Italy and France
Italy and France
Embarkation in Monte Carlo and navigation till Saint-Tropez. It is a beautiful harbour surrounded by fancy bars and restaurants that is one of the prime locations for luxury yacht charter in France. It became popular to the public with the release of Roger Vadim's 'Et Dieu…créa la femme' starring Brigitte Bardot and it enjoys since then a reputation as most visited harbour of the rich and famous.
During your second day of your charter you may like go ashore and go shopping in Cannes or Golfe Juan. Alternatively nearby you ban find Isles de Lérins, a group of four islands that include the Île de Saint-Honorat and the Île Sainte-Marguerite. The islands are also a great location for enjoying a wide range of water-sports.
The coastline between the seaside towns of Villefranche, Beaulieu and Cap-Ferrat is perfect place for stopping for lunch. You can leave late afternoon for Monaco and after dinner go ashore to enjoy the casino.
Fourth day of navigation you can visit Italy. The small village of Portofino is very charming and picturesque and its waters are famous for their many dolphins as well as the subterranean statue of 'Christ of the Abyss'. On the other side you can find small fishing village of Camogli, while the nearby port of Santa Margherita Ligure is home to some excellent restaurants.
The Cinque Terre is a rugged stretch of the Italian Riviera and is a highly recommended destination for any charter in Italy. They comprises five picturesque villages and their surrounding hills, all of which make up the Cinque Terre National Park. You can enjoy the evening anchored in the nearby village of Portovenere.
Start you charter to Tuscan island of Elba, which is well known for its historical connections with Napoleon. Elba's coastline offers small inlets and safe anchorage, most of which enjoy large expanses of beach and the island is a great location for both cultural and recreational activities including hiking, swimming, diving and snorkeling.
Spend your day exploring the Tuscan Archipelago. The Island of Capraia has a couple of delightful anchorages and a number of exquisite beaches. At the beggining it was an agricultural colony, but from 1986 most of the island has been designated as a national park. The nearby Island of Giglio is also well worth a visit, especially for those who venture to the ancient, walled village and castle of Castello.
Your last day of yacht charter finishes in Italy and you can spend your final day enjoying the delights of Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole. They are both wonderfully picturesque and they offer great shopping in their many markets. From here you can drive to Rome is approximately one hour.