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Experience the enchanting beauty of Corsica & Sardinia on our collection of 53 captivating small ship cruises for 2024. Join us on a voyage through these fiercely independent islands, where ancient civilizations have left their mark, and vibrant cultures thrive amidst breathtaking landscapes. From discovering medieval cities like Alghero to admiring unique views in Bonifacio, each day offers a new adventure. Embark on a journey that explores village life, stunning coastlines, and historic sites, all while enjoying a relaxed pace suitable for all travelers. Don't miss this opportunity to delve into the captivating nature, history, and culture of Corsica & Sardinia. Contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Explore colorful Nice
$4,745
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Corsican Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard MV La Belle des Océans
  • Discover Corsica
  • Cruise the coast of Gulf of Porto
  • Visit Calanques de Piana
  • Explore the Balagne Region
Starts / Ends:
Nice / Nice
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Enticed by its allure as a veritable paradise on earth, discover the wonders of Corsica's coastline and mountains. Discover the sea's kaleidoscope of blue and the high peaks' fresh alpine air during an eight-day voyage. Take a trip to the island's most popular spots, such as …
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A beautiful marina, Cannes at night
$1,930
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Corsica & French Riviera

8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • Experience Cannes
  • Discover Ile Rousse
  • Explore Calvi
  • Enjoy St. Tropez
Starts / Ends:
Cannes / Cannes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 8-day cruise to and from Cannes aboard the Star Flyer. Discover the Mediterranean's charm with visits to glamorous Cannes, scenic Portofino, the quaint towns of Ile Rousse and Calvi in Corsica, the serene beauty of Plage Saint Antoine and Saint-Raphaël, and the vibrant …
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Bonifacio, Corsica, France
$1,880
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Corsica & French Riviera

7 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Discover Portofino
  • Explore Bastia
  • Discover Sant' Amanza
  • Experience East Corsica
Starts / Ends:
Cannes / Cannes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 7-day cruise aboard the Royal Clipper in Cannes, France. This glamorous city is known for its luxurious lifestyle and the famous Cannes Film Festival. Next, visit the picturesque fishing village of Portofino, Italy, with its colorful houses and stunning views. Explore the beautiful …
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Calvi, Corsica, France
$1,320
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Corsica & French Riviera

5 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Discover Cannes
  • Experience Calvi
  • Explore Monaco
  • Experience St. Tropez
Starts / Ends:
Cannes / Cannes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 5-day cruise aboard the Royal Clipper through the Mediterranean, starting in the glamorous city of Cannes, France. Known for its glittering lifestyle and prestigious Cannes Film Festival, this resort city offers luxury and elegance. From there, sail to Calvi, Corsica, where this …
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Sail past charming European cities as you sail through France
$2,209
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The Loire Valley, a Royal Legacy

5 Day Itinerary aboard MS Loire Princesse
  • Discover Nantes
  • Experience the Muscadet Wine Route
  • Explore castles and gardens
  • Enjoy the river in France
Starts / Ends:
Nantes / Nantes
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
The Loire Valley Royal Legacy Classic is a 5-day river cruise that takes passengers through the heart of the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cruise departs from Nantes and travels south to Ancenis, stopping at some of the most iconic chateaux in the region, including Brissac, …
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Famous view of Lyon, France
$13,690
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Spectacular South of France

11 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Sapphire
  • Tour St. Rémy & St. Paul de Mausole
  • Enjoy a concert at Palais des Papes
  • Explore Château de Cormatin
  • Explore Lyon
Starts / Ends:
Lyon / Lyon
Activities:
Cooking Classes, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on this 11-day cruise through Lyon. Visit the estate of Château Meursault and taste some of its acclaimed wines, join a guided walk of Tain l’Hermitage or enjoy a hike to Heritage Hill. Take a tour of the city of Avignon to explore the Popes’ Palace and the famed St. …
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Charming port cities line the coves of the French Riviera
$2,080
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Corsica & French Riviera

Cannes to Cannes - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • View a taste of local music & arts
  • Visit the village Portofino
  • Discover Corsica's landscapes
  • Explore world-famous St. Tropez
Starts / Ends:
Cannes / Cannes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Discover the most beautiful coastal towns, beaches, creeks, and celebrity villas of the French Riviera on this 8-day round-trip sailing cruise from Cannes. ExploreArone, one of the most beautiful beaches in Corsica. Surrounded by pink rocks, this long, soft, golden sandy beach offers plenty of …
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The sunny coast of Sardinia
$1,930
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Ligurian Sea

8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • Experience a new age of sail
  • Discover Portoferraio's heritage
  • Visit Palombaggia beach
  • Explore medieval Alghero
Starts / Ends:
Cannes / Cannes
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Variable
Step aboard Star Flyer and discover a new age of sail, where the traditions of the past merge with the amenitiies of the present day. Experience friendly and gracious service and a delightful menu of international foods from the far corners of the earth. Fall asleep to the gentle rhythms of the …
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Jardins de Luxembourg, Paris
$5,699
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Impressions of the Seine & Paris

14 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amadante
  • Explore onet’s gardens in Giverny
  • Discover Château d’Ambleville
  • Visit Château de Harcourt Arboretum
  • Enjoy Normandy’s beaches
Starts / Ends:
Paris' Seine River / Paris
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Be treated to some of France’s most idyllic towns, including Lyons-la-Forêt, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France; the seaside resort town of Honfleur, a favorite among the Impressionists; and Le Bec-Hellouin, a village with an exceptionally profound religious past …
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Lights brighten the evening at this bustling Christmas Market
$1,502
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Christmas on the romantic rhine, the enhancement of the Lorelei Rock

