Door 2 Tour

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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

The Italian Riviera, Portofino & Monte Carlo

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TOME8312

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

8 days

Europe 2018

PRICE FROM ? £949 per person
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Description

Nestled on the Mediterranean coastline between the French border to the west and the Italian Gulf of La Spezia to the east lies the area known as the Italian Riviera. On the western part of this coastline is the resort of Diano Marina, set in a wide, sun-kissed bay with an excellent climate, splendid beaches and wonderful cuisine. This holiday includes three full days of excursions, but the resort’s magnificent setting, with picturesque coves and hills clad in olive groves and pine, lemon and orange trees, provides a stunning backdrop for those days when you are simply relaxing and watching the world go by.

Air Itinerary

Saturday
Check in for your flight to Nice. On arrival, you will be met by our English-speaking representative and transferred to your hotel for check in, dinner and the first of your seven nights’ stay.

Sunday
Today is yours to spend at leisure in Diano Marina.

Monday
Today the coach takes us first to Rapallo where there will be time to explore the narrow streets. Later, we will depart for the fashionable resort of Portofino and a cruise by boat, enjoying the fine views of the coastline and Portofino’s half-moon-shaped seafront and smart marina from the bay. Behind the seafront there are some botanical gardens, and for the more energetic there is a path up the steep hill to a spectacular castle. From here the trail continues to the lighthouse on the point and an incomparable view of the blue Mediterranean. After some time in Portofino to explore and browse the smart shops and lace stalls, and perhaps enjoy some refreshment, we return by boat to Rapallo where we pick up the coach and return to the hotel in good time for dinner.

This excursion is subject to change due to sea conditions, which may include a change of itinerary and/or a change of day.

Tuesday
A further day at leisure.

Wednesday
Today we depart for an excursion to the principality of Monaco and the famous exclusive resort of Monte Carlo. You do not need to be a millionaire or film star to enjoy the sights of Monaco, with its balmy climate, brilliant turquoise sea and palm-shaded promenades.


You may wish to visit the Jardin Exotique where more than 6,000 cacti and tropical plants thrive in a stunning setting with far-reaching views over the principality. We then continue on to the old part of Monaco known as The Rock, where you can visit the Oceanographic Museum, one of the most important aquariums in Europe, the Royal Palace with its distinctive guards, or perhaps Monaco’s Cathedral where Princess Grace lies at rest. Enjoy your day soaking up the atmosphere, celebrity-spotting and perhaps risking a euro or two at the Monte Carlo casino! We will return to your hotel in good time to freshen up before dinner.

Thursday
We head west today, to the attractive resort of San Remo famed for its annual spring singing festival and domed Russian Church, the medieval centre known as La Pigna with its steep, narrow streets, and the elegant shopping area. From San Remo we take the coast road through pretty towns such as Ospedaletti and Bordighera towards the Nervia Valley. Heading inland, we travel to the fortified village of Dolceacqua, dominated by its 11th-century castle, where there will be time to explore and sample some of the area’s wines in a local restaurant. We return to the hotel in time for dinner.

Friday
A further day at leisure.

Saturday
Breakfast and then transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Air Bullets

  • Return flight to Nice
  • Airport taxes and luggage allowance (one piece of checked-in hold luggage per person)
  • Airport transfers in Europe
  • 7 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at our selected hotel in Diano Marina
  • Excursions to Rapello, Portofino, Monte Carlo, San Remo & Dolceacqua
  • Wine tasting in Dolceacqua
  • Services of an English-speaking representative

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  • 7 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at our selected hotel in Diano Marina
  • Excursions to Rapello, Portofino, Monte Carlo, San Remo & Dolceacqua
  • Wine tasting in Dolceacqua

Flight Information

*Air holiday prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to fluctuation and availability. Other regional airports may be available and the final price will depend on your chosen airport, airline and flight time. This will be advised at the time of booking.

One piece of checked-in hold luggage PER PERSON is included however; the weight allowance does vary between airlines. Please ask for details.

Hotel transfers may be in shared vehicles. You may also have to await passengers arriving on other flights; for your convenience we will do our utmost to keep the waiting time to a minimum.

Holiday operated by Omega Holidays under ATOL No.6081

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