Select the ultimate destination to sample the best of Côte d’Azur. Villefranche-sur-Mer is set on terraced slopes overlooking a magnificent harbour where yachts bob on the Mediterranean. Wander through the maze of narrow streets, explore the 16th-century citadel, and visit the Saturday market for Provençal specialties. Then head out for superb walks into the hills and along the dazzling coast.



Nice, France

Day 1

Cap St-Jean Ferrat

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France

Day 2


Menton, France

Day 3


Èze, France

Day 4

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?


3 nights hotels
All breakfasts
Comprehensive Tour Details with detailed pre-trip information
Detailed route instructions and maps
Access to Loyalty Program and other exclusive benefits



Start any date between January 1 to June 23 and September 1 to October 31
Custom trips also available and can start any day. Call or email for details.


4 days / 3 nights (longer options available)




Walking is the activity available for this Short Escape. Walks: 3 hours average per day. Your Route Instructions will provide you with information on distances and terrain and you can choose each day which walk to take.


Some of the walks climb up into the hills above the coast, while others are easy walks on level terrain.


Classic Accommodation: US$1125
Single supplement: US$285

Luxe Accommodation: US$1375
Single supplement: US$345

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars also. If you have any questions before making your reservation, please contact us at or by telephone at 604.730.1247.
Getting There Nice is the main point of access. There are flights to Nice from many European gateway cities, including Paris, London, Amsterdam, and Geneva. Villefranche sur mer can be easily reached by train from major cities. We will provide you with directions for getting to your selected hotel in Villefranche.


Day 1

A stroll through Nice… Charming but cosmopolitan, Nice offers the walker lush gardens, narrow, winding streets through the old quarter, and the elegant Promenade des Anglais along the shore.


Day 2

Cap St-Jean Ferrat
The peninsula of Cap Ferrat forms an integral part of the settings for both Villefanche-sur-Mer and Beaulieu-sur-Mer. It can also claim fame on its own merits as the site for some of the most sumptuous villas on the Riveria. Some of the best known include the Rothschild Villa, now open to the public as the Fondation Ephrussi de Rothschild, and the Villa Mauresque, once owned by Somerset Maugham and where celebrities were entertained including Noël Coward, Winston Churchill and the Duke of Windsor. Walking around the peninsula gives you glimpses of exclusive villas, a feel for the exotic best of the Côte d’Azur, as well as stunning scener.


Day 3

Monaco to Menton… This is perhaps the best known and most stunning of the coastal walks along the Riviera. Along with the views of the famous coastal towns, there are tranquil portions to this walk, where you can pause among pine trees to watch the turquoise surf wash among the white rocks, edged with black and yellow. You will also walk past rhododendrons, honeysuckle and huge cactus plants. The full walk could take up to four hours This is a largely level stroll, with a few sets of stairs or small climbs. This walk could also be combined with sightseeing in Monte Carlo and/or Menton. Yacht malls, villas and especially gardens are the hallmarks of this beautiful town, famous for its lemon trees and festival.


Day 4

The eagle’s nest of Eze… This walk is a loop that begins near sea level and winds up to the magnificent perched village of Èze. One of the most famous features of Èze is the Jardin Exotique or Exotic Garden. Created in 1950, the garden grows in layers of terraces. Of particular pride is the collection of succulents. The views are particularly fine from the top of the ruined castle; on a clear day you can see Corsica in the early morning.


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Hôtel La Flore, Villefranche-sur-Mer

Five minutes from the beach, this character hotel from the early 20th Century was rebuilt in original Provençal style. It has balconies and terraces overlooking the stunning natural harbour, and an outdoor swimming pool.


Hôtel Welcome, Villefranche-sur-Mer

This 4-star hotel is located in the centre of Villefrance, and directly on the sea next to many restaurants. All of the rooms have a sea view and balcony.

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Trip starting at
USD $1,125