French and Italian Riviera 7 Day Crewed Motor Yacht Itinerary
Charter a Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht and Discover the French and Italian Riviera over a 7 Day Itinerary
For those seeking a glorious combination of fine dining, picturesque fishing towns, vibrant nightlife and fantastic cruising views, this extraordinary motor yacht charter across both the French Riviera and Italian Riviera could be the perfect spring, summer or autumnal escape for you and your family or friends.
From the chic beachclubs of St Tropez, high-end boutiques of Cannes and stylish resort areas of Portofino, to the French Riviera's wildlife hotspots and pastel painted fishing villages of Cinque Terre, sophiticated strip of coastline has been attracting the most glamorous of the jet set since the early 1900's, therefore our experts have designed an artful 7 Day itinerary covering the luxury yachting hotspots across both the French and Italian Riviera cruising destinations.
Day 1: Antibes
Embark from Antibes, one of the largest and most impressive ports in Europe. The old town is quaint and full of boat enthusiasts throughout the summer. Stroll around the cobbled streets and take a peek into the Picasso museum before visiting the castle at sunset. Dine at the infamous Michelangelo restaurant where celebrities have been known to visit to enjoy the Italian cuisine! Provencal and night markets featuring local produce, jewellery and crafts take place throughout the summer so be sure to have a wander around the stalls! Spend the afternoon in Les Iles de Lérins, islands off Cannes where the water is dazzling blue, making it the perfect location for swimming or snorkelling away from the busy beaches.
Day 2: Antibes to Monaco
Enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast of French pastries and other local produce served by your crew before cruising over to Villefranche, a picturesque yet remote town with an idyllic beach. Admire the colourful fishing town either from your yacht or on foot, then stop for a coffee or crêpe and watch people stroll along the harbour. Get your adrenaline pumping in the afternoon doing water sports in the bay of Beaulieu or race behind your yacht on the boat's equipment! Berth in Yacht Club de Monaco where the reputation of glitz and glamour becomes apparent! Start your evening with a delightful dinner at Nobu, moving onto the famed Buddha bar where the vibe is funky and the atmosphere is unrivalled.
Day 3: Monaco
You’re in Monaco; naturally you need to lunch at Café de Paris! This is a perfect spot to sit and absorb your surroundings, with the Hotel de Paris and the Monte Carlo Casino within walking distance. Spend the afternoon shopping at the myriad of designer stores to spruce up your wardrobe to truly look like a Monaco resident! There are a wide variety of things to do whatever the weather; if you are with family, visit the highly rated Oceanography museum or the Royal Palace. Moor in the Yacht Club de Monaco to enjoy the chef’s delights, followed by trying your hand at the Casino! Spend the night at Twiga, sipping champagne and dancing the night away with your friends at this exclusive nightclub. If you are looking for a more relaxed evening, there are various events such as an open-air cinema throughout the summer, which provides for a spectacular night.
Day 4: Monaco to Varazze
Day 4 marks the start to your trip to the Italian Riviera; cruise from Monaco into Italian waters with lunch in Loano. The beautiful coastline will leave everyone awestruck with the sparkling waters and impressive cliffs as you gently pass by. Make a splash with the water sports equipment past Finale Ligure where you can zip behind on the donut or satisfy your need for speed on the Jet Ski! Berth in Varazze to experience the delights in this quaint town, in the Liguarian region. Sample the typical aperitif Aperol Spritz before dining in one of the many restaurants offering exquisite Italian dishes.
Day 5: Varazze to Portofino
Relax during the leisurely morning cruise to Portofino, a post-card perfect town that is a must-see for anyone exploring the Italian Riviera. The port is gorgeous, with sleek boats cruising in and out all summer. Take a hike up to the Church of St Giorgio, embracing the unmissable panoramic views. Enjoy lunch in the port of Portofino to take in the atmosphere of this chic Italian destination. Finish the day with sundowners on the terrace of the Hotel Splendido to enjoy the world famous Peach Bellini and delectable dinner.
Day 6: Portofino to Santa Margherita
Anchoring off Santa Margherita for breakfast is the perfect start to the morning, a charming town with pastel coloured houses; what was once a fishing village is now a popular destination for yachts. The beaches are truly beautiful; perfect for swimming and bronzing yourself whilst reading a good book for a therapeutic afternoon. There are endless options for drinks by the port, with the welcoming Italian people making this town a real gem of the coast. Be sure to sample the finest Italian gelato and Italy’s best pesto, with a dish of fresh pasta made the traditional way!
Day 7: Santa Margarita to St Tropez
Your last day marks the beginning of the journey back, but first St Tropez is calling! Your captain will take you to Monaco, where you can take an exclusive helicopter transfer down to St Tropez. Enjoy lunch at Club 55, the only place to be seen in St Tropez! Basking in the sun, sipping cocktails and nibbling on delicious snacks, relish the sophisticated and modern vibe that is Club 55. Step into the shade for an afternoon discovering the boutiques where you can find one of a kind items.
Day 8: St Tropez to Cannes
Time to savour your last moments with the yacht before the yacht returns to the Vieux Port de Cannes. Once in Cannes, if you have time, make sure to make the most of this bustling hotspot famed for its events. Enjoy a coffee at the luxurious Armani café and stroll along the Croisette before departing from this memorable holiday!
If this itinerary tempts you, get it touch with our expert brokers to find the perfect yacht. This itinerary is by no means set in stone it is merely an example, we can tailor each day to your preferences!