Ideal for Summer Season
This 11-day itinerary cherry-picks a selection of the most sought-after destinations on the Cote d’Azur and Amalfi coast. It’s a perfect vacation of history and culture mixed with a splash of hedonism in some of the most iconic yachting destinations in the world.
- Day 1
Embark in Cannes
Before you meet your superyacht's crew, why not venture through the glamorous streets of Cannes and make a brief lunch stop at La Mandala or L’Oasis. After, you will embark and head off to explore the Lérins Islands - a group of four small Mediterranean islands off the French Riviera.
Sainte Marguerite is the largest island and a place where nature and history converge. Take a stroll around the rugged walking trails, bird-watch at the Batéguier and find a scenic picnic spot under Aleppo pines and towering eucalyptus. Following this, why not visit the17th-century Fort Royal where the "Man in the Iron Mask" was famously held captive. You’ll make a stop at tranquil Saint Honorat before cruising along the Riviera to the exclusive port of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
- Day 2
Beaulieu-sur-mer to Monaco
On day 2 you’ll set off first thing to one of the smallest and most charming villages in France, Beaulieu-sur-Mer.
Enjoy the beautiful gardens and views of the coast at Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, admire the ornate Belle Époque architecture and visit the recently restored seafront casino, which was designed by Gustav Eiffel who made the village his winter home in 1896. Once you’ve taken in the sights of the town you can refresh with drinks in the main piazza, watching the live bands play in the square.
In the afternoon you’ll take the short cruise to Monaco where you can enjoy an evening of fine dining and cocktails in the world’s most revered bars and restaurants. If you're looking for something avant-garde try and reserve a table at Nobu, or for something highly sophisticated dine at Le Restaurant des Rois or Le Louis XV. And, if you're looking for an exciting end to your second day, let the roaring nightlife sweep you away to Jimmy's.
- Day 3
Portofino, Santa Margherita and Rapallo
On your third day, you’ll depart from the Cote d’Azur and cruise to the Italian Riviera, making your first stop in beautiful Portofino.
Flanked by pastel-coloured houses on one side and forested green hills on the other, you’ll be welcomed into the port to take your place amongst the collection of luxury yachts that summer here. If you like, you may go scuba diving off of the coast to see Christ of the Abyss. The Piazzetta is a popular spot for the town’s discerning visitors to meet and take a break from the sun. For lunch, you will dine at Hotel Splendido and enjoy authentic Italian Cuisine overlooking the riviera.
Portofino’s less-known neighbour Santa Margherita is just as charming, with its picture-perfect seaside promenade, where elegant hotels with Liberty facades overlook the waters. You’ll then cruise down to Rapallo - a classic Italian seaside town known for its busy weekly market and hilltop Sanctuary of Our Lady of Montallegro.
- Day 4
Cinque Terre to Portovenere
A destination that needs no introduction, the Cinque Terre are one of the most iconic, beautifully preserved areas to explore on a Mediterranean charter yacht.
Deeply rooted in antiquity, the UNESCO listed villages are made up of Riomaggiore, Corniglia, Manarola, Vernazza, and Monterosso. Cars were banned here more than a decade ago, so you’re free to explore the villages and their network of stunning coastal and mountain trails by foot. While the Cinque Terre have become one of the most famous destinations in the Mediterranean to visit, they are a highlight of the coast and well worth the visit. Nearby Portovenere is a stone's throw away, but far more peaceful. Its beauty has also earned it UNESCO status, and its location on the Gulf of The Poets is spectacular to say the least.
- Day 5
Forte dei Marmi to Elba
On this day of your luxury yacht charter, you will be making your way to Tuscany, where you will discover the cosmopolitan town of Forte dei Marmi.
Its array of elegant villas, great beaches, manicured gardens, and views of the Apuan Alps make it a popular spot for luxury yacht charters, and there’s plenty going on during the summer months to keep you entertained while you’re ashore. It's also famous for its festivals (in honour of Saint Hermes and Saint Francis) and its markets (the antique market and those in Piazza Marconi and Vittoria Apuana).
You’ll also pay a visit to Elba Island, Italy’s third-largest island best-known for being Napoleon’s exile. Today, its rugged landscape, blue waters, and pretty old town win the hearts of anyone who steps on to its shores.
