The French Riviera
Superb dining, enchanting yet sophisticated ports and endless blue skies make the Côte d’Azur a must-see when cruising the Mediterranean. Drop anchor and visit the many vineyards of Cassis or moor your yacht in ultra-fashionable Saint-Tropez where you will find beautiful beaches, luxurious shopping and exciting nighlife. Relax and swin in clear waters of the natural sanctuary of the Iles de Lerins. Stroll along the Croisette in Cannes or catch a thrill at the Casinos. Be seen as part of the elite in Monaco.
Arrive at Nice Airport late morning, to be greeted by the crew of your yacht. Limo transfer to the port of Nice (about 20 minutes along the coast road) to join the yacht. Settle in on board and enjoy a glass of champagne or a cocktail before setting off on a short cruise to the Bay of Villefranchefor lunch at anchor and an afternoon of water sports. Early evening cruise to Monaco to spend the night in harbour. Dinner on board followed by a visit ashore to sample the night life.
Nice-Villefranche 4 nautical miles , Villefranche-Monaco 8 nautical miles
Set off late morning back towards Nice, stopping at Beaulieu on the way for a swim. Lunch on board or at a fun beach in Beaulieu (Paloma Beach). Afternoon of water sports then enter Niceharbour for the evening. Dinner on board followed by a stroll into the picturesque old town of Nice.
Monaco-Beaulieu 3 nautical miles , Beaulieu-Nice 4 nautical miles
A quick visit ashore to the stunning flower market in the old town of Nice, then cruise westwards to the Cap d’Antibes. Lunch at the famous Hotel du Cap or on board followed by an afternoon enjoying the water toys. Short cruise to the port of Antibes to dock for the night. Dinner on board then evening ashore discovering the nightlife of Juan-les-Pins (great for young people – lots of trendy, late-night boutiques and night clubs.
Nice-Cap d’Antibes 9 nautical miles
Short cruise towards Cannes, pausing between the Lérins Islands for a swim followed by lunch at anchor. Dock in the old port of Cannes and spend the afternoon in town investigating the excellent shopping opportunities, or simply strolling along the famous Croisette. You could stop for cocktails at the Hotel Carlton or one of the many cafés along the front before returning to the yacht for dinner.
Cap d’Antibes-Cannes 7 nautical miles
Set off towards St Tropez, stopping for lunch at anchor at one of several picturesque bays on the way. Arrive in St Tropez late afternoon and dock in the port, then stroll ashore to spend the evening sampling the Bohemian yet sophisticated bustle for which this town is famous.
Cannes-St Tropez 24 nautical miles
Leave the port mid-morning and cruise round to the beautiful Pamplonnebeaches – miles of white sand and a couple of good beach restaurants (Club 55 or La Voile Rouge). Plenty of opportunity for water sports. Dinner at anchor, then set off on an overnight crossing to Corsica.
St Tropez-Calvi 100 nautical miles
Arrive in Calviin time for breakfast. Go ashore to stretch your legs and take in the long seafront with its dozens of beachside bars and restaurants, all overlooked by the medieval citadel. From Calvi, it is a short cruise to the beautiful bay of La Girolata, where you can anchor for the night.
Take a trip ashore to the tiny hamlet of Girolata, which can only be reached by mule (or boat!). Then cruise further south towards Ajaccio, which is a bustling, cosmopolitan port, ideal for a fun evening ashore.
Calvi-Ajaccio 61 nautical miles
Set sail back up the western Corsican coast, much of which is still wild, uninhabited and breathtakingly beautiful. Choose from one of many tempting anchorages to spend the night, perhaps in the Gulf of Sagone.
Ajaccio-Gulf of Sagone 18 nautical miles
Continue northwards towards Gargalu Point and its surroundings, where you can donyour snorkelling gear and explore the many caves and inlets. Also worth a visit is the traditional fishing village of Galeria, just a short cruise away. After dinner, set off on an overnight crossing back to the South of France.
Galeria- Cap Ferrat 90 nautical miles
Arrive in Cap Ferratin time for breakfast and spend your last Dayrelaxing, making the most of the yacht and her water sports equipment. A farewell dinner on board followed by a night at anchor or in the port of Nice, as you prefer.
Cap Ferrat -Nice 4 nautical miles
Disembark from the Port of Nice and transfer by limo to the airport.
FRENCH RIVIERA / PORTOFINO
A seven days itinerary.
Arrive at Nice Airport to be met by the crew and escorted by limo to the port of Nice, where the yacht will be awaiting you. Immediate departure for the picturesque bay of Villefranche for a swim followed by lunch at anchor and an afternoon of water sports. Late afternoon, cruise round to the port of Monaco for dinner on board followed by an evening ashore in Monte Carlo.
Nice-Villefranche 4 nautical miles-Villefranche -Monaco 8 nautical miles-
Leisurely Dayin Monaco, sightseeing or shopping. If you wish, a game of golf or tennis can be arranged. Alternatively, cruise round to the bay of Beaulieu for water sports and lunch at anchor. For dinner, reservations can be made at the spectacular Chèvre d’Or restaurant in Eze, a short drive from Monaco. Return to yacht for overnight crossing to Portofino
Monaco-Beaulieu 3 nautical miles-Monaco-Portofino 96 nautical miles
Arrive Portofino at breakfast time and anchor in front of the port. Take the tenders ashore to visit this charming spot and perhaps have lunch at the Splendido Hotel, overlooking the picturesque harbour. Return to the yacht and cruise round to a safe anchorage for a refreshing swim before returning to Portofino for cocktails and dinner on board. Overnight crossing back to French waters. Portofino-Beaulieu 100 nautical miles
Arrive early morning in the lovely bay of Beaulieu and spend the Dayrelaxing and enjoying the yacht’s excellent facilities. Lunch on board then a late afternoon cruise to Cannes to spend the night in port. Evening ashore for those who enjoy an animated nightlife (night clubs, good bars, Palm Beach Casino). Beaulieu-Cannes 17 nautical miles
Mid-morning departure for a short cruise to the ‘Bay of Millionaires’ close to Juan les Pins. Lunch at anchor or at the famous Hotel du Cap. Set off again late afternoon for St Tropez, arriving before 6 pm to berth in the port. Evening ashore sampling the sophisticated bustle for which this port is famous. Cannes-Cap d’Antibes 7 nautical miles
Cruise round to the famous Pampelonne Beaches for the day. Lunch on board or people-watching at one of the beach restaurants. Return to the port of St Tropez in the late afternoon and prepare for another evening ashore.
Antibes-St Tropez 30 nautical miles
Return to the Pampelonne Beaches for another leisurely Dayof water sports and general relaxation. Back into the port of St Tropez for a farewell dinner on board and a last evening ashore.
Early morning cruise departure towards Nice (3 hours), for disembarkation. Limo transfers to Nice airport.
This itinerary is subject at all times to prevailing weather conditions
and other unforeseeable circumstances.