Italian Riviera, Monte Carlo & Cinque Terre
7 nights. September 2019 - October 2020. From £829.00.
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Enjoy a taste of the La Dolce Vita by the Mediterranean on some of its most celebrated, sun-kissed, flower-strewn shores. Discover famous Portofino's exclusive charms and Monte Carlo's glitz and glamour. Take in the forested coves and ancient vineyards of the Cinque Terre - the Five Lands surrounding the five exquisite villages of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore that dot the beautiful Ligurian coast. Join us for a holiday that combines rest and relaxation, in an excellent hotel boasting its own private section of beach, with included excursions to some of the northern Mediterranean's most sparkling jewels.
What's IncludedSeven nights' dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at a four-star hotel in Loano (2020) or Pietra Ligure (2019)
Return flights to Nice
Coach travel and transfers throughout
Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager
Holiday HighlightsSpend seven nights on the shores of the blue Mediterranean
Enjoy some relaxed days at leisure at your comfortable hotel
Soak up the sun on the hotel's beach or stroll the seafront promenade
Discover elegant Santa Margherita Ligure's stunning bay
Pay a visit to chic Portofino, one of the Mediterranean's most exclusive spots
Discover glittering Monte Carlo
Explore the beautiful villages and coves of the Cinque Terre
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 1You'll meet your tour manager in the airport when you arrive in France, cross the Italian border and continue to your hotel. Check in and settle into your comfortable surroundings. Depending on your flight time, you may have time to enjoy a refreshing drink on the terrace or a stroll along the shore before dinner is served.
Day 2Today you're free to rest and relax in the hotel and its surroundings. Take a dip in the pool, or retreat to the private beach - where there will be a restaurant and bar, and sun-loungers are available for hire for lazy afternoons in the sun. The more energetic can rent a pedalo or stroll along the seafront promenade and into the resort's old town, to explore its shops, cafés and bars.
Day 3The first of our included excursions heads to the beautiful Ligurian coast, where some of Italy's most famous resorts are dotted along a shoreline backed by wooded hills. Here, elegant Santa Margherita Ligure, and its gardens and piazzas, overlooks a stunning bay and lies at the northern end of the Portofino headland. Spend some time exploring the resort, then board a boat for a trip along the coast to discover its ultra-chic neighbour, the world-renowned jet-set watering hole of Portofino. Despite the crowds and the glitz and the glamour, Portofino remains one of the Mediterranean's most idyllic settings. Stroll the café-lined harbour front, window-shop in the resort's chic stores, or perhaps people-watch from a seat on the shore, delicious ice-cream in hand. You'll also visit bustling Rapallo, a one-time writers' retreat that boasted D H Lawrence among its more celebrated guests. Return to your hotel for dinner, at the end of a fascinating day.
Day 4Today's excursion takes you to the Principality of Monaco - the Monte Carlo of fabulous wealth, the famous Casino and a harbour crammed with improbably expensive yachts - round which the super-charged cars of Formula 1™ hurtle in an annual explosion of colour and noise. Step inside the Casino to try your luck or watch others trying theirs, see the Palais Princier, home to the principality's ruling family - the Royal Grimaldis. The journey to Monaco takes you above the beautiful Riviera dei Fiori - the celebrated Italian Riviera of Flowers - and will offer some sensational views of the blue Mediterranean below as well as a visit to the colourful border town of Ventimiglia.
Day 5Enjoy another restful day in the hotel, around the town or on the beach, making the most of your idyllic surroundings.
Day 6Our last included excursion takes you back along the Ligurian coast to the stunning stretch, between the resort-town of Levanto and the port-city of La Spezia, known as Cinque Terre (Five Lands) after a quintet of ancient villages that are squeezed into a series of its tiny coves. Breathtaking and charming, the five villages cling to the cliffs, surrounded by vineyards producing some of Liguria's most celebrated wines, and overlook working fishing harbours. The tiny craft make for a colourful sight against the dark blue waters that's best viewed from a shore-side café.
Day 7Spend a last day soaking up the atmosphere of your Mediterranean retreat, before enjoying a farewell dinner of typical Ligurian fare.
Day 8Bid "Arrivederci" to your hosts, re-board the coach and transfer back to the airport to check in for your flight home to the UK at the end of a holiday in this wonderful corner of Italy. Back to top
Private beach restaurant and barThe facilities on the hotel's private beach are open from June to September.
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time from the airport to the hotel is approximately two hours.
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.
Entrance feesSince some attractions visited offer free admission to visitors at certain times of year, we do not include entrance fees. These will be payable locally where applicable. This applies to excursions that are included in the price of your holiday and to excursions booked as optional extras.
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.
Meals in ItalyGuests on half-board arrangements will be served a three-course evening meal, and can expect a first course of traditional pasta or soup, a main meat or fish course accompanied by one or two types of vegetable, and a simple dessert of fruit, cake or Italian ice cream. Breakfasts will usually consist of bread rolls, jam, cereal, ham, cheese, fruit juice, tea and coffee.
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.
Italian hotel room taxSome regions of Italy have introduced a room tax of between 1 € and 3 € per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on check-out. You will be advised by your Tour Manager in resort if a particular hotel is implementing this charge.
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.
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.
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.
Terms and conditions*Offer valid on new bookings made between 1st and 28th June 2019 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (JUNESALE) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The discount applies to your final holiday price at the time of booking (excluding travel insurance). The discount is per booking and is not adjusted by the number of people on that booking. This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, including late availability prices, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Back to top