08/24 - 09/02/2018

10-Days Western Mediterranean Cruise

  • Day 1
    BARCELONA - SPAIN
  • Day 2
    BARCELONA - SPAIN
  • Day 3
    BARCELONA – NORWEGIAN EPIC
  • Day 4
    AT SEA
  • Day 5
    NAPLES - ITALY
  • Day 6
    ROME - ITALY
  • Day 7
    FLORENCE - ITALY
  • Day 8
    CANNES - FRANCE
  • Day 9
    PALMA DE MALLORCA - SPAIN
  • Day 10
    BARCELONA - SPAIN

Tour Overview


What’s included in this cruise tour:

  • Tour manager throughout the trip
  • Ground transfers
  • Pre-cruise 4-star hotel
  • Cruise accommodation, meals, entertainment on board
  • Shore excursions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Local guides and driver gratuity
  • Taxes

Excludes

  • Onboard gratuities
  • Meals (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Personal expenditures

Tour highlights:

  • 3 days in Barcelona, Spain, and enjoy the Flamenco dance dinner show
  • Explore the remains of the ancient city of Pompeii
  • Learn about ancient Rome and what is left of the Roman Empire
  • Explore the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence, Italy
  • Visit the world’s second smallest country Monaco
  • Visit the French Fregonard Perfumery and learn about the story of perfume making
  • Enjoy the Gothic architectural style of Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Offer ID: 1279638

Norwegian Epic
Year Built: 2010
Refurbished 2015
Tonnage: 155,873
Passenger Capacity: 4,100

Itinerary

  • 1
    08/24 BARCELONA - SPAIN
    Arrive in Barcelona today and transfer to hotel.
    Hotel: Ayre Gran Via or similar
  • 2
    08/25 BARCELONA - SPAIN
    Enjoy delicious breakfast at the hotel and get ready for our city tour of Barcelona. We will first visit Sagrada Familia, the beautiful yet controversial and unfinished church due to the untimely death of its architect, Antoni Gaudi in 1926. Gaudi began constructing this surreal temple in 1882 and it still in construction to this day. Next explore the famous shopping area La Rambla. This area stretches for about 1.2 kilometers connecting at Catalunya Square with the Columbus Monument at Port Vell. In the afternoon, visit the Spanish Village, originally constructed in 1929 for an exhibition, representing regional types of buildings from all over Spain with a little village along with narrow lines and shady squares. With many shops selling good quality souvenirs and regional food and drinks. At night, we will attend an exhilarating Flamenco show, which includes a delicious dinner of Spanish cuisine.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
    (Lunch and dinner included)
  • 3
    08/26 BARCELONA – NORWEGIAN EPIC
    Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel, then head over to Montserrat, a multi-peaked mountain located atop an unusual rock mountain. We will reach the mountain by Montserrat cable car. Once on top you can visit Montserrat Monastery and enjoy an indescribable view of Barcelona. The city itself is hidden behind the Tibidado Mountain. After the tour, you will be transferred to the port to board Norwegian Epic. Enjoy outstanding cuisine, fun entertainment, and much more.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
    (Breakfast included)
  • 4
    08/27 AT SEA
  • 5
    08/28 NAPLES - ITALY
    Today we arrive in Naples, Italy. We will visit the famous archaeological site Pompeii. In A.D. 79, an eruption of Mount Vesuvius destroyed the city killing its inhabitants and buried most of Pompeii. Pompeii has been a famous destination for over 250 years and with it being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Royal Palace of Naples where the Bourbon Kings used to live during their rule of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies during the 18th century. With an Italian Baroque style architecture, it is a palace, museum, and a historical destination.
    Amount of walking: Long
  • 6
    08/29 ROME - ITALY
    Our cruise ship arrives in Rome, Italy. Explore the beautiful city of Rome and journey to the Vatican Museum, which feature an immense collection of worlds built up by the Roman Catholic Church. They include some of the most renowned classical sculptures and notable masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. The Sistine Chapel is the next stop and the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City. The fame of the Sistine Chapel lies mainly in the frescos that decorate the interior, and most particularly the Sistine Chapel ceiling and The Last Judgment by Michelangelo. Tour St. Peter’s Basilica, an Italian Renaissance church which is the largest church in the world. Enjoy the stunning artwork, Renaissance architecture and its opulent interior. No visit to Rome is complete without seeing the famous landmark of the Colosseum. Built in the 1st century AD, this great arena could seat 45,000 spectators and was the largest Roman amphitheater in the world. It hosted gladiatorial combats, spectacles with wild beasts and possibly the execution of early Christians. It was believed to be a place of martyrdom and was therefore regarded as a sacred place. Last but not least, toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain, inspired by Roman triumphal arches, is the largest and most famous Baroque fountain in Rome. The tradition has it to toss a coin into the fountain, ensuring that you will return to Rome.
    Amount of walking: Long
  • 7
    08//30 FLORENCE - ITALY
    Our cruise ship arrives to Florence, Italy; the birthplace of the Renaissance period. We will first visit the Piazza Della Signoria, which is top among Florence’s most important squares. Here you can find sidewalk cafes lining the pedestrian square along with replicas of famous sculptures and historical building. Explore Duomo Santa Maria Del Fiore, a vast Gothic structure built on the site of the 7th century church of Santa Reparata, the remains of which can be seen in the crypt. It now serves as an iconic symbol of Florence. Built very close to the Roman crossing, the Ponte Vecchio, or Old Bridge, was the only bridge across the Arno River in Florence up until 1218. It is an important channel connecting the north and south banks at its narrowest point, overhanging with little shops.
    Amount of walking: Long
  • 8
    08/31 CANNES - FRANCE
    Today we arrive in the beautiful city of Cannes, France, a resort town on the French Riviera. Our first stop is to visit the world’s second smallest country, Monaco. The city of Monte Carlo overlooks the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, famous for its unique charm and the country’s affluence. See the famous Monte Carlo Grand Casino; this casino has been around for over 150 years. It attracts international clientele due to its long history, legendary décor and a wide range of table games and slot machines. Visit Palais Princier de Monaco, which was built in the 13 century, is now the official residence of the Sovereign Prince of Monaco. The Palace Square overlooks the Monaco port and the city’s scenery. Learn about perfume making in Grasse, the perfume city of France. Fragonard Perfumery is known for its long history of the perfume industry. Last but not least, we will return to Cannes and enjoy the famous Star Avenue, where you can see famous actors and directors who have left their signatures handprints at the Star-studded Floor.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 9
    09/01 PALMA DE MALLORCA - SPAIN
    Our cruiseship arrives in Palma De Mallorca, Spain, a resort city and capital of the Spanish island of Mallorca. Visit the Palma Cathedral, a Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma. With designs of Catalan Gothic style and with Northern European influences, be fascinated with its golden sandstone exterior climbing above the old city walls. Another example of a Gothic style architecture is the Bellver Castle. It is a well-preserved 14th century royal fortress, which was also used as a prison for many centuries. Its unique circular shape extends from the external walls to the inner courtyard.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 10
    09/02 BARCELONA - SPAIN
    Today we disembark the ship in Barcelona, Spain. After disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport for your safe flight back home.