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Visit glamorous French and Italian ports, enjoy the St Tropez regatta, and watch a cooking demonstration by James Martin

Step aboard Royal Clipper, a glorious five-masted, full-rigged sailing ship, to explore the French and Italian Rivieras and some of the Mediterranean's most desirable ports, including Cannes, Lerici, Portoferraio, Bonifacio, Alghero, and St Tropez.

While any voyage aboard this exquisite ship will always be memorable, this ten-day sailing includes extras to make it exceptional. A carefully designed itinerary coincides with the incredible Les Voiles de Saint Tropez regatta, where you'll watch hundreds of magnificent sailing ships racing from a prime position on the deck of Royal Clipper.

You'll also be joined onboard by TV Chef James Martin, best known for presenting Saturday Kitchen. You'll observe his skills up close during a cooking demonstration and ask questions about his fascinating career during a private Q&A. Under the sunny skies of St Tropez and beneath the billowing sails of Royal Clipper, James will host a cocktail party, sign complimentary copies of his book, and join guests to watch the regatta.

The ship will take you to gorgeous locations in France and Italy, first departing from the glittering shores of Cannes and travelling to Lerici in Italy, where you can stroll through nearby fishing villages reminiscent of the famous Cinque Terre. You'll also stop at Portoferraio on the island of Elba, where you can take a vineyard tour and sample the local Ansonica wine. Time in Corsica calls for R&R on the sandy beaches where the gently lapping water is clear, calm, and delightfully warm. And the port of Alghero on Sardinia brings the opportunity to explore its medieval history and taste the local cuisine.

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James Martin
Television presenter and chef
James Martin is one of the nation's favourite chefs

Before gracing UK televisions, James Martin travelled throughout France working in the kitchens of French châteaux. At 21, he opened the Hotel and Bistro du Vin in Winchester as Head Chef, where he changed the menu daily. James' TV shows have included James Martin: Home Comforts, British favourite Saturday Kitchen and James Martin's French Adventure. He can be found at James Martin Manchester and The Kitchen at Chewton Glen.

Price includes

  • A night staying in a four-star property on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Seven nights aboard the Royal Clipper with breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, six-course à la carte dinner and midnight snack provided each day
  • A cooking demonstration by James Martin exclusively for Royal Clipper passengers
  • A Q&A and cocktail reception with James
  • A complimentary copy of James' book, posted to guests ahead of departure to bring on the trip
  • The chance to see the St Tropez regatta

Also included: Group airport transfers, port fees and flights

Availability

From
Fri, Fri, Sep 22, 2023
To
Sat, Sat, Sep 30, 2023
Duration
9 Days
Price per person
£2,435*

* Price for subscribers only. Non-subscribers' price is £2,449pp. Price based on two people sharing an entry level cabin including all relevant discounts, subject to availability. To redeem your exclusive subscriber offer visit telegraph.co.uk/tt-extra. Deposit: 20%. Single supplement £995. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included but required for most of our overseas trips, and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Limited (ATOL bonded). Calls charged at local rates. All tours featured are operated by the partner specified. All companies are wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to the Data Protection Notice in today's Personal Column or telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy.

From
Fri, Fri, Sep 22, 2023
To
Sat, Sat, Sep 30, 2023
Duration
9 Days
Price per person
£2,485*

* Price for all other readers, based on two people sharing an entry level cabin including all relevant discounts, subject to availability. Deposit: 20%. Single supplement £995. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included but required for most of our overseas trips, and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Limited (ATOL bonded). Calls charged at local rates. All tours featured are operated by the partner specified. All companies are wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to the Data Protection Notice in today's Personal Column or telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy.

From
Fri, Fri, Sep 22, 2023
To
Sat, Sat, Sep 30, 2023
Duration
9 Days
Price per person
£2,435*

* Price for subscribers only. Non-subscribers' price is £2,449pp. Price based on two people sharing an entry level cabin including all relevant discounts, subject to availability. To redeem your exclusive subscriber offer visit telegraph.co.uk/tt-extra. Deposit: 20%. Single supplement £995. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included but required for most of our overseas trips, and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Limited (ATOL bonded). Calls charged at local rates. All tours featured are operated by the partner specified. All companies are wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to the Data Protection Notice in today's Personal Column or telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy.

From
Fri, Fri, Sep 22, 2023
To
Sat, Sat, Sep 30, 2023
Duration
9 Days
Price per person
£2,485*

* Price for all other readers, based on two people sharing an entry level cabin including all relevant discounts, subject to availability. Deposit: 20%. Single supplement £995. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included but required for most of our overseas trips, and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Limited (ATOL bonded). Calls charged at local rates. All tours featured are operated by the partner specified. All companies are wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to the Data Protection Notice in today's Personal Column or telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrive in Nice
    Nice, France

    On arrival at the airport, you'll be met by a tour leader and transferred to your hotel on the Cote d'Azur.

