French Riviera Luxury Golf Holiday

French Riviera Luxury Golf Holiday

FULLY ESCORTED GOLF TOUR • 14 – 28 SEPTEMBER 2020 • 15 DAYS • 7 ROUNDS OF GOLF

The French Riviera is a golfer’s paradise.  Blue skies, stunning vistas and swanky courses along with the cuisine and beach clubs of the Côte d’Azur will have you enthralled.

French Riviera Luxury Golf Holiday

Amazing medieval town in south France

Experience the glamour and beauty of the French Riviera on this colourful tour.

This luxury tour to the South of France will seduce you, with its perfect weather, spectacular scenery and lavish courses along the Côte d’Azur. Set amongst the rolling hills of the hinterland or overlooking the Mediterranean, each fairway is more beautiful than the last.  You can never have a bad game here. And even if you do get distracted and spend the day in bunkers, the cuisine and seaside drinks will make you forget all about it.

For this tour, we are partnering with Go Golfing, Australia’s most awarded golf travel company, to offer you the experience of a lifetime.  A fully escorted tour, you will be accompanied by an experienced Go Golfing host throughout your trip.

From the glamourous beaches of St Tropez, to the boardwalks of Cannes and Monaco to the lavender fields of Grasse and the medieval villages of St Paul de Vence, you will feel yourself completely immersed in the local way of life and tremendously enjoying its laid-back rhythm.  And this itinerary allows you time to do just that. Non-golfing partners are also well-looked after with a multitude of discoveries.

Food is a most important part of French life, and you will benefit greatly of such passion with sumptuous meals.  You will dine at a 3 star Michelin restaurant (also ranked #1 in the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants”!).

But this trip is not just about glitz and glamour.  Hidden gems await you! We will take a scenic boat ride to an unspoilt archipelago of four islands, home to a community of Cistercian monks for 1,500 years.

You can also opt for a pre or post-tour.  Come early and enjoy Paris and a round at Le Golf National which hosted the 2018 Ryder Cup. Or stay longer and explore quaint villages in the South of France.

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation (including breakfast)
  • 7 rounds of golf (inc. carts)
  • Meals (1 lunch with beverages at 3 Michelin Star restaurant, 2 dinners, including Farewell dinner with beverages)
  • All Sightseeing / Experiences (as mentioned in itinerary)
  • Non-golfer inclusions:
    • Art Tour in Nice
    • 60-minute body massage at Terre Blanche Spa
    • Draguignan sightseeing visit
    • La Maison des Papillons (Butterfly Museum) visit
    • Cannes Le Petit Train ride

Other Inclusions

  • All taxes and gratuities for group meals, accommodation and porterage
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers
  • Individual and team competitions with prizes
  • Fully escorted: Go Golfing’s experienced host and local guides
Tour Package Price

Early Bird Reward: Save EUR 400pp when you book before 20 January 2020

Early Bird Pricing

Golfer Twin Share – EUR 7,957 pp
Non Golfer Twin Share – EUR 7,335 pp
Golfer Single – EUR 11,017 pp

Retail Pricing

Golfer Twin Share – EUR 8,357 pp
Non Golfer Twin Share – EUR 7,735 pp
Golfer Single – EUR 11,417 pp

DAY 1 | Monday 14 September | NICE

Welcome to the French Riviera!  A private transfer awaits you at Nice Airport to whisk you away to the AC Hotel Nice by Marriott.  With fantastic direct views of the beach and the famous Promenade des Anglais, it’s the ideal place to start your French journey.

Hotel: AC Hotel Nice by Marriott, Nice

DAY 2 | Tuesday 15 September | NICE

Your trip will start on the highest note with a formidable Provençal culinary experience.  An unparallel welcome awaits you for lunch at the triple Michelin star restaurant, Mirazur, in Menton a small seaside village on the Italian border. Chef Mauro Colagreco earned the first place in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2019.

After this sumptuous lunch, we drive to Monte Carlo along the famous ‘high Corniche’ with its breathtaking views. The petite principality of Monaco is synonymous with glitz and glamour. You can marvel at the superyachts in the gorgeous harbour and soak up the atmosphere.

This evening you may choose to test your luck at the iconic Monte Carlo Casino. Just remember to pace yourself, you’ve got golf tomorrow!

