LUXURY CRUISE - CANNES TO ROME

CORSICA - SARDINIA - ELBA

POST CONFERENCE TOUR

18 - 27 May 2018

Join us on the Royal Clipper, a luxury five-masted full-rigged sailing ship for a cruise visiting some of the less accessible islands of the Western Mediterranean. Visit vibrant cities, explore ancient civilisations, discover the world of mythical lands, wander through medieval villages, sail the turquoise sea, bathe in private coves and soak up the sun on remote beaches.

 Portofino

Portofino


Friday 18 May 2018 - Catania to Nice to Cannes

Leave Sicily, fly to Nice via Rome and drive to Cannes for the night.

 cannes

cannes


Saturday 19 May 2018 - Cannes, France                                  

Enjoy a free day or ask us to arrange a tour of Cannes.

 Cannes

Cannes

Late this afternoon we board our gorgeous ship and set sail.


Sunday 20 May 2018 - Portofino, Italy                                  

Arrive in the picture-postcard fishing village of Portofino on the Italian Riviera. Admire the pastel-coloured houses, high-end boutiques and seafood restaurants.. Take the path to Castello Brown, a 16th-century fortress, and museum with art exhibitions and panoramic views of the town and the Ligurian Sea.

 Castello Brown

Castello Brown


Monday 21 May 2018 - Corsica                                               

Enjoy a morning swim at the beach.

This afternoon take a tour through the higgledy-piggledy lanes of the old port city of Bastia. Discover wonderfully decorated churches, andabsorb the vibe of every-day life.  Enjoy panoramic views of the harbour from the Jardin Romieu at the foot of the Citadel. Admire the statue of Corsica’s famed son, Napoleon Bonaparte, dressed as a Greek god.

 corsica

corsica


Tuesday 22 May 2018 - Portoferraio (Elba), Italy                               

Arrive at the charming fortified town of Portoferraio. Enjoy a drive across Elba, visiting quaint villages and taking in gorgeous vistas. Take the cable car up Mount Cappanne to enjoy breathtaking views of all the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago. Back at the coast wander the picturesque village of Marciana Mariana.

 Portoferraio

Portoferraio


Wednesday 23 May 2018 - Corsica                                               

This morning enjoy Plage de Palombaggia, an idyllic beach with sparkling turquoise waters and long stretches of sand edged with pine trees.

 Plage de Palombaggia

Plage de Palombaggia

This afternoon reach Bonifacio on the southern tip of Corsica. Perched dramatically atop creamy white cliffs, its stout citadel above the cornflower-blue waters makes it a stunning sight. Travel to the village of Sartène. The houses hewn into the rock face were once the scene of pirate attacks.

 Bonifacio

Bonifacio


Thursday 24 May 2018 - Porto Cervo, Sardinia                         

Arrive at the Costa Smeralda: pearly-white beaches and weird, wind-whipped licks of rock tapering into emerald seas.

Head inland, through vine-striped hills, to traditional villages and mysterious nuraghe (Bronze Age fortified settlements). End the day with some unique Sardinian wines and food.
 

 Porto Cervo Sardinia

Porto Cervo Sardinia


Friday 25 May 2018 - Porto Ercole and Siena, Italy             

Arrive in a small port on the Tuscan coast and travel to the medieval town of Siena. Visit the magnificent Romanesque-Gothic Duomo, soak up the vibe of the piazza and climb the narrow corkscrew stairway to the Panorama del Facciatone to get a birdseye view of the town and Tuscan landscape.

 Panorama del Facciatone

Panorama del Facciatone


Saturday 26 May 2018 - Rome                                                  

Disembark this morning and transfer to the airport for an afternoon flight home via Dubai, arriving on Sunday 27th.


End of arrangements 

Please note that this itinerary and costs may be subject to change.