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12-Night Nice to Rome 5.29.23

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RIVIERAS

OF FRANCE & ITALY

DIVE BENEATH THE SURFACE

Overnight stays in Cannes, Livorno, Bonifacio and Rome with late departures from Cannes and Portofino let you explore longer and dive into thriving nightlife. Discover the wondrous beauty of the limestone cliffs of Bonifacio, illuminated periodically by the Pertusato lighthouse, with an overnight stay. A possible landing on Isola del Giglio – named among the “Best Tourism Villages 2022” by the World Tourism Organization – is truly a hidden gem, as you can only approach it with special permission. Rome is especially magical after dark, with popular sites like the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain lit up for a magnificent view and fewer crowds to enjoy the ambiance.

May 29    Nice, France    Depart: 6:00PM
Nice, France

Nice rises from the pebbled coast to lush hills, yet the heart of the city is located between the old port city and the Aeroport de Côte d’Azur. To take it all in, enjoy a jaunt on the Promenade des Anglais along the Mediterranean Sea. The Old Port, located in Vieux Nice (Old Nice), is a colorful and busy place, with various markets. There discover an ensemble of narrow streets, colorful architecture, and picturesque piazzas. Stretch out on Nice’s recognizable blue lounge chairs on one of its iconic beaches. Some of these private beaches, like the Blue Beach or the Castel Beach, are among the most glamorous beaches on the French Riviera.

May 29    Cannes, France   Arrive: 9:00PM OVERNIGHT
Cannes, France

Spend your day exploring glamorous and ultra-fashionable Cannes, with its majestic hotels, millionaires, movie stars, and mega-yachts in a gem-like setting along the sparkling Mediterranean. Stroll along the Royal Palm tree lined Boulevard de la Croisette where world-renowned designers cater to the rich and famous. Beyond Cannes, enjoy a picturesque drive outside the city along the famed Golden Corniche. The fiery colors of the rocks make for a striking contrast against the cobalt blue of the sea. Experience la vie en rose with a visit to the Maison des Vins, a modern cellar with hundreds of bottles on display.

May 30    Cannes, France    Depart: 11:59PM
Cannes, France

Spend your day exploring glamorous and ultra-fashionable Cannes, with its majestic hotels, millionaires, movie stars, and mega-yachts in a gem-like setting along the sparkling Mediterranean. Stroll along the Royal Palm tree lined Boulevard de la Croisette where world-renowned designers cater to the rich and famous. Beyond Cannes, enjoy a picturesque drive outside the city along the famed Golden Corniche. The fiery colors of the rocks make for a striking contrast against the cobalt blue of the sea. Experience la vie en rose with a visit to the Maison des Vins, a modern cellar with hundreds of bottles on display.

May 31    Monte Carlo, Monaco   Arrive: 8:00AM OVERNIGHT
Monte Carlo, Monaco

One of the smallest sovereign states in the world – second only to the Vatican City – the Principality of Monaco is sure to mesmerize you. The most recognized building in Monte Carlo is Place du Casino. Try your luck at this opulent and iconic gaming house, a favorite spot of James Bond movies and real-life celebrities. Another icon is the Prince’s Palace, which you can enter for a glimpse at the Throne Room, with ceiling frescoes painted by Orazio de Ferrari depicting the surrender of Alexander the Great. Every day at five minutes before noon, the white-uniformed guards perform the changing of the guard with the pomp and circumstance you would expect in Monaco.

Jun 01    Monte Carlo, Monaco    Depart: 8:00AM
Monte Carlo, Monaco

One of the smallest sovereign states in the world – second only to the Vatican City – the Principality of Monaco is sure to mesmerize you. The most recognized building in Monte Carlo is Place du Casino. Try your luck at this opulent and iconic gaming house, a favorite spot of James Bond movies and real-life celebrities. Another icon is the Prince’s Palace, which you can enter for a glimpse at the Throne Room, with ceiling frescoes painted by Orazio de Ferrari depicting the surrender of Alexander the Great. Every day at five minutes before noon, the white-uniformed guards perform the changing of the guard with the pomp and circumstance you would expect in Monaco.

