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French Riviera

Thanks to the new direct Eurostar to the South of France it’s just one easy change to reach the world famous Promenade des Anglais  and enjoy a more opulent lifestyle with a short weekend train tour of French Riviera.  Here is a recent holiday taken by the Daily Mail journalist Mark Palmer

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Now you’ve found the No Fly alternative to the south of France with our weekend train tour of the French Riviera, the latest offer from Traintours4u. Why would you ever again put up with the stress of airport security? We offer the 4* Excelsior, a superb modernised Belle Epoque grand hotel, perfectly positioned in the musicians district of Nice. To launch our newest holiday we are offering an enjoyable half day Provencal food tasting experience visiting the markets of Nice in a small group – this offer available on bookings made by 31st December 2016.

Want something different to what is shown here? We can bespoke and tailor make any of our holidays to fit your personal wishes. Just call our team for help in creating the perfect holiday.


Cost per person based on 2 travelling, staying in a Twin or Double room at the hotel including breakfast.

Cost with 2nd class rail staying 3 nights at the Excelsior from £495 per person subject to availability. The upgrade supplement for 1st class travel including meal and drinks on Eurostar is £155 per person, again subject to availability.  Please note public holidays and trade fairs may affect these prices.


  • Days 1-3 Begin your train tour with the early morning direct Eurostar from London to Marseille.  The train ride is part of the holiday, look out for the ornate Calais town hall, later on past pretty French villages with picturesque churches and the occasional chateau. At Marseille change to a French TGV train to Nice, the scenery along the Côte d'Azur is wonderful, as the train runs along the coast past yacht-filled harbours, beaches, rocky inlets and millionaires' villas.

    On arrival at Nice in the early evening, it’s just a short 150 m stroll to the 4* Excelsior Hotel in the musicians district.  A typical Riviera Belle Epoque building, it is now completely modernised in a lovely contemporary style and has a peaceful garden with a summer bar.  In an ideal location a short walk from the Promenade des Anglais and the beach.
  • Day 4 On Monday depart Nice at lunchtime travel on the TGV to Lyon train through the Provencal coastline and countryside to pick up the direct Eurostar to London, arriving into St Pancras train station at 10 pm.


Daily throughout the year. Please note the Eurostar direct train only operates on Saturdays between November and March. Before or after your train tour of French Riviera special rates available at the 4* St Pancras Pullman Hotel, or for a touch of luxury at St Pancras Renaissance on the station concourse.


  • 2nd or 1st class train travel with seat reservations, if travelling in 1st class a meal and drinks are included – 1st class known as Standard Premier on Eurostar.
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation at the 4* Excelsior in a standard twin or Double room with breakfast. Upgrades to Superior, De Luxe and Junior suites available for a supplement.

Why not extend your Riviera holiday to include extra nights in Marseille with its old port or Lyon, the home of French Gastronomy. All our holidays are tailor made so do enquire for your own special requirements!