A famous leaning tower attracts widespread attention in Italy. However, the art treasures that make the entire city of Florence one great masterpiece also arouse enthusiasm. Previously, the beauty of the French Riviera presents itself from breathtaking perspectives. In Spain, the architecture of a major city is just as fascinating as the idyll of a Mallorquin mountain village – and the Flamenco show on board. Experience Europe with all senses.
from Barcelona to Civitavecchia (Rome)
|Cruise dates:||from 02.11.2013 to 09.11.2013 (8 days)|
| Your ship:|| MS EUROPA|
| Cruise number:|| EUR1326|
This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.
Highlights of this cruise
Highlights of this cruise
- UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites: the historic city centre of Florence* and the Leaning Tower of Pisa*
- La Passion – Flamenco show on board
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price and are subject to changes.
Set out on your travels a little earlier, join our pre-cruise programme* and explore Barcelona – the Catalan metropolis.
In the distant past, the national hero El Cid fought against the Moors here. Today, Valencia* presents itself as a major city by the sea that will enchant you with Spanish lifestyle and rich architecture – discover the futuristic “City of Arts and Sciences“ and the historic district with its buildings dating back to the era of the Arabs and its Gothic monuments. Experience the Albufera National Park* with its broad reed belts, small islands and sand dunes on a boat trip. You will also get to see how a real paella* is cooked and tastes.
Palma de Mallorca/Mallorca/Balearic Islands/Spain
At Bellver Castle, a wonderful view of Palma* awaits you. Down in the bay, the mighty cathedral La Seu stands tall, to the interior design of which personalities such as Antoni Gaudí contributed. Stunningly beautiful courtyards, tapas bars and galleries await you in the picturesque alleys of the historic district. Or would you like to explore the valley of Soller*? Little Fornalutx is considered Spain’s most well-preserved mountain village. Stroll through the enchanting alleys and let the “Red Lightning“, a nostalgic narrow-gauge railway, take you right through the Mediterranean landscape and no less than 13 tunnels back to Palma.
Its landmark towers high above the French port city – enjoy the view at the pilgrimage church Notre-Dame de la Garde. As we explore Marseille*, you will also be thrilled by the gorgeous Boulevard de Longchamp and the charm of the Old Port. Pretty Aix-en-Provence* is the historic capital of the region. Here, the marvellous thoroughfare Cours Mirabeau invites you for a stroll in the shade of the plane trees.
From the principality of the Grimaldis, your journey takes you along the paradisiacal French Riviera*. In the course of the panoramic trip via the upper and middle corniche, fantastic views across places such as Beaulieu, Cap Ferrat and Cap d’Antibes await you. Experiencing the Blue Coast on a helicopter flight* is truly spectacular. Villa Rothschild* invites you to visit. You can tour the gardens and the impressive building – dating from the belle epoque – which is home to pictures, statues, furniture and paintings by Monet, Sisley and Renoir.
Stroll through the gateway to Tuscany with its beautiful art nouveau buildings and the Via Grande lined with arcades or set out to visit the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa*. Together with the mighty cathedral, the baptistry and the monumental cemetery Camposanto, it constitutes a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site well worth seeing at the Piazza dei Miracoli. Florence*, the cradle of the Renaissance, will captivate you with its palaces and churches as well as the legendary Uffizi Gallery – here, the Medici compiled a unique art collection including works by Botticelli, da Vinci, Raffael and Michelangelo.
Leave the EUROPA today – and enjoy our post-cruise programme* featuring Rome – the Eternal City with its numerous treasures.
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.
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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
Following programmes we offer in German:
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: BARCELONA – THE CATALAN METROPOLIS
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: ROME – THE ETERNAL CITY
HOTEL LANDHAUS WACHTELHOF: 2-DAY CRUISE ARRANGEMENT “ATLANTIC“