French & Italian Rivieras to Venice - cruise & land journey

17 Days
Venice to Barcelona
From (CAD)
$ 16,340
Dates & Pricing

2023 Venice > Barcelona

Gems of the Mediterranean

Explore Italy, the country with the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world, home to the world’s much-loved cuisine, and a land of warm, passionate people. From the winding romantic canals of Venice to the jaw-dropping murals on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, the country divulges one magnificent moment of discovery after another. Let Scenic Eclipse introduce you to the wonders of the spectacular Mediterranean.
Uncover the hidden wonders of Italy on an unforgettable 9-day land journey. From being serenaded by gondoliers during your tranquil ride through the Venetian canals, to posting alongside the Leaning Tower of Pisa , there is a lot you can check off your ‘ to do list in Italy’. Besides visiting the popular attractions like the Trevi Fountain and Michelangelo’s masterpiece David, you will also have the chance to explore Italy’s quaint 11th century countryside and dine at a Tuscan farmhouse. Discover the extraordinary gems of the French and Italian Riviera’s on board Scenic Eclipse, one of the world’s great coastal destinations, home to gorgeous beaches, luxury hotels, coastal trails, magnificent landscapes and offshore islands. Explore world-famous Monte Carlo, , the heart of European elegance, glamour and opulent wealth set alongside the quaint villages and cobblestone streets of fishing villages through Portofino and Porto Santo Stefano.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OMI4
Duration:
17 days
Departure City:
Venice
Return City:
Barcelona

17 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Venice

    Welcome to Venice – a truly magical, unique city. A world of wonder awaits with a two-night Special Stay.  our haven of luxury in this busy city offers the perfect place to relax before your adventure.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Venice

    Enjoy a gondola ride under ancient bridges and among magnificent canals. Marvel at the colourful Grand Canal, glide under the Rialto Bridge and explore the winding canals past ancient mansions and public buildings.

    Freechoice

    Explore the picturesque Dorsoduro district, ending in a private guided visit of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, one of the most renowned masterpieces of modern art in the world. Alternatively, discover Venice’s lesser-known gems on a walking tour. Appreciate the wealth and power that pervaded this maritime city in times past, see the spectacular Doge’s Palace and visit the majestic Basilica of San Marco. Stroll through the stalls of fresh produce at the Rialto Market, stopping at an osteria for a glass of wine and a few cicchetti.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Venice > Rapallo

    Your first stop today is Modena, where you will visit a producer of traditional balsamic vinegar, including a tasting and a light lunch, before arriving in Rapallo for a two-night Special Stay

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Rapallo

    The rugged coastline known as the Cinque Terre is a World Heritage-listed Site that comprises the five villages of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. They’re accessible only via walking paths, train or boat, which lends itself to the already considerable charm of these unique 11th century villages. Bask in a full day exploring this picturesque coastline.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Rapallo > Florence

    Travel to Pisa to enjoy a guided tour and see its famous tower. Then continue on to Portofino, a gorgeous fishing village, where you will enjoy a scenic cruise. Arrive in Florence for a two-night Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Florence

    Delight in a walking tour of this art lover’s paradise, including a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to admire Michelangelo’s David.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Florence > Rome

    Today drive past tranquil Lake Trasimeno to Siena and enjoy a guided tour through this delightful medieval city.

    Enrich

    Visit a Tuscan farmhouse and discover local wine and oil production techniques. Later, enjoy a tasty rustic lunch featuring the region’s wine and produce.

    Arrive in Rome for a two-night Special Stay hotel. Enjoy a walking tour of the historic centre your expert local guide will show you the iconic landmarks including the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  8. Day 8 - Rome

    Begin by exploring the world’s smallest state, the Vatican City, where you will marvel at the Vatican Museum, the breathtaking Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest church, which leads to the magnificent St. Peter’s Square. From there, you will continue to the Forum and the historic Colosseum.

    Enrich

    This evening enjoy a private farewell dinner near the Pantheon, hosted by a culinary connoisseur accompanied by a wine pairing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Rome

    Bid a fond farewell to Rome and transfer to the luxurious Scenic Eclipse. Toast the beginning of your voyage.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Porto Santo Stefano

    Dominated by the Spanish fortress, this town has an impressive seafaring tradition, being a stop along the Mediterranean for centuries. From a port that was often a target for pirates in the Middle Ages, to a town that suffered extensive bombings in World War II, the elegant seaside promenade has been rebuilt into a dream destination where you can experience glamour, while strolling through the picturesque alleyways, gelato in hand. Bustling with energy and colour, the stunning sandy beaches and lush countryside will captivate you. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Explore the Botanical Dry Garden, a garden that welcomes 1.500 Mediterranean species that need little or no rain in order to survive, or discover the sculptures at the impressive Tarot Garden before visiting the medieval village Capalbio. Choose to visit the Vulci archaeological site or taste some local food in the Marema region.

