Ultimate Lake Como to the Riviera Road Trip

Lake Como, Portofino, Cinque Terre, Monaco, Nice, Cannes
12 nights private tour from $12,000

Embark on the ultimate self-driving journey with this tour of the Italian and French Rivieras. Take in the serenity of Lake Como and the beauty of Portofino before experiencing the elegance of Monaco and Cannes. Indulge in luxurious accommodation and discover charming, hidden gems as you take the journey at your own pace.

Ultimate Lake Como to the Riviera Road Trip
At a glance
  • Unforgettable Experiences: Immerse yourself in the essence of the Riviera with unique experiences such as perfume-making in Grasse, a morning market tour in Nice, and a pasta cooking class in Portofino.

  • Stay in the finest hotels along the Riviera and Lake Como, including the newly reimagined Carlton Cannes, The Maybourne Riviera in Monaco, the Belmond Splendido Mare in Portofino, and Grand Hotel Tremezzo in Lago di Como. 

  • Exclusive Evenings: Enjoy the Riviera's glamorous nightlife and the serenity of a Portofino Bay sunset cruise with exceptional evenings experiences customized to perfection.

  • As a self-drive itinerary, you have the freedom to explore at your own pace and make spontaneous stops along the way.

Journey highlights
  • Unforgettable Experiences: Immerse yourself in the essence of the Riviera with unique experiences such as perfume-making in Grasse, a morning market tour in Nice, and a pasta cooking class in Portofino.

  • Stay in the finest hotels along the Riviera and Lake Como, including the newly reimagined Carlton Cannes, The Maybourne Riviera in Monaco, the Belmond Splendido Mare in Portofino, and Grand Hotel Tremezzo in Lago di Como. 

  • Exclusive Evenings: Enjoy the Riviera's glamorous nightlife and the serenity of a Portofino Bay sunset cruise with exceptional evenings experiences customized to perfection.

  • As a self-drive itinerary, you have the freedom to explore at your own pace and make spontaneous stops along the way.

  • Ultimate itinerary:A harmonious blend of authenticity and superlative luxury, our Ultimate Journeys are designed for the discerning traveller, providing unparalleled insider access and exclusive luxury private experiences
Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

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Mediterranean Climate - generally warm and dry May - September. The Cote d'Azur has a mild climate throughout the year, the hottest months being July and August, and the coolest being January and February. Rain mostly falls during the cooler winter months and there is an average of only 60 days' rain per year.

Itinerary

Day 1-4

Lake Como, Italian Lakes, Italy

As you step into this luxurious abode, you are enveloped in a world of elegance. Grand Hotel Tremezzo is a masterclass in refined living, offering panoramic views of Lake Como, lush gardens, and sumptuously appointed rooms. Every moment here is a testament to indulgence. Your Lake Como experience begins with a half-day private boat excursion to Villa Balbianello, a historic gem nestled on a picturesque peninsula. Explore the villa's splendid gardens, rich in history and cinematic significance, and bask in the opulence that surrounds you.

An evening of pure enchantment awaits as you embark on a private boat to dine at Locanda dell’Isola Comacina. This Michelin-starred restaurant, set on its own island, is an exclusive haven for gourmands. Under the starlit sky, savor exquisite Italian cuisine in an atmosphere of unrivaled romance.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Tremezzo ( 3 nights )
Day 4-7

Portofino, Italy

From the tranquil beauty of Lake Como, your journey continues to the glamorous shores of Portofino. En-route, a half-day tour of Milan, the fashion capital of the world, awaits you. Discover the city's artistic and architectural treasures, including the magnificent Duomo and the iconic Teatro alla Scala. Your tour is a window into Italy's cultural legacy.

Upon arrival in Portofino, you'll check-in to the Belmond Splendido Mare, a refined retreat that epitomizes Riviera elegance. The hotel boasts stunning sea views and a central location, making it the perfect base for exploring Portofino's enchanting streets.

