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Italy, Corsica & French Riviera

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Spend eight days sailing from Rome to Cannes aboard the tall ship the Royal Clipper. Welcome to the French Riviera, aka Côte d'Azur! The southeast coast of France is sprinkled with some of the world’s most popular beaches and destinations. With seemingly endless sunny beaches, charming towns, glamorous yachts, and celebrities galore, this exceptional region keeps the authentic Belle Époque alive. Explore Ajaccio, a very stylish city, its immediate surroundings a paradise for hikers, mountain bikers, trekkers, and climbers. Enjoy a short walk up to the Church of St. George, a church with a cool, plain interior, dramatically situated on the narrow neck of the Portofino headland. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Civitavecchia, Italy | Embark
Day 2 : Bonifacio, Corsica
Day 3 : Alghero, Sardinia
Day 4 : Porticcio Beach | Ajaccio, Corsica
Day 5 : Calvi, Corsica
Day 6 : Portofino, Italy
Day 7 : Monaco
Day 8 : Cannes, France | Disembark

Highlights

  • Enjoy Bonifacio's dramatic almost land-locked harbor
  • Explore Alghero, one of Sardinia's most beautiful medieval cities
  • Discover the stunning port of Calvi, Corsica
  • Visit Monaco, the fabled domain of princes and movie stars

Ship

Royal Clipper

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Part of the beautiful French Riviera, Monaco sits high on a cliff. The city of Bonifacio is built on stunning seaside cliffs along the riviera The medieval fortress of Calvi Beautiful Portofino landmark detail A beautiful marina, Cannes at night

Day 1 Civitavecchia, Italy | Embark

Highlights in Rome include: St. Peter's, with its breathtaking Sistine Chapel, newly restored to its former glory; the Spanish Steps, where all Rome passes by; the Colosseum, where gladiators fought to the death, and the Pantheon, considered to be the most perfect architectural statement of the ages.

Day 2 Bonifacio, Corsica

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Bonifacio's almost land-locked harbor is one of the most dramatic, totally protected harbors. It is a bustling port with excellent seafood restaurants, and a modern marina. The ancient citadel town is perched high atop a seemingly impenetrable cliff.

Day 3 Alghero, Sardinia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Alghero is the main resort in the northwest of Sardinia and one of its most beautiful medieval cities. Its bustling historic center is packed with excellent bars and restaurants, making it a great place to hang out. It is also ideally placed for exploring the beaches of nearby Riviera del Corallo. Interestingly a form of medieval Catalan is still spoken even though the Iberians left three centuries ago.

Day 4 Porticcio Beach | Ajaccio, Corsica

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The resort of Porticcio is clean and modern and there are several beaches in the town. There is a long sandy stretch called the Plage de la Viva that is lively with enough activities going on that most people are happy to stay put. However if you do feel like venturing away then head south towards Filitosa. This prehistoric site is in a lovely countryside setting and is one of the rare places in the world where prehistoric engraved stones can be seen.

Ajaccio has a justified reputation as a very stylish city. Napoléon Bonaparte was born here in 1769, and as you would expect the city has many sites relating to him, from his childhood home to seafront statues, museums, and street names. Its immediate surroundings are a paradise for hikers, mountain bikers, trekkers, and climbers. It provides a whole range of outdoor activities which you can enjoy by yourself or with professionals.

Day 5 Calvi, Corsica

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Napoleon once said that he could recognize his native island blindfolded because of the wonderful perfume of the maquis. Approaching by sea, it is the first thing you experience about Corsica. The second is its wild and mountainous landscape. Nearby are secluded beaches and the eerie Grottes des Veaux Marins, offering fantastic diving opportunities.

Day 6 Portofino, Italy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Portofino is a fishing village on the Italian Riveria coastline. Its pastel-colored houses, luxury boutiques, and seafood restaurants surround its Piazzetta, a small cobbled square overlooking the harbor, which is lined with super-yachts. A short walk takes you up to the Church of St. George, a church with a cool, plain interior, dramatically situated on the narrow neck of the Portofino headland. As a lookout point, and probably as a site of religious significance, the spot goes back thousands of years.

Day 7 Monaco

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Monaco is the fabled domain of princes and movie stars. The magnificent Palais du Prince and opulent casinos remind you of an elegant, pre-war era. With more wealth concentrated in one small area than almost any place on earth, this tiny principality retains its gilt-edged allure.

Day 8 Cannes, France | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark after breakfast and continue your independent trip back home.
 

Royal Clipper

Per person starting at
$1,880
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Category 6
Located on the Clipper Deck, this inside cabin features double/triple beds and a marble bathroom with shower.
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Category 5
Located on the Commodore Deck, this outside cabin features a double bed and a marble bathroom with shower.
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Category 4
Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, this outside cabin features twin/double/triple beds and a marble bathroom with shower.
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Category 3
Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, this outside cabin features twin/double/triple beds and a marble bathroom with shower.
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Category 2
Located on the Clipper Deck, this superior outside cabin features twin/double/triple beds and a marble bathroom with shower.
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Category 1
Located on the Main Deck, this deluxe deck cabin features double beds, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool, and cabin doors that open onto deck.
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Deluxe Suite
Located on the Main Deck, this deluxe outside suite features a private verandah, twin/double beds, sitting area, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool, and room service.
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Owner's Suite
Located on the Clipper Deck, this deluxe outside suite features two double beds, separate sitting area, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool, and room service.

Notes

Single supplement: A single supplement fare is available at 150% of the published cruise fare for categories 2-6 during the season in which passengers are traveling. It is available at 200% for category 1 cabins, Deluxe Suites, and Owner's Suites. Single space is capacity controlled.

Children's rate: Savings may be available for children under 18 years when traveling with a full-paying adult on select sailings and subject to availability. Contact us for details.

Included in cruise fare:
  • Accommodation
  • Full board meal plan with mineral water, tea and coffee served during meal times
Not included in cruise fare:
  • Port charges
  • Shore excursions are not included but can be purchased onboard
  • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, and purchases from the gift shop
  • Gratuity to staff
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Medical services, travel insurance, or visas
  • All transfers to/from the boat from airports
  • International and domestic airfare
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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