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The city of Bonifacio is built on stunning seaside cliffs along the riviera

Grand Voyage: Venice to Cannes

Example 15 Day Cruise aboard Royal Clipper
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This 15-day sailing expedition between Italy and France offers the flexibility to do as you wish with your days and evenings. Experience light-hearted fun, informal elegance, and no rigid schedules. Participate in classes such as knot tying and navigation, relax on the deck and watch as the sun drop slowly into the sea, or gather around the piano and join in the singing. This enjoyable grand voyage embarks in Venice and makes stops in Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, and Monaco before arriving in France. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Venice | Embark
Day 2 : Rovinj
Day 3 : Hvar
Day 4 : Dubrovnik
Day 5 : Kotor
Day 6 : Corfu
Day 7 : At Sea
Day 8 : Taormina
Day 9 : Sorrento
Day 10 : Ponza | Palmarola
Day 11 : Civitavecchia (Rome)
Day 12 : Bonifacio
Day 13 : Calvi
Day 14 : Monaco
Day 15 : Cannes | Disembark

Highlights

  • Explore Rovinj, a typical example of a traditional Mediterranean town
  • Enjoy a spectacular swimming stop in Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Admire the stunning natural beauty of Corfu, Greece
  • Sail through the narrow Strait of Messina past Scylla and Charybdis

Ship

Royal Clipper

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

The city of Bonifacio is built on stunning seaside cliffs along the riviera Part of the beautiful French Riviera, Monaco sits high on a cliff. A beautiful marina, Cannes at night The medieval fortress of Calvi Beautiful Amalfi Coast The Roman Colosseum in autumn Gondola on Canal Grande at Sunset, Venice An abandoned theatre in Taormina, Sicily

Day 1 Venice | Embark

Venice, Italy, has the heart and soul of a romantic city. Cast your eye on the rounded domes of San Marco, take a deep breath at the Bridge of Sighs, gaze on the golden lions and the Renaissance glories of the Doge's Palace. Listen for the ghosts of Verdi, Puccini and Caruso at La Fenice Opera House, gape at the classic Palladian proportions of the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, or glide in a gondola down the Grand Canal. And know that love is always in the air in Venice.

Day 2 Rovinj

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Rovinj is a typical example of a Mediterranean town. The skyline is dominated by the Baroque three-nave church of St. Euphemia. Close to the harbor are the clock tower, the Baroque Balbi's Arch and the former 17th century Town Hall. To the east lies the complex of the Franciscan monastery and to the south, Rovinj's oldest monument, the Romanesque heptagonal chapel of the Holy Trinity. Experience this city's history as told by its beautiful architecture.

Day 3 Hvar

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The heavenly scent of lavender perfumes the air in the fields and valleys around the island of Hvar. Located just off the idyllic Dalmatian Coast, the island and the little port named after it have been a favorite getaway ever since the time of the Romans for Byzantines, the Venetians and even Austro-Hungarian royalty. 

Day 4 Dubrovnik

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
George Bernard Shaw said that “Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik." Indeed, Dubrovnik is a treasure by any measure, made more precious by its miraculous restoration. Crowned by the Minceta Tower, the 10th-century city walls are the proud symbol of Dubrovnik's long and colorful history.

Day 5 Kotor

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This stunning rock-walled chasm splitting the coastal mountains of Montenegro is the longest arm of the sea in southern Europe. Boka harbors the medieval city of Kotor, one of the best-preserved cities in the region. Founded by the Romans, fortified during the Byzantine era, then ruled by Venice for much of its history, Kotor has been naturally preserved by its isolation. Explore the winding streets and enjoy the spectacular architecture.

Day 6 Corfu

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The lushest (and some say the loveliest) of all the Greek Islands, Corfu lies just a stone's throw from the Albanian coast. Nowhere is the stunning natural beauty of Corfu more evident than in the small village of Paleokastritsa, where legend says Odysseus was washed ashore to be rescued by Nausicaa. 

