Holiday Itinerary Christmas & New Year on the Italian & French Riviera

Day 1 UK/Alassio

After flying to Nice, we'll transfer you to Alassio, a seaside resort on the beautiful Italian Riviera. Your hotel boasts an enviable position right on the seafront and we'll enjoy a welcome drink together this evening. ​(D)

Day 2 Christmas Eve Dolceacqua and San Remo

​After breakfast we'll make our way to the ancient village of Dolceacqua. A river divides it into two districts which are connected by a pretty bridge, and you'll have some free time to look around and admire the 15th century castle perched on top of a hill.
We then move on to Isolabona for a wine-tasting and we'll round off our sightseeing in stylish Sanremo. Its Old Town is full of narrow streets and alleyways and the casino here was built in 1905. ​Back at the hotel, a candlelit dinner will be served this evening. (B, D)

Day 3 Christmas Day - Alassio

It's Christmas Day, so why not relax and enjoy a leisurely day at the hotel, or maybe go for a stroll along the beach. This evening there will be live music as we sit down to enjoy a traditional Christmas Day dinner with turkey and all the trimmings. (B, D)

Day 4 Boxing Day Monaco and 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. Enjoy some time to soak up the atmosphere and make your own discoveries. (B, D)

Day 5 Alassio – at Leisure

You've a free day to do just as you please today, or if you want to continue exploring, there's an optional cruise to Portofino. What used to be a tiny fishing port is today the Italian Riviera's most exclusive resort offering designer boutiques and a fine selection of cafés and bars. You'll also visit the picturesque seaside resort of Santa Margherita, which is home to a lovely palm-fringed harbour. (B, D)

Day 6 Cannes Mandelieu

After breakfast, we're going to say farewell to Italy and cross the border into France. We'll make our way to Cannes Mandelieu, our base for the remainder of the holiday. (B, D)

Day 7 Cannes & Nice

Cannes is known for its long sandy beaches, designer boutiques, sleek yachts and the renowned annual film festival. Today we'll discover many of its highlights on an included excursion. We'll walk along La Croisette, a palm-lined promenade which curves along the seafront, and explore Le Suquet, a labyrinth of streets snaking out from the picturesque port. We'll then continue to the glamorous city of Nice, where a drive up Mont Boron will reward us with fantastic views of the city, the Mediterranean Sea and the Bay of Angels. We'll also spend some time in the Cimiez district. Queen Victoria was once a regular at the Regina Palace Hotel here, and her statue still stands at the entrance to the district. Other attractions include an ancient Roman theatre.​ (B, D)

Day 8 Cannes Mandelieu – at Leisure

Enjoy a leisurely day doing just as you please. You could stroll along the seafront promenade to the Mandelieu harbour area and visit the medieval fortress of the Chateau de la Napoule, or perhaps venture into Cannes by train. Dinner is served at the hotel this evening. (B, D)

Day 9 New Year's Eve St Raphael & St Tropez

Today's excursion takes you to the delightful resort of St Raphael, where you can explore its old quarter and take a stoll along its picturesque promenade. Next you'll head to what is one of the most beautiful destinations in the South of France, St Tropez, which boasts sandy beaches, cobbled streets and chic boutiques and eateries. Admire its yacht-lined harbour before taking a walk around the Old Town, which is home to a 7th century citadel. Back at the hotel there's time to get ready for tonight's New Year's Eve celebration. You'll head to the Salon Riviera for dinner, followed by dancing until the early hours. (B, D)

Day 10 New Year's Day Cannes Mandelieu – at Leisure

Today has been left free for you to spend at leisure. A buffet lunch will be served, followed by dinner this evening. (B, L, D)

Meals B - Breakfast. L - Lunch. D - Dinner

Departure dates and prices 2020 Christmas & New Year on the Italian & French Riviera

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Airpor Prices from

23 December

London (Heathrow) £2299

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Christmas & New Year on the Italian & French Riviera

Holidays by Air 11 Days

Prices from £2299

Spend Christmas discovering the scenic highlights of the Italian Riviera, then explore the delights of Cannes, Nice and St Tropez as you celebrate the New Year in France.


What's Included

  • eturn flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 10 nights in 3 and 4-star hotels
  • 21 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 10 dinners including traditional Christmas Day dinner with live music, New Year's Eve gala dinner, welcome and farewell drinks
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage
  • Audio Guide

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Visit Dolceacqua and San Remo and enjoy a wine-tasting in Isolabona 
  • Candlelit Christmas Eve dinner 
  • Discover glamorous Monaco and Monte Carlo 
  • ​Discover the highlights of Cannes and Nice  ​
  • Explore the lovely resorts of St Raphael and St Tropez  ​
  • Try a selection of French ‘amuse-bouches’ on New Year’s Eve​ ​ 
  • Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a gala dinner, live music and Champagne toast

Optional excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional experiences to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour.

Italy - Scenic Cruise to Portofino and Santa Margherita. From £73

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 (weather permitting). 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.

¾ Day – Moderate Walking – Must See


Hotel Eden

3** Hotel Eden in Alassio is a charming liberty style hotel. Today, as in the past, you are fashinated by its splendid position direct on the sea, in the old fisherman borought.

Its well-lighted bedrooms have decorated high ceilings and are equipped with TV, minibar and safe

Hotels are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.


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