Italian and French Riviera Vacation -
September 28th - October 9th
10-Nights With Air From LAX - Just $3,375
Including departure taxes!
going to be a tough choice this fall. Here's another trip that
we've been asked to repeat that was a huge hit back in 2013. We
will have 3-nights in the Provence area,
4-nights in Nice and finally 3-nights on the Italian Riviera.
We will depart LAX
(other gateways are optional) with our group contract on British
Airways that will bring us to the airport in Nice, France. Our
coach will then take us to the very quaint town of Arles.
Located on the Rhone river,
Arles' fame is sealed by the
extraordinarily well-preserved Roman arena, Les Arènes, at the
city's heart, and backed by an impressive variety of other stones
and monuments, both Roman and medieval. It was the key city of
the region in Roman times.
It's a very interesting and cute, compact Medieval
town that will make a great base to explore some of the many
ancient towns that are within easy driving distance that we will
have optional tours of include the
the immaculately preserved
Avignon that's enclosed by medieval walls, the picturesque
Provencal village of
Gordes much favored by Parisian media personalities,
film directors and artists; the immaculate preserved villages
Luberon, and the most renowned and populated city in France
Marseille. We'll be starting off with a bang on this stop
as our hotel here is the fabulous, 5-star, highly ranked Hotel
Jules Cesar Arles MGallery Collection. See more details below.
You will absolutely love Arles.
then will move on to Nice.
might be a cliché to say Nice has something for everyone, but the
Côte d’Azur’s cosmopolitan capital pretty much does. Nice is
much more than just a place for fun in the sun. Art aficionados’
must-sees include major museums. Archaeological buffs ruminate over
the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Cemenelum. Flaneurs ferret
out secret passages leading to narrow pedestrian laneways in the
romantic old town, lingering over the sights and scents of the colorful
flower and produce markets, and trawling for antiques. Gastronomes
go gaga over finely prepared food, from chic little bolt holes to
family-style French cooking and Michelin-starred cuisine. Barflies
flit to the perpetually-buzzing watering holes, and hipsters hop
between ever-emerging hotspots.
Now we are in the heart now of the French Riviera for 4 nights
and will not only enjoy
exploring Nice but will have easy access to some of the most exotic
and interesting nearby towns in the world such as Monaco,
St. Tropez and Cannes.
We will have optional tours to explore these nearby towns. We
will likely hire the same guide we had in 2013 whom everyone
just loved. Our hotel here is right on the waterfront in the thick
our final stop we will be spending 3-nights at the
coastal town of
Santa Margherita. You will love
this quaint town nestled in to the hills, a short walk or boat
ride to Portofino.
Margherita Ligure, called the Perla del Tigullio (Pearl of
Tigullio), is a famous, elegant seaside resort, one of the major
resorts in the Riviera di Levante, the section of the
Italian Riviera east of Genoa. Santa Margherita had
a brief moment in the spotlight in
the beginning of the 20th century when it was an
internationally renowned retreat. Fortunately, the seaside town
didn't let fame spoil its charm, and now it's no
as well known a destination as its glitzy neighbor Portofino.
A palm-lined harbor, a decent beach, and a friendly ambience make
Santa Margherita a fine place to settle down for a few days of
sun, relaxation and a great
to explore some of the other
nearby towns such as
Portofino or to just relax and soak up this vacation
retreat on the Italian Riviera. .
After our 3-nights in Santa Margherita we
will end another memorable trip and bus to the Milan airport -
the end of another amazing journey.
Round trip air with departure
taxes from LAX (other gateways are possible).
10-nights hotel accommodations
3-nights in Santa Margherita, 4-nights in Nice, 3 nights in
Chartered bus with some site-seeing
tours in route to our destinations
AIR - Deduct $1,450 with your own
Airways 282 Departure: Los Angeles 28SEP/335P Arrival:London Heathrow
British Airways 344 Departure:London Heathrow 29SEP/1135A Arrival:Nice
British Airways 577 Departure:Milan Linate 09OCT/120P Arrival:London
British Airways 269 Departure:London Heathrow 09OCT/415P Arrival:Los
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Jules Cesar Gallery Colletion - 5-star - Website
#8 out of 58
STAR HOTEL IN THE CENTRE OF ARLES IN PROVENCE
of character Arles designed by Christian Lacroix A former 17th
century Carmelite convent, the Jules César is now a hotel of character
which combines elements of the 18th century with contemporary
art, without forgetting its past.
been entirely renovated between late 2013 and early 2014 by the
master of fashion Christian Lacroix, the hotel has impressed and
surprised us. The hotel is a real journey through time, where
nothing is left to chance. The days of yore are recounted in the
lobby, with busts of Julius Caesar and Venus. Then, reference
to the existence of the old monastery can be found in certain
details such as the way in which the room numbers are written.
Interplay of perspectives and materials, the building today is
a poetic world where design expresses itself.
mix with modern materials and sparingly-added pops of colour are
revealed by tricks of the light. Every detail creates this very
particular ambiance, enabling the building to subscribe to an
idea of a second home telling a story of life. 5-star hotel with
pool and gourmet restaurant Recounting everything that the building
has experienced, from Antiquity to modern times, the luxury hotel
offers real 5 star comfort.
and suites, on the themes "Provençale","Monacale" and "Christian
Lacroix" combine comfort and discovery. During your stay, you
can enjoy taking advantage of the gourmet restaurant, the outdoor
pool, the lounges or perhaps the bar, where you can get together
for a drink, just as the residents of yesteryear would have done.
Outside, the timelessness of the place asserts itself naturally
and invites the guests on a delightful walk through the cloisters
and the gardens, with their Mediterranean plants such as thyme,
lavender and rosemary. Located in Arles town-centre, the hotel
restaurant fits in perfectly with this historic neighbourhood.
In a tranquil area, except during the famous Féria bull-fighting
festival and the music festival, the hotel also benefits from
the beautiful cultural dynamic of the town.
by Marriott Nice - 4-star - Website
your own oasis in the French Riviera at AC Hotel Nice. We provide
an authentic and sophisticated 4-star experience, as well as an
excellent location in the heart of downtown Nice, France. Hotel
suites offer tasteful appointments, quality amenities, and spectacular
views of the Mediterranean Sea. Unwind after a busy day in France
with a delicious dinner at our hotel's rooftop terrace restaurant,
which offers breathtaking 360-degree views of Nice, or take a
refreshing swim in our spectacular outdoor pool. If you're interested
in planning a wedding or business function in Nice, our hotel's
flexible venues can set a magnificent stage. Our 4-star hotel's
fantastic location in downtown Nice places you directly on the
famous Promenade des Anglais, within walking distance of an exceptional
variety of shopping and entertainment options, and close to many
notable attractions. Next time you're planning a trip to the magnificent
French Riviera, find a home away from home at AC Hotel Nice.
convenience, our hotel provides high-speed Wi-Fi access in all
guest rooms and common areas.
Hotel Laurin – 4-star hotel - Website
Hotel Laurin is located opposite the yacht quay with a splendid
view of the Gulf of Tigullio and of the charming port of Santa
Margherita Ligure. It is very close to the starting point for
walks in the Monte di Portofino nature park and the embarkation
point for boats leaving for the Cinque Terre.
43 of the hotel's rooms have air conditioning, are equipped with
every modern comfort and have sea views. The restaurant "Da Alfredo",
in the same building and separately managed.
solarium and outdoor pool (open from mid-May to mid-October).
A small gym equipped with Technogym® machines and a health zone
with Turkish bath, an "exciting" shower and a relaxation zone
up for this Trip!