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French Riviera Short Break - Solo Traveller
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French Riviera Short Break - Solo Traveller

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Take a solo traveller holiday and discover the best of the French Riviera, the Côte d'Azur in the south of France, with a relaxing short break.

On your French Riviera itinerary,  you can stroll along the famous ‘Promenade des Anglais’ which stretches for 7km along the beach, during your half day walking tour of Nice, the capital of the Côte d'Azur. 

On a full day excursion to Antibes, you will explore the renowned Old Town and the Millionaires’ Quay. Here, you can also visit the Musée Picasso, the first museum in the world dedicated to Picasso which has over 250 of his pieces on display, and the Naval Museum of Napoleon. 

Experience the lifestyle of the rich and famous in Cannes, home to the prestigious annual film festival, dine or shop til you drop along the Boulevard de la Croisette. 

During your short break in the French Riviera you will be based in the very heart of Nice and there is plenty of free time for sightseeing of your choice, you can take an optional excursion to Monaco & Monte Carlo, or you can simply sit back, relax on one of the many beautiful beaches and enjoy your short holiday to the south of France. 

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)     
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Flight Duration
Flight duration is usually 2 ½ hours. Nice Airport is approximately 20 minutes from your hotel.
Climate
The South of France has a proven reputation for sun, with an average 2500 hours per year.
Food & Drink
Southern French cooking is known for its fresh, vibrant colours and herby flavours. Bouillabaisse, salade Niçoise, crispy fried courgette flowers, lamb roasted with herbs and aromatic garlic are just a few of the specialities that will set your tastebuds tingling, while locally produced rosé wines are a popular accompaniment.
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €3.20
  • Beer: €5.00
  • Glass of wine: €3.50
  • Main course: €18.00
  • Soft Drink: €2.50
  • Bottled Water: €0.50
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading/Viewing

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen

The Winner Stands Alone by Paulo Coelho

To Catch a Thief - 1955 film, starring Grace Kelly and Cary Grant
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - 1988 film, starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine

Holiday highlights

Nice & the Promenade des Anglais

The capital of the Côte d'Azur, Nice has many attractions such as the colourful flower market and stunning sandy beaches. The city enjoys fine weather, making it a popular attraction to visit all year around. The ‘Promenade des Anglais’, translated it means the ‘Walkway of the English’, was named after the wealthy English aristocats who began holidaying in Nice in the late 18th century. The promenade runs along the beach and it’s a very popular place to enjoy a stroll along the seafront. 

Antibes
seaside town filled with rich culture and history, Antibes is a fascinating place you will visit on your French Riviera trip. Picasso lived in the town for a short period and you can discover over 250 pieces of his artwork at the Musée Picasso. Antibes stunning surroundings is a source of inspiration, it’s no wonder other famous artists, like Eugene Boudin, Claude Monet and Henri-Edmond Cross visited or lived in the town.
Cannes
A jewel in the crown of the French Riviera and a haven for the rich and famous. Explore Boulevard de la Croisette, a 2km road lined with lavish shops and restaurants. Located along the Cannes seafront, it’s the city’s central attraction and the setting for the annual Cannes Film Festival, one of the world’s oldest. Sun worshipers will be spoilt for choice, as 7.5km of the 15km Cannes coastline consists of beautiful sandy beaches.

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)     
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Flight Duration
Flight duration is usually 2 ½ hours. Nice Airport is approximately 20 minutes from your hotel.
Climate
The South of France has a proven reputation for sun, with an average 2500 hours per year.
Food & Drink
Southern French cooking is known for its fresh, vibrant colours and herby flavours. Bouillabaisse, salade Niçoise, crispy fried courgette flowers, lamb roasted with herbs and aromatic garlic are just a few of the specialities that will set your tastebuds tingling, while locally produced rosé wines are a popular accompaniment.
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €3.20
  • Beer: €5.00
  • Glass of wine: €3.50
  • Main course: €18.00
  • Soft Drink: €2.50
  • Bottled Water: €0.50
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading/Viewing

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen

The Winner Stands Alone by Paulo Coelho

To Catch a Thief - 1955 film, starring Grace Kelly and Cary Grant
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - 1988 film, starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 – Travel to France

Full Day

Travel to France

Welcome to France! Upon arrival to Nice airport, you will be met by our local representative in the airport before being transferred to your hotel located in the centre of Nice. This evening enjoy a welcome drink at your hotel and get to know your fellow travellers.

