Palaces, Parks and Piazzas

Palaces, Parks and Piazzas. A 10- night Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona to Monte Carlo, with stops in Valencia, Taormina, Amalfi, Rome and Portifino to name a few.

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AAA Vacations Amenity

  • Complimentary pre-paid gratuities, a value of up to $460

Inclusions

  • All specialty restaurants
  • Internet
  • Soft drinks, water, tea, coffee
  • Access to the spa, group exercise classes
  • Your choice of Olife Choice Amenities

Itinerary

Day 1: Embark Barcelona, Spain 

Visit the Gothic cathedral and La Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece. Enjoy the lovely Montjuic Gardens,  the charming squares of the old Gothic Quarter and the Ramblas, Barcelona’s famed downtown promenade. Or visit beautiful Montserrat and its monastery in a breathtaking setting high in the mountains.

Day 2: Valencia, Spain

The City of Arts and Sciences is an impressive collection of attractions, including an opera house and performing arts center, IMAX cinema, planetarium, science museum and oceanographic park. Visit the Gothic city of Requena, featuring perfectly preserved 100-year-old wine cellars. In Lladró’s City of Porcelain museum, explore the production facilities, or nearby visit the National Ceramics Museum, located in the former palace of nobility.

Day 3: Alcudia, Spain

Discover the past by walking the sentry path along the medieval walls of the Old Town and visiting the excavations of the ancient Roman city of Pollentia. Then experience modern Alcudia by exploring the hiking and cycling trails, the golf course and the long sandy beaches, perfect for sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling.

Day 4: At Sea 

Day 5: Valetta, Malta

Discover prehistoric temples at Tarxien to beautiful walled medieval Mdina, nearby Rabat, and Marsaxlokk, a colorful fishing village. Admire the stunning scenery and wander through imposing churches and down the streets of fortified towns where the Knights of St. John once held sway.

Day 6: Sicily, Italy 

See the famed Greek theater and its fantastic view of Mount Etna. Or take a trip to the volcano itself and get a first-hand look at cones, craters and lava streams from previous eruptions and a fantastic view over the Gulf of Catania. Venture into the countryside and its lovely hill towns and visit beautiful old Catania.

Day 7: Amalfi/Positano, Italy

Admire the 12th century Capuchin monastery and see the beautiful 11th century cathedral and cloister. Then discover chic Positano with its relaxed, sophisticated air and white Moorish-style houses clinging to steep slopes around a sparkling bay filled with colorful fishing boats.

Day 8: Rome, Italy

Explore Rome, from the ancient Roman Forum and Coliseum to the splendor of St. Peter’s Basilica with Michelangelo’s Pietà and his breathtaking frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Or enjoy a drive through the lush farmlands of the Roman countryside to lovely medieval Castelgandolfo.

Day 9: Portoferraio, Italy 

Stroll through historic Portoferraio and head to Napoleon’s residence at Villa dei Mulini. Along the way visit the Museum of Misericordia and then venture into the rugged countryside and enjoy the scenery, monuments to Napoleon and quaint mountain villages.

Day 10: Portofino, Italy 

Stroll through picturesque Portofino and Santa Margherita. Be awed by the stunning scenery as you explore the beautiful coastal resorts of Ravello, Sestri Levante or San Fruttuoso by local boat and on foot.

Day 11: Disembark Portofino, Italy 

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