May 12–21, 2023

The adventure you’ve been dreaming of.

We’ll be setting out from Spain to some of the most breathtaking seaside spots in the Mediterranean. We’re making a stop in the stunning French metropolis of Marseille, doing an overnight in the glamorous seaside city of Cannes, getting a dose of Sardinian seduction in Olbia — and rounding it all out with an overnight stay in the electric island of Ibiza. So: obviously you’re coming, right?

Let’s kick off in Barcelona

With its laid-back attitude, fresh-from-the-sea cuisine, and thriving art scene, Barcelona is the envy of every other Mediterranean city. No other stop on the Mediterranean oozes culture like Barcelona. Thanks to the famous Antoni Gaudí’s avant-garde architecture and influence, Barcelona boasts nine UNESCO World Heritage sites for visitors to marvel at. The Catalonian capital attracts bohemians, nomads, and separatists seeking independence.

Beyond the bucket-list destinations like La Sagrada Familia and La Rambla, Barcelona’s unique barrios beg to be explored. Each district has its own personality with its own charm like El Born’s chic bars and boutiques and Barri Gotic’s historic streets. In Barcelona, it’s easy to wander from district to district with its small city feel and sights that turn heads on every city block.

Whether it’s your first time visiting or your fiftieth, Barcelona always has something up its sleeve to surprise you. Each time you visit, La Sagrada Familia gets a little more complete and the walkable streets start to feel more familiar. The chiringuitos and montaditos will be missed — in that exact order from partying at the beach bars (chiringuitos) and feasting on a variety of mini sandwiches (montaditos) well into the a.m. As you bid Barcelona goodbye by watching the sunset from the top of Montjuïc hill or ordering another round of tinto de verano (sangria’s lighter sister), take with you a bit of Catalan culture and its infectious energy. 

The Details:

We’ll be spending two nights in the city, exploring, relaxing, and preparing to set sail.

TRANSPORTATION:
Step off the plane like a VIP – your private driver will greet you at the airport and whisk you away in a Mercedes sedan.

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Rest up for two nights in a city view room at a 4* hotel.

MEALS:
Join up and meet all your new besties at a welcome dinner! Your breakfast is also included for both mornings.

TRANSPORTATION:
Now that you’re all acclimated, your private driver will again whish you off to the Port of Barcelona for the next adventure.

OPTIONAL: Barcelona Food Tour

Immerse yourself in its astonishing atmosphere and discover the hidden gems and the best-kept secrets of the old town by joining our Barcelona Food Tour!

In this walking food tour, you’ll pass by some of the most emblematic and ancient spots of the whole city and retrace the footsteps of celebrated artists, while tasting Spanish and Catalan culinary staples/must-haves.

Accompanied by our local food expert, who will point out the major landmarks of the Gothic quarter unveiling its compelling stories, you will be able to experience the true essence of “vermuteo”, savour traditional, delicious tapas with typical wines, and indulge in one of the first desserts ever documented.

OPTIONAL: Gaudi Segway Tour

The Eixample’s Secrets Segway Tour takes you on a trip through the more recent history of Barcelona, leading through two of the city’s central districts – Eixample and Vila de Gràcia. Starting at the famous Arc de Triomf on the Lluís Companys Avenue, this itinerary introduces many of Barcelona’s main attractions. It includes the famous architecture created by Antoni Gaudí – the Sagrada Familia, the Casa Batlló and the Casa Milà (“La Pedrera“) – on Passeig de Gràcia, one of Barcelona’s most celebrated boulevards.

You will also visit lesser-known modernist icons designed by great architects like Josep Puig I Cadafalch and Lluís Domènech I Montaner, among them are buildings like the Casa Fuster, the Casa de les Punxes or the Casa Amattler, a luxurious property in Eixample commissioned by a wealthy chocolate tycoon in 1898. Another highlight of the tour is La Monumental, the last bullfighting arena where bullfights were held before being banned by the Catalonian parliament.

Additionally to the Eixample district, this tour also takes you on a quick escape to the main square of the Gràcia district, the Plaza de la Vila de Gràcia. Interestingly, the district originally was not connected to Barcelona’s old town, Ciutat Vella, which is comprised of the Gothic quarter, the Born, the Raval and the neighbourhood next to the beach, La Barceloneta.

