France and Italy

Nice to the Cinque Terre: A Luxury Small-Group Tour

Experience the glamour of the palm-fringed French Riviera and the world-revered Mediterranean lifestyle of Italy on an unforgettable eight-day luxury, small-group tour (max. 16 travellers). Taking you from the well-heeled resort towns of Nice and Monaco to Provence, Sanremo, Portofino, Cinque Terre and beyond, you’ll experience how to make authentic pesto in Italy, taste wine at one of the oldest vineyards in France, visit charming historic towns, go behind-the-scenes at a French perfumery and marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed cliffside Cinque Terre. Includes seven nights of luxury accommodation, daily breakfast and additional dining experiences including welcome and farewell dinners, private airport transfers, the services of English-speaking local guides, sightseeing and entrance fees and more. Extend this unforgettable trip with an optional four days in Italy's culinary heart of Emilia-Romagna. Based in Bologna you'll also visit the towns of Parma and Modena, home of Parma ham, local cheeses, amazing wines and UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites.

Package Options


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8 Days
LOW SEASON - TWIN SHARE
Inclusion Highlights:
  • you must purchase two packages)**
  • Seven nights of luxury accommodation, including three nights at the Hotel Boscolo Exedra in Nice, one night at the Hotel Royal San Remo, and three nights at the Grand Hotel Miramare Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Daily breakfast plus select dining experiences including welcome and farewell dinners
  • Private airport transfers and air-conditioned transportation throughout the tour
Calendar
8 Days
HIGH SEASON - TWIN SHARE
Inclusion Highlights:
  • you must purchase two packages)**
  • Seven nights of luxury accommodation, including three nights at the Hotel Boscolo Exedra in Nice, one night at the Hotel Royal San Remo, and three nights at the Grand Hotel Miramare Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Daily breakfast plus select dining experiences including welcome and farewell dinners
  • Private airport transfers and air-conditioned transportation throughout the tour
Calendar
8 Days
LOW SEASON - SINGLE TRAVELLER
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Seven nights of luxury accommodation, including three nights at the Hotel Boscolo Exedra in Nice, one night at the Hotel Royal San Remo, and three nights at the Grand Hotel Miramare Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Daily breakfast plus select dining experiences including welcome and farewell dinners
  • Private airport transfers and air-conditioned transportation throughout the tour
  • Exclusive culinary experiences such as street food tasting in Genoa, and wine tasting at Chateau de Cremat in France
Calendar
8 Days
HIGH SEASON - SINGLE TRAVELLER
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Seven nights of luxury accommodation, including three nights at the Hotel Boscolo Exedra in Nice, one night at the Hotel Royal San Remo, and three nights at the Grand Hotel Miramare Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Daily breakfast plus select dining experiences including welcome and farewell dinners
  • Private airport transfers and air-conditioned transportation throughout the tour
  • Exclusive culinary experiences such as street food tasting in Genoa, and wine tasting at Chateau de Cremat in France
Calendar
11 Days
LOW SEASON - TWIN SHARE - EXTENDED TOUR
Inclusion Highlights:
  • you must purchase two packages)**
  • Seven nights of luxury accommodation, including three nights at the Hotel Boscolo Exedra in Nice, one night at the Hotel Royal San Remo, and three nights at the Grand Hotel Miramare Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Daily breakfast plus select dining experiences including welcome and farewell dinners
  • Private airport transfers and air-conditioned transportation throughout the tour
Calendar
11 Days
HIGH SEASON - TWIN SHARE - EXTENDED TOUR
Inclusion Highlights:
  • you must purchase two packages)**
  • Seven nights of luxury accommodation, including three nights at the Hotel Boscolo Exedra in Nice, one night at the Hotel Royal San Remo, and three nights at the Grand Hotel Miramare Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Daily breakfast plus select dining experiences including welcome and farewell dinners
  • Private airport transfers and air-conditioned transportation throughout the tour
Calendar
11 Days
LOW SEASON - SINGLE TRAVELLER - EXTENDED TOUR
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Seven nights of luxury accommodation, including three nights at the Hotel Boscolo Exedra in Nice, one night at the Hotel Royal San Remo, and three nights at the Grand Hotel Miramare Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Daily breakfast plus select dining experiences including welcome and farewell dinners
  • Private airport transfers and air-conditioned transportation throughout the tour
  • Exclusive culinary experiences such as street food tasting in Genoa, and wine tasting at Chateau de Cremat in France
Calendar
11 Days
HIGH SEASON - SINGLE TRAVELLER - EXTENDED TOUR
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Seven nights of luxury accommodation, including three nights at the Hotel Boscolo Exedra in Nice, one night at the Hotel Royal San Remo, and three nights at the Grand Hotel Miramare Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Daily breakfast plus select dining experiences including welcome and farewell dinners
  • Private airport transfers and air-conditioned transportation throughout the tour
  • Exclusive culinary experiences such as street food tasting in Genoa, and wine tasting at Chateau de Cremat in France

