French Riviera & Provence
Featuring Six Nights at One Hotel!
- Round Trip Air from IAD
- 6 Nights at the Hotel Ellington or Aston La Scala Hotel
- Hotel Transfers & Baggage Handling
- Motorcoach Transportation
- 6 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners
- Sightseeing per Itinerary
DAY 1: Flight to Europe
Board your overnight flight to Europe.
Day 2: Arrive Nice
Arrive in Nice, France and meet your Tour Director before transferring to your hotel to begin a 6-Night stay at One Hotel in Nice, the famous city in the French Riviera. Nice is the fourth largest city in France, and a popular destination for vacationers both young and old with something to offer everyone. It is well known for the beautiful views on the Promenade des Anglais, its famous waterfront. Enjoy a Welcome Drink this evening at the hotel.
Day 3: Nice City Tour & Eze Visit
Today enjoy a Nice City Tour where you will learn about this elegant and simple city with year round charm due to its exceptional climate. Visit the beautiful Notre Dame Church, built between 1864-1868, and the largest church in Nice. Then visit the Nice Flower Market where for over a century the open square has been a flower market but the area has served as a marketplace since the time of the Romans. Later visit nearby Eze, a medieval French village with craft shops and excellent views of the Mediterranean coast. Enjoy the late afternoon at your own pace in Nice. This evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers.
(B,D) Overnight: Nice
Day 4: Ai x-en-Provence
Today travel to Aix-en-Provence, the city of art and light. During your Aix-en-Provence Tour explore this small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne & recently for its great shopping. Aix is ancient, the area was a Celtic-Ligurian capital dating to the 3rd century BC. The tour features a visit to artist Paul Cezanne’s Studio which has been preserved as it was when he died in 1906. During your leisure time in Aix maybe grab lunch & a coffee to relax and explore the shops and quaint streets. Just east of Aix, take a picture of Montagne Ste-Victoire which inspired many of Cezanne’s paintings, 87 in all. This afternoon relax and enjoy the scenery as you drive back to Nice.
(B) Overnight: Nice
Day 5: Nice at Leisure - Optional to Cannes
Enjoy a day at leisure in Nice to relax by the sea or visit a museum. Nice is a city of art and culture and after Paris, has the most museums in France. Maybe join an optional half day excursion to the famous town of Cannes. Arrive in Cannes, a glamorous and expensive seaside town considered to be one of the social hubs of Europe. Its moment to shine arrives in May each year as the venue for the Cannes Film Festival, entertaining the rich and famous. Enjoy some time to sit at street side tables and enjoy the favored hobby of people watching up and down the lovely marina before returning to Nice.
(B) Overnight: Nice
Day 6: Nice - OPTIONAL TO Ventimiglia - San Remo, Italy
Enjoy another day of leisure to shop, explore, relax or grab your book, a coffee & a French pastry at a local cafe. With its Riviera climate, even in the winter months the cafe terraces of Nice are filled with people happily drinking and contemplating the ultra famous Promenade des Anglais. If you want to visit another country during your travels to France join our Optional Excursion into Italy. The optional travels by motorcoach to Ventimiglia, Italy to explore this quaint seaside town. Explore the massive street market or wander the cobbled streets. Continue to San Remo, the capital town of the Italian Riviera. Explore the old town called La Pigna which is characterized by perched houses, steep streets, covered alleys and little squares, a glimpse of Medieval times. Later return to Nice and enjoy an evening at leisure.
(B) Overnight: Nice
Day 7: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Today travel to the principality of Monaco, a tiny city-state on the Mediterranean Sea and surrounded by France. The most famous district of Monaco is Monte Carlo, the site of the well-known casino and a glittering center of international social life. Upon arrival enjoy a Monte Carlo Area Tour including the 19th-century Romanesque Cathedral, the site of Princess Grace’s Tomb. Complete your tour with a visit to the famous Casino Monte Carlo. This evening join your fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant in the Nice area.
(B,D) Overnight: Nice
Day 8: Nice - Flight Home
Transfer to the airport for your flight home filled with wonderful memories of your travel experiences in France.
Optional Paris Extension:
Optional 2 Night Paris Post Tour Extension
+$895 pp double/+$350 single supplement
Day 8: Nice to Paris via TGV Train - PARIS CITY TOUR
This morning transfer to the Nice Train Station & board the famous high speed TGV Train for the half-day rail experience to Paris for a 2-Night stay in “the City of Lights”. Upon arrival enjoy a Paris City Tour to see the Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees & the Eiffel Tower. Later check into your Paris hotel.
(B - hotel) Overnight: Paris
Day 9: Paris AT LEISURE
Today enjoy the amazing city of Paris on your own. Maybe visit the Montmarte District, a museum like the Louvre or the d’Orsay, stop at a picturesque cafe and shop at the elegant stores.
(B) Overnight: Paris
Day 10: Paris - FLIGHT HOME
Transfer to Paris Airport (CDG) and fly home.
Paris Optional Extension Includes: 2 Nights Hotel in Paris, TGV Train from Nice to Paris, Paris City Tour, Tour Director & 2 Meals (2-Breakfasts) Notes: Paris Extension must be booked at time of deposit. Due to group air policies outbound air to Nice could be a different schedule than the rest of your group for Paris extension passengers.
Paris Extension is based on a 20 passenger minimum.
• Roundtrip Airfare - IAD
• Int’l Air Departure Taxes/Fuel
• 8 Meals: 6-Breakfasts & 2-Dinners
• Professional Tour Director
• Hotel Transfers
Dates: Nov 3 - 10, 2020
Balance due: 8/14/20
Discount offered: $100 per person if balance is paid by check. Deposit can be charged or check.
Optional Insurance: +$350*
*Must be paid with deposit
Single Supplement: +$500
Premier World Discovery Tours Activity Level: 3
1 = Easy, 4 = Active
Unsold seats release date: 4/30/20