10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

WONDERFUL FRANCE

Route Napoleon - Aix-En-Provence - Arles - Avignon - Cannes - Lyon - Monaco - Nice - Paris
Starting from $2,875.00

WONDERFUL FRANCE

Begin your stay exploring the City of Lights visiting its unique collection of sites including the Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the infamous Eiffel Tower. Travel to Avignon and Aix-en-Provence visiting the Roman amphitheater and Romanesque Cathedral before a journey through Lyon and Dijon visiting the French vineyards of Macon. Vacation highlights include: Paris, Lyon, Nice, Aix en Provence, Avignon. Countries visited: France

INCLUDES
  • 2 nights accommodation at Renaissance Hotel La Defense in Paris
  • 1 night accommodation at Mercure Pont D Avignon Hotel
  • 1 night accommodation at Escale Oceania hotel in Aix en Provence
  • 2 nights accommodation at Boscolo Hotel Plaza Nice
  • 1 night accommodation at Novotel Hotel Lyon Gerland
  • 1 night accommodation at Evergreen Laurel in Paris
  • Airport transfers in Paris on days 2 and 10
  • Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling
  • Welcome Reception (WR) with light snacks and drinks
  • 8 hot Breakfasts (B) and 4 three-course Dinners (D) including a Highlight Dinner (HD), a You’re Personally Invited Dinner (PI) and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine
  • Services of a professional Travel Director
  • Private luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and emergency restroom
  • Sightseeing with Local Guides: Paris, Arles Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary
  • Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
  • Portfolio of travel documents
EXCLUDES
  • Tips and Personal items
  • Travel insurance
  • International Airfare (Please contact us for details)
ITINERARY
Day 1 - DEPART FROM THE USA

Board your overnight transatlantic flight (cost not included in land only price).


Day 2 - ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE

Welcome to Paris, the “City of Light!” After checking in, there is time to relax. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception with your Travel Director. Later, an evening drive shows off highlights of this beautiful city. (Welcome Reception)


Day 3 - PARIS SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE

A sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes an ascent of the Eiffel Tower to the second level, where you have grand views across the city. Next, see the Champs Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde and Notre Dame Cathedral on the Île de la Cité. The rest of the day is free to explore, shop or perhaps take a trip to the Palace of Versailles. (Breakfast)


Day 4 - PARIS / TGV TRAIN / AVIGNON

Take the speedy TGV Train south, through the vineyards of Burgundy to the Rhône Valley. On arrival in Avignon, an orientation tour includes views of the impressive Palace of the Popes and the ruined bridge straddling the River Rhone, the inspiration for the French song “Sur le Pont d’Avignon.” (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 5 - AVIGNON / ARLES / AIX-EN-PROVENCE

See the Pont du Gard, then on to the village of Les Baux-de-Provence. In Arles, see the Roman amphitheater and Romanesque cathedral, and enjoy a guided walking tour of the city which has so many associations with the great artist Vincent Van Gogh. End the day in elegant Aix-en-Provence, joining your companions for a You’re Personally Invited dinner in a Provençal family restaurant. (Breakfast, Personally Invited)


Day 6 - AIX-EN-PROVENCE / CANNES / NICE

Drive through the scenic hills to the coast and the glitzy resort of St. Tropez, the playground of the rich and famous. Take a boat trip to neighboring Ste. Maxime, then continue by coach to Cannes. See the Film Festival Center on the Boulevard de la Croisette, and then on to Nice, the capital of the Côte d’Azur. Take an orientation drive along Promenade des Anglais, and view Place Masséna, the Old Town and the port. This evening, savor a Highlight Dinner of local specialties in one of the city’s many bustling restaurants. (Breakfast, Highlight Dinner)


Day 7 - NICE AT LEISURE / MONACO EXCURSION

Relax this morning, with plenty of time to stroll along the Promenade des Anglais and browse in the boutiques. Then take a scenic ride to visit the Principality of Monaco. See the Palace of the ruling Grimaldi family and St. Nicholas Cathedral, where Princess Grace and Prince Rainier were married. (Breakfast)


Day 8 - NICE / ROUTE NAPOLEON / LYON

Follow part of the Route Napoleon, heading inland via Manosque and the Durance Valley to the town of Sisteron. Take the alpine route along the Col de la Croix to Lyon, France’s second largest city. (Breakfast)


Day 9 - LYON / BEAUNE / PARIS

Journey past the vineyards of Macon to the city of Beaune. There’s time to browse through the shops before departing for Paris. Tonight, relish a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends. (Breakfast, Farewell Dinner)


Day 10 - DEPART PARIS

You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. (Breakfast)


Notes
  • Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Your TPT Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking.
  • Triple room reduction: $50

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