The Elegance & Charm of the Italian & French Rivieras

7 days from £569 pp.


Nice

Visit: Nice, France

About the Tour

Join us for a relaxing break on the Mediterranean coast, as we enjoy elegant resorts, picturesque villages and the glamorous principality of Monaco. From our base in Diano Marina, we enjoy many incredible excursions to some of the most stylish locations on the Italian and French Rivieras. We begin with a trip to the hillside village of Eze, and then to the coastal city of Nice, with its famous Promenade des Anglais. We visit St. Paul de Vence and celebrated Cannes, home of the famous film festival. Guests also have the opportunity to take a trip to the pretty principality of Monaco, where the streets are littered with designer shops and its harbour is filled with luxury yachts. With a 9 and 12-day tour available, you can see even more of the beautiful Italian & French Rivieras on these fabulous holidays

Tour Includes


  • 6, 8 or 11 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4, 6 or 9 evening meals & 3, 5 or 6 lunches (packed lunch on all days except free day in Diano Marina)
  • A selection of drinks are available in resort from 9.00am till midnight each day
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service or Luxuria coach
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to northern France for an overnight stay.

Continue to Diano Marina for a four-night stay on an all-inclusive basis.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Nice & Eze

Nice & Eze

Today we cross the border to the French Riviera on our included excursion to Eze and Nice. Our first stop is the medieval village of Eze and the famous Fragonard Perfume Factory, where we take a guided tour and discover some of the secrets to perfume making. After the tour we have free time to explore Eze. Perched high above the Mediterranean, the village offers a spectacular view of the surrounding scenery, and offering narrow streets filled with quaint craft shops and art galleries, Eze is the perfect place to spend the morning. This afternoon we continue to the fashionable resort of Nice, the largest resort on the Mediterranean coast and the fifth largest city in France. You will have the afternoon free to explore all the city has to offer, including the old town, with its pastel façades and ornate balconies, and the flourishing Promenade des Anglais, which with its grand hotels and exclusive boutiques, provides a delightful place to relax.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner
St. Paul de Vence

St. Paul de Vence

Today’s included excursion takes us first to St. Paul de Vence, a beautiful, fortified medieval village with cobbled streets. Next, we visit Cannes, home of the famous film festival. Take a stroll along the tree-lined Boulevard de la Croisette with grand hotels, designer boutiques and gardens on one side and glorious beaches on the other.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Monaco & Monte Carlo

Monaco & Monte Carlo

Join our optional excursion to the Principality of Monaco, whose eight square miles form the smallest and almost certainly wealthiest sovereign-state, with possibly more millionaires than anywhere else on earth. Nicknamed “The Rock” this tiny capital is built against the mountains, and sprawls down to the glittering shores of the Riviera. There is a fascination with Monaco's ruling Grimaldi family, especially since Prince Rainier III’s marriage to the former film star Grace Kelly. One of the few autocratic Monarchies left in the world, the relationship between Monaco and France is an interesting one. Any new law passed in France is automatically sent to the ruler of the principality. If he likes it, it becomes a law in Monaco. If not, it doesn't! Take a stroll around the famous Formula 1 circuit; browse the sumptuous boutiques and marvel at the fabulous parks and gardens of this tiny paradise. Spend time in probably the most famous region of Monaco: Monte Carlo. Rub shoulders with the rich and famous, or if you feel lucky take your chances in the famous Grand Casino where the lavish interiors are still decorated in the Belle Époque style.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner

To northern France for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Your Excursions

Included Excursions & Visits

  • St. Paul de Vence & Cannes - Charming village and celebrity resort
  • Avignon - Famous for its broken bridge (12-day tour only)
  • The Ardeche - Wild, rugged & beautiful scenery (12-day tour only)
  • Nice & Eze - Famous coastal city and spectacular hillside village

Optional Excursions & Visits

  • Santa Margherita & Portofino or Alassio - Picturesque resorts (9 & 12-day tour)
  • Dolceacqua & Menton - Favourite winter resort of Queen Victoria (12-day tour only)
  • Monaco & Monte Carlo - Renowned for glitz and glamour

Notes


Travel Insurance from £35.00 (7 days), £35.00 (9 days), £38.00 (12 days). Single Room Supplement from £129.00 (7 days), £159.00 (9 days).

