Make your arrival at Nice International airport by helicopter, from which you will enjoy an unparalleled view of the beautiful coastline with historic towns lining the water’s edge. See if you can spot your superyacht from the air. You will be welcomed on board with cocktails, aperitifs and dinner before going ashore to visit the renowned Monte Carlo Casino.
Leave Monaco for a short cruise to Cap d’Antibes, nestled between Nice and Cannes. Enjoy this stunning setting, where the marina is watched over by a stone castle. You will be in good company, with the marina one of the largest in the world and full of eye-catching yachts. Step ashore for lunch in a waterside restaurant before seeing the cultural sites, including the world-renowned Picasso Museum and the Archaeology Museum. Your next stop is Cannes, where you can enjoy a walk on the Promenade de la Croisette, home to the annual world-famous Cannes Film Festival.
Today’s cruise takes you from Cannes to St Tropez. Anchor up for a swim off Club 55 on the stretching Pampelonne Beach, thought to be the home of the bikini. Enjoy a memorable meal of fine cuisine at Alain Ducasse’s Rivea restaurant at Hotel Byblos.
White sands and clear blue waters welcome you to the Île de Porquerolles as you arrive by tender. Protected against development the island is home to traditional small villages and can only be explored by foot or bicycle as cars are banned. Relax onboard the yacht for the afternoon, sunbathing and enjoying the warm ocean, before heading ashore for the evening to enjoy yet more exquisite Mediterranean food.
Time for more island hopping as you cruise to the Iles de Lérins, two islands located near Antibes, with each island having its character and history. Visit the striking abbey at Saint-Honorat, where Cisterian monks make a renowned white wine or enjoy some culture on Sainte-Marguerite, which is home to the fort featured in the Man in the Iron Mask film. With the islands offering such unspoiled beauty it is hard to believe you are such a short distance from the nearby Riviera hubs.
Villefranche-sur-Mer is a popular mooring for yachts and is considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful bays. Enjoy a walk around the charmingly authentic town before tackling the famous walk to nearby Eze, a medieval village perched on the cliffs. Return to the yacht to refresh and then head ashore for a romantic night out.
Enjoy the final morning of your Monaco yacht charter with a swim and breakfast on the aft deck before flying out by helicopter to join your flight at Nice International Airport.
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