Join a luxury gay cruise and sail the Meditteranean on board the Royal Clipper, the only five-masted, full-rigged sailing ship. It’s a suitably glamorous vessel to be sailing in as we explore the most glamorous places in the Mediterranean. We’ll depart from Cannes, one of France’s most attractive cities.
On our travels, we’ll visit Etruscan ruins in Lerici and also Elba, the former home of Napoleon when he was in exile (before his dastardly escape). We’ll also visit Portoferraio, stunning beaches in Corsica and super glamorous Monte Carlo.
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- 24th September 2020 Thursday
Group Trip Breakdown
Day 2: Cannes
Today we’ll set out on a sightseeing tour of the city. You’ll see why Cannes is hailed as one of France’s most aesthetically pleasing cities.
Day 3: Cannes
Cannes was made popular by the British nobility. Tired of their dreary castles and long English winters, they made sunny Cannes the place to be. Every year the international jet set flock to the city for the Cannes Film Festival.
Day 4: Lerici, Italy
Lerici is another town made famous by the English, in this case the romantic poets Lord Byron and Percy Shelly. Lord Byron, who was lame, once swam to Bay of Portovenere. Feel free to give it a try while you’re in town!
Day 5: Portoferraio (Elba), Italy
Portoferraio was once the prison of exiled emperor Napoleon. He almost succeeded in conquering the world but didn’t quite make it – certainly deserves an A+ for effort. He spent 300 days gazing over the remains of the Etruscan civilisation. He eventually escaped and almost succeeded in conquering the world – again.
Day 6: Palombaggia / Bonifacio, Corsica, France
We’ll visit one of the best beaches in Europe, Palombaggia. Then, we’ll head to the harbour of Bonifacio and visit the ancient citadel town.
Day 7: Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
Alghero is a stunning medieval city in Sardinia. You’ll find many great bars and restaurants in its historic centre. Curiously, a medieval Catalan dialect is still spoken here even though the Iberian presence ended three hundred years ago.
Day 8: Ajaccio, Corsica, France
The white sand beaches of Porticcio are well worth exploring. Over in Ajaccio, we’ll catch another glimpse of Napoleon – he was born here in 1769. You can visit his childhood home.
Day 9: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Monte Carlo is the playground of royalty, movie stars and even the home Shirley Bassey. In other words, it’s a byword for glamour and money.
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- Visit Cannes
- Visit Napoleon’s birthplace and also the place he was exiled
- See Etruscan ruins
- Visit Monte Carlo
- Explore Sardinia