Arrive in Rome by midday and be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Join a local guide to see some of Rome’s most famous sights. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Two Nights: Rome, Hotel Bernini BristolDaily :
Set out on an Ancient Rome tour, including the Colosseum. Later, visit the Vatican, where you’ll see Michelangelo’s renowned artwork in the Sistine Chapel.Daily :
Travel to the medieval walled town of San Gimignano. Over a Tuscan lunch, you’ll taste locally-made olive oils, delicious antipasti and regional wines. Afterwards, continue your journey to the city of Florence.
Stay: Two Nights: Florence, Grand Hotel Villa MediciDaily :
Today, visit the Galleria dell'Accademia, and see Michelangelo’s statue of David, then explore Florence on a guided tour. Later, enjoy a private market and brunch at Florence’s Central Market including a glass of local Prosecco.Daily :
Drive to the picturesque Santa Margherita Liguere for a relaxing lunch overlooking the bustling marina and bay. Continue onto Nice, the capital of the French Riviera.
Stay: Two Nights: Nice, Le Negresco HotelDaily :
Take in Nice’s rich heritage on a guided tour. Afterwards, head to the glamorous Monte Carlo. During a walking tour, visit the Prince’s Palace of Monaco.Daily :
Depart Nice and drive to Aix-en-Provence, former capital of the Provence region, famous as the home of Paul Cézanne. Soak up the historic atmosphere on a walking tour. Enjoy lunch in the heart of the city. This afternoon travel to Montpellier.
Stay: Domaine de Verchant, MontpellierDaily :
This morning explore medieval streets of Montpellier. Meet a craftsman of stringed instruments and enjoy a violin making demonstration. After lunch in Perpignan continue to Barcelona.
Stay: Two Nights: Barcelona, Le Meridien BarcelonaDaily :
On a city tour see the Sagrada Família, an unfinished yet breathtaking Roman Catholic Church that is considered the icon of the city. Explore Park Güell where you can admire an inspiring collection of Gaudí’s esteemed sculptures and architecture. Embrace the vibrant local spirit during a special flamenco dinner this evening.Daily :
Following breakfast perhaps join a walking tour to learn about Gothic architecture and discover some of Barcelona’s oldest Roman and medieval religious centres. Alternatively, enhance your photography skills and learn where the best viewpoints of the city are. Later transfer to your small ship.
Stay: 14 Nights: MS Island SkyDaily :
Explore Albufera Natural Park by canoe, then learn to cook the classic Valencian dish, paella. Alternatively go bird-watching through the park.Daily :
Sail into Cartagena and visit the magnificent Roman Theatre Museum. Discover this historic port city with help from your knowledgeable Expedition Team then spend the rest of the day at leisure.Daily :
Today, embark on a full-day tour to Granada, located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. See the world-renowned 9th-century palace and fortress complex, Alhambra. After a tapas lunch, explore the palace of the Generalife, before re-boarding your ship in Motril.Daily :
From Cadiz, enjoy a full day to explore Seville. Your tour includes visit to the Reales Alcazares, and the Christian Cathedral. At Plaza de la Maestranza and Museum, enjoy an exclusive tour before a private visit to the Flamenco Museum followed by a fiery flamenco show.Daily :
Perhaps enjoy a guided tour of Portimao, including the Old Town and Museum. Alternatively take a 4WD tour through the mountains to the Algarve, including a visit to a local firewater distillery.Daily :
Perhaps board Lisbon’s colourful and iconic tramcars for a ride through the city’s old quarters, sampling pastries and port wine along the way. Or savour the flavours of Lisbon on a guided market tour, sampling treats selected by acclaimed chef Marlene Vieira. Alternatively, take a guided tour to historic Alfama.Daily :
Head to the spectacular wine country of the Douro Valley. Along the way, stop at Amarante, a small town with charming 16th-century houses. Visit a Portuguese estate, to enjoy a wine tasting before a traditional lunch with a local family.Daily :
Perhaps discover A Coruna’s food scene with a tour from pier to local markets, savouring local tapas with fine regional wines. Those feeling more active might like to set off on a bicycle tour, passing by San Anton Castle and the Tower of Hercules.Daily :
Today you will dock in Bilbao, where you will enjoy a tour of this fascinating city with its industrial roots. Afterwards, visit the Guggenheim Museum, taking in its unique blend of art and architecture.Daily :
Travel to World Heritage-listed Bordeaux and enjoy a splendid panoramic tour, followed by a guided walk through Old Bordeaux, including the Place de la Bourse. Alternatively, head to the wine-growing region of Medoc visiting Château Lanessan estate for a wine tasting.Daily :
Welcome to the island of Belle Ile a picturesque island located off the coast of Brittany and the largest of Breton Islands. This morning you may wish to take a panoramic drive through the island. Along the way see the islands largest lighthouse the ‘Grand Phare’ before stopping at the windswept Pointe des Poulain. Finally you will reach picturesque harbour of Sauzon for some time to explore. Alternatively you may like to a guided walk through Le Palais and the Citadel a perfect expression of military architecture, before enjoying some free time.Daily :
During a walking tour, take in Guernsey’s highlights including Castle Cornet, an ancient harbour fortress. Alternatively, visit the German Occupation Museum and see exhibits including a life-size street, bunker rooms and armoury.Daily :
Journey to the island of Mont Saint-Michel for a walk up the steep path to the abbey or visit a Cancale oyster farm for a tasting. Perhaps discover Saint Malo’s colourful history on a tour of the old city, including a cider and biscuit tasting.Daily :
Disembark your ship in Portsmouth, then be transferred to Heathrow airport.Daily :
It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.