Two fantastic weeks at a relaxed, enjoyable pace exploring a few towns along the French Riviera: Cannes, Nice, Saint-Tropez, Monaco and more.
Our first villa will be in the beautiful country side outside the Medieval village of Vence. After seven days we will cross into Northern Italy driving along the coast and settling into a gorgeous villa over the hills above Cinque Terre. From here we will be hiking to Portofino, Monterosso, Vernazza, Manarola and Riomaggiore to check the scenery.
We will also enjoy side trips to the nearby Barolo country, to the countryside in Piedmont for truffle hunting and a day trip to Lake Como.
Due to accommodations and transportation arrangements, this trip is for a very small intimate group of 7 people. Very limited space remains.
DRAFT ITINERARY (Subject to change)
WEEK ONE – France (29 Sept. to 6th Oct.)
Driver (Fluent in French) & transportation included.
Activities, tours and meals NOT included. Customizable possible options provided below:
Arrive in Nice – Pick up and transfer to Vence – Settle in
Walking in old town Vence and dinner
Sunday walk and breakfast in the ancient medieval town of Saint-Paul-de-Vence
Lunch and afternoon in Nice – Relaxing beach time
Day trip exploring Cannes
Evening Dinner at home – Cooking with Antimo
Wine and cheese tasting with local guide
Day trip exploring Saint Tropez
Day trip exploring the beautiful coast village of Eze and Monaco
Check out and travel to Italy
WEEK TWO – Italy (6-13th Oct.)
Driver (Native Italian), transportation, activities, wine tasting, cooking class, two meals a day (expect on the FREE day) are included for this part of the journey.
Arrive in Santa Margherita Ligure and check in at The Dream villa.
Lunch on the road
Dinner at the villa
Day trip to Portofino
Day Trip to Cinque Terre by train. (Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia)
Lunch in one of the towns
Trip to Piemonte for Truffle hunting and cooking
Day trip to Lake Como
Trip to the Barolo region for wine tasting and lunch
Check out and travel back to Nice
Lunch in Sanremo
Drop off – End of Services
NOTE: you are responsible for the night stay near Nice Airport on 13th October.
Barolo Tasting: Drive through the stunning Barolo region stopping to take in the views, the fragrances, the beauty and of course to taste some outstanding wine and learn from the locals. Enjoy an outing looking for truffles with a local and their expert canine friend. Sit down to enjoy a meal where truffle is the king and Barolo its inseparable friend.
When you are in France cheese is a must, so let there be cheese along the way as we explore the Provence region with its charming ancient villages and beautiful vineyards.
“Without question the most amazing vacation experience we've ever had. My partner and I are on our third time traveling with Antimo. The connections, the insight, the destinations, and the experiences he is able to put together are simply exceptional. If you want to see Italy, more importantly, if you want to experience Italy in an intimate way, I encourage you to check out Antimo and his passion. Do yourself a favor contact him!”Kirk and Shawna
“First, we heard great things from friends who travelled to Puglia with Antimo. Second, following the social media postings from Antimo's trips made us sign up without any further hesitations. We came back from two of the most memorable weeks in Italy and cannot wait to be back soon!”Angela and Keith, W.
“WOW! Seeing Italy accompanied by Antimo and meeting his friends and family was an experience of immeasurable value. The people we met, the food we ate, the sights we saw, the wine we tasted were simply incredible. The joy and happiness we felt and the relationship we made during the trip have no price! Such a transformative trip!!!!”Christina, E.
DETAILS OF SERVICES
Week ONE – Southern France (Vence)
During this first week, accommodations, driver and transportation are included. However, meals and activities are on your own.
Week TWO – Northern Italy (Cinque Terre)
During this week, accommodations, driver, transportation, two meals a day, tours, experiences, cooking class, wine tasting are all included (Except on the FREE day).
Note: You will be responsible for your airfare, hotel incidentals and additional libations, tipping of guides, gratuities, and airport to hotel transfers.
A basic or comprehensive Travel Insurance coverage through our partners (Squaremouth) is required.
IMPORTANT: Due to international flights leaving early in the morning, you will be responsible for booking your hotel stay near Nice Airport the night of October 13th.
COST OF THE TRIP
To keep the group small and intimate, space is limited to 8 travelers. ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT. In order to book your spot a non-refundable deposit of $750 per person is required. (Your deposit will apply toward the balance)