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Liguria & French Coast

4.5
(3 Reviews)
From $3,660 AUD
  • 7 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Milan, Genoa, Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino, Porto Venere, Cinque Terre, Laigueglia, Finalborgo, Monaco, Nice, Saint-Tropez, Saint-Raphaël, Saint Paul de Vence, Cannes, Èze, Noli

    Group Size:
    2 to 50
    Age Range:
    0 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Guided Group Tours, Multi Country Trips, Packages & Tours

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

See the highlights of Liguria and the French Coast on this action-packed 7-day fully escorted tour

  • 7-day tour with the choice of 4-star or 5-star hotel accommodation
  • Visit the Ancient Port of Genoa
  • Admire the seaside scenery of the Riviera di Levante on your travel to Santa Margherita
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre
  • Visit Nice, the capital of the Côte d’Azur and indulge in local delicacies
  • Explore the glamorous Cannes and stroll along the “Croisette” boulevard
  • Soak in the Provençal charm of Saint Tropez and Saint Raphael
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Departure at 8:30am from Starhotels Ritz in Milan, to Genoa (departure is also possible directly from Genoa, joining the group in the lobby of hotel Best Western Moderno Verdiat at 10:45am). Seaport, one of the largest of the Southern Europe, has an important history as a Maritime Republic. Its historical centre has grown around the dock, is full of narrow and characteristic streets and has a medieval origin. Visit of the modern zone of “Ancient Port”, restored for the 500 years of America discovery by Christopher Columbus. Here we find the Aquarius, the second biggest in Europe. Free time for lunch. Accommodation in hotel and free evening for personal interests. Overnight in Genoa.

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will be invited to taste focaccia, a typical local kind of bread in both versions, regular and with cheese. Departure to Rapallo, famous tourist centre. Visit of the old town where a long promenade ends with the beautiful castle of Dragut. Then, travel to Santa Margherita, beautiful seaside city of Riviera di Levante (Eastern Riviera), located in the Tigullio Gulf. Lunch at your own. In the afternoon, visit of Portofino. Around a little square, you can have a nice view of a group of high, coloured and picturesque houses. In the small port, during the high season, you can see expensive yachts from every part of the world. Finally, return to Genoa with a panoramic road. Overnight in Genoa.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Porto Venere, a fishermen village located at the end of La Spezia Gulf. Take a ferry to Cinque Terre (if the atmospheric conditions doesn’t permit the boarding, the visit will be done with a panoramic itinerary in min­ibus). These 5 fishermen villages symbolize a group unique in the World for its beautiful landscape and the medieval style of their buildings. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, return to Genoa. Overnight in Genoa.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel and outgoing to the western coast of Liguria. Arrival to Laigueglia, a picturesque and little village of fishermen with its nice corners and small beaches. Visit. Later, departure to Finalborgo, a typical medieval village at the bottom of the mountains where the Alps meets the Apennines. Lunch at your own. In the afternoon, outgoing to Monaco. You can see the strong influence of Liguria in this city dominated by Grimaldi prince palace. Visit through the narrow streets of the centre to take picture of the Aquarius, and the Cathedral in which princess Grace was buried. Then, short route around the city of Montecarlo, famous everywhere for its characteristic Grand Prix. You can observe the futuristic palace Grimaldi Forum and probably the most important European casino (if the tour will be by coach, the area around the casino is not allowed to this kind of vehicle). Departure to Nice. Overnight in Nice.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day of excursion around the French Riviera. First, visit of St. Tropez and St. Raphael, famous both for their beaches but especially for a great number of stars who spend their holidays in the neighbourhood. Free time for lunch. Back to Nice, through the Esterel Coast, best known as Corniche d’or, due to its wonderful panorama. Small beaches but also great peaks and rocks surround a clear and shining sea. Overnight in Nice.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to St. Paul de Vence. This is a small medieval village, that still presents the old wall, built by Frank I in 1537; Chagall and Prévert have spent many years of their artistic career here. Grasse is famous for the production of perfumes but also presents a nice historical centre, with Hotel De Ville and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Guided visit to the factory of perfume, discovering tradition and history of this great production worldwide famous. Free time for lunch. Outgoing to Cannes, probably the most modern town of the district: beach resort, place of many cultural events, as the Film Festival, celebrated in the middle of May. Back to Nice. Overnight at the hotel.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Eze, a beautiful medieval village on the hills between Nice and Italian border. Visit of the old town. Then, departure to Liguria with a stop for visiting Noli, the old fifth Maritime Republic, characterized by narrow streets and old Genoese walls. Lunch at your own. Continuation to Milan, ending at Starhotel Ritz. End of services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