(B,L with drinks) Hotel: AC Hotel Nice by Marriott, Nice

DAY 3 | Wednesday 16 September | NICE

Located 900m above sea level, the elegant Monte Carlo Golf Club enjoys an idyllic setting, just below the fortress peak of Mont Agel. You will tee off with mountains on one side and the Mediterranean Sea on the other for a round to remember. At hole number 5, you can actually see three countries—Italy, Monaco and France! After your round, you will enjoy lunch with a view in the century-old clubhouse.

Non-golfers will take in masterpieces today with an Art Tour through Nice, including the Chagall and Matisse Museums. They will then stroll the Middle Corniche to the dazzling Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula and discover Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild.

The evening is at leisure to explore local restaurants, only a short walk from your hotel!

(B) Hotel: AC Hotel Nice by Marriott, Nice

DAY 4 | Thursday 17 September | NICE TO TOURRETTES

Today we travel to Tourrettes, where you will see spectacular hilltop villages and mountain scenery, along with vineyards and flower farms used by the best French perfumers.  We will make a stop in gorgeous St Paul de Vence, one of the oldest medieval towns in the region and a artists’ haven. You will spend time taking in the views, the art galleries, the quaint little streets with fragrant flowers and ornate fountains.

We’ll continue on to Grasse, the perfume capital, and explore the Musée International de la Parfumerie. You will even get to create your own perfume during a captivating lesson on the creation of a scent.

After checking in to the Terre Blanche Golf Resort (awarded “France’s Best Golf Hotel” and “France’s Leading Resort” this year!), we will have a fun and friendly chipping and putting competition.

The resort is a fantastic mix between an art gallery, an international golf training ground, a luxurious resort escape and an extraordinary culinary destination. A pure heaven!

Tonight, you have ample choice between 4 different delicious dining options and a restful night awaits you, to the soothing sound of cicadas.

(B) Hotel: Terre Blanche Golf Resort, Tourrettes

DAY 5 | Friday 18 September | TOURRETTES

Both the Le Château Course and the Le Riou Course at Terre Blanche were designed by Dave Thomas (famous for The Belfry).  Man-made water features along the courses perfectly complement the natural hilly landscape and surrounding forest.

Today you will tee off at Le Riou, 700 yards shorter than the Le Château course and more engaging for all skill levels. It’s also more exclusive, as only resort guests and members may play it.  This will be a memorable round!

Non-golfers will be pampered with a relaxing 60-minute body massage and some down time in the resort spa.

Enjoy an evening at leisure.

(B) Hotel: Terre Blanche Golf Resort, Tourrettes

DAY 6 | Saturday 19 September | TOURRETTES

Today you are free to take your time and explore this beautiful area. You could visit the Provençal market of Fayence, just 20 minutes away, where you will find local delicacies such as cheeses, honey, olive oil, lavender and the traditional Soap of Marseille.

You can really play it local and enjoy a game of pétanque on the resort grounds before we move on to dinner at La Gaudina for a taste of the local cuisine.

(B,D) Hotel: Terre Blanche Golf Resort, Tourrettes

DAY 7 | Sunday 20 September | TOURRETTES

This morning is time to play Le Riou’s sibling course and #2 in South East France, Le Chateau Golf Course. This course plays longer and tougher and is considered the star of the two. Ranked in France’s top 10, it has hosted three-times the French Riviera Masters, an event on the European Senior Tour.

Non-golfers will get to practice their crafty side today with a ceramics workshop.

(B) Hotel: Terre Blanche Golf Resort, Tourrettes

DAY 8 | Monday 21 September | TOURRETTES TO SAINT TROPEZ

This morning, we travel to Saint Tropez, the rich and famous playground, and tee off at Saint Endreol Golf Club.

Set under the impressive Rocher de Roquebrune, which glows a flamboyant red at sunset, the course winds around the Endre River.  Some spectacular water obstacles and a peninsula green at the signature par 3 13th will make your day.  The scenery is beautiful, framed by dry garrigue, veteran oaks and umbrella pines.

Non-golfers will explore Draguignan before returning to St Endreol for lunch.

After lunch we check in to the iconic Hôtel Byblos, right in the center of Saint Tropez.  It is known the world over for its rich history and celebrity guests, like Grace Kelly, Mick Jagger, George Clooney and Prince Charles.

Tonight, you can feel like a celebrity and enjoy a sunset cocktail at one of the town’s famous beach clubs.  Nearby, you can choose from Club 55 (Brigitte Bardot started it back in 1955) or the newest Bagatelle beach club or Nikki Beach (for the party animal).

