Italian Riviera & The Principality Of Monaco
12 Day Select Holiday
- Dinner, B&B
- Carefully selected quality hotels
- Luxury coach and ferry travel throughout
- Full holiday itinerary
- Extra leg room
- Reclining leather seats
- Climate control
- On board library
- Premium welcome pack
- Carefully selected quality hotels.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
This sensational holiday is based in refined Alassio, a chic resort festooned with flowers and characterised by a beautiful beach of the finest quartz sand. Away from the shoreline you’ll find art galleries, ancient churches and great shopping in an atmospheric setting. We venture out to see how the other half lives with an excursion to Monaco including elite Monte Carlo and also visit divine Diano Marina, one of the premier resorts of the Italian Riviera of Flowers. On another day we barter with the traders at Ventimiglio market then soak up the ambience in San Remo, a delightful town awash with tropical plants. Our final day out takes us firstly to Santa Margherita, home to a historic old town and an idyllic waterfront from where we set sail for the fishing village and jet-set magnet of Portofino.
Your Holiday Itinerary
Day One. We travel to Hull for our overnight ferry to the continent enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Day Two. We make our way to our dinner, bed and breakfast stop on the continent.
Day Three. We continue to the Hotel Dei Fiori in Alassio and check in for our seven night stay.
Day Four. What a treat today as we head to the tiny city-state of Monaco! This luxury principality simply oozes class and is where you’ll find the opulent 12th century Royal Palace and the cathedral where Prince Rainier married Grace Kelly. We then travel via the Grand Prix roads to Monte Carlo, Monaco’s major district and home to a yacht-filled marina, swanky casinos and a rather ostentatious opera house.
Day Five. We take in a half day trip to the nearby coastal resort of Diano Marina where the ancient heart of the town still preserves its medieval walls, gates and architecture.
Day Six. This morning we do a spot of bargain hunting at Ventimiglio market before heading to fragrant San Remo, known as the Town of Flowers thanks to its luxurious gardens and tropical plants. Wander the captivating old town with its winding alleys and medieval dwellings.
Days Seven & Eight. Two days at leisure to relax, explore and enjoy Alassio. Perhaps visit one of the spectacular churches such as the Romanesque-Baroque Sant Ambrogio or wander along the Budello – an ancient alley that stretches the length of the town and where you’ll find intriguing antique shops alongside smart boutiques.
Day Nine. Another gem today as we travel along the Ligurian coastline to the traditional resort of Santa Margherita with its swaying palm trees, fishing harbour and seafront cafés. Away from the waterfront you’ll find a lavish 17th century villa and the ornate San Giacomo di Corte Church. In the afternoon we enjoy a boat cruise to peaceful Portofino, a charming fishing village with a prettily painted port.
Day Ten. It’s arrivederci to Italy as we journey north to our dinner, bed and breakfast stop.
Day Eleven. We continue to our ferry back to Hull with dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Day Twelve. We journey home.
Overnight Ferry to the ContinentP&O
Your holiday moves up a gear when you board your P&O ferry at Hull for your sailing to the continent. drop your overnight bag in your cabin then explore the ship or unwind with an aperitif in one of the bars.
On Board Dining
All GLENTON continental holidays include dinner and breakfast onboard. Head to ‘The Kitchen’ buffet restaurant where your waiter will show you to your table and take your order if you wish to purchase any drinks. Then you’re free to help yourself from the wide selection of tasty dishes from around the world. At breakfast, choose from continental or a fully cooked menu. Alternatively if you fancy treating yourself, why not upgrade to The Brasserie Restaurant and enjoy fine dining with full waiter service?
Make your way to the Show Lounge and enjoy live bands throughout the evening – there’s even a dance floor if you fancy a wee boogie! Or slow the pace down at the Piano Bar where you can sip a cocktail as you listen to mellow music. Perhaps you’d like to catch a blockbuster movie at the cinema or try your luck at the casino.
Your GLENTON continental holiday includes an air conditioned inside en suite cabin with bunk beds. However, you can upgrade to a cabin with level beds and/or sea view for a small supplement. Please ask your holiday advisor when booking.
Grab a bargain during your crossing with duty fee offers on treats such as alcohol and perfume.
Door to Door* Service
For departures from Scotland (Glenton)
Where advertised our door to door service is available to customers living within ten miles of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunfermline and Hamilton. On our AIR & CRUISE holidays we offer an extended service with a radius of 35 miles from the listed points, for departures from Scottish ports and airports. Please call 08000 24 24 24 to check if you are eligable for our Door to Door service.
For departures from England (Glenton Palmer)
Our much-loved free Door to Door service is available on all Glenton Palmer Select coach tours of four days or longer and many of our AIR & CRUISE holidays. Available to customers living in the collection area. Please click here to view maps of the pick up areas. Please call 01924 895 849 to check if you are eligable for our Door to Door service.
A home collection may still be available from outside these areas but a supplement will apply.
Where advertised this free service it may be necessary to share your vehicle with other passengers on your tour. The pick-up will be at the address of the lead name on your booking. Additional pick-ups may be requested at a supplement of £20 per person. You will be driven from your home to a coach pick-up point and, on occasion, you may have to transfer to another vehicle before boarding the coach. Unfortunately, for operational and administrative reasons, Door to Door service may not be available for bookings made within 21 days of departure.Back to top