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Live one of the below 28 unique cultural experiences in Italy for 2022 or 2023. Visit villages and experience local cuisine with a local English speaking guide on your own private tour or small group guided tour. Venice, Civitavecchia, Portoferraio, Portofino, and Sorrento have particularly rich cultures and can be visited on trips that include activities like village visits, small ship cruises, archaeological site visits, small ship sailing, and wine tasting and cost from $1,250 for experiences of 7 to 12 days. Tell us about your ideal cultural trip to Italy and our Italy experts will help you plan every detail of your next trip.
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Scenic view of Dubrovnik
$15,270
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Mediterranean Gems: From Dubrovnik to Naples

Dubrovnik to Naples - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Explore Gerace
  • Tour the Amalfi Coast
  • Visit Pompeii
  • Explore Dubrovnik
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Sailing Schooner, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Marvel at ornate cathedrals and remarkable baroque buildings, explore great sites of antiquity—from renowned Pompeii to the less-visited Greek temples of Paestum—and meander through unspoiled clifftop towns, soaking up breathtaking views. Plus, with a little luck witness the orange glow …
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Naples at Sunset, Italy
$16,950
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Corsica & Sardinia

12 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Discover Cagliari
  • Visit Nuraghe Losa
  • Enjoy the medieval city of Alghero
  • Admire Bonifacio's unique views
Starts/ Ends in:
Naples / Naples
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 11-night voyage is dedicated to the exploration of two fiercely independent islands–Sardinia and Corsica. These islands share many historic elements through millennia of empires and civilizations, but still, maintain their identities and independent attitudes from their governing nations …
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Sicilian landscape in the early evening
$1,850
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Amalfi & Sicily

Civitavecchia Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Clipper
  • Gaze upon the Sistine Chapel
  • Snorkel at Palmarola
  • Visit historical Pompeii
  • Wander through the grand Duomo
Starts/ Ends in:
Civitavecchia / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Idyllic islands, charming cobbled villages, spectacular scenery, intriguing history... capture the heart of the Mediterranean in a single cruise voyage. Each small harbor is especially suited for small ship exploration. Enjoy the best of the region — from the ancient ruins of Rome and …
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Relax by the sea near colorful Nice
$3,985
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French & Italian Rivieras with Corsica

8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Visit Bonifacio and Calvi, Corsica
  • Explore Porto Ercole's architecture
  • Relax on the shores of Portoferraio
  • Explore France's Côte d'Azur
Starts/ Ends in:
Civitavecchia / Nice
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Emerald Azzura to start your 8-day adventure in Rome's port of Civitavecchia before cruising north to Port Ercole which is perched on the coast of Tuscany, and on to the towns of Bonifacio and Calvi on the northern tip of Corsica. Including stops along the Italian and French rivieras …
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Cruise the Mediterranean aboard the Royal Clipper
$890
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Croatia & Slovenia

Venice Roundtrip - 4 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Ride in a gondola in Venice
  • Visit the town of Rovinj
  • Explore Slovenia's hidden gems
  • View the domes of San Marco
Starts/ Ends in:
Venice / Venice
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Royal Clipper on this 4-day cruise visiting Croatia and Slovenia. Embark in Venice, Italy before making your way to Croatia. Stop in Rovinj which is dominated by the Baroque three-nave church of St. Euphemia. Next visit Piran in Slovenia, which boasts some of the country's finest …
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Explore the colorful city of Valletta
$5,285
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Sicily & the Gulf of Naples

11 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Discover Rome
  • Explore Sorrento
  • Admire the Capella Palatina
  • Visit La Valletta, Malta
Starts/ Ends in:
Civitavecchia / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the Western Mediterranean during this unique 11-day cruise aboard the Emerald Azzurra. Explore Sorrento, located on Italy’s southern coast, for a sun-kissed introduction to an itinerary celebrating Sicily. Enjoy Palermo, Trapani, Porto Empedocle, plus a stop-off in Malta's …
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Beautiful Amalfi Coast
$3,965
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Highlights of Southern Italy

8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Visit the town of Sorrento
  • Explore Apollo’s temple in Crotone
  • Wander the Church of the Purgatory
  • Explore Italy's beautiful coast
Starts/ Ends in:
Civitavecchia / Dubrovnik
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Italy’s breathtaking southern coasts with visits to the picturesque lemon-growing town of Sorrento, and navigate the Tyrrhenian Sea to Amalfi. Cruise onwards to the Sicilian town of Giardini Naxos, the port city of Crotone, Otranto in Italy’s Apulia region and Monopoli on the …
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Korcula Island
$4,190
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The Best of Croatia

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Explore the medieval town of Split
  • Tour Dubrovnik
  • Visit Pula's ancient amphitheater
  • Wander the streets of Rovinj
Starts/ Ends in:
Venice / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Venice, set sail for Croatia and its many hidden treasures on this 8-day voyage. Le Lyrial slips effortlessly through the turquoise Adriatic Sea, wending her way between necklaces of islands dotted here and there off the Dalmatian Coast. There are cities that thrive on their legend – and …
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La Bella Vita
$4,290
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Venice and Mantua Cruise

7 Day Itinerary aboard La Bella Vita
  • Tour of historic Venice
  • Cruise on the Canal of the Orphans
  • Tour of Chioggia
  • Enjoy dinner at Villa Ca'Zen
Activities:
Barge Cruising, Biking, Local Market, River Cruise, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the magical and historical heritage that Italy posses by boarding to La Bella Vita for this 7-day cruise. Travel by Venice's famous monuments and visit the Naval Museum that houses important vessels such as ceremonial barges and warships. Visit Chioggia and enjoy touring the colorful …
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Relax by the sea near colorful Nice
$3,600
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From the French Riviera to Italian Shores

