French & Italian Riviera Splendour

Leisurely Touring

8 Days from $1,899

Apr 2020 - Sep 2020 Departures

​Soak up the elegance and glamour of both the French and Italian Rivieras on this splendid tour. Charming medieval villages perched on hills, labyrinthine lanes leading to lively squares, laze on golden-hued beaches and enjoy palm-lined promenades.

Overview

What's included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guides
  • 7 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 10 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners in local restaurants
  • Welcome & farewell drink
  • Free scheduled group transfers are available on arrival & departure from Nice Airport
  • Other transportation & Porterage

Included excursions

  • ​Explore Menton & Dolceacqua
  • Sanremo guided tour
  • Discover Monaco & Monte Carlo​
  • Dinner with wine in an authentic watermill

Optional excursions

  • ​Visit the elegant resorts of Santa Margherita & Portofino
  • Visit Genoa​
  • Discover Nice & St Paul de Vence

Itinerary

Make your own way to Nice where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your hotel, which is located in the town of Imperia on the Ligurian coast. This golden stretch of coastline borders its more famous neighbour, the French Riviera, and is just as picturesque.

Today we’ll head to Menton in France, a coastal town on the Cote d’Azur close to the Italian border. Its streets are lined with pretty pastel-coloured houses and we’ll have time to take a stroll and admire the 17th century Basilica of Saint-Michel, one of the finest baroque churches in southern France. Next we’ll cross the border back to Italy and stop in medieval Dolceacqua, made up of two beautiful villages connected by a stone bridge.

Santa Margherita is one of the most elegant resorts on the Italian Riviera. Discover its charm on our optional excursion, which also includes a visit to Portofino, which we’ll reach by boat if the weather is on our side. What used to be a quiet fishing village is now one of the region’s most exclusive resorts, filled with designer boutiques and a fine selection of restaurants and bars. Take a walk among its maze of streets to the Church of St Giorgio, which is close to the harbour. Perhaps take a seat at a café here and enjoy spectacular views across the bay as you sip a coffee or enjoy a chilled glass of wine.

Located on a wide, sheltered bay, Sanremo is delightful to explore. We’ll do this today on our included tour in the company of a Local Guide. We’ll stroll through its charming Old Town, where a maze of lanes twist their way down the hillside. We’ll also admire a colourful display of exotic blooms amongst its exquisite manicured gardens and well-kept parks. Down by the seafront another highlight is a Russian Orthodox Church, similar in design to Saint Basil’s in Moscow. This evening we’ll enjoy a special dinner at an ancient watermill, now a restaurant. Be prepared for a feast of food and drink, as you work your way through the authentic Italian tasting menu, sampling more than 10 dishes washed do wn with wine and Limoncello.

​The stylish principality of Monaco is a sovereign state that has been ruled by the Grimaldi family for more than seven centuries. It boasts luxurious hotels, exclusive restaurants and the highest number of millionaires per square metre than any other country in the world! The district of Monte Carlo is the sophisticated playground of the rich and famous, renowned for its famous casino, exquisite gardens, opulent boutiques and a grand harbour filled with expensive yachts. We'll discover these glamorous sights on today's full-day included excursion.​

​Why not join our optional excursion to the medieval town of Genoa today. Highlights of our walking tour will include the old port, with its many museums and attractions, and the house where explorer Christopher Columbus was born.​

Nice, set against a backdrop of blue skies and sparkling sea, is the chic capital of the French Riviera. This is where our optional tour begins today. We’ll visit the Place Massena, the largest square in the historic old district, which is home to impressive fountains and stunning Neoclassical buildings with red-coloured façades. Recognized as a national monument of France, we’ll also see St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral. Consecrated in 1912 with the support of Tsar Nicholas II, inside is housed a vast collection of icons and decorative works of huge historical value. Later, we head inland to the charming medieval village of St Paul de Vence, built on a rocky outcrop and surrounded by ramparts. A stroll around the Old Town reveals a maze of charming streets, shady squares and beautiful views of the Bay of Nice.

Your tour comes to an end today. Scheduled group transfers are available to the airport, please see www.justyou.com/transfers

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your vacation before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your vacation information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Italy - Margherita and Portofino

Italy - Margherita and Portofino

from $119

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We will explore one of the most elegant resorts in Eastern Liguria. Enjoy a walk through the narrow streets and shopping centre. After free time for lunch, we head to the resort of Portofino by boat. Explore the area of Portofino including the Church of St George, or relax in the harbour.
Portofino boat trip is weather permitting.

Full Day – Must See – Moderate Walking.

Italy - Genoa

Italy - Genoa

from $109

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Enjoy a full-day journey to this bustling city port. We will enjoy a walking tour in the company of a local guide where we will visit the ancient gate of the town. We will visit Cristopher Columbus house where he spent his childhood and then the Doge Palace and the beautiful cathedral of the town which has a façade dating back to the beginning of the 13th century.

Later we will continue to see via Garibaldi, with the beautiful mansions of nobility which have been a world heritage site since 2006. We will then wander down narrow alleyways to the reach the old port area where you can relax and enjoy some free time.

Full Day – moderate – Scenic Tour

France - Discover Nice and St Paul de Vence

France - Discover Nice and St Paul de Vence

from $149

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We'll visit the Place Massena, the largest square in the historic old district, which is home to impressive fountains and stunning Neoclassical buildings with red-coloured façades. Recognised as a national monument of France, we'll also see St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral. Consecrated in 1912 with the support of Tsar Nicholas II, inside is housed a vast collection of icons and decorative works of huge historical value.

Later, we head inland to the charming medieval village of St Paul de Vence, built on a rocky outcrop and surrounded by ramparts. A stroll around the Old Town reveals a maze of charming streets, shady squares and beautiful views of the Bay of Nice.

Accommodation

Your hotel, once a theatre, is located in Imperia, Liguria's westernmost province. Facilities include a bar/lounge, fitness room and a rooftop terrace offering views of the Alps. Guest rooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, mini-bar, TV, hairdryer and safe.

Hotel Rossini al Teatro

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

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Tuesday 21 Apr 2020

8 Days

$1,899

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 11 May 2020

8 Days

$1,949

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 01 Jun 2020

8 Days

$2,049

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 15 Jun 2020

8 Days

$2,099

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 31 Aug 2020

8 Days

$2,199

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 07 Sep 2020

8 Days

$2,299

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 14 Sep 2020

8 Days

$2,199

Available

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