Follow in the footsteps of artists and writers, and the world’s fanciest yachts, too, as you immerse yourself in the glorious sunshine, spectacular sunsets, and altogether intoxicating views in the Italian Rivera and France’s Côte d’Azur. Your Yachtsman’s Harbors of the Rivieras
cruise to Spain, Italy and France brings you to the famed cities of Rome and Barcelona as well as the world’s premier yachting playgrounds, including Monte Carlo. Embarking on your small ship cruise between Barcelona and Rome, you’ll explore delightful resort towns and small villages where Matisse, Picasso, Van Gogh and others found inspiration.
Admire the extravagant architecture of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona. Stop and smell the flowers in Nice. Try your luck at the Grand Casino in glamourous Monte Carlo. In Rome, visit Michelangelo’s astonishing Sistine Chapel and the Roman Colosseum. Explore the haunts of Napoleon on Elba. Along the way, admire castles and ancient ruins, with access to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Expand your palate while sipping the product at famed vineyards.
The leisurely pace of your small ship cruise allows time too to swim and sail in the clear turquoise sea in secluded harbors, directly from your yacht’s aft Watersports Platform. Sink your toes in the sand of white-sand beaches, hike with picture-perfect coastal views. Peruse shops filled with European designer goods and local crafts, and take advantage of late-night stays to dine on some of the world’s most revered cuisine. During your blissful week, as you explore idyllic coastal scenes, you’ll quickly understand why the Rivieras are among the most treasured vacation destinations in the world.