"Voyage du Vin" Mediterranean Cruise

aboard the Queen Victoria

Tour Highlights

London | Vigo | La Spezia | Cannes | Palma de Mallorca | Barcelona | Gibraltar
This iconic sailing route takes us to grand cities, famous harbours and lively resorts - ports of call where we can view both vibrant modern architecture and ancient wonders. Highlights include the genius of Gaudi’s architecture in Barcelona, the breathtaking Cinque Terra in Tuscany - a national park of five dramatically situated coastal villages clinging to the cliffs, the opportunity to take a cable car ride in Gibraltar for sweeping views of the Rock, the posh French resort of Cannes and the lively international resort of Palma de Mallorca.

A special feature of this “Voyage du Vin” is the wine pairings, and the talks and dinners hosted by wine experts and producers, all of which we will enjoy before heading to the shores of Spain, France and Italy to visit these world-renowned wine regions.

We will explore these delightful Mediterranean ports in elegant comfort aboard Cunard’s fabled Queen Victoria, a floating resort with all the amenities of a resort hotel. Each day on board offers a variety of enriching activities designed to make your journey more meaningful.

You’ll feel the spirit of the region come to life as you savour the finest cuisine at sea. Aboard the Queen Victoria every meal is a joyful celebration honouring the history of the ports of call. In the evening you can enjoy rousing musicals and unforgettable hi-tech productions in the Royal Court Theatre with captivating performances that rival performers those found on Broadway.

Following our wonderful cruise we will overnight in a centrally located London hotel, with dinner, breakfast and a panoramic city tour included.

* All shore excursions are optional, and may be purchased in advance on Cunard website, or on board the ship.

Tentative Itinerary

We depart on our flight for London.
We arrive in London and transfer to Southampton where we board our ship. Tonight we enjoy our first delicious meal on board.
The beauty of the medieval city of Vigo can be seen in the narrow streets and granite houses of the Ribera del Berbes - the old fishermen’s quarter. This is the gateway to Santiago de Compostela - the most venerated shrine in all of Europe during the Middle Ages. You may wish to take an excursion and follow in the pilgrim’s footsteps.
Time to relax, get acquainted with the ship and enjoy the endless array of facilities, activities and entertainment. Attend a wine tasting or cooking class, or just kick back in the lounge with a good book while watching the passing Mediterranean scenery.
The Spanish island of Mallorca is one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations, and for good reason. The island's natural beauty includes fine sand beaches, sheltered coves and limestone mountains, and for those interested in history there are plenty of Roman and Moorish remains. The capital, Palma, features a thriving nightlife, the Moorish Almudaina Royal Palace and the incredible 13th-century Santa María Cathedral. There are stone-built villages on the island, including Pollença with its many unique art galleries. You may want to have a taste of some of the finest Mallorcan wines in one of island’s beautiful valleys.
La Spezia is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site called Cinque Terre – a series of five medieval and extremely picturesque villages clinging dramatically to the cliffs along the rocky coastline of the Italian Riviera. This is one of the most popular attractions for visitors to Italy.
Home of the famous Film Festival, the fabled Cote d’Azur on the French Riviera epitomizes charm, elegance and sophistication. You may choose to stroll along La Croisette, which separates the town from the beautiful beaches, and browse the boutiques or view the yachts and pleasure boats in the marina.
This city is considered one of the world’s greatest treasures. Stroll along the wide, tree-lined promenades of Las Ramblas and marvel at the spires of Gaudi's Basilica La Sagrada Familia. Or visit the former Olympic Ring on the hill of Montjuic - also home to world-class parks, fountains and museums. Barcelona, which nurtured such artistic giants as Picasso, Dali, Miro and Casals, is also an art-lover’s paradise.
5 countries have battled for 13 centuries to control the passage between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. The result has made for a cultural melting pot. The great rock of Gibraltar is stunning, standing like a sentinel at the entrance to the Mediterranean. It is home to British culture and the grotto of St. Michael’s Cave. You may want to take a cable car for a rapid ascent of the Rock affording spectacular views of Europe, Africa and the sparkling Mediterranean. The Top Station is steeped in military history and home to the acrobatic Barbary Apes.
We disembark in the morning in Southampton and proceed to London where we enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour. Highlights include Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Canadian War Memorial and much more. Our tour finishes at our centrally located hotel where we will have some time at leisure before our Farewell Dinner.
We fly home with Air Canada.

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