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Sited on the warm Meditteranean Gulf Strem, the Italian Riviera combines the very best of a classical sightseeing tour with the pleasures of a really relaxing beach holiday. The beautifully picturesque coastline blends the atmosphere of the South of France and the sophistication of Monte Carlo, with delightful beaches and colourful yachting Marina. San Bartolomeo al Mare is a charming coastal resort considered among one of the best on the whole of the Riviera with many beaches and plenty on sunshine.
The Bergamo Hotel
This family run, 3 star hotel is well 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.
|4th – 13th August 2018||9 nights||Deluxe Italian Riviera||£735pp|
Half Board. Single Supplement £131pp.
DAY 1 – Travel to Dijon in France for our overnight stop which includes a set menu dinner. OVERNIGHT BAG REQUIREDDAY 2 – After breakfast we make our way to San Bartolomeo and The Bergamo Hotel.DAY 3 – A free day to spend relaxing by the pool or take a stroll into the local town.DAY 4 – A fabulous day as we are met by our guide who takes us around the famous principality of Monaco and Monte Carlo, the playground for the rich and famous.DAY 5 – A visit to the vibrant resort of Alassio which has an impressive sandy beach. in the afternoon, we make our way back to our hotel via the ancient hilltop village of Cervo, defined as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.DAY 6 – A free day for relaxing.DAY 7 – Today we visit the town on Ventimiglia with its famous Friday market and boutique shops. 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.DAY 8 – Today, we enjoy a lovely drive along the Italian Riviera to the historical port city of Genoa, birthplace of Christopher Columbus. With its pastel-coloured houses topped with terracotta roofs, beautiful old palaces and churches, the historical centre of Genoa is simply brimming with quaint, tiny streets and alleyways.DAY 9 – Unfortunately we have to depart after breakfast and make our way to our overnight stop in Troyes. OVERNIGHT BAG REQUIREDDAY 10 – After breakfast we continue our homeward journey.
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With outstanding scenery and beautiful scenery and beautiful lakeside town, the impressive Lake Garda is often referred to as a place of paradise. The diversity of the flora and fauna gives an ambience like no other in Europe, combining Alpine flowers and Mediterranean foliage both naturally blending together. Our itinerary enhances this holiday providing you with a chance to explore all the local area has to offer. Add to this the glistening blue water and the superb Italian architecture surrounding the lake, a fabulous holiday with stunning scenery awaits.
|1st – 10th May 2018||9 nights||Deluxe Lake Garda||£735pp|
Half Board in resort, B&B en route. Single supplement £149pp
The Oasi Hotel
The Oasi Hotel is situated in the beautiful town of Riva del Garda and is a wonderful, peaceful haven overlooking the magnificent Lake Garda. The hotel offers a swimming pool, Turkish bath and spa treatments and compliments this with a garden sited Jacuzzi. The hotel is decorated in a modern style and promotes a sophisticated atmosphere. Located directly on the lakeside and a short distance from the historic centre of Riva del Garda, this is a great base to explore the fantastic area of Lake Garda. Holidays are based on a half board basis (BB&EM) in resort with B&B en route.
ItineraryDAY 1 – Travel via the Dover – Calais ferry to our overnight hotel in France. OVERNIGHT BAG REQUIREDDAY 2 – After breakfast, we head to Italy through some amazing alpine scenery onto our hotel in Riva Del Garda, The Oasi, arriving late afternoon.DAY 3 – A free day to explore the beautiful lakeside resort of Riva del Garda.DAY 4 – Today we take an excursion to the town of Verona, famous for the Roman Arena which hosts many Opera concerts during the summer. The town is a mixture of historical and modern buildings housing many shops, boutiques, cafes and bars.DAY 5 – We take a breath-taking scenic excursion today up into the mountains of the Italian Dolomites, with many twists and turns viewing amazing scenery and passing through pleasant villages, a visual delight.DAY 6 – A free day in resort.DAY 7 – A lovely day beckons today as we travel to the beautiful lakeside town of Malcesine where we board a boat for a journey across the lake to Limone, here we have time to browse the many shops or simply relax at one of the lakeside cafes. The boat takes us back to Malcesine, where we stay for a few hours before boarding the coach back to the hotel.DAY 8 – This morning we travel through the Adige Valley to the renaissance city of Trento, the capital of the Trentino region. Many of the historic buildings in the city have been restored to their original pastel colours, bringing to life an ambience of the past meeting the present. We return to the hotel early afternoon.DAY 9 – Time to head north, again passing through stunning scenery on the way to our overnight hotel. OVERNIGHT BAG REQUIRED.DAY 10 – We head to Calais for the ferry to Dover on our way home.
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