Monte Carlo ATP Masters Tennis & the Italian Riviera by Rail or Air

8 Days

15th Apr 2019 - From £1149 pp


Excursions included

Free Drinks

Helios Hotel
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Piccolo Hotel - SOLD OUT
Tour MM4 -2
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Join us to see the world’s top tennis players at one of the world’s most stunning sporting venues - Monte Carlo Country Club, which hosts the ATP Rolex Masters tournament on open air clay courts by the Mediterranean sea. We stay in a super hotel, with free drinks every night, on the Italian Riviera near Monaco. The holiday includes tennis tickets for the opening rounds, with the opportunity to view the finals, plus a visits to Nice and Portofino.


Monte Carlo Masters
Action at the Monte Carlo Masters

Rock of Monaco
Rock of Monaco


Day 1: UK to Nice
Morning departure from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet 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: Monte Carlo Masters
We travel by coach to Monte Carlo and take our seats in this stunning location for a day of tennis. Return to the hotel at close of play – exact time subject to run of play. Free drinks at the hotel. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

Day 4: 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 Alassio or Finale Ligure. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

Day 5: Portofino
After an early breakfast we will travel by coach to Rapallo 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 6: Monaco
Today we return to Monaco with free time to explore, or to watch the tennis semi-finals - tickets can be booked on request, subject to availability and payable on booking - early booking essential. Return to the hotel late afternoon. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel. Tennis attendees transfer to the hotel at close of play (for tennis semi final attendees dinner availability subject to run of play and return time).

Day 7: Diano Marina
Free day to enjoy the resort and nearby towns or you can travel by to Monaco to watch the tennis finals - tickets can be booked on request, subject to availability and payable on booking - early booking essential and cost includes a coach transfer. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel (for tennis final attendees dinner availability subject to run of play and return time).

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 Ebbsfleet. Or continue to Nice Airport for the return flight.

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


Helios Hotel

Nice: 2/3 star hotel

Helios Hotel - 3-star - Diano Marina
Set in a quiet location just 50 metres from the sea and close to the centre of Diano Marina, the hotel has an elegant restaurant and a comfortable bar. Guests also have access the swimming pool in a sister hotel, the Raffy Hotel (10 meters away). All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, telephone, and satellite TV. The restaurant offers a full buffet 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. Please note that the pool may not be open in April.

Rail Travel

Eurostar – London to Lille & Paris
From London St Pancras, Eurostar takes as little as 1 hour 40 minutes to Lille and around 2 hours 15 minutes to Paris. On board, you will have a reserved, semi-reclining aircraft-style seat. You’ll also find a buffer car serving tea, coffee, hot chocolate, beer, wine, spirits, sandwiches, crisps and a few hot snacks. Sterling, Euros and cards accepted. You can eat and drink in the bar area (standing space only, there are no seats) or take your purchases back to your seat. You can also take your own food and drink on board.
TGV – Lille & Paris to Nice
Taking the train is easily the most civilised and stress-free way to travel through France. For Nice, on the French Riviera, we hop on the 186mph TGV at Lille Europe station, or Paris Gare de Lyon station. Sit back, relax and let scenic France pass by the train windows. The journey is around 5 to 6 hours. The train has a buffet car which sells drinks and snacks, but there’s nothing to stop you taking your own food and drink (including wine & beer) to enjoy at leisure.
Travel & Luggage
There are no actual luggage weight restrictions imposed by the rail companies. However, for your comfort and convenience we recommend you limit your luggage to the following: ONE main suitcase⁄holdall with built in wheels weighing no more than 15 to 20kgs per person – Plus ONE small shoulder bag⁄holdall per person. Restricting the bulk of your luggage to manageable sizes will make the journey more enjoyable. You will need to move all your own bags on and off trains and between platforms and transfer vehicles. Our tour manager will be unable to provide physical assistance with luggage. On TGV trains, you may be allocated seats on the the upper floor, which means you would have to carry your bags upstairs. Many train stations and platforms are big and long, sometimes with stairs or escalators. Some stations have lifts, but using them can involve a longer walk, so be prepared for this when walking with your luggage.
Train travel is a relaxing and enjoyable feature of our holidays
However, at times it can be physically demanding as you will be required to walk and move your luggage on and off trains and between platforms and transfer vehicles. Many train stations and platforms are big and long, sometimes with stairs or escalators, so please be prepared for this when walking with your luggage. The Tour Manager⁄Escort will not be able to provide you and⁄or your luggage with physical assistance at anytime. Where overnight or main hotels are less than 150 metres (approx) from the station, no transportation or luggage assistance will be provided.
Please Help us to Help You
In our experience, clients who discuss with us their concerns over mobility limitations and⁄or health issues (including visibility, hearing etc) when booking, are far more satisfied with the level of service we provide and enjoy a more relaxed and fun holiday, compared to those who attempt to cope without the benefit of our expert advice.
We must stress that these holidays are not suitable for users of mobility scooters, wheelchairs or walking aids (frames, sticks, etc).


  • Escorted by rail and throughout abroad

  • Return rail travel London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet 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 Helios Hotel, Diano Marina with buffet breakfasts & dinners and free drinks 6pm to 11pm every night - local brands of beer, wine & spirits

  • Day ticket for ATP Masters on 17th April

  • Excursions as stated

  • All transfers abroad

Accommodation Options:

  • Single room supplement £154pp

  • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4-star options - call for availability and prices


Return flights are possible from Edinburgh, Liverpool, Leeds, Gatwick, Luton, Heathrow, Manchester and Bristol to Nice Airport. On arrival private transfer to the hotel. 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 90 minutes.
Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.