Mediterranean Escape

From $1799 (was $2049)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

13 Days
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Introduction

Take a dip in luxury as you escape to the Mediterranean. You’ll explore Barcelona before cruising the coastal waters in style aboard NCL’s Epic. See the lasting influence of the Roman empire, immerse yourself in the glamour of the south of France, and stroll through Moorish Spain.

Trip Includes

Sightseeing
  • Barcelona
  • Naples
  • Rome
  • Florence
  • Cannes
  • Palma de Mallorca
Cruise Accommodations
  • 7 Nights
  • Cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Epic
Hotel Accommodations
  • 4 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
Meals
  • All meals onboard ship
  • Select meals on land portion
Service
  • A professionally trained English-speaking local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

Moderate activity level

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Trip Highlights

  • Visit Spain, Italy, and France
  • Enjoy 7 nights of freestyle luxury cruising aboard the Norwegian Epic
  • Experience port stops in Rome, Naples, Florence, Cannes, and Palma de Mallorca
  • Spend 4 nights immersed in Spanish culture in Barcelona

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Mediterranean Escape Cruise and Tour

Tours Starts: Barcelona, Spain

Tours Ends: Barcelona, Spain

Day 1

Fly to Barcelona

Your journey begins on an overnight flight to Spain.

Day 2

Arrive in Barcelona

Arrive in Barcelona, the largest city on the Mediterranean and one of Europe’s most popular destinations. Barcelona was, according to legend, founded by the great hero Hercules after he fell in love both with the hilly region and with Pyrene, a beautiful local woman. If you purchased airline tickets through YMT Vacations, a friendly representative will welcome you at El Prat Airport and transport you to the hotel. The evening is yours to enjoy until guests are invited to sit down for a delicious dinner at the hotel. Get acquainted with your traveling companions and learn about the exciting days ahead. (D)

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Day 3

Barcelona City Tour and Flamenco Dinner

Get to know the Mediterranean starting with a city tour. Barcelona was originally settled over 7,000 years ago, but it wasn’t until the Romans claimed the town as a military camp around 15 BC that it grew into a prominent position. You can see Barcelona’s Roman influence and medieval buildings throughout the Gothic Quarter, the heart of the old city. After the tour, enjoy free time until a dinner and Flamenco show. Flamenco is a traditional performance style combining music and dance based on the artistic traditions of Southern Spain. It’s a colorful, emotionally powerful performance that you’ll never forget. (B, D)

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Day 4

Montserrat Day Trip with Lunch

Eat a delicious breakfast before boarding the Tren de Montserrat, a small train right to the center of the Sanctuary of Montserrat Mountain, an 11th century Benedictine monastery hidden in the towering Montserrat range high above Catalonia. The monastery is home to the Virgin of Montserrat, the Patron Saint of Catalonia and the so-called Black Madonna. You’re free to join the pilgrims seeking blessing by kissing her hand. After the monastery, head down the mountain for a delicious lunch at Masia Vinya Nova, a charming farmhouse restaurant at the foot of Montserrat that uses homemade olive oil in its delicious Mediterranean cuisine. (B, L)

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Day 5

Embark the Norwegian Epic

After breakfast at the hotel, get settled in your luxury home away from home, NCL’s Epic. The spacious Epic gives you the chance to enjoy the Mediterranean in comfort and at your own speed. It offers more than 20 dining options, world-class entertainment, and extremely comfortable accommodations. (B)

Day 6

At Sea

The Epic covers nearly 600 miles today as you sail from Barcelona to Naples. Enjoy Norwegian's patented freestyle cruising. Dine when and where you want, participate in whichever activities catch your eye, relax at the spa, or take the day to read a good book.

Day 7

Naples, Italy (7:00 AM – 7:00 PM)

Naples was first settled by the Greeks over 3,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest continuously inhabited urban areas in the world. It’s unsurprising that Naples has always been such a desirable location, given its situation 400 feet above the Mediterranean and boasting a view almost as good as its defense position. You might also choose to stop in neighboring Pompeii— and definitely don’t miss out on authentic Neapolitan pizza here in its birthplace!

Day 8

Rome, Italy (6:00 AM – 7:00 PM)

What trip to Italy would be complete without a stop in the legendary capital city and the seat of the Holy Roman Empire? There is history wherever you look in Rome, not to mention world-class shopping, outstanding food, and a vibrant culture.

Day 9

Florence, Italy (7:00 AM – 7:00 PM)

Florence is considered the cradle of the Renaissance, and today you get to see why. Renowned for its culture, Renaissance art, architecture and monuments, Forbes ranks Florence as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Day 10

Cannes, France (8:00 AM – 6:00 PM)

Cannes may be best known for its film festival, but this resort town on the French Riviera is far more than just a glamorous place to watch a movie. Don’t miss the palm tree lined Promenade de la Crositte, Cannes’ most famous street. It has fabulous views of the white sand beach, as well as excellent restaurants, shopping, and cafes. There might not be a better place in the world to people watch.

Day 11

Palma de Mallorca, Spain (1:00 PM – 8:00 PM)

Your last port stop promises to be a highlight— welcome to Palma de Mallorca, the island city off the Spanish mainland. Don’t miss Palma’s Old City, which you can find behind the iconic 13th century La Seu Cathedral. The Old City consists of narrow, quiet streets that highlight the area’s Moorish past. Enjoy one final night onboard before disembarkation early tomorrow morning in Barcelona.

Day 12

Disembark in Barcelona (5:00 AM)

Spend the day at your leisure back in Barcelona. Take time for one last afternoon siesta before sitting down with your traveling companions for a delicious included farewell dinner. (D)

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Day 13

Depart for Home

Make sure to eat a hearty breakfast at the hotel as you say adios to the Mediterranean and set off for home. (B)


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tours vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

Inside Stateroom

A stateroom priced just right, with the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. Two beds connect to make a queen-sized bed. Plus separate bathroom and shower make it easier to get ready. Approximately 128 sq. ft. Stateroom images, square footage, and configurations are representative only. Actual accommodations may vary.

Balcony Stateroom

Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to a private balcony with sweeping views. So enjoy beautiful sunrises, breathtaking sunsets and a cozy and comfortable room designed with you in mind. Approximately 204-221 sq. ft. Stateroom images, square footage, and configurations are representative only. Actual accommodations may vary.

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