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Take a trip back in time on one of these 8 French Riviera archaeology tours in 2023. Explore ruins, excavations, and archaeology digs near hot spots such as Nice, and St Tropez on a guided private or small group tour with an exceptional multi-lingual guide aided by historians and archaeologists. These 8 archaeology trips also afford plenty of opportunities to enjoy small ship cruises, cruises, archaeological site visits, luxury, and beaches. Simply tell one of our French Riviera travel experts about your ideal archaeology trip they will help you start planning a seamless adventure.
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Relax by the sea near colorful Nice
$3,600
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From the French Riviera to Italian Shores

7 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Explore colorful Nice, France
  • Wander charming Italian villages
  • See where Napoleon was exiled
  • See historic Civitavecchia
Starts / Ends:
Nice / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the Mediterranean's sun-drenched beaches on this 7-day journey from the French Riviera to the Italian Riviera onboard the luxury Le Lyrial. Begin your journey in Nice, a jewel of the French Riviera renowned for its beaches and laid-back atmosphere. Sail to Calvi, Corsica, and explore …
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Relax on France's colorful coast
$4,530
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Island Hopping in the Mediterranean

Valletta - Nice - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Jacques Cartier
  • Explore ancient cities
  • Visit historic cities of Sicily
  • Tour UNESCO-listed Valletta
  • Visit the island of Elba
Starts / Ends:
Nice / Valletta
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your voyage begins inNice, the glittering jewel of the French Riviera. Set sail from this sun-soaked port to the island of Elba, where Napoleon spent a period of exile. Sail to Corsica, where the charming Porto Vecchio invites exploration of its historic sites and its surrounding natural beauty. In …
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The clifftop town of Bonifacio, Corsica
$6,340
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Southern France and the Italian Riviera by Sea – with Smithsonian Journeys

Barcelona - Civitavecchia - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Visit Cinque Terre, a UNESCO Site
  • Tour Avignon's Palace of the Popes
  • Spend time in Portofino resort town
  • Enjoy Pisa's Leaning Tower
Starts / Ends:
Barcelona / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience this 9-day exploration cruise along the French and Italian Riveras with Smithsonian Journeys. Discover the history and culture of the Mediterranean Sea's northern coastlines. Your voyage begins in Barcelona and continues to Sete, where your exploration of southern France begins. …
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Portovenere, Italy
$5,030
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Tuscan Shores and Dolce Vita

Nice - Livorno - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Sail along the Cinque Terre
  • Visit Portofino
  • Explore Porto Santo Stefano
  • Walk by The Château hill
Starts / Ends:
Nice / Porto Santo Sefano
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy a glimpse into La Dolce Vita on this 8-day journey along Italy's beautiful coastlines. Sail down Italy's south coast, visit a charming tiny town known for its Duomo, and discover a city known for its Renaissance-era defenses. After a long travel, you'll arrive at Livorno full of …
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Explore ruins in Taormina within view of volcanic Mount Etna
$3,670
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Wild and volcanic coasts of the Mediterranean

Valletta - Nice - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Explore ancient cities
  • Explore Ponza and Taormina
  • Tour UNESCO-listed Valletta
  • Visit the island of Elba
  • Discover the wonders of Amalfi
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Nice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the magnificent volcanic islands of the Tyrrhenian Sea on your 7-day Mediterranean cruise aboard Le Lyrial. Your voyage will begin at Valletta. This UNESCO World Heritage Site capital contains numerous historical structures, including St John's Cathedral, the Grandmaster's Palace, …
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Admire sun-soaked Malaga
$4,170
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Iberian shores & Corsica

9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Discover the Iberian shores
  • Explore Western Mediterranean.
  • Visit Balearic Islands
  • Sail through Isle of Beauty
Starts / Ends:
Malaga / Nice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 9-day Mediterranean trip to discover Iberian coastlines, Balearic Islands, and Corsica. Your tour begins in Málaga, Costa del Sol's capital. After a stop in Valencia, one of the Balearic Archipelago's jewels, continue to Palma de Majorca. Discover the well-preserved …
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Woman traveling in Cannes
$5,280
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From the French Riviera to the Turkish Riviera

Nice - Antalya - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Jacques Cartier
  • View major ancient civilizations
  • Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Discover Petra and Wadi Rum
  • Visit the Acropolis in Athens
Starts / Ends:
Nice / Antalya
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail on Le Jacques-Cartier for an 11-day Mediterranean cruise between the coasts of France and Turkey. Embark in Nice, the capital of the Cote d'Azur, and walk around Château Hill,the entrance to theold city,with its bustling markets and regional products along the main street, the …
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Relax on the sunny beaches of Spain
$6,595
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Spring Outing of Two Windjammers

Barcelona to Nice - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud II
  • Tour Saint-Tropez
  • Explore vibrant Barcelona
  • Wander beautiful Civitvecchia
  • Discover Viareggio in Tuscany
Starts / Ends:
Barcelona / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore some of the highlights of the western Mediterranean and French Riviera on this delightful, relaxed cruise from Spain to Italy. Begin your trip in beautiful Barcelona, exploring the art and architecture of this vibrant city, from its lush gardens to the distinctive Gaudi buildings. End your …
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