Experience an unforgettable 21 night holiday package including 2 night's in incredible Barcelona followed by a 19 night cruise onboard MSC Seaview visiting Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Greece, Suez Canal Transit, Jordan & Oman ending in Doha.
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Depart Sydney to Barcelona - be transferred from the airport to your hotel where you will spend 2 wonderful nights. Delight in shopping, or the fascinating world of world-famous architect Antoni Gaudí. See Casa Batlló, a flambouyant building covered in thousands of multi-coloured tiles, view Casa Milà & Park Güell, a garden complex of buildings and stunning mosaics. Tour Gaudí’s unfinished neo-Gothic masterpiece, the Sagrada Família.
Spend your morning exploring or relaxing in Barcelona before boarding the magnificent MSC Seaview early in the afternoon.
The largest port on the Mediterranean, Marseille is France's second largest city and a virtual melting pot of peoples and cultures. It is also a place of striking contrasts, from the fishing boats and pleasure craft of the picturesque Vieux Port to the modern Canebiere
Portofino is a quaint fishing village on the Italian Riviera coastline famous for pastel-colored houses, high-end boutiques and seafood restaurants fringe its Piazzetta, a small cobbled square overlooking the harbor, which is lined with super-yachts. A path leads from the Piazzetta to Castello Brown, a 16th-century fortress and museum with art exhibitions and panoramic views of the town and the Ligurian Sea.
The Eternal City is a melting pot of timeless beauty with monuments and architecture steeped in history and grandeur. From the Sistine chapel, Roman forum and the dark history of the Colosseum to the Spanish steps and Vatican City, Rome will take your breath away.
Malta is the largest in a group of seven islands that occupy a strategic position between Europe and Africa. The island's history is long and turbulent. Everyone from the Normans to the Nazis have vied for control of this small, honey-colored rock.
Athens offers a looking glass back in time into Greece's powerful ancient civilization. Art lovers, epicureans and history buffs will be delighted by the ancient ruins, museums and tavernas of this picturesque town. Just 10 minutes from the port, you'll find the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, filled with sculptures from the Bronze Age to the Romans.
Rhodes is a fantastic destination with plenty to do, from soaking up the sunshine on the beaches to exploring the medieval walled city and Roman ruins. If you are looking for gifts, locally-made lace, hand-carved bowls from olive wood, local honey, colorful pottery, olive oil, and jewelry can be found in the local shops.
Opened in 1869 and built to connect the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea, the Suez Canal is home to some of Egypt's most picturesque sights. As you pass through, you'll pass canal-side cities and villages: At the northern entrance is Port Said, a cosmopolitan port city with lush public gardens, sandy-hued mosques and European-inspired architecture. Halfway along the Suez Canal during your cruise, you'll sail by Ismailia — admire the city's 19th-century colonial villas and expansive, manicured lawns. In the south, you'll be treated to views of the seaport city Suez, including ornate mosques, the gardens of the Ganayyen neighborhood and the towering Suez Canal bridge that connects Africa and Asia.
A small town nestled on the Red Sea, Aqaba blends relaxation and historic allure. Stroll along the Corniche, the esplanade that parallels King Hussein Street, to take in views of the Red Sea coastline's bright waters. Aqaba is also the gateway to one of the world's most treasured Unesco Heritage Sites. Voted as one of the 'New Seven Wonders of the World' 'Petra' a bucket list item for millions of travellers.
Salalah is the capital city of southern Oman's Dhofar province. It's known for its banana plantations, Arabian Sea beaches and waters teeming with sea life. The Khareef, an annual monsoon, transforms the desert terrain into a lush, green landscape and creates seasonal waterfalls. The Frankincense Land Museum, part of the Al Balid Archaeological Site, recounts the city’s maritime history and role in the spice trade.
The story's accurate enough - Qatar, a 100-mile-long peninsula jutting out from the Arabian Peninsula, is the world's richest nation. And Doha, once a small port, today boasts a waterfront of glittering post-modern towers. Sadly your journey comes to an end as you depart Doha homeward bound to Australia.