French and Italian Rivieras yacht charter

Take advantage of your yacht rental to uncover the sophisticated atmosphere, picturesque villages, gorgeous beaches, culinary delights and cultural highlights that attract people from all over the world to the French and Italian Rivieras.

8-day tour

Hesitating between a French Riviera yacht charter or a cruise along the Italian Riviera ? It is completely possible to combine these two cruising areas over a period of one week. With this 7-day yacht charter tour you will discover the main coastal towns of the French Riviera, namely Cannes, St Tropez and Monaco as well as the superb village of Portofino and the Cinque Terre National Park in Italy. A French and Italian Rivieras yacht rental will give you the opportunity to combine the pleasures of the sea with land-based adventures. Although neighbouring, the Italian Riviera is not particularly similar to the French Riviera and this combined itinerary offers a beautiful alternative to a classic south of France yacht rental. Our team is on hand to assist with the organisation of your yacht charter.

Suggested itinerary

day 1

Cannes - Cannes

Join your yacht in Cannes for embarkation scheduled at 12:00pm. Enjoy a welcome drink, settle in on board and head across the bay to the Lerins Islands. These two islets offer a stunning environment with crystal-clear waters and a typical Mediterranean vegetation. Indulge in a delicious lunch prepared by your Chef. The rest of the day is spent at anchor, swimming and playing with the water toys. If you would like to stretch your legs ashore, you can visit the Abbey of the monks of Lérins, the Royal Fort or the Museum of the sea. Dinner on board. Night at anchor.

The Lerins Islands in the bay of Cannes with charter yachts at anchor

day 2

Cannes - St Tropez

Set sail for Cap Taillat. Cap Taillat is a wild gorgeous anchorage where turquoise waters contrast with forests of pines. It is an ideal spot for relaxation and water-based activities. For lunch head to Pampelonne, one of the most enchanting beaches in the south of France. There are many great beach clubs to choose from! After lunch you will be able to relax, swim and play with the toys. In the late afternoon, take a short cruise to the picturesque village of St Tropez. Evening on land to discover the colourful port and the winding alleys. If you enjoy partying, now is the time! Dinner ashore. Night in port or at anchor.

The village of St Tropez and its bell tower with yachts anchored in the bay

day 3

St Tropez - Monaco

After breakfast, you can return ashore to see the village in daylight, go for a walk and possibly do some shopping. Back on the boat, you head for the bay of La Mala. The setting is heavenly and you can choose to have lunch on board or in a beach restaurant. In the afternoon, proceed with your cruise to Monaco. We suggest that you spend the rest of your day ashore to discover the Principality. Start your exploration with the historic part of Monaco "Le Rocher" and then head for the modern town to visit the Casino and dine in one of Monaco's sophisticated restaurants. Night in port or anchor.

Aerial view of Monaco and its buildings with the entrance of Port Hercule

day 4

Monaco - Portofino

Leave Monaco after breakfast for a long cruise to Portofino. Lunch is taken underway. Arrive in Portofino in the afternoon. Originally a fishing village, Portofino has become a luxurious seaside resort. The “Pearl of the Riviera” boasts gorgeous surroundings with pastel-coloured houses and the most beautiful marina. Portofino has fantastic shopping as well as fine dining. Evening and dinner ashore. Night in port or at anchor.

The colourful village of Portofino with luxurious yachts moored in the marina

day 5

Portofino - Portofino

In the morning, the yacht will sail briefly to anchor in a pretty secluded bay to allow you to relax, swim and enjoy the water sports facilities of your yacht. Lunch on board at anchor. For the afternoon program, there are several options available to you. You can explore the villages of Rapallo and Santa Margherita or return to Portofino to enjoy the atmosphere. If the timing permits, we strongly suggest that you have an evening drink on the magnificent terrace of the Hotel Splendido overlooking the marina. Dinner ashore or on board according to your preferences. Night in port or at anchor.

View of Santa Margherita Ligure on the Italian Riviera

day 6

Portofino - Portovenere

Plan an early morning departure. A peaceful day of cruising awaits you along this absolutely breathtaking coastline. During the day, you will stop to explore the 5 small villages of Cinque Terre National Park: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. Each village has its own particularities. Stroll ashore, wander through the narrow streets and enjoy the delicious Ligurian cuisine for lunch. There are a multitude of charming restaurants! At the end of the day, you will arrive at Portovenere, a picturesque seaside town. If it is not too late, don't miss the church of San Pietro, which is located on a steep cliff. Dinner ashore. Night in port or at anchor.

The village of Riomaggiore and its colourful traditional houses in the Cinque Terre in Italy

day 7

Portovenere - Villefranche

After breakfast, you will leave for the return crossing back to the south of France. Lunch, prepared by your Chef, will be served during the navigation. Arrive in the picturesque bay of Villefranche-sur-mer in the middle of the afternoon. Enjoy these last moments on board: swimming and water activities. At the end of the day you can decide to explore the colourful village of Villefranche or discover another anchorage near Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Dinner on board. Night at anchor.

The bay of Villefranche-sur-mer with yachts at anchor on the French Riviera

day 8

Villefranche - Cannes

Wake up at anchor off Billionaires’ Bay in the Cap d’Antibes area. Enjoy a last swim. A farewell brunch will be served on board. Cruise back to Cannes for disembarkation scheduled at 12:00pm.

A wild cove of Cap d'Antibes on the French Riviera

Selection of yachts available for this tour

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Upgrade your yacht charter with extras when you book with us.

  • Restaurant booking
  • Catering options
  • Extra staff including private chefs
  • Jet-ski rendez-vous or any water toys activity
  • Cultural guided tours
  • Special celebration onboard
  • Transport services