Majestic Mediterranean (15 Days)

Cruise Line: Viking Cruises
Ship: Viking Sky  |  23 Reviews
Barcelona, Spain to Barcelona, Spain
Dates: 09 Dec 2018 - 23 Dec 2018

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DAY 1
09 Dec 2018
Barcelona, Spain

Step aboard your ship to begin your journey. Columbus Monument. Port Vell. Arc de Triomf. These are just a few of the monumental sights you will see in Barcelona. Other scenic highlights include the Olympic Port, built for the 1992 Olympic Games, and the Passeig de Gràcia, a boulevard renowned for its architecture, including works by Antoni Gaudí. Your overnight stay allows time to discover Barcelona on your own, or opt for a tour such as an evening performance of flamenco. Watch this vibrant dance while savoring a menu of traditional tapas.

DAY 2
10 Dec 2018
Barcelona, Spain

Awake in Barcelona and further explore the Catalonian capital. Start on Las Ramblas, the mile-long leafy pedestrian boulevard. Or, take a turn through the myriad side streets of the Gothic Quarter, where the ancient and the modern sit side by side, perfect for a leisurely stroll. Or, head to the Passeig de Gràcia, a boulevard renowned for its architecture, including works by Antoni Gaudí. Or, opt for one of the many optional tours.

DAY 3
11 Dec 2018
Sète, France
Montpellier, France
Sète, France

Explore Montpellier today, a center of learning for centuries. Its namesake university, founded in 1160, is one of the world's oldest, predating the Renaissance. The social and cultural center of Montpellier is the Place de la Comédie, anchored by the elegant Three Graces fountain and the stunning neoclassical Opéra Comédie. Other sites pay tribute to a rich heritage, from the art-filled Musée Fabre and impressive St. Clément Aqueduct to the St. Pierre Cathedral with its "floating" porch supported by a pair of towers. Please note: the ship will be cruising the Mediterranean Sea on December 25.

DAY 4
12 Dec 2018
Marseille, France

Visit Marseille, France's oldest city, rich in timeless treasures. Discover its atmospheric Old Port, overseen by two 17th-century fortresses. The picturesque quay was built on the order of Louis XII and Louis XIII and is one of the world's most romantic walks. As you explore, take in the beauty of its natural harbor, dotted with elegant yachts. Marvel at the church of Notre Dame de la Garde and Palais Longchamp, or venture to Aix-en-Provence with its tree-shaded squares and wide boulevards.

DAY 5
13 Dec 2018
Monte Carlo, Monaco

Enjoy a full day in Monaco, the playground for the rich and famous, as well as the gateway to the beautiful South of France. Visit medieval Monaco, stopping at the Prince's Palace and St. Nicholas Cathedral, the burial site of the royal family, including American actress Grace Kelly. As we stay late in port, you will have time to step inside the Casino de Monte-Carlo, the most prestigious and celebrated gambling mecca on earth. As an option, venture out of town to the legendary perfumeries in Grasse, or stroll along the English Promenade in glamorous Nice.

DAY 6
14 Dec 2018
Livorno, Italy
DAY 7
15 Dec 2018
Livorno, Italy

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Tuscany with an included, well-curated tour of Pisa. Alternatively, enjoy a full-day tour that combines Pisa and Florence. Begin with a scenic drive through the countryside to Florence, where you will stroll by the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. Continue to the medieval Ponte Vecchio, and the attractive Basilica di Santa Croce, resting place of Michelangelo. In Pisa, you will have time to explore the Square of Miracles, including the famous Leaning Tower, the Cathedral and Baptistery.

DAY 8
16 Dec 2018
Civitavecchia, Italy

Explore the "Eternal City" today with a local guide. You'll marvel at the magnificent Colosseum where gladiators once battled, the historic Roman Forum, gathering place and political center of the ancients, and Vatican City. You will stay overnight onboard, giving you a rare opportunity to visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel after hours.

DAY 9
17 Dec 2018
Civitavecchia, Italy

Uncover more ancient treasures of Rome and its surroundings today. Join an excursion that features the city's major highlights, plus St. Peter's Basilica, the Colosseum, or Piazza Navona. Discover the hidden gems of the city along the Tiber River. Alternately, visit Tarquinia's Etruscan necropolis or the excavated town of Ostia.

DAY 10
18 Dec 2018
Naples, Italy

In Naples, your choice of excursions abounds. Take in magnificent examples of Greek and Roman architecture and the Piazza del Plebiscito, the grandest public square in the city, facing the former Royal Palace of the King of Naples. Optionally, also explore Herculaneum, Italy's "other" Pompeii, drive along the stunning Amalfi Coast, or take a trip to the summit of Vesuvius. In your spare time, sample a hot espresso, a slice of pizza (the world's first pizzeria opened here in 1830), or a locally made limoncello.

DAY 11
19 Dec 2018
Trapani, Italy

The rugged landscape and passionate people of Sicily are sure to win you over, as is the island's vibrant cuisine and Marsala, the local fortified wine. Sightseeing from the town of Trapani might include a visit to the hilltop town of Erice, with its two castles and Chiesa Madre Gothic church, or a tour of Segesta, a key city to the indigenous Elymian people, where there are fine examples of Greek architecture.

DAY 12
20 Dec 2018
Cagliari, Italy

Rich in history, Sardinia has been visited by Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, and Moors. Its main port, Cagliari, is set on the Golfo degli Angeli, or Gulf of Angels, and lies adjacent to seaside lagoons that harbor a wide array of birdlife. Explore Cagliari's old Castello District, from the 12th-century Cathedral of Santa Maria to the Roman Amphitheater, Porta Cristina, the Citadel of Museums, the Tower of St. Pancras, and the Elephant Tower.

DAY 13
21 Dec 2018
Alger, Algeria

In the old quarter of the dazzling whitewashed city of Algiers, shoppers can make wonderful discoveries among the stalls of the Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city's historic center features a variety of landmarks. Take a walk in the Jardin d'Essai du Hamma, a 19th-century public garden, or explore the silver-domed Basilica of Notre Dame d'Afrique.

DAY 14
22 Dec 2018
Valencia, Spain

Spain's Mediterranean port of Valencia is a mecca for lovers of one of the country's most iconic dishes, paella. Choose from a wide array of variations of the dish at restaurants throughout town, perhaps with a glass of local wine. Or sample the city's other specialty, horchata. You'll also want to visit the famous Lladró porcelain factory, world renowned for its imaginative and delicate figurines.

DAY 15
23 Dec 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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Shore Excursions

Barcelona, Spain - 09 Dec 2018

Barcelona, Spain - 10 Dec 2018

Marseille, France - 12 Dec 2018

Monte Carlo, Monaco - 13 Dec 2018

Livorno, Italy - 14 Dec 2018

Livorno, Italy - 15 Dec 2018

Civitavecchia, Italy - 16 Dec 2018

Civitavecchia, Italy - 17 Dec 2018

Naples, Italy - 18 Dec 2018

Trapani, Italy - 19 Dec 2018

Cagliari, Italy - 20 Dec 2018

Valencia, Spain - 22 Dec 2018

Barcelona, Spain - 23 Dec 2018

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