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French Riviera and Grand Transatlantic Cruise & Tour

From $2249 (was $4498)

27 Days

Includes all meals on cruise

Passport Required

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French Riviera and Grand Transatlantic Cruise & Tour

Tour Starts: Nice

Tour Ends: Miami

Day 1 & 2

Arrive in Nice, France

After an overnight flight, arrive in Nice. Join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (D)

Novotel Airport Nice or similar

Day 3

Nice, France

Today enjoy a panoramic tour of the glamorous capital of French Riviera. See Promenade of Anglais and the Notre Dame de Nice. Then explore Nice’s Old Town and stop at "marché aux fleurs" the flower market. (B)

Novotel Airport Nice or similar

Day 4

Monaco, Monaco

Travel to Monaco, the world's second smallest country! Marvel at the old stone Monaco Cathedral, Princess Grace's final resting place. Soak in the city's aura of wealth and glamour during the included city tour. Discover the luxurious Monte Carlo and its world renowned F1 Circuit. (B)

Novotel Airport Nice or similar

Day 5

Genoa, Italy and Embarkation

Transfer to the MSC Divina, your floating hotel for the next 3 weeks.

Day 6

Civitavecchia/Rome, Italy (7:00 AM–6:00 PM)

Endless adventures await you in Rome. Gaze at the masterpieces of the Vatican or walk into the past with visits to the Roman Forum, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and Piazza Navona.

Day 7

Marseille, France (12:00 PM–6:00 PM)

Amongst Marseille's many terracotta-roofed buildings lie lots of intriguing sights, including the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de la Garde and Parc Longchamp with its beautiful palace.

Day 8

Barcelona, Spain (8:00 AM–6:00 PM)

Barcelona is a modern, sophisticated city with a cultural heart dating back to the Middle Ages. Art museums, the spectacular cathedral built by James II in 1298, and Gaudi’s modernist style of architecture in the Gothic Quarter, including Sagrada Familia church, leave no shortage of sites to visit.

Day 9

At Sea

Unwind and explore your cruise ship, the MSC Divina, as the journey continues.

Day 10

Cádiz, Spain (8:00 AM–6:00 PM)

Cádiz has retained its historic appearance, with quaint but well-preserved ancient streets and Moorish architecture, all infused with the easygoing personality of southern Spain.

Day 11

Lisbon, Portugal (9:00 AM–6:00 PM)

The Portuguese maritime voyages of discovery turned Lisbon into one of the world’s great ports and the center of an empire that stretched from Brazil in the west to India in the east. Marvel at Lisbon’s sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and countless historic sites!

Day 12 & 13

At Sea

The experienced crew is at your disposal to help with suggestions; the daily newsletter outlines the shipboard amenities and countless activities and entertainment variety each day. A multitude of dining options lets you enjoy meals the way you like: from a casual buffet, to relaxed dining in your stateroom with room service, and fine dining in the formal dining room are all included.

Day 14 & 15

Overnight in the Port of Ponta Delgada, Azores (8:00 AM–2:00 PM next day)

After a few days at sea, you’ll reach the Azores, a group of nine volcanic islands belonging to Portugal and located in the mid-Atlantic Ocean, 930 miles west of Lisbon. They are said to be all that remain of the lost continent of Atlantis. Ponta Delgada is the largest town in the Azores. Enjoy one and a half days on this beautiful island. Join an optional excursion to explore the island - one of the highlights are the panoramic views over Sete Cidades Crater.

Day 16-18

At Sea

Recreate the glory of past days as you sail across the Atlantic Ocean and relive the nostalgic Golden Age of Trans-Oceanic travel.

Day 19-21

2 Overnights in the Port of King's Wharf, Bermuda (6:00 PM Day 19 – 12:00 PM Day 21)

Enjoy two and half days in Bermuda, a British Overseas Territory with a temperate climate and pink sand beaches. Made famous by its namesake shorts, popular sightseeing includes the charming capital, Hamilton. Founded in 1788, it is a picturesque harbor city graced with shops, museums, galleries, and gardens. There is also the Royal Naval Dockyard, home to the British fleet until 1951, now a major island attraction.

Day 22

At Sea

Relax and enjoy the fabulous on-board amenities once more at your own pace.

Day 23

New York (Arrive 8:00 AM) Day

INCLUDED NEW YORK EXPERIENCE: Welcome to New York! We have an exciting day planned for you and the best part is - it is all included. Sit back and relax during a 1-hour boat tour and enjoy unparalleled views of Manhattan’s iconic skyline and landmarks, including the Freedom Tower, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. In the afternoon, visit the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, a place of remembrance, which tells the story of the events of 9/11 through artifacts that range in scale from the monumental to the intimate, as well as through first-person accounts and multimedia displays.

Day 24

New York Leisure Day (Depart 6:00 PM)

Another full day in New York - join the optional city tour and discover the Big Apple including the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Rockefeller Center, and many more.

Day 25 & 26

At Sea

After two exciting days in New York, lean back and relax on-board your luxurious cruise ship for two more days at sea.

Day 27

Disembark in Miami and Depart for Home

Your vacation comes to an end, but you'll depart for home with new friends and memories to reflect on for years to come!

Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tours vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.