Enjoy the sun-drenched landscapes and lush, mountainous backdrops of the French and Italian Rivieras and islands, a glamorous retreat for artists, writers, nobility and gourmands. This unique, comprehensive itinerary immerses you in the region’s dynamic history, inimitable art and culture and stunning scenery, and features up to five UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Carcassonne’s medieval fortifications and the picture-perfect cliffside villages of Italy’s Cinque Terre.
John Meffert, consultant on Heritage Conservation Services, has a long tradition with the National Trust. He has served as the Director for our Southern Office from and was the director of the Preservation Society of Charleston, the oldest nonprofit organization in the United States, responsible for preserving the historic resources of Charleston, S.C. John has delighted many study tour groups with his lectures and insights on preservation, and receives rave reviews as study leader.
Rome Pre-Cruise Option
1 Depart the U.S.
2 Rome, Italy/Civitavecchia/Embark Le Bougainville
3 Bonifacio, Corsica, France
4 Livorno, Italy, for Florence or Pisa and Lucca
5 Porto Venere for Cinque Terre/Portofino
6 Nice, France/Monte Carlo, Monaco
7 Marseilles, France, for Aix-en-Provence
8 Sete for Carcassonne
9 Barcelona, Spain/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S.
Barcelona Post-Cruise Option
Rome Pre-Cruise Option & Barcelona Post-Cruise Option