Experience the best of the Italian Riviera and the French Riviera during this unique escorted tour along Italy's northern coast and France's Côte d'Azure. The itinerary starts in Genoa, the largest city on the Italian Riviera, to admire the historical palaces, ornate churches and lively port area. Other highlights of the itinerary include Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino, Camogli, Portovenere and the Cinque Terre, an area composed of five fishing villages perched on cliffs that together are considered to be among the most beautiful areas in the Italian Riviera. The final stop in Italy will be San Remo, the city of flowers, before arriving in the small country of Montecarlo. During the final part of the tour you will visit some of the most famous sights of the French Riviera including Nice, St. Tropez and Cannes. If gorgeous panoramic views and charming coastal towns are the embodiment of your ideal vacation, the Italian and French Rivieras are waiting for you!
From Milan (Or Genoa) to Milan
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Genoa, Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino, Camogli, Portovenere, Cinque Terre, San Remo, Montecarlo, Nice, St. Raphael, St. Tropez, Esterel Coast, St. Paul De Vence, Grasse, Cannes
DAY 1: MILAN, GENOA
Early morning meet and greet with your tour group in a designated meeting point in the historical center of Milan. Transfer to the lively and ancient seaport of Genoa, which in the past was one of the Maritime Republics. You'll experience Genoa's rich and important history during a visit of the historical center, which is full of medieval buildings and winding streets. Be sure to stop by the Ancient Port, restored for the anniversary of Columbus' sail to the Americas and now considered to be the heart of the city. During your free time you could also choose to visit Genoa's Aquarium (optional visit on your own, not included), the second largest in Europe, before heading to the hotel for the night.
Please note that it will be possible start the tour directly from Genoa if you prefer, morning meeting point to be advised.
DAY 2: GENOA, CAMOGLI, PORTOFINO, SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE, GENOA
You'll depart the hotel after breakfast for a short visit to Camogli, a beautiful town, with evocative architecture of the region. Then, you'll continue towards Portofino, a charming small village tucked into a narrow cove overlooking the rocky coastline. For decades the beauty of Portofino has attracted celebrities and artists looking to indulge in the lifestyle of the coast. The final stop will be the picturesque town of Santa Margherita Ligure before returning to Genoa to spend another overnight at your hotel accommodation
DAY 3: GENOA, PORTOVENERE, CINQUE TERRE, GENOA
You'll have breakfast at the hotel before leaving for Portovenere. This small fishing town contains many beautiful churches and offers scenic views of the sea. After visiting Portovenere, you'll take the ferry to the Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (if weather and sea conditions do not permit travel by ferry, you'll board a minibus and enjoy a panoramic tour). The five fishermen villages of the Cinque Terre are remarkable due to their colorful buildings perched on cliffs and surrounded by a breathtaking landscape that's suspended between sky and sea. You'll have some free time to explore and enjoy lunch (not included) before heading back to the hotel in Genoa.
DAY 4:GENOA, SAN REMO, MONTECARLO, NICE
After a nice breakfast, you'll travel to San Remo, the city of flowers and sunny days. The local economy is based on flower farming and tourism, and San Remo also hosts the annual Italian Song Festival. You may enjoy a nice stroll along the charming beaches and promenades, shopping in the boutiques along the main street or a visit to the town's Casino. After lunch (not included), the sightseeing tour continues on to Monaco, a very small, but glamorous country. We'll pass by the Prince's Palace and pause for pictures in front of the Cathedral where American actress Grace Kelly became Princess Grace and was later buried. The tour will continue with a drive around Montecarlo, home of the Grand Prix and the Montecarlo Casino, where many movies have been filmed. We’ll move on to Nice where you will check into your hotel for the night.
DAY 5: 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 both 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 at the hotel.
DAY 6: 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 a rich 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 for lunch (not included) and visit its beautiful town center and cathedral. The town is home to largest perfume factories in France and is considered to be the perfume capital of the world. After lunch, you’ll stop in Cannes, home of the famous film festival and beautiful beaches. Afterwards, you'll return to the hotel in Nice and spend the night.
DAY 7: 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.
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PACKAGE START AT $2,544.00 INCLUDES:
- Transportation by Deluxe motor coach as per itinerary;
- Accommodation in 4 Star Hotels in double/twin rooms with private facilities;
- Daily breakfast;
- Multilingual Tour-Escort (with minimum 9 participants);
- Panoramic Visits as per itinerary;
- Vat Taxes and service Charges.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
- All Land & Air prices: Additional U.S. & Foreign Departure Taxes and Surcharges Fee(s) assessed by the Airlines.
- Entrance Fees to Monuments or Museums Tips, Extras.
- Porterage Service.
- Hospitality city tax which varies by city and hotel category. Where applicable, it must be paid locally at the hotel.
- All which is not listed under “PACKAGE INCLUDES”
Multi language escorted group tour with minimum 9 participants.
If less than 9 participants only private minivan with multilingual speaking Driver.
All departures are Guaranteed.
Please note this is a combination of two different tours so on day 4 you may be transferred on a different vehicle with a different escort and travel party to continue the itinerary.
Due to technical and logistic reason, the itinerary may be reversed or modified.
Please not that this tour also includes France. Some Nationalities require a Visa to enter the Country. It is responsibility of the traveler(s) to check with appropriate consulates if any Visa and/or permit is required.
(*) Rate based on two adult persons sharing a double or twin bedded room with private bathroom. Single rooms are available at an additional supplement. Children’s, triple room rates and alternative accommodation arrangements are available upon request. (Additional and different charges may apply).