Book a 2018 holiday before 31 July and our home pick-up service is doubled to 100 miles.
Meals included: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 10 dinners
With beautiful coastal villages and interesting, sun-baked cities to explore, this enticingly laidback voyage takes in the delights of Genoa, Palma, Barcelona and Sorrento. Marvel at Gaudi's towering Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and discover the sights of beautiful Marseille.
Travel to Naples where you will be met and transferred to the Hotel Michelangelo in Sorrento for a three night stay.
Perched high above the Bay of Naples, Sorrento is famed for its breathtaking views and enchanting atmosphere. Enjoy your time at leisure in this beautiful resort.
Another day at leisure in beautiful Sorrento.
Today, transfer to Naples to embark the MSC Armonia for your seven night cruise.
The vibrant Italian city of Genoa circles a fine harbour and once rivalled Venice as a maritime power. The birthplace of Christopher Columbus, its captivating old town is threaded with 'caruggi' - steep medieval lanes dotted with rich churches.
The southern French city of Marseille has been a major Mediterranean harbour for more than 2,500 years. Leading off the harbour is the city's most famous street, La Canebiere, a broad bustling boulevard, shaded by rows of plane trees.
Menorca is the second largest of Spain's Balearic Islands and Mahon, its charismatic capital, sits on the east coast in one of Europe's spectacular natural harbours, which was used by the British in the 18th century as a base for their naval fleet. Stroll around its charming town centre to visit traditional shops, restaurants and the outdoor market, or perhaps view the delightful Santa Maria Church and picturesque, hilly Old Quarter. Alternatively, join an optional island tour for the ancient, honey-toned capital of Ciutadella and the whitewashed fishing village of Fornells, amongst other sights, or simply enjoy one of the island's many sandy beaches - sunbathing and swimming in the island's turquoise waters.
Cagliari, the largest island in Sardinia, has a wealth of places to explore. The castello or castle district is the oldest and highest part of the city, an ideal place to wander around at leisure. Perhaps visit the Castello district housing the striking Romanesque Cathedral of Santa Maria and museum, the Archbishop's Palace and San Pancrazio Towers. The Marina district, near the port, is a bustle of arcaded streets with cafes and shops and a great place to sit and watch the world go by.
Ruled by the medieval Knights of St John for 270 years, sun-drenched Malta has an intensely warm-hearted culture. The honey-stoned capital, Valletta, fringes a spectacular Grand Harbour and bursts with stepped alleyways, bustling cafés and rich monuments. Today there's free time to admire its gems, perhaps wandering its Upper Barracca Gardens or marvelling at the sumptuous St John's Co-Cathedral, which houses Caravaggio's masterpiece, 'The Beheading of St John the Baptist'. Also see the Grand Master's Palace, home to Malta's government for four centuries.
An 8th century Greek colony, Messina is your gateway for some of Sicily's greatest sights. Perhaps take optional excursion to the beautiful clifftop seaside resort of Taormina, which boasts a stunning Greco-Roman theatre or head for Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano.
After breakfast, disembark the MSC Armonia and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
A resort ship that accommodates over 1,700 passengers. Guests can dine on fine, authentic Italian-style dishes, and relax with a variety of entertainment options aimed towards both adults and children. The ship provides a glamorous, eye-catching interior, featuring fine woodworks, marble floors, and acres of vibrant fabrics.
Features a porthole and a double bed, which can be converted into two singles. Also includes; air conditioning, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, towels, shampoo & shower gel, TV, telephone, mini-bar, safe deposit box.
Features a double bed, which can be converted into two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, towels, shampoo & shower gel, TV, telephone, mini-bar, safe deposit box.
Features single beds. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, TV, telephone, mini-bar, safe deposit box. There is a fold-down seat in the shower. The seat is 48cm from the floor. The toilet has support rails fitted.
Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, TV, telephone, cable internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.
Features a bedroom with separate living area with up to four berths. Double bed can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, TV, telephone, mini-bar, safe deposit box.
Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, shampoo & shower gel,TV, telephone, cable internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.
There's no need to shop around. Find a cheaper like-for- like tour from another company, and we’ll not only match their price but also give you a £50 discount when you book with us.
They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. 96% of customers rate them 'excellent' or 'good'.
We've been creating holiday adventures since 1961. We are a member of ABTA and all our flight-inclusive holidays are fully protected by the CAA's ATOL scheme.