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Barcelona to Rome (Civitavecchia)

MEDITERRANEAN VISIONS | 15 Nights | Departs May 27, 2015


Port-Vendres, France

Port-Vendres, France-port

Explore pretty Collioure, a favorite destination of Matisse, with its distinctive pinkish-beige houses, colorful harbor, winding streets and lovely church and nearby Elne with its impressive fortified cathedral and beautiful cloister. Or visit magnificent Carcassonne, a breathtaking fortified hilltop city of turrets, churches, stained glass and lovely squares resurrected from ruin in the 19th-century. Look for antiques, contemporary art and reproductions as well as local crafts. Try some tempting roast lamb or the catch of the day accompanied by local cheese and fruit with the appropriate wine.


Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Carcassonne On Your Own
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Picturesque Collioure & Wine Tasting
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • The Fortress At Salses-Le-Chateau
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • The Village of Ceret
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Carcassonne On Your Own

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 8 hours
    Tour Code: ptv-004

    Spend the day discovering the enchanting medieval town of Carcassonne at your leisure during this "On Your Own" tour.

    Traveling from the pier in Port Vendres, it's a scenic 2-hour drive to Carcassonne, which sits perched atop a hill that overlooks the lush Languedoc countryside. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, this ancient walled city is for the most part, one enormous castle. Adding to its grandeur are 56 imposing watchtowers that rise from an impressive double row of fortified walls that surround the city. Throughout history, Carcassonne was considered an important location, both for strategic purposes and for trade and its exceptional fortifications certainly bear witness to this.

    Upon arrival, you will have approximately 4-hours of free time to explore the city as you please. Tucked away on its charming cobblestone streets you will find colorful shops and cafés and there are certainly plenty of things to see and do. Perhaps take time to visit the towers, stroll about the ramparts, or visit the museum "Musée de la Torture", where within its walls you will find displays of original torture equipment that date back to the time of the Catholic Inquisition during the 13th century.

    At the appointed time and location, you will rejoin your coach and make the return trip to Port Vendres and your awaiting ship.

    Please note: Walking on this tour is primarily at the guests' discretion. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun caps; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. This tour does not include the entrance fee into the city, any optional taxi transfers, food or beverages. Those who are not back at the pick-up location at the appointed time will be responsible for making their own way back to the ship at their own expense.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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