Day 2 - Nice Walking Tour

Morning

Nice Walking Tour

After breakfast, enjoy a guided walking tour of Nice. With year-round sunshine, colourful architecture and sparkling water, this city is truly a gem on the French Riviera. During your tour, experience many of Nice’s cultural attractions including a colourful flower market and the beachside Promenade des Anglais, named after the earliest English visitors to the area. You will also see the elegant baroque churches, the opera house and the winding streets of the Old Town of Nice.

Afternoon

At Leisure

Have the afternoon at leisure to further explore Nice at your own pace. Shop, sightsee or take a trip to the nearby beach. Your guide will be able to suggest activities to suit your interests.

Day 3 – At Leisure or optional excursion to Monaco & Monte Carlo

Full Day

At Leisure

Today have a day at leisure to enjoy the delights of Nice. Maybe take a walk to the top of Nice’s hill fortress and admire the views of the Promenade des Anglais or go visit the Musée Matisse home to a range of paintings by the painter Henri Matisse.

Full Day

Optional excursion to Monaco & Monte Carlo

Why not further explore the French Riviera on our optional pre-bookable excursion to Monaco & Monte Carlo? Drive the scenic route to the Monaco via the stunning landscape of la Turbie, used by Princess Grace of Monaco to return from the family’s country residence in Roc Agel. Then you will arrive into the principality of Monaco and enjoy a walking tour of Monaco old town. In the afternoon, you will visit the area of Monte Carlo, home to Monte Carlo’s casino and the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix. You will have some free time to visit the area before returning to Nice via the beautiful hillside village of Eze, known for its stunning views and winding, medieval streets.

Day 4 - Antibes & Cannes

Afternoon

Antibes & Cannes

Today, enjoy a half day excursion to Antibes, which is renowned for its Old Town and the famous Millionaire’s Quay. The town was founded as a 5th century Greek colony due to its naturally protected port and it has historically been an important trade centre. Today the port offers beautiful views over the Cote d’Azur and the city itself is home to a number of noted museums including the Picasso Museum and the Naval Museum of Napoleon. Afterwards continue to Cannes, home to the iconic Cannes Film Festival. See the sites frequented by the rich & famous, such as the Boulevard de Croisette or Le Suquet, the old town of Cannes, which overlooks the bay. Have some free time to enjoy this vibrant town before returning to Nice.

Day 5 - At Leisure

Full Day

At Leisure

Today, you will have a day free to relax and take in some further sightseeing at your own pace. You might like to spend some time in the town centre and pick up some souvenirs. Afterwards, enjoy a cool drink outside one of the small bars that line the beach or old town, and watch the world go by. A final evening of indulgence will be the perfect way to say “au revoir” to the French Riviera.

Day 6 - Return Home

Full Day

Return Home

Time to return home after a memorable trip. You will be transferred to the airport with guide assistance for your flight home.

* We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes.

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Hotel & accommodation available for this trip

Splendid Hotel & Spa Nice 4 Star

Located approximately 500m away from the beach, the Splendid Hotel & Spa is ideally placed to enjoy your holiday on the French Riviera.  Transport yourself back to the glory days of the French Riviera in this classically designed hotel. equipped with a restaurant and a s... read more read more read more

Located approximately 500m away from the beach, the Splendid Hotel & Spa is ideally placed to enjoy your holiday on the French Riviera.  Transport yourself back to the glory days of the French Riviera in this classically designed hotel. equipped with a restaurant and a swimming pool, its panoramic rooftop terrace provides an ideal space in which to relax after a busy day of sightseeing. The rooms are comfortable and well decorated, adding to an enjoyable stay. 

Hotel address
Splendid Hotel & Spa Nice
50 Boulevard Victor Hugo,
06000 Nice,
France
Nice
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* Some hotel facilities may be seasonally operated or under maintenance and therefore unavailable at the time of your stay. Charges may apply for certain facilities.

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