7 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Explore colorful Nice, France
  • Wander charming Italian villages
  • See where Napoleon was exiled
  • See historic Civitavecchia
Starts/ Ends in:
Nice / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the Mediterranean's sun-drenched beaches on this 7-day journey from the French Riviera to the Italian Riviera onboard the luxury Le Lyrial. Begin your journey in Nice, a jewel of the French Riviera renowned for its beaches and laid-back atmosphere. Sail to Calvi, Corsica, and explore …
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Stop in beautiful Malta
$4,190
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The Charm of Italian Shores

Civitavecchia - Valletta - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Cruise the Italian coast
  • Discover Amalfi Coast
  • Visit Sicily
  • Sail by Stromboli volcano
Starts/ Ends in:
Civitavecchia / Valletta
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover Italy's treasures by taking a cruise along its coast. The first stop on your journey from Civitavecchia is Sorrento. Byron, Tolstoy, Dickens, and Goethe were all enchanted by the town's calm way of life and lovely environment, which clings to the cliffs overlooking the Bay of …
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Portovenere, Italy
$4,280
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Tuscan Shores and Dolce Vita

Nice - Livorno - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Sail along the Cinque Terre
  • Visit Portofino
  • Explore Porto Santo Stefano
  • Walk by The Château hill
Starts/ Ends in:
Nice / Porto Santo Sefano
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy a glimpse into La Dolce Vita on this 8-day journey along Italy's beautiful coastlines. Sail down Italy's south coast, visit a charming tiny town known for its Duomo, and discover a city known for its Renaissance-era defenses. After a long travel, you'll arrive at Livorno full of …
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Beautiful beach at Cannes, France
$890
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Rome to Cannes

4 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Sail into Bonifacio's harbor
  • Discover Corsica's landscapes
  • Marvel at the town of Bonifacio
Starts/ Ends in:
Civitavecchia / Cannes
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Sailing, Snorkeling, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on your 4-day journey from Rome to Cannes, in Civitavecchia, the port city of Rome. Sail to Bonifacio, Corsica, a bustling port town in a protected harbor with excellent seafood restaurants and a modern marina. Leave the cliffs of Bonifacio and visit Calvi. Finally disembark in Cannes, the …
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The clifftop town of Bonifacio, Corsica
$1,850
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Cannes to Rome

8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Clipper
  • Explore Napoleon's birthplace
  • Sail into Bonifacio's harbor
  • Visit Monaco, full of allure
  • Discover Corsica's landscapes
Starts/ Ends in:
Cannes / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on your 8-day journey from Cannes to Rome. From Cannes, sail to Monaco where you can experience true luxury.Spend time exploring the cliffs ofBonifacio and the beaches in East Corsica. Enjoy the mountainous landscape and tour Napoleon's birthplace of Ajaccio. Set sail for Portoferraio in …
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The sunny coast of Sardinia
$1,850
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Ligurian Sea

Cannes Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Clipper
  • Tour a vineyard in Portoferraio
  • Visit Monaco, full of allure
  • Discover medieval Alghero
  • View Corsica's landscapes
Starts/ Ends in:
Cannes / Cannes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the luxury tall ship Star Clipper on this special cruise which showcases the history, culture, and art of the western Mediterranean. Start in Cannes with its powdery golden sand and shallow crystal-clear blue water which deepens gradually. Admire the ancient citadel town of Bonifacio,perched …
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Golden hour in Venice's famed Piazza San Marco
$2,767
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From Renaissance-infused Mantua to the Canals of Venice

7 Day Itinerary aboard MS Michelangelo
  • Discover Emilia-Romagna
  • Enjoy tasting authentic Parmesan
  • Explore the romantic Verona
  • Admire Vicenza's architecture
Starts/ Ends in:
Venice / Venice
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Mantua to Venice, enjoy a unique cruise through the heart of three Italian regions. Your trip starts with the region of Emilia-Romagna and its traditional cuisine: do not miss out on a tour of Parma and Cremona complete with a tasting of authentic cheese and ham! Lombardy welcomes you next …
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Explore the beautiful Mediterranean island of Corsica
$870
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Rome to Cannes

4 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Sail into Bonifacio's harbor
  • Discover Corsica's landscapes
  • Marvel at the town of Bonifacio
Starts/ Ends in:
Civitavecchia / Cannes
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on your 4-day journey from Rome to Cannes, in Civitavecchia, the port city of Rome. Sail to Bonifacio, Corsica, a bustling port town in a protected harbor with excellent seafood restaurants and a modern marina. Leave the cliffs of Bonifacio and visit Calvi. Finally disembark in Cannes, the …
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View of Hvar harbor
$4,750
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Croatian Coast and the Best of Adriatic

8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Marvel at Diocletian’s Palace
  • Visit Korcula, “Little Dubrovnik”
  • Relax on the shoreline of Hvar
  • Explore Croatia
Starts/ Ends in:
Dubrovnik / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
For eight days, sail on the Emerald Azzurra to these gorgeous Croatian destinations. Along the gorgeous Adriatic coast, azure waters abound, and Croatia exhibits a unique brand of beauty. From Dubrovnik's unmistakable terracotta buildings to the island of Korcula, dubbed "Little …
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