As its name suggests, this speciality restaurant majors in the likes of marbled steaks and meaty lobster tails. You’ve also got other meat and fish options, as well as plenty to satisfy a vegetarian palate. You’ll pay a cover charge to eat dinner here.
Marella Discovery’s main eatery is a big, stylish venue, finished in the colours of the sand and the sea. Daytime meals here come with a side-order of sea views, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, and a grand double staircase leads up to a separate eatery.
Festival food stalls and iconic British beach huts provided the inspiration for this grab ‘n’ go eatery. This means you can expect to pick up things like bacon butties for breakfast, and sweet chilli chicken wings, mezze salads and focaccia sandwiches in the afternoon.
The roll call of residents here includes none other than Napoleon Bonaparte. The exiled French leader escaped after 9 months, but once you clock the forested mountains,…Time in port: 07:00 - 18:00 | Tender to shore
You’ll wave Portoferraio goodbye as we head off for a panoramic tour of this beautiful Mediterranean isle, making short stops to admire the beautiful bays of Biodola and Procchio. Our first main stop is at the charming old fishing town of Marina di Campo. You’ll have time to explore its pretty port, painted houses and Pisan tower, which was once used as a watch point. From here, we’ll drive along the south coast road, with another short stop to take photos of the bays of Lacona, Laconella and Golfo Stella. We’ll then take you to Porto Azzurro where you’ll have free time to wander the port town, which is dominated by an ancient Spanish fortress. It’s also home to a pretty fisherman’s harbour and numerous shops selling minerals and crystals.
This tour teams up a visit to the pretty village of Porto Azzurro with wine tasting at a vineyard that was frequented by Napolean. You’ll leave Portoferraio – Elba’s capital – behind and enjoy a scenic drive, with breathtaking views over the bays of Lacona, Laconella and Golfo Stella along the way. Your first stop is Porto Azzurro, the island’s second port where, after a brief introduction from your guide, you’ll have free time to explore its shops, medieval fortress and picturesque harbour at your own pace. It’s then time for the second half of your excursion at the countryside winery of La Chiusa – a beautiful vineyard overlooking the Med. You’ll take a tour of the estate’s cellar to learn how the wine is produced. The cellar, country house, walls and mini chapel here all date back to the 1700’s and Napoleon visited the winery on two occasions. Before we head back to base, you’ll sample the wine in gardens looking out over the sea and also enjoy a sample of snacks like bruschetta and local cheese.
In May 1814, Napoleon was exiled to this tiny isle for 300 days and this tour traces the history of this famous figurehead with a visit to one of his two island residences, both of which are now museums. Depending on the day you go, you’ll either visit his town residence, Villa dei Mulini or his countryside residence, Villa San Martino. At his town house, in Portoferraio city centre, you’ll see his study, reception hall, bedroom and library. And if you head to the countryside residence, his Room of the Doves, Egyptian Room and beautiful manicured gardens are on the agenda. Just so you know there’s an uphill walk to reach both sites. Afterwards, we’ll take you to Porto Azzurro, where you’ll have time to explore this port town’s medieval fortress, fishing harbour and shops.
Packed with houses in pink, yellow and amber, La Spezia’s your gateway to Le Cinque Terre region and drop dead gorgeous Portofino. Prepare to be enchanted.
Leave La Spezia in the afternoon and enjoy the gorgeous Tuscan countryside en route to Pisa. The drive will take around an hour and when you get to the coach park you’ll walk to Miracle Square. Here, your guide will be waiting to greet you before leading you on a walking tour of the ‘Campo dei Miracoli’, one of the most beautiful squares in the world. See the 13th-century cathedral with its Tuscan-Romanesque facade and its interior, thought to be Muslim inspired. Check out the Baptistery, built between 1153 and 1278. And, of course, clap eyes on one of the most recognisable sights in the world - the Leaning Tower of Pisa, where Galileo conducted his gravity experiments. After your guided tour, enjoy some time to yourself before meeting up with your escort and returning to the ship.
