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Monaco Grand Prix and cruise the French Riviera

Sail in style to the Monaco Grand Prix and cruise the French RivieraCapture map 11

Discover the glamorous French Riviera and beautiful Corsica on this once in a lifetime sailing cruise, with a highlight being the most hotly anticipated date on the Formula 1 calendar – the Monaco Grand Prix. On this amazing holiday you will embark Star Flyer in Cannes when the Film Festival is on, sail to Monaco for the Formula 1 Grand Prix then after an exciting days racing in Monaco, set sail for the rest of your itinerary.

Star Flyer

As the name suggests, Star Flyer is both a shining example to other ships of her kind and a vessel that cuts through the water with all the grace of a bird in full flight. She may well be a carbon copy of her sister Star Clipper, but she still offers her own style and character to anyone who steps aboard.
If you’re taken by the spectacle and grandeur associated with the art of traditional sailing, but wish to spend your holiday in the comfortable and luxurious confines offered by a conventional cruise, then a trip aboard Star Flyer is exactly what you are looking for. Her undeniably classical characteristics are a nod of appreciation to her predecessors, whilst her advanced navigation systems and refined finish prove she is by no means outdated. With ample outdoor space for a full capacity of 170 guests and sizeable cabins, complete with all the mod-cons, you will never feel cramped aboard this excellent ship. In fact, because we abolish any rigid schedules or clothing and dining restrictions, you will feel as liberated as ever as the salty sea breeze rushes through your hair. The general atmosphere is akin to that found on a private yacht, as everyone comes together to share their excitement for the adventures that await. Solitude can still be found however, either in the comfort of your personal stateroom or whilst immersed in a book from the on-board library.

The resplendent dcor is appropriately finished with paintings of famous ships which again reflect the vintage nautical nature of this wonderful vessel. It’s easy to see the influence of Star Clippers heritage and the teak decks along with the warm mahogany rails complement everything perfectly.

When you are not discovering new lands, there is plenty to do whilst on board the decks of Star Flyer. There’s the option to take a cooling dip in one of two swimming pools, or find a tall glass of refreshment in the outdoor Tropical Bar. You can sample the delicious menu that’s been lovingly prepared by the chef, as you take your seat in the opulent Clipper Dining Room, or just simply relax in the peaceful surroundings of the indoor Piano Bar.

Cannes, France

Glittering Cannes is the archetypal Mediterranean resort city discovered by wealthy English nobles who came to the sunny south of France to escape their drafty old castles during the dreary British winters. Cannes high flying lifestyle has attracted notables and the notorious ever since. Every year, the stars flock to celebrate the Cannes Film Festival at the colossal Palais des Festivals.

 Monte Carlo, Monaco (Grand Prix)

Monaco is the fabled domain of princes and movie stars. The magnificent Palais du Prince and opulent casinos remind you of an elegant, pre-war era. With more wealth concentrated in one small area than almost any place on earth, this tiny principality retains its gilt edged allure.

 Monte Carlo, Monaco (Grand Prix)

Monaco is the fabled domain of princes and movie stars. The magnificent Palais du Prince and opulent casinos remind you of an elegant, pre-war era. With more wealth concentrated in one small area than almost any place on earth, this tiny principality retains its gilt edged allure.

 Figari Beach & Bonifacio, Corsica – France

Bonifacio’s almost land-locked harbour is one of the most dramatic, totally protected harbours in the world. It is a bustling port with excellent seafood restaurants, and a modern marina. The ancient citadel town is perched high atop a seemingly impenetrable cliff.

Porto & Scandola Nature Reserve, Corsica

Porto (morning), Scandola Nature Reserve (afternoon sailing). The Scandola Natural Reserve (created 1975) is a World Heritage Site.The reserve is an exceptional sight even among the many natural wonders in Corsica.There is no way to enter Scandola by car, and to enter by foot involves crossing very high mountains, so in practice the only way to enjoy the splendours of this coastline is by boat.

Porquerolles, Iles D’Hyeres, Sanary-Sur-Mer – France

Where the rugged hills of the Massif des Maures subside into the sea, the small island of Porquerolles lies basking in the eternally blue Mediterranean. The island’s little town was created as a retirement community for Napoleon’s troops – making it the world’s first Sun City. Today Porquerolles is a destination for nature lovers, who hike the hills covered in sage, myrtle to a magnificent white sand beach.

 St. Tropez (Beach Stop & Town), France

It is said that the most spectacular way to approach the exquisite harbour of St. Tropez is by sea. St. Tropez is a people-watcher’s paradise, so you will also want to explore her famous beaches, bistros and bars there’s always plenty to see in St. Tropez.

 Cannes, France

Transfer to the 4* deluxe Hotel Columbus in Monaco for a 3 night stay (B&B basis).

Transfer in style from Monaco to Nice by helicopter for your return flight home.

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