Nice - Embark Azamara Pursuit
Your adventure begins with a flight to the glittering city of Nice, on France’s fabulous French Riviera. Here you’ll transfer to the port where you’ll board Azamara Pursuit, ready for your five-night luxury cruise around the Mediterranean. The newest addition to Azamara’s fleet of stunning vessels is a study in refined elegance.
Setting sail your cruise will take you first to Marseille, while you’ll have time to explore the city after dark with a late-night stay. Enjoy the coastal ambience with stroll around Notre-Dame de la Garde and follow it up with a plate of delicious bouillabaisse – fish stew which is local to the city. All the best evenings in Marseille end with an aperitif: try local favourite pastis.
A further late night is on the cards the following day in St Tropez, the Côte d’Azur’s most unashamedly glamorous destination. Shop for beautiful beachwear on rue Gambetta and bring out your purchases for an afternoon on the sands. In the evening, take a taxi into the Provençal hills to enjoy fresh fish and deliciously pink rosé wines, returning to the ship with anticipation for the following day.
Nice & Monaco Grand Prix
The highlight of your cruise is a day experiencing the glamour and the clamour of the Monaco Grand Prix, the world’s most illustrious sporting occasion. Experience the high-octane passion and driving excellence during race day, when you’ll watch Formula 1’s best drivers battle for pole position around Monaco’s narrow, elegant streets and hairpin corners.
Corsica is one of France’s most wildly beautiful areas, an island off the coast with charming towns and a steep, forested interior. Don your walking shoes for a challenging hike or head to the neighbourhoods of Terra Vecchia and Terra Nova to live like a local for the day. History buffs will enjoy the island’s plethora of medieval sights.
Civitavecchia (Rome) - Disembark Azamara Pursuit and Hotel Stay
They say all roads lead to Rome, and your cruise finishes here in captivating style. Disembark in the port of Civitavecchia and transfer to the Eternal City, where you’ll check into a hotel for two nights in the Italian capital. Live the dolce vita with a pizza in the Trastevere district followed by a cooling cup of gelato, or perhaps a refreshing Aperol spritz. When in Rome…
Rome - Hotel Stay
Spend the day taking in the sights, following in the footsteps of gladiators as you explore the Roman Forum, the incredible Colosseum and the lofty views from Palatine Hill. Take a coin to toss into the Trevi Fountain, walk the famous Spanish Steps like a starlet and enjoy the shopping – you’ll need your best threads for your next stop.
Florence - Hotel Stay
The most beautiful of Italy’s Renaissance cities, Florence is often described as an open-air museum. Great fun can be had just strolling the streets, joining the locals as they potter between the stunning piazzi, roaming across the Ponte Vecchio and shopping for beautiful leatherwear in the city’s enticingly colourful markets. You’ll have a night here before departing for your next destination.
Lake Garda - Hotel Stay
Leaving Florence behind you’ll head north for the glorious shores of Lake Garda, the jewel of the Italian Lakes. A quintessential holiday destination, the lake reflects the soaring mountains which surround it in its mirror-smooth waters, with a clutch of towns to explore, hiking trails to navigate and secret beaches to discover. You’ll have five nights to enjoy this most elegant destination.
Verona - Embark Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Today you will say farewell to Lake Garda and travel to Verona to board the Venice-Simplon-Orient Express. The iconic train journey will take you through the stunning countryside of Italy, Switzerland and France in the most elegant of voyages. The highlight of your journey will be your dinner served in one of the 1920s restaurant cars, complete with wood marquetry and Lalique glass panels.
London - Disembark Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
On the final day of your adventure you’ll depart the Venice-Simplon-Orient Express at the French coast, boarding the iconic British Pullman train on the other side of the English Channel. It’s the fitting end to a very sophisticated journey.
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