Southern Mediterranean Discovery - Rome to Barcelona

Unravel a rich, remarkable tapestry

Cruise into the southern Mediterranean during this enriching itinerary. You'll have time to discover Rome, the former seat of empire. Visit two of the Mediterranean's most beautiful and culturally rich islands, Sicily and Sardinia. Uncover the mysteries of ancient Carthage in Tunis and the magnificent whitewashed Casbah of Algiers. Spanish splendor greets you in historic Valencia and in Barcelona, the vibrant Catalonian capital.

All This Is Included

  • 8-day cruise visiting 4 countries & 7 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 - Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy


    Step aboard to begin your journey. The ship will be berthed in Civitavecchia, the closest port to the airport and Rome. Relax and settle in to your well-appointed stateroom, perhaps also unwinding at our Infinity Pool. We remain in port overnight, giving you the opportunity to dine ashore should you wish.

    Day 2 - Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy


    Explore the "Eternal City" today with a local guide. You'll marvel at the magnificent Colosseum where gladiators once battled, the historic Roman Forum, gathering place and political center of the ancients, and Vatican City. You might also choose one of our fascinating tours that highlights Rome's treasures. Alternately, visit Tarquinia's Etruscan necropolis or the excavated town of Ostia.

    Day 3 - Sicily (Trapani), Italy


    Tastes of the south. The rugged landscape and passionate people of Sicily are sure to win you over, as is the island's vibrant cuisine and Marsala, the local fortified wine. Sightseeing from the town of Trapani might include a visit to the hilltop town of Erice, with its two castles and Chiesa Madre Gothic church, or a tour of Segesta, a key city to the indigenous Elymian people, where there are fine examples of Greek architecture.

    Day 4 - Tunis (La Goulette), Tunisia


    Exotic Tunisia welcomes visitors to North Africa with a host of enticing attractions. Shoppers may want to head first to the medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the old quarter of Tunis, to explore the colorful souk scattered across a maze of winding streets. For archaeology buffs, a visit to the extraordinary nearby ancient cities of Carthage and Kerkouane is a must.

    Day 5 - Sardinia (Cagliari), Italy


    Rich in history, Sardinia has been visited by Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals and Moors. Its main port, Cagliari, is set on the Golfo degli Angeli, or Gulf of Angels, and lies adjacent to seaside lagoons that harbor a wide array of birdlife. Explore Cagliari's old Castello District, from the 12th-century Cathedral of Santa Maria del Castello to the Roman Amphitheater, Porta Cristina, the Citadel of Museums, the Tower of St. Pancras and the Elephant Tower.

    Day 6 - Algiers, Algeria


    In the old quarter of the dazzling whitewashed city of Algiers, shoppers can make wonderful discoveries among the stalls of the Casbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city's historic center features a variety of landmarks. Take a walk in the Jardin d'Essai du Hamma, a 19th-century public garden, or explore the large collection at the National Museum of Fine Arts.

    Day 7 - Valencia, Spain


    Spain's Mediterranean port of Valencia is a mecca for lovers of one of the country's most iconic dishes, paella. Choose from a wide array of variations of the dish at restaurants throughout town, perhaps with a glass of local wine. Or sample the city's other specialty, horchata. You'll also want to visit the famous Lladro porcelain factory, world renowned for its imaginative and delicate figurines.

    Day 8 - Barcelona, Spain


    Awake in Barcelona, where you will be finishing your journey. From here, you can easily spend a few extra days to further explore this city and its world-class culinary delights, or discover other areas of Spain.

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

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Civitavecchia  
    Day 2Civitavecchia  
    Day 3Trapani  
    Day 4La Goulette  
    Day 5Cagliari  
    Day 6Algiers  
    Day 7Valencia  
    Day 8Barcelona  
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