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Civitavecchia to Barcelona

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Fall in love with the rich history of the Mediterranean as you explore Roman theaters and ruins, modern cities, and traditional markets. This cruise gives you the opportunity to visit and discover different cultures as you explore important archaeological sites and delight yourself with some delicious cuisine from the most interesting countries. Enjoy all of this and more on your 8-day expedition sailing between Italy and the Greek islands.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy | Embark
Day 2 : Livorno (Florence), Italy
Day 3 : Portofino, Italy
Day 4 : Monte Carlo, Monaco
Day 5 : St. Tropez, France
Day 6 : Cassis, France
Day 7 : Collioure (Port Vendres), France
Day 8 : Barcelona, Spain | Disembark

Highlights

  • Explore the incredible UNESCO awarded city of Florence
  • Experience the exclusive cuisine of the world-famous hotels at Portofino
  • Stroll through the narrow streets of the fairy-tale city of Monte Carlo
  • Visit the Sagrada Familia, one of the world's most unique structures

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Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Park Guell, unique houses designed by Gaudi in Barcelona The idyllic lighthouse of St. Tropez The breathtaking coastline of the French Riviera Part of the beautiful French Riviera, Monaco sits high on a cliff. The Roman Colosseum in autumn

Day 1 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy | Embark

Arrive at one of the largest and busiest ports in the Mediterranean - Civitavecchia is the gateway to Rome. Rome has been recognized as one of the most-visited cities in the world. Its incredible history spans over 2,500 years, and its historic center is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Monuments and museums such as the Vatican Museum and the Colosseum are amongst the world's 50 most-visited destinations. Settle in to your cabin and attend a welcome dinner as the ship sets sail.

Day 2 Livorno (Florence), Italy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Not only is Livorno a fantastic hub to visit neighboring Pisa, Lucca, and Florence, Livorno itself is a great destination. To start with, walk into town or even to the train station. Some of the officers may offer a bike ride from the port to either Pisa or Lucca – possibly both for the extremely active guest.

Optional Activities:

Livorno (Florence) – The Arts of Florence: 
This land adventure is a “must do” for anyone visiting Tuscany that hasn’t had the opportunity to explore the incredible city of Florence! This UNESCO awarded city is a feast for both the senses and the intellect and few cities are imbued with such a magnificent sense of harmony, grace, dignity and serenity. When you disembark the yacht, motor coaches are waiting to transport you through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to Florence, the nerve center of the Renaissance. Your first visit is to the Academy Gallery to view its collection of works by Michelangelo. Of particular interest is the monumental figure of David, a symbol of youthful force and a perfect example of the sculptor's humanism. Proceed on to the city's cathedral, the Duomo, surmounted by Brunelleschi's gigantic dome. Construction began in 1420, and it is said that up to 10,000 Florentines could be accommodated for the sermons of Savonarola. Following your visit to the Duomo, enjoy a light pasta and salad lunch at a typical Florentine restaurant. Your final stop is in Holy Cross Square, where you receive a brief introduction to the Santa Croce Church. The splendid interior of this church is a jigsaw puzzle of marble tombs, and contains chapels frescoed by Giotto, and Brunelleschi's Pazzi Chapel. The tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, and Rossini all lie within. The rest of the afternoon is spent at your leisure before meeting at Holy Cross Square for the return to Livorno and SeaDream.
Duration: 9.5 hours

Livorno (Florence) – Renaissance Ramparts of Lucca by Bike: Today's Yachting Land Adventure begins with a scenic 45-minute drive, via motorcoach, through the Tuscany countryside to Lucca, an enchanting destination largely bypassed by time and tourists. Geraniums bloom from the roofs of medieval tower houses, latticed Gothic windows abound, and Lucca offers her visitors the best-preserved Renaissance defense ramparts in Europe. These stone walls surround the village and are up to 40 feet high and more than 2 miles long by about 60 feet wide. Begin with a walking orientation taking in some of the highlights along the cobbled Via Fililungo, little Lucca's version of Rome's Via Veneto. Your guide points out the Romanesque facades and facilitates a stop at San Frediano Church. At Santa Maria Square, bicycles are lined up, awaiting your arrival. Up you go to ride along the ancient city walls, enjoying the panoramic view below and stopping along the way to visit St Martino Cathedral, Giglio Square, Napoleone Square, and the house that was the birthplace of Puccini. Some free time is afforded for browsing in the upscale shops, looking for the famed 'olio d'oliva lucchese' of the region, or just finding a chair at one of the sleepy cafès and catching a glimpse of Lucca life before returning to Viareggio and SeaDream. Molto Bene!
Duration: 4.5 hours

Day 3 Portofino, Italy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Portofino is a picturesque, half-moon-shaped seaside village with pastel houses lining the shore of the harbor. Discover its incredible shops, restaurants, cafès, and luxury hotels. The shopping here is incredible as are the many art galleries. There are also opportunities for hiking, diving, boating, resort golf, tennis and biking (once you get past the taxi stand) as there are no bikes and cars permitted within the town limits.

