Culinary & Cultural Discoveries Between Tuscany, Southern France & Spain

Culinary & Cultural Discoveries Between Tuscany, Southern France & Spain

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Lucca, the treasure chest of Tuscany
The trade in precious silks is what originally made Lucca rich. When you take a stroll along the 16th-century town wall in the shade of old plane trees, the grandeur of composer Giacomo Puccini’s birthplace really becomes apparent. In the centre, which is almost free of cars, an opulent panorama unfolds made up of Roman lanes, churches and cupolas, wide squares and stately town palaces.

Artful and ornate – Florence
Florence is a synthesis of the arts: From the smallest relief to the largest palazzo, from the Uffizi Gallery to the street painter, the Tuscan metropolis offers an abundance of art. The historical trade hub owes its riches in art and architecture to the Medici family, who promoted artists like Botticelli and Michelangelo and erected impressive architectural gems such as the Basilica di San Lorenzo.

Living Provencal style in Aix
Its successful blend of baroque elegance and a lively student scene is one of the reasons why Aix-enProvence ranks amongst France’s top five of the most popular places to live. Stroll under the old plane trees of the famous Cours Mirabeau for a taste of this Provençal capital’s history; its main boulevard is lined with small bistros and antique shops, elegant residences, fountains and boutiques.

Little Venice in Languedoc: Sète
To one side the blue of the lagoon, as smooth as glass, and the Mediterranean Sea opposite: Sète has found itself a comfortable spot by the water. With its colourful facades, the canals and bridges, the harbour town is considered the “Venice of Languedoc”. On its main canal, the Canal Royal, you can dine like a king – especially the local oysters are a treat!

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Culinary & Cultural Discoveries Between Tuscany, Southern France & Spain
Vessel Type: Tall Ship (Sailing) Length: 105 metres Passenger Capacity: 96 Built: 2001 Launched in 2001, Sea Cloud II is a stunning vessel, built along traditional lines, but offering deluxe accommodation. She combines timeless elegance of sailing ships of the past with the highest safety standards and the luxurious comfort of modern cruise ships. Just like her legendary sister ship Sea Cloud, the 29,600 square feet of sails is set by hand which is a truly magical sight. Built to accommodate 96 passengers in five star luxury, she offers a range of beautifully appointed suites and cabins which are furnished with great style. All accommodations have outside views and the bathrooms, in light marble, are unusually spacious and extremely comfortable. The finest, carefully chosen fabrics, combined with leather, rattan and other materials, brass and gold, precious woods and marble together create an impressive ensemble. No expense has been spared to create a sympathetic ambience in both the accommodations and public areas and this is reflected throughout the vessel. Public areas include an elegant lounge, library, fitness centre, boutique, lido bar and hospital. The single sitting dining room is airy and modern and the quality of the cuisine and service will be to the highest of standards, as one would expect on a Sea Cloud cruise. Relax on the Lido deck and experience the natural grandeur of travelling under sail, rekindling memories of a bygone age. Please note deck and suite plans are indicative only and may vary slightly.


Day 1 - Day 1 Naples/Italy
Day 2 - Day 2 At sea
Day 3 - Day 3 Livorno/Italy
Day 4 - Day 4 Imperia/Italy
Day 5 - Day 5 Antibes/France
Day 6 - Day 6 Sanary-sur-Mer/France
Day 7 - Day 7 Sète/France
Day 8 - Day 8 Barcelona/Spain
Day 9 - Day 9 Tarragona/Spain
Day 10 - Day 10 Valencia/Spain
Day 11 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

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    • Lucca, the treasure chest of Tuscany
    • Artful and ornate – Florence
    • Living Provencal style in Aix
    • Little Venice in Languedoc: Sète