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France Deluxe: Paris to Nice

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,357

DELUXE | PRIVATE: Spend 9 days discovering a luxurious side of Paris and the French Riviera. In Paris, see great works of art at the Louvre, the grandeur of the Eiffel Tower and opulence at the Palace of Versailles. In Nice, discover the city, the legendary Bay of Billionaire’s and explore charming Provencal villages.


This 9-day French vacation explores the highlights of Paris before heading to the sunny south for a taste of the good life in Nice and Cannes. It features deluxe accommodations and a mix of private and small group tours.

Your vacation begins in Paris, the City of Light, where you will visit some of its most popular highlights on a private city tour. Swing by the landmarks of the Louvre, Notre Dame, and the Arc de Triomphe before boarding a cruise vessel for an hour-long journey along the Seine. Afterwards, ride up to the third floor of the Eiffel Tower to enjoy the best views of this beloved city. The next day, head just outside the city to visit the opulent palace of Versailles, the former home of the Sun King Louis XIV. Tour the gilded state rooms, including the legendary Hall of Mirrors, as well as the manicured gardens. Back in Paris, enjoy breakfast inside the Louvre and sip your coffee while admiring the view over the famous glass pyramid. After breakfast, skip the line and see the iconic masterworks of the world’s most famous museum, including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.

From Paris, ride the train south to Nice and the sunny French Riviera. Nice is famous for its beaches, but there is much more to experience here than soaking up some rays on the beach. A city tour will show off the architecture and history of the city, from the famous Russian Cathedral, the largest Russian Orthodox Cathedral outside of Russia, as well as the Promenade des Art and the winter home of Queen Victoria, Cimiez. Another day, leave the city behind and visit one of the most famous villages in France: Saint Paul de Vence. Explore the medeival streets of this lovely town that inspired painters such as Picasso and Chagall. Back on the coast, head on a small group tour to Cannes to see the famous Croisette and explore the walled city in the shadow of Fore Care, all while enjoying views of Billionaires’ Bay, where some of the largest yachts in the world can be found.

At the end of your stay, connect to the airport to return home.


 

 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,357

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Day 1

Paris Airport to Paris Central Hotels

Duration1 Hour

Hotel Le Walt

Located just steps to the Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars and Les Invalides, hotel Le Walt invites its guests to explore the 7th district of Paris on Seine's left bank. This 4-star boutique hotel is within easy reach to many of the city's museums, such as Le Musee Rodin, L'Hotel National des Invalides, Le Musee d'Histoire Contemporaine or Le Musee du quai Branly. The hotel is a unique getaway to an art lovers' paradise, with paintings and canvases all around. The hotel facilities include a breakfast room, bar, lounge area and patio. All rooms are elegantly designed including modern amenities.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Le Walt

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    Hotel Le Walt


    Located just steps to the Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars and Les Invalides, hotel Le Walt invites its guests to explore the 7th district of Paris on Seine's left bank. This 4-star boutique hotel is within easy reach to many of the city's museums, such …

    Located just steps to the Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars and Les Invalides, hotel Le Walt invites its guests to explore the 7th district of Paris on Seine's left bank. This 4-star boutique hotel is within easy reach to many of the city's museums, such as Le Musee Rodin, L'Hotel National des Invalides, Le Musee d'Histoire Contemporaine or Le Musee du quai Branly. The hotel is a unique getaway to an art lovers' paradise, with paintings and canvases all around. The hotel facilities include a breakfast room, bar, lounge area and patio. All rooms are elegantly designed including modern amenities.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Airport Shuttle Service
    • Business Service
    • Child Friendly
    • Laundry Service
    • Room Service

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Day 2

Private Paris Highlights Plus Eiffel Tower and Cruise

Take a private tour of the City of Light and admire the breathtaking sites and monuments of Paris. This program is tailor-made so you can discover the main highlights of Paris including a visit to the Eiffel Tower and a Seine River Cruise.

Starting from your hotel, enjoy city tour and discover the most important monuments and symbols of Paris such as the Place Vendome, the Place de l'Opera Garnier, the Musee du Louvre, the Hotel de Ville, Notre Dame de Paris cathedral, the Pantheon, the Musee d'Orsay, the Place de la Concorde, the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe and Les Invalides. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at the foot of the Eiffel Tower where you can take the 1 hour Seine River cruise or join the Eiffel Tower tour (based on a pre-scheduled time). The visit to Eiffel Tower includes priority access to the 1st and 2nd floor. You will also have access to the 3rd floor, the highest floor accessible to the public. Reach the summit and discover Paris for spectacular views at a height of 276 meters. Your tour ends at the Eiffel Tower or the Port de la Bourdonnais.

Duration4 Hours
Day 3

Versailles Afternoon - Small Group

Leave your Paris accommodation at 1:15 p.m. for a minibus journey to the Palace of Versailles; arrival scheduled for around 2:15 p.m. The number of participants is limited to a maximum of eight people to allow you to enjoy a personalized tour with your driver-guide.

One of the world's most illustrious monuments, the Palace of Versailles was the official residence of the Kings of France Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI and their courts from 1682 until the French Revolution. Your guide will help you to experience everything about what life was like in the Palace of Versailles, the symbol of the power of the French monarchy. Then enjoy some free time strolling through the palace's stunning grounds and formal gardens.

The Palace of Versailles covers an area of over 721,000 square feet and has more than 700 rooms. Follow your guide straight to the front of the line to visit the most beautiful rooms inside the palace: the King's Grand Apartments, with seven rooms dedicated to different gods, and the Queen's Grand Apartments, mirroring those of the king, which include the Coronation Room and the Queen's Bedroom, once occupied by Marie Antoinette, among others. Also, marvel at the sparkling Hall of Mirrors of Versailles, a large reception room in which to see and be seen, dreamt up by the celebrated architect, Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Designed to dazzle the Sun King's visitors, this huge hall with marble and gilded bronze decoration was somewhere to stroll and meet. It was also the setting for sumptuous receptions and royal wedding balls.

