'Let the journey begin'
Nice - 5th May 2013, Set Sail at 4pm
Your journey will begin in Nice, amidst the glamour of the French Riviera in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. With its sunny, temperate climate and beautiful beaches, Nice attracts visitors from all over the world to enjoy its seaside promenade, fascinating museums and famous city landmarks, such as the Palais de Justice and the Monument des Morts.
Marseille - 6th May 2013 - 7am - 3pm
As the oldest city in France, Marseille is steeped in culture. Enjoy the sunshine as you visit the ancient ports or the Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica, before walking in the footsteps of Estaque painters. Be one of the first visitors to the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations, due to be finished by 2013, or simply sample some local bouillabaisse as you watch the world go by.
Barcelona - 7th May 2013 - 8am – 5pm
As the home of Gaudi’s masterpieces, you won’t be short of things to do in Barcelona. Visit the Sagrada Familia which looms above the skyline, or take a stroll around Park Güell on the outskirts of the city. Make your way down the famous La Rambla for some shopping or wind your way down the side streets to sample some of Spain’s most mouthwatering tapas. Barcelona is the perfect combination of historical and contemporary culture, and you will find something for everyone in this fantastic city.
Concert At Sea
Intimate Performance and Gala Meal
with Russell Watson
Valencia - 8th May 2013 - 10am – 6pm
Valencia is a unique city, combining a Spanish feel and its own distinct style. The city has been shaped by both Catalonia and Castilla alike, providing an individual atmosphere for visitors. Valencian monuments include The Miguelete, the Cathedral, the Serrano's and Quart's Towers, the Lonja de la Seda, and The City of Arts and Sciences.
Alongside its archaeological monuments, Valencia is known as the city of flowers, with many beautiful landscapes, gardens and parks such as the Turia garden, The Botanic Garden, The Royal Gardens, and The Ayora Garden.
Palma de Mallorca - 9th May 2013 - 10am – 6pm
Palma is Mallorca’s major port, dating back to the Roman settlement that once stood on the site of the city. There is plenty to do here: visit Palma’s Castell de Bellver, a museum holding archaeological relics and classical sculptures, with one of the best views of the city, before taking an early evening stroll down the Paseo Maritimo to soak up the nightlife with a spectacular view of the cathedral.
At Sea - 10th May 2013
Portoferraio - 11th May 2013 - 8am – 6pm
Portoferraio is situated on The Italian Island of Elba, and is one of the island's most ancient towns. It is home to the Romanesque Church of Santo Stefano alle Trane, the Etruscan Fortress of Castiglione, Villa dei Mulini and Villa San Martino. Spend a day strolling around the International Art Centre of Italo Bolano, the Pinacoteca Foresiana and the Botanical Gardens at Ottone, before visiting Naoplean’s house in the Italian sunshine.
Civitavecchia, Rome - 12th May 2013 - arrive at 7am
Civitavecchia is the gateway to Rome – you will be in the centre of Italy’s capital city in no time, relaxing in a café and taking in the world-famous sights of the Colosseum. Visit the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain before making your way to the Vatican and the restored Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. Rome is packed with history and culture – the perfect end to your incredible journey.