GRAND PRIX AND RIVIERA VOYAGE
6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
If only all weekends could be like this: cruising from the heart of the French Riviera to the Eternal City. Your adventure begins in Nice, followed by a late-night stay in Marseilles. This gives you lots of time to gaze in wonder at Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a ferry to Château d'If, try some of France’s best bouillabaisse (which first originated here), and finish with a pastis aperitif.
Next up is a late-night stay in Saint-Tropez, where you can stroll along the harbor, relax on famed beaches, and shop your way down rue Gambetta. Or travel into the surrounding countryside to discover charming villages and some of the best wines of Provence.
Return to Nice for a late-night stay to meander the Promenade des Anglais, explore the Old Town, visit the fragrant flower market, or kick your cruise experience into high gear on an optional shore excursion to the glamorous Monaco Grand Prix. Then it’s on to Bastia, Corsica, with its wild terrain, coastal vistas, medieval sites, and fascinating neighborhoods like Terra Vecchia and Terra Nova. The journey ends, fittingly enough, at one of the best places on Earth, since all roads (and voyages) lead to Rome.
AZAMARA 'DOUBLE UPGRADE' PROMOTION
Enjoy a Veranda Stateroom for the price of an Interior Stateroom^
• All meals and entertainment
• Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
• Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
• Self-service laundry
• Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
• Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
Plus additional inclusions for Suite Guests:
• English butler service
• 235 complimentary Internet minutes or $150 towards a full voyage unlimited package per person
• One free bag of laundry service per suite, each seven days
• Complimentary specialty restaurants dining
• Afternoon tea service in-suite
DAY 1 NICE, FRANCE - DEPART AT 6:00PM
Nice is more than just a “nice” place to visit! Bristling with colorful buildings, towering palm trees, and a stunning harbor, strolling through Nice is like visiting a painting come to life. On your walk, you’ll find Place Rossetti, home of the must-visit cathédrale Saine-Réparate. Also nearby is Fennochios, a world-famous ice cream and sorbet shop where you can enjoy a delicious sweet treat.
DAY 2 MARSEILLES (PROVENCE), FRANCE - 8:00AM TO 10:00PM
2,600 years of history come to life in the magnificent port of Marseilles. The Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée is filled to the brim with insight on the culture of this wonderful region and well worth a visit. From here, explore La Panier for souvenirs to remind you of your journey. Cap off your day with a glass of pastis—an alcoholic beverage that is a local favorite!
DAY 3 SAINT-TROPEZ, FRANCE - 8:00AM TO 11:00PM
Stroll along the harbor and marvel at the yachts, many of which dwarf the surrounding buildings. Join other jet setters on one of the fabulous beaches, some of which are clothing optional. Ooh, la la! For lunch, the old fishing quarter La Ponche has plenty of seafood restaurants serving the day’s freshest catches and refreshing rosés, a regional specialty.
DAY 4 NICE (VILLEFRANCHE), FRANCE - 7:30AM TO 10:00PM
Meander the labyrinth of winding stairways and narrow streets in the Old Town—home to many of Villefranche’s most notable attractions, including Citadelle Saint-Elme, Chapelle Saint-Pierre, and Église Saint-Michel. A quick car ride to the east will bring you to Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, a 20th century villa that overlooks nine gardens, each with a distinct theme.
DAY 5 BASTIA, CORSICA, FRANCE - 8:00AM TO 6:00PM
Bastia is a port with plenty to offer both your heart and soles, so be sure to bring your walking shoes—especially since some of the best hiking in Corsica can be found on the outskirts of the city. If you'd rather just spend a leisurely afternoon in a café, head to Place St. Nicolas. Try a glass of pietra, an amber chestnut beer, with a heaping bowl of mussels served with frites.
DAY 6 ROME, ITALY - ARRIVE AT 6:00AM
Always enchanting, the Eternal City will captivate you—no matter how many times you visit. Walk in the steps of gladiators at the Coliseum, channel your inner statesman at the Forum, or gaze up in wonder at Michelangelo's masterwork at St. Peter's Basilica. Pasta and vino are a must, and there are plenty of places to relax and refuel after a day of exploration.
OPTIONAL 2019 MONACO GRAND PRIX RACE IN STAND K FROM VILLEFRANCHE
Experience the exhilaration of Formula 1 racing from central Stand K seats at the Monaco Grand Prix.
Thrill as the cars blur by your central Stand K seats during the Monaco Grand Prix. Leave Villefranche early for a guided scenic drive along the coast and experience the beauty of the French Riviera. Then, immerse yourself in the electric ambiance of Monaco during race day festivities. Enjoy a convenient drop-off, just 20-minutes from your Stand K seats. Bask in the glamour and fun of the Monaco Grand Prix on race day, a tradition in Monaco since 1929. Then, watch as some of the best drivers in the world tackle the hairpin turns, tight corners, tunnels, and narrow streets of Monaco. Experience a race that, along with the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, is considered the Triple Crown of Motorsport. Hear the engines roar as the cars blur by, marvelling as drivers brave one of the greatest tests of driving skill in Formula 1.
• Enjoy a guided scenic coastal drive from Villefranche to Monaco, taking in the sights of the French Riviera with instructive input from your knowledgeable guide.
• Feel the thrill as some of the world's best drivers compete on one of the most demanding Formula 1 courses.
• Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of Monaco during the Monaco Grand Prix.
Monaco Grand Prix Excursion Price
Starting from $1,510* per person~
2019 DEPARTURE DATE
Club Interior Stateroom from $3,245*
Club Oceanview Stateroom from $3,945*
Club Veranda Stateroom from $3,245*
Club Continent Suite from $5,555*
Club World Owner's Suite from $7,845*
Club Ocean Suite from $8,245*
Club Spa Suite from $8,915*
*Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person twin share, cruise only and subject to availability at time of booking. Valid for sale until 7 December 2018 unless sold out prior and for departure as specified. ^Offer does not include Veranda Plus Stateroom. ~Optional excursion - Not included as part of the cruise prices. Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Offer is only available for new bookings and prices are subject to change without notice due to change in fees, taxes, surcharges or currency fluctuations. Prices correct at August 2018. Further conditions apply, call your Bucket List Buddy team.