On board MS EUROPA from Ven to Barcelona

The endless variety of the Mediterranean

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Travel on board the world's most beautiful yacht to see the impressive backdrops to great moments in history. Discover medieval remnants of history in Croatia and visit the last vestiges of the mighty Roman Empire in Rome. You can marvel at the art treasures in Florence, whilst the savoir-vivre of the noble Côte d’Azur is an inviting place to spend some relaxing hours. Accept our invitation to enjoy some time you will never forget.


from Ven to Barcelona

Cruise dates:from 11.05.2014 to 25.05.2014 (15 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA
Cruise number: EUR1409

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This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.

Highlights of this cruise

Highlights of your cruise:

  • UNESCO World Heritage sites: Mosaics from Ravenna*, the historic centres of Split*, Valletta*, Rome*, Florence* and the cathedral square of Pisa*
  • UNESCO World Natural Heritage site: The Bay of Kotor
  • Italian flair in Ponza
  • St. Paul de Vence – home of artists in Provence*
  • Verbier Festival on board
  • New port: Ravenna/Italy

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

Itinerary

Sun, 11.05.2014

Scheduled flight Germany – Venice
Transfer for embarkation on the EUROPA
Venice/Italy, 22.00 hrs departure

Venice/Italy
Arrive in the Venetian Lagoon a little earlier and enjoy Venice as part of a private travel arrangement*.

Mon, 12.05.2014

Ravenna, 7.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Ravenna/Italy

Used to decorate Byzantine churches, golden chapels in the bishops' palace and an imperial mausoleum, Ravenna's magnificent mosaics* are incredibly beautiful and famous all over the world. You can also see natural beauty by bicycle amongst the pine hedges, tall poplars and thick reeds of the Po Delta natural park*.

Tue, 13.05.2014

Split, 8.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Split/Croatia
Follow in the footsteps of Emperor Diocletian: the ancient palace and the walls of the cathedral stand as testament to the Roman ruler and you can visit his place of birth at the Salona excavations*. Medieval Trogir* is also steeped in history and you can get a wonderful view of its charming narrow streets from the cathedral.

Wed, 14.05.2014

Kotor, 8.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Kotor/Montenegro
This breathtaking fjord cuts deep into the hillsides and the historic buildings of Kotor* recount a colourful history going back 2000 years. A scenic journey* will reveal the most stunning parts of Montenegro – the old town of Budva*, for example, which has been restored to its former glory, or the mountain village of Njegusi*.

Thu, 15.05.2014

Relaxation at sea

Fri, 16.05.2014

Valletta, 6.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Valletta/Malta
Before the Knights of St. John raised their flag over the fortress city, Mdina* served as a residence for the crusaders. The former capital is still captivating today, with its early Baroque cathedral. There is another impressive sacred building to see in Mosta*: the third largest domed church in Europe. The Baroque San Anton Gardens are well worth a visit, as are natural beauties in the wild such as the "Azure Window“ in Gozo* – a boat trip will take you to Malta's idyllic sister island.

Sat, 17.05.2014

Trapani, 9.00 hrs – 19.00 hrs

Trapani/Sicily/Italy
The cityscape of Trapani*, which once served as a port for the Elymian city of Erice*, has been shaped by the Normans, Spanish and Aragonese. One of Sicily's most important ancient sites is Selinunt*. Walk through the acropolis and the temple district and let yourself be transported into the world of the ancient Greeks. At a tasting of the eponymous sweet wines of Marsala* you will be able to raise your glasses to the beauty of the Sicilian coastline.

Sun, 18.05.2014

Ponza, 8.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Ponza/Pontine Islands/Italy
Have an ice cream on the promenade or an espresso in a café as you take in the views over the picturesque bay - sit back and enjoy la Dolce Vita on this peaceful island.

Mon, 19.05.2014

Civitavecchia (Rome), 7.00 hrs – 19.00 hrs

Civitavecchia (Rome)/Italy
Welcome to the "Eternal City" of Rome*. Whether you are visiting the Colosseum, the Forum Romanum or the Spanish Steps, with every step you will be walking on ground that is charged with history. At St. Peter's Basilica you will be in the very heart of Vatican City. Masterpieces such as the Pietà by Michelangelo make the impressive interior a truly unforgettable sight. In the 13th century, popes still resided in the medieval town of Viterbo*, which along with the Etruscan town of Tuscania* is a pretty reminder of days gone by.

Tue, 20.05.2014

Bonifacio, 8.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs
Evening passage through the Strait of Bonifacio

Bonifacio/Corsica/France
This medieval little town is an impressive sight to behold as you approach - it boldly stands atop 60m high eroded limestone cliffs. A small train* will take you up to see St. Dominique church, pretty squares and turreted houses.

Wed, 21.05.2014

Livorno (Florence), 7.00 hrs – 22.00 hrs

Livorno (Florence)/Italy
Florence* is the birthplace of the Renaissance and is fascinating with its vast collection of works of art, which were collected by the Medici family in the Uffizi. Botticelli, da Vinci and Dürer are just some of the renowned artists whose works can be seen here. Another treasure trove of history is Lucca*, with its landmark tower built by the Guinigi family of merchants. Five oak trees have been growing on its roof since the 14th century.

Thu, 22.05.2014

Cannes, 13.00 hrs arrival

Cannes/France
Stroll along the Croisette or enjoy exclusive views of the Côte d’Azur on your way to Nice*. The picturesque medieval town of St. Paul de Vence* is a haven for art lovers with its numerous galleries.

Fri, 23.05.2014

Cannes, 16.00 hrs departure

Sat, 24.05.2014

Marseille, 7.00 hrs – 17.00 hrs

Marseille/France
The capital of Provence* can be seen from a long way off, with its landmark, the Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica, standing on top of a hill. In beautiful Aix-en-Provence* you can take a walk along the historic "Cours Mirabeau".

Sun, 25.05.2014

Barcelona/Spain, 7.00 hrs arrival
Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

Barcelona/Spain
Start your journey home or stay for our post-cruise programme* Barcelona – the Catalan city.

* 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:

PRIVATE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT VENICE


POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: BARCELONA – THE CATALAN CITY

Experience the stars of the Verbier Festival live

For over 20 years, the Verbier Festival has been bringing established artists and up-and-coming talent together. In this time, it has developed into an internationally renowned music festival. On cruise EUR1409, you can enjoy listening to some of the most brilliant soloists from the Verbier Festival during exclusive concerts on board the EUROPA. Enjoy an exceptional classical music event on the most beautiful yacht in the world.