Grand Prix of Monaco

Rome to Rome – Grand Prix of Monaco

8 days / 7 nights - Star Pride Ship

Live the yachting lifestyle at its very pinnacle with an insider’s experience at Monaco’s legendary Grand Prix. On this exceptional voyage you’ll visit some of the world’s most glamorous ports – Cannes, Portofino, Portoferraio, Portovenere.  You’ll have exclusive access to special Windstar private Grand Prix events and two days of world-class Formula One® time trials and racing. This is the ultimate Grand Prix experience.

 

Rome – Rome
Ship: Star Pride
Number of nights: 7 nights
Embark – Disembark: Rome – Rome


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

Day 1 – Rome / Civitavecchia, 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.

Day 2 – 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 3 – 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 Suquet or catch a ferry to the monastery on St. Honorat to discover the medieval heritage hiding beneath the glittering Côte d’Azur surface.

Day 4-5 – Monte Carlo, Monaco
The Grimaldi family has ruled the tiny principality ever since, continuing to make bold moves that surprise the world. 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.

Day 6 – Portofino, Italy
While perhaps not as well-known as Cannes or Monte Carlo, Portofino draws celebrities with its scenic charms and aura of romance. 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 7 – Portovenere, Italy
The coast between Cinque Terre and Portovenere is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the “harmonious interaction between people and nature.” Admire the black and white stripes of the Church of San Pietro, perched on a rock in the sea. Travel to nearby Florence.

Day 8 – Rome / Civitavecchia, 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.

 

Star Pride:
Our newest star – the graceful, suite-only Star Pride – will set sail in May 2014 as the first of Windstar’s three new power yachts.
Star Pride is large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to tuck into delightful tiny harbors and hidden coves that others can’t reach.

May 2014: 21 May