Accommodation options in superior (4*) or deluxe (5*) hotels

English speaking guide

Touring as per itinerary

6 Breakfasts

Transportation by air conditioned vehicle

Hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling are not included in the tour price

Entrance fees to sights are not included and are to be paid locally

Drinks are not included with meals

Other meals, snacks and drinks

Passport or visa Fees

Pre and post tour accommodation

Any other items of personal nature

Pricing & Availability

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All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Hotel List (or similar)

Best Western Moderno Verdi Hotel Genoa
Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 5, 16121 Genova GE, Italy
Tel: +39 010 553 2104
Rating
4
Best Western Moderno Verdi Hotel Genoa
Hotel Mercure Nice Centre Grimaldi
6 Rue Grimaldi, 06000 Nice, France
Tel: +33 4 93 87 70 07
Rating
4
Hotel Mercure Nice Centre Grimaldi
Hotel Le Grimaldi Nice
15 Rue Grimaldi, 06000 Nice, France
Tel: +33 4 93 16 00 24
Rating
4.5
Hotel Le Grimaldi Nice
Grand Hotel Savoia Genoa
Via Arsenale di Terra, 5, 16126 Genova GE, Italy
Tel: +39 010 27721
Rating
4.5
Grand Hotel Savoia Genoa
Le Negresco Nice
37 Prom. des Anglais, 06000 Nice, France
Tel: +33 4 93 16 64 00
Rating
4
Le Negresco Nice

Important things to note

Accommodation is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to avoid hotel changes, but should a mid-tour hotel change become necessary after this list has been printed, contact details of the new hotel will be supplied to you by your Tour Director.

Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 2:00 p.m.

Tour can be a combination of regular tours; therefore coach changes may be required.

The same people may not be travelling throughout the tour.

A government tourist tax may need to be paid locally upon arrival at your hotels.

Note: During low season, between November and March, the ferry service at Cinque Terre does not operate. Travel will be conducted by a bus or minivan between La Spezia and Manarola (in place of Porto Venere) and by train from Manarola to Monterosso via Vemazza. During the high season between April and October, the ferry services will operate weather permitting. In case conditions are unfavourable, the activity will be replaced with the low season alternative as specified above.

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Reviews for Liguria & French Coast

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Tim
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Review for: Art Cities & Tuscany with Rome

We were lucky to have such an amazing tour director- really the best of the 3 trips we had with Sun Island!
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Annette
Rome to Venice

Review for: Rome to Venice

I had the pleasure of taking this tour over 4 days departing from Rome taking in Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Padua and ending in Venice. All destinations were beautiful with incredible history. Sabrina was our wonderful tour guide and was very knowledgeable, professional and kind. Alberto our lovely bus driver delivered us safely to our destinations and they were a great team.
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Jodie
We booked a short 5 day tour

Review for: Amalfi & Capri

We booked a short 5 day tour through Sun Island Tours. Rome return (Visiting the Amalfi Coast with a stop in Pompeii. The guide was great, She even helped us with the next leg of our trip (different operator). I forgot the bus driver name but he was very good and helpful. Guide Paula leaded the group through Naples and Pompeii, she was great. The drivers to and from Amalfi were very good. Amalfi Coast & Capri were incredible as imagined.

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Liguria & French Coast

4.5
(3 Reviews)
From $3,660 AUD
  • 7 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Milan, Genoa, Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino, Porto Venere, Cinque Terre, Laigueglia, Finalborgo, Monaco, Nice, Saint-Tropez, Saint-Raphaël, Saint Paul de Vence, Cannes, Èze, Noli

    Group Size:
    2 to 50
    Age Range:
    0 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Guided Group Tours, Multi Country Trips, Packages & Tours

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