Special Viking Cruises 2018

Iconic Western Mediterranean Cruise

Delve into the French Riviera and Italy’s Renaissance treasures, with overnights in Barcelona and Tuscany. Visit Marseille, St. Tropez, Monte Carlo and Florence. Travels with Elsa will arrange exciting excursions, side trips and special events customized to your interests at any Port of Call along the way. No muss, no fuss! We take care of all the details and you can enjoy a stress-free vacation!

Port of Call: Barcelona

8 Days | Barcelona to Rome

JULY-DEC 2018 Departures Available
From $1,874 per person,plus Save $500 on Air*

Additional Trip Information
Barcelona, Spain
Step aboard your ship to begin your journey. Columbus Monument. Port Vell. Arc de Triomf. These are just a few of the monumental sights you will see in Barcelona. Other scenic highlights include the Olympic Port, built for the 1992 Olympic Games, and the Passeig de Gràcia, a boulevard renowned for its architecture, including works by Antoni Gaudí. Your overnight stay allows time to discover Barcelona on your own, or opt for a tour such as an evening performance of flamenco. Watch this vibrant dance while savoring a menu of traditional tapas.Shore Excursions

  • An Evening of Flamenco
Jan 12, 2018 Barcelona, Spain
Awake in Barcelona and further explore the Catalonian capital. Start on Las Ramblas, the mile-long leafy pedestrian boulevard. Or take a turn through the myriad side streets of the Gothic Quarter, where the ancient and the modern sit side by side, perfect for a leisurely stroll. Or head to the Passeig de Gràcia, a boulevard renowned for its architecture, including works by Antoni Gaudí. Or opt for one of the many optional tours.Shore Excursions

  • Panoramic Barcelona (Included)
  • Gaudi Architecture
  • Scenic Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
  • The Gothic Quarter & Catalonian Cuisine
  • An Evening of Flamenco
  • The Kitchen Table
  • The Gothic Quarter: Back to the Origins of the City
  • Lupo, Leather Goods Made in Barcelona
  • Best of Barcelona & Our Lady of Montserrat
  • The Artists of Barcelona: Miró, Picasso & Gaudí
Jan 13, 2018 Marseille, France
Visit Marseille, France’s oldest city, rich in timeless treasures. Discover its atmospheric Old Port, overseen by two 17th-century fortresses. The picturesque quay was built on the order of Louis XII and Louis XIII and is one of the world’s most romantic walks. As you explore, take in the beauty of its natural harbor, dotted with elegant yachts. Marvel at the church of Notre Dame de la Garde and Palais Longchamp, or venture to Aix-en-Provence with its tree-shaded squares and wide boulevards.
Jan 14, 2018 St. Tropez, France
Experience an enchanting blend of glamour and charm in St. Tropez, its stunning port lined with old-world facades and extravagant yachts. This former fishing village, the first coastal town to be liberated by Allied troops during Operation Dragoon, has attracted royalty and celebrity ever since Brigitte Bardot drew attention to its Pampelonne beaches in the 1950s. Step ashore from your ship’s tender and explore its picturesque port, imposing citadel and quaint market square.
Jan 15, 2018 Monte Carlo, Monaco
Enjoy a full day in Monaco, the playground for the rich and famous, as well as the gateway to the beautiful South of France. Visit medieval Monaco, stopping at the Prince’s Palace and St. Nicholas Cathedral, the burial site of the royal family, including American actress Grace Kelly. As we stay late in port, you will have time to step inside the Casino de Monte-Carlo, the most prestigious and celebrated gambling mecca on earth. As an option, venture out of town to the legendary perfumeries in Grasse, or stroll along the English promenade in glamorous Nice.Shore Excursions

  • Walking Tour of Monaco (Included)
  • Walking Tour of Nice & Musee Matisse
  • Gardens & Architecture of Menton
  • Perfumes of Grasse & St. Paul
  • Grimaldi Royal Palace
  • French Riviera by Helicopter
  • Nice, Èze & Monte Carlo
  • The Kitchen Table
  • Nice On Your Own
  • Leisurely Walking Tour of Monaco
  • Walking Tour of Nice & Villa Rothschild
Jan 16, 2018 Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Tuscany with an included, well-curated tour of Pisa. Alternatively, enjoy a full-day tour that combines Pisa and Florence. Begin with a scenic drive through the countryside to Florence, where you will stroll by the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. Then on to the medieval Ponte Vecchio, and the attractive Basilica of Santa Croce, resting place of Michelangelo. In Pisa, you will have time to explore the Square of Miracles, including the famous Leaning Tower, the Cathedral and Baptistery.Shore Excursions

  • Tour of Tuscany to Pisa (Included)
  • Florence & the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Florence & the Pitti Palace
  • Italy’s Art & Architecture
  • The Renaissance Treasures of Florence
  • Scenic Lucca & Pisa
  • A Day in Tuscany
  • Tuscany Wine & Merenda Tasting
  • Cooking in a Tuscan Castle
  • Artisan Tour of Florence
  • Scenic Boat Ride & Villa Puccini
Jan 17, 2018 Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Tuscany with an included, well-curated tour of Pisa. Alternatively, enjoy a full-day tour that combines Pisa and Florence. Begin with a scenic drive through the countryside to Florence, where you will stroll by the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. Then on to the medieval Ponte Vecchio, and the attractive Basilica of Santa Croce, resting place of Michelangelo. In Pisa, you will have time to explore the Square of Miracles, including the famous Leaning Tower, the Cathedral and Baptistery.Shore Excursions

  • Tour of Tuscany to Pisa (Included)
  • Florence & the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Florence & the Pitti Palace
  • Italy’s Art & Architecture
  • The Renaissance Treasures of Florence
  • Scenic Lucca & Pisa
  • A Day in Tuscany
  • Tuscany Wine & Merenda Tasting
  • Cooking in a Tuscan Castle
  • Artisan Tour of Florence
  • Scenic Boat Ride & Villa Puccini
Jan 18, 2018 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Awake in Civitavecchia, the port of Rome, where you will be departing your ship. From here, you can easily spend a few extra days to further explore this magical city on a post cruise extension.

 

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