Nice to Rome

Nice to Rome

8 days / 7 nights - Wind Surf Ship

Savor the best of France and Italy on this glamorous voyage along the sundrenched French and Italian Rivieras. In Cannes, enjoy a taste of the jetsetter’s lifestyle, from the luxurious boutiques to the fashionable promenade. In Portofino, discover why yachtsmen consider this to be the world’s most beautiful small port. Enjoy the natural wonderland of pine forests, tranquil beaches, and charming fishing villages, as you travel back in time to experience the historical wonders of Rome.

 

Nice – Rome
Ship: Wind Surf
Number of nights: 7 nights
Embark – Disembark: Nice – Rome

Day 1 – Nice, France
Day 2 – St Tropez, France
Day 3 – Monte Carlo, Monaco
Day 4 – Cannes, France
Day 5 – Portofino, Italy
Day 6 – Portovenere, Italy
Day 7 – Portoferraio, Italy
Day 8 – Rome/Civitavecchia, Italy

Day 1 – Nice, France
With its casual affluence, flower-lined streets, flourishing markets, and interesting museums (the Musée Chagall and Musée Matisse are highlights), Nice is a charming introduction to the spirit of the Côte d’Azur. Stroll along its wide sunny boulevards, broken here and there by shady gardens and parks. Or stop for bouillabaisse, a specialty of the area, in a local restaurant.

Day 2 – St Tropez, France
Small but chic, St. Tropez is a lively town whose beaches are legendary, both for their beauty and for the beauties on them. Follow the narrow lanes from the waterfront, and you’ll arrive at the oldest part of St. Tropez, where twisting narrow streets open onto tiny squares and fountains.

Day 3 – Monte Carlo, Monaco
After losing an important part of their territory to France in 1848, Princess Caroline came up with the idea of raising revenue with a casino. Today, the chic resort lures the well-to-do with its royal cachet, famed casino, and exclusive events such as the Monaco Grand Prix. Follow the royal trail from the Prince’s Palace to the Cathedral of Monaco where Princess Grace and other royalty are buried.

Day 4 – Cannes, France
Glamorous yachts crowd the harbor of this iconic Riviera jewel, and their occupants spill out onto the curving seaside promenade, La Croisette. Climb the narrow, cobbled streets to Le Suque or catch a ferry to the monastery on St. Honorat to discover the medieval heritage hiding beneath the glittering Côte d’Azur surface.

Day 5 – Portofino, Italy
While perhaps not as well-known as Cannes or Monte Carlo, Portofino draws celebrities with its scenic charms and aura of romance. Tall, skinny buildings stand shoulder-to-shoulder along the shore, painted in soothing Tuscan colors. Dive in to some of the most famous waters of the Mediterranean for a look at red coral, giant moonfish, and “The Christ of the Abyss,” a giant submerged statue cast in bronze.

Day 6 – Portovenere, Italy
The coast between Cinque Terre and Portovenere is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the “harmonious interaction between people and nature.” In other words, the remarkable way homes cling to the steep and jagged cliffs like clusters of mussels, becoming one with the precarious landscape. Admire the black and white stripes of the Church of San Pietro, perched on a rock in the sea. Travel to nearby Florence.

Day 7 – Portoferraio, Italy
Arriving by sea, you can see the imposing Medici fortifications built in the 15th century to protect the town from the pirate attacks of Barbarossa and his ilk. Visit the Museum Villa del Mulini where he lived for part of his stay. Wander the attractive old town and the home Victor Hugo and Napoleon shared at different times.

Day 8 – Rome, Italy
In this enchanting city the past and present intersect in perfect harmony. A good place to begin is the Vatican, with its Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.Then the ancient ruins—Colosseum, Forum, Circus Maximus. And of course the Trevi Fountain for the obligatory coins promising your return to the Eternal City.

Wind Surf:
On any day, our 310-guest flagship, Wind Surf, draws admiring glances as she glides majestically into port with her tall sails billowing. And her beauty is far more than skin deep.
Everything about Wind Surf speaks of welcome. Come aboard and see it for yourself.

May 2014: 20 May, 27 May

May 2015: 25 May
October 2015: 13 October