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Diano Marina: Italian & French Rivieras

9 DAYS

The Italian Riviera resonates with style, charm and irresistible allure. The sweeping shore curves between France’s blue waters and have been a haven for artists, celebrities and Royalty since the 1800s. Explore the picturesque resorts of San Remo and Portofino, the jewel of the Italian Riviera as well as Menton, Eze and Monaco, famous for its glamorous casinos along the French Riviera, one of the world’s most famous coastlines. This elegant break promises attractive coastlines, blue waters and sunshine the whole year round.

INCLUDES

Return ferry sailing;

2 nights bed & breakfast en route;

6 nights dinner, bed & breakfast in resort;

Visit to the Olive Oil Museum with a small tasting;

Excursions to San Remo, Menton & Eze

Excursion to Monaco with a guide;

Optional boat trip to Portofino* (£20 – not bookable with driver);

Free time in resort

DURING YOUR STAY

Day 1 – We travel to the overnight hotel; we stay for one night, bed and breakfast. 
Day 2 – After breakfast we continue our journey to Italy and our dreamy resort of Diano Marina.
Day 3 – Enjoy a day at leisure to relax in our sun-kissed resort. After breakfast, perhaps head to the beach (which is less than a 10-minute walk from the hotel), soak up the sun on the sun terrace or wander to the characteristic old town and enjoy the visiting the shops and restaurants.
Day 4 –
This morning we travel to Albenga, here we have arranged a tour and a small tasting at the Olive Oil Museum. Later, we take you to San Remo, where we spend the rest of the afternoon. Known colloquially as the City of Flowers for its colourful summer blooms - the elegant resort of San Remo has been described by Lonely Planet as ‘Italy’s very own Monte Carlo’; a sun-draped Mediterranean resort with a casino and Riviera-style grandeur.  
Day 5 – After a leisurely morning we travel to Monaco accompanied by our guide. Monaco is an independent city-state on France’s Mediterranean coastline known for its glamorous casinos, yacht-lined harbour and prestigious Grand Prix. Here, we are met by a knowledgeable guide who will show us the many famous sights of this awe-inspiring destination!  
Day 6 – Enjoy a day at leisure in resort or why not join us for an optional excursion to Portofino? The coach will take us to Rapallo where we will board our boat to Portofino. Enjoy some free time in this prettily-painted harbour settlement which exudes an air of tranquillity and is certainly a must for anyone visiting the area. After experiencing the beauty of Portofino, we embark on our boat this time to Santa Margherita Ligure where our coach will be waiting for us. The cost of this trip is £20 pp and is not bookable with driver. Please enquire more information at the time of booking.

Day 7 – Today we have planned a full day excursion to Menton and Eze. Menton, which lies off the French Riviera, is one of the most attractive towns on the entire coast. Its old town is a cascade of pastel-coloured buildings and here you can find a museum dedicated to the artist and film director Jean Cocteau. The tiny village of Eze is one of the jewels of the south of France. Perched on a rocky hill it offers wonderful views of the surrounding hills and the azure water below.
Day 8 – Today we begin our journey back to the overnight hotel.  
Day 9 – We continue our journey home.  

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