French & Italian Riviera Splendour

From £1,229
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Apr 2020 - Sep 2020
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From £1,229
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Apr 2020 - Sep 2020
Tour Overview

​On this splendid tour you'll soak up the glamour of both the French and Italian Rivieras. Explore the town of Sanremo, with its exquisite gardens and Russian Orthodox church, and visit stylish Monte Carlo, playground of the rich and famous. We'll head to the charming French village of Menton and discover medieval Dolceacqua in Italy, and golden-hued beaches are never too far away if you fancy some time to relax. 

  • Leisurely Touring
  • All Breakfasts
  • Flight Choices
  • Max Group Size 30

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide​
  • Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at selected UK airports
  • 7 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 10 included meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners including a welcome & farewell drink
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage
  • Audio Guide

Included Holiday Highlights

  • ​Explore Menton & Dolceacqua
  • Sanremo guided tour
  • Dinner with wine in an authentic watermill
  • Discover Monaco & Monte Carlo​

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Nice

​You'll fly into Nice today and on arrival we will transfer you to your hotel in the town of Imperia on the Ligurian coast. 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.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Menton & Dolceacqua

Today we'll head to Menton in France, a coastal town on the Cote d'Azur close to the Italian border. Its streets are lined with pretty pastel-coloured houses and we'll have time to take a stroll and admire the 17th century Basilica of Saint-Michel, one of the finest baroque churches in southern France.
Next, we'll cross the border back to Italy and stop in medieval Dolceacqua, made up of two beautiful villages connected by a stone bridge.

Meals included: B

Day 3 Imperia - at Leisure

​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 if the weather is on our side. 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.​

Meals included: B

Day 4 Sanremo

​Located on a wide, sheltered bay, Sanremo 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. Down by the seafront, another highlight is a Russian Orthodox Church, similar in design to Saint Basil's in Moscow​. This evening we will have a special dinner at an ancient watermill, which has been turned into a rustic restaurant. Be prepared for a feast of food and drink, as you work your way through the authentic Italian tasting menu, sampling more than ten dishes. All these will be washed down with wine and limoncello. 

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 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.​

Meals included: B

Day 6 Imperia - at Leisure

​Why not join our optional excursion to the medieval town of Genoa today. Highlights of our walking tour will include the old port, with its many museums and attractions, and the house where explorer Christopher Columbus was born.​

Meals included: B

Day 7 Imperia - at Leisure

​Nice, set against a backdrop of blue skies and sparkling sea, is the chic capital of the French Riviera. This is where our optional 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.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Nice - UK

​We'll transfer to the airport today and fly back to the UK.​

Meals included: B
  1. Memorable Moment

    Dinner in a watermill is an allout Italian feast as you sample 10 courses of traditional specialities accompanied by wines and limoncello liqueur.

Accommodation

Hotel Rossini al Teatro

Your hotel, once a theatre, is located in Imperia, Liguria’s westernmost province. Facilities include a bar/lounge, fitness room and a rooftop terrace offering views of the Alps. Guest rooms have private facilities, air-conditioning,mini-bar, TV, hairdryer and safe.