It was established in the 17th century and remained an independent municipality until being formally annexed by Barcelona in 1897. On the square you will witness the distinctive bell tower and the former city hall – La casa de la Vila de Gràcia.
Being one of Barcelona’s most picturesque and cosmopolitan districts, Gràcia is home to the city’s young bohemian scene. It consists of low story buildings and small alleys full of local shops, restaurants and small art galleries – the type of vibrant local infrastucture Barcelona has so much reputation for.

You will see the following sights on this tour:
Barri de Gràcia
Casa Vicens
Palau Macaya
Sagrada Familia
Avinguda Gaudí
Hospital de Sant Pau
Plaza Toros Monumental
Arc de Triomf
Passeig de Gràcia
Casa Amatller
Casa Batlló
La Pedrera
Casa de les Punxes
Casa Comalat
Hotel Casa Fuster

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Set Sail On Virgin Voyages

We’re setting out from Spain to some of the most breathtaking seaside spots in the Mediterranean. A stop in the French metropolis of Marseille, an overnight in the glamorous coastal city of Cannes, an intoxicating night in Palma de Mallorca — and finishing it all with an overnight stay on the electric island of Ibiza.

Bonjour, Marseille!

The Mediterranean Melting Pot
With the glamorous French Riviera to its east and quaint Provençal towns to its north, Marseille is the crossroads of Southern France. Its bustling port welcomes in a wave of diverse cultures giving it a distinct character that has contributed to the soul of Marseille.

As the oldest city in France, the streets of its Vieux Port and Le Panier quarter preserve thousands of years of history while also embracing modernity —  with vibrant additions like murals, funky potted plants, and street art displays accenting the city. The Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde (affectionately called the La Bonne Mére for short) overlooks the city from the highest hill; giving visitors a bird’s eye view of Marseille. And if you’d really like to make like a local and get to know the city, order a pastis on ice (the official drink of Marseille) and post up at a cafe — taking in the incredible personality of the second-largest city in France.

Discovered by the Greeks in 600 BCE, Marseille has a past as diverse as its people. MuCEM, a waterfront museum with striking architecture, shares the story of the Mediterranean and its many civilizations. Whether perusing Marseille’s historic streets, admiring the Palais Longchamp, or taking the train up to La Bonne Mére — you’ll get a peek into how France’s very first settlement turned into an essential and can’t-miss city. As Marseille continues to grow, the contrast between the bustling Provençal town and its neighboring quiet villages become more and more clear. And with 300 days of sunshine, Marseille is a must-see destination on the shores of the Mediterranean.

With an extended stay in Marseille, there’s more time to seize the day. Between approximately 8 am to 8 pm, a complimentary shuttle service to/from the cruise terminal and the Old Port of Marseille will be available. You’ll have plenty of time to immerse yourself in the local Marseille scene.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE:
Select your preferred way to spend the day!

The Dual Arts of Chocolate and Wine
Try your hand at chocolate making while sipping Rhone wines, with extra time in Avignon. You’ll take a coach through the countryside to reach the small town of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The wines produced here have been prized since Pope Clement V had the first vineyards harvested in the early 1300s. You’ll taste these famous Rhone wines, of course, but you’ll also have a chance to make chocolate before finishing with a guided tour of the city of Avignon, with free time for lunch.

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Avignon, Les Baux, and Carrières de Lumières
See two Provençal cities in one day, including a modern multimedia art exhibition that brings the region’s art to light. Journey through the countryside to Avignon, a city rich with medieval history and the capital of the Vaucluse region of Provence. There, you’ll visit the Palais des Papes, a former fortress-palace with over two acres of galleries, passages, and chapels, and enjoy a walking tour of the rest of the city. Enjoy lunch at your leisure before continuing on to the small town of Les Baux-de-Provence, where you’ll experience the Carrières de Lumières’ stunning visual performance of light and music.

Lights, Camera, Cannes!

An iconic and stunning resort destination in the French Riviera, Cannes’ unparalleled natural beauty rivals the A-list celebrities who vacation here. Famed for its annual star-studded international film festival, posh sunlounger-striped beaches, and massive yachts moored at the port, Cannes is one of the most glamorous cities on the French Riviera. A stroll down La Croisette, the town’s long beach promenade, will lead you to numerous designer bars, couture stores, and fabulous hotels nestled in stunning old palaces.

Make sure to have your camera ready at all times — not only is celeb-spotting a common pastime in Cannes, but the remarkable architecture and unparalleled natural beauty give the A-listers a run for their money.

