Nice & Monaco Grand Prix Cruise - 2014:
Dive into romantic Portofino on Italy's Riviera before visiting the chic Cote d'Azur and experiencing the exhilarating F1 Monaco Grand Prix on this very special cruise.
- Flights UK - Nice - UK
- Accommodation twin room in hotel; as per cruise ship details
- Meals Bed & breakfast in hotel; full board on cruise ship
- Porterage on cruise ship (for one suitcase per person)
- Transfers between overseas airport, hotel and cruise ship
- All local, port and airport taxes
Prebook your Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix entry ticket
Your ticket for this unforgettable experience can be purchased at the time of booking and includes your seat, race programme, race souvenir and earplugs.
DAY 1: UK - Nice.
Fly to Nice where you will be met and transferred for your hotel for two nights.
DAY 2: Nice.
Enjoy a day at leisure. This photogenic city on the Côte d’Azur is known as the ‘Queen of the Riviera’ and has been an exclusive vacation bolthole for the British and French since the 1900s. Famed for its gorgeous, near-tropical light, which attracted the artist Matisse, Nice has three distinct faces: its superb, palm-lined Promenade des Anglais, a pastel-coloured Old Town, which is home to its legendary flower market, and workaday Nice, where most ‘Niçois’ live and work. (B)
DAY 3: Nice.
After breakfast, transfer to your ship, Azamara Quest, for embarkation. (B, D)
DAY 4: Portofino.
Today you are free to explore the beautiful Italian seaside town of Portofino under your own steam or choose from a range of shore excursions. Sandwiched between wooded hills and the sparkling Ligurian Sea, confetti-coloured Portofino clusters around a harbour brimming with expensive yachts and fishing boats. Delve into its maze-like streets on your own or perhaps take our optional walking tour to its bustling Piazzeta, hilltop Church of St George and the imposing Brown Castle, which commands heart-stopping views of the bay below. Alternatively, explore the surrounding coast by motor launch or coach, visit beautiful Rapallo and Santa Margherita, or experience the charms of Rapallo and two of Liguria’s culinary favourites – handmade pasta and pesto sauce. (B, L, D)
DAY 5: St Tropez.
The cosmopolitan resort of St Tropez transformed from a humble fishing village to a jetsetters’ haven in the 1950s, when the film ‘And God Created Woman’ showcased its charms and the film and literary set arrived. You have the entire day to soak up the personality of this chi-chi town. You may wish to join an optional walking tour taking in the pretty waterfront, postcard-perfect Old Port and hilltop Citadel to enjoy spectacular birds-eye views over the coast. Otherwise, there’s a choice of optional excursions, perhaps hiking to local beaches and wineries or discovering the quaint Provençal villages of Gassin, Ramatuelle, Grimaud and Port-Grimaud. (B, L, D)
DAY 6: Formula 1 Grand Prix 2014, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Experience a fantastic, once-in-a-lifetime chance to enjoy the thrill of the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix. After arriving in the tiny principality this morning, soak up the electric sights and sounds and watch from the grandstand as Formula 1 cars speed and roar around Monaco's streets in what is regarded as the ultimate Formula 1 contest. Note: Grand Prix tickets are optional and can be purchased at the time of booking. (B, L, D)
DAY 7: Nice.
An early morning arrival in Nice provides ample time to explore beautiful Nice today. After disembarking, an optional tour heads for delightful old Nice, delving into its narrow streets to admire landmarks including the 17th century Palais Lascaris and opulent Sainte-Reparate cathedral. Other highlights include the famous Cours Saleya and colourful flower market, and a chance to sample some of Nice’s famous ‘socca’ chickpea crêpes and onion-anchovy-olive tarts known as ‘pissaladière’. (B)
DAY 8: Nice.
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore the city of Nice further. (B)
DAY 9: Nice - UK.
Circuit Name: Circuit de Monaco
- Number of Laps: 78
- Circuit Length: 3.340 km (2.075 miles)
- Race Distance: 260.520 km
- Most Wins (drivers): Ayrton Senna (six times)
- Lap Record: 1:14.439 – M Schumacher (2004)