Italian Riviera, Monte Carlo & the South of France

The stunning coastline that stretches west along France’s Côte d’Azur and over the border into Italy and its Riviera is undoubtedly one of the most glamorous holiday destinations in Europe; a millionaire’s playground of glittering marinas, cliff top villas and exclusive resorts.


Travel Options


Holiday Highlights

  • Return coach travel and ferry crossings
  • First and last night on a bed and breakfast basis in France
  • 7 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at our selected hotel, Diano Marina
  • Free bar (7pm-10pm) on local Italian brands (spirits, beer, wine & soft drinks)
  • Wine and water with dinner
  • Free tea and coffee all day in Italy
  • Live music one evening
  • Free excursion programme
  • Fully escorted by a tour manager

    Optional excursion to Santa Margherita Ligure & Portofino (£16.99pp)
    Optional excursion to Nice (£10.99pp)
    (Buy both optional extras for the discounted price of £25pp)

Selected Hotel

We’ll stay at one of two hotels:

The Hotel Silvano is located 100 metres from the sea and beach in Diano Marina. The en-suite rooms have a balcony and satellite TV and the hotel also offers a bar, restaurant and an outdoor pool.

The 3* Hotel Kristall, Diano Marina has comfortable, modern rooms and is a short distance from the seaside. It features an outdoor swimming pool, free Wifi in public areas, a restaurant and terrace.

Single Supplements Apply

 

Day 1
Ferry to Calais and overnight stay in France.

Day 2
Continue to our hotel in Diano Marina.

Day 3 - Imperia
We spend half a day in the pretty town of Imperia, renowned for its cultivation of olives and flowers. Shady trees and ancient buildings line the cobbled streets while the Old Town has many interesting shops that sell antiques, handicrafts and locally-made artefacts.

Day 4 - Optional excursion to Santa Margherita Ligure & Portofino (£16.99pp)
On our optional excursion, we join a boat trip from Santa Margherita Ligure, a lovely port town with a castle and 13th-century basilica, to Italy’s most sophisticated resort, Portofino. Famed for its picturesque harbour crammed with expensive yachts and lined with pastel-coloured houses, it also boasts a medieval castle perched on a hill above the town.  

Day 5 - Day at leisure
We enjoy a day of leisure in our resort, where it’s market day.

Day 6 - Monaco & Monte Carlo
We head to the tiny principality of Monaco, home to a historic casino, famous residential area of Monte Carlo and many rich and famous residents. Monaco is less than a square mile in size but is brimful of glitz and glamour, with a bustling marina, beautiful royal palace and fantastic shops.

Day 7 - Optional excursion to Nice (£10.99pp)
Join an optional excursion to the picturesque coastal city of Nice. Set on a beautiful bay, this lovely resort offers a bustling seafront promenade, atmospheric Old Town and plenty of shops, cafés and restaurants.

Day 8 - Alassio & Cervo
We begin our half day excursion in Alassio, a pretty seaside town set against a picturesque backdrop of rugged hills with a long sandy beach, beautiful parks and pleasant squares. We continue to Cervo, a beautifully-preserved medieval seaside village listed as one of “The Most Beautiful Villages of Italy”, with winding cobbled streets lined with pretty houses, shops and galleries.

Day 9
Travel to our overnight hotel in France. 

Day 10
Continue to Calais for our return ferry home.

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