The Riviera of Flowers…a true classic!
Package price per person, 5 days from € 178,00Group price valid from 20 participants.
A classic in any Italian tour: the Riviera of the Flowers and the Cote d’Azur. From tiny tourist groups in the 50es to the millions of people that today take the memory of the smells and the colours of the sea and the Ligurian coastline back to their homeland. We offer you this experience, with a couple of extra surprises, such as a dinner based on regional specialities set in a Ligurian olive grove…
- 4 Nights BB with breakfast buffet in a 3* hotel
- 3 Dinners at the Hotel
- 1 Welcome drink
- Salad buffet
- 1 Full-day escorted tour of Nice and Eze Village and Monaco
- 1 Half-day guided city tour of Genoa
- 1 Full-day escorted tour of Sanremo and Dolceacqua
- 1 Wine tasting including a side dish of typical Ligurian products
- 1 Typical dinner at a restaurant
Day 1 Travel and check-in in the hotel for a 4-night HB stay.
Day 2 This morning we travel through Monaco to Nice, with a short stop on the way to Eze Village, to visit a perfume factory. Once you arrive in Nice, the modern districts, as well as the old town alongside the harbour, with its wonderful Liberty buildings, will captivate you. Free time for shopping and lunch. After visiting the capital of the Côte d’Azur, departure for Monaco in the afternoon. Visit to the historical centre and the Prince’s Palace in the fortress, taking in also the “Hotel de Paris”, “Café de Paris” and the Casino. The drive back takes us over the Formula 1 circuit and “Autostrada dei Fiori” (Motorway of the Flowers) back to the hotel.
Day 3 After breakfast, we leave for Genoa, where the city guide is waiting for us: the incredible wealth of the Genoese Maritime Republic can be spotted from the quays of the old harbour with its imposing palaces and colourful faÇades in lovely architectural styles. We cast a curious glance to these 150 noble houses of aristocratic Renaissance families to discover the luxury of unexpected courtyards, gardens, atria and external staircases. Today the Via Garibaldi, one of the most magnificent streets in Italy, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon, free time or the chance of joining a tour to Portofino. In the evening, dinner at a restaurant with local dishes.
Day 4 After breakfast, departure for Sanremo. The first thing that strikes the visitor is the way in which the Art Nouveau style has shaped the town, as demonstrated by the many hotels, villas and the Casino. Other key elements that have left their visual mark on the town, apart from the Russian Church and the San Siro Cathedral, are the flower plantations dotted around the hills above Sanremo, whose products are exported all over the world. We leave in the late afternoon, meandering through the “Rossese” wine vineyards in the Ligurian interior until we get to Dolceacqua, a lovely village that stems from the 12th century. Visit to the tiny alleyways and the typical stone houses, followed by a wine tasting accompanied by a generous snack.
Day 5 After breakfast, departure back home.