London, Paris, Aix-En-Provence & Nice
British hospitality, Parisian elegance, and Provencal sunshine await you on this 11-day tour.
Indulge yourself in some of Europe’s most sophisticated cities. On this tour, you’ll get a taste of classic London and France. Explore London’s many historic and contemporary delights. Encounter the timeless charm of Paris. Discover Aix-en-Provence, a slice of Parisian elegance tempered by the warm climate and leisurely attitude of Provence. Unwind on the famous beaches of Nice, a longtime getaway for the rich, famous, and creative. With your travel and hotel accommodations expertly planned, and with the services and advice of your Local Hosts, you’ll do all of this with freedom and total peace of mind. So what are you waiting for? Profitez bien de vos vacances on this 11-day tour.
Highlights and Inclusions
- Travel by high-speed Eurostar and TGV rail
- Accommodation for 10 nights in centrally located hotels
- Daily breakfast buffet
- Services of a friendly, knowledgeable Local Host at each destination
- Locally guided sightseeing tours of each city
Day 1 - Depart USA for London
Board your international flight for the journey across the Atlantic Ocean. (Air travel not included in tour cost)
Day 2 - London, England
Welcome to London! Your Local Hosts will help you maximize your stay in one of the most historically significant capital cities, containing four UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Day 3 - London
Morning guided sightseeing and orientation includes all of London's famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married; Whitehall's mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister's Downing Street; and Piccadilly Circus. Take photographs of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated on the river bank; and the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Visit St. Paul's Cathedral. Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic feature of London's skyline, and the awe-inspiring interior holds fascinating stories about its history.
Day 4 - London
Full day at leisure to explore the city. Your Local Hosts will assist you with recommendations, such as a visit to the Tower of London to admire the magnificent Crown Jewels, or a guided afternoon Classic Rock & Beatles tour. This evening, you might enjoy an acclaimed West End theater production.
Day 5 - London & Paris, France
Travel to Paris by the high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class).
Day 6 - Paris
Morning guided sightseeing and orientation takes you to Notre Dame Cathedral, where Napoleon was crowned emperor in 1804, to admire its amazing 13th-century, stained-glass Rose Window. Pass the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, the Opéra, Place de la Concorde, and Arc de Triomphe. Drive by the Seine River with its beautiful bridges, and along the fashionable Champs-Elysées. Stop to take photos of the iconic Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also enter the world's most visited museum, The Louvre, with its modern glass pyramid, to see Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and other treasures.
Day 7 - Paris
Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day, such as an excursion to Fontainebleau Castle and Château de Vaux le Vicomte, a lively cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge, or a visit to the Carnavalet Museum, dedicated to the history of Paris.
Day 8 - Paris & Aix-en-Provence
Travel by high-speed TGV train (first-class) to Aix-en-Provence. Enjoy a guided walking tour along the 17th-century Cours Mirabeau, a lively area with fountains, elegant homes, and famous cafés. Admire the Mazarin Quarter, City Hall, the Jewish Quarter, and visit the Cathedral Of The Holy Saviour, known for its interesting combination of architectural styles and The Burning Bush triptych art masterpiece by Nicolas Froment.
Day 9 - Aix-en-Provence
Today you may want to visit the famous fruit and vegetable market, or shop for lavender products. Your Local Host will have lots of ideas for you.
Day 10 - Aix-en-Provence & Nice
Travel by high-speed TGV train (first-class) to Nice. Your guided sightseeing and orientation features the Promenade Des Anglais, originally built in the second half of the 18th century and the most famous boulevard in Nice. Walk through the Old Town to admire fine examples of the Belle Époque. See Cours Saleya with the Kings of Sardinia Palace and flower market, and the lovely Palace Square with Palais de Justice and Palais Rusca.
Day 11 - Nice
Your Local Host has many recommendations for your full day at leisure on the beautiful Côte d'Azur, such as a visit to picturesque Èze and Monaco, an excursion to St. Tropez, a stop at the Matisse Museum, or the best places to try local specialties like socca (custard-filled chickpea pancake), Salad Niçoise (salad with tuna and anchovies), pissaladière (French pizza), farcis (stuffed vegetables), and rosé wine.
Day 12 - Nice
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Train and Hotel Accommodations
Millennium Gloucester, London
This modern and luxurious hotel is located in fashionable South Kensington, a relaxed environment in the heart of London. Situated next to Gloucester Road underground station, it is perfectly placed for visiting London’s greatest attractions including Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The hotel offers a variety of dining options such as Bombay Brasserie and Bugis Street Brasserie for Indian and Oriental cuisine, South West 7 for breakfast and Humphrey’s Bar for light meals and drinks. 24-hour room service, concierge service, and a fitness room with cardiovascular equipment and weights is also available.
Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel, Paris
This elegant 405-room hotel is located close the River Seine and Eiffel Tower. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. A light and airy restaurant serves up a range of international cuisine which during the summer months can be enjoyed in the tranquil terrace and gardens. There is also a lounge bar for snacks and drinks as well as a fitness room.
Grand Hotel Roi René, Aix en Provence
This inviting 134 room boutique property is built in a courtyard style around the swimming pool and garden terrace. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. A beautiful seasonal outdoor swimming pool and terrace offer the perfect place to relax and unwind. The hotel restaurant serves traditional southern French cuisine which can also be savored on the outdoor terrace and the hotel bar offers a good choice of snacks and drinks.
Aston La Scala, Nice
This recently restored, 7-storey hotel features 150 guestrooms and a rooftop terrace with seasonal swimming pool and amazing views over Nice. The chic L'Horloge Restaurant serves tasty local specialties prepared by Chef Julien Perrier; while the 7th-floor 7 Blue Bar is the perfect place to relax with a cocktail. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas. Situated in the center of Nice overlooking the Promenade du Paillon and a short stroll from the famed Place Massena and seafront Promenade des Anglais. The beach and picturesque Old Town with its narrow pedestrian streets, bistros, brasseries, cafés, and colorful market are also within walking distance.
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|24th July 2018||$2,849||Please call for availability.|
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|23rd October 2018||$2,792||Book Now|
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