Venice to Barcelona (Spain) on Seven-Seas-Explorer

17 October 2018
Fly Cruise for 12 nights

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Join Seven Seas Explorer in Venice and head to the historic Croatian city of Split, and picturesque Livorno, gateway to renaissance Florence and Pisa!

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Day Date Port Arrive Depart
1 - Wednesday 17 October Venice 1800
The glorious buildings along the Grand Canal are a breathtaking sight - the ornate fa'ades of 15th century Palazzo Dario and Ca' d'Oro, the Rialto and St Mark's Square and Basilica. Venice is renowned for its Murano glass and for its exclusive shops. Upmarket boutiques run from Piazza San Marco to the Accademia Bridge and more unusual wares are available in Frezzeria.
2 - Thursday 18 October Koper (Slovenia) 0800 1800
Koper has a well-preserved and compact medieval centre with quaint narrow streets, and is Slovenia's main port. The symbol of the city is the lovely Praetorian Palace, which is situated in the picturesque main square. One of Koper's oldest buildings is the 12th-century church of Carmine Rotunda which contains a series of 14th-century frescoes. Across the bay is the resort of Ankaran and its sandy beaches.
3 - Friday 19 October Split (Croatia) 0800 1800
The World Heritage Site of Split is a bustling city and the second largest in Croatia. It gradually developed around the palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, built more than 1700 years ago and incorporating columns and sphinxes from Egypt. Remarkably it still thrives today, housing restaurants, shops and markets. Within the palace is the Peristile, a colonnaded square, and the cathedral. Split's Archaeological Museum exhibits Roman artefacts including coins, and reliefs of mythical figures.
4 - Saturday 20 October Bari (Italy) 0700 1600
Bari has an interesting mixture of Byzantine, Arab, Gothic and Greek buildings. A wide boulevard runs through the town and the old quarter of Barivecchia is a labyrinth of lanes and arched alleys with pastel-coloured houses. The main sights are the imposing Swabian Castle which now houses exhibitions, the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, the grand Teatro Piccinni. The chief shopping districts are along the Via Sparano and the Via Argiro.
5 - Sunday 21 October Cephalonia (Greece) 1000 1800
This is the largest of the Ionian Islands, and is largely unspoilt by tourism. The main port and capital is Argostoli, a modern town with a busy central square, the Plateia Valinou and shops along Lithostroto Street. Cephalonia is famous for the remote, curving arc of Myrtos Beach backed by steep cliffs and the underground lake of Milissani. The most picturesque coastal village is Fiskardo, which is also the oldest settlement on the island.
6 - Monday 22 October Catania (Italy) 1000 2200
Catania is situated at the foot of Mount Etna on Sicily's east coast and has a long and turbulent history, and numerous impressive buildings, including the baroque Duomo, Teatro Bellini, Ursino Castle and ancient churches and palaces. Amongst the many Roman remains are two theatres, thermal baths and the Odeon, all within the city centre.
7 - Tuesday 23 October Cruising The Strait Of Messina
8 - Wednesday 24 October Rome (Civitavecchia, Italy) 0800 2000
Civitavecchia is the port for Rome. There is an efficient direct rail link from the port to Rome which takes around 80 minutes. Once in the Italian capital, there is much to see and do; the chief sights are Vatican City, the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain, the Sistine Chapel and its magnificent ceiling, and the Spanish Steps. Designer shops can be found on the Via dei Condotti and Via del Corso, and there are good restaurants throughout the city.
9 - Thursday 25 October Livorno (Pisa/Florence, Italy) 0800 2000
Large ships visiting Livorno dock a short distance from this town on the western coast of Tuscany. It has a long seafront stretching to Antignano, edged with trees and Art Nouveau villas. The Venezia Nuova quarter is an area of canals, bridges and the handsome 17th-century buildings of Via Borra. Livorno has good rail links to Florence, Pisa and Lucca.
10 - Friday 26 October Monte Carlo (Monaco) 0800 1800
The cruise ship terminal in Monte Carlo is within walking distance of the town, a glitzy and sophisticated destination well-known for its Grand Prix and the Grand Casino, and for the sleek yachts in its harbour. There are numerous boutiques, the imposing St Nicholas Cathedral, and the hill-top Royal Palace.
11 - Saturday 27 October Marseille (France) 0800 1800
Marseille's busy new port is a bus ride away from the city, where there are a variety of shops, the Byzantine cathedral of Notre Dame, and Palais du Pharo were Napoleon III once lived. Vieux Port is the historic waterfront area, and boats take visitors to Chateu d'If which featured in 'The Count of Monte Cristo'.
12 - Sunday 28 October Palamos (Spain) 0800 1800
13 - Monday 29 October Barcelona (Spain) 0600 1700
Cruise ships arrive in Barcelona at one of the berths beyond the famous thoroughfare, Las Ramblas. The port provides the low-cost Blue Bus shuttle transfer into the city, where there are world-class museums dedicated to football, history, Picasso, Miro and Gaudi. The skyline of Barcelona is dominated by Gaudi's architecture - the magnificent Sagrada Familia Cathedral, the apartment block of Casa Mila, and at ground level, Parc Guell.
Code Category Status Latest Price
H Veranda Suite GUARANTEE £6689pp
G2 Deluxe Veranda Suite AVAILABLE £6909pp
G1 Deluxe Veranda Suite AVAILABLE £7059pp
F2 Superior Suite AVAILABLE £7279pp
F1 Superior Suite AVAILABLE £7429pp
E Concierge Suite AVAILABLE £7729pp
D Concierge Suite AVAILABLE £7949pp
C Penthouse Suite AVAILABLE £10399pp
B Penthouse Suite AVAILABLE £10699pp
A Penthouse Suite AVAILABLE £10999pp
SS Seven Seas Suite AVAILABLE £12769pp
SS2 Seven Seas Suite CLOSED £12769pp
ES Explorer Suite AVAILABLE £13369pp
GS Grand Suite AVAILABLE £15369pp
MS Master Suite AVAILABLE £17959pp
RS Regent Suite CLOSED £47219pp
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