Day 1: Following an early morning home taxi collection, we travel to Folkestone to board a mid-morning shuttle to Calais. We then continue to our overnight hotel in the Dijon area of France.
Day 2: We continue our journey today skirting around Lyon and Chambery with stunning views of the French Alps before driving through the Frejus Tunnel into Italy. We continue to our holiday resort of Diana Marina for our six-night stay arriving late afternoon.
Days 3 – 7: We have included 3 excursions and 2 days at leisure during your resort stay:
Parfumerie Fragonard & Nice
Departing from our hotel in Diano Marina, accompanied by your local guide, our first stop is to visit the world famous Parfumerie Fragonard in Grasse. We have a guided tour of the laboratory and given an insight into the secrets of the perfume industry. Following our visit, we make the short journey along the Moyenne Corniche with spectacular views along one of the best-known coastlines in Europe. We continue to Nice, the Capital of the French Riviera. We board the land train to discover some of the hidden secrets of this stunning city, arriving at the top of the Castle Hill, here we take in the breathtaking views of the bay of Nice, and its world-renowned Promenade des Anglais. On our return to the city centre, we make our way into the pedestrianised streets of the old town, for free time to explore, take lunch in one of the local cafes, and maybe visit one of the best open-air antique markets in France.
San Remo & Dolceacqua
Day 5: Our excursion today takes us on a coastal drive along the Riviera of Flowers to the resort of San Remo with its medieval centre and picturesque harbour. We have free time before we continue our drive along the coast before turning inland to the medieval village of Dolceacqua. This village is a place of such character and charm and is a treasure to the Italian Riviera. Here we have an included Ligurian lunch serving local specialities and accompanied by wine produced from the beautiful region.
Monaco and Monte Carlo
Day 6: Join us today as we once again cross the border into France and head to the Principality of Monaco and Monte Carlo. Firstly, we drive the motorway before turning off and driving the Grand Corniche. The high mountain road gives stunning views over the Principality and Riviera. We descend into Monaco where you will have the opportunity to visit the Cathedral and Palace (admission charges apply to the palace and museum). We continue to Monte Carlo where you may wish to visit the famous Casino. After some free time, we return to our hotel.
Day 8: Sadly, we bid farewell to our hosts and make our way to our overnight hotel in the Dijon area.
Day 9: After breakfast, we make the journey to Calais to board the mid-afternoon shuttle to Folkstone. We continue homewards to Norfolk, where our door to door service awaits to return you home.
Single Supplement: £146
Tour Reference: EUR1728
Deposit Required: £70pp
Balance Due: 10 weeks prior to departure