The discoveries waiting for you on Italian, French and Spanish shores are as inspiring as the coastlines are picturesque. A fascinating cruise that takes in the many facets of the Mediterranean. The islands of Capri, Corsica and Menorca are inviting with their amazing panoramas, bizarre cliff coastlines and idyllic underwater worlds. Cartagena with its chequered past and Valencia – time honoured and modern – line your route to Barcelona. Wander through the streets late into the evening and marvel at the creative architecture of Gaudí. Calvi and St. Tropez both have bustling harbour promenades and boast breathtaking views of the sea – enjoy them before your cruise on the EUROPA 2 comes to an end in Monte Carlo.
Scheduled flight from Germany to Rome and transfer to the embarkation point
Civitavecchia (Rome)/Italy, departure 21.00 hrs
Capri/Italy , 10.00 – 18.00 hrs
Bonifacio/Corsica/France , 9.00 – 17.00 hrs
The houses in the old part of town sitting above the craggy coastline like a natural balcony, and the Esplanade Saint Francois in the upper town offers a magnificent view over the countryside surrounding Bonifacio and of the octagonal bell tower of the Gothic Saint Dominique church. All the aspects of this lovely town will be revealed to you on a city walking tour with a boat trip**.
Mahon/Menorca/Balearic Islands/Spain, 10.00 – 0.00 hrs
Unspoilt nature and traditional villages account for the appeal of Menorca, a large part of which is protected as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. As well as lonely beaches, discover the charming historic centre of Mahon or paddle through the Bay of Fornells** on a kayak tour past tiny islands and the rocky coastline with hidden coves. The idyllic underwater world of Menorca will be revealed on a diving trip**.
Relaxation at sea
Cartagena/Spain, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs
The harbour city on the Costa Calida can look back over a chequered past. Follow the traces of its ancient past – for example, at the Roman theatre – and enjoy the panoramic views from the Castillo de la Concepcion. Just as magnificent is Murcia** with its landmark cathedral, which combines architectural styles from five different centuries.
Valencia/Spain, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
No other city combines cultural riches and futuristic modernity quite like Valencia. The cathedral, which was built over the remains of an Arabian mosque, and the famous Mercado Central stand in contrast to the visionary side of the city. You can explore this side on a bicycle tour along the Turia River**. In the dried up river bed, an impressive glass and steel building has been erected to house the City of Arts and Sciences – designed by leading architect Santiago Calatrava.
Barcelona/Spain, 7.00 – 0.00 hrs
Relaxation at sea
Calvi/Corsica/France , arrival 7.00 hrs
Corsica welcomes you with the impressive citadel of Calvi – the ideal spot to enjoy a magnificent panoramic view. Explore the quiet, narrow streets of the upper town, whilst the busy harbour promenade in the lower town is a great place for a stroll. A mountain bike tour** will take you to see the wildly romantic natural landscape of the island – with fantastic views over the sea.
Calvi , departure 1.00 hrs
St.-Tropez & Port, 10.00 – 24.00 Uhr
St.-Tropez & Port Grimaud
Originally a little fishing village, now a legendary meeting point for the international jet set: stroll through the lively marina in St. Tropez with its wide choice of cafes. Alternatively, the Zodiacs of the EUROPA 2 will take you to Port Grimaud, a “little Venice” on the Cote d’Azur. The resort is criss-crossed by canals – how about taking a trip on a Coche d’Eau water carriage?
Monte-Carlo/Monaco , arrival 6.00 hrs
Transfer to Nice to scheduled flight to Germany
* The pre- and post-cruise programmes listed are not included in the cruise price.
** The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
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