Discover the hidden secrets of two beautiful Balearic Islands along with
calls into chic Corsica, tranquil Sardinia and iconic Sicily on this islandhopping
adventure. Each destination will offer its own charm, from quaint
historic quarters and glamorous yacht-filled harbours to heavenly shores and
mountainous heartlands. With additional stops in Spanish and Portuguese
cities, you’re sure to find this a wonderful medley of cultures and cuisines.
Making your way south you’ll stop at pretty El Ferrol,
before a string of Mediterranean islands follow,
starting with sun-kissed Ibiza. It’s renowned for its
nightlife, but there’s much more to this island;
picturesque towns, salt flats and historic monuments
are all sure to capture your imagination. The
cosmopolitan city of Barcelona boasts a number of
world-class attractions. There’s the Gothic Cathedral
of Santa Eulalia, Las Ramblas and the architectural
wonders of Gaudí, such as the impressive Sagrada
Familia – still a work in progress.
The French island of Corsica promises elegant towns
and pretty shores. These merge into forests,
mountains and rivers at its heart, including the
Prunelli Gorges. Meander Ajaccio’s seafront
promenade and you’ll enjoy sweeping views of the
bay. The attractive streets and chic shops are wellworth
a browse. As the birthplace of Napoléon
Bonaparte, a variety of related attractions can be
found here. You’ll then visit two sophisticated Italian
islands, starting with a call into the Sardinian city of
Olbia – home to stretches of smooth white sand and
the gateway to luxury at the Costa Smeralda resort.
Don’t miss the opportunity to head to the mysterious
Giants’ Tombs of Coddu Vecchiu or the unusual
Moon Valley too. The following day you’ll arrive in
Palermo, situated on the idyllic island of Sicily. The
Royal Palace, the Cathedral, and the Politeama and
Massimo theatres are all not to be missed. Further
along the coast you’ll find the charming fishing
village of Cefalù.
Beautiful Mallorca has been inspiring visitors for
centuries. Designed by Gaudí, Palma’s striking
Gothic-style cathedral overlooks a stylish harbour.
Wander a labyrinth of back streets before relaxing in
one of the leafy squares or embark on a scenic
journey aboard the vintage train to Soller. As Mallorca
wraps up your island adventure, the city of Cádiz will
beckon you. The thousands of years of history
embedded here will be on show at every turn – at the
Torre Tavira, the Plaza de España and the ancient
centre. You’ll also find authentic tapas bars.
Before heading back home, a visit to Lisbon allows
time to explore the quaint Alfama district or perhaps
venture to the picturesque towns of Sintra or Óbidos.
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