Christmas & New Year on the Italian & French Riviera

From £2,299.00
Duration 11 Days
Departures from Dec 2020 - Dec 2020
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From £2,299.00
Duration 11 Days
Departures from Dec 2020 - Dec 2020
Tour Overview

Spend Christmas discovering the scenic highlights of the Italian Riviera, then explore the delights of Cannes, Nice and St Tropez as you celebrate the New Year in France.

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Your Holiday Includes

  • ​​Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 10 nights in 3 and 4-star hotels
  • 21 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 10 dinners including traditional Christmas Day dinner with live music, New Year's Eve gala dinner, welcome and farewell drinks
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage
  • Audio Guide

Included Holiday Highlights

  • ​​Visit Dolceacqua and San Remo and enjoy a wine-tasting in Isolabona 
  • Candlelit Christmas Eve dinner 
  • Discover glamorous Monaco and Monte Carlo 
  • ​Discover the highlights of Cannes and Nice  ​
  • Explore the lovely resorts of St Raphael and St Tropez  ​
  • Try a selection of French ‘amuse-bouches’ on New Year’s Eve​ ​ 
  • Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a gala dinner, live music and Champagne toast​

Itinerary

Day 1 UK – Alassio

​​After flying to Nice, we'll transfer you to Alassio, a seaside resort on the beautiful Italian Riviera. Your hotel boasts an enviable position right on the seafront and we'll enjoy a welcome drink together this evening. ​

Meals included: D

Day 2 Christmas Eve Dolceacqua & San Remo

​​After breakfast we'll make our way to the ancient village of Dolceacqua. A river divides it into two districts which are connected by a pretty bridge, and you'll have some free time to look around and admire the 15th century castle perched on top of a hill.
We then move on to Isolabona for a wine-tasting and we'll round off our sightseeing in stylish San Remo. Its Old Town is full of narrow streets and alleyways and the casino here was built in 1905. ​
Back at the hotel, a candlelit dinner will be served this evening.

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Christmas Day Alassio – at Leisure

​It's Christmas Day, so why not relax and enjoy a leisurely day at the hotel, or maybe go for a stroll along the beach. This evening there will be live music as we sit down to enjoy a traditional Christmas Day dinner with turkey and all the trimmings.

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Boxing Day Monaco & Monte Carlo

​After breakfast, we're going to make our way to Monte Carlo in nearby Monaco. Oozing glitz and glamour, Monte Carlo occupies a stunning spot between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, and the lavish Casino di Monte Carlo is one of Europe's finest examples of belle époque architecture. Enjoy some time to soak up the atmosphere and make your own discoveries.

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Alassio – at Leisure

​You've a free day to do just as you please today, or if you want to continue exploring, there's an optional cruise to Portofino. What used to be a tiny fishing port is today the Italian Riviera's most exclusive resort offering designer boutiques and a fine selection of cafés and bars. You'll also visit the picturesque seaside resort of Santa Margherita, which is home to a lovely palm-fringed harbour.

Meals included: B,D

Day 6 Alassio – Cannes Mandelieu

​After breakfast, we're going to say farewell to Italy and cross the border into France. We'll make our way to Cannes Mandelieu, our base for the remainder of the holiday. 

Meals included: B,D

Day 7 Cannes & Nice

​​Cannes is known for its long sandy beaches, designer boutiques, sleek yachts and the renowned annual film festival. Today we'll discover many of its highlights on an included excursion. We'll walk along La Croisette, a palm-lined promenade which curves along the seafront, and explore Le Suquet, a labyrinth of streets snaking out from the picturesque port.
We'll then continue to the glamorous city of Nice, where a drive up Mont Boron will reward us with fantastic views of the city, the Mediterranean Sea and the Bay of Angels. We'll also spend some time in the Cimiez district. Queen Victoria was once a regular at the Regina Palace Hotel here, and her statue still stands at the entrance to the district. Other attractions include an ancient Roman theatre.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Cannes Mandelieu – at Leisure

​Enjoy a leisurely day doing just as you please. You could stroll along the seafront promenade to the Mandelieu harbour area and visit the medieval fortress of the Chateau de la Napoule, or perhaps venture into Cannes by train.
Dinner is served at the hotel this evening.

Meals included: B,D

Day 9 New Year's Eve St Raphael & St Tropez

​Today's excursion takes you to the delightful resort of St Raphael, where you can explore its old quarter and take a stoll along its picturesque promenade. Next you'll head to what is one of the most beautiful destinations in the South of France, St Tropez, which boasts sandy beaches, cobbled streets and chic boutiques and eateries. Admire its yacht-lined harbour before taking a walk around the Old Town, which is home to a 7th century citadel.
Back at the hotel there's time to get ready for tonight's New Year's Eve celebration. You'll head to the Salon Riviera for dinner, followed by dancing until the early hours.

Meals included: B,D

Day 10 New Year's Day Cannes Mandelieu – at Leisure

​​Today has been left free for you to spend at leisure. A buffet lunch will be served, followed by dinner this evening.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 11 Cannes Mandelieu – UK

​​Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Meals included: B

Additional Information

​At the hotel Eden you can upgrade to a Comfort Seaview room for £30 per person or a Superior Seaview room with Balcony for £60 per person. 

At the Pullman Cannes Royal Casino you can upgrade to a classic seaview room for £75 per person. 

Accommodation

Hotel Eden

3** Hotel Eden in Alassio is a charming liberty style hotel. Today, as in the past, you are fashinated by its splendid position direct on the sea, in the old fisherman borought. Its well-lighted bedrooms have decorated high ceilings and are equipped with TV, minibar and safe.

Pullman Cannes Mandelieu Casino

The 4-star Pullman Cannes Mandelieu Royal Casino is Ideally located facing the bay of Cannes. Facilities include a restaurant, two bars, casino, nightclub, outdoor swimming pool, well-equipped fitness centre, tennis court and a private beach. Guest rooms feature private facilities, air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-fi and TV.

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