The 7 day French Italian connection charter
Day 1 – Genoa to Portofino
Land at Genoa Airport and join the boat in Genoa port by limousine, approximately 30 minutes drive. Settle in on board and cruise to Portofino and spend the rest of the day ashore, exploring this world-famous yet quaint fishing port and its attractive neighbours, Santa Margherita and Rapallo. Another possibility is to spend the day in Sestri Levante. Unlike Portofino, Sestri has had very little publicity and is a very pleasant and relaxing town with good restaurants, hotels and more important perhaps, an excellent shopping quarter. Return to Portofino for the evening, dining at the Pitosforo restaurant, or at the renowned Hotel Splendido which overlooks the port.
Distance to travel 12 nm
Day 2 – Portofino
Enjoy the day in the ‘Saint Tropez’ of Italy while shopping. Visit the many spas and boutiques; enjoy an afternoon on one of Italy’s oldest and most beautiful golf courses, dinner in the beautiful town of Portofino.
Spa Arrangements at the Hotel Splendido Portofino:
Face & Body Treatments from 130 to 190 EUR
Massages from 145 to 400 EUR
Hair & Beauty Treatments from 50 to 70 EUR
Lunch or Dinner at ‘LA TERRAZZA’ at the Hotel Splendido – Menu
You will find one of the oldest and most prestigious golf clubs in Italy, Rapallo Golf & Tennis Club, just a ten-minute drive from the hotel. The club has hosted great champions and VIPs since 1929. This varied course is nestled amidst ancient trees and panoramic landscapes. Hole 7 is extremely picturesque, set against the backdrop of the Monastery of Valle Christi, which dates to 1400. The clubhouse is very comfortable and has an acclaimed restaurant.
Day 3 – Portofino to Monaco
Enjoy the day in vibrant Monaco. Visit Monte Carlo and the famous Casino, indulge in an afternoon of shopping and have dinner in one of Monaco’s world famous restaurants. Dine on board, your chef will prepare you a delicious meal made with the freshest local ingredients whilst you take in views of the spectacular port. A private guided tour of Monaco, for 5 hours, is around 580 EUR.
Distance to travel 83 nm
Day 4 – Monaco to Villefranche
Breakfast on board the yacht in Monaco followed by onward sailing around St Jean Cap Ferrat and Beaulieu to your next destination, Villefranche. Anchor off the beautiful bay of this picturesque village where you can enjoy snorkelling, swimming, sun bathing or a visit of the charming town. A customised tour from the port of Villefranche takes around 7 hours and costs approximately 600 EUR.
Distance to travel 6 nm
Day 5 – Villefranche to Cannes
Sailing towards Cannes, stop at les Iles de Lerins for snorkelling, look out for octopus and barracuda, or if you prefer make the most of Cannes’ iconic sandy beaches and upmarket boutiques. Finish the afternoon with your favourite cocktails followed by dinner on board the yacht overlooking the coastal line of Cannes.
Distance to travel 16 nm
Day 6 – Cannes to Saint Tropez
Breakfast on board the yacht while cruising along the Cote d’Azur. Spend the afternoon in the beautiful village of Saint Tropez and have your evening meal on land where you will find contemporary French restaurants using the finest Mediterranean ingredients in beautifully decorated surrounds. A private guided tour of Saint Tropez for 9 hours is around 850 EUR.
Distance to travel 24 nm
Day 7 – Saint Tropez
Relax and make the most of your final morning on board the yacht sunbathing, or have a go at one of the many water sport activities on offer from Seabobs and wakeboards to paddleboards and jet skis. These toys are available for the duration of your charter so enjoy them as much as you like!
Disembark and transfer to Nice airport in the afternoon.