The Elegance & Charm of the Italian & French Rivieras - All Inclusive

What our previous travellers have to say about this tour

"A stroll along the promenade des Anglais in Nice gave us a look at the glamourous life"

Pam & John

Mr & Mrs Jones

"John and I chose our Easter holiday on the French and Italian Riviera’s because it was an area we had not yet visited. We also hoped for a glimpse of the sun at the end of winter. We were not disappointed, as we travelled south on the AutoRoute de Soleil, spring sunshine came to meet us.

An interesting journey took us through Provence to our first sight of the Med. As we skirted Cannes, Nice, Monaco and Menton, we crossed the border into Italy. We then joined the AutoStrade dei Foiri, a masterpiece of modern engineering, cutting through mountains and crossing gorges above the coastal villages below us, taking us to our destination of Diano Marino.

On our arrival at hotel Delle Fiori we received the warmest of welcomes from the young proprietor and his staff, who promptly served us an excellent meal. The first impression was reinforced by the helpful and friendly staff throughout our stay in this comfortable hotel.

Our well planned outings were all we hoped for. A stroll along the promenade des Anglais in Nice gave us a look at the glamourous life. An afternoon drink in the Negresco Hotel allowed us to enjoy a taste of the highlife. A visit to the Palais des Festivals in Cannes gave us the opportunity to plant our hands in the in the prints of the rich and famous in the paving. Our trips to Eze and St Paul de Vence provided stunning views of the coast and the snow topped Maritime Alps. We had ample time to stroll through the medieval villages’ cobbled streets and stop for a drink in atmospheric cafes. Back in Diano Marino in the evening we were able to take the short walk into the pedestrian main street which was lined with orange trees.

The optional excursion to Monaco and Monte Carlo was not to be missed. Monte Carlo and the rally route being a favourite with John, identifying landmarks which were familiar with watching the race every year on TV. In Monaco I visited the memorial to an icon of my youth; the film star Grace Kelly, who married her prince and came to live in this fairy tale principality.

Our return journey took us via the Frejus tunnel and another interesting journey back to our overnight stop in Rheims, The Novotel (another excellent hotel). At Calais we had to say a regretful goodbye to Ivo and Mark, our drivers who had made our holiday so enjoyable with their knowledge, advice and excellent organisation. A swift journey from Dover got us home early, full of wonderful memories and an intention to consult the Leger brochure.

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"A special holiday with Leger Silver Service!"

David & Linda

David & Linda

"The excitement for this holiday begins the moment you board the feeder coach to the interchange for our Silver Service tour to the Italian & French Rivieras. We set off via the Euro Tunnel to Reims, the overnight stop. We continued on our journey south to the spectacular Mid Pyrenees and Millau the next overnight stop.

The famous bridge dominates the landscape and the cameras were out capturing the unique views of this engineering icon. We continued to Avignon with a visit and lunch in this most charming Roman town on the banks of the River Rhone with lots to see and good food available in the many squares from lunch. Refreshed we headed towards Italy through the many vineyards of this famous areaof France. We progressed onwards and to our hotel in Dino Marina and received the warmest welcome from Christian and his team.

With the first night at the Mimose under our belts, we set off for Eze and Nice. Eze is a medieval village with a Fragonard perfume factory, which we visited. After eating the packed lunch provided, it was onto Nice for a four hour visit. One of our highlights was hiring an Eco taxi (tricycle) to take us on a tour of the old town.

The next day we visited St Paul de Vence a fortified hilltop village, then down to Cannes, home of the film festival, with its hotels, boutiques and gardens and not forgetting the cruise ships.

The next day was an optional visit to Santa Margherita with a boat trip to Porto Fino, one of Italy’s most fashionable resorts. It was a great day, certainly good value for the money. After spending the next day relaxing in our resort, we were off to Monaco and Monte Carlo to rub shoulders rich and famous. We saw the changing of the guard and visited the cathedral where Princess Grace was laid to rest, which was a moving experience. Finally we took a trip on the land train to Monte Carlo and along the Grand Prix circuit, a must for F1 fans. Our last day on the Riviera took us to Dolceacqua, a medieval village dominated by a ruined castle on the River Nervia made famous by the painting of Claude Monet. We then went to Menton, a favourite of Queen Victoria.

The next morning we said goodbye to Diano Marina and headed north across country and had an overnight stop in Besse Anastaise. We continued north to Paris for our last overnight stop, we then joined the optional tour of this wonderful capital city and ended with a superb dinner at a brasserie in the Latin Quarter. This brought an end to what has been a memorable holiday experience.

From start to finish our Silver Service coach crew went that extra mile to keep us informed and supplied with refreshments and entertainment, so many thanks to Bob and Gary.

The hotel Mimose; the staff, entertainment and all inclusive package was excellent.

The weather was most kind, sunshine all the way, which made for a very happy party.

A special holiday with Leger Silver Service!


"The days out were well chosen and allowed us to see the elegant seaside resorts of Nice and Cannes, as well as the medieval villages of Eze and St Paul de Vence."

Jackie and Derek

Jackie and Derek

"As regular Leger travelers we chose the Italian and French Riviera’s as our most recent holiday.

Our main hotel in Diano Marina was in a quiet location, about a 10 - 15 minute walk from the town and the seafront. It was very comfortable and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. The meals were varied and special requests were catered for, where possible, with the minimum of fuss. This tour was all inclusive so included packed lunches and free drinks from the hotel bar all day.

The days out were well chosen and allowed us to see the elegant seaside resorts of Nice and Cannes, as well as the medieval villages of Eze and St Paul de Vence. These were both very attractive places with cobbled streets and small independent shops and cafes throughout. We also visited Santa Margherita from where we caught a boat to Portofino, with a beautiful harbour, surrounded by cafes and gift shops. Visiting this area in late September the weather was still quite good and enabled us to see places at a time of year when things were a little quieter than in the peak summer months.

Unfortunately, our luck with the weather ran out on our final day in Italy when we visited Monaco and Monte Carlo. It rained all the time we were there but we still made the most of it by using the land train for a tour of the principality, as well as visiting the cathedral and the Prince’s Palace, which was surprisingly not that expensive. On our way out of Monaco we drove over the start line of the famous Grand Prix but on a nicer day we would probably have walked the course. Looks like we will just have to return to this very glamourous area at some time in the future.

This tour also included a free day in our resort which enabled us to explore the town of Diano Marina in more detail as well as catching the local bus to nearby San Remo. The return bus fare was incredibly good value for money and allowed us to see a bit more of the attractive coastline of this area.

Our overnight hotel on the return journey was in Reims and was only about a 10 minute walk from the cathedral and city centre. On a warm autumn evening what better way to end the holiday than with a couple of drinks at a bar overlooked by the impressive church.

Throughout the nine days of the holiday we were extremely well looked after by Rob and Darren, our two Silver Service drivers. They were not only excellent drivers but kept everyone plied with an appropriate level of information about the places we were visiting, as well as refreshments when required. The “joke of the day” was eagerly awaited each morning as we set off on our trips out. They also went out of their way to ensure everyone was well looked after as well as keeping the coach clean and tidy throughout.

All in all another extremely enjoyable tour enabling us to see an area dominated by the rich and famous with their luxury yachts and villas.