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GRANDEUR OF FRANCE AND ITALY | 17 Nights | Departs Sep 6, 2014

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Seven Seas Mariner

Seven Seas Mariner

Port-Vendres, France

Port-Vendres, France-port

Explore pretty Collioure, a favorite destination of Matisse, with its distinctive pinkish-beige houses, colorful harbor, winding streets and lovely church and nearby Elne with its impressive fortified cathedral and beautiful cloister. Or visit magnificent Carcassonne, a breathtaking fortified hilltop city of turrets, churches, stained glass and lovely squares resurrected from ruin in the 19th-century. Look for antiques, contemporary art and reproductions as well as local crafts. Try some tempting roast lamb or the catch of the day accompanied by local cheese and fruit with the appropriate wine.


Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • The Fortress At Salses-Le-Chateau
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Picturesque Collioure & Wine Tasting
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • The Village of Ceret
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Carcassonne On Your Own
    Light Activity /Walking
  • The Fortress At Salses-Le-Chateau

    Moderate Activity/Walking
    Duration: 4 hours
    Tour Code: ptv-001


    Begin with a scenic drive to Salses and to Salses Fortress which was constructed during the 15th century at a most strategic point along the old Roman road from Narbonne to Spain, known as the "Via Domitia". Witness the importance of the location along the tidal lagoons that are virtually lapping at the foot of the Corbières mountains. It us a unique example in France of Spanish military architecture adapted by Vauban in the 17th century to meet the demands of contemporary artillery. View the interior curtain wall, the old stables, the chapel, and the massive vaulted basement. The keep, originally designed as the governor's residence, was used as a powder magazine in the 19th century. Following the visit to the fortress enjoy wine tasting in a local cellar before returning to Port-Vendres.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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