    Discovery

    Enjoy a bike tour in the Feniglia Nature Reserve

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Bonifacio, France

    Perched high on white limestone cliffs, Bonifacio is an ancient fortress town with a maze of streets and romantic alleyways to meander. Take a stroll around its ancient citadels, colourful medieval houses, and chapels with faded pastel plasterwork, surrounded by cornflower-blue waters. You will also find are caves to inspect, cliff faces to admire, and clear waters dotted with shipwrecks to explore. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Discover Sartène, the archetypal Corsican village or explore the highlights of Bonifacio. Choose to board a local tender towards Lavezzi Island or learn about the heritage of Corsica and their olive oil history.

    Discovery

    Hike along the limestone cliffs to the headland of Capo Pertusato.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Calvi

    Calvi has a long and honoured history. With its fiery medieval citadel overlooking the red tiled roofs, a moon shaped bay lined with a golden, sandy beach and forested mountains on the horizon, Calvi’s beauty will capture you. Explore the alleys of this historical town, walk around the ramparts of the citadel, and try to find the house that is said to be the birthplace of Christopher Columbus.

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a walking tour of Calvi, or discover Corsicas ruggedly beautiful scenery during a visit to villages such as Sant’Antonino and Pigna. Choose to walk through the picturesque Old Town of Ile Rousse and the Ile Rousse Market or drive around the south coast, seeing the contrasting rugged mountain outcrops, tranquil broad bays and intimate coves of golden sand.

    Discovery

    Hike to the lighthouse of Punta de la Revellata.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Porto Venere, Italy

    Dubbed the “sixth” Cinque Terre town, Porto Venere is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed site that has extraordinary rocky coastlines, narrows streets winding through a medieval town, and sweeping Mediterranean views. Porto Venere is a hidden gem that is less frequented, allowing you the space to relax and experience the town for all that it is. Previously used as a Roman naval station, there is a lot of history for you to explore along this jagged coastline. Popular poets and writers such as Byron, Shelley and Lawrence are known to have fallen in love with the picturesque harbour. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Take a walking tour to discover the port of Porto Venere or explore one of the Cinque Terre villages. Alternatively, enjoy exploring Pisa and the famous Leaning Tower.

    Discovery

    Hike on Palmaria island.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Monte-Carlo, Monaco

    Luxurious high-rise hotels, super yachts and beautiful people at every turn, Monte Carlo attracts high-rollers and prodigious wealth.  From the old town of Monaco, to the Place du Casino designed by the famous architect Charles Garnier there is much on offer. Discover the history of the Grimaldis, forever transformed by Hollywood star Grace Kelly’s marriage to Prince Rainier III. As the second smallest country in the world, Monaco makes up for its lack in size with its elegance, glamour and opulence. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Explore the old city of Monaco and Monte Carlo, or visit the medieval village of Eze. If you’re a fan of Formula One, take the opportunity to follow your guide and walk the track, visiting the famous Rascasse Chicane and the Top Car museum.

    Discovery

    Hike to Monaco Rock through the Old City.

    There is plenty of free time this afternoon to wander the elegant streets at your leisure.

    Enrich

    Savour an exclusive classical concert from The Harpsody Orchestra, performed in one of the historic halls of the Oceanographic Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Saint-Tropez, France

    Famous for its blue seas, stunning beaches, rich connection with a cool local art scene and Tarte Tropézienne, the French Riviera's favourite dessert, Saint-Tropez is a holidaymaker’s paradise. Bridget Bardot transformed the thriving fishing village into the international jet set of the 1950 and 1960s. Stroll along the cobblestone streets of the old fishing quarter of La Ponche and revel in the abstract architecture and sunlit landscapes used in cinematography. 

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Join a walking tour of Saint-Tropez, the most celebrated city on the French Riviera, or drive to the unique marina village Port Grimaud, known as the ‘Venice of Provence’. Enjoy a panoramic scenic drive along the coastal road and take in the stunning views of rugged shores, sandy beaches and lush vegetation, or visit Gassin and a family run winery for a tasting of the local wines.

    Discovery

    Join an experienced guide for a coastal hike around Cap Camarat.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Collioure

    Bedecked with small beaches, castles by the sea, and pink-domed bell towers, it is little wonder that this town is favourite of artists. Known as the pearl of the Vermillion coast, Collioure has azure waters lapping pebbled beaches and pastel houses surrounding sun dappled squares. Walk through the town and lose yourself on the streets lines with cafes and gelato shops. With a mix of French and Spanish influences, Collioure is famed for its wine and anchovies. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Discover Perpignan with your guide and enjoy the mixture of historical Gothic Art and colourful Art Deco, or enjoy a cooking class learning some regional specialties. Choose to visit the

    Le Musée d'Art Moderne, one of the best art museums in Europe, or join a walking tour of Collioure.

    Discovery

    Join a local guide hiking along coast, before ending at a local winery for a tasting, or kayak along the rocky coast.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Barcelona, Spain

    Farewell your crew and take away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your luxury escorted journey includes
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • Fully escorted land journey led by an expert handpicked Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Porterage throughout, plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

Truly all-inclusive luxury
  • Only 228 guests on board for a truly intimate experience
  • Spacious all Verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • 4 member Specialist Discovery Team
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • All tipping and gratuities

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