About the Holiday
Uncover the hidden gems of the Mediterranean with Norwegian. Whether you wish to stroll along a trendy promenade, recline on a pristine Mediterranean beach or journey back in time to the house where Napoléon was born, the mellow waterfront city of Ajaccio offers something for everyone. From Civitavecchia, explore Rome's famous ancient ruins and works of art, from Michelangelo's awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel to the beautifully constructed Trevi Fountain. Discover how pearls have been manufactured since the 19th century in Palma de Mallorca before visiting the shops in Old Town and sampling delicious local cuisine.
Itinerary for set departures on 17 & 24 April.22.
Day 1: Barcelona, Spain
The capital of Catalonia, and one of its provinces, Barcelona, is a place of palpable history, where you can lose yourself strolling down the medieval streets of the Barri Gotic. It's a city designed to delight the senses: visit other-worldly Modernista churches like Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia, or treat yourself at a street side cafe to Patatas Bravas or a Passion Fruit Mojito.
Day 2: Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Explore the island's natural beauty. Sample Corsica's delicious cheeses. Located along Corsica's west coast, Napoleon's birthplace is quaint and scenic. Visit Napoleon's home with period furniture and family portraits.
Day 3: Naples, Italy
Cruise to Naples, located on Italy's stunning Amalfi coast, a city rich in history. A tour around Naples' grand piazzas, cathedrals and castles in the old centre will take you back centuries. Pompeii is not too far either, a dashing city which boasts diverse cultural offerings and charming streets.
Day 4: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Endless adventures await in Rome. With two and a half thousand years of history, art and culture, it is no wonder Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. Gaze at the masterpieces of the Vatican or walk into the past with visits to ancient relics, historic monuments and legendary museums. Or people-watch whilst sipping on an espresso in a quaint cafe.
Day 5: Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy
How lucky to visit the Tuscan region, Florence & Pisa, resplendent in art and history. What's even more fortunate is that all the main attractions in Florence are centrally located for the perfect walking tour. See Santa Croce, Piazza del Duomo and Michelangelo's David.
Day 6: Cannes, France
Drive up Suquet Hill for a view of the city, sea and Lerins Island - fabulous dahling! How many rich and famous can you spot, walk the palm-lined promenade de la Croisette and count. The French Riviera at its best...the International Film Festival calls this home.
Day 7: Palma, Majorca, Spain
On the one hand, this city, founded by the Romans some 2,100 years ago, is replete with (literally) wall-to-wall history and architectural splendor. You can journey back in time and wander the mazes of alleyways and cobblestone paths that surround the Gothic cathedral. On the other hand, Palma is bustling with life, showcasing the island's best restaurants, shops, nightlife and a vibrant art scene.
Day 8: Barcelona, Spain