8 Day Paris, Provence & the French Riviera

$1789
Land Only
$2359*
Air & Land
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8 Day Paris, Provence & the French Riviera
Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel Paris
Mercure Avignon Centre Palais des Papes Avignon
Hotel Nice Riviera Nice

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2018 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Jun 21  (Sold Out) $2799* $1899
$3109* $1849
Jul 05  (Sold Out) $2849* $1899
Jul 26  (Sold Out) $2719* $1899
$2469* $1899
Aug 30  (Sold Out) $2319* $1579
Sep 06  (Sold Out) $2329* $1689
Sep 13  (Sold Out) $2319* $1849
Sep 20  (Sold Out) $2309* $1739
$2359* $1789
$2469* $1899
Oct 11  (Sold Out) $2159* $1639
$2369* $1849

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.


Accommodation Details:
Triple Rooms at the Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel will be accommodated in a Single Room & Twin Room.

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Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is moderately active. Walking is done over various surfaces including stairs, steps and significant slopes. The pacing is moderate as numerous sites are included. This tour includes a train ride from Paris to Avignon that is approximately 4 hours in length, food & drink is available on board at an additional cost. Most of the sightseeing requires between one to three hours of walking.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for France
Depart for France

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Paris
Arrive in Paris, the City of Lights; transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and enjoy the endless delights of Paris. In the evening, join your Tour Manager and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner at a French Bistro
Overnight: Paris
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Paris City Tour
This morning, enjoy a guided city tour of Paris, including a drive along the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe. View the Eiffel Tower, Cathedral of Notre Dame, Les Invalides where Napoleon is buried, the Latin Quarter, and the lively Opera district. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure or join the optional tour to magnificent Versailles to witness the grandeur of French classical architecture on the visit to the Palace and extravagant State Apartments
Optional: Versailles Apartments (PM)
Overnight: Paris
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - TGV train to Avignon, Pont du Gard
After breakfast, transfer to the train station for your journey to Provence by the high-speed TGV train. Enjoy vistas of Burgundy and the Rhone Valley during the comfortable ride. Upon arrival in Avignon, proceed to view the Pont du Gard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the most ancient Roman aqueduct in France. Next, drive to the Rhone vineyards and the lovely town of Chateauneuf du Pape, where you will enjoy a sampling of some of the wines for which Rhone is famous. Transfer to the hotel in Avignon and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.This evening, enjoy dinner together at a local restaurant
Overnight: Avignon
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Medieval Pope's Palace
Today, enjoy an orientation tour of the town, including the famous broken bridge, the lively Place d'Horloge and the Papal Palace, one of the largest and most significant medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. Afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the lively atmosphere of this charming city, or join the optional tour to St. Rémy-de-Provence & Les Baux. Visit St. Rémy-de-Provence to see the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, the asylum where Van Gogh spent some of his troubled last days. Then head for the heart of the Camargue to Arles, where you will see the Roman Arena and the 12th-century Cathedral of St. Trophime. From here, drive north along densely forested slopes to Les Baux - a gorgeous hilltop town in the French countryside. Often labeled "the most beautiful village in France”
Optional: St. Rémy-de-Provence & Les Baux (PM)
Overnight: Avignon
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Tuesday - Cannes, Nice
After breakfast this morning, depart for the French Riviera. Admire the scenery which inspired so many of the impressionist artists. You will pass by the Abbey of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, and the Mont St. Victoire en route to elegant Cannes. Drive along the Boulevard de la Croisette to see the Film Festival Center and the harbor. Pay a visit to a French perfumery in Grasse before arriving in Nice. Tonight, perhaps join the optional tour to Monte Carlo by night. Drive along the dazzling Corniche road to the Principality of Monaco. Stop at the world-famous Monte Carlo Casino, one of the Riviera's most frequented landmarks. Monte Carlo is the epitome of wealth and glamor; a prime destination for royalty and some of Hollywood's most famous actors and actresses. View the route of the Grand Prix, the luxury boats in the harbor and view the Prince’s Palace, atop the famed "Rock". Enjoy the lights of the coastline as you return to Nice
Optional: Monte Carlo by Night (PM)
Overnight: Nice
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Full Day in Nice
A day at leisure to soak up the sun, swim in the Mediterranean, stroll the Promenade des Anglais or see the Old Town, and Place Massena. Perhaps take a mini-train up to the "Colline du Château" for panoramic views of the city and “Bay of the Angels” or visit one of the museums. This morning you may wish to join the optional tour to St. Paul de Vence. Drive into the pine-scented hills above Nice to visit the hilltop St. Paul de Vence - a walled town which still retains its medieval character and is a haven for artists - a treasure trove of workshops and galleries. Wander the cobbled streets to the central fountain, and see the burial place of Marc Chagall. This evening, celebrate your final night in France together with a Farewell Dinner
Optional: St. Paul de Vence (AM)
Overnight: Nice
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Depart France
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Optional Tours

Relive the glorious period of Louis XIV, XV and XVI as you pace one of the largest and most influential formal gardens in the world. Today's tour takes you to Versailles Palace to witness the grandeur of French classical architecture. Visit the Palace and extravagant State Apartments, including a guided visit to the Reception Halls, the Queen's Bedroom, and the Hall of Mirrors. You will also have time to walk the palace grounds and formal gardens, designed by Andre le Notre, at your leisure. Enjoy VIP access and skip the lines on this unforgettable tour.

Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours.

Day #3 01 Mar 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $85.00
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The tour begins with a stop in St. Rémy-de-Provence to see the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, the asylum where Van Gogh spent some of his troubled last days. Then head for the heart of the Camargue to Arles, where you will see the Roman Arena and the 12th-century Cathedral of St. Trophime, among other sights. From here, drive north along densely forested slopes to Les Baux - a gorgeous hilltop town in the French countryside. Often labeled "the most beautiful village in France," due to its rich cultural heritage and medieval history, Le Baux is a truly fascinating town.

Approximate tour duration is 7 hours.

Day #5 13 Nov 2017 - 15 Nov 2018 $55.00
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Tonight, drive along the dazzling Corniche road to the Principality of Monaco. Stop at the world-famous Monte Carlo Casino, one of the Riviera's most frequented landmarks.* Monte Carlo is the epitome of wealth and glamour; a prime destination for royalty and some of Hollywood's most famous actors and actresses. View the route of the Grand Prix, the luxury boats in the harbour and view the Prince's Palace, atop the famed "Rock". Enjoy the lights of the coastline as you return to Nice.**

*Please note that ripped or light-colored jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, tracksuits, sports clothing, shorts and beachwear, sandals and flip-flops for gentlemen, and sneakers will not be permitted. Children under 18 years old are not permitted inside the casino.

**Please note that in the Summer part of the tour may be operated in the daylight

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #6 13 Nov 2017 - 15 Nov 2018 $60.00
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This morning drive into the pine scented hills above Nice to visit the hilltop St. Paul de Vence - a walled town which still retains its medieval character and is a haven for artists – a treasure trove of workshops and galleries. Wander the cobbled streets to the central fountain, and see the burial place of Marc Chagall.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #7 13 Nov 2017 - 15 Nov 2018 $40.00
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