From €976pp including flights
- Depart From
- Fly from Dublin, Sail from Barcelona
- Departure Date
- 20 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019
- 7 Days
- Spain, Gibraltar, France, Italy
- From €976pp including flights
Ports of call:Barcelona, Spain; Gibraltar, British Overseas Territory; Marseille, France; Genoa, Italy; Florence/Pisa, Italy; Rome, Italy
Fly from Dublin to Barcelona and board the Emerald Princess for a week-long cruise to Spain, Gibraltar, France and Italy.
Barcelona is one of the world's greatest treasures. Vibrant and earthy, commercial and cultural, this city of two million residents is the capital of Spain's autonomous region of Catalonia.
Stroll along the wide, tree-lined promenades of Las Ramblas and marvel at the spires of Gaudi's Basilica La Sagrada Familia. Or visit the former Olympic Ring on the hill of Montjuic- also home to world-class parks, fountains and museums.
The Rock of Gibraltar crouches over the sea like an ancient stone beast, looking Sphinx-like towards Africa. Beneath the white cliffs of this natural fortress grows a profusion of palm, pine, and cypress. No fewer than 600 varieties of flowers thrive here, some not found anywhere else on earth.
Gibraltar's stunning setting is matched by its history - five countries have battled for 13 centuries to control the passage between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. The result made for a cultural melting pot. The locals revert to a liquid Spanish when talking among themselves. Visitors to a 15th-century cathedral pass through a blue-tiled courtyard, once part of a 13th-century mosque.
Helmeted bobbies, pillar-boxes and pubs make for a bit of Britain in the Mediterranean. Gibraltar is a fascinating place, from its caves and batteries to the Barbary apes gamboling on the slopes of the Rock.
The largest port on the Mediterranean, Marseille is France's second largest city and a virtual melting pot of peoples and cultures. It is also a place of striking contrasts, from the fishing boats and pleasure craft of the picturesque Vieux Port to the modern Canebiere. Dominating the harbor is the infamous Chateau d'If, the rocky prison from which Alexandre Dumas' Count of Monte Cristo escaped.
Livorno is the gateway to glorious Tuscany. Visit Florence - the cradle of the Renaissance - home to the Duomo, the Uffizi and the Ponte Vecchio. Pisa, a brash, commercial seafaring town rivaled the great maritime powers of Venice and Genoa. The city was a leader in art and architecture second only to Florence.
Your gateway to the Eternal City, Civitavecchia has served as Rome's seaport since the 13th century. The port has a long and venerable history. The emperor Trajan built a pleasure villa near the modern city, while Bernini and Michelangelo designed the harbor fortifications.
Yet the Eternal City eternally beckons. The ancient capital of the Western World and the center of Christianity for nearly 2,000 years, Rome provides an inexhaustible feast. Visit the ruins of the Forum, view the splendors of the Sistine Chapel, or climb the Spanish Steps- once the heart of Rome's Bohemian Quarter.
Cruise back to Barcelona where you will board your homeward flight to Dublin.
Sat, Jul 20th: Barcelona, Spain
Sun, Jul 21st: At Sea
Mon, Jul 22nd: Gibraltar
Tue, Jul 23rd: At Sea
Wed, Jul 24th: Marseille (Provence), France
Thu, Jul 25th: Genoa, Italy
Fri, Jul 26th: Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy
Sat, Jul 27th: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Price is per adult sharing and includes:
- Return flights and charges from Dublin
- Overseas transfers
- 7 nights cruise on board the Emerald Princess, in an inside cabin
Please ask us about adding great value:
- Travel insurance
- Upgrade to an ocean view or balcony cabin
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply. This offer ends Dec 20th 2018.
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