Set sail for the Mediterranean and explore a beautiful part of the world steeped in culture and heritage which spans Southern Europe and Northern Africa. Whether you want to marvel at the many historical landmarks, indulge in Mediterranean flavours or relax on a variety of tranquil, gorgeous golden beaches – you’ll be able to experience it all on board a luxury cruise.
Pullmantur can help create the dream holiday cruise for you and with fly-cruises on offer; your destination is brought to your doorstep.
How about an intriguing visit to Istanbul? A city with a long history of empires; influenced by Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods. Visit the Topkapi Palace, which was used as a residence for Ottoman sultans for over 400 years and is now a museum filled with holy relics including Muhammad’s Cloak and Sword.
If you wish to try somewhere refreshing and alternative; you will not be disappointed with Balkan nations which boast gorgeous vistas, warm weather and heritage. On a cruise to Montenegro you will visit the medieval town of Kotor, which is surrounded by limestone walls and situated within Porto Montenegro. Seeing the huge yachts here will feel like a simulation of Monaco, with amazing views over the harbour – steeped in natural beauty. Dubrovnik in Croatia is another medieval, walled city which has quickly established with tourists and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you can traverse the city walls which have protected the entrance to the harbour throughout history.
For those intrigued by European history; no cruise is complete without a visit to the French island of Corsica where you will find the town of Ajaccio. Napoleon Bonaparte was born here and this becomes apparent on a stroll through the town, which is steeped in history. You can visit the house where he lived, which has been converted into a museum, and there is the chance to visit the Cathedral of St Mary – where Napoleon Bonaparte was baptised.
This is merely a taste of what to expect – the only way to experience it all is to see for yourself on board one of the many Pullmantur Mediterranean cruises.
The Catalonia region in Spain is home to Barcelona - a city famous for spectacular churches with the most notable being Gaudi’s planned masterpiece: the Sagrada Familia, which has been under construction since 1882. There is also an array of gorgeous historical parks worth visiting, particularly the Park Güell which is filled with colourful mosaic artwork and design.
Explore Greece, the land of the gods, and experience the culture and mythology of the magnificent Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Pantheon; both of which sit upon the rocky hilltop overlooking the magnificent city of Athens. In addition, you can pay a visit to the Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini, where you will be dazzled by the beauty of white and blue buildings that fill the towns and villages.
For lovers of love, there is no substitute for Venice. This floating fairy tale is separated by a series of canals, the most notable being the Grand Canal which carries visitors through the city and under the Rialto Bridge on gondolas made for two. It is the perfect idyllic location for fans of romance.