At Civitavecchia, board your beautiful, all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Voyager ship, and embark on our voyage around the Mediterranean, cruising the coast of Italy, France and Spain.
Day 1 – Depart from Rome.
Day 2 – Arrive in the port of Livorno on the west coast of Tuscany. Your gateway to the Renaissance worlds of Florence and Pisa, here you can discover Europe’s most renowned art galleries, featuring works by the titans of fine art, beautiful historic architecture and the idyllic Tuscan countryside.
Day 3 – Portofino is your next port-of-call, one of the most picturesque stops along your route. With an artistic heritage and elegant waterfront boasting pretty restaurants and cafes with scenic views, tour the Italian Riviera by boat to see it at its best, or take a scenic walk through the narrow streets branching off from the main square.
Day 4 – Head to your first stop in France – St Tropez. Known as a playground for Europe’s Elite, this chic seaside town boasts a stylish harbour, which is lined with alfresco restaurants and gleaming super yachts. Beyond the marina, enjoy the hilly Provencal countryside, visit a local winery or browse chic boutiques for perfume, jewellery, clothing and handcrafted leather goods.
Day 5 – Continue along the French coast to Provence in Marseille. Once a sleepy little village that inspired the paintings of Cezanne, this is now the cosmopolitan capital of southern France, with a picturesque Old Quarter and lively cafe culture. Visit the old town of Aix-en-Provence and its medieval ramparts, set out to Avignon or discover St Remy de Provence where Vincent Van Gogh completed more than one-hundred-and-fifty paintings and sketches.
Day 6 – Next, it is on to Spain. Barcelona is your first stop, a visually stunning city comprising lively squares and gothic architecture, plus an exciting art scene. See works of Miro and Picasso, taste exquisite wines on the region or see the holy mountain of Catalonia.
Day 7 – Head south to Ibiza. This Balearic Island is the perfect beach destination, though you can also enjoy the lively Eivissa town with its shops, restaurants and bars, and some of Europe’s best preserved medieval remains. It also has charming countryside, dotted with white-walled houses, and beautiful wildlife.
Day 8 – Day at sea. During this time, attend a seminar or listen to expert guest speaker, David Price Williams, to learn more about the destinations on your route, or simply relax at the sumptuous spa.
Day 9 – Arrive back in Italy and stop by Positano along the famed Amalfi Coast. Admire the enchanting and picturesque towns that line the hilltops, set against a stunning mountainous backdrop, and browse their boutiques in search of artisan souvenirs or delicious pastries.
Day 10 – Return to Civitavecchia in Rome to conclude your Mediterranean cruise.