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French & Italian Riviera Splendour

From $2,599
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Apr 2023 - Sep 2023
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From $2,599
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Apr 2023 - Sep 2023
Tour Overview
On this splendid tour, you'll soak up the glamour of both the French and Italian Rivieras. as you discover medieval villages and laze on golden beaches. We'll head to the charming French village of Menton and discover medieval Dolceacqua in Italy. A visit to stylish Monte Carlo, playground of the rich and famous, is also included and if you fancy some time to relax, golden-hued beaches are never too far away.
  • leisure touring Leisurely Touring
  • meals included tour All Breakfasts
  • max group size Max Group Size 30

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Holiday Director as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • 7 nights in a 4-star hotel 
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • 15 included meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners including welcome & farewell drinks
  • Transportation excluding overseas transfers to and from the airport* and porterage 
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Explore Menton on the Cote d’Azur, and medieval Dolceacqua
  • Discover glamorous Monaco & Monte Carlo 
  • Feast with wine in an authentic watermill

Itinerary

Day 1 Alassio

Make your own way to the hotel where your Holiday Director will meet you for your welcome meeting that evening. Meals included: D

Day 2 Menton & Dolceacqua

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. Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Alassio - at Leisure

A day to relax, to take it all in, the day has been left free for you to spend as you wish. You might head off to discover one of the longest sandy beaches in the eastern Liguria region, or spend time exploring the lively town centre and its historic monuments Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Alassio - at Leisure

Santa Margherita is one of the most elegant resorts on the Italian Riviera. You can 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. Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Monaco & Monte Carlo

​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.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 6 Lunch at a Watermill

Today we will have a very special lunch at an ancient watermill, which has been turned into a rustic restaurant. Be prepared for a feast of food and drink, as you work your way through the authentic Italian tasting menu, sampling more than ten dishes. All these will be washed down with wine and Limoncello. Meals included: B,L,D

Day 7 Alassio - at Leisure

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. 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.

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 UK

Today it's time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers as your holiday comes to an end. Meals included: B

Accommodation

Hotel Toscana

Centrally located in the seaside resort of Alassio, the Hotel Toscana is just 80 metres from the splendid beach and a few steps from the famous 'budello', a characteristic renowned historical centre with typical buildings and elegant shops. Guest rooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, mini-bar, TV, hairdryer and safe.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your trip before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour

Santa Margherita and Portofino

Santa Margherita and Portofino

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.
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...

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Discover Nice and St Paul de Vence

Discover Nice and St Paul de Vence

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.
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....

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