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Arrive in Nice / Monte-Carlo

Tour begins: 6:30 PM, Fairmont Monte Carlo. A transfer is included from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport to the Fairmont Monte Carlo in Monaco. Your hotel is in the heart of Monte-Carlo, where the Principality is right at your doorstep....


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A day in magical Monte-Carlo

You’ll discover much more about Monaco this morning when you get a taste of what life is like on the chic French Riviera during a walking tour of Monte-Carlo and a visit to the royal palace and gardens in Monaco-Ville. The remainder of the day...


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Nice, Saint-Paul-de-Vence & embark Le Ponant

Depart Monte-Carlo and travel along the French Riviera to Nice, where you’ll take a walking tour; see see landmarks that recall the days when Czarist aristocrats and British royals wintered here including the Promenade des Anglais along the seafront...


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Exploring Napoleon's Elba

Le Ponant in the Mediterranean cruises to the island of Elba and the secluded harbor of Portoferraio. Today you'll learn about the isolated life of Napoleon Bonaparte on Elba, who spent a brief exile here in 1814 prior to his daring escape....


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Corsica's hidden harbor of Bonifacio

Sail into the nearly hidden Corsican port of Bonifacio with a deep, narrow harbor sitting at the base of sheer limestone cliffs – a highlight of most Mediterranean cruises. Your entrance into the harbor aboard Le Ponant will be remembered...


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Island life on Ponza & cruising

Arrive on Ponza, the largest island in Italy’s Pontine Archipelago. Some of the island's most recognizable sights include dramatic coves and cliffs, while the main town features yellow and pink houses, and a harbor full of fishing boats. Spend...


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Spectacular Amalfi Coast & Ravello or Positano

Le Ponant anchors and you travel by Zodiac to the picturesque town of Amalfi – with two different sightseeing excursions to choose from. You can explore today on a guided walk in Amalfi, including a drive on the mountainous route along...


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Lipari & fiery Stromboli in the Aeolians

The largest of the Aeolian Islands, Lipari sits on red volcanic rock and looks like “a wall of bronze” according to the Greek poet Homer. Archaeological remains found have yielded clues to civilizations which date to 1700 BC, including...


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Cliff-top Taormina or Mount Etna on Sicily

Anchor in Giardini-Naxos, a lovely beach resort, and transfer ashore by Zodiac for a choice of sightseeing excursion. First possibility is a visit to Taormina, a terraced town clinging to high cliffs on the east coast of Sicily with Mt. Etna towering...


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A day well spent on Malta

Early this morning Le Ponant docks in the Grand Harbour (Port of Valletta) where you’ll disembark. Rich in historic treasures, Valletta was founded by the Knights of St. John in the 16th century.  A guided tour of Malta includes...


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Journey home

Tour ends: Valletta, Malta. A transfer from Phoenicia Hotel Malta to Malta International Airport is included. Please allow 3 hours for flight check-in.


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