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Dolceacqua
Monaco Historic Grand Prix - Portofino
Portofino
Diano Marina bay
Monaco aerial panorama
Portofino
Monte Carlo Casino
The medieval bridge at Dolceacqua
Diano Marina
The Rock of Monaco
Diano Marina
Portofino
Monaco Harbour
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Portofino
Diano Marina bay
Monaco aerial panorama
Portofino
Monte Carlo Casino
The medieval bridge at  Dolceacqua
Diano Marina
The Rock of Monaco
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Portofino
Monaco Harbour
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Overview

This super holiday, taking in the French and Italian Rivieras, starts at St Pancras  where we board the Eurostar to Lille or Paris. From here we continue by TGV train to Nice for an overnight stay. Alternatively fly to Nice from UK airports. After time at leisure to enjoy this famous seaside town we travel by coach to the Italian Riviera. On the Riviera enjoy free drinks every night and visits to Monaco, Portofino and Dolceacqua.

Highlights

  • Travel by Rail or Air
  • Free drinks every evening in Italy
  • All excursions included

Included

  • Escorted by rail and throughout abroad
  • Return Eurostar & TGV rail travel London St Pancras to Nice. Flight options below.
  • 1 night Hotel B&B sharing a twin/double room in Nice
  • 6 nights sharing a twin/double room at Piccolo Hotel, Diano Marina with breakfasts & dinners and free drinks 6pm to 11pm every night – local brands of beer, wine & spirits
  • Excursions as stated
  • All transfers abroad

Accommodation Options

  • Single room supplement £175
  • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras – 2 to 4-star options – call for availability and prices

Departures

By RAIL or AIR
Date – Price from – Tour Code
12/09/2022 – £1299pp – RF9-7
27/09/2022 – £1199pp – RF9-8
09/05/2023 – £1249pp – RF5-5
05/06/2023 – £1299pp – RF6-8
20/09/2023 – £1299pp – RF9-9
04/10/2023 – £1249pp – RF10-2

Deposit:
£75pp if travelling by rail
£200pp if travelling by air
Balance payment 12 weeks before departure.

Travel

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By Air – see below
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Flights

Flights are currently possible from Edinburgh, Liverpool, Leeds, Gatwick, Luton, Manchester, Heathrow or Bristol airports subject to availability at time of booking the flights, and a supplement may apply. Alternative UK departure airports may become available, we will look at all options when you book.
• Flights include 1 checked in bag (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1
carry on bag per person – weight/size subject to airline rules.
• Flight duration around 2 hours.
• Transfer time to the hotel in Nice around 30 mins.

Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

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      Riviera of Flowers, Monaco & Portofino by Rail or Air

      8 days by Rail, 12th & 27th September 2022 & May to October 2023 from £1199 per person

      Itinerary

      Day 1: UK to Nice
      Morning departure from St Pancras by Eurostar to Lille or Paris, continuing by TGV train to Nice. Flight options direct to Nice from UK regional airports below. On arrival transfer to our overnight hotel in or near Nice.

      Day 2: Nice – Diano Marina
      This morning we have free time in Nice, the capital of the French Riviera. Perhaps stroll along the famous Promenade des Anglais and explore the old town. Early afternoon we continue by private coach to Diano Marina (journey around 90 minutes). On arrival check-in to the hotel. Free time to relax and explore before dinner and free drinks this evening.

      Day 3: Diano Marina
      Today is free to explore on your own or your Tour Manager will be able to assist with local transport to nearby towns such as San Remo or Alassio. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

      Day 4: Portofino
      After an early breakfast we will travel by coach to Santa Margherita where we join the ferry to Portofino. The approach to Portofino by boat is spectacular with coastal views not available by other transport. We return to the hotel late afternoon. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

      Day 5: Diano Marina
      Free day to enjoy the resort and nearby towns.

      Day 6: Monaco
      After breakfast join our included excursion to Monaco where you can enjoy the glitz, glamour and relaxed atmosphere of this tiny principality. Enjoy a coffee in the famous Café de Paris in Casino Square; marvel at the mega-yachts in Port Hercule from the harbourside, or from the water-taxi – just 2 euros each way; discover rustic Monaco-Ville and the Royal Palace on the ‘Rock of Monaco’. Return to Diano Marina late afternoon. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

      Day 7: Dolceacqua
      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-arch bridge to the 15th century ‘new’ town. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

      Day 8: Diano Marina to UK
      After an early breakfast we depart the hotel by coach and return to Nice to board the TGV to Lille or Paris to connect with our Eurostar to London St. Pancras. Or continue to Nice Airport for the return flight.

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

      Accommodation

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      Piccolo Hotel
      The hotel pool
      Double seaview room
      Double seaview room
      The breakfast buffet
      The breakfast buffet
      The hotel sun terrace
      The lounge
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      Piccolo Hotel pool
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      Piccolo Hotel
      The hotel pool
      Double seaview room
      Double seaview room
      The breakfast buffet
      The breakfast buffet
      The hotel sun terrace
      The lounge
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      Piccolo Hotel pool
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      Piccolo Hotel, Diano Marina  

      Set in a quiet location within walking distance of the sea and centre of Diano Marina, the hotel has a panoramic terrace and restaurant and a comfortable bar. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, telephone, and satellite TV. The restaurant offers a full breakfast and dinner served at your table. There’s free drinks between 6pm and 11pm each night including local brands of beer, wine and spirits.

      What Our Customers Say

      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”

      Angela Clarke

      We  liked everything about the holiday -  Locations, Hotel, Excursions, Free days & tour manager. Read more “Riviera of Flowers 2017”

      Susan Carter