Monaco and Nice
23rd to 30th June 2020
Route Napoleon is a spectacular 324km road which winds through the mountains of Provence, it is the road taken by Napoleon in 1815 in his escape from Elba to Grenoble. The route itself has spectacular scenery, cambered corners and is one of the world’s best roads to drive. It runs for 200 miles between the Côte d’Azur and Grenoble, threading through Provence and on to colourful Grasse, the perfume capital of the world where you are surrounded by fields of roses, jasmine and violets.
Immerse yourself in luxury as you stay in the 5 star Boscolo Excedra Hotel in Nice. Explore boutiques, restaurants and the opulent lifestyle that Nice and Monaco offer. Visit the casino's, charter a yachts, marvel the Prince of Monaco's private car collection or take you time and dine in the 3 Michelin Starred restaurant Alain Ducasse at the Hotel de Paris
Day One - Your Arrival
Upon your arrival into Reims and the 4 star Holiday Inn we will meet and welcome everyone to our tour and talk you through the itinerary of what’s to come. The evening then is yours to enjoy Reims - the unofficial capital of Champagne.
Day Two - Reims to Grenoble
After breakfast we start our engines and begin our journey south to Grenoble. Our first stop today is just a short distance from the hotel - the famous Reims Grand Prix Circuit. In 1926, the second venue of the Grand Prix de la Mame was established and became famous for its two 1.5 mile straights allowing exhilarating slipstream battles with maximum straight line speeds being reached for its era. We will meet for a traditional lunch along the way to indulge in the french hospitality.
Grenoble sits at the foot of the Alps and the head of the Isère River and where Route Napoléon (N85) begins. The Grand Hotel is our four star retreat tonight.
Dinner is included this evening.
Tour Pack, which includes recommended places to visit, maps and directions, accommodation information and contact details.
Welcome drink on the first evening
7 nights in 4 and 5 star hotels with breakfast
Dinner on 3 evenings with wine
Dinner at the Michelin Starred Les Trois Domes
Return Eurotunnel Crossings
Accompanied by Tour Manager
£1995 per person based on two people sharing a room
Room upgrades are available on request, subject to availability and charge.
Day Three - Grenoble to Nice
After a breakfast we shall arrange to meet in our cars before setting out on our journey through Provence along the spectacular Route Napoleon. Our day will be filled with sweeping bends, hairpins through woodlands, dreamy roads that seem to climb to the heavens, sweeping valleys that are cut by rivers and meadows, and roads that cling to the cliffs twisting and turning through rocky archways. Our decent plunges us towards the coast as if the road drains into the sea as we reach Cannes, turn east and follow the road into Nice and the 5 star Boscolo Exedra, our luxury base for the next 3 nights.
Dinner this evening is included
Day Four - A Day at Leisure
Nice, Monaco and Cannes awaits you, its is all at your feet for the taking. Monaco is a short drive away by car or by the local bus. Immerse yourself in the Prince of Monaco's private collection of some 100 cars, the exhibition, covers an area of 5,000 m2 and unlike anything else in the world. Walk the Grand Prix Circuit or take your car and drive it. Monaco also offers unrivalled shopping, luxurious beach clubs, gourmet restaurants and a fantastic nightlife or push the boat out and charter a yacht and cruise around the surrounding bays of Monaco.
Day Five - Optional
Today we shall be offering an optional excursion which takes us on the Col du Turini, a historical section of the famous Monte Carlo Rally. This circular tour to Turini which has been named as one of the worlds’ greatest roads and is something of an engineering masterpiece. With 34 tight hairpins to challenge you and jaw-dropping scenery, the Col de Turini is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and coolest driving roads in Europe and well worth the experience.
If you prefer, you could chose to soak up the luxury surroundings of the Boscolo Hotel or explore Nice at your leisure.
Dinner is included this evening.
Day Six - Nice to Lyon
Today’s route takes us through the incredible Gorges du Verdon, which is France’s Grand Canyon. It is the deepest gorge in France and one of the must see natural wonders of central Provence.
We continue north to Lyon and our hotel. Tonight dinner is provisionally reserved at Les Trois Domes a Michelin Starred restaurant, an unforgettable experience awaits above the city of lights and is just a short stroll from our four star Hotel, Carlton Lyon.
Dinner is included this evening
Day Seven - Lyon to Reims
Our journey draws to a close as we continue north to our final night in Reims and the four star Holiday Inn.
Day Eight - Reims to Calais
Today marks the end our our tour as you head to Calais for your Eurotunnel crossing back into England.
Holiday Inn, Reims ****
23 June 2020, 1 night
29 June 2020, 1 night
A four star hotel centrally located and close to the Cathedral and a rooftop restaurant, terrace and bar, perfect for a relaxing evening.
Grand Hotel, Grenoble ****
24 June 2020, 1 night
A four star boutique hotel The elegant guest rooms are sound proofed, air-conditioned and some offer a balcony. There is a stylish bar offering a variety of drinks, cocktails and wines.
Boscolo Exedra Hotel, Nice *****
25 June 2020, 3 nights
An elegant hotel with 133 individual rooms boasting marble bathrooms and views over the garden. On-site spa facilities feature, sea water pool, sauna, swimming pool, fitness gym and sports facilities. There is also a rooftop terrace, pool and bar where your favourite cocktail can be prepared and lunch can be served. The public beach is just five minutes away and being centrally located you'll find many attractions close to hand.
Hotel Carlton MGallery by Sofitel, Lyon ****
28 June 2020, 1 night
Located in the heart of Lyon the hotel effortlessly blends contemporary and comfort with 80 tastefully decorated rooms and an intimate bar where you can sit beneath the soft glow of the pearl chandeliers.