PONANT invites you to discover the wonders of the Mediterranean during an extraordinary cruise between Spain, Italy and Malta. Enjoy this unforgettable 8-day trip aboard Le Jacques-Cartier, with sumptuous landscapes and exceptional moments exploring fascinating sites.
Your voyage will begin in Barcelona, a city in perpetual movement, where you will have the opportunity to set out on the traces of Gaudí, and fall under the spell of his famous architectural works, such as the Sagrada Familia cathedral.
After a first call at Valencia, with its remarkable architectural splendours, you will join Palma de Majorca, one of the jewels of the Balearic Archipelago, known for its four main islands that are charming, picturesque and discreet, sitting atop the clear waters of the Mediterranean like grains of sand.
You’ll continue your visit to the Balearic Islands with the discovery of the well-preserved Menorca. Mahon, the island’s capital, will charm you with its age-old history and its exceptional port, which, at 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) long, is the biggest in the Mediterranean!
You’ll set sail for the Tyrrhenian Sea and Palermo where you’ll make a stop. A cultural jewel of Sicily, the city is a splendid witness to three thousand years of history where you will be able to visit emblematic landmarks such as the 12th-century cathedral and Teatro Massimo, one of the largest theatres in Europe.
You’ll continue your cruise in Sicily with a stopover in Trapani to visit the charming village of Erice. 750 metres (2,460 feet) up, perched on a high triangular plateau sloping down to the sea, this medieval city is a labyrinth of polished, paved narrow streets and alleyways with superb views over the Aegadian Islands and the valley.
Your cruise will come to an end in Valletta, former stronghold of the Knights of the Order of Malta.