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Gems of the Mediterranean Cruise

(Tour code: 6SIP)Sail the islands of France, Italy and Spain.

Explore the Mediterranean on a fabulous cruise, visit ancient Marseille, glitzy Corsica, mighty Rome, delicious Naples and vibrant Barcelona.

Tour Highlights
  • Marseille
  • MV Zenith
  • Ajaccio
  • Civitavecchia & Rome
  • Naples
  • Ibiza
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Lunches
    Evening Meals
  • All Inclusive Board Basis
    3.5* Superior Cruise Ship
    Optional Excursions

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

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Days 1-2

London to Marseille

Meet at our dedicated Departure Office in St Pancras International and take the Eurostar direct to Marseille. This evening you indulge in a traditional Marseille dish, Bouillabaisse, or an alternative at a local restaurant. On Day 2 you enjoy a full-day coach tour of this vibrant city, including the Old Port. Your evening is at leisure.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Tour of Marseille
MV Zenith
Days 3

The MV Zenith

Today you join your ship, the fabulous MV Zenith for an all inclusive adventure around the beautiful Mediterranean.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4


You sail for Corsica today. Your ship arrives with the welcome of a sun-bathed bay that follows the curve of the island. You stop in Ajaccio, Napoleon's hometown with time to explore its centre.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7


Today you sail to Civitavecchia, the gateway to Rome. During your visit you can discover the majesty of the Eternal City with time to explore at leisure.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6


Naples is your port of call today, sat in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. As one of the world's culinary heavyweights, this city is the best place to sample traditional pizza and the best Italian coffee.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7

At sea

Today you are at sea, you can take advantage of the ship's fantastic range of facilities while you sail to Ibiza.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8


Today the destination is the picturesque island of Ibiza, renowned for its white beaches and clear waters. You are free to explore the island and its many natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9


You arrive in fabulous Barcelona today with time to explore. Gaudi's Sagrada Familia is a particular highlight.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 10-11

Marseille and Home

You transfer from your ship to your hotel today and enjoy an authentic dinner this evening. On Day 11 you return to London by train.

  • Day 10 - Breakfast, Authentic Dinner
  • Day 11 - Breakfast

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