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Livorno (Florence/Pisa)
Italy Intensive

Italy Intensive

05 Nov 2022
7 nights
Azamara Onward
Mediterranean
$500 FREE shore excursion credit to spend on-board | Includes flights and overseas transfers

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was £1883pp

£1039

pp

wt
210
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Mediterranean Tapestry

Mediterranean Tapestry

18 Sep 2022
21 nights
Seabourn Sojourn
Mediterranean
Includes flights and overseas transfers

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£8439

pp

wt
61
Seafarers Passage to Mediterranean Jewels

Seafarers Passage to Mediterranean Jewels

24 Sep 2023
28 nights
Seabourn Ovation
Europe
Sale Event | Book now with a low deposit! Includes a FREE two-category Veranda Suite upgrade. Includes Business Class flights and overseas transfers

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was £12499pp

£11999

pp

wt
55
Mediterranean Yacht Harbors

Mediterranean Yacht Harbors

28 Jul 2022
17 nights
Seabourn Sojourn
Mediterranean
Includes flights and overseas transfers | Combination cruise

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£6719

pp

wt
54
Italy Intensive

Italy Intensive

17 Jun 2023
11 nights
Azamara Onward
Europe
Ten ten | Book a Club Balcony Stateroom or above and receive $300 FREE to spend on-board per couple, FREE Premium Drinks Package and FREE Wi-Fi for one device | Includes flights and overseas transfers in Rome

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was £2964pp

£2739

pp

wt
50
Italy Intensive

Italy Intensive

22 Aug 2023
12 nights
Azamara Onward
Europe
Summer 2023 top choice | Book a Club Balcony Stateroom or above and receive $300 FREE to spend on-board per couple, FREE Premium Drinks Package and FREE Wi-Fi for one device | Incldues flights and overseas transfers in Rome

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was £3375pp

£3169

pp

wt
46
Civitavecchia to Barcelona

Civitavecchia to Barcelona

21 May 2023
9 nights
Silver Moon
Mediterranean
EXCLUSIVE OFFER | EXCLUSIVE $200 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Includes private door-to-door transfers, Business Class flights, overseas transfers and complimentary shore excursions

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was £6200pp

£5949

pp

wt
45
Western Mediterranean Gems II

Western Mediterranean Gems II

28 Jul 2022
10 nights
Seabourn Sojourn
Mediterranean
Includes flights and overseas transfers

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was £4499pp

£4119

pp

wt
42
Mediterranean Tapestry

Mediterranean Tapestry

17 Jul 2022
21 nights
Seabourn Sojourn
Europe
Includes flights and overseas transfers | Combination cruise

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£7479

pp

wt
33
Livorno (Florence/Pisa)
Italy Intensive

Italy Intensive

22 Apr 2023
7 nights
Azamara Onward
Europe
Book a Club Balcony Stateroom or above and receive $300 FREE to spend on-board per couple, FREE Premium Drinks Package and FREE Wi-Fi for one device | Includes direct flights and overseas transfers

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was £2074pp

£1749

pp

wt
30
Islands of the Med

Islands of the Med

21 Oct 2022
8 nights
Azamara Onward
Mediterranean
$500 FREE shore excursion credit to spend on-board | Includes direct flights and overseas transfers

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was £2009pp

£1859

pp

wt
28
Spanish Magic & Mediterranean Medley

Spanish Magic & Mediterranean Medley

08 Oct 2023
14 nights
Seabourn Ovation
Mediterranean
Combination cruise | Includes flights, overseas transfers and FREE unlimited internet*

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was £6999pp

£6719

pp

wt
27
Catania, Sicily
Tyrrhenian Treasures & Malta

Tyrrhenian Treasures & Malta

04 Oct 2023
10 nights
Seabourn Sojourn
Europe
Includes flights, overseas transfers and FREE unlimited internet*

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was £4499pp

£4319

pp

wt
26
Civitavecchia to Monte Carlo

Civitavecchia to Monte Carlo

01 Sep 2023
7 nights
Silver Nova
Europe
Includes private door-to-door transfers, Business Class flights, overseas transfers and complimentary shore excursions

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was £4500pp

£4319

pp

wt
24
Romance on the Riviera

Romance on the Riviera

27 May 2023
10 nights
Seabourn Sojourn
Mediterranean
Sale Event | Book now with a low deposit! Includes a FREE two-category Veranda Suite upgrade. Includes Business Class flights and overseas transfers

