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Southern France and the Italian Riviera by Sea – with Smithsonian Journeys

Barcelona - Civitavecchia (Rome)

Dates:
8/10/2023
to  16/10/2023

9
days
8
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$7,290
20% Ponant Bonus

Shore excursion in each port of call + transfers included


In alliance with Smithsonian Journeys.

This cruise is part of a collection of PONANT voyages that are specially-tailored for English-speaking travelers who want to engage with the world. In addition to the usual elements of the PONANT experience, the listed price for these voyages includes transfers to and from the ship, talks and discussions aboard ship by world class experts, and a shore excursion or activity in each port of call that encourages guests to embrace the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the local environment and culture.

Join us for this voyage along both the French and Italian Rivieras, exploring the rich history and culture of the fabled lands on the northern shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

Setting sail from Barcelona, your discovery of southern France begins from Sète in the Occitanie with the hilltop city of Carcassonne and its medieval citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The ancient port of Marseille is your gateway to either Aix-en-Provence, "city of a thousand fountains" and home to Paul Cézanne, or to Van Gogh's Arles and the UNESCO World Heritage "City of Popes," Avignon.

Nice, the last French port on this leg of your voyage, offers a tour of nearby Monte Carlo and a trip to the medieval hilltop village of Eze, with panoramic views of the Côte d'Azur. Or enjoy a visit to the Chagall Museum, or journey to St. Paul de Vence to visit the Maeght Foundation’s collection of modern and contemporary art and sculpture.

The small Italian fishing village of Portofino, now a favored haunt of the rich and famous, welcomes you for a relaxing afternoon and evening of leisurely browsing through its shops and galleries and perhaps a chance to sample the local cuisine.

Porto Venere can serve as your gateway to discovery of the UNESCO World Heritage Cinque Terre, the villages at the heart of the Italian Riviera. Or you may spend the day exploring Romanesque Lucca, birthplace of Giacomo Puccini, and medieval Pisa, with its magnificent Duomo, Baptistry, and Leaning Tower.

From Livorno, a full day excursion to Florence introduces you to the heart of the Italian Renaissance. Or if you prefer, you may explore the Etruscan ruins and museum at nearby Volterra. 

The last port of call before your voyage ends in the Roman port of Civitavecchia brings you back to French soil and to the spectacular 'sentinel city' of Bonifacio, perched high on cliffs on Corsica's southern coast, where you can stroll along medieval lanes lined with brightly colored houses, or take a local boat to explore the caves and islets along Bonifacio’s scenic coast.


Ref : BC2145US - EC081023


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A voyage specially-tailored for English-speaking travelers including discussions with experts, transfers before and after your cruise, and an included excursion in each port of call. Engaging discussions...


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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(19 m2)

From AU$7,290
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige stateroom Deck 4
 

(19 m2)

From AU$7,910
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige stateroom Deck 5
 

(19 m2)

From AU$8,220
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6
 

(19 m2)

From AU$8,590
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(27 m2)

From AU$11,330
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(27 m2)

From AU$11,330
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(27 m2)

From AU$11,330
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(27 m2)

From AU$11,330
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 5
 

(38 m2)

From AU$14,740
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(38 m2)

From AU$15,420
20% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(32 m2)

From AU$16,100
20% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(32 m2)

From AU$16,100
20% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(45 m2)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(45 m2)

From AU$17,540
20% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(45 m2)

From AU$22,380



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To make sure things run smoothly, PONANT has included certain elements before and after your cruise as part of the price.


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Shore Excursions, Overlands & Pre/Post Programmes
To complete your voyage, PONANT can organise a range of shore excursions, pre & post cruise activities and packages, plus transfers.


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