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Nice & the Cote d'Azur

Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,228

Experience the majestic and dramatic beauty of the Cote d’Azure using Nice as your base. You will delight in the many sophisticated attractive resorts as well as visit historical places, museums and art galleries. The Cote d’Azure offers breathtaking scenery never to be forgotten.


European Stopover & City Map

Spend 5 nights in Nice situated on the Cote D’Azure on the Mediterranean Sea, the second most visited destination in France after Paris. This is mainly due to its attractive location and climate. However there is more to Nice than its natural beauty. The next morning, you will have a tour of the highlights which include La Promenade des Anglais, its famous seafront, the Russian Cathedral with its onion-shaped dome built in 1912, Cimiez Hill, an historic neighbourhood built on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, the Louise Nucera Library with its 200,000 items, the Matisse Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and a photo stop at the panoramic viewpoint, Mont Boron. There will also be a stop at the famed Florian chocolate factory often visited by Matisse as far back as the 19th Century.

The next day, you will head to Cannes by highway from Nice. Upon arrival in Cannes you will enjoy a panoramic city tour including le Boulevard de la Croisette, le Palais des festivals, le Marche Forville, the old town with the pedestrian area, and the Suquet area with its 16th century church. Here you will have a stop to enjoy some free time. Continue to Antibes by the sea side, passing throughout Golf Juan (famous for its beach), Juan les Pins (known for its casino, and fashion boutiques) and Cap d'Antibes (one of the most luxurious areas of the Riviera). You can see the hotel Eden Roc, one of the most expensive hotels where film stars stay during the film festival. It has the best yachting harbour with the "Mole", an area where the most beautiful yachts of Europe are anchored. You will have some time here at leisure. The next stop is Cagnes, a medieval city from the 14th century. Here you can see the hippodrome and the Renoir museum. You will then return to Nice via the coastal road.

Your destination the next morning is Port Grimaud on the River Giscle on the north shore of the Golfe de Saint-Tropez. The area is known as the "Venice of Provence" because of its very special kind of architecture where streets are canals and boats anchor near the houses. The houses are designed to be individually different, painted with soft pastel colours of ochre, pink and turquoise and feature shutters with wrought iron balconies with roofs of terracotta Roman tiles. You will then continue on to Saint Tropez, playground of the stars and international socialites. There will be a stop here, allowing you free time to explore the area. In the afternoon enjoy a cruise on the Gulf of Saint Tropez to view the luxury villas of the stars. Then drive along La Corniche d'Or (golden coast road) stretching between Cannes and Saint Raphael - Sainte-Maxime, eventually returning to Nice.

The following day takes you to Monaco. En route, you will visit Villefranche/Cap Ferrat known for its beautiful bay and 16th Century citadel. Continue through Beaulieu eventually arriving in Monaco. The capital Monte Carlo is an ideal place to simply stroll around and explore traversing its narrow streets. Highlights will be the magnificent harbour and the renowned Monte Carlo Casino. On your return to Nice, you will stop at the Fragonard perfume factory and the attractive medieval stone village of Eze.


 

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Accommodation in Nice

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    Crillon Centre Nice By Happyculture



    Located in the heart of the city, the façade of the hotel Crillon Centre Nice is a sample of the typical Mediterranean construction, and the inside decoration associate both modernity and functionality. Fully renovated in early 2012, this hotel is ideal if you wish to ...

    Located in the heart of the city, the façade of the hotel Crillon Centre Nice is a sample of the typical Mediterranean construction, and the inside decoration associate both modernity and functionality. Fully renovated in early 2012, this hotel is ideal if you wish to discover the city. Just a few meters away, we find the Massena square, as well as the ?Old Town? with its traditional local shops and Mediterranean flavors. Museums and other interesting points are within reach. The Hotel Crillon Centre Nice is a totally renovated hotel, located a few steps from the beach, very close to the old town of Nice and the Promenade des Anglais. The hotel Crillon Centre Nice has 43 totally renovated rooms, with elevator/lift accessible to all floors. All the rooms are fully equipped: Rooms available with: Single bed (bunk bedding), two single beds or Queen Size bed. All rooms have in-suite bathroom with shower or bath tub, a hairdryer is also available, fully air-conditioning, in room control, windows are exterior soundproof, free Wifi.

