9 days - from only £649pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Italian and French Rivieras Drinks Inclusive by Express Coach

With its long sandy beach and winding streets filled with bustling shops, Alassio is one of the prettiest towns in the Italian Riviera and a great base from which to explore the Italian and French Riviera. Explore cosmopolitan Monte Carlo and Monaco, beautiful Portofino and delightful Menton on this tour, along with the chance to visit San Remo, Cannes and Grasse.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals (water and house wine with dinner)
  • Free selected beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, tea and coffee from 7:00pm-10:00pm
  • One typical Ligurian dinner with starters and a glass of sparkling wine
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

9 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then travel by Express Coach overnight to Italy.

  • Day 2:

    Continuing south to Italy, we travel on to Alassio for a late afternoon arrival, and where we stay for six nights.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 3: Cannes and Grasse

    Optional excursion into France. Once a small fishing village, Cannes is now a glamorous seaside town considered to be one of the best social hubs in Europe, as well as playing host to the annual film festival in May. Take time to check out the beauty and architecture of Le Suquet, with its cobbled streets and breath-taking views, or sit at street side tables and enjoy the favoured hobby of people watching up and down the lovely marina.

    We will then continue on to Grasse, known for being France’s perfume capital. Surrounded by beautiful blossom fields, Grasse is a stunning destination and is filled with lovely sights, such as Saracen Tower, the International Museum of Perfume and the Church of Plascassier.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Cannes

    Cannes

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2021
    • Cannes and Grasse
    TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 4: Monaco and Monte Carlo

    Monaco is famous for its laid-back atmosphere, and we will certainly enjoy a relaxing day out here. There’s more than enough to keep us busy, too, with museums, gardens, monuments and much more to look forward to.

    We will explore Monte Carlo, situated in a prominent position at the base of the Maritime Alps. At the western end of the resort is the world-famous Place du Casino, the gambling centre which has made Monte Carlo the playground of the rich and famous. Enjoy the breathtaking vista of the fabulous marina with its impressive yachts as well as the palace of Monaco.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Monaco

    Monaco

    Included Highlights

    • Monte Carlo
    • Monaco
  • Day 5: Portofino

    Discover the pretty village of Portofino, hidden away in a peaceful coastal inlet shielded by olive clad slopes. The view from the harbour is unforgettable and one could spend the entire day admiring it.

    We will be able to explore a wide range of attractions while in Portofino, including enjoying views of Castello Brown and visiting the Church of St. Martin, the Church of St. George and the Santa Maria Assunta oratory.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Portofino

    Portofino

    Included Highlights

    • Portofino
  • Day 6: San Remo

    We will take an optional trip to San Remo, a city on the Mediterranean coast of western Liguria in north-western Italy, during our amazing tour of the Italian and French Riviera.

    Founded in Roman times, the city of San Remo is best known as a tourist destination on the Italian Riviera, with its Russian church and colourful harbour.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    San Remo

    San Remo

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2021
    • San Remo
    TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 7: Ventimiglia and Menton

    Join our included excursions today. Shop for great bargains in Ventimiglia’s street market and take a trip to Menton, the ‘Lemon Festival Capital of the World’.

    Located very close to the border of France and Italy, Menton is, in many ways, more Italian than French. It has its own microclimate, with it generally being milder than the rest of the French Riviera. Here, we will find pretty architecture and wonderful scenery we can take in during our time there.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Menton

    Menton

    Included Highlights

    • Menton
    • Ventimiglia
  • Day 8:

    We travel back overnight through France.

    Included meals: Breakfast

  • Day 9:

    Return home.

Single Room Supplement from £135.00 (9 days).

Hotels

You will stay for six nights at the 3-star Hotel Garden in Alassio. 

  • Garden Hotel

    The hotel enjoys modern decor and comfortable guest rooms, with all the amenities guests are sure to require during their stay.

    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement of £20pp. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

For a full list of our joining points, click here.

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