It’s not hard to see why the world’s elite continue to flock to the Cote d’Azur and Italian Riviera, with their beautiful seaside towns, glamorous hotels, fresh Mediterranean cuisine, seafood and fine wine.

Picture yourself sitting harbourside on the Cote d’Azur as the aquamarine waters lap the glamorous yachts that bob gently on the water, swirling authentic local wine in your glass at a French chateau as the vines rustle in the gentle breeze and soaking up breathtaking ocean views amongst the colourful cliffside houses of Cinque Terre.

Discover the best of this sought-after part of the world on an eight-day luxury, small-group tour (max. 16 travellers), staying in hand-selected, luxury accommodation along the way.

What You’ll Love…

The Accommodation – Stay in some of The Leading Hotels of the World

Hotel Boscolo Exedra Nice: The exquisite Hotel Boscolo Exedra Nice offers five-star luxury on the central Boulevard of Nice. Behind the grand historic façade sits a glamorous rooftop pool terrace, a curated collection of art, a restaurant, bar and breakfast room and The SPA of Boscolo Nice.

Royal Hotel San Remo: Part of the prestigious 'The Leading Hotels of the World' collection – a curated group of just 400 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts – Royal Hotel San Remo has been offering guests to the beautiful San Remo region classic elegance since 1872. Nestled amongst 16,000 sqm of beautiful tropical gardens with sea views, this grand hotel offers access to a sandy beach just 200 metres away, a selection of dining destinations, the Bar delle Rose with its original frescoed ceiling and the Royal Wellness Spa, offering relaxing treatments and a Turkish bath.

Grand Hotel Miramare Santa Margherita Ligure: Declared one of the 'Top Hotels in Italy' in the Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Awards 2017 – and also part of The Leading Hotels of the World collection – Grand Hotel Miramare Santa Margherita Ligure enjoys a prime location nestled between the sea and lush green parkland dotted with palms and fragrant camelias. One of the first grand hotels on the Riviera, the charming art-nouveau building dates back to 1903, and today offers guests a beautiful swimming pool, a selection of dining destinations and bars (including the elegant Barracuda Piano Bar), and the E’SPA’ce spa.

The Tour – Riviera glamour, cobblestoned villages, authentic Italian cuisine and world-revered wine

Immerse yourself in the glamour of the French Riviera, exploring the beautiful seaside city of Nice and soaking up the sights of Mediterranean Monaco with its world-famous Place du Casino, the Hôtel de Paris, the Café de Paris and the Salle Garnier, home to Opéra de Monte-Carlo and the racetrack of Monte Carlo F1 Grand Prix.

Walk in the footsteps of some of the world’s most glittering stars in the resort town of Cannes, home to the international film festival and the legendary Boulevard de la Croisette with its gorgeous beaches, palatial hotels and luxury boutiques.

Join the jet set in Portofino, a beautiful little fishing village that attracts well-heeled travellers from the world over with its picturesque cobbled harbor filled with super-yachts, winding streets and luxury boutiques.

Sample some of France’s most famous exports with a wine tasting amongst the rolling vineyards of the historic Château de Crémat, plus a behind-the-scenes experience at Perfumery Fragonard in Grasse, the world capital of perfume.

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cinque Terre nestled on the Italian Riviera. An Instagrammer’s dream and one of Italy’s most sought-after sights, this charming and historic destination is comprised of five dramatic cliffside villages dotted with colourful houses, authentic Italian trattorias and harbours of fishing boats bobbing gently on the water.

Visit Recco, famed for its focaccia al formaggio created using a recipe dating back to the 13th century. Learn how to create authentic Italian pesto before enjoying lunch paired with a wine tasting of locally-produced wines.

