Cannes And The French Riviera
- Duration: 6 days
- Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99357
- Travel Type: Air
5 nights. May 2021 - October 2021. From £749.00.
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Relax in style as you enjoy a delightful break on the Côte d'Azur, calling at some of Europe’s most elegant resorts. Flying into Nice, you’ll enjoy the scenic journey along one of the world’s most famous coastlines, as you look forward to a relaxing break on the glamorous French Riviera. Based in captivating Cannes, you’ll visit a handful of elegant coastal resorts, before heading up into the hills to explore some charming towns along the stunning Gorges du Loup, including Grasse, famous for its perfume production.
What's IncludedFive nights’ carefully chosen bed and breakfast accommodations at the four-star Sun Riviera Hotel, Cannes
Return flights to Nice
Coach travel and transfers throughout
Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager
Holiday HighlightsSpend five nights on the glamorous French Riviera
Explore stylish and elegant Monaco
Experience the glittering resort towns of Saint-Raphaël, Fréjus and Saint-Tropez
Head into the hills and discover the charming towns of Grasse and Saint Paul de Vence
Free time in Cannes or an optional tour to Nice
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Upon arrival you will meet your friendly tour manager, and transfer to your four-star city centre hotel in Cannes. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and acclimatising, or perhaps take a walk and explore your new surroundings, maybe choosing to eat at a local restaurant or café.
Day 2Join your tour manager this morning for an included tour of Monaco and Monte Carlo. Spend the day in exploration of one of the world’s most exclusive corners, perhaps trying your luck in the casino, window-shopping as you wander the streets of the old La Condamine quarter, enjoying the beauty of the St Martin gardens, with their statue of Albert I gazing out to sea, or perhaps visiting his beloved Oceanographic Museum. Other highlights include the celebrated Monte Carlo Casino, the pretty pink Palais Princier, home to the Ranier family and the Royal Grimaldis, and Monaco harbour, which is crammed with expensive and improbably huge yachts, round which once a year the super-charged cars of Formula 1™ hurtle in an explosion of colour and noise.
Day 3Today, you’ll have the choice of joining the optional tour to Nice or spending the day at leisure in Cannes. The optional tour to Nice will include the busy, palm-fringed Promenade des Anglais with its grand Art Deco hotels, galleries and chic shops and stores. This sweeping seafront highway, fringing the blue Mediterranean, symbolises all the glitz and glamour of one of the world’s favourite playgrounds. However you decide to spend your day, enjoy an evening at leisure, perhaps choosing to dine at one of Cannes’ many fine eateries.
Day 4After breakfast, join your tour manager for an included tour of some of the Riviera’s most elegant resorts. Your first visit will be to glittering Saint-Raphaël, a coastal resort a short drive from Cannes that is home to several glorious Mediterranean beaches, including Débarquement Beach, named after the Allied landings that took place here in World War II. Explore the Notre Dame de la Victorie Basilica, which was built from sandstone in the 19th century. Continue to the neighbouring town of Fréjus, which was founded by the Romans around 49BC. Today the town is home to an impressive collection of well-preserved Roman sites, including an amphitheatre, bridge, theatre and sections of an aqueduct. Pause for a spot of lunch (payable locally), before the tour heads to fabled Saint-Tropez, one of the world’s premier jet-set destinations. Saint-Tropez began life as a fishing village, which is evident in the cobbled-stone streets of the La Ponche quarter and its medieval citadel, which are now surrounded by designer shops. Enjoy a stroll along the seafront, where expensive yachts now outnumber fishing boats, before returning to Cannes for the evening, for dinner at your leisure.
Day 5Join your tour manager after breakfast as you head up into the hills for today’s included tour. Call first at Grasse, a small town famous for being the world’s perfume capital, and unsurprisingly, home to many large perfumeries. The area’s microclimate is unique, and perfect for growing many essential perfume ingredients, including jasmine. Enjoy a tour of the perfume museum, and explore Grasse Cathedral, which contains paintings by Rubens. Continue along the dramatic Gorges du Loup, past perilously perched villages, thick forests and even waterfalls, to the charming medieval town of Saint Paul de Vence. Sitting proudly at the top of a picturesque hill and surrounded by medieval walls, Saint Paul de Vence is one of the Riviera’s oldest towns, and a favoured retreat for famous artists over the years. As such, the town is home to several excellent art galleries, including the Fondation Maeght. Enjoy an exploration of the town’s narrow, cobbled-stone streets, perhaps choosing a café to watch the world go by from with a bite to eat and something to drink. Return to your hotel in Cannes and spend your final night on the Riviera at leisure.
Day 6Transfer back to the airport for your return flight, at the end of a relaxing few days on the Côte d'Azur. Back to top
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time from Toulouse Airport to your hotel is approximately 90 minutes. From Carcassonne Airport, it is approximately 15 minutes.
Combining hotel transfersWe sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
Special requirementsIf you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Disabled accessThe majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Itinerary changesOccasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Canal du Midi cruiseYour cruise may take place in the morning or afternoon of Day Six (or occasionally earlier during your holiday) depending on local conditions.
Foreign Office Travel AdviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
Airport development feesAn Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.
Terms and conditionsThe 10% Sale applies to new bookings only on air-inclusive tours (also includes 'make your own way' and holidays by Eurostar) booked from today's date to 31st July 2020 inclusive. 10% Sale does not apply to holidays with late availability pricing and Wimbledon breaks. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount which will be applied to your booking once the promo code 10SALE has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The discount applies to your final holiday price (excluding holiday insurance) at the time of booking. 10% Sale offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. For full terms and conditions, visit newmarketholidays.co.uk/offer-terms. Back to top