIVE $300 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Includes Business Class flights and overseas transfers | Includes 20% early booking bonus - pay in full to receive these prices

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was £3800pp

£3099

pp

wt
111
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Seville
Lisbon To Civitavecchia (Rome)

Lisbon To Civitavecchia (Rome)

05 Nov 2021
10 nights
Silver Shadow
Europe
EXCLUSIVE OFFER | $300 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Includes 10% early booking bonus - book and pay in full to receive these prices | Includes Business Class flights and overseas transfers

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was £4100pp

£3749

pp

wt
50
Venice
Majesty Along the Amalfi Coast - Barcelona to Venice

Majesty Along the Amalfi Coast - Barcelona to Venice

08 May 2024
12 nights
Seven Seas Grandeur
Europe
BRAND NEW SHIP! NOW ONSALE | Includes flights, overseas transfers and FREE unlimited shore excursions. Book a Concierge Suite and receive a FREE one-night pre-cruise hotel stay. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive FREE Business Class flights

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was £7559pp

£7329

pp

wt
40
Venice
Venice to Civitavecchia (Rome)

Venice to Civitavecchia (Rome)

10 Oct 2022
9 nights
Silver Dawn
Europe
Includes private door-to-door transfers, Business Class flights, overseas transfers and complimentary shore excursions | Includes 10% early booking bonus - pay in full to receive these prices

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£5409

pp

wt
32
Dubrovnik
Venice to Civitavecchia

Venice to Civitavecchia

27 Apr 2022
12 nights
Silver Dawn
Europe
Includes private door-to-door transfers, Business Class flights, overseas transfers and complimentary shore excursions | Includes 10% early booking bonus - book and pay in full to receive these prices

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£6109

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wt
30
Rhodes
Civitavecchia to Piraeus (Athens)

Civitavecchia to Piraeus (Athens)

17 Apr 2023
11 nights
Silver Moon
Mediterranean
EXCLUSIVE OFFER | EXCLUSIVE $250 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Includes private door-to-door transfers, Business Class flights, overseas transfers and one FREE shore excursion per port per day

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was £4600pp

£4459

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wt
28
Corfu
Venice to Civitavecchia (Rome)

Venice to Civitavecchia (Rome)

29 Aug 2022
9 nights
Silver Dawn
Europe
Includes private door-to-door transfers, Business Class flights, overseas transfers and complimentary shore excursions | Includes 10% early booking bonus - pay in full to receive these prices

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was £5100pp

£4449

pp

wt
26
Lisbon
Southern Europe Icons-Lisbon to Rome

Southern Europe Icons-Lisbon to Rome

13 Oct 2022
11 nights
Riviera
Mediterranean
Luxury for less | Includes flights | FREE Wi-Fi for all bookings | PLUS choose from: 6 FREE shore excursions* | FREE drinks package* | $600 FREE to spend on-board*

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£3469

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wt
22
Venice
Venice To Civitavecchia

Venice To Civitavecchia

11 Apr 2022
11 nights
Silver Moon
Mediterranean
Includes private door-to-door transfers, overseas transfers and complimentary shore excursions | Includes 10% early booking bonus - pay in full to receive these prices

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£5409

pp

wt
21
Venice
Venice to Civitavecchia (Rome)

Venice to Civitavecchia (Rome)

21 Jul 2022
14 nights
Silver Dawn
Mediterranean
Includes private door-to-door transfers, Business Class flights, overseas transfers and complimentary shore excursions | Includes 10% early booking bonus - pay in full to receive these prices

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was £7200pp

£6279

pp

wt
19
Venice
Iconic Italy, Spain and Along the Amalfi Coast

Iconic Italy, Spain and Along the Amalfi Coast

01 May 2024
19 nights
Seven Seas Grandeur
Mediterranean
BRAND NEW SHIP! NOW ON SALE | Combination sailing | Includes flights, overseas transfers and FREE unlimited shore excursions. Book a Concierge Suite and receive a FREE one-night pre-cruise hotel stay. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive FREE Business Class flights

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was £11819pp

£11459

pp

wt
13
Dubrovnik
Civitavecchia to Venice

Civitavecchia to Venice

29 Oct 2023
11 nights
Silver Moon
Europe
Includes private door-to-door transfers, Business Class flights, overseas transfers and one FREE shore excursion per port per day

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was £4800pp

£4649

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wt
12
Valletta
Sicily & the Gulf of Naples from Civitavechhia

Sicily & the Gulf of Naples from Civitavechhia

01 Nov 2022
10 nights
Emerald Azzurra
Europe
Flights, overseas transfers, gratuities and excursions | EmeraldPLUS experience - walking tour of Naples with stop at 19th-century coffee house for coffee and cake <br> Includes Super Earlybird savings of up to 30% - book and pay in full to receive these prices

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was £4639pp

£4129

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wt
12
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Sorrento
Civitavecchia (Rome) To Athens (Piraeus)

Civitavecchia (Rome) To Athens (Piraeus)

14 Apr 2022
11 nights
Silver Spirit
Europe
EXCLUSIVE OFFER | EXCLUSIVE $250 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Salve 20% | Includes private door-to-door transfers, Business Class flights, overseas transfers and complimentary shore excursions | Includes 20% early booking bonus - pay in full to receive these prices

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was £5900pp

£4569

pp

wt
9
Venice
Along the Amalfi Coast with Crossroads & Ionian Grandeur

Along the Amalfi Coast with Crossroads & Ionian Grandeur

08 May 2024
22 nights
Seven Seas Grandeur
Mediterranean
BRAND NEW SHIP! NOW ON SALE | Combination sailing | Includes flights, overseas transfers and FREE unlimited shore excursions. Book a Concierge Suite and receive a FREE one-night pre-cruise hotel stay. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive FREE Business Class flights

