The French and Italian rivieras are some of the most glittering stretches of the Mediterranean, a world of ports filled with yachts and hotels that still evoke the languid leisure that captivated F. Scott Fitzgerald and others. There is, however, a fascinating world beyond the glitz and glamour, and Grand Circle Cruise Line’s 15-day The Rivieras: France, Italy & the Isles lets you experience the rivieras like a local, with resident Program Directors who introduce travelers—in two groups of no more than 25—to both the famous highlights and hidden gems of the region. You’ll discover the ports of Nice, Porto Venere, Marina di Carrara, and Bastia through daily shore excursions. And a Home-Hosted Visit on Elba Island in a more intimate group of your fellow travelers proves to be one of the highlights of this trip with the chance it offers to experience the warmth of an Italian welcome.
When you join Grand Circle, you won’t simply get a cruise director—your Program Director will be with you from the beginning of your trip until the end, on land and on water, and will enhance your exploration with the kind of insight and passion that only a local can provide on everything from controversial topics to recommendations on how to spend your free time.