Our vibrant itinerary takes in two distinctive and exciting annual events – Menton’s fruity lemon festival and Nice’s fragrant flower show along with a visit to chic Alassio. Staying at the Hotel Piccolo, located just a few minutes from the beach in Diano Marina.
Day one. We head to Hull for the overnight ferry to the continent enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Day two. We make our way to our dinner, bed and breakfast stop.
Day three. We continue to the Hotel Piccolo and check in for our five night stay.
Day four. Slipping into France, a unique experience awaits us at the Menton Lemon Festival. This sleepy village bursts into riot of colour when its annual Fete du Citron is in full swing with its citrus scented parade of fruity floats. Watch amazed as giant sculptures of everything from trains to historic monuments glide past – all made exclusively from oranges and lemons!
Days five & six.Two free days to explore delightful Diano Marina.
Day seven. We’re off to Nice for the fabulous Flower Parade. Watch as a carnival of flamboyant floats file through the ancient streets while costumed characters throw flowers to the crowd.
Day eight. We journey to our overnight dinner, bed and breakfasthotel.
Day nine. Continue to our ferry back to Hull enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Day ten. We head home after a wonderful holiday.
This comfortable hotel has coastal views and is set in a quiet location in Diano Marina close to the sandy beach. There is a lovely restaurant and pleasant sun terrace.