Day 1: Depart UK
Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then travel by Express Coach overnight to Italy.
Day 2: Arrive Alassio
Continuing south to Italy, we travel on to Alassio for a late afternoon arrival, and where we stay for six nights. D
Days 3: Cannes and Grasse
Optional excursion into France. Once a small fishing village, Cannes is now a glamorous seaside town considered to be one of the best social hubs in Europe, as well as playing host to the annual film festival in May. Take time to check out the beauty and architecture of Le Suquet, with its cobbled streets and breath-taking views, or sit at street side tables and enjoy the favoured hobby of people watching up and down the lovely marina.
We will then continue on to Grasse, known for being France’s perfume capital. Surrounded by beautiful blossom fields, Grasse is a stunning destination and is filled with lovely sights, such as Saracen Tower, the International Museum of Perfume and the Church of Plascassier. B,D
Day 4: Monaco and Monte Carlo
Monaco is famous for its laid-back atmosphere, and we will certainly enjoy a relaxing day out here. There’s more than enough to keep us busy, too, with museums, gardens, monuments and much more to look forward to.
We will explore Monte Carlo, situated in a prominent position at the base of the Maritime Alps. At the western end of the resort is the world-famous Place du Casino, the gambling centre which has made Monte Carlo the playground of the rich and famous. Enjoy the breathtaking vista of the fabulous marina with its impressive yachts as well as the palace of Monaco. B,D
Day 5: Portofino
Discover the pretty village of Portofino, hidden away in a peaceful coastal inlet shielded by olive clad slopes. The view from the harbour is unforgettable and one could spend the entire day admiring it.
We will be able to explore a wide range of attractions while in Portofino, including enjoying views of Castello Brown and visiting the Church of St. Martin, the Church of St. George and the Santa Maria Assunta oratory. B,D
Day 6: San Remo
We will take an optional trip to San Remo, a city on the Mediterranean coast of western Liguria in north-western Italy, during our amazing tour of the Italian and French Riviera.
Founded in Roman times, the city of San Remo is best known as a tourist destination on the Italian Riviera, with its Russian church and colourful harbour. B,D
Day 7: Ventimiglia and Menton
Join our included excursions today. Shop for great bargains in Ventimiglia’s street market and take a trip to Menton, the ‘Lemon Festival Capital of the World’.
Located very close to the border of France and Italy, Menton is, in many ways, more Italian than French. It has its own microclimate, with it generally being milder than the rest of the French Riviera. Here, we will find pretty architecture and wonderful scenery we can take in during our time there. B,D
We travel back overnight through France. B
Day 9: Arrive UK
Included meals: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner