Cruise from Barcelona to Rome
Explore two of Europe’s most awe-inspiring metropolises
Sail from one dynamic European city to another on a luxury cruise from Barcelona to Rome. Before you depart, see the best of Barcelona by hiking in the Spanish countryside near Montserrat Monastery, going on a tapas tasting adventure, and experiencing the architectural wonders of the city’s most popular districts. Once in Rome, wander through the iconic landmarks and monuments of the Eternal City. Boat across Bracciano Lake and go wine tasting at a nearby winery or sample olive oil in a local village. Raft down the River Tiber or pose with gladiators outside of the Colosseum.
During your Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona to Rome, you’ll also visit ports of call in some of the most exciting destinations in Europe. Depending on your itinerary, you could get a bird’s-eye view of the Rock of Gibraltar on one of the most beautiful aerial tram rides in the world, watch fishermen haul in their fresh catch from the sea while dining at the charming Old Port of Marseille, or marvel at the sight of Sicily’s smoking Mt. Etna framed against a blue sky backdrop. If your itinerary includes Greece, catch some rays on the beguiling beaches that dot the Greek Isles and explore the fascinating ruins at the Acropolis in Athens.
Barcelona, the capital city of the Catalonia region of Spain, is a sight to behold. On a city tour, see the 30-foot columns of the Temple of Augustus from the first century B.C., located in the Gothic Quarter that was once the center of the Roman city of Barcino, then visit La Sagrada Familia, the 135-year-old basilica scheduled to be completed in 2026. Be awed by other Gaudi Art Nouveau works found throughout the city, including Casa Vicens, a residence built for a wealthy family; Casa Mila, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and the whimsical Parc Guell, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Food lovers will want to explore the Mercat Boqueria, the world-famous market with its maze of bars and stalls selling an eye-popping variety of fruits and vegetables, fresh seafood, and meats. Art lovers will enjoy seeing the largest collection of Joan Miro’s works of art, including the rooftop sculpture garden at the Museum of the Foundation Joan Miro.
On your cruise from Barcelona to Rome, you’ll have the glories of the Eternal City to explore and enjoy. Book one of our exciting shore excursions in Rome to visit the city’s most iconic sites, like the Colesseum, the Seven Hills of Rome, and of course, St. Peter’s Square, or simply wander the city, savoring what you see and soaking up la dolce vita (the sweet life). Walk down the Spanish Steps and find yourself in a designer boutique paradise as you stroll the Via Condotti. Pause for a gelato, an espresso, or a meal at one of the numerous sidewalk cafes. Toss a coin over your shoulder into the Trevi Fountain to ensure, as the legend goes, that you’ll return to Rome one day.