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From Moors to Rome

Casablanca to Rome
17 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: NOBIMS17
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Trip Highlights

Albufera Natural Park

In Valencia, explore Albufera Natural Park by canoe, then learn to cook the classic Valencian dish, paella.

The Glamour of Corsica

Arrive at the fashionable French island of Corsica and enjoy a guided tour of the fascinating Old Town in Bonifacio.

Granada's Alhambra

At the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, discover the 9th-century palace and fortress complex, Alhambra.

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 17 destinations
  • Services of an APT Expedition Leader and Team
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and tipping
  • 11 nights aboard the intimate MS Island Sky
  • Finest dining - a total of 46 meals

Map & Itinerary

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Casablanca to Rome

Fly into Casablanca and transfer to your hotel. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Sofitel Casablanca

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  • Dinner

After breakfast visit the imperial Moroccan city of Rabat and see Moorish architecture at the impressive King’s Palace. Continue to the Great Mosque and Hassan Tower, which has stood unfinished overlooking the city for eight centuries. Visit Kasbah des Oudayas, and enjoy lunch before heading to Marrakesh.

Stay: Two Nights: Sofitel Marrakesh

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Start today with a visit to Majorelle Gardens, then continue to Koutoubia Mosque to see its 12th-century Minaret, before enjoying a typical Moroccan lunch. This afternoon explore Marrakesh’s many museums and visit the lively Jemaa El Fna Square. Experience this vibrant city by night as you ride in a horse-drawn carriage.

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Drive back to Casablanca after lunch and discover the city’s main sites including the Hassan II Mosque. Later embark your ship.

Stay: 11 Nights: MS Island Sky

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  • Dinner

After sailing overnight from Africa to Europe, make landfall in Gibraltar and choose between a panoramic coach tour featuring an English afternoon tea, or a tour of 'the rock' and important historic military sites.

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Travel to Granada, located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains. See the world renowned 9th-century palace and fortress complex, Alhambra. After a tapas lunch, explore the palace of the Generalife.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Explore Cartagena with your Expedition Team and visit the Roman Theatre Museum. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

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Explore Albufera Natural Park by canoe, then learn to cook the classic Valencian dish, paella. Alternatively go bird-watching through the park, which is known for its richness in bird diversity.

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Anchor off Soller, from where you will choose your activity. Perhaps take a vintage tram ride to Palma, or embark on a hike to the Mirador de ses Barques.

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Choose from a guided snorkelling excursion in Fornells Bay, alternatively, enjoy a tour of Monte Toro and the stunning whitewashed buildings of Binibeca.

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Travel to Neptune’s Grotto by private boat. From here, explore the fascinating grotto with a tour of the caves that date back to prehistoric times, or join an excursion to Bosa at the mouth of the River Temo.

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This morning, arrive at the fashionable French island of Corsica. Enjoy a guided tour of the fascinating Old Town in Bonifacio, where picturesque medieval houses are perched on limestone cliffs.

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Elba is best known as the island of exile for Napoleon Bonaparte and today you will visit his island home. Afterwards choose between enjoying a private wine tasting at a family winery or taking a panoramic tour.

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Choose between a tour to see the iconic monuments of Rome including Caracalla Baths, Circus Maximum, the Coliseum and Imperial Forum, or set your own pace on a self guided walking tour.

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Disembark in Naples. Cruise only guests (NOBIMN12) transfer to the airport while remaining guests enjoy a farm visit to Galatea for a lesson in pizza making, followed by a Prosecco tasting. Later travel to Sorrento.

Stay: Two Night Stay: Hilton Sorrento

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Enjoy a drive along the Amalfi Coast stopping in Positano then either enjoy coastal views from the highest vantage point or explore downtown. Continue along the stunning coast to see the mosaic façade of St Andrew’s Cathedral in Amalfi.

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This morning after breakfast visit Pompeii to explore the ruins before transferring to Rome airport for your departure.

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Travel & Accommodation

Small ship Caledonian Sky cruising into a new port
Dazzling Ports

Visit Europe's most dazzling ports, many of which are only accessible by small ship

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46 included meals

Delight in an enticing range of flavours throughout your cruise, as each meal showcases world-class quality

Guest lecturers onboard

Expert guest speakers enhance your onboard experience brining specialist knowledge of the region's culture and history

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home