EXPLORE FRANCE'S RIVIERA & TUSCANY
8 Days / 7 Nights
France’s famed southern coast and Italy’s Renaissance treasures take center stage on this 8-day Mediterranean sojourn between Barcelona and Rome. Immerse yourself in Catalonian and Tuscan art, architecture and history during overnights in Barcelona and Tuscany. In the South of France, call on historic Montpellier, picturesque Marseille and Monte Carlo, Monaco’s glamorous city by the sea.
• 7 nights cruise
• Alternative restaurant dining at no extra charge
• Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
• 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water on board
• Enrichment lectures & Destination performances
• Free Wi-Fi on board
• 5 guided tours
• Port taxes and charges
DAY 1 BARCELONA, SPAIN
Step aboard your ship to begin your journey. Columbus Monument. Port Vell. Arc de Triomf. These are just a few of the monumental sights you will see in Barcelona. Other scenic highlights include the Olympic Port, built for the 1992 Olympic Games, and the Passeig de Gràcia, a boulevard renowned for its architecture, including works by Antoni Gaudí. Your overnight stay allows time to discover Barcelona on your own, or opt for a tour such as an evening performance of flamenco. Watch this vibrant dance while savouring a menu of traditional tapas.
DAY 2 BARCELONA, SPAIN
Awake in Barcelona and further explore the Catalonian capital. Start on Las Ramblas, the mile-long leafy pedestrian boulevard. Or take a turn through the myriad side streets of the Gothic Quarter, where the ancient and the modern sit side by side, perfect for a leisurely stroll. Or head to the Passeig de Gràcia, a boulevard renowned for its architecture, including works by Antoni Gaudí. Or opt for one of the many optional tours.
DAY 3 MONTPELLIER, FRANCE
Explore Montpellier today, a center of learning for centuries. Its namesake university, founded in 1160, is one of the world’s oldest, predating the Renaissance. The social and cultural center of Montpellier is the Place de la Comédie, anchored by the elegant Three Graces fountain and the stunning, neoclassical Opéra Comédie. Other sites pay tribute to a rich heritage, from the art-filled Musée Fabre and impressive St. Clement Aqueduct to the St. Pierre Cathedral with its “floating” porch supported by a pair of towers.
DAY 4 MARSEILLE, FRANCE
Visit Marseille, France’s oldest city, rich in timeless treasures. Discover its atmospheric Old Port, overseen by two 17th-century fortresses. The picturesque quay was built on the order of Louis XII and Louis XIII and is one of the world’s most romantic walks. As you explore, take in the beauty of its natural harbor, dotted with elegant yachts. Marvel at the church of Notre Dame de la Garde and Palais Longchamp, or venture to Aix-en-Provence with its tree-shaded squares and wide boulevards.
DAY 5 MONTE CARLO, MONACO
Enjoy a full day in Monaco, the playground for the rich and famous, as well as the gateway to the beautiful South of France. Visit medieval Monaco, stopping at the Prince’s Palace and St. Nicholas Cathedral, the burial site of the royal family, including American actress Grace Kelly. As we stay late in port, you will have time to step inside the Casino de Monte-Carlo, the most prestigious and celebrated gambling mecca on earth. As an option, venture out of town to the legendary perfumeries in Grasse, or stroll along the English promenade in glamorous Nice.
DAY 6-7 FLORENCE/PISA, ITALY
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Tuscany with an included, well-curated tour of Pisa. Alternatively, enjoy a full-day tour that combines Pisa and Florence. Begin with a scenic drive through the countryside to Florence, where you will stroll by the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. Then on to the medieval Ponte Vecchio, and the attractive Basilica di Santa Croce, resting place of Michelangelo. In Pisa, you will have time to explore the Square of Miracles, including the famous Leaning Tower, the Cathedral and Baptistery.
DAY 8 ROME, ITALY
Awake in Civitavecchia, the port of Rome, where you will be departing your ship. From here, you can easily spend a few extra days to further explore this magical city on a post cruise extension.
2019 DEPARTURE DATES
August, October and November
2020 DEPARTURE DATES
April to July and September to December
2021 DEPARTURE DATES
January, March and April
Veranda from $3,495* (Limited availability)
Deluxe Veranda from $3,795*
Penthouse Veranda from $4,895*
Penthouse Junior Suite from $5,495* (Limited availability)
Explorer Suite from $6,995* (Limited availability)
Owner's Suite from $11,195*
*Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person twin share, cruise only and subject to availability at time of booking. Valid for sale until until 31 May 2019 unless sold out prior. ~From prices based on 6 January 2021 departure. Itinerary available in reverse. Some cabins and dates have limited availability. 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. Saving amount has already been applied to the advertised prices. Prices correct at November 2018. Further conditions apply, call your Bucket List Buddy team.