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There is so much to savor on this fabulous voyage, starting with the surreal architecture and simply amazing cuisine of Barcelona to the enchanting city of Nice. Don't miss all the incredible places this magical region has to offer. Disembark daily to enjoy unique adventures in destinations including Ibiza, St. Tropez, Monte Carlo, and more

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Barcelona, Spain | Embark
Day 2 : Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain
Day 3 : Mahon, Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Day 4 : St. Tropez, France
Day 5 : Antibes, France
Day 6 : Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
Day 7 : Monte Carlo, Monaco
Day 8 : Nice, France | Disembark

Highlights

  • Explore the UNESCO awarded city of Barcelona
  • Tour the unspoiled northwest rural area of Ibiza where fine wines are made
  • Discover the lovely island of Menorca and see Bronze Age settlements
  • Visit lovely Antibes, one of the oldest cities in France

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SeaDream I

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Ruins of the fort of Ibiza Villefranche-sur-Mer, France Saint-Tropez, France A romantic bicycle ride through Europe's historical streets Barcelona, Spain

Day 1 Barcelona, Spain | Embark

Barcelona, a UNESCO city, is the second largest in Spain. It is the 12th most visited city in the world and 4th most visited in Europe. Especially remarkable is the work of architect Antoni Gaudi, which can be seen throughout the city. His best-known work is the immense but still unfinished church of the Sagrada Familia, which has been under construction since 1882, and is still financed by private donations.

Optional Activities: 

Barcelona – Gaudi’s Barcelona – Architectural Revolution: The symbol of Barcelona must surely be the incredible Sagrada Familia Basilica designed by the local revolutionary architect, Antoni Gaudi. Gaudi is probably the most famous modernist architect in the world. This tour visits the interiors of both the Sagrada Familia and the Guell Park, Gaudi's greatest works. Start with a viewing of two of Gaudi's buildings, the Casa Mila and the Casa Batllo, which have both been declared World Heritage sites by UNESCO. Then pay a visit to Guell Park, the dream of the businessman Eusebi Guell and his revolutionary architect, Gaudi. Despite the wild appearance of the park, everything in it was planned: the access, the market, the main square, the drainage, the reveries, the roads and paths, the staircases, the benches, etc. The Sagrada Familia Basilica is probably one of the world's most unique structures. Prepare yourself to be impressed with its sheer scale. Still uncompleted, work began in 1882 under the direction of Francesco de Paula Villar, who intended to give the work a Neo-Gothic style, in fashion at that time. The temple has 3 facades, one for the Birth which was built in 1891, the second is the Passion with the Door of Faith, and the third one (not yet built) evokes the Glory of God. When completed to Gaudi's design, the masterpiece will have 18 towers more than 100 meters high. The group of architects that is now working on the project (which is still a private foundation) dream of finishing the work by 2026, the 100th anniversary of Gaudi's death.
Duration: 4 hours

Day 2 Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Ibiza town is the largest city on this 3rd largest Balearic Spanish Island. It has become famous for its incredible nightlife and the electronic music that originated on the island.
 
Optional Activities:  
 
Ibiza, Balearic Islands – Ibiza’s Dalt Vila, a Guided Walk of the Walled Town: You should not miss this guided walking exploration of the interesting walled town, a jumble of narrow streets and lanes best explored with a knowledgeable local. From the pier you can already see your destination, the town walls, rising dramatically like an extension of the cliffs which protect the old port. The first destination is the cathedral from where you visit the Renaissance walls. Then continue back to Ibiza town for an enjoyable guided walk of the old town and explore the baroque church of San Domingo and some of the other interesting buildings, squares, and streets. Leaving the old town, pass through the shopping area and the hippie market before returning to the pier. After this walk you have the option of remaining in town to chart your own course along the shops, cafes, galleries and restaurants.
Duration: 2.5 hours
 
Ibiza, Balearic Islands – Wine Tasting in Unspoiled Ibiza: This adventure takes you across the island to the unspoiled northwest area where Ibiza is rural and the area is surrounded by mountains. Here lies the little village of San Mateu, which is famous for its wines. This is the largest area of vineyards on the island and where the finest wines are produced. It has a Mediterranean microclimate, with dry summers and mild temperatures. The most usual variety of grape is Monastrell in red wines and in white wines, Malvasia and Muscatel are the most common. The tour takes you to the Sa Cova vineyard. There you learn a lot about the land, the climate, the ecologic plantation, and the cycle of the vines. The visit continues through the Bodega where the blending process, which is responsible for the perfection of quality wine, is explained. Taste four different types of wines, served with an aperitif of typical products: local bread, ali-oli, sobrasada & butifarra (typical sausages), and cheese. After the tasting, return to Ibiza Town through the scenic countryside.
Duration: 3.5 hours
 
Ibiza, Balearic Islands – Mountain Bike Adventure: Start this active adventure from the pier guided by an expert biker! Ride along the port, trying to leave the main roads behind. The adventure brings you through paths in the countryside, passing by old farmhouses and little villages until you arrive to San Rafael. After a small break, continue pedaling in the direction of Sta Gertrudis, enjoying the marvelous views along the way. The insider knowledge of the professional guide promises you an experience of nature and exhilaration.
Duration: 4 hours

Day 3 Mahon, Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Mahón is the capital of the Balearic Island of Menorca. The arrival by sea is really incredible as the Captain enters via a fjord-like inlet and then turns the yacht around and docks in the heart of the city. The capital has an interesting mix of old and new architectural styles.
 
