GRAND TOUR: TRIP TO LIGURIA AND THE BLUE COAST

Grand tour Liguria Cote d’Azur. ..An exciting journey through villages perched on rocky spurs, pastel-coloured houses reflected in the sea and much more. A Grand Tour from Liguria to the Côte d’Azur.

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excursions in the Ligurian Riviera and French Riviera

Sanremo Monaco Antibes Genoa

Italian Riviera of Flowers

Liguria French Riviera

We will take you on a tour with a romantic atmosphere: we are ready to enchant your eyes with the fascination of the landscapes and the colours of the Ligurian Riviera and the Côte d’Azur. However, the charm of the landscapes is not limited to the coastline: behind the sea lies a backcountry rich in traditions, culture, natural resources and landscapes, waiting to be discovered.
You will visit places such as Sanremo, Portofino, Cannes, which offer their colours most bright in every season, their beauties and their virtues: you will be surrounded by a rainbow of colours and scents.

So… may your journey be coloured with new hues and give you the pleasure of making unforgettable discoveries!

Hugging, cuddling, lulling on the shores of the sea. A journey through the most beautiful shores of the Mediterranean is about to begin: Awaiting you are marvellous sunsets, endless panoramas, places rich in fascination and traditions.

EXPERIENTIAL PACKAGE

“GRAND TOUR: TRAVEL IN LIGURIA AND THE AZUR COAST”

(7 days – 6 nights)

1° DAY

Late afternoon arrival in Rapallo/Santa Margherita Ligure and accommodation in hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.

2° DAY: Portofino

In the morning a marvellous boat trip awaits you in one of Liguria’s most exclusive locations: Portofino, one of the most beautiful at the world. It will open its doors to you through a symphony of scents and colours. Let yourself be captivated by all that surrounds you: you will be astonished.

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From the churchyard of San Giorgio you can enjoy the most beautiful view of the city, while taking the little road at the foot of the building you will reach the scenic St. George’s Fortress or Brown Castle, overlooking the Gulf of Tigullio.

At lunchtime you can enjoy some specialities typical in the cosy local restaurants.

In the afternoon pursuit by boat from Portofino to the baia ofS. Fruttuoso, a small fishing village where it is interesting to visit the complex abatial and the 16th-centuryTower of the Doria.

Return to hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

3° DAY: Sanremo and the Riviera dei Fiori

In the morning transfer to Genoa where we suggest you visit the famous Acquarium. Fifty-nine vessels for four millions of litres of water that reproduce, in spectacular fashion, the habitat of the Mediterranean and the oceans, the pole and the tropics to enable the life and reproduction of more than five hundred species of fish, cetaceans and amphibians. For lunch you can discover the typical flavours of Genoese cuisine, home of trenette al pesto, in a traditional osteria.

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In the afternoon continue to Sanremo, the city of flowers and Italian song, and accommodation in a hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.

4° DAY: La Pigna: enchanted city

In the morning a visit to the precious historical centre of San Remo: the La Pigna. A favourite of Italo Calvino, who described it in The Path of the Spider’s Nests, La Pigna still retains the charm of the ancient medieval village and allows the discerning tourist to discover a new San Remo, made up of winding streets and stairways, arches and buttresses, secluded and quiet little squares. The Sanctuary of the Madonna of the Coast, the patron saint of sailors, stands at the very top of the old town and dominates a spectacular panorama.

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For your lunch break, we will be happy to suggest a typical restaurant in the old town, where you can sample the specialities of Sanremo’s cuisine.

Afternoon at disposal for shopping in the famous via Matteotti and the surrounding streets.

Return to hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

5° DAY: the charm of the French Riviera

In the morning, transfer to Cannes, the city of the Film Festival and luxury goods.

Visit of the enchanting Suquet, the historic centre of the city overlooking the old port and preserving an unspoilt past: the 12th century St Anne’s chapel, the Musée de la Castre and the 17th century Notre-Dame d’Esperance church.

Free lunch.

In the afternoon, you can go shopping in the elegant rue d’Antibes or on the legendary Croisette, the promenade that winds its way between the city’s grand hotels and beaches.

Thereafter, hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight stay.

6° DAY: Lèrins, the secret garden

After breakfast, a boat trip to the Islands of Lérins awaits you, a oasis of freshness and tranquility, between heaven and earth.

Sainte Marguerite and Saint Honorat will charm you with their beautiful landscapes and natural features. The islands are a protected marine park, and the splendid 6th century abbey on the island of Saint Honorat, home to a congregation of Cistercian monks, is well worth a visit.

At lunchtime, try one of the many small restaurants serving delicious fresh fish and seafood.

Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

7° DAY

Departure after breakfast.

Further information on the Grand tour Liguria French Riviera

The fee includes:

  • Individual enrolment fee, covering practical training fees.
  • Accommodation in our hotels in double room with half board.
  • Admission to the museums and villas included in the programme

The price does not include:

  • Travel to/from the airport, local transfers and everything not included in “our offer includes”
  • Lunches and dinners are to be considered according to the menu of the day or the tasting menu proposed by the chef. Drinks and à la carte drinks are payable locally.
  • The visits suggested in the programme are to be considered as unaccompanied.

Optional services:

  • Tourist guide for visiting the villages
  • Local transfers by car or minibus with driver
  • The proposal can be customised according to your needs and interests