Day 1: Milan
Arrival transfer from Milan airport to the hotel. Welcome drink. Welcome dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Milan
Buffet Breakfast. Morning visit to the Italian Capital of Fashion. Your tour will start in Duomo Square with the view of Milan’s Cathedral (outside visit). Then onto Victor Emmanuel Gallery, a pedestrian mall built in the 1800s featuring a large arched glass ceiling and visit to the La Scala Theater, the world-famous Opera Theater. Stroll through the medieval heart of Milan to Sforza Castle, the impressive fortress of the former Dukes of Milan, and now the home of many of Milan’s finest museums. Lunch on your own and free time for own discovery and shopping. Overnight.
Day 3: Milan - Genoa
Buffet Breakfast. This morning we will drive to Genova also known as “The Superb”. The birth town of explorer Sir Christopher Columbus, the city has a rich maritime history. Genoa has Europe’s largest medieval city center and during the guided tour you will walk on its narrow little lanes, known in Genoese as “Carrugi” and you guide will show you many of the most interesting sights in Genoa as you go and explain their history and relation to Columbus After the tour enjoy a typical Genoese aperitif with focaccia and wine. Free time to explore the city at your leisure. Suggested sights are the Aquarium of Genoa, the largest of Europe, the Galata Sea Museum, just to name a few. Dinner and overnight in Genoa.
Meals: B - D
Day 4: Porto Venere - Cinque Terre
Buffet breakfast. This morning the full day excursion along the Italian riviera of Levante will take you to the quaint fisherman village of Portovenere where you will enjoy some walking around the cozy village before your included lunch. Boat tour from Portovenere to Vernazza and Monterosso for an excursion to the amazing Cinque Terre UNESCO World Heritage Site. These enchanting five villages are nestled into the cliffs overlooking the sea, surrounded by vineyards that produce some of Ligura’s most celebrated wines and offering breathtaking view of the sea. Happy hour drink during the cruise included. Following the tour your will return to your hotel by motor coach. Dinner and overnight.
Meals: B - D
Day 5: Bussana - Sanremo
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning you will drive along the beautiful Riviera dei Fiori (The Riviera of Flowers) direction to the town of Sanremo. First you will stop in Bussana, an ancient village that was completely destroyed by a earthquake in 1887. Bussana remained a ghost town until the 1960s when a Piedmontese artist, Clizia, settled here and established an international community of artists. Nowadays Bussana Vecchia is a very unique village. Here you can find every type of craftsman’s and artists’ workshops, ranging from goldsmiths’ to designers or botanists. The village has been literally reborn, and every year its peculiar atmosphere attracts thousands of tourists, who are eager to find out what spell lingers in the air of this Medieval village built on the hills of Sanremo. Lunch on your own. Continue to Sanremo famous for being the host of the annual Sanremo Music Festival. The city is a melting pot of both French and Italian culture, due to its proximity to France. Take a stroll down the promenade or browse the boutiques near Sanremo Casino. Free time for own discovery. Transfer to Nice. Dinner and overnight.
Meals: B - D
Day 6: Saint Paul de Vence - Grasse - Nice
Breakfast at the hotel. Today full excursion to the French Riviera, reaching the locality of St. Paul de Vence, a lovely medieval village which has become a flourishing community of artists: painters, sculptors and artisans. Lunch in a Provencal restaurant. We will then continue further inland towards Grasse, capital of perfumes, where we will visit the International Museum of Perfumery, which recounts the centuries-old history of the French master perfumers. Afterward we will visit a modern perfume factory, such as Molinard, Galimard and Fragonard, where you can view an actual atelier for the creation of perfumes. Continue to Nice.
Meals: B - L
Day 7: Monaco - Eze
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we will drive to Monaco where we will visit the Old Town, the cathedral, the street circuit used for the Formula One Grand Prix, and the famous Place du Casino with its luxury boutiques and admire the Prince Palace. Lunch on your own and free time to stroll around town. Continue along the spectacular Grand Corniche with a stop at the enchanting medieval hillside village of Eze where you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the French Riviera and Mediterranean. Continue to Nice, passing by the Russian Church, where you will see the historic Hotel Negresco and the Promenade des Anglais. Stop near the Place Massena and free time to stroll through the characteristic narrow streets of the old city where open markets take place (the flower market is held on Tuesday and Saturday and the flea market on Mondays). Overnight.
Day 8: Departure
Breakfast in the hotel and transfer to Nice airport.
- Welcome drink
- 7 nights in 4* charming hotels
- 12 meals (7 Breakfast, 1 3-course typical provencal lunch with drinks included, 1 3-course dinner in a local restaurant in Milan and 1 3-course dinner in a local restaurant in Nice with drinks included, and 2 3-course dinner at hotel drinks included)
- Tasting of Genoese wine and focaccia
- Happy hour during boat excursion to Cinque Terre
- Boat excursion from Portovenere to Monterosso and Vernazza
- Visit of the International Museum of Perfumery in Grasse with entrance fees included
- English speaking guide during guided tours (Milan, Genoa)
- Skip the line entrance ticket to Scala Theater and Sforza Castle
- Deluxe AC motor-coach as per itinerary
- Airport transfers
- Porterage in/out at all hotels
- Ignas Tour English speaking tour director throughout the trip
- Headsets throughout the trip
- Tips, City Taxes and everything not listed under “Included features”
Ignas Tour Hotel Collection
- AC Hotel 4* or similar
- Genoa area
- Torre Cambiaso 4* or similar
- Villa Otero 4* or similar
* Price per person sharing a double/twin room:
|Dates||8 guests||16 guests||25 guests|
|03/07/17 - 06/30/17||€ 1399||€ 1159||€ 989|
|08/31/17 - 10/31/17||€ 1399||€ 1169||€ 989|
|06/30/17 - 08/31/17||€ 1429||€ 1179||€ 999|
|Single supplement: € 399|
*The itinerary is on request and rates are subject to the availability of the hotels at the time of booking. Prices are subject to change if travel occur during trade shows, bank holidays or special events and supplements may be applied.