Cruising the Rivieras of Italy, France, and Spain
Cruise along famous Mediterranean rivieras from Rome to Barcelona and explore hidden gems and cosmopolitan haunts of the rich and famous. During your voyage, you'll be immersed in the area's dynamic history, inimitable art and culture, and stunning scenery.
WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY
With Smithsonian, we can be confident not only of an excellent trip, but of a wonderful group of fellow travelers to share it with.”
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Barcelona Pre-Cruise Option — 3 Days, 2 Nights*
Explore the heart of Barcelona, the capital city of Catalonia, originally a Roman trading port named Barcino. Enjoy a city tour featuring the original Old Town, the Gothic Quarter, and see the Gaudí sites of Casa Mila, La Pedrera, and visit La Sagrada Família. Spend a full day exploring the mountains of Montserrat in Catalonia, a Benedictine monastery, and 16th-century basilica. Accommodations are for two nights in the deluxe Hotel Majestic Barcelona.
Rome Post-Cruise Option — 3 Days, 2 Nights*
The Eternal City of Rome, a World Heritage Site, showcases the magnificent landmarks from a thousand years as a center of power, culture, and religion. Tour St. Peter’s Basilica, the incomparable Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Enjoy an overview of the city’s ancient monuments including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Pantheon. Deluxe, two-night accommodations are in the ideally located, InterContinental De La Ville Roma.
*Please Note: Our Fall 2016 tour extensions will run in reverse. The pre-cruise option will take place in Rome while the post-cruise option will take place in Barcelona. Guests on the Fall Barcelona post-cruise option will enjoy 2 Days and 1 Night in the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona Hotel.