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Play and Explore on the Italian and French Rivieras

March & October 2023

8 days from £1,099pp

Stroll the cobbled medieval streets of Cervo, admire the stunning coastal scenery, and visit Dolceacqua, Monaco and more during your holiday in Diano Marina, the perfect place to combine play and exploration.
  • Stay in a delightful boutique hotel
  • Idyllic location on sea front promenade in Diano Marina
  • Included 7-course candlelit dinner
  • Included must-see Liguria tour with wine tasting
  • Included guided tours of Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze
  • Flights included

Play Bridge & Explore

If you’re looking for a relaxed holiday with duplicate bridge, our Play & Explore holidays are ideal. Less competitive than our club standard holidays and suitable for players of all levels, these tours combine a relaxed bridge programme with smaller group sizes and beautiful destinations. Our Play & Explore collection of holidays will include at least two excursions or an activity pass in the package, making them ideal for the explorer at heart.
Join us on this Play and Explore bridge holiday on the Italian Riviera. You can expect a warm welcome at the Hotel Palace from owners Elisabeth and Loris and their attentive staff.  With just 48 rooms this classic hotel is really something special.
Diano Marina is a great base from which to explore this fascinating region, full of quaint coastal towns, colourful gardens and beautiful flowers. Walkers can enjoy a coastal walk to neighbouring Imperia, capital of the province – don’t miss its Olive Museum. The medieval village of Cervo with its winding cobbled streets, colourful houses and famous music school is also worthy of a visit, as well as the hilltop Diano Castello.
Included tours
Our full day tour of Liguria takes us to Dolceacqua, one of the prettiest villages of Liguria. Spend time in this historic centre and be enchanted by the Doria Castle and Roman Bridge before our local wine tasting. We stop off in San Remo on return.
Our full day tour to the French Riviera starts at the Prince’s Palace in the Principality of Monaco & Monte Carlo. Then, leaving the Casino and the Café de Paris behind we take the famous panoramic coastal road, the Grande Corniche, to the hilltop medieval village of Eze, where we visit its perfume factory.

Your Accommodation

Hotel Palace, Diano Marina


This lovely four-star family-run hotel is perfectly located overlooking the sandy beach in Diano Marina, and close to the old town and seaside promenade. Certified as eco-friendly, this small hotel has just 48 bedrooms and is lovingly looked after by its owners and friendly, welcoming staff. Enjoy stunning sea views form its restaurant and terraces accompanied by good food and wine.

Room Facilities & Amenities
  • Balcony
  • 32 in satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar (payable)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full bathroom with toiletries & hairdryer (mix of walk in showers and bath tubs with shower attachments)
  • Air conditioning / central heating
Room Types
Choose our standard room type for an enjoyable stay in comfortable surroundings, or upgrade to add a little extra luxury to your holiday.

 Town view room
These comfortable rooms offer city views from the balcony and are available as a single room with a single bed only.

 Side sea view room
Enjoy lateral sea views from the balcony in these rooms which are available as a twin/double to share or for sole use.

 Front sea view room
Enjoy front sea views from the balcony in these rooms which are available as a twin/double to share or for sole use.