Exclusive tour by the French Riviera
Itinerary: Nice – Monaco – Cannes – Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
- 11 days
- No visa needed
- on request
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Upon arrival in Nice, you will be provided with a helicopter transfer to Monaco on the passport of the Principality. When booking more than 3 nights in the TOP hotels of Monaco, you are provided with the “Passport of Monaco” service.
What is provided by this passport:
• 1 helicopter group transfer per person round trip (maximum 4 people per helicopter).
• Free vouchers for visiting museums and other attractions during your stay in the Principality.
• some benefits and souvenirs from the hotels where you stay.
On the first day, we recommend you to walk around the city on your own and feel the atmosphere of Monaco.
Monaco, or Monte Carlo as many people call it, is the second smallest country in the world after the Vatican. But this small state has a rich culture and history. It is worth visiting “Le Rocher”, one of the most beautiful quarters of Monte Carlo, located on top of a cliff. Here you will find the most striking sights, as well as the old historical city of Monaco.
You can climb on top of the hill, from where you will not only have the most beautiful views of the coast from both sides of Le Rocher, but you will also pass by the Palace of Monaco, where all the princes and princesses of Monaco lived, including Prince Rainier and Princess Grace Kelly.
For a more in-depth acquaintance with the history of the principality, on the second day of your stay, we suggest you to use the services of a guide and have a walking tour of the city.
Not far from Nice is the small town of Eze, which was born in the medieval period. It adjoins to the resort of Monaco and is located on an unusually beautiful mountain road. That is why France is most proud of the city of Eze – the settlement feels comfortable at 427 meters above sea level.
The city got its name because of the temple of the goddess Isis that is built here. At the very beginning of its existence, it was a small village, which has grown to the scale of an entire urban settlement. The ruins of an ancient castle of the 12th century, which served as a fortress, have survived to this day and now attract tourists. Until 1860, the territory of the present city was in the power of Monaco, but by decision of the population it was annexed to France.
The Fragonard perfume factory is located at the slop of a mountain. The Russian-speaking guide tells the story of the creation of fragrances and the entire process of producing fragrant products. The factory was opened in 1926. You will be able to see all the stages of the perfumes’ creation and the history of the modernization of this factory.
Transfer and check-in to the hotel Château Saint-Martin & Spa 5*
Château Saint Martin & Spa, located in the former Commandery of the Templars of the 12th century, is a luxurious property of 14 hectares, which is located in the heart of the Côte d’Azur, on top of a picturesque hill, and offers amazing panoramas of southern France, where sea and mountains merge into one.
Château Saint-Martin & Spa is a prestigious deluxe establishment, one of the pearls of the Relais & Châteaux collection and an example of “the art of living the French way.” You will spend an unforgettable holiday here in a true French style.
What to do in Vence
• be sure to book a wine tasting at the hotel, one of the richest cellars in the region is located in the rock under the castle of Saint-Martin.
• go to the spa area of the hotel or order outdoor treatments at the spa pavilion.
• stroll through the traditional Provencal village of Saint-Rolles-de-Vence.
• visit Nice for the evening promenade. The city is very noisy and it will not be very comfortable to live there. But to go there for an evening walk – that’s it.
The second largest resort on the French Riviera, the city of Antibes is located halfway between Nice and Cannes on Garoule Cape. 20 km separates Antibes from the largest French resort Nice, and only 12 km from the legendary Cannes.
Today, Antibes combines a touristic, historical and innovative face. It was in the vicinity of the city where the French Silicon Valley settled – the technopark Sophia Antipolis, which includes several schools in the field of computers, cybernetics, pharmacology and biotechnology.
The world-famous resort town of Cannes is located in the western part of the French Riviera, on the shores of Napoule Bay. The city is full of various festivals and architectural monuments, as well as luxurious coastal hotels, magnificent sandy beaches, churches, chapels and old houses.
Cannes is one of the most important tourist destinations in France. The city has the best developed service sector and trade, but it also a location of the modern Cannes Mandelieu Space Center there, led by Thales Alenia Space. This is the first factory in Europe for the production of space satellites. But first of all, Cannes is a city of festivals and exhibitions, and of course summer holidays.
After breakfast, you can go for a walk by the city of the Cannes Film Festival.
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat) is an elite seaside resort 10 km east from Nice. This place has been nicknamed “Found Paradise” – among all the places on the Côte d’Azur, none is as “snobbish” as Cap Ferrat. Its 15 km coastline is lined with luxurious villas, interspersed with secluded coves, beaches and lush greenery. Both luxury yachts and simple fishing boats are moored in the port of Saint-Jean.
These fertile places among pine and eucalyptus groves were discovered by the Belgian King Leopold II, who built a villa on the peninsula for his beloved Caroline Lacroix in 1902. Isadora Duncan, Somerset Maugham, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean Cocteau and the Rothschilds loved to relax on Cap Ferrat. Today it is a cozy little world of Mediterranean natural luxury, which can be enjoyed while walking along the numerous coastal paths.