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Overview

This super holiday taking in the Italian and French Rivieras and Monaco, starts with a relaxing, escorted train journey, or flight, to the Mediterranean. Arriving at our 4 star hotel overlooking the sea in Bordighera, Italy, in time for dinner and free drinks, settle in for a warm and welcoming Christmas holiday. On the Riviera enjoy delicious food, free drinks every night and visits to Monaco, Nice, San Remo and Dolceacqua.

Highlights

  • 4-star Hotel on the Italian Riviera
  • Free drinks every evening in Italy
  • All excursions included

Included

• Escorted throughout
• Return Eurostar & TGV rail travel London St Pancras or Ebbslfleet to Nice OR return flights with luggage – see below
• 5 nights sharing a twin/double room bedded room at the 4-star Parigi Hotel, Bordighera with buffet breakfasts & dinners and free drinks 6pm to 11pm every night – local brands of beer, wine & spirits
• Lunch in the hotel on 25th December.
• Excursions as stated
• Ligurian tasting on 26 December
• All transfers abroad

• Wine tasting in Isolbona
• All transfers abroad

Accommodation Options

  • Single room supplement £100
  • Seaview room supplement £100
  • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras – 2 to 4-star options – call for availability and prices

Departures

By RAIL
Date – Price from – Tour Code
22/12/2019 – £1099pp – XR12

Travel

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Flights

Return flights are possible from Gatwick & Heathrow airports direct to Nice. Flights are subject to availability at time of booking and a supplement may apply. Includes 1 carry-on bag and 1 checked in bag per person. Transfer time from Nice Airport to the hotel is approximately 45 minutes.
Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

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Mediterranean Christmas & Monaco

6 days by Rail, 22 December, 2019, from £1079 per person

Itinerary

Day 1: Eurostar to Nice
Check-in at St Pancras or Ebbsfleet for a morning departure by Eurostar to Lille or Paris. On arrival transfer to our TGV train for the onward journey to Nice where we join our coach for the transfer to Bordighera (approx 45 minutes). Alternatively travel to and from Nice by air from regional UK airports – see flight information. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel,

Day 2: Monaco
After breakfast join our included excursion to Monaco and Monte Carlo where you can enjoy the architecture, including the Casino and the Royal Palace and marvel at the prices in the windows of the designer shops and boutiques. You can also visit the Christmas market. Return to the hotel for dinner and free drinks.

Day 3: Christmas Eve: Nice
We travel by coach to Nice, overlooking the Bay of Angels, the Capital of the Riviera and famous for is stunning Promenade des Anglais and old town. Here we visit the Christmas Market in Place Massena. Return to Bordighera for candlelit dinner and free drinks at the hotel. For those who wish you may like to attend the ‘Foegu Du bambin’ (baby Jesus bonfire’ which takes place in the historical centre of Bordighera after midnight Mass with hot chocolate and mulled wine available.

Day 4: Christmas Day: San Remo
This morning is at leisure in Bordighera and lunch is included in the hotel. This afternoon we travel to San Remo a charming seaside resort known as Italy’s Monte Carlo and the ‘City of Flowers’ with stunning views on all sides. We return to our hotel for a Festive dinner and free drinks.

Day 5: Boxing Day: Dolceacqua and Isolbona
Today we have a half day excursion to Dolceacqua, a medieval village at the foot of the Rebuffao mountains. Here you can meander through the village streets and climb to the 12th century castle, or cross the single arched bridge with a span of 33 metres to the 15th century ‘new’ town. On our return to Bordighera we have a tasting session of local Ligurian snacks with local wine. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel. followed by live music.

Day 6: To UK
Depart the hotel after breakfast for the drive to Nice Station. We board the TGV to Lille or Paris where we transfer to Eurostar for the return to Ebbsfleet and St Pancras. We expect to arrive mid-evening. Alternatively transfer to Nice Airport for a return afternoon flight to the UK.

Note: Order of excursions are subject to change depending on local conditions.

Accommodation

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Hotel Parigi, Bordighera 

Run by the Sattanino family, the Hotel Parigi, famous since the early 1900s as the choice of royalty, offers a rich variety of services introduced over the years to satisfy evolving holiday tastes. Bordighera is a charming seaside resort with a good selection of bars, cafés and shops. With stunning views on all sides, on a clear day you can see Monte Carlo. The hotel is situated on the seafront and offers a wellness centre, private beach, bar and restaurant. All rooms are en-suite and have private balcony, air-conditioning, satellite TV and hairdryer.

What Our Customers Say

Fabulous destination with an excellent guide. Read more “French Riviera”

Mr Collick

A good balance of trips and free time, getting back to hotel with time in hand before dinner. Tour Manager very helpful with good information. The driver pickup at Nice Airport gave us good information on spots to go etc - very valuable as it was our first visit to the city. Read more “Italian Riviera”

Denis O'Shea

All travel arrangements were good and the hotel was excellent, the tour manager was excellent and very helpful, the resort was lovely. Read more “Riviera of Flowers A Clarke”

Angela Clarke