Your tour will be followed by an opportunity to discover the palace's gardens, the second part of your visit. In 1661, Louis XIV commissioned the landscape architect Andre Le Notre to lay out the grounds and gardens, something that was just as important as the construction of the palace itself as far as the king was concerned. Enjoy your free time and explore the Gardens of Versailles, admiring the magnificent sculpted decoration (marble statues, busts, and vases), fountains, and pools.

Your return to your Paris accommodation is scheduled for approximately 5:15 p.m.

Duration4 Hours
Day 4

Must-See Louvre + French Breakfast

Start your small group tour in a relaxed way with a typical French breakfast in a magnificent and chic cafe terrace, located inside the Cour Napoleon of the Louvre. Enjoy the sublime views over the iconic glass pyramid as the museum opens for the day as you savor typical French viennoiseries with fresh fruit salad, freshly squeezed orange juice with coffee or tea. After breakfast, you will skip the lines and take a journey through the famous Louvre museum, visiting the the 'Top 10' must-see works of art in the Louvre and more! Some highlights will include the mysterious Mona Lisa, the exquisite Venus de Milo, the spectacular Winged Victory and many other of the most famous masterpieces in the world. Travel back in time and explore the Italian Renaissance, discover ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, and the great French paintings of the 19th century. The visit inside the musuem will take approximately 1.5 hour tour and is specially designed to ensure that you cover all the must-see masterpieces in the Louvre, as well as showing you other fascinating artworks along the way. Your expert local guides will share stories behind the art and artists, helping you to understand what makes these iconic works so special. After your tour, you may remain inside the museum to explore at your own pace.

Duration2 Hours
Day 5

Paris Central Hotels to Paris Railway Station or Pier

Duration1 Hour

Nice Train Station to Nice Hotels

Duration1 Hour

Negresco Hotel

This sophisticated palace hotel boasts a stunning beachfront setting in Nice. The hotel is located on the famous Promenade des Anglais, lying just a 10 minutes' walking distance away from the old town. Guests will find themselves just 1 km away from stylish shopping opportunities in Galeries Lafayette, while the train station is to be found just 2 km away. This delightful hotel dates back to the early 20th century, and has retained elements of its former glory. The guest rooms are beautifully appointed, exuding elegance and luxury. The rooms provide a cocoon of peace and serenity, in which to escape the rest of the world. This world-class hotel hosts a boundless array of exemplary facilities, catering for the needs of even the most discerning traveller. Guests are sure to be impressed by the unrivalled service that this wonderful hotel has to offer.

Meal Plan BED, AND and BREAKFAST
Duration4 Nights
Day 6

Nice City Tour

Visit the Castel Park overlooking the Bay and Old Town, this was once inhibited by the Greeks over 2600 years ago and was a huge trading town. Drive along the port and admire the Turin buildings. Contemplate the Old in Place Garibaldi and the New along Promenade des Arts (Modern Art Museum, Sosno's library, Acropolis center...). Arrive in Cimiez, which was the winter home of Queen Victoria. Stop at the Roman Arenas of Cemenelum. Here you can walk among the magnificent olive trees garden and the 15th c. park of the Franciscan Monastery. Pass by the exceptional Russian Cathedral, the largest one outside Russia. Return by Promenade des Anglais passing its famous landmarks and "Belle Epoque" buildings. End the tour with a visit to the flower market in the Old Town. Here you will have the option to be dropped there or driven back to the hotel.

Duration3 Hours
Day 7

Private Tour Saint Paul de Vence

Discover Saint Paul de Vence, the second most visited village in France, in an offbeat way. On this private tour, accompanied by an expert guide, you will discover the middle ages as you stroll through the cobbled streets and enjoy the region's heritage and cultural richness. Then follow the steps of the painters and artists such as Picasso, Chagall. Characters who made the fame of Saint Paul de Vence nicknamed "the jewel of our beloved Provence" during the 20's and 50's. Just as they did, try yourself at the "Petanque Game" hoping you won't do "Fanny". Here in Saint Paul it is said than Petanque is: "more than a religion, it is like a universal language". At the end of the afternoon, take an aperitif (optional) on a picturesque terrace cafe.

Duration5 Hours
Day 8

Tour Billionaires Bay

Enjoy a small group tour and discover the sea-side resort of Cannes, city of the stars with splendid palaces and "the Film Festival palace" with the famous red carpet surrounded by celebrities' handprints. Stroll along the "Croisette" boulevard bordered with magnificent sandy beaches and dress-designer stores. Then, join Antibes, Juan-les-pins and Cap d'Antibes, to enjoy a walk thru the walled-city, under the watchful eye of the "Fort Carre". Along the ramparts, overlooking the sea, admire the biggest yachts in the world.

Duration4 Hours
Day 9

Nice Hotels to Nice Airport

Duration1 Hour

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 4 nights first-class accommodations in Paris
  • 4 nights deluxe accommodations in Nice
  • Private transfer services between train stations and hotels
  • Private Paris Highlights Plus Eiffel Tower and Cruise
  • Small Group Versailles (max 8 guests)
  • Must-See Louvre + French Breakfast (max 20 guests)
  • Small Group Nice City Tour (max 8 guests)
  • Private Saint Paul de Vence
  • Small Group Tour Billionaire's Bay (max 8 guests)
  • 4 breakfast

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Train tickets between cities
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Excursions not specifically indicated
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Items of a personal nature Gratuities

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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