Spend a day at the beach where Borat’s infamous mankini made its debut, watch the sunset at the romantic old quarter of Le Suquet, or dance the night away like the rich and famous did at oh-so-many film premiere parties. The city is packed with a sense of duality — where historic, European streets filled with low-key restaurants meet moments (okay, weeks) of peak social glitz and glamour — giving you the opportunity to experience this French gem any way you so choose.

Cannes is a year-round hotspot loved for its elegance, gourmet dining, and beaches galore. Both an architectural lover’s dream and an artist’s paradise, the city boasts unrivaled culture with a stunning natural backdrop. Whether you spend a day perusing hidden art galleries, hitting up the casinos, or taking a quiet stroll, Cannes provides the most emblematic backdrop for an unparalleled getaway on the Med. Movie stars gather there in May — but La Croisette twinkles its bright lights every single night.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE:
Select your preferred way to spend the day!

Villages & Villas: Èze and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat 
Visit both a medieval village and a lavish villa to get a glimpse of the decadent life of France’s elite. Discover Èze, a medieval village perched like an eagle’s nest over the Mediterranean Sea. Stroll through steep, narrow streets along carefully restored houses that have reopened their doors as artists’ studios and boutiques before heading to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Get a grand tour of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, the *ultimate* French estate with sprawling gardens, ornate furniture, and art everywhere. Whether it’s pinkies up or down, get fancy up in the tearoom with afternoon refreshments.

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Magnifique Nice, Monaco & Medieval Éze
Get a triple dose of glam visiting the French Riviera’s not-to-miss Monaco, Éze, and Nice. Get nice in Nice touring the city painters like Picasso and Chagall called home, walking the palm-lined boulevards of chic row houses, and the famous Negresco hotel. For medieval allure, the hilltop village of Éze will give you literary — or fairytale — feels by exploring old streets closed off to traffic. And no day on the Riviera would be complete without visiting fashionable Monaco, where you’ll get a tour and free time traipsing through a city synonymous with both Grace Kelly and James Bond.

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Blissful Day in Saint Tropez (UPGRADE: surcharge)
Just like the international jet-setter crowd, get driven up the coast then hop on a boat to Saint Tropez — NBD. Get transported along the famed Golden Corniche, the French Riviera’s stunning coast where you’ll pass a number of spectacular seaside villages en route to Saint Maxime. Here you’ll board a boat — as one does when making a grand entrance in the famed San Tropez. A guide will take you on a tour around the town, and then the day is yours to explore, sightsee, and be all-around fabulous in a place renowned for its fabulosity.

Mallorca Majesty

Hidden coves, hilltop villages, and limestone mountains make the island of Mallorca an irresistible stop in the Mediterranean. Palma de Mallorca (Palma for short) rose from instability — switching between Roman, Byzantine, and Moor rule — and blossomed into an oasis. Today, ex-pats and entrepreneurs populate Palma, living la vida loca with the highest standard of living in Spain.

Palma’s winding streets lead you to Gothic churches and scenic squares. Its central cathedral, the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma (nicknamed La Seu) is a must-see landmark. The main drag, Passeig del Born, gives way to side streets with shops and art galleries while the nearby ex-fisherman village Santa Catalina is the city’s foodie quarter with up-and-coming bars and cute cafes. To get a full 360-degree view of Palma, visit Bellver Castle, one of Europe’s only circular castles, or gaze out from one of the city’s many rooftop bars.

The turquoise blue waters, green-clad shutters, and orange-spotted trees reflect Mallorca’s vivid energy. It’s not the same wild energy as its Balearic neighbor Ibiza — it’s different. It’s an energy that breathes life back into your soul after hiking through mountains, strolling through historic streets, and diving into the Mediterranean deep. Palma continues to grow and thrive as the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Mallorca and the modern capital of the Balearic Islands. After leaving Palma’s port, you’ll be dreaming up creative ways to make your way back to Mallorca.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE:
Select your preferred way to spend the day!

Castles, Cathedrals, and a Mysterious Monastery
Venture to Valldemossa, to a mountain town’s palace-turned-monastery, for sightseeing and an olive oil tasting. See Palma’s highlights before traveling across the island and into the Tramuntana mountains. You’ll drive past the city’s striking cathedral and the famous Almudaina Palace, with your guide also pointing out sights like the Paseo Born, the Gran Hotel, and the tree-lined Rambla. Visit the small town of Valldemossa and walk down its picturesque alleys to reach the Carthusian Monastery. There, you’ll enjoy an olive oil tasting before making a scenic stop at Bellver Castle on your way back to Palma.

