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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.

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20212022
7 days From $2,082 per person

2021 Tour code: AV-PRIS-21

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.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in the City of Lights - Paris

Arrive 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 Sightseeing

You 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.

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  • Breakfast
Day 3 - Paris at Your Leisure

The 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.

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  • Breakfast
Day 4 - Train to Nice

After 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.

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  • Breakfast
Day 5 - Nice Sightseeing

Explore 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.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 6 - Excursion along the French Riviera

This 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. 

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  • Breakfast
Day 7 - Au Revoir, France

Your vacation France vacation comes to end after breakfast today.

Includes
  • Breakfast

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Rail pricing is subject to change until paid in full and ticketed. Seat assignments are not guaranteed and subject to change.

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Departure times vary based on selected rail vacation. This information will be provided in your final documents. For more information please speak with your rail specialist.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular vacation with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

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Jane F, Mystic, CT

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Submitted 07 Oct 2018

It was beyond our expectations!

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