Amsterdam to Barcelona - a 12 days cruise departing September 15th, 2016. Ravissant Dream Travel offers you a true luxury vacation therapy. Whether you are looking for a culinary journey or a historic trip through Europe, you will love this special scenic cruise.
We’ve spent long time preparing this one-week cruise. The ship will serve as your comfortable luxury home for the whole vacation. It includes restaurants, lounges, bars, pools, a spa, a state-of-the-art gym and all the modern amenities you expect from a 21st century passenger ship. Relaxing in luxurious suites, you will have the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful and exciting places Europe has to offer. Enjoy our personalised service with nearly one crew member per guest. We offer inspiring enrichment programs. The Evening Under the Stars features sumptuous barbecue dinners or gala parties with live music and dancing on deck.
The locally guided tours have been designed to stimulate all your senses by combining the scenic views, the versatile tastes of the regional cuisine and the rich cultural heritage into one exciting experience. With the assistance of specifically chosen local experts, you will be able to tour the most important and outstanding tourism sights along our route.
Make your reservation now to seal your place and departure date. Hurry up, because this highly demanded tour is filling up very quickly! Call Presleith McPhee at Ravissant Dream Travel at (954) 674 8435 and guarantee an experience of a life time.
Day 1 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Take a boat ride along Amsterdam's charming canals past sturdy old houses and under quaint bridges. Visit one of the city's superb museums housing many of the Dutch Masters' most outstanding works, or learn about Anne Frank and the city's Jewish heritage. Journey into the countryside and see historic windmills and the fascinating porcelain works in Delft.
Day 2 - Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium
Step back in time to the 14th century as you meander along the narrow streets of this medieval gem past gabled buildings and through the bustling market. Take a boat ride along the city's canals. Or spend the day exploring Brussels and its famed Grand Place or Antwerp, home of Rubens and Bruegel, seeing the verdant countryside along the way.
Day 3 - St. Peter Port (Guernsey), United Kingdom
Enjoy this charming port, its beautiful harbor, architecture and imposing castle. See the rugged countryside and take a walk along the extraordinary cliffs and down to the sea, where Renoir once admired the view. Or savor the landscape in a drive around the island past grazing Guernsey cows in rich pastures. Then visit artisans working with silver and gold. Learn about the German occupation during WWII, or tour Victor Hugo's house and absorb the spectacular view. Stroll through the lovely Candie Gardens on this island known for its flowers.
Day 4 - Pont-Aven (Concarneau), France
The medieval walled town of Concarneau is one of the most photographed in Brittany, a popular resort and one of France's largest fishing ports. An artist's haven populated by notables such as Robert Wylie in the 1860s, the town still has a creative atmosphere as does nearby Pont-Aven, where Gauguin once had a studio. Pont-Aven is a vibrant and charming destination peppered with art galleries, shops and restaurants. Or take a boat trip to the seabird sanctuaries of Iles des Glénan.
Day 5 - La Rochelle, France
Known for its white limestone cliffs, La Rochelle features a bustling Vieux Port (Old Harbor) with exceptional shops and restaurants. Three medieval towers once protected the port and are now symbols of the waterfront. The imposing Four Sergeants Tower was formerly a prison, and you can see where the corsairs scrawled graffiti on the walls. The city aquarium holds thousands of species living in re-creations of their natural habitats. You will also appreciate La Rochelle's pedestrian-friendly streets, especially in the city center, which is graced by 17th and 18th century architecture.
Day 6 - Bordeaux (Le Verdon), France
Enjoy the city's visual feast of wonderful ornate buildings, broad avenues, marvelous squares and the Cathedral of St. André, where Eleanor of Aquitaine married Louis VII. Stroll through Old Bordeaux. Then visit the area's fabulous vineyards and magnificent châteaux and delight in tasting their superb wines.
Day 7 - Bilbao, Spain
Bilbao is a charming city both modern and dynamic while at the same time, with its 700 years of history, it is quite traditional as well. Enjoy a walk around the Old Quarter, the most popular area of the city. Here you will see the Teatro Arriaga; el Arenal, the old stevedoring port and today one of the favorite promenades of the citizens of Bilbao; the San Nicholas Church; and the Cathedral of Santiago along with its cloister, Plaza Nueva. No visit to Bilbao would be complete without a visit to the architecturally stunning Guggenheim Museum, which is in and of itself a work of art.
Day 8 - Ferrol, Spain
The ideal spot from which to explore Galicia’s exquisite beaches, beautiful countryside and quaint towns, Ferrol also boasts an abundance of notable sites and charming neighborhoods within the city itself. Visit the 18th century shipbuilding yards, explore the cathedral and main square in the city center or tour the impressive 16th century Castillo de San Felipe overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Travel outside Ferrol to Santiago de Compostela’s magnificent old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 9 - Oporto, Portugal
Explore picturesque, historic Oporto and the Vila Nova de Gaia quarter, home of its famed port wine industry. Or discover Portugal's scenic countryside and visit Guimaraes with its impressive medieval castle and beautiful Braga with its Bom Jesus Shrine and superb cathedral.
Day 10 - Lisbon, Portugal
Visit the ornate Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery and stroll the narrow, winding streets of the charming Alfama district. Enjoy marvelous old Sintra, a royal country retreat, and Cascais, a beautiful seaside resort. Explore medieval Obidos or make a pilgrimage to Fatima, where the Virgin Mary appeared repeatedly to three shepherd children in 1917.
Day 11 - Seville (Cadiz), Spain
Spend a fabulous day in Seville visiting the magnificent cathedral, climbing the famed Giralda Tower and strolling through the gorgeous Alcazar and its gardens. See the ceramic-encrusted Plaza de España and stroll through the alleys of Barrio de Santa Cruz. Or explore the Andalusian wine country and Jerez, the home of sherry. Don't miss the charm of Cádiz with its gracious squares, its flower-filled parks on the city bastions and its bustling markets.
Day 12, 13 - At Sea and then arrival at Barcelona
Visit the magnificent Gothic cathedral and the amazing La Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece. Enjoy the lovely Montjuic Gardens, Gaudí's other fabulous structures, the charming squares of the old Gothic Quarter and the Ramblas, Barcelona's famed downtown promenade. Or visit beautiful Montserrat and its monastery in a breathtaking setting high in the mountains.