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Classic Western Mediterranean Cruise

(Tour code: WMO17)Superb ocean cruise experience through the Western Mediterranean

Step on board the Celebrity Silhouette, for a superb ocean cruise experience through the warm waters of the Western Mediterranean. Boarding at Barcelona, we travel across the sea, stopping at charming ports of call - from Cannes and the Côte d'Azur, to Tuscany and Rome, our tour takes us to the highlights of this beautiful European region.

Tour Highlights
  • Tour of Tastes’ around Barcelona
  • Discover Ibiza
  • Celebrity Silhouette’s extensive facilities
  • Explore Marseilles
  • Free time in Cannes and Nice
  • Tuscany & Rome
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 3 nights’ hotel accommodation
  • 8-night cruise aboard Celebrity Silhouette

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Eurostar
Day 1

London to Barcelona

Office, we leave for Paris on the Eurostar today. On arrival in the French capital, we continue by Standard Class rail to Barcelona, where we spend the night.

Includes:
  • Dinner
Park Guell
Day 2

Exploring Barcelona

Our holiday kicks off to a delicious start today, as we are introduced to Barcelona on an included 'Tour of Tastes', where we sample the finest produce of the famous Boqueria Market and explore the sights of the city. During our tour we visit the labyrinthine Gothic Quarter, with its impressive architecture, taste delicious Spanish cured ham, 'jamón ibérico', local cheeses and a glass of regional wine. After indulging our tastebuds, we board our ship, the Celebrity Silhouette, to begin our eight night cruise around the warm waters of the Western Mediterranean.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ibiza
Days 3-4

Ibiza

Today our ship docks at Ibiza, a beautiful island with a reputation for vibrant nightlife. The quieter aspects of the island are less known, but equally, if not more, impressive; enjoy a stroll through the UNESCO-listed Dalt Vila, Ibiza's charming Old Town, or walk along the ramparts for views across the bay. Dating back to the Renaissance, the ramparts are particularly attractive after dark, when they are illuminated against the night sky. We moor overnight, and Day 4 is spent at leisure here; perhaps wander along the pretty harbour front, or take in more of the Dalt Vila's attractions. The Ibiza Cathedral is well worth a visit; built in the 13th century, the Catedral de Nuestra Señora de las Nieves, or 'Cathedral of Our Lady of the Snows', has undergone many transformations and additions over the years, with much of the current church built in the 16th century Catalan Gothic style.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Customers
Day 5

At sea

Today is spent on board our ship, as we cruise towards France. Take this chance to make the most of the multiple facilities on board, including a pool on the sun deck, a fitness centre, where you could enjoy a yoga class, and the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, where a range of treatments, such as hot stone massages, are available (payable on board). Perhaps recline on a sun lounger on the top deck with a refreshing drink, soaking up the views as we cruise though the Western Mediterranean's calm bluegreen waters.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Marseilles
Day 6

Marseilles

Our ship pauses at Marseilles today, France's oldest city, and a delightful port of call. The Vieux Port, or 'Old Port', has welcomed ships since 600 BC, and was previously named the European Capital of Culture, a celebration of its long heritage, ancient beauty and charming streets. With plenty of free time to explore today, perhaps discover the hidden lanes of Le Panier quarter, with its secluded yet sunbaked atmosphere, or the stylish architecture of the Joliette section of the city. Alternatively, simply rest your legs in one of the many kerbside cafés, and watch the world walk by.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cannes
Day 7

Cannes

Famed for its yacht-dotted bay and glamorous couture boutiques, Cannes is our destination today. Home to the rich and famous, Cannes has a chic air, its boardwalks punctuated with palm trees and lined with high-class hotels. Stroll along the seafront at La Croisette for Art Deco architecture and views across the azure waters and the Estérel Mountains, or enjoy the art exhibits housed in La Malmaison, a pavillion by the seaside that once served as one of the port's best tea rooms.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Nice
Day 8

Nice

Our cruise continues to the Côte d'Azur, as we stop at Villefranche, the gateway to Nice today. Once the most popular retreat of English aristocrats, modern Nice benefits from blue skies and beautiful waters, delightful buildings from the belle époque era, arranged in an alluring maze, and an impressive collection of shops, cafés and art galleries. Explore the city at your own pace, perhaps visiting the famous Promenade des Anglais, or else discovering the work of French masters such as Monet, Matisse and Renoir, hanging in the city's museums.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Florence
Day 9

Discovering Tuscany

We dock at Livorno today, a pleasant seaport in Tuscany, and the gateway to Florence, the 'jewel of the Renaissance', which can be found an hour away by rail. You may be able to join an optional excursion to Florence today, or else enjoy the elegance of Livorno at your own pace.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Rome
Day 10

Rome

Our ship docks in our last port of call today, as we disembark at Rome. On arrival, we enjoy an included tour of the city, taking in key highlights that include the ancient Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain, Italy's largest Baroque fountain. After our tour, we transfer to our hotel, where we enjoy dinner together this evening before overnighting in Rome.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Turin
Day 11

Turin

We bid Rome farewell today, as we transfer by rail to Turin, where we overnight. We enjoy a final dinner together this evening.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Eurostar
Day 12

Return to London

After breakfast today, we begin our journey home. We transfer by rail to Paris, where we catch the Eurostar back to London. On arrival, our tour concludes.

Includes:
  • Breakfast

Please note

Optional shore excursions are not included in the price of your tour and are payable on board the ship.

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