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Nice Carnival & The French Riviera


Enjoy Nice's Carnival on a holiday by rail

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2020 Tour code: 20PNE

About the tour

The Nice Carnival is one of the largest in the world, with decorated floats, fancy dress and many musicians and dancers. Enjoy a fantastic view of this colourful procession during a break to the glamorous French Riviera.


What’s included


Day 1 - London to Nice

Depart St Pancras International on the Eurostar after meeting your group at our dedicated St Pancras Departure Office. Travel to Paris then join the TGV service to Nice for six nights at the Hotel Boréal.

Day 2 - Nice

Take a guided walking tour of Nice this morning to see the attractive city's key sights. Following the tour, your afternoon is free to continue exploring at your own pace. Nice is a joy to discover, characterised by pretty pastel coloured buildings and terracotta roofs.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Day 3 - Nice Carnival

Today you are free to enjoy the city and take in the festival atmosphere. Tonight, you experience this evening's carnival extravaganza, the Parade of Lights, from your reserved grandstand seats. Admire the innovative floats and talented performers as they wend their way through the illuminated streets.

  • Breakfast
Nice carnival
Days 4-5 - Nice and the Menton Lemon Festival

Today travel by rail to Menton for its famous annual Lemon Festival. The journey to Menton provides incredible views over the towns, sweeping bays and beautiful villas, then take your reserved space in the stands for the spectacular procession.

On Day 5 you are free to explore the town and surrounding area a little further. Nice, with its web of intricately linked streets in the Old Town, colourful flower market and seafront promenade is the epitome of Côte d'Azur elegance, and a delight to stroll around.

  • Day 4 - Breakfast
  • Day 5 - Breakfast
Menton Lemon Festival
Day 6 - Monaco

Enjoy a trip by coach along the magnificent coastline to the principality of Monaco. Here, experience the glamorous Monte Carlo region, home to the famous Casino de Monte-Carlo, before a guided walking tour of Monaco.

Back in Nice tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 - Homeward bound

Say goodbye to France as you travel by rail to Paris, to join the Eurostar to London.

  • Breakfast

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Please note

Please note that the order of your itinerary may vary dependent on your departure date. Please call for details.

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Hotel Boreal, Nice

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Nice Carnival & The French Riviera

Enjoy Nice's Carnival on a holiday by rail


Lynne Broadley
Luke Simpson
Helen Laverack