Glitz and Glamour of the French Riviera
A no-fly cruise from Liverpool
The sun-kissed splendour of the French Riviera is yours to enjoy, as you cruise aboard Fred. Olsen’s Boudicca to luxurious destinations - see historic Toulon and its beautiful Old Town, before enjoying a morning in Nice, perhaps wandering along the palm-lined Promenade des Anglais - the perfect way to prepare for an exciting call into Monaco. Here you can indulge yourself at world-famous restaurants and glamourous casinos. Cannes - home of the world-famous international film festival - is your final call on the Riviera, where you can sample the movie-star lifestyle with a stroll along La Croisette - the ‘catwalk by the sea’. You’ll also sail to Spain and Portugal, visiting four stylish cities.
- 16 nights cruise on Boudicca
- 47 meals: 16 breakfasts (days 2-17) 15 lunches (days 2-16) 16 dinners (days 1-16)
- Included onboard drinks package
- Exclusive Titan drinks party on board
- Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
- 4 formal nights during cruise
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Embarkation assistance by Titan staff
- Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
- Port taxes
Day 1 - Liverpool
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Liverpool, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Boudicca (3T+) in preparation for a late evening sailing.
Days 2-3 - At sea
Time to familiarise yourself with the extensive facilities on board Boudicca as we sail into the Atlantic. Take a dip in one of the two pools or catch up with friends in the Observatory Lounge.
Day 4 - Lisbon, Portugal
Boudicca arrives in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, this afternoon. One of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Lisbon entrances visitors with its wealth of grand buildings, from baroque churches and palaces to art nouveau facades and striking contemporary architecture. Perhaps visit the Jeronimos Monastery, last resting place of Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, the UNESCO-listed Belem Tower, built in 1515 to protect the city’s harbour or the superb collection of modern art at the Berardo Collection Museum. In between sightseeing, relax in one of Lisbon’s many cafes and try a pastel de nata - a traditional egg-custard tart. We leave Lisbon late tonight.
Days 5-6 - At sea
There’s live music and cabaret shows to keep you entertained as we sail into the Mediterranean, or you could just relax with a chilled drink on the Sun Deck.
Day 7 - Barcelona, Spain
This morning we’re in the cosmopolitan Catalan capital of Barcelona, where you have the whole day to explore at your own pace. The city is renowned for its distinctive architecture, such as Gaudi’s wonderful Sagrada Familia church and Palau Güell mansion, and its many museums and galleries. Away from the city centre, there are several sandy beaches, perfect for a spell of sunbathing.
Day 8 - Toulon, France
With a beautiful natural harbour and surrounding hills topped by forts, Toulon has long been one of France’s main naval bases. Explore the old town, with its Romanesque cathedral, ornate fountains, and wonderful open-air market selling fresh local produce and learn about the city’s rich seafaring history at the Maritime Museum.
Day 9 - Nice - Monte Carlo, Monaco
Set on the spectacular Baie des Anges, Nice, the ‘Queen of the Côte d’Azur’, is a truly beautiful city, adorned with classic Belle Époque architecture and a long, curving pebble beach. Take a leisurely stroll along the famous palm-fringed Promenade des Anglais or admire the artworks on show in museums dedicated to Matisse and Chagall. Later this afternoon we sail on to the tiny principality of Monaco, famous for its ostentatious wealth and glamour, its grand casino and the prestigious annual Grand Prix. Points of interest include the Prince’s Palace, official residence of the Monégasque ruler and the Oceanographic Museum, which houses a vast aquarium containing a variety of shark, turtle and fish species.
Day 10 - Cannes, France
Famous worldwide for its annual Film Festival, Cannes is the epitome of Riviera glitz and glamour. Enjoy a walk along the seaside Promenade de la Croisette, lined with luxury hotels and boutiques and explore the cobbled maze of winding lanes in Le Suquet, the old town of Cannes. Meanwhile, a short ferry trip will take you to the island of St Marguerite and Fort Royal, where the mysterious Man in the Iron Mask was held prisoner by Louis XIV. We leave Cannes late tonight. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 11 - Mahon, Menorca
Menorca became a British possession in 1713, and the new rulers moved the capital of Menorca to Mahon because of its large natural harbour. The British built Fort Marlborough here, which is worth a visit, while also of interest is the Menorca Museum, housed in a 15th century monastery, which chronicles the island’s history from Roman times onwards, and the Church of Santa Maria, famous for its remarkable four-keyboard organ, built in 1807.
Day 12 - At sea
A chance to unwind on board Boudicca today, perhaps taking advantage of the spa centre facilities or relaxing by the pool.
Day 13 - Cadiz, Spain
Standing on Andalusia’s Atlantic coast, Cadiz is one of Western Europe's most ancient cities, founded by the Phoenicians more than 3000 years ago. The city centre is a joy to explore with a fascinating Old Town where you’ll find the elaborate baroque cathedral, built between 1722 and 1838, and the remains of the Roman Theatre.
Days 14-16 - At sea
Two full days at sea as we head back towards the UK, with time to relax in the company of your fellow travellers and enjoy the onboard entertainment.
Day 17 Liverpool
We disembark after breakfast and you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.