The French Riviera is one of the places in the world that you must see. And when you do it, why not do it in style! Enjoy this premium sojourn as you spend your time exploring this chic and beautiful corner of France. Explore the coast of the Riviera including a tour of old Nice, and enjoy this lovely sea side city. On your way to Monte Carlo in the glitzy principality of Monaco, enjoy the quaint medieval village of Eze. Once in Monaco, you'll have the chance to enjoy a walk along the promenade with its luxurious yachts and cars. Of course you must visit the Grand Casino and streets lined with exclusive boutiques.
Optional activities include yacht rental, world class golf courses, or simply relaxing poolside. Finish in style with a helicopter transfer to Nice for your onward flight. Includes private transfers with personal driver/guide from start to finish, helicopter transfer to Nice airport and with as much or as little "down" time for you to do independent exploring or relaxing as you wish.
Airport transfer with private vehicle and English speaking driver. (A supplement for transfer between 8pm and 7am may be charged).
A welcome package with your vouchers, and itinerary, city map(s) and train tickets (where relevant) and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Take a guided walking tour in "Vieux Nice, France’s most Baroque old city. Discover the Cours Saleya (with its flower market in the morning), and a hundred stalls of plants, bouquets and cut flowers. Against the backdrop of the Castle Hill, this colourful display is a must. Discover the heart of the old town, its lively atmosphere and customs, the small St Francis Square with its fish market and fountain, other piazzas with their 17th and 18th Baroque churches, small cafes where the Niçois people like to meet, and winding alleys lined with quaint shops.
West End (4*) stylish beach front hotel built in 1842, a jewel of the Belle Epoque, is ideally located on the legendary Promenade des Anglais. It is 5 minutes from the old city, 10 minutes from the airport and the Palais des Congrès congress centre. In an enchanting setting, the Hotel is a perfect combination of tradition, savoir-faire, and modernity. Guests can choose from soundproofed rooms and suites, all equipped with a minibar and a spacious bathroom with bathtub. Some have a balcony.
Discover the city of Nice and enjoy its fantastic and unique views from an open top deck bus. Your pass allows you to hop on and off as often as you please, at any of 9 stops along the route including the Promenade-Etats-Unis, Port-Quai Lunel, Croisières-Bleu Rivage, Place Garibaldi, Acropolis-Barla, Cimiez-Monastère, Chagall museum, Raimbaldi - Lepante and Promenade - Magnan. The buses depart ever hour to hour and a half and include recorded commentary and personal earphone sets (digital sound).
Enjoy an evening at leisure in Cannes with a private return transfer from Nice. Drive to Cannes by the coast, pass the celebrities villas of Cap d’Antibes. Admire the sea view from la Garoupe. Uppon arrival in Cannes take your time to enjoy dinner at leisure. In Cannes, city of Festivals, fireworks and film stars, stop at the Film Festival Palace and see the stars handprints, the shops, the sandy beaches and enjoy the famous Croisette Boulevard and the chic of Cannes.
There are plenty of fun activities to choose from in and around Nice. For a private excursion, consider a half or full day tour to explore the coastline and any of the wonderful little villages scattered throughout the landscape, enjoy a tour of Monaco and Monte Carlo, crossing over the border and into Italy and checking out one of the market towns, enjoy a cooking lesson in Mediterranean cuisine and wine tasting followed by a wonderful lunch and a visit to some gourmet shops in Nice, enjoy a scenic helicopter ride filled by a morning of quad biking or formula 1 race car driving..The options are endless. If any of these catch your fancy or if you have anything particular in mind, please contact your Kensington Sales Advisor for more details.
Meet your driver for a private transfer to Monaco today.
Discover the fascinating historical town of Monaco on a self guided walking tour. Start at Place du Palais, where every day at 11:55am the changing of the guard takes place in front of the Princely Palace. Visit the interior of the palace which has a trove of treasures, not least the Museum of Napoleonic Souvenirs & Collections of the Historical Archives of the Palace. At the Place du Palais, gaze at an exceptional panorama while strolling towards the Saint Martin Gardens which surround the Oceanographic Museum. Located close to the Oceanographic Museum, Monte-Carlo story presents “Monaco the Film” on the parking terraces of the Chemin des Pecheurs. With a screening every hour and simultaneous translation into six languages, this film explores the origins, history and future of the Principality. In front of the Oceanographic museum on the Avenue St Martin, catch the “Azur Express” tourist trains. These small trains take passengers on a daily tour with commentary in French, English, Italian and German during which you will discover the Port, Monte-Carlo and its palaces, the famous casino and its gardens before arriving back at the old town with its ramparts and Princely Palace. Located on the Rock at Place de la Visitation, the Museum of the Chapel of Visitation is part of a Baroque style chapel dating from the 17th century. It houses masterpieces by Rubens, Zurbaran, Ribera and masters of the Italian Baroque. The self guided walk will take approx. 2 hours (excl. museums).
Le Meridien Beach Plaza (4*) overlooks Monte Carlo and the Mediterranean Sea. Its private beach and indoor and outdoor swimming pools are complimented by a range of restaurants and bars with 24-hour service. Rooms at Le Méridien Beach Plaza are air-conditioned. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. It is the only hotel in the principality with a private beach. There is a well equipped health and fitness centre with indoor swimming pool, two outdoor pools and the "Sea Club", a state-of-the-art conference centre overlooking the sea. The 338 rooms are decorated in Mediterranean style, with large bay windows offering a view of the sea or Monte Carlo. The "Roof Top" level, on the 11th floor, offers 24 exceptional suites and rooms with personalized service. Free access to the private beach, swimming pool, sauna & fitness centre.
Enjoy a private half day excursion with your private vehicle and driver. Along the route you will pass by the beautiful bay of Villefranche and Cap Ferrat. The village is a citadel dating back to the 16th century and houses the Rothschild’s museum. From here, we continue on to Beaulieu, meaning “beautiful place”, so named by Napoleon. The town is well known for its casino and gastronomical restaurants. Next stop on route is Eze, an old medieval village. Enjoy a visit at the Fragonard perfume factory. Enjoy some free time to wander around the village before being brought back to your hotel via the Cap d'Ail where there are great views of luxury villas scattered along the coastline.
Your day will finish with a drop off your hotel in Monte Carlo. (no entrances included).
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Spend your evening enjoying the world famous Monte Carlo Casino
Enjoy a shared direct flight from Monaco Heliport to Nice Heliport.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of France for the most up to date visa information.
HEALTHHealth insurance is recommended. Medical facilities are good quality. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/france.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Paris. Government: Republic since 1792. Language: French is the official language. Many people speak at least some English. Religion: Approximately 83% Roman Catholic; Protestant 2%; Muslim 5% Time: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October). Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Two-pin plugs are widely used. Telephone: Country code +33. Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Coverage is excellent. Internet: Public access is available at Internet cafes in most cities.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Monaco for the most up to date visa information.
HEALTHHealth insurance is recommended. Medical facilities are good quality. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/monaco.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Monaco-Ville. Government: Constitutional monarchy. Language: French. Monégasque, English and Italian are also spoken. Religion: 95% Roman Catholic (Monaco has a Catholic Bishop), with Anglican minorities. Time: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October). Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Round two-pin plugs are in use. Telephone: Country code +377. Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements exist with international mobile phone companies. Good coverage. Internet: There are several Internet cafes.
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