Ideal for Summer Season
Discover the beauty of Italy and southern France on this two-week itinerary. Taking you to some of the most beautiful locations in the French and Italian Rivieras, you'll see sights you'll never forget. From 15th century citadels to incredible natural waterfalls, there is something for everyone on this charter itinerary. Pack all your essentials and prepare to begin your break at the Italian location of Positano.
- Day 1
PositanoDistance: 15 nm*
Nestled into the cliff on the Amalfi Coast, Positano is a popular holiday destination in its own right. With steep winding streets and a stretch of pebbled beach, this historic location rich in tradition and wonder is a great way to start your vacation. The beige, yellow, pink, and terracotta hued houses alongside the effervescent greenery make the perfect backdrop while you unwind on the sun deck of your superyacht.
Have lunch at one of the many side street cafes or restaurants such as Zass before taking a dip into the cool crystalline waters where you can make great use of your superyacht's locker of water toys and tender. As the evening draws closer and closer perhaps you'd like to visit one of the local cocktail bars for a nightcap, or maybe visit Il San Pietro di Positano for a luxurious evening meal served as you over look the sun setting in the horizon.
- Day 2
CapriDistance: 10 nm*
This island is famed for its rugged terrain and picturesque views. By dropping anchor in Marina Piccolo, the morning is yours to venture ashore and explore the local town square heaving with visitors from all over the world. This is the ideal place to do some shopping for high-quality leather purchases or try some locally produced limoncello liqueur at restaurant Da Paolino.
After some lunch in a cafe or onboard your motor yacht, it's time to experience a natural wonder which attracts visitors to this island every year. The Blue Grotto is your must-see hotspot for this port of call. The dark cavern has a unique quality where the sea glows a fantastic electric blue. After seeing this phenomenon, head back to your charter yacht for a romantic evening on deck and watch the beautiful colours of the Mediterranean sky change as you approach night.
- Day 3
SorrentoDistance: 65 nm*
Back to the Italian mainland and it's time to visit one of the most charming destinations in the area.
With the town completely divided from its marinas, Sorrento is perched on an incredible vantage point on top of a tall cliff, offering you a magnificent view of the Amalfi Coast. On a good day, you will be able to see Capri and Mt Vesuvius from Sorrento.
While in Sorrento, take the time to explore the winding streets of the old town, embrace the hustle and bustle of the charming and authentically Italian destination by mingling with the locals who can point you to the best restaurants, attractions, and hidden gems. A major point of interest in this area is the Chiesa di San Francesco. The 14th-century church has stunning architecture and is ideal for a cultural experience and is perfect for vacation photographs, too.
- Day 4
Ponza IslandsDistance: 150 nm*
Continuing your journey around Italy, make your way to Ponza in the Tyrrhenian sea.
Stop off on the largest island of the archipelago, Ponza, and explore what this welcoming destination has to offer you, lose yourself by admiring the candy-coloured houses and following them to quaint and bubbly cafes. Or if you're feeling extra adventurous, the island offers a wide variety of nature walks and hiking trails that lead up to gorgeous views overlooking the glistening water and neighbouring islands Gavi, Zannone, and Palmoarola.
Many of the islands within the archipelago are uninhabited and offer you and your guests the opportunity to find your own secluded nook in this luxurious paradise, where you can make use of your yacht's tender or dive deep into the hidden underwater world of the Tyrrhenian Sea. As your day comes to an end, get your chef to prepare a meal made out of local ingredients and dine on the delicacies as you make your way to your next destination.
- Day 5 & 6
SardiniaDistance: 30 nm*
An overnight cruise will bring you to the stunning and picturesque Sardinia which offers something for every type of charterer.
There are plenty of pristine beaches and resorts to visit while on your luxury yacht charter, and there will even be some secluded coves such as Cala Mariolu for you to anchor for some privacy. However, those who would rather occupy their time with activity and action can stretch their legs and take a walk through the mountainous scenery of this location.
If hiking doesn't appeal to you, take some time to discover the culture of Sardinia by visiting Castello, the medieval quarter of Cagliari. Roaming around the narrow streets you can visit a 13th-century cathedral and some beautiful 14th-century palaces. Or if you are looking for the pinnacle of relaxation, make a day trip to Petra Segreta and spoil yourself by indulging in the many treatments and massage packets they offer while taking in the breathtaking view from their hill resort.
