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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Gems of Italy and Spain

Discover medieval Old Towns, dynamic cities, idyllic beaches and charming coastal resorts including Portofino and Valencia on this 10-night luxury cruise along the beautiful coast of Italy and Spain.

Cruise Only
10 nights

Luxury Holiday
  • Alcazaba of Almeria, Spain
  • Cagliari, Sardinia
  • Cartagena City Hall, Spain
  • Porto Vecchio Bay, Spain
  • Portofino, Italy
  • Trapani, Sicily
  • St. Mary's Square, Valencia

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Join luxury ship Sirena in Monte Carlo and explore some of the most captivating islands in Italy, Spain and France and the vibrant cities of Valencia and Barcelona. Stroll through picturesque Portofino before exploring Porto Vecchio's Old Town in Corsica.

Visit the outstanding archaeological museum and the Roman ruins of Cagliari in Sardinia and discover the medieval past of Trapani in Sicily. Head to Spain and explore the astonishing Alcazaba which is perched above the city of Almeria.

Enjoy a tour of the vibrant metropolis of Valencia and relax on an idyllic beaches in the resort town of Alcudia which is where the Romans landed when they captured the island of Mallorca in 123 BC before arriving in the magnificent city of Barcelona where this wonderful cruise ends.

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Gems of Italy and France

Day 1 - Monte Carlo (Monaco)

Embark the luxury Sirena in glamorous Monte Carlo.

Day 2 - Portofino (Italy)

Spend the day discovering the jet set resort of Portofino. This charming fishing village is popular with the rich and famous and boasts several upmarket boutiques and luxury restaurants. Admire the awe-inspiring scenery as you stroll through Santa Margherita and perhaps explore the beautiful coastal resorts of Ravello, Sestri Levante or San Fruttuoso by local boat and on foot.

Day 3 - Porto Vecchio, Corsica (France)

Discover the historic Old Town of Porto Vecchio including the the main square, Place de la République, which features the imposing 19th century Church of St. Jean-Baptiste. Visit the modern marina which is brimming with luxury yachts and fishing boats or relax on one of the idyllic beaches. Alternatively, hike up to the Alta Rocca mountain region for outstanding mountain scenery.

Day 4 - Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy)

This wonderful city is spread over seven hills and has been influenced by various rulers over the years. Climb to the citadel and explore the fascinating archaeology, the Roman ruins, the remarkable early Byzantine churches and the pretty botanic gardens. Alternatively, stroll along the glorious beach or discover the remains of Sardinia's ancient, enigmatic Nuraghic culture.

Day 5 - Trapani, Sicily (Italy)

Wander through Trapani's maze of narrow streets and visit the spectacular rebuilt 14th century Cathedral of St. Lawrence. Visit the majestic Sanctuary of the Annunciation which features an intriguing regional museum or enjoy a relaxing stroll through the serene Villa Margherita public gardens. Alternatively, head to a Sicilian Olive Oil Farm which dates back to 1700 and enjoy a guided tour as well as a delicious lunch with traditional Sicilian music.

Day 6 - At Sea

Enjoy the amenities on board as you spend the day at sea.

Day 7 - Almeria (Spain)

Relax on one of the pristine beaches along this Mediterranean gem or visit the remarkable Alcazaba; a medieval fortress which overlooks the amazing city. Be awed by the ancient revered wall paintings in the caves of Velez Blanco or perhaps enjoy a trip to Granada’s medieval Alhambra and Albaycin quarter, which are both World Heritage Sites.

Day 8 - Cartagena

Due to its natural harbour and ideal location the walled city of Cartagena has always served as a major naval port. Discover Concepción Castle which was once a fortress for the Carthaginians and Romans and enjoy the charming hilltop views. Explore the 1st century B.C. Roman Theatre, the remains of the 13th century Cathedral of Santa Maria or enjoy a visit to the Naval Museum. Perhaps join one of the optional tours such as the Cartagena Tapas Tour which combines a delightful walking tour with tapas tasting at numerous restaurants.

Day 9 - Valencia

Explore this fascinating city which is often known as the 'City of Arts and Science' and boasts an impressive array of attractions. Visit the Opera House, the science museum and the oceanographic park or choose from one of the optional shore excursions. Perhaps journey to the Gothic city of Requina for a guided tour of the old town and the caves before enjoying a wine tasting at a perfectly preserved 100-year-old wine cellar. Alternatively, enjoy a guided bicycle tour of Valencia which highlights Valencia's best attractions.

Day 10 - Alcudia, Mallorca

The beautiful resort town of Alcudia is situated on the bay of Mallorca where the Romans landed when they captured the island in 123 BC. This charming town offers the perfect combination to history and modernity; perhaps walk along the medieval walls of the Old Town and learn about the Mallorca's past during a visit to the excavations of the ancient Roman city of Pollentia. Then, perhaps head to a golf course, go for a hike or relax on the outstanding beaches.

Day 11 - Barcelona

Disembark Sirena in Barcelona.

Captain reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit wind and weather conditions.

Price Includes

  • 10-night full board cruise on Sirena
  • Top-class cuisine in choice of open-seating dining options
  • Unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, coffee, tea and juices
  • 24-hour room service
  • Cruise-related government fees and taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Excursions
  • Flights and Transfers - we can arrange these, please contact us for details
  • Alcoholic beverages, packages available - please contact us for details
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