Get picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point (within 50 miles).
Meals included: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 10 dinners
With beautiful coastal villages and interesting, sun-baked cities to explore, this enticingly laidback voyage takes in the delights of Genoa, Palma, Barcelona and Sorrento. Marvel at Gaudi's towering Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and stroll the beautiful Vieux Port in Marseille.
Fly to Naples where you will be met and transferred to your ship for embarkation.
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.
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.
Catalonia's capital is arguably Spain's most exciting city and offers up celebrated history, fine shopping and fabulous cuisine. Amble along Las Ramblas, stopping at its charming street cafés, restaurants and shops, and the star attraction is undoubtedly Gaudi's astonishing Sagrada Familia, the soaring, fairytale cathedral that was left unfinished on his death and which is still being gradually built.
The southern French city of Marseilles has been a major Mediterranean harbour for more than 2,500 years. Leading off the harbour is the city's most famous street, La Canebiere, a broad bustling boulevard, shaded by rows of plane trees.
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.
After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the Hotel Michelangelo in Sorrento for a three night stay.
Perched high above the Bay of Naples, Sorrento is famed for its breathtaking views and enchanting atmosphere. Enjoy your time at leisure in this beautiful resort.
Today, transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
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We've been creating unforgettable holidays since 1994. We are a member of ABTA and all our flight-inclusive holidays are fully protected by the CAA's ATOL scheme.