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South of France & Monte Carlo Driving Holiday - 5 Days

South of France & Monte Carlo Driving Holiday - 5 Days

Duration
4 Nights / 3 Drives

Tour Region
Alps Maritimes / Cote d'Azur

Driving Distance
690 KM

Availability
March till November

South of France & Monte Carlo Driving Holiday

When it comes to sunshine destinations, they don’t come more exclusive than the Cote D`Azur.  Our South of France & Luberon Valley short tour takes in the most beautiful regions of this amazing part of France. 

This 4-night trip starts in the glitzy seaside resort of Cannes and includes 3 full days of driving in the car.  From here, you will head away from the coast into the deserted National Park Verdon, along sweeping gorges and crossing small mountain passes.  You will stop by at several charming villages dating back to Medieval times, before heading into one of the most scenic areas of France, the Luberon Valley.  Spend an evening in the heart of the sweeping hills and vineyards of Southern Provence, before journeying back down towards the coast, on what is probably the greatest driving road in France, Route Napoleon, spending the next evening near to the beautiful village of Saint Paul de Vence.  The final drive then takes you on a loop of the Alps Martine mountains, where the Monte Carlo rally is run, across the most famous Col in these parts, Col Turini, then down to the coast, and along to Monte Carlo for a final evening.

NOTE: This holiday can now be held for 250EUR - see our start your engines plan for details

South of France Driving Holiday

Day 1 - Arrive Cannes, at leisure by the sea

Take a transfer from Nice airport to (Cannes 25min by taxi). Later in the afternoon stroll along Rue d'Antibes, the main shopping drag, then down to the delightful promenade, where we suggest you dine. Alternatively, walk further along the promenade and around to Cannes harbor where there are several delightful fish restaurants to choose from.

South of France & Monaco Driving Holiday - Five Seas Hotel Lobby

South of France & Monaco Driving Holiday - Five Seas Hotel Pool

Overnight:  5* Superior Five Seas Hotel, Cannes
Room type: Classic Room

Day 2 - Tour through the Alps Maritimes to Provence

Your first scenic tour starts with a run along the coast from Cannes, through the fashionable seaside town of Juan-les-Pins, then round to the Port of Antibes, where you will stop for morning coffees. Next, head up up into the Alps Maritimes, crossing the beautiful Col de Vence, and driving along Route de Gentelly, then up to Chateau de Taulane, the highest golf course in the south of France for lunch.

South of France & Monaco Driving Tour - Lamborghini

After, continue through the National Parc Verdon, and along the northern side of Gorges Verdon (the French Grand Canyon), then into Provence and close by to the beautiful village of Gordes for the evening.

South of France Driving Holiday - La Coquillade Entrance

South of France Driving Tour - La Coq Pool

Overnight: 5* Superior La Coquillade Village, Luberon
Room type: Double Room

Day 3 - Route Napoleon and Parc Verdon

The second tour starts with a run to the famous windmill Montfuron in Provence, before heading to the region of Valensole, famous for the lavender fields of Provence. The drive then continues up to the hilltop town of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, stopping for lunch at the Alain Ducasse restaurant La Bastide de Moustiers.

South of France Driving Holiday - Gorge Verdon

You will now head back along the Gorges Verdon, this time following the southern route. The tour continues with a run along the sweeping Route Napoleon, possibly the greatest “drivers” road in France, before heading back up to the village of Gourdon, recognized as one of the Top 5 most beautiful villages in France, where you can wander around the old cobbled streets - visit over, continue to the hilltop village of Saint Paul de Vence for the evening, staying at the Alain Llorac boutique hotel, with it's 1 star restaurant by the same name.

 South of France Driving Holiday - Alain Llorac Hotel

Overnight: 4* Sup Alain Llorac, Saint Paul de Vence
Room type: Deluxe Room

Day 4 - Alps Maritimes & Monte Carlo Rally

Todays drive is all about experiencing the incredible mountain passes and cols driven as part of the famous Monte Carlo Rally, including the most famous Col of all, Col Turini.

You will make a loop of several beautiful passes, taking lunch at the summit of Col Turini, before looping down into Italy briefings, the following the coastal route, back towards Monte Carlo, where the tour will finish with a few laps of the famous F1 street circuit - what better way to finishing your driving adventure?

Overnight: 4* Superior Le Meridian Hotel Monaco  Room Type: Superior Double

Day 5 – At Leisure in Monte Carlo

Spend a final day in Monte Carlo before later making your way back to Nice Airport - Monte Carlo airport bus, or taxi from hotel

South of France Driving Holiday - Monte Carlo

NOTE: With this particular tour, some high season hotel supplements can apply in July/August, and where there are major events running (such as the Cannes film festival)

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Package Includes

  • Car Rental & Insurances
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Breakfasts & Parking
  • Day by Day Roadbook
  • Programmed GPS
  • Meet & Walkthrough
  • On Call Support when on tour

Price per person assumes 2 persons travel together and share the car.  Single traveler prices on request

Package Includes

  • Car Rental & Insurances
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Breakfasts & Parking
  • Day by Day Roadbook
  • Programmed GPS
  • Meet & Walkthrough
  • On Call Support when on tour

Price per person assumes 2 persons travel together and share the car.  Single traveler prices on request