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+44 1756 706500

Roman Italy and Sardinia

Southampton - Malaga (Spain) - Porto Torres (Sardinia) - Piombino (Italy) - Civitavecchia (Italy) - Salerno (Italy) - Gibraltar - Ferrol (Spain) - Southampton

Discovery Holiday
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Follow in the wake of the Roman Empire on this voyage to a series of captivating cities and historical towns across Italy and Sardinia.

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Roman Italy and Sardinia

Southampton, England - Southampton, England

Lying near the head of Southampton Water, a peninsula between the estuaries of the Rivers Test and Itchen, Southampton is Britain’s largest cruise port. It has been one of England’s major ports since the Middle Ages, when it exported wool and hides from the hinterland and imported wine from Bordeaux. The city suffered heavy damage during World War Two and as a result the centre has been extensively rebuilt, but there are still some interesting medieval buildings including the Bargate, one of the finest city gatehouses in England.

At Sea - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

At Sea - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

At Sea - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Malaga, Spain - Malaga, Spain

Malaga has a beautiful setting on the Costa del Sol. To the east is the picturesque La Axarqua region, while to the west stretches the lively city. Enjoy a leisurely tour of the city which includes a flamenco show, or visit the traditional village of Mijas with its labyrinth of cobbled streets. Alternatively, help prepare some paella at a farmhouse in the heart of the Guadalhorce Valley.

At Sea - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Porto Torres, Sardinia - Porto Torres, Sardinia

Porto Praia is on Santiago Island, the largest of the Cape Verde Islands. Join the exhilerating 4x4 safari which showcases Santiago's natural beauty, explore the former capital of Ribiera Grande, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site on a panoramic tour of the island, or learn about the island's first settlers on a visit to the Ethnographic Museum. Alternatively, watch a traditional ceremony with drums and conch-shells on an excursion to the countryside.

Piombino (for Pisa), Italy - Piombino (for Pisa), Italy

Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy - Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy

Civitavecchia’s location makes it an ideal base for visiting Rome, and with so much to see, optional excursions are the ideal way to get the most out of your visit. Choose from a trip through the Etruscan countryside to discover the beauty of Bracciano and its lake, a guided walking tour of ancient Rome or a visit to Tivoli's Villa D'Este with its magnificent Renaissance-style gardens.

Salerno, Italy - Salerno, Italy

At Sea - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

At Sea - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Gibraltar - Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a British outpost overlooked by the impressive limestone Rock. It lies just off the coast of Africa and is popular with British tourists due to the duty-free shopping. Explore the stunning Alameda Gardens before enjoying a cable car ride to the top of the Rock, or go in search of dolphins on a boat trip around Gibraltar Bay. Another option is a visit to Europa Point, Europe's most southerly point, followed by English High Tea at the Rock Hotel.

At Sea - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Ferrol (for Santiago de Compostela), Spain - Ferrol (for Santiago de Compostela), Spain

El Ferrol has been inextricably linked to the sea for more than two millennia, being a major shipbuilding centre for most of its history. From its beginnings as a tiny fishing port in the 1st century BC, it endured conquests by Vandals, Suebis, Arabs and Christians. With the arrival of the Bourbons in the 18th century, Ferrol became a leading maritime centre, largely due to its large natural harbour on the Ferrol Inlet, an arm of the Atlantic. Now a large commercial port, Ferrol is also the gateway to the northern Spanish province of Galicia, a region noted for its green mountains, deep gorges and fast-flowing rivers. It is also well placed for visiting the medieval holy city of Santiago de Compostela. Interestingly, Ferrol's city centre is modelled on Lisbon in Portugal, a country with which it has strong historical and linguistic ties. The layout comprises of a rectangle lined with six parallel streets, with two squares on each side. These squares have the city's best shops, restaurants and bars.

At Sea - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Southampton, England - Southampton, England

Lying near the head of Southampton Water, a peninsula between the estuaries of the Rivers Test and Itchen, Southampton is Britain’s largest cruise port. It has been one of England’s major ports since the Middle Ages, when it exported wool and hides from the hinterland and imported wine from Bordeaux. The city suffered heavy damage during World War Two and as a result the centre has been extensively rebuilt, but there are still some interesting medieval buildings including the Bargate, one of the finest city gatehouses in England.

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