Highlights of France
8 days from Paris to Nice
From $ 1599
Duration8 days

Anyone familiar with the French knows they've perfected the "art de vivre" (art of living) but, for those that don’t know, they’ll just have to see on this tour. Check out the highlights of Paris, like the Louvre, Sacré-Coeur Basilica, and the Eiffel Tower. Then visit the famed wine region of Burgundy, where medieval villages and rolling countryside show a different side of French living. Head to Provence to relax seaside on the French Riviera. Live like the French, and enjoy every minute of it.

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  • Duration: 8 days
    Service level: Standard
  • Starts in: Paris
    Physical Grading: Light
  • Ends in: Nice
    Ages: 12+
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Day 1: Paris

Start place: Paris

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

We recommended arriving a day or two early to fully explore this world-renowned city. The "City of Lights" is unlike any other place on earth. Known for its glorious monuments, museums, and markets, from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre, Montmartre to the Marais, Paris has something for everyone. Discover for yourself Paris’ “je ne sais quoi.”
Arrive at any time. We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this world-renowned city.

End place: Paris

Day 2: Paris

Start place: Paris

After an orientation walk, spend the rest of the day exploring dozens of museums, patisserie shops, sidewalk cafés or grand boulevards.

End place: Paris

Meals: B
Day 3: Paris/Beaune

Start place: Paris

Take a short walk into the historic centre, and enjoy a winetasting as an introduction to the region's famous vintages.

In the evening, opt for a dinner with the group here in the heart of one of France's most distinguished culinary and wine-producing regions, Burgundy.
Travel to Beaune and enjoy an included local wine tasting. Wander the town, shop, eat and, opt to visit the famous Hospices.

End place: Beaune

Meals: B
Day 4: Beaune

Start place: Beaune

Opt to visit Dijon, famous not only for its mustard, but for world-class museums and handsome architecture. There, or in Beaune, you can take a mustard tasting tour and learn about production, regulations, and taste some samples.

For a little more activity, explore the countryside around the Cote d'Or vineyards by bike or on foot. Stay closer to town and explore the famous Hospices de Beaune or visit one of the other wineries in the town centre.
With free time opt for a trip to nearby Dijon or visit the famous Hospices de Beaune. For a little more activity, head out into the countryside by bike or on foot to visit the vineyards.

End place: Beaune

Meals: B
Day 5: Beaune/Avignon

Start place: Beaune

There's plenty of time to explore the spectacular walled medieval town of Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This charming city boasts pretty tree-lined squares bustling with cafés and restaurants. Try some mouth-watering Provençal cuisine. Bon appétit!
Travel south to Avignon in the heart of the Provence region. Visit the Palais des Papes and Pont St Benezet in this enchanting city.

End place: Avignon

Meals: B
Day 6: Avignon

Start place: Avignon

Enjoy a free day to explore this Provençal town, known as one of the most beautiful in the region, or go further afield. Nearby options include the Pont du Gard, the town of Orange, or the wine region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

End place: Avignon

Meals: B
Day 7: Avignon/Nice

Start place: Avignon

With free time, wander in the cobblestone streets, visit the museums and beaches, or travel further to visit the rest of the Riviera.
Travel to the charming Riviera town of Nice. Soak in the sparkling blue waters and explore the charming streets of the old town centre.

End place: Nice

Meals: B
Day 8: Nice

Start place: Nice

We highly recommend extending your time in Nice to experience all that this area has to offer.
Depart at any time.

End place: Nice

Meals: B

Inclusions

Included

  • Your Discover Moment: Paris Your Foodie Moment: Burgundy Wine Tasting, Beaune
  • Orientation walk in Paris
  • Free time to explore Paris
  • Local wine tasting in Beaune
  • Free time to explore Burgundy
  • Visit to Pope's Palace and Pont Saint-Bénézet
  • Free time to explore the French Riviera
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Walking, Bus, Train
  • Accommodation

    Hotels (7 nts)
  • Meals

    7 breakfasts,

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