French Riviera

Marseille – St Tropez – Cannes – Nice – Corsica- Barcelona (8 Days)

Fares From £1,595 pp

FRENCH RIVIERA CRUISE SUMMARY

Welcome to the Côte d’Azur, where fishing boats vie with super yachts in the ports of Saint-Tropez, Nice and Cannes, while in the rustic villages of the hinterland, time stands still.

Tour the cobblestone lanes and chic waterfront of fashionable Saint-Tropez. Journey along the coast to picturesque Old Grimaud, followed by Port Grimaud, a unique lakeside town designed by the famous architect François Spoerry.

Discover the history of the French perfume industry in Grasse, where essence of flowers are condensed in one of the world’s oldest distillation processes. Explore the medieval village of St Paul-de-Vence, known as the “Pearl of Provence,” and of course soak up the elegant atmosphere of Cannes.

Take a stroll along the elegant promenade of Old Nice, to the famous flower and fruit market, and the 17th-century Lascaris Palace, a hidden gem filled with antique treasures and musical surprises.

In Corsica not only do they speak their own language, but the
mountainous landscape differs so sharply from the French mainland, stony
cliffs stretch along the coastline, only briefly interrupted by
historic harbour cities. Discover Christopher Columbus’s legendary birthplace of Calvi, or take our tour to nearby L’Île-Rousse, where the market is filled with local delicacies that are sure to delight.

See all the highlights of Ajaccio on our panoramic city tour, or choose to explore the old quarter on foot, in the company of an expert local guide, for façades that include the cathedral where Napoleon was baptized and the house where he was born.

In Barcelona, witness the greatest masterpieces of Antoni Gaudi, including Casa Batlló, Casa Milà and the Sagrada Familia, one of the world’s most unique and breathtaking basilicas. In the evening, don’t miss the spectacular Font Màgica fountain show, which offers a fantastic fusion of light, water and music.

CRUISING ON VASCO DA GAMA

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Day-by-Day Itinerary

 

Day 1 – Arrive Marseille, France french riviera nicko cruises uk

Fly from London to Marseille. Board Vasco da Gama.

Experience France with all its facets. Marseille enchants visitors with the charming old fishing port, the imposing Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde basilica, breathtaking nature and historic forts.

 

Day 2 – St Tropez, France french riviera nicko cruises uk

Ship at anchor

Stroll along the glamorous harbour, stroll through the historic old town and experience the history of the French artist town of St. Tropez in one of the enchanting museums. From the venerable citadel you have a unique view over the entire bay on the Cote d’Azur!

 

Day 3 – Cannes, France french riviera nicko cruises uk

Ship at anchor

Cannes, picturesquely situated on the French Riviera, is known for the international film festival. The promenade “La Croisette” follows the coastline and leads past sandy beaches and magnificent architecture.

Day 4 – Villefranche-sur-Mer (for Nice), France French riviera nicko cruises uk

Welcome to the magical Côte d’Azur! Beautiful gardens, old narrow streets in the historic old town and a picturesque coast await you in the colourful port cities of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Nice. Be sure to enjoy the breathtaking view from the peaks of the nearby mountains!

Day 5 – Calvi, Corsica french riviera nicko cruises uk

Ship at anchor

The small fishing town of Calvi in the northwest of the island fascinates with its cozy old town. On a small promontory in front of it lies the mighty citadel, which houses not only a cathedral but also a bishop’s palace and the alleged birthplace of Christopher Columbus.

 

Day 6 – Ajaccio, Corscia french riviera nicko cruises uk

The capital of Corsica is also the birthplace of Napoleon. The former family ancestral home, Maison Bonaparte, houses family heirlooms as a museum. The cityscape is characterised by narrow streets and old houses with facades in red, orange and yellow.

 

Day 7 – Barcelona, Spain french riviera nicko cruises uk

The Catalan city is one of the most beautiful in the entire Mediterranean. Nine objects in Barcelona are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The cityscape is characterised by buildings by the architect Antoni Gaudí. The facade of the five-aisled basilica is admirable; but he also created a stately town house, the Palau Güell, and Park Güell on a ridge in the north of Barcelona. Hundreds of tapas bars with typical Spanish specialties await visitors on the entertainment mile Las Ramblas.

 

Day 8 – Barcelona, Spain french riviera nicko cruises uk

Disembark for your return journey home.

Transfers abroad are not included in the package price but can booked at an extra cost. Shore excursions are available at a supplement and can be pre-booked, approximately 30 days prior to departure, or booked onboard.

20 May – 27 May 2023

 

 

 

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a cabin and are correct at the time of going to print, but may be subject to change. Cruise only options and single supplements are available on request. Tailor-made transfers can be booked at a supplement. Please call our Reservations Team for up to date pricing and availability.

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CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Early summer in the Mediterranean, the most beautiful time to visit
  • The French Riviera and the natural paradise of Corsica
  • The glamorous destinations of the famous Côte d’Azur
  • Relax on the beach and enjoy the culinary highlights of Corsica
  • Overnight in Barcelona, the spectacular epicentre of Spanish art and architecture

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01223 568907

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

    • Return economy flights from London
    • All meals on board
    • Classic drinks package including wine, beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks (Premium upgrade available at a supplement)
    • Gratuities
    • WiFi
    • Bathrobes
    • Coffee machine
    • Refillable premium drinks bottle
    • Nightly onboard entertainment
    • Guest speaker programme
    • Baggage handling and port fees
    • Full ATOL financial protection

    Additional Charges

    • Overseas transfers
    • Shore excursions
    • Club/Premium Class Flight Upgrades (prices on request)
    • Regional flight supplements
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