Jun 01    Villefranche-sur-Mer, France   Arrive: 9:00AM Depart: 6:00PM
Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

The magic of the French Riviera comes alive in Along the Côte d’Azur and Alpes-Maritimes regions lies the quaint fishing village of Villefranche-sur-Mer. Explore the Citadelle Saint-Elme and its corresponding museum for a look into local history. Over in Agradavel, climb the steps up Fort du Mont Alban for impeccable views. Delve further into the village’s past along Rue Obscure, a partially underground street. Make dining an adventure with a visit to L’Aparte restaurant, tucked away in a cave nearby. A menu of creative cuisine delights your palate as your seating hidden away affords you secret views of passersby. Spend a day lying on the shores of La Darse, the Old Harbor beach hidden from bigger crowds..

Jun 02    Portofino, Italy   Arrive: 8:00AM Depart: 11:00PM
Portofino, Italy

The sea along the Italian Riviera is particularly peaceful, as it gently laps the shore. Snuggled in the Ligurian Coast is the village of Portofino, named after dolphins, Portus Delphini, that frolicked in these waters. The Piazza Martiri Dell’Olivetta is the main square of Portofino at the town’s center. Take a stroll along the row of beautiful multicolored buildings and a number of chic cafes and restaurants. Along the way, grab yourself an Italian gelato or sit down and enjoy a pesto dish before continuing your leisure walk toward the harbor. Not far from the coast, you will find beautiful hidden islands, such as San Fruttuoso and Santa Margherita.

Jun 03    Porto Venere, (Cinque Terre), Italy   Arrive: 8:00AM Depart: 8:00PM
Porto Venere, (Cinque Terre), Italy

Referred to as Cinque Terre’s “sixth town,” Portovenere overlooks the Gulf of La Spezia along the Ligurian coast, providing much of what its five counterparts do – seaside scenes, rustic cuisine and stunning coastlines – with a fraction of the crowds. Seek out hidden gems like Byron’s Grotto, a secluded cave named after the literary figure who frequented the area. Nearby lies the famous Cinque Terre, comprised of five small towns, hence its name. The region lies within the bounds of a national park and what’s considered the Italian Riviera, giving it a magical aura.

Jun 04    Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy   Arrive: 7:00AM OVERNIGHT
Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

From the grandeur of the Leaning Tower of Pisa to the charming canals of La Venezia Nuova (New Venice), which date back to the Medici era, the Italian city of Florence contains much to explore. The port city of Livorno’s colorful building facades rises above the canal waters as a sight to behold. The long and storied history of Lucca call out to curious explorers seeking a mentally stimulating adventure. Cathedrals, art, culture, food, these iconic Italian cities have it all, and Livorno acts as the hub to make your way to each.

Jun 05    Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy    Depart: 2:00PM
Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

From the grandeur of the Leaning Tower of Pisa to the charming canals of La Venezia Nuova (New Venice), which date back to the Medici era, the Italian city of Florence contains much to explore. The port city of Livorno’s colorful building facades rises above the canal waters as a sight to behold. The long and storied history of Lucca call out to curious explorers seeking a mentally stimulating adventure. Cathedrals, art, culture, food, these iconic Italian cities have it all, and Livorno acts as the hub to make your way to each.

Jun 06    Porto Vecchio (Bonifacio), France   Arrive: 8:00AM OVERNIGHT
Porto Vecchio (Bonifacio), France

The lagoon-like harbor of Porto Vecchio holds a charming ambience that invites you to stroll through its maze of alleys, shops, bars and restaurants. From the Bastion de France to Porte Genoese, the town’s original gate, the past remains a prevalent influence on the city’s personality. Venturing about a half-hour drive outside of town, discover the natural beauty of Ospedale, the first mountain village sitting 900 meters above sea level. Your exploration of Porto Vecchio is only complete with some time spent at the shores of Pinarello, Santa Giulia, Palombaggia and Cala Rossa for Mediterranean blue seas and sunny adventures.

Jun 07    Porto Vecchio (Bonifacio), France    Depart: 8:00AM
Porto Vecchio (Bonifacio), France

The lagoon-like harbor of Porto Vecchio holds a charming ambience that invites you to stroll through its maze of alleys, shops, bars and restaurants. From the Bastion de France to Porte Genoese, the town’s original gate, the past remains a prevalent influence on the city’s personality. Venturing about a half-hour drive outside of town, discover the natural beauty of Ospedale, the first mountain village sitting 900 meters above sea level. Your exploration of Porto Vecchio is only complete with some time spent at the shores of Pinarello, Santa Giulia, Palombaggia and Cala Rossa for Mediterranean blue seas and sunny adventures.

