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Explore the beautiful Italian Riviera with its elegant resorts and picturesque villages on the Mediterranean coastline. Make the most of your time here with our included excursions to Portofino, Nice and Menton, as well as a scenic coastal drive.
Diano Marina sits on western coast of Liguria, on the Riviera de Ponente or the ‘Coast of the Sunset’, and offers a pretty town centre and a myriad of sandy beaches. The views of the sea and the mild climate make for an ideal holiday destination, and its delightful town centre is bustling with shops and restaurants.
During our holiday we’ll enjoy an included excursion to charming Portofino. Surrounded by lush Cypress tree clad slops, Portofino is famous for its brightly-coloured houses, high-end boutiques and exceptional seafood restaurants. Admire this picturesque harbour and the enchanting views over the Ligurian Sea.
We’ll explore the French Riviera with a trip to wonderful Nice, with its year-round sunshine, enticing old town, and beautiful architecture. We’ll also visit pretty Menton on the edge of the Cote d’Azur.
We’ll also enjoy a scenic coastal drive along the Italian Riviera to admire its beautiful views and scenery, stopping at some of its picturesque towns along the way.
Make the most of your holiday with optional excursions to Alassio, with its pretty town centre, Ventimiglia, famous for the authentic market which attracts locals and tourists alike, and Monaco and Monte Carlo, renowned for glitz, glamour and style. See your experienced coach driver for more details about the availability of these optional excursions.
Day One: UK to France
After being picked up at a local joining point we’ll then make our way from the UK to France, via Calais, and will continue to our overnight hotel in northern France.
Day Two: France to Diano Marina
We arrive in Diano Marina in the evening and settle into our hotel, the Residence Mediterraneo, for our first night in this charming destination. Enjoy a welcome drink upon arrival, and relax in the evening with wine and water with dinner as well as complimentary selected drinks in the bar between 18.00 and 22.00. (D)
Day Three to Eight: Diano Marina
We’ll spend another six nights in wonderful Diano Marina, enjoying three included excursion during our time here. Join us as we enjoy a trip to picturesque Portofino, chic Nice and pretty Menton, and relax as we drive along the Italian Riveria coastline. Why not also join our optional excursions to Alassio, Ventimiglia market, and Monaco and Monte Carlo? (B,D)
Day Nine: Diano Marina to France
As a holiday draws to a close, we’ll say goodbye to the Italian Riviera and will travel to northern France for a stay at an overnight hotel. (B,D)
Day Ten: France to UK
We’ll return to the UK via Calais and will take the coach back to our local joining points.
FREE tea and coffee all day (self-service)
FREE tea and coffee all day (self-service)
FREE local brand spirits, beers, wine and soft drinks (6pm-10pm)
FREE local brand spirits, beers, wine and soft drinks between 6pm and 10pm
Water and wine served with dinner
Enjoy wine and water with dinner during your stay at this hotel.
Hotel Residence Mediterraneo
Located just a few minutes walk from the centre of Diano Marina and 100 metres from the sea, the Residence Hotel Mediterraneo offers comfortable rooms in an excellent location.
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Half Day: Italian Riviera Coastal Drive
A chance to enjoy this stunning Italian Riviera coastline on a scenic drive. With its crystal-clear waters, golden sandy beaches, cliffs, coves and villages flanked by a magnificent mountain backdrop, this really is a sight to behold.
Full Day: Nice and Menton
Nice's assets include its climate, light, beautiful sights and landscapes. Nice is fascinating for its bustling activity and colourful markets. Menton is the 'Lemon Festival Capital of the World', located very close to the border of France and Italy and in many ways is more Italian than French. It has its own micro-climate, generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera.
Full Day: 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’ll 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.
Full Day: Monaco and Monte Carlo
Monaco is famous for its laid-back atmosphere, and we’ll 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’ll 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 breath-taking vista of the fabulous marina with its impressive yachts as well as the palace of Monaco.
Half Day: Alassio
Alassio, with its scenic views and stunning natural beauty, is an amazing place to visit for a relaxing day out. Stroll along the Budello - a cobbled street running through the town centre and lined with shops and cafes, soak up the sun on the beach or admire the excellent views available from the pier.
Half Day: Ventimiglia Market
Visit Ventimiglia, on the border of Italy and France, and experience its unique charm and shop for great bargains in Ventimiglia’s street market