Shores of the Adriatic and Italy

Shores of the Adriatic and Italy

From AUD $5,060

Description

Discover a new PONANT itinerary of must-see towns and sites along the Croatian, Italian and Sicilian coasts. Step aboard Le Lyrial for an unforgettable 8-day cruise from the Adriatic to the Tyrrhenian Sea.

From Venice, the Serenissima, your ship will first sail to the picturesque islands of Brac and Lopud in the Dalmatian archipelago, before calling at Otranto, a town located in the magnificent Puglia region.

Then you will head to Sicily. In a setting of vegetation and colourful tropical flowers, of bougainvilleas and oleanders, in the shadow of the snow-topped peak of Mount Etna, Taormina casts a spell over all its visitors. Don’t miss the visit of its famed ancient Greek theatre, where the quality of the acoustics is exceptional.

Lipari is the capital of the Aeolian volcanic archipelago and is particularly known for its many natural and architectural gems. Not far from there, the active Stromboli volcano, whose crater regularly erupts with lava flows, offers amazing sights.

Finally, you will visit Amalfi and its coast, which are magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Perched between sky and sea, Amalfi and the little villages hidden nearby present amazing landscapes.

Trip Name
Shores of the Adriatic and Italy
Days
8
Overview
Vessel Type: Luxury Small Ship Length: 142 metres Passenger Capacity: 224 Launched: 2015 A sleek silhouette, a welcoming intimate atmosphere, discover aboard this new ship the philosophy that has made our sisterships such a success: the spirit of Yacht Cruises. Sailing under the French flag, this magnificent yacht of only 122 staterooms and Suites, with balconies, will join our fleet in April 2015. You will be enchanted by the contemporary decor inspired by the our destinations and the blue light of the Vega star in the Lyra constellation. The result is a subtle variation around a palette of blues, ranging from the  luminous delicate grey-blue of the Polar ice to splashes of the vivid turquoise blue found in  Mediterranean coves A refined ambiance is enhanced by the quality of the workmanship and materials: white Corian counters in the lobby contrast with the warmth of leather to recall a boat’s hull, while the central sculpture of enamelled pieces takes its inspiration from the sea. In the loungebar, the carpet picks up a tennis stripe theme symbolising a certain idea of cruising, one synonymous with French elegance and a chic seaside spirit.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 VENICE
Proud and eternal, Venice has reigned on its lagoon ever since the 6th century. You may think you know this city before even setting foot here. You will inevitably fall in love with the charm of the innumerable treasures of the Serenissima: Saint Mark’s square, the basilica, Doges palace, the Grand Canal and the gondolas. Yet, secret Venice is also waiting for you to explore its little interlacing streets and canals, to ramble through its squares and to push open the doors of its churches. The city’s extraordinary heritage shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a glass of Spritz and a few tramezzini.
Day 2 - Day 2 BOL
Bol is a destination in the Dalmatian archipelago, best kept secret. This picturesque village is located on the southern coast of Brac Island. Its traditional architecture has unbelievable charm: little houses with white facades and red tiled roofs provide the perfect setting for laid-back meanders. Beyond the port, the waterfront promenade leads onto the beaches which are shaded by pines and cypresses. The most famous of them is Zlatni Rat, “the golden horn”. From the belvedere on Vidova Gora mountain, you can see its unusual contours and get an eyeful of the other Adriatic islands.
Day 3 - Day 3 LOPUD ISLAND
An intimate destination among the Elaphiti islands, the harbour village of Lopud will win your heart with its picturesque waterfront. In the higher areas, is the Sutvra belvedere where you can visit the ruins of a Spanish fort. Here, you can gaze at amazing views of the hillsides and coastline. Below, on an isolated promontory, stands the Franciscan monastery. The monastery nestles among maritime pines and cypresses announcing Šunj beach. This cove is famous for its fine sand and translucent waters. You won’t be able to resist taking a dip on your walk on the coastal paths.
