DAY 1 - From your chosen joining point your feeder vehicle will take you to the designated interchange point where your holiday begins. After joining your holiday coach, you will travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais and then onto your overnight stop in Central France. Bed & breakfast.
DAY 2 - After breakfast, continue southwards to arrive in Cannes this afternoon for a 4-night stay in your centrally located hotel. Welcome drink on arrival. Bed & breakfast.
DAY 3 - 5 - At leisure in Cannes with three included excursions. During your stay, a ride on the 'Le Petit Train' (tourist land train) around town also forms part of your Cannes experience. Bed & breakfast with a farewell dinner included on the last night before departing Cannes.
St Tropez with wine tasting
Head westwards along the coast to the jet-set favourite of St Tropez. Ever since 60s, St Tropez has been one of the more popular beach resorts in southern France. The town enjoys a spectacular setting and away from the glorious sandy beaches and the yacht-filled marinas, St Tropez features some historic cobbled streets, numerous café bars and lovely little shops. A stop will be made for a tasting at a local winery to sample different wines of the region.
Villages of Provence & Perfume
Head inland a little to discover the medieval hilltop fortified village of St Paul de Vence overlooking the sea. Known now for its many art galleries that occupy its tiny cobbled lanes, the village shot to prominence in the post war years when it became so popular with the likes of Picasso and Chagall (who is buried in the village cemetery). A stop will also be made in Grasse, synonymous with perfume for many centuries made from the delicate flowers that flourish in the region due to the wonderful climate. You will visit a perfumerie for an insight into the fine art of perfume making. A Provençale lunch is included today in a local village restaurant.
Catamaran Cruise in the Bay of Cannes
Experience the beautiful coastline of the French Riviera from the deck of a sleek catamaran on a half day cruise in the Bay of Cannes. Lounge on the sun deck and soak up the views as you cruise towards the Lérins Islands. Plenty of time for relaxation as well as the opportunity to swim in the Med for those who wish. NB a local coach will operate the transfer to and from the port.
DAY 6 - Adieu to the shimmering blue waters of the Cote d'Azur as you travel north to the final overnight stop in central France. Bed & Breakfast.
DAY 7 - After breakfast, continue on to Calais and the return Channel crossing and the journey home.