Italian & French Riviera
2015 depart Wed: year round
3* from: $917 twin share
An upgrade is available on request
day 01 Nice
Independent arrival to your Hotel in Nice. Remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy this beautiful city.
day 02 Grasse-Valbonne-Gourdon
Today, you will go to Grasse, the world capital of perfume and enjoy a guided visit of its perfume factory Fragonard. By the countryside road, you will reach Valbonne, a beautiful and preserved medieval village. Enjoy a little stroll in its paved streets full of handicrafts and "cafes". Time for lunch. Drive along the Loup River to Gourdon, the eagle nest and admire the breathtaking view on the hole Riviera. On the way back, taste the original red, rose and white wine from the "Chateau de Cremat". B
day 03 Cannes-St Paul de Vence
After breakfast you will drive along a beautiful coast passing through Marina Baie des Anges, Antibes, Juan-les-Pins and Golfe-Juan to arrive in Cannes. You will see the famous Croisette and the Palace of Film where the International Film Festival is held. The 'Croisette' is fringed by fine sandy beaches, much of them taken over as private beaches by the large hotels and it is there that the prestigious receptions and parties take place during the Cannes Festival. Then it's onto the well-known medieval village of St Paul de Vence, where so many painters and actors live. You will feel its very typical 'Provencal' atmosphere and admire the fortified village - one of the best preserved examples in the South of France, its narrow winding streets, vaulted alleyways and beautiful arcades. Return to Nice in the evening. B
day 04 Italian Market-Monaco
Discover Italy and its picturesque markets. Depending on the day of your tour you will be taken, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, to San Remo's market, on Thursdays to Bordighera's market and on Fridays to Vintimille's market. This is a chance to discover an Italian market with its display of fruits and souvenirs. This trip will be pure delight for your senses with the display of amazing colours and subtle scents. You will get free time for a taste of Italian cuisine if you wish. Then you will discover Monaco passing through Menton and Roquebrune Cap Martin. In Monaco you will get some free time to see the Palace and visit the Cathedral where Princesse Grace is buried. You will then reach Monte-Carlo, taking in the Formula 1 Grand Prix Circuit and admiring its casino, superb hotels and beautiful gardens. The return to Nice will be via the 'Basse Corniche' for more beautiful views. B
day 05 Nice-Departure
In the morning your tour comes to an end. Independent transfer to Airport or Train station. (Transfers are available on request). B
Inclusions: 3* accommodation, breakfast daily, hotel pick up/drop off, deluxe minivan on tour, English speaking driver-guide, entrance fees.
Hotel:Nice- Albert 1er (or similar).