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Highlights of France
Paris to Nice
8 days
Tour code: EFPN

Highlights

Enjoy free time for the museums and cafés of Paris, Go for a wine tasting in towns famous for their vineyards, Explore the scenery and palaces of Avignon, Soak up some Riviera sun in Nice

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.

What's included?

Meals

7 breakfasts

Transport

Walking, bus, train.

Accommodation

Hotels (7 nts).

Included activities

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.

Itinerary

Day 1
Paris
Arrive at any time. We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this world-renowned city.

Included activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Optional activities:

  • Sacre Coeur Visit
  • Luxembourg Garden Visit
  • Palace of Versailles Visit
  • Walk Along the Seine River
  • Monet's Giverny Gardens
  • Eiffel Tower Visit
  • Moulin Rouge Dinner & Show
  • The Louvre Visit
  • Napoleon's Tomb - Les Invalides Army Museum
  • Musée d'Orsay Visit
  • Musée Rodin Visit
Day 2
Paris
After an orientation walk, spend the rest of the day exploring dozens of museums, patisserie shops, sidewalk cafés or grand boulevards.

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Optional activities:

  • The Louvre Visit
  • Musée d'Orsay Visit
  • Sacre Coeur Visit
  • Champs-Élysées Visit
  • Monet's Giverny Gardens
  • Moulin Rouge Dinner & Show
  • Napoleon's Tomb - Les Invalides Army Museum
  • Eiffel Tower Visit
  • Musée Rodin Visit
  • Palace of Versailles Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 3
Paris - Beaune
Travel to Beaune and enjoy an included local wine tasting. Wander the town, shop, eat and, opt to visit the famous Hospices.

Transport: Local train

Included activities: Burgundy Wine Tasting

Optional activities:

  • Hospices de Beaune Visit
  • Burgundy Wine Cellars Visit
  • Beaune Bike Rental
  • Dijon Day Trip

Meals: breakfast

Day 4
Beaune
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.

Optional activities:

  • Beaune Bike Rental
  • Dijon Day Trip
  • Hospices de Beaune Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 5
Beaune - Avignon
Travel south to Avignon in the heart of the Provence region. Visit the Palais des Papes and Pont St Benezet in this enchanting city.

Transport: Local train

Included activities: Palais des Papes (Popes' Palace), Pont d'Avignon (St Bénezet) Visit

Optional activities:

  • Pont du Gard Day Trip
  • Pont Saint-Bénézet
  • Château des Baux Medieval Castle Visit
  • Palais des Papes (Papal Palace) Visit
  • Lavender Tour
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape Visit
  • Orange Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 6
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.

Optional activities:

  • Pont du Gard Day Trip
  • Château des Baux Medieval Castle Visit
  • Lavender Tour
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape Visit
  • Orange Visit
  • Pont Saint-Bénézet
  • Palais des Papes (Papal Palace) Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 7
Avignon - Nice
Travel to the charming Riviera town of Nice. Soak in the sparkling blue waters and explore the charming streets of the old town centre.

Transport: Local train

Optional activities:

  • Matisse Museum
  • Cathedral of Sainte Reparate
  • Vieux Nice Visit
  • Promenade des Anglais
  • Day trip to St Paul de Vence
  • Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art

Meals: breakfast

Day 8
Nice
Depart at any time.

Optional activities:

  • Matisse Museum
  • Cathedral of Sainte Reparate
  • Vieux Nice Visit
  • Promenade des Anglais
  • Day trip to St Paul de Vence
  • Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art

Meals: breakfast

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