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Alassio, Italy's Riviera of Flowers

Alassio, Italy's Riviera of Flowers

Outstanding resort and a 4 star hotel

8 Day Holiday


Sunday 4 October  £769

Single supplement £160


Insurance £52  inc IPT



7 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Choice of menu and porterage at Alassio

Welcome drink

2 evenings musical entertainment

Excursions as described

Channel crossings by ferry

Day 1 Sunday

Channel crossing to Calais, then south to Dijon for dinner, bed &
breakfast at a hotel in the suburbs.


Day 2 Monday

It is an interesting drive by way of Lyon, the Rhone Valley and
Provence, then crossing into Italy for our 5 night stay in Alassio. Half board at the 4
star superior Hotel Toscana

B, D

Day 3 Tuesday

Day at leisure in Alassio. This former feudal town which belonged to
the monks of nearby Isola Gallinara is now one of Italy’s most popular holiday centres.
Visits can be made to Alassio’s busy morning market which sells clothing, fruit and
vegetables, the town’s famous muretto (little wall) or visit the many shops and
boutiques in the pedestrian area of the town.

B, D

Day 4 Wednesday

Today it’s France and the Côte d’Azur, the fabled Riviera. First a
visit to Cannes, the elegant and cosmopolitan resort with the liveliest pleasure port on
the Rivera. Only during the film festival in May does Cannes lose its habitual cool. The
rest of the year the city devotes itself to its tourist vocation. From Cannes take the
coast road round the Cap d’Antibes, a quiet pine covered peninsula gifted with big,
beautiful houses and spectacular scenery. On to Nice, the fifth largest city in France
and capital of the Riviera. It is a vibrant, important city, boasting France’s third largest
airport, an opera house and excellent philharmonic orchestra, university and several
good museums. The city’s shops, hotels and restaurants rival the world’s best.

B, D

Day 5 Thursday

Other popular resorts nearby on the ‘Riviera of Flowers’ include
Diano Marina and San Remo. We plan to spend some sightseeing time in each.

B, D

Day 6 Friday

Today we visit Ventimiglia, a popular summer destination for tourists
and particularly popular all year with visitors on Friday due to the excellent street
market. You can shop for great bargains in Ventimiglia’s market before we continue to
Menton in the afternoon, the ‘Lemon Festival Capital of the World’. Located very close
to the border of France and Italy, Menton is in many ways, more Italian than French.

B, D

Day 7 Saturday

Leave for the journey back to Dijon and the last night of the tour.
(Dinner, bed & breakfast).

B, D

Day 8 Sunday

Late afternoon ferry from Calais, then home in the evening


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Alassio on the Italian Riviera is one of Italy’s most popular holiday centres. Known as the Riviera of Flowers, it is an area ideally situated to combining a relaxing time on a Mediterranean beach with the very best of a sightseeing tour. You will also see Diano Marina, San Remo and Ventimiglia, yet it won’t only be the Italian Riviera that we discover on this tour, we’ll also make our way to the French Riviera during our trip to Nice and Cannes.


HOTEL TOSCANA l An elegant 4 star superior hotel in the centre of Alassio, family-owned and run, just about 2 minutes walk from the sea and a similar distance from the main shopping area. The air-conditioned rooms have all the expected facilities and are served by a lift. Porterage is included as well as a welcome drink and there will be live music on two evenings. American buffet breakfasts are served and there is a choice of menu for dinner with 4 or 5 starters, main courses and desserts and a salad bar, much of the food coming from the family’s own farm in Tuscany

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Chelmsford Victoria Road (coach bays)
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Bus Stop by Brookside Tavern
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by Travelodge IG1 !BA
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Old Granada Bingo, Pitsea SS13 3AH
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
Shoeburyness - Kathryn Ct The Cambridge.(Kathryn Ct.), Shoeburyness
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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