Diano Marina and the Italian Riviera

Portofino holiday - Italian Riviera

· Covid Cancellation Protection
· 42 Day Free Amendments

Holiday Highlights

The beautiful Italian Riviera of Flowers, lapped by the warm waters of the sparkling Mediterranean, is a true holiday paradise. The region has been a firm favourite since Edwardian times and is renowned for lots of warm sunshine, picturesque coves and clear blue skies. The wide, sweeping bays have a backdrop of hills, their slopes clad in olive groves and pine, lemon and orange trees.

Book today with a low deposit of just £150.

Duration
8 days
Price
from £1269

The Riviera of Flowers is everything its name suggests, ablaze with thousands and thousands of exotic blooms in a magnificent coastal setting. This exuberant coast is dotted with idyllic resorts, from Ventimiglia in the north to La Spezia in the south. Our resort, Diano Marina, is one of the prettiest resorts on the Riviera with its seemingly endless stretch of sandy beachfront and a palm-lined promenade backed by pastel-coloured houses and dramatic hills.

Dating back to Roman times Diano Marina today offers plenty of characterful streets, with lots of pavement cafes where you can relax over a refreshing cool drink, Bargain hunters will find a wide variety of fascinating shops selling Italian handicrafts including inlaid woodwork, lace, leather goods and hand carved cameos. For the evenings you can choose pavement cafes, ice cream parlours, bars and taverns, which are interspersed with superb restaurants and cosy trattorias.

Diano Marina is also an ideal base for our included and optional sightseeing excursions, with Monaco and Monte Carlo, Portofino, Dolceaqua and Ventimiglia all within easy reach. And when you want to take things easy Diano Marina is ideal for you too, with peaceful walks through the colourful gardens and along the beautiful promenade.

With a prime location in the heart of the Riviera and within easy reach of so many interesting places, plus one of the coast’s best beaches, Diano Marina is a fantastic choice for a relaxing holiday on the Italian Riviera.

Dates and Prices
Included in price
  • Change your booking for free up to 42 days before travel
  • Covid Cancellation protection included
  • 7 nights in the 4 star Hotel Bellevue et Mediterranne
  • 14 Meals:
  • 7 buffet continental breakfasts
  • 7 four course evening dinners with menu choice
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Excursion to Ventimiglia and Dolceaqua
  • Excursion to Monaco and Monte Carlo
  • Excursion to Portofino and Santa Margherita
  • Air-conditioned coach travel on the excursions
  • Return flight to Nice
  • One hold suitcase and one piece of hand luggage per person
  • Transfers between the airport and hotel
  • Services of a Mistral Holidays Tour Manager on included excursions
  • ATOL Protected
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Accommodation

Hotel Bellevue et Mediterranne - 4 star

Directly on the blue Mediterranean Sea, and boasting its own beach in addition to its swimming pools and ample sun terraces, this hotel is the perfect place to relax.

The award-winning 4 star Hotel Bellevue et Mediterranne is set right on the seafront and is an immaculate and well maintained hotel that has been family run for many years. This well renowned hotel is located a short stroll from the resort centre and is beautifully designed with a lovely relaxing lounge and bar area opening out onto the heated swimming pool, sun terrace and beach.

The breakfast lounge overlooks the Gulf. The breakfasts are buffet style continental with cereals, fresh fruit and home made pastries. Evening dinners are served in the restaurant, which also overlooks the Gulf of Diano. The dinners are four course with a choice of menu and a salad bar. The menus include typical Ligurian and Italian dishes and international cuisine. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes are also available on request. The restaurant has a well stocked wine cellar with a wide selection of local wines to have with your dinner, all the while enjoying the view of the sea and of the beautiful mediaeval village of Cervo. There is also a coffee shop and bar with indoor and outdoor seating and are the ideal places for a morning coffee or to meet friends for an apertif or after dinner drink.

The standard twin and double bedrooms are comfortably furnished and have en-suite bathroom with hair dryer, TV and telephone. Standard bedrooms with a balcony and sea view and Superior bedrooms with a balcony and sea view are available for a supplement.

The hotel backs on to its own private sandy beach, open from June to the end of September, which has ample sunbeds and beach umbrellas and is free of charge - the perfect place to relax on the days without an excursion. There is also a good sized outdoor swimming pool open in the summer and a smaller, heated indoor pool which opens in May.


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Excursions & Itinerary

Day 1 - Fly to Nice

Our holiday begins with the flight to Nice where you will be met by our representative for the transfer to our hotel in Diano Marina.

Day 2 - At leisure

Today you're free to rest and relax. Perhaps make your first discoveries in Diano Marina or just simply take it easy in the comfortable surroundings of the hotel.

Day 3 - Monaco and Monte Carlo - Included

The tiny Principality of Monaco, which lies between France and Italy, is home to the rich and famous and the scene of one of the most dramatic motor races in history! One of the most popular landmarks is the Royal Palace, the home today of Prince Albert. Other sights not to be missed include the opulent casino and the beautiful Cathedral where the lovely Princess Grace was married and then tragically, all too soon, laid to rest.

Day 4 - At leisure

Spend a day relaxing at your hotel and in the resort. Revisit your favourite cafe, relax on the hotel's private beach or explore further afield.

Day 5 - Portofino and Santa Margherita - Included

Portofino, once a tiny fishing village, now the Italian Riviera’s most exclusive resort, needs little introduction. Portofino’s harbour is filled with the yachts of the rich and famous and its pedestrianised streets are lined with stylish restaurants and chic designer boutiques. Not to be missed is a walk up to St. George’s church and on to the lighthouse, from which there are some fabulous views. Neighbouring Santa Margherita dates back to Roman times and is another old fishing village turned seaside resort.

Day 6 - At leisure

Spend another day relaxing at your hotel, perhaps enjoying a dip in the pool or the sea or simply curl up with a book in a shady corner of the garden or in the lounge.

Day 7 - Ventimiglia and Dolceaqua - Included

Experience the hustle and bustle of market day in the border town of Ventimiglia. Here, Italians and their French neighbours mingle in search of bargains. Particularly cheap are the various local handicrafts and leather goods, including handbags, belts and shoes. This afternoon we’ll go into the mountains behind the Riviera, where the scenery is absolutely breathtaking and visit Dolceaqua, a delightful village of stone built houses which enjoys a picture perfect setting. The village is divided in two by the Nervia River, crossed by the 33 metre long 15th century humpbacked bridge. Described by Claude Monet as “a jewel of lightness”, you’re sure to recognise the bridge from paintings by the artist.

Day 8 - Fly home

Today, at the appropriate time, we transfer to Nice airport to take the return flight to the UK.

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