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Romantic Mediterranean Coastlines with VIP Host Vicky Evans April 19, 2023

11 days

April 19, 2023

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AAA Travel invites you to discover the luxurious charm of the Mediterranean with Assistant Vice President of Travel Sales, Vicky Evans

Sail on the Oceania Marina, an intimate ship that blends sophistication with a contemporary flair to create a casually elegant ambiance. Delve into the culture, history and cuisine of beautiful ports along the French Riviera. Stroll the fascinating medieval streets on the island of Palma de Mallorca, rich in historical sites and ancient castles. Drive along the famous Grand Corniche with its stunning views of Monaco and spend a glorious day amidst the fabled architecture of the Renaissance city of Florence. Your journey will conclude with a wonderful 2 night stay in Rome with time to explore the many magnificent monuments.  Immerse yourself into the heart of every destination, embrace your passion, and join us on this incredible journey!

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*Rate listed is per person, cruise only, based on double occupancy, category F and includes port taxes. Rates, hotels, terms, conditions and itinerary are subject to change. Rates do not include government fees of $157 per person and subject to change. Rates do not include airfare, air taxes or fuel surcharges. Fares do not apply to third/fourth-berth passengers. AAA member benefits are valid for passengers who book through AAA travel only and valid for passengers 1 and 2 in the stateroom. Benefits listed may be substituted/eliminated based on passenger participation and have no cash value. Future Cruise or Tour Credit bookings/transfers are Non-Refundable, check with your Travel Advisor for details. Passports required for US citizens, valid 6 months beyond return date. Other restrictions may apply. The Auto Club Group is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the promotion of this cruise. 

DAILY ITINERARY:

Transfer to hotel and in the evening enjoy a Welcome Drink and Tapas with the group.

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Barcelona before embarking the luxurious Oceania Marina.

This beautiful city dates back to the 13th-century and is rich in historical sites, galleries and restaurants. Stroll the medieval streets lined with aristocratic townhouses, baroque churches and charming squares. Take a walk through a pine forest to the 14th century Bellver Castle on a hill overlooking the city and the Bay of Palma and take the tour through its’ comprehensive museum dedicated to Mallorca’s history.

Explore pretty Collioure, a favorite destination of Matisse, with its distinctive pinkish-beige houses, colorful harbor, winding streets and lovely church, and nearby Elne with its impressive fortified cathedral and beautiful cloister.

Visit magnificent Carcassonne, a breathtaking fortified hilltop city of turrets, churches, stained glass and lovely squares, resurrected in the 19th century from ruins of the fortress built and expanded over nearly 1000 years.

See the sights and enjoy the views of historic old Marseille and visit the charming fishing port of Cassis. Venture into the celebrated Provençal countryside brimming with history and romance. Explore lovely Aix or stroll through Avignon and its Papal Palace and the hilltop village of Les Baux, officially classified as “one of the most beautiful villages in France”.

Drive along the famous Grand Corniche with its stunning views of Monaco and the Old City; then stroll through this marvelous quarter and its pink Grimaldi Palace.

Visit the famous Casino de Monte Carlo, an ornate gambling house that has been featured in multiple “James Bond” movies and is perhaps the most iconic building in this tiny principality.

Explore the wonderful old villages along the Côte d’Azur from Nice to medieval Eze or Cannes, Grasse and lovely St. Paul de Vence – each one a jewel to be savored.

Head out of town and discover the five stunning, colorful towns clinging to the cliffs along the coast. Hike along the trail connecting them or take a boat tour and see these towns from the water as ancient seafarers did. Go ashore and explore the picturesque towns and castles.

Visit intriguing Portovenere, another colorful town rising above one end of La Spezia’s harbor with breathtaking views and the lovely Church of San Pietro.

Spend a glorious day amidst the fabled architecture of this Renaissance city. See the Duomo with Brunelleschi’s dome, the famous baptistery, Michelangelo’s magnificent David and the astonishing Uffizi Gallery.

Choose to visit Pisa’s superb Campo dei Miracoli and its beautiful cathedral and famed campanile. Or enjoy the Tuscan countryside, Siena and San Gimignano, renowned for its medieval towers and local wines.

Disembark the ship and enjoy the beautiful Italian countryside as we travel to Rome.  Once there, we will have a tour of the Eternal City.

After breakfast, enjoy a free day to explore on your own and “Do as the Romans do!

Revel in the magnificent monuments, from the ancient Roman Forum and Colosseum to the splendor of St. Peter’s Basilica with Michelangelo’s Pietà and his breathtaking frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Or enjoy a drive through the lush farmlands of the Roman countryside to lovely medieval Castel Gandolfo.

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward journey, taking with you memories that will last a lifetime!

AAA EXCLUSIVE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • One Pre-Night 5 star Hotel stay in Barcelona with City Tour, Welcome Drink and Tapas
  • Two Night Post 5 star Hotel Package in Rome with City Tour
  • Transfers to/from airport on arrival Apr 19 and on departure Apr 29 only
  • Transfers from hotel/ship/hotel April 20 and 27
  • Breakfast Included with Hotel stays
  • One Exclusive AAA Private Shore Excursion
  • Pre-Paid Gratuities on board ship
  • Onboard Cocktail Parties
  • Group Dinner at Specialty Restaurant
  • Onboard Event in the Culinary Arts Center
  • Choice of Oceania Amenity Package (OLife – chosen at time of booking)
  • Commemorative Gift
  • AAA Executive Host, Vicky Evans

          Events subject to change

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