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Portovenere, Italy

Romance Of The Rivieras

12-day stay and cruise from £4,660 pp incl. flights

Special offer: Tailor-made fly cruise holiday


Short description

Between luxury stays in Barcelona and Rome, see the French and Italian rivieras in all-inclusive luxury

In Brief

  • 3 Nights Barcelona
  • 1 Night Menorca
  • 1 Night Marseille
  • 1 Night St. Tropez
  • 1 Night Corsica
  • 1 Night Monte Carlo
  • 1 Night Portovenere
  • 3 Nights Rome


Recommended for:
All-inclusive | Food & wine | History & culture | Ocean cruise

  • Experience first-hand the glamour of the French and Italian rivieras
  • Sail in all-inclusive luxury with gourmet dining and the services of a personal stewardess
  • Enjoy luxury stays in two of Europe’s great cities – Barcelona and Rome

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
UK to Barcelona

Fly to Barcelona where a private transfer will see you to the luxurious Grand Hotel Central, whose rooftop bar and pool offer stunning views over the city’s famous skyline. And, with a location next door to the Catalan capital’s 15th-century cathedral, you’ll be well placed to explore everything from local tapas bars to the city’s sun-drenched beaches while the grandeur of the Gothic Quarter and Gaudí’s architectural whimsies are no more than a stroll away.

Meals: B

Day 3

A further private transfer will bring you to the balcony suites and marble bathrooms of your luxury cruise ship – Seabourn Encore. And, as you make yourself at home with a glass of champagne, served in your cabin, you’ll look forward to acquainting yourself with the ship’s open bars, Michelin-standard restaurants, teakwood-framed pool and indulgent spa, complete with ocean views.

Meals: B D

Day 4

Having sailed overnight, you’ll reach Menorca’s capital in the early morning. A Balearic gem, Mahon is a far cry from the touristy hotspots of many of its island neighbours, with the remnants of Bronze Age settlements taking their place alongside idyllic beaches and coastlines dotted with quaint villages set between rolling hills and wooded ravines.

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Marseille, France

Returning east, you’ll make port in La Joliette to take in its grand Cathédral de la Mayor before a stroll through Marseille’s old port reveals everything from grand Haussmannian architecture to the wonderfully flavoursome food served in the city’s regional restaurants. You might also decide to head out into the bucolic beauty of Marseille’s Provençal surrounds, where Avignon’s Papal palace vies for attention alongside world-renowned wine estates and pretty villages dating back to medieval times.

Meals: B L D

Day 6
St. Tropez

Sailing along perhaps the prettiest section of the French Riviera, you’ll arrive at the picture-book port of Saint-Tropez. A long-time favourite among writers, photographers and artists, its colourful, terracotta-roofed houses, pretty, boat-filled harbour and enticing assortment of galleries, antique shops and waterfront cafés make for a wonderful day’s sightseeing.

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Ajaccio, Corsica

Arriving into Corsica, you’ll drop anchor at Ajaccio whose nearby bays and beaches are framed by forested peaks and plunging gorges, all overlooked by charmingly rustic hilltop villages. It’s a wonderful setting for hiking and kayaking as everything from nougat factories to honey farms show off the island’s unique gastronomy.

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Monte Carlo, Monaco

Your next stop, Monte Carlo, is the Mediterranean at its glitzy and hedonistic best, perhaps best summed up by the iconic Casino de Monte Carlo. But, there’s much to see beyond the glamour, with the Prince’s Palace and the 9th-century Cathedrale de Monaco among a whole host of historic attractions. Alternatively, you might choose an optional excursion, perhaps taking in Nice’s old-world opulence or visiting the narrow streets and towering ramparts of St Paul de Vence.

Meals: B L D

Day 9
Portovenere, Italy

A longtime poets’ enclave, the harbour town of Portovenere has drawn the likes of Shelley and Byron to its winding, medieval streets. Explore the town’s 12th-century castle and take in the views of its pretty island neighbours, or leave the coast behind with an optional trip to see Pisa’s leaning icon.

Meals: B L D

Days 10-12

Disembark in Civitavecchia where a private transfer will whisk you to your hotel in Rome. Complete with marble bathrooms and expansive, palm-fringed gardens, the lavishly appointed De Russie – once host to a certain Pablo Picasso – makes for a suitably stylish base for your two-night stay in the Italian capital before your flight home on day 12.

Meals: B



Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.


12-day stay and cruise on board Seabourn Encore (Seabourn) from £4,660 incl. flights

Departure: 16 August 2018

Veranda Suite (V1): £4,660
Veranda Suite (V2): £4,860
Veranda Suite (V4): £5,230
Veranda Suite (V5): £5,460
Penthouse Suite (PH): £7,460
Penthouse Spa Suite (PS): £8,160

Tailor-made fly cruise holiday


  • Return flights between the UK and Barcelona/Rome with British Airways
  • Private transfers throughout
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Barcelona at the Grand Hotel Central and Rome at the De Russie on a BB basis

Onboard Seabourn Encore

  • Fine dining with all meals included
  • Delightful, all-suite accommodations
  • Complimentary wine, champagnes, spirits, beer and soft drinks during cruise
  • Bottled water in every suite
  • Entertainment
  • Gratuities

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