A Week In… the Mediterranean

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Tauck’s Mediterranean cruise aboard the 60-passenger yacht Le Ponant takes in Malta, the Amalfi Coast and remote Mediterranean islands; she was designed to visit small harbors and remote destinations that large ships can’t access. Discover the islands of Lipari, Ponza, Stromboli, Corsica, and Sicily, home to timeless antiquities, fortified medieval towns, ornate cathedrals, and colorful harbor towns, and finish your cruise with a 2-night stay in the glittering allure of Monte-Carlo plus a taste of the Cote d’Azur.

2007 Itinerary

• Indicates day of cruising

Day 1: Arrive in Malta
Tour begins: 6:00 PM, Le Méridien Phoencia, Valletta. Welcome to Malta, founded by the Knights of St. John in the 16th century; a transfer to your hotel from Malta International Airport is included. Meet your fellow travel companions at the welcome reception and dinner this evening.
Meals: Dinner
Lodging: Le Méridien Phoenicia, Valletta, Malta

• Day 2: Malta Memories
Tour the medieval walled city of Mdina, and take a coastal drive around St. Julian’s Bay. A highlight of your Valletta walking tour is the Co-Cathedral of St. John, one of the world’s finest examples of Baroque architecture – and filled with art treasures. Board your yacht, Le Ponant, in Valletta's Grand Harbor as your Mediterranean cruise sets sail for Sicily.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Lodging: Cruising aboard Le Ponant

• Day 3: Antiquities on Sicily
Admire the view as you arrive on Sicily. Travel to Taormina, a terraced town clinging to high cliffs on the eastern coast of Sicily with Mt. Etna towering in the distance. Stroll the Corso Umberto, Old Town’s main pedestrian street lined with cafés and patisseries.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Lodging: Cruising aboard Le Ponant

• Day 4: Sailing the Aeolian Isles
Sail to Lipari, the largest of the seven Aeolian Islands. A guided sightseeing tour includes a visit to the Archaeological Museum. You’ll have a front row seat on the deck this evening when Le Ponant sails by the volcanic island of Stromboli – nature puts on quite the show as the volcano lights up the sky with incandescent eruptions.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Lodging: Cruising aboard Le Ponant

• Day 5: Drive along the spectacular Amalfi Coast
Go ashore at Salerno, and set out on the mountainous route along the Amalfi Coast, one of the most spectacular drives in the world. Arrive in stunning Ravello, perched on cliffs overlooking the sea. Visit Villa Rufolo, the former residence of several popes, offering spectacular views of the Mediterranean.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Lodging: Cruising aboard Le Ponant

• Day 6: Island Life in Ponza
Tauck’s Mediterranean cruise calls at Ponza, the largest island in Italy’s Pontine Archipelago, today. The island features dramatic coves and cliffs, vineyard-covered hillsides, with yellow and pink houses plus a harbor full of fishing boats. A guided sightseeing tour precedes time at leisure to explore on your own.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Lodging: Cruising aboard Le Ponant

• Day 7: Hidden Bonifacio
Sailing into the nearly hidden Corsican port of Bonifacio with a deep, narrow harbor sitting at the base of sheer limestone cliffs, is a highlight of your Mediterranean cruise. The fortified 12th-century town is built on the top of the cliffs with great views of the Mediterranean. Tour the walled fortress, explore medieval lanes, and see the former barracks of the French Foreign Legion.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Lodging: Cruising aboard Le Ponant

• Day 8: The Natural Bounty of Corsica
Continue your Mediterranean cruise along the pristine coastline of Corsica, which has a delightful mix of French and Italian influences. Transfer by tender to the beach resort town of Calvi, then journey into the foothills through terraced vineyards, and groves of olives and oranges.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Lodging: Cruising aboard Le Ponant

Day 9: Pleasures of the Côte d’Azur
Your Mediterranean cruise aboard Le Ponant ends in Nice. If you have chosen the 9-day itinerary, transfer to the Nice Côte-d'Azur Airport where the tour ends 2 1/2 hours before the departure of our selected flight(s). If you have chosen the 11-day itinerary, set off to visit Saint-Paul-de-Vence and see a bit of Nice en route to your luxurious hotel set above the harbor, close to the world-famous Monte-Carlo Casino
Meals: Breakfast
Lodging: Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monaco

Day 10: Trip the Lights Fantastic in Monte-Carlo
Discover Monaco’s glittering capital city during a sightseeing tour before setting off on your own to explore as you please. Join us for a farewell reception and dinner this evening.
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Lodging: Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monaco

Day 11: Journey Home
Tauck’s one-week Mediterranean cruise ends at Nice Cote-d’Azur Airport 2 ½ hours before the departure of our selected flight(s).
Meals: Breakfast

Sail to islands in the Mediterranean that are off-the-beaten track on Tauck’s magical one-week Mediterranean cruise aboard the sporty yacht Le Ponant!

Dates & Prices

Aug 26

9 Days from $4,990
11 Days from $5,790

2007 Price per Person
Double Single Triple
9 Days / 8 Nights – 23 meals included $4990 $8550 $4470
11 Days / 10 Nights (Monte-Carlo extension) – 26 meals included $5790 $9740 $5210

Call for details about special departures in June and August, 2007 where the single price is $5750 for 9 days, $6940 for 11 days.

International Airfare is additional. Call Tauck for special rates on international air for travel originating in the U.S. (subject to availability).

Land / Cruise Price includes everything outlined in General Information as well as private Tauck shore excursions, cruise fare, port charges, wine with dinner aboard Le Ponant, and gratuities to ship staff.

Please ask at time of booking about additional hotel nights before your tour begins and about our comprehensive Cruise Protection Plan.

All prices are per person in U.S. dollars.

