France: Sept. 9-24, 2016
8 Day Tour from Paris to Monte Carlo
A wonderful way to see the highlights of France in a week.
- Meet your traveling companions during a welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Paris and enjoy an orientation drive to get acquainted with the “City of Light.”
- Guided sightseeing includes a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral and a ride up to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower.
- Visit the magnificent palace and gardens of Versailles before arriving in Beaune, Burgundy, where a wine tasting at the famous Marché au Vins awaits you.
- Travel into Provence and admire the impressive Pont du Gard, enjoy a walking tour in Avignon, and stay two nights in Aix-en-Provence.
- Here, enjoy a café au lait with calissons, a traditional French confectionery. Via St. Paul de Vence, the famous artist town, arrive in Monte Carlo for your two-night-stay.
- A special excursion has been included to visit Nice, “Queen of the Riviera” and the famous Fragonard perfume factory in Èze, where you have the chance to create your own fragrance.
- A special farewell dinner has been included at a local restaurant to celebrate the success of your French vacation.
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.” (D)
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. You may wish to join an optional excursion to the artists’ hill of Montmartre, followed by a cruise on the beautiful Seine River. (B)
Enjoy a special visit to the magnificent PALACE AND GARDENS OF VERSAILLES. Then, enter Burgundy and arrive in Beaune, capital of the region, where a [LF] WINE TASTING awaits you at the famous Marché aux Vins wine cellar. Continue to your hotel, Le Cep, ideally located in the heart of the medieval town and just a couple of steps away from the famous Hôtel-Dieu and Notre Dame Basilica. (B)
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. (B,D)
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 [LF] enjoy a café au lait with calissons (a traditional French confectionery). Balance of the day is at leisure. (B)
Day 6Aix-En-Provence–St. Paul De Vence–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 Sea and reach the tiny country of Monaco, built on a rocky peninsula and famed for its nightlife. Capture the spirit and beauty of this magical place in your overnight surroundings situated on the Cap d’Ail harbor. 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. (B)
Day 7Monte Carlo. Excursion to Nice & Èze, France
Morning at leisure to dabble in the blue Mediterranean Sea. In the afternoon, [LF] a scenic drive along the Basse Corniche brings you to Nice, “Queen of the Riviera.” Time to walk along the famous Promenade des Anglais. Then, continue to Èze along the Moyenne Corniche with spectacular views. Here, enjoy a unique highlight: visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory and CREATE YOUR OWN FRAGRANCE before joining a special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant to celebrate the success of your vacation. (B,D)
Day 8Monte Carlo
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Nice). (B)
A special welcome dinner at a local restaurant and orientation drive; guided sightseeing, visit Notre Dame Cathedral, ascend the Eiffel Tower
Visit the palace and gardens
[LF] Burgundy wine tasting at Marché aux Vins wine cellar
PONT DU GARD
Take pictures of the Roman aqueduct
Walking tour, take pictures of the Palace of the Popes
Walking tour; [LF] enjoy a café au lait with calissons
ST. PAUL DE VENCE
[LF] Drive along the Basse and Moyenne Corniches; visit Nice; in Èze, visit a perfume factory and create your own fragrance; and a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Headsets throughout the tour
- For operational reasons, slight schedule changes to the Paris program cannot be excluded.
- May 17 Departure–will overnight in an alternative location in Monte Carlo.
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine, including a special welcome dinner in Paris and a special farewell dinner in Èze
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Transfers from the airport to the hotel upon arrival at the beginning of the trip*
Transfers from the hotel to the airport at the end of the trip*
Superior first class hotel accommodations throughout the trip
Porterage and hotel taxes and fees
Baggage handling at each hotel stop
Professional Tour Director throughout the trip
VIP admissions to popular sites – no waiting in line, admission included
Motor coach transportation throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily
Special Welcome Dinner with wine at a restaurant in Paris
Special Farewell Dinner with wine at a restaurant in Monte Carlo
Favorite Activities – experiences to help you become immersed in the local flavor and lifestyle
Headsets for sightseeing tours
Complimentary Wi-Fi on motor coach and at most hotels
*If air fare is purchased with the tour
*Per Person, Double Occupancy, two to a room. Land portion. Price of air fare may vary depending on departure city and when air fare is purchased.
Prices based on double room occupancy.
Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel
Group-oriented 12-story hotel on the Left Bank – Near the Eiffel Tower and Champ-de-Mars train station.
Small Hotel in restored 16th-century townhouse with inner courtyard & garden situated in historic section of town.
Aix en Provence
Contemporary design Hotel in the city center, just steps away from theaters and historic neighborhood.
Marriott Riviera La Porte de Monaco
Mediterranean and contemporary style in bar, lobby. Nautical style for rooms – Border of Monaco.
Prices based on double room occupancy.
Single room supplement:
No triple room reduction.
Extra nights per person in Paris:
in single room $385, in twin $202, in triple $202
Extra nights per person in Monte Carlo:
in single room $315, in twin $169, in triple $120
Call Travelers Lane at 314.223.1224 to Book
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