Scents of France

 

Indulge in the best of French food, wine and culture with visits to Paris, Aix en Provence, Nice, and Cote D'Azur. Begin with a Seine River cruise and then tour the highlights of Paris including Concorde Square, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Visit Aix en Provence's medieval village of Baux de Provence, the Pope's Palace in Avignon and Chateauneuf-du-Pape for wine tastings. Complete your journey on the Cote D'Azur as you explore Monte Carlo and participate in a guided tour of a traditional perfumery, spend a relaxing day on a beach in Nice and enjoy Monaco's wonderful sea views. 

SMALL GROUP JOURNEY – Guaranteed departures English only tour with max. 20 participants. - 10 days/8 nights tour. Includes accommodation at First Class hotels, breakfast daily, sightseeing as per itinerary and entrance fees.

Includes

  • Taxes and service charges
  • Hotels mentioned in the itinerary or similar
  • International roundtrip airfare if air & land package is selected
  • Sightseeing as described in the itinerary
  • Airport taxes
  • ASTA TOP Tour operator travel funds protection program
  • Continental or buffet breakfast
  • Train tickets as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Private arrival transfers

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local city taxes

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

USA – Paris

Enjoy a relaxing overnight flight to Paris.

Day

2

Arrival in Paris

Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Welcome drink and vacation briefing at your hotel this evening. You will be picked up from your hotel by mini van to join a small group Seine River Cruise tonight and experience illuminated Paris.

Deluxe: Balmoral First Class: Relais Monceau

Day

3

Paris Highlights

Morning pick up from your hotel to discover the major highlights of Paris in a small group tour including the Opéra, Place Vendôme, Concorde Square, Rue de Rivoli, the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral and continue your tour in the left bank and the Latin Quarter. (B)

Deluxe: Balmoral First Class: Relais Monceau

Day

4

Explore Paris

A relaxing day in Paris awaits you today. This morning we suggest a visit to a street food market where you can taste French local produce and shop at bargain prices. Consider an optional afternoon tour to Versailles or discover the world capital of chic and style at your own pace—the treasures of the Louvre, the trendy boutiques, the Latin Quarter and Pigalle. (B)

Deluxe: Balmoral First Class: Relais Monceau

Day

5

Paris – Aix en Provence

Depart for Aix en Provence by high-speed train. Upon arrival you will check in at your hotel and have a break for lunch. In the afternoon you will have free time to explore the town. (B)

Day

6

Provence Region

Enjoy a full day tour of Provence. You will visit the medieval village of Baux de Provence with its breathtaking views of the valley. See the fascinating Pont de Gard, a Roman aqueduct bridge that crosses River Gardon and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Continue to Avignon and visit the Pope’s Palace. You will drive through the famous vineyard of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and visit a local cellar for wine tasting. Return to Aix en Provence for overnight. (B)

Day

7

Aix en Provence

You will have a free day to take in this wonderful region and relax. You can explore the region further by visiting 2 local wineries at the Sainte-Victoire Mountain and discover the typical hilltop Luberon villages. From June 10th to August 15th you can join a complimentary "Lavender Tour". (B)

Day

8

Aix en Provence – Nice

After breakfast you will be picked up for your private transfer to Nice. Enjoy a relaxing day at the beach or immerse yourselves in Nice’s history and visit the old town passing by its famous landmarks and “Belle Epoque” buildings. (B)

Deluxe: Boscolo Exedra Nice First Class: Nice Riviera

Day

9

Nice & Cote D’Azur

Join your small group for a full day along the Cote D’Azur. Start with Monaco and enjoy wonderful sea views. You will stop at the famous Monaco Rock for a visit to the Old Town, the Prince Palace and the local Cathedral. Drive through the famous Formula One Circuit to Monte-Carlo and continue to the village of Eze for a visit and a guided tour of a traditional perfumery. Continue to Cannes where you can admire La Croisette with its luxury boutiques. (B)

Deluxe: Boscolo Exedra Nice First Class: Nice Riviera

Day

10

Nice – Return

After breakfast make your own way to Nice airport for your return flight home. (B)