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Mahon, Menorca, Balearic Islands – Mahon Musts (Monte Toro, Binisues & Fornells): Visit the small whitewashed fishing village of Fornells and then to Monte Toro, the highest point of the island with panoramic views across Menorca. See how the prosperous families used to live in the country house of Binisues and sample some local pastries and drinks. The island of Menorca offers some of the most beautiful scenery in Spain - a series of lush, fertile, and hilly vistas. Heading out of Mahon, take the north coast road to Fornells. An important bay in olden days for ships to shelter from the strong north winds, the bay is now a pleasure ground for water sports which include windsurfing, kayaking, and sailing. Then sit back and enjoy the view as you wind your way up the Monte Toro, Menorca's highest mountain. Looking back down on Fornells Bay from the viewing points you can appreciate the size and beauty of the bay and surrounding countryside. The next stop is at the stately Binisues country house situated in the area of Ferreries, called "Pla Verd" or the "green flatland". It belongs to a prosperous Menorcan family and remains a working farm but also houses a very unique museum. The items in the museum show you how the rich Menorcan families used to live and has a large collection of farm tools, equipment, and general household utensils. After the visit try some typical Menorcan snacks (tapas) together with wine or Pomada (Menorcan Gin with lemonade) before returning to the Port of Mahon.
Duration: 3.5 hours
 
Mahon, Menorca, Balearic Islands – Biking Menorca: The sport of mountain bike/cycling is growing in popularity and the island has an extensive network of unpaved paths, paved roads, and country lanes which have very little traffic. Many of the paths follow ancient routes across the island, which pass the standing stones and settlements erected during the Bronze Age. Some trails follow unpaved country lanes between the lovely stone walls which form an integral part of the beautiful Menorcan landscape. Cycle routes are clearly signposted and offer access to remote parts of the island which vehicles cannot access. With rolling hills, quiet roads, and many kilometers of unpaved trails, Menorca cycling is one of the best ways to explore the hidden parts of this unspoiled island. Today these ancient walkways are bordered with dry stone walls beside pretty small fields and pastures which in spring and early summer are covered in wildflowers. Many of the trails are unpaved but with a hybrid or mountain bike, the trails are easily within the abilities of most cyclists. There are more than three thousand kilometers that are practicable with mountain bikes – these unpaved paths offer challenges for all levels of experience and technical expertise but with many short steep climbs and drops they are not for the fainthearted.
Duration: 3.5 hours

Day 4 St. Tropez, France

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
St. Tropez, located on the French Riviera, quite simply may be the most famous resort town in Europe. It is a playground for the fashion models, athletes, movie stars, entertainers, and other extremely wealthy summertime guests. There’s much to offer in this charming town, including shopping, nightlife, and exceptional beach clubs. Nearby you can explore some of the hill towns and visit the award-winning rose wineries. You can also explore neighboring Grimaud and Port Grimaud or just a little further out golf at a few highly-rated courses. 

Optional Activities: 

St. Tropez – A Taste of Provence: Gassin Exploration & Wine Tasting: Enjoy a taste of life in Provence with this delightful half-day adventure to the village of Gassin and wine tasting at the cellars of Bertaud Belieu. Marvel at the sun-washed scenery of mountains and vineyards as you travel to Gassin via air-conditioned motor coach. With its narrow, winding streets and shuttered, pastel-hued buildings, the quaint village reveals typical, Provencal character. Discover what makes Gassin stand quite literally apart from other French towns. Re-board your motor coach for the short drive to the family-run winery of Bertaud Belieu. Enjoy the opportunity to savor their wines, along with other varieties from this premier wine-making region, during an informative wine tasting. Afterwards return to your yacht.
Duration: 4 hours

