Description

Provence, a region in southeastern France bordering Italy and the Mediterranean Sea, is known for its diverse landscapes, from the Southern Alps and Camargue plains to rolling vineyards, olive groves, pine forests and lavender fields. To the south is the Côte d'Azur (or French Riviera), where the elegant city of Nice and glamorous resort towns such as Monaco and Cannes line the coast. Here, all your wishes can come true!

Highlights

  • Glamorous Cote d’Azur
  • Villages of Provence
  • Roman Theatre of Orange, UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Avignon, city of the Popes
  • Palais des Papes, largest Gothic palace ever built
  • Majestic Pont d’Avignon
  • Famous Côtes-du-Rhône wine region & Wine Tasting
  • St. Remy-de-Provence & Vincent van Gogh
  • Storybook-like medieval village of Les Baux- de-Provence
  • Fabulous Roman ruins of Arles
  • Colored houses of Roussillon
  • Gordes, most beautiful hilltop village in Provence
  • Ancient Senanque Abbey, founded in 1148 by Cistercian monks
  • Lavender Museum
  • Spectacular Aix-en- Provence
  • Paul Cezanne’s studio visit
  • Bustling and elegant city of Nice
  • Glorious architecture, year-round sunshine, outstanding food
  • Glitz and glamour of Cannes and Monte Carlo
  • Artsy hilltop towns of Eze and St. Paul-de- Vence
  • Fragonard perfume factory visit
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer, charming Niçoise fishing village
  • Paris, City of Light
  • Art Nouveau Eiffel Tower
  • Impressive Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Napoléon’s Arc de Triomphe
  • Glamorous Champs-Elysees
  • Opéra de Paris

Day By Day Itinerary

PARIS, FRANCE EXTENSION

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Paris, the “City of Lights”. Check in at the hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure. Packed with monuments, museums, art, nightlife, eateries and shops, Paris is one of the most inspiring cities in the world. (B)
Your included morning city tour features the Eiffel Tower (entrance), Arc de Triomphe, Opera House, Champs-Elysees, Notre Dame Cathedral and much more. After the tour finishes, the rest of the day is at leisure. Home of croissants and French baguettes, there is no end to the breathtaking sites you can explore on your own. (B)
Morning transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (B)

Hotel and itinerary are subject to change.

Includes

  • ROUND TRIP AIR TRANSPORTATION - Air transportation from New York
  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
  • SUPERB CUISINE - 9 included meals consisting of 7 buffet breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: City tour of Avignon, Tour of Orange/St. Remy/Les Baux/Arles, Tour of Aix-en-Provence, City tour of Nice, Full day tour of Cannes and St. Paul-de-Vence. Optional tours available
  • CULTURAL DISCOVERY SERIES - Our program encompasses cultural connections, in-depth learning on the local economy and social systems, and interaction with locals such as a visit to a winery, Paul Cezanne’s studio, and demonstrations on olive oil and cheese
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR - Assistance of a professional Tour Director for the entire length of the tour upon arrival in France
  • DELUXE MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

Optional Extension Includes

  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - Hotel accommodations for 2 nights
  • SUPERB CUISINE - 2 included meals consisting of 2 buffet breakfasts
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: City tour of Milan
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR - Assistance of a professional Tour Director for the entire length of the tour
  • DELUXE MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS – Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

Excludes

Video

Notes

Map

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Irish Spirit

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