Mediterranean Vignettes

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OCT. 12-23, 2015 From $3,999
Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Valletta, Messina, Palermo, Civitavecchia, Livorno, Monte Carlo, Marseille
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Mediterranean Vignettes

OCT. 12-23, 2015
Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Valletta, Messina, Palermo, Civitavecchia, Livorno, Monte Carlo, Marseille
Aboard Riviera

Encounter the classic landscapes and astounding architecture of the Mediterranean as you sail aboard the luxurious Riviera, Oceania Cruises’ newest vessel. Depart Barcelona for the island of Mallorca and the culturally rich city of Palma. Visit Valletta, Malta’s picturesque capital, followed by Tunis, featuring a historic medina laced with narrow lanes and colorful souks. A marvelous architectural feast awaits at the foot of Monte Pellegrino in cosmopolitan Palermo, Sicily’s ancient capital, and legendary monuments abound in the Eternal City of Rome. Next is Livorno, gateway to the Tuscan countryside and the world-class Renaissance cities of Florence and Pisa. Cruise to glamorous Monte Carlo and Marseille before concluding your voyage in Barcelona.

Cost: From $3,999
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Activity Level: Mild Activity
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DAY 1 | Oct. 12. Depart for Spain

DAY 2 | Oct. 13. Barcelona, Spain
Depart 8 p.m.
Embark on your luxury cruise aboard Riviera in cosmopolitan Barcelona, Spain’s gem of art and architecture.

DAY 3 | Oct. 14. Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Arrive 8 a.m. – Depart 8 p.m.
Dominating the horizon and overlooking the harbor, the Palma Cathedral and Bellver Castle offer a striking first glimpse of Palma, the stunning capital of Mallorca. Winding alleys and cobbled streets characterize Old Palma, while charming windmills and an impressive 18th-century manor house beckon from the verdant countryside.

DAY 4 | Oct. 15. Cruising the Mediterranean Sea

DAY 5 | Oct. 16. Valletta, Malta
Arrive 9 a.m. – Depart 6 p.m.
Despite its status as Europe’s smallest capital, Valletta brims with history, culture and old-world beauty. Founded by the Knights of St. John and deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Malta’s picturesque capital—considered one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world—offers a grand collection of honey-colored limestone buildings and ancient fortifications.

DAY 6 | Oct. 17. Messina, Sicily, Italy
Arrive 8 a.m. – Depart 7 p.m.

DAY 7 | Oct. 18. Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Arrive 8 a.m. – Depart 5 p.m.
At the foot of Monte Pellegrino lies Sicily’s ancient capital and largest and most cosmopolitan city, Palermo—a dramatic architectural feast with a distinct Arab-Norman heritage. Colorful, splendid structures reflect a fascinating fusion of East and West, from an impressive Norman cathedral and grand 9th-century Arab palace to the enchanting Palatine Chapel and neo-classical Teatro Massimo, the largest opera house in Italy.

DAY 8 | Oct. 19. Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Arrive 8 a.m. – Depart 8 p.m.
Once the center of the world’s greatest empire and now the capital of modern Italy, Rome offers remnants of its glorious past wherever you look. With legendary sites including the ancient Roman Forum, Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica and Michelangelo’s breathtaking frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, Rome is a monumental city rich in antiquity and culture.

DAY 9 | Oct. 20. Florence/Pisa/Tuscany (Livorno), Italy
Arrive 8 a.m. – Depart 8 p.m.
The architectural and artistic masterpieces of the Renaissance—Brunelleschi’s Duomo, the Baptistery, Michelangelo’s David, the Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery—await you in Florence, a masterpiece in itself. Pisa’s superb Field of Miracles and iconic Leaning Tower also beckon, as does the captivating Tuscan countryside, renowned for its gently rolling hills, medieval hilltop villages and splendid wine.

DAY 10 | Oct. 21. Monte Carlo, Monaco
Arrive 8 a.m. – Depart 11 p.m.
Nestled on the coast between France and Italy, sparkling Monte Carlo features the famous Grand Corniche and the 12th-century Prince’s Palace. With an area of less than one square mile, this city-state packs plenty of excitement and attractions into its small space, including the glamorous Monte Carlo Casino and the Circuit de Monaco, site of the famed Grand Prix.

DAY 11 | Oct. 22. Marseille/Provence, France
Arrive 8 a.m. – Depart 6 p.m.
Provence has inspired and enchanted for centuries. From the historic port city of Marseille to the picturesque countryside dotted with quaint villages perched on rocky hilltops and towns awash with ancient architecture, Provençal France fulfills even the grandest expectations.

DAY 12 | Oct. 23. Barcelona, Spain
Disembark 8 a.m.
Bid farewell to Riviera.

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Riviera

Cruise to celebrated ports aboard the state-of-the-art Riviera, Oceania Cruises’ newest ship. Matching sophistication and elegance with exceptional intimacy and warmth, Riviera redefines the cruising experience: luxurious, yet refreshingly casual; spacious, yet comfortably intimate.

Pricing

$3,999 – $17,598

*Special Price valid if booked by 6/15/15.
$2,000 early booking savings per stateroom
Free pre-paid gratuities & unlimited internet
$400 shipboard credit per stateroom

Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (0.9 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • Traveling with UCLA Alumni Travel is always welcoming and comforting to a single traveler. It is always fun to reconnect with fellow Bruins and the camaraderie is established from day one."
    Roberta Kampner ’63, Traveler
  • We always recommend UCLA Alumni Travel for the delights and insights into whatever destination you choose to travel – always with excellent tour guides and private treasures seldom seen by tourists."
    Walter Sainio ’63, M.S. ’64 and Nan Sainio, Travelers

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $500 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Go Next. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.

Terms & Conditions

Written cancellations from time of booking up to 90 days prior to departure will be assessed a minimum administrative fee of approximately $250; within 90 days of departure, refunds vary according to the policies of each tour operator. Please read the cancellation clauses contained within the brochure for this tour carefully.

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Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover the possibility of trip cancellation or interruption, emergency medical evacuation, medical expenses and baggage loss incurred while traveling. All confirmed passengers will receive travel insurance information in your confirmation packet. It’s one of our many membership benefits! For information about travel insurance, visit alumni.ucla.edu/travel-insurance. Coverage for pre-existing medical conditions, terrorist incidents and travel supplier financial insolvencies will be provided if the insurance is purchased within 15 days of your trip deposit. Please read the insurance brochure carefully.

Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (0.9 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • Traveling with UCLA Alumni Travel is always welcoming and comforting to a single traveler. It is always fun to reconnect with fellow Bruins and the camaraderie is established from day one."
    Roberta Kampner ’63, Traveler
  • We always recommend UCLA Alumni Travel for the delights and insights into whatever destination you choose to travel – always with excellent tour guides and private treasures seldom seen by tourists."
    Walter Sainio ’63, M.S. ’64 and Nan Sainio, Travelers