The Italian Riviera's true gems !!
The French and Italian Riviera in one holiday may sound decadent, but the Italian border is only 40 minutes from Nice so it would be a shame not to indulge !
Picturesque villages steeped in history legends and traditions.
Stunning countryside of rolling hills, olive groves and vines.
World renowned local produce.
Spectacular panorama, and architecture, Roman, Medieval, Belle Epoque.
Let me introduce you to the Liguria region and help you to live a truly Italian experience.
Discover the medieval village of Seborga, where in 1118 the prince-abbot Edward, who governs it, orders the first nine Templars before their departure for Jerusalem.
And this very picturesque village of Dolceacqua, dates back to the 12th century. Here every street is a new surprise. This tour will take you back to another era and will take you away from the tourist trap!
The first stop in Italy will be the principality of Seborga, a little village with a quirky history which I'll share with you before you wander through its pretty streets. From Seborga you will enjoy a fantastic view of the Italian and French Riviera.
We will head downhill to the Belle Epoque seaside town of Bordighera and then after a short drive along the Nervia river, the next stop will be the exceptional perched village of Dolceacqua. . . a firm favourite with Claude Monet and myself ! Once you've crossed the striking medieval bridge every street you walk down and every corner you turn will hold new surprises: amazing architecture, stunning views, artists' galleries, a countryside path, a castle, etc. . .
On the trip back to France, I will take you to the coast to Menton, the pearl of France, and then along the Grande Corniche, which boasts the very best views of Menton, Monaco, Eze village, St jean Cap Ferrat . . .
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel or residence, or ports of Monaco, Nice & Villefranche
End location: Your hotel or residence, or ports of Monaco, Nice & Villefranche
Duration: 8 hours
Traffic conditions and weather can occasionally affect the tour duration.
A brand new minivan with 8 seats, very spacious and comfortable with air conditioning.
Your personal guide, a luxury mini-van 8 seats 3 zone air conditioned, gas, highway tolls, taxes, parking, full insurance and free soft drinks, and service with a smile !!
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 Euros - Comment: About 25 € for a lunch with a drink,
Less than 10 € for a sandwich with drink.
Entry fees to gardens, museums.
Museums or sites entrance tickets.
Your personal expenses.
I do not have a license to give tours inside Museums.