Venture further along the coast on a private boat excursion to Cinque Terre, a collection of five vibrant fishing villages clinging to the cliffs. Experience the region's unique charm and relish a pasta-making class at a local eco-farm, where you'll craft Italian delicacies from scratch.

As the sun sets over the Gulf of Portofino and San Fruttuoso Bay, embark on a sunset cruise, sipping aperitivos and savoring the tranquility of the Mediterranean waters, creating memories of extraordinary beauty.

Accommodation: Belmond Hotel Splendido Mare ( 3 nights )
Day 7-10

Monaco, France

Delve into the heart of Genoa with a market tour, immersing yourself in the vibrant local culture and flavors. Afterward, participate in a private cooking class, where you'll master the art of Italian cuisine.

Your journey takes a regal turn as you arrive in Monaco, staying at The Maybourne Riviera, a haven of luxury overlooking the azure Mediterranean. This refined retreat offers a private sanctuary with impeccable service and breathtaking sea views. Explore the nearby gems of Eze and Cap Ferrat, including a visit to Villa Rothschild, followed by a gourmet break that tantalizes your palate with French delicacies. Your private guided driving tour from Nice ensures a seamless and enriching experience.

A half-day tour to Menton, known for its gardens and historic architecture, allows you to explore the French Riviera's hidden treasures. Your journey through Monaco culminates in a Royal Evening, an exclusive affair that offers a glimpse into the principality's regal lifestyle. Enjoy an after-hours tour of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, followed by a visit to the Oceanography Museum. Cap off a magnificent evening with dinner at the famed Le Louis XV before trying your hand at the Grand Casino.

Accommodation: The Maybourne Riviera ( 3 nights )
Day 10-13

Cannes, Cote d'Azur, France

The grand finale of your journey unfolds in Cannes, where you'll reside at the Carlton Cannes, a Regent Hotel. This iconic establishment epitomizes Riviera luxury, offering stunning views of the Mediterranean and a prime location on La Croisette.

Enjoy a sensory adventure with a private perfume-making session in Grasse, where you'll craft your personalized fragrance, an olfactory masterpiece to commemorate your journey. Later, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Nice's morning market, followed by an afternoon of leisure in this charming city.

As dusk descends on the final evening of your journey, embark on an evening walking tour of St. Paul de Vence, a medieval hilltop village brimming with art and history. Conclude your journey with a gourmet dinner at La Colombe d'Or, where artists and celebrities have gathered for generations.


Note: always be sure to drive responsibly and limit consumption of alcoholic beverages before operating a vehicle. For added convenience, this tour may also be chauffeur-driven for a nominal cost.





Accommodation: Carlton Cannes, A Regent Hotel ( 3 nights )
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Price Guide: ( based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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July 2024 $14,600 $3,600 plan your trip
August 2024 $14,600 $3,600 plan your trip
September 2024 $14,600 $3,600 plan your trip
October 2024 $13,300 $3,300 plan your trip
November 2024 $12,000 $3,000 plan your trip
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    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,600
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    $3,600
  • August 2024
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    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,600
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    $3,600
  • September 2024
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,600
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    $3,600
  • October 2024
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    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $13,300
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    $3,300
  • November 2024
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $12,000
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    $3,000
  • December 2024
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $12,000
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    $3,000
  • January 2025
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    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $12,000
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    $3,000
  • February 2025
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $12,000
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $12,000
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    $3,000
  • April 2025
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $13,300
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    $3,300
  • May 2025
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $13,300
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    $3,300
  • June 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,600
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    $3,600
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Mediterranean Climate - generally warm and dry May - September. The Cote d'Azur has a mild climate throughout the year, the hottest months being July and August, and the coolest being January and February. Rain mostly falls during the cooler winter months and there is an average of only 60 days' rain per year.

Ultimate Lake Como to the Riviera Road Trip
Ultimate Lake Como to the Riviera Road Trip

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely personalized to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

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