NEW About the tour: Cruising the Western Mediterranean & Iberian Peninsula

Enjoy a wonderful cruise around the exceptional Mediterranean, spending 13 nights on board the impressive Norwegian Cruise Line ship, Norwegian Spirit, with its incredible array of facilities onboard. Sail to the highlights of the Western Med, with memorable ports of call including Barcelona, Majorca, Cannes, Lisbon and Bilbao. But that’s not all, you will also spend time exploring some of Italy’s highlights as we spend time in Rome, Sorrento and Pompeii. If you’re looking for an incredible European sea cruising experience that has it all, then this holiday has it all.

Tour Includes

  • 13 nights cruise on the Norwegian Spirit
  • 4 nights hotel near Rome with half board
  • 1 overnight stay in northern Italy
  • Convenient local joining points

19 days from £2,699 pp

Departure Dates

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to northern France for an overnight stay.

    Continue to northern Italy for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We head to our hotel in Fiuggi, near Rome for a three-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Join our optional excursion to the popular Neapolitan resort town of Sorrento where you can spend the full day exploring at your leisure.

    The town and area have been a popular holiday resort for over 2000 years with all nationalities and is the perfect place to watch the world go by.

    If you wish to be introduced to all Sorrento has to offer then join our optional Taste of Sorrento excursion, where you can combine your visit to Sorrento with a guided walking tour of the town and a visit to a Limoncello factory.

    Limoncello is the signature lemon liqueur of the area, and our visit will include a short tour of the factory and orchard along with a sampling of this famous drink.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional highlights

    • Taste of Sorrento
    • Sorrento

    Join our fantastic included excursion to Pompeii, engulfed during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, where the inhabitants of this small town were literally frozen in time.

    To make the most of your visit why not join our optional guided walking tour? In 79AD the eruption of Mount Vesuvius buried the town of Pompeii in about 6/7 metres of stones and ash. Painstaking excavations, which are still ongoing, began in the 18th century and have uncovered a remarkable hidden city.

    Accompany your expert guide around the town, walking along roads with indents from the passing of chariot wheels and discovering the remains of homes, shops and public baths. With a little imagination and the explanations of your guide, it is not hard to get a picture of life in the town all those years ago. An experience not to be missed! (Entrance into the ruins is included in the price of the walking tour).

    Alternatively you can explore the excavations at your own pace (entrance at additional cost).

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included highlights

    • Pompeii

    Optional highlights

    • Pompeii Guided Walking Tour

    Today you have the full day to discover the Italian capital city of Rome on our included excursion. The Historic Centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with wonderful palaces, churches, basilicas, Roman ruins, monuments and fountains.

    It has an immensely rich historical heritage and cosmopolitan atmosphere. There will be ample free time for you to explore this wonderful city at your leisure.

    To make the most of your visit, why not join our optional guided sightseeing tour. The sightseeing tour takes place on both coach and foot and will introduce you to the city’s wonderful sights, including Piazza Venezia, the imposing Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of Italy and the mighty Colosseum (entrance not included).

    Note: Although Rome is a relatively compact city, we would remind you that this is a walking tour, not suitable for anyone with mobility difficulties and we would recommend you wear suitable shoes for the day.

    Later, we head to the port of Civitavecchia and join our cruise ship, the Norwegian Spirit, for our thirteen-night cruise.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included highlights

    • Rome

    Optional highlights

    • Rome Guided Walking Tour

    Arrive: 08:00 - Depart: 20:00

    Today we sail into the stunning region of Tuscany where our ship will dock in the delightful town of Livorno. Although it is not one of the most well-known Italian cities, it’s considered one of the most important in Italy, so you can be sure there is plenty to do for an enjoyable day on-shore.

    There’s an abundance of historical sites, from the many towers, forts and the city walls to the Fortezza Nuova, lovingly known as New Venice.

    But, if you’re looking to explore more of Italy, then why not join our optional excursions to either Florence or Pisa?

    Premium All-Inclusive Cruises

    In addition to all meals on board ship, you can also enjoy a wide range of premium alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, bottled water (and selected speciality coffees during meal times on board) throughout your cruise, all included in your holiday price. Service charges and gratuities on board are also included, as well as 60 minutes of WIFI per person, providing excellent value on your cruise.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included highlights

    • Livorno

    Optional highlights

    • Pisa
    • Florence

    Arrive 08:00 - Depart 17:00

    Enjoy the glamour of the French Rivera, as today we sail into the premier coastal resort of Cannes. Well known for the internationally famous Film Festival, this stunning resort is a playground for the rich and famous.

    With super yachts lining the harbour and luxury boutiques stretching across the famous La Croisette promenade, there’s plenty to experience whilst in Cannes. And, whilst the town may be rich in culture, it’s also rich in beauty.

    Sandy beaches curving along the sparkling Baie de Cannes, take in the view from Suquet Hill or take a stroll around the picturesque harbour. This picturesque port town is one not to be missed.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included highlights

    • Cannes

    Arrive: 08:00 - Depart: 17:00

    Call into the Catalonian capital, Barcelona, an enchanting seaside city packed full with history, culture and breathtaking architecture.

    Dating back over 2000 years, Barcelona’s architectural treasures provide some of the most outstanding sights in Europe. The Gothic quarter offers 14th century cathedrals, the ancient city walls take you back to the Roman era and across the city you can find a mix of old and contemporary masterpieces!

    Or, maybe you’d just like to sit back and relax, the city is a hive of bars, restaurants and cafes, so why not grab a drink, order some tapas, and watch the world pass you by.