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was £13879pp

£13449

pp

wt
5
Dubrovnik
Venice to Barcelona

Venice to Barcelona

10 Oct 2022
16 nights
Silver Dawn
Europe
Combination cruise - save up to 20%! | Includes private door-to-door transfers, Business Class flights, overseas transfers and complimentary shore excursions | Includes 10% early booking bonus - book and pay in full to receive these prices

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£7679

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4
Palermo
Sicily & the Gulf of Naples from Civitavecchia

Sicily & the Gulf of Naples from Civitavecchia

15 Mar 2023
10 nights
Emerald Azzurra
Europe
Flights, overseas transfers, gratuities and excursions | EmeraldPLUS experience - walking tour of Naples with stop at 19th-century coffee house for coffee and cake <br> Includes Super Earlybird savings of up to 30% - book and pay in full to receive these prices

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was £4799pp

£4249

pp

wt
4
yacht cruise
Valletta
Sicily & the Gulf of Naples from Civitavechhia

Sicily & the Gulf of Naples from Civitavechhia

22 Oct 2022
10 nights
Emerald Azzurra
Europe
Flights, overseas transfers, gratuities and excursions | EmeraldPLUS experience - walking tour of Naples with stop at 19th-century coffee house for coffee and cake <br> Includes Super Earlybird savings of up to 30% - book and pay in full to receive these prices

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£4129

pp

wt
3
yacht cruise
Trapani
Sicily & the Gulf of Naples from Civitavechhia

Sicily & the Gulf of Naples from Civitavechhia

11 Nov 2022
10 nights
Emerald Azzurra
Europe
Flights, overseas transfers, gratuities and excursions | EmeraldPLUS experience - walking tour of Naples with stop at 19th-century coffee house for coffee and cake <br> Includes Super Earlybird savings of up to 30% - book and pay in full to receive these prices

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£4769

pp

wt
3
yacht cruise
Trapani
Sicily & the Gulf of Naples from Civitavecchia

Sicily & the Gulf of Naples from Civitavecchia

25 Mar 2023
10 nights
Emerald Azzurra
Europe
Flights, overseas transfers, gratuities and excursions | EmeraldPLUS experience - walking tour of Naples with stop at 19th-century coffee house for coffee and cake <br> Includes Super Earlybird savings of up to 30% - book and pay in full to receive these prices

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was £4799pp

£4249

pp

wt
3
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Palermo, Sicily

The capital of the main island of Sicily, Palermo is a gem within the pantheon of European history. Even standing against the impressive culture hubs in the Mediterranean and wider Europe, this city has weathered thousands of years of conflict, cultural change and disasters, yet many of its finest buildings and gardens are still at the heart of the city, begging to be explored.

The tumultuous history of the region means that the architecture of the city has a style all of its own, a unique fusion between medieval Normandy, the opulence of the Arab states, and Italian classicism. The town centre is an enchanting network of these buildings, the result of this truly cosmopolitan city becoming a haven for artists and architects from all over the globe for centuries.

 

Sightseeing in Palermo

La Martorana

The beautiful façade of the La Martorana belies an utterly unique interior, the result, surprisingly, of a group of destructive nuns. In the year 1433, the church had its Greek mosaics shattered by this group of marauding women of the cloth, and was partly replaced by baroque ormentation, featuring images of saints and gold inlays that still shine to this day. This makes it an incredible site in which to get a true grasp of Palermo’s multicultural past. Although the aesthetic is a criss-cross of Greek pillars and Christian imagery, you’re still bound to be awestruck by the sheer grandeur design of the church vault.

Catacombe dei Cappucini

These catacombs are a spectacular attraction, even if they are little bit morbid. For a truly gothic atmosphere, you can head to the Capuchin Monastery, where a centuries-old interior stairway leads you to the unique halls of the catacombs themselves. In 1599, the monks mummified one of their recently dead brothers, Silvestrio of Gubbio, and placed him in the catacombs. From there, it became a tradition within the sect, and has enraptured travellers ever since. For a spine-tingling adventure into history, make sure to take the full tour, where you can get to see perfectly embalmed 1920’s aristocrats and even the remains of monks from the 18th Century.

Museo Diocesianio

 

The Museo Diocesiano offers a rather different experience than your typical art gallery. The rarities on display here share a unique relationship - all of them were damaged within the city’s sprawl of cathedrals and churches during the Second World War. As a result, there are fragments of Greek mosaics, marble pillars and 17th century paintings to explore, all within the basement and ground floor galleries. Your cultural delve doesn’t end there however - the work of Pietro Novelli is proudly displayed in all its glory, with restored pieces dating back centuries for your appraisal.

Shopping in Palermo

Casa Merlo is abundant with exquisite and authentic Sicilian ceramics and pottery, so much so they are revered abroad for their work. The store itself is a perfect place to while away the afternoon. For a more spirited shopping experience, make sure to head to the Mercato di Ballaro, where fresh produce and the vibrancy of the townspeople make for an impressive display.

Eating Out in Palermo

As to be expected from an island which is abundant with fresh produce, Palermo has more than its fair share of places to get a true taste of Italian cuisine. Antica Focacceria di San Francesco is a Sicilian institution which has been at the heart of the Palermo community since 1834. Make sure to enjoy the Cannoli and wine recommended by the familial, experienced waiting staff.

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