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Flights are currently possible from Gatwick, Heathrow, Liverpool, Bristol and Luton 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 Nice Airport to hotel around 60 mins each way subject to traffic.
Note: Our aim is to operate 1 transfer each way taking all arrivees/departees together so you may need to wait at the airport for later arrivals and go to the airport with guests on the earliest flight home. We will suggest flights with closest arrival/departure times so waiting is minimal. If your flight is much later or earlier you may prefer a private transfer which can be arranged for a supplement.
Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.
Day 1: UK to Bordighera
Depart from your chosen airport, or choose an early morning, escorted departure from St Pancras by Eurostar to Lille or Paris (station transfers included), continuing by TGV train to Nice. On arrival transfer to our hotel in Bordighera. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel (subject to flight or train arrival time).
Day 2: Dolceacqua & Menton
Today we have a leisurely start with free time in Bordighera before visiting 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. Afterwards we travel to Menton stopping en-route for a tasting session of local Ligurian snacks with wine. Menton, is one of the gems of the area enjoy a stroll around the medieval old town and along the stunning seafront promenade. We return to the hotel late afternoon. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.
Day 3: Nice
This morning we have free time in Bordighera to enjoy the Thursday morning market in front of the hotel. Afterwards we travel by coach to Nice, the capital of the French Riviera, where we have a guided tour followed by free time. Later in the afternoon we enjoy a one hour coastal cruise taking in Cap de Nice, Promenade des Anglais and passing through the famed Villefranche bay. We return to the hotel late afternoon. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.
Day 4: St Paul de Vence & Cannes
This morning we travel to the stunning hilltop town of St Paul de Vence, one of the oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera and said to be the most beautiful in France. Here we have time to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the stunning views before continuing to Cannes. Here we have a guided tour of this stunning city, famed for its Film Festival, long sandy beaches, upmarket hotels, shops and stunning port. After some time at leisure we return to the hotel late afternoon. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.
Day 5: Villa Ephrussi and Monaco
This morning we travel by coach to Villa & Jardins Ephrussi, exquisitely located on the Cap Ferrat peninsula. Free time to discover its nine beautiful themed gardens. Afterwards we make the short drive 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, marvel at the mega-yachts in Port Hercule harbour (the water-taxi offers a close-up view for just 2 Euros each way), discover rustic Monaco-Ville and the Royal Palace on the ‘Rock of Monaco’. Return to Bordighera late afternoon. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.
Day 6: Bordighera
Today is free in Bordighera. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.
Day 7: Bordighera to UK
Depart the hotel after breakfast and transfer to Nice Station. We board the TGV to Lille or Paris (station transfers included), continuing by Eurostar train to St. Pancras arriving late evening. Or transfer to Nice airport if travelling by air.
Note: Order and times of events and excursions may be subject to change.
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 styles. Bordighera is a charming seaside resort with stunning views on all sides, on a clear day you can see Monte Carlo. Less commercial than other resorts along the coast it has a large selection of bars, cafes and shops. The hotel is situated on the seafront and offers a wellness centre, private beach, bar and restaurant. All rooms are en-suite, with air-conditioning, satellite TV and hairdryer. All rooms have private balconies except those on the top floor which have access to the roof top terrace.
Well organised and well informed. Coach driver was excellent. Tour guide was also excellent and always available. Read more “Monaco Historic GP”
Well organised. Good friendly hotel. Staff very helpful.Good range of trips. very efficient transfer to race stadium. Our tour manager was an excellent guide and very helpful. Read more “Monaco Historic GP”
Enjoyed lovely food and free dribnks. Homely comfortable hotel like the fact that organisation for the week was done for us. Particularly liked our tour manager who was always avaiable to guide and help us and so friendly and fun' Read more “Monaco Historic GP”