 
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Tauck’s Mediterranean cruise aboard the 60-passenger yacht Le Ponant takes in Malta, the Amalfi Coast and remote Mediterranean islands; she was designed to visit small harbors and remote destinations that large ships can’t access. Discover the islands of Lipari, Ponza, Stromboli, Corsica, and Sicily, home to timeless antiquities, fortified medieval towns, ornate cathedrals, and colorful harbor towns, and finish your cruise with a 2-night stay in the glittering allure of Monte-Carlo plus a taste of the Cote d’Azur.

2007 Itinerary

• Indicates day of cruising

Day 1: Arrive in Malta
Tour begins: 6:00 PM, Le Méridien Phoencia, Valletta. Welcome to Malta, founded by the Knights of St. John in the 16th century; a transfer to your hotel from Malta International Airport is included. Meet your fellow travel companions at the welcome reception and dinner this evening.
Meals: Dinner
Lodging: Le Méridien Phoenicia, Valletta, Malta

• Day 2: Malta Memories
Tour the medieval walled city of Mdina, and take a coastal drive around St. Julian’s Bay. A highlight of your Valletta walking tour is the Co-Cathedral of St. John, one of the world’s finest examples of Baroque architecture – and filled with art treasures. Board your yacht, Le Ponant, in Valletta's Grand Harbor as your Mediterranean cruise sets sail for Sicily.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Lodging: Cruising aboard Le Ponant

• Day 3: Antiquities on Sicily
Admire the view as you arrive on Sicily. Travel to Taormina, a terraced town clinging to high cliffs on the eastern coast of Sicily with Mt. Etna towering in the distance. Stroll the Corso Umberto, Old Town’s main pedestrian street lined with cafés and patisseries.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Lodging: Cruising aboard Le Ponant

• Day 4: Sailing the Aeolian Isles
Sail to Lipari, the largest of the seven Aeolian Islands. A guided sightseeing tour includes a visit to the Archaeological Museum. You’ll have a front row seat on the deck this evening when Le Ponant sails by the volcanic island of Stromboli – nature puts on quite the show as the volcano lights up the sky with incandescent eruptions.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Lodging: Cruising aboard Le Ponant

• Day 5: Drive along the spectacular Amalfi Coast
Go ashore at Salerno, and set out on the mountainous route along the Amalfi Coast, one of the most spectacular drives in the world. Arrive in stunning Ravello, perched on cliffs overlooking the sea. Visit Villa Rufolo, the former residence of several popes, offering spectacular views of the Mediterranean.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Lodging: Cruising aboard Le Ponant

• Day 6: Island Life in Ponza
Tauck’s Mediterranean cruise calls at Ponza, the largest island in Italy’s Pontine Archipelago, today. The island features dramatic coves and cliffs, vineyard-covered hillsides, with yellow and pink houses plus a harbor full of fishing boats. A guided sightseeing tour precedes time at leisure to explore on your own.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Lodging: Cruising aboard Le Ponant

• Day 7: Hidden Bonifacio
Sailing into the nearly hidden Corsican port of Bonifacio with a deep, narrow harbor sitting at the base of sheer limestone cliffs, is a highlight of your Mediterranean cruise. The fortified 12th-century town is built on the top of the cliffs with great views of the Mediterranean. Tour the walled fortress, explore medieval lanes, and see the former barracks of the French Foreign Legion.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Lodging: Cruising aboard Le Ponant

• Day 8: The Natural Bounty of Corsica
Continue your Mediterranean cruise along the pristine coastline of Corsica, which has a delightful mix of French and Italian influences. Transfer by tender to the beach resort town of Calvi, then journey into the foothills through terraced vineyards, and groves of olives and oranges.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Lodging: Cruising aboard Le Ponant

Day 9: Pleasures of the Côte d’Azur
Your Mediterranean cruise aboard Le Ponant ends in Nice. If you have chosen the 9-day itinerary, transfer to the Nice Côte-d'Azur Airport where the tour ends 2 1/2 hours before the departure of our selected flight(s). If you have chosen the 11-day itinerary, set off to visit Saint-Paul-de-Vence and see a bit of Nice en route to your luxurious hotel set above the harbor, close to the world-famous Monte-Carlo Casino
Meals: Breakfast
Lodging: Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monaco

Day 10: Trip the Lights Fantastic in Monte-Carlo
Discover Monaco’s glittering capital city during a sightseeing tour before setting off on your own to explore as you please. Join us for a farewell reception and dinner this evening.
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Lodging: Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monaco

Day 11: Journey Home
Tauck’s one-week Mediterranean cruise ends at Nice Cote-d’Azur Airport 2 ½ hours before the departure of our selected flight(s).
Meals: Breakfast

Sail to islands in the Mediterranean that are off-the-beaten track on Tauck’s magical one-week Mediterranean cruise aboard the sporty yacht Le Ponant!

Dates & Prices

Aug 26

9 Days from $4,990
11 Days from $5,790

2007 Price per Person
Double Single Triple
9 Days / 8 Nights – 23 meals included $4990 $8550 $4470
11 Days / 10 Nights (Monte-Carlo extension) – 26 meals included $5790 $9740 $5210

Call for details about special departures in June and August, 2007 where the single price is $5750 for 9 days, $6940 for 11 days.

International Airfare is additional. Call Tauck for special rates on international air for travel originating in the U.S. (subject to availability).

Land / Cruise Price includes everything outlined in General Information as well as private Tauck shore excursions, cruise fare, port charges, wine with dinner aboard Le Ponant, and gratuities to ship staff.

Please ask at time of booking about additional hotel nights before your tour begins and about our comprehensive Cruise Protection Plan.

All prices are per person in U.S. dollars.

 

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