Journey, France Intensive ex Barcelona to Monte Carlo 7 Night cruise sailing from Barcelona to Monte Carlo onboard Azamara Journey.
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7 Night cruise sailing from Barcelona to Monte Carlo onboard Azamara Journey.
Begin your journey in dynamic Barcelona, a cosmopolitan masterpiece with a history rich in art and architecture. Don't miss La Pedrada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the last private residence designed by famed architect Antoni Gaudi.
Awaken in Port Vendres to charming red roofs and stone buildings inviting you to explore this ancient port of trade before setting sail for Sete. We stay late here so there’s plenty of time to take in the great medieval walled city of Carcassonne.
Next, it’s off to another late stay in Marseilles, where you can visit Vieux Port, the lively fishing harbor; Le Panier, one of the oldest and most stroll-worthy neighborhoods; or the North African souks and shops in the Capucin district.
Yet another late stay waits in St. Tropez, where you can join other jet setters on one of the fabulous beaches, some of which are clothing optional. Spend a final late night in Nice indulging at Fennochios, a world-famous ice cream and sorbet shop, before ending your journey in the intriguing fortress city of Calvi, Corsica, the birthplace of Christopher Columbus.
Highlights of this cruise:
Barcelona is a cosmopolitan masterpiece. With a history rich in art and architecture, medieval, Gothic, and modern influences can be seen all over the city. Start at the waterfront and stroll up the shady, tree-lined Las Ramblas boulevard and discover some of the city's best shopping and bustling cafes.
When you travel to Port-Vendres, be prepared for your imagination to kick into over-drive. You could head to Cadaqués, a charming town that was once home to the artist Salvador Dali. Be sure to vist his world-famous museum while you're there. Or, simply hang out in Port-Vendres and enjoy the local sights and a meal of fresh seafood paired with the region’s renowned Collioure wines.
Take a walk along the canals of “the Venice of Languedoc” where, from late spring to early autumn, the canals turn into friendly battlegrounds for water jousting competitions, a passionate tradition that dates back to 1666. Next, settle in at one of the restaurants along the Quai de le Résistance or Quai Général Durand for a meal of the freshest seafood you can possibly imagine.
Marseilles, (Provence), France
2,600 years of history come to life in the magnificent port of Marseilles. The Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée is filled to the brim with insight on the culture of this wonderful region and well worth a visit. From here, explore La Panier for souvenirs to remind you of your journey. Cap off your day with a glass of pastis—an alcoholic beverage that is a local favorite!
Stroll along the harbor and marvel at the yachts, many of which dwarf the surrounding buildings. Join other jet setters on one of the fabulous beaches, some of which are clothing optional. Ooh, la la! For lunch, the old fishing quarter La Ponche has plenty of seafood restaurants serving the day’s freshest catches and refreshing rosés, a regional specialty.
Nice is more than just a “nice” place to visit! Bristling with colorful buildings, towering palm trees, and a stunning harbor, strolling through Nice is like visiting a painting come to life. On your walk, you’ll find Place Rossetti, home of the must-visit cathédrale Saine-Réparate. Also nearby is Fennochios, a world-famous ice cream and sorbet shop where you can enjoy a delicious sweet treat.
Calvi, Corsica, France
The birthplace of Christopher Columbus, channel the explorer's adventurous spirt while you make your way through this intriguing fortress city. Every step up to the Citadel is well worth it for the views alone, but you'll also be treated to delicious restaurants and charming shops along the way.
You don’t need luck on your side to have an unforgettable time in Monte Carlo! Home to the legendary Grand Casino and the Monaco Grand Prix—one of the world’s most prestigious sporting events—Monte Carlo lives up to its reputation in every way. Drive the Monaco Grand Prix route in a performance vehicle, visit the Grand Casino, or roll the dice and explore the breathtaking beauty of the city.