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Overview

Come with us to one of the world’s most photographed coastlines and home to so many iconic events and locations from the glitz and glamour of Cannes, St Tropez and Monaco, to the tranquil beauty of Sainte Marguerite Island, where the Man in the Iron Mask was incarcerated. Enjoy all the sparkle and grandeur without a film-star budget, staying in a 4 star hotel in Cannes from where we visit Sainte Marguerite Island, St Tropez, Port Grimaud and Monaco.

Direct train to The Med

Escorted travel is by direct Eurostar train from London St Pancras and Ashford to Marseilles (no train changes), continuing east along the French Riviera coast by coach to Cannes, arriving in time for dinner. The return will either be by direct train from Marseille or from Nice via Lille or Paris depending on the date and is subject to Eurostar schedule

No need to rush

You will have reserved seats on all trains and all stations are at the start or end of the line (except Lille and Ashford), allowing plenty of time for boarding and alighting.

Highlights

  • Direct train to the Mediterrean
  • All excursions included

Included

• Escorted by rail and throughout abroad
• Eurostar rail travel London St Pancras and Ashford to Marseille direct**. Return train direct from Marseille or from Nice Via Lille or Paris (dependent on date).
• 7 nights sharing a twin/double room at Eden Hotel, Cannes
• 7 breakfasts and 2 dinners
• Excursions as stated
• All transfers abroad

Accommodation Options

• Single room supplement £364
• 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
08/07/2019 – £999pp – CD7
16/09/2019 – £1049pp – CD9
04/10/2109 – £899pp – CD10

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The French Riviera - Cannes, St Tropez & Monaco

8 days by Rail, July to October, 2019, from £899 per person

Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Cannes
Early morning departure from London St Pancras (from Ashford on request) direct to Marseille where we transfer by coach to Cannes and check-in at the Hotel. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Cannes
Today is free in Cannes, your tour manager will give a short orientation tour.

Day 3: Cannes & Boat Trip to Ile Sainte Marguerite
This morning we travel by boat to Ile Sainte Margurite, a stunning island, 2 square miles in size, just a short cruise from Cannes. This is where the man (or woman) in the Iron mask was imprisoned in the fort in the 17th century, the subject of the famous Alexandre Dumas novel.

Day 4: St Tropez & Port Grimaud
We join our coach and travel to St Tropez, once a sleepy fishing village now a meeting place for the rich and famous, with its must see harbour filled with supersized yachts, the charming Place des Lices, and the famous beaches lined with cafes and bars. This afternoon we travel to Port Grimaud, known as the ‘Venice of Provence’, a picturesque small town with canals and colourful painted houses.

Day 5: Cannes
Today is at leisure in Cannes. Our Tour Manager will be on hand with help and ideas for further exploration.

Day 6: Monaco & Monte Carlo
Today we visit Monaco by train, including a visit to Casino Square where you can see the famous casino and enjoy a drink at the Cafe de Paris – the perfect spot to see an almost constant parade of glamorous cars (and people). For those who wish you may like to disembark the return train in Nice for a visit before returning to Cannes. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 7: Cannes
Today is at leisure in Cannes. Our Tour Manager will be on hand with help and ideas for further exploration.

Day 8: Cannes to UK
After an early breakfast we depart the hotel by coach and return to Marseille or Cannes station for our train to the UK.

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

**Direct train is based on Eurostar’s current schedule – if altered the outbound/return will be via Paris or Lille. the October departure will be via Paris\Lille outbound and return.

 

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Eden Hotel, Cannes 

Located in the heart of Cannes, on the rue d’Antibes, 150m from the famous Croisette, the Eden Hotel has all the refinement, serenity and efficiency expected of a 4-star hotel. All rooms are en-suite with bath or shower, telephone, satellite TV, air conditioning, minibar, room safe, hair dryer and free Internet. The Akwaba restaurant serves a full breakfast buffet with a choice of hot and cold dishes and there is a cosy bar. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool and a roof terrace with pool (open mid-April to October).

What Our Customers Say

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