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to northern France for an overnight stay.

Continue to Diano Marina on the Italian Riviera for a six-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Nice

Nice

Today we cross the border to the French Riviera on our included excursion to Eze and Nice. Our first stop is the medieval village of Eze and the famous Fragonard Perfume Factory, where we take a guided tour and discover some of the secrets to perfume making. After the tour we have free time to explore Eze. Perched high above the Mediterranean, the village offers a spectacular view of the surrounding scenery, and offering narrow streets filled with quaint craft shops and art galleries, Eze is the perfect place to spend the morning. This afternoon we continue to the fashionable resort of Nice, the largest resort on the Mediterranean coast and the fifth largest city in France. You will have the afternoon free to explore all the city has to offer, including the old town, with its pastel façades and ornate balconies, and the flourishing Promenade des Anglais, which with its grand hotels and exclusive boutiques, provides a delightful place to relax.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A day at leisure in Diano Marina to relax and explore. Stroll along the long seafront promenade, explore the shops or relax on the beach.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Santa Margherita & Portofino or Alassio

Santa Margherita & Portofino or Alassio

Today we travel to the beautiful palm fringed resort of Santa Margherita Ligure on our optional excursion. Life in the town is centred around the charming waterfront, and with a pleasant string of marinas, docks and pebbly beaches this is a lovely place to spend the day. You will have time at leisure to browse amongst the shops, visit the beautiful Basilica di Santa Margherita, just off the seafront on Piazza Caprera, or take a coffee break in one of the many cafés along the promenade and watch the world go by. Weather permitting, we take a boat trip to exclusive Portofino. Once a struggling artists' refuge, the town has become one of Italy's most fashionable resorts. A popular mooring place for the yachts of the wealthy and lined with designer stores and elegant restaurants, Portofino has become one of Italy's most fashionable resorts. Please note: if the weather prevents the boat trip from operating, we will visit the seaside resort of Alassio before returning to the hotel.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
St. Paul de Vence

St. Paul de Vence

We cross the border back into France on our included excursion to visit St. Paul de Vence. This beautiful fortified medieval village has been, and still is today, home to some very famous painters. Wander around the cobblestone streets, admire the paintings, craft shops and boutiques, and soak up the atmosphere of a village that dates back to the 1500’s. We end the day in Cannes, famed for the International Film Festival, which takes place each May. Its most famous thoroughfare, Boulevard de la Croisette, is lined with hotels, boutiques and gardens on one side and fine coastal beaches on the other.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Monaco

Monaco

Why not join our optional excursion to the Principality of Monaco, whose eight square miles form the smallest and almost certainly wealthiest sovereign-state, with possibly more millionaires than anywhere else on earth. Nicknamed 'The Rock', this tiny capital is built against the mountains, and sprawls down to the glittering shores of the Riviera. There is a fascination with Monaco's ruling Grimaldi family, especially since Prince Rainier III’s marriage to the former film star Grace Kelly. One of the few autocratic Monarchies left in the world, the relationship between Monaco and France is an interesting one. Any new law passed in France is automatically sent to the ruler of the principality. If he likes it, it becomes a law in Monaco. If not, it doesn't! Take a stroll around the famous Formula 1 circuit; browse the sumptuous boutiques and marvel at the fabulous parks and gardens of this tiny paradise. Spend time in probably the most famous region of Monaco: Monte Carlo. Rub shoulders with the rich and famous, or if you feel lucky take your chances in the famous Grand Casino where the lavish interiors are still decorated in the Belle Époque style.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner

To northern France for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Your Excursions

Included Excursions & Visits

  • St. Paul de Vence & Cannes - Charming village and celebrity resort
  • Avignon - Famous for its broken bridge (12-day tour only)
  • The Ardeche - Wild, rugged & beautiful scenery (12-day tour only)
  • Nice & Eze - Famous coastal city and spectacular hillside village

Optional Excursions & Visits

  • Santa Margherita & Portofino or Alassio - Picturesque resorts (9 & 12-day tour)
  • Dolceacqua & Menton - Favourite winter resort of Queen Victoria (12-day tour only)
  • Monaco & Monte Carlo - Renowned for glitz and glamour

Notes


Travel Insurance from £35.00 (7 days), £35.00 (9 days), £38.00 (12 days). Single Room Supplement from £129.00 (7 days), £159.00 (9 days).

