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Italy and Croatia are alive with spectacular architecture, from the canal-lined streets of Venice to the winding maze of Neapolitan alleyways. Witness the Greek influences of the southern Italian port city of Crotone. Peruse the medieval walls of Dubrovnik on an immersive exploration.

  • Airfare to Venice and return from Rome
  • 7 nights yacht cruise aboard Emerald Sakara
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • 20 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director
  • Private concert inside the Dubrovnik theatre
  • Guided hike in Sorrento
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Book by Sep 30: FREE Airfare* and save $700 per couple! (price reflects discount)
August 23, 2024 Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Halifax
Oceanview $6849  $6499
Balcony $9159   $8809
Taxes & Fees $980

New Booking – Full payment is due at booking
*Total ticket cost, including taxes, not to exceed $1,250 per person. Surcharges might apply


Day 1 Sat, 24 Aug Venice, Italy (D)
Your luxurious yacht cruise begins in Venice, where you’ll be transferred to your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht and embark on your discovery of Italy.

Please book your flight to arrive into Venice prior to 01:00 PM.

Day 2 Sun, 25 Aug Vis Island, Croatia (B,L,D)
Visit one of the most fascinating islands of Croatia. Least inhabited of all the Dalmatian islands, Vis has a strong cultural heritage and offers many attractions. The island also boasts some of the nicest beaches in the Mediterranean.

Day 3 Mon, 26 Aug Dubrovnik, Croatia (B,L,D)
Unmistakable terracotta buildings welcome you to Dubrovnik. Once described as ‘paradise on earth’, the city’s Old Town has centuries of history ingrained into its walls. It’s home to an array of churches, museums, and galleries, including the 7th century Cathedral of the Assumption.

Private concert inside the Dubrovnik theatre

Salt works and oysters (extra expense)

Day 4 Tue, 27 Aug Otranto, Italy (B,L,D)
Regarded as ‘the far east of Italy’, Otranto gazes out on to the Adriatic Sea and was historically a key port for trade and conquest during Roman times. Today, you will find a picturesque town of fortifications, mouth-watering seafood restaurants and a pleasant beach.

Guided tour of Lecce (extra expense)

Day 5 Wed, 28 Aug Gallipoli, Italy (B,L,D)
Gallipoli is a charming little town on the Salento Peninsula surrounded by water and accessible only by sea or via a 16th century bridge. Its historic heart sits on a small island that juts out into the Ionian Sea.

Included Excursion
Walking tour of Gallipoli

Day 6 Thu, 29 Aug Giardini Naxos (B,L,D)
Giardini Naxos is a gorgeous beach resort, with a resplendent horseshoe-shaped bay and a seafront lined with bars and restaurants.

Included Excursion
Walking tour of Taormina

The Godfather tour (extra expense)

Day 7 Fri, 30 Aug Sorrento, Italy (B,L,D)
A quaint resort credited with inspiring the works of Charles Dickens and Leo Tolstoy, Sorrento provides a romantic introduction to the Amalfi Coast. The historic town has spectacular views over the Bay of Naples, and its maze of cobbled streets is punctuated with cosy cafés.

Included Excursion
Guided walking tour of Sorrento

Guided hike in Sorrento

Guided tour of Pompei (extra expense)

Day 8 Sat, 31 Aug Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy (B)
Your time aboard your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht comes to an end in Civitavecchia. After bidding farewell to the crew and your fellow guests, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

Please book your flight to depart out of Rome after 12:00 PM.

The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Emerald Cruises cannot guarantee the cruise will operated unaltered from the itinerary states above.



Flexible Booking Plan
Our Flexible Booking Plan has been introduced for complete peace of mind. We understand you may need to adjust your plans, so we’re offering the flexibility to change your travel arrangements or re-book for a more suitable time if needed.
Our Flexible Booking Plan allows you to defer your booking to an alternative date, or cancel your journey, up to 90 days prior to departure, less third-party fees. We will provide you with a Future Travel Credit to use on an alternate tour/cruise, which is valid for 24 months.
This plan is available to purchase for a wide range of destinations* for departures in 2022 and onwards.
*Excludes Russia Cruises. 
River Cruising Yacht Cruising
$125 $200
Terms and conditions:
  • Should you choose to defer or cancel your booking, the total monies paid to us (less third-party fees) will be applied as a Future Travel Credit which is valid for 24 months for you to use on an alternate tour/cruise.
  • If you do not re-book within 24 months, your FTC it will be forfeited.
  • Non-refundable. Non commissionable.
  • Excludes Russia cruising.
  • Not available to guests using COVID Future Travel Credits
Platinum Protection Plan

The Platinum Protection Plan (“PPP”) is available for new river and ocean cruising bookings for travel after 1 January 2022 for Scenic and Emerald Cruises (“Eligible Booking”). By adding this plan, you are covered if you unable to travel due to health reasons, or your travel plans are impacted by COVID-19, up to 31 days prior to departure with a 100% refund (less airline cancellation fees and PPP cost), or a 70% refund between 15 and 30 days prior to departure (less PPP cost). The PPP must be purchased together with the Eligible Booking at time such booking is made and may not be added at a later date. The PPP is provided at a cost of $395 per person per river cruise, $495 per person per cruise on Emerald Cruises yacht cruising and $595 per person per cruise on Scenic Eclipse voyages (“PPP Fee”).

The PPP is not available on Oberammergau, Amazon and Galapagos cruises or land tours and the PPP is also not available to new bookings using a Future Travel Credit.

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287