Provence & Western Med Cruise

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Provence & Western Med Cruise

Discover Provence and southern France on a two-night stay in Marseille before boarding your ship for a memorable Western Mediterranean cruise with stops in Menorca, Sardinia, Malta, Sicily and Italy.

10 days from


per person, for 2 people

Based on departing 13/10/2017 from London Gatwick Airport

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  • Marseille Marseille
  • Marseille Marseille
  • Marseille Marseille
  • Mahon Mahon
  • Cagliari Cagliari
  • Cagliari Cagliari
  • Valletta, Malta Valletta, Malta
  • Valletta Valletta
  • Messina Messina
  • Greek Amphitheatre, Taormina Greek Amphitheatre, Taormina
  • Naples Naples
  • Pompei and Vesuvius, Naples Pompei and Vesuvius, Naples
  • Capri, Bay of Naples Capri, Bay of Naples
  • Genoa Genoa
  • Genoa Genoa

Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : UK - Marseille.

Travel to Marseille where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a two night stay.

DAY 2 : Marseille.

France's largest commercial seaport, cosmopolitan Marseille is the capital of Provence and boasts an intriguing 2,600-year-old history. With a scenic old harbour at its heart, it's renowned as the home of bouillabaisse - a clue to its great culinary reputation. Perhaps, delve into its past at its Borely Castle, buzzing Old Port and Cathedral Notre Dame, a 19th century church adorned with boat-shaped offerings from local sailors. Includes Breakfast

DAY 3 : Marseille to embark.

Enjoy the morning at leisure before transferring to the cruise port to embark MSC Armonia for your seven night cruise. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 : Mahon.

Menorca is the second largest of Spain's Balearic Islands and Mahon, its charismatic capital, sits on the east coast in one of Europe's spectacular natural harbours, which was used by the British in the 18th century as a base for their naval fleet. Stroll around its charming town centre to visit traditional shops, restaurants and the outdoor market, or perhaps view the delightful Santa Maria Church and picturesque, hilly Old Quarter. Alternatively, join an optional island tour for the ancient, honey-toned capital of Ciutadella and the whitewashed fishing village of Fornells, amongst other sights, or simply enjoy one of the island's many sandy beaches - sunbathing and swimming in the island's turquoise waters. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 : Cagliari.

Cagliari, the largest island in Sardinia, has a wealth of places to explore. The castello or castle district is the oldest and highest part of the city, an ideal place to wander around at leisure. Perhaps visit the Castello district housing the striking Romanesque Cathedral of Santa Maria and museum, the Archbishop's Palace and San Pancrazio Towers. The Marina district, near the port, is a bustle of arcaded streets with cafes and shops and a great place to sit and watch the world go by. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 : Valletta.

Ruled by the medieval Knights of St John for 270 years, sun-drenched Malta has an intensely warm-hearted culture. The honey-stoned capital, Valletta, fringes a spectacular Grand Harbour and bursts with stepped alleyways, bustling cafés and rich monuments. Today there's free time to admire its gems, perhaps wandering its Upper Barracca Gardens or marvelling at the sumptuous St John's Co-Cathedral, which houses Caravaggio's masterpiece, 'The Beheading of St John the Baptist'. Also see the Grand Master's Palace, home to Malta's government for four centuries. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 : Messina.

An 8th century Greek colony, Messina is your gateway for some of Sicily's greatest sights. Perhaps take optional excursion to the beautiful clifftop seaside resort of Taormina, which boasts a stunning Greco-Roman theatre or head for Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 : Naples.

Naples is an exhilarating city, set in a breathtaking position between mighty Mount Vesuvius and the shimmering Bay of Naples. Explore the wealth of cultural treasures at leisure or join an optional trip to either beautiful Capri island, the remarkable remains of Pompeii or the soaring slopes and crater of Mount Vesuvius National Park. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9 : Genoa.

The vibrant Italian city of Genoa circles a fine harbour and once rivalled Venice as a maritime power. The birthplace of Christopher Columbus, its captivating old town is threaded with 'caruggi' - steep medieval lanes dotted with rich churches. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10 : Marseille - UK.

Today, disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK or extend your stay in Marseille. Includes Breakfast

Hotels on Tour

  • Marseille:Radisson Blu Hotel Marseille Vieux Port or similar (4*)

What's Included

  • Flights UK - Marseille - UK
  • Accommodation standard room in hotel and interior stateroom on cruise
  • 22 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • All Inclusive Drinks Package on Cruise
  • Transfers
  • All local, port and airport taxes
  • VIP Private Home Pick-up Service to take you to and from your UK departure point (Terms & Conditions apply)

Holiday Highlights

  • Marseille 2 night hotel stay
  • Mahon
  • Cagliari
  • Valletta
  • Messina
  • Naples
  • Genoa

Why Book With Archers Holidays?

  • We've been part of the same family-owned company for 85 years
  • Great value holidays with no hidden costs
  • We have more touring holidays in North America and Europe than any other operator
  • Our expert Tour Directors have a 96% customer satisfaction score
  • Your holiday is fully protected through ABTA and ATOL
  • Private airport transfer included in your holiday
  • Great for single travellers
  • Save £50pp on your second holiday

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