Discover the beauty of Genoa – the birthplace of Christopher Columbus – with its UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, old narrow streets and ancient grocery store, where you’ll be invited to sample delicious traditional Ligurian finger food.

Explore the exclusive San Remo with its famous art nouveau casino, glamorous villas and historic cathedrals and churches, known as the ‘City of Flowers’ for its exquisite flower displays every summer. A playground for the rich and famous, this beautiful seaside town has played host to the likes of Monet and Alfred Noble.

Your Package Includes:

  • Seven nights of luxury accommodation, including three nights at the grand historic Hotel Boscolo Exedra in Nice, one night at the waterfront Hotel Royal San Remo, and three nights at the charming Grand Hotel Miramare Santa Margherita Ligure in a breathtaking location between the sea and the park
  • Daily breakfast plus select dining experiences including welcome and farewell dinners
  • Private airport transfers and air-conditioned transportation throughout the tour
  • Exclusive culinary experiences such as street food tasting in Genoa, and wine tasting at Chateau de Cremat in France
  • Pesto cooking class with lunch and wine tasting in the Italian Riviera
  • Full-day Cinque Terre excursion by train and ferry
  • Visits to charming towns along the Italian Riviera including Portofino and Camogli
  • Walking tour of Monaco, Cannes and the ancient village of Eze in France
  • Visit to Villa Ephrussi with afternoon tea near Eze
  • Full day excursion to Provence including a behind the scenes visit to a perfumery
  • Services of private English-speaking local guides
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary

Optional Tour Extension – Discover the culinary capital of Bologna, Italy

An absolute must for lovers of fine food and wine, this four-day tour extension invites you to discover the beauty of Bologna, nestled in the hills of Emilia-Romagna and famed for its delicious, fresh produce such as prosciutto, mortadella, salumi, cheeses and wines.

Stay in the heart of Bologna in a historic hotel dating back to the 13th century, dine at an authentic Italian trattoria, discover Parma – world-renowned for its Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Parma ham – and visit ancient Modena, famous for its balsamic vinegar and home to several UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites and Italian sports car factories including Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati.

Your tour extension includes:

  • Three nights of deluxe accommodation in the historic Hotel Corona d’Oro located in the heart of Bologna
  • Daily breakfast plus select dining experiences
  • Walking tours through the historic centres of Bologna, Parma and Modena
  • Parma ham and cheese-tasting at local producers
  • Visit to local Parma producer to learn the techniques of curing meat
  • Private airport transfers and air-conditioned transportation throughout the tour
  • Services of private English speaking local guides
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary

The '7 day change of mind guarantee' does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies.

After you have made your booking, please follow the instructions on your confirmation email and ensure you complete your traveller information details within 48 hours.

Valid for select departure dates:

Low Season

27 April 2019

18 May 2019

5 October 2019

High Season

22 June 2019

20 July 2019

17 August 2019

7 September 2019

Important: Please allow for travelling time from Australia. International flights are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in Nice on your chosen tour start date.

Instant Booking: To secure your dates at purchase, click 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Once your preferred package is selected you'll click through to 'Choose Your Dates of Travel' and will be able to enter in your preferred tour commencement date.

Twin-Share Package: The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 18 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Private Departures Available: Guests must be aged 18 years or older. If you wish to travel with children, or on your own private tour together with friends, please enquire for further information (minimum four travellers - surcharges apply).

Maximum tour capacity is 16 people, minimum tour capacity is two people.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

The Boscolo Exedra Nice (Classic Room)

Royal Hotel San Remo (Classic Room)

Grand Hotel Miramare Santa Margherita (Superior Garden View)

Hotel Corona D’Oro Bologna (Classic Room)*

*Extended tour only

Accommodation is subject to availability and may be substituted for a hotel of a similar standard.

Strictly no refunds for this package for amendments and change of date.

Arrival and departure transfers are only available on the first and last day of the tour. Any arrivals and departures outside of these days will need to make their own arrangements to/from the airport.

Packages do not include visa fees, travel insurance, additional activities and upgrades and anything else not listed in the itinerary.

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. US$10 per person, per day is the industry standard).

Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility and must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces, climb stairs and board boats.

Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective. Proof of vaccination is not usually required unless you are coming from an infected area.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Additional expenses are not included with this package.

Package cannot be split.

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.

The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.

Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time.

All activities and services are subject to availability.

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