Menorca, Corsica and the French Riviera

9-Days | Marseille • Saint-Tropez • Cannes • Nice • Corsica • Menorca • Barcelona

Fares From £1,795

Single Supplement 20%

Menorca, Corsica and the French Riviera Cruise Summary

Discover the islands of Corsica and Menorca on this cruise from Marseille to the fabulous Côte d’Azur and beyond, where fishing boats vie with super yachts, and time seems to stand still in the rustic villages of southern France.

On the French Riviera, step ashore in the chic waterfront of Saint-Tropez for a tour of its cobblestoned lanes and bustling harbour, before soaking up the atmosphere of sophisticated Cannes, home of the world’s most famous film festival. Or discover the history of the French perfume industry in the hilltop town of Grasse.

The glamourous resort of Nice has attracted some of the most outstanding painters in history, including Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse, whose works are commemorated in many of the city’s museums. Alternatively, tour the charming medieval village of St Paul-de-Vence, a haven for the rich and the famous throughout history, where the winding footpaths are lined with boutiques, museums and art galleries.

In Corsica, visit the reputed birthplace of Christopher Columbus in the fishing town of Calvi, where the view is dominated by an imposing citadel at the mouth of the bay. Then discover the legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte on a panoramic tour of the island, including the capital of Ajaccio, where the Bonaparte family’s former residence is now a museum. Foodies will also have the chance to taste some authentic Corsican specialities on a gourmet tour featuring local delicacies.

In Menorca, enjoy a sight-seeing tour of the island that includes an exclusive wine and cheese tasting event. Or join a guided hike through the diverse natural habitats of the S’Albufera des Grau Natural Park, followed by the peninsula of La Mola, where the 19th-century stone fortress is one of the Balearic’s most important historic landmarks.

On the Spanish mainland, witness the greatest masterpieces of the genius architect Antonio Gaudi in Barcelona, including Casa Vicens, Casa Milà and of course the Sagrada Familia, a unique and breathtaking basilica that towers over the city and must be seen to be believed.

 

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CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Saint-Tropez, Cannes and Nice on the Côte d’Azur
  • The towns and villages of the Alpes-Maritimes region
  • The legacy of Columbus and Bonaparte on the island of Corsica
  • The Balearic Island of Menorca
  • Barcelona and the greatest masterpieces of Antonio Gaudi

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1 – Marseille (Provence), France

Departure time: 20:00
Experience France with all its facets. Marseille enchants visitors with the charming old fishing port, the imposing Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, breathtaking nature and historic forts.

Embarkation 15:00 to 17:00

Day 2 – St Tropez, France – Tender Port

Berthing time: 08:00 Departure time: 23:00
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 magical museums. From the venerable citadel you have a unique view over the entire bay on the Cote d’Azur!

Day 3 – Cannes, France – Tender Port

Berthing time: 08:00 Departure time: 23:00
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 (Nice), France – Tender Port

Berthing time: 08:00 Departure time: 22:00
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 – Tender Port

Berthing time: 08:00 Departure time: 20:00
The small fishing town of Calvi in ​​the northwest of the island fascinates with its cozy old town. On a small headland lies the mighty citadel, which, in addition to a cathedral, also houses a bishop’s palace and the supposed birthplace of Christopher Columbus.

Day 6 – Ajaccio, Corsica

Berthing time: 08:00 Departure time: 18:00
The capital of Corsica is also the birthplace of Napoleon. The family’s former ancestral home, Maison Bonaparte, exhibits family heirlooms as a museum. The cityscape is characterised by narrow streets and old houses with facades in red, orange and yellow.

Day 7 – Mahon, Menorca, Spain

Berthing time: 12:00 Departure time: 20:00
The Castell de Sant Felip towers high above the picturesque port town on Menorca. Stroll through the picturesque town of Mahón with its romantic harbor and enchanting parks and enjoy the wonderful views!

Day 8 – Barcelona, Spain

Berthing time: 08:00
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 mountain ridge in the north of Barcelona. Hundreds of tapas bars with typical Spanish specialties await visitors on the Las Ramblas entertainment mile.

Day 9 – Barcelona, Spain

Disembarkation by 09:00

Shore excursions are available at a supplement and can be pre-booked, approximately 30 days prior to departure, or booked onboard.

Fares From £1,795

Single Supplement 20%

 

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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WHAT’S INCLUDED

    • Return economy flights from London
    • All meals on board
    • Gratuities
    • Bathrobes
    • Coffee machine
    • Refillable premium drinks bottle
    • Nightly onboard entertainment
    • Guest speaker programme
    • Baggage handling and port fees
    • Full ATOL financial protection
    • Transfers abroad

    Additional Charges

    • Drinks package
    • Wi-Fi
    • Shore excursions
    • Club/Premium Class Flight Upgrades (prices on request)
    • Regional flight supplements

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01223 568907

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