Day 4 - Day 4 OTRANTO
Located in the Apulia region,Otrante is the easternmost transalpine town. Behind its medieval ramparts, you will taste the sweetlife of Salento, the “heel on Italy’s boot”. Inhabited since Antiquity, Otrante has today become a very pleasant seaside town. Yet its history is still visible as you meander through the little streets of its old centre. With its magnificent 12th century ornamental mosaic tiling, the Cathedral is one of its most beautiful treasures. During a stroll along the ramparts, you can sit and relax at a café terrace.
Day 5 - Day 5 TAORMINA, SICILY
Located on Sicily’s eastern coast, in the province of Messina, the seaside town of Taormina is Sicily’s Saint-Tropez, boasting heritage sites, secluded beaches and luxury shopping. You can visit its medieval centre, suspended 300 metres above sea level, where terraces offer a spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea. Another vestige from its past are the ruins of the Greco-Roman theatre. This extremely well-preserved site attracts visitors who are fascinated by the natural beauty of the area which overlooks a turquoise bay.
Day 6 - Day 6 LIPARI, AEOLIAN ISLANDS
Of the seven Aeolian islands, this is the largest and the most populated. Lying off the north coast of Sicily, in the Tyrrhenian sea, Lipari is one of UNESCO’s marvellous World Heritage sites. Its lava stone quarries and obsidian flow of Rocce Rosse are indications of its volcanic nature. The town, the largest urban area in the whole archipelago, proudly houses its citadel and its castle, both rooted in Antiquity. If you head further into the centre, you’ll be surprised to come across a Norman cathedral, complete with a magnificent baroque façade.
Day 7 - Day 7 AMALFI
The little town of Campania gives its name to the region containing the magnificent, UNESCO World Heritage listed, Amalfi coast. And for good reason. Located at the foot of Mount Cerreto, against a rock face of a gorge that opens onto the sea, Amalfi’s absolutely splendid natural scenery alone is enough to feast your eyes on before making for the medieval streets to explore some of its history. The mix of cultural influences from the Mediterranean Rim is omnipresent here. Don’t miss the dome of Saint André the Apostle and its beautiful cloister, before sipping a delicious lemon juice made from locally grown lemons at a terrace bar.
Day 8 - Day 8 CIVITAVECCHIA (ROME)
Built on an Etruscan site, between the Tyrrhenian sea and the Monti della Tolfa, Civitavecchia respires the dolce vita. This very modern and easy going town combines art and history with panache. You can also visit superb historical sites like Fort Michelangelo or the Cathedral of Saint Francis of Assisi. Just 80 kilometres from Rome, the town is a beautiful first step to the Italian capital.
Day 9 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
31-07-202007-08-2020AUD $5,060Superior Stateroom
31-07-202007-08-2020AUD $5,510DeLuxe Stateroom
31-07-202007-08-2020AUD $21,570Owner’s Suite
31-07-202007-08-2020AUD $6,230Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
31-07-202007-08-2020AUD $6,580Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
31-07-202007-08-2020AUD $6,940Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
31-07-202007-08-2020AUD $9,920Deluxe Suite
31-07-202007-08-2020AUD $13,710Prestige Suite - Deck 5
31-07-202007-08-2020AUD $14,410Privilege Suite
31-07-202007-08-2020AUD $16,660Grand Deluxe Suite
31-07-202007-08-2020AUD $21,350Grand Privilege Suite

Inclusions

    • The magician Alain Choquette will be on board.
    • A kid-friendly, family cruise, with specific entertainment.
    • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Venice and its Lagoon (embarkation port), the Aeolian Islands, the Amalfi Coast.
    • From Otrante, the possibility of visiting Lecce, “the Florence of southern Italy”.
    • The marvellous Greek theatre of Taormina, overlooking the waves.
    • The possibility of visiting Venice and Rome, before and after your cruise.

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