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Paris area for an overnight stay.

Continue south to our overnight hotel near Millau.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Avignon

Avignon

We leave our hotel today and head towards Italy. En route we pause at Avignon, one of the major cities of the Provence region. Located on the banks of the River Rhone, Avignon is a charming Roman town famous for the Pont d’ Avignon or broken bridge. Originally the bridge had 22 arches, but now only 4 remain. Another popular tourist spot is the Place du Palais, located next to Place de L’horloge. You may find both of these squares busy with tourists during the summer months and as a result, they can be quite expensive. However, just a short distance in just about any direction, are the smaller squares which are frequented by the locals and have much more reasonable prices. We continue to Diano Marina, on the Italian Riviera for a seven-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Nice & Eze

Nice & Eze

Today we cross the border to the French Riviera on our included excursion to Eze and Nice. Our first stop is the medieval village of Eze and the famous Fragonard Perfume Factory where we take a guided tour and discover some of the secrets to perfume making. After the tour we have free time to explore Eze. Perched high above the Mediterranean, the village offers a spectacular view of the surrounding scenery, and offering narrow streets filled with quaint craft shops and art galleries, Eze is the perfect place to spend the morning. This afternoon we continue to the fashionable resort of Nice, the largest resort on the Mediterranean coast and the fifth largest city in France. You will have the afternoon free to explore all the city has to offer, including the old town, with its pastel façades and ornate balconies, and the flourishing Promenade des Anglais, which with its grand hotels and exclusive boutiques, provides a delightful place to relax.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner
St. Paul de Vence

St. Paul de Vence

We cross the border back into France on our included excursion to visit St. Paul de Vence. This beautiful fortified medieval village has been, and still is today, home to some very famous painters. Wander around the cobblestone streets, admire the paintings, craft shops and boutiques, and soak up the atmosphere of a village that dates back to the 1500’s. We end the day in Cannes, famed for the International Film Festival, which takes place each May. Its most famous thoroughfare, Boulevard de la Croisette, is lined with hotels, boutiques and gardens on one side and fine coastal beaches on the other.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Santa Margherita & Portofino or Alassio

Santa Margherita & Portofino or Alassio

Today we travel to the beautiful palm fringed resort of Santa Margherita Ligure on our optional excursion. Life in the town is centred around the charming waterfront, and with a pleasant string of marinas, docks and pebbly beaches this is a lovely place to spend the day. You will have time at leisure to browse amongst the shops, visit the beautiful Basilica di Santa Margherita, just off the seafront on Piazza Caprera, or take a coffee break in one of the many cafés along the promenade and watch the world go by. Weather permitting, we take a boat trip to exclusive Portofino. Once a struggling artists' refuge, the town has become one of Italy's most fashionable resorts. A popular mooring place for the yachts of the wealthy and lined with designer stores and elegant restaurants, Portofino has become one of Italy's most fashionable resorts. Please note: if the weather prevents the boat trip from operating, we will visit the seaside resort of Alassio before returning to the hotel.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A day to relax in resort.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dolceacqua and Menton

Dolceacqua and Menton

On our optional excursion we take countryside tour into the lovely Nervia Valley and onto the charming village of Dolceacqua. Dominated by the ruined castle this wine producing village is built on either side of the churning River Nervia and connected by an arching 33 meter medieval stone bridge. The surrounding hills and terraced vineyards produce the grapes used to make the local Rossese wine or Vino di Dolceacqua. We continue to Menton, once a favourite winter resort of Queen Victoria. There will be free time for you to explore at your leisure.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner
Monaco & Monte Carlo

