Day 1 UK - Alassio
You'll fly to Nice today and on arrival we will transfer you to your hotel in the Italian resort of Alassio. After settling in, why not head out for a stroll along the seafront before getting to know your travelling companions over a welcome drink and dinner this evening.Meals included: D
Day 2 Monaco & Monte Carlo
After breakfast, we're going to make our way to Monte Carlo in nearby Monaco. Oozing glitz and glamour, Monte Carlo occupies a stunning spot between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, and the lavish Casino di Monte Carlo is one of Europe's finest examples of belle époque architecture. There will be plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere and make your own discoveries, and we will also visit the delightful Christmas market.
Day 3 New Year’s Eve, Sanremo
It's New Year's Eve and this morning we are heading to stylish Sanremo.
Located on a wide, sheltered bay, it's a delightful place to explore. We’ll stroll through the charming Old Town, where a maze of lanes twist their way down the hillside, and see a Russian Orthodox church, similar in design to Saint Basil’s in Moscow.
This evening we'll enjoy a gala dinner together and celebrate the New Year in style.
Day 4 New Year's Day, Alassio - at Leisure
After a busy day yesterday, you're free to spend New Year's Day doing just as you please. Perhaps head out with your travelling companions to explore Alassio or relax and enjoy the facilities at your hotel. Maybe you'll pamper yourself with a treatment in the spa, or start the New Year as you mean to go on, with a workout in the gym.
Day 5 Genoa
We're going to explore more of Italy today on an included excursion to the port city of Genoa. In the birthplace of explorer Christopher Columbus, we'll take a stroll through medieval alleyways and admire the UNESCO-listed Palazzi dei Rolli. These magnificent palaces were built in the Strade Nuove district between the 16th and 18th centuries as residences for aristocratic families and to host visiting dignitaries.
After our walk, you can enjoy a spot of lunch if you wish and then explore at your own pace. Genoa is home to a wide range of museums and art galleries, as well as Italy's largest aquarium, with more than 500 different species of fish.
Day 6 Alassio - UK
After breakfast we will transfer to the airport for our return flight to the UK.