Italy and France: Riviera highlights
Day 1-2 Genoa
Walk through the narrow lanes of this city that emerge into bustling squares. Look out for Piazza de Ferrari with its instantly recognisable bronze fountain. The city is littered with numerous delightful frescoes and it’s also well known for the famous opera house, Teatro Carlo Felice.
Transfers to Portofino 1h10m
Day 3-4 Portofino
Cast out a line in what was once a bustling fishing village located just southeast of Genoa City. Today, fishermen still land their catch, but it’s become a popular choice for discerning visitors drawn by its charming cobblestone square. Overlooking the harbour, that’s where you’ll find the resort’s best outdoor eateries and bars.
Transfers to Santa Margherita 0h11m
Day 5-6 Santa Margherita
Explore a genteel resort that epitomises Italian elegance and style. Yachts crowd its harbour and the place has a more refined air than its showy neighbour Portofino. Drawing an older clientele, this pretty coastal village is hard to beat when it comes to finding a place to relax, sip a glass a wine and enjoy the freshest local seafood around.
Transfers to Menton 2h31m3h23m
Day 7-8 Menton
Soak up the atmosphere in perhaps the most overlooked resort on the French Riviera. Sleepy Menton has much to entice the traveller, including the manicured gardens of the Serre de la Madone and a fascinating museum dedicated to its adopted son, the renowned poet Jean Cocteau.
Transfers to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat 0h47m0h54m
Top Activities in Menton
- Jean Cocteau Museum
- Jardin botanique exotique de Menton
- Basilique Saint-Michel-Archange
Awesome Restaurants in Menton
- Le Petit Prince
- Au Pistou
- Le Solenzara
- Vanilla Bakery
Day 9-10 Saint Jean Cap Ferrat
Relax in this tranquil town that’s known for its perfect climate and atmosphere. Yachts fill the marina and kids play on the town’s rocky beaches, but this place is really about sitting back and chilling out while watching the world go by.
Transfers to Antibes 1h07m0h58m
Day 11-12 Antibes
Stroll along the port of this beautiful town beloved of celebrities and locals alike. Luxury yachts moor at its marina, their owners drawn by the ramparts of the old town and the town’s established café culture as well as the excellent weather. Just a stone’s throw from Cannes, Antibes holds its own festival, opting for jazz rather than film.
Transfers to Nice 0h44m0h28m