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Balearic Isles, Corsica & the French Riviera

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Fares
  • Accommodation

A journey overview

  • Palma de Mallorca
  • Barcelona
  • Menorca
  • Bonifacio
  • Sète
  • Marseille
  • Cannes

12 Days Ocean Voyages
  • Departing:
  • 21 Jul 2020

Our celebrated vessel delivers us to the sun-kissed ports of the Mediterranean. Here, we lap up boundless sunshine and savour an epicurean nirvana, while mountain peaks and crystalline waters provide idyllic backdrops for cultural treasures. Picasso and Gaudi’s genius and influence throughout Barcelona is pronounced, while each mouthwatering Mediterranean morsel demonstrates an artistry of its own. The opulence of the French Riviera proves a fitting adieu to our indulgent journey, reserved for just 30 guests.

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Itinerary

Arriving in Palma de Mallorca, we check in to the Es Princep Hotel, before heading out to explore the city; wandering along its narrow medieval streets and public squares. Afterward, get to know your fellow guests during welcome cocktails, before adjourning to Bala Roja for dinner, run by renowned chef Andreu Genestra.

A further discovery of the city awaits us this morning. We stand before the imposing Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, then view some of the contemporary art on display at Es Baluard. Following lunch at Misa Braseria, we board our luxury cruise ship, EUROPA 2.

In Barcelona, we meander through the many rooms of the Gaudi-designed Palau Güell, before discovering the city’s gourmet eateries on a Pintxos Tour. Our ship then cruises to the island of Formentera. Here, our feet touch the soft sand of the village of La Savina; its crystal-clear waters inviting us to linger a while. Stepping ashore in Ibiza, white sands and shallow waters prove inviting during a sunny afternoon.

Our luxurious vessel delivers us to the unspoilt island of Menorca, with its sheltered coves and pristine waters. Arriving on the island of Corsica, we absorb the charms of Bonifacio on foot. Excursions by sea are also on offer, with boat rides to the area’s outlying caves or the beaches of the Lavezzi Archipelago, which enjoy stunning azure waters.

Having entered the Gulf of Lyon, we drop anchor once more. Our appetite for seafood brings us to a local oyster and mussel farm, where the offer of tastings has us yielding to our tastebuds. Rejoining our vessel, we cruise further east along France’s southern coast and, before too long, arrive in Marseille. Here, we admire the Basilica Notre Dame de la Garde, the Château d’If and the Old Port of Marseille.

Antibes greets us this morning and we spend the day wandering its cobblestone streets and drinking in the idyllic coastal scenes along Cap d’Antibes. This evening, we reboard our ship and make the short voyage to Cannes, where we spend a final night aboard our ship.

Bidding farewell to our ship, we make our way to the hillside town of Vence, where the exclusive Château Saint-Martin & Spa welcomes us for an overnight stay. This afternoon, an exploration of Saint-Paul de Vence beckons. The walled medieval village’s maze of quaint alleyways leads us past a series of boutiques and art studios. A Farewell Dinner this evening has us reliving our favourite moments of our journey with newfound friends.

This morning, after breakfast, we transfer to Nice and say goodbye to our fellow guests.

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