Riviera of Flowers 2019

The Italian Riviera, or the ‘Riviera of Flowers’ offers many vistas, from the green hills of the inland valleys to historic hilltop villages and beautiful sandy beaches. Our hotels are located near the French/Italian border, making them an ideal base for a day trip to Monaco. Due to the mild climate this destination can be featured throughout the year.

Grant says...
“The great quality Grand Majestic has amazing sea views and lots of lovely outdoor seating where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the sunshine. The hotel even has its own private beach!”

Sue says...
“This is a fantastic, central hotel - the staff are excellent and the food is amazing! You can spend the day in the quaint pedestrianised shopping area or along the promenade and on the beach, all just a few minutes from the hotel.”

Paul says...
“Friendly, family-run, traditional seaside hotel!”
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel before dinner.

Day 2 Eze & Monaco
This morning, we will make our way to the village of Eze and the Fragonard perfume factory where we will enjoy a free guided tour of its modern laboratories and workshops, discovering the trade secrets of how its perfumes, soaps and cosmetics are produced. We can enjoy lunch in the hilltop village of Eze before continuing to Monaco where we can spend time exploring the old town area with its narrow, medieval alleyways and historic buildings and museums. Here we can visit the spectacular Prince’s Palace, where we can discover its many splendours.

Day 3 San Bartolomeo/Diano Marina Driver’s Day Off
Today, we can spend the day relaxing by the pool or strolling along the lovely sandy beach near our hotel.

Day 4 Alassio & Cervo
This morning, we will visit the vibrant resort of Alassio. Having been popular with British Victorian holidaymakers, the resort is full of expatriate heritage, including an English language library which is one of the oldest in Italy. We can enjoy wandering around the Budello di Alassio, where the history of the town can be most appreciated, with its numerous shops, churches and piazzas. We can stroll along the impressive sandy beach - one of the best in Italy! In the afternoon, we make our way back to our hotel via the ancient hilltop village of Cervo (if steps and steep inclines are not an issue) classed as one of the “most beautiful villages in Italy”.

Day 5 Ventimiglia & San Remo
After breakfast today we will visit Ventimiglia where we will have the chance to visit its famous Friday market. Travellers and residents from both Italy and France flock to its streets filled with hundreds of stalls selling everything from clothes to household items - don’t be afraid to barter! Alternatively, we may decide to visit the amazing Hanbury Botanical Gardens where walking paths snake through 45 acres of plants, buildings and fountains. In the afternoon, we pay a visit to San Remo. For 300 years, San Remo has attracted the aristocracy to its palm-fringed shores and we can spend the afternoon exploring the historic La Pigna area of the town (if steps and steep inclines are not an issue) or visiting the Villa Nobel and Gardens.

Day 6 Departure
After breakfast we begin our journey home.
Legend

Grand Hotel Diana Majestic

Diano Marina, Italian Rivera
AAAA Seafront Location
The elegant, 4 star Grand Hotel Diana Majestic is located on the seafront and surrounded by olive trees set within its own gardens. All 78 air-conditioned bedrooms are classic in design and all are equipped with TV and hairdryer. The hotel boasts an elegant lounge adjacent to the bar with plenty of seating, a reading room, a private beach, two outdoor pools (summer use only) and a spacious restaurant overlooking the garden. There are approximately 6 steps to the front entrance. Coach parking is on-site and is free of charge.

Hotel Bergamo

San Bartolomeo, Italian Riviera
AAA+ Comfortable and Spacious Public Areas Value Hotel
This family run, 3 star hotel is located within a short walk of the seafront and offers traditional hospitality and tasty food. All 53 bedrooms are traditionally furnished and all contain a TV and hairdryer. The hotel has an extremely large bar/ lounge area with comfortable leather sofas and the restaurant provides views of the garden and swimming pool. Coach parking is off-site, about 100m from the hotel and is free of charge. In July and August, coaches need to park in the main coach park 300m away, which is also free of charge.

Hotel Torino

Diano Marina, Italian Riviera
AAAA
This super 4 star hotel has an enviable location in the heart of Diano Marina, yet just a short walk from the beach and promenade. Efficiently run by the Giordano family, it has a modern yet welcoming feel with comfortable furnishings and very attentive staff. The cuisine is excellent and breakfast is taken on the 5th floor with panoramic views! The hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, bar and a spacious ground floor restaurant. All 80 bedrooms are attractively furnished with facilities including a TV, hairdryer, safe and air-conditioning. Coach parking is off-site at a nearby coach park approx. 800m from the hotel and is free of charge. Coaches drop off and pick up close to the hotel, a short 2 minute flat walk of approx. 70m. However if a customer has particular walking difficulties a small shuttle bus can easily be arranged by the hotel.

Grand Hotel Diana Majestic

Diano Marina, Italian Rivera

5 Nights Half Board
Apr 2019 Twin from £284pp
May & Oct 2019 Twin from £319pp
Sept 2019 Twin from £389pp

Double for Sole Use Supplement from £133

Inclusions
• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage & welcome cocktail
• Set menu on arrival
• Choice of menu on 3 nights & tea/coffee after dinner
• Ligurian themed dinner on 1 night

Hotel Torino

Diano Marina, Italian Riviera

5 Nights Half Board
Apr 2019 Twin from £305pp
May & Oct 2019 Twin from £349pp
Jun - Sept 2019 Twin from £379pp

Double for Sole Use Supplement from £109

Inclusions
• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Ligurian themed dinner on 1 night
• Farewell spumante & cake on last evening

Hotel Bergamo

San Bartolomeo, Italian Riviera

5 Nights Half Board
Apr & May 2019 Twin from £259pp
Jun & Sept 2019 Twin from £282pp
Jul & Aug 2019 Twin from £324pp

Double for Sole Use Supplement from £55

Inclusions
• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage & welcome cocktail
• Choice of menu on 4 nights & tea/coffee after dinner
• Gala dinner (set menu) with live music & dancing on 1 night
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