Island-hopping around the Mediterranean
Spring in the Mediterranean is a magical time. The countryside explodes in lushness after the winter rains, presenting a face not seen by summer holiday makers. Follow in the wake of Phoenician and Greek traders, Roman galleons and Viking marauders.
SHORE WALKS AND EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS:
Malaga - A city with an attractive old centre. We travel inland to the city of Ronda, one of the gems of Andalucia, for a walk through the narrow streets and into the Tajo gorge outside the town.
Cartagena - In the Spanish province of Murcia, this is a city where you can peel back the layers of over 2000 years of history. We explore the city and walk a section of the coastal path.
Ibiza - Forget the party island, and think about woods, beautiful countryside, traditional farmhouses and unspoilt beaches.
Mahon - From Minorca’s main town we follow the relatively isolated east coast from Cap de Favaritx lighthouse south along the easy to follow Cami de Cavalls path (which encircles the island) as far as the pretty fishing village of Es Grau.
Ajaccio - Corsica’s main city is built around a beautiful bay with mountains rising behind. We walk in the Mediterranean maquis of cistus and thyme along the coast to the west of the city to the old Genoese tower of La Parata with views to the Iles Sanguinaires.
Olbia - From Sardinia’s main northern town we walk from the historic town of San Pantaleo to the famed ‘Costa Smeralda’ past cork oaks with wonderful views to the coast and beyond to outlying islands.
Cadiz - We walk the narrow streets of the old town and visit the central market for a chance to sample some delicious chocolate y churros.
Lisbon - With a local guide we walk through the narrow cobbled streets of the old town's romantically named districts.
Drinks Inclusive Package: A Drinks Inclusive Package is available for £25 per person per night. The offer includes bar drinks such as wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks (but not cocktails, premium drinks, minibar drinks, room service or events such as an additional afternoon tea visit).
Fred.Olsen adopts smart casual dress code: Fred. Olsen has altered its dress code to allow for a smart casual option. There will still be formal nights on selected evenings, but the relaxed dress code will apply on all other nights. This means men can wear open necked shirts, chinos and dark coloured jeans, and women a dress or casual separates.