    Whether it’s a day of sightseeing you’re after, or a search for Spanish treats, from sangria to the Sagrada Familia, there’s plenty to whet your appetite.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included highlights

    • Barcelona

    Arrive: 08:00 - Depart: 17:00

    Founded by the Romans some 2,100 years ago, Palma is vibrant city that is bursting with life. With over half of the population of Mallorca living in the capital, you can be sure that there’s plenty to see and do in this intimate and stylish city.

    From the old town, with its seafront cathedral, to its enormous harbour, and even the pedestrianized lanes offering quirky cafes, galleries and boutique shops, a simple stroll around the city can lead you to a host of incredible experiences.

    There’s even an urban beach just a short walk from the port if you would rather catch some rays.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Palma Cathedral

    Included highlights

    • Palma

    Arrive: 08:00 - Depart: 17:00

    Today we explore another ancient wonder, Cartagena. With Roman ruins nestled in-between modern day buildings, this pretty town is an urban explorer’s paradise.

    The Old Town is a UNESCO world heritage site, and maze of cobbled alleys, impressive churches and leafy plazas. Just taking a stroll around and soaking up the atmosphere will introduce you to the charms of Cartagena.

    The Castle of Conception dates back to medieval times, the Punic Walls offer an insight into the Carthaginian Asdrubal in the year 277 B.C., there’s even a 1st-Century Roman theatre in this impressive historical town.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included highlights

    • Cartagena

    Arrive: 07:00 - Depart: 19:00

    The highlight of southern Spain, Malaga is brimming with history and a youthful vigour. A Roman amphitheatre, a Moorish fortress and hill-top citadels, this fantastic city mad more to offer than you may think.

    The birthplace of Pablo Picasso, there’s also an artistic flair to Malaga, with many museums, galleries and botanic gardens, it’s certainly a visual treat, too.

    And, of course, the city doesn’t get its lively reputation for nothing, in fact, it’s a shopper’s paradise, complete with a marble-paved shopping street, Michelin starred restaurants and plenty of bars to choose from.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included highlights

    • Malaga

    Arrive: 07:00 - Depart:19:00

    Considered to be the oldest, continuously inhabited settlement in Europe, now well into its fourth millennium.

    The ancient centre, surrounded almost entirely by water, is a romantic assortment of sinuous streets, municipal beaches and rambunctious taverns.

    Worth a visit are the city's Cathedral and churches of Santa Cruz, and San Felipe Neri, famous throughout Spain as the place where the provisional government was set up with its own liberal Constitution, in defiance of Napoleon's siege.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included highlights

    • Cadiz

    Arrive: 10:00 - Depart: 19:00

    Today, we sail into the coastal capital city of Lisbon. With its picture-perfect collection of cobbled alleyways, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals, this Portuguese pleasure is simply captivating.

    Lisbon is Portugal's feature attraction and has been the country's capital since 1147. Wander the narrow, cobblestone streets at your own leisurely pace, stopping along the way at a remarkable museum or 1930's era patio café.

    From the Belem Tower to the Sao Jorge Castle, there’s plenty to discover in Lisbon.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included highlights

    • Lisbon

    Today is yours at leisure to enjoy the fantastic facilities on board the ship.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Norwegian Spirit
    Transport Sea – Ncl Norwegian Spirit

    Included highlights

    • Norwegian Spirit

    Arrive: 09:00 - Depart: 18:00

    The largest city of the Basque Country, Bilbao is magnificent mix of historic and spectacular modern architecture.

    Head to Casco Viejo to meander medieval streets and sample some of the best pinxtos (tapas) around.

    Also, don't miss the impressive, ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, featuring the works of leading artists of the 20th-Century. Clad in glimmering titanium, this enormous structure is a work of art itself.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included highlights

    • Bilbao

    Today is yours at leisure to enjoy the fantastic facilities on board the ship.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Cagney's Steakhouse onboard the Norwegian Spirit
    Transport Sea – Ncl Norwegian Spirit

    Included highlights

    • Norwegian Spirit

    Arrive: 06:30 - Depart: 20:00

    Where the Seine River meets the English Channel, Le Havre was all but obliterated during WW2. France’s second-largest port city was entirely rebuilt in the years following the war.

    Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Centre in 2005, the city has become something of an architectural hotspot, with modern masterpieces throughout the city, and one of a only a few European projects by the great Brazillian architect, Oscar Neimeyer, Le Volcon.

    If you’re looking to head out of the city, then why not join an optional excursion to the French capital, Paris?

    Stroll down the Champs-Elysées as you nibble on a croissant, take photos of beautiful Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower or visit the Louvre. What a perfect way to end your sea cruising adventure?

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included highlights

    • Le Havre

    Optional highlights

    • Paris

    Arrive: 05:00

    We disembark in Southampton and return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    NEW Cruising the Western Mediterranean & Iberian Peninsula 19 days from £2,699pp

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    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    Prior to boarding your ship, you will spend 3 nights in a minimum 3-star hotel in the Fiuggi area. You then will stay for 13 nights onboard the NCL Norwegian Spirit.

    Overnight stays will be in city-style hotels. 

    Norwegian Spirit (Ncl)

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service. On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

    Executive Features

    • Air conditioning
    • Drinks machines
    • Onboard toilet
    • Reclining seats

    Find your nearest pickup point

    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £39.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

      On Single Traveller holidays and coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point. If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is from £35 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

      If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

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