Jun 08    Isola del Giglio, Italy   Arrive: 7:00AM Depart: 12:00PM
Isola del Giglio, Italy

Approached with special permission and usually only accessed by ferry, Isola del Giglio is truly a hidden gem and lies just off the coast of Tuscany. Offering a quiet backdrop for breathtaking hikes and obscured coves for snorkeling, this small island makes the perfect setting for an intimate adventure. Its seaside promenade leads you around the harbor, strolling across local ceramic shops and restaurants with the catch of the day. At the harbor’s end, you find a small strip of sandy beach with large, slab stones and a simple, wide-open view of the ocean, free of the clutter of lounge chairs and beach bar huts.

Jun 08    Porto Ercole (Tuscany), Italy   Arrive: 3:00PM Depart: 11:59PM
Porto Ercole (Tuscany), Italy

An ancient hamlet surrounded by fortresses, Porto Ercole creates the perfect backdrop for dreaming and exploration. The lower part of the town along the bay contains modern shops, shipyards, diving centers and restaurants. Travel to the southside of the bay to see the historic center near Rocca Spagnola, a fortress dating back to the 16th century. Take it easy and catch some sunrays at the beaches of Spiaggia della Feniglia and Cala Galera, both of which connect Argentario to the mainland. A scenic daytrip to the nearby Capalbio gives you a splendid taste of Tuscany.

Jun 09    Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy   Arrive: 8:00AM OVERNIGHT
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

Civitavecchia acts as the main terminal for all cruises heading into Rome. From there a shuttle bus takes you to the Service Center of Largo della Pace where you can embark on adventures through the Eternal City. Rome maintains its position in the world as a powerful influence in religion, politics, and art, as it is well known as the site for intellectual and artistic achievements past. From the iconic Roman Coliseum aboveground to the mysterious catacombs of the Capuchin Crypt below ground, the capital of Italy beckons the adventurous to discover its many secrets and stories. The city holds a certain cosmopolitan feel as well with countless rooftop bars that are a prime location for an evening sunset.

Jun 10    Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy   
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

Civitavecchia acts as the main terminal for all cruises heading into Rome. From there a shuttle bus takes you to the Service Center of Largo della Pace where you can embark on adventures through the Eternal City. Rome maintains its position in the world as a powerful influence in religion, politics, and art, as it is well known as the site for intellectual and artistic achievements past. From the iconic Roman Coliseum aboveground to the mysterious catacombs of the Capuchin Crypt below ground, the capital of Italy beckons the adventurous to discover its many secrets and stories. The city holds a certain cosmopolitan feel as well with countless rooftop bars that are a prime location for an evening sunset.

12-Night Nice to Rome

May 29, 2023

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  • FREE cultural immersion on every voyage
  • FREE dining venues with ever-changing menus
  • FREE unlimited beverages, including fine wines, spirits and craft beers
  • FREE open bars and lounges, including 24-hour bar service with specialty canapés
  • FREE in-room minibar with your preferences
  • FREE specialty coffees, teas and fresh-pressed juices
  • FREE afternoon and high tea
  • FREE champagne and gourmet canapés during meet and greet
  • FREE 24-hour room service, including spirits, wine and beer
  • FREE L'OCCITANE bath amenities
  • FREE pre-paid gratuities
  • FREE use of walking sticks and binoculars
  • FREE reusable water bottle
  • FREE butler service and expanded room service menu in suites
Trip delay and medical evacuation coverage included at no additional cost

EXCLUSIVELY ON POLAR EXPEDITIONS

  • FREE private charter jet service*
  • FREE enrichment lectures and destination briefings
  • FREE shore landings led by expert field guides
  • FREE escorted sightseeing safaris by Zodiac
  • FREE polar plunge
  • FREE Atlas Ocean Voyages parka and vest
  • FREE use of knee boots
  • FREE private group transfers between airport and yacht*
  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Stay
  • FREE 1-Night Post-Cruise Hotel Stay on select expeditions

EXCLUSIVELY ON EPICUREAN EXPEDITIONS

  • FREE cultural immersion includes culinary experience ashore, such as local market visits, specialty tastings and more
  • FREE Authentic Portuguese Dining Experience
  • FREE Josper Grill Dining Experience at 7-AFT Grill
  • FREE culinary presentations and wine tastings
  • FREE cooking demonstrations and cuisine tastings
  • FREE events hosted by a Tastes & Traditions Expert on select voyages
  • FREE Atlas Ocean Voyages backpack
  • FREE use of marina water toys on select voyages
*Available on Antarctica and select Arctic expeditions
Call your Travel Advisor or one of our adventure specialists at 1-844-44ATLAS (28527) for more information.
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