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The Underground World of Drach Caves
Row, row, row a boat across one of the world’s largest underground lakes while exploring Mallorca’s famous caves. Travel to the historic fishing village of Porto Cristo to explore the famous Coves del Drach. See the three main caves, Cueva Negra, Cueva Blanca, and Cueva Luis Salvator, before reaching La Ventana and catching a glimpse of the stunning Lago Martel⁠—one of the world’s largest underground lakes. Then, take a rowboat ride across the lake to the sound of live classical music. Before returning to the ship, you’ll have a shopping stop in Manacor, known for its olive wood and inlaid pearl handcrafts.

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Tastes & Toasts of Mallorca (UPGRADE: surcharge)
Visit Ribas, a historic vineyard, that’s been dabbling in the art of winemaking for over 300 years. Passing through maritime masts, a labyrinth of grand mansions, and galleries filled with magnificent artwork, you’ll make your way to a charming inland empire that’s been producing wine since 1711. With vines for veins, 10 generations of the Ribas family have mastered the art of wine production and will share their knowledge with you on a journey from the soil to the glass. On the estate, a wine pairing will follow with a selection of appetizers and artisanal olive oil produced on the grounds.

Irresistible Ibiza

Thanks to its iconic nightclubs and star-studded DJ sets, Ibiza has earned a reputation as the party capital of the world – so Ibiza’s true beach-bum personality and quiet seaside streets might surprise you. Once you get to know its free-spirited culture, sandy coves, and historic Dalt Vila, you’ll have a clearer picture of the most talked-about Balearic island.

In Ibiza, you’ll conquer clubs both day and night. Immerse yourself in Ibiza’s dance culture, plus VIP access to sophisticated nightclubs with showstopping DJ lineups. Then, wake up (or stay up) to detox in a prime beach club for a day of sun and much-needed relaxation. Wander through the island’s hippie markets where you’ll find colorful woven goods hanging from stalls or head south to Formentera (Ibiza’s smaller sister island) to explore sparsely inhabited salt plains and sand dunes. Ibiza’s laid-back luxury lets you seek shelter from partying, or dance until dawn. It’s your trip, after all!

With its white-walled villages and hippie-like culture, Ibiza is a multifaceted paradise with a little something for everyone. A day in Ibiza will change your view of the island. Yes, the parties go on, but the stories of the crescent-like coves, crystal clear waters, and bohemian beat grow more intriguing over time. For a sunset away from the crowds, head to Cala D’hort where the setting sun illuminates Es Vedrà, a rock formation off the southern coast. Sunsets in Ibiza mark both the beginning and end of stories — the end of relaxing days and the start of electric nights.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE:
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Welcome to paradise: Espalmador 
Join your skipper for a day on and in the water at the yachting destination of Espalmador. Hop aboard a motor yacht from the Marina Botafoch and sail by D’alt Vila, Ibiza’s fortress-like old town, on your way to Espalmador. This uninhabited island a few miles off Formentera is something of a secret yachting spot, empty of buildings but rich in pure, white beaches. Dive into the irresistibly clear water or explore with the boat’s stand-up paddleboards before your skipper shares a few stories.

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Hidden Coves and Villages of Ibiza by Jeep
Visit the hidden highlights of Ibiza by Jeep as your private driver takes you to historical ports, beautiful beaches, and local villages. Hop in a Jeep and explore the backroads of Ibiza—and where there is no road at all. Your journey begins at the stunning Sa Caleta, a historic Phoenician port backed by impressive red cliffs, and continues to the chill beach clubs and bohemian boutiques of Cala Jondal. Then, your Jeep driver will take you to a scenic lookout where you’ll see the mysterious island of Es Vedrá before pausing for an hour of sand and swimming at Cala Comte. Finish with a photo stop at the highest spot on the island.

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Included in Your Package:

Airfare

Roundtrip flights from BOS included. Other gateways can be accommodated.

Accommodations

Two nights at a 4* hotel, in a spectacular city view room. One dinner and two breakfasts included.

Cruise Fare

Your cabin as selected on Virgin Voyage’s Valient Lady, including taxes + fees.

Transportation

All ground transportation is included: airport to the hotel, hotel to port, and port to the airport.

Ship Inclusions

Your time onboard Valient Lady includes all meals, non-alcoholic beverages, gratuities, wifi, group exercise, and more!

