- Depart From
- Sail from Nice
- Departure Date
- 22 May 2019 - 27 May 2019
- 5 Days
- France, Italy, Monte Carlo
- From €3800pp
Ports of call: Nice, France; Cannes, France; La Spezia, Italy; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Nice, France
Board the Silver Shadow in Nice and embark on a five-day cruise of France, Italy and Monte Carlo.
United with France only since 1860, Nice has its own history and atmosphere, exemplified by the stark contrast between the openness and modernity of the Promenade des Anglais to the narrow, ocher-tinted streets of the Old Town.
It's also evidenced in the centre of town and the sleek tramway whizzing down the main shopping thoroughfare Avenue Jean Médecin. (A second tramway line running to the airport is expected to be operational by 2017.) It was on Colline du Château (now château-less) and at the Plage des Ponchettes, in front of the Old Town, that the Greeks established a market-port and named it Nikaia.
Cannes is pampered with the luxurious year-round climate that has made it one of the most popular resorts in Europe. Settled first by the Ligurians and then dubbed Cannoïs by the Romans (after the cane that waved in its marshes), Cannes was an important sentinel site for the monks who established themselves on Île St-Honorat in the Middle Ages.
Its bay served as nothing more than a fishing port until in 1834 an English aristocrat, Lord Brougham, fell in love with the site during an emergency stopover with a sick daughter.
La Spezia is sometimes thought of as nothing but a large, industrialized naval port en route to the Cinque Terre and Portovenere, but it does possess some charm, and it gives you a look at a less tourist-focused part of the Riviera.
Its palm-lined promenade, fertile citrus parks, renovated Liberty-style palazzos, and colourful balcony-lined streets make parts of La Spezia surprisingly beautiful.
On one of the best stretches of the Mediterranean, this classic luxury destination is one of the most sought-after addresses in the world. With all the high-rise towers you have to look hard to find the Belle Époque grace of yesteryear.
But if you head to the town's great 1864 landmark Hôtel de Paris- still a veritable crossroads of the buffed and befurred Euro-gentry- or enjoy a grand bouffe at its famous Louis XV restaurant, or attend the opera, or visit the ballrooms of the casino, you may still be able to conjure up Monaco's elegant past.
22nd May 2019: Nice, France
23rd May 2019: Cannes, France
24th May 2019: La Spezia, Italy
25th May 2019: Monte Carlo, Monaco
26th May 2019: Monte Carlo, Monaco
27th May 2019: Nice, France
Price is per adult sharing and includes:
- 5 day luxury cruise on board the Silver Shadow
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