Treasures of Catalonia, Rousillon, Languedoc & Provence« All Corinthian cruise options
- Day 1 Arrive Barcelona / Embark
- Day 2 Barcelona, Spain
- Day 3 Tarragona / Montblanc & Poblet
- Day 4 Palamos, Catalonia, Spain
- Day 5 France's Rousillon Region
- Day 6 The Languedoc Region, France
- Day 7 Sète, Provence, France
- Day 8 Marseille / Aix-en-Provence
- Day 9 Nice, French Riveria
- Day 10 Nice / Disembark
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Category E||Category D||Category C||Category B||Category A||Category AA||Category VS||Category PHS|
|Jun 2 '13 *
|* Itinerary operates in reverse|
A limited number of cabins have been designated for single travelers in Categories C - A at no supplement to the per person, double occupancy rates. Additional cabins are available at either 1.2 or 1.7 the double occupancy rate.
Day 1 Arrive Barcelona / Embark
Arrive in Barcelona, Catalonia’s magnificent capital, and transfer to embark Corinthian.
Day 2 Barcelona, Spain
The capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is rich in extraordinary works of art and architecture. Tour the narrow alleyways of the Barrio Gotico, the original site of the Carthaginian city, and the Templo de la Sagrada Familia, begun in the 19th century by architect Antonio Gaudi and still unfinished. Also visit the 14th-century cathedral, La Seu.
Day 3 Tarragona / Montblanc & Poblet
Built in an amphitheater formation facing the sea, Tarragona is a veritable museumtown, containing remains of practically all of the civilizations that crossed the Iberian peninsula. Inhabited since prehistoric times, Tarragona was taken over by the Romans in 218 b.c., making it the center of their power in Spain. The city was embellished with grand buildings, including palaces, temples, an amphitheater, and defensive walls. Explore Tarragona’s Roman remains, among the best preserved in the Mediterranean, and visit the Archaeological Museum. Also visit the city’s treasures, and have time to explore on your own. Alternatively, drive to the Catalonian countryside to visit the medieval town of Montblanc, and the Monastery of Poblet, one of the largest Cistercian monasteries. Founded in the 12th century, the monastery overlooks the Prades mountains.
Day 4 Palamos, Catalonia, Spain
From Palamos, on Catalonia’s Costa Brava, explore some of the most important places of this region, including Girona, an ancient city at the confluence of two rivers. Girona has prospered since the Roman period due to its location as a crossroads of commerce. Spend the day touring and enjoying Girona. Alternatively, drive along the coast to Empuries, founded by the Greeks around 600 b.c., and known then as Emporion. Explore the remains of the Greco-Roman cities, and on the return to the ship, stop at the quaint medieval village of Pals, with its narrow and winding alleyway lined with ancient homes.
Day 5 France's Rousillon Region
The Pyrenees mountains come down to France’s Mediterranean southeast corner to form lovely bays, which shelter quaint fishing villages and small towns. This is Rousillon, a region not usually in the country’s main tourist routes. From Port-Vendres, drive to Collioure, perhaps the most attractive coastal town, famed for the beauty of its setting and architecture. After exploring Collioure, drive inland to Céret, whose charms attracted some of the most important artists of the 20th century, including Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Juan Gris, and others. Visit the excellent Musée d’Art Modern, whose galleries exhibit works by the masters who took residence here, as well as other artists. Outside Céret, stop at Arles-sur-Tech to visit the beautiful 9th-century Romanesque abbey, including the outstanding cloister.
Day 6 The Languedoc Region, France
From Port-la-Nouvelle an excursion leads to Carcassonne, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. Visit the Musee des Beaux Arts; the Port Narbonnaise, with sections from the reigns of both St. Louis and Phillip the Bold; the Castle; and the pure Gothic gem of St. Nazaire, rebuilt from the original Romanesque to the Gothic style after the victory of the Crusaders. Alternatively, explore Narbonne, an ancient city built on the banks of the Robine River that boasts landmark buildings and museums filled with treasures. Notable are the Cathedral of St.-Just, begun in 1272, and the Archaeological Museum, with its outstanding collection of Roman paintings.
Day 7 Sète, Provence, France
From the port of Sète, an important port on the coast of Languedoc for over 300 years, drive to the ancient city of Nîmes. An important Roman town and favored by Augustus, who embellished it with splendid buildings, Nîmes has beautifully preserved its Roman monuments. Among them is the Amphitheater, one of the best preserved anywhere, and the Maison Carrée, a temple dating from about 12 b.c., known for its harmonious proportions. The Fine Arts Museum houses, among other objects, a large Roman mosaic. Also explore the city’s medieval quarter, clustered around the cathedral, built in 1096.
