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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

French & Italian Riviera Splendour 2017

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUSSEIFI

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

​Charming medieval villages perched on hills, labyrinthine lanes leading to lively squares, golden hued beaches and palm-lined promenades. Soak up the elegance and glamour of both the French and Italian Rivieras on this splendid tour

​Charming medieval villages perched on hills, labyrinthine lanes leading to lively squares, golden hued beaches and palm-lined promenades. Soak up the elegance and glamour of both the French and Italian Rivieras on this splendid tour

PRICE FROM ? £1149 per person
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What's Included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Gatwick with British Airways
  • 7 nights in a 3-star hotel
  • 11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 light lunch, 3 dinners in local restaurants
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome & farewell drink
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • Audio Guide
  • ​San Remo guided tour
  • Nice & St Paul de Vence
  • Ventimiglia, Dolceacqua & Isolabona
  • Monaco & Monte Carlo​

Please note: Thanks to your feedback we know you want to explore more at your own pace. That’s why from 2019 we’re offering Nice & St Paul de Vence as an optional excursion, giving you more choice. In addition, day 5 has been changed to Dolceacqua & Menton with no light lunch included. Furthermore you'll be accommodated at the 4-star hotel Rossini in Imperia.

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK to Genoa
  • ​Fly into Genoa today and transfer to your hotel in the seaside town of Alassio. This golden stretch of coastline borders its more famous neighbour, the French Riviera, and is just as picturesque, boasting azure waters, sandy beaches and palm-lined promenades.
  • DAY 2 San Remo
  • ​Located on a wide, sheltered bay, San Remo is delightful to explore. We'll do this today on our included tour in the company of a Local Guide. We'll stroll through its charming old town, where a maze of lanes twist their way down the hillside. We'll also admire a colourful display of exotic blooms amongst its exquisite manicured gardens and well kept parks, and down by the seafront we'll see a Russian Orthodox church, similar in design to Saint Basil's in Moscow​.
  • DAY 3 Nice & St Paul de Vence
  • ​Nice, set against a backdrop of blue skies and sparkling sea, is the chic capital of the French Riviera. This is where our included tour begins today. We'll visit the Place Massena, the largest square in the historic old district, which is home to impressive fountains and stunning Neoclassical buildings with red-coloured façades. Recognised as a national monument of France, we'll also see St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral. Consecrated in 1912 with the support of Tsar Nicholas II, inside is housed a vast collection of icons and decorative works of huge historical value.

    Later, we head inland to the charming medieval village of St Paul de Vence, built on a rocky outcrop and surrounded by ramparts. A stroll around the Old Town reveals a maze of charming streets, shady squares and beautiful views of the Bay of Nice.​

  • DAY 4 Santa Margherita & Portofino
  • ​Santa Margherita is one of the most elegant resorts on the Italian Riviera. You can discover its charm on our optional excursion, which also includes a visit to Portofino, which we'll reach by boat (weather permitting). What used to be a quiet fishing village is now one of the region's most exclusive resorts, filled with designer boutiques and a fine selection of restaurants and bars. Take a walk among its maze of streets to the Church of St Giorgio, which is close to the harbour. Perhaps take a seat at a café here and enjoy spectacular views across the bay as you sip a coffee or enjoy a chilled glass of wine.​
  • DAY 5 Ventimiglia, Dolceacqua & Isolabona
  • ​The stalls at Ventimiglia's market groan with fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, artisan cheeses, fresh pasta, leather goods, local crafts and more. On our included excursion we'll stop here to shop for bargains before we head to medieval Dolceacqua, made up of two beautiful villages connected by a stone bridge. Our tour concludes in Isolabona, where we'll enjoy lunch in an olive mill – the town is known for its high-quality olive oil.
  • DAY 6 Genoa
  • ​Why not join our optional excursion to the medieval town of Genoa today. Highlights of our walking tour will include the old port and the house where explorer Christopher Columbus was born.​
  • DAY 7 Monaco & Monte Carlo
  • ​The stylish principality of Monaco is a sovereign state that has been ruled by the Grimaldi family for more than seven centuries. It boasts luxurious hotels, exclusive restaurants and the highest number of millionaires per square metre than any other country in the world! The district of Monte Carlo is the sophisticated playground of the rich and famous, renowned for its famous casino, exquisite gardens, opulent boutiques and a grand harbour filled with expensive yachts. We'll discover these glamorous sights on today's full-day included excursion.​
  • DAY 8 Genoa to UK
  • ​We'll transfer to the airport today and fly back to the UK.​

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Accommodation

    • Hotel Rosa
    • The 3-star Hotel Rosa is located in the centre of Alassio.

      Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and spa. Bedrooms have private facilities, satellite TV, telephone and hairdryer.
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Optional Excursions

  • ​Santa Margherita & Portofino
  • Genoa​
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Further Information

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