Naples to Barcelona: Aboard the Sea Cloud II

Oct 16 - 31, 2020

Tour Leader

Dr Kathleen Olive
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Explore the history and culture of the Western Mediterranean in style, featuring a 9-night cruise on the luxury 50-cabin sailing yacht Sea Cloud II. As well as the ancient Roman past of the “Mare Nostrum”, travellers will encounter the masterpieces of the great Mediterranean ports – from Caravaggio in Naples, to the super yachts of Monaco, Picasso in Antibes and Gaudi’s Barcelona. All this takes place in a setting of remarkable beauty – the dramatic mountains of Italy’s Tyrrhenian coast, the rich colours of southern France, and the exuberance of Valencia and Catalonia.


The Sea Cloud II is a luxurious 3-masted barque, traditionally crafted in teak, but with modern features. White cloth sails and understated elegance create a unique environment that is at once nostalgic and luxurious. Although most of the journey takes place under motor, on some days the crew climb the rigging to set the square sails and jibs and you experience the thrill of ocean yachting.


  • Cruising for 9 nights aboard Sea Cloud II, a very different experience to mainstream cruising, with outstanding service, food and wine
  • Three days exploring Naples, once a thriving Spanish outpost and now one of Italy’s most dynamic cities
  • Great art, medieval to modern: sculpture in Pisa, Caravaggio’s Naples, Picasso in southern France and Gaudí’s Barcelona
  • The fascinating Roman histories of Herculaneum, World Heritage-listed Tarragona and Caesar Augusta, today’s Zaragoza
  • The Mediterranean’s modern face, from super cars and super yachts in Monaco to stunning contemporary architecture in Marseilles and Barcelona

A limited number of places remain on this tour and as such, internet bookings are not taken. Please contact our travel consultant listed above if you wish to make a booking.

Your Tour Leader

Dr Kathleen Olive is a literary and cultural historian with close to 15 years’ experience leading tours to Italy, Spain, France, Turkey, Japan and the United States. She has a strong personal interest in the visual arts, interior design, fashion history and contemporary fiction.


Days 1–4: Group transfer from Rome to Naples. Explore the Angevin and Spanish cities, Caravaggio’s masterpieces and the fascinating history of Roman Herculaneum from our hotel in the elegant Chiaia neighbourhood.

Days 4–12: Board Sea Cloud II in Naples for a 9-night cruise, with disembarkation in Valencia. Ports-of-call permit excursions to Pisa, Monaco, Marseille, Antibes, Barcelona and Tarragona, plus a full day to relax at sea.

Days 13–16: Disembark and explore Valencia and Zaragoza’s Roman history, admiring masterpieces by Goya and sampling the famous local paella. Travel to Barcelona, to survey the city’s layers of Roman, medieval and Modernista history.

A limited number of places remain on this tour and as such, internet bookings are not taken. Please contact our travel consultant listed above if you wish to make a booking.

Getting There

The tour begins with a group transfer to Naples from Rome Fiumicino airport and ends in our hotel in Barcelona. Emirates and Qatar offer flights into Rome and out of Barcelona. Contact us for quotes and bookings.

Tour Inclusions

What is included in the tour price? 
Unless otherwise stated in the itinerary, our tours include the following:

  • Any flights mentioned in the itinerary that take place during a tour
  • Land travel by private air-conditioned coach. Where appropriate public transport is also used for short distance travel on some tours
  • All accommodation in hotels or apartments as stated in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners specifically stated as included in the itinerary
  • Drinks at welcome and farewell meals. Other meals may not have drinks included
  • Background talks on tour, site notes and online resources
  • Services of tour leader throughout tour
  • All entrance fees to sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local guides at some sites
  • Tips for drivers, local guides and restaurants for included meals

Airport Transfers

Tours begin either at the arrival airport or the first hotel, depending on the itinerary. If you have booked your international flights with Academy Travel and arrive before the tour commences, we will provide airport to hotel transfers to the closest main city on your arrival, and to the closest airport at the end of the tour. These may be either individual or group transfers.

What is not included in the tour price?
Open-age tours do not include the following:

  • Return international/domestic air travel unless those flights take place during the tour
  • Special taxes and airport levies that can only be paid in cash at the destination. We will advise you of these charges (if any) before you depart
  • Costs involved in obtaining visas for countries visited, where required
  • Travel insurance. We require all participants to have comprehensive travel insurance. A typical policy for one of our tours will cost from $160 upwards, depending on your age, pre-existing medical conditions, the countries you are visiting and the overall length of your trip
  • Lunches and dinners not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Costs associated with any activity mentioned as “optional” in the itinerary, or any suggested free time activity

Booking conditions

You will be asked to sign an acknowledgement of these conditions when you book a place on a tour.


A deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm your booking on a tour. Final payment of the tour fee, insurance and any additional travel will be due 60 days before departure.

Cancellation Fees

If you decide to cancel your booking the following charges apply:

  • More than 60 days before departure: $500*
  • 60-45 days before tour start: 25% of total amount due
  • 44-15 days before tour start: 75% of total amount due
  • 14 days or less before departure: 100% of total amount due

*This amount may be credited to another ADFAS Travel tour within 12 months of the original tour you booked.

Unused Portions of the tour

We regret that refunds will not be given for any unused portions of the tour, such as meals, entry fees, accommodation, flights or transfers.

Travel Insurance

ADFAS Travel requires all participants to obtain comprehensive travel insurance. We offer a comprehensive policy with a reputable insurer if required.

Passport and Visa

A valid passport is required for all international travel. If you do not hold an Australian passport you may require a re-entry permit. Some countries require a visa to be issued before you depart Australia. We will advise you of all passport and visa requirements, but it is your responsibility to ensure that you meet passport and visa requirements before you depart.

Will the tour price change?

If the number of participants in a tour is significantly less than budgeted, or if there is a significant change in exchange rates ADFAS Travel reserves the right to amend the advertised price. If this occurs you will be given the option of cancelling your booking and obtaining a full refund. If an ADFAS Travel tour is forced to cancel you will get a full refund of all monies paid.

Will the itinerary change?

Occasionally circumstances beyond the control of ADFAS Travel make it necessary to change airline, hotel or to make slight amendments to daily itineraries. We will inform you of any changes as soon as they occur.

Final Payment

Full and final payment for the tour, airfare travel, insurance and any additional travel you book is due 60 days before departure. Payment may be made by bank deposit, cheque, cash or credit card. Please note there is a surcharge for payments made by credit card.

ADFAS Travel reserves the right to decline the booking or terminate the holiday of any traveller.

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Naples to Barcelona: Aboard the Sea Cloud II Oct 16 - 31, 2020

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Oct 16 - 31, 2020
$15,960per person, twin share (based on a comfortable E-grade cabin, land & sea only). The total supplement for a single traveller is $3,560 (based on a category F-grade cabin)

Tour Leader

Dr Kathleen Olive

Limited Availability

A limited number of places remain on this tour and as such, internet bookings are not taken. Please contact our travel consultant listed below if you wish to make a booking.

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Tour Consultant

For further information or to secure a place on this tour please contact:

Rebecca Fussell 02 9235 0023
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