FRENCH RIVIERA – PROVENCE – BURGUNDY
Nice – Cannes – Monaco – Avignon – Luberon Villages – Pont du Grad – Beaune – Paris
– 11 nights –
Daily departures. Price on request
Day 1 Nice – arrival
Arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Nice. After checking in you are free to relax or explore Nice on your own. Overnight in Nice.
Day 2 Cannes – Antibes – Saint Paul-de-Vence
Breakfast at the hotel.
Explore Cannes and discover its magnificent palaces along the Croisette boulevard : the Carlton, the Majestic or the Martinez where the stars are staying during the Film Festival Follow the sea side toward Antibes and discover the old town surrounded by ramparts. Antibes has become a focus of contemporary art thanks to the famous Picasso painter who spent a part of his life. Enjoy one of the most visited places in France : Saint Paul -de- Vence, a magnificent fortified village dating from the 11th century. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Nice.
Day 3 Nice
Breakfast. Free day at leisure to explore Nice on your own. Browse the Promenade des Anglais, admire the Negresco and its neoclassical façade built in 1912. In the Russian neighborhood, admire the Saint Nicolas Orthodox Cathedral. Stroll through the old town of Nice and discover the Palais de Justice, the Opera and the famous flower market on the Cours Saleya court. Overnight in Nice.
Day 4 Monaco full day tour
Breakfast. On the way to Monaco, enjoy the panoramic drive along the coast, over Nice, Villefranche bay, and Monaco. Stop in Eze « the eagle nest » to visit this amazing medieval village and learn about the whole process of perfume creation with. After a drive through the village of la Turbie and its 2000 years old monument; the Trophy of the Alps, you’ll reach the Principality. Discover the Casino of Monte Carlo on the Golden square with luxury shops and cars. Take a ride on the Formula 1 circuit and reach the old town. Free time in the old town on the rock … Stroll in the tiny streets, see the changing of guards (11:55), visit the Oceanographic museum, the Prince’s Palace, and the Cathedral. Overnight in Nice.
Day 5 Nice – Avignon
Breakfast. Departure by train from Nice to Avignon. Check-in at the hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight in Avignon.
Day 6 Avignon
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day at leisure to explore on your own the historical center of Avignon. Climb-up to the top of the fortified medieval city walls, discover Avignon stretching in all its beauty along the Rhône river. Discover the rich historical past of Avignon where the papacy established in the early 14C. Visit on your own the Pope’s Palace, the largest Gothic-styled Palace in Europe. Overnight in Avignon.
Day 7 Avignon – Provence tour
After the breakfast, enjoy a full-day sightseeing excursion of Provence: visit the most beautiful villages in Luberon: Roussillon and Gordes; Fontaine de Vaucluse – walk up to the cave from which the River Sorgues emerges; see the Pont du Gard – the best preserved aqueduct of the Roman period; Explore Les Baux de Provence – medieval village located on a rocky spur in the Alpilles mountain range. Overnight in Avignon.
Day 8 Avignon – Beaune
Breakfast. Departure by train from Avignon to Beaune. Check-in at the hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight in Beaune.
Day 9 Beaune – Burgundy Wine Tour
Discover an estate situated in the heart of Beaune. With the owner, you will taste white wines such as Saint-Aubin, Meursault 1er cru “les Charmes” or the famous Grand cru Corton –Charlemagne. Sightseeing along the Grands Crus road and stop at the famous Romanée-Conti. Considered as the most prestigious name of Burgundy, this plot of 1, 8 hectares produces the most expensive wine of the world. Picturesque drive along the Côte de Nuits through the villages of Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée and Vougeot. Discover the “Champs-Elysées” of Burgundy. Guided tour of the Château du Clos de Vougeot. Tour and wine tasting in a local domain around Nuits-Saint-Georges. Overnight in Beaune.
Day 10 Beaune
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day at leisure to explore Beaune on your own or take an other optional ($) tour to the vineyards. Overnight in Beaune.
Day 11 Beaune – Paris / End of service
After breakfast, departure by train from Beaune to Paris. Arrival in Paris and check-in at your hotel. Rest of the day free to relax or explore Paris on your own. Overnight in Paris.
Day 12 Paris – departure / End of service
After breakfast, transfer to Paris airport. End of services.
• Arrival transfer from Nice airport to hotel
• 11 nights accommodation in 3* hotels – double occupancy (Nice – 4 nights, Avignon – 3 nights, Beaune – 3 nights, Paris – 2 nights)
• Half day tour to Cannes and Antibes from Nice
• Full day tour to Monaco from Nice
• Full day tour through Provence from Avignon, small group tour
• Full day Burgundy tour, from Beaune, small group
• Train transportation Nice – Avignon – Beaune – Paris, tourist class
• Departure transfer from hotel to Paris airport
• Daily breakfast
• International flight from Canada
• Entrance fees to the various sites
• Personal expenses
• Hotel taxes (Eur1.00-5.00 per person per night – payable locally)
• Beverages and other meals not mentioned
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