The city of art, Florence has lots to offer, from grand old Renaissance churches to timeworn Medieval streets. An escort will accompany you to the city, where you’ll meet your official guide. The historical centre is now a pedestrian zone and this is where your sightseeing begins. Clap eyes on the orange-roofed Duomo and weave your way through the pretty maze of streets to the Gothic Old Palace with its ornate courtyard. You’ll get to see Ponte Vecchio, too, the only bridge in Florence to survive the World War II bombings. After that, you’ll have some free time to explore, whether you want to visit the galleries or just enjoy a bowl of linguine in the sunshine. Afterwards, you’ll head for your second city of the day – Pisa. This place is home to the famous Leaning Tower, which is up there with iconic landmarks like Big Ben and the Statue of Liberty.
Like to do your own thing? Been to Florence before and want to explore it again at your own pace? Then this flexible option is the perfect choice. Take this transfer to Florence and a local escort will be there to assist you, offer up advice and point you in the direction of the main sights. After that, you’re free to explore the city. Perhaps you’ll head for the sights you missed last time. Hit the shops maybe. Or just pull up a pew in an open-air café and people-watch in the sun. Don’t forget to check with your escort regarding pick-up time and place.
Monaco, despite being the most densely populated country in the world, is just a fraction of the size of the Isle of Wight. You’ll find this pint-sized nation in a prime…Time in port: 07:00 - 18:00
On this tour, you can cover off the sights of both Monaco and Monte Carlo in one trip. After a short drive from the port to the centre of Monaco’s old town, your guide will take you on a walk around the cobblestone streets in the area. They’ll point out the grand façade of the Oceanographic Museum, the Saint Nicholas Cathedral and the Prince’s Palace along the way. You’ll then have some free time to explore, before getting back on the bus to travel to Monte Carlo. Then, it’s a 15-minute stroll up to Place du Casino – a square edged by the iconic Monte Carlo Casino, the luxurious Hotel de Paris and glass-fronted designer stores like Cartier and Piaget. Your guide will explain a little about the area, before giving you time to look around. Do a bit of window shopping, try your luck in the casino, or ogle the Ferraris and Lamborghinis parked outside, before walking to the bus for the drive back to the port.
When you think of the south of France, some of the big-hitter spots that come to mind are Nice, Monaco and Monte Carlo. On this tour, you can tick off all three in a day. To kick things off, you’ll get a coach from Monaco to Nice, ready for a walk around the old town. Your guide will be with you to point out the sights and, after, you’ll have some time to look around, or grab some lunch in one of the pretty squares. After, you’ll get back on the coach and head back to Monaco. Your time in the wealthy principality starts in the old town, where your guide will help you spot Saint Nicholas Cathedral, the Prince’s Palace and the Oceanographic Museum. You’ll have a bit of free time before going back to the coach, which you can use to look inside the cathedral, or sip a coffee in a street-side café. The final stop is at Monte Carlo’s Casino Square. Your guide will give you an overview of the area, before leaving you to explore. Walk the route of the Formula 1 race track, pose in front of the casino, or treat yourself to a cocktail at the luxurious Hotel de Paris, before getting the coach back to the port.
Today, you’ll get to see some of Nice’s standout sights during this snapshot city tour. You’ll kick things off with an hour’s journey from the port in Monaco to Nice, where you’ll hop on an eco-friendly electric trolley train. You’ll then set off for a guided drive to the city’s old quarter. On the way, you’ll travel down the Promenade de Anglais – a seven-kilometre-long road that runs along the city’s waterfront. When you arrive, you’ll have some free time to explore on your own. This 17th-century maze of cobbled streets and alleyways is filled with shops and open-air markets, which you can browse for souvenirs like bottles of red wine, ceramic bowls and olive oil sets. Architecture and history buffs can also stroll over to the Cathedrale Sainte Reparate. This Baroque national monument opened its doors in 1685, and you can snap some photos of its gold-gilded altar and artwork during your visit. When you’re done, you’ll take the trolley train back to the coach, which will be waiting to start the return journey to the port.
Fusing French Riviera glam with the feel of a traditional old town, Toulon is your gorgeous gateway to the Côte d’Azur.
