The area is beautiful and the organised trips were very well chosen.
Mr W, by e-mail
The Magic of Switzerland
|Departing||April - October 2013|
* Price shown: 28 Sep 2013 from Exeter - EXT
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A taste of the good life
Join us in one of the world's most celebrated playgrounds, and glittering haunt of the bronzed and well-heeled. Choose between two fantastic resorts - delightful Nice and elegant Menton - and discover the glorious French Riviera on our fantastic range of optional excursions.
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Each of our resorts offers a lovely base from which to enjoy the beauty of the French Riviera and our optional-excursion programme.
The Mediterranean's largest resort, Nice's famous promenade - stretching for five kilometres around the curve of the Baie des Anges - is lined with grand Art Deco hotels, galleries and chic stores. The Old Town's narrow streets are lined with fascinating buildings, ancient churches, museums and hidden squares.
Exuding sun-kissed charm, Menton sits close to the Italian border on the Baie du Soleil. Unspoiled and elegant, its promenade runs along the pretty beachfront, and past the casino and ancient fort. Menton's cafes and bars provide the perfect place to relax, while the quaint old town boasts a delightful mix of Italianate and Baroque buildings.
Fly to France or Italy (depending on your departure date) and transfer to your hotel. After checking in, you're free to spend the rest of the day exploring.
A day of relaxation awaits as you take advantage of all of the hotel's amenities, and soak up the atmosphere in your chosen resort.
On today's optional excursion you'll journey along the scenic Moyenne Corniche, with its spectacular vistas of the Cote d'Azur, to the tiny Principality of Monaco. Gaze in awe at Monte Carlo harbour's sumptuous yachts, admire the Palais Princier - home to the Ranier family - and perhaps try your luck inside the famous casino.
The second of our optional excursions takes you through the stunning hinterland to ancient Aix en Provence. Discover one of Europe's most beautiful town centres with the famous Cours Mirabeau, or 'grand boulevard', at its heart. Stroll through the delightful Old Town, visit one of the many galleries and boutiques, and explore the charming Quartier Mazarin.
Head across the Italian border to the 'Riviera of Flowers', today, stopping first in bustling Ventimiglia. Wander the colourful flower market before we continue along the coast to sunny, grand San Remo. Stroll through the old town, La Pigna, admire its Liberty-style buildings and striking, onion-domed Russian Orthodox church, and soak up the atmosphere on the harbour-front.
Another day left free for relaxation and exploration.
Our final optional excursion takes you west along the Cote d'Azur to Cannes. Explore the world-famous seafront promenade, La Croisette, and the charming Old Town of Le Suquet, overlooking the stunning blue waters. From here we'll continue to equally glamorous St-Tropez, where there's lots of opportunities to people-watch from one of the delightful pavement cafes.
Transfer back to the airport to check-in for your flight home.