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18 Day Discover the Pearls of the West Med Itinerary (Emerald Cruises)
Countries Explored: Croatia, Sicily, Italy, Corsica, Sardinia, Spain, Portugal
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Begin your journey in Dubrovnik and cruise through to Lisbon onboard the Emerald Sakara and enjoy exclusive savings and cruise inclusions with Emerald Cruises and Global Journeys.


Your luxurious cruise starts in the medieval city of Dubrovnik, where you'll embark your superyacht. DiscoverMORE City tour of Dubrovnik (extra expense, must be pre-booked)* Please book your flight to arrive into Dubrovnik prior to 04:00 PM. (D)

Tracing its origins back to 545 AD, Monopoli is a melting pot of Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish influence. Its charming harbour is surrounded by medieval stone walls, while the Church of the Purgatory features a Baroque chapel of mummified citizens that passed on. Included Excursion Tour of Monopoli DiscoverMORE Discover the Trulli of Alberobello (extra expense, must be pre-booked) DiscoverMORE Guided tour of Ostuni (extra expense, must be pre-booked) (B/L/D)

Regarded as ‘the far east of Italy', Otranto gazes out on to the Adriatic Sea and was a key port for trade and conquest during Roman times. Today, you'll find a picturesque town of fortifications, mouthwatering seafood restaurants and a pleasant beach. DiscoverMORE Guided tour of Lecce (extra expense, must be pre-booked) (B/L/D)

At the very tip of Southern Italy is the Calabrian city of Crotone. Legend has it that it owes its name to Greek half-god Hercules, and there are Aegean influences at every turn, including the remnants of Apollo's temple. DiscoverMORE Visit Santa Severina Village (extra expense) (B/L/D)

Giardini Naxos is a gorgeous beach resort, with a resplendent horseshoe bay and seafront lined with bars and restaurants. Included Excursion A walking tour of Taormina DiscoverMORE ‘The Godfather' Tour (extra expense) DiscoverMORE Alcantara River Tubing (extra expense) (B/L/D)

Sitting in the foothills of Mount Cerreto, the ambient setting of Amalfi is a pleasant collection of piazzas and waterfront restaurants. Despite its diminutive size, this town was once a maritime powerhouse. DiscoverMORE Amalfi Coast by kayak (extra expense) DiscoverMORE Gems of the Amalfi Coast (extra expense) (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 cafes. EmeraldPLUS Guided tour of Sorrento with gelato presentation and tasting DiscoverMORE Guided tour of Pompeii (extra expense) DiscoverMORE Walking tour of Capri (extra expense) (B/L/D)

After breakfast, you can explore Civitavecchia on your own, discovering further the Mediterranean splendour. In the afternoon, we'll welcome back on board your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht for the second half of the journey. (B/L/D)

The striking citadel heralds your introduction to Bonifacio. Established in 833 BC, this charming Corsican port provides stunning views from its ancient fortress that, on a clear day, stretch all the way to Sardinia. (B/L/D)

On the western coast of Northern Sardinia, Alghero stands out for its coves and small bays with white sandy beaches merging to a crystalline sea. The mild climate combined with the delicate aromas of the Mediterranean vegetation make this town one of the highlights of the journey. (B/L/D)

The second-largest city of the Balearic Islands (and the capital of Menorca), Mahón, is yours to explore today. With a wealth of prehistoric structures that fuse with the cultural influence left by the 18th century British occupation, this tropical paradise will certainly leave you awed. (B/L/D)

A delightful Mediterranean island, Ibiza has made a reputation for itself as a party destination. Beyond the festive façade though, one will encounter many little hidden gems, such as the laid-back hippy atmosphere of its street markets, the mesmerizing Dalt Vila, and natural beauty of the coastline. (B/L/D)

Cartagena, in the Mediterranean's Costa Cálida, was considered to be one of the most important naval ports in Spain until the 18th century. This portside town has historically been inhabited by several cultures who have left their mark on its heritage. From its Roman Amphitheatre to the Torre Ciega, there is no shortage of sights to amaze you. (B/L/D)

Almeria is home of one of the best kept coastal secrets in Spain. This Andalusian town has spectacular and unspoilt beach stretches all along all its coastline. Particularly worth a visit is the Cabo de Gata Natural Park, where the virginal playas backing onto terrain studded with cacti, dunes, and mountains provide a unique atmosphere. (B/L/D)

Today you are docked in Malaga. Here you will find many impressive historic sights forming part of this beautiful city, including the Alcazaba which is one of the largest Arab fortresses in Andalusia, and Gibralfaro Castle, offering the best views over the city. (B/L/D)

The Andalusian coastal town of Cádiz is your stop for the day. Often referred to as the ‘City of the Watchtowers', Cádiz has been a prominent trading port for centuries. With a rich cultural, historical, and architectural heritage, the city is filled with landmarks, antique quarters and lush gardens that will capture all your senses. (B/L/D)

Today we will foray into Portugal with a visit to beautiful Portimão. From its historic centre embellished by a distinctively Portuguese ambience to its plazas filled with open-air cafés, and to Praia da Rocha, there is something here for everyone. (B/L/D)

Your time aboard your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht comes to an end in Lisbon. After bidding farewell to the crew and your fellow guests, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home. *This DiscoverMORE should be pre-booked and is only available in conjunction with pre- or post-cruise accommodation.

For guests not staying at our preferred hotel, your own arrangements will need to be made to reach the meeting point of the DiscoverMORE experience. 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. (B)

Life Onboard Emerald Sakara

Emerald Sakara
Emerald Sakara

Explore the world by sea in 5-star luxury aboard the Emerald Sakara. Read more

Yacht Cruising Experience
Yacht Cruising Experience

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Fine Dining
Fine Dining

Savour the flavours of the mediterranean prepared by expert chefs with local ingredients. Read more

Wellness Centre
Wellness Centre

Relax, unwind and indulge yourself with access to the onboard Wellness Centre. Read more

Included Excursions
Included Excursions

Each itinerary includes a thoughtful selection of excursions led by local guides. Read more

Zodiacs & Marina Toys
Zodiacs & Marina Toys

Enjoy access to marina toys and zodiacs in select locations. Read more


Yacht Cruises

Emerald Yacht Cruises (2023-24)

Experience Emerald Cruises’ award-winning reputation and service as you sail the world’s oceans and coastlines on board our two luxury yachts, Emerald Azzurra and the brand-new Emerald Sakara. Our yachts are custom designed to allow intimate access to fascinating ports and harbours that only small vessels can reach, providing our guests with a unique...more cruising experience.

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Tour & cruises prices are per person. Prices shown have savings applied, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices and trip information are correct at the time at this point in time, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking and are subject to change by Emerald Cruises. For cruise itineraries, cabin images are sourced from Emerald Cruises. These should be treated as indicative only. Cabin inclusions, upholsteries and room layout may differ to the image(s) shown depending on the ship selected and your sailing dates.

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