Day 7 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Royal Clipper offers a traditional and elegant way to see the world. Feel the wind fill the sails and gently carry you from one gorgeous destination to the next. During your time on board, you can choose to relax on a sun lounger or cool off in one of the pools on the top deck, while more adventurous passengers may enjoy the opportunity to climb the rigging or even have a go at steering the ship. Alternatively, you can wander the interior areas of the ship and discover relaxing lounges, a revitalizing spa and a peaceful library.

Day 8 Taormina

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Barreling under full sail through the narrow Strait of Messina past Scylla and Charybdis, where rock and whirlpool almost claimed Ulysses, you arrive in lovely Taormina. Perched on the shoulder of Mt. Etna, Taormina was described by Goethe as “the greatest work of art and nature." Explore the lovely hillside town for expansive views of the brilliant blue Mediterranean shores. 

Day 9 Sorrento

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sorrento, whose city walls rise straight out of the sea, is located on the lovely Amalfi Coast and overlooks the Bay of Naples. Optional excursions might include taking a trip back in history to Pompeii, where the ashen remains of ancient Romans lie frozen in time.

Day 10 Ponza | Palmarola

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The pastel houses of Ponza Town rise in neat terraced rows from the busy harbor where sleek yachts and ramshackle fishing boats moor side by side. Happily, there are few tourists here, so it's a delight to wander through the uncrowded town.

Palmarola is a snorkeling heaven that is part of a group called The Pontine Islands, located off the coast between Rome and Naples. A craggy landscape with pink coral beaches and emerald coves invite a leisurely stroll along the shore or a relaxing swim in the warm waters.

Day 11 Civitavecchia (Rome)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore Rome, where ancient history and modern life collide. Stop in St. Peter's, with its breathtaking Sistine Chapel, newly restored to its former glory, or enjoy a picnic lunch by the Spanish Steps, where all Rome passes by. Explore the Colosseum, where gladiators fought to the death, or the Pantheon, considered to be the most perfect architectural statement of the ages. Rome is a unique city where western history becomes more real. 

Day 12 Bonifacio

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

Day 13 Calvi

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  • 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--and indeed, 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 14 Monaco

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Monaco is the fabled domain of princes and movie stars. The magnificent Palais du Prince and opulent casinos echo 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 15 Cannes | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Glittering Cannes is the archetypal Mediterranean resort city discovered by wealthy English nobles who came to the sunny south of France to escape their drafty old castles during the dreary British winters. Cannes’ high flying lifestyle has attracted notables and the notorious ever since. Every year, the stars flock to celebrate the Cannes Film Festival at the colossal Palais des Festivals. After breakfast, disembark your ship to explore this beautiful French town for yourself. 

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Category 6
Located on the Clipper Deck, this inside cabin features double/triple beds, a marble bathroom with shower and is 108 sq. ft. There is one 97 sq. ft dedicated solo cabin as well.
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Category 5
Located on the Commodore Deck, this outside cabin features a double bed, a marble bathroom with shower and is 118 sq. ft.
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Category 4
Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, this outside cabin features twin/double/triple beds, a marble bathroom with shower and is 150 sq. ft.
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Category 3
Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, this outside cabin features twin/double/triple beds, a marble bathroom with shower and is 150 sq. ft.
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Category 2
Located on the Clipper Deck, this superior outside cabin features twin/double/triple beds, a marble bathroom with shower and is 150 sq. ft.
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Category 1
Located on the Main Deck, this deluxe deck cabin features double beds, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool, cabin doors that open onto deck and is 226 sq. ft.
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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, room service and is 225 sq. ft.
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Owner's Suite
Located on the Clipper Deck, this deluxe outside suite features two double beds (sleeps 2-4 guests), separate sitting area, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool, room service and is 450 sq. ft.

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:
  • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, and purchases from the gift shop
  • Shore excursions are not included but can be purchased onboard
  • 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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