End your days here by mingling with the locals at family-run restaurants where their welcoming and sincere attitude will make your meal taste all the better, or for a more sophisticated dining experience, you can visit many highly acclaimed restaurants such as Niu or Quattro Passi Al Pescatore for a delightful meal overlooking the water.
- Day 7
Bonifacio StraitsDistance: 5 nm*
Moving away from civilisation, day 7 of your tour allows you to visit many islands in one day.
The Bonifacio Straits are located across the border of Italy and France. With idyllic surroundings as well as some deserted beaches, there are plenty of great spots you can perch on to work on your tan and enjoy some peace and quiet. This destination makes for the perfect retreat after days of sightseeing and destination hopping and will provide you with the ideal ambience to truly unwind before your trip continues.
While roaming the islands, take the plunge into the cool blue and see the beautiful coral displays in some of the clearest and unspoiled waters of the Mediterranean.
- Day 8
BonifacioDistance: 45 nm*
After anchoring in Bonifacio harbour, the day is yours to explore.
Surrounded by steep cliffs, this medieval town offers a stunning glimpse into the past with gorgeous architecture that remains largely intact.
Bonifacio is divided into two sections for you to explore as you wish. The lower area, known as the Old Town or the marina, is nestled along the water's edge, giving you some lovely spots for lunch and some pretty historic scenes to use as beautiful photography backdrops. On the cliff, you will find the second half of the town which is aptly known as the Upper City. There lies the iconic citadel which has been rebuilt several times over the years, but now presides over the city as a museum. After wandering around the many streets of quaint buildings and pretty cafes, take the time to enjoy the panoramic view of the Mediterranean sea from the clifftop.
- Day 9
AjaccioDistance: 35 nm*
Continuing through the western coast of Corsica, the town of Ajaccio is popular for two reasons.
The first is that this location is ideal for sun, sea, and shopping. The highly commercialised port and surroundings open up ideal opportunities to shop till you drop while enjoying the palm-fringed coastline and the exquisite collection of restaurants and cafes.
Ajaccio is also popular for being home to one of the most famous people in European history, Napoleon Bonaparte. For those who love history, you can visit Napoleon's home which has now been transformed into a museum of his life and achievements. Other points of interest to visit if you find time is the lighthouse by the citadel and the pretty marina.
- Day 10
Gulf of GirolataDistance: 25 nm*
Home to the UNESCO heritage site of Scandola, this location takes you back to nature where you can enjoy the local environment at its best.
This area is a protected site, so removing anything from here is forbidden. It is also a sanctuary for many species of marine life and birds. Girolata provides an unmissable experience for you to be one with nature and see what kind of fauna and flora belong to this earthly destination.
There are many underwater caves to explore here teeming with beautiful aquatic life, meaning that on your charter vacation you will have the opportunity to snap some amazing underwater shots of you and your guests swimming among rare and exotic fish. Some of the caves may feature underwater currents so experienced divers may wish to proceed ahead of new divers in the group. After studying the marine life below the water's surface, dry off on one of the isolated sandy beaches and take time to appreciate the beauty of the red cliffs.
- Day 11
CalviDistance: 95 nm*
Distinctly known for being the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, Calvi continues to be a popular destination for both vacationers and history lovers.
The 15th-century citadel and old towns are a stunning sight to see and must-visit spots when in Corsica. There is even a nearby harbour that can give your superyacht access to get close and personal with some of the glorious architecture. On your trip to the town, you may also hear some music coming from the citadel. They offer free concerts there, showcasing a variety of genres throughout the day, so you could make a lunchtime pit stop and hear some wonderful tunes courtesy of the locals.
Walk the winding streets to enjoy lunch at a family-run cafe and shop in some of the idyllic side street stores selling high-quality products. Enjoy the rest of your afternoon by heading to Calvi's well known long sandy beach. Views from the beach are stunning and if you decide to dive around the coastline you will find yourself in awe of the underwater beauty of this region.
- Day 12
Before heading home, enjoy the ride to Antibes and watch the developing scene in front of you as you approach the famous Cote d'Azur.
Anchoring down in the marina, you will immediately be faced with the beautiful 16th-century fort of Carre and winding streets leading to bustling cafes and gallerias where you can do some last-minute souvenir shopping.
Lunch at one of the renowned restaurants such as Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc or Le Figuier de Saint-Esprit before you take a stroll along the promenade to take one last look at the Mediterranean - you will also get your first look of the Alps mountain range from here. After an eventful and varied island hopping trip through some of the most sophisticated and luxurious destinations in the Mediterranean, you may find yourself planning your next big adventure.
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*All distances are approximate