Nice, Monte Carlo & the Italian Riviera

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Diano Marina

Scheduled flight from your preferred airport – transfer with our tour manager in our private executive coach to the 4* Torino Hotel at Diano Marina on the Italian Riviera.

Day 2 – Monte Carlo & Villa and Gardens of Ephrussi de Rothschild

Guided tour of Monte Carlo, the roulette capital of the world and winter shelter for the rich and famous, takes in the Casino and the cathedral where Princess Grace was married – continue to the Villa and Gardens of Ephrussi de Rothschild where, through the art dealers and experts she befriended, the Baroness de Rothschild transformed the villa at Saint-Jean Cap- Ferrat into a collector’s paradise.

Day 3 – Rapallo & Cervo

Travel along the Liguarian coast to Rapallo, where two post-World War II treaties were signed, and a haven for writers such as DH Lawrence and Ezra Pound – free time to explore the narrow streets of Cervo, one of Liguria’s prettiest coastal towns.

Day 4 – Genoa

Guided tour of Genoa takes in sights such as Piazzo San Matteo, the Church of Gesù and Palazzo Ducale – guided tour of Palazzo Rosso introduces us to a wonderful art collection including 17th century frescoes by Genoese artists such as de Ferrari and Piola – afternoon visit to Belvedere di Castelleto, offering a wonderful panoramic view across the city – guided tour of the ornate Rococo interior at Palazzo Reale and a fine collection of paintings including a ‘Crucifixion’ by Van Dyck.

Day 5 – San Remo & Dolceacqua

Morning at leisure in San Remo, known as the city of flowers and sun, where you may choose to take a stroll along the famous palm lined promenade or visit Chiesa Russa, an authentic Russian Orthodox church in the city centre – travel to the delightful town of Dolceacqua where many archaeological remains bear witness to the successive occupations of the site since the Iron Age.

Day 6 – Nice

Guided tour of Nice takes in the narrow streets of the old town, the famous ‘Promenade’ and the heart of the city with its rich architectural and cultural heritage – the Matisse Museum boasts a wonderful collection of works left by Henri Matisse to the city of Nice where he lived from 1921 to 1954 – transfer to the airport for our scheduled flight home.

Tour Features

4* hotel

Half board accommodation

All excursions & guided tours included

Professional tour manager

Scheduled flights

Executive coach

One free place per 10 paying passengers

Monte Carlo – guided tour

Villa & Gardens of Ephrussi de Rothschild

Rapallo & Cervo

Genoa – guided tour

San Remo & Dolceacqua

Nice – guided tour

Matisse Museum

Hotel

Five nights on half board basis at the centrally located 4* Torino Hotel at Diano Marina on the Italian Riviera. Located a five minute walk from the beach, facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium and Jacuzzi. All rooms are en suite.

Tailor-make this tour

Remember that this tour is just our suggestion to provide inspiration and whet your appetite. Every one of our tours is tailor made exclusively for your group and your group alone. So if you like the look of this tour but want to alter it to suit your group, that’s fine. Tell us how you want to change it and we’ll send you a proposal that meets the exact requirements for your group tour. Then, combining our experience with your understanding of the profile and interests of your members, together we can fine tune the itinerary so that you get the perfect tour at the right price for your group.

Tour Reviews

Reviews for Nice, Monte Carlo & the Italian Riviera

Date of tour: October 2012

The coach was clean and comfortable and the driver Bruno was very pleasant, helpful and an excellent driver. Ludo, our tour manager, was very knowledgeable and gave good commentaries with the right amount of information. He was pleasant and considerate of the needs of the group as a whole as well as of individuals with walking limitations. The family run hotel is in an excellent position next to the beach and within 15 minutes walking distance of the town. The staff were friendly and helpful. I can strongly recommend this hotel for future holidays. This was a really good holiday made even more special by the fantastic weather and was enjoyed by all.

MW, Stamford

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020 7064 4970
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Tailor make your group tour

Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay in Nice on the French Riviera
  • stay at a 3* hotel
  • on bed & breakfast basis
  • with fewer or different excursions
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • bring your own specialist lecturer
  • include all entrance fees and gratuities

Call us on
020 7064 4970
to tailor make the perfect tour
for your group