CRUISETOUR

Mediterranean Explorations (15 Days)

Cruise Line: Viking Cruises
Ship: Viking Sky  |  13 Reviews
Rome, Italy to Civitavecchia, Italy
Dates: 16 Dec 2018 - 30 Dec 2018

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DAY 1
16 Dec 2018
Rome, Italy
Civitavecchia, Italy

Step onboard to begin your journey. The ship will be berthed in Civitavecchia, the closest port to the airport and Rome. Relax and settle into your stateroom, perhaps also unwinding at our Infinity Pool.

DAY 2
17 Dec 2018
Civitavecchia, Italy

Explore the "Eternal City" today with a local guide. 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 might also choose one of our fascinating tours that highlights Rome's treasures. Alternately, visit Tarquinia's Etruscan necropolis or the excavated town of Ostia.

DAY 3
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 4
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 5
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 6
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 7
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 8
23 Dec 2018
Barcelona, Spain

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 join us for a culturally enriching optional excursion such as an evening performance of flamenco. Watch this vibrant dance while savoring a menu of traditional tapas.

DAY 9
24 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 10
25 Dec 2018
Mediterranean Sea (Cruising)

Sail into the Mediterranean today, where civilizations rose and fell throughout history. The ships of Carthaginians, Romans, Greeks, Visigoths, and innumerable others have plied these waters before you. As you cruise, take in the sea views from the Explorers' Lounge or reserve a soothing massage at The Spa. Linger over tea and scones in the Wintergarden. Tonight, dine on regional cuisine that brings the flavors of your destination to your plate, and perhaps watch a movie beneath the stars at the Main Pool.

DAY 11
26 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 12
27 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 13
28 Dec 2018
Livorno, Italy
DAY 14
29 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 15
30 Dec 2018
Civitavecchia, Italy

Awake in Civitavecchia, the port of Rome, where you will be departing your ship. From here, you can easily spend a few extra days to further explore Rome on a post-cruise extension.

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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.

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  • 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

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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.

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Pre-Packages

Rome, Italy

Offered by: GOGO Vacations
Location: Rome, Italy
Length: 3 Nights
Virtuoso Hotel: The Westin Excelsior, Rome
The Westin Excelsior - Rome Vacation Package

The Westin Excelsior - Rome Vacation Package - 3 Nights

Valid for travel through 20 Dec 2018

Land Advertised Price: From $1,095

Pricing Valid: 9/14-9/17/18

Shore Excursions

Rome, Italy - 16 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

Barcelona, Spain - 23 Dec 2018

Barcelona, Spain - 24 Dec 2018

Marseille, France - 26 Dec 2018

Monte Carlo, Monaco - 27 Dec 2018

Livorno, Italy - 28 Dec 2018

Livorno, Italy - 29 Dec 2018

Civitavecchia, Italy - 30 Dec 2018

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