Taste of Spain & France & Riviera Delights - A land & cruise journey

16 Days
Paris to Civitavecchia (Rome)
From (CAD)
$ 17,817
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2024 Paris > Civitavecchia (Rome)

A Journey Through Fairytale Cities & Gems of the Mediterranean

To say that Paris is a magical place is an understatement. The city’s sophisticated vibe and bistro culture has bathed it in a uniquely glamourous glow. While Barcelona, with its sunny beaches, quirky architecture and wealth of museums is the laid back holiday destination everyone deserves. Let Scenic Eclipse introduce you to the wonders of the spectacular Mediterranean.
The Eiffel Tower, visible from most parts of the city, the instantly recognisable painting of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa in the Louvre Museum, the enigmatic Blue Bell girls of the world famous Lido de Paris, and the charm of sipping coffee at a sun-drenched open-air bistro; every experience in Paris is iconic. Enjoy your time exploring Bordeaux, the wine and culinary capital of the world. Journey through the fairytale town of Carcassonne and move on to discover the surreal world of Salvador Dali in Figueres. Conclude your holiday by immersing yourself in the stunning architectural wonders of Barcelona. Discover the extraordinary gems of the French and Italian Riviera’s, 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, Europe’s centre of elegance, glamour and opulent wealth set alongside the quaint villages and cobblestone streets of fishing villages through Portofino and Porto Santo Stefano. Home to ancient ruins, the world greatest art scene, legendary cities and never ending beaches – the Mediterranean is a visual and sensual feast that is a highlight for travellers from around the world.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OMP4
Duration:
16 days
Departure City:
Paris
Return City:
Civitavecchia (Rome)

16 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Paris

    Celebrate the start of your journey as you check into your hotel for your two-night Special Stay.

  2. Day 2 - Paris

    Explore the ‘La Ville Lumière’ (city of lights) and discover why this gorgeous city has been the creative muse of several artists, from playwrights and novelists to painters and moviemakers. Walk along its fabled streets, discover its harsh French Revolution past and marvel at its ritzy ‘fashion capital of the world’ present.

    Freechoice

    Treat yourself to a sightseeing tour of Paris, or visit the world-renowned Louvre Museum. Alternatively, take an insightful walking tour
    with a true Parisian.

    Tonight join your Tour Director and travel companions to celebrate your journey ahead over a ‘welcome to Paris’ dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Paris > Bordeaux

    While Paris might be the most popular tourist destination in France, Bordeaux is the “very essence of elegance”, as said by the Queen of England. Largely untouched by the French revolution, Bordeaux has preserved its stunning structures in 1,810 hectares of UNESCO World Heritage sites. But the city isn’t only known for its architecture. Bordeaux is renowned as the wine capital of the world. The port town has been producing its famous namesake wine since the 8th century, and the celebration of food and libation is simply delightful. French food needs no introduction, and the legendary Bordeaux is no exception to that culinary rule. Enjoy a two-night Special Stay.

    Enrich

    Delve into the culinary wonderland of Bordeaux with a gourmet food walking tour. Stop in beloved local shops to sample chocolate, cheese and bread and meet the passionate shop owners. At the end of the tour, enjoy a decadent dinner of local specialties accompanied by fantastic Bordeaux wine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Bordeaux

    Freechoice

    Immerse yourself in the world of French cuisine in an interactive cooking class; or stroll the sites and discover illuminating facts about the city and its history. Enjoy photo stops at highlights such as the towering Monument aux Girondins and the handsome Place de la Bourse, ending at La Cite du Vin.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Bordeaux > Carcassonne

    Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Carcassonne. Perched on a rocky hilltop and bristling with zigzag battlements, stout walls and spiky turrets, the fortified city looks like something out of a children’s storybook when seen from afar. Enjoy walking through the city at your leisure from your conveniently located Special Stay hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Carcassonne > Barcelona

    Drive past the foothills of the Pyrenées and stop in Figueres to visit the Dali theatre and Museum, gaining an insight into the world of Salvador Dali. Arrive in beguiling Barcelona, and check into your accommodation for the evening.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Barcelona

    Enjoy a free day in exciting, always elegant Barcelona. Raise your glass this evening at your farewell dinner, and toast the end of a wonderful journey.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Barcelona

    Bid a fond farewell to Barcelona before being transferred to Scenic Eclipse to commence your Mediterranean cruise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Collioure, France

    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

  10. Day 10 - Saint-Tropez

    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

  11. Day 11 - 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

  12. Day 12 - Antibes

    An ancient town with an iconic skyline, Antibes has stolen the hearts of many. The stunning old town of narrow cobbled streets calling out for you to explore. Learn the fascinating history and see why Antibes was the focus of many Pablo Picasso works.

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

    Freechoice

    Discover the scenic beauty of the French Riviera during a picturesque walking tour of the Medieval village of Antibes, or be immersed in the glitz and glamour of Cannes with your guide, escaping to the quiet town of Grasse, the world capital of perfume. Alternatively, discover historic Saint Paul de Vence and Nice, the capital of the Cote d'Azur.

    Discovery

    Enjoy a coastal hiking tour of Cap d’Antibes.

    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 - 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

  15. Day 15 - 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

  16. Day 16 - Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

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

    Please book your flight to depart out of Civitavecchia (Rome) after 11:00 AM.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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