The fabulous French Riviera and stylish Spanish cities – packed with
architectural and historical treasures – are sure to be highlights of this special
Mediterranean sailing. You can marvel at Gaudi’s masterpieces in Barcelona,
explore Cartagena’s rich Roman history and be charmed by Toulon’s old town.
From Nice, a tour to the Monaco Grand Prix is certain to exhilarate, or the
city’s gorgeous beaches may tempt you into a day of relaxation.
Leixões is the gateway to the Portuguese city of
Oporto and a rewarding first stop en route to the
sun-kissed Mediterranean. You’ll find a collection
of Neoclassical buildings and imposing Baroque
churches, fortress-like cathedral and world-famous
Port wine cellars in this UNESCO-listed city. A relaxing
day of cruising follows, before Boudicca arrives in
Malaga. The many attractions of the Costa del Sol’s
charming capital include the Picasso Museum, the
Baroque cathedral and Moorish Alcazaba Fortress.
You could opt to take a tour to Granada and Alhambra
Palace, or picturesque Ronda Valley too.
Along Spain’s Mediterranean coast, the stunning
Catalan city of Barcelona awaits. Once docked you
could go ashore and take in bustling Las Ramblas, the
Gothic Cathedral of Santa Eulalia and Antoni Gaudi’s
architectural wonders. No time spent in Barcelona is
complete without seeing the spectacular Sagrada
Familia, it’s arguably Gaudi’s most iconic work.
During two days on the French Riviera there are
plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the
style and sophistication of this captivating part of the
world. In Toulon you’ll find a beautiful old town
packed with fine Romanesque architecture – the
grand Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure is particularly
impressive. For an authentic taste of daily life here, be
sure to stop by the traditional Provençal markets on
In Nice, you’ll find plenty of experiences to enjoy.
Perhaps take a walk along Promenade des Anglais
to the Bay of Angels, people-watch at the busy Cours
Saleya market, or simply indulge in some relaxation
at your pick of the glorious beaches. You’ll also have
the option to tour to Monaco and witness the 2019
Monaco Grand Prix. This race is considered the most
exciting in the Formula One calendar. This would be
your chance to soak up all the excitement as the
world’s best drivers race through the narrow public
streets and tunnels of the glamorous principality.
As your holiday nears its conclusion you’ll visit the
historic Spanish city of Cartagena – and perhaps its
imposing medieval castle, Roman amphitheatre and
impressive Modernist buildings – and Gibraltar, the
Mediterranean’s ‘little bit of Britain’.
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