A festival for the senses, this sojourn is a director’s cut of film-worthy highlights, including the stylish streets of Cannes and fabulous beaches of Corsica. End credits go to Gaudí’s Barcelona, a colourful mélange of art and architecture. This twelve day exploration of Italy and the French Riviera cruises by as you tour the Tuscan countryside, see Michelangelo’s David, encounter Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia and take in the heady excitement of the annual Monaco Grand Prix….
Stay at the heart of the Eternal City (Rome) for two nights at the Elegant 5 Star Westin Excelsior in the Via Veneto, with breakfast included. Spend a day at leisure to explore the historical streets of this beautiful city – ask your Travel Masters or Travel Studio consultant to help you choose from a range of sightseeing options that will enhance your day. Travel to the cliffs of the Sorrento Peninsular, draped in pink blossoms, before you explore this charming town and soak in the Italian atmosphere.
Experience the unique blending of Italian and French cultures on the Island of Corsica, before tripping to Cannes, home of the most renowned international Film Festival and truly resonating with natural beauty. Soak in all the glamour of the French Riviera in 6 star luxury aboard the Crystal Serenity, as you cruise a shoreline dotted with majestic cities like Monte Carlo, Nice and St. Tropez. Visit the Queen of the Cote d’Azur, Marseille, and wander it’s narrow streets while you take in it’s historic charm.
Visit Barcelona, described as the Mediterranean Manhattan, the Spanish link to Western Europe and the gateway to the mountainside enclaves at Montserrat. A city steeped in cultural history and intrigue, Barcelona truly has something for everyone. View the picturesque and painterly beauty of Cassis in France, with an air of french impressionism and whimsical plays on colour everywhere you turn your eye.
Make a pilgrimage to the timeless city of Florence, imbued with grace, dignity, serenity and history -boasting works by Raphael, Botticelli, da Vinci, and Michaelangelo, Florence is a cultural and historical capital. Nestled in the timelessly stunning Tuscan region, you can venture to the Tower of Pisa, or simply revel in the architectural and artistic wonders of this incredible part of the world.
No tour of the French Riviera would be complete without a trip to Monte Carlo, home of the famous Grand Prix and steeped in rich and colourful history. Before heading back to Barcelona, stop in at Calvi, known as the Island of Beauty – a fitting name for this Mediterranean Gem. Filled with white sandy beaches, azure seas, dense forests and snow-capped mountains, this island has something to capture the hearts and minds of everyone.
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