Iconic Cities of the Western Mediterranean - Barcelona to Rome

Explore France's Riviera & Tuscany

France's famed southern coast and Italy's Renaissance treasures take center stage on this 8-day Mediterranean sojourn between Barcelona and Rome. Immerse yourself in Catalonian and Tuscan art, architecture and history during overnights in Barcelona and Tuscany. In the South of France, call on Marseille, France's oldest city, jet-setting St. Tropez and Monte Carlo, Monaco's glamorous city by the sea.

All This Is Included

  • 8-day cruise visiting 4 countries & 6 ports
  • One included shore excursion in every port of call
  • Culture Curriculum®: lectures on or performances of music, art, cooking, dance and history
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • All onboard meals featuring regional specialties & always available American classics
  • Multiple dining venues including alternative restaurant dining
  • Most al fresco dining at sea
  • 24/7 specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • 24-hour room service
  • Private veranda stateroom
  • Room steward & twice-daily housekeeping service
  • Evening turndown service
  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed with luxury linens & pillows
  • Separate seating area
  • 42" flat-screen LCD TV, with interactive programming
  • Complimentary Movies On Demand
  • Security safe
  • Hair dryer
  • 110/220 volt outlets with ample USB ports
  • Direct-dial satellite phone
  • In-suite binoculars
  • Mini-bar
  • Luxury robes & slippers
  • Spacious closet & drawer storage
  • Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirrors
  • Oversize glass-enclosed walk-in shower
  • Premium Freyja? toiletries
  • Access to top-rated spa & state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Open-air walking track & sports deck
  • 24/7 Guest Services for special requests
  • Self-service launderette with iron/ironing board
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Airport transfers on date of embarkation/disembarkation with Viking Air Program

    DETAILED ITINERARY

    Day 1 - Barcelona, Spain


    Step aboard your ship to begin your journey. Columbus Monument. Port Vell. Arc de Triomf. These are just a few of the monumental sights you will see in Barcelona. Other scenic highlights include the Olympic Port, built for the 1992 Olympic Games, and the Passeig de Gracia, a boulevard renowned for its architecture, including works by Antoni Gaudi. Your overnight stay allows time to discover Barcelona on your own, or opt for a tour such as an evening performance of flamenco. Watch this vibrant dance while savoring a menu of traditional tapas.

    Day 2 - Barcelona, Spain


    Awake in Barcelona and further explore the Catalonian capital. Start on Las Ramblas, the mile-long leafy pedestrian boulevard. Or take a turn through the myriad side streets of the Gothic Quarter, where the ancient and the modern sit side by side, perfect for a leisurely stroll. Or head to the Passeig de Gracia, a boulevard renowned for its architecture, including works by Antoni Gaudi. Or opt for one of the many optional tours.

    Day 3 - Marseille, France


    Visit Marseille, France's oldest city, rich in timeless treasures. Discover its atmospheric Old Port, overseen by two 17th-century fortresses. The picturesque quay was built on the order of Louis XII and Louis XIII and is one of the world's most romantic walks. As you explore, take in the beauty of its natural harbor, dotted with elegant yachts. Marvel at the church of Notre Dame de la Garde and Palais Longchamp, or venture to Aix-en-Provence with its tree-shaded squares and wide boulevards.

    Day 4 - St. Tropez, France


    Experience an enchanting blend of glamour and charm in St. Tropez, its stunning port lined with old-world facades and extravagant yachts. This former fishing village, the first coastal town to be liberated by Allied troops during Operation Dragoon, has attracted royalty and celebrity ever since Brigitte Bardot drew attention to its Pampelonne beaches in the 1950s. Step ashore from your ship's tender and explore its picturesque port, imposing citadel and quaint market square.

    Day 5 - Monte Carlo, Monaco


    Enjoy a full day in Monaco, the playground for the rich and famous, as well as the gateway to the beautiful South of France. Visit medieval Monaco, stopping at the Prince's Palace and St. Nicholas Cathedral, the burial site of the royal family, including American actress Grace Kelly. As we stay late in port, you will have time to step inside the Casino de Monte-Carlo, the most prestigious and celebrated gambling mecca on earth. As an option, venture out of town to the legendary perfumeries in Grasse, or stroll along the English promenade in glamorous Nice.

    Day 6 - Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy


    Immerse yourself in the beauty of Tuscany with an included, well-curated tour of Pisa. Alternatively, enjoy a full-day tour that combines Pisa and Florence. Begin with a scenic drive through the countryside to Florence, where you will stroll by the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. Then on to the medieval Ponte Vecchio, and the attractive Basilica di Santa Croce, resting place of Michelangelo. In Pisa, you will have time to explore the Square of Miracles, including the famous Leaning Tower, the Cathedral and Baptistery.

    Day 7 - Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy


    Immerse yourself in the beauty of Tuscany with an included, well-curated tour of Pisa. Alternatively, enjoy a full-day tour that combines Pisa and Florence. Begin with a scenic drive through the countryside to Florence, where you will stroll by the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. Then on to the medieval Ponte Vecchio, and the attractive Basilica di Santa Croce, resting place of Michelangelo. In Pisa, you will have time to explore the Square of Miracles, including the famous Leaning Tower, the Cathedral and Baptistery.

    Day 8 - Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy


    Awake in Civitavecchia, the port of Rome, where you will be departing your ship. From here, you can easily spend a few extra days to further explore this magical city on a post cruise extension.

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    Cruise Line
    Viking Ocean Cruises
    Duration
    8 Days
    Cruise Ship
    Viking Star

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Barcelona  
    Day 2Barcelona  
    Day 3Marseille  
    Day 4St. Tropez  
    Day 5Monte Carlo  
    Day 6Livorno  
    Day 7Livorno  
    Day 8Civitavecchia  
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