Brush shoulders with the rich and famous and relax on the beach on this no-fly holiday to the French Riviera

One of the most stylish coastlines in the world, the Côte d'Azur is a playground for the rich and famous. But you don't have to be rich - or famous - to holiday here.

With accommodation in the Mediterranean town of St Raphaël, this eight-day tour will take you to some of the best known spots so you can experience for yourself the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera and unwind in this beautiful destination under sapphire skies.

There's plenty of time to explore the resort of St Raphaël, soak up the sun in swanky St Tropez, wander the quaint streets of Nice, explore medieval St Paul de Vence and brush shoulders with the stars in Monte Carlo.

Plus, boost your green credentials on this no-fly holiday, travelling by smart Eurostar to Lille and by high-speed TGV to St Raphaël.

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Price includes

  • Return Eurostar from London to Lille
  • Return TGV from Lille to St Raphaël
  • Seven nights' half board accommodation in St Raphaël
  • Explore St Raphaël with your own free time
  • Services of our experienced Tour Manager


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  1. Day
    London to St Raphael
    Saint-Raphael, France

    Travel from London to Lille by Eurostar and continue by TGV to St Raphaël, your base for the next seven nights.

  2. Day
    St Raphael
    Saint-Raphael, France

    Today is free for you to relax in the traditional Côte d'Azur resort. Situated between Cannes and St Tropez, St Raphaël has many highlights including the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Victoire, the picturesque old port and its bustling marina, pretty belle époque buildings which line the seafront, and a stunning coastline with sheltered bays and fine sandy beaches.

    Meals - Breakfast
  3. Day
    St Paul de Vence & Nice
    Nice, France

    Today you'll travel to the village of St Paul de Vence on a coach excursion. The winding streets exude beauty, with vine-covered stone walls and elegant fountains and statues. Due to its hilltop location, you can also catch breathtaking views of the mountains and sea. From here you'll travel to Nice, which is celebrated for its Promenade de Anglais - it's the perfect place for a leisurely stroll, gazing out across the Mediterranean and enjoying a crepe from one of the stalls. The old town is filled with historical monuments including the Palace de Justice - a grand 19th-century mansion, and the domed cathedral of Sainte-Reparate. Later, you'll return to the hotel by coach and enjoy an evening meal.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day
    St Raphael
    Saint-Raphael, France

    Take the opportunity to venture into the surrounding hills and explore one of the quaint towns - Frejus is only a short walk away and is home to many Roman sites.

    Meals - Breakfast
  5. Day
    Monte Carlo
    Monte-Carlo, Monaco

    This morning you'll take the train from St Raphael Valescure Station to Monte Carlo, a playground for the rich and famous and home to the renowned grand prix circuit and exquisite harbour. Admire the casino, walk around the gardens, or for a small cost, you can take a circular bus tour.

    Meals - Breakfast
  6. Day
    Relax in St Raphael
    Saint-Raphael, France

    Today is free for you to relax and explore at leisure. The local market in St Raphaël is worth a visit; here you'll have the chance to pick up some local produce.

    Meals - Breakfast
  7. Day
    St Tropez
    Saint-Tropez, France

    The destination for jet-setters all over the world, St Tropez has a glamorous reputation yet it still maintains the charm of a small fishing village. On a boat excursion you'll be able to take in the coastal scenery. Spend some time around Vieux Port and admire the luxury yachts; explore La Ponche, the oldest and most attractive part of town; take a walk to the 16th-century citadel and enjoy fantastic views; watch games of pétanque beneath the plane trees in Place des Lices; stroll from beach to beach along the coastal path - there's plenty to enjoy.

    Meals - Breakfast
  8. Day
    St Raphael to London
    Lille, France

    We depart on the late-morning train to Lille, where a Eurostar connection returns you to London.

    Meals - Breakfast


Best Western Plus Hotel La Marina, St Raphaël

Saint-Raphael, France

Four-star resort on the Santa Lucia harbour

This four-star hotel is ideally located on the Santa Lucia harbour of St Raphaël overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. The hotel also has excellent leisure facilities, including an outdoor swimming pool, and there's a lovely restaurant with a port-side terrace and a poolside bar. The nearest beach is a 15-minute walk away.

Room facilities & amenities:

  • En Suite bathroom
  • Satellite television
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities

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