ITALY AND FRANCE 11 Days/10 Nights - Small Group Guaranteed Departure. 3 nights in Paris, 2 nights in Aix en Provence, 2 nights in Cannes, 3 nights in Italian Riviera. maximum 16 pax. This loaded 11 Day Tour of Italy & France includes Guided visit of Paris with transportation. High speed train 1st class from Paris to Aix En Provence. 2h walking guided tour of Aix en Provence. Full day guided tour of Provence featuring Avignon, Les baux de provence, Saint Remy, and Gordes - Wine Tasting + lunch at Chateau La Coste. 3h guided tour of Marseille. Full day guided tour of the French Riviera featuring Monaco, Village of Eze, Nice and Antibes - Guided visit of a perfumery factory. Transfer from Cannes to Santa Margherita with stop in Ventimiglia. Visit of the Hanbury Gardens. Full day guided tour of the Cinque Terre...and more. HOTELS FEATURED: Paris (Hotel Napoleon****, Hotel Etoile Saint Honoré****)- Aix en Provence (Grand Hotel Roi René****)- Cannes (Gray d’Albion****, Splendid Hotel****)- Sant Margherita Ligure ( Metropole or Continental Hotel****)
Welcome to France! Upon arrival at Paris airport please proceed through the Passport Control and collect your luggage inside the customs area. A driver will be waiting for you at the exit and will transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city. In the evening, meeting at the hotel with tour host which will provide information regarding the program and literature of the destination that are about to be visited. Tonight meet our assistant for a briefing of your tour at the hotel. In the evening, enjoy a dinner in a French restaurant. Overnight in Paris.
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, departure for a half day guided tour of Paris. Escorted by your professional guide, you will see the most spectacular monuments and historical sites of Paris: Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sainte Chapelle, Pantheon, St. Suplice Church, St. Germain, the Orsay Museum, followed by the Louvre, Concorde , Champs Elysees, the Invalides with Napoleon’s Tomb, Eiffel Tower, Arch of Triumph, Opera House, Vendome, the Jewish quarter and the village of Montmartre with its famous view of the city and Sacré-Coeur Church. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Paris.
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure to visit on your own. Optional Tour to Versailles, Louvre Museum, Seine river cruises and more available. Overnight in Paris.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, transfer to the train station and departure by high speed train to Aix en Provence. Transfer to the hotel and check in. In the afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of Aix en Provence with your guide. Discover the city and it’s secrets. Rest of the day at leisure and tonight, dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Aix en Provence.
Breakfast at the hotel. The most beautiful monuments and spots in Provence. Avignon: sightseeing: the Walls, St Benezet Bridge and the famous Cité des Papes. Les Baux de Provence: stop & visit of the medieval village on a rocky spur in the Alpilles mountains, located upon a rock at 245 meters high, with its historical center, beautiful house of the 16th century, the St Vincent Church and pretty Romanesque buildings. Drive through the Antiques in Saint Rémy de Provence (Triumphal Arch and mausoleum) located in a field of olive trees, landscape painted several times by Van Gogh Picturesque roads through olive groves, vineyards and fields to see some of the most beautiful villages in Luberon ; Panoramic view of Gordes, perched village in Luberon, one of the most beautiful villages in France, completely made with dry stones. Return to Aix en Provence. Overnight in aix en Provence.
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure then departure for a visit of the Chateau La Coste winery where you will have the opportunity to taste some wine and have a light lunch. Then depart for Cannes by bus and en-route stop in Marseille for a guided visit of the city and the old port. Arrival in Cannes, check in at the hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Cannes
Breakfast at the hotel. View the whole Riviera in one day. Travel by the coast road and enjoy ?the sea views of the famous corniche?road leading to Monaco. ?Stop on the famous Rock for a visit of the Old Town, the Prince Palace (opens June/October) and the Cathedral where Grace and Rainier were married. Drive through the formula 1 Grand Prix circuit to Monte-Carlo, and enjoy the world of elegance and luxury. Stop at the Casino square. Then visit the unforgettable middle-age village of Eze with boutiques carved in the rock. Discover the world of senses and flowers through a shopping visit to a perfumery.? Continue to Nice, the largest city on the French Riviera. Walk along the famous promenade des Anglais and visit the colorful Cours Saleya Flower Market. You'll also see other top Nice attractions, including Place Garibaldi, the Russian Orthodox Cathedral and Massena Square.. Lay back and enjoy a panoramic drive with breathtaking views of the different bays of Juan-Les-Pins and Antibes. Pass by exclusive Cap of Antibes, home of the famous Billionaires quay where helicopters and yachts are there in abundance. Return to Cannes. Farewell dinner and Overnight in Cannes.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Italy. Transfer from Cannes to Santa Margherita Ligure with a stop in Ventimiglia to visit Hanbury Gardens, a botanical garden created by an english family in 1867. The contribution of botanists, agronomists and landscape designers, the majority of whom were foreigners, led to the creation of a magnificent ensemble both in its botanical aspect (5,800 ornamental, medicinal and fruiting species) and its landscaping aspect, creating a harmony between buildings, garden structures and the terraces under cultivation, which is unequalled in Europe. Continue to Santa Margherita Ligure. Check in at the hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel Today, you'll fall in love with Italy's prettiest coastal villages on a visit to the Cinque Terre. You've probably heard of the five famous fishing ports of the Cinque Terre. Now's your chance to visit these picture-postcard villages on a full day guided trip you'll treasure. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel Day at leisure to relax or visit on your own the small towns Cinque Terre using your train ticket. Overnight at the hotel
Breakfast at the hotel Transfer to the airport of Genoa on your own.
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