- Day 6
Giglio island to Porto Santo Stefano
The sparsely inhabited Giglio Island is a true escape from the hustle and bustle of summer in the Mediterranean.
Its network of hiking trails are a pleasure to explore, starting at Giglio Castello to the east, down to the sea, and the fairy-tale sized Roman port with exceptional seafood. Head to the west for beautiful beaches and to the south to discover any number of deserted coves. Make sure to try the local wine while you’re there - it's called Ansonica and is grown on tiny, hand-worked terraces.
Porto Santo Stefano is your next stop, found on the slopes of the Monte Argentario peninsula of southern Tuscany. Its rich history and striking setting are a fantastic way to end the day before heading back to your crewed yacht.
- Day 7
Your seventh day is dedicated to the magical city of Rome, on the West Coast of Italy.
Whether this is your first visit or you 100th, you will always find something new to do in Italy’s vibrant capital. Iconic sights are around every corner, from the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon to the Vatican. If you love Italian food, this is the place to indulge or even take a cooking class. From family-run cafes to upscale restaurants such as Le Pergola, you are bound to find an eatery to satisfy any hunger.
Romans know how to party, and the city’s nightlife is varied and abundant. Whatever you choose to do with your time here, make sure you find a charming bar to spend a couple of hours before enjoying an aperitif and watching the energy of the city go by into the deep hours of the night.
- Day 8
Ponza and Ischia
After a heady night in Rome, the perfect antidote is the picturesque island on Ponza within the Pontine Islands.
This secret hideaway is simple and timeless, embracing its Mediterranean roots and proud of its strikingly rugged landscape that juts out of the blue of the sea dramatically. In the afternoon your motor yacht will head to the Bay of Naples to stop-off on its largest island, Ischia.
The island is famed for its thermal spas, manicured gardens, striking Aragonese castle, and unshowy, straightforward Italian airs. You'll spend the day in Negombo resort where you'll unwind in complete and natural serenity, followed by a decadent meal overlooking the Aragonese castle.
- Day 9
Sorrento to Capri
Your ninth day will be spent in Sorrento - a small resort town with a big personality which makes the perfect addition to an Amalfi Coast crewed yacht charter.
The scent of lemons from the groves that wind through the surrounding hills fill the air. Sorrento is a place of history and Italian culture, famed for inspiring tortured artists and blocked writers such as poet Byron, Dickens, Goethe, and Tolstoy. Once you arrive in Capri, you will spend the early afternoon wandering through its immaculate gardens in vistas such as Villa Lysis or Villa San Michele.
Capri is also well-known for its cuisine, so you and your guests will get a great opportunity to embark on an unforgettable culinary experience. For supper we recommend you reserve a table at the highly acclaimed Da Paolino, where you will dine under the shade of great and fragrant lemon trees and feast on authentic Italian cuisine. In the afternoon you’ll head to Capri's glamorous shores and party the night away with the rest of the SuperyachtSet.
- Day 10
Amalfi to Positano
With white-washed houses creeping from the port and into the town, Amalfi is a welcome sight when you approach by charter yacht.
As the capital of this stretch of coast, the town is an important centre of history, particularly the seafaring kind. Hop off your charter yacht for a few hours to explore the Piazza del Duomo, which is set in front of the striking cathedral, then get coffee in one of the cafes along the lanes. Following this, climb the steps to the beautiful Byzantine-style church to see its stunning frescoes, columns, and dramatic arches.
An afternoon stop at the cliffside village of Positano lets you soak up the last of the Italian seaside atmosphere, with dinner at Zass or Il San Pietro di Positano to end your day with a decadent bang. Be sure to stop off at Sirenuses islands if you wish to gain some insight into Italy's rich mythological heritage.
- Day 11
On this day of your private luxury yacht charter, you will bring an end to your vacation and disembark in Naples.
With so much to see, do, and eat in this amazing city, you can finish up your vacation with anything you didn’t get time for before embarkation. When you do finally return to mainland Italy, remember that Naples is the third biggest city in the country and is full of amazing destinations for you to explore, such as the royal palace, the sunken city of Baiae, and even Pompeii. If you have time, be sure to reserve a table at Palazzo Petrucci for your final taste of authentic Italian cuisine.
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