History comes to life on this impressive voyage that reflects the heart and soul of the Mediterranean. Uncover a dazzling mosaic of cultural and historical treasures as you sail to Greece, Italy, Monaco, France and Spain aboard Oceania Cruises’ newest ship, Riviera. Depart Athens for the Sicilian town of Taormina, boasting an incredibly preserved Greek theater and breathtaking views of Mount Etna. Visit Sorrento, a delightful seaside resort with its fragrant lemon groves, winding cobblestone streets and majestic mountain vistas, or travel to Capri, where idyllic seascapes and quaint villages await. Cruise to Civitavecchia and visit the Eternal City of Rome, abounding with marvelous ancient structures, including the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and St. Peter’s Basilica. Explore the magnificent Renaissance museums and architecture of legendary Florence, stand before Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower, or admire the picturesque rolling hills of Tuscany. Then it’s on to glamorous Monte Carlo, a small, affluent enclave famous for its casino and stunning locale on the Riviera’s winding Grand Corniche, followed by colorful Marseille. Explore its lively markets and charming old quarter, or experience the rich Provençal countryside dotted with picturesque medieval towns, before your odyssey concludes in Barcelona.
Southern France conjures up a visual feast of images: fragrant lavender-laced fields, lush green vineyards, marvelous Roman ruins, and picturesque medieval villages. Take in the region’s astounding beauty on a unique Saône and Rhône River cruise aboard the intimate A-ROSA Stella, a chic state-of-the-art river cruiser. Experience elegance and serenity aboard this beautifully appointed vessel as she takes you through the heart of Burgundy and Provence—France’s premier wine-making regions. Encounter the old-world charms of Chalon-sur-Saône and Mâcon, and take in soul-stirring countryside vistas as you sample renowned regional wines. Indulge yourself with legendary cuisine in Lyon, France’s culinary capital, and admire the world’s largest Gothic palace in Avignon, a graceful town cradled by incredible stone ramparts. Discover the architectural allure of Arles, with its splendid historic center and impressive Roman structures, and enjoy interludes in the beautiful towns and villages of Tournus, Viviers, and La Voulte. From quaint colorful towns and idyllic sun-drenched landscapes to masterful wines and incomparable gastronomic delights, this 7-day river voyage captures the timeless magic of Southern France.