Amsterdam to Catalonia (11 Days)

Cruise Line: Viking Cruises
Ship: Viking Sky  |  10 Reviews
Amsterdam, Netherlands to Barcelona, Spain
Dates: 06 Oct 2018 - 16 Oct 2018

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DAY
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DAY 1
06 Oct 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Embark your ship in Amsterdam, city of charming canals, elegant gabled houses, and Dutch painting masters. This elegant city was born from the Dutch Golden Age, when merchants fed their coffers from the Indonesian spice trade and commissioned great works of art. Settle in and explore your ship, perhaps enjoying lunch or a snack at the World Café or stretching your legs after your journey along the ship's promenade.

DAY 2
07 Oct 2018
North Sea (Cruising)

Cruise this morning through the scenic waterways that link Amsterdam to the open ocean. As you cruise the North Sea, attend an illuminating enrichment lecture on board. Take in the sea views from the Explorers' Lounge. Tonight, dine at your choice of venues, perhaps pairing sommelier-selected wines with a carefully prepared tasting menu at The Chef's Table.

DAY 3
08 Oct 2018
Le Havre, France

Arrive in historic Le Havre today, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on a Seine River estuary. This historic port city is the gateway to Parisian pleasure, so you'll take a scenic drive through Normandy's countryside to the heart of Paris. You'll have time on your own to ascend the Eiffel Tower for sweeping city views, or marvel at the Gothic glory of Notre Dame Cathedral. Alternately, you might choose to pay homage at D-Day beaches or stroll the pretty quay of the artists' town of Honfleur.

DAY 4
09 Oct 2018
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

You'll enjoy a picturesque arrival into Portsmouth, sailing between Napoleonic forts in the Solent and passing stunning citadels at the harbor's entrance. Then, discover the city's prestigious maritime past. This historic naval port houses such historic vessels as Henry VIII's Tudor battleship Mary Rose and Lord Nelson's HMS Victory. Stroll the docklands of the rejuvenated waterfront and visit the D-Day Museum, commemorating the preparations for the Allied landings of the massive fleet that departed from here.

DAY 5
10 Oct 2018
Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)

Head south in the Atlantic today, skirting the waters of the Bay of Biscay. This region of the Atlantic long served as a trade route for ships bearing goods from Asia, including vessels from the British East India Company, the Dutch East India Company, and many others. During your passage, you can melt into a Swedish massage at The Spa or find your inner calm with yoga on the Sports Deck. This evening, watch a film al fresco at the Main Pool.

DAY 6
11 Oct 2018
Vigo, Spain

Call on Vigo today, Spain's "Gateway to the Atlantic" and one of the most historic cities on the northwestern coast of Galicia. For stunning views of its dramatic bay, ascend to El Castro Mount. Then get a closer look at Vigo's elegant thoroughfares and plazas and the French gardens of Castrelos Park. Alternately, visit the revered city of Santiago de Compostela, one of medieval Europe's most important pilgrimage sites.

DAY 7
12 Oct 2018
Strait of Gibraltar (Cruising)

Sail through the famed Strait of Gibraltar today into the Alboran Sea, the westernmost portion of the Mediterranean. On a clear day, you will spot the giant Rock of Gibraltar on the port side. In legend, this enormous geological wonder is one of the Pillars of Hercules, the other being Monte Hacho, a low mountain in Ceuta, a Spanish province in North Africa.

DAY 8
13 Oct 2018
Málaga, Spain
Granada, Spain
Málaga, Spain

Today you can experience firsthand the stuff of Andalusian dreams. Birthplace of Pablo Picasso, Málaga is the gateway to Andalucía, the seductive province of rolling hills and endless olive groves. An included tour features the 11th-century Alcazaba Palace, residence of Arabian caliphs, the ancient Moorish Gibralfaro Castle, the Renaissance Cathedral, and Picasso's birthplace. Or, choose to explore the mighty Alhambra palace in Granada, one of Spain's most treasured sites.

DAY 9
14 Oct 2018
Cartagena, Spain
Murcia, Spain
Cartagena, Spain

Uncover the rich history of Cartagena today, brimming with remarkable architecture spanning the ages, from the days of Rome to Art Nouveau. Outside the city, marvel at the beauty of the sanctuary of the Virgin of Fuensanta, Murcia's patron saint, and the Baroque- and Gothic-style cathedral. Alternatively, explore Cartagena's impressive Roman Theater and its Roman Forum.

DAY 10
15 Oct 2018
Barcelona, Spain

Soak up the charm of sunny Barcelona, the Catalonian capital of culture. Stroll along Las Ramblas, take in the architectural masterpieces of Antoni Gaudí or explore the myriad side streets of the ancient Gothic Quarter. Take an included tour today, or opt for one of the many optional shore excursions we offer.

DAY 11
16 Oct 2018
Barcelona, Spain

Awake in Barcelona, where you will be finishing your journey. From here, you can easily spend a few extra days to further explore this city and its world-class culinary delights, or discover other areas of Spain.

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About the Ship

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Viking Sky

Viking Ocean Cruises boasts a fleet of new, all-veranda, state-of-the-art ocean ships. Each identical sister ship carries only 930 guests and is engineered at a scale that allows direct access into most ports. Classified by Cruise Critic as “small ships,” the fleet features understated elegance and modern Scandinavian design.

What's Included

Included

  • VIKING INCLUSIVE VALUE

    A cruise fare that includes everything you need

  • VIKING INCLUSIVE VALUE

    A cruise fare that includes everything you need

  • Shipwide Wi-Fi so you can remain connected

  • Access to top-rated spa

  • Beer, wine and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch

  • Other included beverages, such as specialty coffees, teas and bottled water

  • Port taxes and fees

  • Alternative restaurant dining

  • Airport transfers with purchase of Viking Air

About Us

Viking® offers destination-focused river and ocean cruises to the world’s most fascinating locations on board elegant, state-of-the art ships. With Viking, guests will journey with like-minded travelers on The Thinking Person’s Cruise®, a culturally rich, immersive experience designed to help guests explore the most intimate nuances of their destination both on board and ashore—with enriching shore excursions, informative lectures and port talks, engaging Destination Performances, wine tastings and regional cuisine. Plus, Viking Inclusive Value provides guests all they need in one inclusive cruise fare.

Insider Tip

Viking has a variety of ways in which you can customize your trip including premium beverage packages, gift orders and making arrangements for special occasions.

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Pricing, dates, inclusions, and itinerary are subject to change without notice, and vary by departure date and cabin. Restrictions may apply. Ship are registered in: Switzerland, Germany, Portugal, Ukraine, China, Vietnam and Egypt.



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Add-Ons

Pre-Packages

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Offered by: GOGO Vacations
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 3 Nights
Virtuoso Hotel: Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam
Amsterdam Vacation Package

Amsterdam Vacation Package - 3 Nights Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Valid for travel through October 31, 2018

  • Stay at 5-star Sofitel Legend The Grand.

Land Advertised Price: From $1015*

Pricing Valid: 6/15-6/18/18

Shore Excursions

Amsterdam, Netherlands - 06 Oct 2018

Le Havre, France - 08 Oct 2018

Portsmouth, United Kingdom - 09 Oct 2018

Vigo, Spain - 11 Oct 2018

Strait of Gibraltar (Cruising) - 12 Oct 2018

Málaga, Spain - 13 Oct 2018

Granada, Spain - 13 Oct 2018

Málaga, Spain - 13 Oct 2018

Cartagena, Spain - 14 Oct 2018

Cartagena, Spain - 14 Oct 2018

Barcelona, Spain - 15 Oct 2018

Barcelona, Spain - 16 Oct 2018

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