2018 St Tropez, Monte Carlo & the Train des Pignes

2018 St Tropez, Monte Carlo & the Train des Pignes

We have rejigged our French Riviera tour a little this time in order to bring in one of France's best-known heritage railways. We still visit St Tropez by boat and take the scenic coastal train to Monte Carlo and Nice, but this time we also feature steam on the Train des Pignes!

8 Days From £1,425

 

DEPARTS

Thursday 7 June 2018

Thursday 13 September 2018

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • First Class rail travel to France, including Standard Premier Eurostar

  • Steam on the Train des Pignes

  • Visit the world famous resort of Monte Carlo

  • Cruise to St Tropez

  • Relax in the Mediterranean resort of St Raphael

  • Scenic rail journey to the ancient town of Antibes

  • Enjoy a traditional French market day

  • Time at leisure in St Raphael and Frejus for shopping and sightseeing

  • Dine each evening in a Mediterranean restaurant

  • Delightful promenade hotel with palm-fringed waterfront views

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

  • Hotel Porterage

DAY 1

By early morning Eurostar from London to Lille, then TGV to St Raphael where we check into the Hotel Continental, situated a short distance away from the railway station. Our evening meals featuring fresh local produce are taken in the relaxing ambience of a seafront restaurant beside the hotel.

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DAY 2

This morning is free to explore St Raphael before we take a local train to the nearby resort of Antibes with its historic old town and dazzling marina, filled with yachts of the rich and famous. You may wish to visit the ancient castle Chateau Grimaldi - home of the Picasso Museum.

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DAY 3

After breakfast we take to the water for a full day in St Tropez. The town is the playground of the rich and famous who, like you, are here to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the wonderful surroundings. The marina is well worth visiting for the spectacle, and you never know who you may bump into!

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DAY 4

By train to Nice, where we join the Chemins de Fer de Provence, connecting the coast with the foothills. Travelling first by regular train from Nice, we arrive in Puget Théniers, where we join the Train des Pignes steam excursion to Annot. After some free time in this charming medieval village, we return by steam and regular train to Puget, Nice and St Raphael.

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DAY 5

Today is Market Day in St Raphael; enjoy a day at leisure to stroll and enjoy this local tradition which stretches over a mile, along the sea front from St Raphael to Frejus marina.

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DAY 6

We take the stunning coastal rail journey to the one and only Monte Carlo. Home to the Grimaldi family, the Principality came to international fame with the marriage of Prince Rainer to Grace Kelly. Some of the many places to visit include the Cathedral, Palais du Prince, the Casino and the marina.

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DAY 7

Your last day on the Riviera is free for you to enjoy the relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere of St Raphael and nearby Frejus with its Roman remains, or perhaps take the excellent bus or train services to visit nearby villages and towns such as St Paul de Vence or Eze.

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DAY 8

After breakfast we take the TGV to Lille Europe and Eurostar to London St Pancras, arriving early evening.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner, E=Eurostar Std Premier meal

HOTEL

Hotel Continental, St Raphael

Situated in a heart of the town the hotel benefits from its superb location, right on the Mediterranean marina waterfront, a short stroll from the city centre and railway station. Each well-appointed room features cable satellite TV, internet access, air-conditioning, safe, minibar and hairdryer.

 

FARE

From London St Pancras International:

First Class rail travel

to / from France, including

Standard Premier Eurostar

£1425

Single Traveller Supplement

£350

 

7 nights' bed, breakfast & evening meal

Eurostar Standard Premier rail travel

First Class rail travel to & from France

All transfers, excursions & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage

 

GUARANTEED FARE

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
London St Pancras Int London St Pancras Int (LNE)

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