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    Adagio Access Nice Magnan



    ideal base for visiting Nice and its attractions. The Adagio Access Nice Magnan enjoys a prime location close to the Promenade des Anglais and the Bay of Angels. Studio has a double or twin beds. Apartments are with 1 double sofa bed and 1 room ...

    ideal base for visiting Nice and its attractions. The Adagio Access Nice Magnan enjoys a prime location close to the Promenade des Anglais and the Bay of Angels. Studio has a double or twin beds. Apartments are with 1 double sofa bed and 1 room with 1 double or twin beds. Both have equipped kitchen, desk space, telephone, bathroom with tub or shower and toilet, TV and high-speed Internet.

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    Amaryllis



    An ideal property in terms of location and for the budget conscious traveller. The hotel is centrally located close to Nice main station and shops and restaurant. The rooms are small and decorated in light colours.They are in good condition.

    An ideal property in terms of location and for the budget conscious traveller. The hotel is centrally located close to Nice main station and shops and restaurant. The rooms are small and decorated in light colours.They are in good condition.

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    Splendid Hotel & Spa



    The spa at hotel Splendid Nice features a hammam and guests also have access to the fitness centre. Guest rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with a minibar and a flat-screen TV. All rooms at the Splendid are non-smoking and include free Wi-Fi access. Most rooms ...

    The spa at hotel Splendid Nice features a hammam and guests also have access to the fitness centre. Guest rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with a minibar and a flat-screen TV. All rooms at the Splendid are non-smoking and include free Wi-Fi access. Most rooms feature a balcony and some have a spa bathtub. L'EssenCiel Chef serves organic cuisine in the restaurant with panoramic views of the sea. Guests can enjoy drinks and snacks in the bar. A buffet breakfast is also served every morning. With private parking on site, the hotel is just 7 km from Nice-Cote d?Azur Airport. Casino Ruhl is a 3-minute drive away. The Splendid hotel & Spa Nice - part of the Warwick collection of hotels - is ideally located in the heart of Nice city and at only 7 km from the airport. Deluxe rooms, more spacious, non smoking, have a large balcony or a terrace, with table, chairs and sunbeds for some of them. They have additional amenities like Iron and ironing board, Trousers press, In-room-safe, Whirlpool bath, Tea / coffee making facilities in room.

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    La Malmaison Boutique Hotel Ascend



    This is a modern elegant property in an excellent location. ( 0808/ss ) The hotel is centrally located within easy reach of the main shopping areas and seafront. The rooms are of medium to large size. They are furnished in a modern style with dark ...

    This is a modern elegant property in an excellent location. ( 0808/ss ) The hotel is centrally located within easy reach of the main shopping areas and seafront. The rooms are of medium to large size. They are furnished in a modern style with dark wooden furniture. The bathrooms are fully tiled. Rooms and bathrooms are in excellent condition.

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    Le Grimaldi By Happyculture



    With premium partners, Hotel Le Grimaldi offers an extensive array of beauty treatments and spa facilities. Do not hesitate to contact reception for any additional information. Drinks can be served to your room 24 hours a day. A room service card is available for any ...

    With premium partners, Hotel Le Grimaldi offers an extensive array of beauty treatments and spa facilities. Do not hesitate to contact reception for any additional information. Drinks can be served to your room 24 hours a day. A room service card is available for any meal order between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm and between 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm. Our bar is open daily from 12:00 pm to midnight and offers a wide selection of drinks and Provence wines, spirits and liqueurs. Our breakfast buffet is on offer every morning from 7:00 am to 10:30 am. A continental breakfast can be served to your room upon request and at extra charge. The hotel Le Grimaldi is a 4* hotel in Nice Center. The hotel Grimaldi is typical from Nice and gets its authentic charm from the unique design of the two Belle Epoque buildings, connected by an inner courtyard. Your comfort and well-being are our main concern. The interiors match glass with wrought iron or weathered wood and remind of the South. The fabrics are a combination of authenticity and sophistication, either ochre or red, or white and marine. Higher floors offer a unique view on the rooftops of Nice and the green hills of Mont-Boron.

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    Mercure Nice Promenade Des Anglais



    This contemporary property is located just on the famous Promenade des Anglais. The Ruhl Casino is part of the same building and Place Massena and Nice Old Town are within a few minute's walk. The breakfast room is located on the first floor, offering great ...

