As the largest European cruise operator, Costa Cruises is able to offer you one of the largest choices of itineraries and ships available today. Their Mediterranean heritage is celebrated in the décor, design and cuisine on board and their fantastic entertainment and spa facilities are some of the best at sea. The Squok club for children means adults can do their own thing while kids are entertained, and the spa facilities give you space to rejuvenate body and mind between ports.
Begin your holiday with a 1 night stay in a 4 star Barcelona hotel.
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Simply relax on Barceloneta beach, or visit Las Ramblas, the walkway at the heart of the city, for the best restaurants, bars and cafés and even street performers. Explore Gaudi’s beautiful and exotic architecture, including his masterpiece La Sagrada Familia. The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya offers a stunning view over the city as well as housing Spain’s largest collection of Catalan art.
Valencia is a popular and picturesque resort known for its pavement cafes, parties and paella. The old city is a great place to begin with the Valencia Cathedral and once inside you can climb the octagonal Miguelete Bell Tower to see sweeping views. In the new town you can see the stunning and ultramodern ‘City of Arts and Sciences’ with its fantastically shaped soaring glass palaces.
On the beautiful Island of Sardinia, Cagliari will enchant you with its gorgeous expansive beaches at Poetto. Take in the views at the aptly named Gulf of Angels or visit the stunning 2nd century Roman amphitheatre before heading to the one of the restaurants for traditional Sardinian food that is freshly prepared and beautifully presented.
Rome is often described as being the world’s biggest open air museum - The Vatican's Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum, and the Trevi Fountain where a tossed coin promises your return to the Eternal City. Take a walking tour of its many historical landmarks and enjoy the food, the culture, the ambience, and the surrounding scenery. There is no doubt you'll learn the meaning of la dolce vita (the sweet life) when you visit Rome.
The city’s medieval centre contains the beautiful Cattedrale di Nostra Signora Assunta. Enjoy the collection of religious art at the Pinacoteca Civica Savona, and the archaeological museums. Christopher Columbus lived in Savona for much of his youth, and the countryside cottage belonging to his father can be visited in the hills.
Marseille is France's second largest city and a virtual melting pot of peoples and cultures with a salty city with a feel and culture all its own. Dominating the harbor is the infamous Chateau d'If, the rocky prison from which Alexandre Dumas' Count of Monte Cristo escaped. Marseille is also your gateway to Provence. Also try the renowned bouillabaisse or tour the lovely towns and vineyards of Provence.
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Cities covered: Barcelona, Valencia, Cagliari, Civitavecchia (Rome), Savona, Marseille
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(All Flights & Taxes included)