From its vibrant cities and charming, smaller towns to the beautiful countryside and sumptuous cuisine, France has it all. On this French Sampler tour, you’ll get a sample of what France has to offer with overnights in Paris, Beaune, Aix-en-Provence, and Monte Carlo, Monaco.
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Day 1: Arrive In Paris, France
Welcome to Paris! At 5:30 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Paris’ lively restaurants, followed by an orientation drive.
Hotel: Marriott Paris Rive Gauche, 2 nights
Day 2: Paris
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features Paris’ main sights like the Arc de Triomphe, Opera, Madeleine, Louvre, Champs-Elysees, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Visit the impressive Courtyard of Les Invalides, a complex of buildings, originally built as a home and hospital for war veterans, which houses various museums as well as the Dome Church, burial place of Napoleon. To make the most of your stay, optional excursions are available.
Day 3: Paris – Versailles – Beaune
A short drive brings you to Versailles, where a guided visit to the impressive Palace And Gardens has been included. Continue along the Route du Soleil and take in views of châteaux before entering the Burgundy vineyards. Arrive in Beaune, wine capital of the region, and visit the famous Hotel-Dieu, which was originally built as a hospital for the poor. Time to stroll around in this quaint town. See Notre Dame Basilica, and enjoy a Wine Tasting at the renowned Marche aux Vins wine cellar.
Hotel: De la Poste
Day 4: Beaune – Pont Du Gard – Avignon – Aix-En-Provence
Leave Burgundy and enter Provence. At Pont du Gard, marvel at the largest remaining Roman aqueduct in France, a monumental feat of engineering completed in 19 BC. Avignon, a walled town on the Rhone River, became the residence of the popes in the 14th century. During your walking tour, take pictures of the magnificent Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge, and browse through the colourful shops that sell traditional products made in Provence, like cloth, honey, herbs, and nougat candy. Next is the pleasant town of Aix-en-Provence.
Hotel: Grand Hotel Roi René, 2 nights
Day 5: Aix-En-Provence
Aix-en-Provence is one of France’s most elegant cities; it was the birthplace of painter Cezanne, and has always attracted artists from around the world. Join your Tour Director for a pleasant walk to the Market Square. Wander through the maze of small streets and along shaded Cours Mirabeau. Balance of the day is at leisure.
Day 6: Aix-En-Provence – St. Paul De Vence – Nice – Monte Carlo, Monaco
Visit the picturesque hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence, one of the oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera. Marvel at the many art galleries and little shops, and try out a glass of the local pastis. Then, turn to the glittering Mediterranean Sea and arrive in the tiny Principality of Monaco, built on a rocky peninsula and famed for its nightlife. Later, join an optional excursion to see the palace and royal church of Monaco town, have dinner, and try your luck at the Monte Carlo casino.
Hotel: Riviera Marriott La Porte de Monaco at Cap d’Ail, 2 nights
Day 7: Monte Carlo – Excursion To Eze, France
Enjoy a morning at leisure to dabble in the blue Mediterranean Sea. In the afternoon, a scenic drive with spectacular views brings you to Eze, where a unique highlight awaits: visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory and Create Your Own Fragrance, followed by a farewell dinner at a local restaurant to celebrate the success of your trip.
Day 8: Depart Monte Carlo
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Nice).
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|August: 02, 16||$3,729.00||$4,953.00|
|September: 06, 13||$3,819.00||$5,043.00|
|Meals:||7 breakfasts, 3 dinners|
|Transport:||Luxury air-conditioned coach|
|Accommodation:||7 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||An expert Travel Director and separate Driver|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.