St. Tropez – Just Beyond St. Tropez, The Villages of Grimaud & Port Grimaud: There is more to explore than the small village of St. Tropez and you may want to consider this lovely half-day outing to discover the region beyond this resort town. Only a few short miles away from Saint Tropez, you can experience the contrast of a modern resort development along with the charm of a weathered hilltop village. First, proceed to Port Grimaud harbor, a village with a unique charm designed by the famous architect Francois Spoerry. Your next destination takes you on a pleasant countryside drive to Grimaud village, a "perched" village. After a short uphill walk, explore its quaint and rustic appearance as you stroll towards the center of the village along one of the lanes leading to the remarkable monumental fountain. Enjoy a brief exploration through the winding alleyways enlivened by the many local craftsmen. After this visit, return to the summer bustle on the coast in St. Tropez with plenty of time to explore this chic village on your own.
Duration: 3.5 hours

St. Tropez – St. Tropez by Foot: The guide awaits you on the pier to show you around the village of Saint Tropez. The sightseeing discovery starts with a nice walk along the pier, passing by the most famous café “Senequier” and arriving to the very tiny bay from where visitors can enjoy the view. After this first stop, continue to the heart of St. Tropez with the square of the Town Hall representing the Republic and the French Revolution in 1789. Then continue to the church of St. Tropez, named after the martyr “Saint Tropez”. Visit the church and listen to the story of the legend of the town. Stroll through the by-streets and narrow streets, and see the small authentic squares where most have an elm tree, the symbol of freedom. After the effort of walking uphill, reach the top of the village to enjoy breathtaking views. At the end of the guided walking discovery, choose between a casual walk back to the tender pier or remain in the downtown area for some independent investigation.
Duration: 2 hours

Day 5 Antibes, France

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Historians indicate that Antibes was the first town founded by the Greeks on the Riviera coast. For a very long time, Antibes was the only town between Marseille and Italy. The temples, monuments, and an immense 3500-seat amphitheater bear testimony to its ancient origins. Much of the protecting walls have remained intact including Fort Carre, which is one of the most beautiful examples of military architecture in Europe.
 
Optional Activities:  
 
Antibes – St. Paul De Vence: Today's adventure offers beautiful views along the scenic Middle Corniche Road as your drive proceeds through Saint Laurent du Var and Grasse before arriving at the magical Saint Paul de Vence. The tapering outline of this 16th-century village stands out far above the rolling hills and rich valleys of the Vence countryside. This picturesque town has retained much of its medieval appearance and is typical of the fortified towns that once guarded the Var frontier. On reaching St. Paul, explore the hilltop village with its colorful shops, galleries, and crafts. After your guide leads a walking orientation tour, free time is afforded to do a little independent browsing and people watching before returning to Antibes.
Duration: 4 hours
 
Antibes – Antibes & Absinthe: At the start of this Land Adventure, your guide meets you on the pier, where you start your visit by the historic part of the city which is a maze of small, flower-bedecked streets with Roman and medieval sections. Its 16th-century ramparts overlook the Mediterranean Sea and still protect the heart of the Old Town. Your next stop is just nearby the market, in a 9th-century vaulted cellar with a Roman well. This shop sells olive oil and other local specialties. There, taste some regional delicacies such as the tapenade accompanied by a glass of the famous “absinthe” (wormwood-based alcoholic beverage), the favorite beverage of many French artists in the 19th century. Finally enjoy some time for independent exploration before your return to the ship.
Duration: 2.5 hours

Day 6 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Villefranche-sur-Mer is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the French Riviera. The site of what is now Villefranche and surrounding Beaulier-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat has been settled since prehistoric times. Celto-liguarian tribes roamed the area and established farming communities on the surrounding hills. The Greeks and later the Romans used the natural harbor as a stopover en route to the Greek settlements around the Western Mediterranean.

Day 7 Monte Carlo, Monaco

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Principality of Monaco is an independent sovereign state composed of four quarters: Fontvieille (the newest), Monaco-Ville (the oldest), La Condamine, and Monte Carlo. Monte Carlo is widely known for its casino as well as the Monaco Grand Prix. Monte Carlo is one of Europe's leading tourist destinations as it simply has so much to offer. Some of the sights include the Cathédrale Paroisse, Eglise Sainte Dévôte, Jardin Exotique et Grottes de l'Observatoire, Monaco Top Cars Collection, Musée Océanographique, and of course the Palace. Board the SeaDream II, settle in to your cabin, and attend a welcome dinner as the ship sets sail.

