France & Italy

There's so much to do on the French and Italian coasts, that we've created both a 6-night package and 2 or 3 night extensions.  It's hard to fit it all in one week!  We stay in the same hotel so you just unpack once, and we use trains and buses to get to our destinations.  Below are just some of the places we'll visit in our April program.

Your guide, Menton beach.

Menton, France

We'll be based in this lovely, citrus-colored city that stretches to the Italian boarder, and has a more chill vibe than the other well-known towns along the coast.  Menton has great shopping, waterfront restaurants, a lovely old town, and a big gorgeous beach!  A great find, and perfect place  to unpack.

Our Program

6-night Tour: On the French side, we visit Menton, Nice, Cannes, St Honorat Island and Antibes.  In Italy, Dolceacqua, and Ventimiglia's weekly street market.  Huge!

2 or 3 night Extensions:  Combinations of visits to Grasse, Villefranche sur Mer, Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Cap Ferat.    And, we go to Monaco - 3 countries in a week! 

A shady little square in Menton

Ventimiglia, Italy

Every Friday, Ventimiglia has a huge  market of meats & cheeses, produce, leather, clothing, and tons more.  Even the French cross the border for it!

Dolceacqua, Italy

If you recognize this bridge (our photo above), it may be because you've seen the painting be Monet (to the right.)

Antibes, France

Wonderful covered Provincial Market, walking the walls, fantastic beaches, the Absinthe Bar and the Picasso Museum, There's a lot to love in this town!

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, France

A magnificent villa on Cap Ferrat with nine gardens and a musical fountain.  We'll even have time for lunch in the Tea Room.

Nice, France

"The Pearl of the Riviera", Nice is a vibrant city filled with treasures like its Flower Market, Old Town, public art, museums, and a waterfront promenade that goes for miles.

Villefranche sur Mer

We'll explore this charming French fishing village lined with pastel colored buildings, and enjoy wandering its lovely narrow streets filled with restaurants and cafes.

Saint-Honorat Island

An easy ferry ride from Cannes, we'll visit this tranquil island.  No cars, just vineyards, flat walking trails, a working Monastery, and, we'll have a picnic!

Grasse, France

A day trip to the charming village of Grasse to take a tour of the Fragonard Perfume Factory, and visit perfume and costume museums.

Six Night Package - Apr & Sep

  • Six nights seafront hotel in Menton, choice of rooms types

  • Daily buffet breakfast

  • Welcome and farewell dinners

  • Transportation to all our destinations by local trains and buses including a one week unlimited train pass

  • Touring in Menton, Dolceacqua, Nice, Antibes, Ventimiglia & Cannes

  • Visits to markets in Nice, Cannes, Antibes, Menton and Ventimiglia 

  • Roundtrip ferry transportation from Cannes to St Honorat Island with lunch

  • Taxes, fees, your English-speaking host and guide 

Three Night Pre-Tour:  Apr 19-22

  • Three nights seafront hotel in Menton, choice of rooms types

  • Daily continental buffet breakfast

  • Touring in Villefranche sur Mer, Cap Ferrat, and train to Monte Carlo, Monaco for optional self-guided visit

  • Guided visit to Grasse's perfume factories and museums

  • Visit to Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild including entrance fee

  • All transportation included by local trains and/or buses

  • Taxes, fees, your English-speaking host and guide 

Rates & Dates for 2020

Because it's nice to have options, we offer three room types. 

  • Cat. A:  Smaller double, city-view

  • Cat. B:  Smaller double, sea-view

  • Cat. C:  Larger, sea view, balcony

Six Night Programs

APR 22-28 *      A $1850   B $2000   C $2150 

Three Night Pre-Tour

APR 19-22 *        A $795     B $875     C $950​


Rates are per person double, in US Dollars.  Single supplements: $200 for 6 nights, $100 for 3 nightss.  Tours are land only, they begin and end at our hotel.  All programs are subject to change.

NOT INCLUDED:  Flights, airport transfers, meals or drinks not mentioned, tips, optional excursions, travel insurance, and any other items not specifically mentioned as included. 

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