Tours

Your personal selection of tours in Marseille, Cannes, Palma de Mallorca, and Ibiza. Optional add-on is available in Barcelona.

Entertainment

7 nights of endless entertainment from Virgin Voyages

Gratuities

Put your wallet away! All gratuities are included.

Select Your Cabin Experience:

Where superyacht-inspired design meets unrivaled relaxation.

Far more than just a place to sleep, Virgin Voyages’ clever cabin technology and sophisticated styling provide the ultimate space to hide away, relax and get ready to sail the seven seas.

Transform your room at the touch of a button. Mood-matching lights, a configurable Seabed, and in-cabin tech come together to make your life easier. Save the friction for the dance floor.

  • Wanna get cozy?
    Choose a movie on your tablet, cast it to the TV, and get high on that canceled plans feeling.
  • Need some zzz’s?
    There’s a mood for that.
  • Down to host?
    Transform your Seabed, order in mozzarella sticks, or adjust the lighting for an improvised dance-off.

Central Sea Terrace

Views for those who love to be centered. Locationally. (Nama)stay here at the center of the ship

Designed to take in sweeping views of the horizon whether you’ve just walked in or you’re relaxing on the terrace hammock (that almost all of our Sea Terraces offer). Located centrally on the ship, it’s a great spot for those who like to be near the action. You know, if being centered (geographically, but if you like yoga there’s a terrace for that) is your kind of thing. Nama(stay)… here at the center of the ship.

XL Sea Terrace

Boasting the same sweet views with a bigger living space and bathroom — there’s more room to do you

Designed to give you sweeping views of the horizon, our high-tech mood lighting can (and will) intuitively match the light from the oncoming sunset as you glide along the open ocean. With a larger living area and bathroom — which houses our Roomier Rainshower — your biggest decision will be whether you gaze at the sea or gaze at yourself in the bathroom mirror. Do you – we won’t judge.

Cheeky Corner Suite – Even Bigger Terrace

Watch the waves break from an even bigger outdoor space.

After rinsing off in the Roomiest Rainshower, take in views while lounging on the European king bed. Every angle has been thoughtfully considered to maximize the only thing that’ll possibly upstage you – the sea.

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Let’s get into the nitty gritty!

 

Payments

Deposit: $1,000 per person
Second Payment: 50% of total due November 9, 2022.
Balance: due January 9, 2023

Cancellation

Deposit: NON-REFUNDABLE
After November 9, 2022:
deposit + 50% of total if canceled.
Full Penalty: non-refundable after January 9, 2023.

Additional Terms & Conditions:

Name changes allowed on accommodations, tours, and cabin only before November 18, 2022. Airfare is non-refundable and non-transferable. Travel insurance is highly recommended and can be quoted here. Additional terms may apply, and agency terms & conditions can be reviewed here. All bookings must be made through this website to be included in group rates, amenities, inclusions, and special events. Outside bookings cannot be added to the group. Airfare is not required to be purchased via agency. Please contact us for pricing without airfare.

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You’ve got questions?

We’ve got answers.

If your question isn’t answered below, please email Sara.

What's included?

lot – we’ve covered your room, meals, drinks, approximately 349398373 things to do, transfers, taxes, fees, and some super-secret surprises! Head back up to the details section for all inclusions!

Can I bring my husband/fiancé/boyfriend/guy friend/booty call?

NOPE. This is a girls getaway. No boys allowed!

Can I bring my mom/daughter/sister/niece/BFF/aunt/grandma?

YUP. This is a girls getaway! The more, the merrier. Caveat: Virgin Voyages is an adults-only cruise line, so 18+ only please!

What if I'm still working on my beach body?

You’ve got a body, right? Perfect. We got the beach. Get your body there and, voila! Your beach body exists.

Are flights included?

Yes – if you want to fly with the group, check the box on your registration form and you can join us out of BOS. You are welcome to pick your own flights or use points, just let us know if you need updated pricing.

What if I don't have a passport?

Apply STAT – everything is backed up, so you’ll want to get that in motion like now and expedite it! Head over here >>

Can I get that price down?

Maybe contact us to see about removing the tours, or booking alternate air arrangements.

What if I want a roomie, but don't have one?

Send us a note – there’s a comment section in your registration. We will do our best to try to match up new friends!

What if I have more questions?

Email me! Or, hop into our FB group and ask.

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