Sights of Spain & Mediterranean Cruise

From $1999 (was $2249)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

15 Days
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Mediterranean Vacation Details

This guided land tour of Spain, followed by a stunning Mediterranean cruise, promises to be the trip of a lifetime. Start your tour in Madrid, one of Europe’s most spectacular and culturally vibrant capital cities. Do you love history? Then Toledo is for you. Its cathedral is arguably the greatest example of Gothic architecture in the world.

In Barcelona, you’ll see ancient influences throughout the Gothic Quarter, the heart of the Old City. Of course, Barcelona is also home to impressive works of the famous Antoni Gaudí, including the Sagrada Familia.

Your cruise embarks from Barcelona, stopping first in Marseille. France’s oldest city is recognized as a Distinguished European Capital of Culture. Then it’s off to Naples, which was first settled by the Greeks over 3,000 years ago. Messina, on the island of Sicily, is the ideal place to enjoy cannoli or explore famous sites like the Piazza del Duomo and the magnificent Messina Cathedral.

Your final port stop is Valletta, one of the world’s smallest capitals. Valletta is so rich with history that the entire city has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue back to Barcelona where you disembark and say adios to this amazing vacation package.

Tour Includes

4 Countries
  • Spain
  • France
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Madrid
  • Toledo
  • Valencia
  • Barcelona
  • Marseille
  • Genoa
  • Naples
  • Messina
  • Valletta
Cruise Accommodations
  • 7 Nights
  • Cruise aboard MSC Cruise Line's World Europa
Hotel Accommodations
  • 6 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
  • All meals onboard ship
  • 6 Breakfasts and 3 Dinners on land portion
  • 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

Activity Level Active

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Tour Highlights

  • Take a panoramic tour of historic Madrid
  • See Antoni Gaudi's famous buildings on a city tour of Barcelona
  • Spend a day in Marseillle, France
  • Soak up the Renaissance charm of Genoa
  • Take in the views from high above the water in Naples-the birthplace of pizza
  • Travel back in time to tiny Valletta, the historical capital city of Malta

Mandatory Vaccinations Against COVID-19

All guests, including minors, must be fully vaccinated, at least 2 weeks prior to departure, to participate. Guest vaccination requirements are currently for all departures until further notice.

Set sail offers free onboard credit

*$50 per person Free Onboard Credit for all cabins. Web prices reflect Instant Rebate pricing. Offers valid for new bookings only and subject to availability. Offer may be cancelled at any time. Click here to view additional offer details.

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Sights of Spain & Mediterranean Cruise

Tours Starts: Madrid, Spain

Tours Ends: Barcelona, Spain

Day 1

Depart for Madrid, Spain

Your journey begins on an overnight flight.

Day 2

Arrive in Madrid, Spain

Welcome to Madrid, where your trip of a lifetime begins! If you purchased airline tickets through YMT Vacations, a friendly representative will welcome you at the airport and transport you to the hotel. The evening is yours to enjoy until you are invited to sit down for a dinner at the hotel. Get acquainted with your traveling companions and learn about the exciting days ahead. (D)

Silken Torre Garden or similar

Day 3

Madrid, Spain

Wake up bright and early in Madrid, the capital city of Spain. Enjoy a panoramic tour including photo stops at some of Madrid's most historic and iconic sights. See Plaza de España, Plaza de Colon, Plaza de la Independencia, Plaza Mayor, the Old City Center, Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, Retiro Park, and the upscale Salamanca neighborhood. (B)

Silken Torre Garden or similar

Day 4

Valencia, Spain via Toledo

Stop in the fascinating city of Toledo on your way from Madrid to Valencia. Enjoy a walking tour of Toledo Old Town, including admission to the stunning Toledo Cathedral. This magnificent cathedral is considered by many to be the greatest example of Gothic architecture in the world, and is just one of three 13th-century High Gothic cathedrals in all of Spain. (B, D)

Eurostars Acteon or similar

Day 5

Valencia City Tour & Leisure Time in Barcelona

Get to know the largest city on the Mediterranean with a half day city tour. You can see Valencia’s old town, Cathedral, and the City of Arts and Sciences, a beautiful cultural and architectural complex and one of the 12 Treasures of Spain. In the afternoon, you will transfer to Barcelona and spend the rest of your day at leisure. (B)

