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.
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.
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.
Spend your first full day relaxing in Menton, either at your hotel or while you explore the town itself.
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 Three (Christmas Eve)
Enjoy a visit to famous Nice, the epitome of Riviera-chic, its Promenade des Anglais sweeping round the curve of the Bay of Angels.
Day Four (Christmas Day)
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.
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.
After a wonderful break, transfer to the airport for your flight home.
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes.
Hotel transfer times
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.
Combining hotel transfers
Please note that some meals will be buffet-style.
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.
European closing times
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.
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.
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.