1st half

Civitavecchia, Italy (Rome)

From the Port of Civitavecchia we had a one hour bus ride to Rome. While in Rome we saw The Colosseum, St. Peter’s Square & Basilica, Trevi Fountain and The Pantheon.         Rome logo Pantheon Trevi Fountain St. Peter’s Basilica Crypt St. Peter’s Basilica Papal Altar (Bronze) St. Peter’s Basilica Swiss Guards St. Peter’s Square St. Peter’s Square Colosseum Colosseum Colosseum Sub-Chambers Colosseum Senators’ Seats Colosseum Colosseum Ceasar’s Entrance...

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Livorno, Italy (Lucca & Pisa)

This stop was our introduction to Tuscany. Our tour went to Lucca, a walled city with 30 foot wide walls. After Lucca we headed to Pisa which being Easter Sunday was quite crowded. Here we saw the famous Miracle Square with the cathedral, baptistry, and tower.           Livorno logo Pisa Leaning Bell Tower Pisa Baptistry Pisa Miracle Square Tuscany Tuscany Lucca Piazza Anfiteatro Lucca Piazza Anfiteatro Lucca Lucca San Michele Church Lucca City wall Umbrella Pines Shaded Roman Roads Port of...

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Monte Carlo, Monaco

We docked in Monte Carlo. In the morning we took a tour to Nice & Eze, France and in the afternoon we explored Monte Carlo.           Monte Carlo logo Fishing Boat Port Hercule Palais Princier Place du Casino Grand Casino Monte Carlo City of Nice Sidewalk Cafe City of Nice Outdoor Market Olives City of Nice Outdoor Market City of Nice Outdoor Market Peppers & Spices City of Nice City of Nice Harbor Eze Rue de la Paix Eze Postern Gate Eze Eze Church Notre Dame de L’...

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Marseille, France (Provence)

Today we took a “Taste of Provence” tour. We went to the hill towns of Roussillon & Gordes. We had a 5 course lunch just outside of Gordes.         Provence logo Gordes, France Gordes, France 5 Course Lunch Roussillon Ochre Pits Roussillon Roussillon Roussillon...

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Barcelona, Spain

In Barcelona we took a highlights tour. We first went to the Cathedral and looked inside. Next we went to the famous Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia Church and viewed it from the outside. We also saw the Columbus Monument, and the site of the 92 Olympic Games on Montjuic.       Barcelona-logo Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia Church Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia Church Cathedral of Santa Eulalia Cathedral of Santa Eulalia Cathedral of Santa Eulalia...

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Gibraltar

We arrived “On the Rock” just as the sun was rising. Our day included a cable car ride to the top of the rock and then we hiked half way down to St. Michael’s Cave. We then went to the Great Siege Tunnels. Upon leaving we circumnavigated the peninsula.         Gibraltar-logo Leaving Rock of Gibraltar Gibraltar ‘Europa Point’ Great Siege Tunnels Great Siege Tunnels Saint Michael’s Cave Ampitheater Barbary Apes Barbary Apes (Macaques) Cable to-from Top of the Rock Rock of Gibraltar...

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