Costa Cruises Explore Europe like the Europeans do! Spain, Italy, France!

Costa Cruises Explore Europe like the Europeans do! Spain, Italy, France!

Dear Travel Partner,

Wave season has officially begun and we want to provide you all the answers to your questions. Here we have prepared a list of fun and exciting things to do in the West Med:

Port of call: Balearic Islands
Discover Palma de Mallorca by bike
• Rated a guest favorite
• Moderate adventure for ages 3 and up
• For guests looking for an active adventure while also seeing the capital of Majorca from a local's eye!

Port of call: Barcelona, Spain
A Tour of Barcelona
• Rated a guest favorite
• For guests who want to see it all
• Tour includes seeing the Montjuïc hill, Sagrada Familia, Gothic Quarter and Cathedral and The Poble Espanyol open-air museum
• Culture and the perfect spots for selfies!

Visit the Nou Stadium
• Get a glimpse of a Spanish passion at Nou Stadium, home to the Barcelona Football Club
• Perfect for sport's lovers, a place where the soccer field is a battle field

Port of call: Marseille, France
A Boat tour of Les Calanques, the fjords of Marseilles
• An easy activity
• Enjoy amazing views and a chance to take beautiful pictures as you'll stand by white cliffs overhanging the sea and isolated coves
• Perfect for nature lover's as this is a site renowned for its biodiversity - home to 60 marine species & 140 species of land animals/plants

Port of call: Savona, Italy
Gourmet Tour: The Lanche, the land of Barolo and truffles
• An easy tour and the ultimate heaven for lovers of exquisite wines & you'll get to try a rare truffle, Tuber Magnatum Pico

Port of call: Civitavecchia, Italy
Baroque Rome
• A guest favorite
• Perfect for history buffs, families, for guests who want a taste of everything
• A tour that includes seeing the Baths of Caracalla, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & a lot more!

Port of call: Palermo, Italy
Diving into the Sicilian Sea
• An easy activity recommended for families
• Relax and enjoy resort style living and sunbathing

Visit the historic Palermo and Monreale
• A guest favorite and for those who love learning about cultures & history
• Find mosaics and architecture inspired by Norman, Arabic, Nordic and Byzantine influences

The choices are endless but we have made sure to provide your clients with the best, most fun-filled excursions. Help your clients plan their vacations early for the best prices! Rates are starting from $69 pp* per day!

Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.

You will visit the following 6 places:

Palma

Palma

Palma is a resort city, the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands in Spain. It is situated on the south coast of Majorca on the Bay of Palma. As of the 2009 census, the population of the city of Palma proper was 401,270, and the population of the entire urban area was 621,000, making it the twelfth largest urban area of Spain. Almost half of the total population of Majorca live in Palma. The Cabrera Archipelago, though widely separated from Palma proper, is administratively considered part of the municipality. Its airport, Son Sant Joan, serves over 22 million passengers each year.

Palermo

Palermo

Palermo is a city of Southern Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Metropolitan City of Palermo. The city is noted for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,700 years old.  Founded in 734 BC by the Phoenicians as Ziz ('flower'), Palermo is Sicily's cultural, economic and touristic capital. It is a city rich in history, culture, art, music and food. Numerous tourists are attracted to the city for its good Mediterranean weather, its renowned gastronomy and restaurants, its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque churches, palaces and buildings, and its nightlife and music. The city is also was one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean and is now among the top tourist destinations in both Italy and Europe. It is the main seat of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalù and Monreale. The city is also going through careful redevelopment, preparing to become one of the major cities of the Euro-Mediterranean area. Roman Catholicism is highly important in Palermitano culture. The Patron Saint of Palermo is Santa Rosalia whose Feast Day is celebrated on 15 July. The area attracts significant numbers of tourists each year and is widely known for its colourful fruit, vegetable and fish markets at the heart of Palermo, known as Vucciria, Ballarò and Capo.

Marseille

Marseille

Marseille, known in antiquity as Massalia, is the second largest city in France, after Paris, with a population of 852,395 within its administrative limits on a land area of 240.62 km2. The urban area of Marseille extends beyond the city limits with a population of over 1,420,000 on an area of 1,204 km2. 1,530,000 or 1,601,095 people live in the Marseille metropolitan area. Located on the southeast coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Marseille is France's largest commercial port and largest French city on the Mediterranean coast. Marseille is the capital of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, as well as the capital of the Bouches-du-Rhône department. Its inhabitants are called Marseillais.

Barcelona

Barcelona

Barcelona – Spain's enchanting capital, second largest and most populous city. It is a huge city that vibrates with life, and there’s certainly not another city in the country to touch it for its sheer style, looks or energy. It is one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centers, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities. Barcelona is home to masterpieces of many great architects – the most famous of which is Antoni Gaudí. 

Rome

Rome

Rome is the capital of Italy and the country's largest and most populated city and comune, with over 2.7 million residents in 1,285.3 km2 (496.3 sq mi). Rome's metropolitan area is the second largest in Italy Milan, with some 3.7 million residents. The city is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, on the Tiber River within the Lazio region of Italy. The historic centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With wonderful palaces, millennium-old churches, grand romantic ruins, opulent monuments, ornate statues and graceful fountains, Rome has an immensely rich historical heritage and cosmopolitan atmosphere, making it one of Europe's and the world's most visited, famous, influential and beautiful capitals.

Savona

Savona

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