Southampton - Embark Regal Princess
Today you’ll embark Regal Princess in Southampton. Joining the elegant Princess fleet in 2014, the ship offers a truly elevated experience. Expect to be treated like royalty on the most innovatively designed ship in the Princess fleet, with its magnificent Atrium and sociable Piazza.
Days at sea give you the opportunity to experience all of the fantastic facilities on board Regal Princess – why not make the most of the sea views with a stroll around the SeaWalk, a panoramic glass floor walkway extending 28 feet beyond the edge of the ship?
From Cadiz you can visit Seville, the capital of Spain’s Andalusia region. This city will win you over with its incredible gothic architecture, winding medieval lanes and lively tapas bars. As well as its bitter oranges – the essential ingredient in the world’s finest marmalades – Seville is renowned for its passionate flamenco dancing and great festivals.
This British-owned territory is full of English quirks - afternoon tea, fish and chips and traditional pubs – and has a long and fascinating history due to its strategic position between Africa and Europe. Explore its iconic rock and watch out for the cheeky Barbary macaques.
What better way to relax at sea that with an afternoon being pampered in the spa? Retreat to the tranquil Sanctuary, a space reserved just for adults, to take in the view from the top deck or enjoy a rejuvenating treatment in the soothing surroundings of the Lotus Spa.
Walk the narrow, cobbled streets of the Old Town, visit the ancient Arab Baths or simply soak up the rays on the sun-drenched city beach. With a late departure, take an evening stroll along the Passeig d’es Born boulevard and see the honey-hued La Seu Cathedral bathed in the golden glow of the fading light.
A chic and cosmopolitan city, here you could visit Las Ramblas, the walkway at the heart of the city, gaze up at Gaudi’s masterpiece La Sagrada Familia, sample some traditional tapas or feel the sand between your toes on the sun drenched beaches.
French Toulon has an unexpected charm. Spend time wandering through the cobbled streets and enjoy the best views of the old town and harbour from Mont Faron which overlooks both. Don’t miss a visit to Aix, the city of a thousand fountains will show you one of the jewels of Provence.
Discover Florence, the capital of the Tuscany region, or head to Pisa to see the iconic Leaning Tower from the port of Livorno. Florence is an achingly romantic city of rivers, bridges and Renaissance art and architecture. Or you could explore Pisa’s charming Romanesque buildings, Gothic churches and Renaissance piazzas and its vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Civitavecchia (Rome) - Disembark Regal Princess and Florence Hotel Stay
Arriving in Civitavecchia, you’ll disembark Regal Princess and be transferred to Florence for your hotel stay. Some of the city’s most iconic sights are the Duomo, a cathedral with a striking terracotta-tiled dome, the illustrious Ponte Vecchio, rambling Forte di Belvedere and Piazzale Michelangelo which boasts panoramic views of the beautiful city and the Arno River.
Lake Garda - Hotel Stay
Italy’s beautiful lakes are one of the country’s most scenic regions, where the Northern Alps tumble down into shimmering waters, dotted with olive trees and pretty villages. You’ll spend three nights here with time to explore the little towns on the lake. Every day brings a chocolate box of new discoveries: a church resplendent with Renaissance frescoes, a lush botanical garden, a cable car soaring high into the snow-capped mountains – there’s so much to discover.
Verona - Embark Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Today you transfer to Verona to begin your journey home on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. As you glide through beautiful countryside, you will be served a three-course lunch in the luxurious dining car. After lunch, enjoy the scenic route as it floats past your window before delighting in a leisurely four-course dinner prepared by skilled French chefs. After your sumptuous dining, retire to your cabin to find it has been effortlessly transformed into a haven of rest.
London - Disembark Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Wake to peaceful views and breakfast in your cabin before delighting in a delicious brunch as you sweep through northern France towards the Channel. Back on English soil, you’ll board the equally luxurious British Pullman for a traditional afternoon tea, accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine before arriving in London, your Mediterranean experience complete.