based on 13 nights inc. flights & selected experiences
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
Price based on two people sharing.
On this trip you'll have ample time to discover the iconic South of France - from lavender covered hillsides to glamorous beach resorts
Enjoy the glitz and the glamour of both the French and Italian Rivieras, and the stylish island of Capri
Explore the famous villages of the Cinque Terre, nestled on the dramatic coastline of the Italian Riviera
Spend days cycling through Provencal countryside, unwinding on stylish beaches or cruising through glistening waters on a private boat
This part of Europe enjoys a Mediterranean climate, getting on average 300 days of sunshine each year, with warm but mild temperatures. Summer is high season here, with August bringing the hottest weather and the biggest crowds. Spring is a great time of year, the weather is warm, with temperatures swaying between 16 and 20°C, and the crowds are small. In October the weather starts to cool - autumn is also the start of the wettest weeks of the year.
Explore the Mediterranean coast of France and Italy, travelling from the beautiful countryside of Provence and the Cote d'Azur to the Italian Riviera and the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. Spend your summer in style as you journey along this iconic coastline.
Start your Mediterranean journey in the heart of Provence, where you can enjoy a few days in the countryside, taking delight in the region's beautiful scenery, fine wines, and delicious cuisine. Spend two nights at Hotel Crillon Le Brave, a charming hotel perched on top of a small hill village encompassed by stretching vineyards and olive groves. As the hotel is surrounded by countryside and can easily be explored by bike we have included a cycling tour for you, so you can explore the routes around the famous Mount Ventoux, the imposing climb from the Tour de France.
Provence also has a range of historic cities such as Avignon and Orange to explore and quintessentially French market towns. We've included a guided visit to some of these markets so you can sample some fresh produce and see the beautiful local artwork.
A leisurely half-day drive will take you to the Côte d’Azur, where you can experience the glitz and glamour of Nice, Cannes and Monaco. Spend four nights inland from the hustle and bustle of these towns, in the hills close to the charming town of St Paul de Vence. Château Saint-Martin and Spa is a luxury hotel boasting a romantic, secluded position and views of the Mediterranean Sea. It is the perfect retreat for relaxing or exploring the nearby towns and beautiful beaches.
Once a 12th century Templar Knight Commandery, today Chateau Saint-Martin and Spa is a byword for style, sophistication and total luxury. Having been built around the ruins of the Knight Templar castle and surrounded by endless acres of natural beauty, Château Saint-Martin really is a unique place to stay. The combination of the sea and mountains provides fabulous and varied views from all angles, the immaculately maintained gardens provide a sense of tranquility and the attentive service makes each guest feel special during their stay at this hotel. The resort exudes a peaceful serenity with an understated elegance.
Continuing eastwards from the Côte d’Azur you will cross from the French to the Italian Riviera, with the mountains of the Prealps on one side and the glittering sea on the other. Arrive in Portofino, one of the most stylish towns on the Riviera, and spend three nights at Belmond Hotel Splendido. This luxurious and relaxing retreat evokes a sense of old world glamour and is the perfect base from which to explore this stunning stretch of coast. Spend your days making full use of the hotel's facilities, or discover the beauty of the Italian Riviera, heading south to the famous Cinque Terre. Admire the vibrant, colourful streets of these five fishing villages as you soak up the incredible atmosphere and dramatic scenery.
Finally, fly south to Naples and on to the legendary Capri, an island renowned for its designer boutiques and stylish streets. Behind the glitz and the glamour, however, lies a history dating back to the Roman Empire, which can easily be explored with a private guide at your side. Visit the towns of Capri and Anacapri from your base at JK Place or venture out by boat to the stunning Grotta Azzurra or the nearby Amalfi Coast.
In the shadow of Mont Ventoux, the fabled climb synonymous with the Tour de France, try your hand at a more gentle bike ride through the gorgeous countryside of Provence.
Arles is a fascinating city filled with monuments and Roman treasures, it was also the inspiration for over 300 pieces of work by Van Gough, who lived here from 1888 to 1889. With your guide take a visit to see the stunning Amphitheatre and Aqueduct.
Set out on an enchanting adventure into the forest and experience truffle hunting alongside an expert 'Trufficulteur', before enjoying a rustic lunch and truffle cooking demonstration with the resident chef.
A must for all oenophiles, enjoy a wine tasting with the chef-sommelier at Crillon Le Brave in a turret complete with delicious charcuterie.
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