The southern coast of France is a land full of historical treasures. Vast and impressive medieval castles, opulent palaces and well-preserved Roman monuments vie for your attention alongside the stunning natural scenery of the French Riviera. With Voyages to Antiquity’s shore excursions you will explore the fascinating history of French Catharism at the magnificent fortified town of Carcassonne, marvel at the Papal palace in Avignon, home of the papacy from 1309 to 1377, and relax at Villefranche on a cruise along the Côte d'Azur, one of the world’s premier holiday destinations.
Sail to Florence, Pisa and Elba, before cruising to Corsica, where Bonifacio and Ajaccio await. Continue onward to Spain and Cadiz before completing your journey in Seville.
Cruise from Seville to the great Portuguese cities of Lisbon and Oporto, and the inspiring cathedral at Santiago de Compostela in Spain. You will also have the opportunity to taste wine in Bordeaux, visit the old quarter of La Rochelle, St Catherine's Church in Honfleur and the charming Channel Island of Guernsey.
From sherry tasting in Jerez and the remarkable architecture of Barcelona, to elegant evenings in the South of France and the Italian Riviera, this voyage takes you to some of most historic ports and stylish cities in the Mediterranean, including a maiden visit to Tarragona in Spain as well as the treasures of Florence.