The southern coast of France is a land full of historical treasures. Vast and impressive medieval castles, opulent palaces and well-preserved Roman monuments vie for your attention alongside the stunning natural scenery of the French Riviera. With Voyages to Antiquity’s shore excursions you will explore the fascinating history of French Catharism at the magnificent fortified town of Carcassonne, marvel at the Papal palace in Avignon, home of the papacy from 1309 to 1377, and relax at Villefranche on a cruise along the Côte d'Azur, one of the world’s premier holiday destinations.
This voyage traces the artful history of the Renaissance throughout Italy and the Adriatic before concluding in the vibrant city of Seville. Along the way visit Urbino, birthplace of the great master painter Raphael, as well as iconic Florence, the Sicilian landscapes of Taormina, and the Picasso Museum in Malaga.
Begin your voyage with a two night stay in Rome, giving you plenty of time to see the great sites, including the Vatican, Colosseum and Ostia Antica. Sail to Florence, Pisa and Elba, before cruising the Italian Riviera to France, where Bonifacio and Ajaccio await you. Continue onward to Spain and Cadiz before completing your journey in Seville.
Cruise to the best of Europe on this epic grand voyage, including the European capitals of Rome, Seville, Lisbon, Bordeaux and London. Scenic cruising of the Maddalena Archipelago, Spain's Guadalquivir River, and the Gironde River in France is the perfect cherry on top of this visually beautiful and historically significant itinerary.
Starting in Seville, this cruise visits the magnificent city of Cordoba, the great Portuguese cities of Lisbon and Oporto, and the inspiring cathedral at Santiago de Compostela. You will also have the opportunity to taste wine in Bordeaux, visit St Catherine's Church in Honfleur and visit England’s West Country.
Beginning with the sites of Iberia including the Royal Palace Alcazar and the Alfama, you'll then enjoy sherry tasting in Oporto and a visit to Chateaux country in France before sailing north to the breathtaking fjords of Norway.
No maiden cruise to the great rivers of France would be complete without a trip along one of the most romantic waterways in the world, the Seine, taking you inland to Rouen, the capital of Normandy, for an opportunity to enjoy a day out in romantic Paris, the City of Lights. This cruise also includes a stroll through the coastal port of Honfleur, wine tasting in Bordeaux and sightseeing in the Spanish province of Galicia, ending with a two-night hotel stay in Lisbon.
Board Aegean Odyssey in the heart of one of the world’s greatest capitals, London, as she make her maiden voyage to the three great rivers of France. Visit the Spanish province of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Oporto and the capital of Lisbon. Cruise to Cadiz and Malaga before concluding your journey with a two-night hotel stay in Rome.
From sherry tasting in Jerez and the remarkable architecture of Barcelona to elegant evenings in the South of France and the Italian Riviera, taste and style feature on this voyage. Also, enjoy the historical treasures of Florence and Rome.
Historical and architectural treasures abound on this grand voyage, from the gothic cathedrals of Lisbon and Spain's magnificent Alhambra to the Papal Palace in Avignon and the stunning Santa Croce Basilica in Lecce.