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Time in port: 09:00 - 18:00
Once a sleepy fishing village, St Tropez was catapulted onto the world map in the 1950’s by legends like Brigitte Bardot and Sacha Distel. They turned it into the French Riviera’s chic capital and these days it’s home to the crème de la crème in film and fashion. There are far more luxury yachts than fishing boats moored at the beautiful harbour. After an hour-and-a-half drive from the port, enjoy a guided walk from the waterfront through the old streets. Take a look at the pink and yellow houses, which have been converted into fashionable cafes and pastry shops. You’ll see Place des Lices, too, where lots of celebs play petanque in the summer. Then you’ll get around two hours’ free time for a little retail therapy or a laid-back lunch. Later on, make a brief visit to charming Port Grimaud, also known as the Little Venice of France. This unique resort looks like a traditional Mediterranean fishing village but in actual fact it’s a modern complex of luxury villas and houses linked by a network of canals, neat little bridges and narrow alleys.
“He who has seen Paris and not Cassis has seen nothing.” Even if this saying by French poet Frederic Mistral seems exaggerated, it still reflects the interest of this little seaside resort at the foot of the Cape Canaille cliff. A former Roman trading post, Cassis is every bit the charmer with its café-lined quays, jagged little coves and sun-blushed beaches. Your coach will drop you off at the top of Cassis, where you'll board a mini-train to take you to the bay area. When you get to this friendly little town, enjoy a short introduction from your guide, then spend some free time getting to know the place, shopping in the boutiques or relaxing in the cafes. Later on, taking the mini train back to the top of Cassis, you’ll re-board the coaches for the drive back to Toulon. If the weather allows it, we'll even to drive to Gineste Hills, a stunning view point, famous in these areas - Make sure you pack your camera for this one.
With its pretty pink and white houses, Sanary Sur Mer gives you a real flavour of Provence. Stroll along the 11th-century harbour, where local boules players share a joke and fishermen sell off their catch at the daily market. The nearby town of Bandol is a real treat, too, with its elegant palm-lined promenade packed with cafés and boutiques. It’s a great place to get your hands on fantastic local produce. Keep an eye out for the wine that comes from the vineyards backing this oh-so-sophisticated resort.
Ibiza’s capital is the antidote to wild resorts like San Antonio and Playa D’en Bossa. Its old quarter has earned a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list, and it’shaloed…Time in port: 12:00 - 22:00
Discover a variety of Ibizan landscapes as you drive from the port into the countryside. On your first stop learn the art of pottery you’ll get to watch a demonstration from one of the craftsmen before having the chance to do some souvenir shopping, too. You’ll get a chance to visit Puig de Misa, a hilltop church which was originally built as a fort. Next up is the treasures of Ibiza - Santa Eulalia, a favourite haunt of painters, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the new promenade, lined with open-air cafes, restaurants and art galleries. From here, the tour takes you across fertile farmland, over hills, along cliffs and finally down to an unexpected placid sea. Just to let you know... you’ll get 1.5 hrs free time in Santa Eulalia. Don’t forget to bring your beach wear to enjoy the lovely beach of Santa Eulalia during your free time.
You’ll experience the best of the White Isle on this day out. It starts with a visit to the Salinas salt flats where, millennia ago, locals made a living trading what was known as ‘white gold’. The town of San Jose is up next. It’s a typically Ibizan settlement of whitewashed buildings and cobbled streets. You’ll enjoy a quick walking tour, and you’ll have some time to wander around on your own, too. Afterwards, it’s on to the famous resort of San Antonio, where you’ll be free to roam the palm-lined promenade that skirts the harbour. Swapping town for countryside, you’ll drive to San Miguel and Portinatx later on, and there’ll also be a photo stop in the bohemian village of San Carlos. The last pit stop is in Santa Eulalia. Remember to bring your camera, because you’re in for cinematic views of the island from the hilltop church of Puig de Missa.
This ticket gets you entry to Ibiza’s biggest waterpark. You’ll take a scenic drive to Aguamar, in the island’s popular resort of Playa d’en Bossa. You’ll find something for everyone at this place. If you want to swim or sunbathe, there’s a huge arc-shaped pool in the centre, with smaller paddling pools around it and a line-up of sunbeds around its edge. When you want to up the ante, the collection of slides includes an eight-lane racer, a kamikaze-style drop slide, and The Black Hole, which requires you to double up in two-person dinghies. There’s an on-site café, too, so you can refuel once you’ve worked up an appetite.