Day 1 - UK/Cannes
Depart on your journey to Cannes today. If you've chosen our flight option you'll fly to Nice and transfer to Cannes by coach. If you are travelling by rail you will take the Eurostar from St Pancras to Lille in the company of your Tour Manager. On arrival you will connect with the TGV service to Cannes. Your hotel is located just a short walk from La Croisette, the palm tree-lined boulevard which runs along the seafront.
Day 2 - Cannes and Nice
Cannes is known for its long sandy beaches, designer boutiques, glamorous yachts and the renowned annual film festival. Today's included excursion will introduce you to Cannes' highlights before continuing to the chic city of Nice, where we'll drive up Mont Boron for fantastic sweeping views. We also spend some time at 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.
Day 3 - St Paul de Vence and Antibes
Spend today at leisure, or join your Tour Manager on a full-day optional excursion to St-Paul-de-Vence, a charming hilltop fortified village, and Antibes, perhaps the most exclusive resort on the Côte d'Azur.
Day 4 - Monaco and Monte Carlo
Join our included excursion to the tiny sovereign state of Monaco today. 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!
You'll also discover the district of Monte Carlo, which is the sophisticated playground of the rich and famous. It's renowned for its famous casino, exquisite gardens, opulent boutiques and a grand harbour filled with expensive yachts.
Day 5 - Cannes
Today has been left free for you to spend how you wish. You might want to laze on the beach, browse the designer boutiques or take a ferry to the Iles de Lerins. These two tiny traffic-free islands in the bay are crisscrossed by a network of well-marked walking trails, where you can discover hidden coves, tidal pools and unspoilt beaches. On Île Ste-Marguerite you could discover the 17th century Fort Royal, which served as a holding cell for prisoners including the mysterious 'Man in the Iron Mask'. And if you decide to head to Île St-Honorat you'll see a Cistercian abbey whose 20 or so monks tend the island's vineyards and also cultivate lavender and honey. There's no ferry between the two, so you'll have to return to the mainland in order to visit both.
If you like to snorkel, you'll find the waters around the islands are teeming with life, including many protected species.
Day 6 - San Remo
If you'd like to venture further afield, join today's optional excursion which will take you over the Italian border to San Remo. Known as the Town of Flowers, the resort boasts exquisite gardens and parks. You'll also visit the old town of La Pigna and Hanbury Gardens.
Day 7 - St Raphael and St Tropez
Today we include a tour of the delightful resorts of St Raphael and St Tropez. Discover St Raphael's old quarter and take a stroll along its lovely promenade. Then in St Tropez, one of the most beautiful resorts in the south of France, maybe enjoy an ice cream as you admire the chic marina, or head to its atmospheric Old Town.
Day 8 - Cannes/UK
Today you'll transfer to the airport or train station for your journey back to the UK.