Live the dream of sailing the Italian and French Riviera aboard the world’s largest and most luxurious 5-masted sailing yacht! This collection of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful islands and ports is a yachtsman’s fantasy, a traveler’s dream. These beautiful ports string together like perfect pearls, each glowing with its own special beauty. Sparkling cities and charming villages. Secluded harbors and immaculate beaches. You’ll discover the mystique and magic of the Rivieras that only an intimate yacht can show you. On this exceptional voyage you’ll visit the spectacular island of Corsica, an outdoor lover’s playground with glittering bays, glitzy coastal cities and fabulous beaches. Visit the Tuscan island of Elba, where Napoleon was imprisoned, before enjoying some of Tuscany’s most historic and beautiful cities: Lucca, Pisa & Florence. Explore the wonders of the magnificent UNESCO site of Cinque Terre, and enjoy some of the world’s most glamorous ports – Portovenere, St. Tropez & Cannes. Shop the boutiques, sample the charming cafes, indulge in a little people watching along famous promenades, and on the pristine white beaches. Surrounded by natural wonders of Corsica, the treasures of Tuscany, and the magnificent Cinque Terre, it is easy to fall in love with the Mediterranean.
Start in Rome (FCO); End in Nice (NCE).
We’re delighted to have you on board for this journey of discovery to some of the most beautiful islands in the Galápagos. This itinerary will take us to the true origins of the archipelago, to a world only recently created by the titanic tectonic upheavals of our Earth’s crust, whose volcanic hot spot formed the islands in a blink of an eye in geological time. Fernandina Island is regarded as one of the most pristine island environments anywhere in the world, where life has evolved in its natural state, far from the intervention of man. From the west, we venture back to the Central Islands, landing at the intriguing red beach of Rábida and seeking out the land iguanas of Cerro Dragón. On Santa Cruz, we visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and get up close to giant tortoises in their natural environment. In the south, we learn about the Galápagos very own “murder mystery”, spot flamingos and snorkel at one of the best sites in the archipelago: Champion Islet. Back in the Central Islands, we head back to Baltra Island for the flight back to the mainland. You will find all corners of the Galápagos stunning, and they will delight you in different ways. Life aboard La Pinta ship is an absolute delight, with delicious meals savored on deck or in the salon, a glass of wine at sunset, and great talks with our naturalist guide. Rest assured that we and the crew aboard La Pinta will do our utmost to ensure your Galápagos experience is truly deeply moving and memorable.
Start & End in Quito.