The French Riviera Semi Escorted mini Tour
4 Days/3 Nights
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: San Remo, Monaco, Montecarlo, Nice, St. Raphael, St Tropez, Esterel Coast, St. Paul De Vence, Grasse, Cannes
DAY 1: MILAN, SAN REMO, MONTECARLO, NICE
Early morning meet and greet with your tour group in a designated meeting point in the historical center of Milan. Transfer to San Remo, known as the city of flowers and sun, on the Italian Riviera of Liguria. You'll have plenty of time to enjoy a casual stroll through its elegant streets and beaches. Perhaps you'll take a chance in the casino, or shop in the charming boutiques. After lunch (not included), the sightseeing tour continues on to Monaco, a very small, but very glamorous, Country. We'll pass by the Grimaldi Prince Palace and pause for pictures in front of the cathedral where American actress Grace Kelly became Princess Grace and later buried. The tour will continue with a drive around Montecarlo, home of the Grand Prix and the Montecarlo Casino, where many movies have filmed. (Please note that the area around the Casino is not allowed to motor coach vehicle). We’ll move on to Nice for the night.
DAY 2: NICE, ST RAPHAEL, ST TROPEZ, ESTEREL COAST, NICE
After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll go on a star gazing tour of the French Rivera. St. Raphael and St. Tropez are famous for their beaches and the celebrities that flock to them. Don’t forget your autograph book! In the afternoon, we’ll travel back to Nice through the Esterel Coast. You’ll love the beautiful panorama of craggy cliffs and shining sea. You’ll enjoy a good night’s sleep in the hotel.
DAY 3: NICE, ST PAUL DE VENCE, GRASSE, CANNES, NICE
You’ll enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading to St Paul de Vance, a small medieval town with an artistic heritage. You’ll see the remains of medieval walls and landscapes that influenced Chagall and Prevert. We’ll stop in the town of Grasse to visit its beautiful town center and cathedral. Grasse is also home to largest perfumeries in France and we will visit one of them to learn more about the history and process that makes the french perfume so famous worldwide (visit available from April to September). Be sure to do some shopping too for your loved ones!
After lunch, you’ll stop in Cannes, home of the famous film festival and beautiful beaches. You’ll return to the hotel in Nice for the night.
DAY 4: NICE, MILAN
You’ll have the whole morning to yourself after breakfast, to enjoy Nice’s shops and atmosphere. After lunch, we’ll take you back to Milan, where the tour, and our services, will end.