Optional Activities: 

Portofino – The Splendido’s Italian Cuisine – Taste of Tradition: Experience the cuisine of the world-famous and uber-exclusive Splendido Hotel. This magnificent landmark overlooks the picturesque harbor of Italy's most renowned resort enclave. Favored by the wealthy and famous, the hotel is known for its superb Italian cuisine and for her unequaled ambience. Have an opportunity to taste regional varieties of oil and learn how each is used in the preparation of delicious Italian dishes. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious luncheon of Italian specialties prepared with olive oil as well as wine, dessert, and coffee before returning to the harbor to enjoy the rest of your day.
Duration: 2.5 hours

Portofino – Hiking to Santa Margherita: This picturesque hiking adventure departs from the tender pier and passes through town by the trendy boutiques and shops that surround the charming piazzetta and the waterfront. Walk by the church before you reach the hiking path: depending on weather and paths conditions, the first half of the journey is mostly uphill, walking towards Cappelletta, San Sebastiano, and Olmi to reach Molini. The path leads the way through Mediterranean flora, with fancy villas, vineyards, and olive groves. Alternatively, you walk towards Paraggi along the breathtaking coastline where the hills and the seaside live harmoniously together, to then hike up towards Acquaviva and Molini, where an old olive oil mill has been renovated, housing now a little museum and a tiny cafè with facilities. Vegetation hugs the medieval dwellings and the cliffs drop off to the crystal-clear sea, making this one of the most fascinating locations of the Riviera. Continue towards S. Anna and Nozarego to finally start the walk down to the main promenade of Santa Margherita Ligure. Santa Margherita's forms, colors, the arrangement of its characteristic houses, its rich villas, and great hotels all seemingly painted around the bay produce something of a magical reflection. Pause for a refreshment at a local cafè and some time to browse the shops before boarding your van for the return drive to Portofino. Or extend your stay in Santa Margherita and then make your own way back to the yacht.
Duration: 3.5 hours

Day 4 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.

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 the 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 5 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 6 Cassis, France

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cassis is a small port situated east of Marseille in the administrative department of the Bouches-du-Rhone in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region. It is a very popular tourist destination and is famous for its steep cliffs and the sheltered limestone inlets called calanques.
 
Optional Activities:
 
Cassis – Aix En Provence: A short walk from the tender landing stage to the bus parking area (10-minute walk) and then a beautiful drive through bucolic scenery takes you to the charming old town of Aix. Many villages, but few towns, are as well preserved as this elegant, traditional capital of Provence. Stroll with your guide on a walking tour through the narrow cobblestone lanes as you make your way to the celebrated Cours Mirableau Avenue. Flanked with intertwining plane trees, it is the town's nerve center and divides Vieux Aix in two, with the medieval streets to the north and the sophisticated, haughty 18th-century mansions to the south. The Cathedrale Saint Sauveur is another highlight with its remarkable 15th-century triptych by Nicolas Froment. After the guided portion of the tour, enjoy some free time to explore the lovely environs of cafes and boutiques before returning to Cassis.
Duration: 4.5 hours
 
Cassis – Hiltop Village of Castellet & Wine tasting: Departing from Cassis, visit the absolutely charming Castellet, a typical Provencal hilltop village. Perched on a wooded hill above the vineyards, this remakable stronghold was formerly owned by the Lords of les Baux. Entering by two fortified gates, “Le Portail” and "Le Portalet”, start the visit walking around the narrow streets up to the Castle. See the St. Sauveur Church with its proud windows before joining the “Trou de Madame” from where you can enjoy an attractive view inland towards St Baume. Have some time to explore the arts and craft workshops –painting, pottery, hollow-ware and lovely small stores selling soaps and fragrances. Then visit a famous vineyard and taste a local wine at Domaine de Souviou, a very beautiful Provencal bastide, with its adjacent chapel surrounded by 32 hectares of vineyards producing some very fine wine, and 2500 olive trees producing a rare olive oil. The wine tasting includes red, white and rosé wines.
Duration: 4 hours

Day 7 Collioure (Port Vendres), France

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Collioure is surely the most picturesque coastal resort on the Mediterranean coast of southwest France, with the backdrop of the Pyrenees Mountains tumbling into the sea, the old harbor, the impressive castle, wonderful old churches, beachside restaurants, narrow old streets, bijou boutiques, art trails, and three beaches. 

Optional Activities:

Collioure (Port Vendres) – St. Cyprien Golf Club: The course is situated a mere 800 meters away from the sea. This 27-hole course in the foothills of the Pyrenees ranks among the best golf resorts in France. It has over 200 hectares between the sea and the lagoon and was recognized by Golf publications twice in 2005 and 2006. The club has three separate courses for all tastes: "Canigou Etang", the course qualifying for the European Grand Tour, Links, and "Drill" for a very technical game in the middle of a beautiful pine forest.
Duration: as needed

Day 8 Barcelona, Spain | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
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. Disembark after breakfast. Transfer into the city or to the airport for your continued independent journeys.

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

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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. 

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  • Open bar with selected premium brands
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  • Individual caviar requests
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  • Internet access
  • Boutique purchases
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