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Pearls of the Mediterranean Cruise

(Tour code: 6SIO)Sail the islands of France, Italy and Malta.

Admire the varied and mesmeric Sicilian landscape, marvel at delightful Corsica and enjoy the unbroken azure blues of the glittering Mediterranean Sea. This tour offers a remarkable synthesis of seascapes and cities in style.

Tour Highlights
  • Marseille
  • MV Horizon
  • Valletta
  • Château d'If
  • Civitavecchia
  • Rome
  • Corsica
  • Trapani
  • Sicily
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Lunches
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge
  • All Inclusive Board Basis
    3* Superior Cruise Ship
    Optional Excursions

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

Day 1

Eurostar to France

Meet at London St Pancras International at Rail Discoveries' dedicated Departure Office for the early morning direct Eurostar to Marseille, the thriving French port city. On arrival this afternoon, check in to your hotel for a two-night stay. Later enjoy an authentic Pastis drinks reception and a bouillabaisse fish stew dinner, or alternative.

  • Drinks Reception
Chateau D'If
Day 2

Tour of Marseille

Discover more of delightful Marseille, European capital of culture 2013, on this morning's guided coach tour. Among the attractions you see the vibrant Old Port and the nearby Château d'If, famous as the island prison in Alexander Dumas' epic novel, 'The Count of Monte Cristo'. Tonight enjoy a bouillabaisse fish stew dinner.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Guided Coach Tour
MV Horizon
Days 3-4

The MV Horizon

Join the MV Horizon, for an all-inclusive adventure around the Mediterranean. The ship boasts facilities including a theatre, casino, pool, four restaurant options and a spa (payable locally). On Day 4 you are free to discover the ship.

  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Valletta and Trapani
Days 5-6

Valletta and Trapani

Arrive in the capital of Malta and perhaps experience five centuries of history, looking around Valletta's Baroque architecture and 16th century bastions. On Day 6 moor in Trapani on the west coast of Sicily, just off of Italy's 'toe'.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Italian Flag
Day 7

Onward to Civitavecchia

Today you reach Civitavecchia, the gateway to Rome. Discover the many incredible attractions of the 'Eternal City' at your leisure, or take in the sights on an optional guided tour.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8


Today you arrive in the Italian port city of Livorno. Here you may like to visit the 'Quartiere la Venezia' by the canal or the San Marco's Theatre, historic birthplace of the Italian Communist Party.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9

To Corsica

You arrive on the wonderfully unspoilt island of Corsica today. Arriving in Napoleon Bonaparte's hometown of Ajaccio, you can explore the attractive centre.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 10-11

Marseille and Home

Return to Marseille today, and disembark for another overnight stay. Enjoy an authentic Mediterranean farewell dinner. On Day 11 take the direct Eurostar back to London.

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

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Allow Rail Discoveries to take the stress out of organising a holiday; our tours include rail travel, a range of superb accommodation, and a number of meals.

Embark on a wealth of included excursions or enjoy the complete dining experience on one of our all-inclusive tours.


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