France 8 Day Tour: Sept. 24 – Oct. 2, 2016 = $2242**-*

France 8  Day Tour

8 Day Tour from Paris to Monte Carlo

Sept. 24 – Oct. 2, 2016 — Other dates are available.

**$2439. MRTA Member Price if booked by April 26, 2016, is $2242.*

Save on Air Fare! Save $300 per couple on Air Fare if you book by April 26, 2016!

*Based on double occupancy (two to a room). Seats are limited. Air fare is not included in price but is available for purchase.

Paris to N. France

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Vacation Overview

From its vibrant cities and charming, smaller towns to the beautiful countryside and sumptuous cuisine, France has it all. On this French Sampler tour, you’ll get a sample of what France has to offer with overnights in Paris, Beaune, Aix-en-Provence, and Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Highlights of this French tour include guided sightseeing of Paris with a visit to magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, dating back to the 12th century, and an elevator ride to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Just imagine the views from this vantage point!

A visit to the remarkable Palace and Gardens of Versailles is sure to delight. The principal residence of the French kings from the time of Louis XIV to Louis XVI, it is nothing short of spectacular.

Another tour highlight is Nice, where you’ll drive along the famous seaside boulevard, Promenade des Anglais, and admire the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.

On this French tour, we have also included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences. You’ll enjoy wine tasting in Beaune, capital of the Burgundy region. In the Provençal town of Aix-en-Provence, where you’ll stay two nights, enjoy a café au lait with calissons (a traditional French confectionery) at a historical café. On an excursion to Èze, create your own fragrance at a famous perfume factory.

These are just some of the many highlights included on this marvelous tour traveling through France and ending in Monte Carlo. It’s a marvelous vacation experience!

Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Paris, France

Welcome to Paris! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner with wine at one of Paris’ lively restaurants. Also enjoy an orientation drive to get a first impression of the “City of Light.”

Day 2Paris

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, Louvre, and Champs-Elysées. Visit magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, and for a panoramic view, take the elevator to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER. Choose from our exciting optional excursions to the magnificent Louvre Museum with the Mona Lisa and to the artists’ hill of Montmartre, followed by a cruise on the beautiful Seine River.

Day 3Paris–Versailles–Beaune

Enjoy a special visit to the impressive PALACE AND GARDENS OF VERSAILLES. Then, enter Burgundy and arrive in Beaune, capital of the region, where a WINE TASTING awaits you at the renowned Marché aux Vins wine cellar. Admire the famous Hôtel-Dieu and Notre Dame Basilica before continuing to your hotel.

Day 4Beaune–Pont Du Gard–Avignon–Aix-En-Provence

Stop at Pont du Gard and admire the largest remaining Roman aqueduct in France, a monumental feat of engineering completed in the year 19 BC. Continue to Avignon, a town on the Rhône River that in the 14th century became the residence of the popes. During your walking tour, take pictures of the magnificent Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge, and browse through the colorful shops that sell traditional products made in Provence, like cloth, honey, herbs, and nougat candy. Next is the pleasant town of Aix-en-Provence, where you will stay for two nights.

Day 5Aix-En-Provence

Aix-en-Provence is one of France’s most elegant cities. It was the birthplace of painter Cézanne, and has always attracted artists from all over. Explore its center during your walking tour, wander through the maze of small streets and along shaded Cours Mirabeau, and enjoy a café au lait with calissons (a traditional French confectionery) at the historical café Les Deux Garҫons. Balance of the day is at leisure.

Day 6Aix-En-Provence–St. Paul De Vence–Nice–Monte Carlo, Monaco

Enjoy a highlight visit to the picturesque hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence. Marvel at the many art galleries and little shops. Then, turn to the glittering Mediterranean coast and arrive in Nice, “Queen of the Riviera”. Drive along the famous Promenade des Anglais and continue along the scenic Basse Corniche to the tiny country of Monaco, built on a rocky peninsula and famed for its nightlife. Capture the spirit and beauty of this magical place during your orientation drive. Later you may wish to join an optional excursion to see the palace and royal church of Monaco town, and to try your luck at the Monte Carlo casino.

Day 7Monte Carlo. Excursion to Èze, France

Morning at leisure to dabble in the blue Mediterranean Sea. Later in the afternoon, a scenic drive along the Moyenne Corniche with spectacular views takes you to Èze, where a unique highlight awaits you: visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory and CREATE YOUR OWN FRAGRANCE before joining a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant to celebrate the success of your vacation.

Day 8Monte Carlo

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Nice).