    This contemporary property is located just on the famous Promenade des Anglais. The Ruhl Casino is part of the same building and Place Massena and Nice Old Town are within a few minute's walk. The breakfast room is located on the first floor, offering great views of the sea. The hotel is in ideal location just by the sea front These contemporary rooms face the inner courtyard and are therefore very quiet.

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Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,228

Itinerary View Trip Map

Day 1

Nice Airport to Nice Hotels

Duration1 Hour

Gounod

Built in 1920, this colorful hotel is set in a grand, bell epoque-style townhouse. It's a 5-minute walk from the Jardin Alsace-Lorraine and a 6-minute walk from the Musee Massena.

The airy, modern rooms and suites feature flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Suites add separate sitting rooms.

The spa has an outdoor pool, a fitness room and a steam room. Other amenities include 5 meeting rooms, a bar and a restaurant with city views.<br/><i>*Images from VFM Leonardo, Inc.</i>

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration5 Nights
Day 2

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 3

Tour Provence Countryside - Cannes, Grasse, Gourdon & St. Paul ex Nice

Arrive in the bay of Cannes, along the sandy beaches and luxurious boutiques. Stroll on the mythic Croisette's boulevard and imagine the glamour of the annual film festival's red carpet, walk amongst celebrities' footprints. After wards, escape to the inland for its quiet environment to awake your senses in Grasse: World's capital of perfume. Appreciate a guided tour in a factory that will reveal its secrets or wander in the heart of the old town. In the course of the Alps and valleys, you will reach Gourdon, "Balcony of the French Riviera" that culminates over the "big blue sea". Then wind down the river Loup in order to end your journey by the "Jewel of our beloved Provence": Saint Paul de Vence, one of the most visited villages in France and one of the top places for artists since the 20's.

Duration8 Hours
Day 4

Saint Tropez incl. Ferry to Saint Tropez

Board from Saint Maxime's harbor to arrive in Saint-Tropez by sea, the village glowing of colors. With authentic eloquent contrast, Saint Tropez was once fishermen's quarters, now it has evolved into a city of traditions and a legendary place for the international jet set. Through splendid greenery landscape, browse the famous roads of Pampelonne enjoying the medieval village of Gassin,with one of the most beautiful panoramic views over Saint-Tropez. Then, conclude your "Tropezian Day" by taking a moment to indulge in a wine tasting at Chateau Minuty. A day dedicated to the heart of the peninsula's treasures!

Duration9 Hours
Day 5

Tour Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze ex Nice

Experience panoramic views from the cliff's roads leading from Nice to Monaco. At the bend of which you'll discover a charming hilltop village with a breathtaking view: Eze. Afterwards you'll awake your senses through a guided tour of a perfumery, the true essence of Provence. Continue your trip toward the principality of Monaco, a multi faced country that will reveal the charm of the old town, crowned by the Prince's Palace, the majestic cathedral that hosts Grace Kelly's grave, as well as the outstanding oceanographic museum. The amazing lap of the Formula 1 track will unveil the high precision of the "Grand Prix" course. Then discover the legendary square of Monte-Carlo, amuse yourself with luxurious shopping, strolling by fancy cars, mega-yachts and chic casinos or simply watch the city from the renowned Café de Paris.

Duration8 Hours
Day 6

Nice Hotels to Nice Airport

Duration1 Hour

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip airport transfers
  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Hafy Day Nice City Tour
  • Full Day Provence Countryside - Cannes, Grasse, Gourdon & St. Paul tour
  • Full Day Saint Tropez tour
  • Full day Monaco and Eze tou

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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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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Excursion Suggestions

As there is so much to see and do in many of our City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, you should consider staying longer. Below is a list of suggestions that can be added to your stay.

  • Nice: City Tour

    Spend the morning touring Nice. Begin your journey in Castel Park, where you can see the port once inhabited by Greeks 2,600 years ago. Continue along the Promenade de...
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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  • Nice: Monaco, Monte Carlo & Eze Full Day Tour

    The charming beauty of the Cote d’Azure will be discovered on this tour to the resorts of Villefranche, Beaulieu-Sur-Mer and Cap d’Ail plus a stop at historic Eze. A h...
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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  • Nice: Monte Carlo by Night

    Take an evening to head to the Principality of Monaco and glamorous Monte Carlo. Drive along the charming seaside road, tour the Grand Prix circuit, and feel like Jame...
    Duration:
    5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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