Paris, Aix-en-Provence & Nice
Travel the French countryside on this magnificent 9-day journey.
Travel the French countryside on this magnificent 9-day journey. Start in the “City of Lights” as you explore the romantic streets of Paris. Then venture on the high-speed TGV train to the French cities of Aix-en-Provence and Nice. You will fall in love with the unique culture and architecture of each remarkable city.
Highlights and Inclusions
- Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
- Full buffet breakfast for 8 days
- First-class train travel from Paris to Aix-en-Provence and Nice aboard the high-speed TGV
- Local Host service in each city
- Destination Guides
- Discounts at the famous Galeries Lafayette and other leading department stores in Paris
- Sightseeing with a Local Guide and transportation per itinerary
- Transfers to/from train stations.
Scenic highlights of your trip include:
- Eiffel Tower
- Latin Quarter
- Place de la Concorde
- Notre Dame Cathedral
Day 1 - International Flight to Paris
Embark on a transatlantic flight to Paris from your U.S. gateway. (International flight is not included)
Day 2 - Paris
Bienvenue—welcome! Your Local Host is on hand to help you create lasting memories in the “City of Light.”
Day 3 - Paris
Morning guided sightseeing 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 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 4 - Paris
You'll be amazed at all the options available today. Perhaps a stroll through the charming Marais District with its stylish boutiques and ethnic eateries. Your Local Host will have many suggestions.
Day 5- Paris to 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 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 6 - Aix en Provence
During your day at leisure in Cézanne's hometown, your Local Host will have suggestions such as where to sample Côte-de-Provence wine and bœuf-en-daube, or the best places to shop for faience pottery and lavender products.
Day 7 - Aix en Provence to Nice
Travel by high speed TGV Train (first-class) to Nice. Your guided sightseeing 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 8 - Nice
Your Local Host has many ideas for your day at leisure. Why not visit the Matisse Museum, or relax and sip a pastis with the locals on the Promenade at sunset.
Day 9 - Nice
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Train and Hotel Accommodations
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 Rene, 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 avilable 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 savoured 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.
Dates & Prices
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|3rd May 2019||$2,177||Please call for availability.|
|10th May 2019||$2,199||Book Now|
|17th May 2019||$2,549||Book Now|
|24th May 2019||$2,258||Book Now|
|31st May 2019||$2,199||Book Now|
|7th June 2019||$2,284||Book Now|
|14th June 2019||$2,435||Book Now|
|21st June 2019||$2,534||Book Now|
|28th June 2019||$2,188||Book Now|
|5th July 2019||$2,165||Book Now|
|12th July 2019||$2,165||Book Now|
|19th July 2019||$2,095||Book Now|
|26th July 2019||$2,095||Book Now|
|2nd August 2019||$2,095||Book Now|
|9th August 2019||$2,150||Book Now|
|16th August 2019||$2,095||Book Now|
|23rd August 2019||$2,095||Book Now|
|30th August 2019||$2,604||Book Now|
|6th September 2019||$2,199||Book Now|
|13th September 2019||$2,443||Book Now|
|20th September 2019||$2,258||Book Now|
|27th September 2019||$2,199||Book Now|
|4th October 2019||$2,199||Book Now|
|11th October 2019||$2,199||Book Now|
|18th October 2019||$2,045||Book Now|
|25th October 2019||$2,045||Book Now|
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: Departs 3rd May 2019 from $2,177 - Please call for availability 10th May 2019 ($2,199), 17th May 2019 ($2,549), 24th May 2019 ($2,258), 31st May 2019 ($2,199), 7th June 2019 ($2,284), 14th June 2019 ($2,435), 21st June 2019 ($2,534), 28th June 2019 ($2,188), 5th July 2019 ($2,165), 12th July 2019 ($2,165), 19th July 2019 ($2,095), 26th July 2019 ($2,095), 2nd August 2019 ($2,095), 9th August 2019 ($2,150), 16th August 2019 ($2,095), 23rd August 2019 ($2,095), 30th August 2019 ($2,604), 6th September 2019 ($2,199), 13th September 2019 ($2,443), 20th September 2019 ($2,258), 27th September 2019 ($2,199), 4th October 2019 ($2,199), 11th October 2019 ($2,199), 18th October 2019 ($2,045), 25th October 2019 ($2,045)
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Transfers are available for an additional charge as well as sightseeing.