Italian and French Riviera Vacation - May
2nd - 13th, 2023
10-Nights 3-nights in Santa Margherita,
4-nights in Nice and 3-nights in Aix en Provence- Just $2,450
*recommended air listed below
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 2016. We
will have 3-nights on the Italian Riviera, 4-nights in Nice and
finally 3-nights in Aix en Provence.
We will arrive in
Milan where our coach will take us to the quaint coastal town
You will love this quaint town
nestled in to the hills, a short walk or boat ride to Portofino.
Santa 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.
then will move on to Nice.
might be a cliché to say Nice has something for everyone, but
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
St. Tropez and Cannes.
We will have optional tours to explore these nearby towns. We
will likely hire the same guide we had in 2017 whom everyone
just loved. Our hotel here is right on the waterfront in the
thick of all the action.
we move on to Provence with our stay in the heart of Aix en Provence.
Located on the Rhone river,
We will have optional tours of include
the stunningly beautiful
town of Arles
, the immaculately
preserved town of
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.
After our 3-nights in Aix en Provence we will
end another memorable trip and bus to the Nice airport and the
end of another amazing journey.
10-nights hotel accommodations
3-nights in Santa Margherita,
4-nights in Nice, 3 nights in Aix en Provence
Chartered bus with some site-seeing
tours in route to our destinations
- We are not arranging group air for a number of reasons.
We feel it is best for everyone to be in control of their own
air where you can pick your seat, upgrade if you desire, and should
the airlines cancel the flight, you are in the best position to
Here is our recommended air on
British Airways. At press time this air was running $1,419. Please
notice it is a multi-stop trip with arrival in Milan and departure
from Nice. Of course you are welcome to go with any airline you
like however if you book this itinerary you are assured of others
on our trip that will be on this flight and there will be a bus
waiting for you upon your arrival.
NOTE: Please wait to book
your air until we get a bit closer to this trip and can confirm
100% that it is a go.
out my photos from our 2016 trip!
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Hotel Continental– 4-star hotel - Website
The Continental Hotel
in Santa Margherita Ligure is nestled amidst grand evergreen oaks,
leafy palms, and centuries-old pine trees. From atop a verdant
promontory, the Continental placidly overlooks the sea, the picturesque
harbour, and the old town. Built in the early twentieth century
in the exquisite Art Nouveau style, the hotel's fortunes were
tied to the history of Santa Margherita Ligure: the town, on a
natural harbour near Monte di Portofino, has become a renowned,
exclusive and elegant tourist destination over the years. The
class and elegance of the Continental Hotel and the professionalism
of the staff will make your stay enchanting.
wide array of accommodations comprises 69 rooms, including 4 junior
suites. Most are on the sea; some have terraces and others have
balconies. Our rooms are extremely comfortable and renovated frequently,
so even those that do not have a sea view are delightful and outfitted
with every comfort.
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.
- Aix en Provence
Aix en Provence - 5-star - Website
#9 out of 73
in the heart of the city, Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel is
a 5-star haven for business and leisure travel. Unwind amid beautifully
appointed rooms and suites with contemporary amenities and distinctive
décor, inspired by the symbols of Provence. Savor distinctive
cuisine from our talented chefs, who creates a gourmet rendezvous
in the restaurant Atmosph'R, the lounge bar l'Avant Scène
and our seasonal garden terrace restaurant and bar le "Palm's",
just facing the outdoor heated pool. Celebrate and create any
kind of events with 800 square metres of sophisticated meeting
rooms, sun-kissed terraces with the last technology. Explore some
of the most compelling attractions in France, energize in our
fitness center and refresh in our sparkling pool. After a full
day of business or sightseeing, find your balance with a massage,
beauty treatment or wellness therapy at our spa. Designed as a
genuine art gallery, Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel is the
perfect home base for your visit to France.
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