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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Italy Intensive Voyage

Explore the stunning coast of Italy and the beautiful islands of Elba and Sardinia on this luxury cruise, with optional excursions visiting the medieval treasures of Florence and Pisa and an included AzAmazing evening event in Livorno

Cruise Only
7 nights

Luxury Holiday
  • Santa Margherita
  • Portovenere
  • Florence

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Trace the coast of the Italian Riviera on this luxury cruise with visits to medieval towns, colourful hilltop villages and magnificent islands.

In Santa Margherita, explore its stunning castle, built in 1550, stroll the scenic city square lined with colorful palaces, or venture to nearby Portofino, the playground of the rich and famous. Portovenere's brightly-coloured houses hug the harbour below the spectacular Castello Doria, and a trip up the hill rewards with panoramic views of the Gothic-era San Pietro Church, rugged cliffs, and scenic harbour.

With an overnight in Livorno, you’ll be at the gateway to Florence’s classics and Pisa’s famous leaning tower. In Portoferraio, on Elba, visit Napoleon’s villas and perhaps take a cable car climb to the top of scenic Mount Capanne. In Olbia, or “happy town,” must-sees include the medieval San Simplicio basilica and the Museo Archeologico di Olbia which houses with artefacts from Roman warships and exhibits dating to the 8th century BC.

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Italy Intensive Voyage Itinerary

Day 1 - Nice (France)

Embark ship in Nice.

Day 2 - Santa Margherita (Italy)

Admire the awe-inspiring scenery as you stroll through Santa Margherita, with its 16th-century castle and main city square lined with colourful palaces. Perhaps join the optional excursion to the seaside town of Rapallo accompanied by a connoisseur of Ligurian cuisine or enjoy a kayaking trip along the Italian Riviera.

Day 3 - Portovenere

Portovenere's colourful buildings cling to the cliffside in a dramatic setting. Optional excursions include a pesto-making lesson, wine tasting in Cinque Terre and a guided hike on Palmaria Island.

Day 4-5 - Livorno

From Livorno perhaps take the opportunity to visit Florence, renowned for its Renaissance architecture. See Michelangelo's magnificent David, and the Uffizi Gallery. Alternatively, head to Pisa, home to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Or join the optional excursion into the Tuscan countryside for a delicious wine and tomato tasting experience. There is an included AzAmazing Evening event in Livorno - an operatic performance by sensational sopranos in the Goldoni Theatre.

Day 6 - Portoferraio (Elba)

Learn all about the history of Elba and how Napoleon was exiled here for ten years. Why not climb to the top of Medici Fortress or ride a cable car to the peak of Mount Capanne. There is the chance to join a cooking class to learn how to produce delicious local cuisine or visit the home of a family who have lived on the island for generations.

Day 7 - Olbia (Sardinia)

Olbia's long history dates back to the 8th century BC. Optional excursions include wine tasting at a celebrated winery followed by a visit to charming Porto Cervo, or a trip around the island on a thrilling 4x4 adventure.

Day 8 - Civitavecchia (Italy)

Disembark ship in Civitavecchia.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full-board cruise
  • Complimentary AzAmazing Evening event
  • Complimentary selected spirits, beers and wine throughout
  • Complimentary bottled water, soft drinks, speciality coffees and teas
  • Shuttle service to and from ports
  • Butler service for suite guests

Price Does Not Include

  • Flights and overseas transfers - please contact us for a quote
  • Shore excursions

Cruise Extensions

  • Paris Extension Extend your holiday with a 3-night pre-cruise stay in Paris. Enjoy a full day tour of the city, visit Monet's house and gardens at Giverny and explore the opulent Palace of Versailles. Please contact us for details
  • Taste of Provence Extension Extend your holiday with a 4-night pre-cruise stay in Aix-en-Provence at the 5* Le Pigonnet. Enjoy a cooking class and lunch at the home of a local chef and visit local wineries, a goat cheese maker, a chocolatier and organic vegetable gardens. Please contact us for details
  • Nice Extension Extend your holiday with a 3-night pre-cruise stay in Nice. Enjoy a half-day tour of Nice and take a guided tour of the spectacular Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Please contact us for details
  • Milan and Lake Como Extension Extend your holiday with a 3-night post-cruise stay in Milan and Lake Como. Join a guided walking tour of Lake Como to sample local treats and take a boat trip across Lake Como. Please contact us for details
  • Rome Extension Extend your holiday with a 2 or 3-night post-cruise stay in Rome. Tour the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica on a tour of the city. Please contact us for details
Map for Italy Intensive Voyage