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Côte d'Azur & Steam

Côte d'Azur & Steam

Railtrail has rejigged the French Riviera tour a little in order to give a little more flexibility with dining options. For this tour we are offering bed and breakfast on all but 2 evenings so that you are free to dine at your leisure. We visit St Tropez by boat and take the scenic coastal train to elegant Monte Carlo. Plus, we also feature steam on the Train des Pignes

8 Days From £1339

 

DEPARTS

Thursday 18 June 2020

Thursday 10 September 2020

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

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

  • Delightful promenade hotel with palm-fringed waterfront views

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • 7 nights bed and breakfast plus dinner on 2 evenings

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

DAY 1

By morning Eurostar from London to Paris, where we transfer stations and board the TGV to St Raphael where we check into the Hotel Continental, situated a short distance away from the railway station. Our evening meal featuring fresh local produce is taken in the relaxing ambience of a 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

We transfer to 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 to Puget and transfer back to our hotel.

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DAY 5

Today is a free day to spend in St Raphael; you may wish to enjoy the relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere of St Raphael and nearby Frejus with its Roman remains.

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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 a day at leisure. Perhaps take the excellent train service to visit nearby Nice for its flower market or you may wish to take the local bus service to the hilltop villages of St Paul de Vence or Eze. We take our evening meal together for our final night in St Raphael.

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DAY 8

After breakfast we take the TGV to Paris and Eurostar to London St Pancras.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

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:

Standard Class rail travel

to / from France, including

Standard Eurostar

£1339

First Class rail travel

to / from France, including

Standard Premier Eurostar

£1639

Single Traveller Supplement

£275

 

 

7 nights bed & breakfast plus 2 evening meals

Eurostar Standard rail travel

All transfers, excursions & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

 

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.

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