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Christmas on the French Riviera


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Festivities in the sparkling South of France

Join us for an unforgettable Christmas holiday on the glittering French Riviera. Enjoy mild weather, all the pleasures of the Cote d'Azur, an exciting programme of included and optional excursions, and the warmest of welcomes at a hotel in Menton, one of the Riviera's most famous resorts.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Visits to Cannes and Antibes
  • A visit to Nice
  • Five nights' half-board accommodation
  • Christmas Day lunch with a half-bottle of wine per person, tea/coffee and a glass of Champagne
  • A Welcome drink
  • Light entertainment on Christmas Day
  • Return flights to Nice
  • Return airport-to-hotel transfers
  • One piece of hold luggage per person
  • The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Resort Information

During your stay, you'll have plenty of time to explore Menton, a place that enjoys mild weather and boasts a delightful 'vielle ville', or old town, plus a famous Casino.


Day One

Fly south to the warmth of the Mediterranean. Transfer to timelessly elegant Menton, one of the most unspoiled of all the Riviera resorts, beautifully set on the Baie du Soleil.

Day Two

Spend your first full day relaxing in Menton, either at your hotel or while you explore the town itself.

Day Three (Christmas Eve)

Join an included excursion and get to know sparkling Cannes, with its world-famous seafront promenade La Croisette, and the ultra-exclusive yachting enclave of Antibes. Both radiate all the elegance and charm of the Cote d'Azur. You'll return to spend the evening in Menton, beginning your celebrations at the hotel.

Day Four (Christmas Day)

Enjoy a visit to famous Nice, the epitome of Riviera-chic, its Promenade des Anglais sweeping round the curve of the Bay of Angels.

During your journey, which will take in the stunning views from the Corniche roads above the coast, you'll discover the breathtaking, hilltop village of Eze, jet-set watering hole St Jean Cap Ferrat, and quaint Villefranche, still a working fishing port and a favourite spot for pleasure-seekers.

You'll return to enjoy a special Christmas Day meal and entertainment at the hotel.

Day Five

Rest and relax in the hotel and its surroundings, or join today's optional excursion to the tiny principality of Monaco, with its Royal Palace, the Palais Princier - home to the royal Grimaldi family - its famous Casino and its harbour full of improbably luxurious yachts.

Day Six

After a wonderful break, transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Quality Hotel Mediterranee ★★★

Ideally located in the heart of delightful Menton, this modern hotel is just moments from the sea and the exquisite Old Town with its many restaurants and cafes.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.


Please note that some meals will be buffet-style.

European closing times

Shops in Europe will generally close from early afternoon on Christmas Eve until 27th December. Included tours and excursions have been chosen for their scenic or historic value.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

*Low deposit of £49 per person applies to new bookings made between 1st November and 30th November 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer applies to selected flight-inclusive holidays only and excludes Andre Rieu in Maastricht, Andre Rieu in Vienna, Deep South Rhythms, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise, Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies, and Canada's Rocky Mountaineer(TM). This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Christmas on the French Riviera reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Christmas on the French RivieraScores 7.5 out of 10 based on 18 reviews
(7 out of 10)


romford Couple
I have been on this holiday before with Newmarket and so enjoyed it I recommended it to my friend and booked it again but was disappointed in the hotel and food this time and the tour manager.
Confirmed traveller: 27 December 2017
Published on: 21 January 2018
(5 out of 10)


Suffolk Couple
The tour rep seemed unenthusiastic and unprofessional in his general appearance and attitude towards his job. On the optional over priced trip to Monaco which was just a coach transfer, he abandoned the group in a multi story car park with very brief instructions of where we were and where to go. It was suggested that the changing of the guard at the palace was a not to be missed option so we made our way there and waited but due to the rain it was cancelled as they do not do the ceremony in the wet. Surely the tour guide should have known this and informed us that this may not go ahead as it was pouring with rain when he abandoned us.
The Hotel was ok for the price but there is no lounge area only a small bar at the top on the roof.
Confirmed traveller: 27 December 2017
Published on: 07 January 2018
(8 out of 10)


Lancaster Single traveller
It was a good holiday with lots to see. There was free time which was excellent. The tours were enjoyable and not too long in duration.
Confirmed traveller: 27 December 2017
Published on: 07 January 2018
(8 out of 10)


Purley Couple
Overall good holiday; the town of Menton was a good choice as a base and our hotel, Quality Mediterennee, located in a central position was comfortable and clean. Good service by the restaurant staff who were always helpful. We felt the optional trip to Monaco, for an half hour coach travel was overpriced.
Confirmed traveller: 27 December 2016
Published on: 20 January 2017