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was £4499pp

£4319

pp

wt
20
Maltese Magic & Spanish Isles

Maltese Magic & Spanish Isles

29 Sep 2022
17 nights
Seabourn Sojourn
Europe
Includes flights and overseas transfers | Combination cruise

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was £7499pp

£7199

pp

wt
20
Portofino
Discover Gems of the Mediterranean - Nice

Discover Gems of the Mediterranean - Nice

25 Apr 2023
25 nights
Emerald Azzurra
Europe
Incldues flights, overseas transfers and excursions | Incldues Super Early Bird savings of up to 25% - book and pay in full 12 months prior to travel to receive these prices

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was £12160pp

£10339

pp

wt
19
yacht cruise
Rome
French & Italian Rivieras with Corsica from Rome

French & Italian Rivieras with Corsica from Rome

08 Oct 2022
7 nights
Emerald Azzurra
Europe
FREE premium drinks package available for a limited time! Flights, overseas transfers, gratuities and excursions | EmeraldPLUS experience - city tour of Menton including a visit to the farmers market

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was £3520pp

£3449

pp

wt
17
yacht cruise
Riviera Romance & Tyrrhenian Treasures

Riviera Romance & Tyrrhenian Treasures

27 May 2023
20 nights
Seabourn Sojourn
Mediterranean
Sale event | Book now with a low deposit! Includes a FREE two-category Veranda Suite upgrade | Includes flights and overseas transfers

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was £7699pp

£7389

pp

wt
17
Western Mediterranean Gems I

Western Mediterranean Gems I

29 Sep 2022
10 nights
Seabourn Sojourn
Mediterranean
Includes flights and overseas transfers

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£4319

pp

wt
17
12

Porto Venere, Italy Port

Perched on the Gulf of Poets, the long enchanting harbour of Portovenere has been a haven for travellers throughout history, dating back all the way to the Romans, who first christened it Portus Veneris. Back then, it was simply a route through Gaul to Spain, but it’s been a scintillating retreat for centuries since, throughout the Byzantine, Lombard and Genovese empires.

In modernity, this picturesque village has been famously popular with writers such as Byron, Shelley and DH Lawerence, and it’s remarkably easy to see why. An iconic waterfront leads to a countless series of stone steps, and cobbled street, leading uphill to the township proper, which is an alluring blend of ornate terraced gardens and incomparable views.

Sightseeing in Portovenere

Church of San Pietro

Originally consecrated in 1198, one of the first things you’ll see approaching Portovenere are the towers of the Church of St. Peter looming majestically over the piazza Lazzaro Spallanzani. You’d be forgiven for mistaking this incredible monument for an island stronghold at first glance – the walls of the church merge with the sheer face of a rocky outcrop, giving them the appearance of imposing medieval battlements.

A huge wooden gate guards the interior, but that’s where the military comparison ends. The main hall of the church is beautifully adorned with archways and black and white stripes throughout, creating a unique décor that is unlike any other chapel in Italy. To stand beneath its giant timber beams is to be completely awestruck, making it a worthy excursion for any cruiser.

Grotta Arpaia

The natural landscape surrounding Portovenere is inspiring to look at, but it’s not just there to be observed. Plenty of island tours depart from Portovenere and explore the fantastic range of sea caves and hidden coves upon the coastline, some of which have been untouched by modern man. The Grotta Arpaia is just minutes away from the church of St. Peter, and was a favourite haunt of Lord Byron, who used to swim there every time he summered in Portovenere. During the afternoon, the bright light of the sunshine illuminates the waters of the cove, making it a transcendent experience should you decided to visit.

Palmaria Island

Palmaria is the largest island of the Liguria region, and is just a short ferry ride from the centre of Portovenere. The island is revered for its hiking trails, which have a multitude of scenic routes which pass through rock faces, mountain sides, and ancient buildings. Try visiting in the early morning in order to enjoy the panoramic views in complete serenity.

Shopping in Portovenere

Near the main marina, you can find a small market which sells the freshest local produce, as well as not a few curios for your delectation.

Eating out in Portovenere

Ristorante Della Baia has incomparable views over the seafront, but it’s the fresh seafood that will bring you back to lunch here time and time again. An elegant décor and exceptional service complement an exquisite menu of scintillating crab, shrimp and prawn dishes, making it a priority sport for foodies.

 

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