H10 Marina or similar

Day 6

Barcelona, Spain

Today, enjoy a city tour of Barcelona and see the views from Montjuic, the hill overlooking the city, Passeig de Gràcia, Plaça de Catalunya, Plaça d'Espanya, and The Sagrada Familia. Barcelona is home to several impressive works of the famous Antoni GaudÍ, including the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, and Casa Batlló. Other sights include Barcelona’s popular shopping street, and the venues of the 1992 Olympic Games. Spend the afternoon enjoying Barcelona at your leisure or consider joining an optional tour. A spectacular display of architecture, Barcelona boasts 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites for you to enjoy, as well as sandy coastline, food, cultural and artistic exhibitions, and terrific shopping. (B)

H10 Marina or similar


Visit the beautiful Benedictine monk mountain retreat known as the Montserrat Monastery via the Rack Railwayand see breathtaking scenery with panoramic views of the Catalan countryside. $79 p/p. Please add this option at time of booking.

Day 7

Embark in Barcelona, Spain (Departs at 6:00 PM)

After a relaxing morning and afternoon in Barcelona, board the MSC World Europa and get settled into your comfortable stateroom. (B)

Day 8

Marseille, France (7:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

Marseille was first established in 600 BC, making it France’s oldest city. Among the terracotta-roofed buildings lie many intriguing sights, including the majestic Palais Longchamp and the Cathedral of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde.

Day 9

Genoa, Italy (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

Continue to Genoa, a port city which has maintained much its Renaissance charm over the centuries. Snake through its twisty caruggi, the narrow streets that make guests feel like they're traveling back in time. The striking, UNESCO-listed Palazzi dei Rolli is a must see.

Day 10

Naples, Italy (1:00 PM - 8:00 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 destination; it’s perched 400 feet above the Mediterranean, which gives the city incredible views! It is home to the largest historic city center in Europe, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the stunning Amalfi Coast or picturesque Sorrento on an optional shore excursion. And don’t miss out on a slice or two of genuine Neapolitan pizza, which is the simple yet perfect forefather of the takeout pizza we know and love today!

Day 11

Messina, Sicily (9:00 AM - 7:00 PM)

Spend the day in Messina, one of the most popular cities on the breathtaking island of Sicily. The people of Messina are renowned for their hospitality, which you will be charmed by as you explore famous sites like the Piazza del Duomo, the city’s historic center, and the magnificent Messina Cathedral. The cathedral’s bell tower holds the world’s largest astronomical clock. When the clock strikes noon, you can enjoy an elaborate automata where brass figures mounted on moving mechanisms tell a gripping story starring lions, roosters, and local heroes. Before you leave, be sure to enjoy some delicious Sicilian cuisine—especially authentic cannoli.

Day 12

Valletta, Malta (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Valletta, one of the world’s smallest capitals, is so packed with history that the entire city has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite its small size, Valletta is full of sites of historical significance, including buildings dating back to the 16th century. This fortified city has hundreds of monuments within a relatively small space, making it one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.

Day 13

At Sea

Day 14

Disembark in Barcelona, Spain (Arrives at 9:00 AM)

Disembark this morning, then spend one final day on your own in Barcelona. (D)

H10 Itaca or similar

Day 15

Depart for Home (B)

Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Hotels may differ depending on date. 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 tour 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. Please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.

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 Cabin

  • Comfortable king bed that can be converted in two single beds (on request)
  • Bathroom with shower and hairdryer
  • Closet
  • Interactive TV, Wi-Fi connection (for a fee), telephone and safe
  • Mini bar and air conditioning
  • Accommodates up to 4 guests
  • Surface approx. 161 ft2*
* This size range includes both standard staterooms and staterooms for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility, which are larger.

Balcony Cabin

  • Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds on request (excludes staterooms for guests with disabilities), with sofa and balcony
  • Spacious closets, bathroom with shower, TV, telephone, vanity, mini bar, safe and hair dryer
  • Wi-fi access available ($)
  • Approx. from 161 to 301 sq.ft.* with approx. 48 sq. ft. balcony, including staterooms for guests with disabilities

*Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown (within the same stateroom category). The image is representative only.

MSC Cruise Line's World Europa Deck Plans

Click here to view World Europa deck plans on the MSC Cruise Line website. Content that you may read on MSC's website may not be applicable to your tour, please speak with a YMT Travel Consultant for clarification.

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