Day 8 Marseille / Aix-en-Provence
From the port of Marseille, founded by the Greeks, travel to Aix-en-Provence, the first Roman settlement in Gaul. Tour the Old City, down the leafy Cours Mirabeau, noting the perfect classical proportions of the Hotel de Ville en route to the Cathedral of St-Sauveur, with its medieval art treasures. Also visit the studio of Paul Cézanne, which remains as it was at the time of the Impressionist’s death in 1906.
Day 9 Nice, French Riveria
From Nice—renowned for its lovely gardens, splendid sea-views, and chic boulevards— visit delightful St.-Paul-de-Vence, a medieval village that became a favorite artists’ retreat in the 1920s. Largely rebuilt in 1537 by Francois I, the old fortified town reveals the ramparts that once defended it, while the heights still afford a spectacular view of the mountains and Mediterranean Sea. Visit the Maeght Foundation, whose modern building blends harmoniously with its surroundings and displays an acclaimed collection of 20th-century works by artists including Braque, Chagall, Miró, and Picasso. In the afternoon, enjoy a tour of Nice, including the celebrated Musée Matisse.
Day 10 Nice / Disembark
Disembark in Nice and transfer to the airport for return flights home.
Itinerary NotesPROGRAM INCLUSIONS
• 9-night cruise aboard the all-suite, 100-guest Corinthian
• Complete program of tours and excursions
• Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship
• All meals aboard ship, including house wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
• Open bar aboard ship throughout the cruise
• Educational program of lectures and discussions by accompanying study leader
• Professional tour staff
• Complete pre-departure materials
• Baggage handling and transfers abroad on the program arrival and departure dates
• Port and embarkation taxes
• Gratuities to porters, guides, and drivers
Deposit & Payment
Initial deposit is $1700, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/fourways.php
Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.
Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Amex. Credit Card payments subject to 3% convenience fee and maximum $15,000 charge.
Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 100 days prior to departure.
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|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|91 days or more||$500|
|90-61 days||55% cruise cost|
|60-0 days||100% cruise cost|
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 100
- Luxury Expedition Ship
Recently re-launched after extensive refurbishment, redecoration and other improvements, the all-suite Corinthian offers the finest in small-ship cruise travel. Taken together with her limited guest capacity, excellence of design, craftsmanship, and material, Corinthian’s spaciousness and intimate ambiance combine to make her ideal for distinctive cultural and expedition voyages.
This private yacht-like cruise ship accommodates only 100 guests in 50 spacious suites, each of which affords ocean views and is equipped with luxurious attention to detail and amenities.
Attractive Amenities & Public Facilities:
The luxuriously appointed public facilities include a restaurant accommodating guests at a single, unassigned seating, two lounges, an expansive library with Internet access, gym, spa, beauty salon, boutique, Jacuzzi, doctor’s office, and ample deck areas for relaxing and sunbathing. An elevator serves all decks.
Decorated with rich fabrics, handsome wood, polished brass, rare antiquities and fine works of art, the yacht’s public spaces are warm and inviting. These include:
• Library with Internet access
• 2 Lounges with audiovisual facilities
• State-of-the-art gym/spa
• Beauty salon
• Elevator to all passenger decks
• Dining room
• Two sun decks
• Swimming platform
Each of the 50 suites all of which affords ocean views, measure 215 square feet or more and is appointed with a sitting area or separate living room, twin or queen-size beds, spacious closets and climate control. Guests staying in the spacious Penthouse Suites and Veranda Suites will also enjoy a private balcony, private butler service, and other exclusive in-suite amenities. Additional amenities for all suites include:
• Satellite TV, DVD/CD player
• Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries and teak floor
• Plush terry robes and slippers
• Fresh flowers and fruit basket
• 24-hour room service
Safety and Security:
Corinthian complies with the latest international and U.S. Coast Guard safety regulations and is outfitted with the most current navigational and communications technology as well as with retractable fin stabilizers for smooth sailing, an ice-strengthened hull and a fleet of Zodiacs. Corinthian is staffed by 60 European officers and crew.
Deluxe suites, Ariadne & Leto Decks, windows and sitting area. 215 sq ft. Suites *342-*345,*428, *429 *Partially obstructed view
Deluxe suites, Ariadne & Leto Decks with window and sitting area. 215 sq ft. Suites 334 - 335, 433.
Deluxe suites, Athena Deck with portholes and sitting area. 275 sq ft. Suites 246 - 252
Deluxe suites, Ariadne Deck with windows and sitting area. 225 sq ft. Suites 336 - 341
Deluxe suites, Leto Deck with window and sitting area. 235 sq ft. Suites 420 - 427, 430 - 431
Deluxe suites, Cleo Deck with forward windows and sitting area. 285 sq ft. Suites 505 - 506
Deluxe Veranda Suites, Cleo Deck with private balcony and sitting area. 245 sq ft. Suites 507 - 518
Deluxe Penthouse Suites, Phoebe Deck with private balcony, window and sitting area. 260 sq ft. Suites 601 - 604