5 Day Itinerary aboard MS Gérard Schmitter
  • Discover Lorelei Rock
  • Experience Marksburg castle
  • Explore Rudesheim
Starts / Ends:
Strasbourg / Strasbourg
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
This is a 5-day Christmas on the romantic rhine, the enhancement of the Lorelei Rock Cruise, where you will be able todiscover the famous legend of the Lorelei Rock and experiencemagic in the air at Strasbourg's Christmas market, one of the most majestic markets in Europe. Your journey will …
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The clifftop town of Bonifacio, Corsica
$2,280
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Rome to Nice

9 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • Discover Portoferraio
  • Experience East Corsica's beach
  • Discover Bonifacio
  • Explore Alghero
Starts / Ends:
Civitavecchia / Nice
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 9-day cruise aboard the Star Flyer. Explore the Mediterranean starting from Civitavecchia, home to the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica and its newly restored Sistine Chapel. Explore Rome's iconic Spanish Steps and the ancient Colosseum, then marvel at the majestic Pantheon. …
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Part of the beautiful French Riviera, Monaco sits high on a cliff.
$2,030
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Grand Prix Finals

Cannes - Civitavecchia - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • Explore Cannes
  • Sail through St. Florent
  • Discover Ajaccio's stylish allure
Starts / Ends:
Cannes / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail on an incredible 8-day cruise aboard Star Flyer for the ultimate Grand Prix Finals. From the glitzy shores of Cannes to Monaco's legendary domain. Discover vibrant harbors and ancient citadels in St. Florent and Bonifacio, and dive into Ajaccio's stylish vibe, the birthplace of …
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The city of Bonifacio is built on stunning seaside cliffs along the riviera
$2,080
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Voiles de Saint Tropez

8 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Enjoy a vineyard in Portoferraio
  • Relax on Palombaggia beach
  • Discover medieval Alghero
  • Observe the regatta at St. Tropez
Starts / Ends:
Cannes / Cannes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join the luxury tall ship Royal Clipper on this special cruise which showcases the history, culture, and art of the western Mediterranean. Start in Cannes with its powdery golden sand and shallow crystal-clear blue water which deepens gradually. Admire the ancient citadel town of Bonifacio,perched …
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Stop in Avignon on your cruise of the Rhône river.
$2,799
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Lyon & Provence

Avignon - Lyon - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Cruises
  • Explore Avignon
  • Experience Arles' vibrant city
  • Visit Viviers’ Old Town
  • Discover Beaujolais
Starts / Ends:
Avignon / Lyon
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Tap into your inner van Gogh at an Arles painting class. Discover Roman Provence at Les Arènes amphitheater and the Pont du Gard. Explore Avignon’s Palace of the Popes. Excite your palate in Lyon, capital of French gastronomy. Savor Beaujolais wines. Hunt for truffles and see how …
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Stop in beautiful Basel, Switzerland
$9,090
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Rhine Highlights

Amsterdam-Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Crystal
  • Enjoy Europe’s Rhine river
  • Explore Amsterdam’s canals
  • Stroll through Cologne
  • Discover the history of Heidelberg
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Admire some of the most charming towns of central Europe and cruise along the Rhine. Explore the canals of Amsterdam, admire Cologne’s famous cathedral, tour Heidelberg Castle, relax in the historic spa town of Baden-Baden and stroll through romantic Strasbourg. Throughout the journey, relax …
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Visit the famous Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
$13,495
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European Coastal Cruise: France, Spain & Portugal

London to Lisbon - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville
  • Tour Honfleur's Maritime Heritage
  • Visit Saint-Malo
  • Explore Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum
  • Sample Port Wine in Porto
  • Tour Lisbon's Iconic Monuments
Starts / Ends:
London / Lisbon
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 10-day luxury cruise aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville setting off from Dover. Explore Honfleur's historic streets, St. Catherine’s Church, and the Old Port. Optionally, visit Omaha Beach and the Normandy American Cemetery. Discover Saint-Malo's market and 15th-century …
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Explore historic Bonifacio atop the cliffs of Corsica
$7,690
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Mediterranean Island Voyage: Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, and Elba – with Smithsonian Journeys

Valletta - Nice - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Discover Mediterranean islands
  • Experience ancient ruins
  • Admire Byzantine-Arab mosaics
  • Explore medieval towns
  • Discover local cuisine
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Nice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on this 8-day Mediterranean Island Voyage with Smithsonian Journeys from Valletta to Nice on Le Bougainvillewhere you can engage in discussions with two Smithsonian Journeys Experts onboard.Explore five Mediterranean islands on one itinerary, starting from Malta and moving on to Sicily, …
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Part of the beautiful French Riviera, Monaco sits high on a cliff.
$1,640
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Cannes to Rome

6 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Experience the glamour of Cannes
  • Discover the charm of Portofino
  • Explore the history of Lerici
  • Stunning Italian coastline
Starts / Ends:
Cannes / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on this 6-day Mediterranean cruise from Cannes to Rome aboard the Royal Clipper. Explore glamorous Riviera towns, experience Monaco's royal grandeur, discover picturesque Portofino, immerse in Lerici's literary history, and conclude your journey in historic Portoferraio, Elba.
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