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Vacation Highlights

PARIS
A special welcome dinner at a local restaurant and orientation drive; guided sightseeing, visit Notre Dame Cathedral, ascend the Eiffel Tower

VERSAILLES
Visit the palace and gardens

BEAUNE
[LF] Burgundy wine tasting at Marché aux Vins wine cellar

PONT DU GARD
Take pictures of the Roman aqueduct

AVIGNON
Walking tour, take pictures of the Palace of the Popes

AIX-EN-PROVENCE
Walking tour; [LF] enjoy a café au lait with calissons at Les Deux Garçons

ST. PAUL DE VENCE
Walking tour

NICE
Drive along the Promenade des Anglais

MONTE CARLO
Orientation drive; drive along the Basse and Moyenne Corniche; visit a perfume factory in Èze and create your own fragrance; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Headsets throughout the tour

NOTES:

  • For operational reasons, slight schedule changes to the Paris program cannot be excluded.

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine, including a special welcome dinner in Paris and a special farewell dinner in Èze

Hotels

Paris

Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

First-Class

Group-oriented 12-story hotel on the Left Bank – Near the Eiffel Tower and Champ-de-Mars train station.

Beaune

Najeti Hotel De La Poste

Superior First-Class

This former 17th century post house has 36 bedrooms, including 4 suites. Facilities include 2 restaurants, all day bar and a pool room. Meeting rooms available.

Aix-en-Provence

Renaissance

Superior First-Class

Contemporary design Hotel in the city center, just steps away from theaters and historic neighborhood.

Monte Carlo

Marriott Riviera La Porte de Monaco

Superior First-Class

Mediterranean and contemporary style in bar, lobby. Nautical style for rooms – Border of Monaco.

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Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it’s a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions, register for your vacations and provide emergency contact information online.

CITY: Paris

Excursion to The Louvre Museum Your guide will bring to life the most celebrated treasures of the impressive Louvre Museum, including da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa. Built originally as a royal fortress in the Middle Ages, the Central Arts Museum was opened to the public in 1793. The Louvre holds 35,000 works of art divided into eight categories: paintings, prints & drawings, sculpture, decorative arts, Greek, Etruscan & Roman antiquities, Egyptian antiquities, Near Eastern antiquities, and Islamic art. NOTE: This excursion is not available to groups on Tuesdays, public holidays, and Sundays.

Approximate value: €48 EUR per person

Seine Cruise and Montmartre Discover more of beautiful Paris with a cruise on the River Seine and a visit to the artistic and picturesque district of Montmartre, famous for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacre Coeur. Enjoy free time to stroll around Place du Tertre and to watch bohemian street artists at work.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person

CITY: Aix-en-Provence

Excursion to Arles Don’t miss out the chance to discover Arles, a city sculptured by time. The simplicity and the grandiose of its monuments will enchant you with their elegance. This is the ancient city that’s made its way onto the UNESCO World Heritage list in recognition of its beautifully preserved Roman monuments — some of which date back to the 1st century BC. Besides the city’s Roman heritage, Arles is also known for its strong sense of cultural identity. Once the home of Vincent van Gogh, the city is home to striking architecture that attracts art and architecture lovers from around the world. Get the chance to see some of its finest examples with an inside visit of the Theatre and Amphitheatre. After the visit of the city of Arles you will understand that it is not only a city, but also a place where you really feel this crossing of cultures and where every period proudly left its mark.

Approximate value: €45 EUR per person

CITY: Monte Carlo

Montecarlo By Night and Dinner Enjoy delicious French dinner, with wine, in Prince Albert’s Monte Carlo. On your walking tour of the Old Town, admire the cathedral and the royal palace. Time to gamble at the famous Grand Casino or to relax on a terrace, basking in the elegant atmosphere.

Approximate value: €58 EUR per person

 Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$751

Triple room reduction per person
:
$81

Extra nights per person in Paris:
in single room $190-$678, in twin $100-$344, in triple $130-$455

Extra nights per person in Monte Carlo:
in single room $241-$295, in twin $132-$157, in triple $94-$111

Travel Terms & Conditions
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Important Notes
o Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
o A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required for the tour company to reserve space for you. View Terms & Conditions for limited exceptions.
o The following charges are not included in the land vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; Intra-vacation air unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $10 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $3.70 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas (except on Cuba programs) and vaccinations; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, the tour company Group Leader in Cuba, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship’s crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Globus menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature.
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[LF] – The tour company has created special experiences that will bring you behind the scenes, spotlight the unique stories of your journey, and bring to life the local flavor of your destination. Just look for the “[LF]” to see what we’ve included for you.