8 Days
From £2,199 PP
In association with Iglu Cruise
Set sail with the world-famous chef as he cooks his favourite Italian dishes on board the stunning Royal Clipper

There can be few better ways to experience the wonders of Italy - the food, the style, the history - than on our exclusive new w&h Mediterranean cruise. This eight-day voyage along the Amalfi Coast will take in destinations including Positano, Sorrento and Sicily, while your ship, the luxurious Royal Clipper, is as majestic as the views.

You'll travel in the company of Italian chef Antonio Carluccio, creator of Carluccio's cafés and delis, and author of over 20 bestselling cookbooks. On this unique holiday, you'll have the chance to meet Antonio, hear about his life and career, and enjoy two private cooking demonstrations.

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Antonio Carluccio OBE
Italian cuisine

I'm very much looking forward to sailing on the Royal Clipper and delighting visitors with my culture. It's my privilege to be able to tell people about my experience with food and Italian cooking using my motto MOF MOF - minimum of fuss, maximum of flavour.

Antonio Carluccio OBE

Price includes

  • An al fresco welcome cocktail party with your special guest Antonio Carluccio and pre-dinner cooking demonstration on board Royal Clipper
  • Exclusive walking tour of Amalfi, including a private cooking demonstration from Antonio just 10 miles from where he was born in Vietri sul Mare
  • Listen to a private talk and take part in a Q&A with Antonio to discover more about his extraordinary life
  • Direct return flights
  • Seven nights luxury accommodation on board Royal Clipper
  • All meals, plus tea and coffee on board
  • The services of an expert Star Clippers tour manager

Availability

From
Sat, Saturday, Jun 2
To
Sat, Saturday, Jun 9
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,199*
* Based on two sharing subject to availability. Flights are based on a London departure. Regional flights and upgrades available at a supplement. Single supplement: £1,000
Call now to book 020 8115 7434
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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Fly to Rome
    Rome (Roma), Italy
    Port of Rome

    SATURDAY 2 JUNE, 2018

    You will fly direct from London to the Eternal City (regional flights and upgrades are available at a supplement), from where you will be transferred to the port of Rome, Civitavecchia, where you will board your luxury home for the next seven nights, the majestic Royal Clipper.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Ponza & Palmarola
    Ponza, Italy
    The crystal clear waters of Ponza, Italy

    SUNDAY 3RD JUNE, 2018

    Today you will disembark in the delightful, unspoilt town of Ponza, whose pastel-coloured houses form neat terraced rows, and where you'll see expensive yachts and old-fashioned fishing boats moored side by side in the bustling harbour.

    Your next stop, the stunning and largely uninhabited island of Palmarola - one of the beautiful Pontine Islands of the Italian coast halfway between Rome and Naples - is famous for its pink coral beaches and emerald coves. Don't forget your swimsuit - this is a perfect place for swimming and snorkelling.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Sorrento
    Sorrento, Italy
    View over the colourful town of Sorrento, Italy at sunset

    MONDAY 4TH JUNE, 2018

    The pretty coastal town of Sorrento, whose city walls rise up straight out of the Mediterranean sea, is one of several unmissable destinations you'll visit along the Amalfi Coast.

    EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE: Today you will join your special guest Antonio Carluccio for an al fresco cocktail party before, in the late afternoon, Antonio gives a pre-dinner cooking demonstration on board Royal Clipper.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Amalfi
    Amalfi, Italy
    Cave on the Amalfi coast, Italy

    TUEDAY 5TH JUNE, 2018

    Surrounded by dramatic cliffs and picture-perfect scenery, the beautiful town of Amal boasts great views and historical highlights at every turn, including the impressive cathedral, which contains the remains of the Apostle St Andrew.

    EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE: Your walking tour of Amalfi will include a private cooking demonstration from Antonio Carluccio, whose knowledge of local recipes and produce is second to none - he was born just 10 miles away in nearby Vietri sul Mare.

    You will also have the chance to visit Positano, often said to be the most beautiful town in the whole of the Mediterranean.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Taormina, Sicily
    Taormina, Italy
    Sicilian town of Taormina, perched on the shoulder of Mount Etna

    WEDNESDAY 6TH JUNE, 2018

    This morning, Royal Clipper will travel at full sail through the Strait of Messina and past the mythical monsters Scylla and Charybdis, who, according to Greek legend, lived on opposite sides of the narrow strait and almost led to Odysseus's downfall on his epic voyage home from the Trojan War.

    EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE: Antonio Carluccio will give a talk and Q&A on board Royal Clipper, where you will discover more about his extraordinary life and career as a chef and restaurateur.

    In the afternoon, you will disembark at the stunning Sicilian town of Taormina, which is perched on the shoulder of Mount Etna and was once described by the poet Goethe as the "greatest work of art and nature".

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Lipari
    Lipari, Italy
    Aeolian volcanic island cluster, Lipari, Italy

    THURSDAY 7TH JUNE, 2018

    Just off the northern coast of Sicily there is an idyllic cluster of volcanic islands known as the Aeolian Islands. Today you will visit the largest, Lipari, where you can walk the narrow streets to the medieval castello and unwind by the sea at a secluded beach.

    Look out, too, for the frequent volcanic reworks that burst skyward from the nearby island of Isola Stromboli when you sail past.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    At sea
    Lipari, Italy
    The Royal Clipper sailing across the Mediterranean sea

    FRIDAY 8TH JUNE, 2018

    Today you will experience the full splendour of travelling across the Mediterranean on board Royal Clipper, as she sets sail from the Aeolian Islands on the voyage back to Rome.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    Return to Rome
    Rome (Roma), Italy
    Rome skyline view

    SATURDAY 9TH JUNE, 2018

    Today your unforgettable journey ends and you'll fky home on a direct flight to London. Rome add-ons available on request.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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