Monaco & Monte Carlo

Why not join our optional excursion to the Principality of Monaco, whose eight square miles form the smallest and almost certainly wealthiest sovereign-state, with possibly more millionaires than anywhere else on earth. Nicknamed “The Rock” this tiny capital is built against the mountains, and sprawls down to the glittering shores of the Riviera. There is a fascination with Monaco's ruling Grimaldi family, especially since Prince Rainier III’s marriage to the former film star Grace Kelly. One of the few autocratic Monarchies left in the world, the relationship between Monaco and France is an interesting one. Any new law passed in France is automatically sent to the ruler of the principality. If he likes it, it becomes a law in Monaco. If not, it doesn't! Take a stroll around the famous Formula 1 circuit; browse the sumptuous boutiques and marvel at the fabulous parks and gardens of this tiny paradise. Spend time in probably the most famous region of Monaco: Monte Carlo. Rub shoulders with the rich and famous, or if you feel lucky take your chances in the famous Grand Casino where the lavish interiors are still decorated in the Belle Époque style.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner
The Ardèche

The Ardèche

We leave Diano Marina and, en route to our overnight hotel, we explore the wild, rugged, yet intensely beautiful scenery of the Ardèche.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Continue to the Paris area for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Your Excursions

Included Excursions & Visits

  • St. Paul de Vence & Cannes - Charming village and celebrity resort
  • Avignon - Famous for its broken bridge (12-day tour only)
  • The Ardeche - Wild, rugged & beautiful scenery (12-day tour only)
  • Nice & Eze - Famous coastal city and spectacular hillside village

Optional Excursions & Visits

  • Santa Margherita & Portofino or Alassio - Picturesque resorts (9 & 12-day tour)
  • Dolceacqua & Menton - Favourite winter resort of Queen Victoria (12-day tour only)
  • Monaco & Monte Carlo - Renowned for glitz and glamour

Notes


Travel Insurance from £35.00 (7 days), £35.00 (9 days), £38.00 (12 days). Single Room Supplement from £129.00 (7 days), £159.00 (9 days).

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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Accommodation

You will stay for four, six or seven nights, all-inclusive at the 3-star Hotel Delle Mimose in Diano Marina.

The hotel is located close to the centre of resort, within walking distance of the sea and is run by its British owner, Christian. The hotel has a lift, bar, air-conditioned restaurant, swimming pool, and offers bicycle hire and free internet access.

During your stay at the Delle Mimose, there will be three nights of entertainment, such as quizzes and music. 

Overnight stays in northern France, central France and Paris (on the 12-day tour) are in city-style hotels.

Italy

Delle Mimose

Delle Mimose

France

ibis Millau

Ibis Millau Centre

France

Ibis Styles Reims Centre Cathedrale

Ibis Styles Reims Centre Cathedrale

Delle Mimose


This 3 star hotel is situated in a quiet area of the resort of Diano Marina, and only 800 metres from the sea, the shops, bars and restaurants. Run by its British owner, Christian, the hotel offers an excellent All-Inclusive package, from 9.00am to midnight, meaning you don’t have to worry about the price of drinks. All bedrooms have telephone, free wi-fi, safe, television, tea/coffee making facilities and balcony. The hotel has a lift to the first and second floor, bar and air-conditioned restaurant offering international and Italian cuisine and local specialties. Breakfast features both cold and hot items, including sausages, bacon and baked beans. The swimming pool, is situated in the secluded garden surrounded with sun beds. The hotel offers bicycle hire and free internet access. During the high season, the hotel provides entertainment on certain nights, such as bingo, quizzes and music.

  • English Speaking Staff
  • Bureau de Change
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

Ibis Millau Centre


  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

Ibis Styles Reims Centre Cathedrale


  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

Ibis Millau Centre


  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

Ibis Styles Reims Centre Cathedrale


  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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Travel Information

Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

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