From sophisticated Paris to sun-drenched Nice, get to the heart of French culture on this week-long tour of two of the country's most beautiful cities.
About the Tour
Uncover your joie de vivre on this tour of Paris and the French Riviera. Long the haunt of American expatriates like Hemingway and Fitzgerald, Paris has lost none of its intangible charm. Explore the endless avenues, parks, museums, and cafés, and discover why Paris is synonymous with “beauty.” After three days in the City of Lights, ride France’s TGV high-speed rail to Nice. This city on the Côte d’Azur is the colorful heart of the French Riviera. A favorite getaway of royals and celebrities, Nice has it all. Relax on the pristine beaches, and take a dip in the bright blue waters of the Mediterranean. From the heart of Paris to the palm tree-lined streets of Nice, this comprehensive tour brings you the best that France has to offer.
- Hotel accommodations for 6 nights
- One-way first-class rail ticket aboard the high-speed TGV (Paris-Nice), including seat reservations
- City sightseeing in Paris and Nice
- Paris Visite Pass (Zones 1-3)
- Excursion to Antibes and Cannes or Monte Carlo and Eze
- Breakfast daily
- Hotel taxes and service charges
Scenic highlights of your trip include:
- Arc de Triomphe
- Eiffel Tower
- Notre Dame Cathedral
- Promenade des Anglais
- Port Quai Lunel
- Chagall Museum
Day 1 - Arrive in the City of Lights - ParisArrive in Paris and check in to your centrally-located hotel. Using your Paris Visite Pass, valid for unlimited travel on the Metro subway and buses, begin to explore this world-famous city. 95% of the city's most popular sights are within the zones covered by this travel pass! Overnight Villa St. Martin or similar.
Day 2 - Paris SightseeingYou have your choice of a morning or afternoon departure for today's half-day city tour and cruise on the Seine with the balance of the day at your leisure to explore Paris on your own using your Paris Visite Pass. Your city tour will showcase all of the magnificent sights including the Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Latin Quarter, and a visit to the artist's village of Montmartre. At the conclusion of your tour, set sail on the Seine River for a one-hour cruise. Overnight Villa St. Martin or similar. (B)
Day 3 - Paris at Your LeisureThe entire day is free to explore Paris as you wish. Revisit some of the incredible sights from yesterday's city tour, or set out to discover new ones in this vibrant city. You may elect to take an optional excursion to learn about French wines or visit spectacular Versailles Palace. Overnight Villa St. Martin or similar. (B)
Day 4 - Train to NiceAfter breakfast, make your way to the rail station for your first-class TGV journey to Nice. Upon arrival, travel to your hotel with the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight Grand Hotel de Florence or similar. (B)
Day 5 - Nice SightseeingExplore Nice and its interesting neighborhoods and markets on today's Hop On, Hop Off tour. The double-decker bus makes a great loop of the city, providing an excellent orientation of this thriving Riviera city. Hop off the bus at stops that hold the most interest to you. Stops along the route include the famous Promenade des Anglais, Port Quai Lunel, Place Garibaldi, Acropolis-Barla, Cimiez-Monastere, the Chagall Museum, Place Massena at Avenue Verdun and more. Overnight Grand Hotel de Florence or similar. (B)
Day 6 - Excursion along the French RivieraThis morning embark on your choice of two excursions: a tour of Cannes and Antibes or a visit to Monte Carlo and Eze. This afternoon is at your leisure. Overnight Grand Hotel de Florence or similar. (B)
Day 7 - Au Revoir, FranceYour vacation France vacation comes to end after breakfast today. (B)
Passport & Visa Requirements
It is your responsibility to check and fulfill the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.