Evening departure from Sault Ste Marie via Toronto and Paris to Barcelona.
Noon arrival in Barcelona. Upon arrival we are transferred to the cruise terminal and board our cruise ship. Dinner on board.
Palma de Mallorca
Today we visit Palma de Mallorca, main city of enchanting island of Mallorca. We view the massive 13th century Santa María cathedral, the adjacent Almudaina, Moorish-style Arab fortress converted to a royal residence, hilltop Bellver Castle and George Sand and Frederic Chopin Museum. Return to our ship for dinner and overnight.
Marseille - Aix-en-Provance
This morning our ship arrives in Marseille. We embark on a day tour of nearby Aix-en-Provance which includes Cours Mirabeau, the Cathedral of the Holy Saviour, the archbishop's palace (Palais de l'Archêveché) and a Romanesque cloister. Return to our ship for dinner and overnight.
La Spezia - Cinque Terre
Today we arrive in La Spezia in Italy. On our day-tour we visit picturesque villages of Cinque Terre, built on terraces right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Return to our ship for dinner and overnight.
Rome - Civitaveccia
Morning arrival in Civitavecchia, port for Rome. Our tour of Rome includes the St. Peter’s Basilica, St. John of Lateran and the views of the Coliseum and Forum Romanum. For those passengers who have already been to Rome some free time for a walking tour and shopping. Return to our ship for dinner and overnight.
Naples - Amalfi Coast
Today we arrive in Naples. Our day tour will take us on a drive through the beautiful Amalfi Coast, including breath-taking vistas, Belvedere viewpoint and charming Ravello. Return to our ship for dinner and overnight.
At the sea
Full day at the sea. Time for rest, leisure, enjoying another warm day and enjoying numerous activities on the cruise ship.
This morning we arrive in Barcelona and disembark our cruise ship. We travel by our motor coach to Valencia. Upon arrival we visit the Cathedral – Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady to see the Holy Grail – a chalice used by Jesus during the Last Supper. Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we travel to Montserrat and visit enchanting Benedictine monastery and the Black Madonna of Montserrat. Continue to Barcelona for dinner and overnight.
Full day in Barcelona. Our tour of Barcelona features the Columbus Monument, elegant tree lined “Ramblas” and Plaza Catalonia, Paseo de Gracia and the famous church of Sagrada Familia. Afternoon some free time for leisure. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Return to Canada
After breakfast we are transferred to the airport for a flight via Amsterdam and Toronto to Sault Ste Marie. Afternoon arrival.
TOUR-PILGRIMAGE TO SPAIN, FRANCE & ITALY
What is the deadline for registration?
There is no deadline. We accept registration on a “first-come-first serve” basis. There is always a limited number of spaces available and as soon as we sell them – the group is completed. To avoid disappointment please register as soon as you decide.
When is the final payment?
Usually it is 60 days before departure, but there are some exceptions for non-standard tours. Your invoice will indicate clearly when your payments are due.
What happens with my deposit when you cancel a group?
In a very unlike situation when we have to cancel a group for reasons out of our control, your deposit is protected and fully refundable. When you cancel on your own please make sure that your non-refundable deposit is protected by your own insurance.
Can I request a specific seat on a flight?
For the group reservations the airlines don't give us an option of selecting specific seats. When your ticket is issued your seat is guaranteed, but usually not printed on the e-ticket. However, you can always check-in online 24 hours before departure and change your seat based on availability.
Tell me which hotels we will be staying?
We always book best, first-class hotels. We frequently check them for best quality. Hotels are confirmed about two months before departure and we will give you all details in the final itinerary
I'm traveling alone & don't have a roommate. What should I do?
Please register ASAP. We will take a note of your request and will try to match you with another passenger willing to share. Other options are single room (with a supplement) or forming a triple room if you know another two people willing to share.
I have several food allergies. Can I request a special menu?
Please let us know about your food restrictions. We will order special meals for your flights, if available. All breakfasts and some dinners at the destinations are buffets, so you can select food by yourself. The restaurants at the destinations will do their best to offer you individual alternate to standard set menus for the group. You will need to communicate your needs through tour leaders.
What is eTA? Does it apply to me?
If you are Canadian or US citizen – no need to worry. It applies to citizens of other countries. They will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Be prepared: Apply for an eTA before you book your flight to Canada. Most applicants get approved within minutes. However, some applications can take several days to process so don’t wait until the last minute. Apply and get help at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-start-int.asp