Small Ship Cruising

Sicily, the Amalfi Coast & Rome

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12
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$11,990 USD
Journey Type
Small Ship
Time of Year
Jun, Sep - Oct
Cities & Landmarks
Rome, Naples, Sicily, Amalfi, Taormina, Gozo, Malta
Ravello, Italy

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TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private farewell reception and dinner in Rome at 18th-century Palazzo Brancaccio, where scenes from the movie Roman Holiday were filmed.

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Exclusively for Tauck guests, visits to privately owned palaces in Palermo, sumptuous Palazzo Gangi, made famous in 1963 by the Burt Lancaster / Alain Delon film, The Leopard (and still owned by the Valguarnera family), or lavish Palazzo Mazzarino, still inhabited by its aristocratic owners

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Meet a knight of Malta in Valletta on a tour of his family's elegant private residence, Casa Rocca Piccola, built in the 16th century

 

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

All gratuities to Tauck Director, ship staff and local guides

 

Tauck's private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at $4,925

 

Guided visits to the Colosseum and Roman Forum with lunch at a typical trattoria

 

 

A choice of included shore excursions along the incomparable Amalfi Coast, with a wine tasting, small boat cruises and tuna tasting for an authentic look at daily life

 

 

 

An opportunity to take a cooking class in Trapani featuring a local specialty, fish couscous, along with tastings of Marsala wine, almond pastries and more

 

 

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Cultural journeys and expeditions

Sicily, the Amalfi Coast & Rome was one of the earliest small ship cruises in our Mediterranean portfolio – and for 2025, we're setting sail once more. Explore stories of antiquities steeped in history and mythology, experience a myriad of natural wonders, and spend two nights in Malta, two nights in Rome, at premier hotels.

They've been conquered in turn by different invaders, with some, like Malta and Sicily, boasting a history of occupation that dates back thousands of years. Once you see the sensational seaside views from the cliff-top, Maltese city of Mdina, walled since medieval times, you'll discover why so many visitors were eager to claim this island gem for their own. Sicily, inhabited since the Ice Age, was a favorite trophy for the Greeks in the 5th and 6th centuries BC, followed in turn by a succession of rulers, including the Romans, the Vandals, the Arabs, the Normans, the Swabians, the House of Aragon and the Bourbons. The landscapes on this large Mediterranean island have proven to be fertile ground for vineyards, citrus groves, almond and cherry trees – and beaches. While its conquerors had their own reasons for turning Sicily into one of their colonies, travelers today revel in the archaeological treasures they left behind. You'll see an ancient Greek theatre and temple in Siracusa, a Roman renovation in Taormina, an open-air Arab casbah in Palermo, and Punic and Norman fortifications in medieval Erice – mingling with magnificent frescoed duomos, grand piazzas, Baroque balconies and terraced towns that speak volumes about Sicilian life, past and present. And spend two nights in the heart of Rome for the ultimate "Roman Holiday"... Read Less

Visit the island of Gozo, new to Tauck

Visit the island of Gozo, new to Tauck

A hidden gem in the Greek Isles and new destination for Tauck, Gozo entices with natural beauty and historic sites that predate the ancient pyramids of Giza. View them on a choice of shore excursions that visits the Ggantija Temples dating back 5,000 years; the salt pans, ever important to the local economy; a sea cave flowing with the crystal blue waters of the coast; and a rural village that welcomes with a glimpse of local life.

The Miracle Church of Malta

The Miracle Church of Malta

Visit The Sanctuary Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady, a Roman Catholic parish church in the town of Mosta, during your stay on Malta. Featuring one of the world's largest unsupported domes, the church and its congregants narrowly avoided destruction during World War II when on 9 April 1942 a German aerial bomb pierced the dome and fell into the church during Mass, but failed to explode.This event was interpreted by the Maltese as a miracle.

Palazzos of Palermo

Private palazzos of Palermo

Sicily's capital city of Palermo is steeped in culture, art, music and food 2,700+ years rich, with an enduring history of noble families whose palaces speak volumes about their wealth and power. Enjoy the opportunity to go inside one of these privately owned residences when you choose a visit to sumptuous Palazzo Gangi, made famous in 1963 by the Burt Lancaster film, The Leopard, owned by the Valguarnera family, or lavish Palazzo Mazzarino, one of Palermo's most beautiful historical buildings, where the family still resides.

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Travel Requirements For This Tour

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Travel Documents

If you are a U.S. citizen traveling internationally, you will need a passport valid for six months beyond the completion of your Tauck journey for entry into Italy and Malta; however, you will not need a visa for the short duration of this tour.

If you are a citizen of another country traveling internationally, please contact a consulate or embassy of Italy and Malta to determine what travel documentation is required.
Please note that longer stays abroad for any purpose may require additional travel documentation.

You will be issued a boarding card, which you must present before embarking the ship in each port. This security measure also ensures that only Tauck guests are permitted onboard.

International maritime security guidelines require that your passport information be provided to us prior to your embarkation. You need to provide this information to us as soon as you book your cruise or boarding may be denied. Once you board the cruise ship, your passport may be held by the ship's purser to facilitate clearance procedures as required by each port of call until you disembark. It is recommended guests carry a government-issued photo ID while ashore.

We recommend that you make at least two photocopies of all the travel documents that you bring with you. Include copies of the photo page of your passport that contains the date of issuance, the date of expiration and your citizenship. Secure one set of copies in the safe in your room while traveling and leave one set behind with someone at home who will assist you in the event your documents are misplaced, lost or stolen. While ashore, it is highly recommended guests carry government-issued photo identification.

TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN AS A GUARDIAN: If you are traveling as the guardian of a child/children, we strongly suggest that you carry a letter from both parents of the child authorizing emergency treatment in the event of illness or accident. For travel abroad, many foreign countries have specific entry requirements for children under 21 who are traveling internationally without BOTH parents. (These requirements are in response to the increased incidence of children being abducted and taken abroad.) PLEASE NOTE THAT TAUCK IS NOT RESPONSIBLE for the disruption of travel caused by improper documentation for children traveling without both parents.

 

 

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