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WINTER WARMER - Italian & French Riviera – The Menton Lemon Festival and Flower Parade in Nice - 6 Days

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From 299 € per person

Experience colourful and fragrant Carnival celebrations on the French Riviera

  • Enjoy the flower “battle” on the Promenade des Anglais
  • Take part in the bright celebration of citrus fruits in Menton

  • The Nice Carnival

Offering one of the world’s biggest Carnival celebrations, cosmopolitan Nice and its satellite events attract well over a million visitors to the Côte d’Azur each year.

The Menton Lemon Festival
The Lemon Festival with its Golden Fruit Parade is a unique event on the Cote d’Azur with brightly coloured citrus floats and ornate displays providing a memorable day

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive at the Riviera of Flowers

Day 2 (Saturday): Marti Gras in Nice 
Participate in one of the biggest Marti Gras celebrations in the world! Watch the impressive Flower Parade on the Promenade des Anglais and catch one of the thousands of flowers thrown from the decorated floats to the delighted spectators during the world renowned Bataille de Fleurs. In the evening behold the Parade of Lights as the floats are illuminated in captivating colored lights and are wheeled around the main square. After the music and shows have ended, enjoy some time for dinner on your own before being brought back to the hotel.

Day 3 (Sunday): The Lemon Festival in Menton
Transfer by coach to the first city on the Côte d’Azur, just beyond the Italian border, to be dazzled by the "Fête du Citron." The unique event celebrates citrus – using its naturally bright colors to create artwork enlivening the mild winter days. The fruit sculptures crafted from over 145 tons of oranges, lemons and grapefruit in the Biovès Gardens are enchanting during the day and in the evening when it is transformed into the “Gardens of Light.” Enjoy the parade of sun-inspired floats!

Day 4: San Remo and Inland Liguria, Complete with an Olive Oil and Wine Tasting
See how to live in true celebrity style. Sanremo is the Italian Rivieria’s response to Cannes. The most famous spot on the “Riviera of Flowers” blooms and buzzes with shoppers searching for high-end fashions on its palm-lined streets. Then continue on, inland, to see a simpler side of Liguria. Stop at an olive mill for a tour and tasting including snacks and wine.

Day 5: At leisure
Have some time to enjoy the refreshing Riviera air at your leisure. Choose from the many opportunities to do walks, a little shopping and dining around your hotel.

Day 6: Departure

 

  • 5 x nights accommodation with buffet breakfast at a good 3*/4* Hotel on the Italian Riviera
  • 1 x 3 course dinner (on arrival day)
  • 2 x 3 course dinners with choice of starter & main course
  • 1 x welcome cocktail 
  • 1 x full day tour escort for Nizza 
  • 1 x full day tour escort for Menton 
  • 1 x full day tour escort for San Remo and the Ligurian hinterland 
  • 1 x wine and olive oil tasting with snacks

10-02-2021 - 28-02-2021 | 6 Days

4* Hotel

 
Details
  • per person in a twin/double room GROUND TRANSPORT INCLUDED
    439 €
  • per person in a twin/double room
    299 €

Additional services

  • Single room supplement
    125 €

4* Hotel

 

 Accomodation at 4* Hotel

Group Rates for the Nice Carnival (per person, based on 2020)

From € 15,00 per person (standing tickets)
Flower Battle Saturday at 2.30pm
Festival of Lights Saturday at 9pm

Group Rates for Menton Lemon Festival (per person, based on 2020)

From € 15,00 per person (standing tickets)
The Golden Fruit Parade takes place on Sunday at 2.30pm

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