10/23 - 11/01/2020

10-Days Western Mediterranean Cruise

  • Day 1
    BARCELONA - SPAIN
  • Day 2
    BARCELONA - SPAIN
  • Day 3
    BARCELONA – ALLURE OF THE SEAS
  • Day 4
    PALMA DE MALLORCA - SPAIN
  • Day 5
    MARSEILLES - FRANCE
  • Day 6
    FLORENCE - ITALY
  • Day 7
    ROME - ITALY
  • Day 8
    NAPLES - ITALY
  • Day 9
    AT SEA
  • Day 10
    BARCELONA - SPAIN

Tour Overview


What’s included in this cruise tour:

  • Tour manager throughout the trip
  • Cruise accommodation, meals, entertainment on board
  • Shore excursions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Taxes

Excludes

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

Tour highlights:

  • Three day tour in Barcelona, special arrangements to see the famous Flamenco dance dinner show
  • Cruise on one of the largest ships in the Mediterranean, Allure of the Seas
  • See the unique architectural style of Palma De Mallorca
  • Visit Avignon, an ancient historical city in the city of Marseilles, France
  • Enjoy the birthplace of the Renaissance – Florence, Italy
  • Explore the ancient city of Rome and visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Stroll through the remains of the ancient city of Pompeii, learning about the highly civilized society of ancient Rome

OFFER ID: 1361833

Allure of the Seas
Year Built: 2010
Refurbished: 2015
Tonnage: 220,000
Passenger Capacity: 5,400

Itinerary

  • 1
    10/23 BARCELONA - SPAIN
    Arrive in Barcelona, Spain today and be transferred to the hotel.
    Hotel: Ayre Gran Via or Similar
  • 2
    10/24 BARCELONA - SPAIN
    Enjoy a 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 is still in construction to this day. See 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. Visit the (Olympic Stadium), which was ready in 1929 but was used for the first time in 1992 for the Olympic Games. Here we can see the city of Barcelona. At night, we will attend an exhilarating Flamenco show, which includes a delicious dinner of Spanish cuisine.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
    (Dinner included)
    Hotel: Ayre Gran Via or similar
  • 3
    10/25 BARCELONA – ALLURE OF THE SEAS
    Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel and get ready for our second day city tour. We will head over to (Montserrat), a multi-peaked mountain located near Barcelona. We will reach the mountain by Montserrat cable car. Once you have arrived in the (Montserrat Monastery), enjoy an indescribable view up to Barcelona. The city itself is hidden behind the Tibidabo Mountain. After the tour, you will be transferred to the pier to board Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas for our cruise tour. Enjoy outstanding cuisine, fun entertainment, and much more.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
    (Breakfast included)
  • 4
    10/26 PALMA DE MALLORCA - SPAIN
    Our cruise ship arrives in Palma De Mallorca, Spain, the capital of the Balearic Islands. Visit the landmark of the city, (Palma Cathedral), a Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to Palma’s patron saint, San Sebastian. The cathedral overlooks the harbor located in the oldest part of the city and has one of the world’s largest stained glass windows holding over 1,200 pieces of glass and measuring almost 12 m across. Next see (Bellver Castle), a well-preserved 14th century Gothic style royal fortress. It is one of the few circular castles from the 18th to the mid 20 century and has long been used as a military prison. The name Bellver means ‘beautiful view’, because of its location and visibility.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 5
    10/27 MARSEILLES - FRANCE
    Today our cruise ship arrives in Marseille. We will first visit (Avignon), an ancient historical city enclosed by its medieval ramparts. It was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1995. Next, we will see (Palais Des Papes), one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. Here you can enjoy the (Pont De Benezet) bridge from across the Rhone River. Then we will return to Marseille, and visit (Notre Dame De La Garde), built in 1214, a Catholic basilica and is the city’s best-known symbol.
    Amount of walking: Long
  • 6
    10/28 FLORENCE - ITALY
    Our cruise ship arrives in (La Spezia). We will head over to Florence, Italy; the birthplace of the Renaissance period. 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. Stroll through (Piazza Della Signoria), which is among Florence’s most important squares. Here you can find sidewalk cafes lining the pedestrian square along with replicas of famous sculptures and historical buildings. See the famous (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
  • 7
    10/29 ROME -ITALY
    Today our cruise ship arrives in (Civitavecchia), Italy. Journey to the beautiful city of Rome, and visit the (Vatican Museum), which features 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
  • 8
    10/30 NAPLES - ITALY
    Our cruise ship arrives in Naples, the largest city in southern 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. We will return to Naples and explore (Piazza del Plebiscito), a semi-circular piazza home to some of the city’s main monuments. Surrounded by the royal palace and the San Francesco di Paola church built to mimic the Pantheon in Rome. Visit (Posillipo Hill) for a spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea and Mount Vesuvius. After returning to the port, you can see (Castel Nuovo), a medieval castle built in 1279 by the first king of Naples, making it one of the main architectural landmarks of the city.
    Amount of walking: Long
  • 9
    10/31 AT SEA
  • 10
    11/1 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.