of our resorts offers a lovely base from which to enjoy the beauty of
the French Riviera and our optional-excursion programme.
Nice (2013 departures only)
Mediterranean's largest resort, Nice's famous promenade - stretching for
five kilometres around the curve of the Baie des Anges - is lined with
grand Art Deco hotels, galleries and chic stores. The Old Town's narrow
streets are lined with fascinating buildings, ancient churches, museums
and hidden squares.
sun-kissed charm, Menton sits close to the Italian border on the Baie du
Soleil. Unspoiled and elegant, its promenade runs along the pretty
beachfront, and past the casino and ancient fort. Menton's cafes and
bars provide the perfect place to relax, while the quaint old town
boasts a delightful mix of Italianate and Baroque buildings.
to France or Italy (depending on your departure date) and transfer to
your hotel. After checking in, you're free to spend the rest of the day
day of relaxation awaits as you take advantage of all of the hotel's
amenities, and soak up the atmosphere in your chosen resort. There will
also be a chance to visit elegant Nice and the famous artists' retreat
of St Paul de Vence on an optional excursion.
the day at leisure, exploring the area or relaxing at your hotel.
west along the Cote d'Azur to Cannes on today's optional visit. Explore
the world-famous seafront promenade, La Croisette, and the charming Old
Town of Le Suquet, overlooking the stunning blue waters. From here we'll
continue to equally glamorous St-Tropez, where there are lots of
opportunities to people-watch from the delightful pavement cafes.
today's optional visit you'll journey along the scenic Moyenne Corniche,
with its spectacular vistas of the Cote d'Azur, to the tiny Principality
of Monaco. Gaze in awe at Monte Carlo harbour's sumptuous yachts, admire
the Palais Princier - home to the royal Grimaldi family - and perhaps
try your luck inside the famous casino.
day left free for relaxation and exploration.
across the Italian border to the 'Riviera of Flowers' today, for our
final optional excursion, stopping first in bustling Ventimiglia. Wander
the colourful flower market before we continue along the coast to sunny,
grand San Remo. Stroll through the old town, La Pigna, admire its
Liberty-style buildings and striking, onion-domed Russian Orthodox
church, and soak up the atmosphere on the harbour-front.
back to the airport to check-in for your flight home.