Optional Activities: 

Monte Carlo – Monaco by Ferrari Super Car: Experience the great sensation of driving a real supercar. This exceptional adventure is done along the panoramic roads of the Riviera, exactly where James Bond has been a few times! You are picked up by a luxury mini-van and an English-speaking driver, and transferred along the beautiful Middle Cornice Road to reach the perched village of Eze. Here the Ferrari car is ready and waiting for you. Enjoy being a front seat passenger or pilot during 15 minutes of a real fast car ride. As a co-pilot, a professional driver is in command of the car, or you can be a pilot with a professional trainer beside you. After this exciting experience, enjoy a soft drink while being overwhelmed by the landscape. Have some free time for visiting the nearby perfume factory. Your minivan brings you back to Monaco and drives on the very streets which are turned into the Monaco F1 Grand Prix racing track every year in May.
Duration: 4 hours

Monte Carlo – Eze and Monaco:  As you depart Monaco harbor, the coach joins the Moyenne Corniche, a broad road taking large sweeping curves along the coastline and high cliffs and providing the only access to the amazing village of Eze, a prime example of a Mediterranean hill village. Eze clings like an eagle's nest to a rock spike towering 1401 feet over the sea. On foot enter the 14th-century double gateway with crenellations and a sentry walk leading into the steep narrow streets, sometimes running beneath the carefully restored houses which are now smart boutiques or artists' studios. Streets of this town are closed to traffic and the town can only be explored by foot. Do not miss the magnificent views of the coast from the top. Driving back to Monaco, your coach parks at the foot of the rock of Monaco. From here take escalators and elevators which carry you to the Old City: "The Rock". Up the hill, a guided walking tour through the narrow streets takes you past the Oceanographic Museum, the Cathedral containing the tomb of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III, and the exterior of the Prince's Palace. After a short time at leisure, your motor coach drives along a small part of the Grand Prix Motor Race circuit before returning to the ship.
Duration: 4 hours

Monte Carlo – Walking the Principality: Leaving from one of the world’s most famous ports, proceed to the old city built high on a rocky promontory that offers a panoramic view over the new city and its skyscrapers. This tiny principality has been under the rule of the Grimaldi family for most of the period since 1297. Proceed to the top of the Old City by escalators and elevators. On the hill, a guided walking tour through the narrow streets takes you past the Oceanographic Museum, the Cathedral containing the tomb of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III, and the exterior of the Prince's Palace (no inside visits). If lucky, you may get to see the changing of the guard in front of the Prince's residence. Also enjoy some time to stroll around on your own before returning to the yacht.
Duration: 3 hours

Monte Carlo – Aerial views of Cote d’Azur and Monte Carlo: This truly exciting outing includes a breathtaking view of the French Riviera from the air and offers you the opportunity to fully explore Monte Carlo. After a short transfer from the yacht to the helicopter pad, experience a spectacular 20-minute flight over the glorious Cote d'Azur. While airborne, gain an appreciation of the sheer majesty of the Maritime Alps, the Rock of Monaco, and the Cathedral where Prince Rainier III married American film star, Grace Kelly. Your helicopter then flies at a lower altitude so you can admire the Principality of Monaco at the foot of the mountains, including the casino and beaches. The flight continues over the village of Roquebrune-Cap Martin, Menton, and La Turbie. As you follow the coastline see Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, the hill village of Eze, and the tiny seaport of Villefranche.
Duration: 1 hour

Day 8 Nice, France | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Nice is the fifth most populous city in France and the second largest on the Mediterranean coast. The city's famous seaside promenade, the Promenade des Anglais ('the Walkway of the English'), owes its name to the earliest settlers to this seaside resort. For over a quarter century, the picturesque Nicean surroundings have attracted not only those in search of relaxation, but also those seeking inspiration. The crisp clean air and soft light has been of particular interest to some of Western culture's most outstanding painters, such as Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and entertainers such as Sir Elton John and Tina Turner. Disembark after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your continued independent journeys.

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Ocean view staterooms with a of 2 twin beds or 1 queen bed. Cabin size: 195 sq.ft./18.12 sq. meters.
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Suite with partitioned living and dining areas with ½ guest bath and closet. Separate and private en-suite master bedroom with permanent queen bed. Cabin size: 375 sq. ft. / 34.8 sq. meters.
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Premium suite includes a separate master bedroom suite with a permanent queen size bed. Cabin size: 447 sq. ft. / 41.53 sq. meters.

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Please Note: Fares are capacity controlled and may change without notice. All fares are posted in USD and are based off of double occupancy. Single and triple rates are available upon request.

Cruise fares do not include Governmental, Port, Document Issuance, Handling and Service fees. Please see pricing for additional fees.

Please note: Optional Activities are NOT included in this cruise-only rate. Contact us for details.

- All guests are required to have a valid passport while onboard. 

Rates Include:
  • Accommodations
  • All gourmet meals
  • Wine with lunch and dinner
  • Open bar with selected premium brands
  • Gratuities
  • Use of water toys
  • Mountain bikes
  • Golf simulator
  • DVDs and more
Rates Exclude:
  • Optional land adventures. Contact us for pricing.
  • Air and ground travel arrangements
  • Spa treatments
  • Certain select premium liquor and wine cellar selections
  • Individual caviar requests
  • Communication costs
  • Use of satellite telephone
  • Internet access
  • Boutique purchases
  • Medical services
  • Casino play
  • Laundry
  • Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees

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