The concierge helped us plan a wonderful day in Barcelona. We had purchased tickets for La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's church as none of the excursions went inside the church. La Sagrada is not to be missed, what a beautiful building to celebrate God's love in, be sure to include a visit to a tower-what a view. We went to Las Rambles Street, La Borque market (great for fresh juice, fruit and salami), Guelli Park (also Gaudi), saw one of Gaudi's residences, and had lunch at Cafe Merjol on the beach (the concierge recommends it).
We arrived in breathtaking Portofino and was given a brief overview of the area. We had time to ourselves where we climbed to the top of the hill to see the church and the views. We were able to go shopping around the area, only wish we could have stayed longer. When we finished our tour we took the shuttle into Genoa and walked around, we ate pesto at Eataly-which was fantastic. The entire tour was 5 hours.
We stopped in Rapello first for a walking tour, then headed by bus to St. Margherita. We stopped for a quick breakfast while our guide went over our itinerary for the excursion. Our tour guide explained the various points of interest in St. Margherita, the statue of Christopher Columbus, the beach etc. We then boarded a boat to Portofino.
Our walking tour of Aix-en-Provence was fantastic. Such a cute area with the open air market, the shops and the very pretty streets and buildings. We had plenty of free time to shop and explore on our own after our tour. When we were brought back to the ship, we boarded the boat to Marseille and so glad we did. Wish we had much more time to see the Castle of Norte Dame. The entire tour to Aix-en-Provence was five hours.
The Caves of Drach are very amazing. The tour takes about an hour and include a short concert. The sound inside is the best in the world. It is the largest underwater lake in the world. The entire tour to and from the Caves is about 4 hours-our tickets stated 5 hours. The tour includes a stop at a pearl factory where you can shop and see how the Majorica pearl is made.