(B) Hotel: Hôtel Byblos, Saint Tropez

DAY 9 | Tuesday 22 September | SAINT TROPEZ

Today we discover Saint Tropez! The Place des Lices comes alive every Tuesday morning with flamboyant markets. This is where tourists and locals alike head for the best produce. This is where you will find exciting souvenirs too, with local artisan works.

In the afternoon, we will visit a winery to taste a famous locally produced rosé, St Tropez’s specialty.

This evening, you are free to wander out to dinner at a spot of your choice.

Our suggestions: pre-dinner drinks at Bar du Port and dinner at the superb 3 Michelin star restaurant, La Vague d’Or. If clubbing is your vacation style, Caves du Roy and the VIP Room are both champagne-spraying A-list hangouts.

(B) Hotel: Hôtel Byblos, Saint Tropez

DAY 10 | Wednesday 23 September | SAINT TROPEZ

After breakfast, we tee off in style at Saint Tropez Golf Club. Designed by Gary Player, Géry Watine and Thierry Sprecher, this course is exceptional. You can warm up at the driving range before setting off and enjoying the views of the Port of St-Tropez.

Non-golfers get the chance to tour the marvellous La Maison des Papillons (Butterfly Museum). Set in a typical Provencal house in Saint Tropez’s Old Town, it hosts a wonderful collection of butterfly species. After lunch, have a lazy afternoon people-watching with a drink at the terrace of Le Senequier.

(B) Hotel: Hôtel Byblos, Saint Tropez

DAY 11 | Thursday 24 September | SAINT TROPEZ

This morning, we board a boat for a viewing tour of the harbour and the millionaire’s bay.  We then make our way to Port Grimaud, known as the “Venice of Provence”. We will enjoy lunch in one of the many delicious restaurants and have some fun by jumping on a small self-drive boat to explore the network of canals and brightly painted buildings.

Upon our return to St Tropez, we will join the locals on the Place de Lices for a game of pétanque and a Pastis at the Café des Arts.

Your evening is at leisure.

(B) Hotel: Hôtel Byblos, Saint Tropez

DAY 12 | Friday 25 September | SAINT TROPEZ TO CANNES

After breakfast we make our way to Cannes – most famously known for its iconic international film festival and Boulevard de la Croisette.  It also boasts white beaches, upmarket boutiques and palatial hotels.

You’ll be teeing off at Cannes Mougins Golf and Country Club, a spectacular course in the the foothills of the Southern Alps. You will navigate immaculate fairways and greens that are firm and true and have welcomed the victory of legends such as Greg Norman, Seve Ballesteros and Ian Woosnam.

Non-golfers hop on Le Petit Train to discover Cannes’ hidden corners of history.

This afternoon, we check in to the JW Marriott, a 5-star luxury hotel sitting right on the beach and La Croisette.

(B) Hotel: JW Marriott, Cannes

DAY 13 | Saturday 26 September | CANNES

This morning we take a unique tour with our local guide. We will board a ferry to the island of Saint Honorat to discover an impressive 16-century-old monastery. You will witness the peaceful way of life of the practicing monks still living there.

Your afternoon is free to explore the treasures of Cannes.  Will you indulge in shopping on the Croisette?  Or relax and soak at the Thermes Marins spa? In the evening, you could head to the fabulous views of the Radisson rooftop bar and have dinner at the 5 Senses rooftop pool restaurant.  If the evening doesn’t end there, head to Club Baoli for celebratory drinks in style.

(B) Hotel: JW Marriott, Cannes

DAY 14 | Sunday 27 September | CANNES

For our last round of the trip, we will tee of at Saint Donat Golf Club, a splendid 18 hole layout designed by golfing legend Robert Trent Jones Jr. You will love this Par 71 course with its raised landscapes and undulating fairways surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty.

Non-golfers enjoy a morning at leisure. For designer shopping, you will want to browse the windows of famous French luxury brands and other famous labels such as Gucci, Armani and Prada on the Boulevard de la Croisette. If you prefer small local shops and delicatessens, head to the Rue d’Antibes.

Tonight, we will celebrate our champions, the memories made and new friendships over a sumptuous farewell dinner.

(B) Hotel: JW Marriott, Cannes

DAY 15 | Monday 28 September | CANNES

Unfortunately, it is time to go home!  Your private transfer will bring you to the Cannes – Mandelieu Airport for you flight home.

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