Join us in visiting key locations and attractions including; Entrance to Lemon Festival Parade, Entrance to Nice Battle of the Flowers, Visit to Monaco & Visit to Orchid Exhibition.
Local departure points.
Hotel Prince de Galles
Overlooking the Mediterranean and promenade, our four-star hotel was once the summer residence of Prince Antonio I of Monaco. It is surrounded by a garden and our comfortable bedrooms have private bathrooms, telephone and cable television. The hotel boasts a lounge bar, first class restaurant and lift to all floors.
We leave from our local departure points and travel to Hull where our ferry awaits for the overnight crossing to Zeebrugge. Twin low-berth outside cabins. Dinner and breakfast on board ship.
After disembarkation at Zeebrugge, we travel south past Lille, Reims and Troyes to Beaune, the unofficial capital of the Cote d’Or. Beaune’s principal vocation is the production and ageing of fine Burgundy wines, and our hotel provides a comfortable stay for the night. Hotel Mercure.
We continue south via Lyon, Aix en Provence and the Var, where a riot of colour and perfume greets us in the form of the vibrant yellow mimosa. We continue east to enchanting Menton and our welcoming host for five nights. Hotel Prince de Galles.
There can be few better ways to banish the winter blues than by visiting the wonderful Riviera Carnivals. Relax in the early spring sunshine and enjoy the hugely colourful Lemon Festival which transforms our resort. Marvel at the spectacular Battle of the Flowers in neighbouring Nice, where beautifully decorated floats are enthusiastically greeted by happy visitors. For both of those events we have reserved seats and our programme includes a visit to the tiny Principality of Monaco, a sovereign state surrounded by France, and entrances to the annual orchid exhibition.
We say a fond au revoir to Menton and the glittering Mediterranean and drive north via Orange. We leave Provence, entering the Rhones Alpes Region, before continuing to Beaune and our overnight stop in Burgundy. Hotel Mercure.
We continue north to Belgium and Zeebrugge where our ferry awaits for the overnight crossing to Hull. Twin low-berth outside cabins. Dinner and breakfast on board ship.
We return to Scotland late afternoon at the end of a fabulous early spring tonic.