Monte Carlo ATP Masters Tennis, Menton & San Remo by Rail or Air

7 Days

17th Apr 2018 - From £1099pp

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Excursions included

All Info

Overview




Join us to see the world’s top tennis players at one of the world’s most stunning sporting venues - Monte Carlo Country Club, which hosts the ATP Rolex Masters tournament on open air clay courts by the Mediterranean sea. We stay in a super 3-star hotel in the chic Côte d’Azur resort of Menton, close to Monaco. The holiday includes tennis tickets for the opening rounds, with the opportunity to view the finals, plus a visit to San Remo.

Itinerary


Monte Carlo Masters
Action at the Monte Carlo Masters

Rock of Monaco
Rock of Monaco

Menton


Day 1: UK to Menton
Depart from your chosen airport, or choose an early morning departure from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet by Eurostar to Lille or Paris, continuing by TGV train - to Nice. On arrival in Nice board our private coach transfer to the hotel in Menton.

Day 2: Monte Carlo Masters
Short walk to Menton station to take the train to Monaco station - total walking and train journey time around 20 minutes. and take our seats in this stunning location for a day of tennis. Return to the hotel at close of play – exact time subject to run of play.

Day 3: Menton
Free day to enjoy the resort and nearby towns.

Day 4: San Remo
Today we travel by coach to San Remo a charming seaside resort known as Italy’s Monte Carlo and the ‘City of Flowers’ with stunning views on all sides, a large selection of bars, cafes and shops, and a casino.

Day 5: Monaco
Today we return to Monaco with free time to explore, or to watch the tennis semi-finals - tickets can be booked on request, subject to availability and payable on booking - early booking essential. Return to the hotel late afternoon. Travel to and from Monaco will be by rail and your ticket will be provided so you can return at a time that suits you.

Day 6: Menton
Free day to enjoy the resort and nearby towns or you can travel by train/taxi (payable locally) to Monaco to watch the tennis finals - tickets can be booked on request, subject to availability and payable on booking - early booking essential.

Day 7: Menton to UK
After an early breakfast we depart the hotel by coach and return to Nice for our return Eurostar to London St. Pancras or Ebbsfleet, or continue to Nice Airport for the return flight.


Note: Order of excursions subject to change depending on local conditions.

Hotel


Hotel Mediterannee


3-star - Hotel Mediterannee, Menton
The Mediterrannee Hotel is a charming hotel in the heart of the stunning coastal town of Menton and just 50 metres from the beach and a short walk from the train station. Menton is a charming seaside resort with a good selection of bars, cafés and shops. With stunning views on all sides The hotel has a panoramic terrace on the 7th floor where you will also find the bar so you can enjoy a drink with stunning views all around. Breakfast is served on the restaurant veranda in the good weather and the hotel also has a restaurant. Free wifi is available throughout the hotel and all rooms include private bathroom, hair-dryer, kettle, flatscreen TV, Minibar, safe and telephone.

Flights

Return flights are possible from Edinburgh, Liverpool, Gatwick, Luton, Bristol and Heathrow direct to Nice Airport. On arrival private transfer to the hotel. Flights are subject to availability at time of booking and a supplement may apply. Includes 1 carry-on bag and 1 checked in bag per person. Transfer time from Nice Airport to the hotel is approximately 50 minutes.
Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

Rail Travel




Eurostar – London to Lille & Paris
From London St Pancras, Eurostar takes as little as 1 hour 40 minutes to Lille and around 2 hours 15 minutes to Paris. On board, you will have a reserved, semi-reclining aircraft-style seat. You’ll also find a buffer car serving tea, coffee, hot chocolate, beer, wine, spirits, sandwiches, crisps and a few hot snacks. Sterling, Euros and cards accepted. You can eat and drink in the bar area (standing space only, there are no seats) or take your purchases back to your seat. You can also take your own food and drink on board.
TGV – Lille & Paris to Nice
Taking the train is easily the most civilised and stress-free way to travel through France. For Nice, on the French Riviera, we hop on the 186mph TGV at Lille Europe station, or Paris Gare de Lyon station. Sit back, relax and let scenic France pass by the train windows. The journey is around 5 to 6 hours. The train has a buffet car which sells drinks and snacks, but there’s nothing to stop you taking your own food and drink (including wine & beer) to enjoy at leisure.
Afternoon Departures
Departures from London are always after midday, but check-in can be mid-to-late morning depending on the exact train departure time, confirmed to us 8 weeks before travel. Please bear this in mind when planning your journey to St Pancras. An overnight stay at a nearby hotel prior to travel may be worth considering – call for information.
Travel & Luggage
There are no actual luggage weight restrictions imposed by the rail companies. However, for your comfort and convenience we recommend you limit your luggage to the following: ONE main suitcase⁄holdall with built in wheels weighing no more than 15 to 20kgs per person – Plus ONE small shoulder bag⁄holdall per person. Restricting the bulk of your luggage to manageable sizes will make the journey more enjoyable. You will need to move all your own bags on and off trains and between platforms and transfer vehicles. Our tour manager will be unable to provide physical assistance with luggage. On TGV trains, you may be allocated seats on the the upper floor, which means you would have to carry your bags upstairs. Many train stations and platforms are big and long, sometimes with stairs or escalators. Some stations have lifts, but using them can involve a longer walk, so be prepared for this when walking with your luggage.
Train travel is a relaxing and enjoyable feature of our holidays
However, at times it can be physically demanding as you will be required to walk and move your luggage on and off trains and between platforms and transfer vehicles. Many train stations and platforms are big and long, sometimes with stairs or escalators, so please be prepared for this when walking with your luggage. The Tour Manager⁄Escort will not be able to provide you and⁄or your luggage with physical assistance at anytime. Where overnight or main hotels are less than 150 metres (approx) from the station, no transportation or luggage assistance will be provided.
Please Help us to Help You
In our experience, clients who discuss with us their concerns over mobility limitations and⁄or health issues (including visibility, hearing etc) when booking, are far more satisfied with the level of service we provide and enjoy a more relaxed and fun holiday, compared to those who attempt to cope without the benefit of our expert advice.
We must stress that these holidays are not suitable for users of mobility scooters, wheelchairs or walking aids (frames, sticks, etc).

Included


  • Escorted by rail and throughout abroad

  • Return rail travel London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet to Nice. Flight options below

  • 6 nights sharing a twin or double bedded room at the 3-star Mediterrannee Hotel, Menton
  • 6 buffet breakfasts

  • Day ticket for ATP Masters on 18th April

  • Excursions as stated

  • All transfers abroad


Accommodation Options:

  • Single room supplement £210

  • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4-star options - call for availability and prices