  2. Day
    2
    Cannes
    Cannes, France

    After breakfast, you'll meet your ship, the splendid Royal Clipper. Dinner is served in the ship's main dining room as you sail tonight, where you can get to know your fellow passengers, perhaps before retiring to the ship's elegant piano bar for a nightcap.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Lerici
    Lerici, Italy

    You'll wake on the Italian Riviera this morning, and after a leisurely breakfast on board, there's time to explore Lerici. For the best views over the so-called Gulf of Poets (Lord Byron was a previous resident), visit Villa Rezzola, an ancient manor house with an impressive garden that slopes down to the sea.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Portoferraio
    Portoferraio, Italy

    You'll arrive on the island of Elba today, ready to explore Portoferraio, where Napoleon once looked out over the waiting ships in the harbour from his villa. Spend time on the island enjoying a local vineyard tour, sampling the local Ansonica or Vermentino, or visiting the remains of an ancient Etruscan civilisation.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Corsica and Bonifacio
    Bonifacio, France

    An overnight sailing south brings you to the island of Corsica, where you'll spend the morning on one of the island's most tranquil beaches, where the water is crystal clear, calm and warm.

    In the afternoon, you'll sail to Bonafacio, a bustling port with excellent seafood restaurants and a modern marina. The ancient citadel town is perched high atop a cliff, with wide-open panoramas to admire.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Alghero
    Alghero, Italy

    A day trip on the island of Sardinia is in store today, arriving in beautiful Alghero this morning. Alghero is an elegant medieval city with a historic centre packed with excellent bars and restaurants.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    St Tropez
    Saint-Tropez, France

    St Tropez is the epicentre of European glamour, and a day here allows you time to rub shoulders with the glitterati and visit its famous beaches, bistros, and bars. You'll stop at the beach first, spending the morning soaking up the atmosphere before sailing to the port where the ship docks in the afternoon.

    James Martin joins the ship this afternoon, ready for a cooking demonstration on the Royal Clipper. Tonight, the ship moors overnight in St Tropez, and you'll feel the sense of anticipation building - tomorrow is the famous St Tropez regatta.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    St Tropez
    Saint-Tropez, France

    You'll observe the Les Voiles de Saint Tropez regatta from your prime position on the deck of Royal Clipper. The regatta is a fantastic rendezvous of yachts from the ultra-modern to the most beautiful traditional vessels. Racers and sailing enthusiasts come from all over the globe to battle in the bay, promising an exciting display to watch from the deck of Royal Clipper.

    James will give a talk, participate in a Q&A as well as sign your complimentary books before departing this evening.

    You'll depart St Tropez late, setting sail for Cannes - your final destination.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day
    9
    Arrive in Cannes and disembark
    Cannes, France

    This morning you'll depart Royal Clipper and join a transfer to the airport for the journey home.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

Royal Clipper

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Cruise ship

Royal Clipper is a large five-masted full-rigged luxury sailing ship which balances grandeur, adventure and tradition with superb service, amenities, and accommodations.

Royal Clipper carries just 227 guests in luxurious style. There are swimming pools, an onboard spa, and a marina platform that lowers for watersports. A three-deck atrium funnels sunlight into the elegantly appointed dining room, featuring deliciously prepared cuisine.

Cabin upgrades are available at a supplement.

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Availability

From
Fri, Fri, Sep 22, 2023
To
Sat, Sat, Sep 30, 2023
Duration
9 Days
Price per person
£2,435*

* Price for subscribers only. Non-subscribers' price is £2,449pp. Price based on two people sharing an entry level cabin including all relevant discounts, subject to availability. To redeem your exclusive subscriber offer visit telegraph.co.uk/tt-extra. Deposit: 20%. Single supplement £995. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included but required for most of our overseas trips, and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Limited (ATOL bonded). Calls charged at local rates. All tours featured are operated by the partner specified. All companies are wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to the Data Protection Notice in today's Personal Column or telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy.

From
Fri, Fri, Sep 22, 2023
To
Sat, Sat, Sep 30, 2023
Duration
9 Days
Price per person
£2,485*

* Price for all other readers, based on two people sharing an entry level cabin including all relevant discounts, subject to availability. Deposit: 20%. Single supplement £995. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included but required for most of our overseas trips, and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Limited (ATOL bonded). Calls charged at local rates. All tours featured are operated by the partner specified. All companies are wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to the Data Protection Notice in today's Personal Column or telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy.

From
Fri, Fri, Sep 22, 2023
To
Sat, Sat, Sep 30, 2023
Duration
9 Days
Price per person
£2,435*

* Price for subscribers only. Non-subscribers' price is £2,449pp. Price based on two people sharing an entry level cabin including all relevant discounts, subject to availability. To redeem your exclusive subscriber offer visit telegraph.co.uk/tt-extra. Deposit: 20%. Single supplement £995. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included but required for most of our overseas trips, and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Limited (ATOL bonded). Calls charged at local rates. All tours featured are operated by the partner specified. All companies are wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to the Data Protection Notice in today's Personal Column or telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy.

From
Fri, Fri, Sep 22, 2023
To
Sat, Sat, Sep 30, 2023
Duration
9 Days
Price per person
£2,485*

* Price for all other readers, based on two people sharing an entry level cabin including all relevant discounts, subject to availability. Deposit: 20%. Single supplement £995. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included but required for most of our overseas trips, and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Limited (ATOL bonded). Calls charged at local rates. All tours featured are operated by the partner specified. All companies are wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to the Data Protection Notice in today's Personal Column or telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy.

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