Tour Style : Luxury Cruise
Day 1 Barcelona
Barcelona is located in the northeastern part of the country, 90 miles south of the French border. People from all around the world enjoy visiting this city for its individuality, cultural interest and physical beauty. When Hans Christian Andersen visited in 1862, he remarked that Barcelona was the "Paris of Spain." You're likely to agree. The city is a major cultural center with a fascinating history. Everywhere are archives, libraries, museums and buildings of interest – plus superb examples of modernist and Art Nouveau décor and architecture.
Day 2 Villefranche(Nice), France
The city of Nice is situated at the foot of the Alps. This jewel of the French Riviera is home to some of the world's most luxurious hotels and terraced cafés. Stroll the ultra-famous Promenade des Anglais or see masterpieces by Matisse, Renoir, Monet and Chagall in one of Nice's many museums.
Day 3 Livorno (Florence), Italy
Livorno, in the Tuscan region of Italy, is ideally located for exploring some of the most beautiful cities in Italy, including Florence. Florence is most noted as the birthplace of the Renaissance. Highlights include impressive piazzas and an incomparable 15th-century skyline – sure to offer charm and an unforgettable experience to any visitor.
Day 4 Civitavecchia, Rome
Rome is the capital of the Italian Republic.It is the city with the highest concentration of historical and architectural riches in the world. Its historical centre, outlined by the enclosing Aurelian Walls, layering nearly three thousand years of antiquity, is an invaluable testimony to the European western world's cultural, artistic and historical legacy and in 1980 it was, together with the Holy See's property beyond the confines of the Vatican State as well as the Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls, were added to UNESCO's World Heritage List .
Day 5 Naples , Italy
While Milan may be home to all things chic, Florence to all that is worthy in art and Rome to hisrical grandeur, Naples can outdo them all in one count with its sheer ‘Napoletanità'! Naples offers a mix of breathtaking beauty and a strong sense of life being lived to its limits. Squeezed between Vesuvius, Europe's second-largest active volcano on one side and the sulphurous springs and boiling mud pools of the Flegrean fields on the other, Naples and its famous blue bay is a ‘must-see' city along your cruise vacation.
Day 6 Catania, Italy
Catania, an historic city on the Italian island of Sicily is commonly known as the ‘Milan of the South', but what is different from its Northern Italian sister city is that Catania sits at the foot of Mount Etna, enjoys a sunny southern Mediterranean climate and is surrounded by orange trees and olive groves.
Day 7 At sea
Day 8 Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Piraeus is the main port of Athens, the biggest in Greece, and one of the most important in the Mediterranean Sea. Piraeus is walking distance from Kastella, a hill strewn with beautiful houses that offers a majestic view of the Saronic Gulf. Other points of interest include an archaeological museum, Mikrolimano, where you can enjoy an ouzo accompanied by seafood mezedes.
Day 9 Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Kusadasi is your gateway to Ephesus, a city created by the Ionians in the 11th century B.C. and later expanded by the Romans. Now considered one of the grandest reconstructed sites in the ancient world, the region also hosted the likes of Cleopatra, Mark Antony, the Virgin Mary and John the Apostle.
Day 10 and 11 Istanbul, Turkey
Arrival in Istanbul 14:00 pm.
Istanbul is supremely exotic, warmly welcoming, and quite unique – after all, where else can you tour Europe and Asia on the very same afternoon? Must sees include Haghia Sophia, decorated in 30 million tiny mosaic tiles, the greatest church in Christendom for 1000 years, then a mosque and now a museum; and Topkapi Palace , palace of sultans, complete with harem quarters. And of course shopping in the Grand Bazaar, a medieval version of a mall, for unusual gifts to take home, stopping along the way in a café for a cup of Turkish coffee or mint tea.